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YouFIT - Fitness, Transformation, Information
YouFIT is a 12-week weight loss program from Rush-Copley Medical Group and Rush-Copley Healthplex. YouFIT includes weight loss info from Rush-Copley doctors, fitness coaching by Healthplex personal trainers, nutritional guidance by registered dietitians and an individual Rush-Copley Healthplex three-month membership.  Can’t wait to meet the new you? Next session begins October 6.  Learn more at rushcopley.com/YouFit.

Waubonsee Community College

Crowdfunding: The Power of Peer Influence
Join us at 25N Coworking to find out how to put together a successful crowdfunding campaign.  You'll learn what types of projects are good for crowdfunding and what marketing mix is needed for the campaign. Hear a case study of a local crowdfunding success story, as well as an update on the latest crowdfunding regulations in IL.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 8:00 - 10:00am
25N Coworking, 25 N. Third St., Geneva, IL 60134
Continental breakfast will be provided. 
Register here!
For more information contact us at (630) 906-4143 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Making Your Family Business a Legacy
If you own a family business that you will be passing on to the next generation, or if you plan to sell you business to generate income for retirement, this event is for you.
Thursday, October 15, 8 a.m. - Noon
St. Charles Country Club, 1250 Country Club Rd., St. Charles, IL 60174
$25 per person
Featured Speakers:
Keynote: Deb Houden, The Family Business Consulting Group; Warren Jacobsen: Preparing a Company for Sale (and Valuations); Panel of Multi-Generational business owners
This event is limited to business owners only. 
For more information, or to reserve a seat, please contact the IL SBDC at Waubonsee at (630) 906-4143 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Women's Business Development Center Aurora
What is your plan to grow your business in 2015? What would help you grow your business in 2015? What is your plan for profit in 2015? The Women's Business Development Center (WBDC) has opened an office in Aurora to support economic growth and job creation with the ScaleUp Aurora program.  The SBA recently launched ScaleUp America to support development of entrepreneurship ecosystems that assist high-potential, growth-oriented entrepreneurs, and small businesses that have revenues between $150,000 - $750,000.

The ScaleUp Aurora program consists of our proven entrepreneurial education curriculum for growth-oriented business owners and various types of technical assistance, including:
•    Individual counseling sessions
•    Workshops
•    CEO roundtables
•    Mentoring
•    Connection opportunities
The focus is on taking established businesses to the next level.  Upon completion of the program participants will have the tools to grow and gain access to a professional support network and mentors.  All of these services are provided at NO charge!
Next Cohort Launches Tuesday, November 3rd
Applicant criteria:  At least 2 years in business; Between $150,000 - $750,000 in annual revenues in the last year; Co-owner or owner of the business; At least 2 employees not including self, 1099 employees qualify; Ability to commit to attend a 3 hour class, one day a week, for 12 weeks; Application deadline is Tuesday, October 27th
For more information please contact:
Judy Dawson
ScaleUp Aurora Project Manager
(630) 896-3101 | This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Kendall County Food Pantry

Plastic Bags
Would you please consider donating your plastic shopping bags to KCFP instead of recycling them?  We go through an abundance of bags while bagging food for our clients!  Our donation drop off door is open 24 hours a day for your convenience.  Thank you!  

School Supply Drive
A huge thanks to everyone who donated or helped in anyway with the school supply drive!  We were able to provide book bags and school supplies for over 500 students because of your help and generosity to this program!

Grand Rental Station - Help Wanted

Grand Rental Station, a party and general equipment rental company located in Yorkville, IL is seeking an employee to start immediately at assisting in tent setups, equipment deliveries and in warehouse duties. Employee would be responsible for maintaining/cleaning rental equipment and servicing customers during checkout and return of their rental equipment.  Apply in person at Grand Rental Station, 1262 S. Bridge St., Yorkville, IL 630-553-3111

BH Martial Arts - Empowering Kids to Fly
At BH Martial Arts, we are working to build a strong future for our community by creating opportunities for children to succeed. We value the importance of nurturing children to help them be as confident, healthy and happy as possible.

As part of our continuing effort to support and give back to our community, we are excited to announce the “Empowering Kids to Fly” fundraising event on October 17, from 1-3 pm at Yorkville Intermediate School. One hundred percent of the money raised will be distributed directly to several charitable organizations including: CASA, Mutual Ground, and The Walter and Connie Payton Foundation.

It is with great pride that we are able to offer event participants the unique opportunity to see a very special performance by The Black Eagles. This amazing Korean Martial Arts Team travels internationally, performing the most advanced martial arts techniques. They are celebrating the US HeukChooKwan 7th Anniversary this year by touring the United States and have offered to perform at “Empowering Kids to Fly”.  In addition, participants will enjoy a special “Empowering Kids” presentation by Tom Kozlowicz and Emily Weber, Yorkville Performing Arts (YPAC) demonstrations, an interactive board breaking experience, raffle prizes, and giveaways.

See here for more information and sponsorship opportunities

Please contact BH Martial Arts  at 630.553.2245 for ticket information or with additional questions.
We hope to see you there!

Yorkville American Legion Post 489 Fundraiser

Join us for the Second Annual Warrior Relief Gala, Saturday, October 17
6:30-11pm, Doors open at 6pm, Casual Attire
Timber Creek Inn  & Suites
3300 Drew Street, Sandwich
Featuring Guest Speaker:  Medal of Honor Recipient Allen Lynch
For more information

Fox Valley Family YMCA

Half Off Join Fee SpecialOctober 15-31
The Fox Valley Family YMCA is celebrating our recent renovations by offering Half Off our Join Fee through October 31! Stop by and check out the additional space we’ve created in the fitness center, providing room for cardio, plyometrics, weight lifting, personal training, and new equipment. We’ve also upgraded showers, sinks, flooring and dressing areas in the locker rooms. We're building a better us and a better you! JOIN TODAY!

Fitness Launch October 17
Join us in the gym from 8-10am on October 17 as we release all new music and routines for our Les Mills classes! This is a FREE opportunity for everyone in the community to come in and sample classes like BodyPump, BodyCombat, BodyStep, and CXWORX! Let's get stronger together – wake up and energize with us!

Halloween Events At The Y
Halloween Movie Night – October 16; Ages 5-12, 6-8pm, $6/child, Central
4th, 5th, & 6th Grade Halloween Dance – October 23; 6:30-8:30pm, $5/child, Central
Fright Night Gymnastics Halloween Party – October 24; Girls, Ages 6+, 5-10pm, Central Branch Gymnastics Center, $25M/$50NM
Halloween Craft - October 24; Ages 3-7, 1-2pm, $7/child

West Branch Trick or Trunk - October 25
This is a West Branch tradition not to be missed! Staff and members will have their car trunks decorated and ready to hand out treats. Contact Jackie Eade (815-786-9998 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) if you would like to host your own trunk.

LiveFit Team ChallengeNovember 5 – December 17
The Fox Valley Family YMCA Central Branch and KishHealth System have partnered to offer the LiveFit Team Challenge. This six week program promotes healthy lifestyle changes through teamwork, weekly goals, and weekly discussions.  Click for more info or visit out website. Ages 18+ | $40

Special Needs Gymnastics ClassNovember 7 – December 19
This class is offered for children with special needs ages 2 and up. Join us for fun in our gymnastics center where we will use floor mats, walk on a beam, and jump on the tumble trak into our foam pit!  A parent or guardian is required to attend this class with their child. Contact Karen Oelker for more information or visit our website.

Fall Session: November 1 – December 19
Our Fall II Session is full of new fitness classes, swim and music lessons, gymnastics and dance classes, as well as Adult and Youth Sports Leagues. Check out all our Fall offerings and get healthy, active and engaged today!

3875 Eldamain Road, Plano, IL 60545
(P) 630-552-4100  (F) 630-552-7548

Sense of Samadhi Yoga Studio & Satya Healing
Sense of Samadhi has a new home at 135 East Van Emmon St. in Yorkille!

Sense of Samadhi is offering high school and college students unlimited yoga classes for only $20 in the month of October! Just make sure to bring a current student ID!

We're also offering a free Peaceful Yoga class on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4:30pm-5:30pm (and Casa Santiago is giving participants 10% off!). No preregistration required; just show up!

CelestReal Sounds -
These only happen six times a year! Friday, October 9th 7:30-9:30pm
Feel the waves of tonal tranquility wash over you, melting your barriers to peace, allowing your light of purity to shine forth; soothing, calming, healing and reconnecting you to wholeness and Holiness. Reclaim your birthright to a sound mind with CelestREAL Sounds.
$20 in advance/$25 at the door
Bring a cushioned mat, pillow or blanket to lie on.

Kick your Asana: Recovery from Addictions
This workshop with Dr. Daidra Marano, Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Yoga Teacher trained in Trauma and Addiction Relapse, will explore how to overcome substance abuse, addiction and relapse with the use of yoga.
October 10th: 11:15 am - 12:45pm
$20 Pre-registered, $25 at the door

Sense of Samadhi.com

Mutual Ground

Join us for the 8th Annual Walk for Hope
Saturday October 17th
Join us for the 8th Annual Walk for Hope.  New this year: VIP tents and Doggie Costume Contest.  For more information on how to join us for the vent or participate in the Doggie Costume Contest please go to our website at.
Walk for Hope registration and information

Annual Report
FY 2015 Annual Report is now ready. Please click link here to review.

Save the Dates:
Thursday, April 21st - 2nd Annual Food for Thought

Mutual Ground | 630-897-0084 |  www.mutualground.org

Yorkville Junior Women's Club - Operation Santa needs a new Home

The Yorkville Jr Womens Club  are in need of a space to house this years Operation Santa Toy Drive. We need approx 5-7,000 sq foot of space to sort toys and need it for about 3 weeks starting Dec 1st. Preferably in Yorkville but anywhere in Kendall County is acceptable . We have liability insurance and can provide a letter for tax purposes . Please contact Teresa if you know of a space 630-605-1546. It is urgent that we find a space by October 31st so we can move forward with planning.  This is a much needed program in our Community and last year we helped 1400 children in need with gifts!

Goodwill Store & Donation Center In Yorkville
Join Club Goodwill REwards and you’ll earn REwards points -- reach 75 points and you’ll receive a $5 Club Goodwill REwards coupon for use on a future purchase.
With Club Goodwill REwards every purchase matters.  The program is open to all customers 13 years of age or older. 

Here are the exclusive benefits of Club Goodwill REwards:
10% military discount every Tuesday
15% senior discount every Wednesday
10% student discount on every Saturday
Scratch-off promotions on the 15th of every month – save 10%, 15% or even 20%
25% birthday discount off a single purchase during your birthday month issued at register.
Discount coupons by e-mail plus advance notification of sales and promotion
Advance notification of sales and promotions
Join today – it’s absolutely free!  More information

Fox Valley United Way - Thank You!
We're Racing to make a difference in the Fox Valley!  Visit uwfoxvalley.org to see the winners, event photos and videos, or to make a donation!

Thank you to all of the boaters, sponsors, partner agencies, volunteers and spectators who made the 13th Annual Cardboard Boat Race the perfect event to kick off the 2015-2016 Fox Valley United Way fundraising campaign to support critical social service programs in the Fox Valley.

Phone: 630-896-4636 • Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Fox Valley United Way
44 East Galena Blvd.
Aurora, IL

Gold Star The Academy: Dance*Cheer*Tumbling

Register online for classes at goldstaracademy.com
Two convenient locations: Sandwich and Yorkville

We are happy to announce the addition of Kaitlyn Stevens, Marketing Assistant, to our staff!

Kendall Area Transit

Please find attached the KAT 2015 Fall Newsletter! For more information about Kendall Area Transit visit here

Edward Diabetes Center Expands, Opens Offices in Plainfield and Yorkville

The Edward Diabetes Center has opened two new offices – 24600 W. 127th St. in Plainfield, on the Edward Plainfield campus, and 76 W. Countryside Parkway in Yorkville. The Center also has an office in the Naperville Professional Building at 10 W. Martin Ave. in Naperville.

The Center provides education and medical nutritional therapy for children, teens and adults living with Type 1 or 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes or gestational diabetes. The goal is to improve diabetes control, prevent long-term complications and prevent hospitalization.

The Center’s staff is composed of certified diabetes educators, who are registered dietitians and registered nurses, specially trained and certified in the field of diabetes education. They provide counseling and education.

For more information about the Edward Diabetes Center, visit here. The phone number for all three Edward Diabetes Center locations is (630) 527-3213.

Morris Hospital Yorkville Campus - Morris Hospital Cancer Program Earns National Accreditation with Commendation

The Morris Hospital cancer program has received a Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) based on results of a voluntary on-site survey. Morris Hospital has been accredited by the CoC since 1986. Read More

Sports Physicals

The Morris Hospital Yorkville Campus is offering $35 sports physicals during immediate care hours: weekdays from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. and weekends from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. The $35 sports physicals are provided by the immediate care provider on duty. In Illinois, sports physicals are required for all students participating in sports at the middle school or high school level. Sports physicals are valid for 365 days and therefore are required annually. Sports physicals will be accommodated on a walk-in basis with no appointment needed. Please bring your completed sports physical form with you, or if needed, forms will be available at the Yorkville Campus.  For more information, call 630-553-8200.

Call the Morris Hospital Yorkville Campus at 630-553-8200 for more information
IMMEDIATE CARE OPEN  7- Days a week – No appointment needed
Route 47 is now completely open South of the river

Plano Community Garden
The Plano Community Garden hopes to start picking produce for the Kendall County Food Pantry. We will pick each Wednesday from 9-10:30 am. Anyone interested in helping pick produce on Wednesday mornings please contact Hillard at (630) 552-3720 or Connie @ (630) 552-0221 for more information. If anyone is interested in volunteering in the garden but cannot make Wednesday mornings, feel free to contact us anyway.  We have other needs like watering, weeding. mowing, etc. You can also e-mail us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Senior Services

Senior Services offers valuable information and assistance for those over 60 years of age.  It also offers meaningful ways to give back and to use your time earned talents and knowledge to help others.  You can learn more about programs and services at Senior Services and also the nationally recognized Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, RSVP, by calling 630-553-5777. Visit us at the Beecher Center, 908 Game Farm Road, Yorkville IL, 60560, or online at www.seniorservicesassoc.org. Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/seniorservicesassoc

Inland Real Estate to be inducted into Realtors Hall of Fame

The Inland Real Estate Group of Companies, Inc. is being honored as the first Chicago Association of Realtors Corporate Hall of Fame inductee.

In 40 years, Oak Brook based Inland has become one of the nation's largest commercial real estate and finanacial groups.  Founders Daniel L. Goodwin, Robert H. Baum, G. Joseph Cosenza and Robert D. Parks implemented a unique business model to create a group of real estate related companies renowned collectiely today as "The Track Record Companies" for achievements in the real estate business.

Founded, homegrown and based in the Chicago area, The Inland Companies cumulatively employ more that 1,400 people and own and manage over 75 million square feet of diversified commercial real estate in 49 states, as well as managed assets with a value in excess of $20.2 billion.

The Inland Companies have brokered hundreds of millions of dollars in commercial real estate sales in the Chicago area over a 40-year period.  They have developed over 5,000 acres of vacant Chicago-area land and built or redeveloped over 7,000 apartments and over 75 million square feet of retail and sponsored over 600 separate real estate investment funds throughout the United States with a concentration in the Chicago area.

In addition, Inland has received dozens of awards from local civic and charitable organizations for its accomplishments and community service emphasizing initiatives ot empower women in the workplace, including last year's "Elevate Award" from the Women's Council of Realtors Chicago Chapter, the National Association of Women Business Owners "Visionary Corporate Partner WAward," The Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce's "Breaking the Glass Ceiling Award," and the YMCA's Corporate Recognition Award for the commitment to the Advancement of Women in the Workplace.  More than 40 percent of Inland officers are women, including CEOs, CFOs and presidents of separate Inland Companies.

Programs at Ellis House & Equestrian Center

Family Fun Nights 2015 Dates
October 16
December 4

*Pony Rides, Tractor-Pulled Hay Rides, Face Painting, Bon-Fire, Crafts, Board Games, Nature Trails, Concessions, Special Guests...Come join the fun!
13986 McKanna Rd., Minooka, IL 60447

5K Reindeer Run/Walk
Sunday, December 13, 2015 • Race @ 9:00 a.m.
13986 McKanna Rd. Minooka, IL 60447 815-475-4035  Cross Country Trails at Ellis!
Registration:  Pre-registration is always encouraged. Same day registration begins at 7:00 a.m and closes at 8:45a.m. Runners who pre-registered can check in on race day anytime after 7:00a.m. but before 8:45a.m.
Course:  The 5K course will take place at Ellis House & Equestrian Center on a scenic cross-country style course. Bring a change of clothes and shoes. You will get muddy and wet, but it’s worth it!
Entry Fee:  The entry fee is $25. Same day registration is $35 and closes at 8:45 a.m. sharp. The advanced entry fee includes a T-shirt and awards ceremony in the indoor arena following the race. NO REFUNDS!
Packet Pick-up:  Race day packet pick up begins on race day at 7:00 a.m. Participants who register between December 1st and December 12th will have their shirts mailed to them after race day. We do this in order to keep entry fee costs at a minimum, SO REGISTER EARLY to get your shirt on race day!
Results: Professional electronic timing by Kompusport. Official results online at www.Kompusport.com
Age Divisions: 10 & Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Awards: Trophies will be awarded to BEST OVERALL male and BEST OVERALL female. The top three finishers in each age division will receive a ribbon.
Questions: For information call Ellis House & Equestrian Center,
13986 McKanna Rd, Minooka, IL @ 815-475-4035 or visit www.ellishec.com

Kendall County Forest Preserve District
The Kendall County Forest Preserve District is currently accepting applications for a part-time Equestrian Program Manager.
This position is primarily responsible for the management and oversight of equestrian center support staff and operations, grounds maintenance support, and equestrian horsemanship lessons and public programming at Ellis House and Equestrian Center.
Read more... For an application, click here.

Fall Upcoming Events & Programs visit here !