Ambassadors Committee

Ambassadors promote goodwill and communicate the mission of the Chamber to new and existing members; encourage all members to get involved with the Chamber; and support Chamber membership and staff.
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Mike Bakker

Dutchman Heating & Cooling, Inc.

I have been working in the heating and air conditioning field since I was 16. My dad owned a heating and air conditioning business on the south side for which I worked for several years before moving to DuPage County. I worked for a few larger companies in the area, both as a Service Technician and as a Service Manager, doing residential and commercial work. I then decided it was time to branch out on my own as the business practices did not always coincide with my values. I feel that quality of service and installation should be the top priority in an HVAC company. If the products are not installed properly, they will not function properly or provide the efficiency or capacity levels for which they were designed. This attention to detail is what separates us from our competitors and is the nitch in the industry we fill.

In 2005, my dream of owning and running my own business became a reality. The former owner of Pent-Air, Inc. (a Naperville business for over 30 years) sold his business to me in the interest of retiring in a few years. We changed the name of the business and it is now Dutchman Heating and Cooling, Inc. We are a Christian owned business and have been since 1975.

Utilizing my 30+ years of technical experience as well as conducting extensive research, I have found the American Standard product line to be the best in the industry. I firmly believe in the quality of these products. While I work on many different types of equipment, I have found the American Standard product line to be exceptional and to aid in efficiency. I consistently use them for replacement of existing equipment or adding new equipment.

Providing exceptional technical service goes hand in hand with exceptional customer service here at Dutchman Heating and Cooling. Through proven high standards, Dutchman is proud to be selected as an American Standard Customer Care Dealer. This program gives you the comfort in knowing you are dealing with a company which is committed to providing excellent customer service, better educated employees, and the capability to handle each customer’s specific needs and provide the best possible solution. We have not only committed to these standards but have been recognized as the leader. In 2010, we were selected as the Dealer of the Year. We obtained this recognition in the greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana area. A survey taken by our customers resulted in 100% referral ratings and 99% customer satisfaction scores. We obviously stand behind our work.

We do our best to be accessible to you and are a member of the Chamber of Commerce and have also been nominated for the Small Business of the Year Award. In addition, we are a member of the Better Business Bureau (A+ Rating). We are proud to be complaint free as well as never having a complaint to resolve to this day. We work hard to maintain a high level of excellence to ensure our customers are happy and their equipment is working efficiently, the way it is meant too.

We are committed to providing the best possible level of service and look forward to helping you reach the comfort level you desire in your home or business.

We have had a lot of success formerly as Pent-Air, Inc. and now as Dutchman Heating & Cooling, Inc. We have had dramatic growth and are continuing to strive to be the best in the industry. We certainly have been blessed and are very thankful to the Lord for his grace to our business and us. To all our customers, we thank you. We are committed to always earning your business!

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Calvina Banner

Keller Williams Realty Infinity

Sheryl Baumgarten

3Day Blinds
Co-Chair 2022

Jim Bell

Innovation DuPage

Lauren Bierschenk

Lauren Bierschenk Farmers Insurance Agency

Staci Boyer

Motiv8n'U

BIO - Staci Boyer is an accomplished high-energy, inspiring motivational speaker, award- winning author, dedicated personal trainer, transformational wellness coach, and Founder/CEO of the Motiv8n’U brand and company. Her past experiences as a U.S. NAVY Corpsman for 12 years and 35 years in the health and wellness industry have prepared her well to continuously fulfill her destiny and to help others achieve their life potential/goals.  She has worked with under privileged youth through Triple Threat Mentoring for over a decade.  Staci has a bachelor of arts degree in Social Science and is our Naperville JR Vice Commander at VFW post #3873, and is presently spreading the word of women’s empowerment through her new Dear Woman project which features letters that she writes to champion women for change in all aspects of their lives. Her sixth book project revolves around this powerful subject and was released late 2017! 


Suzie Calvo

Caton Commercial Real Estate Group

In just a few years, I pivoted from an entrepreneur that started my own commercial property management company to using my skills and expertise full-time to find business owners a new location.  

I began my journey by starting a commercial property management company in 2019.  Armed with a keen eye for detail (I'm sure from my teaching background), a passion for efficient operations, and a knack for fostering strong tenant relationships, I successfully built a reputation for excellence in the property management area.  I worked closely with landlords to growth their buildings occupancy while maximizing returns for the property owners, and creating inviting spaces for tenants.  

As my property management company grew, I began to dive deeper in the realm of commercial real estate.  Recognizing the potential for growth and the desire to expand my horizons, I made the decision to transition full-time into serving business owners to find their ideal location.  With the solid foundation in property management, I bring a unique perspective to their new endeavor.  My desire and determination for knowledge to help my clients find the right location is my ultimate goal.  


Vasavi Chakka

ARAALA Inc.

Dawn Collazo

Beacon Insurance Agency Inc.
Co-Chair 2021

Mike Cooper

Naperville Senior Center

Mike Cooper is co-Owner & Chief Caregiving Officer of Naperville Senior Center Adult Day Services, a community providing dozens of activities and exercises for our Members, as well as peace of mind and coaching for their caregivers. Mike, and Pamela Muldoon Cooper PT, his wife and co-Owner, envisioned Naperville Senior Center, Adult Day Services as college sweethearts.

Additionally, Cooper is founder, Head Chef and Certified Sales Consultant, at Sales Kitchen, a sales training and consulting company begun in 2008, whose mission is helping business owners improve results.

Steven Eschbach

Transworld Business Advisors of Naperville

Steven P. Eschbach, CFA, is the President of Eschbach Enterprises, Inc., doing business as Transworld Business Advisors of Naperville (www.tworld.com/naperville), a business he started in August 2016.  Outside of this business ownership, Steve is a Senior Commercial Broker with Caton Commercial Real Estate Group (www.catoncommercial.com), a family-owned Naperville brokerage and property management business established in 1987, since August 2021.


Mr. Eschbach has over 40 years of mergers and acquisitions experience in various financial executive roles with Fortune 1000 companies.


He has been involved in dozens of transactions ranging in size from less than $100,000 to over $20 billion, and his expertise spans many industries, including but not limited to energy, healthcare, technology, retail, entertainment, manufacturing, and construction, as well as franchise sales and franchise development.


Steve has been involved in a number of national industry and nonprofit organizations and is currently Board President of the Career & Networking Center based in Naperville. He is also an active member of the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce since 2016, currently on the Ambassadors Committee (recipient of the 2023 Ambassador of the Year for outstanding efforts) and Small Business Owners Roundtable.


A frequently requested speaker on subjects such as executive job transition, business development networking, optimizing corporate value and effective communications with investors, Steve is also written and published two books, one of them an Amazon Best Seller - Building Better Businesses: Leveraging Lessons Learned.


Steve and his wife, Kathy, have lived in Naperville since 2007, and have three adult children as well as seven grandchildren.


A Chartered Financial Analyst since 1989, Steve holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Connecticut and an MBA in Investment Finance from the University of Hartford. He is a registered business broker and licensed real estate professional in Illinois, a licensed life and health insurance producer in Illinois, a Certified Business Intermediary through the International Business Brokers Association and a Certified Franchise Consultant with the International Franchise Professionals Group.

Matthew Ewald

Matthew Ewald - Newamerican Funding
Elite Ambassador

I am a mortgage banker and broker, with access to multiple banks and lending institutions. What does this mean to you? The best rates and best programs without having to call all the banks yourself. Plus you don't have to worry about the bank being sound financially, because we can always go to another bank without having to start over or worry about losing the house of your dreams. Think of my service like lending tree but with a personal touch and commitment to service. If you or anyone you know is looking for a refinance, cash out equity, have an ARM that is adjusting, a construction loan, commercial loan, lot or land loans or to purchase a new property, I would be happy to provide a consultation.

With my mortgage consultant for life program I include annual mortgage reviews and am personally available to answer home owners questions or provide a valued referral from my network of professional contacts

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Sumera Galvez

Aura Holistic & Metaphysical Wellness

Joyce George

Avon - Joyce George, Independent Sales Representative

Joyce is a highly skilled career professional with more than 7 years practical experience in selling Avon products. She is proficient in all documentation, record maintenance, and paperwork to ensure accuracy and customer confidentiality. She has outstanding interpersonal skills with a track record of establishing positive relationship with customers. Joyce is passionate about helping people with their needs such as the purchase of Avon products, when consulted for a recommendation. She is a kind, and an exceptional representative that follow-up with her customers. She loves selling Avon products, and would like to be your Independent Sales Representative. Joyce's Favorite Quote: "Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do." (Joshua 1:8 NLT).


 


Dr. Keith Giaquinto

Giaquinto Chiropractic and Digestion Center Inc.
Elite Ambassador
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Cindy Glavin

Hampton by Hilton Chicago Naperville

E. Barry Greenberg

The Greenberg Law Firm
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Matt Hook

StratusTalk

Matt has 30+ years in the technology sector with software companies in the Chicagoland area.  More recently consulting for companies like British Petroleum and project for the Michigan State Police have given him a deep sense of project management, process improvement and infrastructure and security services for both large and small companies.  Matt ahs also been involved in multiple Charites including c0-founding Servantworks a charity in volved in giving bar girls in Bangkok Thailand an option for education and a way out of the notorious Red Light Districts.


Joe Inserro

Serpe Insurance Agency
Elite Ambassador

Ginny Jackson

Baird & Warner Real Estate

As a full-time Naperville Realtor, a large part of my job is promoting this city to incoming and current residents who rely on me to be a local expert. In this role, I focus on knowing and learning everything I can about Naperville - local events, the businesses, and the people that make this community so unique.


For the past 28 years, I have lived and raised my family in Naperville. Through the years, I have come to know and appreciate this town in so many ways - as a newlywed, a mom of 5 children, and now an almost empty nester. I love sharing my knowledge and enthusiasm about living in this community with others.


Before my career in real estate, I spent time in education. Having this background, my approach to real estate is with the heart of a teacher. My natural strengths from teaching have been a great crossover to my real estate career. My clients benefit from this because they thoroughly understand the process and can therefore make confident decisions.


I am proud to work with the #1 producing office for the Baird & Warner Company. Baird & Warner has over 35 offices in the Chicagoland area, including Naperville. We buy and sell more real estate than any company in the surrounding suburbs. I continue to outperform the average agent in both # of homes sold and volume year after year. The best part of my job is the people I get to meet, helping them get to where they want to go and being a part of their home ownership dreams.

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Shian Jno-Lewis

The Tidy Queens Corp
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Robert Jung

JUNG Family Painting
Elite Ambassador

Jeff Kilinski

CertaPro Painters of Naperville
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Robin King

Hampton by Hilton Chicago Naperville

Jessica Kouzmanoff

Team Tudisco Realtors of Wheatland Realty
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James Lohse

Independence Capital Financial Partners
Elite Ambassador

Carlos Madinya

Naperville Development Partnership and Convention & Visitor's Bureau
Co-Chair 2021
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Nancy May

Naperville Newcomers and Neighbors Club

Mark Mazurek

Fairway Independent Mortgage

Jason McNeil

Insperity

Business Performance Advisor

As a seasoned Business Performance Advisor at Insperity, I specialize in empowering businesses to thrive by optimizing their human resources strategies. With a passion for helping organizations reach their full potential, I offer tailored solutions that enhance efficiency, productivity, and employee satisfaction.

How I Can Help:

  • Strategic HR Consulting: I collaborate closely with business owners, executives, and HR teams to identify pain points, streamline processes, and implement best practices. Whether it’s talent acquisition, benefits administration, or performance management, I provide actionable insights to drive positive outcomes.
  • Customized Solutions: I understand that every company is unique. That’s why I create customized HR solutions that align with each client’s specific goals, industry, and organizational culture. From compliance to employee engagement, I’ve got you covered.
  • Long-Term Partnerships: Building lasting relationships is at the heart of what I do. I’m not just here for a transaction; I’m committed to being your trusted advisor throughout your business journey.

About Insperity:

Insperity is a leading provider of comprehensive HR solutions. Our mission is to elevate businesses by offering a blend of premium HR services and cutting-edge technology. With over 90 locations across the U.S., we’ve made a difference for thousands of companies and communities nationwide. At Insperity, we value diversity, inclusivity, and the power of collaboration.

Ideal Connections:

I thrive when connecting with forward-thinking professionals who share a passion for organizational growth. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a C-suite executive, or a fellow business advisor, let’s explore how we can elevate each other’s networks. Let’s connect and make great things happen!


Debbie Moran

Belfor Property Restoration

John Pinkerton

John Pinkerton Baird & Warner
Co-Chair 2022

Veronica Porter

Ask Aunt V

Ask Aunt V – Veronica Porter, Owner of Ask Aunt V, was born and raised in Naperville, Illinois when it was still considered a small farm town.  She caught the end of an era when you grew, gathered, and prepared your own food.  It was a time that you learned from your elders, explored with your friends, and followed in the footsteps of time worn traditions. 

Veronica brings these values to modern times and shares her experiences by educating and strategizing for healthy, organic, heirloom gardening, farm to table food integrity, cooking, preservation and living life in a responsible, regenerative manner.  She is a third-generation organic farmer, chef, culinary instructor, and food educator for home and garden.  Veronica is a Licensed Chef, she holds a Master of Organic Farming, Master of Urban Farming, and she is a Master Gardener. She is a Certified Compost Ambassador and holds a Certificate for Food and Nutrition. She is a published author and a sought-after public speaker.

Veronica Porter is the recent President of the State of Illinois Farmer Veterans Coalition and a member of Homegrown by Heroes Illinois.

"My passion is to create community in all I do, from growing a garden, to preparing a meal, to educating, gathering and enjoying life's harvest."  Veronica Porter, Ask Aunt V 2014

Veterans Victory Farm - The Mission of Victory Farms is to create a network of local, organic, community-based farms in northern Illinois. It is a Homegrown by Heroes – Farmer Veterans Coalition – State & National Operation, which includes veterans suffering from Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and young men and women with hidden disabilities, in their workforce. The farm provides local, organic, heirloom varieties of fresh produce grown in a regenerative manner to sell to the community.

Veronica Porter is the recent President of the State of Illinois Farmer Veterans Coalition and a member of Homegrown by Heroes Illinois.

Rene Richards

Cedric Spring & Associates
Elite Ambassador

Seventeen years in Promotional Product industry

Former career was the airline industry , 20 years with TWA Airlines in various positions including international flight attendant and corporate sales .

Franklin Rivera

V2M2 Group, Inc

John Robbins

Awards & Fine Gifts, Inc.

Naperville resident since 1977.  Thirty-year member of the Chamber.

Active in the community. Served on the boards of the Ronald McDonald House & the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago.  Member of the Naperville Noon Rotary Club. Celebrating 34 years in business.

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Margaret Rusch

Naperville Newcomers and Neighbors Club

David Scriven-Young

Peckar & Abramson, P.C.

I am a lawyer at Peckar & Abramson, P.C., a Chambers & Partners USA recognized firm, where I litigate business, construction, and environmental disputes.  I typically help businesses that have been sued or damaged in some way. I also represent companies that are being targeted by government agencies for enforcement or that need to navigate a regulatory scheme. My clients appreciate that I start by asking them what their specific goal is for litigation. Then, I collaborate with them and construct solutions to their specific problem that align with their goals. My solutions are creative and fit within my clients’ budgets.  Before joining the firm, I was a lawyer at Jenner & Block and McDermott Will & Emery.


I am also a podcaster, social media guru, blogger, speaker, mentor, and politician.  As the host of the Litigation Radio podcast, I interview the country’s top litigators and judges to discover best practices in developing careers, winning cases, getting more clients, and building a sustainable practice. With almost 20 years of experience, I am passionate about sharing historically-correct knowledge and resources in an inspiring and entertaining format to help others meet and exceed goals and standards in every area of their lives.


I can be contacted by phone at (312) 881-6309 (office) or (305) 495-9782 (cell phone) or by email at dscriven-young@pecklaw.com.


Concentrations: Civil litigation, business & commercial disputes, environmental law, construction law, and employment law

Ashley Shi

Office Evolution Lisle

Ashley Shi is the proud owner of Office Evolution Naperville and Office Evolution Lisle, two vibrant coworking spaces in DuPage County. Ashley loves developing the community and the people there. She spends a lot of time mentoring and facet new relationships to help local business owners and professionals to bring their business to the next level. She currently sits on the Board of Directors of Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce, the Young Professional Network Committee liaison, past board liaison of Women in Business. Ashley is also a classical music instructor, and she has been the recital chairperson of the Naperville Music Teacher Association for over a decade. Ashley lives in Naperville with her husband and three children.

Robert Slayton

Robert Slayton & Associates, Inc.
Elite Ambassador
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Deepti Srivastava

Healthcare Solutions Team
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Kathryn Rory Tarko

North Naperville Neighbors

Tom Trepanier

Tecta America, Illinois Roofing LLC

Service Solutions Engineer Thomas Trepanier has been part of the Tecta America Illinois Roofing Team since 2018 and has been in the service industry for over 30 years. He trained in Low Slope Roofing Systems at The University Of Wisconsin College of Engineering and Engineering Professional Development. In addition to this, he has earned certification by multiple manufactures in roof coating systems, single ply roof systems including Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO), Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer (EPDM) and BUR roof systems, which include Modified Bitumen. Mr. Trepanier been trained both outside of Tecta America and has received multiple certifications within the Tecta America LLC for Roof Assessment. In addition, he has received Service Training for all types of roof systems including Green and Solar roof applications. As one of the leading Service Sales Representative at Tecta America Illinois Roofing, Mr. Trepanier brings his professional knowledge and understanding to his clients by providing the best solutions for each customer’s specific needs and requirements. 

John Wilt

RealStar Realty
Established in 2000 by John and Dianne Wilt, Realstar Realty is a full-service 3.9% total commission real estate brokerage firm that works with buyers and sellers in Naperville and nearby communities. Their “Client for Life” philosophy has helped grow their agency from a two person shop to a successful award winning company.  Over the years technology has lowered marketing costs considerably.  Being locally owned, Realstar passes those savings on to their clients. They list your home on the same MLS as the franchise companies plus dozens of other real estate websites. Realstar also provides staging advice, professional photography, virtual tours, and step by step guidance. The total commission sellers pay when listing with Realstar is 3.9%, the lowest commission available for full service. Since their commission is less than traditional real estate companies, more sellers choose to list their homes with them. Realstar offers personal service, lower fees, and experienced agents who outsell their peers.


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