The Huntley Farmside
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Don't miss the special Super Bowl Kick-Off section on pages 8-9! SERVING THE PEOPLE OF HUNTLEY SINCE 1960 Che Muntky fuxm^iht USPS 580-360 THURSDAY, JANUARY 25,1996 - VOLUME 35, NUMBER 41 - HUNTLEY, H^LINOIS TWENTY-FIVE CENTS Inside... Huntley ^¦' attomey, Michael J. Fleck, who en¬ joys serving the comm¬ unity. Page 3 A new property development may add another shopping cen¬ ter and residential area to Huntley. Page 4 Do your kids have trouble studying? Let the Huntley Middle School's new work¬ shop teach you how to become more involved in your child's aca¬ demic life. Page 4 The Huntley Library has a variety of new activities forthe comm¬ unity, including pro¬ grams that delve into the history of the town and seminars that teach about the use of computers in ourfuture. Page 7 Huntley Chamber appoints new director By Jill Wenzloff The Huntley Chamber of Commerce has appointed a new director who brings over a decade's experience in chamber work to the position. Ed Beard is the new Executive Director ofthe chamber. He has been active in chamber work for over ten years, working in such communities as Chicago Ridge, Oak Lawn, Arlington Heights and Palatine. Beard began thinking about the chamber position after his wife told him about the job. "My wife heard on the radio that the Huntley Chamber was looking for a new Executive Director," said Beard. "I'm too young to retire and I have too much time on my hands. She said it was the perfect job for me. "I've always enjoyed chamber work, so I fired off a fax and the rest is history," said Beard. One ofthe new chamber programs that Beard will imple¬ ment is an Ambassadors Committee- a group of chamber representa¬ tives who visit mem¬ bers of the Chamber to get their input on the chambers' programs and performance. "The Ambassadors will call on members in the community to see what's good, what's bad ~ see how to support its members, "said Beard. "It gives an opportunity for networking between members. "The Arlington Heights Ambassadors Committee has 60 or Ed Beard, Executive Director, Huntley Chamber of Commerce 70 members alone, which ensures everyone in the chamber will be called on at least once," said Beard. Beard plans to visit each of the members of the Huntley Cham¬ ber to meet the people and bus¬ inesses involved with the organi¬ zation. "I will be calling on each chamber memberpersonally... we need to keep the lines of communication open. This is the pulse of the business community, and what they feel about the local government is important. "The members will get to express their feelings on issues, like taxes...and if this is really an issue with them, we can convey this back to the village," said Beard. "The chamber has the role of being the catalyst and communication of the business community ~ to work in harmony," said Beard. Beard added that he is thrilled to be the new Executive Director of the chamber and looks forward to the challenges ahead. "Huntley is a great community with super people. At last week's Chamber dinner, I had the opportunity to meet a lot of members who are very supportive of the chamber. I see a willingness for many people to participate a little, instead of a few people doing all of the work," said Beard. "I'm here to serve tI-3 members and the community as best I can," Beard said. "I'm expecting a prosperous and economic '96, and I would welcome any suggestions on programs to benefit our community." Local entrepreneur starts breakfast trend By Jill Wenzloff Anyone driving past the Dairy Mart on Rt. 47 has undoubtedly noticed thebrightly-colored banners announcing a new meal at Huntley's favorite drive-in ~ breakfast. The new menu is the brainchild of DairyMart employee K.C. Glenn, who has worked at the Dairy Mart for eight years. "I just wanted to hit the 'to-go' breakfast market," said Glenn, citing the Dairy Mart's location as one of the main reasons for introducing a fast-food breakfast. "It's right on the main road, right on 47, and there really aren't any other places to get a fast breakfast," Glenn said. While Dairy Mart owner Steve Grechistends to overseewhat Glenn is doing with thebreakfast program, Glenn is responsible for all of the business decisions relating to the menu and prices. Back inDec, Glenn opened the Dairy Mart for a test run, allowing residents to sample menu choices fi^ee of charge, which helped him determine the current menu for the Dairy Mart. "We sampled a bunch of stuff to create the menu...and 1 know that if I choose to have something on the menu that doesn't sell, I have to change it. But if I underprice myself, I have to deal with the problems that can cause, too," said Glenn. He added that running the breakfast program has given him a sense of appreciation for what running a business involves. "I used to get up at five to go to school.. .but now I feel like I've really See BREAKFAST on page 3 Dairy Mart employee K. C. Glenn has started a breakfast program, serving "to-go" breakfast food weekdays from 6:00am-10:00am.
|Title||The Huntley Farmside|
|Creator||The Huntley Farmside|
|Coverage||Huntley, Illinois, United States|
|Description||Weekly Newspaper from the Huntley Area Public Library Collection|
|Rights||This material may be protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S. Code).|
|Publisher||This Collection was digitized and loaded into CONTENTdm by OCLC Preservation Service Center (Bethlehem, PA) for the Huntley Area Public Library.|
|Source||Reproduction of library's print newspaper archives|