Batavia Chamber of Commerce: Spring into Batavia in April

This year’s presenting sponsor for the Batavia Chamber of Commerce's Inspire event is the City of Batavia. Inspire 2024 will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 25.

We are not fooling around when we say there is much to look forward to during the remainder of April. Hopefully, spring won’t be fashionably late as the Batavia Chamber has a lot going on, including some outstanding events.

Inspire 2024! An event celebrating those who inspire us

Our yearly signature affair, a community celebration, is on the horizon in April. This year’s presenting sponsor is the city of Batavia.

Inspire 2024 will take place Thursday, April 25, beginning at 6 p.m. Revelry 675 will host at its beautiful riverside location, 675 S. River St., Batavia.

We will honor Dave and Marge Brown as the 2023 Batavia Citizens of the Year and Batavia RSVP as the Spirit of Batavia award winner. A Batavia Community Impact Award will be given to the Fox Valley Patriotic Association and Batavia Flag Day Committee for the Flag Day Monument in downtown Batavia. Ole Awards, honoring businesses that exemplify confidence and investment in Batavia, will be presented to Acquaviva, Batavia Animal Clinic, Emagine Theatre, Grainology, JT’s Tavern & Tap, Larsen Packaging, MOKA Coffee and New Moon Vegan.

Registration for this year’s in-person dinner event is open, along with sponsorship opportunities. We also are looking for bourbon/whiskey donations for our wine/bourbon pull. If you can help, donations can be dropped off at our office. A trip to Louisville, Kentucky, with a bourbon tour is being raffled.

Mark your calendar and RSVP for this can’t-miss evening of fun, celebration and networking. Visit the events page at to find out more and register online.

Buon Viaggio – Travel with us to Italy

Are you dreaming of traveling to Italy? So are we – to Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast to be exact. The Chamber is partnering with CI Destinations to offer a trip departing Oct. 24. Highlights include the beautiful Amalfi Coast, Ravello, Salerno and Paestum, Pompeii, Rome, Naples (optional) and Capri (optional.) To take advantage of early-bird pricing, a deposit is necessary by April 12. Learn more about the trip by visiting

Batavia Community Flag

You might be seeing a brightly colored red flag with a windmill popping up all over Batavia and wonder where to get one. The Batavia Community Flag, designed by Batavia High School student Rachel Agro, is available to buy online at and can be picked up at our office, 106 W. Wilson St. Batavia flag manufacturer FlagSource is producing both a 3-foot-by-5-foot flag for $50 and a garden-size flag with stake for $35. Stickers also are available for $5.

Volunteer Fair coming in May

Does your nonprofit organization need volunteers? Plan to host a booth at the Volunteer Fair, which takes place from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at the Batavia Public Library. Registration is available online at or call the office at 630-879-7134.

If you’re looking for opportunities, save the date and come on by. There is no charge to attend. People of all ages will find many ways to get involved and serve the community.

If you want information about upcoming events, Chamber Bucks or membership, contact the Batavia Chamber of Commerce by calling 630-879-7134 or text us at 478 (Chamber) or stop by and see us at 106 W. Wilson St., Suite 15. We love visitors.

 Shirley Mott is the communications and membership coordinator for the Batavia Chamber of Commerce.