Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | August 9, 2017

Hey Huskie Fans

It’s been a great summer for the team to this point and it’s almost time to start thinking about Huskie Women’s Basketball again!  I wanted to make you aware of a very special premium experience for Women’s Basketball.  Coming next season, we are bringing back a great opportunity to be up close and personal and part of the action.  You will have the chance to purchase court side seats for all of our home games.

You can purchase your court side seat for all home games with a contribution of only $150 per seat, plus the price of your season ticket.  Including our exhibition game, we will have thirteen home games next season.  So, for less than an additional $12 per seat per game, you can be part of this newly enhanced game experience for women’s basketball.  Our concessionaire partner, Sodexo, will offer in-seat service for all court side seat holders so you can enjoy food, beverages and forty minutes of basketball without ever leaving the court.

As women’s basketball fans, you will recall that the 2016-17 season was one to remember and celebrate.  Some of the many highlights included:

  • First postseason appearance since 1995, earning an at-large berth to the WNIT
  • Advanced to first MAC Championship game since 1982
  • Six double-digit comebacks
  • Tied for the largest comeback in NCAA Postseason history (22 points) versus Ohio in the MAC Tournament Quarterfinals
  • Senior Ally Lehman recorded two triple-doubles and became the only player in MAC history with 1,000 points, 900 rebounds and 500 assists in a career
  • First 20+ wins season since the 1993-1994 season

You were all such a special part of this past season and helping to #restoretheglory.  Now moving forward you can continue to be #ALLiN as we strive to maintain and build on that success.

I hope you all have had a great summer and I look forward to seeing you as we gear up for a great 2017-2018 season.  Save the date for our first regular season home game which will be on Saturday, November 18th against Western Illinois University.  Full home schedule with game times and promotions will be coming soon!!


Ticket Allocation Notes: Please note, a request of tickets does not guarantee you will receive any tickets. Once we have received all requests for tickets, we will allocate within our ticket block based on the Benefit Allocation Process (Page 14 in 2017 Donor Guide).  The Benefit Allocation Process utilizes your Annual Giving Level and your priority points within your current giving level to determine priority for tickets, away game seat locations, parking and special events. For more information on the Benefit Allocation Process, or to take advantage of this opportunity, please contact the Huskie Athletic Fund at 815-753-1923.

Lisa Carlsen
Head Women’s Basketball Coach – NIU

Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | August 8, 2017



The Play Opens this Thursday at Stage Coach Players in DeKalb

 DEKALB, IL – There are two things that the visitors from New York, Philadelphia, London, and Chicago who make up “California Suite” all share. First, they all stay in to the same suite at the Beverly Hills Hotel at different times. Second, they are flawed, complex human beings. “California Suite,” opening this Thursday at Stage Coach Players, allows audiences to share the Beverly Hills Hotel suite with these guests and experience the custody-battle of New York visitor, the in-your-face infidelity of the Philadelphia visitors, the tender, bitter-sweet love of the London visitors, and the discordance at the end of a vacation with best-friends featuring two couples from Chicago.

“She loves me but she doesn’t like me,” says Hannah, the mother struggling with the fact that her daughter ran away to Los Angeles to live with her father in Visitor from New York. “She’s afraid of me. She’s intimidated by me. She respects me but wouldn’t want to become like me. We have a normal mother and daughter relationship.”

Which is just one example of why Samuel French describes “California Suite” as Neil Simon at his most humane, compassionate best. The play is a dramatic comedy that will have audiences laughing and perhaps relating to some of the struggles of modern American life.

With sharp, purposeful dialogue, “California Suite” is clever and fun. Sponsored by Compass Travel, it opens this Thurs., Aug. 10, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. at the Stage Coach Players theater, 126 S. Fifth St., in DeKalb and runs through the 2 p.m. matinee on Sun., Aug. 20, 2017. Tickets are $15 each are available in person the box office, by calling (815) 758-1940, or online at Senior and child discounts are available.


Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | August 4, 2017

First Responders Breakfast Benefit Fundraiser

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Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | July 25, 2017

Final Call: Take the DCCVB Key Stakeholder Survey today!

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Thank you to all those who have already taken the Key Stakeholder Survey and have shared it with friends, colleagues and across your social media channels.

If you have not had a chance to take the Key Stakeholder Survey yet, you have until July 28th to provide your honest and candid feedback about DCCVB’s past work and what you’d like to see in the future.

The survey is being conducted by DMOproz and your feedback will be kept confidential and only shared with us in the aggregate.

Please feel free to share the survey with friends and colleagues across DeKalb County.

If you have any questions or would like to provide additional feedback, please let us know.

Thank you for being a supporter of tourism in DeKalb County.

DCCVB Survey


Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | July 22, 2017

DCCVB Organizational Assessment Survey

We invite you to participate in the DeKalb County Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Stakeholder Survey by July 28th to provide honest and candid feedback about DCCVB’s past work and what you’d like to see in the future. The survey is being conducted by DMOproz and your feedback will be kept confidential and only shared with us in the aggregate.


Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists is pleased to present their inaugural Rochelle Township High School Sports and Health Scholarship to Christina Payton.

Christina Payton, a recently graduated senior at Rochelle Township High School, was chosen for her outstanding achievements in athletics, academics, and choice to pursue a career in the healthcare/sports medicine field. Christina is an all-around athlete participating on the Girls Basketball and Softball teams all four years in High School. She served as Football Team Manager for 2 years and Boys Soccer Team Manager for 1 year during her high school tenure. Christina has volunteered in over 400 hours of community service and is a Renaissance member. This fall, Christina will be attending Northern Illinois University for Athletic Training.

This is the first year Northern Rehab has sponsored a scholarship for a Rochelle High School senior and they will continue to support this annually. Northern Rehab is pleased to acknowledge the sportsmanship, athletic and academic excellence, and competitive spirit displayed by this year’s recipient, and we support our community in their sports and academic accomplishments and those promoting active and healthy lifestyles. Northern Rehab extends our congratulations to Christina Payton!

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Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists, voted DeKalb County’s Best Physical Therapists six years in a row, is a physical therapist owned and operated physical therapy practice dedicated to providing clients with the very best customized care, and has built a solid reputation and strong relationships within the communities it serves. With 4 offices in DeKalb, Genoa, and Rochelle, Northern Rehab strives to treat patients in a professional, yet fun and friendly atmosphere providing quality, skilled hands-on physical therapy with an emphasis on one-on-one physical therapy care provided by the physical therapist. For more information about Northern Rehab please visit or call 815.562.3299. Additionally you may find Northern Rehab on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google Plus.

Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | July 20, 2017


Artists and crafters are invited to participate in the Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital Auxiliary’s Artisan Market on Friday, October 6, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm in the Roberts Conference Center at Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital. Set-up will be Thursday, October 5, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The annual event features a wide variety of unique handmade items, including jewelry, paper crafts, handcrafted candy and baked goods, fiber arts, knitted and crocheted items, home décor, art work and more.

Proceeds from this event benefit the Kishwaukee Hospital Auxiliary Healthcare Scholarship Fund. For an application and general information about the event, please contact Deborah Nier, Volunteer Services director, at or call 815.756.1521 ext. 153372. Applications must be received by 4:30 pm on Friday, August 25. For more information about the Kishwaukee Hospital Auxiliary, visit To learn more about Northwestern Medicine, visit


Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | July 19, 2017

DeKalb Sycamore Chevrolet Cadillac GMC to Host Pre-Party Car Show

DeKalb Sycamore Chevrolet GMC is excited to announce the 4th Annual
Pre-Party Car Show. For the past 3 years, DeKalb Sycamore Chevrolet has invited the community and attendees of the Fizz Ehrler Memorial Turning Back Time Car Show to stop by their location for some amazing food and fun prior to the Turning Back Time Car Show!

The Pre-Party Car Show will take place on Saturday, July 29th from 9am – 3pm at DeKalb Sycamore Chevrolet’s lot located at 1925 Mercantile Drive in Sycamore. There will be a hog roast, dyno machine, live music by DJ Dave, plus all of the classic cars on display! All proceeds from the event will benefit local charities in the DeKalb-Sycamore area.

DeKalb Sycamore Chevrolet GMC would like to extend an invite to everyone to come out for a good time to be had by all!

Be sure to also attend the Cruise Night held in downtown Sycamore on Saturday, July 29th immediately following our event from 3:00pm-11:00pm and the Turning Back
Time Car Show on Sunday, July 30th gates open at 6:00am!

For more information please contact:
Darion Page
DeKalb Sycamore Chevrolet
(815) 748-0930

Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | July 19, 2017

Faranda’s 16th Annual Wedding Expo

Bridal Parties Can See, Touch, and Taste their Wedding Dreams on Sun., Jan. 14, 2018, at Faranda’s 16th Annual Wedding Expo

Early Bird Vendor Registration Special Runs Through Aug. 14, 2017

DeKalb, Ill. – Save the date! If there is a wedding in your 2018, then mark your calendar for Faranda’s 16th Annual Wedding Expo on Sun., Jan. 14, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 302 Grove St. in DeKalb. The expo features a fashion show, hors d’oeuvres, door prizes, a cash bar, and a variety of wedding vendors. Admission is free, and attendee registration is requested but not required.

Through Aug. 14, 2017, wedding vendors can take advantage of the early bird registration bonus, which includes both a discount on the registration fee and the consideration of vendor-submitted product and/or service images to be included in Faranda’s 16th Annual Wedding Expo marketing and informational materials. Vendors should also note that table locations are assigned on a first-come first-served basis.

To register for the expo as an attendee or take advantage of the early bird vendor special, call Jaclyn Cox at 815-981-3304.


Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | July 18, 2017

Hey Huskie fans!

Just a friendly reminder about our event at Eduardo’s on Thursday evening.

Would LOVE to see you all there!


Lisa Carlsen
Head Women’s Basketball Coach – NIU


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