Batavia wastewater treatment plant construction

Wastewater treatment conversion may affect Batavia air quality in next few month


Waste digesters, wind direction, weather conditions affect degree of odor

  
 As the City of Batavia continues work on its wastewater treatment plan, there may be periods when a combination of temperature, wind, barometric pressure and other factors push odors into the storm drains and back up through storm grates.
 
There may also be periods when smells arise due to the ongoing work on the digesters system, which is shut down for conversion over the next several months. 

Batavia Radon Event

Batavia Environment Commission hosts indoor
air quality event February 10


Saturday, February 10 at 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM


Brrrrr! Batavia sure is cold in February! Have you thought about your indoor air quality lately?Come warm up with hot soup an cocoa while we enjoy a FREE MOVIE presentation about Radon from the Batavia Environmental Commission and the Kane County Healthy Places Coalition! Food and Drinks included!


Batavia Chamber BWIB event Embarrassment speaking

Batavia Chamber and VIA team up to present Human Resources series for area businesses


Register at: Batavia Chamber of Commerce (click link)
 this February 13th event. 

Chamber VIA event

Batavia Chamber and VIA team up to present Human Resources series for area businesses


Register with the Batavia Chamber of Commerce today for February 22nd event. 



Celebrate success lead photo

Batavia Mainstreet Celebrate Success! winners show the lead in Community spirit


Celebrate Success Categories

 

Best Dressed Window


A quality window display should change frequently throughout the year, be visually attractive and entice the passerby to enter the store. This award recognizes the business that consistently produces a window display that fits these qualities.

Nominees: Special Occasions on the Avenue; Batavia Academy of Dance; FAWN Gifts; Daddio’s Diner; Beardsgaard Barbers; Lisa’s Heads and Nails; Acosta’s Consignment; Invitations Etc.; Salvaged Heart Vintage Wares
And the winner is:


Acosta’s Consignment at 16 N. Batavia Ave.

Not only do they regularly change the gorgeous room displays in the front window rooms of their shop, but they make sure to update with seasonal décor both inside and out to entice passersby and beautify one of our main thoroughfares.
 

Most Attractive Interior 


The design, layout, and product displays inside a store can provide a welcoming atmosphere. This award recognizes the business that has consistently produced attractive displays and/or created a welcoming and attractive interior.
Nominees: The Tea Tree; Beardsgaard Barbers; FAWN Gifts; Katrina Salon & Spa; Bar Evolution
And the winner is:

The Tea Tree at 29 N River St.

The transformation of this space by shop owner, Missi Hartmann, has created an inviting and relaxing atmosphere for shoppers to pursue a variety of teas, oils, vinegars, and essential oils for their home and kitchen. The comfortable front window seating area allows friends to gather and enjoy a cup of tea and great company.

 
Front Door Award


You never get a second chance to make a first impression. A business’s front door should say “welcome.” This award recognizes the building or business owner who provides a welcoming entrance to their place.

Nominees: Gaetano’s; Chapters Coffeehouse; Pal Joey’s; Katrina Salon; Limestone Coffee & Tea; Batavia Academy of Dance; Gammon Coach House
And the winners are…it’s a tie!

Chapters Coffee House at 10 S Batavia Ave.


What a better way to start your visit to the Batavia Public Library than with a pop into the “Coffee shop with a library attached.” Steve and his friendly staff have amazing hours and always greet you with a friendly smile as you enter the doors.

Limestone Coffee & Tea at 8 W Wilson St.


Mo and Dennis have been a downtown staple for years! A hot cup of coffee and the BEST quiche in the Fox Valley plus a comfy couch and the kindest staff give us a great little downtown coffee shop to gather in.
 

Best Business Neighbor


Downtown Batavia is a neighborhood of businesses. As neighbors, we work together and help each other. This award recognizes the business neighbor who is cheerful and always willing to lend a hand.

Nominees: Katrina Roitburd- Katrina Salon & Spa; Tim Bradley- The Salt Escape; Wendy DiBenedetto- Gaetano’s; John Hamel- Pal Joey’s/Bar Evolution
And the winner is:


Tim Bradley- The Salt Escape at 9 N River St.


When Tim is not welcoming guests into his relaxing and healing salt cave, you will surely find him at one of the neighboring businesses. Whether acting as a patron or helping catch a pesky squirrel, he is always there to support his neighbors. Tim is great at spreading the good word about other downtown businesses to his customers so they can continue to enjoy their time in Downtown Batavia.

 
Rookie of the Year


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No doubt, the first three years in business can be a challenge. Despite personal challenges, some new business owners “jump in” with both feet and volunteer their time and energy. This award recognizes a new business owner (opened in the past three years) who works to make this a great downtown community.
Nominees: The Tea Tree; Circle K & Dunkin; Bar Evolution
And the winner is:


Circle K & Dunkin Donuts at 108 N. Batavia Ave.


Harry Mehta and his team jumped right into the Batavia community after the remodel of this downtown gas station and donut shop. Harry hosted a fun filled ribbon cutting, became a Chamber member, participated in BatFest, and committed to sponsoring downtown banners right out the gates. We love when new businesses see the value of joining in the downtown fun right away!
 

Most Improved Building


This award recognizes significant, and substantial private re-investment and improvement in the downtown.

Nominees: Wilson Street Tavern; Market at Gaetanos; West Dupage Cabinets and Granite; A Step Above Dance Studio; Prairie Wellness Counseling Center; Briana’s Pancake House; Batavia Family Dental
And the winner is:

Briana’s Pancake House at 10 N. Island Ave.


The transformation of a vacant insurance office into a delicious downtown dining option with room for everyone has been a great addition to N. Island Ave. If you haven’t dined in Briana’s yet, you must. Not only are the improvements extraordinary, but the omelets are quite tasty as well.
 

Most Accomplished Committee:


This award recognizes the MainStreet committee with the most growth, or notable accomplishments throughout the year.

Nominees: Batavia Oktoberfest; WellBatavia; Batavia Dinner Table; Cocktails in the Park; Christmas Collective
And the winner is:


WellBatavia Committee lead by Sarah Greenhagen!


“We aim to make health resources and knowledge accessible to all families in our community.”- Sarah.
 
This committee adapted a previous Batavia MainStreet program- Green Fair on the Fox into a whole health initiative for the entire Batavia community. Sarah and her team of volunteers have a dedication for their passion beyond any we have seen. The team went beyond event planning and applied for a 2017 AARP Grant for livable communities. They were awarded a $14,000 grant to produce an educational documentary about the walkability and bike-ability in Downtown Batavia. We are so excited to see how the WellBatavia initiatve grows beyond the partnership of Batavia MainStreet, Batavia Environmental Commission, Batavia Bicycle Commission and Catalyst Physiotherapy.
 
 

Outstanding Sponsor Award:


This award recognizes a sponsor who has financially supported the many programs and activities of Downtown Batavia.

Batavia MainStreet gets a lot of support from local organizations and businesses, but who went above and beyond with their financial commitment to your downtown in 2017???
 
Nominees: Gerald Subaru; Boyce Body Werks; Music Matters School of Music; Advanced Disposal; Funway Entertainment Center; ALDI
And the winner is:

Gerald Subaru of North Aurora


Gerald has gone above and beyond in their support to the MainStreet organization both financially and through an amazing active partnership. Each and every event that Gerald Subaru partners with, you will be sure to see their marketing coordinator, Amanda Hickman in attendance. She even donned a German dirndl at last year’s Oktoberfest and hosted a fun photo booth area!

Outstanding Individual Volunteer:


Many local residents and individuals contribute much to make our downtown a great place. This award recognizes four individuals who volunteer their time to help promote and revitalize downtown (non-business owner).

Nominees: Jamie Gutierrez; Bill & Jessica McGrail; Amy Moore; Suzy Sitarski; Sarah Greenhagen; Jamie Koc; Lindsey Williams; Batavia Chamber of Commerce; Jane Freiburger; Brandon Kochen; Scott Popelka; Batavia High School Key Club; Erin Steelglove; Batavia United Way; Abby Beck; Annie Kenney; Ambrosia Stiles; Nessa Hagen; Shelly Glanz; Jackie Loftis; Douglas Saam; Paula Mueller; Ana Sheldon; Steve Newman; Nan Philips; Carolyn Burnham; River City Church; Marcia Boyce; Bob Hansen; Renee Moynihan; Karla Thomas; Ana Sheldon; Sarah Volgelsinger
 
4 Winners-
 
BHS Key Club: This team of high school students lead by Marnie Heim, may change in members each year but their dedication to service of the community never changes! You will see them helping at the farmers market, batfest and many other events.
 
Suzy Sitarsk: 200 dinner plates, 200 salad plates, 200 dessert bowls…Suzy did that. She washed them! She dried them! She purchased them! Without Suzy, the dinner table would not be the amazing success nor would it have raised over $7000 to donate to the Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry.
 
Batavia Chamber of Commerce: With a staff of 3 and a great group of member businesses, the Chamber is a wonderful partner of Batavia MainStreet. They rally the troops any time we need some extra hands at our events. We are very grateful for this relationship.
 
Jane Freiburger: Do you have a drink in your hand tonight? Even today, Jane is volunteering to serve you all.  Jane is a volunteer who always steps up to help where ever the need might be.
 
Windmill Award- Volunteer of the Year: This award is to be made to the individual who embodies the spirit of Downtown Batavia’s goals and mission with significant dedication to Batavia MainStreet’s vision to create a vital downtown and instill a ‘sense of place’ in our community.
 
Bill & Jessica McGrail
 
What can we even say about this dynamic duo?!
 
Jessica and Bill stepped up as house captains and volunteers at the Batavia House Walk, they lead the amazing team as chairs of the Batavia Dinner Table, Bill stepped up and joined the Batavia MainStreet Board, even tonight, Bill brings his gear to make sure to get video and photos of this event. In the past 2 years, this couple has impacted the Batavia business community in very beautiful ways. We are so excited that they have shared their time, family and hearts with Batavia MainStreet and the Batavia Community. Anchor

Gift Wrapping

Batavia Mainstreet Unwraps its 2018 Calendar of Events


The 2018 Batavia Mainstreet Calendar is here. Plan your year with Mainstreet! We'll see you there!

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