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Neighbors of DuPage

The scoop on the Darien Chamber of Commerce

Jul 08, 2015 10:08AM ● By Neighbors Magazines

Darien resident Eddie Andersen was the 2014 winner.

Darien’s got talent

Attention: Dancers, Musicians and other acts of talent

The Darien Chamber of Commerce invites you to perform on the Main Stage at the
28th Annual DarienFest
Sun., Sept.13, 1–2pm

Register online at by July 15. An age limit of 10–18 years of age applies. Entry description should include a biography, photo, email address and phone number plus a 30 second video audition. There is a $20, non-refundable registration fee.

 Save the dates—DarienFest

Sept. 11–13
Darien Community Park
71st and Clarendon Hills Rd.

Fri., Sept. 11 • Opening Ceremony and 911 Ceremony 5:30pm

Sat., Sept. 12 • 12–10:30pm

Sun., Sept. 13 • 12–8pm

Main Stage Entertainment

Fri., 8:30pm—Infinity

Sat., 8:30pm—The Moods

Sun., 6pm—Classical Blast

Carnival rides, Darien business expo, Food

Lisa Turano

 Don’t miss the Darien Women in Business luncheon

”Marketing Yourself and Developing a Personal or Business Brand”

July 22

Networking: 11:30am

Lunch and presentation: 12pm

Members: $20

Future members: $30

Zazzo’s Pizza & Catering
7360 Rt. 83, Darien

Keynote speaker will be Lisa Turano, Vice-President, Legal of the Turano Baking Company and President of the Turano Foundation.

Register online at by July 15.

 3rd Annual Darien Pet Parade

Sept. 13, Darien Community Park

Check-in 1–1:30pm

South end of park across from Tri-state Fire District

Parade begins at promptly at 2pm

$10 per dog participants

Rain or shine • All dogs must be leashed

Awards to top three Best Dressed Dogs

No refunds • Banners not allowed in parade

All participants must sign waiver and release of liability for the Darien Chamber of Commerce and the Darien Park District. Download waiver and release of liability forms at or pick up at city hall, 1702 Plainfield Rd.

Register online at Advanced registration is preferred. Deadline is Sept. 8.