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Welcome from the Mayor

Batavia has the honor of being the oldest settled community in Kane County, dating back to1833. Batavia is both proud of its memorable retail and industrial history and excited about all the opportunities which today’s business inventory has to offer. With this publication, the Batavia Chamber of Commerce presents a dynamic and informative view of the wide variety of retail shopping, industrial innovations, and professional business services that can be found around our town.

On behalf of the City of Batavia, I wish to extend a warm welcome to visitors as well as residents of the community. I encourage you to take time to explore the information found here. Under the watchful guidance of the Batavia Chamber of Commerce our businesses continue to expand and enrich their products and services.

As the hometown of such nationally known facilities as the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, which is an internationally recognized research facility for high energy research, and Mooseheart, which houses the 101-year-old home of the legendary “Child City & School” of the Moose Lodge, as well as the world headquarters for that most commendable organization. Batavia has much to be very proud about when it comes time to tell what is going on within our boundaries.

Of course, it is the mission of our city government to be at the forefront of civic support and service whenever needed, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We proudly boast that we never close down. In the event of a fire, police or medical emergency, a simple dialing of 911 will provide immediate emergency services if needed. For other business or service needs, or questions at hand, please feel free to call (630) 454-2000 or stop in at the City Government Center, 100 N. Island Ave., at the northeast corner of Island Avenue and Houston Street on the west bank of the Fox River in the heart of downtown Batavia, and you will always find someone on duty to help you out.

On behalf of the 14 members of the City Council and our city’s staff I thank you for your interest in our town. I would encourage you to stop by or contact the Batavia businesses featured herein and take advantage of the business opportunities they offer.

Jeffery D. Schielke, Mayor
City of Batavia, Illinois

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