The Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual dinner which was again pushed back to June for its second luau-themed event.

Held on June 16, members and guests gathered in their finest island attire, with just under 200 people in attendance.

Acquaintances old and new enjoyed feasting on a savory roast pork, dining to the tropical sounds of the Waubonee Steel Drum Band, and ending the evening dancing with the hula and fire dancers of Aloha Chicago as the the sun was setting in the background of the scenic Whitetail Ridge Golf Club south of Yorkville.

In a statement, chamber officials said they would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous contribution to the success of the event: Big Kahuna sponsor, Pesola Media Group; sponsor Aloha, YACC leads Group 1; Steel Drum Band, Waubonnee Community College; Mahalo Sponsor, Earthmover Credit Union; Kau Kau sponsor, Stephen Alan Salon; sponsor Pu’uwai Pu’uwai, Heartland Bank & Trust; sponsor PUPU, Old Second National Bank; Media Sponsor, WSPY; Siva Afi Sponsors: Parkview Christian Academy, State Representative David Welter, YACC Leads Group Ignite and YACC Leads Group Infinity; sponsor Ho’okipa, Morris Hospital Yorkville Campus; Palm Path Photo Op Sponsors: Harmony Aesthetics, Becky Mokelke Photography, Flight Bottle Shoppe & Tasting Room, FNBO and Alarm Detection Systems; Meet Me on the Green sponsors: AAA The Ergo Agency, CARSTAR and Sweet Temptations; Tiki Sponsors: Burks Bros. Drywall, Inc., Scott Gengler Edwards Jones Financial Advisor, Kendall Printing, My Daughter’s Dress Boutique and Thrivent; Onaona Sponsors: Essex House Interiors, FNIC, Shaklee Independent Distributor Healthy Alternatives Barbara & Dennis Marty, Stifel, The Chocolate Shoppe and YACC Leads over Lunch; Door Prize and Silent Auction Sponsors: AAA The Ergo Agency, American Commercial Bank & Trust, Blackberry Oaks Golf Course, Renee Tortorella Keller Williams Realty Infinity, Earthmover Credit Union, Flight Bottle Shoppe & Tasting Room, FNBO, Heartland Bank & Trust, Heritage Cabinetmaking and Design, Holiday Inn Express, Kendall Meat Co., Kendall Printing, Kathleen Ramsey LegalShield, Morris Hospital Yorkville Campus, Pesola Media Group, Rosati’s Pizza & Pub, Rush Copley Healthplex Fitness Center, Stephen Alan Salon, The Chocolate Shoppe, The Salon Social, Yorkville American Legion Auxiliary, Whitetail Ridge Golf Club and YACC Leads during lunch. With special thanks to: Yorkville School District 115, Idea Marketing Group, Paradise Cove Bar & Grill and the staff of Whitetail Ridge Golf Club. Thanks to our 2022 Luau Planning Committee: Karylin Clevenger, Roxanne Essex, Sherri Farley, Emily Ferrell, Sandra Hurtado, Gina Johansen, Heather Johnson, Denise Krafft, Greg Millen, Joel Recchia, Jocely Retz, Stephanie Roskopf, Renee Tortorella and Heather Wilkinson . With gratitude, we thank the following volunteers working behind the scenes to make this all happen: Gwen Allen, Eric Essex, Debi Haas, Brian Palazzola, Mike Shepard, Autumn Stark, Matt Strausberger and the Volt family.