Auto repair shop hosts breakfast and business discussion for chamber connection group
The auto repair shop at Performance Unlimited in Ringwood is usually full of cars, SUVs and pickup trucks as they receive the skilled attention of the auto repair technicians who make Performance Unlimited one of the premier auto repair shops in the region. Wednesday morning, Sept. 26, however, in the center of the shop were tables, chairs, breakfast and coffee.
By 7:30 a.m., the chairs were full of business owners who belong to MC3, the McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce business connection group. Denny Norton, owner of Performance Unlimited, is the president of the connection group.
“We usually have the meetings at Green Street Café,” Norton said. “Once in a while, though, we hold the meeting at a member’s place of business. Today, it was my turn.”
Norton said that holding the meeting at Performance Unlimited was a great way to really showcase his business for other members of the group.
“You can tell them about the auto repair services you offer, and your commitment to quality, but it helps when you actually show them,” he said.
Performance Unlimited was started more than three decades ago. Now, it has a well-deserved reputation for quality and an honest concern for the welfare of the customers they serve.
Along with a couple of guests visiting the group for the first time, other members of the MC3 group in attendance included:
Dick Jess, 3D Painting
Michael Goodman, A-PC computers
Janet Domrase, Aldens Kennels
John Matthesius, McHenry Water Well & Pump
Greg Mayer, Country Financial
Bill Zeng, Freedom Mortgage
Fran Lambert, Impressive Images
Bill Thomas, Northern Illinois Windows Service
Michael Kutnick, Prudential First Realty
Barbara Bishop, SendOutCards
Wayne Seely, Visual Horizons
Kathy Sierminski, Picker and Associates, CPAs
Each business owner/operator at the meeting shared 30 seconds of information about their business. Norton, as the host, spoke for 10 minutes. The focus of his presentation was on proper vehicle maintenance.
As Norton put it, “There are a lot of qualified auto repair shops in the area and most of them do a very good job. However, if you’re feeling uncomfortable with what your mechanic is telling you, trust your instincts and get another opinion.”
Most of the members of the group, however, do bring their vehicles to Performance Unlimited. As Seely put it, “We consider ourselves very fortunate to have someone of Denny’s caliber in our group – both in terms of the expertise he offers and in his strong business ethics.”
For more information about Performance Unlimited, call 815-728-8343 or visit www.4performanceunlimited.com.