• Elgin Area Referral Network
  • Elgin Area Referral Network - E.A.R.N.

    What is E.A.R.N.?

    E.A.R.N. are lead groups that consist of owners and sales professionals from non-competitive industries. The groups provide its members with the chance to learn from experts, to be part of a support community of like-minded peers, to forge partnerships, and — especially if you’re a B2B business — find and share leads.

  • What are the benefits of being in a leads group?

    A leads group is a valuable resource to expand your knowledge, learn from the success of others, attain new clients and tell others about your business. Following are the core benefits of our E.A.R.N. groups:

    • Professional Development
      Perfect your sales presentations, speaking skills, marketing plans, selling techniques and many other skills. By capitalizing on the varied abilities of your peers you will become more polished and greater able to achieve results.
    • Strategic Partnerships
      Focus on uncovering and identifying your power partners. History has proven this process to be a quick and meaningful way to build relationships. Members of the group will help you discover and meet individuals with similar customers, needs and values.
    • Social Capital
      Form business friendships that will last for years.
    • Referrals
      Engage in giving and receiving business. As the most sought-after benefit of each Referral group, receiving referrals cannot be rushed. Meaningful referrals are rarely exchanged without an investment in professional development and personal capital, which is why joining a Referral group will place you on a better path to success.
  • What groups does EAC offer?

    EAC provides 3 lead groups to fit most schedules.

    E.A.R.N. 1
    Time: 7:30 am to 9:00 pm
    Frequency: Every 2 weeks on Thursday

    E.A.R.N. Too
    Time:
    Noon – 1:30 pm
    Frequency: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.

    E.A.R.N. 3
    Time:
    7:30 am to 9:00 pm
    Frequency: Every 2 weeks on Thursday

  • Is there a fee to be part of the groups?

    Yes, an annual fee of $50.00 and you must be and remain a member of the Elgin Area Chamber in good standing.

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  • Members Are Talking

    “It’s difficult to make time for professional development when you're focused on making connections with fellow business professionals. The Elgin Area Chamber’s E.A.R.N Groups made it easy for me to accomplish both.”

    – Mike Story, Beckatt Solutions
    Member Since 2014