• Events Calendar

    Saturday Sep 22, 2018
    The Elgin Short Film Festival (ESFF) is returning for its tenth year! The ESFF has drawn film entries from around the world making this an impressive event that has entertained film lovers since 2009. The fabulous and always witty Mike Toomey, a regular performer on the WGN Morning News, will again bring his comedic... ... read more
    Categories: Festivals & Celebrations, Arts & Culture
    Sunday Sep 23, 2018
    Buy an orange sugar cookie at McAlister s during the month of September to help solve hunger in Northern Illinois. The cookie is sold for $1.50 and $1.00 of every sale is donated back to the Northern Illinois Food Bank who can then purchase $8 worth of groceries. Your purchase will provide our neighbors with the nut... ... read more
    Categories: Community, Clubs/Organizations
    Sunday Sep 23, 2018
    THIS Sunday, September 23, 2018 from 11am - 3pm The Elgin History Museum presents the 31st Annual Cemetery Walk at the beautiful Bluff City Cemetery. The Cemetery Walk has been a tradition in Elgin since 1987. Visitors are generally taken on a 90 minute guided tour through the scenic Bluff City Cemetery to grave sit... ... read more
    Categories: Arts & Culture, Community
    Monday Sep 24, 2018
    Tune in to WRMN 1410 AM the fourth Tuesday of every month from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. to listen to Chamber Chat, the radio show hosted by the Elgin Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Carol Gieske. ... read more
    Categories: EAC Events
    Tuesday Sep 25, 2018
    Adjustable Block Program ... read more
    Categories: Business
    Tuesday Sep 25, 2018
    Come see for yourself our passion for hosting fun, unique, shared experiences. Enjoy an evening of upscale dining, classic bowling, and Italian bocce, all with food served from our seasonal scratch kitchen. Our sophisticated and comfortable spaces will set the mood for a memorable evening and inspire your holiday pa... ... read more
    Categories: Festivals & Celebrations, Arts & Culture, Community, Schools, EAC Events, Holiday, Clubs/Organizations, Recreation & Sports, Business, Home & Family
    Tuesday Sep 25, 2018
    LEdward Jones advisor Ray Ercoli invited you to join him to learn more about living in retirement. At Edward Jones, understanding your goals and partnering with you to acieve them is the best part of what we do. Financial education is an important part of that partnership. That's why we are excited to invite you to our upcoming event, where you will learn about strategies to help you achieve your financial goals. Meet Jenn Rehor, regional manager for MassMutual for a complimentary dinner. ... read more
    Categories: Business
    Wednesday Sep 26, 2018
    Hiring, Firing, ... read more
    Categories: Business
    Wednesday Sep 26, 2018
    Job Fair ... read more
    Categories: Job Fairs
    Thursday Sep 27, 2018
    EARN I Networking Group - Elgin Area Referral Network, is a members-only opportunity for you to network and eventually grow your business through a part-time sales force! ... read more
    Categories: EAC Events
    Thursday Sep 27, 2018
    ECC, ECC seminars, continuing education, enhancing individual and organizational creativity ... read more
    Categories: Business
    Thursday Sep 27, 2018
    Employee handbook compliance, updating, DOL, EEOC, NLRB ... read more
    Categories: Business
    Thursday Sep 27, 2018
    Find out how Leslie Maloney, executive with JPMorgan Chase, defines her leadership style at our next CEO Unplugged, sponsored by the Grand Victoria Casino. The luncheon will be held Thursday, September 27, at the Grand Victoria Casino pavilion, 250 South Grove at 11:30 a.m. for registration with buffet luncheon at 11:45 a.m. ... read more
    Categories: Community, EAC Events, Business
    Thursday Sep 27, 2018
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    Categories: Clubs/Organizations, Business, Home & Family
    Thursday Sep 27, 2018
    Join us to celebrate the 40th anniversary of this family-owned child day care center that started in Elgin and has expanded to four centers! Dedicating their lives to child advocacy, the Hannell family continues to offer high-quality educational programs in a nurturing atmosphere. While enjoying cake and beverages, you'll have the opportunity to meet some of the first students at the Center, teachers who opened the center and now second and third generation families who continue to uses The Learning Tree. ... read more
    Categories: Festivals & Celebrations, Arts & Culture, Community, Business
    Thursday Sep 27, 2018
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    Categories: Clubs/Organizations, Business, Home & Family
    Friday Sep 28, 2018
    Everyday is Kiwanis Peanut Day. The Kiwanis Club of Elgin will join thousands of clubs worldwide on Friday, September 28th, to raise local dollars for local children?s charities. We need your help. You can participate today by purchasing Kiwanis peanuts by the case. Treat the office to a snack, bring them to a meeting, provide a treat to your customers or give them out on Halloween. All proceeds from your contributions stay in Elgin addressing the needs of our youngest neighbors. ... read more
    Categories: Community, Clubs/Organizations
    Friday Sep 28, 2018
    What a fun night! Here's your opportunity to share your talent with the community an an Open Mic night at First United Methodist Church. ... read more
    Categories: Community
    Saturday Sep 29, 2018
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    Categories: Community, Clubs/Organizations, Recreation & Sports
    Sunday Sep 30, 2018
    Buy an orange sugar cookie at McAlister s during the month of September to help solve hunger in Northern Illinois. The cookie is sold for $1.50 and $1.00 of every sale is donated back to the Northern Illinois Food Bank who can then purchase $8 worth of groceries. Your purchase will provide our neighbors with the nut... ... read more
    Categories: Community, Clubs/Organizations
    Wednesday Oct 3, 2018
    Infrastructure, St. Louis, Metro-east ... read more
    Categories: Business
    Wednesday Oct 3, 2018
    EARN Too Networking Group - Elgin Area Referral Network, is a members-only opportunity for you to network and eventually grow your business. ... read more
    Categories: EAC Events, Business
    Wednesday Oct 3, 2018
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    Categories: Business
    Thursday Oct 4, 2018
    EARN, the Elgin Area Referral Network, is a members-only opportunity for you to network and eventually grow your business. ... read more
    Categories: EAC Events
    Thursday Oct 4, 2018
    Join us and celebrate the expansion of Dream Kitchen at an EAC Ribbon Cutting Ceremony! ... read more
    Categories: Festivals & Celebrations, EAC Events, Business
    Friday Oct 5, 2018
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    Categories: Community, Clubs/Organizations
    Saturday Oct 6, 2018
    This premier program crafts and delivers a curriculum specifically designed to assist individuals in becoming active and engaged leaders in their community. ... read more
    Categories: Community, EAC Events, Continuing Education, Clubs/Organizations, Business
    Tuesday Oct 9, 2018
    ECC, ECC seminars, continuing education, enhancing individual and organizational creativity ... read more
    Categories: Business
    Tuesday Oct 9, 2018
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    Categories: Business, Job Fairs
    Wednesday Oct 10, 2018
    Hiring 101 Finding the perfect fit is important. ... read more
    Categories: Business
    Thursday Oct 11, 2018
    EARN I Networking Group - Elgin Area Referral Network, is a members-only opportunity for you to network and eventually grow your business through a part-time sales force! ... read more
    Categories: EAC Events
    Thursday Oct 11, 2018
    OSHA training ... read more
    Categories: Business
    Thursday Oct 11, 2018
    An opportunity to meet and network with professionals from 10 other Chambers. Network with members from 9 Chambers of Commerce while enjoying a 3-course lunch! - B2B Opportunity to promote your business & handout lots of business cards! - Meet business professionals & learn about new information in their industry! ... read more
    Categories: EAC Events, Business
    Thursday Oct 11, 2018
    Willow Creek Community Job Fair ... read more
    Categories: Job Fairs
    Friday Oct 12, 2018
    Wine lovers and wine novices alike will enjoy this casual, fun event in support of a great cause! ... read more
    Categories: Festivals & Celebrations, Community
    Tuesday Oct 16, 2018
    ECC, ECC seminars, continuing education, leaders responsible for change ... read more
    Categories: Business
    Tuesday Oct 16, 2018
    This month's Legislative Brew event features State Senator Don DeWitte, appointed to fill the remainder of the term of former Sen. Karen McConnaughay on Tuesday, October 16 from 8:30 to 9:30 am at the Chamber office, 31 S. Grove. Sponsored by AT&T, you will have a chance to catch up over coffee with Sen. DeWitte, ask your questions and mix and mingle with other Chamber members all in an informal setting. Seating is limited so reservations are necessary to attend. DeWitte is the State Senator for the 33rd Senate District of Illinois, and has served in this role since his appointment in September 2018. He currently serves as the Minority Spokesperson for the Senate Transportation Committee and as a member on the Appropriations II, Education, Energy, Revenue and Gaming Committees. Prior to his appointment to the Illinois State Senate, Don was the St. Charles Mayor from 2005 to 2013, and a St. Charles alderman from 1993 to 2015. Most recently, Don served on the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Board representing Kane County for the past five years. Don attended Elgin Community College and the University of Illinois at Springfield before beginning a four decades-long career in the building materials industry, serving in various positions with local and national manufacturers, primarily in kitchen design and sales. Don and his wife, Diane, have been married 34 years and have two children. Illinois’ 33rd Senate District is in the northwest Chicago suburbs and includes all or part of Algonquin, Batavia, Carpentersville, Crystal Lake, East Dundee, Elgin, Geneva, Gilberts, Hampshire, Huntley, Lake in the Hills, Lakewood, Pingree Grove, Sleepy Hollow, South Elgin, St. Charles, Wayne and West Dundee. The Elgin Area Chamber connects our members with the information, opportunities, and people from across the political spectrum that makes a difference to your business with ''Legislative Brew.'' Sometimes we'll meet for coffee, other times we just might meet for a ''brew.'' In any case, EAC will bring together a mix of individuals engaged in government and the policy discussions facing our community, region, and state in for a cup and conversation. ... read more
    Categories: Community, Government, EAC Events, Business
    Wednesday Oct 17, 2018
    How to Fire the Litigious Employee Win the Inevitable Lawsuit ... read more
    Categories: Business
    Wednesday Oct 17, 2018
    EARN Too Networking Group - Elgin Area Referral Network, is a members-only opportunity for you to network and eventually grow your business. ... read more
    Categories: EAC Events, Business
    Thursday Oct 18, 2018
    EARN, the Elgin Area Referral Network, is a members-only opportunity for you to network and eventually grow your business. ... read more
    Categories: EAC Events
    Thursday Oct 18, 2018
    Roundtable ... read more
    Categories: Business
    Thursday Oct 18, 2018
    Heard any good jokes lately? Al Gini certainly has?he will explain how humor can give us the power to cope with difficult situations, dispel tension and even transform our lives when he talks about The Importance of Being Funny at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 18 at Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin 60120. Co-sponsored by Elgin Area Chamber and Gail Borden Library, here is your opportunity to join us and have a fun evening recognizing the importance of laughter in your life. A Professor of Business Ethics in the Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University Chicago, as well as co-founder and long-time Associate Editor of Business Ethics Quarterly, Mr. Gini was the Resident Philosopher on National Public Radio?s Chicago affiliate, WBEZ-FM, for many years and can now be heard on WGN/Tribune Radio. He believes that humor can help us as we deal with everyday struggles and the larger mysteries of life. ?Humor may not be able to provide definitive answers, but it can arrest and defang our uncertainty. I am convinced that laughter offers perspective, reinforces our humanity, and encourages hope.? Mr. Gini?s presentation will be based on his book The Importance of Being Funny: Why We Need More Jokes in Our Lives. The program is co-sponsored by Gail Borden Library and the Elgin Area Chamber. Free to the community, the program requires registration at elginchamber.com or 847-741-5660 or gailborden.info/register or by calling 847-429-4597 ... read more
    Categories: Festivals & Celebrations, Community, EAC Events, Business, Home & Family
    Saturday Oct 20, 2018
    Join us for a Feast Folly! Do you enjoy great food, nice people and hilarity? Then you need to come to Renz Center s Feast Folly! There will be plenty to eat and an improv comedy show courtesy of Greenroom Productions to end the evening. Your support will help reduce the impact of substance use disorders in familie... ... read more
    Categories: Festivals & Celebrations, Community
    Monday Oct 22, 2018
    Tune in to WRMN 1410 AM the fourth Tuesday of every month from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. to listen to Chamber Chat, the radio show hosted by the Elgin Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Carol Gieske. ... read more
    Categories: EAC Events
    Tuesday Oct 23, 2018
    Our popular Social Media Meetup series continues with four FREE sessions coordinated with our business partner, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of Harper College. We're meeting monthly in hands-on, interactive sessions that will help you engage your customers in social media. This next fast-paced seminar is 10 KILLER CONTENT CREATION HACKSvfor social media, on Tuesday, October 23 from 1:00 to 2:00 a.m. at the Chamber office and is free for all byusinesses to attend. Email Marketing Strategist Vanessa Cabrera will be teaching the class on behalf of the SBDC. She is an Online Marketing Consultant for Service Based Entrepreneurs and has vast experience working with companies to expand their knowledge of social media. You've heard it over and over again. Content is King. You know that the key to creating raving fans, and die-hard followers is by putting out incredible content that will leave them wanting more. But then you think, what can I put out there? Or how about, I just don't have time to create new content. Sound familiar? In this cannot miss event, Vanessa will GIFT you with 10 insanely simple content creation hacks that will allow you to create a year's worth of content in just 1 day! Be sure to bring a pen and paper to jot down all 10 of these simple hacks. Vanessa guarantees that by the end of this training, your mind will be bursting with ideas! To register for the Killer Content session co-presented by SBDC and the EAC, please visit our website at ElginChamber.com or call 847-741-5660. Mark your calendar and make your reservation for the other upcoming sessions FACEBOOK GROUPS FOR BUSINESS on Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and INSTAGRAM FOR BUSINESS 101 on Tuesday, Dec. 11. ... read more
    Categories: EAC Events, Continuing Education, Business
    Wednesday Oct 24, 2018
    Workers' Compensation & Safety Conference ... read more
    Wednesday Oct 24, 2018
    Elgin Community College, seminars, leadership seminars, Interaction Esssentials, handling workplace challenges, new leaders, first time leaders ... read more
    Categories: Business
    Thursday Oct 25, 2018
    EARN I Networking Group - Elgin Area Referral Network, is a members-only opportunity for you to network and eventually grow your business through a part-time sales force! ... read more
    Categories: EAC Events
    Friday Oct 26, 2018
    What a fun night! Here's your opportunity to share your talent with the community an an Open Mic night at First United Methodist Church. ... read more
    Categories: Community
    Tuesday Oct 30, 2018
    Workers? Compensation Preferred Provider Program ... read more
    Categories: Business
    Thursday Nov 1, 2018
    EARN, the Elgin Area Referral Network, is a members-only opportunity for you to network and eventually grow your business. ... read more
    Categories: EAC Events
    Saturday Nov 3, 2018
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    Categories: Community
    Wednesday Nov 7, 2018
    EARN Too Networking Group - Elgin Area Referral Network, is a members-only opportunity for you to network and eventually grow your business. ... read more
    Categories: EAC Events, Business
    Thursday Nov 8, 2018
    EARN I Networking Group - Elgin Area Referral Network, is a members-only opportunity for you to network and eventually grow your business through a part-time sales force! ... read more
    Categories: EAC Events
    Tuesday Nov 13, 2018
    Elgin Community College, continuing education, leadership skills, leadership styles ... read more
    Categories: Business
    Thursday Nov 15, 2018
    EARN, the Elgin Area Referral Network, is a members-only opportunity for you to network and eventually grow your business. ... read more
    Categories: EAC Events
    Thursday Nov 15, 2018
    How to Fire the Litigious Employee & Win the Inevitable Lawsuit ... read more
    Categories: Business
    Thursday Nov 15, 2018
    Learn how to maximize your membership and be engaged at the Elgin Area Chambers Member Orientation. Whether you're a new or existing member, you can attend a Member Orientation at the Chamber to learn how to plug in. You'll learn about your benefits and available opportunities as an EAC member at this event to be held at the Chamber office at 31 S. Grove Avenue. ... read more
    Categories: EAC Events, Business
    Tuesday Nov 20, 2018
    One of the longstanding traditions in our community is our Annual Community Thanksgiving Luncheon where we reach out in true gratitude and friendship to local service clubs and organizations and sponsor a non-denominational luncheon. ... read more
    Categories: Festivals & Celebrations, Community, EAC Events, Home & Family
    Wednesday Nov 21, 2018
    EARN Too Networking Group - Elgin Area Referral Network, is a members-only opportunity for you to network and eventually grow your business. ... read more
    Categories: EAC Events, Business
    Thursday Nov 22, 2018
    EARN I Networking Group - Elgin Area Referral Network, is a members-only opportunity for you to network and eventually grow your business through a part-time sales force! ... read more
    Categories: EAC Events
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