• Events Calendar

    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
    Tuesday Oct 16, 2018
    OSHA Investigation Progecc ... read more
    Categories: 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
    Wednesday Oct 17, 2018
    Improve your Quality of Life Become a Healthier You Open to all persons with diabetes and/or nutrition needs Join us for an hour of education and conversation with Paul Martin, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. We will start the evening with some questions to assess our quality of life, then discuss some statistics on behavior change. We will spend the rest of our session focusing on how to improve our quality of life, minimizing the barriers and maximizing the successes ... read more
    Categories: Community, Continuing Education, Business, Home & Family
    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
    Adjustable Block Program ... read more
    Categories: Business
    Thursday Oct 18, 2018
    Come celebrate a new business in Elgin at the Open House and Ribbon Cutting ceremony of Alejando Talancon's Allstate Agency. The Open House will be held from 4 to 7:00 pm with the Ribbon Cutting luncheon at 12:30 p.m. ... read more
    Categories: Festivals & Celebrations, Community, EAC Events, Business
    Thursday Oct 18, 2018
    iHerb - Brand New Facility Hiring Event: Positions Available: OFFERS MADE SAME DAY! Custodian $14.00/ hr Material Handler $14.50/hr Maintenance Technician - Pay based on experience Shift Differential = $1.00 hour in addition to the above rates WE OFFER: Climate controlled facility, Free coffee & hot chocolate, Monthly events, No seasonal work, Advancement Opportunities, Stock options for all team members, Competitive wages, Excellent Benefits and more! ... read more
    Categories: Community, 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
    Friday Oct 19, 2018
    iHerb - Brand New Facility Hiring Event: Positions Available: OFFERS MADE SAME DAY! Custodian $14.00/ hr Material Handler $14.50/hr Maintenance Technician - Pay based on experience Shift Differential = $1.00 hour in addition to the above rates WE OFFER: Climate controlled facility, Free coffee & hot chocolate, Monthly events, No seasonal work, Advancement Opportunities, Stock options for all team members, Competitive wages, Excellent Benefits and more! ... read more
    Categories: Community, Business
    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
    Sunday Oct 21, 2018
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    Categories: 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
    Thursday Oct 25, 2018
    Open Enrollment Period: How you can prepare for the 2019 benefits year ... read more
    Categories: Business
    Friday Oct 26, 2018
    Denny?s in Elgin will celebrate its recent grand opening by serving up a Grand Celebration on Thursday, March 22. Located at 1120 South Randall Rd., unit 102, the new restaurant invites diners to enjoy great food and conversation at its newest location. The ribbon cutting event with the Elgin Area Chamber will be held at 9 a.m. ... read more
    Categories: Community, EAC Events, Business
    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
    Wednesday Oct 31, 2018
    Firing employees ... 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
    Thursday Nov 1, 2018
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    Categories: Business
    Friday Nov 2, 2018
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    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
    Wednesday Nov 14, 2018
    Our popular Social Media Meetup series continues with a session 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 FACEBOOK GROUPS FOR BUSINESS for social media, on Wednesday, November 14 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Chamber office and is free for all businesses to attend. One billion people already belong to Facebook Groups. People who love a brand or a personal brand want opportunities to get more interactive than is possible through a Facebook Page. In this masterclass training you'll learn ? If starting a Facebook Group is right for your business ? Examples of how others are using Facebook Groups to grow their businesses ? And tips for how to run a successful group for business 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. To register for the Facebook Groups for Business 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 session INSTAGRAM FOR BUSINESS 101 on Tuesday, Dec. 11. ... read more
    Categories: EAC Events, 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
    Friday Nov 23, 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 Nov 24, 2018
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    Categories: Community, EAC Events, Business
    Monday Nov 26, 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
    Monday Nov 26, 2018
    Kick off the holiday season with a brass sextet concert in the beautiful First United Methodist Church. Interweaving classic Christmas melodies with the music of Dahl, Glass, and Bohme, the sounds of Third Coast Brass will warm your heart and get you in the holiday spirit!​ ... read more
    Categories: Community, Holiday
    Thursday Nov 29, 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 Dec 1, 2018
    MOTHERTRUCKIN’ BEER FEST Saturday, December 1st,2018 50+ Breweries|100+ Craft Beers|Food Trucks|Live Entertainment Hoppy Holidays, Chicago! MotherTruckin’ Beer Fest returns with the gift of craft beers, food trucks, and live entertainment this holiday season as MotherTruckin’ Beer Fest rattles the walls of the 100,000 sq. ft. Sears Centre Arena on Saturday, December 1st, 2018. With each ticket you will receive a commemorative tasting glass, 25 tasting tickets, and full access to the festivities, featuring a live performance from 7th Heaven, craft beer, the cascading Beering-ham Fountain, Santas Little Hoppers Workshop and specialty food trucks. General admission tickets are $45 with VIP packages available for $65, and a Platinum Session for $100. Designated Driver tickets will be available at the door for $20. ... read more
    Categories: Festivals & Celebrations, Arts & Culture, Community, Clubs/Organizations, Recreation & Sports
    Saturday Dec 1, 2018
    The 2018 production of Chicago Ballet Conservatory's The Nutcracker will take place December 1 & 2. Local dancers and actors share the stage with seasoned professionals to create an inclusive production full of elaborate and colorful surprises. Directed by Linda Cunningham, this will truly be the must-see performa... ... read more
    Categories: Arts & Culture
    Wednesday Dec 5, 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 Dec 6, 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 Dec 11, 2018
    Our popular Social Media Meetup series continues with a session 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 FACEBOOK GROUPS FOR BUSINESS for social media, on Wednesday, November 14 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Chamber office and is free for all businesses to attend. One billion people already belong to Facebook Groups. People who love a brand or a personal brand want opportunities to get more interactive than is possible through a Facebook Page. In this masterclass training you'll learn ? If starting a Facebook Group is right for your business ? Examples of how others are using Facebook Groups to grow their businesses ? And tips for how to run a successful group for business 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. To register for the Facebook Groups for Business 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 session INSTAGRAM FOR BUSINESS 101 on Tuesday, Dec. 11. ... read more
    Categories: EAC Events, Business
    Thursday Dec 13, 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
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