• Events Calendar

    Thursday Apr 25, 2019
    Join us at ''Rotary Connex'', a Business After Hours hosted by the Elgin Noon and Breakfast Clubs on Thursday, April 25 from 4 to 8 p.m. ? Join the Elgin Rotary Clubs for food, drink and learn about service in the community ? Elgin Craft Beer Fest Kick-Off Party ? Celebrate Elgin Noon Rotary awarding$ 150,000 to students attending ECC ? Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Elgin Breakfast Rotary ? Door Prizes & Lots of them! If you are a business looking for ways to give back, we are here to help you make those connections. One of our goals is to empower and promote businesses that are proactive in giving back to the communities they serve. CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBl LITY WHY CONNECT? Because when employees and customers feel that the company supports what is important and relevant to them, their community, their children, they are more likely to become engaged and advocates of the company. These advocates positively influence the company's culture and brand reputation, helping to further differentiate it from its competitors. Get involved .. .it is no secret that companies have seen increased returns on their philanthropic investment when they focus on the communities in which their employees and customers work and play! ... read more
    Categories: Festivals & Celebrations, Community, EAC Events, Clubs/Organizations, Recreation & Sports, Business
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    Friday Apr 26, 2019
    Adult Mental Health First Aid Training ... read more
    Categories: Community, Continuing Education
    Friday Apr 26, 2019
    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 Apr 27, 2019
    The Literacy Connection Trivia Bee Fundraiser ... read more
    Categories: Community
    Saturday Apr 27, 2019
    Ven a celebrar el Dia del Nino con toda la familia. Busca boletos en la biblioteca y/o las dos sucursales de Gail Borden. El programa se presentara en espanol con traduccion en espanol. Come celebrate Children's Day with the entire family. Free tickets will be available at the library Gail Borden. This program will be presented in spanish with translation into english ... read more
    Categories: Arts & Culture, Community, Schools, Recreation & Sports, Home & Family
    Saturday Apr 27, 2019
    Saturday, April 27 National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Every day, more than 90 Americans die after overdosing on opioids. As the prescription opioid epidemic continues to worsen, Northwestern Medicine and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago are coming together with the Drug Enforcement Administration to host collection sites for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The event aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible way to dispose of unused opioids and other prescription medications. Unused medications thrown in the trash can be retrieved and abused, or illegally sold. If they are flushed, they can contaminate the water supply. Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment. Please note, sharps and liquids will not be accepted, and Take Back Day is for community members, not for commercial organizations. For more information on prescription drug misuse, visit www.dea.gov. ... read more
    Categories: Community
    Saturday Apr 27, 2019
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    Categories: Community
    Saturday Apr 27, 2019
    Discover historic Elgin by touring buildings with unique architectural features, fascinating histories, and eye-opening elements. Buildings normally not open to the public will open their doors for one day only to share their secrets. Schools, churches, office buildings, businesses and much more will be open. ... read more
    Categories: Festivals & Celebrations, Arts & Culture, Community, Schools, EAC Events, Clubs/Organizations, Business, Home & Family
    Monday Apr 29, 2019
    Shoe Drive! April is Foot Health and Awareness Month! Donate your lightly used or new shoes. Donations will be going to the local YWCA 4/22-5/06. Donate Now ... read more
    Categories: Community, Clubs/Organizations, Business, Home & Family
    Monday Apr 29, 2019
    Could you use a part-time sales force to grow your business? Interested in getting more leads? How about talking with business owners/managers who have been there and can offer their advice? If so, then EARN is for you! EARN, the Elgin Area Referral Network, is a members-only networking group where you can grow your business through networking. EARN groups are composed of non-competing businesses that get together regularly to generate new business for fellow members through a system of referrals and leads. By meeting frequently, the businesses become well acquainted and build trust among the members. In time, leads are referred, and there is a greater opportunity for sales to be generated. Members also increase their visibility, their knowledge of the community, and their general knowledge of business. Members of our EARN networking groups attend the scheduled referral meetings, provide referrals and leads, and report results. Currently, the Chamber's four EARN groups have a limited number of openings. Each networking group offers a different operating style, from casual to highly structured. At our meetings, the agenda includes *Networking/Social time *Introductions & business descriptions *Pass Leads *Craft Talk by a member *Chamber Time This EARN Too networking group meets every other Monday from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. You'll share great conversation about business through the Chamber's EARN groups! If you want to grow your business by joining this EARN group, or any of our others, or for more information, please contact Carol Gieske at 847-741-5660 or cgieske@elginchamber.com ... read more
    Categories: Community, EAC Events, Continuing Education, Clubs/Organizations, Business
    Tuesday Apr 30, 2019
    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
    Wednesday May 1, 2019
    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 May 1, 2019
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    Categories: Arts & Culture
    Wednesday May 1, 2019
    Color Guard 101 Workshop. SPIN A FLAG, TOSS A RIFLE? CATCH THE EXCITEMENT! Come see why COLOR GUARD is the fastest growing youth activity in the country! Exploring Post 777 Allegiance Color Guard welcomes ALL Scouts, siblings, and friends (co-ed, ages 8-17) to a FREE color guard workshop to learn a few basics and perform a FUN ?Show & Tell? Routine for their families at the end of the workshop (7:45 PM). ALL Scouts, siblings, and friends (co-ed, ages 8-17) Color Guard 101 Workshop for beginners (spinning & tossing flags & rifles) Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 ? 6:30 PM to 8:15 PM. ?Show & Tell? Performance at 7:45 PM! Dundee Middle School, 4200 W. Main St, West Dundee, IL 60118 (Gymnasium) Color guard is a wonderful activity that builds self-confidence, teaches the value of teamwork, and promotes physical fitness in a safe, fun and creative environment! For those interested in continuing color guard after the workshop, there will be a Sign-Up table for the Allegiance Summer Guard program! To RSVP for the FREE Color Guard 101 Workshop, please contact Kelly Behnke, BSA Great Bear District Executive, at (630) 797-4623 or e-mail: kelly.behnke@scouting.org on or before Monday, April 29th, 2019! For more information about Exploring Post 777 Allegiance Color Guard, please visit their website at www.allegianceyouth.org. ... read more
    Categories: Community, Schools, Clubs/Organizations, Recreation & Sports, Home & Family
    Thursday May 2, 2019
    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 May 2, 2019
    Join us and celebrate the Grand Opening if Dogtopia of South Elgin! ''Endless love and trusted support'' Dogtopia is the leading destination for dog daycare, boarding and spa services. Our mission is to make sure your four-legged family members are kept safe and have a fun time when they are at our modern, open-play facility. Sof opening during April. ... read more
    Categories: Community, EAC Events, Business, Home & Family
    Friday May 3, 2019
    WRMN 1410 Invites you to put a little salsa in your step and celebrate Cinco de Mayo with us at Sammy's Mexican Grill & Bar, 1354 Lake Street, Roselle. Listen Monday through Friday 10-12 & 4-7 or Saturdays 8am-noon for LIVE opportunities to earn your Fun Buck entry. Then mark your calendar for Friday, May 3 to celebrate, Sammy's style! WRMN will be broadcasting LIVE with games, giveaways and the all-inclusive* trip, with airfare to shake your maracas in beautiful Cancun, Mexico. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style with WRMN 1410, Huntley Travel and Sammy's Mexican Grill & Bar. ... read more
    Categories: Festivals & Celebrations, Arts & Culture, Community
    Friday May 3, 2019
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    Categories: Arts & Culture
    Saturday May 4, 2019
    gala, fundraiser, chocolate, Open Door Health Center ... read more
    Categories: Festivals & Celebrations, Community
    Monday May 6, 2019
    Shoe Drive! April is Foot Health and Awareness Month! Donate your lightly used or new shoes. Donations will be going to the local YWCA 4/22-5/06. Donate Now ... read more
    Categories: Community, Clubs/Organizations, Business, Home & Family
    Monday May 6, 2019
    Start your week out right by joining our Legislative Brew event on Monday, May 6 from 9 to 10 am at the Chamber office featuring Congressman Sean Casten. You will have a chance to catch up over coffee with Congressman Sean Casten, ask your questions and mix and mingle with other Chamber members all in an informal setting. Sean Casten represents Illinois? 6th Congressional District, located in suburbs west of Chicago, and is serving as a freshman in the 116th Congress. As a scientist, clean energy entrepreneur, author, and now as a Member of Congress, Casten has dedicated his life to fighting climate change. In Congress, he currently serves on the House Financial Services Committee, the Science, Space, and Technology Committee, the Select Climate Crisis Committee, and is a Co-Chair on the New Dems Climate Change Task Force. A resident of Downers Grove, Rep. Casten earned a BA from Middlebury College and a Master of Engineering Management and a Master of Science in Biochemical Engineering from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College. Casten worked as a clean energy consultant and served as the president and CEO of Turbosteam Corporation, which focused on utilizing energy recycling technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by generating heat and power from previously wasted energy. In 2006, Casten co-founded Recycled Energy Development (RED), which focused on recycling wasted energy and converting energy facilities to cleaner, more economic uses. RED built, owned, and operated industrially-sited waste energy recovery plants throughout North America. RED was sold to Ironclad Energy Partners in 2016. Casten was a founding chairman of the Northeast CHP Initiative, a nonprofit advocacy organization with a mission to advance policies that favor energy efficiency in the Northeast United States. Sean and his wife Kara live in Downers Grove, Illinois, with their two daughters, Gwen and Audrey. 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. Chamber members, to reserve your seat for our next Legislative Brew sponsored by AT&T with Congressman Sean Casten, visit ElginChamber.com or call 847-741-5660 for more information. ... read more
    Categories: Government, EAC Events, Continuing Education, Business
    Tuesday May 7, 2019
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    Categories: Community, EAC Events, Continuing Education, Business
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    Categories: Community, Home & Family
    Wednesday May 8, 2019
    This year, Judson University will celebrate the annual Community Prayer Breakfast. Join hundreds of community, service and business leaders as they gather together. At the event, Judson will recognize the contributions of one service leader from the community with the D. Ray Wilson Volunteer Service Award. Judson will also recognize a high school youth with the new Bea Wilson Youth Volunteer Award. This networking and community event will offer you the opportunity to be seen as a community leader and supporter of higher education. Join us for an unforgettable morning of faith, fellowship, food and fun. ... read more
    Categories: Community, Business
    Wednesday May 8, 2019
    Join us in celebrating Caffe Mariani Java and Gelato in Elgin! ''Come for Java, stay for Gelato'' a family owned and operated Caffé in Far West Elgin. Randy and Lisa Mariani, long time Elgin residents, have created a place for the community to gather and enjoy amazing coffee, tea, gelato, ice cream, and a variety of soups, salads, wraps, and sandwiches. Through our program, Be the ?Change? You Want to See in the World, we are spotlighting a local cause each month for guests to leave/donate their spare change. ... read more
    Categories: Community, EAC Events, Clubs/Organizations, Business, Home & Family
    Thursday May 9, 2019
    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 May 9, 2019
    A program of the Elgin Area Chamber, the Elgin Area Small Business Academy provides business ownership fundamentals and assists you in expanding your network of contacts to help grow your business. This is the first in a series of free, monthly workshops to help business owners that are taught by local business owners. ... read more
    Categories: Community, EAC Events, Continuing Education, Business, EDG Meeting
    Thursday May 9, 2019
    Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. The organization?s membership exceeds 352,000 in more than 16,400 clubs in 141 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people of all backgrounds build confidence as speakers and leaders. Better Speakers and Leaders Toastmasters is the best way for anyone?whether a working professional, student, stay-at-home parent or retiree?to improve his or her communication and leadership skills. Members overcome the fear of public speaking and learn skills that aid them in becoming more successful. Toastmasters creates better listeners and stronger team members and leaders who can comfortably give and receive constructive evaluations. Joining a Toastmasters club is easy. A listing of clubs by geographic area can be located on the Toastmasters website at www.toastmasters.org/find. Visitors to the website can select the most convenient club, attend a meeting and apply for membership. (Applicants must be 18 or older.) New clubs can be started with permission and assistance from Toastmasters International. Linda Lingle Former Governor of Hawaii ?Toastmasters is the best and least expensive personal improvement class you can go to. Anybody who begins and sticks with it for any length of time ends up a better speaker. As a result, they build confidence and are able to do their jobs better. ... read more
    Categories: Community, Continuing Education, Clubs/Organizations, Business
    Friday May 10, 2019
    Join us for the Grand Opening of Firehouse Subs in South Elgin. Savor a hot sub sandwich with premium meats and cheeses, steamed to perfection, then pilled high on a toasted private recipe oil. Founded by Fireman, proceeds from every meal help local first responders. Looking for catering options? Ask Elizabeth for specials and promotions ... read more
    Categories: Festivals & Celebrations, Community, EAC Events, Business
    Monday May 13, 2019
    Could you use a part-time sales force to grow your business? Interested in getting more leads? How about talking with business owners/managers who have been there and can offer their advice? If so, then EARN is for you! EARN, the Elgin Area Referral Network, is a members-only networking group where you can grow your business through networking. EARN groups are composed of non-competing businesses that get together regularly to generate new business for fellow members through a system of referrals and leads. By meeting frequently, the businesses become well acquainted and build trust among the members. In time, leads are referred, and there is a greater opportunity for sales to be generated. Members also increase their visibility, their knowledge of the community, and their general knowledge of business. Members of our EARN networking groups attend the scheduled referral meetings, provide referrals and leads, and report results. Currently, the Chamber's four EARN groups have a limited number of openings. Each networking group offers a different operating style, from casual to highly structured. At our meetings, the agenda includes *Networking/Social time *Introductions & business descriptions *Pass Leads *Craft Talk by a member *Chamber Time This EARN Too networking group meets every other Monday from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. You'll share great conversation about business through the Chamber's EARN groups! If you want to grow your business by joining this EARN group, or any of our others, or for more information, please contact Carol Gieske at 847-741-5660 or cgieske@elginchamber.com ... read more
    Categories: Community, EAC Events, Continuing Education, Clubs/Organizations, Business
    Tuesday May 14, 2019
    Help us celebrate Express Employment Professionals 5 years anniversary at this Multi-Chamber event with Elgin Area Chamber, Northern Kane, and Hampshire ... read more
    Categories: Festivals & Celebrations, EAC Events, Business
    Tuesday May 14, 2019 - Wednesday May 15, 2019
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    Categories: Arts & Culture, Community
    Wednesday May 15, 2019
    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 May 15, 2019
    You are invited to join us for our first ever INCubatoredu@CHS Pitch Night! This event will be held on Wednesday, May 15th beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Central High School. The evening will begin with our Innovative Thinking Fair, during which guests can hear from students in the MobileMakeredu and INCubatoredu programs about how they applied problem solving, critical thinking, and collaboration skills into iOS app development and business concepts. Beginning at 6:45, our INCubatoredu teams will present their business concepts before a panel of industry experts in a ?Shark Tank? style competition for funding. This is sure to be a great event and we hope you will be a part of it! ... read more
    Categories: Community, Schools, Business
    Thursday May 16, 2019
    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 May 16, 2019
    Herrick Chapel,Judson University 1151 N.State Street, Elgin IL Dallas Mavericks Owner, Entrepreneur and Star of ABC's ''Shark Tank.'' The Wor ld Leaders Forum presents ''Conversations with Mark Vargas,'' a NEW and exciting speaker series where alum Mark Vargas '04 invites some of the most recognizable names in business and politics to join him for an infor mal, one-on-one conversation covering a wide range of topics - from current events to politics, business, life lessons, successes and failures, inspiring stories and more. This unique and behind-the-scenes conversation will also include a question and answer session with the audience at the end. ... read more
    Categories: Community, Schools, Business
    Thursday May 16, 2019
    Join us for an evening of great food and entertainment! Enjoy scrumptious bites and beverages, a chance to win getaways and packages, and mingling, all in the distinct atmosphere of The Brix on the Fox. Don?t miss the opportunity to support Food For Greater Elgin and our efforts to fight youth hunger! ... read more
    Categories: Community, Clubs/Organizations, Home & Family
    Thursday May 23, 2019
    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 May 23, 2019
    Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. The organization’s membership exceeds 352,000 in more than 16,400 clubs in 141 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people of all backgrounds build confidence as speakers and leaders. Better Speakers and Leaders Toastmasters is the best way for anyone—whether a working professional, student, stay-at-home parent or retiree—to improve his or her communication and leadership skills. Members overcome the fear of public speaking and learn skills that aid them in becoming more successful. Toastmasters creates better listeners and stronger team members and leaders who can comfortably give and receive constructive evaluations. Joining a Toastmasters club is easy. A listing of clubs by geographic area can be located on the Toastmasters website at www.toastmasters.org/find. Visitors to the website can select the most convenient club, attend a meeting and apply for membership. (Applicants must be 18 or older.) New clubs can be started with permission and assistance from Toastmasters International. Linda Lingle Former Governor of Hawaii “Toastmasters is the best and least expensive personal improvement class you can go to. Anybody who begins and sticks with it for any length of time ends up a better speaker. As a result, they build confidence and are able to do their jobs better. ... read more
    Categories: Community, Continuing Education, Clubs/Organizations, Business
    Friday May 24, 2019
    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
    Monday May 27, 2019
    Could you use a part-time sales force to grow your business? Interested in getting more leads? How about talking with business owners/managers who have been there and can offer their advice? If so, then EARN is for you! EARN, the Elgin Area Referral Network, is a members-only networking group where you can grow your business through networking. EARN groups are composed of non-competing businesses that get together regularly to generate new business for fellow members through a system of referrals and leads. By meeting frequently, the businesses become well acquainted and build trust among the members. In time, leads are referred, and there is a greater opportunity for sales to be generated. Members also increase their visibility, their knowledge of the community, and their general knowledge of business. Members of our EARN networking groups attend the scheduled referral meetings, provide referrals and leads, and report results. Currently, the Chamber's four EARN groups have a limited number of openings. Each networking group offers a different operating style, from casual to highly structured. At our meetings, the agenda includes *Networking/Social time *Introductions & business descriptions *Pass Leads *Craft Talk by a member *Chamber Time This EARN Too networking group meets every other Monday from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. You'll share great conversation about business through the Chamber's EARN groups! If you want to grow your business by joining this EARN group, or any of our others, or for more information, please contact Carol Gieske at 847-741-5660 or cgieske@elginchamber.com ... read more
    Categories: Community, EAC Events, Continuing Education, Clubs/Organizations, Business
    Tuesday May 28, 2019
    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. Conversations on Chamber Chat feature Chamber and community programs, local business issues, and what is going on in the greater Elgin business community. Each show also gives a quick rundown of what's happening at the Chamber in the upcoming weeks, and how that helps Elgin area businesses connect, grow and succeed. If there is a topic you would like to hear discussed, let us know sending an email to info@elginchamberr.com or call the Chamber Office 847-741-5660 with your idea! Thanks to Elgin Community Broadcasting LLC. WRMN 1410AM Radio and our producer Mark Bialek for making the show a success! ... read more
    Categories: Community, EAC Events, Continuing Education, Business, Home & Family
    Thursday May 30, 2019
    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
    Friday May 31, 2019
    Join us and celebrate the 1st year anniversary of Allstate in South Elgin! Jose Chavez and his team invites you to be part of this celebration. We'll have BBQ, Drinks and all community businesses and people are welcome to join us. Stop by and get to know your neighbors! ... read more
    Categories: Festivals & Celebrations, Community, EAC Events, Business
    Saturday Jun 1, 2019
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    Categories: Arts & Culture
    Wednesday Jun 5, 2019
    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 Jun 6, 2019
    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 Jun 7, 2019
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    Categories: Arts & Culture
    Monday Jun 10, 2019
    Could you use a part-time sales force to grow your business? Interested in getting more leads? How about talking with business owners/managers who have been there and can offer their advice? If so, then EARN is for you! EARN, the Elgin Area Referral Network, is a members-only networking group where you can grow your business through networking. EARN groups are composed of non-competing businesses that get together regularly to generate new business for fellow members through a system of referrals and leads. By meeting frequently, the businesses become well acquainted and build trust among the members. In time, leads are referred, and there is a greater opportunity for sales to be generated. Members also increase their visibility, their knowledge of the community, and their general knowledge of business. Members of our EARN networking groups attend the scheduled referral meetings, provide referrals and leads, and report results. Currently, the Chamber's four EARN groups have a limited number of openings. Each networking group offers a different operating style, from casual to highly structured. At our meetings, the agenda includes *Networking/Social time *Introductions & business descriptions *Pass Leads *Craft Talk by a member *Chamber Time This EARN Too networking group meets every other Monday from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. You'll share great conversation about business through the Chamber's EARN groups! If you want to grow your business by joining this EARN group, or any of our others, or for more information, please contact Carol Gieske at 847-741-5660 or cgieske@elginchamber.com ... read more
    Categories: Community, EAC Events, Continuing Education, Clubs/Organizations, Business
    Tuesday Jun 11, 2019
    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 seminar is Facebook LIVE! How to Livestream to Engage with Your Customers and Increase Business on Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Chamber office. Facebook, the #1 social media platform, has now made it even easier and more fun to authentically connect with your customers. Facebook LIVE is all about interacting with your audience in REAL TIME. It breaks down the barriers and creates a connection that transcends traditional marketing limitations. In this cannot miss session, you will be introduced to the world of Facebook LIVE and the different ways your business can benefit from using this exciting new platform. 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 mediar r ... read more
    Categories: Community, EAC Events, Continuing Education, Business
    Tuesday Jun 11, 2019
    at at Portillo's and support Anderson Animal Shelter. Portillo's will give us 20% of all orders that show the flyer on their phone form 5pm - 8pm on June 11. ... read more
    Categories: Community, Clubs/Organizations
    Thursday Jun 13, 2019
    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 Jun 13, 2019
    Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. The organization?s membership exceeds 352,000 in more than 16,400 clubs in 141 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people of all backgrounds build confidence as speakers and leaders. Better Speakers and Leaders Toastmasters is the best way for anyone?whether a working professional, student, stay-at-home parent or retiree?to improve his or her communication and leadership skills. Members overcome the fear of public speaking and learn skills that aid them in becoming more successful. Toastmasters creates better listeners and stronger team members and leaders who can comfortably give and receive constructive evaluations. Joining a Toastmasters club is easy. A listing of clubs by geographic area can be located on the Toastmasters website at www.toastmasters.org/find. Visitors to the website can select the most convenient club, attend a meeting and apply for membership. (Applicants must be 18 or older.) New clubs can be started with permission and assistance from Toastmasters International. Linda Lingle Former Governor of Hawaii ?Toastmasters is the best and least expensive personal improvement class you can go to. Anybody who begins and sticks with it for any length of time ends up a better speaker. As a result, they build confidence and are able to do their jobs better. ... read more
    Categories: Community, Continuing Education, Clubs/Organizations, Business
    Wednesday Jun 19, 2019
    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 Jun 20, 2019
    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
    Monday Jun 24, 2019
    Could you use a part-time sales force to grow your business? Interested in getting more leads? How about talking with business owners/managers who have been there and can offer their advice? If so, then EARN is for you! EARN, the Elgin Area Referral Network, is a members-only networking group where you can grow your business through networking. EARN groups are composed of non-competing businesses that get together regularly to generate new business for fellow members through a system of referrals and leads. By meeting frequently, the businesses become well acquainted and build trust among the members. In time, leads are referred, and there is a greater opportunity for sales to be generated. Members also increase their visibility, their knowledge of the community, and their general knowledge of business. Members of our EARN networking groups attend the scheduled referral meetings, provide referrals and leads, and report results. Currently, the Chamber's four EARN groups have a limited number of openings. Each networking group offers a different operating style, from casual to highly structured. At our meetings, the agenda includes *Networking/Social time *Introductions & business descriptions *Pass Leads *Craft Talk by a member *Chamber Time This EARN Too networking group meets every other Monday from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. You'll share great conversation about business through the Chamber's EARN groups! If you want to grow your business by joining this EARN group, or any of our others, or for more information, please contact Carol Gieske at 847-741-5660 or cgieske@elginchamber.com ... read more
    Categories: Community, EAC Events, Continuing Education, Clubs/Organizations, Business
    Tuesday Jun 25, 2019
    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. Conversations on Chamber Chat feature Chamber and community programs, local business issues, and what is going on in the greater Elgin business community. Each show also gives a quick rundown of what's happening at the Chamber in the upcoming weeks, and how that helps Elgin area businesses connect, grow and succeed. If there is a topic you would like to hear discussed, let us know sending an email to info@elginchamberr.com or call the Chamber Office 847-741-5660 with your idea! Thanks to Elgin Community Broadcasting LLC. WRMN 1410AM Radio and our producer Mark Bialek for making the show a success! ... read more
    Categories: Community, EAC Events, Continuing Education, Business, Home & Family
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