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Events Calendar

Monday Jun 17, 2019
Critter Camp ... read more
Tuesday Jun 18, 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
Tuesday Jun 18, 2019
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Categories: Business
Wednesday Jun 19, 2019
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Categories: Business
Wednesday Jun 19, 2019
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Categories: 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
Thursday Jun 20, 2019
Interested in checking out the new incredible premium apartments available at Watermark at the Grove? Join us for a celebratory open house on Thursday, June 20 from 4-7 pm! The event includes drinks, hors d?oeuvres, and a raffle for some great prizes. You also will have the chance to tour the apartment models and check out the amazing clubhouse, an awesome amenity for residents. What: Watermark Open House When: Thursday, May 30, 4-7 pm Where: Watermark at the Grove, 2511 Watermark Terrace, Elgin, IL 60124 ... read more
Categories: Community, EAC Events, Business
Saturday Jun 22, 2019
The Elgin Police Department invites businesses to join them as Ambassadors. Find out more on Saturday, June 22 from 10 am to noon at the Elgin Police Dept. located at 151 Douglas Avenue. Members from the business community are invited to come meet with the Elgin Police Department to learn about the EPD Ambassador Program. There will be a presentation on training opportunities and resources that may be valuable to your company, as well as a tour of the station. In addition, the EPD wants to learn more about your business and what volunteer opportunities you may have. This is a free event. Please visit www.cityofelgin.org/ambassador to register. ... read more
Categories: Community, Business
Sunday Jun 23, 2019
Anderson Animal Shelter's Ride 4 Animals ... read more
Categories: Community, Recreation & Sports
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
Tuesday Jun 25, 2019
On Tuesday, June 25 we are offering members the opportunity to join us at a Multi-Chamber Speed Networking luncheon where we'll facilitate introductions and conversations to benefit your business. The Elgin Area Chamber will be joined by five other Chambers including the Northern Kane County, Algonquin-Lake in the Hills, St. Charles, Huntley and Hampshire Chambers of Commerce for this multi-Chamber Speed Networking Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Imago Creative Studios, 216 Prairie in Elgin. There is plenty of parking in the free deck next to Imago. When you join us for this luncheon, we will have a great lunch and then move to the middle of the century-old building where you will line up and participate in speed networking to share who you are and some about your business. Have your elevator speech ready as the bell will ring, and you will introduce yourself and your business to the person across from you and exchange business cards. When the bell rings, you will move on to the next person in line and repeat introductions until you have spoken with everyone in your line. Our Chamber makes it easy for you to expand your network and get a great return on your investment in just a couple of hours. Attend and you will increase your network by 60+ or more contacts you will meet during this Speed Networking Luncheon! Please bring plenty of business cards! An exclusive event open to Chamber members only, you can take advantage of this business-to-business opportunity to promote your business, meet other businesspeople in our area and explore new avenues to grow your organization. Cost for this event is only $25 per person.. To register for the luncheon, visit ElginChamber.com or call us at 847-741-5660. ... read more
Categories: Community, EAC Events, Business
Wednesday Jun 26, 2019
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Categories: Business
Wednesday Jun 26, 2019
Join in at one of the several Wednesday at Westminster events or schedule a personal tour to learn more about Westminster Christian School! ... read more
Categories: Community, Clubs/Organizations
Wednesday Jun 26, 2019
The Quality Inn® Elgin, IL hotel is conveniently located off Interstate 90 and Route 31 near Judson University and is our host for a Business After Hours on Wednesday, June 26 from 5 to 7 pm with the ribbon cutting at 5:30 pm for the grand reopening. Are you interested in growing your network? Stop by on your way home at this free event to see the newly renovated hotel, meet new staff and finish the business day relaxing among friends. Enjoy refreshments and great conversation! Hotel amenities include: Free WiFi Free hot breakfast Fitness center Conference room Guest laundry facilities Guest rooms feature: Microwave and refrigerator Premium bedding Coffee maker Hair dyer Iron and ironing board The pet-friendly hotel gives you easy access to local attractions and businesses. Whether you’re traveling for work or you need a vacation hotel for a family getaway, you’ll be comfortable and near businesses, highways and entertainment. Come for their affordable rates and friendly service and stay for the freshly-baked cookies and popcorn. ... read more
Categories: Community, EAC Events, Clubs/Organizations, Business
Thursday Jun 27, 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 27, 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
Monday Jul 1, 2019
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Categories: Arts & Culture
Wednesday Jul 3, 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 Jul 4, 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 Jul 8, 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 Jul 9, 2019
The Elgin Area Small Business Academy, in conjunction with the Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce and the Elgin Development Group, continues to reach out to the business community through a monthly series to provide business ownership fundamentals. Open to all, these free, monthly workshops are taught by experienced local business owners to provide information and resources to help businesses of all sizes grow and expand. In addition, attending the workshop will assist in expanding your network of contacts. Sponsored by Elgin State Bank, the workshops will be held at the Chamber office at 31 S. Grove. Join us at 7:30 a.m. for 30 minutes of networking over a cup of coffee with fellow business owners. From 8 to 9 a.m. the interactive workshop with feature critical information on the topic and plenty of time for Q&A. ... read more
Categories: Community, EAC Events, Continuing Education, Business, EDG Meeting, Running a Small Business
Wednesday Jul 10, 2019
Join in at one of the several Wednesday at Westminster events or schedule a personal tour to learn more about Westminster Christian School! ... read more
Categories: Community, Clubs/Organizations
Thursday Jul 11, 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 Jul 12, 2019
The Summer 2019 Oddball Art Labs group gallery art show promises to bring you back to those care-free Saturday mornings of your childhood. ... read more
Categories: Arts & Culture
Friday Jul 12, 2019 - Sunday Jul 14, 2019
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Categories: Arts & Culture
Tuesday Jul 16, 2019
Elgin Toastmasters Open House ... read more
Categories: Business
Tuesday Jul 16, 2019
you can rely on Elgin Community College to help you achieve your goals while successfully managing your work, family, and other commitments. At the Adult Information Session, you?ll learn about our 130 degree and certificate programs, explore the resources ECC offers, and navigate the admissions process. If you earned college credit in the past, please bring your transcripts for evaluation. The Information Session begins promptly at 5:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public ... read more
Categories: Community, Continuing Education, Business
Wednesday Jul 17, 2019 - Sunday Jul 21, 2019
Mark your calendars, Kane County Fair fans! We're getting ready to make it a great Kane County Fair for you and your family to enjoy this summer. Don't forget to tell your friends to sign up for our e-newsletters on our website at www.KaneCountyFair.com . ... read more
Categories: Festivals & Celebrations, Community
Wednesday Jul 17, 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 Jul 18, 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 Jul 18, 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 Jul 19, 2019 - Sunday Jul 21, 2019
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Categories: Arts & Culture
Monday Jul 22, 2019 - Friday Jul 26, 2019
Challenge yourself in a chamber music setting while discovering a deeper approach to learning music. Work directly with an internationally acclaimed string quartet. Meet new people and learn something about yourself. EYSO's week-long program will divide string players into trios, quartets and quintets based on their age and ability. Each group will work with a regular coach and spend 3-4 hours together each day. The camp will also include chamber orchestra, masterclasses, classes in composition, Alexander Technique, and listening workshops--a total of more than 35 hours of instruction. APPLY NOW ... read more
Categories: Arts & Culture, Community, Continuing Education, Holiday, Clubs/Organizations, Recreation & Sports
Monday Jul 22, 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 Jul 23, 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
Wednesday Jul 24, 2019
Join in at one of the several Wednesday at Westminster events or schedule a personal tour to learn more about Westminster Christian School! ... read more
Categories: Community, Clubs/Organizations
Thursday Jul 25, 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 Jul 25, 2019
Fellowship Housing ... read more
Categories: Community
Saturday Jul 27, 2019
The Summer 2019 Oddball Art Labs group gallery art show promises to bring you back to those care-free Saturday mornings of your childhood. ... read more
Categories: Arts & Culture
Thursday Aug 1, 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 Aug 1, 2019
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Categories: Arts & Culture
Monday Aug 5, 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 Aug 6, 2019
The Elgin Area Small Business Academy, in conjunction with the Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce and the Elgin Development Group, continues to reach out to the business community through a monthly series to provide business ownership fundamentals. Open to all, these free, monthly workshops are taught by experienced local business owners to provide information and resources to help businesses of all sizes grow and expand. In addition, attending the workshop will assist in expanding your network of contacts. Sponsored by Elgin State Bank, the workshops will be held at the Chamber office at 31 S. Grove. Join us at 7:30 a.m. for 30 minutes of networking over a cup of coffee with fellow business owners. From 8 to 9 a.m. the interactive workshop with feature critical information on the topic and plenty of time for Q&A. ... read more
Categories: Community, EAC Events, Continuing Education, Business, EDG Meeting, Running a Small Business
Wednesday Aug 7, 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 Aug 8, 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 Aug 8, 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
Thursday Aug 15, 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 Aug 15, 2019
Are you ready to hit the links, tee it up, bring your A-game and improve your network at the Elgin Area Chamber's 42nd Annual ChamberFest Golf Outing? Our annual Golf Classic brings together participants from many of our area's leading small and large businesses. You will enjoy the beautiful facilities at Bowes Creek Country Club, a top-rated golf course in the State of Illinois! The Chamberfest outing includes unlimited practice on the putting green and driving range, 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch, games on the course, hole-in-one opportunities, cocktail hour, buffet dinner and dessert, a brand new, high-end raffle, 50/50 raffle and golf awards. Space is limited and often fills up fast so make your reservations today! ... read more
Categories: Festivals & Celebrations, Community, EAC Events, Continuing Education, Recreation & Sports, Business