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Events Calendar

Tuesday May 21, 2019
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Categories: Business
Tuesday May 21, 2019
Join us for an informative presentation Strke Signs & Symptoms. PResented by Lorraine(Lorry) ESH, BSN, RN-Regional Stroke Coordinator at Amita Health Tuesday, May 21st from 2-3 PM at Avondale Estates of Elgin RSVP by May 17 jbresnahan@aeofelgin.com Enjoy light refreshments & facility tours ... read more
Categories: Community, Continuing Education
Wednesday May 22, 2019
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Categories: Business
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
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Categories: Business
Thursday May 23, 2019
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Categories: Business
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
Wednesday May 29, 2019
Business owners are welcome to join us to learn about the improvement process in Community Development. For more information, contact Elgin 311. ... read more
Categories: Community, EAC Events, Continuing Education, Business
Thursday May 30, 2019 - Saturday Jun 1, 2019
Join EYSO Serving students grade four through college-age, EYSO comprises nearly 400 students from more than 70 communities in the Chicago area. Each ensemble offers its members unparalleled opportunities to perform, learn, and collaborate in a fair and welcoming environment. Audition Information & Requirements and Placement Philosophy. Auditions for the 2019-2020 EYSO season are May 30-June 2, 2019. Strings?May 30-June 2 Winds and Brass?May 31-June 1 Percussion, Piano and Harp?June 1, morning only ... read more
Categories: Arts & Culture, Community, Continuing Education, Clubs/Organizations, Recreation & Sports
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
Thursday May 30, 2019
Business owners are welcome to join us to learn about the improvement process in Community Development. For more information, contact Elgin 311. ... read more
Categories: Community, EAC Events, Continuing Education, Business
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
Friday May 31, 2019 - Saturday Jun 1, 2019
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Categories: Arts & Culture, Community
Saturday Jun 1, 2019
On-site interviews, $1,000 sign-on bonus opportunity, plant tours, opportunity to learn more about a great company. BYBA?bring your best attitude ~ Don?t forget your resume Come for an interview?stay for lunch ... read more
Categories: Community, Job Fairs
Saturday Jun 1, 2019
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Categories: Arts & Culture
Tuesday Jun 4, 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 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 - Saturday Jun 8, 2019
Opportunity for Attorneys to earn for up to 3 CLE credits Equipping Justice-Minded Leaders For The Journey Restore is an annual conference focused on delivering justice-minded leaders with access to the country's top thought leaders from academia, law, social organizations, and the church. Engage with the opportunities, challenges, best practices and innovation taking place in the area of justice both domestically and around the world. ... read more
Categories: Community, Continuing Education, Clubs/Organizations, Business
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
Friday Jun 14, 2019
Earn 1.5 ISA CEUs while learning about the best chainsaw safety practices. About this Event Earn 1.5 ISA CEUs while learning about the best chainsaw safety practices from Andrew Guetler, a Gold Certified MasterWrench Service® Technician with Stihl. He will cover and discuss all the basics from chainsaw starting, usage, handling, maintenance, and more. ... read more
Categories: Community, Continuing Education, Business
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
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
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
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
Thursday Jul 11, 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 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