(reprinted from September 2010 newsletter)
Dear Chamber Members,
Cool fall weather is knocking at the door and summer vacations have come to an end.
It’s back to business and the chamber is offering a lot in the next months. Grab your
calendar and ’make an appointment’ to spend time on building business relationships at
some of the upcoming events.
The “What Women Want” Expo gives our local businesses face-time with the
community on September 22nd. October is very full – three After Hours, one Before
Hours, a Progressive multi-chamber luncheon, and our 2nd annual TopGolf Outing.
Social Media/Networking and QR codes…are you ’up’ on these topics? Social media isn’t
going away anytime soon and taking even a little time to get your feet wet in one or
more (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook) is a good idea. Experts will be on had for the new
event, “Networking 2.0: Social Media Face 2 Face Meet Up” at the Holiday Inn/Carol
Stream. Our fans, friends, followers, contacts and members are all invited to network on
Getting to know fellow members is always a positive step towards making and deepening
business relationships, but when we hold multi-chamber luncheons, we find it benefits
members even further. October 13th, we will hold a Progressive Multi-chamber
luncheon with several other chambers. Try to make some time for this; it’s a favorite.
Speaking of ‘MULTI”, how do 12 chambers and free food sound? Our October 27th
event at Elgin Community College will bring members from chambers in Algonquin,
Huntley, West Chicago, Hanover Park, as well as North Kane, St. Charles and Bartlett.
Mark your calendar for this After Hours.
The Women In Business events are open to both men and women and the November
17th “Polka Dot Progressive” affords attendees a chance to mingle with three tables of
biz professionals, but don’t look for three table numbers on your nametag. Tables will be
determined by a quick throw of the dice. The dots on the dice become the POLKA
DOT theme and many will be found wearing them in one fashion or another. Join us!