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    The mission of the Buffalo Grove Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce is to serve our community by creating networking, marketing, and educational opportunities to build a vibrant and successful business environment.


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  •                                         The Buzz on your Biz - from your Executive Director
    BGLCC is steadfast in our efforts to provide stability and growth to our business community. We want to assist you in taking full advantage of your membership.
    • Is your profile up to date?
    • Do we have your business cards to share in our office?
    • Do you know what your benefits include?
    We will begin Training and Orientation this month. The Chamber is cultivating healthy change and enhancing benefits to add value to your membership. Please feel free to join our orientation/training on Wednesday, October 23rd here at the Chamber Office. This orientation is not restricted to new members but any member who is interested in taking advantage of their membership is welcome.
    As with most things in life, you get out what you put in. Are you aware and involved in one or more of the networking groups offered through the Chamber? We have four groups:
    1. BRN (Business Referral Network),
    2. YP (Young Professionals),
    3. AWE (Active Women Engaging),
    4. Financial Partners and several committees that have open slots to fill.
    We host "after hours" mixers, we advertise and attend those mixers that our members host plus much more!
    BGLCC succeeds, if you succeed! Studies show that most business owners want increased visibility, education/access to information and sustaining relationships with community members. Our goal is to embrace what is important to you and work in coordination with you to achieve your business objectives.
    We are here to assist, guide and support you. Please contact the office with any questions you may have. I look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events.
    Best Regards,
    Suzi Schoenhoft – BGLCC Executive Director
    Buffalo Grove Lincolnshire
    Chamber of Commerce
    2020 Officer/Board of Directors Application
    Board members are elected as provided by the by-laws.
    • Officer (1-year term)—Must have served for a least one year on the Board of Directors
    • President (1-year term)—Must have served for at least one year on Executive Board
    • Director (2-year term)—Must have been a BGLCC member for at least one year and actively participated on a chamber committee.
    Samples of those duties are:
    1.     Serve on at least one chamber committee
    2.     Attend all Board Meetings (Cannot miss more that 3 meetings)
    3.     Review Agenda before Board Meetings
    4.     Set the overall policy for the organization
    5.     Provide resources to meet the goals of the Chamber
    6.     Recommend changes in bylaws
    7.     Support the leadership and direction of the Board Chair and President
    8.     Attend After Hours and other chamber sponsored events (Minimum—25%)
    Directors are encouraged to:
    1.     Volunteer at events when your schedule permits
    2.     Counsel and advise as requested by the Executive Officers
    3.     Perform such duties within his/her capabilities as requested by the President or Executive Director (including but not limited to solicitation of new members and funds)
    4.     Support Chamber financially by attending events or providing sponsorship
    5.     Attend Chamber events representing the Board of Directors
    6.     Represent the Chamber at Community Events               Application
    Return Application to the Chamber Office no later than Thursday, October 31, 2019
    Mail to: BGLCC, PO Box 7124, Buffalo Grove 60089 or
    Fax to: (847) 541-7799
    Scan and email to: sschoenhoft@bglcc.org

    Be sure to register in advance!
    Executive Education Series (EES) Event 
    Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019
    Time: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. (Breakfast Provided)
    Where: THERMFLO
    875 Busch Parkway, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
    Speaker: Dr. Gregg Stern, Stern Chiropractic:   Mindfulness for Business and Personal Success
    Chamber Members: $30 Non-Members: $35       REGISTER:
    Policy Workshop:  Marijuana Laws and How They Affect Your Workplace
    Date:   Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019
    Times: Check-in 8:30 am | Program 9 am - 11 am
    Venue: Buffalo Grove Community Arts Center
    225 McHenry Road, Buffalo Grove, IL.
    Fee: $20                Register: www.golead.co/mpwregistration | info@golead.co

    Reserve your seat today and please share.


    New Member Orientation
    Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
    Time: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Where: Chamber Office
    50 1/2 Raupp Blvd., Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
    Learn about your Chamber benefits and also the tools available to you through the Chamber to grow and promote your business. REGISTER          FREE
    Young Professionals of BGLCC
    Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019
    Time: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    Where: Prairie Kraft Brewing Company
    1310 Busch Parkway, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
    All professionals under age 40 are welcome to come network and meet others.
    Chamber membership is NOT required.          REGISTER
    Boo Bash Lincolnshire                                    SEE FLYER BELOW
    Date: Friday, October 25, 2019
    Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Where: North Park, Lincolnshire
    The Village of Lincolnshire is excited to announce the return of Boo Bash Friday.
    Fun for the entire family. Come in Costume!
    Aramark Fundraiser - Bears vs. San Diego
    Date: Sunday, October 27, 2019
    Communicating with Intent: Your Words, Your Outcomes
    Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2019
    Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Where: Vernon Area Public Library
    300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire 60014
    Using the right words and tone give you control of your story, whether you're seeking a promotion, an overseas assignment, or a coveted project. Learn to clearly articulate yourself in speaking or writing. Bring a brown bag lunch; we'll provide dessert and a great presentation to help you advance your career.
    This program is free and open to all. Registration is required. Register online, by telephone at 224-543-1485, or in person at any service desk in the library.          REGISTER
    Save the Dates:
    Shire Law After Hours          Wednesday, November 13th
    Small Business                     Saturday, November 30th
    BGLCC Casino Night            Friday, December 6th
    In-store fundraisers! Support great local causes and enjoy a delicious Culver's meal!!
    • Monday, October 14th, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Long Grove Church Fundraiser — Buffalo Grove Location
    • Thursday, October 17th, 4:00 - 10:00 p.m. Stevenson High School Band Fundraiser — Both Locations
    • Tuesday, October 2nd, 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. District 102 Fundraiser — Buffalo Grove Location
    Want to raise money for your favorite cause? Contact us today!
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    Calling All Bears Fans… Let’s Make Some $$$
    We NEED Additional Volunteers!
    Come join BGLCC and be a part of the NFL’s 100-year excitement celebration!
    The Chamber has partnered with Aramark at Soldier Field as part of their Non-Profit Fundraising Program to help earn money for the Chamber! This is a great bonding experience and opportunity to get to know other Chamber members. If we have enough volunteers each game there can be some time for short breaks to sit, watch the game and have a bite to eat…but we need extra volunteers to make that happen!
    We have worked two games so far, the season opener against the Packers and then the Vikings up inside the United Club enclosed concession stands and had a great time pouring beer, selling sodas, hamburgers, chicken tenders and pretzels. The Chamber gets a percentage of the sales and the group even earned some personal tips!
    Sounds like fun? We encourage you to ask other family members, friends or co-workers to participate as well. Sign-up to work 1, 2 or as many of the games as you like. All that is required is to sign up to become Basset Certified online for free in order to be able to serve alcohol which is good for 3 years.
    Games Available to Work (carpools can be arranged – discounted parking)
    Sun 10/27     Bears vs Chargers 8:30 a.m. call time
    Sun 11/10     Bears vs Lions 8:30 a.m call time
    Sun 11/24     Bears vs Giants 8:30 a.m. call time
    Thurs 12/5    Bears vs Cowboys 3:30 p.m. call time
    Sun 12/22     Bears vs Chiefs 3:30 p.m. call time
    Please email Jenn Wilson-Roberts (jenn@weplacepeople.com) or call  214-929-4204 cell for more informaton.
    Thanks in advance for your support and participation!
    Jenn Wilson-Roberts – Team Captain 


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    Multi-Chamber Networking Luncheon

    Thursday, November 14, 2019 w 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.              Ramada Plaza Chicago North, Wheeling IL

    With Buffalo Grove/Lincolnshire, DBR, Des Plaines, Edison Park, Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview, Highland Park,  Lincolnwood, Mount Prospect, Niles, Northbrook, Park Ridge, Skokie, Uptown, Wheeling, and Winnetka-Northfield Chambers of Commerce

    RSVP & Payment Due by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, November 4, 2019

    Member Pre-Registration Fee: $30 (includes lunch)

    Prospective Members & Walk-In Registration: $40 (includes lunch)  Walk-in space is very limited.

    Multiply your networking potential! Members looking for a productive networking experience will enjoy the structured format of this program, which gives each participant an opportunity to speak to a receptive audience about his/her company’s products and services. The event will begin with informal networking over a hot buffet lunch. Attendees will then be divided into small groups at assigned tables where everyone will give 2-minute presentations on their companies. Following will be an additional presentation to a second and third group of participants. In addition, everyone will receive a contact list of pre-registered participants. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to expand your reach and resources! 

    Please note that table assignments will begin promptly at 12:00 Noon. If you are not there by 11:45 a.m., your space may be given away to another participant and you will need to check-in at the “Late Registration Table.” 

    Company _________________________________

    Contact Name _____________________________

    Billing Address, City, Zip_____________________________________________________________

    Business Category ________________________________________________________ ________

    Phone _______________________Email _______________________________________ _______

    Number of participants: ______   Additional Participant Names: _____________ _________ ______

    Would you like to be a literature table participant for an additional $35? _______ Your company name and materials will be featured prominently on a table in the entry to the room for all attendees to view. Please note: You will share the table with other sponsors. It is only intended for company literature and not a full display.  You are also welcome to bring giveaways & company brochures to distribute while networking.

    Total Enclosed $_______________   Circle method of payment: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Cash or Check

    Credit Card Number ___________________________ Expiration Date ____________ Sec-Code__________

    Email for receipt of payment ______________________________________________Billing Zip Code______   

    Make checks payable to the Niles Chamber of Commerce.   Register online or send this form with your payment to the Niles Chamber of Commerce, 8060 W. Oakton Street, Niles, IL 60714.   Registration form and payment must be received by 4:30 p.m. Monday, November 4, 2019.    Call the Niles Chamber for more information at (847) 268-8180, email erin@nileschamber.com or fax (847) 268-8186.


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