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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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      Trivia Night 2019!
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      32nd Golf Outing Royal Melbourne Golf Course June 2019
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      ARAMARK - Chicago Bears Fundraiser August 2019
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      AWE - Financial Planning for Women 10-2019
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      District 214 Recognition Breakfast 11-2019
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      BGLCC Charity Softball Game August 2019
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      Lincolnshire's BOO BASH 10-2019
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      Officer Matt Mills, BG Police Dept, speaking at Nov. Member Luncheon regarding "Active Threat Preparedness"
  • THE CHAMBER OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED
    IN OBSERVANCE OF THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
    NOVEMBER 28 and NOVEMBER 29

           

    Hello BGLCC Members:

    Time is money and most of us don’t have as much as we’d like of either!

    In this month’s BGLCC communication, I would like to highlight a few cost-saving opportunities exclusively for our members, as well as some updated business mandates that may save you money through your compliance.

    We pride ourselves on collaborating with select Affinity Partners which enables the Chamber to offer you, our members, savings in the areas of Health Insurance for you and your employees, World Travel and Credit Card Services. The timeliest of the above offer is health insurance. The National Labor Board reports the number one deciding factor in accepting a new role is benefits. Yes, it outweighs salary!

    • Most employers are preparing for and negotiating new health benefits for their teams from now through December. We are working exclusively with Lifestyles and IX Solutions to offer any business with at least two full-time employees, affordable health benefits. Contact information for both companies are posted in this communication for your convenience.
    • Please pay close attention to the updated Equal Pay Act in Illinois and Mandatory Retirement Programs for Small Business Owners.
    • Speaking of Small Business, we encourage our community to shop small on November 30th, 2019 as we celebrate Small Business Saturday. For the past 10 years, between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, neighborhoods throughout the nation have been supporting the small business owner on this day set aside to kick off the holiday season. We hope to see you out supporting one another.

     

    A BIG "thank you" to all our Board and Chamber members for your involvement in Member lunches, networking groups and EES presentations. On December 6, 2019, we will be holding our 2nd annual CASINO NIGHT at Blackdog Speed Shop. This is a fun night full of laughter and shenanigans. We hope to see you there!

    Best regards,

    Suzi Schoenhoft

     

     
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    As a member of the Buffalo Grove Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce,
    you get discounts on health insurance.
    That's right.......


    The Buffalo Grove Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce has partnered with leading insurance carrier, Aetna, to provide your business with discounts on Aetna Funding Advantage health insurance premiums.

    Discounts include:

    • Savings on premium up to 30% lower than Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • $100 credit per employee enrolled (if 20 employees enroll, you get $2,000 taken off first month's premium)
    • Potential return of surplus premium (annual premium paid into Aetna vs. claims paid out)
    • Additional discounts to admin credit for being a member of the Buffalo Grove Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce
    • Apple Watch for $15 - track health and fitness goals (Aetna Attain)              
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    Offer your employees affordable Health Benefits in 2020!

    60% of small business’ don’t offer health benefits

    Health benefits are the 2nd largest expense to employers (the 1st is payroll)

    The #1 aspect of employment that job seekers look for is health benefits

    Your Chamber Membership entitles you to select affordable health care for you and your employees through
    one of two companies, who are BGLCC Affinity partners. 
     
  • Upcoming Events Upcoming Events

     
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    Open Hiring Event - Hodgson Consulting & Solutions
    Onsite Interviewing Event
    Date:  Tuesday, November 12, 2019
    Time:  10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Where:  Hodgson Consulting & Solutions
    1110 W. Lake Cook Road, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089     Phone:  847 906 5005
    www.hodgsonconsulting.co/openhouse
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    The workshop will be presented by Shire Law Group PC in partnership with District 95 Educational Foundation:
    What You Need to Know When Your Child Turns 18
    Date:  Tuesday, November 12, 2019 
    Time:  7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Where:  Ela Area Public Library
    275 Mohawk Trail, Lake Zurich, IL 60047     
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    Lake County Partners-Municipal Economic Development Advisory Group Meeting Q4 2019
    Date:    November 13, 2019
    Time:   11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Where:  University Center of Lake County,  1200 University Center Drive , Grayslake IL 60030
    Join Lake County Partners for their quarterly municipal meeting, where you'll have the opportunity to network with senior administrative and economic development staff from across the county and receive expert insights from a wide variety of leaders in the region. A courtesy lunch is provided during the event. 
    Please register at:  Lake County Partners     https://www.lakecountypartners.com/       FREE
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    BGLCC "After Hours" Mixer hosted by Shire Law Group, PC
    Date:       Wednesday, November 13, 2019
    Time:       5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
    Where:    1 Overlook Point   Suite 650  Lincolnshire, IL 60069    Phone:  847 955 9000    Lite snacks/drinks provided.
    Parking is available in the front of the building.  After parking enter the building and head for the 6th floor. 
    For additional information, contact:   caren@shirelawgroup.com
     
    Directions and Parking when visiting Shire Law Group, PC:
    • We are located at 1 Overlook Point, Suite 650, just off of Milwaukee Avenue and Tower Road (north of Aptakisic Road and south of Half Day Road)
    • If heading north on Milwaukee Avenue, make a left turn onto Tower Parkway, then turn left onto Overlook Point. We are at the end of the road, at 1 Overlook Point.
    • If heading south on Milwaukee Avenue, make a right turn onto Tower Parkway, then turn left onto Overlook Point. We are at the end of the road, at 1 Overlook Point.
    • Parking is available to visitors in the front of the building. After parking, enter the building and head to the 6th floor. We are just off the elevators, to your left.
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    Village of Buffalo Grove Comprehensive Plan
    First Public Workshop
    Date:  Wednesday, November 13, 2019
    Time:  6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
    Where:  Aptakisic Junior High School
    1231 Weiland Road, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
    Contact:  Nicole Woods - nwoods@vbg.org       Phone  847  459-5539
     
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    MEGA CONNECT - Multi Chamber Networking Luncheon
    Date:  Thursday, November 14, 2019
    Time:   11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    Where:  Ramada Plaza Chicago North
    Joint Chamber Event 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 & Pre-Registration: $40 (includes lunch)  
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    AWE (Amazing Women Engaging)
    Date:   Tuesday, November 19, 2019
    Time:  11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Where:  Vernon Area Public Library (Annex)
    4 Indian Creek Road, Lincolnshire
    Presentation of:  Six Simple Techniques for Living a Soulful Life     Speakers:  Faith Curtis and Chris Moses
    Bring your own lunch.   Drinks will be provided
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    Financial Partners (FNP)
    Date:   Thursday, November 21, 2019
    Time:   7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
    Where:   Buffalo Grove Chamber Office, 50 1/2 Raupp Blvd., Buffalo Grove, IL
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    Young Professionals (YP) Networking Group
    When:   Thursday, November 21, 2019
    Timer:   5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Where:  Prairie House Tavern
    Prairie House Tavern, 2710 N Main Street, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
    Come out and network with like minded young professionals. In November we'll meet at Prairie House Tavern, nestled in and across the street from the Prairie View Metra Station, to share a pint and discuss the details of our businesses and our career goals.      FREE     REGISTER 
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    Aramark Fundraiser   BEARS VS. GIANTS
    Date: Sunday, November 24, 2019
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                    Small Business Week
                     Shop Small with us
                NOVEMBER 30, 2019
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Save the Date -- 
    BGLCC Casino Night            Friday, December 6th      SEE FLYER BELOW
  • Illinois Implemented a Mandatory Retirement Program for Small Business Illinois Implemented a Mandatory Retirement Program for Small Business

    Illinois Implemented a Mandatory Retirement Program for Small Business

    Owners Illinois has put into motion a new mandatory retirement program for small business owners named the Illinois Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program (Secure Choice). Starting November 1st, employers with 25 or more employees, full-time or part-time, are required to either start offering employees a retirement plan or start paying into the Illinois Secure Choice program. There are many qualifying retirement plans employers can offer to employees that may be better alternatives than the Secure Choice program. There will also be penalties for employers who do not participate - $250 per employee up to $6,200 per year. It is important now more than ever to look into retirement plans for Illinois businesses. This is both a good benefit to give employees, and it is also now a requirement for Illinois businesses with 25 or more employees starting in a few short weeks.

    Contact us to see how we can help you set up your retirement plan or advise on your best options! (847) 459-8850 Manning Silverman & Company Phone: 847-459-8850 ask for Paola or Email Us

  • Calling All Bears Fans Calling All Bears Fans

    Calling All Bears Fans… Let’s Make Some $$$

    BGLCC needs a few more volunteers to assist with the Bears Fundraiser. 
    We need extra volunteers to work the Bears concession stand in the warm climate controlled United Club (Stand #204) for the last three home games.  We earn a percentage of the sales that then goes back into the Chamber. 
    *WE ARE IN DESPERATE NEED OF CASHIERS for these remaining games!

    Please come out and help support the Chamber and the Bears!  Whether you are cashiering, preparing pretzels or pouring beer, we have a great time bonding together and interacting with the fans! If you are not Bassett trained, we can either get you trained for free (good for 3 years) or have you perform a job that does not require it.

    SCHEDULE: (carpooling available)

    11/24 Bears vs Giants - 9am check in
    12/5 Bears vs Cowboys - 4:30pm check in
    12/22 Bears vs Chiefs - 4;30pm check in

    Please email Jenn if you can work one of the games - your support and help is appreciated!  Jenn@weplacepeople.com

      Thanks in advance for your support and participation!

    Jenn Wilson-Roberts – Team Captain

     

  • AMERICAN TAXI DISPATCH, INC. - NORTH
    834 East Rand Road, Suite 9
    Mt. Prospect, IL 60056
    Contact:  Jay Kleeman
    Phone:   847 259-1555   Fax:  847 259-8885
    EMail:  jkleeman@americantaxi.com
    Web:  americantaxi.com
     
    CRUISES, INC,
    403 E. Hackberry Drive
    Arlington Heights, IL 60006
    Contact:  Ken Hammel
    Phone:  224 456-3430
    EMail:  khammel@cruisesinc.com
    www.cruisewithhken.com
     
    LAW OFFICE OF JACK M. SHAPIRO, P.C.
    1110 W. Lake Cook Road,
    Suite 190
    Buffalo Grove IL   60089
    Phone:  847 243-8917
    Fax:  847 850-2608
    Contact:  Jack Shapiro
    EMail:  jack@jackshapirolaw.com
    www.jackshapirolaw.com
     
    NEMEH EYECARE, P.C.
    1455 E. Lake Cook Road
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    Contact:  Dr. Nemeh
    Phone:  847 537-4959
    EMail:  chicagoeyedoc@yahoo.com
     
    RAVINA PLUMBING, HEATING & ELECTRIC. CO., INC.
    575 Bond Street
    Lincolnshire, IL 60069
    Phone:  847 432-5561
    EMail:  info@raviniaplumbing.com
    www.raviniaplumbing.com
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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.  To register:  http://www.bglcc.org/events/details/multi-chamber-networking-luncheon-7019

     

     

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