Committees, Groups & Networks

Chamber630 offers a wide range of business growth and marketing opportunities through groups, committees and networks. The various groups coordinate activities to benefit the Chamber, its Members and the public, which also result in greater exposure for their businesses. For additional information or to get involved, please contact Chamber630 at (630) 968-4050 or chamber@chamber630.com.

Ambassadors

AMBASSADORS BUILD BUSINESS Ambassadors often serve as the first face of the Chamber extending a handshake at events and engaging Members.

Activities & Responsibilities:

  • Serve as greeters at events
  • Attend ribbon cuttings
  • Member engagement efforts
  • Welcome new Members

For more information contact Becky Nelson Patsais at (630) 968-4050.
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Education Connection

PREPARING OUR FUTURE WORKFORCE Workforce development is a main focus of Chamber630. We assist in partnering business professionals with the local school districts to provide students with real-life experiences and expectations.

Chamber630 Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded to students who are interested in furthering their education at a technical/trade school, or college/university. Those eligible are Members or students of Member business employees. The 2018 Application Process is closed, check back this fall for more details for the 2019 Chamber630 Scholarship!
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Attainable Futures

This program addresses work readiness for sophomores and juniors, assisting them in career paths, job application completion to resume, business etiquette, interview techniques, typical job expectations, etc. Students are provided transportation to various businesses for four half-day sessions, concluding with a celebratory luncheon that students will attend along with the general Membership of Chamber630.   For more information contact Donce Teri at (630) 968-4050.

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Hospitality630 Committee

The Hospitality 630 Committee connects to target markets through events and programs as well as foster mutually beneficial relationships among its Members.

Goals:

  • Provide a network of communication and hospitality services among area restaurants, hotels/motels, caterers and entertainment venues.
  • Share ideas and suggestions to help promote establishments at monthly meetings while encouraging partnerships.
  • Work together to create successful events and programs.

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Legislative Impact Network Committee

Chamber630 seeks to influence legislation and regulation by local, state and federal governments, support legislation that benefits business, and when necessary, oppose legislation that unnecessarily inhibits businesses. Click here to access our Legislative Platform and Test of Relevance.

Meetings
Legislative Impact Network Committee (LINC) meet on the third Friday of the month from noon-1:30 PM at the 2001 Butterfield Road Office. Please contact laura@chamber630.com or call (630) 968-4050 for further information.
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Networks

Mentor-Protégé Program

Mentoring is a time-honored method for learning professional development and is the primary means by which adults gain new knowledge and skills. Chamber630 is proud to announce the Mentor Protégé Program. This program will give those Members who want to learn a particular proficiency, the opportunity to quickly learn from a Member in the know.

Areas offered include:

Sales, Marketing, Bookkeeping, Management of People, Networking, Time Management, Social Media and Navigating Chamber630. Any Member can be a Protégé, a Mentor- or both!

For questions, please contact Laura Crawford (Laura@Chamber630.com)
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Young Professionals Network

Chamber630 YPN activates emerging leaders by connecting young professionals with resources, people and ideas.

Meetings
Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 5:30 PM-6:30 PM (unless otherwise specified) at various locations.

Topic Schedule
Coming soon! 

 

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Not-For-Profit

The Not-For-Profit Network provides professional development opportunities to meet the unique needs of leaders of non-profit organizations. The Network encourages the collaboration and sharing of ideas, activities, practices and resources.

Meetings 
Meetings take place on the 4th Thursday of each month (unless otherwise specified) at 12:00 PM at the Chamber630 office in Downers Grove.

Topic Schedule
October 25: Break the Rules – Make Boring Events into Impactful Events
November 15: Measuring Fundraising Effectiveness
January 24: Authentic Leadership
February 28: Roundtable Discussion
March 28: Creating a Great Place to Work
April 25 Strategic Communications
May 23 Roundtable Discussion

 

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Women in Business

The Chamber630 Women in Business is a professional group that champions the advancement of women across all disciplines of business.

Meetings
Meetings take place from 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM on the first Friday of every month at various Member locations.

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Manufacturers Roundtable

 

Meetings
Meetings take place one Friday per quarter from 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM at the Village of Woodridge 2nd Floor Training

 

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