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The Small Business Coalition (SBC) is a collaborative group whose goal is to share best practices, gain knowledge from each other's experiences, help each other solve issues, and explore business development opportunities.  Each month the meeting discussion revolves around a specific topic, and topics are determined in advance by the group

The SBC meets on the last Friday of every month (except December) at 7:30 AM at the Chamber office.

If you are interested in joining the Small Business Coalition or would like more information, contact the Chamber office at (630) 226-8420 or you can contact the chair or co-chair directly.

 

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The Young Professionals Association (YPA) includes over seventy-five active members under the age of 40. The group sponsors networking and business development events at a variety of times each month and is quickly becoming one of the most popular social-development trends in our area. From educational programs to fundraising, the YPA is dedicated to the support of our area’s up and coming professionals and encourages a light, fun, and mentoring atmosphere.  

We encourage all young professionals as well as seasoned networkers to attend these gatherings. Learn what other YP’s are up to and build your business relationships by connecting with like-minded professionals growing in our area. We are certain that once you engage in this group you will see the tremendous value in becoming a fully invested member of the BACC. 

There is no fee to be part of the YPA, though some events do charge a small cover. Would your business like to sponsor and support our Young Professionals Association? Sponsorship is available for $100 and open to all Chamber members and includes recognition on YPA communications, marketing opportunity on the Chamber website and at YPA events. For more information or to become a sponsor call (630) 226-8420. 

YPA Committee:

  • Ryan Lawrence, Heart Haven Outreach, Chair

  • Kim Robinson, iPic Theater, Co-Chair

  • Nate Hoover, Compass Mortgage, Past Chair

  • Nick Seidel, Acton Truck Parts

  • David Schwabe, First Midwest Bank

  • Jenn Mander, Gordon Biersch

 

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The Women in Business (WIB) organization is designed to foster professional development, personal growth, community involvement, and strategic relationships for female leaders in our community. We meet every other month; the locations and programs may vary.   

We are certain that once you begin to attend these functions, you will see the incredible value associated with a full investment into the Bolingbrook Area Chamber of Commerce. Member and non-member rates for events are available.

To stay up to date with Women in Business events and activities please click here                       

WIB Committee:

  • Sandy Swinkunas, Chair

  • Diana Sorescu, First American Bank, Co-Chair 

  • Kris Kuchler, The Promenade Bolingbrook

  • Lucy Raymond, Aloft Hotel Bolingbrook

  • Donna Niven, P.O.W.E.R. Connection

  • Kathleen Sievertsen, Board Liaison, Amita Health Adventist Medical Center

  • Teresa Kostick, Board Liaison, All Line CarStar

 

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Looking to grow your prospect base, build strategic partners, and generate more referrals?Join the Bolingbrook Area Networking Group today and take advantage of the many benefits this industry exclusive Leads group can provide to your business. 

If you are interested in joining the Bolingbrook Area Networking Group (B.A.N.G.) or would like more information, contact the Chamber office at (630) 226-8420.

 

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The Nonprofit Coalition is established to bring together nonprofit organizations serving a variety of needs and causes in the community, the Board members who serve these organizations, and charitably inclined business leaders who support them.

Initially designed to host quarterly meetings that will revolve around professional development. The format will be a blend of the knowledge needed to enhance the skills and abilities of those who work in the nonprofit sector; the information needed to be a good volunteer or Board member; and the power of networking by which people with a common interest or goal can build relationships and learn from the wisdom and experience of others.

Strengthening the local nonprofit sector in ways that enhance inefficiencies and effectiveness has benefit for the quality of life in the entire community. Staff, Board members, volunteers, donors and other interested community members will find opportunities through selected meeting topics to gain personal knowledge in a variety of areas that will personally benefit them and those they wish to serve.

 NPC Committee: Michael Trench, The Community Foundation of Will County, Chair
Bob Jaskiewicz, 12five Capital, Board Liaison
Tom Althoff, Staff Liaison