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  • Networking Groups


  • Group Photo provided by Kramer Photography
  • Group photo provided by Kramer Photography

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    ExecNet
    ExecNet is a dynamic group of business people that strive to encourage and challenge its members to new levels of success. ExecNet has grown from its initial 11 members to over 55 members in 4 years by encouraging its members to bring new business people to the group. ExecNet meets every Wednesday morning from 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. at the new Village Hall, 200 E. Wood Street, Meeting Room B (Please park in lot just north of Cutting Hall behind OST football field. Do not park on Wood Street.). All Chamber members are invited to participate in this group. Non-Chamber members are invited to attend two free visits. For more information, call Jim Hader at (847) 705-1521.

     

  • Photo Courtesy of Kramer Photography
  • Group photo provided by Kramer Photography

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    Women in Business Advisory Forum (WIBAF)
    WIBAF is an active group of business women who are interested in learning and networking with one another while discussing business related topics. Meetings are held once a month, on the second Tuesday of each month from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Meetings include featured member presentations and organized presentations of business topics, along with time for networking with other members in attendance. In addition, members also have an opportunity to periodically profile their business in a 5-10 minute presentation.The fee for WIBAF luncheon networking meetings is $15 per person. Pre-registration is required and can be completed online each month at www.palatinechamber.com. Registration is requested no later than the Friday morning prior to the meeting. Registration after noon on Friday and up to Monday at noon will be $17 per person. Please contact Katie Forsythe at 847-776-4500, katieAForsythe@yahoo.com, Kate Johnson at 847-991-1112 x234, kjohnson@ptscc.org, or Alex Looff at 847-255-0123, arlingtonheights@signsbytomorrow.com for more information.

    WIBAF raises money for the WIBAF Scholarship Fund, which is available to one female high school senior at Palatine High School and Fremd High School.  Download the WIBAF Scholarship form to apply and learn more. 

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    ChamberNet
    By being a part of this networking group, you will be able to meet with fellow Chamber members for lunch, to share leads, give supportive ideas, learn about each business in depth and promote your business by giving 30 second infomercials. This non-compete group meets every Wednesday of the month from 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Emmett’s Brewing Co. at 110 N. Brockway. Please call Bruce Blank at (847) 934-8232, the Palatine Chamber office at (847) 359-7200, or visit our Facebook page for more information. Engage in conversations with fellow members over lunch while increasing your business. Never let a chance to network pass you by!

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    PalNet
    PalNet has been established to facilitate bringing people together in the pursuit of quality, excellence and integrity with a desire to deliver and to receive extraordinary value when purchasing products and services. You must be a member of the Palatine Area Chamber of Commerce, be a duly organized business, and not be in competition with any other PalNet members. You must attend all meetings, give a "Get To Know Our Business" presentation and enthusiastically furnish valid business referrals or leads on a continuing basis to other PalNet members.

    Meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at Tap House Grill, located at 56 W. Wilson Avenue in Palatine. Meetings begin promptly at 11:45 a.m. and adjourn at 1:00 p.m. Weekly dues are $15 and cover lunch and administration fees.  Click here to view the next PalNet meeting. 

    If you are interested in joining PalNet, please complete the application and email it to Lisa Vergara at lisavergara@atproperties.com.  Please email Lisa for additional information.