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.
For more information, please contact the WIBAF networking group leaders:
- Katie Brooks, Elderwerks Development Director at 855-462-0100, email@example.com
- Sasha Ivanov, State Farm Agency Owner at 847-358-2690, Sashaivanovinc@gmail.com
- Greta Nielsen, Illuminate Therapy & Wellness Co-Owner at 847-908-8700 ext. 102, firstname.lastname@example.org
WIBAF SCHOLARSHIP- WIBAF raises money for the WIBAF Scholarship Fund. Two (2) scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded in 2022, one to a student at William Fremd High School and one to a student at Palatine High School. Scholarship winners will be announced no later than June 1, 2022.
Download the 2022 Scholarship Information & Application
Applications due by 5pm on April 30, 2022
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.
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, alternatively virtual via zoom and for lunch at Emmett's Brewing Co.
Please contact Bruce Blanck at email@example.com or (847) 372-8232,
or the Palatine Chamber office at (847) 359-7200.
Engage in conversations with fellow members over lunch while increasing your business. Never let a chance to network pass you by! Click here to register for the next ChamberNet meeting.
MAGNET Networking Group is morning Palatine Area Chamber of Commerce networking group that meets monthly, on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Light breakfast is included. All are invited (non-chamber members are welcome to come to one meeting as a guest)- the meeting is structured to allow for non-compete table groupings to network together and also for all to share information as a larger group. Come see what MAGNET can offer you and your business!
Please pre-register-- $7/person with advance online registration (before Noon on the Monday before); $10 - walk in fee.