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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.

Take a look at the ExecNet presentation video, compiled by Chamber member Connect Pros, Inc.

For more information, call Jim Hader at (847) 705-1521.

Women in Business

Women in Business is an active group of 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.

NEW for 2023:

All meetings will take place at Tap House Grill (56 W. Wilson, Palatine), unless noted. Participants must register monthly and are responsible for their own meal costs.

The annual membership fee for the women in business networking group is $60 per person. This fee is donated to the Women in Business scholarship fund. Click here to join Women in Business for the 2023 year.

For more information, please contact the Women in Business networking group leaders:

Women in Business SCHOLARSHIP- Women in Business networking group raises money for the Women in Business Scholarship Fund. Two (2) scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded in 2023, one to a student at William Fremd High School and one to a student at Palatine High School. Information about the upcoming Scholarship will be available early 2023.


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 the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month from 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m, at Emmett's Brewing Co.

Please contact Bruce Blanck at 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.

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