BUSINESS BEFORE & AFTER HOURS
A monthly gathering of members that helps to forge new business relationships and renew existing bonds. This event rotates among member businesses and gives the hosting member a chance to put their business in the spotlight. This event is an excellent opportunity to begin or finish the business day in the company of fellow members and grow your circle of contacts. Drop by to unwind, meet new members and connect with your local business community.
BUSINESS REFERRAL NETWORK | BRN
BRN is a breakfast meeting held the second Tuesday of each month from 7:30 to 9 am. The agenda includes self-introductions, member spotlights, educational topics, quad meeting selection and feedback, networking and a buffet breakfast. Quad Groups are selected, and the groups determine their meeting date, time and location. These four-person groups provide an opportunity to meet outside the regular monthly meeting to build relationships and gain a better understanding of each member and their business. BRN also features Member Spotlights where members have the opportunity to give a short presentation to highlight their businesses which is followed by a Q & A session. Requirement: be a member of the Buffalo Grove Lincolnshire or Wheeling | Prospect Heights Chambers of Commerce.
EXECUTIVE EDUCATION SERIES | EES
Launched on June 27, 2018, the Executive Education Series is designed to help business owners and executives access key information to better manage their organizations. The program is also structured to help business owners stay current on best practices. The Executive Education Series represents the BGLCC’s commitment to respond to local business needs and provide value to both its members and local communities.
This group meets every other month on the third Thursday beginning in January. This group is industry specific to accountants, attorneys, bankers, financial planners, insurance agents and Realtors with self-introductions, panel discussions and presentations on topics geared toward the financial industries.
GENERAL NETWORKING MEETINGS
The Chamber’s monthly General Membership Breakfast or Luncheon is an opportunity to network with fellow Chamber members and guests and to hear discussions on topics of interest to the business community. During our breakfast or luncheon, we recognize our new Chamber members, and during our Annual Luncheon Meeting in January we recognize our Milestone Member Anniversaries. The General Membership Luncheon takes place the first Tuesday of every month (except July and September) from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION
Make your Chamber membership work for You! The Chamber encourages all members to attend New Member Orientation to meet Chamber staff, learn about the variety of benefits we offer and get connected! The session covers all you need to know to start making your Chamber membership work for you. Topics covered include: Networking Events, Special Events, Marketing Services, Programs, Committees, and Communications. Also in attendance are committee chairs. The New Member Basic Training is a great way to start your Chamber connection.
RIBBON CUTTINGS & GRAND OPENINGS
BGLCC is excited to celebrate with you as you break ground, open, renovate, move your business or have a major anniversary. A ribbon cutting arranged by the Chamber can make it a special event. We are excited for your growth and success and appreciate the opportunity to partner with you as you mark this momentous occasion. When considering a ribbon cutting, contact the Chamber to schedule. Please allow enough lead time. Four to five weeks is suggested for promotion and to email invitations and publicize. Subject to scheduling availability.
BUFFALO GROVE DAYS
This five-day event is held over Labor Day weekend. The BGLCC runs the Beer Garden and Business Fair and provides sponsorship opportunities for businesses to promote themselves. Promotional, sponsorship and volunteer opportunities abound during this weekend when 50,000 guests visit Buffalo Grove.
The Golf Outing will be held on Monday, June 17, 2019 at Royal Melbourne Country Club in Long Grove. Their 18-hole championship course – carved into the surrounding wetlands, ponds, prairies and trees – combines the beauty of sport with the beauty of nature. Golfers and volunteers will enjoy a contemporary custom menu created by their Executive Chef, an extensive silent auction to raise money for a truly worthy cause and ample volunteer and sponsorship opportunities plus networking.