Ribbon Cutting Celebration ~ Warner & Troost Monument 125 Year Anniversary in East Dundee

This is a must attend event! We hope you will join us to help celebrate! 

You are cordially invited to join us as we celebrate 125 years in East Dundee.  With the help of the Northern Kane County Chamber of Commerce we will hold a ribbon cutting at 8:30 AM on Thursday, May 30th, followed by an open house until 11am.  We are located at 107 Water Street in East Dundee in the little blue building on the river!

Come see pictures of our history, recent updates to our office, as well as all of the different products and services we have on display to serve the needs of our community.

Light refreshments will be served.

Additional parking will be available across the street.

The Salvation Army Elgin Corps | Annual Civic Awards Luncheon at Villa Olivia

The Salvation Army Elgin Corps invites you to the  Annual Civic Awards Luncheon as they share  accomplishments from the past year, recognize  2024 Award winners, and learn about The Salvation Army’s response to the Human Trafficking epidemic in the greater Chicagoland area and Midwest territory. 

Lunch Options Include: Chicken Piccata, Roasted Pork Loin, Pasta Rotolo

Featuring Keynote speaker Major Katherine Clausell, Territorial Social Justice & City Mission Secretary

Event will be hosted on Thursday, May 23rd from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at Villa Olivia, 1401 W. Lake Street

Bartlett, Illinois 60103

Purchase Tickets Here

Ticket & Table Prices

Single Ticket – $50 or Table of 8 Guests – $360

Whether or not you can attend, please consider donating to The Salvation Army to help us continue our mission of bringing hope to every community. 

Raceway Woods 5K/3K Run * Walk, Presented by Carpentersville Morning Rotary Club

Register Today! 

Pre Race Day Packet Pick Up ~ August 9, 2024 3P-6P: Main Street Bicycles: 39 E. Main St. Carpentersville, IL 60110

Race Site Location (physical address or intersection)

The former Meadowdale International Speedway in Raceway Woods Forest Preserve: N/W Corner of Rte. 31 & Main St./Huntley Rd. Carpentersville, IL 60110

Race Day Registration and Packet Pick Up ~ August 10, 2024 6:30A-7:45A: Near the starting line with a $5 extra charge. Please allow at least 20 minutes to get to registration from the parking area and ready for the start of the race. No Registration After 7:45 AM on Race Day.

Race Start ~ 8:00 AM

Age Groups and Award Categories

Top 3 overall males/females

Age Groups:

14 & under

15 – 19

20 – 29

30 – 39

40 – 49

50 – 59

60 & over

Top team (first 5 finishers)

Top Dog

Proceeds from the event ~ The 10th annual Raceway 5K and 3K Fun Run/Walk on the historic Meadowdale International Raceway in Raceway Woods in Carpentersville. Experience all the curves, straightaways, bank turns, and hills this challenging race has to offer. Or take a leisurely pace through one of the most scenic preserves in northeastern Illinois. This is a rare event where you can bring your dog for some exercise and some special swag.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the charities of the Rotary Club of Carpentersville including the Carpentersville F.I.S.H. Food Pantry, and Operation Warm – new coats purchased for Carpentersville kids in need. Thanks for supporting these efforts. We look forward to seeing you out there.

Visit Raceway5K.com and download the runners guide for full race information.

Fundraising/Pledge Information

Unable to attend but would like to donate or sponsor a racer? Great! We appreciate the support.

Donations can be made here today or mailed to the Rotary Club of Carpentersville-Morning at P.O. Box 946 Carpentersville, IL 60110

Event schedule


    Fri, August 9, 2024 3:00 PM – Pre Race Packet Pick Up Main Street Bicycle 3P-6P


    Sat, August 10, 2024 6:30 AM – Race Day Registration and Packet Pick Up


    Sat, August 10, 2024 8:00 AM – 5K/3K Race Start!

Contact information

Event contact Heather Zabski
Phone 847-783-0362

The Wall That Heals

In July of 2019 American Legion 679 and True Patriots Care had the honor of hosting ‘The Wall That Heals’, a ¾ scale replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C.

We again have the honor of hosting this tribute this year, and will be the only location in Illinois hosting the VVMF ‘Wall That Heals’. There are other ‘traveling walls’ that travel throughout various states, but this is the one from Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) organization, which is ‘The Wall’ in Washington, D.C.

The event will be Memorial Day Week, starting May 22nd through May 27th, 2024. It will again be held at Randall Oaks Park (same location as 2019) and this email is to inform you that the

Sign Up Genius’ program is now available. This is the program where you can sign up for various volunteer positions. There are 512 positions to select from, and you can sign up for multiple positions / slots. There also is a ‘FAQ’ and contact page  page if you have questions about positions.

There is a link on the following web sites;

  1. wallthathealsdundee.com
  2. truepatriotscare.com
  3. dundeeamericanlegion.com


Please come out and visit or even better yet, sign up for as many slots as you feel comfortable. 

Note- Volunteers must be 18 years old or accompanied by a parent or guardian.

 Also, please share to your friends.

Below are the instructions for signing up and a copy of a flyer –

Thank You  for considering,

Harold Mierisch

Volunteer committee

Vietnam Veteran – 1968 


Sign Up Genius Process

Here is the process for signing up for a volunteer position for ‘The Wall That Heals’.


Go to the Sign Up Genius web site (Utilize the link off of one of the following links / web sites;

  1. allthathealsdundee.com
  2. truepatriotscare.com
  3. dundeeamericanlegion.com


  1. Look at the various positions / slots you wish to volunteer for (note, you can sign up for multiple positions /slots)
  2. Click on the ‘Sign up’ box (upper right corner)
  3. You will get a message ‘save and continue’. Click on that box.
  4. A screen will appear, Sign Me Up’ and will show the position / slot you are volunteering for – verify this is the position you want.
  5. Fill in the fields (note – even though address shows as optional, we recommend you fill that in for our records).  Phone number and email is required for contacting you in the event of changes)
  6. After entering all information, click on the ‘Sign Up Now’ button.
  7. You will get a screen showing ‘You’re all signed up’ indicating the position you signed up for. You will also get a confirmation email for reference.


At this point, click on the ‘Back to sign up’ button which will take you back to the main screen.

If done, just close out the application.


Change your selection

If you inadvertently selected the wrong position, or at a later date need to change your selection, there are two ways to edit / change


Option 1

When you get the confirmation email click on the ‘Edit My Sign Up’

Make changes as required.


Option 2

On the main screen, click on the ‘Change my signup’. 

This will take you to a screen showing various selections.

Select the following option     ‘I signed up without a SignUpGenius account’

The next screen will indicate – 3 options, select ‘Send yourself an email link’

You will get an email listing the position you put in for (Note – if you signed up for multiple positions, ALL positions will be shown.

Click on the box for below the position you want to change, update and resubmit


Join us for a presentation on how assisted living/memory support can be more affordable. Understand the costs of care, including coverage and how to maximize your financial resources to make it work. Lunch will be served! 


Presentation seating is limited. Join us for a tour following the seminars. To RSVP for our seminars please call 224.802.4388 or email contacts@woodlandswd.com


Join The Woodlands at Canterfield for an informative presentation on the importance of estate planning. Our expert speaker will discuss what happens if you don’t have an estate plan as well as provide an overview of four estate planning basics: wills, trusts, powers of attorney and deeds. Dinner will be served.


Presentation seating is limited. Join us for a tour following the seminars. To RSVP for our seminars please call 224.802.4388 or email contacts@woodlandswd.com

Mastering Canva for Small Business Marketing Success

Fox Valley Chamber Leaders brings you an exciting webinar: Mastering Canva for Small Business Marketing Success!

At this 45 minute webinar, you’ll Craft impactful social media graphics that engage and grow your audience, Design promotional materials that grab attention, Utilize advanced design elements, Effectively incorporate video in your content, Apply these advanced strategies to your own projects.

The Village Squire Golden Envelope Promotion

In honor of The Village Squires 50th Anniversary we are doing a Golden Envelope Promotion ~ WE ARE GIVING OUT 5000 ENVELOPES!
May 1st – May 30th or until we run out. Every time you dine at The Village Squire in West Dundee you will get a golden envelope. You MAY NOT open this envelope. Bring it back any time you dine between June 1st and September 30th, present the envelope to your server to open before you order and see what you have won! If the envelope is already open we will not redeem that prize.
Prizes range anywhere from Free Appetizers to % OFF, 1/2 price pizza’s to $100 Gift Cards. EVERYONE IS A WINNER!!!
Redeem this with your server when ordering so it can be applied to your tab.
Disclaimer – drink purchase required, dine in only, not valid with any other offers.
Can only be used from June 1st – September 30th 2024. Only one golden envelope per visit.

Marketing Automation 101 with the Fox Valley Chambers

Marketing Automation 101 – Presentation offered by Bartlett Area Chamber Member, Jazmine Moore, Driven Ops Consulting.
Join in this multi-chamber ZOOM presentation to delve into the world of marketing automation and its transformative impact on businesses. This session will offer valuable insights into the power of automation to streamline marketing processes, improve efficiency, and drive results. This webinar is your gateway to unlocking the full potential of automation for businesses.
Presentation includes details on understanding marketing automation, campaign automation, lead management and nurturing, and the importance utilizing of data-driven decision-making in marketing.
Please contact Melissa or Karen to register in advance for this multi-chamber learning opportunity.


A link for the Zoom presentation will be sent via email. 


Community Shred Event Hosted by Baird & Warner, Algonquin

Do you have Documents you want to get rid of, but do not want to just toss them?
During the hours on 10AM – 12PM Baird & Warner, Algonquin, will not only be accepting any of your old gadgets, but we will have an ON SITE shredding truck as well.
Recyclable Items:
Cell Phones/Radios
Ink & Toner
Video Games/Gadgets
Car Audio/GPS

2024 Annual Mayor’s Breakfast


Villages of Carpentersvilles, East Dundee, Gilberts, Sleepy Hollow, West Dundee

Presented by the Northern Kane County Chamber of Commerce


What does 2024 look like for OUR community? Hear from our local village leaders on upcoming projects in each of their communities. May 22, 2024 ~ 8 AM Randall Oaks Golf & Banquets 4101 Binnie Road ~ West Dundee Cost: $25 per person, includes breakfast.

Mayor's Breakfast

Ribbon Cutting to Celebrate The Village Squire 50th Anniversary!

We are so excited to be a part of this amazing event! The Village Squire in West Dundee is turning 50!

Join us along with the Elgin Area Chamber for a Golden Anniversary Ribbon Cutting on May 16th from 11am-2pm.

This day will include a special menu with flashback pricing!


North Kane Express Office Shines at International Leadership Conference

For Immediate Release: 

North Kane Express Office Shines at International Leadership Conference

 West Dundee, Illinois, April 05, 2024 — Express Employment Professionals of West Dundee took home honors at the staffing agency’s annual International Leadership Conference (ILC) in Denver, Colorado, according to Terri Greeno, North Kane Express franchisee.            

The North Kane Express office was awarded the Circle of Excellence Award which recognizes top-performing offices in the Express system.

“Gathering each year with fellow entrepreneurs is such a privilege, and the recognition for our team’s efforts in 2023 caps off a monumental year,” said Greeno. “Taking what we’ve learned from fellow employment experts and dynamic speakers such as Goldie Hawn and Deion Sanders, we have hit the ground running on the way to putting a million people to work annually.”

Roughly 1,500 Express franchisees and their staff attended the Express Services International Leadership Conference March 6-9, which featured workshops and training on staffing and workplace issues such as company culture, burnout, succession plans and sales techniques.

The North Kane Express Employment Professionals franchise began operation in 2015 and serves Northern Kane County with temporary help and direct hire staffing in a variety of fields, including light industrial, skilled trades, office services and Professional. The North Kane office, located at 750 S. 8th St. West Dundee, is currently accepting applications.

If you would like to arrange for an interview with Terri Greeno, call 815-788-8556.

About Express Employment Professionals
At Express Employment Professionals, we’re in the business of people. From job seekers to client companies, Express helps people thrive and businesses grow. Our international network of franchises offers localized staffing solutions to the communities they serve across the U.S., Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, employing 492,000 people globally in 2023 and more than 11 million since its inception. For more information, visit ExpressPros.com.

The North Kane Express office is located at 750 S. 8th St., West Dundee, and serves the North Kane area. Local businesses and applicants are encouraged to stop by, visit https://www.expresshires.com or call 847-426-0404.



Multi-Chamber Wedding Industry Networking Meeting

🎉 Attention wedding industry pros! 🤝 Ready to expand your network? Join us at the Multi-Chamber Wedding Industry Networking Group’s upcoming luncheon and meeting on April 30th, from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, hosted at Gather. 🏰 Enjoy lunch while connecting with Chamber members who are experts in serving the wedding industry.💍

Event by Huntley Area Chamber of CommerceElgin Area Chamber of Commerce and Northern Kane County Chamber of Commerce

Please contact Melissa at the chamber office to register. 



Multi-Chamber Business After Hours with Advocate Sherman

April 23rd ~ 4:30—6:30 PM

Advocate Sherman Outpatient Center

486 B Randall Rd. ~ South Elgin

Advocate Healthcare is expanding services in your community.

Please join us at Advocate Sherman’s NEW South Elgin’s outpatient center for hors d’oeuvres, drinks, networking, tours and raffle prizes.

 Network with other chamber members & business professionals over some light appetizers & drinks. 

Tuesday, April 23rd
4:30pm – 6:30pm
486B S. Randall Road, South Elgin

** Please bring your business card to enter in the raffle!!!!


Pallet to Palate Fundraiser for Food for Greater Elgin

Life is short. Come to the party.

You could have made a new friend, business contact, or met the love of your life, but you stayed home to watch Netflix? Don’t wake up on April 23 wondering what delish concoctions you missed at Pallet to Palate.

Pallet to Palate features an array of professional chefs and their favorite culinary creations. Guests are invited to stop by each chef’s table to get a taste of their creations. Live music will complement the small bites and even drawings for some fabulous prizes.

Pallet to Palate is a fundraiser for Food For Greater Elgin – the largest food pantry in Kane County, feeding over 200,000 hungry neighbors each year.

Tickets can be purchased at https://foodforgreaterelgin.org/pallet-to-palate.

Opportunities for sponsorships and food vendors can be found at www.foodforgreaterelgin.org/p2p-forms

Event Contact
Emily Tyler
(847) 931-9330
Send Email

Parkinson’s 101 ~ What you & your family should know

All are invited  for the upcoming speaker session event hosted by Right at Home, In Home Care at @theemptycorner on Thursday, April 11th.
This session is completely free and open to the public, but space is very limited.
Our first speaker session was so well received that we decided to do it again!
We are honored to have Jessica Bartsch join us from the Parkinson’s Foundation-Midwest Chapter. She will share basic and in-depth information about Parkinson’s Disease—information you and your family should know.

1st Annual Baubles & Bubbles Jewelery Swap for Charity

Let’s have some fun!

I am excited to announce I will be hosting the 1st Annual Baubles and Bubbles Jewelry Swap for Charity Event at The Venue at Goebbert’s in Pingree Grove.

I love getting women together and seeing how they empower and lift each other and thought this would be a great opportunity to come together for an evening that will be filled with FUN!

This is a premier invitation only event filled with food, wine, networking, swag bags, music, raffle prizes, 50/50 raffle, jewelry and accessories…. what’s more fun than that? It’s like Christmas in June!

I am excited to partner with Habitat for Humanity Women Build which is a community of women volunteering together to celebrate our strengths, have a blast and build permanent and affordable homes for woman-led families. All event ticket sales will go directly to Habitat for Humanity Women Build and feel free to bring any cleaning supplies as a donation to this incredible organization!

Learn more about Habitat for Humanity Northern Fox Valley and Women Build here:



Bring 3 to 5 pieces of your unwanted jewelry or accessories, and swap it for 3 to 5 pieces of someone else’s! Necklaces, Earrings, Bracelets, Handbags, Scarves!


I look forward to seeing you!

The Literacy Connection invites the community to our 2024 Spelling Bee Fundraiser! Tickets on sale now.

Show off your spelling skills or cheer on your favorite spelling teams, enjoy a light breakfast, mingle with fellow community members, and raise funds for The Literacy Connection. If you are familiar with our past Trivia Bee fundraisers, this event will be similar – but with spelling! Support our mission to help adults in our community reach their literacy goals while enjoying a morning of lively competition and fun raffle prizes.

Participant and audience member tickets are on sale now. Sponsorship opportunities also available!

This event will take place on Saturday, April 27 at Elgin Community College Dining Room (Building E). Doors will open at 9:00 AM and event begins at 10:00 AM.

Tickets are on sale now!

Sponsorship opportunities available now!

Hula Hoopla Multi-Chamber Networking Event

Join us & connect through hoops! No hula hooping done during this speed networking event. Just good old fashion networking! 

Contact Karen or Melissa at the chamber today to register. 

melissa@nkcchamber.com or 847-426-8565


Positions Available ~ PADS of Elgin

Join Our Team

WE CAN Make a Difference.

Our Team at PADS of Elgin knows WE CAN make a difference with our services and compassionate care of individuals experiencing homelessness. WE CAN work together to provide each guest with the opportunity for a better future. Our Team is diverse and inclusive. We CAN make a difference in our community.

PADS offers rewarding career opportunities for individuals who share that vision. We are committed to diversity and offer a competitive compensation package, including paid vacation, sick leave, and health benefits.

Open Positions

Ribbon Cutting Celebration ~ Spruce Hair Company

Join members of the NKCC, officials from the Village of East Dundee & members of the community to celebrate the official Grand Opening of Spruce Hair Company in East Dundee! 

We are thrilled they have chosen our community to call home. Ribbon Cuttings are a great opportunity to network in a casual setting while celebrating a new business in our community!
Please remember to bring your business cards and RSVP to Melissa at melissa@nkcchamber.com

RSVP for the Ribbon Cutting today!

Emmett’s Big Wheel Bike Race is Moving to the Summer!









Be our guest for an experience like no other–where good food, good beer, and good friends gather. Savor the flavors of Spring with exclusive dishes only offered during Emmett’s Brewmaster Dinner Series. Enjoy a beer reception, brewery tour, and 5-course meal paired with 4 craft brews. Join us at any one of our three Emmett’s locations.

Tickets are required and may be purchased in person or by phone in advance. Reserve your spot today before they fill up!

West Dundee: April 18, 2024
Palatine: April 25, 2024
Downers Grove: May 2, 2024

Roasted Corn and Poblano Griddle Cake, Pineapple Salsa, Cilantro Cream
Paired with: Vendetta (American Red Ale)

Arugula, Prosciutto Crudo, Grilled Apricots, Creamy Ricotta, Toasted Pine Nuts, Caramelized Red Onion and Balsamic Vinaigrette
Paired with: Cryo Hazy IPA

Woodford Reserve Accent

Orange Cream Sauce, Garlic Ginger Basmati Rice, Soy Glazed Bok Choy, Tempura Scallions
Paired with: Kona Kolsch

Lemon Mascarpone
Paired with: Blueberry Sour


Join us on Friday, July 19th!

The West Dundee River Challenge is back for it’s 8th year, once again hosting the first day of the Intelligentsia Cup 10-day bike race criterium. To complement a full day of racing, we will be hosting a community festival in the Old Town North neighborhood. 

In Grafelman Park, the KidZone will feature inflatables, activities and kid-friendly food.  The Dundee Open-Air Market will host local businesses selling their wares and showcasing their services.

Down the hill on North 2nd Street, the Restaurant and Entertainment Corridor features race-day menus from local restaurants, as well as the Afterparty festivities including music, food and drinks.

Shop at the Dundee Open-Air Market. Don your best costume and win prizes in the Family Bike Parade. Feast on race day menus from local restaurants. Climb on inflatables in the KidZone. Watch the thrilling races as the cyclists navigate tight turns in Old Town North, race at high speeds down Geneva Street, and climb the dreaded Legbreaker.
Mark your calendars for July 19th and join us for a day full of bike racing and family fun!

Motor Monday’s ~ The Depot in East Dundee

Come to East Dundee’s Family-Friendly Cruise Night!
Open to Cars and Trucks – ALL Makes & Models
Main gate entrance is on Barrington Avenue.
Looking for volunteers to help with participating vehicle greetings, traffic flow, parking, etc.
If interested, please email kdiehl@eastdundee.net
The Midwest Racing Preservation Association (MiRPA) is dedicated to promoting and preserving the history of Meadowdale International Raceways & all Midwest Motorsports
MiRPA.org – a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

Thirsty Thursday Street Fest with Pino Farina Band

Thirsty Thursday Street Fest will offer an evening of live music on the Stage by . Punchy bass lines, gritty guitar riffs, amazing feats of vocal dexterity all held together with a driving beat is a strong signature to Pino Farina Band’s sound. From The Beatles to the Black Crows, U2 to the Foo Fighters, Pino Farina Band covers a wide range of music, including some of their own originals.
& :
Hoof Woof & Meow Animal Rescue will be on-site with some wonderful animals available for adoption.
– Please bring a lawn chair as seating is limited.
– outside alcoholic beverages allowed.
– Admission Fee!!
Additional Event Handicapped parking is located on Meier Street in front of Diamond Jim’s.

42nd Annual NKCC Golf Outing

If you have not attended our golf outing in the past, do not miss out this year! Join us on the course for 18 holes of golf, networking & a whole lot of fun with members!

Price includes, 18 holes of golf, continental breakfast, lunch at the turn, & dinner.  Also includes is, ALL on course games, string, mulligans, & 2 drink tickets on the course. If you don’t have a foursome, we will find a foursome for you. Be sure to register early to secure your spot. This event sells out every year.

2024 Golf Registration

2024 Golf Outing Sponsorship Opportunities

Positions Available ~ OTTO Engineering

OTTO – designed, manufactured and precision tested, right here in the USA.

OTTO is a manufacturer for demanding applications which are used across various industries; private and governmental. Some of our parts include switches in the medical and aviation industries. Our grips are used in helicopters and heavy machinery. Our communication devices include speaker microphones which are used by police officers and emergency personnel throughout the world. Our products are durable because people’s lives depend on our products working properly. OTTO prides itself on making durable quality products and providing excellence to its customers.

Keeping the OTTO Culture
A strong family bond flows throughout our organization and at the root of OTTO’s success are the fine employees who arrive every day and commit to total customer satisfaction.

Careers at OTTO

Administration Coordinator ~ All County Fox Valley Property Management

We are seeking an Administration Coordinator to join our team! You will perform clerical and administrative functions in order to drive company success.


  • Draft correspondences and other formal documents
  • Plan and schedule appointments and events
  • Greet and assist onsite guests
  • Answer inbound telephone calls
  • Develop and implement organized filing systems
  • Perform all other office tasks


  • Previous experience in office administration or Property Management related fields
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • ​Strong organizational skills

About All County Fox Valley Property Management:

We specialize in residential, commercial, property management, with properties that span the suburbs of Chicago.


Tim O’Brien
All County Fox Valley Property Management 
E: tim@allcountyfv.com
P: 224-375-7575

The Northwest Suburban Office of Right at Home Receives 2024 Best of Home Care® – Top 100 Leader in Experience Award



The Northwest Suburban Office of Right at Home Receives 2024 Best of Home Care® – Top 100 Leader in Experience Award

Dundee – The Northwest Suburban Office of Right at Home with locations in Barrington, Dundee and Mount Prospect announced today that it received the distinguished 2024 Best of Home Care –Top 100 Leader in Experience Award for the third year in a row, from HCP, the leading firm in experience management for post-acute care. The Top 100 Leader in Experience Award is the highest recognition awarded by HCP and is only awarded to 100 home care businesses in North America. Recipients must consistently rank among the very highest in 10 or more quality metrics. As a Top 100 Leader in Experience Award recipient, Right at Home-NW is recognized among the very best home care providers participating in the nationwide HCP Experience Management Program.

This accomplishment demonstrates Right at Home -NW’s long-term dedication to excellent care and quality improvement. To qualify for this award, 10% of Right at Home’s clients and employees were interviewed each month by HCP. Over a 12-month period, Right at Home – NW received high client and caregiver satisfaction ratings in areas such as caregiver training, compassion of caregivers, communication, scheduling, client/caregiver compatibility, and more. Using feedback from clients and employees, as well as quality benchmarks from HCP, the Right at Home – NW’s management team set goals to reach the highest level of Experience possible.

“When our Northwest Suburban Office of Right at Home was established 20 years ago, our vision was to establish an environment dedicated to excellence, with an unwavering commitment to exceptional customer service. In a world where outstanding customer service has become a rare commodity, we refuse to settle for mediocrity and continuously aspire to improve ourselves every day. I’m delighted our employees share this commitment to provide exceptional customer service.” says Jeanette Palmer, President.

The Best of Home Care – Top 100 Leader in Experience Award highlights the top-performing home care businesses in the nation. HCP believes that by honoring these providers, families looking for in-home care for a loved one will be able to recognize and choose a trusted home care provider.

“At HCP, our mission is to help post-acute care businesses create an experience that goes beyond client and caregiver expectations; ultimately improving outcomes for all stakeholders in the care continuum,” says Todd Austin, President of HCP. “When we see agencies like the Northwest Suburban Office of Right at Home that have so effectively provided outstanding care and employment experiences, we know we’re on the right track. Right at Home – NW has worked extremely hard to prioritize high-quality care and employment, and their work hasn’t gone unnoticed. This award allows them to show proof of quality to potential clients and caregivers.”

To find out more about The Northwest Suburban Office of Right at Home’s commitment to excellence, please visit www.rahnw.com or call 847-396-9000. 

About The Northwest Suburban Office of Right at Home

The Northwest Office of Right at Home with locations in Barrington, Barrington Hills, Dundee and Mount Prospect is a locally owned and operated franchise office of Right at Home, LLC, serving the communities of Algonquin, Arlington Heights, Barrington, Barrington Hills, Carpentersville, Cary, Crystal Lake, Deer Park, Des Plaines, Dundee, Fox River Grove, Hoffman Estates, Inverness, Kildeer, Lake Zurich, Long Grove, McHenry, Mount Prospect, Niles, North Barrington, Palatine, Park Ridge, Port Barrington, Richmond, Rosemont, South Barrington, Trout Valley, and Wonder Lake.  For more information, contact The Northwest Suburban Office of Right at Home at www.rahnw.com, at 847-396-9000 or by email at info@rahnw.com.

About HCP

HCP’s vision is to partner with the long-term and post-acute care industry, providing mission-critical applications to improve outcomes for all stakeholders in the care continuum, enabling the delivery of exceptional experiences. HCP offers RN-developed training, satisfaction surveys, hiring and reputation management tools designed to help you become the best employer and provider in your area—and make sure everyone knows about it. Known industry-wide for its Benchmarking Report and Best of Home Care awards, HCP is redefining the future of post-acute care. For more information, visit https://www.homecarepulse.com/.  




Hispanic Business Owners Round Table

Join us for our monthly meet and greet, networking opportunity for Hispanic Business Owners! Bring your questions and your ideas so you can network with other like-minded business owners in our community!
Lots of information, support, and opportunities available!

Please RSVP to attend. 

Questions or for more information please contact Oscar Tapia at oscar.tapia@bmo.com 

or Melissa Hernandez at melissa@nkcchamber.com



*   Customer Service Reps

  *   Maintenance Technicians

  *   Shipping/Receiving

  *   CNC Operators

  *   Custodians

  *   MIG Welders

  *   Machine Operators

  *   Warehouse Associates

And many more.

We are always looking for exceptional candidates who are looking for a new or better career. Our goal is to help as many people as possible in McHenry County find good jobs by helping as many clients as possible find qualified employees for their businesses.

We offer the following benefits: 

  *   Medical Plan

  *   Dental Plan

  *   Holiday Pay (6 Days Observed)

  *   401(k) Retirement Savings Plan

  *   Vision/Eyewear Plan

  *   Vacation Pay

  *   Life Insurance

  *   Prescription Drug Reimbursement

  *   Short-Term Disability

  *   $200 Referral Bonus Opportunity

  *   Giveaway Opportunities

Ways to apply:

  *   View our job postings and apply on our website at www.ExpressHires.com

  *   Email us your resume to jobs.northkanecountyil@expresspros.com

  *   Call us at (847) 426-0404

  *   Visit our Office at 750 S 8th Street, West Dundee, IL 60118


NKCC Woman in Business, Dollars for Scholars Luncheon

Join us for our April luncheon at The Assembly in West Dundee with Guest Speaker Julie Bevel, LMT. 
$25 Chamber Members & $30 Non-Members  ~ Reservations must be made at least four business days in advance.

Improving our community through networking and higher education opportunities.
Women in Business is dedicated to the continuing education, development, mentoring and improvement of chamber members and proud representative of the Dollars for Scholars ® Program providing scholarships for High School Seniors and College students affiliated with the Northern Kane County Chamber or residing in the NKCC market area. We appreciate your help in supporting our mission. 

Don’t forget, we will be selling raffle tickets at each of our monthly luncheons. Ever dollar raised from our raffles goes directly to our scholarship fund. 

About Our Speaker:
Julie Bevel, LMT started Fox River MedSpa in 2013 after spending almost a decade in Las Vegas as Lead Therapist for the 5-Diamond Bellagio Spa. She took everything she learned there and translated it into the award-winning suburban sanctuary we have here today. With massage and skincare as the foundation of services, when the non-essential shutdown of 2020 happened, she decided to adapt her company’s business model to become Medical, essential, a MedSpa. This niche of business is experiencing exponential growth, and for good reason – people are seeking a level of care they just can’t get anymore in traditional doctor’s offices.
Over the last 4 years, Julie has grown the Fox River MedSpa team and leaned heavily into regenerative medicine. Headed up by Nurse Practitioner Michelle Dace & Dr. Steve Stachura, their team of 40 includes registered nurses, holistic nutritionists, massage therapists, rehab techs, estheticians, and fantastic admins.
What’s she’s learned along the way about the insurance billing system, the opioid epidemic, and the burnout of nurses and doctors with “traditional healthcare” has completely shifted her perspective on how to take care of people, and reframed her entrepreneurial mission. With the abundance of technology and resources here in America, she’s become ignited with a passion to change the face of healthcare and help people to live their best lives.
Join us for a lunch and learn to get a deeper understanding on the big picture of what’s going on with our healthcare system, and what cutting edge options are coming into the mainstream
Woman in Business/ Member



CASA Kane County is currently seeking VOLUNTEERS!

CASA Kane County is looking for more volunteers to help support children who need it through the foster care system. CASA Kane County is nonprofit volunteer organization advocating for the best interest of children in abuse and neglect situations throughout Northern Illinois. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates/Guardian ad Litem) volunteers are specially trained to become the objective voice of a child for a judge.

Want More Information About Volunteering for CASA? Join a Virtual Information Meeting: Thursday May 16th from NOON-1:00 PM

Virtual General Information Volunteer Meeting for potential CASA Volunteers and an opportunity to meet our team and learn more about what it means to become a CASA/GAL volunteer.

Court Appointed Special Advocate and Guardian Ad Litem Volunteers come from every walk of life and share a commitment to improving children’s lives. Fill out the form and attend to learn more on how you can be the one caring and consistent adult making a difference in a child’s life!

Please email sandiec@casakanecounty.org to register!

Shop, Dine & Enjoy Northern Kane County – Purchase a Gift Card Today

Purchase your Gift Certificates today!

Purchase your Gift Certificates today!

The Dine, Drink, Play & Shop local website www.nkccevents.com  includes a complete list of local businesses that accept Northern Kane County gift certificates. This is an important feature of the program, as it helps customers easily identify where they can redeem their certificates and encourages them to support local businesses.

We continue to regularly update the list of participating businesses, we feel this program and feature creates a sense of excitement and anticipation for customers, who may be eager to try out new places and explore our local community.

Overall, programs like this are a great way to support local businesses and foster a sense of community pride. They can also help to attract visitors to the area and encourage them to stay longer, leading to increased economic activity and a stronger local economy.

Positions Available ~ Right at Home West Dundee

We are looking for people who are as driven as we are to improve the quality of life for those we serve. It’s an incredibly rewarding mission that our team is dedicated to achieving. Our support staff and caregivers play key roles in empowering seniors with the support they need to remain in their homes. It’s not just a bonus—in our eyes, it’s the basis of everything we do. If you’d like to help us live out our mission, join our team!

We take pride in providing the highest quality of care for our clients and the very best working environment and culture for our caregivers. Here at Right at Home Northwest Suburban Chicago, we truly believe that taking care of our clients starts with taking care of our caregivers. We offer our caregiving staff a supportive care environment by investing in our caregivers.  

By 2050, 1.6 billion people in the world will be over age 65. That is over a billion reasons to care. Guided by our core values, we intend to help these seniors remain in their homes.

APPLY ONLINE TODAY! CLICK HERE: Right at Home Job Opportunities

Positions Available, Northwestern Medicine

At Northwestern Medicine, we know that diversity makes us better, and we are committed to cultivating a workforce as diverse as the patients we serve. In an inclusive environment, every interaction with patients, families and co-workers has the potential to make a profound impact — on them and on you.

Northwestern Medicine is a leading integrated academic health system where the patient comes first. No matter where you work at Northwestern Medicine, you will be an integral part of our relentless quest to deliver better health care. Within our facilities, our quest for better includes world-class medical care and groundbreaking research. Beyond our walls, it includes building better communities across Chicagoland together with our community partners. To learn more about our community initiatives, visit nm.org/community.

We are an equal opportunity employer and provide competitive benefits, ranging from tuition reimbursement and Student Loan Repayment to 401(k) matching and wellness benefits. We are dedicated to your well-being so you can be dedicated to our patients.

Local job opportunities With Northwestern Medicine




NKCC Ambassador’s Monthly Meeting – Become an Ambassador Today


The Northern Kane County Ambassadors Committee is comprised of local business professionals who function as the public relations arm of the chamber, intent on growing & retaining membership by providing an educated approach to the benefits, services, & events offered through the chamber. Becoming involved in a committee gives your business additional exposure as well.

Ambassador listings in monthly correspondence/email blasts when appropriate

  • Special name tags                                 
  • Recognition at events
  • First opportunity to meet/introduce yourself to new members
  • Increased exposure due to involvement in Chamber events & Business after hours
  • Group photo taken annually for use in newsletters/directory

Meetings are scheduled on the 2nd Wedensday of every month @ 9:30 AM in the Community Room at the Chamber of Commerce office in Carpentersville. Depending on the agenda meetings will be 30-60 minutes in duration. Meeting dates are subject to change.


Meet our Ambassadors:

Cheryl Alopogianis ~ Tastefully Simple ~ calopogianis@hotmail.com

Bryant Crawford ~ 5-Star Computer Services, Inc. ~ Bcrawford@5-starcomputers.com

Arlene De La Cruz ~ The Matrix Group ~ Arlene.sa.delacruz@gmail.com

Hanadi Dib ~ First American Bank ~ Hdib@Firstambank.com

Vicki Genz ~ RealtyOneGroup Karmma ~ vicki@newviewgr.com

Cornelia Krueger ~ Avon Consultant ~ cgkrueger@sbcglobal.net

Ann Meyer ~ Ann Meyer Agency, Farmers Ins. ~ Ameyer@farmersagent.com

James Byrnes ~ Broker, Baird & Warner ~ james.byrnes.realtor@gmail.com

If you are interested in becoming involved on our Ambassador Committee, please contact the Chamber office 847-426-8565. 


Dine Northern Kane County!

Here are links to local restaurants that are local businesses in the Northern Kane County Chamber!

Enjoy and Stay Local, Support Local

Northern Kane County Chamber of Commerce

Updated as of June  21th 2021, information on Local Restaurants:

Alexander’s Cafe – (847) 888-4146 – 1725 N. State St., Elgin




Aliano’s Ristorante – (847) 844-0528- 310 N. River St. East Dundee






Bamboozels – (630) 903-1743 – 101 W. Main St., West Dundee




 Bandito Barneys – (847) 426-7300 – 10 N. River St., East Dundee






Bleuroot ~ Farm to Table





Cook’s Ice Cream ~ (847) 915-5034 




Culver’s of Carpentersville – (847) 649-3225- 8000 Miller Road, Carpentersville




Diamond Jim’s – (224) 484-8554 – 325 Meier Ave., East Dundee




Dolly’s Gaming Café ~ (847) 714-4242 ~ 210 Penny Ave., East Dundee




 East Side Café’ Coffee & Wine Bar – 224-699-9820 – 316 N. River St. ~ East Dundee





Emmett’s Tavern and Brewing Co. – (847) 428-4500 – 128 W. Main St. West Dundee




 Jersey Mike’s Subs (224) 293-2688 – 123 S. Western Ave., Carpentersville





Panera Bread (847) 649-5180 – 101 S. Western Ave., Carpentersville




River Street Tavern – (224) 293-2033 – 102 N. River Street, East Dundee




Rosie O’Hare’s – (847) 426-1116 – 702 Water St, East Dundee




Southern Belle’s – (224) 699-9959 – 152 S. Western Ave., Carpentersville




The Village Squire – (847) 428-4483 – 125 Washington St. West Dundee




WoodFire Pizza – (847) 844-0886 – 127 W. Main St West Dundee

Woodfire Brickoven Pizza Rockford and West Dundee





N3 Networking Group

N3  meets every Friday  8:30 ~ 9:30 AM
Chamber Community Room ~ 20 S. Grove Ave. Suite 102 ~ Carpentersville

N3  is a weekly, non-compete network group within the Northern Kane County Chamber of Commerce.

Our group consists of friendly, dedicated professionals in many different businesses ready to serve you.

We generate referrals to help each other grow our business.

Call the chamber today for more information! 

Business and Referral Connections

BARC is a weekly , non-compete network group within the Northern Kane County Chamber of Commerce.

Our group consists of friendly, dedicated professionals in many different businesses ready to serve you.

We generate referrals to help each other grow our business. Call the chamber today for more information! 

BARC Member Brochure

More About BARC . . .

BARC is a non-compete, referral-based networking group. We make incredible connections, while building solid relationships.

Meeting Time: Tuesdays 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Location: Chamber Office

Investment: $50 annually. BARC members are also members of the Northern Kane County Chamber.


Consumers and businesses alike prefer to do business with someone they know, like and trust.

The goal of BARC and its members is to support and develop relationships with like minded business professionals who recognize the importance of referring customers to someone they KNOW, working with businesses they LIKE, and most importantly, TRUST that their customers will be well taken care of.

Our MISSION is to help each member of the group to cultivate and procure additional new business through our team efforts.

Attend and learn ” How To”: Promote your business. Practice your speaking skills in front of groups.

Polish your Elevator Speech (advertisement).  Build Relationships which promotes confidence.

Learn what a good referral is for each member. Promote what a good referral is for your business. 

Business networking is the process of establishing a mutually beneficial relationship with other business people and potential customers.