NKCC Woman in Business, Dollars for Scholars Luncheon

Join us for our March luncheon at Bamboozels in West Dundee with Guest Speaker Michele Clark from Payroll Vault. 
$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. 

Michele Clark from Payroll Vault will be speaking on “Being a Business Disruptor in a World of Disruptions” a fun, interactive presentation about the trends and present challenges for small business owners and employers.

Michele’s appreciation for small business owners started in her youth. Her parent’s swimming pool construction and service company operated out of their family home. For Michele, business school was fielding customer calls on the kitchen phone and creating invoices on the shared family word processor. Raised with a front row seat to a family-owned business, she gained firsthand insight into both the rewards and obstacles of entrepreneurship, experiencing the joys and challenges of being one’s own boss from a young age.
Following graduation from Miami University with a Bachelor of Science degree, Michele embarked on a career in Pharmaceutical Sales, gradually ascending to upper management positions. Drawing from her experiences in this corporate environment and her deep-seated ties to her family’s business, Michele felt compelled to venture into entrepreneurship. Diving into the deep end, she took ownership of a large preschool franchise, overseeing operations that catered to 140 families and managed a team of 30
employees daily. After a whirlwind 11-year ride, she sold her business, leveraging her expertise in youth programs to serve as the Chief Operating Officer of the Boys and Girls Club of Dundee Township.
Three years and one pandemic later, Michele’s entrepreneurial spirit beckoned once more, guiding her back to the call of small businesses. This time, she assumed the role of Director of Business Development at Payroll Vault. In this capacity, Michele utilizes
her firsthand understanding of the trials faced by small business owners to offer tailored solutions for their operational and human resource needs. Through services such as payroll management and HR solutions, Michele empowers small business proprietors to concentrate on their core operations and clientele, fostering growth and prosperity in
their ventures.
Outside of her professional endeavors, Michele is mom of 2 spirited young women and an avid advocate for community involvement including the Elgin Symphony Orchestra where she sits on the Board of Directors. Michele loves travel and hopes to visit Japan one day. For fun and a challenge, Michele enjoys playing tennis several times a week. When not on the court, she delights in overcoming her losses by exploring new wines.
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Event DateThu March 7 2024
End DateThu March 7 2024
Start Time11:30 am
End Time1:00 pm
Address101 W. Main St.
CityWest Dundee
Zip Code60118
Is Paid?Paid
Member Price$25.00
Non-member Price$30.00