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.

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

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.

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!


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

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


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!


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

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


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.

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 Power Connections Networking Meeting

BPC meets every Wednesday 8:30 ~ 9:30 AM
Northern Kane County Chamber Community Room
20 S. Grove St. Ste 102 ~ Carpentersville

BPC 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.

For more information please contact the Chamber office 847-426-8565

BPC Member Directory