Tuesday, February 21, 2012
The Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Chamber of Commerce held its awards banquet Friday night.
The Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Chamber of Commerce handed out awards to area business during its annual banquet on Friday. Algonquin Patch and Lake in the Hills Patch received the new business of the year award. Lifeline Christian Church was selected as business of the year and Jarid Brockman of Edward Jones Investments in Algonquin was selected as volunteer of the year. Algonquin Patch Editor Savannah Ziegelbauer, Lake in the Hills Patch Editor Amie Schaenzer and Patch.com Ad Sales Manager Vanessa Baker were on hand to accept the award for Patch.com at the awards dinner. Brockman and Pastor Dave Rudin of Lifeline Christian Church were at the dinner to accept their awards. The theme of the annual awards dinner was a birthday …
Monday, February 13, 2012
The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Chamber of Commerce will hold its business over breakfast from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Tuesday. There are still open spots for those wishing to attend.
Patch.com is excited to present at this week's Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Chamber of Commerce Business over Breakfast. Advertising Manger Vanessa Baker, Algonquin Patch Editor Savannah Ziegelbauer and Lake in the Hlls Patch Editor Amie Schaenzer will share with the community and area businesses how they can use the Patch sites to stay informed and ways to use Patch to interact with the community for personal and professional purposes. The chamber's business over breakfast will be held from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the chamber's office, 2114 W. Algonquin Road in Lake in the Hills. There are still some spots left for those interested in attending the free event, which is open to the general public as well as chamber members. Some of the points…
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
The event will be held at 7 p.m. on Feb. 8 at the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce.
Friday, January 28, 2011
Stop by the Algonquin/LITH Chamber of Commerce Expo at Jacobs High School Jan. 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
On Saturday Jan. 29 stop by the Algonquin/LITH Chamber of Commerce Expo and Café: Get Out of the Cold! The home & business expo is being held at Jacobs High School, 2601 Bunker Hill, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and cost of admission is FREE! Attendees will be able to sample cuisine from area restaurants at the expo café from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Also at the expo: 10:30 “Street Smart” Demonstration/Illinois Martial Arts 11:30 The Radio Shopping Show/AMWRMN 1410 12:20 Dog Obedience Techniques/ Cardunal Obedience Dog Training 1:30 Have Fun With Zumba/Body & Mind Pilates Plus
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Alliance of Professional Women gives area business women a platform to exchange ideas and help each others' businesses grow.
Randall Road, Algonquin's transportation backbone, is overflowing with an ever-evolving array of buildings and storefronts. Stores are popping up throughout the area, and signs reading, "coming soon" dot the busy landscape. However, just as quickly as these businesses emerge, hopeful mini-malls become vacant, and "for lease" signs indicate an indifferent business climate. In an effort to combat the uncertainty of owning a business, groups of ambitious business professionals such as the Alliance of Professional Women, are meeting regularly to find ways to make their businesses flourish. The Alliance of Professional Women, or APW, is an organization of female business owners and other women looking to network and expand their businesses. The…
Each local chapter is allowed one representative per profession, and the expansion allowed for more members to join.
While small businesses struggle to survive in a fragile economy, some professionals are experimenting with creative techniques to increase their clientele and drive business. LeTip—the nation's oldest professional networking association—works to create localized groups, or chapters, of small business owners who meet once a week to practice their marketing skills and share referrals with one another. Janet Hansen, LeTip's regional director for Illinois and Wisconsin, helped to develop the Elgin chapter over the past year, and by April 2010, the Algonquin chapter emerged from the Elgin group. LeTip permits just one representative per profession in each chapter, so the creation of the Algonquin chapter allowed for more individuals to get …