The Village of Gilberts

The Northern Kane County Chamber of Commerce represents the Village of Gilberts. 


The Village of Gilberts is located on I90 near Elgin, IL. As Chicago has continually increased in infrastructure, density, and many other facets of urban development, citizens are searching for a more remote and quaint living environment. In preparation for the increased developmental trend, the Village of Gilberts looks back to its history and the core of its existence to preserve its identity and character. Gilberts is a place close to major cities, but far enough away to provide room for healthy growth of both families and light industrial manufacturing. For these reasons, the Village of Gilberts must logically plan for its future and carry on the traditions and values that were so prominently established by the founders of this land.


  • Community Connection
  • Increased visibility in the community through the Chamber Guide, Website and Mobile App
  • A voice in local governmental issues
  • Make new contacts through member exclusive advertising and sponsorship opportunities
  • Social Media Advertising / Print Advertising
  • Ongoing Training and Education
  • Find business minded individuals who work to help others and their community
  • Member to Member Discounts
  • Unique, fun, and exciting events


Manufacturing / Industrial
  • Legislative Committee provides local engagement within our 5 communities that includes economic development, education and work force development
  • Women in Business offers networking opportunities while raising money for scholarships
  • Mentoring young professionals helps them enhance their networking skills
  • Collaboration between companies within the chamber
  • Signed Country of Origins
  • Training and Education for your employees
  • Corporate package for your employees that includes local savings
Business to Consumer / Business to Business
  • Build Relationships to help you grow your business
  • Networking opportunities
  • Meet other business owners that can help you improve how you run your business
  • Grow your client list
  • Source of website referrals
Study done by The Schapiro Group and Market Street Services:
  1. If a consumer knows a small business is a member of its local chamber, the business enjoys:
    1. 44% increase in its favorability rating
    2. 51% increase in consumer awareness
    3. 57% increase in its local reputation
    4. 63% increase in the likelihood that consumers will patronize the business in the future
  2. Consumers are 12% more likely to think that a business which belongs to a chamber has products that stack up better against the competition


The Northern Kane County Chamber of Commerce is an advocate for business interest by identifying and following the needs of the business community through leadership, education, development, support and promotion.


The Northern Kane County Chamber of Commerce is the business leadership organization advocating the interest of regional commerce and industry.

Board of Directors

Executive Members

Chair, Paula Amenta, Elgin Community College

Past Chair, Kristi Kozar, Polynt Composite USA, Inc

Vice Chair, John O’Sullivan, OTTO Engineering

Treasurer, Susan Harkin, Community School District 300

Secretary, Tiffanie Young, Northwestern Medical Center

President, Melissa Hernandez, Northern Kane County Chamber of Commerce

Board of Directors

Scott Andresen, Andresen & Associates, P.C. & the Village of East Dundee

Bryant Crawford, 5-Star Computer Service

Dana Dobosz, Dobosz Law Offices,P.C.

Ernie Gamino, Edward Jones Investments & Financial Services

Kathy Festen, Baird and Warner

Sharon Glasshof, G C Realty and Development

Marc Huber, Village of Carpentersville

Scott Komaromy, Wells Fargo Advisors

Patricia Mierisch, Citizen

Tim Scott, Village of West Dundee

Lori Schutt, Creative Promotional Apparel

Stacy Pyrek, Four Legs Pets

Pat Szpekowski, PR Stategies, PmS Advertising

Marcy Thompson, Elgin Community College

Amalia Woolf, Dundee Township Boys and Girls Club

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