Dundee Township Young Professionals Networking Group

To provide networking opportunities and connect diverse young professionals in the area, the Northern Kane County Chamber of Commerce invites young professionals to attend the Dundee Township Young Professionals (DTYP) at one of its regular bi-monthly meetings.  Meetings are held on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30pm. 

The next DTYP meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at The Mockingbird Bar & Garden at 217 Barrington Avenue in East Dundee from 5:30 to 7:30pm. All young professionals are invited to attend.

Locations change for each meeting and updated information is available on the group’s Facebook and Instagram pages at Dundee Township Young Professionals.

Spearheading the organization are two Chamber members, Dianna Robinson of Spa Bleu in West Dundee and Jacquelyn Marie Hastings of Bii Hair Salon in West Dundee.

“I was able to attend the group from its first gathering a few years ago,” said Robinson, “and I always felt welcomed. The group always attracts new people and I love the chance to network, learn about local businesses, and have the opportunity to spotlight others, too.”

Hastings finds the group a great place to interact with other young professionals and entrepreneurs. “Our goal is to get people out from behind their electronic devices and interact,” she said. “We have a generation who is highly skilled online and on the computer, but not necessarily in person. This group gets you talking by learning to get comfortable networking.”

The chamber is pleased to support the DTYP and help it grow. “The young professionals in our community are a diverse group and the Dundee Township Young Professionals gives them a chance to strengthen and develop their skills, while having fun, too,” added Melissa Hernandez, chamber president. 

The Northern Kane County Chamber of Commerce is an advocate for business interests by identifying and following the needs of the business community through leadership, education, development, support and promotion. It represents the communities of Carpentersville, East Dundee, Gilberts, Sleepy Hollow, and West Dundee.  

For more information, contact the Chamber office at 847-426-8565. View nkcchamber.com


Dianna Robinson of Spa Bleu in West Dundee and Jacquelyn Marie Hastings of Bii Hair Salon in West Dundee.

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Dundee Township Young Professionals

Tuesday, May 21st 

Mockingbird Bar & Grill

217 Barrington Ave. ~ East Dundee

5:30-7:30 PM

Are you a young professional or entrepreneur in the Dundee Township Area looking for opportunities to network with other like-minded professionals?
Join us as we reignite our passion to strengthen connections, community and our own professional development.

Our Business Spotlight is Stellar Edge Marketing Group out of West Dundee. Capture essential social media tips that are crucial for every business and industry.

Please RSVP to attend.

Multi-Chamber Mixer – 5 Year Anniversary

Join us for an anniversary celebration!
Express Employment Professionals would  like to say “thank you” for being an integral part of their success.

Please join us for an anniversary celebration and open house! 
Tuesday, May 14th
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
750 S. 8th Street, West Dundee

Express Employment Professionals of North Kane County began operation in 2014 and serves:

Algonquin, Bartlett, Carpentersville, Dundee, East Dundee, Elgin, Gilberts, Hampshire,
Hoffman Estates, Huntley, South Elgin, Sycamore and West Dundee

Mad Hatter “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”


Darling, grab your hat and join us for Breakfast at Tiffany’s!

 The Centegra Health System Auxiliary invites you to attend this year’s Mad Hatter “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” event. This festive gathering will feature a plated brunch and premier silent auction.

All net proceeds benefit women and family services in McHenry County.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 9:30 am

Avante Banquets

1050 Northwest Highway

Fox River Grove

$50 per person

$500 table of 10

For more information or to purchase tickets or tables, please email or call Jen Patterson at jennifer.patterson@nm.org or 847.802.7089. If you would prefer to purchase tickets online directly, please visit https://centegra.org/breakfast-at-tiffanys. Corporate sponsorships are available!

Woman in Business Annual Fashion Show

Please join us for the 7th Annual FASHION SHOW
How to dress for success on a limited budget.
**Benefiting the Dollars for Scholars Scholarship Program – Raising money for students in our community**

***First 50 people to register get a gift bag***

Randall Oaks Golf Club & Banquets

4101 Binnie Rd. ~ West Dundee

We are excited to have the staff from The Boys and Girls Club of Dundee Township as our models this year!

Networking & Registration: 11am
Lunch & Presentation 11:30 – 1pm

~Fashions sponsored by: Goodwill
~Hair and Make up Sponsored by: Salon Anovin Hair & Nail Salon
~Event MC: Adam Swanlund of Bii Natural Salon & Shop
~Photography: Justin from The Boys and Girls Club of Dundee

Chamber members $20/per person, Non-members $30/per person
**Please RSVP by April 29th**
Non members: Payment arrangement required prior to event
All cancellations require 24 hours notice
You can mail a check to the office, pay with a credit card or pay through the NKCC mobile app.

Get your marketing message out with a giveaway in our swag bags!
Donations can be dropped off at the Chamber office prior to April 26th! Email the chamber at nkcc@comcast.net for more info.

Food for Greater Elgin ~ Pallet to Palate

Food For Greater Elgin (FFGE) will host its sixth annual Pallet to Palate: Hunger Heroes fundraiser on

Thursday, May 16 

The BRIX on the Fox.

260 Washington St. ~ Carpentersville

Friends, fans, supporters, and all members of the FFGE community are invited to attend this unforgettable evening of fine cuisine and handcrafted beverages, music, and meaningful opportunities to support this vital organization that daily provides our neighbors with access to food and other whole-health resources.

Individual tickets to Pallet to Palate are $75 and will be available for purchase beginning April 8 at www.foodforgreaterelgin.org/p2p.

All proceeds will fight food insecurity by funding the mission of Food For Greater Elgin.

Food For Greater Elgin would like to extend special thanks to some of our generous event sponsors: The BRIX on the Fox, Seigle Family Foundation, AIT Worldwide, New York Life, Cindi & Dave Rozycki, Century 21, Green Promoting, Bonefish Grill, Martini Room, Bleu Root, Café’ Roma, Delish Cakes and Village Vintner.

Individuals, restaurants, or organizations that may be interested in sponsoring Pallet to Palate or donating to our silent auction should email p2p@ffge.org or visit www.foodforgreaterelgin.org. Donations are always welcome.

Food For Greater Elgin is a regional, client-choice food pantry servicing more than 1,200 households monthly. Shoppers can select meat, fresh produce, dairy, deli, and shelf-stable items during their visits.  FFGE has been an invaluable resource for many in the Elgin, South Elgin, East Dundee and West Dundee areas. Visit www.foodforgreaterelgin.org to learn more.

Pallet to Palate is Food For Greater Elgin’s signature annual event and promises to be an elegant night to remember. Don’t miss it! 



“Wellness” Fundraiser Event

 In keeping with April’s “Stress Management” Month and “Volunteer Appreciation” Week, we invite you to join us for 
a “Wellness” Fundraiser Event
Sparow’s Nest
781 S. Randall Rd. ~ Algonquin
Saturday April 20th  & Saturday April 27th from 10-5.
Also, from 2-4 pm, Doctor Cameron Gilbert, from the Renew Health Center here in Lake In the Hills,
will be volunteering his time to do $15.00 Chair Massages to be donated to our Agency to help homeless women and children reach independent living.
They also receive a special discount when they donate the $15.00

Multi Chamber Progressive Luncheon

Tuesday April 23,2019
11:30 AM—1 PM

The Haight
166 Symphony Way ~ Elgin

Great opportunity to network and promote your business with members of the Northern Kane County and Elgin Area Chamber’s!
Speed networking followed by social networking
lunch will be served during the social networking time
limited to 60 Attendees (RSVP early)
Guests will be split into 2 groups (Categories may overlap)
Remember to bring your business cards, brochures and giveaways!
$20 to attend (Chamber Members-Only)