2022 Annual Pub Crawl


Hosted by the Rotary Club of Carpentersville Morning

Early Bird Pricing ends October 12, for our Epic Rotary Turkey Pub Crawl! #gobbletilyouwobble first 200 crawlers that sign up receive an official event t-shirt or can upgrade to a hoodie for $10 more!
Ticket price is $20 T-Shirt $30- Hoodie! Hope to see you there!
Lots of new things to look forward to this year!


Registration begins opens at 3 PM at
Bandito Barneys Beach Club ~ 10 N. River St. East Dundee
Travel to participating bars ( At least 4 additional locations)
Check in ~ Make a Purchase ~ Post on Social Media ENJOY!
First 200 Crawlers will receive an official event t-shirt.
All Crawlers who complete the check list and return to Bandito’s before 9:30 PM,
will be entered into a drawing for $500.
For more information, or to register for the event, visit

West Dundee Halloween Party ~ Trunk or Treat

The Village of West Dundee Community Halloween Party typically takes place on a Saturday in late October from 12:00 to 3:00 at Grafelman Park in West Dundee.

We are looking for businesses that would like to sponsor the 2022 Halloween Party. Last year, we had over 1000 participants for our 3 Hour event. It is great local exposure and a great event.

Our only charge to families is a donation to the F.I.S.H. Food Pantry!

2022 Sponsorship Form Business Ruquest Letter_2022

Business Ruquest Letter_2022

Credit Counselor Position Available

Job Description
Come and be part of a non-profit team that is dedicated to making a difference in the financial lives of others! We do the training to get you Certified in Credit Counseling and Housing Counseling. This position would involve mainly working in our Elgin Office with some work from home possible. The initial training courses and first 60 days of counseling will take place in our Woodstock office. Once fully trained, attendance at our main location in Woodstock will be required for monthly meetings and on-going trainings. Paid job training is provided!
As a credit counselor, you will:

• Conduct one-on-one counseling appointments with clients to help them with personal budgets, saving, and managing debt.
• Assist clients with Housing knowledge and alternatives to foreclosure or eviction.
• Perform financial interviews, which include reviewing client information, income and expenses.
• Analyze the client’s financial situation and then provide a targeted solution for successful debt management.
• Implement actionable plans that include debt repayment strategies, money saving opportunities, and referral to other resources and social services.
• Provide personal attention to each client in a professional, compassionate, and responsible manner, while providing utmost care for customer service.

Successful candidate should possess the following:

• A positive attitude and desire to help others.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Strong computer skills, ability to navigate client database.
• Previous knowledge of personal finance, credit, and/or banking. An ability to work with numbers.
• Efficient and motivated and enjoy working with people
• Hours: 32-40 hours /week


• Associates Degree or experience preferred
• Finance or Like: 1 year (Preferred)
• Customer Service: 1 year (Preferred)
• Social Services or other counseling: 1 year (preferred)


Bi-lingual a plus, but not required

Benefits offered:

• Generous paid time off
• Monthly Health Stipend
• Premium Dental Insurance Plan

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send an email to diackowiak@illinoiscccs.org and include a copy of your resume.



13707 W Jackson St, Suite B, Woodstock, IL 60098


Aye mateys!  It’s time to invite yer crew to have a shiverin’ Big Timbers good time at the Big Timber Pumpkin Fest Murder Mystery party – Pirate Style. Get ready for mutiny and murder… It’s the Curse of Treasure Creek.

Find your best pirate garb, dress up, bring yer best adventure lovin’ friends and help us solve a swashbuckling whodunnit… Pirate style (Prefer to keep your identity undercover and not wear a costume?… we understand) Join us as we attempt to solve the “Curse of Treasure Creek.” 

It’s going to be a swashbuckling good time! Admission ticket includes family style dinner, two drink tickets and entertainment.

It’s mutiny and murder at Camp Big Timber… the Curse of Treasure Creek

For tickets go to:  Bigtimberpumpkinfest.org


Join us as our Lodge becomes home to eight top distilleries for the evening. This year, there will be multiple areas for intimate tastings with bourbon stewards, or enjoy a group setting to sip those favorite drinks you’ve encountered! Food stations, indoor and outdoor activities, music and more. We invite you to learn more about what your palette has been waiting for…

The premiere bourbon tasting event in northern Illinois… Barrels & Bones offers exclusive bourbon tastings and a multitude of smoked meats and treats. 

Barrels & Bones is happening October 15 at Camp Big Timber.  For tickets go to:  Bigtimberpumpkinfest.org

Multi-Chamber After Hours Mixer

Tuesday October 4, 5 PM

Camp Big Timber, 37W955 Big Timber Rd, Elgin, IL 60124

Bring your business cards and your appetite! This wonderful annual mixer gives members a chance to network
with business and community leaders from Northern Kane County, Elgin Area, Geneva, Batavia, and Hanover Park Chambers!
You’ll also have a chance to tour the facilities, sample some great food and enjoy refreshments!

Business mixers are a great way to build relationships with like-minded professional within the community!
Please RSVP to attend!


FALL into Business Annual Multi-Chamber Progressive Luncheon

Join us for our annual FALL into Business Luncheon at Villa Olivia! This is one of the largest multi-chamber progressive luncheons we host all year. Network with members from 0ver 10 different chambers.

  • Enjoy a three course progressive lunch while connecting with other Chamber members!
  • Take advantage of this B2B opportunity to promote your business—Bring a supply of business cards to share!
  • Meet business professionals and explore new opportunities!
    Please RSVP to the Chamber office by Wednesday October 15th to attend.
    NO WALK-INS will be available.


Dundee Young Life ~ Evergreen Holiday fundraiser

It’s our annual Evergreen Holiday Sale! You don’t want to miss out on ordering these amazing holiday decor items. This is fresh greenery that lasts all holiday season long!
Order online today through November 1st. Local Pickup Only.
Please consider supporting our Young Life ministry through this FUNdraiser
Thank you!

Woman in Business Luncheon

Join us for our monthly Women In Business Luncheon and hear our special guest Sharon Bode, Advocate Medical
Cardiology share Primary prevention of Cardiac disease and adoption of healthy habits
Review diet exercise, Hypertension guidelines and then discuss how women differ from men in presentation of cardiac disease. She will also touch upon CT coronary calcium screening.
Sharon Bode graduated with a nursing degree from St Louis University and continued her education at Webster University for graduate degree in management. She then proceeded to earn her Nurse
Practitioner Degree from University Lowell in MA. She is also a board certified cardiovascular nurse practitioner.
Sharon has an extensive background in ICU, internal medicine and 9 years with the Advocate Medical Cardiology practice. Sharon Loves to learn, exercise and help others by teaching them about their health and how they can live life to its fullest.
$25 Chamber Members & $30 Non-Members
Please contact the chamber office to register. 847-426-8565 or Melissa@nkcchamber.com
Reservations must be made at least four business days in advance.
All cancellations must be received within 24 hours to avoid being billed for the event. All non-members need to prepay to attend.
Women in Business Luncheon

2022 Annual Awards Dinner & Gala

You’re Invited!

The Northern Kane County Chamber of Commerce (NKCCC) Annual Dinner is Saturday October 1, 2022, at the Holiday Inn, Elgin! (Scroll down to register on-line)

The NKCCC has been serving the businesses in the communities of Carpentersville, East Dundee, Gilberts, Sleepy Hollow and West Dundee for more than 40 years and continues to work hard to provide essential services and information.

The past few years has challenged the chamber, our businesses, communities, and ourselves. When circumstances arise that can negatively affect any of us, the chamber quickly goes into action providing resources, information, and support for those impacted.  We have been able to do this because we have strong leadership and communication. Our Board, Ambassadors, volunteers, and staff believe in the mission of the chamber and our members know the value of NKCC. The chamber is an essential organization.

As we continue to navigate the changing environment we are faced with, I passionately believe, strong businesses make strong communities. We will continue to work with area service organizations and clubs to clean up our community and keep it a great place to live. We genuinely believe that when we all work together, we all win by making the Northern Kane County region a wonderful place to live, shop and do business!

As we reflect on our NKCCC accomplishments, we are proud and humbled to celebrate another year of public service. We look forward to, and hope you will join us for the 2022 Annual Awards Dinner where we will honor and recognize our business and community members.

Please take a moment to vote for this year’s nominees!

Our annual fundraising is essential to continue our work and we are seeking sponsorships and donations for our online auction in connection with our dinner so that the NKCCC can continue to fulfill the needs of our community.  



2022 Annual Dinner

The chamber is pleased to extend an invitation to you for our 2022 Annual Awards Celebration and Community Leadership Recognition Event.


Attend the Dinner with Sponsorship
Attend the Dinner without Sponsorship
Sponsorship without attending


Sponsorship packages are detailed below. If you choose to become a sponsor,

* Get your sponsorship in no later than September 24th to get maximum advertising exposure.

Table of 8. Opportunity to present opening remarks at awards ceremony. Company logo on community award plaques. Logo displayed on chamber ad for the digital billboard on RT 31 ($2500 value). Logo displayed on digital ad on homepage of website. Logo displayed in all email blasts and social media platforms leading up to the event. Full page ad in program, signage at the event, recognition at event, table sponsorship.
Table of 8. Company displayed on digital ad on homepage of website. Logo displayed in all email blasts and social media platforms leading up to the event. Full page ad in program, signage at the event, recognition at event, table sponsorship.
Table of 8. Logo displayed on digital ad on homepage of website. Logo displayed in all email blasts and social media platforms leading up to the event. Full page ad in program, signage at the event, recognition at event, table sponsorship.
4 Dinner Tickets. Logo displayed in all email blasts and social media platforms leading up to the event. Half page ad in program, signage at the event, recognition at event, table sponsorship.
2 Dinner Tickets. Company listing in all email blasts and social media platforms leading up to the event. Quarter page ad in program, recognition at event.
Choose your Sponsorship (see options below). Each level includes: company listing in all email blasts and social media platforms leading up to the event. Company Listing in program. Recognition at event.
Amethyst/Select One

Would You Like to Sponsor an Auction Item? *

Would you like to purchase a 50/50 Raffle? *
Purchase in advance for speedy checkout at event.







Positions Available ~ Right at Home West Dundee

We are looking for compassionate, caring, and responsible people who want to make a difference in others’ lives.

Are you curious about the world of caregiving and wonder if a caregiving career is for you? During our upcoming “Walk in Wednesday” our team can fill you in on all of the details and guide in the right direction to getting your career started with Right at Home. Drop in with your list of questions and your resume. Apply in person, and get interviewed on the spot.

Walk in Wednesday
When: The 1st Wednesday of each month
Where: Right at Home West Dundee
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm
RSVP: No need to RSVP, just walk in.

APPLY ONLINE TODAY! CLICK HERE: www.workwithseniors.com

Career Opportunity ~ HealthMarkets

 Looking for a new career?

Not just any career, but THE career?

HealthMarkets offers our independent agents the freedom to do everything from everywhere, which means you don’t have to live the cubicle life (unless you want to).

Give me 90-180 days and I’ll give you a chance at a career that offers the freedom and flexibility to work from anywhere and work the hours that you choose!

 Not already a pro? No problem! We provide you the direction needed to access all the training you need to get your license and certifications out of the way, so you can focus on learning the essentials and finding your niche in the insurance industry. Trust us – We are here to provide support and expertise that will help you to be a successful insurance agent!!!

Interested? Would you like more information?

Contact Mark at 773-550-0034 to see about getting your new career off the ground!

Purchase a Gift Certificate From the Chamber Today! Dine, Play & Shop “LOCAL”

Looking to shop local and support our businesses but not sure what to get? The Northern Kane County Chamber of Commerce now offers gift certificates valid at a variety of restaurants, spas and shops in the area. You can purchase your gift card at the chamber and the recipient can enjoy while exploring all Northern Kane has to offer! Call the chamber at 847-426-8565 for more information or to purchase a gift certificate!
Dine, Drink, Play & Shop our local events page has a complete list of local businesses that accept Northern Kane County gift certificates.
Check back often as we continue to build on this helpful promotion.



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 1st Thursday of every month @ 8:30 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 ~ Keller Williams Success Realty ~ VickiGenz@KW.com

Cornelia Krueger ~ Avon Consultant ~ cgkrueger@sbcglobal.net

Ann Meyer ~ Ann Meyer Agency, Farmers Ins. ~ Ameyer@farmersagent.com

Michael Simpson ~ Baird & Warner ~ Michael.Simpson@Bairdwarner.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




The Anvil Club – (847) 426-7710 – 309 Meier Dr., East Dundee ~  Now Open to the Public!




Bamboozels – (630) 903-1743 – 101 W. Main St., West Dundee




 Bandito Barneys – (847) 426-7300 – 10 N. River St., East Dundee




Black & Gray Brewing Company ~ (847) 840-4717 ~ 311 Barrington Ave., East Dundee




Bleuroot ~ Farm to Table





Cook’s Ice Cream ~ (847) 915-5034 ~ 213 E. Chicago St. Elgin




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




No Manches Mexican Grill ~ (224) 699-9655~ 140 N. Western Ave. (Rt. 31), 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 and Referral Connections

BARC 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! 

BARC Member Brochure

More About BARC . . .

BARC is a non-compete, referral-based networking group. We make incredible connections, while building solid relationships.

Meeting Time: Tuesdays 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Location: Chamber Office

Investment: $50 annually. BARC members are also members of the Northern Kane County Chamber.


Consumers and businesses alike prefer to do business with someone they know, like and trust.

The goal of BARC and its members is to support and develop relationships with like minded business professionals who recognize the importance of referring customers to someone they KNOW, working with businesses they LIKE, and most importantly, TRUST that their customers will be well taken care of.

Our MISSION is to help each member of the group to cultivate and procure additional new business through our team efforts.

Attend and learn ” How To”: Promote your business. Practice your speaking skills in front of groups.

Polish your Elevator Speech (advertisement).  Build Relationships which promotes confidence.

Learn what a good referral is for each member. Promote what a good referral is for your business. 

Business networking is the process of establishing a mutually beneficial relationship with other business people and potential customers.


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