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Business Builders and Out 2 Lunch

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Business Builders and Out 2 Lunch


2020 Business Builders Professional Development Sponsor:

Business Builders is open to all Crystal Lake Chamber members. We recruit speakers who address business related subjects and provide educational opportunities to enhance your business services and internal processes. The 1-1/2 hour session includes networking opportunities. Members are welcome to bring their own lunch or purchase lunch for $10.

Location/Time: Mental Health Board Office 620 Dakota Street from 11:30am-1pm.
Registration is required.




2020 Business Builders Lunch Sponsor:
2019 Topics:
Oct. 17 - Cannabis in the the Workplace presented by
Carlos Arevalo, Partner with SmithAmundsen, LLC
Carlos examined the the impact on employers and highlighted some of the challenges companies will face as the law goes into effect.Dec. 12- Minimum Wage and Wage History Laws
Panel discussion with Carlos Arevalo, Partner, SmithAmundsen, LLC, Andrea Herran, Principal, Focus HR Consulting, and Tom Mihelic, Franchise Owner, Manpower.2020 Topics:
Feb. 18 - Expo Booth Setup Training

Panel discussion on how to play "Expo Madness" from Christine Ditzler, Restoration 1,
Ways to get customers to notice your booth from the expertise of Diane Peters, from Mind's Eye Cre8tive.
Apr. 22 – Postponed due to Covid-19June 18 – Business Re-builders - Grand Re-Opening of Crystal Lake
CL Chamber President/CEO Bill Eich discussed the Chamber's Covid-19 Compliant Partnership Program and how the Chamber is partnering with the NW Herald to reopen Crystal Lake and surrounding towns.

Aug. 13 - Re-Developing Workforce Development in McHenry County
Panel discussion on how this dynamic workforce development group is taking a concerted action to improve the pool of candidates in McHenry County and surrounding communities. Panelists: Catherine Jones, Associate Vice President of Workforce Development at McHenry County College, Nikki Sullivan, Director of Continual Improvement at General Kinematics, and Tony Velotta, Organizational Development Leader at Scot Forge

Oct. 15

Dec. 10


Out 2 Lunches are held at different Chamber member restaurants from 12pm-1pm. This is a chance to meet with fellow Chamber members and discuss topics relevant to your business. RSVP's are appreciated, come join us and order off their lunch menus. 

 Jan. 15 via Zoom

 Mar. 10 at Antigua Mexican Grill (in-person)

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