August 4,  2016

August 19, 2016 is approaching fast. Have you registered for the 1st Annual Quad County Golf Classic? You don't want to miss it. 

Click here to visit our new and improved website
The Quad County African American Chamber of Commerce is always looking for ways we can improve. We would love to hear from YOU! Please take a moment to complete a brief survey. We appreciate all of your feedback. 
                 QCAACC Survey

From the desk of our Executive Director;
            Shauna L. Weatherspoon
Business Tips For The Week!
YOUR Personal Brand Separates You From The Pack!

On last week we discussed "Knowing the Benefits of Having 3 C's" when it comes the benefits of building a strong brand. Just to recap...

1.There is CLARITY in their message.
2.The message and brand is CONSISTENT.
3.The message, image and brand is CONSTANT.

This week I wanted to share "8 Laws of Personal Branding" by Peter Montoya that I found helpful to my business & I hope you find it useful as well as you think about yours...

1. The Law of Specialization: You can specialize in one of many ways: ability, behavior, lifestyle, mission, product, profession or service.

2. The Law of Leadership: Your leadership will stem from excellence, position or recognition.

3. The Law of Personality: Be your own authentic self! It is a law that removes some of the pressure laid on by the Law of Leadership: You've got to be good, but you don't have to be perfect!

4. The Law of Distinctiveness: You must separate yourself from the competition. An effective personal brand needs to be expressed in a way that's different from the competition.

5. The Law of Visibility: Visibility creates the presumption of quality. People will assume because they see you all the time, that you must be superior to others offering the same product or service.

6. The Law of Unity: Your personal life, your private conduct must mirror the public brand.

7. The Law of Persistence: Stick with your personal brand without changing it; be unwavering and be patient.

8. The Law of Goodwill: You must be associated with a value or idea that is recognized universally as positive & worthwhile.

We look forward to continuing to provide our members with valuable information to further support you and your business!!!
Quad County African American Chamber of Commerce

The Quad County African American Chamber of Commerce will provide leadership to enhance, promote, and empower positive business environments, and quality of businesses owned by African-Americans within the counties of Kane, Kendall, DuPage and Will.  The organization will provide business assistance in the development of solutions to local business problems presented by members.  Moreover, the organization will articulate positions, and, when appropriate, implement solutions to business/community problems.

Mission Statement:
The Quad County African American Chamber of Commerce provides leadership to enhance the business environment, and quality of life of businesses owned by African Americans.
SAVE THE DATE - Upcoming Events

Please note: Some events require registration. Use the link under each event. 
Do you like to talk about your business?  
Be the best and win one of 4 cash prizes!

Join us for the Women Business Summit & Pitch Competition!
Saturday, August 13, 2016
10:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Hilton Garden Inn Evanston, IL.

Sunshine Enterprises is looking to award an innovative 
woman-owned business.

Submit a 3-minute video pitching your business and enter to win one of the following cash awards:  
1st Place- $2,500        2nd Place- $1,500
3rd Place- $750
2 runner ups- $100 Amazon Gift Card

Join us for The SMB Network Launch Party at the Chicago
 Marriott Hotel on August 27, 2016! 

The SMB Network provides, exposure, connections and resources to women entrepreneurs and women seeking to grow their network and expand their business.
Contact us today for sponsorship opportunities at 414.507.7653.
General admission is free - please register via Eventbrite to attend.
 Why We Support the American Cancer Society

Saving lives from breast cancer starts  one team, one walker, and one dollar at a time. We know that the American Cancer Society is the leader in the fight to end breast cancer. We know that supporting them will ensure that if you need someone to talk to anytime of the day or night, they'll be there. If your friend is losing her hair from chemo, your mother needs a ride to treatment, or a loved one needs a place to stay when treatment is far from home, they will be there to help.Join us and together we will walk for a world without breast cancer.If you are unable to join our team, your  donation will directly help the American Cancer Society create a world with less breast cancer and more birthdays.

QCAACC - Women of Influence's goal is to raise $1,000 for our team donation. We thank you in advance for your support!