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February 5th 2024


It is back for year two! We hope you and your team can join us this year. Serving leaders across industries and throughout the region, this one-day leadership conference will feature expert speakers, breakout sessions, networking, and more. Breakout sessions include personal and professional growth topics for managers, entrepreneurs, small business owners, and emerging leaders.

Registration fee includes coffee bar and other drinks throughout the day, buffet lunch, hors d'oeuvres during social hour, workshop materials, speaker sessions, and other fun at the event.



April 10, 2024

Registration from 8:30-9:00am

Conference 9:00am-5:30pm



McHenry Area Chamber members - $150

Non-members - $200 (Save $50 - Join Now)



ELARA Convention Center located in Holiday Inn - Crystal Lake 800 S Illinois Rte 31 Crystal Lake, IL 60014

See what's happening this month.
Welcome to our newest members.
Check out resources from fellow members in our Chamber News and Knowledge.

How Do I Use Apple Cider Vinegar for My Dog? - Riverside Animal Clinic

Apple cider vinegar can be used internally and externally with many benefits to pet health. 

Apple cider vinegar is so much more than a kitchen staple. Dogs and cats can benefit from this acid which can be diluted to a milder pH of roughly 3-5 depending on how much it’s diluted, of course. Apple cider vinegar is good at many things in pet care: as an ear cleaner, a foot cleanser and a skin soother...



[Peer Group] Wedding Industry

Wednesday Feb 7, 2024

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

[Peer Group] Health & Wellness

Wednesday Feb 7, 2024

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Lunch and Learn- A Copyright Law Primer, or, How Not To Get Sued By Disney

Wednesday Feb 7, 2024

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Chamber Playbook New Member Workshop

Friday Feb 9, 2024

9:00 AM - 9:00 AM

[Peer Group] Meeting of the MINDS

Friday Feb 9, 2024

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

.....Calendar Of Events For February.....

[Peer Group] Family Focused Biz or Org

Monday Feb 12, 2024

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

McHenry Bank and Trust Valentine's Day Mixer

Tuesday Feb 13, 2024

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Maximize Your Membership Online Workshop

Tuesday Feb 13, 2024

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

(Registration closes at 10:00 am on 2/13/24)

McHenry's Next -- Axe Throwing at Twisted Limits

Thursday Feb 15, 2024

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

McHenry Chamber Ribbon Cutting

Tuesday Feb 20, 2024

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

WINGS Luncheon: Planning for Joy & Fulfillment in the New Year

Wednesday Feb 21, 2024

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Multi-Chamber Mixer - Woodstock Opera House

Wednesday Feb 21, 2024

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

(Registration closes 5:00 PM on 2/16/24)

Ribbon Cutting - YWCA Northwestern Illinois

Monday Feb 26, 2024

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Click the event name above and mark yourself going!


2024: Employment Law Update

What: The year’s premier event for HR professionals!

Attend MRA’s 2024 Employment Law Update to get ahead of the game!

Our presenters will dive into a myriad of topics, such as labor relations, pay transparency, artificial intelligence (AI), marijuana, local legislation, and more!

When: February 22, 2024 | New this year: The conference will be entirely virtual! | 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CT | 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET

Where: This is a Virtual Event

For More Information: Ryan McGovern MBA | Member Relations Manager | [email protected] | 727-236-74116

Galentine's Day Special- Pink Nails

What: Don't want to get disappointed by your husband on Valentine's Day again? Grab your favorite girls, your favorite bottle, and head to the shop for snacks and a discounted mani/pedi. $4 off any hand service, $10 off any foot service. Book both and get a total of $14 off for our favorite date, February 14th. Promotion runs February 6th - 14th. We promise you'll leave satisfied...Book asap! *Corkage fees waived for Valentine's Day promotion. *Not for repairs or polish changes

When: Promotion runs 2/6/24-2/14/24

Where: Pink Nails 1226 N Green Street Mchenry, IL 60050

For More Information: Pink Nails | 815-403-2313

McHenry Lions Club is looking to partner with your mixer

What: McHenry Lions Club does not have a brick and morter and would really like to host a mixer, but since they can't, they would love to partner with a local chamber business to enhance theirs! We feel there is great benefit to hosting a multi-member mixer, and we hope you agree. If you are interested in having us, let us know and we can get to planning!

For More Information: Judith Peterson Assistance Coordinator Active (630) 809-7633 [email protected]


Taming The Monkey Mind: Creating Focus & Clarity

What: Monkey Mind may be explained as a state of edginess due to a lack of power to tame one's thoughts. This creates a lack of focus & ability to think clearly. Quieting the mind when uncontrolled thoughts are flowing into it is a daunting job. This 3 part series shares ways to calm the mind & regain the focus needed to move forward with confidence.


In Person Program: Wed. Feb. 28, March 13 & 27

Virtual Program (zoom): Mon. March 4, 8, April 1

Programs are separate and independent.

Both programs run from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Where: Participants may join the program in person or virtually.

Virtual is on zoom.

In person location: Mindfully Carly Studio 1689 N. Curran Rd. Suite 200 McHenry, Il 60050 (Ample parking)

For More Information: Ellen Corey - 224-633 3308, 

[email protected] & Carla Morris -

423-313-4144. [email protected]

Trades Connect - Networking Event

What: Calling all trades and contractors! We all know the value of networking and building relationships. The difficulty we face is

A: Where do we find the time.

B: It's hard to refer most of the businesses that attend those events.

C: Where are all the trades people?

This event was created with only us in mind.

Come and share what industry you are in, build relationships with other contractors and know that opportunity can be had with every person there, including people in the same trade as you!


This is an opportunity to create something that works for us all.

Food and drinks will be provided.

When: February 15th 2024 | 5PM - 7PM

Where: Buddyz Pizzeria

1138 North Green Street McHenry, IL 60050

For More Information: Christine Ditzler - Restoration 1 and/or Raghu Sundara - Always Be Connecting - 847-302-0690

Happy Fat Tuesday!

What: Greetings! Following the success of our recent Multi-Chamber Mixer, we would like to extend a special invitation for you to join us on Fat Tuesday, February 13, 2024, from 8:00 am to 10:00 am at The Community Foundation.

We'll have coffee and paczkis! Also, Cheryl Red from Incredible, will be joining us to discuss Family Charitable Investment Clubs.

When: Tuesday, February 13, 2024

8:00 am - 10:00 am

Where: The Community Foundation for McHenry County

33 E. Woodstock Street Crystal Lake, IL 60014

For More Information: [email protected]

Galentine’s Day Open House

What: Galentine’s Day at Verdant Sol

Mark your calendars for a Tuesday night open house on February 13th from 5-8 pm! Grab your girlfriends and get matching permanent bracelets from SugarBrush, affogatos served by Heady Cup Coffee, and artisanal pastries by Black Forest Baking Company. As well, we will have a DIY dish garden station that you’ll be able to craft up your own succulent creation! This is a BYOB event, so feel free to bring a cocktail! We can’t wait! 

When: Tuesday, February 13th from 5-8 pm

Where: Verdant Sol 1328 N Riverside Drive Mchenry, IL

For More Information: Kristina Bates

[email protected]


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