1257 N. Green Street, McHenry, IL 60050 815-385-4300 mchenrychamber.com
  • Social Media Campaign
  • Visible Signage at and near businesses
  • Community Involvement and Incentive Programs
  • Tape the Relaunch McHenry sign included in the packet in your store window.
  • Take a photo of the Relaunch McHenry card included in your packet with your store or storefront in the background. Post to social media with a quick note to let everyone know you are open for business. (Be sure to include hashtags below!)
  • See the attached tips and suggestions for ways to promote your business on social media. Be sure to include the hashtags below on your posts.
  • Promote other businesses in the area. Encourage shopping, playing, and eating locally.
  • Watch for emails from the McHenry Area Chamber for additional programs you can help promote and participate in.
This session will cover how to use the member information center, ways to get involved, and networking tips. 
Guest speaker Stephanie Conley will speak about new accounting practices for small businesses in a COVID world
Mark your calendar for our GOLF OUTING!! More info soon!
Mark your calendar for McHenry Downtown Uncorked Wine Walk!
Shaw Media Jobs Virtual Job Fair
What :Join us for the Shaw Media Jobs Virtual Job Fair
The job fair is open July 15th & 16th from 8am-5pm. Chats will be available during the following times:
July 15th 9am-12pm (CST)
July 16th 1pm-4pm (CST)

Meet local employers from the comfort of your home
Upload a resume (optional)
Chat online with recruiters
Connect with businesses online
Register online for FREE at shawmediajobs.careerfair.live

Interested in becoming an exhibitor? Please send an email to  bhanahan@shawmedia.com  for more information.
SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Advance Program Reopened to All Eligible Small Businesses and Non-Profits Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic
What : SBA’s EIDL program offers long-term, low interest assistance for a small business or non-profit. These loans can provide vital economic support to help alleviate temporary loss of
revenue. EIDL assistance can be used to cover payroll and inventory, pay debt or fund other expenses. Additionally, the EIDL Advance will provide up to $10,000 ($1,000 per employee) of emergency economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing temporary difficulties, and these emergency grants do not have to be repaid. READ MORE
Illinois Announces $900M Package of Community & Business Grant Programs
What : As part of a broader $900M community and business assistance program announced by Governor Pritzker on June 17, DCEO will make available two new business assistance programs. These programs will direct working capital to help businesses recover quickly – with capital funds to help businesses sustaining damages restore and repair.
1. Business Interruption Grants Program (BIG)
The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) will launch the first round of Business Interruption Grants (BIG) by providing $60 million to businesses experiencing losses or business interruption as a result of...  Read more  ►►►
2. Distressed Capital Program
Rebuild Distressed Communities is a $25 million economic recovery program to support Illinois businesses that have sustained property damage as a result of civil unrest during protest and demonstrations on or after May 25th, 2020.  Read more  ►►►
For more information, please contact: Porte Brown, LLC at 847-956-1040.
Susan Shaw is here to help!
What: Residential Home Loan interest Rates are at an all-time low. It is a great time to look at refinancing or perhaps a new home purchase.
Contact sshaw@homestbk.com  for assistance.
Where: Home State Bank McHenry, IL. 60050
For more information, contact: Sue Shaw - Senior Mortgage Consultant NMLS # 204038 Direct 815-363-8085 or sshaw@homestbk.com
Clearbrook's New Brand!
What: What started in 1955 as a parent’s response to the unmet educational requirements of their children with special needs, Clearbrook is now a leader in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities. We need a brand that strongly reflects who we are and the wonderful work we do. We're pleased to be able to share with you our new "look."

This refreshed approach to our brand shows that Clearbrook is caring and compassionate, we enrich the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and help them embrace their potential. Our work empowers them to live the fullest lives possible. The new shape represents the Clearbrook community, our individuals, families, staff, volunteers, donors, and leadership.

Clearbrook’s new brand serves as a beacon, focused on the future, and what Clearbrook offers. This approach shows that Clearbrook is caring, compassionate, and embraces joy. Dynamic, vibrant, smiling. The brand conveys motion, integration, courage, and strength. We’re in this together, connected, a family, community. This brand refresh will hopefully excite, unite, and motivate the Clearbrook community for many years to come.
When: Moving forward with many years to come!
For more information, please contact: Jessica at  jjablonski@clearbrook.org
Home of the Sparrow's Covid Relief Online Auction
What :While the world around us is on pause, homelessness does not stop. Neither does the work we do to provide families with shelter, affordable housing, case management, counseling and services when they need it most. Please help us keep our shelter open 365 days a year, and sustain our programs and services by bidding in our Covid Relief Online Auction!

To participate, create a FREE bidding account and start previewing some amazing auction items! With over 80 packages, there is something for everyone including trips to Disney, Vegas and Nashville, golf foursomes, date nights, relaxing spa packages, local getaways, brewery tours, dine arounds, wine tastings, family fun, girl’s night out, beautiful jewelry and more! Simply bid from your cell phone, iPad or computer! Thank you for your support! Together, we can continue to change the lives of homeless women and children in our community.

When: Auction opens Monday, July 13, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. and closes on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 8:00 pm
Where: For the most up-to-date information and to create a FREE bidding account, please visit:  www.hosparrow.org/hope-online-auction-2020
For more information, contact: Jennifer Kolarczyk, Events & Volunteer Program Manager, (815)271-5444 x224 or JKolarczyk@hosparrow.org
Home of the Sparrow's Oktoberfest Golf Outing
What : Spend a beautiful day at the Bull Valley Golf Club on September 14th, 2020, and help Home of the Sparrow raise life-changing funds for homeless women and children in our community. Day includes a round of golf with cart, fun contests, boxed lunch, free beer and a fabulous online silent auction. Register today for our Oktoberfest Golf Outing! Golf Scramble with Tee Times from 9:00am-1:00pm.
When: Registration Deadline: September 7th, 2020
Golf Outing Date: September 14th, 2020, Golf Scramble with Tee Times from 9:00am-1:00pm
Where: Bull Valley Golf Club, 1311 Club Road, Woodstock, Illinois 60098. For the most up-to-date information and to create a FREE bidding account, please visit:  www.hosparrow.org/golf-outing-2020-covid-19
For more information, contact: Jennifer Kolarczyk, Events & Volunteer Program Manager, (815)271-5444 x224 or JKolarczyk@hosparrow.org
Pampering Yourself Inside And Out
What : Every woman wants to look and feel her best when conducting business. Join Eileen Fricke, Mary Kay Cosmetics, and Ellen Corey, Coaching By Corey, at their free workshop, “ Pampering Yourself Inside And Out”, to find out how. Eileen will give virtual makeovers and hot makeup tips while Ellen will share relaxation and wellness tips to enhance inner energy, productivity and a positive outlook on your day. Spaces are limited. RSVP to  ellen@coachingbycorey.com  to register and receive zoom invitation. RSVP to Eileen Fricke,  pinkpowers@sbcglobal.net  by July 15 for virtual makeup kit.
When: Monday, July 27, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Virtual meeting on Zoom
Register at  ellen@coachingbycorey.com  to receive zoom invitation
For more information, contact: JEllen Corey, 224-633-3308,  ellen@coachingbycorey.com ,
Eileen Fricke,  pinkpowers@sbcglobal.net