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I have a confession. My Christmas decorations are still up. Normally we would take everything down the first weekend in January, but here we are, mid-January, and the urge to pack it away hasn't quite hit.
Is it lack of motivation? Quite possibly.
But, I think it's something more. As eager as we were to turn the page on 2020, I think we needed to hold on to the peace of the season just a little longer.
Also, even though the calendar has flipped, not much else has changed. That fresh start that usually accompanies the New Year feels a little delayed this year.
I've noticed some of our neighbors still turn on their outside lights each night. Maybe it's serving as a reminder that we're not alone.
It's important to remember you're not alone in your business either.
I've seen so many examples of business owners working together and supporting each other this past year. Also, as you set your goals for 2021, remember the Chamber can help whether you want to learn something new, connect with other businesses, boost your visibility in the community, and more. too.
I think 2021 will be a year of resolve, not resolutions. Determination and ongoing action, not wishful thinking in a fleeting moment, will guide us through the unknowns of the coming year. Use the tools at your disposal and reach out for help when you need it.
Set achievable and time-based goals and don't forget to celebrate the little victories along the way.
For example, this weekend, I will take down the tree.
But maybe I'll leave a few lights up this year. After all, It'll be November again before we know it.
Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom for our member poll about ways the Chamber can best help you!
PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE MEMBERS
Lunch and Learn: PPP Updates & Developments – What You Need To Know
Wednesday, January 20th from 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM.
Mark Gallegos from Porte Brown will cover PPP Loan Forgiveness and Expense Deductibility, PPP 2.0, Tax Extenders, and more...
Market your business, services, and products at the area's favorite networking Scramble - virtually! After the success of our previous virtual Scrambles, we anticipate a large group (100+). Register before your category fills up!
Only 2 registrations per organization.
Limit of 5 registrations per industry (first come, first served).
Opportunities for Your Business at McHenry County College's Shah Center
What: We are excited to share some great workforce training opportunities available in early 2021.
Are your SME’s doing their best training to train employees without having formal training on how to do that themselves? Train the Trainer
Where there are people, there are differences. Effective leveraging of different styles, perspectives and sources of creativity is essential in today’s workplace. Let inclusion become a way to work instead of getting in the way of work. Addressing Diversity Equity and InclusionSeries
Making a successful transition from individual contributor to leader requires strong interpersonal skills. This leadership curriculum is designed to accelerate their development. DDI Supervisory Series
Knowledge and proper skills keep employees safe. OSHA 10 Hour
Check out the current Catalyst for additional workforce training opportunities.
Remember, all of these programs can be facilitated specifically for your workplace/teams and customized through our Contract Training program. The Contract Training link will provide you an expanded list of our capabilities. Do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or you want to set up an appointment to discuss!
For more info, contact: Patricia Kallaus, Coordinator of Shah Center Operations at 815-479-7536 or email@example.com
What: We are hosting a Food Drive at our office from January 25th until February 4th! If you want the opportunity to win a Buffalo Wild Wings gift card just come by with some food/ items to donate (click the link below to see a list of Most Needed Items.) You will get one raffle entry per item donated!
When: From January 25, 2021 until February 4, 2021 come in during business hours: Monday - Friday | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Express Employment Professionals
580 E Terra Cotta Avenue, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
For more info, contact: Katelyn McLaughlin, Marketing Coordinator at (815) 788-8556 or Katelyn.Mclaughlin@ExpressPros.com
What: The Community Foundation for McHenry County is now in their new location in Downtown Crystal Lake directly across from The Metra. The address is 33 E. Woodstock St., Crystal Lake, IL 60014. The phone number remains the same - 815-338-4483.
What: Interested in learning more about joining the Walk to End Alzheimer's planning committee? Then join us at our Volunteer Kickoff! Please join us! We are holding two Volunteer Kick Off virtual events to share different volunteer opportunities and explain what joining the committee looks like. The 30 minute event will start with a brief introduction and then breakout into different sessions based upon what interests you. Our committee is what you make of it and we welcome all levels of help and support. Please also share with anyone else who might be interested in learning more!
When: Two Virtual Sessions:
Wednesday, January 27th at 12pm
Thursday, January 28th at 5:30pm
Where: Virtual (Zoom); Link provided upon registration!
For more info, contact: Danica Keeton (Gray) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 815-977-9125
PPP Updates & Developments – What You Need To Know
What: Join Porte Brown on Wednesday, January 20th at McHenry Chamber's Lunch & Learn for an informative webinar, "PPP Updates & Developments - What You Need to Know" from 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM.
The SBA released updated guidance on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) including new interim rules governing the second draw loan program and a consolidated interim rule covering most facets of the first and second draw loan programs.
Porte Brown's partner, Mark Gallegos, will cover the following items:
PPP Loan Forgiveness and Expense Deductibility
When:Wednesday, Jan. 20th, at 11:45am
Where: This is a virtual event. Please register for link.
Get Back On Track: Accountability Group: Weight & Exercise
What: Join this supportive and non-judgmental accountability group to make the changes you want in your weight and exercise goals. Virtual meetings include discussion, coaching, meditation, and support from other members. $147. package includes 6 meetings.
Space is limited. Register now. (We respectfully ask that participants plan to attend all meetings, as there are no make up days or refunds.)
When: First & third Mondays from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. beginning Monday, February 1 to April 19, 2021.
Where: Virtual meetings on zoom. Link sent after payment.