July 28,  2016

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


After participating on a panel discussion recently, one of the questions that came out of the group discussion was, what is YOUR personal brand? Can you define it for yourself? Can others? What messages are you sending to others verbally & non verbally as it relates to your brand?

Know the Benefits of Having 3 C's...

The benefits of being a strong brand are tremendous. As a strong brand, you can command a higher pay or fees for your product or service. You can pick and choose more selectively who your clients are, assignments you involve yourself in or the positions you want. If you are in transition with your business or career, it will be a smoother process if you are clear on what you have to offer and the direction you are going in. In addition, strong brands all have something in common, they all exhibit the "3 C's" of branding.

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

Think of any brand you consider to be strong, any of them. Do they possess the qualities listed above? Does yours? (I ask myself this as well on a regular basis!) Can others recognize & identify with it on their own or outside of your presence? Keep working at it until it becomes "crystal clear" to others.

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, 10-4pm
Hilton Garden Inn Evanston, IL.

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

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