September 8,  2016
New Member Spotlight
Please help us welcome,  Michael Rayford of  Heartland Institute of Financial Education The College Consultant Certification is a nationally recognized certification program that is offered through the Heartland Institute of Financial Education, a 501(c)(3) national nonprofit. This unique certification program is awarded to individual professional practitioners who have knowledge in the field of financial services as well as a desire to help students and the families they support achieve the goal of higher education.       
Certified College Consultants serve as the liaison between the parents, students and coaches for the College Planning Program (CPP). While the Heartland Institute's Certified Coaches assist students with career guidance and the college search, the primary role for Certified College Consultants is to present and provide information about HIFE CPP to prospective parents and students.

On behalf of the Chairwoman, Executive Director and our entire Board of Directors, welcome to the Quad County African American Chamber of Commerce
We want to hear from you! 
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. 
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Get registered today for the
"Brand You From The Inside Out Seminar".

From the Desk of Our Executive Director

Shauna L. Weatherspoon...
How to Generate Business Leads Through Facebook

1. Build a database. 
For Facebook, this means your friends list. Facebook allows friends listed to be segmented in a similar way to how a database would be segmented by leads, referrals, repeat clients, etc. 

2. Feed it every day. 
Add to your friend list b sending out three to five requests each day. Facebook will limit you if you try to send out too many friend request in one day. 

3. Communicate in a systematic way. 
Create five friends list.

Wish five friends a happy birthday.

Post on five different leads' walls.


4. Service leads that come your way. 
Turn your social network into a real-life network when he nurtures leads through more concrete action, such as sending physical cards in the mail in the event of a baby or other life happenings or by sending gift cards out to leads who have given you referrals. 
SAVE THE DATE - Upcoming Events

Please note: Some events require registration. Use the link under each event. 
Register today! Seats are filling up fast. The first 5 QCAACC members can attend for free using the code: HCQCAAC16. ( a $200 value)
Join us at our Community Resource Fair sponsored by QCAACC in partnership with St. John AME Church, Heartland Blood Centers, Be The Match and other community resources. 
 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!
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.