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Do you write a blog? Send out a newsletter? Do you have a podcast? Then you already have content!
This is not intended to be an advertisement for your company, rather an opportunity for you to provide valuable information about your field. You may choose to write an article, make a video, or create a combination of both. Only include original content (credit your sources and quotes).
Featured posts offer the following benefits:
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Featured Post sent through Monday Mentions to over 1300 business leaders.
Contact Molly Ostap at 815-385-4300 with questions.
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PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE MEMBERS
Monday, February 1st from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM.
Do you own a small business? Do you wear many hats at your organization? SOHO is our Small Office Home Office peer networking and support group that meets the first Monday of each month. No dues or commitments, just great discussion and open networking.
What: It may look a little different this year, but Visit McHenry County's Third Annual McHenry County Restaurant Week is on as scheduled - and it's more important than ever that we do whatever we can to support our local eateries.
This year's event, which showcases our many and diverse dining destinations, is free to any McHenry County restaurant interested in offering a takeout deal between Friday, February 19, and Sunday, February 28. Restaurants are encouraged to offer a variety of takeout packages and family-friendly deals.
If you've ever driven by a restaurant and said to yourself that you'd like to give it a try, McHenry County Restaurant Week gives you the perfect reason!
Help us spread the word for our local restaurants to participate! They can sign up and receive more information at Visit McHenry County.
Make your own great smelling on-the-go hand sanitizer spray using sanitizers from CQ Concepts!
What: Here's a simple recipe:
- 2 oz. Spray Bottle
- 2 tbsp 99% Isopropyl Alcohol or liquid hand sanitizer
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 email@example.com or 815-977-9125
All Pro Plumbing Continues to Help You With Your Plumbing Needs
What: All Pro Plumbing experienced something this past week that no business, no family, no person should ever have to experience. Mike Linderman was a man that gave so much to his community and his customers throughout the Chicagoland area, and his memory in the City of McHenry will hopefully pass on for generations.
As a family owned business, Mike and Michelle Linderman have been running All Pro Plumbing since 2009. While Mike’s memory will live on, Michelle will continue to move forward with All Pro Plumbing as has been always his wish. Michelle and family are so thankful for the community that has given them so much over the years, and we are ready to start this next chapter in the All Pro Plumbing story.
We hope that the community in Mchenry, and all throughout the Chicagoland area will continue to reach out to All Pro Plumbing for all of your emergency and non emergency plumbing needs. We are ready to serve the community once more.
Webinars about PPP and other government assistance programs
What: The SBA has opened up much-needed relief for businesses that everyone should be aware of. To help you understand these new programs, the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) has a plethora of webinars being offered by our Office of Regional Economic Development (RED), our Office of Minority Economic Empowerment (OMEE), and our partners at the Small Business Development Center (SBDC). You can find a webinar listed for nearly every day by clicking HERE. In addition to COVID-19 resources, topics include government contracting, businesses management, and exporting.
What:Small to medium-size businesses (SMBs) need to make Data Privacy a higher priority in today’s increasingly interconnected digital ecosystem.
Join Cybercrime Support Network (CSN) CEO and Founder Kristin Judge and Keeper Security CEO & Co-Founder Darren Guccione, as they discuss issues regarding cybersecurity, privacy, data governance and digital ethics.
In this webinar, you will learn:
What some of the data privacy regulations that are affecting SMBs today
The responsibilities and potential liabilities created by these regulations
How SMBs can take proactive steps to comply with complex regulations
When: Thu, Jan 28, 2021 1:00 PM
Where: This is a virtual event. Register to receive zoom link.
Virtual McHenry County Human Race: Join Home of the Sparrows team, the Super Sparrows!
What: Registration is NOW OPEN for the McHenry County (Virtual) Race! Visit www.mchumanrace.org to register! Prices increase each month, so register today for the best prices!
Put yourself into the story of creating a great place to live. Enter the Virtual Human Race and support 89 nonprofit organizations (Home of the Sparrow included)! 50% of the registration fee and 100% of fundraising dollars goes to the CHARITY OF YOUR CHOICE!
No matter your skill level or mode, you can join the cast of heroes recharging your community of nonprofits.
When: Virtual race events run April 25 to May 9, 2021 and Challenges begin in January of 2021!