Events for May 2019
Round Lake Area Chamber
May 01   Introduction to QuickBooks
Gain a better understanding of QuickBooks accounting software for your own business or your employer’s company with this 8-hour class, which is designed for users who have less than six months’ experience working with QuickBooks. Topics include the setup of new files, processing bank transactions, accounts receivable and accounts payable entries, reconciliation of bank and credit card accounts and running basic financial reports. This class does not cover the cloud/online version of QuickBooks.

Materials are included in the course fee.

Prerequisite: Ability to use Microsoft Windows products.
Date:   May 1, 2019
Time:   08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   https://qbks-spring2019.eventbrite.com
Location:   College of Lake County
19351 W Washington St.
Grayslake IL
Contact:   Illinois Small Business Development and International Trade Center at College of Lake County (847) 543-2033
Email:   illinoissbdc@clcillinois.edu
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, May 1, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $195 (Materials included)
May 07   Multi-Chamber & Multi State Speed Networking Luncheon
Multi Chamber & Multi State Speed Networking Luncheon!
Come to our Spring Regional Connections Luncheon hosted by the Antioch Chamber on Tuesday, May 7th, 2019. This Multi-Chamber/Multi-State Luncheon brings businesses together from Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. This valuable luncheon provides your business a power "networking" opportunity that shouldn't be missed! Networking includes table rotation for each course of the meal.
Register at www.AntiochChamber.org, and click on the SPEED NETWORKING link located in the left column on our homepage. Please make a credit card payment when registering and indicate your Chamber. Limited to the first 96 registrants.
Call the Antioch Chamber at (847) 395-2233 for information
Date:   May 7, 2019
Time:   11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.antiochchamber.org
Location:  
Dockers North Restaurant in Antioch
 955 IL Route 59
 Antioch, IL 60002
Contact:   Call the Antioch Chamber at (847) 395-2233 for information
Date/Time Details:  
Tuesday, May 7th, 2019
Doors open at 11 am
Networking: 11:30 - 1:30 pm
Fees/Admission:  
$25 per person, must register in advance and be a current member of a participating Chamber.
Register at www.AntiochChamber.org, and click on the SPEED NETWORKING link located in the left column on our homepage. Please make a credit card payment when registering and indicate your Chamber. Limited to the first 96 registrants.
 
May 07   Start-Up and Planning Workshop
College of Lake County SBDC Workshop
Start-Up and Planning - Starting your Business in Illinois
#7151
Starting a business in Illinois is exciting, but also challenging. This workshop gives the entrepreneur a realistic view of the requirements to start a business
and the resources available to support a new venture. Learn the basic elements of starting a successful business and get answers to the most frequently asked questions!
Date:   May 7, 2019
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.clcillinois.edu/sbdc-itc
Location:   Southlake Campus
Contact:   (847) 543-2033 illinoissbdc@clcillinois.edu
Email:   illinoissbdc@clcillinois.edu
Date/Time Details:   Wed. March 6, 2019
9-11a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $20
May 16   Lunch at the Library
Lunch at the Library!
Come see all the RLA Library has to offer and view new "Hands On" learning tools!
Date:   May 16, 2019
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.rlchamber.org
Location:   Round Lake Area Public Library
906 Hart Road
Round Lake, IL.  60073
Contact:   Round Lake Area Chamber
Email:   info@rlchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, May 16
11:30AM - 1:00PM
Tours then lunch and program
Fees/Admission:   Free luncheon!
May 17   St. Bede Catholic School Carnival
St. Bede will be celebrating its 60th anniversary by hosting a carnival May 17-19 on the school grounds located at the corner of 59 and Wilson Road in Ingleside. There will be child-friendly rides, a rock climbing wall, animal rides, food, and drinks. There will be a DJ on Friday from 6-10PM. Wrist bands will be sold for unlimited rides on Saturday from 1-5 for $25 each. Tickets and wrist bands can be purchased at the event site. 

If interested, you can even get a tour of the school! There is a $1000 tuition credit available for each family that transfers from a non-Catholic school. 

St. Bede has lots to offer besides being a National Blue Ribbon recipient for academic achievement! We have an amazing facility, huge library, fun and engaging extracurricular activities, an outstanding extended day program, an extensive athletics program, band, choir, and foreign language. There is transportation available from Gavin School District, Fox Lake School District, Big Hollow School District and St. Bede runs its own bus to Antioch. 
Come check out our welcoming, down to earth, well rounded, and FUN community! We would love for you to be a part of what we do, so join us in celebrating 60 years of excellence!
 
Get unlimited wristbands on presale now for $20! These are valid only on Saturday, May 18 from 1-5PM.
https://www.givecentral.org/location/152/event/18234
Date:   May 17, 2019
Time:   06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http:// www.stbedeschool.com
Location:   St. Bede Catholic School
36399 N Wilson Rd 
Ingleside, IL 60041
Contact:   (847) 587-5541
Date/Time Details:  

Join us for a weekend of fun. Including rides, games, climbing wall, pony and camel rides and much more!       

EVENT DETAILS:

Friday, May 17, 2019   6pm to 10pm

Saturday, May 18th 2019  1pm to 10pm

Sunday, May 19th 2019   1pm to 9pm

Individual Ride tickets available during weekend event.                       
www.stbedeschool.com  

May 18   St. Bede Catholic School Carnival
St. Bede will be celebrating its 60th anniversary by hosting a carnival May 17-19 on the school grounds located at the corner of 59 and Wilson Road in Ingleside. There will be child-friendly rides, a rock climbing wall, animal rides, food, and drinks. There will be a DJ on Friday from 6-10PM. Wrist bands will be sold for unlimited rides on Saturday from 1-5 for $25 each. Tickets and wrist bands can be purchased at the event site. 

If interested, you can even get a tour of the school! There is a $1000 tuition credit available for each family that transfers from a non-Catholic school. 

St. Bede has lots to offer besides being a National Blue Ribbon recipient for academic achievement! We have an amazing facility, huge library, fun and engaging extracurricular activities, an outstanding extended day program, an extensive athletics program, band, choir, and foreign language. There is transportation available from Gavin School District, Fox Lake School District, Big Hollow School District and St. Bede runs its own bus to Antioch. 
Come check out our welcoming, down to earth, well rounded, and FUN community! We would love for you to be a part of what we do, so join us in celebrating 60 years of excellence!
 
Get unlimited wristbands on presale now for $20! These are valid only on Saturday, May 18 from 1-5PM.
https://www.givecentral.org/location/152/event/18234
Date:   May 18, 2019
Time:   06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http:// www.stbedeschool.com
Location:   St. Bede Catholic School
36399 N Wilson Rd 
Ingleside, IL 60041
Contact:   (847) 587-5541
Date/Time Details:  

Join us for a weekend of fun. Including rides, games, climbing wall, pony and camel rides and much more!       

EVENT DETAILS:

Friday, May 17, 2019   6pm to 10pm

Saturday, May 18th 2019  1pm to 10pm

Sunday, May 19th 2019   1pm to 9pm

Individual Ride tickets available during weekend event.                       
www.stbedeschool.com  

May 19   St. Bede Catholic School Carnival
St. Bede will be celebrating its 60th anniversary by hosting a carnival May 17-19 on the school grounds located at the corner of 59 and Wilson Road in Ingleside. There will be child-friendly rides, a rock climbing wall, animal rides, food, and drinks. There will be a DJ on Friday from 6-10PM. Wrist bands will be sold for unlimited rides on Saturday from 1-5 for $25 each. Tickets and wrist bands can be purchased at the event site. 

If interested, you can even get a tour of the school! There is a $1000 tuition credit available for each family that transfers from a non-Catholic school. 

St. Bede has lots to offer besides being a National Blue Ribbon recipient for academic achievement! We have an amazing facility, huge library, fun and engaging extracurricular activities, an outstanding extended day program, an extensive athletics program, band, choir, and foreign language. There is transportation available from Gavin School District, Fox Lake School District, Big Hollow School District and St. Bede runs its own bus to Antioch. 
Come check out our welcoming, down to earth, well rounded, and FUN community! We would love for you to be a part of what we do, so join us in celebrating 60 years of excellence!
 
Get unlimited wristbands on presale now for $20! These are valid only on Saturday, May 18 from 1-5PM.
https://www.givecentral.org/location/152/event/18234
Date:   May 19, 2019
Time:   01:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http:// www.stbedeschool.com
Location:   St. Bede Catholic School
36399 N Wilson Rd 
Ingleside, IL 60041
Contact:   (847) 587-5541
Date/Time Details:  

Join us for a weekend of fun. Including rides, games, climbing wall, pony and camel rides and much more!       

EVENT DETAILS:

Friday, May 17, 2019   6pm to 10pm

Saturday, May 18th 2019  1pm to 10pm

Sunday, May 19th 2019   1pm to 9pm

Individual Ride tickets available during weekend event.                       
www.stbedeschool.com  

May 22   First Midwest Bank Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 

First Midwest Bank 
1777 N. Cedar Lake Road 
Round Lake Beach, IL 60073
 
You are cordially invited to attend a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony celebrating the Grand Opening of one of our newest branches in Round Lake Beach. Enjoy light refreshments while you mix and mingle with the First Midwest team and local community leaders.
 
RSVP to Brad Knebel 
brad.knebel@firstmidwest.com 
847-775-8217
 
We look forward to seeing you. 
Date:   May 22, 2019
Time:   09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Website:   http://www.firstmidwest.com
Location:  
First Midwest Bank 
1777 N. Cedar Lake Road 
Round Lake Beach, IL 60073
Contact:   Brad Knebel brad.knebel@firstmidwest.com 847-775-8217
Email:   brad.knebel@firstmidwest.com
Date/Time Details:  
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:  
RSVP to Brad Knebel 
brad.knebel@firstmidwest.com 
847-775-8217
May 23   State Bank of the Lakes Breakfast
State Bank of the Lakes Breakfast
Topic: Creating and Using Your Compelling Elevator Speech
Presenter: Mark Goodman
Your elevator speech is a summary of your business proposition. You use it every day in your networking and selling process. Think about the prospects who desire to learn more and the customers who want to be reassured that they have made the right choice.
This short workshop will address the process of creating an elevator speech. It will ask you to think about what problem your business solves, how you solve it, and what makes your company different.
Also, the workshop will discuss integrating your video elevator speech into your current marketing and selling efforts. The workshop will review various social media and internet outlets and suggest ways to use your elevator pitch material in these venues.  Experience using your elevator pitch to help create opportunities for your business.
Date:   May 23, 2019
Time:   08:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location:  
Parkway Banquets
25212 W. Lake Shore Dr.
Ingleside, IL
Contact:   Marci DiProva (847)-838-7609 mdiprova@sbotl.com
Email:   mdiprova@sbotl.com
Date/Time Details:  
Thursday, May 23rd
8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   RSVP by May 16 to Marci DiProva at 847-838-7609 or mdiprova@sbotl.com
May 27   Memorial Day Parade
Round Lake Area Memorial Day Parade
Start:  111 E. Main Street
End:  Round Lake Beach Memorial
9:30 AM:  Opening Ceremony at the American Legion - 111 E. Main St; Round Lake Park
10:00 AM:  Parade starts
Mid Parade:  Round Lake Memorial Ceremony at corner of 134 and Cedar
End Parade:  Memorial Service at Round Lake Beach Memorial
Date:   May 27, 2019
Time:   09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.rlchamber.org
Location:  
Start:  111 E. Main Street
End:  Round Lake Beach Memorial
 
9:30 AM:  Opening Ceremony at the American Legion - 111 E. Main St; Round Lake Park
10:00 AM:  Parade starts
Mid Parade:  Round Lake Memorial Ceremony at corner of 134 and Cedar
End Parade:  Memorial Service at Round Lake Beach Memorial
Contact:   Round Lake Area Chamber of Commerce
Email:   info@rlchamber.org
Date/Time Details:  
10AM Parade Starts
Parade Route:  134 (in front of American Legion in Round Lake Park) down 134 to Cedar Lake to end at Round Lake Beach Memorial
Fees/Admission:   No fees to attend
May 27   American Legion Memorial Day Raffle!
Win a chance to own a Black, Char-Griller/Smoker AKORN Kamado Charcoal Kooker!
$1 per ticket
$5 for 6 tickets, or
$10 for 13 tickets
 
Tickets can be purchased at: Post 1170, 111 E. Main St
                                                  Round Lake Park, IL
 
You do not need to be present to win!
Date:   May 27, 2019
Time:   12:00 PM
Location:  
Post 1170, 111 E. Main St
Round Lake Park, IL
Contact:   American Legion Post 1170 (847) 546-3512
Date/Time Details:  
Drawing to be held on  Memorial Day, Monday, May 27th
Fees/Admission:  
$1 per ticket
$5 for 6 tickets, or
$10 for 13 tickets
May 31   Chamber Golf Outing it's TEE TIME
RLA Chamber May Scramble!
You're invited to our May Scramble at Renwood Golf Course! Don’t miss out on a fun afternoon of golf, networking, games, awards & more! Great way to entertain clients & show staff appreciation!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$99.00 Sponsorship holes available now!
*Sponsor both May & September Scrambles
for a discounted total of $175.00

Five ways golf helps build your business:
1.  Learning the client's personality
    Golfing allows you and your opponent to evaluate each other in a more social setting before commiting to working together for business.
2.  A treat for the client
    The course atmosphere is conducive for business purposes, but also provides the feel of a vacation getaway that my any business associates truly appreciates.
3.  Building a relationship beyond business
    Developing  a social relationship with a prospective client builds trust between each other.
4.  Networking
    Golf is a more active way to spend time with someone and game play provides an  unintimidating setting to stimulate casual conversation.
5.  Staying competitive
    Golfing for business is a way to stay competitive in the marketplace. It's a fun, effortless way to build those personal relationships that help improve your golf game on the course, and your A game off the course!
 
Date:   May 31, 2019
Time:   04:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.rlchamber.org
Location:  
Renwood Golf Course
701 E Shorewood Rd
Round Lake Beach, IL 60073
 
Contact:   Shanna Coakley
Email:   Info@rlchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Friday, May 31, 2019
Tee Time: 4 PM

Price includes:  9 hole golf, cart, drink ticket and awards!
 
Fees/Admission:  
$20.00 per person or Foursome for $70.00