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  • GLMV CHAMBER ACTIVITIES
    Here’s how Chamber membership benefits your business:


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    Who May Attend Chamber Events?

    Chamber events are a valuable membership benefit.

    Not yet a Chamber member, but want to check out a few events before joining? Great! GLMV events are always open to non member guests. Guests may attend up to 3 GLMV events to network with the members and learn more about the Chamber before joining. Non-member fees will apply, when applicable.

    All representatives from member companies may also attend Chamber events and enjoy member benefits.



    NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

    Mixers
    The GLMV Chamber periodically holds informal social networking opportunities at various member venues. Mixers are typically held 5-7 pm at various locations, and include appetizers and cash bar.

    Mixers are an ideal way to showcase a business, mix ‘n mingle, and network face-to-face with other members. Many mixers include facility tours, brief presentations, raffles, refreshments, beverage, raffles, and door prizes. People prefer to do business with those they know, so bring plenty of business cards and a guest or two. Mixers are free or nominal fee. Guests are always welcome.
    For information on hosting a Mixer, click here or contact the Chamber at 847-680-0750 or info@glmvchamber.org

    Ribbon Cuttings/Grand Openings
    The GLMV Chamber helps celebrate your special events, such as  grand openings, anniversary, reopening or other celebrations. Ribbon cuttings are an ideal opportunity to introduce your business to the community, and provide great photo and visibility opportunities. On behalf of the Chamber, we can coordinate your event with village dignitaries, help you promote, attend, cut the ribbon, provide meet 'n greet, and take digital photos. 
    To schedule a Ribbon Cutting click here or contact the Chamber at 847-680-0750 or info@glmvchamber.org

    Breakfast & Luncheons
    Chamber hosted events at member locations are designed to put your business in touch with other professionals, Breakfasts and luncheons feature high-profile speaker presentations on a variety of timely and interesting business topics, and ample networking opportunities. Sponsorship offers additional visibility. Specialty luncheons include Mayor's Luncheon, Legislative Events and several festive Holiday Parties.

    MEMBER ORIENTATION
    All members are welcome to attend FREE quarterly orientations to learn more about the Chamber, how to get involved, and make new contacts.

    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/EDUCATIONAL
    Educational and professional development programs are periodically presented at area libraries and other locations. These programs educate GLMV business professionals on a variety of timely and useful topics, such as sales, marketing, social media, financial, health care, customer service, and other topics. Educational events may also showcase area businesses, resources and services among a variety of industries.

    SPEAKER OPPORTUNITIES
    Do you have an inspiring story, expertise, tips and ideas you would like to share with other business professionals? Would you like to offer a dynamic presentation to a Chamber audience? If so, you may be a good speaker candidate.
    If you would like to be considered for a speaking opportunity, click here for Speaker Application.

    NETWORKING GROUPS
    Conversations 4 Success (C4S)
    FREE group open to all Chamber members. Business introductions, presentations and stories of success, exchange leads and referrals. Meets 1st and 3rd Fridays monthly, 7:30-9 am at Holiday Inn Express, Vernon Hills. Includes complimentary breakfast by Corner Bakery Cafe - VH and Hansa Coffee.

    GLMV WOW! Women's Network Group Luncheon
    Join the area’s most influential business women for delicious and plentiful luncheon, presentations, networking, camaraderie, raffles and social at our popular and effective WOW! monthly networking luncheon (3rd Tuesday, 11:30 - 1 pm at various locations).
     
    GLMV MOB (Men of Business) Network Group After Hours 
    Join the area’s most influential businessmen for guys night out! Appetizers/Beverage, presentations, networking, camaraderie, raffles and social at our popular and effective MOB monthly after hours. (1st Thursday, 5-7 pm at various locations).
    GLMV Weekly Business Interchange
    Meets informally for breakfast weekly Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. at Liberty Restaurant, 419 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville

    TRADESHOWS & EVENTS

    Exhibit, demonstration, sponsorship, networking and other opportunities to expand your visibility and make new connections are offered at the following annual Chamber events:

    • Annual Dinner: Elegant cocktail reception/buffet dinner features member recognition and awards, Board of Directors introductions, presentations, entertainment, raffles – an evening to remember.
    • Spring Business-To-Consumer EXPO (Extreme Block Party & Taste of the Towns) Showcase your business to large consumer audience with exhibits, demos, raffles, contests, prizes and sponsorship opportunities at this popular community event. Expo is free to attend.
    • Business-To-Business EXPOs. Held periodically, EXPO features Keynote Speaker and platform to showcase products, services and resources to business community. 
    • Golf Outing - Enjoy golf, food, beverage, networking, contests, prizes, raffles, sponsorship opportunities, and camaraderie at the ultimate outing of the season held at the private Hawthorn Woods Country Club. 


    COMMUNITY OUTREACH
    The Chamber participates in various organizations, community events and programs during the year, including American Cancer Society GLMV Relay for Life, helping to raise awareness and funds for cancer research, Libertyville Days, Mundelein Days, David Adler Festival of the Arts, Mundelein Arts Festival, along
    with others.

    PROMOTIONAL
    Marketing & Advertising
    Through sponsorship and/or hosting events, advertising in Chamber publications, distribution of promotional materials, referrals, annual expos and more, the Chamber provides numerous vehicles and opportunities for businesses to market and increase visibility and exposure. Chamber members are highly encouraged to participate in events and activities to further market their business through face-to-face interaction.

    Free Advertising
    Chamber members receive free business listing and custom business profile page on our website and in annual publications.

    Media
    We partner with local media to promote Chamber members, events and activities, and to increase our visibility and grow our Chamber.

    Social Media
    GLMV maintains active presence on social media sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, You Tube, where businesses can connect and interact 24/7.

    Member Promotional E-blasts
    Have an event or special offer to promote? The Chamber will send and distribute an individual e-blast flyer that you create for your business to our complete distribution list. For more information click here.

    News and Information Sources
    Chamber members are kept abreast of the latest Chamber and community news and activities via website, e-news blasts, social media, flyer distribution, meetings and announcements, and local media. The Chamber also publishes an annual Community Guide, distributed to area residents. Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are always available! 

    COMMITTEES
    Your voluntary participation in our committees is always welcome. Committees meet monthly and offer opportunity to contribute expertise, skills, as well as network and reach new business contacts, learn about the GLMV, and gain leadership experience. If you have expertise or interest, and want to get involved, contact the Chamber at info@glmvchamber.org

    WEBSITE
    Visit the GLMV Chamber website often to learn what’s new at the Chamber. The site features Member Directory with business profile and and direct link to member websites. Members may also post events, hot deals, (Special promotions), news releases, photos, videos, and purchase banner ads, RSVP for events, and apply for membership online.

    BUSINESS REFERRALS
    The Chamber provides business referrals upon request to Chamber members first.

    ADDITIONAL RECOGNITION
    Door decals and membership certificate that can be framed identify Chamber members as part of the GLMV business community.