Elgin Area Referral Network—EARN

Could you use a part-time sales force to grow your business? Interested in using more leads? How about talking with business owners/managers who have been there and can offer their advice? If you’re looking for a smaller group of business professionals to help grow your business, the Chamber’s Elgin Area Referral Network, EARN, is THE place to be. These business development groups focus on exchanging leads, networking, and building relationships with other members in the business community. EARN groups are non-competitive, meaning that only one member is allowed in each industry type.

Goals of the EARN groups include:

Promote each other’s businesses.
Exchange current business information of interest to group/members in the form of leads.
Maintain high business ethics and integrity.
Educate and inform members on other businesses in the community.

Currently three groups meet regularly:

EARN I meets every other Thursday of the month from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. 

EARN Too meets the first and third Wednesday of the month from 12:00 Noon to 1:15 p.m.

EARN III meets every other Thursday of the month from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m.

At our meetings, the agenda includes
  *Networking/Social time
  *Introductions & business descriptions
  *Pass Leads
  *Craft Talk by a member
  *Chamber Time

Come visit us! Call the Chamber office for more information at 847-741-5660 or email us at info@elginchamber.com.

What do EARN members say about the referral newtworks?

"Join an EARN group if you value building relationships and the power of multiple people working together to build each other's business through referrals, newtworking and education."  Cheryl Chalk, Healthcare Solutions Team

"A referral from this Elgin Area Chamber networking group turned out to be one of my best clients. Time in this group well invested."  Jim Hughes, LegalShield Business Solutions