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Networking Scramble at McHenry Country Club

The McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce Marketing Connection Groups are hosting their April Networking Scramble on April 26 at McHenry Country Club, 820 N. John St,, McHenry. Business showcase and registration is from 11 to 11:45 a.m. and the Lunch Scramble is 11:45 2:15 p.m.

Sponsored by Centegra Health System, the Scramble is a structured progressive networking luncheon whereby representatives from growth-oriented businesses have the opportunity to physically introduce their organizations to 27 to 30 noncompeting businesses. Attendees move from table to table for each course. A facilitator is at each table asking questions designed to feature each business at its best. Display tables are set up around the circumference of the room creating an additional promotional opportunity. All attendees receive a list of participants.

Cost is $25 for members; $40 for nonmembers. Special offer: Invite a business not currently a McHenry chamber member and both attend for $20 each. All are welcome to bring promotional materials or a small table top display. Call the chamber at 815-385-4300 for a reservation or go online at

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The McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce’s next Never Eat Alone luncheon will be at 11:45 a.m. Friday at Marzano’s Wood Fired Italian, 1501 S. Route 31, McHenry.

Menu for the all-inclusive-price of $10 – including tax, tip and beverage – is Marzano’s Chopped Salad, Tuscan Chicken Sandwich or Hickory Burger. Should you be interested in attending, please RSVP by calling the chamber ofice at 815-385-4300. Open to chamber members and those exploring the chamber.

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The McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend Bring Your Lunch N’ Learn from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the chamber office, 1257 N. Green St., McHenry. “Google Apps for Business” will be presented by Justin Arendt, 3GM Consulting LLC. Learn about business cloud products to help business improve communication/collaboration.

The event is free but registration is required by 2 p.m. today. Call 815-385-4300 or register online at

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Next Chamber “Shop Ins” will be May 2 at Alexander’s Jewelry and Loan, 4300 W. Elm St., and June 6 at Maurices, 3258 Shoppers Drive. Stop in any time from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. stating “the chamber sent me” to be put into a complimentary drawing. Open to the public.

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Use McHenry NOW mobile app as your source for events, shopping, dining and money-saving offers. Download McHenry NOW at Google Play or Apple App Store.

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The McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce 61st annual Golf Outing – “Home of Taylor Made” – will be May 15 at McHenry Country Club, 820 N. John St,, McHenry.

Limited to 128 golfers, a shotgun start, scramble format is at 10:30 a.m. A grilled lunch at the halfway house is available to all, thanks to the generosity of Jim and Kathy Marinangel of McHenry Savings Bank. Dinner and program is from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Dinner is ribs and chicken served as golfers arrive. Thanks to Rich Cucco with Imagetec L.P. for being our dinner sponsor. All golfers receive a special keepsake gift.

Tees, greens, and par 3 sponsorships available. Contact the chamber office at 815-385-4300 or visit

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The next mixer will be April 30th at the Corner Tap, 3901 Main St,, McHenry.

• Kay Rial Bates is the president and CEO of the McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce. She can be reached at

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