Improve your relationship with money

The McHenry chamber invites women to attend the WINGs luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at 31 North Banquets, 217 N. Front St,, McHenry. “Change Your Money Mindset, Change Your Life” will be presented by Barbara Mikula, president of Prosperity Training.  

Believe it or not, if you’re alive and breathing, you have a personal relationship with money.  What condition is your relationship? Mikula will share how to improve your relationship with money, thus empowering you to prosper!

Cost is $28 for chamber members. Visit www.mchenrychamber.com to make your reservation. We do pass the mic, so prepare a short commercial.

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Gary Lang Auto Group’s mixer is from 5 to 7 p.m. today at 1107 S. Route 31, McHenry. Attracted to this mixer are businesses from throughout McHenry County. Remember to come with a plan to meet at least 10 organizations you did not know before.

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The next Networking Extravaganza will be at 7:30 a.m. May 24 in the chamber office, 1257 N. Green St., McHenry. The event will include the importance of follow-up.  Learn how to develop a client-producing relationship after the first encounter. The event is free.

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The McHenry chamber will be networking from 5 to 7 p.m. June 6 with Wonder Lake, Woodstock, Geneva Lake, Richmond Spring Grove and Crystal Lake chambers at Alden Kennels, 6810 Barnard Mill Road, Ringwood. Entertainment will include the Wonder Lake Ski Team and raffles. The food will be catered by Porkies Pig Roast and Meals Like Mom. This is a must-attend event!

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June 6 brings First Thursday Shop In at Maurices, 3258 Shoppers Drive, McHenry.  Visit between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. and register for a raffle. 

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Have you downloaded the McHenry NOW mobile app yet? If not, this is the time to do so. The McHenry NOW app can be downloaded at Google Play or Apple App Store.   By doing so you not only support local McHenry businesses but you will be able to gain special offers. The following organizations have signed up for the McHenry NOW mobile app program; 31 North, “C” You at the Movies, Adams Memorials & Memorable Gifts, Auto Tech Centers, Black Diamond Plumbing & Electric, Black Orchid Boutique, Brunch Café, Buddyz, C.L.M. Insurance Agency, Chambers Heating & Air Conditioning, Chapel Hill Florist, Corkscrew Pointe, Cris Bimbi State Farm Insurance, Epic Cycle and Fitness, Gotsch Heating and Cooling, Gypsy Glen K-9 Kastle, Harmony Skate Shop, Harms Farm & Garden, Kim & Patty’s Café, Marita’s Little Miracles, Mary’s McHenry Flowers,  Marzano’s, Mr. Don’s Cleaners, Natural Therapy Wellness Center, Performance Unlimited, Raymond’s Johnsburg Bowl, Steffan’s Jewelers, Stuc’s Pizza & Ribs/Halftime, The Bike Haven, The Cottage Boutique, Tropic Stop Tan, Verlo Mattress Factory,  and Worldwide Traveler.

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This summer highlight your business with a unique advertising opportunity. 

Sanded plywood sailboats are on sale at the chamber office waiting for you to create your organizational message. Sailboat signs will then be hung throughout downtown showcasing each organization. Funds for the sailboat signs will benefit the McHenry Riverwalk Foundation. View a sailboat sign sample at www.mchenrychamber.com.

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Fiesta Days is coming in July. Be sure to advertise in our Guide to Fiesta Days which is delivered to 60050, 60051, 60071, 60072, 60073, 60081, 60097, 60098 and 60012 zip codes through the Northwest Herald.  Advertising for this popular event starts at $175.  You can’t beat the visibility.

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