Networking Groups in the Chicago Area

Arlington Heights

http://www.worknetncc.com/
Northwest Suburban IETC Office
723 Algonquin Road Room 104
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
847.437.8913
Email: tkasch@worknetcc.com
Contact: Ted Kasch
Networking group meetings will rotate locations. Check the online calendar for dates and locations, or call Ted Kasch.

http://www.parishemployment.com/
St. Edna's Church
2525 N. Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
847.398.3362
A joint program of St. Edna's, St. James, St. Raymond's and Our Lady of the Wayside Churches. Meetings are held at St. Edna’s every other week on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 7pm with a speaker followed by networking. One-on-one counseling is also available. For information, call 847.398.3362 or go to www.parishemployment.com.
No fees.

http://www.engchgo.org/
Arlington Heights Memorial Library (AHML)
Henderson Room. – 2nd Floor
500 N. Dunton Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL 60004-5910
847.392.0100

For Senior positions over $100K.
Meetings are at the Arlington Heights Library and are usually the 2nd Thursday of the month, but there are exceptions.
Note: this group charges a fee.

http://www.ahml.info/research/jobs
Arlington Heights Memorial Library
500 N Dunton Ave
Arlington Hts, IL 60004-5966
847.392.0100
Every Thursday from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Stop in every week and connect with other job seekers and with a facilitator trained by Illinois WorkNet. The facilitator will help you establish a plan of action for your job search: companies contacted, jobs applied to, networking groups attended, follow-up letters for interviews, etc. No registration required

Barrington

http://www.mycareerplace.org/
600 Hart Rd, Suite 275
Barrington, IL 60010
847.304.4157
Meetings every Tuesday 10am to noon.
Note: this group charges a fee.

Chicago

http://www.bnchicago.org/
Contact: David Carman at dcarman@bnchicago.org
Phone:312.943.6376
A "networking group for job-seekers, entrepreneurs and working professionals seeking to establish mutually rewarding relationships with like-minded individuals." Hosts networking events on various days of the month and at various locations in the Chicago area.

http://www.ctcchicago.org
703 W. Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60661
312.906.9908
Fax: 312.906.9930
e-mail: host@ctcchicago.org
Calendar: www.ctcchicago.org/Join/PeerGrp.asp
CTC will be providing an opportunity for its members to attend these peer group experiences offered concurrently on Tuesday mornings. These meetings are reserved for existing members. CTC membersip casts $300 for a client's first quarter and $150 for subsequent quarters. Clients referrred through CTC sponsoring organizations receive a $100 discount their first quarter. Check the CTC website for the current list of sponsors.

http://www.saintc.org/Employment%20Council.html
St. Chrysostom's Church
1424 N. Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60610
312.944.1083
Contact: Michel K. Cade
Weekly meetings are held on Mondays from 6:00pm to 7:30pm in the Harding Room at St. Chrysostom's Church.

http://www.grayhairmanagement.com
Gray Hair Management®, LLC
1901 N Roselle Rd., Suite 800
Schaumburg, IL 60195
847.940.2800; 877.975.2800 [Toll-Free]
Email: contact@grayhairmanagement.com
If you have specific questions about GHM or the Chicago Area Chapter meetings. Please do not hesitate to contact Scott Kane by email at scott@grayhairmanagement.com or phone at 847 940-2800.

Deerfield

http://www.holycrossparish.net/career/
Holy Cross Catholic / St. Gregory Episcopal
724 Elder Lane
Deerfield, IL 60015
847.945.0430
Contact: Sharon Dieter
847.945.5129
Email: sdieter1@aol.com
Meetings typically held at 10:15 AM on the third Sunday of every other month

Des Plaines

http://www.oakton.edu/conted/index.php
Oakton Community College
Des Plaines Campus
1600 East Golf Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016
847.635.1600.

Elgin

30 DuPage Court
Elgin, IL 60120

847.888.7900 ext 247
Free Weekly Job Club Series on Fridays from 1-2:30pm Discussions on topics pertinent to job seekers in today's market.

http://www.gailborden.info
270 N. Grove
Elgin, IL 60120
847.429.4680
Reemployment Services Workshops run by IDES are held here on the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 1:30pm - 3:00pm. For details see the library's website calendar or contact the information desk by phone. 

Evanston

http://www.epl.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=81&Itemid=120
Evanston Public Library
Illinois workNet Affiliate Site
1703 Orrington Avenue, 3rd floor
Evanston, IL 60201
847.448.8600
Hours: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 10:00am to 6:00pm
Tuesday/Thursday 10:00am to 8:00pm
Open Computer Lab on Fridays 12:30pm to 6:00pm

Illinois workNet, Evanston has partnered with the Evanston Public Library to offer on-site services for Job Seekers and an open computer lab with internet access.

Glen Ellyn

http://www.stjosephministry.org/
P.O. Box 2488
Glen Ellyn, IL 60138-2488
email: info@stjosephministry.org
Meetings are 7-9 PM First/Third Wednesday each month. We have two meeting locations:
First Wednesday: St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 1450 Green Trails Drive, Room #15, Naperville IL
Third Wednesday: Southminster Presbyterian Church, 680 South Park Avenue, Glen Ellyn IL

Hoffman Estates

http://www.sainthubert.org/ministries/job.html
St. Hubert’s Parish Ministry Center
729 Grand Canyon St.
Hoffman Estates, IL.
Meetings are on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 7pm to 9:15pm.
Contact Bob Podgorski, 847.885.7700.
No Fee. This group also has seminars on weekends - check website for time and place.
Be sure to sign up for the E-Mail Job Board when you sign in at St. Hubert’s. Membership in accountability groups is also coordinated through this group. On the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:00pm, there is a “How to Network” Workshop for the First Timer.

Inverness

http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/HolyFamilyJobSupport/info
Holy Family Catholic Church
2515 West Palatine Road
Inverness, IL 60067
Phone: 847.359.0042
Meets every Saturday morning from 7:30AM to 10:00AM at the Holy Family Catholic Church.
Holy Family Job Support,one of the oldest job networking groups in the Chicago area, has been meeting since 1986. This Group is a blend of those working and those looking. All are welcome, donuts and coffee are provided. Be sure to bring at least 60 copies of your resume/handbill/business card.
For more information, contact Jim Phillips at phillips34@sbcglobal.net.

Lake Forest

http://careerresourcecenter.org/
Grove Cultural Campus
40 East Old Mill Road, Suite 105
Lake Forest, IL 60045
847.295.5626
Fax: 847.295.5430
Email: info@CareerResourceCenter.org

Lisle

http://www.lisletownship.com/departments/youth-and-family/job-club/
Lisle Library
777 Front Street
Lisle, IL 60532
630.968.1880, ext. 13
Contact: Joy Maquire-Dooley, Director
Meet every Wednesday at the Community Career Center in Naperville (2nd floor) at 9:30 and again at 11:30. And on the last Friday of every month downstairs at the Lisle Library Conference Room (Coffee is always provided) from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

http://www.worknetdupage.org/jobs/dupage-county-jobs.html?
2525 Cabot Drive, Suite 302
Lisle , IL 60532
Tel: 630.955.2030
Fax: 630.955.2059
Friday Job Club is held on the last Friday of every month, from 8:30 am to 12:00 noon. It is an opportunity to network with other job seekers and share job lead information. Business or community speakers periodically present on special topics. Space is limited to 85 attendees. WorkNet DuPage Career Center provides job seekers with the job search tools they need for successful employment.

http://www.workministry.com/jsg/LDS_IL.html
4951 Indiana Ave, Suite 400
Lisle, IL 60532
630.487.2181
2-Day Comprehensive Employment Workshops that covers resume writing, interviewing and networking.
No fee.

McHenry

Network to Success Job Club
Sponsored by McHenry County Job Training
815.338.7100
Have your handbills or resumes available, should anyone ask for a copy. For more information, please call 815-338-7100.
Shah Center
4100 W. Shamrock
McHenry, IL 60050
Meets every month on the second Wednesday and starts at 1pm.
Consumers Credit Counseling
Woodstock, IL 60098-2614
Meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Naperville

http://www.lisletownship.com/departments/youth-and-family/job-club/
Lisle Library
777 Front Street
Lisle, IL 60532
630.968.1880, ext. 13
Contact: Joy Maquire-Dooley, Director
Meet every Wednesday at the Community Career Center in Naperville (2nd floor) at 9:30 and again at 11:30. And on the last Friday of every month downstairs at the Lisle Library Conference Room (Coffee is always provided) from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Chicago Training Network - Midwest
Panera Bread
1191 East Ogden Avenue
Naperville, IL 60563
630.548.5070

Contact: Steve Gawron, Current Moderator sgawron@core.com
Meets 3rd Tuesdays, 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Open to all Training Industry Professionals

http://www.communitycareercenter.org/
1815 W. Diehl Road, Suite 100
Naperville, IL 60563
630.961.5665
Email: staff@communitycareercenter.org
Join us every Thursday from 9:30-10:30 to learn about the services and opportunities available to you.

The Community Career Center located in Naperville provides a supportive and professional setting where job seekers can conduct an effective and successful job search. Volunteers and staff offer a wide range of technical and practical job search assistance as well as encouragement and support to anyone who is unemployed, underemployed or seeking a career change. In addition, volunteers provide one-on-one assistance with Career Counseling, Interviewing, Job Search, LinkedIn, Networking, Resume and basic Computer skills.

http://www.stapostle.org/index2.php?area=ministries&data=jobmin
1500 Brookdale Road
Naperville, IL 60563
630.355.8980
AM Meetings every Friday, 9:30 am to 11:30 am
PM Meetings last Tuesday of each month, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Orland Hills

http://www.steseton.com/#/outreach-ministries/hope-employment-ministry
Saint Elizabeth Seton Church
9300 167th Street
Orland Hills, IL 60477
708.403.0101
Email: info@steseton.com
Meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the church basement. Contact: Steve Sitzberger at 708.712.2837 or email him at stevesitzberger@hotmail.com.

Palatine

http://pifnetworkinggroup.ning.com/
Immanuel Lutheran Church
200 N. Plum Grove Road
Palatine, IL 847.359.1549
Contact: David Krull
Email: davidckrull@aol.com
Meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month (Except June, July, August and December) from 7-9pm at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Check the website for additional services.

Schaumburg

http://www.grayhairmanagement.com
Gray Hair Management®, LLC
1901 N Roselle Rd., Suite 800
Schaumburg, IL 60195
847.940.2800; 877.975.2800 [Toll-Free]
Email: contact@grayhairmanagement.com
If you have specific questions about GHM or the Chicago Area Chapter meetings. Please do not hesitate to contact Scott Kane by email at scott@grayhairmanagement.com or phone at 847 940-2800.

http://ah.worknetncc.com/
130 S Roselle (Schaumburg Township Library)
Schaumburg, IL
847.437.8913
Email: tkasch@worknetncc.com
Contact: Ted Kasch
2nd Monday of each month 2pm

http://www.stmatthewparish.org/news.asp#jobsearch
St Matthew’s Parish (Hughes Center)
1005 E. Schaumburg Rd.
Schaumburg, IL 60194
Provides different kinds of programs for anyone, who is seeking new or different employment. Including: Interactive 2 day Workshops; Personal Coaching Meetings; 3rd Party Presentations such as, St. Hubert's Ministry; Participation in LinkedIn St. Matthew's Networking Group; Resume Reviews.
For more information contact Greg Harnyak at greg1408@sbcglobal.net.
All programs are free and open to any faith group or denomination.

Skokie

Skokie Career Support Group
Skokie Public Library
5215 Oakton Street
Book Discussion Room, West Lobby
Skokie, IL 60077

The Skokie Career Support Group is a place where you can share information, network, and receive free resource information and career coaching.
3rd Monday of the Month
9:30am to 11:00am
For more information, or to register, call Mike Buhmann at 847.324.3176, or send email: mbuhmann@skokielibrary.info

Illinois workNet Affiliate Site
Westfield Old Orchard Mall
4999 Old Orchard Mall, Suite E2
CPD is located north of Macy’s near Lord & Taylor, right next to Mario Tricoci on the second floor.
(Please note, NOT the Tall Professional Building)
Skokie, IL 60077
847.763.1644
Hours: M-F 8:30 am-5:00pm
Contact: mcurran@worknetncc.com

St. Charles

http://www.tricityug.org/
P.O. Box 3850
St. Charles, IL 60174
Phone: 630.631.1871
Contact: Jim Klink, Executive Director
Email: info@tricityug.org
TUG meetings are held on the second and fourth Mondays of the month, at the:
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
(Fellowship Hall) 1145 North 5th Avenue
St. Charles, IL 60174
Please visit the website for upcoming meeting dates and speakers.

Woodridge

Chicago Cad/Cam Job Club
McDonalds
2401 63rd St.
Woodridge, IL 60617
Email: Kevin@idands.com
Meet Wednesday's 9:00 am weekly. Bring your resumes, hand bills, and business cards to share with members.
Park in back of the Mcdonalds in the furthermost parking spaces and we will be in the Resturant area next to the play area. Please make a purchase at the restaurant to help with our group meeting there.

Woodstock

Network to Success Job Club
Sponsored by McHenry County Job Training
815.338.7100
Have your handbills or resumes available, should anyone ask for a copy. For more information, please call 815-338-7100.
Shah Center
4100 W. Shamrock
McHenry, IL 60050
Meets every month on the second Wednesday and starts at 1pm.
Consumers Credit Counseling
Woodstock, IL 60098-2614
Meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm