Business, Professional & Networking

Address
225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17 Chicago, IL
60601
Contact Email
Phone Number
Helpline: 800-272-3900, Business line: 847-933-2413
Fax
847-933-2417
Description

Serves 68 counties in Illinois with offices in Bloomington, Carterville, Chicago, Joliet, Rockford, Skokie and Springfield. Since 1980, the Chapter has provided reliable information and care consultation; created supportive services for families; increased funding for dementia research; and influenced public policy changes.

Address
500 Davis Street, Suite 900, Evanston, IL
60201-4695
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-864-0123 or (Toll free: 877-905-0577)
Fax
847-864-5196
Description

AMTA works to establish massage therapy as integral to the maintenance of good health and complementary to other therapeutic processes; to advance the profession through ethics and standards, certification, school accreditation, continuing education, professional publications, legislative efforts, public education, and fostering the development of members.

Public Notes

Use the Find a Massage Therapist® service to locate a qualified professional massage therapist anywhere in the U.S. or Canada.

Address
P.O. Box 6532
Evanston, Illinois

60204
Contact Person
Larry or Jean Murphy
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-859-6408
Description

The Black Business Consortium of Evanston/Northshore (BBCENS) is a group of Black business owners who have agreed to come together to share resources, network, discuss common concerns, and to facilitate support among each other.  Also sponsors annual Tour de Noir, a narrated bus tour that highlights Black-owned businesses located in all nine wards of Evanston, and publishes directory of local Black-owned businesses.

Organization Name
Address
1815 W. Diehl Rd STE 900 Naperville, IL
60543
Contact Person
Executive Director: Kimberly White
Phone Number
(630) 961-5665
Description

The Career & Networking Center came into being as the result of a multiphase grassroots effort to address the concerns of the underemployed and unemployed in our community. Beginning in 1992, a Naperville United Way Community Needs Assessment revealed the number one concern of our local citizens was unemployment and underemployment. As a result, the Community Career Center opened its doors in September 1996 to assist individuals in developing the tools and resources needed to conduct a successful job search and return to work.

Today the Career & Networking Center provides a supportive and professional setting where individuals can conduct a productive and successful job search, receive career-enhancing, professional development advice and build their professional network. An expert group of human resource and other business professionals are available for individual consultation to assist individuals in setting reasonable goals and implementing strategies that meet their specific needs. Perhaps, one of the unique features about the Center is the coaching appointments, which include: resume writing, networking, interviewing skills, job search strategy, career exploration, brand development, and necessary computer skills. Programs and services are available without geographic restrictions.

Organization Name
Address
2515 Marcy, Evanston IL
60201-1111
Contact Person
Hal Shanafield
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-864-8644
Description

Welcomes anyone interested in learning more about Texas Instruments computers. Focus is on the TI-99/4, TI99/4A, TI-99/5, TI-99/8, CC-40, and 9640.  Each month there are demonstrations of programs and tutorials.

Public Notes

Meets on the first Saturday of each month, except in July and August, at the Evanston Public Library. Annual summer picnic.
The Chicago TI International World Faire is held each Fall, usually on the first
or second weekend in November, also at the Library.

Organization Name
Address
728 Noyes Street, Unit 3H, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
David Galloway, AIA
Phone Number
847.492.9509
Fax
312.880.1200
Description

Design Evanston is a not-for-profit design advocacy organization devoted to encouraging and recognizing good design in the City of Evanston. The organization is composed of design professionals and other concerned citizens who live or work in Evanston.

Membership meets generally once a month, often the third Tues or Wed. at City Hall, Rm 3650.

Website Address
Address
1609 Sherman Avenue, Ste. 205 , Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-328-1500
Fax
847-328-1510
Description

The Evanston Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to promote and grow business in our community. To that end, the Evanston Chamber of Commerce provides programs, services and leadership opportunities to help its member businesses thrive. The Chamber fosters a competitive business climate conducive to growth, prosperity and maintaining a high quality of life. Members represent the major sectors of the Evanston economy, including:
* Business and professional services
* Restaurants, food and beverage providers
* Real estate
* Retail
* Technology and telecommunications
* Healthcare
* Education
* Arts, culture and entertainment
* Hotel and travel
* Family, community and civic organizations
* Manufacturing
The Evanston Chamber of Commerce’s members embrace a commitment to advance not only the success of the individual company/organization, but also to enhance the economic vitality of the community. Member businesses acknowledge and embrace Evanston’s rich tradition of social conscience and of accepting responsibility for working collaboratively to improve and grow opportunities for its residents and community. Although the Chamber works closely with many governmental bodies, it receives no regular public funding. Under a progressive membership investment structure, annual dues are assessed according to the size of the company/organization.

Monthly Events are FREE to members and include:
* Networking Breakfast – 4th Tuesday of the Month, at a Member host location
* Evanston Growth And Entrepreneurial Group – 1st or 2nd Wednesday of the Month at Noon – Evanston Chamber Office
* Business After Hours – 2nd or 3rd Wednesday of the Month – at a member host location
* Evanston Women in Business Luncheon – 4th Thursday of the month – at a member host location- fee is charged at $20 to cover the cost of lunch

Organization Name
Address
500 Davis Street, Suite 510, Evanston, Illinois
60201
Contact Person
Dr. Joseph B. Silverman
Phone Number
847-864-2243
Description

To exchange ideas and share experiences. Speakers from all professions are invited to speak.

Website Address
Address
28 East Jackson Building, Suite 1020 #W686, Chicago, IL
60604
Phone Number
800-804-4962
Description

IWOC is a nonprofit professional association of freelance writers and editors who work primarily throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. It provides educational and social programs, Writers’ Line (a job-posting service), a monthly newsletter, networking opportunities, and many other benefits to meet the needs of its members.

Organization Name
Contact Person
James Wolinski
Phone Number
847-475-4544
Description

The Kiwanis Club of Evanston exists to serve the citizens of Evanston, through fund raising and volunteer activities that support service projects which provide for education, guidance, health and a safer environment. It is committed to improving the well being of the community and being a catalyst for enhancing fellowship and collaboration within the community.
Meets at Celtic Knot,626 Church Street, Evanston,
Meeting time/day: 12:00 PM 1st & 2nd & 4th & 5th TU

Address
1603 Orrington, Suite 900, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Patricia Widmayer
Phone Number
847-467-5445
Fax
847-467-6100
Description

NSHEC is an association of Chicago-area institutions working to improve and expand access to secondary and post-secondary education.

Organization Name
Address
One Rotary Center, 1560 Sherman Ave. Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Wally Bobkiewicz, President & Director
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-866-3000
Fax
847-328-8554 or 847-328-8281
Parent Organization
Description

As one of Evanston’s leading charitable and service organizations, the Rotary Club of Evanston has provided countless hours of volunteer service and significant monetary support for a variety of local causes since it was founded in 1920.

The Rotary Club of Evanston Charitable Fund is a 501c3 organization that provides monetary grants directly to local charitable organizations. In more than two decades of service to the community, the Charitable Fund has raised and distributed many thousands of dollars in Evanston.

An international service organization founded locally in 1905.

Public Notes

Meets every Thursday at 12:15pm at the North Shore Hotel, 1611 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL 60201, (847) 864-6400

To learn more about membership, please contact Paul Larson at larsonpw@gmail.com, or call 847-475-1283.

Website Address
Address
1818 Maple Ave, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Steve Goranson, President; Bob Vernon (former Pres.)
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-475-5690
Parent Organization
Description

Meets every Tuesday morning, 7:15 a.m., at the Hilton Garden Inn, Evanston for breakfast, club meeting and talk on topic of interest. Ongoing service projects improve and strengthen the Evanston community, international projects help those in need, other projects support youth, vocational training and leadership development.

Public Notes

The club, now about 80 members, was chartered with 25 members on 13 June 1985. We were the first breakfast Rotary club in the district.
Members are welcome to attend meetings at nearly 33,000 Rotary clubs in the world. Members and their families are invited to attend social functions including parties, picnics, theater nights, and other outings. Each year Evanston Lighthouse has been represented at the district conference and the international convention.
Responsibilities of membership include attending a minimum of 50% of club meetings, serving on club committees, and supporting club fundraising activities. Annual Dues are approximately $800 per year including the weekly breakfast.

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
1560 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Email
Phone Number
(847) 866-3000
Description

Rotary is made up of three parts: at the heart of Rotary are our clubs, that are supported by Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation.

Rotary clubs bring together dedicated individuals to exchange ideas, build relationships, and take action.

Rotary International supports Rotary clubs worldwide by coordinating global programs, campaigns, and initiatives.

The Rotary Foundation uses generous donations to fund projects by Rotarians and our partners in communities around the world. As a nonprofit, all of the Foundation’s funding comes from voluntary contributions made by Rotarians and friends who share our vision of a better world.

Together, Rotary clubs, Rotary International, and The Rotary Foundation work to make lasting improvements in our communities and around the world.

Public Notes

Our 1.2 million-member organization started with the vision of one man—Paul P. Harris. The Chicago attorney formed one of the world’s first service organizations, the Rotary Club of Chicago, on 23 February 1905 as a place where professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships. Rotary’s name came from the group’s early practice of rotating meetings among the offices of each member.

Organization Name
Parent Organization
Description

Zonta International is a worldwide service organization of executives in business and the professions, working to improve the legal, political, economic and professional status of women. Zonta Club of Evanston supports Evanston agencies and programs which serve women and children and gives one scholarship a year to a woman in a non-traditional field.

Public Notes

The prime tenets of the international organization are:

improve the legal, political, economic, health, educational and professional status of women through service and advocacy.
work for the advancement of understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of executives in business and the professions
promote justice and universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedom
unite internationally to foster high ethical standards, implement service programs and provide mutual support and fellowship for members who serve their communities, their nations and the world.
Since 1923, Zonta has provided more than US$9,800 million to projects benefiting over 2 million women representing 34 countries.

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