Gather is a women's leadership group within the DeKalb Chamber that connects, inspires, and informs women. Membership includes events from educational presentations to fun experiences. In addition to events, Gather offers opportunities to mentor high school and college-aged women in the community. All women are invited to become a member!

Presented by

Heartland Bank logo

Membership Description

Yearly membership includes paid events, mentorship opportunities, and access to a network of dynamic women. Gather hosts unpaid events throughout the year to meet and recruit new Gather members. View this year's calendar below for a full list of paid and unpaid events!
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Become a Member

2023 Membership Now Available!

DeKalb Chamber Member - $100
Prospective DeKalb Chamber Member - $150
Retired or Young Professional (25 or under) - $50

Scholarships are available to individuals from current DeKalb Chamber Members.
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Leader Sponsors

Kishwaukee College logoMeta logoNorthwestern Medicine logoOC Creative logo

Mentor Sponsor

Old National Bank LogoDevyn Grzywa logo

Encourager Sponsors

ImageSundog logo

Presenting Sponsor

Heartland Bank logo
Are you interested in supporting women and becoming a sponsor of Gather? ​Contact for more information!

2023 Events

Registration is required for all events. Paid events are included in membership. Unpaid events are free to attend with food/drink at your own expense. Women not yet members can attend paid events at a charge. Preview our 2023 calendar! More details will be released soon.

Paid events are marked with *

February 28, 11:30 am

Kickoff Luncheon*

Join us for our annual Kickoff Luncheon featuring keynote speaker Kathy Johnson, Workforce Development Manager at Mortenson. Do you suffer from imposter syndrome and wonder how to overcome it? Get inspired by Kathy's career journey and learn how her workforce efforts on women in the construction industry can be used in your own organization.

March 22, 12:00 pm

Gather for Lunch

Relax during your lunch break and connect with Gather members in a casual setting. Get to know new members and introduce yourself with different networking games. Food and drink at your own expense.

April 13, 5:00 pm

Gather for Drinks

Celebrate springtime with Gather members! Join us after work for drinks while connecting with Gather members. Bring a friend or colleague to introduce them to our network! Drinks at your own expense.


Advisory Committee

Chair: Amy Oster - OC Creative
Tia Anderson – Heartland Bank & Trust
Caroline Collins - Opportunity House
Devyn Grzwya - FNBO
Terri Goodman - C.A.R Hospital
LaCretia Konan - Kishwaukee College
Michelle Tecza - Heartland Bank & Trust
Nicole Walsh - Siepert & Co.
Virginia Filicetti - DeKalb Chamber of Commerce

Gather Swag

Show how you are a proud Gather Member by purchasing Gather women's apparel and swag! Options include women's polos, cardigans, tote bags, hats, and more!

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Gather Radio Show

Gather members are quarterly Guest DJ's on local radio station 94.9 WDKB. Tune in at 8AM to learn more about Gather, upcoming events, and why Gather is the women's group to grow personally and professionally.

If you're interested in joining Gather and want to learn more, submit your email and we'll reach out to you! We would love to chat.