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 five paid events, mentorship opportunities, and access to a network of dynamic women. Gather hosts exclusive events for members and events open to women not yet members to meet and recruit them. View the calendar below for a full list of events!

Gather Connect Fore group

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.
Become A Member
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Leader Sponsors

ImageKishwaukee 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. Five paid events are included in membership. Unpaid events are additional networking opportunities with food, drink, and/or activity at your own expense. Exclusive events are for Gather members only.

Paid events are marked with *

June 12, 5:00 pm
Buena Vista Golf Course

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Tee up and connect with Gather members on the course by learning more about and playing golf. No golf experience necessary. Inexperienced and experienced players will be grouped together for a non competitive and fun environment. Golf game at your own expense. Check-in at 5pm. Tee-off at 5:30pm. This event is open to current and future Gather members.

June 20, 8:30 am

Leadership Breakfast*

Join us for a breakfast and panel discussion on work-life balance. Learn how you can live a better balanced lifestyle by listening to our panelists discuss how they juggle their professional and personal lives. This event is open to current and future Gather members. $50 to attend for non-Gather members. Registration deadline June 13th.

August 17, 5:00 pm
Jonamac Orchard

Yoga & Wine at Jonamac Orchard*

Join us for an annual Gather favorite! Enjoy an evening of self-care and stress management at Jonamac Orchard. A basic yoga instruction with a view of the orchards will be followed by tasting Jonamac's signature wines, ciders, and slushies paired with appetizers. No yoga experience necessary! Please dress comfortably for movement. This event is open to current and future Gather members.


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.