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!
Gather Connect Fore group

Become a Member

Half Year Rates Now Available! (July-December)

DeKalb Chamber Member - $50
Prospective DeKalb Chamber Member - $75
Retired or Young Professional (25 or under) - $50

Scholarships are available to individuals from current DeKalb Chamber Members.
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Scholarship Request

Leader Sponsors

Meta logoNorthwestern Medicine logoOC Creative logo

Mentor Sponsor

Old National Bank Logo

Encourager Sponsors

Siepert West logoSundog logo

Presenting Sponsor

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

2022 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.

Paid events are marked with *

October 14, 12:00 pm
Pizza Pro's

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. $15 registration includes a pizza buffet with salad, sides, and soft drinks. Registration deadline October 11th.

November 17, 5:00 pm
NIU Convocation Center

NIU Women's Basketball Game*

Cheer on the NIU Women's Basketball team while getting to know other Gather members, catching up with colleagues, and going courtside! This date has been changed from November 15th to November 17th due to game rescheduling.

December 7, 5:00 pm

Gather Gives Back

Give back to the community with Gather during the season of giving. Join us as we complete a community service project while connecting with members.

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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

Every last Tuesday of odd months, Gather members are 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.