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Gather

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

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
Scholarship Request

Leader Sponsors

Meta logoNorthwestern Medicine logoOC Creative logo

Mentor Sponsor

First Midwest 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 virginia.filicetti@dekalb.org 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 *

June 13, 5:00 pm
Buena Vista Golf Course

Connect Fore

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.

June 22, 8:30 am
Faranda's

Leadership Breakfast*

Women play pivotal roles worldwide while wearing multiple hats. Even with education, accomplishments, and societal contributions, society continues to underestimate women. Women must remember just how influential and valuable they are and that WE ARE ENOUGH! Women no longer need to conform to societal norms, expectations, or the need for validation to become all they desire to be. Join us for breakfast featuring speaker and 2021 ATHENA Award recipient, LaCretia Konan, Dean of Workforce & Community Education at Kishwaukee College, as she reminds us that WE ARE ENOUGH. We are more than enough!

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July 19, 5:00 pm
Buena Vista Golf Course

Connect Fore

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.

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Advisory Committee

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

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.