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Gather is a women's leadership group within the DeKalb Chamber that connects women personally and professionally through engaging events and opportunities.

Presented by

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Membership Description

Yearly membership includes four main events with all expenses covered. To encourage connecting outside of main events, Gather organizes optional casual pop-up events like attending the local theaters, coffee meet-ups, and volunteer opportunities where members cover their own expenses.

Main events include Kickoff Luncheon (March), Get "Outside" Your Comfort Zone (June), ATHENA Award Night (October), and NIU Women's Basketball Game (November).

Membership & Event Details
Gather attendees at an event

Become a Member

2024 Gather Membership

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

If you are interested in purchasing a membership, please fill out the form below and someone will contact you! Scholarships are available to individuals from current DeKalb Chamber Members.

Leader Sponsors

Kishwaukee College logoNorthwestern Medicine logoOC Creative logoOld National Bank logoSiepert logo

Mentor Sponsors

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Encourager Sponsors

Double W Financial Group logoSundog logo

Presenting Sponsor

Heartland Bank logo

Gather Scholarship

We believe financial barriers should never prevent any woman from joining Gather and encourage applicants who need assistance. Scholarships are available to individuals who work for a DeKalb Chamber member. Click the button below to learn more and fill out the scholarship application.

Scholarship Request

2024 Events

Main events included in membership with all expenses paid are marked with a *
Pop-up events are pay-on-your-own

May 23, 7:00 pm
Stage Coach Players

Gather at Stage Coach Players

Join Gather Women's Group for a night at Stage Coach Players theater to watch the performance of Steel Magnolias at 7:30pm! Registration includes one ticket to the show. Limited spots available - reserve your spot now! This is a popup event for 2024 Gather members only at a cost of $18. Registration deadline May 17th.

June 25, 5:00 pm
Jonamac Orchard

Gather at Jonamac Orchard

Join Gather Women's Group at Jonamac Orchard for a novice yoga session followed by a tasting of Jonamac Orchard's famous wines! Yoga, heavy appetizers by Tapa La Luna, wine tasting, and a dozen of Jonamac Orchard's famous apple cider donuts are included with registration. This event is included in 2024 Gather membership or available at a cost of $65 for non-Gather members.


Advisory Committee

Chair: Devyn Grzwya - FNBO
Celine Bennetts – Mary Kay Cosmetics
Terri Goodman - C.A.R Hospital
LaCretia Konan - Kishwaukee College
Kim McIver - Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County
Katherine McLaughlin - DeKalb County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Amy Oster - OC Creative
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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