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 Half Year Membership Now Available!

DeKalb Chamber Member - $60
Prospective DeKalb Chamber Member - $90
Retired or Young Professional (25 or under) - $50

If you are interested in purchasing a membership, please call the DeKalb Chamber at 815-756-6306. Scholarships are available to individuals from current DeKalb Chamber Members.

Scholarship Request

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 *

December 7, 5:00 pm
Stage Left Presented by Hometown

Gather Gives Back

Give back to the community with Gather during the season of giving! We are partnering with Safe Passage, DeKalb County's only domestic violence shelter, for a supply drive. Any donation will bring a sense of joy and care to those who need it most this holiday season. Come to donate and stay to connect with Gather members! Registration is required for an accurate reservation at Stage Left.


Advisory Committee

Chair: Amy Oster - OC Creative
Tia Anderson – Heartland Bank & Trust
Caroline Collins - Opportunity House
Celine Bennetts - Mary Kay Cosmetics
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!

Shop swag

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.