Gather Events

Registration is required for all events. Main events are included in membership. Popup events are additional networking opportunities with food, drink, and/or activity at your own expense.

Paid events are marked with *

March 24, 12:00 pm
Fatty's Pub & Grille

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. Food and drink at your own expense. This event is open to current and future members. Registration deadline March 20th.
June 12, 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. This event is open to current and future Gather members.
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June 20, 8:30 am
Faranda's

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.
September 22, 12:00 pm
Los Rancheros

Gather for Lunch

Relax during your lunch break and connect with Gather Women's Group members in a casual setting. Get to know new members and introduce yourself over your meal. Food and drink at your own expense. This event is exclusive to 2023 Gather members. For an accurate reservation at the restaurant, the registration deadline is Tuesday, September 20th. Visit the Chamber Calendar to register.
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October 25, 5:00 pm
Proven Winners

Gather to Sip n Paint

Sip with a twist! Join us for a local paint 'n sip demonstration and bring home your own creation. $30 to attend. Bring your own beverages and snacks! This event is exclusive to Gather members.
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November 21, 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 enjoying food and drink in the private Nelson Suite in the Convocation Center. This event is open to current and future Gather members. This event is included in membership or $50 to attend.
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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.
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March 21, 11:30 am
Faranda's

Kickoff Luncheon*

Join us for our annual Kickoff Luncheon featuring keynote speaker Jeanie Martin. Jeanie's presentation "Be People Smart: Using Social Skills to Grow Your Success" will help you focus on social skills to get you to the next level of success. This event is included in Gather membership or $75 for non-Gather members. Registration deadline March 14th.
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April 18, 5:30 pm
Wirtz Hall - NIU Campus

Gather Around the Kitchen Popup Event

Join Gather Women's Group members for a unique culinary experience! Dive into step-by-step cooking sessions, cook in groups, and savor the final dishes together. Limited spots available—reserve your spot now! This is a popup event for 2024 Gather members only at a cost of $15. Registration deadline April 12th.
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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.
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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.
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