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May 27th 2024

PLEASE NOTE: The McHenry Chamber will be CLOSED today, Monday May 27th 2024 in observation of Memorial Day.

Can you believe it?  Fiesta Days is only 7 weeks away!

Don't miss your opportunity to sponsor and participate in this beloved community event! Many of our sponsorships are already claimed, but there are several options still available for all budgets, including some new ones this year.  Click here to see all of the available sponsorships.

The deadline to sign up for a Cask and Barrel Night Barrel Sponsorship is Monday, June 3 at 5pm. All other sponsorships must be claimed by Friday, June 7.

Here are some other ways to get involved:

·  Click Here to register for the Fiesta Days parade (deadline July 1st)

·  Reserve your FREE booth at Beach Bash Sunday

·  Volunteer to help at Fiesta Days

o    Click here to sign up for individual shifts helping with ticket sales, wristbanding, ticket scanning and more through our Google sheet or contact Molly.

o    Click here to sign a group up for a beer shift.

·  Attend the event with family and friends - Tickets are on sale at  (Have a group of 25 or more? Talk to Molly about a package deal -- great for company parties, family and class reunions, or customer appreciation.)

See what's happening this month.
Welcome to our newest members.
Check out resources from fellow members in our Chamber News and Knowledge.

Thank you,

Molly, Jeannette, Amy, Robin & Kelsey



Events for JUNE

Mark yourself GOING to all of our events! Mixers & Ribbon Cuttings we don't keep track but any of our peer groups, lunch and learns and never eat alone's all help us plan, when you register!

[Peer Group] Wedding Industry

Wednesday Jun 5, 2024

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

[Peer Group] Health & Wellness

Wednesday Jun 5, 2024

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Never Eat Alone & Ribbon Cutting - To Steki

Friday Jun 7, 2024

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

[Peer Group] Family Focused Biz or Org

Monday Jun 10, 2024

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT

[Peer Group] Nonprofit Organization

Monday Jun 10, 2024

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Mixer - Midwest Revolving Door Company

Tuesday Jun 11, 2024

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

WINGS Luncheon: Unlocking the Power of AI

Wednesday Jun 12, 2024

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Ribbon Cutting - AirBnB Downtown McHenry

Thursday Jun 13, 2024

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Chamber Playbook New Member Workshop

Friday Jun 14, 2024

9:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Meeting of the MINDS

Friday Jun 14, 2024

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Maximize Your Membership Online Workshop

Tuesday Jun 18, 2024

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM CDT

Ribbon Cutting - Shop 3430

Thursday Jun 20, 2024

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Meeting of the MINDS

Friday Jun 14, 2024

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Maximize Your Membership Online Workshop

Tuesday Jun 18, 2024

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM CDT

Ribbon Cutting - Shop 3430

Thursday Jun 20, 2024

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

McHenrys NEXT - Chill Out Pearl Street Market

Thursday Jun 20, 2024

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Operation Wild Horse Multi-Chamber Mixer

Tuesday Jun 25, 2024

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Virtual Lunch and Learn: Moneyball for Business: Marketing Analytics for Better ROI

Wednesday Jun 26, 2024

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Ribbon Cutting - Green Peapod Thai Restaurant

Thursday Jun 27, 2024

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Ribbon Cutting - OMS Dental

Friday Jun 28, 2024

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Welcome Tom Jean of Country Financial to MC2!

What: MC2 wants to welcome Tom Jean of Country Financial McHenry Agency to McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce MC2 Group. He brings his expertise in the property and casualty insurance field along with his knowledge on life insurance.

The members of MC2 enjoyed his craft talk and learned so much about changes in the industry, why people are seeing dramatic increases in their homeowners policies and ways to help reduce costs.

If you want to learn more, reach out to Tom! Visit the Country Financial McHenry Agency Facebook insurance page for more information. Tom Jean, (815) 337-3700

Country Financial

1391 Corporate Drive, Suite 101

McHenry, IL 60050


What: The Woodstock Opera House is extending an invitation to the community to go beyond the curtains and delve into the extensive renovations slated for the building this summer. Staff and volunteers will host a special Pre-Renovation Open House on Wednesday, May 29th, from 5 to 7 p.m., offering a unique opportunity to explore the property before embarking on its transformational journey.

Thanks to a generous grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO), the Woodstock Opera House has commenced significant improvements to enhance its offerings for patrons and performers. In August 2022, the City secured a Rebuild Illinois Grant totaling $2,964,553 for the Downtown

Square & Opera House Renovation Projects.

During the public open house, guests will have the exclusive opportunity to tour the building while hearing from knowledgeable volunteers and staff, who will share the Opera House's rich history and discuss its promising future. Attendees will get an insider's look at the renovation plans and learn more about the vision behind the

revitalization efforts. Concept drawings for the shop & Stage Left areas will also be showcased, offering a glimpse into potential future projects. Guests can enjoy a cash bar and connect with fellow community members and Opera House enthusiasts.

Following the tours, patrons are welcome to stay and celebrate the launch of Karaoke Wednesdays in Stage Left from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Located at 121 Van Buren Street on the historic Square, the Woodstock Opera House has been a cornerstone of artistic expression and community engagement for over a century. For more information on the renovations, CLICK HERE


Join us for the 2024 GiGiFIT Acceptance Challenge! 

What: What is the GiGiFIT Acceptance Challenge? It is a community effort to support individuals with Down syndrome and their families.


This family favorite event each year is coming back BIGGER and BETTER than ever! This year we MOVE in our 5K run, 1-Mile Inspiration Walk, and Dash for Down Syndrome along with our favorite field day games, FOAM machine, and inflatable race!


NEW THIS YEAR we are partnering with our friends at GiGi's Playhouse Deerfield and we have our friends at Phase Three Brewing Company providing a hard-earned beer at the end of the race! 


When: By joining us on June 15th, you're taking a powerful stance to help us raise awareness and funds for essential resources and educational programs. Time: 7:00am 

Where: Paulus Park, Lake Zurich 

For More Information: Have you registered or started a team yet? Now is the time! Register before June 1st to secure a t-shirt

Join the "Dam" Walk

What: Everyone is welcome to do the 2 mile walk starting at the McHenry Dam. Lots of shade and foliage along a wooded path that is mostly flat. We gather after to socialize and share water and granola bars. Bring a friend. Sponsored by Health & Wellness 101.

When: Sunday, June 9 at 11:30.

Where: We meet at the end of the Dam parking lot near the trail head. 914 S. River Rd. McHenry, Il

For More Information: RSVP to Just so we get a count.

Join us for a Cars and Coffee event 6/23 hosted by Show Car

What: Save the date: Cars and Coffee event at Show Car.

Bring your car out to meet some of your neighbors and local business!

Why not show off your car? Let us know as we can help you make your Car a Show Car!

When: June 23rd 9-11am

Where: 2309 North Ringwood Road Unit U&V

For More Information: Show Car 773-612-1332

2024 Cicada Brood XIII Arrival and What You Need to Know

What: Cicada Emergence 2024 – What to Expect

Eastern United States is the only place in the world where periodical cicadas occur, and there are 15 broods, each with a specific emergence year and geographical location of emergence. In Illinois, there are members of 5 cicada broods. In 2024 we will see a remarkable natural phenomenon. There will be the emergence of the Northern Illinois Brood XIII, the Great Southern Brood XIX and a 2028 emergence group, the Mississippi Vally Brood XXIII, that may contain a small number of cicadas that emerge in 2024 called stragglers. They will be primarily in far southern Illinois.

When: Sometime in mid-May Northern Illinois will see the emergence of periodical cicadas which only happens once in 17 years. The cicada invasion generally lasts about 4 weeks, so by the end of June it will be all over. Cicadas prefer delicious trees like elm, chestnut, ash, maple, hawthorn, redbud, Oak, but fruit trees, ornamentals and shrubs are also at risk. They pose the largest threat to small, weak trees, shrubs and ornamentals. Cicadas do not eat plants and will do no harm to flowers and new leaves.

Where: The Northern brood will be emerging in the northern half of Illinois, but also in Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin and possibly Michigan. The Great Southern Brood will be emerging in the southern half of Illinois, but will also emerge in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. There may be a few places in central Illinois, around Springfield, where the two broods will be emerging in the same area. However, they aren’t expected to overlap to any great extent. This is the first time this has happened since 1803 and it won’t happen again until 2245.

For More Information: CLICK HERE


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