EYPN Cash Mob: Brittain’s Oil & Lube

brittainsOn Saturday, September 26 from 8am-3pm, Elgin Young Professionals Network presents its Fall Cash Mob taking place at Brittain’s Express Oil & Lube, 1572 Larkin Avenue in Elgin.

Stop in for a car wash or an oil change that day and register for a chance to win a raffle package of 10 car washes or another raffle prize of a free oil change.

Much like a Flash Mob, a Cash Mob is where shoppers are invited to show up en masse to “mob” the local business on a set date and time frame to shop, socialize and spend. Participants are also encouraged beforehand to spread the word to their spheres of influence thru their social media channels and word-of-mouth to effectively deliver one huge day of sales to these local businesses.

To date, our EYPN members have successfully mobbed:

  • Elgin Books & Coffee
  • SpaceTaste Gallery
  • State Street Market
  • Downtown Elgin Harvest Market
  • Herb’s Bakery
  • Tinsel Holiday Pop-Up Shop
  • The Flower Wagon, South Elgin

Join us on Saturday, September 26 to support this local business!

EYPN Professional Development Series – Inside InDesign

Adobe_InDesign_iconWant to create professional looking posters, publications and other collateral materials? Ready to step up from more basic desktop publishing suites like Word or Publisher to the industry standard Adobe InDesign but don’t know how?

On Tuesday, October 13 at 6:30pm at United Way of Elgin, 1750 Grandstand Place, #5 in Elgin, Daniel Escamilla, Graphic Designer at the Gail Borden Library, will take us inside the basics of InDesign.

Through hands-on demonstration he will help you navigate the user interface, provide an overview of tools and workflow, review keyboard shortcuts, and walk the group through beginning a project.

Please RSVP on our Facebook event page.

Tweet Night at the Elgin Symphony Orchestra – Encore!

TweetNightOur first Elgin Symphony Orchestra social night earlier this year was so well received, we are happy to announce that we are again partnering with ESO for an encore Tweet Night at the Symphony, taking place on Saturday, October 17 at The Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way in downtown Elgin.

We will meet at Martini Room, 161 E. Chicago Street, for pre-concert drinks from 6-7pm. Then head over to The Hemmens before the Out of this World: Sci-Fi Movie Classics concert at 7:30pm, where you’ll hear themes from classic sci-fi movies such as Star Wars, Star Trek, Back to the Future and more!

ESO has graciously provided us with 30 seats in the upper balcony where we can get our social media on and live tweet about this awesome experience as it happens.

After the concert, we are invited to Elgin Public House, 219 E. Chicago Street in downtown Elgin to enjoy a cash bar, free apps and to mingle with the musicians and patrons.

Special discounted tickets are only $10 per person! If you have never been to an Elgin Symphony Orchestra concert, this is a great opportunity to witness one of Elgin’s true cultural gems in person.

If you are interested in attending, you must e-mail Jason Pawlowski at jpawlowski@elginchamber.com by Friday, October 9. Tickets are first come, first serve.

Payment is due in full to EYPN by Monday, October 12 – no exceptions. Preferred payment is cash or check (payable to EYPN). Please do not order your tickets directly from the ESO Box Office as those tickets will not be discounted.

Let’s pack the house that night and blow up Twitter about EYPN, ESO and Elgin!


Coffee with EYPN at Domani Cafe

13781_695489747227972_5848559768241270615_nWe would like to invite everyone to stop into Domani Café, 109 E. Highland Avenue in downtown Elgin, and have a cup (or two) of coffee with us on Friday, October 2 from 7:30-9:30 am. This event is open to young professionals and established professionals. Come learn who the Elgin Young Professionals Network is and what we do!

This is a great opportunity to come together and support one of the wonderful coffee shops we have in downtown Elgin. Stop in on your way to work! You buy your coffee and we’ll provide the conversation and company.

September EYPN Meeting at Rookies

cropped-eypn1.jpgOur next Elgin Young Professionals Network meeting is Thursday, September 17 at Rookies, 2486 Bushwood Drive in Elgin, at 6pm.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Fall and Holiday Cash Mobs
  • Coffee with EYPN
  • Professional Development Seminar
  • ESO Tweet Night
  • EYPN Volunteer Nights
  • And more!

This event is also open to anyone interested in joining or learning more about the leadership building and community service opportunities available with EYPN.

EYPN Volunteer Night at Food for Greater Elgin

FoodForGreaterElginOur next EYPN Volunteer Night at Food for Greater Elgin, 1553 Commerce Drive in Elgin, takes place on Thursday, September 3 from 5:30-8pm. Volunteers will perform a variety of duties from sorting food donations, organizing aisles, assisting clients with shopping and more.

We will cap each month’s volunteer night at a maximum of 8 volunteers – first come, first serve. EYPN’s volunteer events are open to anyone, whether you’re currently a member or not, so please join us to see first hand the impact we can have on our great community.

If you are planning on attending this month’s Volunteer Night, YOU MUST e-mail Elissa Kojzarek at ekojzarek@uwelgin.org by Monday, August 31 to confirm your attendance.

August EYPN Meeting at Emmett’s in West Dundee

cropped-eypn1.jpgOur next Elgin Young Professionals Network meeting is Wednesday, August 26 at Emmett’s, 128 W. Main Street in West Dundee, starting at 6pm.

We will be joined by members of the Dundee Township Young Professionals. This will be a great opportunity to network with area young professionals as well as get to know what other young professional groups are doing in nearby communities.

This event is also open to anyone interested in joining or learning more about the leadership building and community service opportunities available with EYPN.