LDS Employment Services (Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints) 4951 Indiana Suite 400 Lisle, IL (630) 369-0785.  Need intake interview 1st.  Open Monday-Friday 8:30AM-5:00PM.  Cubicles with computers & phones; copier.  MEETS Fridays 1PM-3PM for networking.  Great 2-day career search workshop.  Call for an intake appointment prior to going; then sign up IMMEDIATELY for their great 2-day workshop.

Tri-City Unemployment Group (“TUG”): Bethlehem Lutheran Church 1145 N. 5th Ave.  St. Charles, IL 60174 (630) 584-2199. Jim Klink at (630) 631-1871 meets 2nd & 4th Mondays 6:30PM-9:00PM for a guest speaker, followed by networking.

St. Thomas Jobs Ministry 1500 Brookdale Rd. (Off Raymond Dr. N. of N. Aurora) Naperville, IL 60563 (630) 355-8980 Jim Breen  Participants will automatically be added to the Yahoo group after they attend their 1st meeting.  Meets 1st 3 monthly Fridays 9:30 AM-12 noon AND the last Wednesday of each month 7:00PM – 9:00PM both for guest speaker followed by networking.

Lisle Job Club: Meets Wednesdays 9:30AM-11:00AM and AGAIN 11:30AM-1:00PM at the Naperville Community Career Center. ALSO meets the last Friday of each month 10:00AM-12 noon at Lisle Library Downstairs conference room.  Spouse support group meets at Indian Prairie Library 6:30PM-8:00PM the 1st Thursday of the month (see separate listing).  All facilitated by Joy Maguire-Dooley of Lisle Township.  Resume workshop at Woodridge Library 3 Plaza Dr.  Woodridge, IL 60517 630-968-2087 meets Mondays 10:00AM-12:30PM.

Marketing & Sales Professionals (“MSG”) networking group meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month 12:30-3:30 at the Indian Prairie (Darien) library (times alternate between 12-1:30PM & 6:30-8:00PM).  Lisa Blair – Coordinator 708-301-8048; see their LinkedIn group.

”Job Talk” weekly radio show: WJJG-1530AM <streaming audio at> 4-5PM Thursdays. Conor Cuneen, Joy MaGuire-Dooley, Falise Platt & Paul Cameron.

workNet DuPage Career Center 2525 Cabot Drive Suite 302 Lisle, IL 60532 (630) 955-2030. Need intake interview 1st.  Job ClubMeets Fridays 9:00AM-11:30AM.

St. Hubert Job Ministry meets the 2nd & 4th Monday of each month 7:00PM-9:15PM at  729 Grand Canyon Street Hoffman Estates, IL 60169.  On the 2nd Monday of each month, new jobseekers can come an hour early to learn about networking & handbills.

Holy Cross Career Renewal Ministry meets the 3rd Sunday of every OTHER month 10:15AM-12:00noon for career mentoring at Holy Cross Church 724 Elder Lane Deerfield, IL 60015.

Chicago After Work is a group of professionals that meet in downtown Chicago every 2-3 weeks for socializing and networking.

University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business has nine “Roundtables” that meet periodically to exchange ideas with recognized business leaders.  To subscribe to the notifications of any of the 9 groups go to:

Community United Methodist Church Job Club 20 N. Center Street – Room 308 Naperville IL 60540.  Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesdays (changing to 2nd & 4th effective 5-27-10) of the month at 7pm.  Contact : Larry Kahler 630-606-0962;

Plainfield Job Club 15025 South Illinois St. Plainfield IL 60544.  Meets 3rd Thursdays (usually!) of the month 10:00AM-11:30AM at Plainfield Public Library but check website 1st.  Contact: Louise Svelha (Reference Librarian) 815-436-6639; Reference@Plainfield.Lib.IL.US www.Plainfield.Lib.IL.US

PATH Group of Compass Church 1551 Hobson Rd Naperville.  Meets Tuesday evenings 7:00pm-8:30pm.  Contact Mark Sutkowski (630-961-2728;  or Mayer Smith (630-898-0716;

Gray Hair Management is an organization that provides professional coaching to senior managers and executives using unique techniques, job leads and networking opportunities.  Meets 2nd Thursday 7:00AM at Union League Club – Chicago; 3rd Wednesday 6:30PM at Holiday Inn – Oakbrook; & 4th Wednesday 7:00AM at Mission Hills Country Club – Northbrook.

Trinity Lutheran Church has a Career Connections group that meets the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM at 1101 Kimberly Way Lisle, IL 60532 Coordinator is Craig Mattes 630-390-3512 LinkedIn group:

Executive Status Network is a group of mid to senior level managers (not really executives) who meet 7-9PM the 1st Monday of the month at Benedictine University-Lisle.  Attending a meeting is the only way to (automatically) add you to their Yahoo group.

BNC_Chicago is a networking group that meets 2nd Tuesday of the month 11:30AM-1:30PM for a networking luncheon at Weber Grill 539 N. State St. Chicago.  There are also 6 other BNC groups.  BNC_Chicago After Hours is a networking group that meets the 4th Tuesday of each month 6PM-9PM at rotating locations downtown See for a calendar of events.

St. Mary’s Immaculate Parish Employment Ministry: 15629 S. IL Route 59  Plainfield, IL 60544.  Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesdays 7PM-9PM.  Participants are added to their Yahoo group automatically following attending the 1st session.  Coordinator: 815-436-2651 ext 815 is a community-sponsored platform connecting Chicagoland job-seekers with news, resources and networking events, including their own monthly downtown Chicago happy-hour events.  Go to for details.

Alleluia! Lutheran Church 4055 S. Book Road Naperville, IL 60564 (630) 904-3311 Meets the 3rd Monday of each month 6:45PM-9PM; join their LinkedIn & Yahoo groups to confirm.

Community Career Center is at 1815 Diehl Rd. Suite 100 Naperville.  $50 annual membership fee entitles members to use cubicles with computer & phones; company databases & copier. Center hours: Mon, Wed & Fri 10-2; Tue & Thr 10-5; Sat 9-1.  Lisle Job Club also meets Wednesdays – see “Lisle Job Club.” SpIN (Specific Industry Networking) group meets most Thursdays (see website for dates) 10:00AM – 12noon facilitated by Jody Eriksen, Certified Professional Coach and Center Director which is then followed by a 1:00PM-3:00PM job search discussion topic.

Our Savior’s Celebration Community Life Center 919 S. Washington St. Naperville, IL 60540 Tom Schneider 630-357-2008 Meets Saturdays 8am-11am in 8-week session job search workshops followed by networking.

St. Raphael Catholic Church 1215 Modaff Rd. (2 blocks N. of 75th St.) Naperville, IL 60540-7818 (630) 355-4545 Meets the 4th Saturday of each month 9am-12NOON. Monthly presentation followed by networking.

Crossroads Community Christian Church (630) 428-1056 meets at Eola Community Center 555 S. Eola Rd, Aurora, IL 60504.  Coordinator George Carson 630-675-4509  Dave Carl – Ministry head.  Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month 7pm-9pm.


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