Groups

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 info@tricityug.org http://www.tricityug.org/index.html 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 www.WorkMinistry.com/fbogroups/il/stthomas/ Jim Breen Jimb4853@yahoo.com.  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 http://www.woodridgelibrary.org/ 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 http://www.drivestaff.com/jobtalk/> 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.  http://www.worknetdupage.org/ 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. http://sainthubert.org/Parish_Organizations/Jobs%20and%20Networking%20Ministry/jobs_and_networking_ministry.htm

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. http://www.holycrossparish.net/career/

Chicago After Work is a group of professionals that meet in downtown Chicago every 2-3 weeks for socializing and networking. http://chicagoafterwork.com/index.php.

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: http://www.chicagobooth.edu/alumni/roundtable/listservs.aspx

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; LarryMKahler@comcast.net.

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; MSutkowski1@comcast.net)  or Mayer Smith (630-898-0716; Mayer.l.Smith@gmail.com). www.TheCompass.net.

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.  http://www.GrayHairManagement.com/

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 http://www.trinitylisle.org/templates/System/details.asp?id=44012&PID=668823 Coordinator is Craig Mattes 630-390-3512 CraigMattes@TrinityLisle.org LinkedIn group: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1590347.

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 www.BNChicago.org 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: EmploymentMinistry@smip.org 815-436-2651 ext 815 http://www.smip.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1314&Itemid=185.

ConnectWorkChicago.com 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 http://www.ConnectWorkChicago.com for details.

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

Community Career Center www.CommunityCareerCenter.org 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 TJSchndr@aol.com.  http://www.OurSaviours.com/calendar 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 pamela.wilson@resources-us.com.     www.workministry.com/fbogroups/il/straphael/index.html Meets the 4th Saturday of each month 9am-12NOON. Monthly presentation followed by networking.

Crossroads Community Christian Church (630) 428-1056 www.ccc4Christ.org meets at Eola Community Center 555 S. Eola Rd, Aurora, IL 60504.  Coordinator George Carson 630-675-4509 GeorCarson@aol.com.  Dave Carl – Ministry head.  Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month 7pm-9pm.

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