All Events

BRC Meet Up

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 -
8:30am to 9:30am
Join your fellow business owners as they discuss and share ideas to help your business grow and succeed.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Limited to 25 participants. Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Biz Books Review

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Business and Career coach Vickie Austin highlights new and classic business books for busy executives, employees, and entrepreneurs. Don’t worry if you haven’t read the book!

This month's title: The Culture Solution: A Practical Guide to Building a Dynamic Culture So People Love Coming to Work and Accomplishing Great Things Together by Matthew Kelly
Event Type: 
Business
Adults
Book Discussion

SCORE Roundtable: Do You Have What it Takes to Start and Run a Business?

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
An entrepreneur starts with a dream to turn an idea into a thriving venture that meets your vision and satisfies your financial and lifestyle needs. How do you know whether you have what it takes to build a successful business?

Facilitated by Tom Drouin, a Certified Small Business Mentor from SCORE, join your peers in a discussion to explore the issues that are the cornerstones of a successful business start-up.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor

Registration required
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

SCORE Workshop: Understanding, Protecting, and Managing Intellectual Property

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Wheaton based patent attorney Eric Waltmire of the Erickson Law Group will discuss intellectual property issues entrepreneurs and businesses need to know - specifically patent, trademark, copyright laws and protection, and ownership.

Meeting Room A, Lower Level.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Workshop: Startup Guide to Business

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
The Small Business Development Center at College of DuPage discusses what it takes to open a business in Illinois, including picking a name, legal entities, funding, business plan components, risks, and rewards.

Meeting Room A, Lower Level.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

BRC Meet Up

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 -
8:30am to 9:30am
Join your fellow business owners as they discuss and share ideas to help your business grow and succeed.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Limited to 25 participants. Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Biz Books Review

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Business and Career coach Vickie Austin highlights new and classic business books for busy executives, employees, and entrepreneurs. Don’t worry if you haven’t read the book!

This month's title: Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard by Chip and Dan Heath
Event Type: 
Business
Adults
Book Discussion

SCORE Roundtable: Finding and Keeping Good Customers

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Facilitated by Tom Drouin, a SCORE Certified Small Business Mentor, participants will discuss and learn experiences with traditional and social media, networking, business associations, community resources - all the sources used to attract and retain good customers.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor

Registration required
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

SCORE Workshop: Earn Income with YouTube

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
In this interactive workshop, presented by Valante M. Grant founder of The By Design Network, you will learn about monetization criteria, determine what content meets eligibility requirements to earn income, identify multiple ways to make money, establish best practices, explore ways to attract your target audience, secure advertising dollars, and convert viewers to customers.

Meeting Room A, Lower Level.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

BRC Meet Up

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 -
8:30am to 9:30am
Join your fellow business owners as they discuss and share ideas to help your business grow and succeed.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Limited to 25 participants. Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Biz Books Review

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Business and Career coach Vickie Austin highlights new and classic business books for busy executives, employees, and entrepreneurs. Don’t worry if you haven’t read the book!

This month's title: Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones by James Clear
Event Type: 
Business
Adults
Book Discussion

Workshop: Explore Hiring Yourself

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Presented by Bill Schrack, SCORE certified mentor, this workshop provides the tools and resources that compare having a job vs franchise ownership so you can gain the fundamentals to make the best decisions for your future.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

BRC Orientation and Tour

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
Whether you are thinking about starting a business, in the process, or already an established entity, the Business Resource Center (BRC) can help you with every stage of your journey. Our vast business collection includes print and electronic business books, magazines, newspapers, databases, eLearning, as well as educational workshops, roundtables, meet up, and Biz Books Review.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

SCORE Workshop: Uncovering Overlooked Tax Breaks: Planning Considerations 2019

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
In this workshop, presented by CPA E. Pete Lewis, you will obtain a comprehensive understanding of major tax changes that will affect most taxpayers, hear ways to use certain TCJ provisions for the purpose of reducing taxable income, be prepared to plan against the loss of certain tax benefits, and learn ways to transition tax rules into tax strategies.

Meeting Room A, Lower Level.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Workshop: A Perspective from Across the Desk

Thursday, November 14, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:30am
In this workshop, presented by the People’s Resource Center, job seekers will gain real-world interview advice from the viewpoint of a human resource manager by identifying priorities and areas of concern when interviewing a job candidate, distinguishing the qualities that make a job candidate stand-out on an interview, and learn how to answer difficult interview questions concerning job gaps, firing, etc.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

BRC Meet Up

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 -
8:30am to 9:30am
Join your fellow business owners as they discuss and share ideas to help your business grow and succeed.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Limited to 25 participants. Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Biz Books Review

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Business and Career coach Vickie Austin highlights new and classic business books for busy executives, employees, and entrepreneurs. Don’t worry if you haven’t read the book!

This month's title: Crush It!: Why NOW is the Time to Cash in on Your Passion by Gary Vaynerchuk
Event Type: 
Business
Adults
Book Discussion

SCORE Roundtable: Understanding the Customers’ Point of View

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Facilitated by Tom Drouin, a SCORE Certified Small Business Mentor, participants will have the opportunity to discuss and learn how to determine your customers’ needs – and how to get them to say “yes” to your product or service.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor

Registration required
Event Type: 
Business
Adults