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DeKalb Chamber events bring community together

The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce has been hard at work on some exciting events that are just around the corner.

Each month, the DeKalb Chamber and a chamber member host a Business After Hours event. It is a great way for the host to gain exposure and showcase what they have to offer to the community and other businesses. Attending a Business After Hours is a great way to immerse yourself in the community and establish valuable business contacts.

Our mission, “To serve and advance business interest of the Greater DeKalb Region,” is why we feel it is important to have events like Business After Hours. We become an extension of our members’ marketing departments and help increase exposure whenever possible. We are a community-focused organization that strives to bring people together to in turn make a significant positive impact.

The July Business After Hours will be hosted by OC Creative. In honor of its move to a larger office space, they are having a carnival, circus-themed event. There will be puppies, a petting zoo, bowling, massages, donut ring toss, photo booth, kettle corn, a food truck, caricature artist, balloon animals (to take home to the kids of course), a henna tattoo artist, live music, and much more! (They also promised no clowns.)

The Business After Hours will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 10. So, if you’re new to the community or a townie, have a new or mature business, want to network or reconnect, or even love carnivals, come on by and bring your colleagues or friends!

The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce values the importance of community and its direct relation to a successful business environment. Just as we work with our member businesses to gain exposure to the community, we also plan community-focused events. We are involved in numerous events each year where the community gets together, from wine tastings to parades.

A community event that is coming up is the sixth annual Family Fun Fest on Tuesday, July 24, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in Hopkins Park. The Family Fun Fest is a great family event that is part of the Kishwaukee Fest activities. This is a free event open to the public. There will be games, demonstrations, food trucks, touch-a-truck and more. We expect a great turnout again this year with lots of fun and laughs.

For more information on these events and upcoming events, visit www.dekalb.org.

• Katelyn Bracken is an intern at the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce.

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