Join us on April 15 to toast Tax Day good bye and to network with other young and local professionals.

The Entrepreneur Success Network and The Hoffman Estates Jaycees are teaming up to put together a Business Networking After Hours event at the Entre Bar and Grill located in Schaumburg’s Best Western.  (1725 E. Algonquin Rd, Schaumburg)

It will be a great evening!  Local Hoffman Estates Chamber businesses and young professionals in the area have been invited along with all members of the Entrepreneur Success Network.

Register now to attend or just make a cash donation for Camp New Hope at:  https://hejc041514.eventbrite.com

 

Free will donations will be accepted for Camp New Hope.  Camp New Hope is Illinois’ premiere facility for recreational programs for special needs individuals, offering several programs that bring fun, adventure, companionship, and activity to people of all ages with various disabilities. Camp New Hope is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and has changed and inspired the lives of thousands of campers since 1974.   Camp New Hope is located in Central Illinois.

This is a great way to meet local business and civic leaders in the area as well as raise funds for a fantastic cause.

We will be accepting donations for door prizes and raffles. By donating an item or gift certificate for the raffle, your business will be promoted at the event.  Please email us at Hoffmanestatesjaycees@gmail.com.

Register Today at  https://hejc041514.eventbrite.com

 

 

Join us April 22nd for another Networking and Social Media Training combo at Panera Bread club room located at 100 W Higgins Rd, South Barrington.  (Corner of 59 and Higgins Rd).  Informal networking will be from 6-7pm and the training will take place from 7 – 8 pm.

Using Google+ as a tool in your web strategy

Google has described Google+ as a “social layer” that enhances many of its online properties, and that it is not simply a social networking website, but also an authorship tool that associates web-content directly with its owner/author. Business Insider has published quite a bit of research showing why marketers and brands should embrace Google+ as a driver of user traffic elsewhere. According to one study, having “Google+ followers boosts the Google search ranking the most, while a “+1″ still does way more for your search ranking than Facebook or Twitter.”

There are so many aspects related to Search Engine Optimization that it is hard to understand what methods are most effective. Paul Dworianyn will cover the basics of Google+ and other types of Search Engine Optimization are effective for different types of businesses in 30 minutes with a question and answer session to follow.

About Paul Dworianyn

Paul Dworianyn has been in the web design and development business since 2001. Prior to co-founding a formal web design business in 2006, he primarily worked on free lance projects. In 2011 he moved on to solely incorporate Awesome Dynamic Tech Solutions. Since leaving his former employer at the end of 2012, Paul has grown Awesome Dynamic to a talented staff of 13 employees and counting. Awesome Dynamic Tech Solutions offers a variety of technical services including web development, Search Engine Optimization, Amazon Seller Consulting, Computer/Network Support Services, and much more.

Paul also has a background in the field of secondary education holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Workforce Education Development from Southern Illinois University and a Master’s in Educational Leadership from Concordia University Chicago along with an Illinois Principal Certificate Endorsement.

Registration is only $20 for non-Jaycee members or $5 for Jaycees in good standing and includes a beverage of your choice.  This month’s topic is Using Google+ as a tool in your web strategy from Paul Dworianyn.  Space is limited so please RSVP at https://hejc042214-com.eventbrite.com.  You can also pay onsite – walk-ins will be admitted as space permits.

Sesame Street LiveSesame Street Live show will be in Hoffman Estates Sears Center next weekend, April 4-6. It is a non-stop, all-singing, all dancing musical montage show with characters from Sesame Street.

The show is offering a $5 ticket discount to Jaycees and friends of Jaycees when you use promo code GSHOFFMAN. Tickets range in price from $21-93. Parking is $10.

For more information, visit the Sears Centre Arena website and input the promo code.

Who doesn’t love pizza?  Join us for our monthly first Friday Pizza social!

This month, we will be meeting at California Pizza Kitchen in Schaumburg, another longtime supporter of our Jaycees Best Pizza Contest.  We have the private room reserved.  We typically decide on a pizza to share and split it.

It is fun, informal and everyone is welcome! Come meet some new people.  Feel free to bring friends.

California Pizza Kitchen is located at 1550 E. Golf Rd in Schaumburg. (Across from Woodfield mall)

RSVPs appreciated so we can call ahead to reserve our tables. http://www.meetup.com/HoffmanEstatesJaycees/events/172299552/

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Children’s Book Collection

This month, Hoffman Estates Jaycees are collecting new and gently used children’s books appropritate for students in Kindergarten through 5th Grade for Bernie’s Book Bank. Bring books to any HE Jaycee event now through our April 16th meeting.

Reading is the single most important skill a child needs to learn. Yet studies show that 61% of low-income families don’t have any books at all in their homes for their children.  Bernie’s Book Bank aims to change that statistic by pouring quality children’s books into “at-risk” homes, ensuring that children have access to books from birth, and arrive to school “reading ready.”  This program significantly increases BOOK OWNERSHIP among at-risk infants, toddlers and school-age children throughout Chicagoland. Visit Bernie’s Book Bank to learn more!

The books you donate to Bernie’s Book Bank become part of a long-term, sustainable effort aimed at providing children with quality, advancing levels of books.The books you donate are processed and ready for redistribution within five days. Books are delivered directly into the hands of at-risk children to take home and enjoy forever.

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The Hoffman Estates Jaycees are proud to host Wine Wednesday on February 26th  from 5:30-7pm at Romano’s Macaroni Grill located at 2575 W Higgins Rd.  Come and network on Wednesday’s like it’s a Friday.

There’s always a crowd and always fun.  It is great way to meet new people and promote your business.  You can usually catch up with a few Village officials too.  All are welcome.

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2013 Best Pizza Contest Winners

Thank you to everyone who helped make last night’s Best Pizza Contest a success.

We appreciate the generosity of our participating restaurants – for without you, this contest would not be possible!
California Pizza Kitchen
Danny’s Pizza of Streamwood
Frato’s Pizza
Georgio’s Chicago Pizzeria & Pub
Jerseys Pizza & Grill
Jet’s Pizza
Moretti’s Ristorante & Pizzeria
Riccardo’s Ristorante
Rosario’s Pizza
Rosati’s Pizza
Wa-Pa-Ghetti’s Pizza
Uno Chicago Grill Schaumburg

To all the volunteers who came out and helped facilitate the contest … thank you for your support of our event and we hope you had a great time too!

And we are truly grateful to have the support of the community who came out to sample these great pizzas!

And now, the winners …
Thin Crust
Winner – Frato’s Pizza (Chicago Style Italian Beef)
Runner Up – California Pizza Kitchen (Sicilian)

Thick Crust / Pan
Winner – Jet’s Pizza (BBQ Chicken)
Runner Up – Riccardo’s (Stuffed Spinach)

Specialty
Winner – Rosario’s Pizza (Biaglo’s Favorite)
Runner Up – UNO Chicago Grill Schaumburg (Wild Mushroom & Cabot Cheddar)

 

Taste buds ready?

In just a few days, the Schaumburg Township hall will be filled with delicious pizza and hungry community members … will you be one of them?
Many volunteer hours have been spent to make this annual event a great experience.   So come out and vote for your favorite!

Thursday, November 7 from 6:30-8:00 pm
Schaumburg Township Hall – 1 Illinois Blvd, Hoffman Estates
Just $6 per person, kids under 4 are free

We are excited to have some long-time supporters return as well as new participants for this year’s contest.
Thank you for your donations for without you this contest is not possible!
California Pizza Kitchen
Danny’s Pizza of Streamwood
Frato’s Pizza
Georgio’s Chicago Pizzeria & Pub
Jerseys Pizza & Grill
Jet’s Pizza
Moretti’s Ristorante & Pizzeria
Riccardo’s Ristorante
Rosati’s Pizza
Wa-Pa Ghetti’s
Uno Chicago Grill Schaumburg

Please note that this information current as of this posting and is subject to change.

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High School Scholarships Available

The Illinois Jaycees Charitable Foundations offers two scholarships for high school seniors who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools.

The Illinois Jaycees Chariable Foundation also offers the Roger D. Colbert Memorial Scholarship Award is for  high school seniors, residing in Illinois, who will be enrolling in their first year of full-time study at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational school who are related to an Illinois Jaycee member or JCI Senator are eligible for application.

 

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Best Pizza Contest- YOU be the judge!

Come one, come all on Thursday November 7, 2013 from 6:30-8pm to the Best Pizza contest at Schaumburg Township Hall

Make your Thursday night dinner plans now- at the Township of Schaumburg Hall. We need your help! We have all these local pizza companies bringing their slices to us and we need YOUR help to judge the BEST of the BEST! Can you help us? Gee, Thanks!

We’ll bring the pizza, and you bring your discerning taste buds! $6/person

“I Want Your Vote!”

Email hoffmanestatesjaycees@gmail.com for more information!

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1590 West Algonquin Road #124
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
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