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Events aimed at those in the business world, such chamber of commerce activities, business outings and job fairs; along with political meetings and job training. Deadline is two weeks before event date.

Feb. 3

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Introduction to Microsoft Excel: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, or 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, Indian Trails Public Library District, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. Get started with Microsoft Excel, which can be used to create professional spreadsheets and charts. Registration required; call (847) 459-4100 or visit www.indiantrailslibrary.org.

Career Counseling Assistance: By appointment noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 3, March 3, April 7 and May 5, Ela Area Public Library, 275 Mohawk Trail, Lake Zurich. Individual, 30-minute career counseling appointments. Appointments are required. To reserve a session, call (847) 438-3433, e-mail infodesk@eapl.org or visit eapl.org.

Feb. 4

Barrington Area Professional Women: Meets 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, Makray Golf Club, 800 S. Northwest Highway, Barrington. Leslie Roberts of Carlisle Collection is featured guest. $35 for members; $40 for guests. R.S.V.P. to Claudia Stearns at (847) 439-5155 before Monday, Aug. 31.

Chocolate & Champagne Networking Event: 4-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, Hilton Chicago/Northbrook, 2855 N. Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook. $25 at the door. Entry fee includes a glass of champagne, chocolate, light appetizers and cash bar. Call (847) 541-7799 or buffagogrovechamber.org/whatshappening.

Northeastern Illinois Society for Quality: 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, New China Buffet, 1161 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. Monthly meeting to study and discuss ISO standards. The current standard under review is ISO 26000 - Draft for Social Responsibility. The meeting is free. Optional buffet costs $5. Visit kolimat@yahoo.com.

Feb. 6

American Association of University Women: 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, Gurnee Police Station, 100 N. O'Plaine Road. The Waukegan Area Branch of the AAUW will meet; the program "Fighting Cancer" will be presented. For more information, call (847) 244-7925 or wabaauw@gmail.com.

Feb. 9

Long Grove Lake Zurich Toastmaster Club: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, Ela Town Hall, Ela Historic Society, 95 E. Main St., Lake Zurich. Improve your speaking skills. All welcome. Glen, (847) 936-136 or Craig, (847) 304-2345, or visit toastmasterslonggrovelakezurich.com.

Super-Couponing Swap: 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, Indian Trails Public Library District, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. Trade coupons, spend time with other coupon lovers and share stories of great deals. Call (847) 459-4100 or visit www.indiantrailslibrary.org.

BG Networkers Group: 7:30-9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9 and Feb. 23, chamber office, 50 1/2 Raupp Blvd., Buffalo Grove. Continental breakfast served. Guests welcome. (847) 541-7799 or buffalogrovechamber.org.

Feb. 10

Computer File Management: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, or 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, Indian Trails Public Library District, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. Learn to use Windows Explorer to manage files. Registration required; call (847) 459-4100 or visit www.indiantrailslibrary.org.

Networking Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, Milan Banquet Hall, 651 Lakehurst Road, Waukegan. The City of Waukegan Chamber of Commerce will present the "Eat Your Heart Out" networking breakfast with guest speakers Mark Nagel, Station Director of Midwest Generation, and Barbara Martin, President and CEO of Vista Health System. Free raffle for a chance to win tickets for the Genesee Theatre. For registration, call (847) 623-6800 or e-mail cdore@cw-cc.org.

BG Home-based/Sole Proprietors Professional Group: 11 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Feb. 10, chamber office, 50 1/2 Raupp Blvd., Buffalo Grove. Network and discuss issues that affect your business. All home-based business professionals invited. (847) 541-7799 or buffalogrovechamber.org.

Lunch & Learn Series: Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, chamber office, 50 1/2 Raupp Blvd., Buffalo Grove. Program, "Ask an Attorney- Their're off the Clock!" Free to Buffalo Grove Chamber members; $10 visitors. (847) 541-7799 or buffalogrovechamber.org.

Feb. 11

Advantage Networking Group: 7:30-8:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, Rise 'N Dine Cafe, 102 S. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling. Hosted by the Wheeling/Prospect Heights Chamber of Commerce. No cost to attend-free coffee. Breakfast optional individual checks off the menu. (847) 541-0170 or info@whphchamber.com.

Feb. 18

Career Fair: 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, the Arboretum Club, 401 Half Day Road, Buffalo Grove. Sponsored by ASQ Northeastern Illinois Section 1212. Several companies and recruiters will be present. Bring a resume. Download a pdf with more information at www.asq1212.org or visit asq1212jobs@yahoo.com.

Feb. 25

Round Lake Area Park District Board Meeting: 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, Round Lake Area Park District, 814 Hart Road, Round Lake. Call (847) 546-8558 or visit roundlakeareaparkdistrict.org.

March 3

Career Counseling Assistance: By appointment noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, March 3, April 7 and May 5, Ela Area Public Library, 275 Mohawk Trail, Lake Zurich. Individual, 30-minute career counseling appointments. Appointments are required. To reserve a session, call (847) 438-3433, e-mail infodesk@eapl.org or visit eapl.org.

April 7

Career Counseling Assistance: By appointment noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, April 7 and May 5, Ela Area Public Library, 275 Mohawk Trail, Lake Zurich. Individual, 30-minute career counseling appointments. Appointments are required. To reserve a session, call (847) 438-3433, e-mail infodesk@eapl.org or visit eapl.org.

May 5

Career Counseling Assistance: By appointment noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, Ela Area Public Library, 275 Mohawk Trail, Lake Zurich. Individual, 30-minute career counseling appointments. Appointments are required. To reserve a session, call (847) 438-3433, e-mail infodesk@eapl.org or visit eapl.org.

Ongoing

Talk of Lincolnshire Toastmasters: 6-7:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month, Lincolnshire Village Hall, One Old Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. Meets to help members grow professionally. For information, visit talkoflincolnshire.org.

BNI: 8-9:30 a. m. Tuesdays, Walker Brothers, 767 S. Rand Road, Lake Zurich. Networking group of noncompeting professionals that help members grow their business through quality referrals. Call John, (847) 228-5883.

Job Networking Group: 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Wauconda Area Public Library, 801 N. Main St., Wauconda. Group meets to help the unemployed stay motivated and on track during the search for a new job. No registration or payment is required. For information, call (847) 526-6225 or visit wauclib.org.

Kiwanis Club of Grayslake: Meets at noon Wednesdays at State Bank of the Lakes, 50 Commerce Drive, Grayslake. The public is welcome. For more information, call Larry Herzog at (847) 986-2000 or e-mail lherzog@VillageOfGrayslake.com

LeTip: 7:01 a.m. Wednesdays, Walker Bros. 767 S. Rand Road, Lake Zurich. Organization dedicated to helping business owners and sales people grow their business by expanding their network of contacts. If interested, contact Mike Parenti, at (847) 682-0351.

Secret to Success Toastmasters: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month, Kleinschmidt Inc., at 450 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield. For more information, visit s2s.freetoasthost.org or e-mail tm9048sts@hotmail.com.

Advantage Networking Group: 7:30-8:30 a.m. the second Thursday of every month, Wheeling/Prospect Heights Chamber of Commerce office, 395 E. Dundee Road, Suite 450, Wheeling. Free networking meeting. Includes continental breakfast.

Lake Zurich Rotary Club: 12:15 p.m. Fridays, Knights of Columbus Banquet Facility, 365 Surryse Road, Lake Zurich. For information visit lakezurichrotary.org.

GLMVConnect/Network Group: 7:30 a.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month, Elly's Pancake House, 435 E. Townline Road, Mundelein. Green Oaks, Libertyville, Mundelein, Vernon Hills Chamber of Commerce networking. To RSVP or for more information, call the chamber, at (847) 680-0750, or visit glmvchamber.org.

GLMV Weekly Business Interchange: 7:30 a.m. Thursdays, Liberty Restaurant, 419 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. Green Oaks, Libertyville, Mundelein, Vernon Hills Chamber of Commerce networking. To RSVP or for more information, call the chamber, at (847) 680-0750, or visit glmvchamber.org.

GLMV Networking 3x2: 7:30 a.m. the first and third Fridays of the month, TDS, 200 Fairway Drive, #176 Vernon Hills. Green Oaks, Libertyville, Mundelein, Vernon Hills Chamber of Commerce networking. To RSVP or for more information, call the chamber, at (847) 680-0750, or visit glmvchamber.org.

Grayslake Business Breakfast Group: 7:15 a.m. every Tuesday at Whitney Street Restaurant, 30 N Whitney St., Grayslake. An opportunity to network. For more information, call Kristin Cashmore, at (847) 975-3120, or e-mail kristin@bellaviestudio.com.

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