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Professionals Advancing in Yorkville (PAY)
In connection with the Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce,
PAY is a group of motivated and energetic professionals that strives to
educate and develop our members professionally, civically and personally.

Programs are held from 9-10am at the Chamber office, located at Old Second National Bank. There is no attendance fee. Reservations are requested but not required.

Though we do lead with "30 second commercials" in order to get to know everyone at the table, PAY is not a leads group, and is open to all members of the Chamber and guests.

PAY programs are facilitated by: Sarah Allen, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Please contact the above facilitator, or the Chamber at 630-553-6853 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for additional information.

  • Enrich your knowledge base
  • Grow your business
  • Enhance your network

Don't miss PAY Day Friday!

Upcoming Program

Friday, April 8:

Social Media Optimization
Leila Samii, Assistant Professor of Digital Marketing and Analytics
Aurora University

Social Media Optimization emphasizes the need to look at data to make strategic decisions on social media. The changes in communication channels have resulted in many organizations needing to evolve their marketing and business strategy.

For every level of social media use, it is vital to understand the factors needed to develop and analyze a social media strategy. Based on the REALLY framework participants will learn the 5 parts: Research, Engage, Analyze, Listen, Leverage and You and how to implement them effectively to optimize social media.

Participants will walk away from the presentation with information to use in their organization that day. 

All are welcome to attend.

About the Presenter:

Leila Samii is an Assistant Professor at Aurora University in the Masters of Digital Marketing and Analytics Program and adjuncts in Harvard Extension School. She holds a Ph. D. in International Business and Marketing with a focus on Social Media Marketing. With expertise in social media and international business, Leila has extensive knowledge of earned media and has developed various frameworks focusing on cost-effective strategies for social media. 

As the owner and managing director of a social media marketing consulting firm, ReallyLeila, LLC, Leila focuses on training small and medium-sized enterprises on aligning their social media goals with their current business objectives. Leila is passionate about social media and teaching others the ins and outs of social media in easy to understand manner. She has managed many projects on creating social media marketing strategies and campaigns.

Friday, April 8
At the Chamber (Old Second Bank, lower level)
No fee - Guests welcome!
Refreshments served, courtesy of ServPro of Kendall County

RSVP: 630-553-6853 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Why Should You Attend PAY Programs?


Testimonials from January 2016 PAY meeting:

"Why I like attending PAY?...for days like today! I always enjoy coming to support my chamber as well as gain more insight into the topics being covered. I figured today would be the same, however I walked away with so much more! I truly think certain topics can resonate with you more based on your current situation, and that is exactly what happened today. I know, or thought I knew, all about leads groups… thank you to Sarah and the panel I now know there was much more that I was unaware of. I mostly enjoyed hearing answers to the common misconceptions of leads groups, this is what resonated most with me. I am looking forward to checking a group that is a good fit for me now. Thank you!" -Marisa Hanson, Rodan + Fields

"Having been a member of the YACC and a LEADS group for more than 5 years, I was pleased to find several pointers at today’s PAY program dealing with LEADS groups and networking. I was able to see some interesting ways other YACC LEADS groups handle their meetings; as well as receive some personalized fine tuning of my own 30 second commercial. Getting these fresh perspectives at the beginning of the year will be a great way to ensure we’re off to a great start!" -Sara Fontanez, Fontanez PHOTOGRAPHY

"I received priceless feedback on how to introduce myself at my leads group meeting: to focus on what's really unique about my business and what will leave the most impact on those I share it with. It was super helpful to get advice from the panel and the other attendees who were able to hear my 30-second commercial from an outsider's perspective and tell me what worked and what didn't." -Samantha Brown, Fox River Rendering

PAY logo courtesy of Julane Johnson, Tramontana Marketing Group