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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!

Watch for News of the Next PAY Program

Topic: Social Media Workshop - Details TBA


January Program: See below for testamonials

Leads Scaring or Leads Sharing Workshop: Using Leads Groups to Market Your Business

Join the Professionals Advancing in Yorkville group as they kick off a year of professional workshops with a Leads Group seminar on January 8th at 9am in the lower level of Old Second Bank.

Are you looking to market your business in new ways in 2016?

Have you wanted to learn more about Leads groups but haven’t taken the time yet?

Here is your opportunity!  Our panel of past and current Leads Group Facilitators will address leads sharing, perfecting your 30 second commercials, and answer questions from participants.

All are welcome to attend.

Friday, January 8
At the Chamber (Old Second Bank, lower level)
No fee - Guests welcome!
Refreshments served, courtesy of Rodan + Fields

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

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