Events for April 2019
Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Apr 1    Ottawa PADS Volunteer Information & Sign Up
Learn about the Volunteering options available at Ottawa Pads Homeless Shelter at this Information Session and Sign Up for shifts needed.  Our Volunteer base is the driving factor in our mission and 90% of our organization. 
Join in on meal service, check in or set up for special projects based on your availability.  Our community has helped IV Pads assist over 300 homeless individuals already this year.  We have a few months to go and are needing more hands to help.  IV PADS has served the homeless in our area for over 28 years.  Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow.

Urgently Needed shifts are: 
Breakfast Shifts
5:00 am - 9:00 am OR 7:00 am - 9:00 am
  • Sundays
  • Thursday
  • Saturdays
Client Intake Shifts
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Sundays
  • Mondays
  • Tuesdays
  • Fridays
Dinner Shifts
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Sundays
  • Mondays
  • Thursdays
  • Fridays
Date: April 1, 2019
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Website: http://www.ivpads.com
Location: Ottawa Pads, 1120 Canal St, Ottawa IL 61350
Contact: Marissa Melea 815-433-1292, ottawapads@gmail.com or fill out an application at www.ivpads.com
EMail: ottawapads@gmail.com
Date/Time Details: Sunday's 930am-1030am & Monday and Wednesdays 330pm-430pm
Apr 2    Greater Ottawa Networking Group
Please join us at the Ottawa Hampton Inn for a networking meeting in a casual setting.  Each meeting lasts an hour and includes brief business updates, one featured member, and additional networking and community involvement opportunities.
Date: April 2, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
EMail: kcorcoran810@gmail.com
Apr 3    Ottawa PADS Volunteer Information & Sign Up
Learn about the Volunteering options available at Ottawa Pads Homeless Shelter at this Information Session and Sign Up for shifts needed.  Our Volunteer base is the driving factor in our mission and 90% of our organization. 
Join in on meal service, check in or set up for special projects based on your availability.  Our community has helped IV Pads assist over 300 homeless individuals already this year.  We have a few months to go and are needing more hands to help.  IV PADS has served the homeless in our area for over 28 years.  Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow.

Urgently Needed shifts are: 
Breakfast Shifts
5:00 am - 9:00 am OR 7:00 am - 9:00 am
  • Sundays
  • Thursday
  • Saturdays
Client Intake Shifts
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Sundays
  • Mondays
  • Tuesdays
  • Fridays
Dinner Shifts
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Sundays
  • Mondays
  • Thursdays
  • Fridays
Date: April 3, 2019
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Website: http://www.ivpads.com
Location: Ottawa Pads, 1120 Canal St, Ottawa IL 61350
Contact: Marissa Melea 815-433-1292, ottawapads@gmail.com or fill out an application at www.ivpads.com
EMail: ottawapads@gmail.com
Date/Time Details: Sunday's 930am-1030am & Monday and Wednesdays 330pm-430pm
Apr 4    Active Shooter seminar
These are challenging times in society.  The threat of an active shooter in a populated place is on the monds of both the public and law enforcement.  Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly.
The Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a FREE ACTIVE SHOOTER TRAINING.
The event will feature a presentation by the Ottawa Police Department on survival methods and responses you can employ during an active shooter scenario.
 
Date: April 4, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Location: First Federal Savings Bank
2nd Floor
633 LaSalle Street.
EMail: info@ottawachamberillinois.com
Date/Time Details: 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Fees/Admission: FREE
Apr 4    Ottawa Business Builders

We are leads/networking group that is a noncomplete group. 

Date: April 4, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location:

We meet downstair of Jeremiah Joe's in their conference room - 807 LaSalle St. Ottawa, IL  61350

Contact: Karen Barton - kbarton@inspireproviders.com - 815-252-8445 or Vicki Thomas - vicki.thomas2@gmail.com - 815-579-2955
EMail: vicki.thomas2@gmail.com or kbarton@inspireproviders.com
Date/Time Details: We meet on the first & third Thursday of each month. 
Apr 4    Ottawa Business Builders 3
Date: April 4, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: 807 Building,  lower level
807 LaSalle Street, Ottawa
Contact: Laurie Duffell
EMail: lduffell@ottawasavings.com
Date/Time Details: 1-2 pm
Apr 4    ONYX Board Meeting
Date: April 4, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Apr 5    IVCC AG Open House
Discover a high-demand career you will love!
All prospective students and parents are encouraged to attend.
  • Enjoy complimentary refreshments
  • Learn more about IVCC's new ag program
  • Meet IVCC ag instructors and students
  • Take a campus tour
Pre-register online at IVCC.edu/agriculture by March 29 to secure your spot
Date: April 5, 2019
Time: 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Illinois Valley Community College
Ralph Scriba Conference Center
CTC124-125
Contact: Willard Mott 815-224-0413
EMail: willard_mott@ivcc.edu
Date/Time Details: Friday, April 5
8:45 am Check-in
9-noon
Apr 5    ONYX First Friday Lunch @ C230
Join ONYX (Ottawa Network of Young eXecutives) for an informal lunch with fellow members and guests. 
Date: April 5, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Website: http://www.onyxillinois.org
Location: C230
230 West Madison, Ottawa
EMail: onyxillinois@gmail.com
Date/Time Details: 12 - 1 pm
Fees/Admission: On your own lunch!
Apr 7    Ottawa PADS Volunteer Information & Sign Up
Learn about the Volunteering options available at Ottawa Pads Homeless Shelter at this Information Session and Sign Up for shifts needed.  Our Volunteer base is the driving factor in our mission and 90% of our organization. 
Join in on meal service, check in or set up for special projects based on your availability.  Our community has helped IV Pads assist over 300 homeless individuals already this year.  We have a few months to go and are needing more hands to help.  IV PADS has served the homeless in our area for over 28 years.  Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow.

Urgently Needed shifts are: 
Breakfast Shifts
5:00 am - 9:00 am OR 7:00 am - 9:00 am
  • Sundays
  • Thursday
  • Saturdays
Client Intake Shifts
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Sundays
  • Mondays
  • Tuesdays
  • Fridays
Dinner Shifts
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Sundays
  • Mondays
  • Thursdays
  • Fridays
Date: April 7, 2019
Time: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Website: http://www.ivpads.com
Location: Ottawa Pads, 1120 Canal St, Ottawa IL 61350
Contact: Marissa Melau 815-433-1292, ottawapads@gmail.com or fill out an application at www.ivpads.com
EMail: ottawapads@gmail.com
Date/Time Details: Sunday's 930am-1030am & Monday and Wednesdays 330pm-430pm
Apr 8    Ottawa PADS Volunteer Information & Sign Up
Learn about the Volunteering options available at Ottawa Pads Homeless Shelter at this Information Session and Sign Up for shifts needed.  Our Volunteer base is the driving factor in our mission and 90% of our organization. 
Join in on meal service, check in or set up for special projects based on your availability.  Our community has helped IV Pads assist over 300 homeless individuals already this year.  We have a few months to go and are needing more hands to help.  IV PADS has served the homeless in our area for over 28 years.  Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow.

Urgently Needed shifts are: 
Breakfast Shifts
5:00 am - 9:00 am OR 7:00 am - 9:00 am
  • Sundays
  • Thursday
  • Saturdays
Client Intake Shifts
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Sundays
  • Mondays
  • Tuesdays
  • Fridays
Dinner Shifts
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Sundays
  • Mondays
  • Thursdays
  • Fridays
Date: April 8, 2019
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Website: http://www.ivpads.com
Location: Ottawa Pads, 1120 Canal St, Ottawa IL 61350
Contact: Marissa Melea 815-433-1292, ottawapads@gmail.com or fill out an application at www.ivpads.com
EMail: ottawapads@gmail.com
Date/Time Details: Sunday's 930am-1030am & Monday and Wednesdays 330pm-430pm
Apr 10    Member Services Team Meeting
Member Services Team meets regularly to continue to grow the membership of the Chamber while maintaining current membership and facilitating programs and services.
Date: April 10, 2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Website: http://www.ottawachamberillinois.com
Location: Chamber offices, 633 LaSalle Street, Suite 401            , Ottawa
EMail: info@ottawachamberillinois.com
Date/Time Details:

2nd Thursday of every month (usually)

8:30 - 9:30 am

Apr 10    Ottawa PADS Volunteer Information & Sign Up
Learn about the Volunteering options available at Ottawa Pads Homeless Shelter at this Information Session and Sign Up for shifts needed.  Our Volunteer base is the driving factor in our mission and 90% of our organization. 
Join in on meal service, check in or set up for special projects based on your availability.  Our community has helped IV Pads assist over 300 homeless individuals already this year.  We have a few months to go and are needing more hands to help.  IV PADS has served the homeless in our area for over 28 years.  Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow.

Urgently Needed shifts are: 
Breakfast Shifts
5:00 am - 9:00 am OR 7:00 am - 9:00 am
  • Sundays
  • Thursday
  • Saturdays
Client Intake Shifts
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Sundays
  • Mondays
  • Tuesdays
  • Fridays
Dinner Shifts
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Sundays
  • Mondays
  • Thursdays
  • Fridays
Date: April 10, 2019
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Website: http://www.ivpads.com
Location: Ottawa Pads, 1120 Canal St, Ottawa IL 61350
Contact: Marissa Melea 815-433-1292, ottawapads@gmail.com or fill out an application at www.ivpads.com
EMail: ottawapads@gmail.com
Date/Time Details: Sunday's 930am-1030am & Monday and Wednesdays 330pm-430pm
Apr 11    Brian Basilico Bootcamp
Join us for a 3 hour live workshop with The Award Winning Author of "It's Not About You, It's About Bacon! Relationship Marketing In A Social Media World!"

Social Media is free advertising (or is it?)
Do you have a social strategy?

Your customers are on social media...are they hearing and seeing your messages?  What should you post? Text, Graphics, Audio or Video?  The answer is all of the above! (sometimes)

In this informative presentation, you will learn:
  • Why Social Media matters
  • Best Practices on...Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google, Both Mobile and Desktop Platforms.
Join us to explore you could and should be using Social Media as part of your overall business sales and marketing mix.  Also, how-to simplify the process posting and measuring results.  Take control of your online reputation...it means business!

Brian Basilico is an Author-Speaker-Online Strategist, and adjunct professor at Aurora University, Waubonsee Community College, Olivet Nazarene University, and a featured presenter at many regional and national conferences.
Date: April 11, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Hampton Inn Ottawa
4115 Holiday Lane, Ottawa
Contact: Chamber office: 433-0084
EMail: info@ottawachamberillinois.com
Date/Time Details: Thursday, April 11
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fees/Admission: Tickets: $97 ($300 Value) Chamber Members
             $115 for Non-Members
Apr 11    eXec Connect (ONYX)
Date: April 11, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Apr 15    Ottawa PADS Volunteer Information & Sign Up
Learn about the Volunteering options available at Ottawa Pads Homeless Shelter at this Information Session and Sign Up for shifts needed.  Our Volunteer base is the driving factor in our mission and 90% of our organization. 
Join in on meal service, check in or set up for special projects based on your availability.  Our community has helped IV Pads assist over 300 homeless individuals already this year.  We have a few months to go and are needing more hands to help.  IV PADS has served the homeless in our area for over 28 years.  Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow.

Urgently Needed shifts are: 
Breakfast Shifts
5:00 am - 9:00 am OR 7:00 am - 9:00 am
  • Sundays
  • Thursday
  • Saturdays
Client Intake Shifts
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Sundays
  • Mondays
  • Tuesdays
  • Fridays
Dinner Shifts
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Sundays
  • Mondays
  • Thursdays
  • Fridays
Date: April 15, 2019
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Website: http://www.ivpads.com
Location: Ottawa Pads, 1120 Canal St, Ottawa IL 61350
Contact: Marissa Melea 815-433-1292, ottawapads@gmail.com or fill out an application at www.ivpads.com
EMail: ottawapads@gmail.com
Date/Time Details: Sunday's 930am-1030am & Monday and Wednesdays 330pm-430pm
Apr 16    Greater Ottawa Networking Group
Please join us at Heritage Woods of Ottawa (801 E. Etna Rd.) for a networking meeting in a casual setting.  Each meeting lasts an hour and includes brief business updates, one featured member, and additional networking and community involvement opportunities.
Date: April 16, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
EMail: kcorcoran810@gmail.com
Apr 17    Ottawa PADS Volunteer Information & Sign Up
Learn about the Volunteering options available at Ottawa Pads Homeless Shelter at this Information Session and Sign Up for shifts needed.  Our Volunteer base is the driving factor in our mission and 90% of our organization. 
Join in on meal service, check in or set up for special projects based on your availability.  Our community has helped IV Pads assist over 300 homeless individuals already this year.  We have a few months to go and are needing more hands to help.  IV PADS has served the homeless in our area for over 28 years.  Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow.

Urgently Needed shifts are: 
Breakfast Shifts
5:00 am - 9:00 am OR 7:00 am - 9:00 am
  • Sundays
  • Thursday
  • Saturdays
Client Intake Shifts
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Sundays
  • Mondays
  • Tuesdays
  • Fridays
Dinner Shifts
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Sundays
  • Mondays
  • Thursdays
  • Fridays
Date: April 17, 2019
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Website: http://www.ivpads.com
Location: Ottawa Pads, 1120 Canal St, Ottawa IL 61350
Contact: Marissa Melea 815-433-1292, ottawapads@gmail.com or fill out an application at www.ivpads.com
EMail: ottawapads@gmail.com
Date/Time Details: Sunday's 930am-1030am & Monday and Wednesdays 330pm-430pm
Apr 18    Ottawa Business Builders
Date: April 18, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Ottawa Savings Bank, lower level
Contact: Laurie Duffell
EMail: lduffell@ottawasavings.com
Date/Time Details: 1-2 pm
Apr 18    Ottawa Business Builders

We are a leads/networking group that is a noncompete group.  

Date: April 18, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: We meet downstairs at Jeremiah Joe's in their conference room - 807 LaSalle St Ottawa, IL  61350
Contact: Karen Barton - kbarton@inspireproviders.com - 815-252-8445 or Vicki Thomas - vicki.thomas2@gmail.com - 815-579-2955
EMail: vicki.thomas2@gmail.com or kbarton@inspireproviders.com
Date/Time Details: We meet the first and third Thurday of every month from 1pm -2pm.  
Apr 21    Easter Egg Hunt
Skydive Chicago will be hosting an egg hunt on the south lawn with a guest appearance by the Easter Bunny! As this event has grown over the years, we would greatly appreciate any donations of candy or cash! Donations can be dropped off in the manifest office. Bring the kids, bring the grandkids! Here's hoping for blue skies and low winds! See you all there!
Date: April 21, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Website: http://www.SkydiveChicago.com
Location: Skydive Chicago's South lawn 
EMail: info@skydivechicago.com
Date/Time Details: 4/21/19    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
Fees/Admission: Admission is Free
Apr 22    Ottawa PADS Volunteer Information & Sign Up
Learn about the Volunteering options available at Ottawa Pads Homeless Shelter at this Information Session and Sign Up for shifts needed.  Our Volunteer base is the driving factor in our mission and 90% of our organization. 
Join in on meal service, check in or set up for special projects based on your availability.  Our community has helped IV Pads assist over 300 homeless individuals already this year.  We have a few months to go and are needing more hands to help.  IV PADS has served the homeless in our area for over 28 years.  Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow.

Urgently Needed shifts are: 
Breakfast Shifts
5:00 am - 9:00 am OR 7:00 am - 9:00 am
  • Sundays
  • Thursday
  • Saturdays
Client Intake Shifts
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Sundays
  • Mondays
  • Tuesdays
  • Fridays
Dinner Shifts
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Sundays
  • Mondays
  • Thursdays
  • Fridays
Date: April 22, 2019
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Website: http://www.ivpads.com
Location: Ottawa Pads, 1120 Canal St, Ottawa IL 61350
Contact: Marissa Melea 815-433-1292, ottawapads@gmail.com or fill out an application at www.ivpads.com
EMail: ottawapads@gmail.com
Date/Time Details: Sunday's 930am-1030am & Monday and Wednesdays 330pm-430pm
Apr 24    Ottawa PADS Volunteer Information & Sign Up
Learn about the Volunteering options available at Ottawa Pads Homeless Shelter at this Information Session and Sign Up for shifts needed.  Our Volunteer base is the driving factor in our mission and 90% of our organization. 
Join in on meal service, check in or set up for special projects based on your availability.  Our community has helped IV Pads assist over 300 homeless individuals already this year.  We have a few months to go and are needing more hands to help.  IV PADS has served the homeless in our area for over 28 years.  Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow.

Urgently Needed shifts are: 
Breakfast Shifts
5:00 am - 9:00 am OR 7:00 am - 9:00 am
  • Sundays
  • Thursday
  • Saturdays
Client Intake Shifts
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Sundays
  • Mondays
  • Tuesdays
  • Fridays
Dinner Shifts
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Sundays
  • Mondays
  • Thursdays
  • Fridays
Date: April 24, 2019
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Website: http://www.ivpads.com
Location: Ottawa Pads, 1120 Canal St, Ottawa IL 61350
Contact: Marissa Melea 815-433-1292, ottawapads@gmail.com or fill out an application at www.ivpads.com
EMail: ottawapads@gmail.com
Date/Time Details: Sunday's 930am-1030am & Monday and Wednesdays 330pm-430pm
Apr 25    Business After Hours hosted by the Johnson Law Firm
Date: April 25, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Apr 29    Ottawa PADS Volunteer Information & Sign Up
Learn about the Volunteering options available at Ottawa Pads Homeless Shelter at this Information Session and Sign Up for shifts needed.  Our Volunteer base is the driving factor in our mission and 90% of our organization. 
Join in on meal service, check in or set up for special projects based on your availability.  Our community has helped IV Pads assist over 300 homeless individuals already this year.  We have a few months to go and are needing more hands to help.  IV PADS has served the homeless in our area for over 28 years.  Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow.

Urgently Needed shifts are: 
Breakfast Shifts
5:00 am - 9:00 am OR 7:00 am - 9:00 am
  • Sundays
  • Thursday
  • Saturdays
Client Intake Shifts
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Sundays
  • Mondays
  • Tuesdays
  • Fridays
Dinner Shifts
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Sundays
  • Mondays
  • Thursdays
  • Fridays
Date: April 29, 2019
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Website: http://www.ivpads.com
Location: Ottawa Pads, 1120 Canal St, Ottawa IL 61350
Contact: Marissa Melea 815-433-1292, ottawapads@gmail.com or fill out an application at www.ivpads.com
EMail: ottawapads@gmail.com
Date/Time Details: Sunday's 930am-1030am & Monday and Wednesdays 330pm-430pm
Apr 30    Greater Ottawa Networking Group
Please join us at the Ottawa Hampton Inn for a networking meeting in a casual setting.  Each meeting lasts an hour and includes brief business updates, one featured member, and additional networking and community involvement opportunities.
Date: April 30, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
EMail: kcorcoran810@gmail.com