Chamber Notes: Joining a Leads Group May Help Your Business

Oswego has five Leads Groups that Chamber of Commerce President Steve Hatcher calls, "something special."

I just received a kind note from Maria Spaeth, Director of the Kendall County Food Pantry thanking the chamber for some contributions we had made over the course of last year. 

You see, we raised a few bucks for the cause at our Edward Fraidy Cat 5K and our 5 Leads Groups went all out by conducting a “Hunger Challenge” among themselves.

The Leads Groups are certainly something special.  Their mission is to generate business by providing bona fied leads among the members of their group.  Admission to a Leads Group is available to non-competing businesses that hold membership in the Chamber. 

There are strict performance requirements which, when violated, are grounds for expulsion.  Yet, they’re not all business which helps explain their role in the “Hunger Challenge” and the obvious camaraderie among the members.

And while there’s not a lot of turnover in Leads Group membership, all of them wish to grow their business by growing the group.  The following is a list of the Oswego Chamber Leads Groups complete with meeting and contact information.  Feel free to contact any Leads Group member or the Chamber office if you think participating in one of the groups might benefit your business.

Leads I meets Thursdays from 7:30 – 8:30 am at the Oswego Family Restaurant, 69 S. Main Street, Oswego

  •      President – Paul Rathman, Allied First Bank  
  •      Email – prathman@alliedfirst.com
  •      Phone – 630-383-0169

Leads II meets Tuesdays from 7:30 – 8:30 am at the Oswego Family Restaurant, 69 S Main Street, Oswego

Leads III meets Thursdays from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm at Scoreboards, 1100 Douglas Rd, Oswego

Leads IV meets Wednesdays from 9:00 – 10:00 am at the AmericInn, 1050 Douglas Rd, Oswego

  •      President – Tim Leverich, Hometowne Insurance Services Inc
  •      Email – tim@hometowneinsurance.com
  •      Phone – 630-554-4040

Leads V meets 2nd & 4th Fridays from 12:30 – 1:30 pm at Scoreboards, 1100 Douglas Rd, Oswego

  •      President – Brian Basilico, B2b Interactive Marketing
  •      Email – info@b2b-im.com
  •      Phone – 630-692-1431



Notes is an occasional column written and provided by Steve Hatcher, the president and CEO of the Oswego Chamber of Commerce.


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