Events

Our events schedule is broken into various segments. Please be sure to view each section below to stay up-to-date on what’s coming up throughout the year. Note that dates and locations are subject to change.

eXec Connect

eXec Connects are held from 5-7 pm once a month. We encourage our members to meet new people and connect with other young professionals in the area. Guests or potential new members are also welcome.

These informal networking events are held in rotating locations, and people are able to come and go as they wish. Exec-Connects are a great way to drive business, generate leads, and network amongst like minded individuals.

Upcoming dates:

Thursday, May 11th
– Chamber Annual Dinner
– Starved Rock Lodge,  Great Hall (2668 E 875th Rd, Oglesby)

June
– TBA
– TBA

July
– TBA
– TBA

First Friday

First Friday lunches are held from 12-1 pm each first Friday of the month. These events were added new in 2017 as an alternate date and time for those who were unable to make the evening activities. Open to members and their guests, this is an opportunity to enjoy a quick lunch and network while networking with other young professionals.

Upcoming dates:

Friday, April 7th 
– The Lone Buffalo by Tangled Roots Brewing Company
– 812 LaSalle St., Ottawa

Friday, June 2nd 
– Fiesta MX
– 221 W Madison St, Ottawa

Special Events

ONYX 5k Scholarship Scoot

Saturday, July 15th
Ottawa River Rescue 234 Albin Stevens Dr Ottawa, IL

All-Member Meetings

Twice a year (April and August), ONYX hosts an All-Member Meeting that is open to all dues-paying members. Attendance is not mandatory, but it is encouraged.

More structured than our monthly networking events (First Friday and eXec Connect), this meeting is led by the Board of Directors and includes a brief agenda of items including upcoming events, member introductions, ways to get involved with the group and more. Complimentary drinks and appetizers are provided.