Linked Local Schaumburg: Building A HandsOn Community

Schaumburg, IL

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Join  HandsOn Suburban Chicago (HOSC) and Linked Local Network (LLN) for the official launch  of the Linked Local Schaumburg: Building a HandsOn Community on February 15th at 8:00 am at the Schaumburg campus of Roosevelt University.  The Schaumburg Community Hub,  is an Internet website designed to share news, information and events that professionals can use to grow their organizations, engage in community dialogue and create long term, mutually beneficial relationships between business, nonprofit, public service agencies and education sectors.

 This free event will feature a short presentation on how organizations can get involved and will include a panel with members of business, nonprofit and education sectors that will address questions. There will also be a virtual ribbon cutting.

 Find out how you can participate as content providers, engage in skills based consulting or become sponsors. Each site will benefit from the large social media network that the Linked Local Network and HandsOn Suburban Network have been developing over the last 3 years.

 Each Community Hub, beginning with Schaumburg, will provide businesses with opportunities to highlight employee expertise and business services, which will benefit the community. Stay tuned for future community launches and get HandsOn today!

LLN Internet Radio Reports Host, Marie Lazzara interview Roosevelt University's Assistant Dean , Mellisa Stutz, Heller College of Business and two Roosevelt students, Melissa Palmer & Hiba Dababneh on the subject of social justice.

 Read on for more background information....

Chris Smith, COO of HandsOn Suburban Chicago explains, “We are very excited to be based here at Roosevelt’s Heller School of Business Incubator Space, to partner with LLN and launch our first social enterprise designed to put a brighter spotlight on community engagement and leverage social media platforms to increase collaboration between the education, public, nonprofit and business sectors. “

 Each Community Hub, beginning with Schaumburg, will provide businesses with opportunities to highlight employee expertise and business services, which will benefit the community.

 ”The Community Hub model offers many benefits to all sectors,” said Fred McMurray, founder of LLN. “This initiative provides a win/win situation and no matter how participants choose to engage, efforts will result in increased exposure, a more strategic network of contacts and enhanced presence in the local community, whether business or nonprofit.”

Roosevelt University became involved in December 2012 when Roosevelt’s Walter E. Heller College of Business selected HandsOn Suburban Chicago to join their Incubator Business Program Initiative with the goal of furthering their commitment to entrepreneurship and sustainable business.

 “We are so glad to have them as Heller Incubator Residents,” said Melissa Stutz, Assistant Dean of the Heller College of Business. “This collaboration is such a great opportunity for Roosevelt students and our community.”

HandsOn Suburban Chicago and Linked Local Network have hosted multiple meetings and recorded multiple internet radio programs including an interview with two Roosevelt students on the topic of social justice as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration. Listen to interview

 “This is the ideal marriage of resources and expertise,” said Patty Neuswanger, Director of Community Engagement & Development. “LLN has cultivated an outstanding social media network within multiple sectors and specific geographic areas. HOSC has solid relationships with 200+ schools, universities and nonprofits. By pooling our resources and networks, we believe everyone can benefit, and by taking a local approach, individual communities can be strengthened.”

Reserve your spot today. Space is limited and the event is free to attend!