Testimonials

So what do the current and past members have to say?
Ottawa Illinois 61350
Ottawa Illinois Chamber of Commerce "I have been very pleased with our success. We have shared hundreds of leads over the past 2 years, and I have been able to form active alliances with many other members."

"We are able to refer to each other with ease simply because we spend 1 hour each week talking about what we do. I encourage any chamber member to visit a meeting to experience the group first hand."

Member Opinions:

- Cherie Reynolds - Jim's Formal Wear / Mister Penguin Tuxedo
"I have been very pleased with our success. We have shared hundreds of leads over the past 2 years. I have been able to form active alliances with many other members of the group. We are a friendly group and are able to refer to each other with ease in our everyday interactions simply because we spend 1 hour each week talking about what we do. I encourage any chamber member to visit a meeting to experience the group first hand."

 

- Dr. Daniel Farrell - Farrell Chiropractic
"Being involved with this group has given me the opportunity to meet people from different types of businesses and really understand what it is that they do."

"As a relatively new business owner, it has been more than helpful to have access to so many years of experience from so many different aspects of business. Beyond networking, our weekly meetings also act as a source of motivation. I always get great ideas for improvements and enhancements I can make in my own business, including marketing ideas and improving customer care. Participating in this group has been one of the easiest and most cost effective ways of growing my business."

 

- Katherine Corcoran - Home Instead Senior Care
"Ottawa Business Builders started about the same time that I had just became the General Manager for a local hotel. I knew from past experience that a leads group would help me become connected with local business people and develop new accounts for the hotel."

"During my two years with the group I have received many great leads that have lead to new business. It also allowed me to build a great working relationship with one of our members. That relationship allowed me the opportunity to take a current account for the hotel to one of the largest local accounts that the hotel had. Belonging to the group provides top of the mind awareness. Just being active in community events and being out there is the best advertising that a business can do."

 

- Keith Vancil - First National Bank of Ottawa
"Being a member of Ottawa Business Builders has been a great experience for me. Not only have I developed many business relationships that have helped grow my business, but I have also developed new friendships along the way."

 

- Helio Ruvalcaba - Financial Advisor - Edward Jones
"The OBB has given me the opportunity to network with area businesses. The group offers valuable information on local events and markets my business beyond my reach. I enjoy learning more about each business during the weekly presentations. These presentations allow us to learn more about the group, and opens the doors for more referral opportunities."

 

- AJ Hauser - Hauser Design Group
"I joined the Ottawa Business Builders at a time when I knew very little about who I was and what services I could offer clients. I did not know what made me unique, or how to present myself in a way that would attract future business. Through casual conversation and guidance from several members on an individual basis I have made significant steps and streamlined what the Hauser Design Group brings to the table. This has made my life easier and boosted my bottom line."

"I am very grateful for each new friendship that has been formed due to my involvement with the group, and I am thankful to every member for their patience and guidance."