Welcome to the Skokie Chamber of Commerce’s new blog, In the Limelight! Each blog post will feature one of our Member Businesses answering questions that we pose to them.
This week’s blog features Becky Adelberg, founder of Community Connect Consulting.
How long have you been doing business in town?
My business concept was conceived several years ago, however, I did a soft launch in January 2017 and started running it full-time in November 2017.
What attracted you to the line of work you’re in and how did you get started?
I looked back at my professional work history and there was a common thread of helping to launch things. Anything from restructuring an organization, to building a board, to developing and implementing new and exciting initiatives to community outreach, strategic planning, business development, producing large scale events and marketing. After creating a nonprofit, running an entrepreneurship fellowship for several years, teaching entrepreneurship to new immigrants and being a mentor at 1871, I realized I am an entrepreneur. I wanted to take all these skills and offer them to multiple organizations. That’s how Community Connect Consulting began.
Sum up your business mission statement to a stranger in five words?
Bringing your vision to life
What’s the most satisfying part of your job?
Getting to work on a variety of different projects; I’ve never been bored! No day is ever the same. Also, the satisfaction of knowing you are helping a business achieve their goals. I also love working with entrepreneurs and being around passionate people who want to achieve their dreams.
How would you say your business or organization distinguishes itself from the others?
We not only offer project management consulting services in an array of areas, but we aim to create an individualized experience for each client. Our projects have included being hired to launch a national organization locally to putting together a ten-day teen program to creating a marketing plan for a for-profit business, among many others.
Are there any new projects or endeavors you’re working on that you’re extra excited about?
Yes! I am just finishing up a women’s online entrepreneurship program, which will culminate with an event on February 11, where the women will present, followed by networking. Free event; tickets are here.
In March, I am launching an advanced women’s entrepreneurship program and a beginner women/men entrepreneurship program. I’ll also be presenting at the Skokie Chamber Women in Business lunch on January 23 and again at Sketchpad co-working space on “Creating Your 2019 Roadmap”
Lastly, I have recently created an advisory committee for my main client, Reboot, as well as piloting a new program called Death Over Dinner.
How can our readers learn more about your work and business?
My website: www.yourcommunityconnect.com and of course, on various social media, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.
Email is also great at: email@example.com.
What role has the Chamber played in your business development plan?
The chamber has been great at introducing me to other members and allowing me opportunities to showcase my work. I have had the pleasure of partnering with several businesses. I am also grateful for the opportunity to present this week to the Chamber’s Women in Business group!
About Becky Adelberg:
Becky holds a BA in Communications from the University of Kansas, an MA in Jewish Studies & Education, from Siegal College of Jewish Studies and a Certificate in Jewish Leadership from Northwestern and Spertus Institute of Jewish Learning. She has a track record for being a community connector, who thinks of and executes fresh, innovative and creative solutions to maximize a business’s mission and reach. She is a frequent lecturer, serves as the Chicago Manager for Reboot, a mentor at 1871 Chicago, coordinates women’s entrepreneurship programs, is a voice over artist and a children’s yoga instructor.