LGMC Gives PADS Shelter Basement Shelter

The smell of latex paint wafted Saturday morning from the basement of the McHenry County Public Action to Deliver Shelter Day Center for the homeless. As part of its annual Lend a Hand Day event, current classmates and alumni of Leadership Greater McHenry County lent a lot of hands, as well as paintbrushes, hammers and … Continued

Leadership of Greater McHenry County celebrates 10 years

CRYSTAL LAKE – Marcy Piekos wants people to know the only difference there needs to be between for-profit and nonprofit organizations is in the first three letters that describe their businesses. Piekos, executive director of Leadership of Greater McHenry County, has been part of a decade-long mission to bridge the gap between for-profit and nonprofit … Continued

Lyons: LGMC to celebrate 10th anniversary

Many journalists aren’t what you’d call “joiners.” We’re skeptics, and group activities make us itchy. It’s not that we don’t like people, we dislike groupthink. Years of pounding down doors to get information also have made some of us prickly or abrasive compared with normal people. When someone mentions betterment seminars or enrichment courses, we … Continued

Leadership of Greater McHenry County to Offer Programs for Vets

A group of McHenry County volunteers will spend Saturday serving those who have served our country. Leadership of Greater McHenry County, a nonprofit group that encourages residents to become involved with nonprofits and give back to the community, will hold its seventh annual Lend a Hand Day on Saturday. The event is dedicated to giving … Continued

MCEDC Dinner – Sage Products and Harry Kraemer Jr.

The MCDED’s mission is to promote the economic health of the county through retention, expansion and attraction of commerce and industry that is conducive to an optimal quality of life for its citizens. In other words, help our businesses grow, assist those looking to expand, attract others that will provide jobs and increase supply chain … Continued

JOHN BUCKLEY

Development Committee Executive Director, Independence Health & Therapy LGMC Class of 2015 John is the Executive Director of Independence Health & Therapy, the product of the 2018 merger of Adult & Child Therapy Services (where he was Executive Director) and Family Alliance. He and his family moved to Woodstock in 2003. In addition to serving … Continued

CHRISTINA HAGGERTY

Chair Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Development, McHenry County College LGMC Class of 2013 Christina Haggerty brings over 20 years of demonstrated success in marketing communications, brand management, event marketing and management, public and external/media relations, engagement, and internal/external communications alignment for both profit and nonprofit organizations. Key areas of expertise include: strategic planning; … Continued

SHERRY BENNETT

Development Committee Senior Quality Manager, PolyOne LGMC Class of 2014 Sherry Bennett is a dedicated, results driven business leader. She most recently held the position of Factory Director for True Value Manufacturing located in Cary, Illinois. In her role, she was responsible for leading all manufacturing activities and facility operations, product distribution and inventory management. … Continued

BRIAN COLI

Secretary/Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair Founder & CEO, Georgio’s Chicago Pizzeria & Pub LGMC Class of 2014   Brian has owned and operated Georgio’s Pizzeria and Pub in Crystal Lake since 2002. He grew up in Crystal Lake graduating from Crystal Lake South High School in 1998. He went on to higher education gaining his … Continued