Mr. Michael W. Etten, M.S.I.S.
Computer & Technology Consultant
State of Illinois Certified Educator
About Us
Background of Our Firm
Etten Consulting was founded by Mr. Michael Etten, M.S.I.S., and is based in McHenry, Illinois. Mr. Michael Etten (Principal) is a Computer Systems Consultant, State of Illinois Certified Educator and past Financial Consultant. He has provided professional services to a number of well-known Fortune 500 Corporations, small and mid-sized businesses, educational institutions and individuals. Mr. Etten has taught at a number of local community schools and at Northern Illinois University. Mr. Etten�s educational background includes that of a Master�s of Science Degree in Information Systems (Northern Illinois University), a Bachelor�s Of Science Degree in Business Administration, Economics and Finance (Rockford College), a Two Year Certification in Microcomputer Operations and Novell® CNE and Microsoft® MCSE training. Mr. Etten has also been employed by one of the largest�s international information systems consulting firms and is recognized by the International Who�s Who of Computer Systems Professionals and the Wall Street Journal®. He is also a member of The Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) and the McHenry Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Etten believes in his community and has been recognized and awarded the 2005 Joe Thome Award for Community Service and support to the McHenry Fiesta Days as presented by the McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce. He has also served as Vice President of the Citizens Police Academy Alumni of McHenry and has been recognized with the National Leadership Award from U.S. House of Representatives Member and Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), Rep. Tom Cole. He has also been honored by the American Cancer Society with the "Community Coming Together" Award for his efforts in raising over $5000.00 for the ACS through his county-wide and award winning, Relay For Life Idol singing competition. As a result of his dedication to his community, Mr. Etten has also been nominated for the McHenry Chamber of Commerce's, Tom Low Award and the NBC 5 Television's National Leadership Award. In September, 2007, Mr. Etten was nominated and became an Award finalist in the Advocate Good Shephard Hospital / Star 105.5 FM Radio's "Unsung Heroes" Tribute as a local Community Hero. Mr. Etten is also a Committee Member of the Relay For Life of North McHenry County (American Cancer Society). Mr. Etten is also a donor to numerous community causes and is a volunteer with, an online safety protection organization. Etten Consulting also has established partner relations with Microsoft®, Compaq®, Dell®, Gateway®, Ziff-Davis® and other major industry manufacturers. To increase Mr. Etten�s value to his commercial clientele, he can provide many years of personal business ownership experience and insight.

Active Community Member & Business Professional

We are a proud and long-time,active member of the McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce and honored to be a recipient of a number of Regional, Community and County-wide awards.


Best of McHenry Award Recipient - 2008 & 2009
Category - Computer Systems Consultants
Presented by the United States Local Business Association - Washington, DC

The USLBA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USLBA (U.S. Local Business Association) identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service
to their customers and community.

2009 American Red Cross of Greater Chicagoland Heroes Award Honoree

American Red Cross of Greater Chicago chooses heroes who embody their  
guiding principles and inspire others to do good and for their acts of great bravery,
dedication and service to their community.
Chicago, Illinois


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2007 Recipient of the "Unsung Heroes Award"   
Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital & Star 105.5 FM Radio  
Barrington / Crystal Lake, Illinois



2007 Recipient of the "Community Comes Together Award"
 American Cancer Society
Fox Valley Region
Batavia, Illinois

McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce President, Kay Rial Bates &
 McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce Businessman, Michael Etten.
Mr. Etten was a recent  "Joe Thome Award" recipient for his Community Service & Voluntary Efforts
for his  County-wide McHenry Area Idol Voice Competition Production &  
Contributions to the Annual City of McHenry Fiesta Days Event


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