Our Mission

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce combines the power of people, with our legacy of leadership and business advocacy, to drive a dynamic economy. We focus on delivering value for our members, making Chicagoland a world-class place to live and work.

Chicagoland’s most influential business organization 

The Chamber is a community of business and civic leaders working on behalf of Chicagoland businesses. Members represent a diverse cross-section of our economy, including small and emerging businesses, mid-market companies, large corporations, and multi-nationals.

The Chamber Board and Executive Committee include senior executives from Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, multi-nationals, top global consultancies, major banks, and media networks. 

Chamber events network you for success

With more than 120 events each year, the Chamber is the most dynamic business association in Chicagoland. Educational programs offer crucial business updates on topics including technology, marketing, and international commerce. Prestigious business networking events help businesses make connections that count. 

The Chamber is also home to Small Business Chicago, the Illinois Small Business Development Center and an International Business Team, each offering a myriad of programs and services to businesses. 

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Make your mark on the business landscape

Become a thought-leader and engage with the Chamber's member-only industry forums. These 12 working groups help shape the future for Chicagoland business. They are the place to share expertise, learn about key business issues, collaborate with peers, and lead growth for your industry.

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Make your voice heard on legislation that affects your business

The Chamber advocates for the business community at every level of government and acts on legislation and policy that can impact your ability to run your business profitably. Chamber Forum members are regularly invited to give policy feedback. 

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