Chicagoland’s most influential business organization

The Chamber represents more than 1,100 businesses from all major industries. Our members employ 400,000 people and create more than $24 billion in local annual revenue. With both regional and global reach, more than half of Chamber members do business internationally. The Chamber is Chicagoland’s most influential business organization.

Chamber membership covers the breadth of the Chicagoland business community, from one person start-ups to multinational giants, with not-for-profit organizations, small businesses and mid-market businesses all part of the rich membership mix. 

Networked for success

Chamber members are among the most influential business people in America.

Meet business leaders at Chamber events. With more than 100 educational conferences, seminars, and networking events every year, the Chamber is the most dynamic business association in Chicagoland. Join to make connections that count for your business. 

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Make your mark on the business landscape

Engage with a community of local leaders driving pro-business, pro-growth public policy.

The Chamber's 12 industry forums help shape Chicagoland’s business climate. Share your expertise, learn about key business issues, collaborate with your peers, and lead growth for your industry by joining one of our forums.

Agribusiness Forum
Emerging Leaders Forum
Employment Law Forum
Environment & Sustainability Forum
Events Forum
Global Connections Forum
Healthcare Forum
Logistics & Mobility Forum
Mid-Market Forum
Small & Emerging Business Forum
Technology Forum
Tax Policy Forum

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Be heard on key business policy issues

Chamber members are regularly invited to give feedback on policy that impacts business. Make sure your voice is heard at the local, city, state and federal levels of government. 

The Chamber advocates for the business community at every level of government, watching closely for policy that can impact your ability to run your business profitably. The Chamber has a track record of legislative success stories.

The Chamber also empowers members with assistance in dealing with local government, so if you need help applying for permits or negotiating bureaucracy, you’ve come to the right place. 

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Membership benefits

Chamber membership is an investment that starts to pay off right away.

  Executive Premier Leadership Circle President's Circle


Membership engagement consultation
  150 + member networking events
  Access to membership database and directory
  Engage with industry forums
  Influence industry and public policy
  Voucher for Chamber events*
  Discounts on business goods & services
All member employees receive benefits


Chamber Member directory listing
Share your news through our website and social media channels
Sponsor or host events
Targeted matchmaking*
Feature as Success Story*


Invitation to exclusive legislative receptions/events*
Invitations to quarterly high-level networking events*
Join us for quarterly Board Meetings*
Feature an executive profile on our website, news and social media*
Potential to be nominated as a forum executive
Invitation to attend Public Policy Committee Meetings
Exclusive invitations to select VIP events
Eligible for Board Membership

*Increased value by level

Need more details? Download our breakdown of Membership benefits.

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What happens when I join the Chamber?

Membership consultants will meet with you to discuss your membership goals and how the Chamber can support you.

The Chamber can help you:

  • Network. Chamber networking helps you develop effective relationships, and meet the right people to grow your business. 

  • Influence. Make your voice heard in government. Chamber members are regularly invited to give feedback on policy that impacts business. The Chamber’s 12 industry forums help shape Chicagoland’s business climate. 

  • Learn. Chamber educational events and seminars teach new skills, expand your perspective and introduce ideas that will help grow your business.

  • Save. Access member business savings, including significant discounts on business services and supplies. 

Member savings

We’ve partnered with business service providers and business suppliers to help you save money on:

Questions? Contact our membership team at

Your Membership team

Karen Hickey
Vice President, Membership
Emmanuel Lopez
Manager, Member Engagement
Eva Paredes
Director, Member Engagement