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New Member Special:
Join before September 25 and not only will you receive the FREE listings in our annual printed Business Directory, but we will waive the $25 registration fee and you will receive TWO free tickets to our popular CEO Unplugged series ($40 value). Join online today or contact Amy Feeley to learn more.
Benefits: 600 member businesses in the Elgin area rely on the Elgin Area Chamber (EAC) to provide tools and resources to help their business gain a competitive advantage. The larger and more diverse our membership, the more powerful we are at our mission of promoting conditions favorable to business growth. View the complete list of Member Benefits.
Application: Complete the application online or download an application. Please make sure you complete all fields with a red asterisk and click on "Submit" to pay online or "Print" to pay by check at the bottom of the page. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. Be sure to check out about our money saving Enhanced and Premier upgrade opportunities!
Membership Investment: Your membership investment is based on the total number of local employees and is renewed annually according to your anniversary date. If you have 30 or more employees or multiple sites, you are encouraged to contact the us at 1-847-741-5660 for membership pricing. A portion of your membership investment may be tax deductible as an ordinary business expense.
Follow-up: You will receive a credit card receipt via email immediately, welcome email within two business days, and a mail welcome package. We look forward to serving you!
EAC Among the Top 3% of All Chambers Nationwide!
As the only program of the kind in the country, U.S. Chamber Accreditation validates a chamber as having strong standards of programming, demonstrating clear organizational procedures, and as being a catalyst for positive action in the community.
“Accreditation validates a chamber as having programs that benefit their local economy and for positively influencing action in their community,” said Raymond P. Towle, IOM, CAE, U.S. Chamber Executive Director of Political Affairs and Federation Relations. “We applaud these organizations for advancing the principles of free enterprise.”
Accreditation is the only national program that recognizes chambers for their effective organizational procedures and community involvement. In order to receive Accreditation, a chamber must meet minimum standards in their operations and programs, including areas of governance, government affairs, and technology. This extensive self-review can take 6-9 months to complete.
"By being a U.S. Chamber of Commerce Accredited Chamber, our members know we are an accountable organization that is held to the highest standard; a standard by which only 3% of all chambers of commerce nationwide achieve,” said Carol Gieske, Chamber President and CEO. “We are among 210 elite Chambers of more than 7,000 across the country to achieve this status.”
The final determination of whether a chamber is accredited and at what level is made by the Accrediting Board, a committee of U.S. Chamber board members. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.