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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!

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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.


"“Thanks to the EAC, we had help to grow our business, get involved in our community, and make some connections with other local business owners. We are really thankful for the opportunity to be part of this great organization, and we can only add that being in the Chamber is the right move to start building a successful business."

- Victor Rangel
Sammy’s Mexican Grill

"The EAC has been instrumental in connecting our restaurant with opportunities for networking, including introducing us to charities that can benefit from our services and local businesses that can potentially utilize our services. Hosting chamber events is an easy and fun way to promote menu items and introduce aspects of our business, such as catering!"

- Natalie Krusemeier
Colonial Café and Ice Cream

"Congratulations on your Accreditation and being recognized as being "The Best of The Best"! The Chamber is an incredible asset to the business community and the City. It's particularly notable when an "outsider" acknowledges an organization for the value they bring to their constituents, their clients and their community."

- David Bear
McDonald's Restaurants of Elgin

"Enhanced membership in the EAC has helped potential clients find me faster on web searches, The SEO of the EAC site is well optimized to keep my company name at the top of search engines, and that is well worth my membership."

- Kim Gilmore
Gimore Marketing Concepts

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