Become a Member

Every day the Elgin Area Chamber is working to help you achieve your success in the Fox Valley. From being an effective advocate on issues that affect your business, your community and your family, to a trusted business resource for networking and education opportunities, discounts, and information.

As an Elgin Area Chamber member, you and your business will be united with 600 other members. Imagine the potential in resources, contacts and opportunities!

Become a Member

Members' Top 10 Benefits

  1. Business After Hours 
  2. Website Business Profile Listing    
  3. New Member Orientation
  4. Community and Directory Guide Listing
  5. Business to Business Expos
  6. Ribbon Cutting and Ground Breaking Ceremonies
  7. Volunteer Opportunities
  8. EAC Works Online Jobs Board
  9. Mailing Labels
  10. Annual Luncheon meeting

See All Benefits

What Accreditation Means to Our Members. 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.

Our Newest Members


"As a new business in Elgin, the web page we receive with our membership in the Chamber is an important feature - not only with the map letting people know where we are located, but also in promoting all that we have to offer. Every floral designer is different, and the visual features of the web page will help us to show how we do our floral creations."

Floral Impressions

"“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

See More Testimonials

Need Help?


Join Our Business Family

Contact Us to learn how an Elgin Area Chamber can help your business.

Become a Member

Our number: 847-741-5660

Our email: