"The Elgin Area Leadership Academy is a great investment in our people, our community, and a wonderful learning experience for those attending and being part of something great. "
- Marilena Acevedo
"“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
"What impresses me most about Elgin is its location, its people, and its spirit. It has history, culture, and a dedication to old world charm through its varied ethnic groups. Through the leadership of its city government, educational system, and quantifiable workforce Elgin has all that is needed to meet the needs of growth companies."
- Patrick Hayes, Chairman and Founder
"A benefit of being part of our local Elgin Area Chamber is that we are actively engaging in activities that support smaller and medium size business growth, ultimately leading to further economic improvement to our community. It's part of our Social Responsibility."
- Terry R. Royer, PE, President & CEO
Winergy Drive Systems Corporation
"Elgin Area Referral Network (EARN) is by far the most professional and prolific leads group I have ever joined, consisting of the Elgin area’s most experienced professionals and sales leaders. No gimmicks; no one trying to hard-sell you; no major turnover. I owe much of my 2011 new client growth to my EARN group. "
- Ted Koch
Old Second National Bank
"From my very first meeting at the Chamber—on a cold-call—I was treated as though I was already part of the family. Your team has been extremely helpful, and the Ambassadors go out of their way to make me comfortable at the Business after Hours. I have enjoyed several networking opportunities, and even made a nice sale after attending just a few meetings. "
- Bill Kousoulas
Gordon Flesch Company
"The Elgin Area Chamber gives you access to those leaders in the community who have a direct impact on the health of your business. "
- John Hurlbut
Hurlbut & Hurlbut, P.C.
"The Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce has been instrumental in growing my small business. "
- Kelly Brown, Owner
Four Seasons Redesign, Inc.
"It provides a forum for their input into community decisions as the Chamber is working to promote Elgin and its many attributes. "
- Jack Sorenson, President
U.S. Shelter L.L.C.