Chicagoland’s most influential business organization

The Chamber represents more than 1,000 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
Annual strategic membership engagement consultation
  Invitations to 100+ member networking and business events
  Chamber Member directory listing
  Vouchers for member networking events 4 6 10 15
  Receive Member-to-Member discounts on business goods and services
  Offer Member-to-Member discounts on your business goods and services
  All employees participate in Chamber activities
Share your news through our website and digital platforms
Opportunities for digital sponsorship/advertising
Receive business newsletters: Chamber @Work, Public Policy, International & Events
Influence public policy through access to Voter Voice
   Opportunity to apply for the Employer Training Grant Program**
Serve on our Business Committees and Councils
Targeted matchmaking - specific opportunities by membership level
Highlight your business with a Success Showcase on our digital platforms
Invitation to Premier Luncheons
Eligible for consideration to serve as an event panelist
Invitations to exclusive legislative receptions/events
Invitations to select Board of Directors meetings and VIP events
Showcase your leaders with an Executive Profile Q&A on our digital platforms
Eligible to lead a Business Committee or Council
   March Matchmaking Madness    
Placement of a company video on website and digital platforms
Invitations to Chairman's Luncheon
Invitations to attend Public Policy Committee meetings
Eligible for Nomination to Board of Directors
One-on-One meeting with Chamber CEO
Complimentary Advocacy consultation

*Increased value by level

** Restrictions apply

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

Jan Kostner
Senior Vice President, Membership and Corporate Relations
Eva Paredes
Senior Director, Member Engagement
Sarah Tuohy
Manager, Member Engagement
Erin Leary
Director, Member Engagement