Benefits and Programs

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The Carol Stream Chamber of Commerce is a private, nonprofit organization of businesses and professionals dedicated to advancing the economic well being of Carol Stream and the Greater Carol Stream area.

We serve our members by offering a variety of programs to ensure business success.  We are committed to assisting members in meeting, networking, partnering and collaborating to maintain a strong and vibrant business community.

Benefits and Programs

Business To Community Directory
This handy reference tool featuring only Chamber members is used extensively in Carol Stream and the Greater Carol Stream area. Directories are distributed to businesses in the area. Thanks to our village partners – Carol Stream Village Hall, Carol Stream Park District and Carol Stream Public Library – directories are distributed to residents of our community.

Hot Deals
Hot Deals can be posted at no charge on the Chamber website.

Job Postings
Members can post job openings at no charge on the Chamber website.

Mini Exhibitor Tables
Members receive one free mini exhibitor table per year. Opportunities are available at MultiChamber Luncheons.

News Releases
Members can post news releases at no charge on the Chamber website. This is an effective marketing tool to reach into the Village of Carol Stream and Greater Carol Stream area.

Social Media Marketing
The Chamber has a presence on Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube informing members on Chamber news and updates.

Website Listing
Every member of the Chamber has an individual listing on our website. Information includes contact name, contact address, website link, email link, hours of operation and description of business. Enhanced listings and banners are available.

Weekly Email Bulletin
The weekly email bulletin provides members with Calendar of Events, curated articles focused on marketing, personal development and leadership.

Eblasts
Eblasts are an effective marketing tool to reach Chamber members. Eblasts run on Fridays only. Only one Eblast per Friday. Analytics are provided the following Monday.   There is a charge for this service.

MyChamber App
The MyChamber App allows members to promote their businesses within our local community.  There is a low fee to add the app to the Chamber marketing  toolkit.

Chamber programs and Events

Industrial Round Table: Workforce Development
Business leaders in the Carol Stream industrial sector, education stakeholders and other community stakeholders partner and collaborate to support each other and to create solutions to ensure an effective and productive workforce. Round Tables meets the last Friday of each month.

In Fall 2019, the Chamber will introduce Round Tables on the topics of Health and Wellness, Non Profit, Professional Services and Retail. 

Single Office/Home Office Round Table
The Single Office/Home Office (SOHO) Round Table is for small business owners and entrepreneurs to meet, network, problem-solve and discuss relevant business concerns. The Round Table meets the second Wednesday of each month.

Women in Business
Programming focuses on inspiring, educating, supporting and empowering our Women in Business to achieve success in their professional and personal lives. This group meets the second Friday of each month. Additionally the Women in Business: Coffee and Connecting group hosts Tables of Interest in the spring and the Annual Polka Dot Progressive Luncheon (Nov. 20, 2019).

Business After Hours
Business After Hours are held quarterly.  This is a great way to meet fellow Chamber members in a relaxed atmosphere.

Luncheons
Luncheons are held regularly throughout the year in partnership with Greater Carol Stream area Chambers. Topics range from Public Safety Trends in DuPage County to Social Marketing. Check our Calendar of Events for scheduled luncheons.

Special Events

Special events help fund the Chamber to provide meaningful programming for our membership.

Annual Golf Tournament (Sept. 26, 2019), Bloomingdale Golf Course
9 a.m. shotgun start

 Beer/Wine/Whiskey Tasting
(Oct. 22, 2019)

Holiday Social
(Nov. 14, 2019)