The Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce was officially established on May 9, 1947 to lead the economic development of Arlington Heights. As the village grew, resource needs and opportunities for businesses did also. The role of the chamber of commerce evolved over the past 70 years because of these changes, however the foundation of being influential in the economic development of the village has stayed consistent. Whether working to retain existing businesses through business counseling, consulting, promotion, or advocacy to the recruitment of businesses through collaboration with commercial property owners, franchise agencies or being a business translator when working with local government agencies, the Arlington Heights Chamber continues its foundational mission.
Keeping businesses here – the reality is, the chamber cannot guarantee the success of any business in town. However, we can guarantee connections to people and resources to give them a greater chance of success. One of those resources is this guide. As an insider’s look into our business community, this guide offers consumers the ability to identify businesses who are community investors. This means they are not just here to make a profit, they invest back into the community through the chamber resources that helps the overall community. By consumers supporting these businesses, it helps provide the resources they need to stay profitable and competitive with businesses in surrounding communities. Where you spend your money does directly impact your community. Knowing where the Arlington Heights municipal boarders are will help you make the conscious decision to use your local businesses.
Bringing in new businesses – many of our businesses depend upon our connections to consumers to be successful. When there is an active economic development chamber, potential business owners and investors become more interested in the community. When there is an active economic development chamber, commercial owners are more strategic on what businesses will be most successful in their given space. If you know of a business in other communities that you would like to see come to Arlington Heights, give me a call or drop me an email. We will do our best to connect with them.
Providing what consumers need and want –The Arlington Heights Chamber is your chamber, working on your behalf to be an advocate for a healthy community. We provide you with the connections to businesses and organizations who make Arlington Heights a great village. We provide you the opportunities to engage in community events, social gatherings, and resources to help write your story of success. We provide you a platform to communicate the successes or desired success of your community. We are your connection, we are the connection to the Arlington Heights community.
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Jon S. Ridler
Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce