City of Waukegan Chamber of Commerce

Join the Chamber
Become part of a dynamic community organization!

Our mission
The City of Waukegan Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to promote business growth in Waukegan, to serve members with personal and professional development opportunities and to affect public policy decisions to the benefit of the Waukegan business community.

In addition to the opportunities and benefits available to member businesses, the City of Waukegan Chamber of Commerce also facilitates action on issues of larger concern to both businesses and citizens of the area.

Who we are
The City of Waukegan Chamber of Commerce is a group of dedicated business professionals that work together. As a member of the City of Waukegan Chamber of Commerce, you are a part of a growing number of businesses who recognize the power of many is greater than the power of one.

Our Chamber members are as diverse as the city itself, representing businesses of all sizes and industries. Together, we are shaping Waukegan’s dynamic business environment by making the city an exceptional place to live and work. Join us and make your own connection in Waukegan and the business world.

Invest in your success
Chamber membership is an outstanding value whether your company is big or small. When your company joins, every employee automatically become a Chamber member, eligible for all of the programs and services we offer.

Your investment increases your opportunities to make new contacts, attract customers, bolster your customer base and provides a voice for your business. The Chamber offers professional training programs to help you succeed and make our community stronger. Membership is the driving force behind a successful organization and we urge you to become involved.

Join today and take advantage of these valuable benefits of chamber membership…

● Connect
Our breakfasts, lunches and after-hours events offer a variety of ways to network and connect with other members as well as the public.

● Lunch and Learn
Lively topics, great networking and great food! The Chamber’s monthly luncheon is held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month at the Waukegan Public Library.

● Business After Hours
Hosted by a different Chamber member business each month, this casual after-hours event is always a fun time to catch up with colleagues, or serve as host and showcase your products and/or services. (5-7 p.m., third Thursdays)

● Wake up with Waukegan
Series of educational events to connect the community with local business leaders. Guest speakers cover a range of topics and food and beverage is catered to all in attendance.

Get noticed
Among our initiatives are publications that reach every household and beyond, cooperative advertising opportunities and, of course, terrific online promotional opportunities.

● The Chamber’s community website
Every Chamber business is listed in our online business directory free of charge.

● City of Waukegan Community Guide
This is THE annual guide for the City of Waukegan delivered in the spring to over 13,000 businesses and residents in our community. In addition to civic information and community contacts it also features an alphabetical and categorical listing of all chamber members, free of charge. For those desiring a greater presence, display advertising is available exclusively for Chamber members.

● Newsletters & social media
Our weekly e-newsletter offers the opportunity for members to share their news with our email networks. Simply forward your events with a hyperlink or PDF for more information and we’ll be happy to pass it on. Let us also share your news through our Facebook page and Linkedin accounts!

Tap resources
Learning opportunities, business services, bridge-building through partnerships, advocating for our businesses – our resources are yours.

● Education workshops
Whether a session on the latest trends in social media for business, or a discussion on a human resource issue, we bring the specialists in to share their expertise.

● Advocacy
We represent our constituents’ interests when a local, regional, state or federal issue impacts them and collaborate with other partners on issues where appropriate. We share information through our regular communications.

● Facilitating connections
Exploring an idea, looking for the right contact or just need a little guidance? Contact our staff – we will be happy to try to direct you to the right people or answer.

Join today!

For more information, visit or contact the Chamber office at (847) 623-6800 or