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The Elgin Area Chamber is the voice of business. The Chamber works to create value-added membership opportunities and a business climate that attracts new businesses and enhances growth and expansion opportunities for existing businesses. As the leading local advocate for business in Elgin and South Elgin, the Chamber helps create a climate of growth and success in which all companies – regardless of size or industry – can prosper.

The strength of the Elgin Area Chamber comes from over 600 members and continues to grow daily. Through a solid network of 140+ volunteers and a talented professional staff, the Chamber has:

  • Core member services include networking, education, marketing and advocacy.
  • Strong partnerships.
  • Community involvement.
  • Ongoing solid support from the business community.
  • A rich history of accomplishment.

The Chamber hosts more than 75 programs and events each year. These include high-level speaking programs featuring our region’s foremost leaders, issues-based roundtables, open networking, educational opportunities and formal awards and recognition ceremonies.

Our programs provide a platform for all our members to gain valuable insight from prominent business and government leaders, exposure to pertinent issues affecting the area’s leading industries, and the opportunity to build a valuable network of peers.

We look forward to working with your business in 2019!

Tony Sanders
School District U-46
2019 Board of Directors Chair


Thank you for considering becoming an EAC Member.

I believe supporting the Chamber in its vision to improve our quality of life and economic vitality is paramount to sustaining Elgin’s competitive advantage.

Through your Chamber membership, you contribute to the community in a very practical, effective way. The Elgin Area Chamber works for the business community on the most critical issues facing business today:  education, transportation, healthcare, economic development, and many more.

Your business can be part of all of this and more. I encourage you to become a member today.

Mike Warren
Rieke Office Interiors
Member since 2003 and
2018 Board of Directors Chair