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The 2018 Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce (EAC) Directory is your go-to guide for 600 Chamber member businesses and organizations in the Elgin area. Keep this directory handy and use it to build your network, find professional services, grab a bite to eat or shop for local products. Chamber businesses support our economy, employ our residents and make this area a great place to live, work, enjoy and raise a family.

The Elgin Area Chamber is an award-winning, business-building organization that provides local companies the tools to grow and the connections to thrive. All Chamber programs are designed to give small and large businesses the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills, to develop those all-important business relationships and to make or save money. Dedicated to continuing to improve the quality of life in our thriving community through our economic development and Chamber programs, the Elgin Area Chamber is one of only three percent of accredited Chambers of Commerce in the nation.

From Elgin’s early pioneer days when the city was known as “the butter capital of the world” to the rise of the industrial revolution and the National Watch Factory to the halcyon days of the family-owned department stores, like Leath, Spiess, Swan and Ackemann’s lining the streets of downtown, to the marked development of the Randall Road corridor and the influx of new manufacturing and tech businesses, the story of Elgin’s business community continues to be written (and rewritten) to this day.

In this publication, you will learn more about the communities of Elgin and South Elgin and how the Elgin Area Chamber’s myriad services and resources help shape the success of local businesses.

We invite you to learn more about the Elgin Area Chamber by visiting our office at 31 S. Grove Ave., calling us at (847) 741-5660 or visiting our website at The Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business in the Fox Valley.