Chamber of Commerce Week Part of September Celebrations

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August 24, 2016
ELMHURST, Ill., August 22, 2016 – In celebration of Chamber of Commerce Week in Illinois, the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce & Industry is sponsoring a month of networking, educational and special events, as well as staging our annual new member recruitment campaign.
            At the request of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has proclaimed September 12-16 as Chamber of Commerce Week in Illinois.

Mayoral Proclamation

            Elmhurst Mayor Steve Morley has issued a Mayoral Proclamation declaring September 12-16 as Chamber of Commerce Week in Elmhurst.
Established in 1918, the Elmhurst Chamber is a voluntary organization of business and professional men and women who have joined together for the purpose of promoting an environment that creates success for local businesses and our community.
The Chamber also serves the needs of its members through services, programs and events that provide opportunities for networking and referral, business education, development and promotion, governmental representation and community involvement.
 “With some 600 members, the Elmhurst Chamber is the largest organization representing the interests of our businesses, and promoting commerce and industry throughout our community,” said John Quigley, ECCI President and CEO since 1999, the longest tenured chamber executive serving in DuPage County.

New Member Campaign

The Chamber’s new member campaign, which runs through September, features a 16-month membership (good through 2017) at the annual cost.  Chamber membership starts at $300 per year for businesses with one or two employees, plus a $25 registration fee.  New members can pay their Chamber dues via a monthly direct debit program.
For more information, contact the Chamber office by phone at 630-834-6060 or via e-mail at
During September, Elmhurst also will sponsor its annual Membership Breakfast and Open House, Third Annual Pig Roast and quarterly Membership Connections.
Event registration can be done on-line at via the event calendar module, e-mail at or phone at 630-834-6060.

Membership Breakfast/Open House

On September 14, our Chamber will host the monthly 8 a.m. Membership Breakfast in the DeForest Dance Academy Building at 300B West Lake Street.
DeForest Creative Group is an Event Sponsor.
The Chamber’s Open House at 300A West Lake Street, Suite 201, follows the Membership Breakfast from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pig Roast

With summer coming to an end, the Chamber will stage its Third Annual Pig Roast at The Silverado Grill (447 Spring Road) on Tuesday, September 27, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Suburban Bank & Trust is an Event Sponsor.
The cost of $30 per person includes the Pig Roast and two alcoholic beverages.
Tickets are limited to the first 125.

Membership Connections
            Prospective and current members can learn how to use the Chamber’s programs, products, services and events to better market and promote their businesses during the Membership Connections at our office on Friday, September 30, from 8 to 9 a.m.
            Complimentary food and beverages will be provided.