Making Connections — Building Visibility — Delivering Business Intelligence
Whether you are someone searching for a local business or a community-minded business looking for resources to do business better, the Evanston Chamber of Commerce makes it easy for you to get connected!
- Find a referral to a local business.
- Start or move a business to Evanston.
- Enhance your business acumen and profitability.
- Build visibility.
- Learn about issues that could impact your business.
- Extend your marketing reach.
- Network with Evanston’s influential business and community leaders.
- Demonstrate your business’ commitment to supporting the community.
- Just #LovingEvanston? We’ve got you covered too!
News & Blog
Local leaders and the Evanston Police Department are looking for Evanston businesses and organizations to take part in a free comprehensive, cohort-based training program to prepare for active threats to the community. Active threat events have increasingly occurred in communities large and small, and vary widely in scope — from the acts of a lone perpetrator to larger, more coordinated … Continue reading →
The MashUp is uniquely Evanston. This wildly popular starlit evening of conversation, connection and camaraderie mixes together a veritable Who’s Who of Evanston. Young entrepreneurs join in with seasoned executives. Fine arts pros mingle with financial services experts. Community and corporate leaders connect with stewards of civic and social service organizations. Come to the party that’s the talk of the … Continue reading →
Craft Beer Fest Added to Music, Interactive Art Project and Kid Friendly Activities The North Shore’s oldest juried arts fair, presented by the Evanston Chamber of Commerce, features eclectic works from more than 150 artists. The fest is held at the intersections of Sherman and Church Streets just steps from Evanston’s historic Fountain Square. A gate donation of $5 benefits … Continue reading →
It’s a shame that so many people think business plans are just for startups, or to back up loan applications, or for getting investors. The truth is that business planning offers serious benefits for everybody in business. And I’d like to point out that none of these benefits require a big formal business plan document. A lean business plan (as … Continue reading →
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today reminded people with home-based businesses that, when filling out their 2015 federal income tax returns, they can choose a simplified method for claiming the deduction for business use of a home. View IRS YouTube Video on Simplified Home Office Deduction. In tax year 2013, the most recent year for which figures are … Continue reading →