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

Join Us for ECC’s 97th Annual Celebration!

ECC 97th Annual Celebration

Join us for our biggest night of the year to network and party with Chamber connections old and new. An Evanston Chamber signature event, the Annual Celebration & Awards is an evening of conviviality dedicated to the ingenuity, perseverance and resolve of the entrepreneurs, innovators, business owners and staff that comprise Evanston’s dynamic business community. Evanston Chamber of Commerce 97th … Continue reading →

Cook County Engages Businesses to Participate in Threat Preparedness


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 →

Fountain Square Art Festival Celebrates 37th year, June 25-26

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 →

10 Benefits of Business Planning for all Businesses

Components of Business Planning

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 →