Making Connections — Building Visibility — Delivering Business Intelligence

Whether you are 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

The Chamber Keeps You Connected Morning, Noon and Night

Investing in Chamber membership has significant benefits; not only in the ongoing connections made that benefit you and others, but the trust your business will gain within the community, and the opportunities that the Chamber presents to each of our members.

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City Of Evanston

How many Tallmadge street lights are in Evanston? Are there standards for lighting levels? Find out in this week's Evanston Spotlight, which features a discussion on the City's Street Light Master Plan. ... See MoreSee Less

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This week's Friday Forecast features Water Production Bureau Chief Darrell King. Learn about the National Drinking Water Week 3rd Grade Art Contest, Presidents Day services, and Mayor Hagerty's upcoming Town Hall Meeting. ... See MoreSee Less

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It’s Black History Month! Each week in February, the City will highlight a Black Evanstonian who’s made an impact in the local community. This week, Gerri Sizemore is featured.

Geraldine (Gerri) Sizemore describes Evanston as "generous, compassionate [and] friendly," and those words could easily describe her. An Evanston resident for more than 50 years, Gerri has spent her time serving the community. Notably, in 1962, Gerri became the first African American to be hired as a High Low Foods grocery checker in the North Shore and subsequently trained many other checkers. In 1966, she began working for the United States Postal Service (USPS), where she worked for 37 years.

Aside from her time at USPS, Gerri has actively served the Evanston community through her extensive volunteerism, including currently as treasurer of the Foster Senior Club, Second Vice President of the Evanston (North Shore) Branch NAACP and as the Auxiliary President of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Technical Sergeant William B. Snell Post 7186. In addition, Gerri is on the board of the Forrest E. Powell Foundation, the Levy Senior Center Foundation and the Warren "Billy" Cherry Scholarship Fund. She is also an honorary board member at the Shorefront Legacy Center and a trustee at her church, Ebenezer A.M.E. Gerri has formerly served on the board at North Shore Village and at the Evanston Youth Job Center.

Over her rich life, Gerri has received numerous awards, including from the USPS, the 2015 Aging Well Award, the 2011 Outstanding Volunteers Award, the Vision Keeper Award, a community service award from the Chessman Club of the North Shore, Family Focus Evanston "Those who Make a Difference Award," the Forrest E. Powell Work Ethic Award, the Trailblazer Award and the Evanston Youth Job Center Volunteer Award.

In her free time, Gerri loves to travel, catch up on the news and spend time with her family.
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As a reminder, City facilities will be open on Presidents Day, Monday, February 18. Refuse and recycling collections will occur as normal. ... See MoreSee Less

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