The only nonprofit business organization in the region solely supported by private industry, the Evanston Chamber of Commerce provides programs, services and leadership opportunities to help its member-businesses thrive. Through the important work of volunteers, the Chamber fosters a competitive business climate conducive to growth, prosperity and maintaining a high quality of life. Members represent the major sectors of the Evanston economy:
Members represent the major sectors of the Evanston economy:
- Business and professional services
- Restaurants, food and beverage
- Real estate
- Technology and telecommunications
- Arts, culture and entertainment
- Hotel and travel
- Family, community and civic
While membership in the Evanston Chamber is voluntary, it reflects a commitment to advance not only the success of the individual company/organization, but also the business community as a whole. The Evanston Chamber is a community of business people. People who support each other and strive to help each other succeed.
Membership also reflects a commitment to help enhance the economic vitality of the community. Member businesses acknowledge and embrace Evanston’s rich tradition of social conscience and of accepting responsibility for working collaboratively to improve and grow opportunities for its residents and community.
Under a progressive membership investment structure, annual dues are assessed according to the size of the company/organization. Although the Chamber works closely with many governmental bodies, it receives no regular public funding.
The Chamber’s policies and positions are set by its volunteer Board of Directors. The Board meets on a monthly basis to ensure that Chamber activities, communications and initiatives produce a high ROI for Chamber members.
Evanston Chamber of Commerce Mission Statement
To promote and grow business in our community.
To be an essential, inclusive partner in the economic vitality of our community.