Evanston Chamber and History

Evanston, with its close proximity to Chicago, has been a prime location for business for more than a century. But it takes more than desirable real estate to make business succeed.

As the Evanston Chamber of Commerce celebrates its 100 yeas in business, this display looks at Evanston business and its role in our community. Through challenges and opportunities, Evanston’s businessmen and businesswomen have dedicated themselves—along with residents and visitors—to build a thriving community.

100 years in business

We invite you to learn more the evolution of business, the partners who support business growth and the pioneers who weren’t limited because of race or sex.

And as we look at the story of Evanston business, we invite you to join us
as we prepare for the next century!

Evanston Chamber History

To learn more about the history of Evanston and the Evanston Chamber of Commerce, check out the exhibit (PDF) from our 2020 Annual Meeting and Celebration.

Find a Local Business

Upcoming Chamber Events


See Calendar of Events »