Networking Events

The Evanston Chamber of Commerce regularly hosts networking events, which are perfect for making new connections, sharing ideas, discussing your business and enjoying local venues. Each event has a different flavor, but all allow you to build your network to help your business launch, grow and thrive.

Check the Chamber Events Calendar to see our upcoming schedule of events!

Attending Networking Events

All are welcome to attend Evanston Chamber of Commerce networking events.

  • Chamber Members: enjoy FREE or discounted admission to all networking events.
  • Non-Members: attend with the purchase of full-price tickets to build connections with the Chamber community.

Experience your first event on us! The Evanston Chamber is happy to offer all prospective members two, complimentary tickets to a networking event so you can check out the Chamber. Email our team ( for more details.

Sponsoring Networking Events

  • The Chamber has fantastic opportunities for businesses – like yours – to sponsor a networking event, boosting your brand and increasing your involvement. Sponsors provide a financial contribution toward the event, and the Chamber team handles all promotions, event logistics and marketing. 

Check out the Networking Event Sponsorship Packet for full details. Benefits include:

  • logo placement/brand promotion in all event communications
  • event tickets (great to use for prospective customers/clients)
  • on-site info table hosting
  • five minutes on the event agenda to speak to attendees

Email Brittany Wright ( to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

Networking Event Options

Happy Hour Networking:

Happy Hour networking events, hosted monthly, are the BEST way to get to know the business community while sampling the incredible, local food and drinks. These high-energy events are hosted at restaurants, breweries, eateries, and cool event spaces around Evanston. Want to host an event? Contact the Chamber team ( for more details!

Networking Breakfast:

Get your morning started with a meet-and-greet at a Networking Breakfast. These events take place on weekday mornings at member businesses, and attendees enjoy light breakfast snacks or refreshments. Come prepared with business cards, and ready to give a brief intro on you and your business.

Women in Business:

Women in Business was created to provide gathering opportunities for women in and around Evanston who are interested in business and professional development. This active group provides women an atmosphere conducive for great networking and learning with panel-style events highlighting local speakers. 

Additional Networking Groups:

The Evanston Chamber of Commerce has close partnerships with additional networking groups in Evanston. Contact us for more details, and we can connect you to these fantastic resources:

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Upcoming Chamber Events


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