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The Chamber

Often people think of a chamber as the staff, or the office they reside in, or even the events they host (e.g. “I’m going to the Chamber!”). The Chamber of Commerce is our members – the collective group of local businesses, individuals, and organizations that voluntarily align themselves with the Chamber’s mission to help build a stronger, more prosperous community. It is a working partnership, solely supported by private industry. Members actively invest their time, money and talents into initiatives that ensure Highland Park is attractive to residents, visitors, and businesses alike. Our Chamber reflects a diversity of business types, from service to retail, professional to not-for-profit. No two businesses are exactly alike and that is what makes our Chamber and community unique.


Our Vision

To be the essential resource for business success in the Highland Park area.

Our Mission

Our purpose is to help all member businesses prosper by providing programs and services to encourage business development through promotion, advocacy, connections and education.

Our Values

We Are:

  • Membership focused
  • Involved in our Community
  • Innovative
  • Ethical
  • Fiscally responsible

The Real Value of Your Chamber Membership

Value of Information

The Chamber brings you unique resources – immediate IRS Small Business Information, access to SCORE for free business counseling, partnership with providers such as Constant Contact for discounted marketing resources – all information that is timely and relevant to the success of your business operation.

Value of Influence

The Chamber represents your interests – whether it is representing you on the Business & Economic Development Advisory Group,  or local, state or federal legislation, the Chamber is your advocate on all issues of import to business.

Value of Interaction

The Chamber provides opportunity – people want to do business with people they know, like and trust.  Network Development, Member-to-Member programs, and Power Partnerships foster relationships that encourage leads, referrals and more business for our members.

Value of Impact

The Chamber represents thousands of employees in and around Highland Park – the strength of our membership and the direct results of our initiatives effect outcomes that benefit our members.

Your Member Benefits & Services

Please contact CEO Lori Rubin Dekalo at 847-432-0284 or with questions regarding our value-based membership and how to get involved. We will help you find the best membership level for your business.

"When consumers know that a small business is a member of the chamber of commerce, they are 49% more likely to think favorably of it and 80% more likely to purchase goods or services from the company in the future." National Survey-The Schapiro Group

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