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

Advertising & Marketing

  • Referrals
  • Hot Deals
  • Job Postings
  • Member Event Listing
  • Member discounts
    - in Chamber Publications: Annual Community Guide and Unwrap Highland Park magazine
    - Constant Contact E-mail Marketing
  • Display business cards and brochures in Chamber Office & at Connections Events
  • Listing on the
  • Business Directory
  • Google Map on your directory listing
  • Sponsorship & Marketing opportunities
  • Business Seminars
  • Chamber Rate to participate in Sidewalk Sale
  • Sponsorships for all Chamber Special Events
  • Host a Business After Hours or Professional Women’s Roundtable
  • Option to purchase membership mailing list
  • Option for Exclusive E-mail Ad Blasts to Members
  • Partnership with SCORE – free Business Counseling
  • Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies

Networking Developement

  • First Wednesday Connections
  • Business After Hours
  • Professional Women’s Roundtable
  • Business Education Seminars
  • Student Honor Dinner
  • Holiday Celebration & Annual Meeting
  • Multi-Chamber Events
  • Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies


  • Chamber representation on Business & Economic Development Advisory Group
  • Quarterly Chamber/City staff meetings
  • Membership in the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) and Leadership Team for ACCE Hometown Chamber's Council
  • Membership in Illinois Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (IACCE), and Board of Directors
  • Illinois Retail Merchants Association
  • North Shore Chamber of Commerce Executives
  • Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
  • Coalition Partner with Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC)


  • Participation in the Chamber provides your business with the essential public credibility.
  • Consumers are 49% more likely to think favorably of a Chamber member business & 80% more likely to purchase goods or services from the company in the future.(National Survey Schapiro Group)
  • Accredited Member BBB

Please contact either Ginny Glasner or Michael LaMattina 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