Elgin Area Chamber Offers Options
The Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce provides a extensive menu of events, workshops and programs to get involved in as a local small business owner. The Elgin Chamber offers anything from business referral groups to workshops and guest speakers which makes this organization a valuable asset to the City of Elgin.
Local chambers are places where you can make connections and gain insight and information about doing business in a particular region. The EAC also houses the Elgin Development Group which exists as a dedicated department of the Elgin Chamber to attract new businesses to Elgin. There are extensive resources available to new and existing businesses that will come in handy when deciding to serve the Elgin area market. The Elgin Development Group provides database access that will show market values, data and statistics that will help you determine if the Elgin is right for you. The Chamber may also provide you with real estate openings and guide you in prospective location availability for your store front or office space.
Two world class programs the Chamber offers are the Elgin Area Leadership Academy and the Elgin Area Small Business Academy. Both programs are a monthly cohort that is launched to develop volunteers, entrepreneurs and small business startups. Members participate in monthly sessions that center around a topic about leadership or business. Besides the information that is presented, participants build their network and create partnerships in the academy that last a lifetime.
Being a part of a local chamber allows your business to establish trust and credibility within the community. There are often opportunities to volunteer, speak at engagements and workshops that can expand and expose your business to members in and out of the chamber. Elgin’s Chamber is especially a big one, so just paying a membership fee will not allow you to reap the benefits. Being a part of a local chamber requires that you get involved in some capacity to make the most of your membership.
Severity Design has been involved with the chamber both directly and indirectly over the past several years. Overall, it has been a great experience for us to meet other business owners and get to know the small business climate in our area. We also volunteer with the Small Business Academy, helping other businesses get started and coach them in their website design and marketing. Outside of the chamber, we have been able to help several with website and marketing from small to big.
If you, or someone you know, would be interested in getting more information about the Elgin Area Chamber or interested in a free marketing consultation, please don’t hesitate to call us at 630-415-4054. We are here to help you get the buzz you’re looking for about your products or services. A professionally built website is the key to helping generate new customers and keeping them interested. Let us show you how!