• About Us

    100 years investing in youLake County Chamber Celebrates 100 Years of Service in 2015!

    The Lake County Chamber of Commerce was established in 1915 as the Waukegan Chamber of Commerce. In the mid-nineties, the name was changed to the Lake County Chamber of Commerce, shortly after the organization moved to its present location in Gurnee. Today, the Lake County Chamber serves as a regional organization helping businesses to expand the reach of their products and services with opportunities that help them make connections across Lake County.

     


    Our Purpose

    The Lake County Chamber is organized to advance the general welfare and prosperity of Lake County, Illinois so that its citizens and all areas of its business community shall prosper. We provide member businesses with opportunities to build key relationships through networking as well as take advantage of valuable marketing avenues provided through membership. 

     

    Networking and Marketing

    Coordinated weekly events provide member representatives with a greater opportunity to build their business connections with a schedule of early morning and after-hours networking opportunities. The morning networkers event offers a facilitated format and a great opportunity for first-timers to join us on scheduled Fridays each month and a monthly after-hours social which provides a great opportunity to unwind and make new or expand existing business connections. 

     

    Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

    Our affiliated Hispanic Chamber hosts a monthly after-hours open house on the last Wednesday of the month at local businesses throughout Lake County. Throughout the year, these networking opportunities are supplemented by educational programs, information sessions and with community and multi-chamber events that provide members with the opportunity to connect with consumers and expand their business county-wide. Members also have the opportunity to expand their visibility by participating as hosts or sponsors of these monthly events.

     

    Promotion

    Additionally, Chamber members have the opportunity to promote their business through a variety of free avenues which include our website, social media pages, the member-to-member discount program, affinity partnerships and with valuable referrals from the Chamber and fellow members. Expanded advertising opportunities are also offered through our website, member eblasts, annual member guide, and at our signature events.

    For membership and/or program information please call the Chamber at 847-249-3800. To join the Lake County Chamber of Commerce, complete the membership application online.