Celebrate Chamber Week September 11-17

Celebrate Chamber Week September 11-17

Illinois recognizes Chamber of Commerce Week every year in September, in honor of the contributions made by local chambers to the economic vitality of their communities. The Northbrook Chamber is celebrating with an open house on September 16, a banner in downtown Northbrook, and special offers for new members.

The open house on Friday, September 16 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. will give current members the chance to meet and greet local residents and businesspeople at the Chamber office. Sunset Foods will provide popcorn, and promotional giveaways are welcome. Chamber staff will welcome visitors for tours of the historic Civic Building and share Community Guides and other information about the organization. Chamber Executive Director Kathi Quinn announced the open house at the Northbrook Village Board meeting on August 23, where the Chamber received a proclamation in honor of Chamber Week from Village President Kathryn Ciesla.

Prospective members will want to take advantage of special incentives available during Chamber of Commerce Week, including limited-time marketing benefits. Chamber ambassadors and other members will be available during the open house to share their experiences and explain the great value of membership.

Be sure to check out the Chamber’s banner hanging from September 11-17 at the corner of Shermer and Walters, and plan to join us for our open house!  Members are welcome to volunteer for set-up, tear-down, as greeters, or to provide promotional items for distribution to visitors. Sign up on via our website, or contact Kathi Quinn, kathi@northbrookchamber.org for more information.

  • Chamber Trivia!

    Illinois is home to over 400 local chambers of commerce.

    The first Illinois chamber was established in Galena in 1838, just 20 years after Illinois achieved statehood.

    The Northbrook Chamber opened its first office in 1968. Before that, meetings were held over dinner at Allgauer’s Restaurant.

    The Chamber has educated future civic leaders in the Leadership Northbrook class since 1987.

    The Civic Building, home to the Chamber offices, previously served as Northbrook’s Village Hall, fire station, police station and public library (not all at the same time!)