March 2024



A Message from the Executive Director

It has been a privilege to serve as the Executive Director since June 1,1999.  I recently have tendered by resignation to the Board of Directors effective July 31, 2024.  During my tenure, I have gained valuable experience and have had the opportunity to contribute to the growth and success of the DBR Chamber of Commerce and our communities. I am extremely grateful for the support provided to me during my time as Executive Director. I am proud of the many accomplishments and services I have been able to provide to the Chamber and our members.


However, I have decided that it is time for me to move on to new challenges and opportunities.


Thank you for the opportunity to serve my communities for the past 25 years, I will undoubtedly take these experiences to my future endeavors.  I will always regard my time at the DBR Chamber of Commerce as a significant chapter in my professional career.


Vicki Street


Economic Outlook Breakfast

Thursday, April 25

8:00 am - 9:30 am

Learn about economic trends that will affect your business in the coming months in this special multi-chamber event! We are pleased to welcome Thomas Jalics, Managing Director & Chief Investment Strategist for Fifth Third Private Bank, as our presenter for the 2024 Economic Outlook Breakfast. The informative annual breakfast, with insightful observations about the economy, will be held in partnership with the Northbrook, Deerfield Bannockburn Riverwoods (DBR), Glenview, Highland Park and Wheeling Chambers of Commerce at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Deerfield.  


Deerfield Commercial Energy Survey

The Village of Deerfield invites you to participate in a brief survey focused on commercial energy practices. Your valuable input will help us better understand and address the energy needs of our community, paving the way for more sustainable and efficient practices. Your involvement is crucial in shaping a greener future for Deerfield. The survey is expected to take less than 2 minutes to complete.


Simply follow the link, we look forward to hearing from you.


Welcome New Members

January and February 2024


Update Your Member Information for 2024

The 2024/25 DBR Community Guide will be publishing in June 2024.  Delivered to every household and business by mail in the 60015 zip code, the Community Guide will increase your business reach directly to residents, business owners and visitors.   


As a Chamber member, your listing both alphabetically and by category is included at no additional charge. Please update your business information in the member portal or call our office at 847-945-4660.


Updating your member information also helps us to ensure that all Chamber communication is directed to the correct individuals within your organization. This includes important updates, events, and opportunities that may benefit your business.


For assistance with updating your 2024 information, contact the Chamber office at 847-945-4660 or email [email protected].


April Chamber Events

Keep your business exposed and top of mind to your audience!  Register for an event today.  

Costco, Amazon, Netflix, Xfinity, and the gym - subscriptions are everywhere! Let’s talk about how to make them work for our businesses.
Join the DBR Chamber's new networking group for subscription businesses and explore the possibilities of recurring revenue.
Facilitated by subscription expert and Chamber member Mathew Kerbis, The Subscription Attorney, this group is for anyone interested in the subscription business model - whether you already operate a subscription service, are subscription-curious, or simply want to learn more.
Not sure if your business can use subscriptions? No problem! Bring your questions and ideas. Leave with fresh inspiration and contacts in the local subscription economy.

Business After Hours - April 25 at Venture X

Join DBR members and Venture X and their partners for an evening of informal networking.  Venture X located in Deerfield is for companies who want more of a professional coworking experience. They believe that “pro-working” can be great for entrepreneurs but also for more established businesses. Just because you need workspace on flexible terms doesn’t mean your business should sacrifice quality, amenities, or a professional work environment that aligns with your brand.


The DBR Chamber of Commerce is extending an invitation to all businesses that are interested in hosting future "Business After Hours" events. It's a fantastic chance to put your business in the spotlight and attract the attention of potential clients and partners. If you're interested in hosting an event, or wish to get more information, contact the Chamber office [email protected] or by phone at 847-945-4660. Don't miss this opportunity to showcase your business and open your doors to a broad network of professionals.


Hot Deals

Expose your business by posting hot deals on the Chamber's website.  It's free to members.  Just send us your special offer or post using your member portal or email to [email protected].


Save the Date - Monday, August 12

DBR Golf Outing at Ravinia Green Country Club

Our dedicated golf committee has been working hard on organizing an absolutely amazing golf outing for our valued members on Monday, August 12th! We can't wait to share it with you!  


Make sure to Save the Date and look for sponsorship and golfer information in the coming weeks.


Member News


DBR Chamber of Commerce

570 Lake Cook Road, Suite 335, Deerfield, IL 60015 847-945-4660 [email protected]