• Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a Chamber of Commerce?
    A Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit, membership association that provides networking, marketing, resources and referrals for your business.

    Why should you become a member of a Chamber of Commerce?
    As a Chamber member you can boost your community image and increase your sales. A recent national survey found that consumers are 63% more likely to buy from Chamber members.

    Is the Chamber part of local government?
    No, the Chamber is not a part of village government, but does work closely with our three municipalities to communicate important business and community news and information to our local businesses.

    How many members does the Chamber have?
    The DBR Chamber of Commerce has over 300 members from almost every business category and we are growing everyday.

    Do I need to be located in Deerfield Bannockburn or Riverwoods to join?
    Any business regardless of their location is eligible for membership.

    When are your “meetings”?
    The Chamber hosts over 70 events each year with five regular meetings per month, including a networking breakfast, a professional women's luncheon, Health & Wellness Professional Lunch, and a Business After Hours. The Chamber also hosts three expos, a holiday celebration, golf outing, and many, many joint events with neighboring Chambers of Commerce.

    What advertising and marketing opportunities are available to members?
    Chamber members may advertise in a variety of electronic and print media vehicles including our monthly electronic newsletter The EDocket, a weekly Eblast, annual community guide, and street map.  There are various sponsorship opportunities as well.

    How much does it cost to join?
    Membership dues investment is calculated by the number of full time employees. Many members prefer to join as a Platinum member and receive a menu of additional benefits for an extra charge. Please see the Investment Dues Schedule for more information.

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