Des Plaines Chamber Members Only
The Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce has Partnered with the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce to bring their membership to businesses of 50 employees or less at a discounted price of $100.00 a year. The Illinois State Chamber has an incredible amount of resources for businesses to utilize. Below is a list of all of the benefits you will receive and cost savings programs to take advantage of.
This is offered to Chamber members only. Members with a company larger than 50 employees please contact the Des Plaines Chamber 847-824-4200 or email Andrea Biwer to discuss membership with the Illinois State Chamber.
Membership Benefits with the Illinois State Chamber
You have access to elected officials at the state and national level through the Illinois Chamber.
FULL-TIME BUSINESS ADVOCACY
Our goal is to promote a pro-business agenda and defeat anti-business legislation, regulations and rules. The Chamber employs seven full-time business lobbyists.
As a member, you can participate in our Government Affairs Council and have a direct voice in the development and recommendation of policy statements.
Our publications and resources keep you up to date on member news, employment law issues and other topics of importance to Illinois businesses.
• HR Helpline – Answers to important HR, labor law and compliance questions
• Business Leader Magazine – Quarterly print publication of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce
• Electronic Publications – President’s Message, Government Affairs Report and The Business Exec
• State Chamber Alerts – Urgent policy information emailed to you as soon as you need to know about it
• Legislative Summary and Scorecard after each General Assembly
Receive invitations to participate in governmental affairs briefings, programs and legislative coalition activities.
Invitations to “Members Only” events, such as our Annual Meeting each summer in Chicago, meetings with government leaders and special events held throughout the state.
Conferences, seminars and webinars are offered at a discount to Illinois Chamber members.
Our board is made up of men and women from small and medium sized businesses as well as large corporations throughout Illinois’ diverse business community.
Save money and reduce costs with these great member-only savings programs that help with that important goal.
Member Savings Programs Offered
UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS MANAGEMENT
This service saves companies money by fighting unwarranted unemployment claims and lowering unemployment tax rates. Personnel Planners is an award-winning company, first in the nation for claims administration, easily able to handle large or small employers, and will get companies better results!
ILLINOIS CHAMBER PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE
Illinois Chamber partners with IXSolutions to offer access to group and individual health insurance plans including Medicare. Members who use the program can receive free benefits administration system to help manage employees, payroll integration, year-round compliance support and the best rates guaranteed.
Illinois Chamber members who sign up through this program can save up to 34% on shipping costs, even if the company already has a UPS account. The program offers special services and shipping discounts to save time and money.
MANUFACTURERS’ NEWS INC
Illinois Chamber members receive a 20% discount off the list price of the Illinois Manufacturers Directory ®, Illinois Services Directory and EZSelect.com online subscriptions. This is a valuable resource for finding new customers by accessing company profiles of 400,000 US manufacturers and 25,000 Illinois service businesses.
Illinois Chamber members receive a free system and private employer discount. iWorkZone is a web-based suite of talent recruitment, filtering, on-boarding and retention tools, all in a single, simple and fully supported environment. All applicants are pre-screened so you only get candidates who are high matches for your specific job.
INSPIRATIONAL KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Take your leadership team to the next level with custom H-Squared Leadership Workshops. A custom talk can be an inspirational gift to your colleagues and your clients! Illinois Chamber members can benefit from motivation provided by H-Squared Leadership Institute.
CUSTOM ON-SITE HR TRAINING
The Illinois Chamber can provide on-site training for 10 or more employees at your worksite. Chamber members receive 25-30% off individual tuition prices to train your managers, supervisors or employees without sending them out to a seminar. Programs can be customized to fit your company’s needs.
Receive the Illinois Chamber member preferred rate when you stay at Langham House Chicago or Kimpton Hotels Chicago or the State House Inn in Springfield.