Membership Benefits/

 Monthly networking events, multi-chamber events, networking groups and personal referrals give our members the opportunity to obtain solid business leads and develop business and community relationships.

Our membership tells us that networking is one of the most valuable services we offer.

Monthly Events

First Friday

This structured networking event includes breakfast, a craft talk and 45 minutes of roundtable discussions with 8 to 10 non-competing business.

Networking After Hours

This is a perfect event to attend to develop potential leads and build business relationships. Members enjoy appetizers, beverages and conversation in a casual atmosphere. Hosted by different members each month, this is the perfect place to relax, meet potential clients and gather leads.

Women in Business

A dynamic group of women with diverse backgrounds, education and occupations who meet each month at the Chamber offices for a brown bag lunch. Monthly speakers provide information on professional and personal development in a friendly atmosphere that promotes networking and growth.

Young Professionals Network

If you are between the ages of 21 and 39, you are invited to join our YPN group. The group meets monthly for a brown bag lunch, networking, craft talks and guest speakers of interest to YPN’s.

Monthly Multi-Chamber Events

We work with surrounding chambers to provide networking events to help our members get connected with solid business leads from other local suburban chamber members chambers.  

Networking & Special Groups

These non-competitive referral groups meet to generate new business for fellow member companies through a system of leads and referrals. To date, these groups have recorded millions of dollars of revenue from their referrals.

D.E.N. Des Plaines Executive Networking meets from 8am-9am every 2nd and 4th Wednesday each month throughout the year.  Our main focus is to build strong relationships with each other that will turn into solid referrals and transactions.  We enjoy a full breakfast during our meetings in a private room at Katie's Kitchen in Des Plaines.  

B2B: The Business to Business network groups meets the second and fourth Friday of the month at 8:00 am at either the Chamber Office or at a B2B member's place of business.

For more information about the network groups, please contact the Chamber office at 847-824-4200.

Human Resource - Resource Sharing Roundtable Quarterly Meeting

Professional Development & Legislative Affairs

The chamber offers members the opportunity to grow their career with quality educational programs, seminars and workshops that are presented throughout the year.


Workshops are held throughout the year and address a wide variety of topics including HR issues, sales and marketing, accounting, labor laws, website development and more.


Learn from the experts at Chamber seminars which cover a wide range of topics including retirement planning, customer retention, networking skills and succession planning.

Leadership Series

Each year the Chamber partners with a school of business from local colleges and universities to present a series of certified programs to develop the skills and qualities you need to succeed at all business levels.

Legislative Opportunities

Want to learn what's "brewing" with our local legislative representatives? Attend our new "COFFEE TALK" round table discussion where you can meet with our local legislators, in a small group setting, to get to know them better as well as get your business questions answered that may be either affecting your business or affecting you, personally.

Keeping up with local legislative issues affecting your business is important. At our annual fall "Legislative Progressive Breakfast",  we give members the opportunity to meet with current legislative representatives in small groups, to ask questions and receive answers.

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