When you join a chamber, you can network with other member businesses. By networking, you get to know others in your community, develop partnerships, and support other businesses. If your business is ever in need, you’ll have a community of business owners to turn to for help.
The Western DuPage Chamber works to provide a variety of networking and educational programs to help our members connect with one another and broaden their skill sets. Opportunities include: 1. Business Networking Breakfasts, 2. Lunch & Learn Training Sessions, 3. Business After Hours Mixers, 4. Joint Chamber Networking Events to name a few.
These are perfect events to attend to develop potential leads and build business relationships. The core value of an investment in membership with the Chamber of Commerce is the opportunity to create a network of contacts, to whom, you can sell your products and services or make connections that lead to business opportunities.
In Advocacy, we understand the importance of facilitating access to local, state, and federal government officials to help our members connect and engage on the issues they are facing. We know that collaboration with a wide array of organizations will help us impact the key issues facing our area from workforce and taxes to transportation and education. We also stay abreast of government affairs and current events to better serve the membership by partnering with the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, & U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
A variety of workshops better known as, “Lunch & Learns” & “Business Networking Breakfasts” each tailored to help you improve your business practices run regularly throughout the year.
Continuing education whether it’s for personal growth or increasing employee skillsets; our chamber offers a variety of opportunities to business owners & employees alike to increase their skillsets. We have Human Resources related training and certificates classes, OSHA 30 hour training certifications, to specialty training classes such as “Time Management”, “Security Risk Management” for those IT professionals, and "Marketing 101".
In the past we had offered members and their employees training classes for Microsoft products such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & Outlook. We can tailor specialty classes that are business related to our members who express a interest.
The Western DuPage Chamber of Commerce is an organization of business owners and business leaders who believe in a vibrant economy that provides opportunity for entrepreneurs, nurtures business growth and expansion, creates jobs for our citizens, promotes shared responsibility, and fosters an exceptional quality of life for all who work and live in Warrenville, West Chicago, and Winfield. We exercise our beliefs through corporate citizenship and serving as consensus builders in our communities. Come grow with us by joining our dynamic group of members and leaders today!
Our economic development efforts are backed by funding from business leaders “Chairman Club”, and led by a dedicated professional staff. The Western DuPage Chamber team approach is widely considered “best practice” by peers and professionals nationwide, and these efforts have garnered repeated top rankings from national and global publications and site selectors.
Our Chamber is an active and continuously growing group of businesses who know the value of networking and partnerships! Membership provides you direct access to leaders of government, decision makers in the community and colleagues who share your desire for success in today's ever-changing business world.The Western DuPage Chamber of Commerce partners with other local groups and agencies to speak out for business in Western DuPage as well as create a dynamic business climate in our communities. Through our partnerships, we increase our effectiveness at attracting and retaining businesses, enhance our advocacy for a business friendly environment and help create sustainable communities. These partnerships include but are not limited to; SCORE, IRMA (Illinois Retail Merchant's Association), IMA (Illinois Manufacturer's Association), City of West Chicago, City of Warrenville, & DuPage County Workforce Development.
The Western DuPage Chamber of Commerce has been selected by the DuPage County Local Workforce Innovation Board to serve as the One-Stop-Operator for WorkNet DuPage.
Our mission is to help people get back to work, and to help businesses hire and train a skilled workforce. To start using all the great service and programs the WorkNet DuPage Career Center has to offer, start here!
WorkNet DuPage operates under federal and state guidelines related to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. In DuPage County, these partner agencies work together to offer information and assistance to all residents of the county as well as businesses.
Visit them online by clicking here.