About The Chamber

Welcome to the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Online Community. We are the largest suburban Chamber in Illinois, and businesses ranging in size from Fortune 500 companies to startup ventures find value and support in being active Members of our organization.

If you aren’t currently a Member, joining is easy. We offer four membership-investment plans—each with its own distinct services and opportunities—that are tailored to meet your organization’s specific needs. You have the freedom to select the membership plan that is right for you.

 

Studies show that consumers are 63 percent more likely to do business with a company that is a Member of their local chamber. Join today to improve your standing with potential customers, improve your network of business relationships, and help build a better business climate.

 

Have a question about the Chamber, an upcoming event or our efforts to improve the business climate? The Chamber staff is here to serve our Members and community, and we’d love to hear from you:

By the way: We’re proud to let you know the Chamber holds a 5-Star Accreditation ranking from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the world’s largest business federation. Out of the nearly 7,000 chambers in the country, only 73 have received this honor. Thank you to our involved Members—whose efforts to promote free enterprise and strengthen our regional business community helped us earn this prestigious ranking.

Mission Statement

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Through the commitment and engagement of our Members, the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce provides leadership for the benefit of the diverse business community by promoting economic growth, advocating the interests of business, providing service and education to Members and community, and meeting Members’ needs.

Vision Statement
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We will actively promote our Members’ agenda to local, state and federal legislators; put Members in touch with each other and with opportunities; act as the first place to which our Members turn for information, education and vision; provide a place for businesses to come together for mutual benefit; and work with our Members on initiatives that will help them and our Chamber prosper.

Staff
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The Chamber’s activities and operations are managed full-time by President & CEO, John Schmitt. He is supported by a dedicated team of full-time and part-time staff members who work to put on the Chamber’s 300+ annual events, meetings and programs.

Board of Directors
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The Chamber is governed by a Board of Directors who are elected from the membership in accordance with the Chamber’s bylaws. The Board is ultimately responsible for the Chamber, but do not operate the daily activities of the Chamber. In addition to providing strategic vision and direction to the Chamber’s staff, they are responsible for approving the Chamber’s initiatives and positions. There are currently 27 members of the Board.

History
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The Chamber was founded in 1913 by a group of Naperville’s civic leaders. Since then the Chamber, through the leadership and engagement of our Members, has been a force of economic progress and leadership for our community. You can learn more about our history by clicking here.