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.

  • Electronic Publications – President’s Message, Government Affairs Report and Illinois Business Leader Magazine

  • HR Helpline – Answers to important HR, labor law and compliance questions

  • Illinois Business Leader Magazine – Quarterly print and online publication of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce

  • Legislative Summary and Scorecard after each General Assembly

  • State Chamber Alerts – Urgent policy information emailed to you as soon as you need to know about it

Involvement - Receive invitations to participate in governmental affairs briefings, programs and legislative coalition activities.

Special Events – 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.

EducationConferences, seminars and webinars are offered at a discount to Illinois Chamber members.

Exceptional Leadership – 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.

Advertising and Sponsorship Opportunities - We offer multiple advertising options in Illinois Business Leader Magazine, as well as on our website and in council newsletters at a reduced rate for our members.  Sponsorship is available for a variety of events including Annual Luncheon, conferences, webinars and seminars.

Drug and Alcohol Testing Consortium - Workplace testing for your specific company needs.

Electronic Certificates of Origin - Create, submit, and print electronically certified documents right at your desk. Electronic Certificates of Origin provide easier and faster Customs clearance and productivity gains for companies. Prices are discounted for IL Chamber of Commerce members.

Member Savings Programs – Save money and reduce costs with great member-only savings programs.