Why Join

Why Join the Chamber of Commerce?

Joining the Rochelle Area Chamber of Commerce & Business Development gives businesses that range from home-based to Fortune 500 Companies multiple opportunities to succed in the Greater Rochelle Region.

Business Improvement

The Chamber’s Programs are designed to help your business grow and prosper. The key to being prosperous with the Chamber is getting involved. Chamber members are encouraged to use the resources of other Chamber members when fulfilling business and personal needs for goods and services. Enroll today in the Member-2-Member Chamber Rewards Program and create exciting discounts and offers for Chamber members only, on various products and services.

Expand Your Network

One of the most important benefits of membership is the networking opportunities provided through the Chamber. The Chamber provides opportunities such as the Delegates Program, Business After Hours, Ribbon Cuttings, Ground Breakings, Grand Openings, New Member Orientation, Holiday Parties, Charity Events, Enhanced Leadership Academy, Receptions and other Special Events. Annually, networking opportunities are made possible at our Play Day. The Chamber recognizes its members at an Annual Membership Meeting. Volunteering for Chamber committees are also ways to become an active member and receive recognition.

Enhance Your Credibility

Chamber membership sends your customers the right message- that you facilitate a reputable company that actively participates in the local business community. Display your Rochelle Area Chamber of Commerce & Business Development membership window cling (Updated Window Clings COMING SOON!)

Receive Value-Added Benefits

Insurance discounts are available to Chamber members through Rochelle Insurance Agency and Query Insurance. Eye care discounts are available through Outlook and the Rochelle Eye Care Center, Member-2-Member discount, Member Referral Discount, Kishwaukee Community College BID Center Services, Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence services, Media & Technology Services and Constituent Services are all examples of Value-Added Benefits. Click here for more in-depth information on these benefits. If you have suggestions for member benefits please submit in writing and mail to Rochelle Area Chamber of Commerce & Business Development PO BOX 220 Rochelle, IL 61068.

Exposure

Advertising opportunities that boost exposure are available and affordable in Chamber’s publications. The Chamber Network (Quarterly newsletter mailed or emailed to members), Chamber Updates (Weekly emails send from Chamber office with upcoming events), PR Committee Flyers, and Member E-mails (Chamber office will send your flyer to fellow Chamber member through email). Also sponsoring or hosting a Chamber event is an opportunity to boost exposure.

Recognition Awards

The Rochelle Area Chamber of Commerce & Business Development has several awards and programs to recognize members who provide exemplary service.

Small Business Programs

We offer many resources to help you achieve your business goals. Issues & Eggs, luncheons, special seminars, and alliances with local lenders are all facilitated through the Chamber to bring important business growth information to our members.

Have a Voice in Issues Affecting Your Business

If you have been unable to resolve an issue with a local, state or federal government agency, you may contact the Chamber either by telephone, email or U.S. mail. All formal requests for assistance must be submitted in writing. Contact Peggy Friday at 815-562-4189 ext 2085, pfriday@rochelle.net, P.O. Box 220 Rochelle, IL 61068.

Participate in Local Economic Development

Join the Chamber’s Economic Development Committee and play a vital role in growing companies across Greater Rochelle Region and improving conditions for existing businesses.

Give Back to Your Community

Be a good citizen and get involved in your chamber. Give back to the community by becoming knowledgeable about business issues and active in local projects. Your employees and your customers will thank you for your efforts.