About the LZ Area Chamber of Commerce

55 600 x 400The LZ Area Chamber of Commerce is an action-oriented volunteer based organization serving the communities of Deer Park, Hawthorn Woods, Kildeer, Lake Zurich, Long Grove, and North Barrington. Over 500 local business investors work through the Chamber to advance economic growth and help create a desirable place to work and live. The Chamber asserts a leadership role in the development of increased business opportunities, the unification of our multiple communities, the advancement of a pro-business legislative agenda, and in the promotion of community enrichment.

Vision Statement

To be the premier business organization in southwest Lake County, Illinois, providing visionary leadership in the protection and the diversification of the economic base. The Chamber will grow its membership and volunteer base and have a strong, professional and dynamic Board of Directors and staff dedicated to the promotion of its members and the Southwest Lake County area.

Mission Statement

The mission of the LZ Area Chamber of Commerce is to enhance the economic vitality of our members and communities.

Core Values

Integrity: Conducting all of our business with honesty, soundness of mind and with adherence to the Chamber’s Code of Ethics.
Progressiveness: Continually making progress to improve our business practices, incorporating new and innovative ideas and methods.
Leadership: Providing our members sound and consistent direction to advance the mission and values of the Chamber.
Support: Serving as a foundation from which our members can build and grow their businesses. Advocating on their behalf consistent with the goals of the Chamber.
Responsibility: Honoring the obligation to always provide our members with the most timely and accurate information. Providing our members with a plan that will foster responsible business growth in our community.
Credibility: Creating an atmosphere of trust and confidence that the Chamber conducts its business with the success of its members as its top priority.

Strategic Priorities

Business Development: Create a strong and growing business community in the Lake Zurich Area.
Community Betterment: Contribute to the high quality of life that makes our community a dynamic place to live, work, and pursue business opportunities.
Organizational Vitality: Ensure the maintenance and growth of the Chamber and increase its value to member businesses and the community.

Chamber Branding Statement

Leading Businesses.
Leading Communities.™

“Leading Businesses.” Reflects the historic success and core equity of the Chamber. It also represents what businesses become as a result of participation in the Chamber and its programs.
“Leading Communities.” Speaks to the expanded role that chamber’s play in today’s communities, as well as what communities become as a result of strong healthy chambers.

Bylaws, Strategic Plan and Policies

The following documents are the By-Laws, Policies and Strategic Plan that guide the actions of the Board of Directors and organization:

BY-LAWS

STRATEGIC PLAN

FINANCIAL POLICY

CODE OF CONDUCT POLICY

CONFLICT OF INTEREST POLICY

WISTLEBLOWER POLICY

SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY

4 Primary Benefits

Economic Opportunities: The Chamber enhances and leverages the talents and resources of its members to improve economic opportunities.
Advocacy: The Chamber is an advocate for its broad and diverse member businesses, creating a climate of growth and success.
Impact: The Chamber provides unique opportunities for individuals and businesses to make a difference by connecting them to important community issues.
Focus: The Chamber helps build stronger communities by staying focused and involved in the top business, civic and social priorities.

Prospective Members

Thank you for your interest in the Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce. The Lake Zurich Area Chamber provides members opportunities to network with fellow business people and to meet prospective clients or potential employees while supporting and building our community. We hope you decide to join and take advantage of all of it has to offer.

A sampling of Chamber benefits include:

  • Networking opportunities at Monthly Business After Hours, Economic Forums, Annual Business & Community Expo, Golf Outing, and more.
  • Advertising and sponsorship opportunities in our publications and at events including our website, the annual Lake Zurich Area Lifestyle magazine, the by-yearly Lake Zurich Area Map and more.
  • A listing in the Business Directory on our website which includes a link to your website.
  • Access to the Chamber’s 500+ member businesses.
  • Educational and economic forums throughout the year which provide practical information to improve your business.

The Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to keeping members informed about local government, the educational system, the business community, and to providing members with the networking opportunities they need to succeed.

We would love to see you at one our upcoming events listed on the calendar enclosed!

Thank you again for your interest in joining the Chamber.  Please call at anytime if you have questions or need further information about the Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce.

Sincerely,

Dale Perrin
847-438-5572
Executive Director

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