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Becoming a Member of the Sycamore Chamber of Commerce not only represents an investment in the success of your business – it’s an endorsement that sets you apart in the community. Our various Sycamore Chamber Membership levels allow everyone an opportunity to join.

As long as business is about relationships and as long as the strength of many united is stronger that the voice of one, then a Sycamore Chamber Membership is essential to your business success.


The Sycamore Chamber fights for your business and looks out for your bottom line. As your eyes and ears here in DeKalb County, we listen to your needs and when appropriate we take action and inform you on legislative issues that impact our business community.

We are the voice of business in our area.  Our dedicated advocacy committee and Board of Directors diligently campaign on your behalf to make sure the concerns of business are heard by local and state legislators.  The Chamber also offers the chance to meet your representatives during meetings throughout the year.

The Sycamore Chamber of Commerce Commerce’s proactive approach to championing the needs of our businesses has strengthened our community and allowed our businesses to thrive.

Because we collectively embody the vast experience of the many businesses and professionals in our Sycamore Chamber Membership, we have the knowledge and insight to identify issues of importance to our business community, and the combined means to devise and implement strategies to address them.

Sycamore Chamber Membership Benefits


It’s simple three million businesses are currently part of a chamber of commerce. If a consumer knows a business/organization is part of its local chamber, the business/organization will have 63% increase in likelihood that the consumer will shop or patronize that business/organization. Join the Sycamore Chamber today to improve your standing with potential customers, improve your network of business relationships, and help build a better business climate for all of us.

Join the Sycamore Chamber and your business will have more exposure both online and offline. No one is going to know you exist if you don’t put yourself out there. Every time you’re mentioned by the Chamber, you will get yourself a free link. The more links you have from other websites, the higher you rank on Google.

Unlock your business’s potential with exclusive access to our Outstanding Business Awards. Elevate your brand, gain recognition, and celebrate your success within the vibrant business community.

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Thousands of potential customers visit our website every month and use the search function to find businesses they’re interested in. The Sycamore Chamber of Commerce is your resource of information about the community. Your business will be listed in our online directory with a link to your website if desired.

You’ll be included in this valuable resource, distributed to DeKalb County residents, businesses, and visitors.  Opportunities to advertise in the directory are available. Call for Ad Specifications and costs. We publish and distribute over 6,000 annually.

Member E-Blasts are individually designed and reach nearly 1,000 business professionals, with an average open rate of 41%.

This benefit is for Chamber Members only. We review content for appropriateness by matching our mission and vision statement for alignment with the eblast purpose.

Further we limit the frequency to be more effective and retain the value that we assign to this benefit.

For more information or to schedule an email blast, contact Ashlee at the Chamber at 815-895-3456 or email

The cost for this service is $100/blast.

A Chamber membership, gives you access to one of the most efficient, effective networking systems available to promote your business and expand your customer base.  You’ll be in direct contact with other professionals. You’re going to mix, mingle, and rub elbows with other members of the professional community at various events. This can lead to opportunities you never imagined.

The Chamber represents over 530 businesses in the Sycamore area and beyond, and hosts events, ranging from small, focused committee meetings, to our annual signature events – our Annual Meeting, Community Expo, and Golf Outing.  All of which provide a unique opportunity to network with some of the area’s most successful business owners and executives.

Expand your circle of contacts even further by getting involved – such as the Small Business Roundtables, Kishwaukee Women’s Network, Partners In Education Committee, Young Professionals of Sycamore, Leads/Networking Groups, Events Committees, Business Advocacy Committee, Ambassadors, – many of which host monthly meetings with expert speakers and plenty of networking opportunities.

The Clifford Danielson Outstanding Citizen Award is given annually by the Sycamore Chamber of Commerce.  Established in 1986 and named after Clifford Danielson, a leader in the business community for over 60 years, this award honors individuals who strive toward the highest levels of professional accomplishment, excel in their chosen field, and have devoted time and energy to their community in a meaningful way.

Each year, the Chamber receives thousands of inquiries from visitors and residents for referrals. We constantly promote our members’ businesses.

Keep us supplied with your most recent brochure/business cards/tchotchkes and we’ll include items in our Welcome To Sycamore Bags for new homeowners and/or rentals – for members only!