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We produce two printed membership directories and distribute 10,000 copies in a 12 month time frame. Members receive a minimum of two listings in each directory with the option to purchase additional marketing & advertising.

  • Sycamore Lifestyle Magazine & Business Guide
  • Sycamore Chamber Membership Guide                                                              

We promote our website and encourage businesses to shop local and use Chamber members whenever possible. 

 We receive phone inquiries for business recommendations all day long, every day of the week, and we only refer our Members. 

 We offer an opportunity for members to eblast the business community for further marketing & advertising. Our current list has about 900 emails. 

 We offer opportunities for members to promote their business through event sponsorships.                                                           

  • Community Expo – March
  • Taste of Spring – April
  • Salute To Scholars – April                                           
  • Farmer’s Market – June thru September                  
  • Tuesdays On The Town – June thru September
  • Cruise Night & Car Show Weekend – July
  • Ribs, Rhythm & Brews Fest – August
  • Downtown Trick Or Treat – October
  • Sycamore Pumpkin Run – October
  • Moonlight Madness – November
  • Winter Chocolate Walk – December
  • Walk With Santa – December
  • Santa House – December


The Sycamore Chamber fights for your business and looks out for your bottom line. We are your eyes and ears here in DeKalb County. We listen to your needs and, when appropriate, we take action and inform you of 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 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.

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EXPAND YOUR MARKET REACH with marketing & advertising

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 a 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.


Additional Marketing & Advertising Opportunities


Thousands of potential customers visit our website every month and use the search function to find businesses in which they’re interested. 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 that is 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 eblasts 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 of eblasts in order 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 – mixing, mingling, and rubbing 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 in activities and programs such as 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.


Each year, the Chamber receives thousands of inquiries from visitors and residents for referrals. We constantly promote our Members’ businesses in order to assist with their marketing & advertising,

Keep us supplied with your most recent brochure or business card, and we’ll display them in our Brochure and Business Card Racks – for Members only!