Dedicated to developing local economic growth & community presence.

Formed on February 2, 1838,  The Galena Area Chamber of Commerce is the oldest Chamber of Commerce in the state of Illinois. The Chamber has played a role in our business community ever since.  

We hope to keep helping our businesses grow and thrive in our area for years to come. As a Tri-state region Chamber of Commerce, we proudly have members in Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

The Galena Area Chamber of Commerce is a non for profit group that is dedicated to developing local economic growth and community presence. It revolves around the premise that business can help drive businesses. The GACC achieves this goal through a multitude of outlets: membership services, business and networking events; marketing communication; community involvement and more.

 

AFFORDABLE MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

(AT JUST $250 ANNUALLY, OUR CHAMBER IS ONE OF THE MOST AFFORDABLE WAYS TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS.) NEW BUSINESSES CAN QUALIFY FOR OUR ACORN PROGRAM WHICH IS JUST $130.00 FOR YOUR FIRST YEAR IN BUSINESS.

GROWTH AND LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES: Network with your peers at events such as Business After Hours, Ribbon Cuttings, Anniversary Celebrations and educational presentations!

 

EXPOSURE AND VISIBILITY: Promote your business through the Galena Area Chamber of Commerce website, Chamber Referrals, E-Blasts, Calendar Postings and Social Media postings!

 

TRAINING CLASSES: Take educational and certification training classes for free or at discounted rates. Not only do you have the opportunity to attend, but you have the option to conduct one of the classes too!

 

Our region’s strength is it’s dedication to preserving history while embracing progress and ingenuity.  Start-ups and entrepreneurs are welcome as we have a thriving tourist industry that draws a large annual customer base. We are a small town with big ideas, and we are proud to call the beautiful rolling hills of the Driftless area our home.

 

Come and see for yourself why so many are falling in love with #GalenaCountry

 

An American treasure to call HOME. 

The Galena Area Chamber of Commerce’s Mission Statement

To foster the economic and cultural welfare of our members, advocate for our business community, and encourage economic growth and innovation. 

Board of Directors

Angela DeVere

Executive Director

Nathan Vondra

President

Matthew Blaum

Vice Chair of the Board | Blaum Bros. Distilling Co,

Jay Dickerson

Secretary of the Board | Galena Gazette

Caprinia Abt

Culver's of Galena

Nikkie Peebles

Illinois Bank & Trust

Christopher Allendorf

Jo-Carroll Energy

Denise Spielman

Galena History Museum

Tracy Bauer

Midwest Medical Center

ambassadors

Cindy Foley

The Workshop

Kathie Farlow

Annie Lloyd

Cathy West

UnPosed Photography

Maggie Truppa

Eagle Ridge

Britt White

Galena Cellars

Kimberly Howard

Mary Kay

Holly Bertucci

Illinois Bank & Trust

Lisa Radke

Choice Realty

Tiffany Highland

Belstar Media

Wendy Bade-Gilpin

Hawk Valley Retreat

Denise Spielman

Galena History Museum

Tiffany Brandt

Dupaco

Jerry Howard

Galena Area Chamber of Commerce

Carol Gebelt

Steamboat House

Patti Glasgow

US Bank

Ashley Sites

Illinois Bank & Trust

Dawn Freese

US Bank

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