About Us

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 – JUST $250 ANNUALLY


OUR CHAMBER IS ONE OF THE MOST AFFORDABLE WAYS TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESSES QUALIFY FOR OUR ACORN PROGRAM –  JUST $130 For your First Year

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.

Board of Directors

Barb Hocker

Interim Executive Director
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Cindy Foley

President
The Workshop.

Matthew Blaum

Vice Chair
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.

Kelli Jackson

Treasurer
Midwest Medical

Oniqueh Giles

Secretary
Galena Cellars

Devin Patterson

First Community Bank
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Mike Jones

Galena Gazette

 

 

Trent Yenney

Country Financial

 

 

Brianne Van Hemert

Scent Workshop

 

 

Mark Van Osdel

Van Osdel Photographics

Ginger Zambrano

Ruhl & Ruhl Realtors
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Ambassadors

Brianne Van Hemert

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Gail Raven DeMoss

Galena Kids & New Earth Animals

Robyn Davis

Haunted Galena Tour Company

Britt White

Galena Cellars

TJ Jenson

Galena Territory Association

Denise Spielman

Galena History Museum

Anna Meadows

Honest Johns

Liz Fancomb

Dupaco

Carol Gebelt

Steamboat House

Tiffany Brandt

Dupaco

Mike Casper

Jo Carroll Energy

John Asta

Ashley Fleege Kreider Services

Ashley Sites

Illinois Bank & Trust

Ashley Peterson

Fist Community Bank