Becoming a member

Galena Area Chamber of Commerce is the oldest Chamber of Commerce in all of Illinois. We formed on February 2, 1838 and have 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.

Membership benefits

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!

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Chamber Members receive preferential recommendations?The Chamber office receives many calls asking for suggestions, trip ideas and more. We love recommending you and your business!

Would you like to have the opportunity to share what your business is all about? Have an event, promo or something you would like your community to know about? Join the GACC for the Business Blend!

  • First Thursday of each month
  • 9 a.m. until 10 a.m.
  • Downtown Branch of Illinois Bank & Trust
  • Speaker of the month
  • Business Spotlight of the month
  • Breakfast Treats of the month
  • Coffee of the month

If you are interested in speaking at the Business Blend, please reach out to the office at or 815-777-9050. If you are interested in selling and showcasing your products, please bring items of your choice the morning of the Business Blend. 

If you would like to supply breakfast treats and/or coffee please contact the office for budgeting information. 

This growing monthly event is a tremendous way to meet other Chamber members as well as get up-to-date information on what’s happening in our community and with your neighbors.

Are you a NEW business? The Galena Area Chamber of Commerce has an Acorn Program!

We understand that the first year for any new business is the most challenging, and we want to help you succeed.

Join the Acorn Program and receive*:

  • 1/2 off the price of your first year member fee
  • Ribbon cutting
  • Your first eBlast for only $25 (a $50 value, limit one time use)
  • Month-long ad on our website for $200 (a $400 value, limit one time use)
  • Spotlight announcement (limit one time use)

As always, we are here for YOU! If you need a recourse for anything business-related, we are your partner.

Contact the Chamber today to learn more information and to sign up for the Acorn Program!

*Offer not valid for businesses who have $5 million or more in assets.

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