Programs & Benefits
Joining the Oswego Chamber unlocks the door of possibility for you and your business. However to fully realize the benefits of the Chamber, you must take the next step. Getting involved in one of the Chamber`s many committees/groups/events is a great way to meet more people and make more business connections. Call the Chamber today to start down the road to success!
As Oswego`s population approaches the 31,000 mark, retail, industrial, and service opportunities abound. The Oswego Chamber is excited to invite new and existing businesses to experience the advantages of chamber membership.
Chamber benefits include increased marketing opportunities, collaborative strength regarding business issues, access to excellent professional development through workshops and meeting speakers, increased access to business-to-business commerce, community-wide exposure through a variety of high-profile events, group benefit discounts offered by a variety of providers, and much more.
Our business is making your business grow and succeed! With over 430 active members we invite you to click in and experience the Oswego Chamber of Commerce.
Ambassadors - This energetic bunch meets and greets members at various events including ribbon cuttings, Business before Business and Business After Business. They also help members connect with each other to develop valuable relationships. The Ambassador group meets the last Wednesday of every month at 8:30 am in the conference room at the chamber office.
Annual Dinner - You must not miss our premier event of the year, which celebrates our accomplishments and looks to future opportunities.
Business After Business - To maximize your Chamber experience, make sure to attend these monthly networking events hosted by our members. You could even host one yourself. Just contact the Chamber office.
Business Expo - Each Spring, this tremendous event showcases our members to the entire community. Make your company name and logo come alive by putting your face and abilities in front of your potential customers. Save the Date for Expo 2012 to be held on April 14th.
Coffee with the Chamber - This before business networking opportunity occurs the 2nd Wednesday of every month at AmericInn, 1050 Douglas Rd., Oswego and is hosted by the Oswego Chamber of Commerce. Whether you have 15 minutes or 2 hours stop by to meet other members and network. The Coffee goes from 8 am - 10 am.
Leads Groups (4) - Many of our members attribute membership in our Leads Groups as the most vital thing they have done for their business. Helping members grow their businesses is the number one priority of these groups. Business leads are exchanged weekly at breakfast or lunch meetings.
New Member Dinner - Each year we celebrate the new faces of the Chamber with a fun and interactive evening. Whether you are a new member or a charter member, the networking at this event is invaluable. Watch for this event in late September/early October.
New Teacher Breakfast - The Chamber sees our school district as a vital partner for a healthy community. As a result, each year some of our members help welcome new teachers to the area and give them information on resources we can provide to assist them in and out of the classroom. The Breakfast also provides the revenue needed for two scholarships awarded to a senior from each high school each year.
Ribbon Cuttings - Come support your fellow members and get to know more people at our regular ribbon cuttings. Contact the Chamber office if you would like us to celebrate your grand opening!
Community Visitors Guide - Your Chamber membership entitles you to a free listing in this handy community resource that is distributed by the Village of Oswego. Copies are available at several businesses in the community, the Village office, the Chamber office and are delivered to all homes and businesses in Oswego each year.
E-blasts - Want to stand out from the crowd? Exclusive email blast ads are available for $50. Your ad will go to all Chamber of Commerce members, and only one ad will be distributed per day. You have the choice of a Monday or Wednesday distribution. Ads need to be in a gif or jpeg format and no larger than 250KB and 720 X 800 pixels.
Member Seminars - Looking to grow and strengthen your business? Attend one of the worthwhile seminars offered several times over the course of the year. Past topics include networking, sales, and building your business through referrals.
Inspiring Women of Oswego`s mission is to offer professional events hosted by the women of the Oswego Chamber of Commerce. The events will be held 8 times a year and will offer networking and informative workshops and speakers. For more information about Inspiring Women of Oswego please visit this page.
Education Committee - Being a good community partner means supporting our schools. This group represents the Chamber by hosting a breakfast for the new teachers each fall. The proceeds from this event allows scholarships to be given to Oswego and Oswego East High Schools.
Nominating Committe- Help find qualified candidates to be the next leaders of our Chamber.
Programs - This group organizes various events for the Chamber, which currently include the Annual Dinner in April and our New Member Dinner in September.
Golf Outing - Will be held on May 31st at Fox Bend Golf Course. This outing brings business and community leaders together for a day of networking and fun.
Edward FraidyCat 5K & Meow Mile - Will be held on October 28th at the Oswego 308 Center on the corner of Franklin & Washington. This event is open to the community and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Kendall County Food Pantry. For more information click here
For more information, please contact the Chamber office at 630-554-3505