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 34,000 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 461 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, Coffee with the Chamber 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. 2017 date will be mid-late April
Business After Hours - To maximize your Chamber experience, make sure to attend these monthly networking events hosted by our members. We encourage you to also invite your customers to network. You could even host one yourself. Contact the Chamber office.
Hometowne 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. Expo 2017 to be held on Feb. 25. Register for a booth at www.oswegobusiness.org
Coffee with the Chamber - This before business networking opportunity occurs the 2nd Wednesday of every month at either at member businesses or at the Chamber office. 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 (5) - 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.
Oswego Leads I Meets Thursdays from 7:30 - 8:30 am at the Oswego Family Restaurant, 69 S. Main St., Oswego. President - Cheryl Keilson - Mary Kay, firstname.lastname@example.org 630-542-7206
Oswego Leads III Meets Thursdays from 12:30 - 1:30 pm at Tap House Grill, 123 W. Washington St., Oswego. Co-Presidents - Tammy Sartin - Keller Williams email@example.com 630-778-5800 & Jennifer Jones-Sinnott - Brian Feltes Insurance firstname.lastname@example.org 630-762-9090
L.I.N.K.S. leads group meeting 8 am - 9 am at Benny's on Douglas Rd., Oswego. Contact Lynn Flores at email@example.com for more details. 630-554-4211
T.O.N Leads Group - Meets Tuesdays from 7:30 am - 8:30 am at the Chamber office, 73 W. Van Buren, President - Aaron Kramer firstname.lastname@example.org 630-664-5697
W.I.N. Leads Group - Wednesday from 8 - 9 am, Coldwell Banker, Contact Lisa Drew email@example.com meeting at 2725 Route 34 in Mason Square at the Coldwell Banker offices
New Member Showcase - 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 your Chamber Weekly News for more details. Early October will be the event.
New Teacher Welcome - 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! Click here for complete Ribbon Cutting details
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 businesses in Oswego each year. The guide will be distributed at the Hometown Expo on Feb. 25th.
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 10 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.
Golf Outing - Tentative Date of June 1st, 2017 at Fox Bend Golf Course. This outing brings business and community leaders together for a day of networking and fun. Want to be on the planning committee - contact the chamber office
Healthy Driven Fraidycat 5k, Ghost Run & Meow Mile - Save the date for October 29, 2017 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 Jarrett Payton Foundation and Celebrate Differences.
Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors:
Edward Elmhurst Health Care
Earthmover Credit Union
Business Knowledge Systems
Weichert, Realtors - Your Place Realty
Fox Bend Counseling
Old Second Bank
The Village Grind
Keller Williams - The Sartain Team
Rick for Road Commissioner
Will County Coffee News
Kumon of Oswego
Touchpoints to Tranquility
For more information, please contact the Chamber office at 630-554-3505