Chamber Membership
How can I get involved?

Call the Evanston Chamber of Commerce and ask to join! The Chamber coordinates and assists several volunteer committees, luncheons and other events.

Attend Chamber events, it is a cost effective way to increase your business by being involved and networking.

 The Chamber distributes information that includes upcoming events, trainings, trade show opportunities, columns and information from the Wyoming Business Council (WBC), Small Business Development Association (SBDC), legislative issues, sponsorships, and member to member offers.

Is the Chamber of Commerce a division of the City, County or Lodging Board?

No, but we do work as partners.

What are the major funding sources for the Chamber of Commerce?

The majority of funding comes from businesses, organizations and individual memberships who believe in paying their fair share to an organization that promotes the area. Additional funding is derived from contracts for services.

What does membership pay for?

With the Chamber acting as the front door to Evanston, we direct inquiries and resources to businesses, organizations and individuals. It is an investment in your community!

We are in business for business! We create opportunities for businesses to grow and prosper. We provide a multitude of networking opportunities, resources and services.

It’s all about supporting those who support you! Any function that gives a business or organization an opportunity to meet others and refer those they meet to other members creates a healthy community that will grow and prosper.

The Chamber of Commerce is involved with leadership development, volunteerism, educational development, regional cooperation, economic development, member services, maintaining alliances at the local, state and federal levels, communicating current issues, candidate forums, workforce issues, housing issues, and quality of life issues that impact your wonderful community!

What is the funding used for?

Salaries- The staff provides information on a daily basis to those seeking information about the Evanston area. We attend a multitude of functions and then share information with our members providing additional opportunities to help your business succeed. We also share that information with other committees and organizations that have an interest in the Evanston area and the business community.

Telephone, Internet Service, Office Supplies and Equipment, Printing Costs, Repairs and Maintenance, Insurance etc.- We need all the above to communicate and run our organization to help your business.

Travel, Education & Training- Investing in staff keeps turnover at a minimum and allows individuals to expand their knowledge. Learning new skills and techniques add value and expertise to their job experience. The outcome provides a confident well informed chamber staff that easily assists those seeking information about the area through our office.

The Chamber attends: Conferences, Summits, Expositions, trade shows, and numerous meetings and events. We respresent the Evanston Chamber of Commerce membership. Not only do we promote Evanston to the outside world, we promote and assist Evanston businesses. Attending events, meetings and conferences allows the chamber staff to share the wealth of knowledge we have about the Evanston community and learn what other organizations are doing!

Who benefits by having a strong local Chamber of Commerce?

Everyone! The Chamber of Commerce is the eyes and ears of the community. They have a passion to sell your community to visitors and locals allowing the community to grow and prosper. This can do attitude leaves visitors with a sense that the Chamber of Commerce enjoys sharing the wealth of knowledge about the community with others! It’s all part of supporting those who support you.

The Chamber receives calls and visitors daily asking about your local community. Questions and information provided include:

  • Area Demographical Information
  • Directions
  • Maps
  • Phone numbers and information for local businesses and events
  • Listing for lodging and restaurant establishments
  • Schools
  • Health Care Facilities
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Resources and information to open and/or relocate a business
  • Relocation information for individuals and families moving into the area
  • City, County, State and National contacts
  • Things to do in the area

We do all of the above and more!

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