The Lockport Chamber of Commerce is Lockport’s leading business advocate. For more than thirty years the Chamber has implemented a progressive program aimed at enhancing the business climate and quality of life in Lockport. Over 200 area businesses currently help the Chamber to achieve its goals through their membership investment. The Chamber is made up of people working together to make our community a better place to live and to make a living.
The Lockport Chamber of Commerce strives to be the voice of the business community, concentrating on four core values –Promotion, Education, Networking and Service.
Promotion – advertising/sponsorship opportunities, listings in the Lockport Community Directory, advertising in monthly newsletter, listing on the Chamber website, Chamber member referrals to other members and residents, encourage consumers to “ Shop Chamber Members”
Education (of membership and the community) – quarterly breakfast meetings with state, county and federal legislators, monthly newsletter, local government updates at monthly meetings, periodic seminars on various topics, Dollars for Scholars Awards program for college bound students
Networking – Business After Hours, annual installation dinner, annual golf outing, monthly membership luncheon, exhibits at Lockport Business & Community Fair
Service – Maintain continuous dialogue with community leaders on behalf of area business, leading advocate on important business and community issues, sponsorship of the annual Old Canal Days Parade, sponsorship of the Lockport Business & Community Fair, support of local community groups and events, participation in Illinois State Chamber’s legislative programs.
As a member of the Lockport Chamber of Commerce, many area businesses enjoy the many benefits and consider it an investment in their community by helping to make Lockport a better place to live, work and do business.