Member Benefits

Membership in the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce is a key economic development tool for businesses, offering you resources that can help your company to better succeed. As the voice of the business community, the Chamber helps to shape the business climate in Champaign County.

Becoming a member of the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce, the area’s premiere business association, allows you to:

Join the Chamber today.

+-Save money operating your company through Chamber programs.

Chamber Energy Cooperative 

Start Saving on Energy Today.

Gulf Plains Energy, the Champaign County
Chamber of Commerce’s trusted energy partner offers electricity and natural gas savings
available exclusively for Chamber members.

Since 2007:
• 700+ members have taken advantage of the cost savings and budget stability.
• Millions of dollars in savings have occurred for Chamber members.

• No application fee
• No risk of having to cancel your existing contract
• Include any combination of electricity and natural gas accounts

• Custom analysis of your energy consumption and use patterns
• Fixed contract rate to secure the price you pay
• The wholesale expertise and strength of credit through Gulf Plains Energy
• Innovative solutions to help ensure the greatest potential savings

Energy Expertise Available Locally
• Key personnel dedicated to helping respond and address any situation, question or concerns

Ready to Start Saving? 
CLICK HERE to view the application.

For more information email Ginny McDade or call 217.359.1791.

Conference Room, Laptops and LCD Projectors:

Available for members to rent at no charge. Some deposits may be required but are fully refundable upon return of equipment. LCD Projector/Laptop Rental Agreement. To reserve, call 217.359.1791.

+-Increase your bottom line by growing your contacts for vendors and customers.

Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC):

Technical assistance for applying for government contracts and awards.

+-Improve your employees’ skills by attending Chamber workforce development programs.

Business Success Seminars

Designed specifically for Chamber members who are seeking quality, practical and affordable education on how to manage and grow their companies.

ACE Leadership Program

The Mission: Attract and identify the next generation of community leaders. Connect young professionals with the surrounding community through unique opportunities in the areas of service, leadership and advocacy. Engage young professionals in local corporate, community and cultural settings.

+-Enhance and expand your business-to-business sales.

Business After Hours

An evening event designed to showcase member businesses and gives attendees an easy way to expand their business network.

First Friday Coffee

A morning event intended for members to showcase their business and provides members the opportunity to obtain new business connections.

Connect @ Lunch

Committee Participation

+-Obtain new customers with exclusive members-only marketing opportunities.

Community Welcome Service:

Chamber members get their marketing materials in the hands of new Champaign County residents, which provides members with the opportunity to build their mailing lists. Contact Caryn for more information on how your business can participate.


Through the Members Only section, you have the ability to add your events to our Community Calendar. We also provide a complementary Job Posting board and you can also offer all Chamber members discount through our Coupon section.

Commerce Connection Marketing:

Market your business via the Chamber’s bi-monthly publication that has an estimated reach of nearly 10,000. There are options that fit a variety of budgets. CLICK HERE for more details.

Email Footers:

Chamber staff sends an average of over 12,000 emails per week. This marketing opportunity allows your business to place a banner on every email sent out of the Chamber office. Visit the Publications tab under News Room for more information.

+-Utilize new business resources to help your business succeed.

BIGG Success:

A digital publishing company with educational material for professionals, entrepreneurs, small businesses and community banks.

Tools for Business Success:

One stop resource to local, state, federal and best-of-the-web resources to start and grow your business.

Small Business Counseling:

Business Advisors Council (BAC)


Market data; area trends; wage and benefit; newcomer profile.

+-Additional Resources and Services

Certificates of Origins
Certification of international shipping documents is provided free of charge to Chamber member businesses.

Notary Services

A Chamber staff person is available to provide notary services free-of-charge to Chamber member businesses.

Voter Registration

Not registered to vote? Stop by our office and we can help you change that.

+-Advocate for your business and the local business community; your voice matters.

Guiding Statements
Champaign County First
Business Empowered PAC