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Governmental Action

As the strongest voice for Elmhurst’s business community since 1918, the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce & Industry represents the concerns and interests of member businesses before local, state and federal government, while providing information, communications of facts and coordinating action on behalf of our members.

City of Elmhurst

The Chamber has developed strong working relationships with administrators and elected officials serving with the City of Elmhurst, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205, Elmhurst Park District and Elmhurst Public Library—providing our members with greater input into the decision-making process.

To better address issues related to business recruitment, rentention and expansion, the Chamber partners with leaders from the city and its new Department of Zoning, Planning and Economic Development (formerly the Elmhurst Economic Development Corporation), and Elmhurst City Centre through the Elmhurst Business Alliance. The Chamber President is an ex-officio member of the City Centre's Board of Directors and serves on the Central Business District (CBD) $10,000.00 Retail Business Grant Committee.

The Chamber also promotes the activities of the Elmurst Visitor & Tourism Department, which is funded by a portion of the city's hotel/motel room tax. he Chamber President serves on the Elmhurst Visitor & Tourism Advisory Board.

County of DuPage

The Chamber suppots the activities of the county's new Economic Development andPlanning Departments and the DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau (DVCB).

State of Illinois

Through its membership in the lllinois Chamber of Commerce and Illinois Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (IACCE), the Chamber can represent the conerns of member businesses before state lawmakers and administrators.

U.S. Government

Federal legislators and administrators are accessible through the Chamber's membership in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE).