“We appreciate the opportunities for networking and business promotion that the Chamber offers, while helping to shape growth throughout the area.”
Vickie Marconi, President Benson Electrical Contracting
We belong to the Sunburst Corvette Club. We participate in many parades. I just wanted to let you know that at the club meeting tonight, they showed slides of the Corvettes in the parade and commented that the Crystal Lake parade was one of the best run parades they’ve ever driven in.
Kris Rogers Sunburst Corvette Club
In 2015, every dollar Construction Law Services invested in chamber membership, activities and events produced incremental revenue of $6.10 In 2016, every dollar Construction Law Services invested in chamber membership, activities and events produced incremental revenue of $7.12 The incremental revenue is only those dollars directly traceable to other chamber members. There has undoubtedly been additional incremental revenue from indirect referrals where the referral source cannot be identified.
"I tried to get a contact name to call on at a reputable business in the Chamber and even had friends send emails to their contacts, but I couldn't get an answer. I even drove to the business, and no way could I get a name from the woman at the front desk. Well, finally I was able to get a name, and it all happened because of the CL Chamber. I thought for sure this was a dead end after all of my efforts (and it may still not go anywhere) but at least they will talk to me now.
"I would like to say thank you to the staff of the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce. The staff has gone out of their way, from the first day, to help me connect with other businesses and answer all of my questions. The chamber has been a great place to network and do business with other local businesses. A membership would be a smart investment for any business just starting out. I know being a member of the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce has been key in the growth of my business."
"Now entering our 20th year in business, I can see no other organization that has had such an impact on our growth as that of the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce. This Chamber offers a diversity of programs for any size business, exceptional staff, and a strong commitment to networking programs. New members who use their membership wisely should expect to receive several connections with business and civic leaders within three months that will lead to strong business relationships within six months. Within a year of active participation in the organization, members can most certainly expect to see a return on their investment with the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce."
Jean Marie Saidler JMS Consultations, Inc., Crystal Lake jmsmkt.com
"Although I hadn't any prior formal training on running a small business before I started my company, the environment that the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce fosters has provided me the fundamental tools to develop and grow my small business. From networking, building strong business connections to workshops on technology, the Chamber supplies 'business lessons' in the most cost effective manner available to today's business owner. Through my volunteerism efforts, attending seminars, and overall staying involved, the Chamber has helped make me the business person I am today- a benefit of membership that is priceless."
"When I was invited as a guest to a Chamber mixer, I met several nice people and handed out my business cards. The networking paid off, as I obtained business from a contact that I had met that evening. I decided to take a portion of the profits from that sale and purchase a membership with the Crystal Lake Chamber! It is a win-win situation. This newfound ability to meet several people and the increased potential to expand my client list to a more local area was already at work for me before I even paid my dues! I'm certainly looking forward to more mixers and other Chamber events in the future."
"Even prior to starting my practice, I joined the CL Chamber. I joined in order to increase my exposure and establish my practice 'brand' in the community, as well as to learn from others who were in the same position as me- business owners. It would be completely impossible to add up all the benefits my practice has received from being part of the Chamber. In the beginning, it did not seem nearly as much because the momentum and connections gradually built over time...but now as I look back, it is very clear to me that the connections, referrals, and exposure I received with my Chamber membership has paid me back 100 fold as I am still blessed to serve so many people that came to me through the Chamber! My only problem is that I got so busy in such a short time, I now don't have much time to be involved as I would like!"
"I am honored to be a member of the Crystal Lake Chamber. Being a member has been enriching and rewarding to not only my business, but for myself as well. I am involved in a wonderful network of business peers and have met so many wonderful new friends. Being a member of the Chamber has not only grown my business but has enabled me to grow as an individual."
"I just wanted to let you know that the Member Orientation- 'Getting the Most Out of Your Chamber Membership' was great! I truly learned more than I thought I already knew... and that alone is a pay off to me and New Balance- Crystal Lake. I like the new direction and motivation that the Crystal Lake Chamber has with its members. Thank you so much for everything throughout the year, always a pleasure seeing you all. I enjoy supporting your events!"
"Leaders in Action was a wonderful program for me to participate in. I was always a bit intimidated by networking or 'professional mingling'; Leaders in Action helped me get over that fear. I met people in my session that gave me pointers on how to get over that fear. Sitting at a new table every week helped me meet new people and practice my new skills. The speakers motivated me in this program. The Leaders in Action committee put a lot of thought into choosing the speakers- each dynamic and involving the audience! Every topic was relevant and could be applied to my job and implemented immediately. Finally, I believe that attending the Leaders in Action program has better equipped me to take charge in my position and really apply each lesson learned to enhance the team atmosphere and keep moving forward. I felt by attending this program I am better prepared for situations that arise at work."
"My wife, Rosemary, and I commend the Chamber and the Community Harvest committee for making people aware of the project by handing out collection bags and lists of the Crystal Lake Food Pantry's needs after church services on a Sunday prior to Thanksgiving Day. It made it very easy to shop and donate to this great cause."