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The LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois, formerly the Chicago Area Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, was established in 1995 to establish a small business association that specifically served the needs of the LGBTQ+ business community. With nearly 400 members today — the chamber has re-established a place for a community of like minded inclusive individuals, business professionals, entrepreneurs, and community allies. Our membership benefits include tickets to semi-monthly NetWerq and Members’ NightOUT events, access to our annual premier events, unique member promotions and partnerships, business resources, 1-on-1 coaching and support, and new professional development programming, and more! With the changing needs of the LGBTQ+ business community, we are continuously looking for new ways to serve our members’ needs and advance our mission towards equality.
Of the events that I've been to, they have been great! I participated in the LGBTQ+ business bootcamp this past year and it was a great experience, I look forward continue being involved and attending more events and taking advantage of other member benefits.Tono Design Studio
The opportunity to showcase my business at festivals like Midsommarfest and Market Days were wonderful. It felt great to share the tent with other local businesses, and as a B2C business - the lead generation alone made it worth my annual membership fee.Pointerway