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Princeton Chamber Benefits & Services

The Princeton Chamber of Commerce is a service and action organization for business as well as a community development organization. It provides a venue through which businesses can take effective action for the progress of Princeton. If you have a business in Princeton, you can best be safeguarded by working with others through the Chamber to protect and advance all businesses. The Chamber's Board of Directors and full-time staff act as a proactive voice for the membership.

The Princeton Chamber also provides a number of services to its members including business referrals, networking opportunities, co-op advertising, educational seminars, a gift certificate program, and a web site. In addition, there are many community development activities the Chamber is actively involved in including economic development, downtown revitalization, tourism support, a community calendar, and we act as a clearinghouse of community information.

The personal and financial support of its members enables the Chamber to carry out its broad program of work to protect business, encourage continued growth, and improve the quality of life in Princeton.

How does the chamber work for me?

Princeton Preferred Discount Program

The Princeton Chamber is very pleased to offer this brand new program, launched in October of 2009. The purpose of this program is to stimulate local sales by offering consumers and businesses a discount on retail merchandise and services and to increase the value of Chamber membership. This program offers a unique combination of promoting business to business and consumer buying, boosting sales for our businesses, and giving them increased visibility.  For more information, click here.

www.princetonchamber-il.com

The Chamber's website gives its members the opportunity to attract customers and offer information about their business to the public. The website promotes Princeton by featuring a searchable business directory listing, job postings, business specials called "Hot Deals", a community calendar, as well as economic development, relocation and tourism information.

Business and Economic Development

The Chamber has a Retail Development Committee that meets once a month. Their mission is to strengthen Princeton's existing businesses and recruit new ones by gathering information, conducting research, identifying opportunities for growth, and developing incentives for building rehabilitation and business development. The Chamber also partners with the City of Princeton to support economic development efforts both in our Main Street district and beyond.

Business Referrals

Often times, the Chamber of Commerce is the first point of contact for those looking for information about businesses and services in the Princeton area. The Chamber refers its member businesses through phone inquiries, mailings and those looking for information on the web.

Women In Business

The Chamber offers a quarterly luncheon geared toward providing women with the information that will empower them to grow and be successful in their professional and personal lives. In addition, the WIB events will enable women to expand their network to include other influential business women in the area.  For more information, click here.

Networking

The Chamber offers its members several networking opportunities through ribbon cuttings, the annual meeting, a monthly Business After Hours, and Women In Business lunches. Networking with fellow business leaders is a very effective way to promote your business, get to know other businesses people, and stay up to date on the latest happenings in your community.

Gift Certificate Program

The Chamber sells in excess of $40,000 in gift certificates annually. Only Chamber members are able to redeem the gift certificates, keeping all of these dollars in our community.