A membership with the McHenry Area Chamber provides instant access to a network of
over 700 area businesses and organizations.

Our commitment to help you make business connections to grow your business involves so much more than monthly get-togethers to exchange business cards. To help you make better, deeper connections, the Chamber offers several networking events and groups to build beneficial relationships with your fellow members throughout the year.  Hear what our Ambassadors have to say. youtubelogo

We encourage you to explore the many advantages of joining our growing membership.


Chamber Mixers are after-hours or lunchtime events that create great opportunities to meet prospective businesses, clients and power partners in a relaxed atmosphere. Bring plenty of business cards when you attend!  Click here to find out why you should attend Mixers.

See the Event Calendar for the next Mixers date.


Referral Groups

The McHenry Area Chamber’s referral groups are available to members who are looking to increase their network and mutually provide and receive referrals and prospects to build their business. Groups meet either weekly or bi-monthly to exchange ideas, network and share new business leads. Limited to 30 members, each group is comprised of non-competing business categories (i.e. only one accounting firm per group).


Networking Scrambles

What is a Scramble? A Scramble is a structured, progressive networking luncheon where attendees have the opportunity to promote their company’s unique benefits to other businesses. 99% of prior attendees claim meeting business contacts.

See the Event Calendar for the next Scramble date.


WINGs Women’s Professional Group

Women’s Interactive Network Group (WINGs) is a group designed especially for women business owners, executives and employees. WINGs luncheons offer women the opportunity to network, hear inspirational speakers and enjoy lunch together. Speaker topics are designed for women in business.

Go to the Event Calendar for the next WINGs luncheon.



Small Office Home Office (SOHO) group of the McHenry Area Chamber is dedicated to promoting, developing and strengthening each individual member as well as educating and expanding public awareness on what SOHOs have to offer.


Young Professionals

The McHenry Area is fortunate to have many wonderful young professionals in our area. Young Professionals (YP) encourages young professionals under 40 to meet in an informal setting for professional development, to plan community service projects and network in a business-friendly setting.

To find out more about the Young Professionals group, contact the Chamber or see the Event Calendar for their next meeting.  Like them on facebookf.  Meet the members.  Download application.


Golf League

If you love playing golf and enjoy connecting with other Chamber members, consider joining the McHenry Area Chamber golf league.



The McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce hosts two types of luncheons – quarterly luncheons and Bring Your Lunch ‘n Learns.


Networking Tips and Tools

McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce believes that the building of relationships is the best way to gain new clients as well as referral sources. We are delighted to offer those seeking additional networking skills valuable insight into how to network, how to find those needed to develop your business, how to approach strangers and so much more.

Join the McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce today.

Starting a new business, wishing to improve an existing organization, or perhaps desiring to get involved in the community? Consider becoming a member of the McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce. Complete a Membership Application Form or e-mail us at and see for yourself how We Help Business Grow!

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McHenry, Illinois 60050
Phone: 815-385-4300
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