Membership Benefits

As a Member of the Lockport Chamber of Commerce Your Business Can Enjoy These Many Benefits!

Business Directory Listings

Your business contact information is displayed on the chamber website and in the community guide. New members will be highlighted in the monthly Chamber Chatter e-newsletter.

Please contact the Lockport Chamber at (815) 838-3357 or office@lockportchamber.com for more information.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Whether you are a new business entering Lockport and seeking support or you are commemorating a milestone within your organization, there is always a reason to celebrate with a Ribbon Cutting Event!

My business/organization just became a member of the Lockport Chamber of Commerce. What happens next?
Congratulations and welcome! We know that you will find value in your Lockport Chamber membership. If you are a newly formed business or organization, or are rejoining the Lockport Chamber, you may want to host a Ribbon Cutting. Please  review our Ribbon Cutting 101 Guidelines prior to scheduling your event.

What is a Ribbon Cutting ceremony and what value does it bring to my new or existing business?
A Ribbon Cutting ceremony celebrates your commitment to the Lockport Chamber and also acts as an introduction of your business/organization to the local Lockport business community. Elected government officials, City of Lockport representatives, other Lockport Chamber of Commerce members and media are invited by the Lockport Chamber to help commemorate this special occasion.

Anything else I need to know when scheduling a Ribbon Cutting ceremony?
Ribbon Cutting ceremonies can be held anywhere. If your business has a physical address, the ceremony can be held there. If not, the ceremony can be held at the Lockport Chamber office. A business usually provides a promotion or coupon and refreshments to the attendees and that information is included on the invitation to increase attendance. Ribbon Cutting ceremonies are also held for existing Lockport Chamber member businesses to commemorate a special milestone or anniversary. We offer to perform Ribbon Cutting ceremonies on weekdays only as representatives are more likely to attend functions at that time and we also require a 4 week lead time for planning and marketing your event. We do offer limited alternate options however, depending on the nature of your business, the business community turnout you are anticipating, and other factors. In addition, Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies are part of the #communitycounts initiative in which the general Lockport Community is invited to select Lockport Chamber events.

Please contact the Lockport Chamber at (815) 838-3357 or office@lockportchamber.com with any questions regarding scheduling/customizing your event!

* Please allow 4 week advance notice for your event.

Business After-hours Events

Complimentary entry to Business After-hours Events.

These events allow you to mingle and network with fellow Lockport Chamber members. Often times, the Lockport Chamber collaborates with surrounding Chambers of Commerce to further expand networking opportunities!

Interested in hosting a Business Afterhours event?
Call (815) 838-3357 or message office@lockportchamber.com to find out how.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Whatever your budget, getting the word out about your business could not be easier.

Sponsorship Opportunities for Annual Events and Programs through the Lockport Chamber of Commerce. 

Interested in sponsoring an event?
Call (815) 838-3357 or message office@lockportchamber.com to find out how.

Entry to Old Canal Days Festival Parade

Your Membership grants your organization this opportunity to showcase and promote services/products (for FREE) while allowing you the opportunity to connect with the Lockport community.

Once your organization participates in this popular event, you will want to be involved every year!

*Political entries are charged an additional fee.

Applications for Parade Entry are sent out in April.
Call (815) 838-3357 or message office@lockportchamber.com for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities

Have fun and make new connections.
Volunteer and share your services or expertise. We are always seeking individuals wanting to give back to the community by serving on a committee or volunteering time. You may make a valuable connection or business prospect while doing it!

Call (815) 838-3357 or message office@lockportchamber.com for more information on current opportunities.

Special Events & Luncheons

Get reduced pricing or complimentary entry to luncheons or special events!
Your attendance at regular membership and special luncheon events saves your organization money through the year. We also offer several free networking meal events as a thank you for your membership investment.

Call (815) 838-3357 or message office@lockportchamber.com for more information.

E-Newsletter & Social Media Promotion

Complimentary bi-monthly social media blasts to Lockport Chamber Membership and beyond to promote events, services, etc. for your business.

This is a wonderful tool to assist in building and maintaining the success of your organization.

Call (815) 838-3357 or message office@lockportchamber.com for more information.

Business Referrals

As a chamber, we will refer your business to other chamber members and to visitors with an inquiry about the Lockport area.

JOIN BY MAIL

Would you prefer to mail your Membership Application and payment? Download the forms below and mail to:

Lockport Chamber of Commerce
222 E. 9th St., 3rd Floor
Lockport, IL 60441

Membership Application
Membership Dues Schedule

Why Become A Member?

The Lockport Chamber of Commerce strives to be the voice of Lockport and the common link between business and community here in town. We also concentrate on meeting 4 core values within our organization to help you meet the goals of yours:

– Promotion
– Education
– Networking
– Service