Annual Meeting - February 4, 2021
Local Showcase & Spring Fest - May 14, 2021
Family Fun Fest - July 20, 2021
Annual Golf Outing - August 6, 2021
Annual ATHENA Award Ceremony - October 19, 2021
State of the City - Fall 2021
The Annual Meeting encompasses recognition of new and retiring Board Members, induction of the Pioneer and Business Leaders Hall of Fame, and announcement of the Ambassador of the Year, Nonprofit Organization Award and Business of the Year.
Read our 2020 Annual Report here.
Join us for the Local Showcase & Spring Fest community event at the DeKalb Airport on Friday, May 14th! Connect with local businesses and organizations from the safety of your car at the drive-thru Local Showcase collecting information and giveaways. After, celebrate spring at a safe, outdoor festival featuring live music, food & drink, and entertainment. Free to attend with food for purchase.
Family Fun Fest is a great opportunity for businesses to connect with families in the community while enjoying summertime. Families are invited to Hopkins Park to play games, try new activities and win prizes from 4-6pm on July 20th. Free to attend! Businesses are invited to be a vendor at 2021 Family Fun Fest to connect with families in the community!
Join us for our Annual Golf-a-Palooza Golf Outing on Friday, August 6th at River Heights Golf Course to show off your golf game or just to have some fun! A full 18 rounds of golf will be played along with networking opportunities, raffle items, lunch, drinks and dinner.
Description: The 32nd Annual ATHENA Award recognizes women within the community who strive to serve as a mentor or role model by helping women reach their fullest potential. Join us on October 19th to recognize and celebrate this year’s ATHENA finalists and Women of Accomplishment honoree as well as the announcement of the 2021 ATHENA recipient. Event information and registration coming soon.
The 2020 Annual State of the City was held virtually on Thursday, December 3 at 9AM on Zoom. Speakers DeKalb Mayor Jerry Smith and NIU President Dr. Lisa Freeman presented on the status of and plans going forward for the Communiversity. The 2021 State of the City will be announced later this year.
In a partnership with the City of DeKalb we coordinate the following events:
DeKalb Farmers' Market - Thursdays, June 3-September 23, 2021
Spooktacular - October 28, 2021
Lights on Lincoln & Santa Comes to Town - December 2021
Visits with Santa - December 2021
"To serve and advance business interests of the Greater DeKalb Region"
The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce is recognized as the resource businesses rely on to connect and thrive.