Annual Celebration Dinner
The Annual Celebration Dinner encompasses the DeKalb Chamber's Annual Meeting, 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 and Business of the Year Awards.
Nominate now for Business of the Year and Non-Profit Organization Award! Nominations must be a DeKalb Chamber member in good standing. Nomination deadline December 18th, 2020. View Past Award Recipients.
Family Fun Fest
Family Fun Fest is a great opportunity for businesses to connect with families in the community while enjoying summertime. This year we will be changing to a Family Fun Fest Drive-Thru where families can drive through Hopkins Park and stop by booths to receive fun take-home activities, giveaways and more!
July 21, 2020
Community Expo Drive Thru
The Community Expo is hosted by the DeKalb and Sycamore Chamber of Commerce and is a great way for businesses to showcase what they have to offer to our community. The 2020 Expo has been rescheduled and reformatted to a Drive Thru at the NIU Convocation Center Parking Lot on Thursday, October 1st. Over 30 local businesses will be handing out information, giveaways, and more!
October 1, 2020
State of the City
The 11th Annual State of the City will be held virtually on Thursday, December 3 at 9AM on Zoom. Speakers DeKalb Mayor Jerry Smith and NIU President Dr. Lisa Freeman will present on the status of and plans going forward for the Communiversity.
You can watch the entire presentation by clicking the Watch button below.
Annual Golf Outing
Join the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce on our annual Golf-a-Palooza golf outing 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, and dinner.
Early Bird Registration Deadline August 20th
September 3, 2020
New Teacher Welcome Event
Welcome new teachers into the DeKalb School District of all levels. All teachers receive a "new teacher welcome bag" with items to help start the school year off right. Lunch and networking opportunities are offered.
Event Details to Follow
"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.