Words from Our Executive Director


Welcome to the QCAA Chamber of Commerce

Join our leading business organization for African American small business owners and entrepreneurs within the (4) quad counties of Illinois. Our focus is to maximize the profitability of our business communities while enhancing the quality of life for our citizens.

 

Chamber Membership Benefits:

We are here for you to answer a wide variety of business questions on your behalf, provide you with business referrals & to be a resource!  Upon becoming a member, you can expect an immediate listing on the chamber web-site & on our social media sites. You will also be invited to make new-member announcements & share your information in our new member packets as well as have the opportunity to be spotlighted on our website and weekly newsletter. Also take advantage of the opportunities to network and sponsor our monthly Business Before Hours events; your business will be listed as well annually in our online membership directory that is shared throughout our entire network.

Our Chamber advocates for your business on an ongoing basis throughout the year in many areas to assure that you are aware of the many opportunities & resources available to you to grow & develop your business. We work closely with local, state, and federal officials to pass legislation favorable to our business and industry. We remain active each year to identify and prioritize initiatives that will enhance and impact your bottom line results.

 

Educational Support 

The Chamber is a strong advocate for educational excellence. Our signature event is our annual Jazz Scholarship Brunch is hosted in February where we offer scholarship opportunities to college students to attend local universities is one of our top priorities and ongoing initiatives. We also partner with other community partners & other organizations such as SCORE & the Women’s Business Development Center in Aurora, IL to offer ongoing quality educational programming is one of our top priorities. We support and endorse quality educational expansions & programs throughout the year to maximize your potential.

 

Economic Development

The Chamber seeks to create quality jobs and to retain existing ones.  Quality career opportunities and being successful as entrepreneurs in the small business arena is essential to our future prosperity.  Expanding our professional, educational, healthcare, residential, retail and restaurant sectors is fundamental to our success.  We have many professional working relationships throughout the (4) counties we serve and look forward to connecting with you!

 

Expand Your Business Network

Bring plenty of business cards when attending monthly networking events for members & non-members,  business before & after hours  events along with other chamber events throughout the year.

 

Business Referral Service

We refer chamber members when we receive requests for information.

 

Promote Your Business

There are various ways for you to promote your business via the Chamber. Please consider our electronic weekly newsletter, electronic calendar of events, live events, corporate memberships, sponsorships and electronic advertisements.

 

Contact us & join today!

Wishing You All Much Continued Success,

Michael Cobb