About the Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce

GBCC | Leading Businesses / Leading CommunitiesThe Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization comprised of a diverse membership of area businesses, industries, organizations and professionals who pool their talents and resources to improve the economic, civic, and cultural climate of the Greater Beloit Community.

For more than 80 years, Stateline businesses have tapped into the resources of the Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce. Whether the member business is a major manufacturer with 800 employees or a sole proprietor, the Chamber gives members an opportunity for involvement, leadership, and empowerment. Our business is your business. No matter what size or type of company you run, the Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce is your one-stop source for business information, services, and resources. From training programs and technical assistance to entrepreneurial advice and networking opportunities, our job is to help you get on with the business of success.

Our Mission: The mission of the Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce is to promote, enhance and advocate for its members’ successes, for business growth and for enhanced quality of life in the community.

Continuous ImprovementWe Offer:
Continuous Improvement

The Chamber provides numerous professional development opportunities throughout the year for our members and their employees. Some programs are structured and require a commitment from the organization, while others are informal, fun, and a great opportunity for participants to network. All programs are relevant and address current trends, laws, and interests applicable to businesses today.

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
Offerings Include:

    • Customer Service Workshops
    • Leadership Development Academy
    • Working Women’s Wednesday
    • Supervising for Performance Series
    • Dale Carnegie Training
    • Legislative Updates
    • Webinars, and
    • Conferences

Our Impact
“Nice legislative meeting this morning. I always enjoy hearing from the four municipal leaders in Greater Beloit.”
~MICHAEL FOGLE, First National Bank 

 

Networking | GBCCWe Offer:
Networking

Connecting with other professionals within the community is a fun and affordable way to market yourself and your business. The Chamber offers monthly networking opportunities at our popular Business After Hours events. There are several special events throughout the year that bring our Members together in a fun setting for recreation and/or celebration. Additionally, the Chamber provides numerous opportunities to network while learning

NETWORKING opportunities include:

    • Chamber Golf Classic
    • Annual Dinner
    • Ambassadors Club
    • Women’s Golf Play Day
    • Business After Hours
    • Regional Business Expos

Tim Weeden | Hendricks DevelopmentOur Impact
“I’ve been attending Chamber Annual Dinners since 1985, and this year’s dinner was the best. Excellent speaker, timely topic, deserving awards done briefly but very well, great food and decorations, nice set-up, home by 9:15. All in all a wonderfully enjoyable night. Congratulations!”
~TIM WEEDEN, Hendricks Development 

GBCC ResourcesWe Offer:
Community Resource

The Chamber of Commerce is often the first point of contact for prospective “investors” in the Greater Beloit area. These investors could be looking to relocate, plan a holiday, start a new business or expand an existing one. The Chamber takes pride in our extensive knowledge of the Greater Beloit area and strives to respond to all inquiries in an accurate and timely manner. At times we refer people to other agencies, or send them to our website—www.greaterbeloitchamber.org — where there is a wealth of information about our membership and our community.

COMMUNITY RESOURCES include:

    • www.greaterbeloitchamber.org
    • The Network weekly e-newsletter
    • Calendar of Events
    • Community Map
    • Relocation Kits
    • Vision Beloit Center

Megan Nelson | Beloit Turner High School TeacherOur Impact
“Thanks for inviting us to the career fair. My students LOVED it! They had such a great time and said they learned a ton.”
~MEGAN NELSON, Turner High School

Value-Added Services | GBCCWe Offer:
Value-Added Services

Your Chamber membership comes with privileges and savings that can help contribute to your organization’s bottom line. There are many opportunities for discounted services as well as freebies that are part of your Member benefits package. The Chamber also offers exclusive sponsorship and advertising opportunities that are reserved for Members Only.

Value-Added Services include:

    • Listing in Chamber Directory (Printed and Website)
    • Healthy Communities Cooperative
    • Meaningful Sponsorship Opportunities
    • Cost-Effective Advertising Programs
    • Reduced Event/Admission Fees
    • Certificates of Origin
    • Business Referrals
    • Notary Public
    • Ribbon Cuttings
    • Wage and Salary Survey
    • Chamber Gift Certificates
    • Referrals
    • Mailing Labels

Our Impact
“The new Chamber health care co-op insurance for members is great news for our small business”
~JOHN PFLEIDERER, Family Services

 

We Offer:
Advocacy

As an advocate for its broad and diverse member businesses, the Chamber leverages and enhances the talents and resources of its members to create a climate of growth and success in the community. The Chamber also helps build stronger communities by staying focused and involved in the top business, civic and social priorities. The Chamber provides unique opportunities for individuals and businesses
to make a difference by connecting them to important community issues.

Advocacy opportunities include:

    • Government Relations Committee
    • Business Education Partnership
    • Small Business Committee
    • Food Processing/Technology Committee
    • Candidates Forums
Theresee Mueller McLain | Regal BeloitOur Impact
“The Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce pulled off another great Sustainability conference. I truly enjoyed myself and like the new format”
~THERESE MUELLER, Regal-Beloit