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62 N. Ayer, Suite B, Harvard, IL 60033

(815) 943-4404
(815) 943-4410 - fax

e-mail: info@harvcc.net

Harvard Chamber of Commerce & Industry
At Work for You!

Benefits

  • Radio Broadcast
  • Information Center
  • Business Startup Assistance
  • Community Guide
  • Business Expo & Home Show
  • Annual Golf Outing
  • Residential Greeter Service
  • Membership Labels
  • Bi-Monthly Newsletter
  • Membership Mixer Mailing
  • Chamber Website
  • Spotlighted monthly Business
  • Free Referrals
  • Maps
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Harlem Ambassadors basketball game
  • Kelly Miller Circus
  • Digital community sign for your community events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Membership has it’s benefits. As a Chamber Member you receive exposure through the many services of the Chamber. Reach the business community, clubs & organizations, membership, Harvard residentsand those who call looking for information and relocation packets. The following is alist of benefits & services available.

WHAT IS THE CHAMBER? . . . . . .

Harvard Chamber of Commerce and Industry is a strong network of dedicated volunteers and local small business owners, like yourself, who work together to promote area businesses and to foster a prosperous climate for economic development and business growth in Harvard. Through their investment in the Chamber, member business owners support a wide variety of programs that benefit the entire community.

 

HARVARD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE……

Encourages networking. You, as a new chamber member are always welcome to join us on the radio on a Friday at 10:00 am on Harvard Community Radio 88.5fm. You can let the listeners know about your location, products/services, hours of operation & promotions. No one knows your business better than you do! Call and set up a time!

 
CHAMBER INFORMATION CENTER. . .

Another way to promote your business! All member’s businesses are invited to display their brochures and other promotional literature at the Chamber Information Center. We are located at 62 N. Ayer St., Suite B. The Chamber office staff answers countless requests for referrals to reputable local businesses and competent professionals. The Chamber recommends only member’s businesses.

 

BUSINESS STARTUP ASSISTANCE . . . . . .

The Chamber can help prospective entrepreneurs get their new businesses up and running. The Chamber office is a designated Resource center for the U.S. Small Business Administration and can provide information to help people get loan program funding for starting or expanding a business. The Chamber office works with MCC Small Business Development Center, the Harvard Economic Development Corporation & the City of Harvard and City Administrator.

 

HCCI COMMUNITY GUIDE:
THE AREAS LOCAL YELLOW PAGES AND BUSINESS DIRECTORY

Chamber of Commerce Members receive a free listing in the yellow pages of the annual Harvard Community Guide. Businesses that belong to the Chamber of Commerce are highlighted and identified as Chamber members. In addition, Chamber members are listed in the Harvard Business Directory and their names are bolder and more prominent so they stand out when consumers are shopping the Community Guide for goods or services.

The Community Guide contains information on things to do, area history, local service organizations and a worship directory along with information on schools, local government and festivals. More than 6,500 copies of the Community Guide are distributed to the doors of area homes, businesses, motels and real estate offices. It is also mailed with relocation and visitor packets.

 

COMMUNITY BUSINESS EXPO & HOME SHOW

Harvard Annual Community Business Expo & Home Show. It allows your business to share with the
community and other businesses the products and services that you offer. Discounts available to
members.

 

ANNUAL GOLF OUTING

Enjoy a good time on the greens! Held annually on the third Wednesday in August 20, 2008. Great Opportunity to golf, become a tee or hole sponsor and/or door prizes. Super raffle tickets available. $2000 jackpot

 

FREE RESIDENTIAL GREETER SERVICE

This is a FREE service to you as a member and to all new home buyers in Harvard. We mail a coupon to all new residents and they are invited to pick up thier greeter service bag that includes the Community Guide, local maps and any promotional information, item or coupon that you would like to provide. It’s a great way to get your name out to new prospective customers and it couldn’t be easier! This opportunity is not offered to non-members!

 

KEVIN B. McFARLIN SCHOLARSHIP

The Chamber sponsors an annual scholarship for two graduating high school seniors who plan to attend a four year college, trade or technical schools.

 

MEMBERSHIP LABELS

FIRST MEMBERSHIP LABELS ARE FREE . . . . . .After that you receive them at a discounted price.
Membership Labels 200 pcs. $10.00
Harvard Business Labels 500 $22.50
This service is not available to non-members

 

BI-MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

You and your key employees will receive a bi-monthly newsletter that will keep you informed about upcoming Chamber meetings and activities, as well as meetings or seminars dealing with business-related issues that are sponsored by other organizations. The newsletter also includes news of members, new members, ribbon cuttings, mixers and ground breakings. You can reach other area business owners and managers to market your products or services to the area’s top decision makers.

The Chamber’s Newsletter is mailed to more than 250 area business owners and managers, as well as public officials and other community leaders. Take advantage of the “Focus on Business” section of the newsletter FREE to members. Let other members know about the exciting things happening with your business!

 

MEMBERSHIP MIXER MAILING

What is a mixer? It is an opportunity to invite others from the business community to your place or ours, to learn more about who you are and what your business has to offer. Mixer mailings are for a fee of $55.00 and the postcards are sent out by the Chamber. Postcards are sent to all members. This would be a savings of approximately $35.00. Mixers are an important part of networking with other businesses and this is a wonderful way to save on postal expenses!

 

CHAMBER WEBSITE

The Chamber provides free linkage to your business site through the Chamber’s web-site.
Members are also listed on the website in the membership directory. New Members now can advertise a business card size ad for three months on the front page of the Chamber Website FREE.

 

COMMITTEES

  • Annual Winter, Recognition, Dinner Dance &
  • Silent Auction
  • Annual Kelly Miller Circus
  • Bi-Monthly Newsletter
  • Board of Directors Elections
  • Leadership & Development Forum
  • Chamber of Commerce Week, in September
  • Community Guide
  • Expo & Home Show
  • Golf Outing/Chamber Super Raffle
  • Holiday Ladies Night Out
  • Industrial
  • Kevin B. McFarlin Scholarship
  • Membership
  • Milk Day Placemats
  • Outstanding Business of the Year
  • Website
  • Harlem Ambassadors Basketball game
 

AFFILIATIONS

  • Illinois Chamber of Commerce
  • Illinois Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives
  • Illinois Retail Merchants Assoc.
  • Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
 

Our Members Are Represented At:

  • McHenry County Tourism Council
  • McHenry County Economic Development Commission
  • Harvard City Council Meetings
  • Harvard Economic Development Corporation
  • Harvard Main Street
  • Harvard Milk Day, Inc
 

OTHER CHAMBER BENEFITS

  • Free listing in Community Guide
  • Participation in Chamber Gift Certificate Program
  • Internet Listing and Linkage on our Web-Site
  • Three-Free Months Business Ad on Web-Site
  • Mailing Labels
  • Community Business Expo
  • Golf Outing Discounts
  • Mixers
  • Ribbon Cuttings, Ground Breakings
  • Free Resident Greeter Service
  • Community Guide Ad Discounts
  • Newsletter Advertising Discounts
  • One Free Interview on Harvard Community Radio 88.5 Fridays at 10:00 AM
  • Referrals
  • Digital Community Sign for Chamber Members Only
  • Mixer Mailings for small fee. Chamber makes invitations, prints and mails them
And More