The following is a list of resources that Chamber630 has found useful to individuals and organizations seeking information on a wide variety of business-related issues.

Center for Entrepreneurship

The Center for Entrepreneurship strives to advance the practice of entrepreneurship to stimulate economic growth and development through new company formation and business growth. The Center is committed to the small business community with programming and promotion of entrepreneurial activities through varied programs, customized advising and high-quality training.

Choose DuPage

Choose DuPage is the economic development organization for DuPage County. The goals of Choose DuPage are to support local municipal economic development initiatives; grow, retain, and attract office, retail, industrial and commercial businesses; and address policy issues critical to the needs of business. Choose DuPage is dedicated to establishing DuPage County as a premier global business location by working to expand and diversify the DuPage County economy through actions that stimulate business investment in its communities and generate desirable job opportunities for DuPage County residents.

Constant Contact E-Marketing

Chamber630 has partnered with Constant Contact to help you grow your business. Stay in touch with your most important audience—your customers. With Constant Contact, email marketing is easy, affordable and effective. Because you are a Chamber630 Member, you qualify for a special discount. If you prepay for six months, you receive a 20% discount, prepay for a year and save 25%! There’s no better time to try email marketing. If you haven’t opened an account yet, you can start with a 60-day free trial, click here. If you are an existing Constant Contact customer, but would like to receive the Chamber630 Member benefits, please email billingadjustment@constantcontact.com.

Downers Grove Economic Development Corporation

The Downers Grove Economic Development Corporation (DGEDC) is the official agency for economic development and tourism for the Village of Downers Grove. The DGEDC is a public/private partnership that promotes Downers Grove as a location for commercial, industrial and office projects.

Downtown Downers Grove

Wondering what’s going on in downtown Downers Grove? Visit their website for a complete list of upcoming events, business directory, parking information, and more.

Illinois Chamber of Commerce

The Illinois Chamber of Commerce is the largest broad-based business association in Illinois, serving businesses of all sizes and industry sectors. Headquartered in Springfield with a regional office in Chicago, the Illinois Chamber serves as a frontline advocate for business in the state capitol by influencing the legislative, regulatory and judicial branches of state government.

Illinois International Trade Center

Are you ready to expand your business further? From 2009 through 2012, Illinois exports increased by $26.5 billion or 64%, well above the national average of 46%. The international marketplace is a $4 trillion opportunity where American products can be competitive and profitable. Exporting offers the opportunity to open new markets, broaden customer bases and reduce seasonal fluctuations characteristic of domestic sales. New and expanded information tools and services make it easier for firms of all size to enter the international marketplace. The specialized and customized advising services include: market research for potential global markets; assistance in identifying international competitors; a guide in finding new or additional distribution channels; assistance in assessing export readiness. Visit their website.

Office Depot Discount Program

Our partnership with the National Chamber Program brings cost savings for you, our Members! Save on what you need to do business, while supporting your chamber. How it works: Members save up to 55% on 500+ items that Chamber Members purchase most often, including special discounts on ink and toner. Free next-day delivery on orders over $50, with the ability to ship in-store or online. Members get deep discounts on Copy & Print services. 2¢ black & white, 22¢ color copies and 40% off finishing services every day! Sign up online to start saving! There is no cost to join.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business organization representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions. Visit their website to stay ‘in the know’ on federal business issues.

U. S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.

Village of Downers Grove

Find government meetings, ordinances, community information, and more.

Village of Woodridge

Find government meetings, ordinances, community information, and more.

VirtuGrow, Woodridge’s Virtual Business Incubator

Have you had an idea for a business, but did not know where to start?  Or are you looking to take the next step to move your business out of your basement and into a storefront?  VirtuGrow is intended to help those that may be unfamiliar with how to run a business and may need assistance.  This website is intended to serve as your first stop in your path to business success here in Woodridge!

WorkNet DuPage

Located in Lisle, IL, the workNet DuPage Career Center is home to several organizations working in partnership toward the same goals of helping people get back to work, and maintaining a skilled workforce for DuPage County
Incumbent Worker Training Fact Sheet
On-the-Job Training Fact Sheet

Woodridge Library |  Downers Grove Library

Anyone who would like to find prospects, dig deeper on a business, seeks philanthropists, should visit their local library, most of the work can be done online, visit Woodridge Library or  Downers Grove Library.

If there are websites you’ve found useful that we did not list, send them our way–chamber@chamber630.com.