"Bridging Businesses and the Community Together"
Photos by: Docha Photography© & Courtesy of Sandwich Park District
2022 Sandwich Fair - COUNTDOWN!
Letter From NEW Director
From: Ann Marie Dunn, Executive Director
Hello! I am thrilled to be your Executive Director for the Sandwich Area Chamber of Commerce. The outpouring of support in my first few weeks has been amazing and I can’t thank you all enough. It has been fun getting to know the business community and the locals alike. I already feel like part of the Sandwich family and are honored to be a part of such a close-knit and active chamber.
Small towns are near and dear to my heart as I grew up in a small town for a portion of my childhood. In my opinion, the “family feel” a smaller town offers are like a big daily hug every time you step outside. Before serving as your Executive Director, I had been visiting Sandwich for many years to shop the antiques which are hands down the best in the state! My professional background has a mix of event planning, marketing, and sales and I am excited to bring my knowledge and creative view to the chamber and to the Sandwich community. Currently, I reside in DeKalb with my husband and son and are an avid golfer & cook.
I look forward to meeting you soon!
2022 Golf Outing
SAAC Sponsorships Options:
Registration Due by June 20th
Sparkler – $30
*Your Business Logo on the SAAC Float
Firecracker – $50
*Your Business Logo on the SAAC Float & Walk with Us and Handout Your Own Marketing Items
Freedom – $65
*Your Business Logo on the SAAC Float. The SAAC Will Hand Out Up to 500 of Your Marketing Items
Chamber Office Hours:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tuesday & Thursday (NEW)
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
(by alpha order)
What's Up Wednesday
Ways to participate in the Chamber
What’s Up Wednesday
Sandwich Park District
Your business might want to host a Ribbon Cutting if:
- You are a New Member who hasn’t scheduled a Ribbon Cutting yet. Every New Member gets one!
- You are a Chamber Member who has opened a new/different location.
Your business might want to host a Meet & Greet if:
- You are a Chamber Member who has a new location to show off.
- Your business has had a recent change/addition in management.
- You are a Chamber Member looking to showcase major changes or additions to your business.
Many Thanks to Our Spotlight Members!
Thank you for your interest in the Sandwich Area Chamber of Commerce. We were founded in 1977 as the Sandwich Business Association. Today we are comprised of community leaders in not only business but also many civic organizations.
The purpose of the Sandwich Area Chamber of Commerce is to support, educate and promote businesses in the Sandwich Area while establishing a bridge with the community.
We welcome you to peruse our website and find out more about our membership and community. Can’t find what you are looking for? Feel free to call our office at 815-786-9075.
Chamber Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Extended Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
A few reasons why you should join your local chamber of commerce:
Membership brings credibility to your business. You can increase positive perception among consumers and business owners when you’re identified as a member of a chamber of commerce.
Increase your visibility in the community. As a new member of the chamber of commerce, you will be listed in the chamber newsletter, e-newsletter, on Facebook and have the opportunity to be highlighted in other chamber publications. You also can grow your business by advertising with the chamber and sponsoring events. The chamber may also promote your grand opening/ ribbon-cutting ceremony and assist with any public relations efforts.
Create networking opportunities. Chambers have numerous committees and serving on one of them provides numerous networking opportunities as well as professional leadership development. You can build your business while promoting developments of keen interest to local businesses and the community at large.
When you join the chamber your membership includes:
- Networking Opportunities
- Free Marketing and Advertising Opportunities
- Low Cost Advertising For Members
- Free Business Internet Listing
- Committee Participation
Sandwich Chamber of Commerce
128 E. Railroad Street
Sandwich, Illinois 60548
Chamber Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9 am - Noon
Tuesday & Thursday 9 am - 3:00 pm (NEW)
For appointments after hours, please call 815-786-9075