About the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce
Committees and Shared Interest Groups
The Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce is a membership-driven business association. Our strength is determined by the collective involvement of our members. With numerous committees, task forces and special interest groups, the members of the Aurora Regional Chamber help determine the focus and scope of work as well as the policy agendas for which we advocate on their behalf. If you are interested in more information on any of our committees – or wish to participate in one of the working groups – please contact the staff liaison listed or call the Chamber at (630) 256-3180.
Ambassadors: Ambassadors positively promote the chamber to its members while supporting the chamber membership, staff, and mission. They make new member welcome calls and encourage new members to participate in Chamber programs, activities, and events.
Aurora First®: Aurora First® promotes and sustains an efficient and effective development process in the City of Aurora by building a strong foundation for dialogue between all stakeholders in the development industry and the City of Aurora. The group monitors and reviews proposed development changes by the City of Aurora to offer feedback as well as recommendations for Board approval.
AuroraWorks®: A collaboration with Waubonsee Community College, Kane County Community Reinvestment, and Invest Aurora, AuroraWorks® promotes the resources currently available in the community to support employers, reduce duplication of services, and identify additional resources required.
Council on Legislative Affairs: The Council monitors local, State, and Federal government activities and provides recommendations to the Board for approval. They provide opportunities for elected officials to meet with business leaders to discuss issues in an open forum and work with the Chamber to continue grassroots communications with members.
Fox Valley Political Action Committee: A separate organization with a distinct board of directors, the PAC is an affiliate of the Chamber organized to protect, preserve, and further the free enterprise system in support of members of the Aurora Chamber.
NFP Alliance: The Alliance exists to promote the development of not-for-profit member organizations through professional development, idea exchanges, and partnerships. Workshops and/or seminars focusing on the needs of not-for-profit organizations and special events are offered throughout the year.
Retail Roundtable: In partnership with Fox Valley Mall, the Chamber’s Retail Roundtable is designed to support retailers by creating an atmosphere of knowledge sharing among peers as well as presentations by subject-matter experts geared to the retail environment.
Talent Development: The group is designed to bring employers together from the region to identify opportunities for business to support workforce development and education attainment. It aligns with existing workforce development programs the Chamber currently manages.
Women in Business: IN support of women professionals, the group hosts luncheons with speakers from within our membership to inspire and educate.
Worksite Wellness®: The Chamber will draw upon members interested in supporting worksite wellness initiatives to support local employers through programs that will save money to their bottom line.
Young Professionals: A re-launches group to encourage professional alliances of adults between 20 and 40 years through engagement and mutual support within the Chamber and community; it focuses on fostering professional and personal development, community involvement, and social interaction.
Event Task Forces & Advisory Groups: The Chamber will encourage support and input from the membership on larger, marquee event planning and promotion and will be called upon for the identified summit programs.