Purpose: The Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce is organized as a voluntary organization of business, professional and agricultural leaders, working together to promote the commercial, agricultural, and industrial growth of the Village of Elizabeth and through community concern, to foster civic improvements that benefit the general welfare of all who live and work in the Village of Elizabeth and the surrounding areas.
History: The chamber was organized in 1986 with 30 members. Present membership is 80.
Accomplishments and Continuing Projects: Installed a Veterans’ Memorial, purchased flags for along Rt 20 for display on patriotic holidays and special events , purchased welcome banners for the light poles, purchased a caboose for placement near the Great Western Train Depot museum (now on the historic register), organized the Apple River Fort Board in conjunction with the Galena Rotary club to rebuild the Apple River Fort, participated in “Make A Difference Day”, purchased wreaths for Christmas decorations hand made by Don Fischer, ordered and helped hang greens for store Christmas decorations, sponsored judging of houses decorated for the holidays, organized the Christmas in the Village Christmas Walk, organized the annual Spring Fling, participated in the Elizabeth Fair with a float and Cow Pie Lottery, sponsored the annual Ride the Ups and Downs Bicycle Ride, conducted programs on Veterans Day, printed Welcome to Elizabeth brochures, planned and conducted the annual Hobo Hap’nin’, designed placemats for distribution to local restaurants and used at the Chicken Dinner during Spring Fling, and prepared and distributed welcome folders to new businesses.
How to Join: Dues are $50.00 per year and are due on March 1st. Applications are available by e-mailing the chamber,[email protected].
Meetings: Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month. The meeting time is 7:00pm. Dinner may be ordered prior to the meeting. A monthly newsletter will notify members of the meeting agenda.