The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce added the “A” in ‘NACC’ because the Chamber extends into the greater community; not only within Naperville city limits but the surrounding areas as well.
Did you know; about a third of NACC Members have business zip codes outside of Naperville? This is a beautiful statistic, as it demonstrates the Members’ ability to build a strong community, a strong area, in which to reside. The result of farther-reaching membership is a more community impactful Chamber, which is able to serve as a resource and advocate for its Members.
The community impact that Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Members can have through the Chamber is significant. The month of November, for example, The NACC is highlighting our 107 Not-for-Profit Members for a month of “NFP Awareness.” By bringing attention to these community-serving businesses, the Chamber hopes to highlight them and their achievements with special recognition toward how they make the Naperville Area – and those living here – better.
Likewise, in April, the NACC, along with Giving DuPage, orchestrated its inaugural Volunteer Week. Within this event, Not-for-Profit Members were encouraged to list volunteer opportunities, for which Members had the opportunity to sign up. This resulted in bridging connections between corporations, small businesses, not-for-profits, and every business in between as the NACC Members came together to serve their fellow Members, and in turn, the greater community. By highlighting our Not-for-Profits, the NACC hopes to draw attention to the varied ways these businesses can continue to elevate the community and build camaraderie, goodwill and commerce in Naperville and beyond.
To show support for the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce businesses beyond the Not-for Profit Members, it is encouraged to keep all Chamber businesses in mind when doing holiday shopping. This time of year, it is easy to shop the Chamber by referring to our online Business Directory. There, one might find the right resources to secure everything needed for a delightful dinner, gift, or experience. And all this while making the biggest impact on this community called ‘Home.’