To effectively promote and advocate for the interests of the Hoffman Estates business community.
The Hoffman Estates Chamber of Commerce is proud to play a vital role in building a strong business base that has carried the community into the 21st century.
A strong, thriving community doesn't just happen. It requires foresight, commitment, and a vision for the future. The Hoffman Estates Chamber of Commerce is proud to be a vital player in the sustained growth and prosperity of the greater Hoffman Estates area. We are proud to be:
What is a Certificate of Origin?The Certificate of Origin verifies the country in which the goods were manufactured. The commodity being exported and its destination determine if the Certificate of Origin is required. Some nations restrict imports from certain countries. Many countries limit the quantity of goods that are allowed to be imported, or give preference to goods manufactured in the United States. A Certificate of Origin may be required by a foreign country because of established treaty arrangements, varying duty rates, and preferential duty treatment dependent on the shipment´s origin.
Your international shipping firm or customs broker can determine if your shipment will require a Certificate of Origin.
A Certificate of Origin requires the authorized signature of the local Chamber of Commerce designated representative and the seal of that organization. Countries require forms to be notarized as well.
Individuals requesting a Certificate of Origin must provide the Hoffman Estates Chamber of Commerce & Industry with a completed Certificate of Origin. The Chamber will not sign blank forms. The descriptions and amounts on the Certificate of Origin form must be consistent with those entered on shipping invoice or receipt. It is recommended that companies call ahead to make an appointment with one of the Chamber representatives authorized to issue Certificates of Origin.
Certificate of Origin Fee
This service is for Hoffman Estates Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s members and is included with your membership at no additional cost. If you would like to see if your company is a member or call for more information, please contact the Chamber at (847) 781-9100 or visit our Business Resource Directory on line at www.hechamber.com
The fee for non-members is $50.00 per Certificate of Origin.
The Chamber offers three networking opportunities each month. Chit N Chat our lunch time networking that rotates between a different Chamber restaurant each month, and Business After Hours an evening of social networking which highlights a different Chamber Members business each month are standard each month. We also have regular multi-chamber progressive lunches, seminars and forums. All of these networking opportunities are designed to get you connected with a variety of Chamber members and businesses.
Through cost-effective advertising in Chamber publications, promotional mailings, business expos, Relocation Packets and the Internet, our members can take advantage of numerous opportunities for increased visibility and exposure
Chamber offices are constantly asked for references. Ours is no different, except we recommend Chamber members ONLY .
The Chamber's Government Relations Committee provides Chamber members with a unique opportunity to make their voices heard by policy makers at the local, regional and state levels. In addition, the Committee studies and analyzes issues of interest.
This directory is an exclusive, complete, cross-referenced guide of "Who, What and Where" of our Chamber members. This resource is available to Chamber members only. Mailing labels are also available for a small fee.
Through our member-to-member discount program and hot deals, you will be able to take advantage of special pricing offered by Chamber members to Chamber members. Also exclusive members only discounts are available through the web site for Constant Contact and Office Depot. Remember to always shop Chamber Members first and ask about any discounts that they are offering for fellow Chamber members.
Attractive door decals and a membership certificate suitable for framing identify you as a Chamber member and a part of the established Hoffman Estates business community.
This annual publication features highlights of the Hoffman Estates community with your Chamber business listed at least twice. Over 16,000 copies are delivered to local residences and businesses. Advertising opportunities are available in this highly sought after resource.
The Chamber sponsors a number of community projects throughout the year including Tools for Success, a community drive that collects thousands of dollars worth of new school supplies for distribution to children attending area schools. Bon Appetit Food and Drink Festival which invites adults to comes and sample food and beverages from our area restaurants. Our annual Community Fishing Derby, held each June, enables fishing enthusiasts of all ages to have the opportunity to compete for cash and prizes. We also offer three higher education scholarships each spring. Applications for the scholarship fund are available on the website.