Benefits of Membership


The Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce is the only 5 star accredited Chamber in Iowa and 1 of 70 in the United States.

Chamber Chatter

As a Chamber member you receive an up-to-date weekly electronic mailing of the Chamber Chatter and monthly Chamber@Work which highlights Chamber happenings, and events so that your business can be “in the know” in Dubuque.


The Chamber provides maximum exposure for your business from displaying your brochures and business cards at the Chamber office to your business listing in the membership directory and on the Chamber website. Your Chamber Ribbon Cutting gets people in the door of your business and is included with your initial signup!


The Chamber offers many opportunities for you and your staff to receive training that benefits your business by saving you valuable time and human resource costs. Our newest program, Leaders over Lunch, brings together members of a particular business sector to discuss the heir fields and any legislative or industry issues that Chamber can assist with.

Voice of Business

The Chamber of Commerce is your business advocate in local, state and federal issues that affect your business. The Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce is the primary advocate for the business community and represents nearly 1,200 area businesses, 50,000 employees and over 80,000 voters in the Dubuque area. We provide a unified voice to our elected officials and deliver our pro-business message.

Community Development

The Chamber offers programs and services that develop individual leadership skills and support, and enhance and attract businesses and workforce to our community. Internships, Leadership Dubuque and Young Professionals are provided as services and benefits to our members.


The Chamber receives an average of over 1,000 phone inquiries a month and over 1,300 website hits per day. The Chamber sees hundreds of people through its door each year. The Chamber referral policy is to refer Chamber members first! Your business is being promoted by your Chamber 24/7/365 via your Chamber staff, your Chamber website and your Chamber membership directory!


One of the best reasons to be a Chamber member is because you cannot afford not to be one! Chamber membership gives you instant visibility and instant credibility. According to a study done by the Schapiro group, 63% of consumers are more likely to buy from Chamber Member businesses.

Bottom line

Chamber membership costs less than a cup of coffee per day, in fact if you take the average cost of membership $309 and divide by 365 days a year, your chamber membership costs you .85 cents a day! No-Chamber membership is not the same as a cup of coffee-but don’t you know someone whose business could use a little chamber “jolt”?


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