On behalf of our members and the community, welcome to Blue Island!
You’re in a very special place.
To know our city is to love it – rich history, beautiful architecture, the sights and sounds of industry – trains, barges, and our trademark bridges, abundant wildlife, fantastic parks, a thriving arts community, diverse and historic business in every sector of commerce, and so much more.
In 2035, Blue Island will celebrate her Bicentennial. As the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, we’re going to lead that charge to an even more vibrant Blue Island then, and to make our city a beacon on the south side for the next 100 years.
How? By creating a plan that includes actionable strategies in the major focus areas that affect the entirety of our business community, including Business Efficiency & Growth, Corporate Citizenship, Cultural Destinations, and Beautification.
In each focus area, we work together as a chamber to prioritize our efforts, and define the community partners – municipal offices, park district, charitable organizations, educational institutions, and individual volunteers -- to execute with intent and purpose, and the sense of community collaboration that is at the heart of what really is the best of Blue Island.
I invite you to explore our directory of member businesses and all the exciting things happening in Blue Island in the weeks and months ahead.
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About Blue Island Chamber of Commerce & Industry
The Blue Island Chamber of Commerce & Industry is a membership organization consisting of members in the business, government, education, and not-for-profit sectors. Through member committees and partnerships with organizations in Blue Island and across the Southland, the Chamber works on economic development, member services, legislative, and quality of life issues. Any business, government entity, school corporation, not-for-profit organization or individual not actively associated with a business is welcome to join.
Serving the needs of all our members and ensuring the quality of life in the Blue Island community by providing the highest quality information, advocacy, workforce development programming, networking opportunities and member services.
To apply our collective talents, love, and dedication to Blue Island community and economic development with intent and purpose, delivering the most effective and efficient results for a prosperous community now – for our children, our neighbors, our fellow business owners, our churches, our schools, and our friends – as well as the generations that will follow.
Although officially incorporated in 1957, city historical records show Blue Island’s Chamber of Commerce as an active and involved organization as early as 1913.