The AHCC hosts major annual events that offer networking, relationship-building, volunteer, advertising and sponsorship opportunities, including:

Mane Event & Taste of Arlington Heights
The Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce partners with the Village of Arlington Heights each year to support this summer block party held in downtown Arlington Heights. About 20,000 people attend this event each year for the live entertainment in Harmony Park, the finals of the “Suburban Chicago’s Got Talent” competition, a business expo, and plenty of food and drinks. Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce members can rent tent space and take advantage of this great opportunity to get in front of and interact with thousands of local residents.

Installation & Awards Celebration
Held in January, this annual function installs the new Board President and recognizes the contributions of the outgoing Board President. The Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce also honors and recognizes members with awards such as Business of the Year, Nonprofit Organization of the Year, Business Leader of the Year, Emerging Business of the Year and Business Volunteer of the Year. The event features a networking reception, raffle prizes, silent auction and formal dinner. Business leaders, the Arlington Heights Mayor, Village Trustees, village staff and State Legislators are among those who attend.

Chamber Golf Outing
Held in June, the Arlington Heights Chamber Golf Classic includes 18 holes of golf, box lunches and a banquet dinner. The event offers opportunities for members to play golf, host clients, donate raffle items, volunteer and sponsor holes or other features such as the putting green hole-in-one competition and snack cart.

Holiday Twilight Shop

Approximately 40 stores participated in the first annual Holiday Twilight Shop in November 2015 during which stores offered extended hours and provided special deals, refreshments and more. Over 100 shoppers attended the event, following maps of participating stores and earning raffle tickets by getting their passports stamped in stores they visited. The evening ended with a holiday party at a downtown Arlington Heights restaurant with a drink and appetizers.

It was great exposure for the stores. People found out the stores that are there and it was a great kick-starter for the holiday season. Teresa Ray, owner of Runners High ‘n Tri shoe store, said, “The evening brought in lots of people who had never been in before. Next year we will probably offer a game or something to flavor it up a bit.” “We got lots of people who didn’t even know that we existed. It was great exposure for us,” said Lincoln Brackett, owner of Brackett and Company Home Accents, 13 W. Campbell St., which offered hors d’oeuvres, wine and an ornament artist.