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Chamber Gift Checks

giftcheckbox-webWrap Up Your Holiday Shopping with a Chamber Gift Check!

Give the unique gift of community investment this holiday season by letting the Wauconda Area Chamber of Commerce do your shopping for you! The Chamber offers a “Gift Check” program just in time for the busiest shopping time of the year. The program is held in conjunction with the Chamber’s "Your Dollar has Power" program to promote community awareness of the importance of shopping local.
The Chamber office, located at 100 N. Main Street in downtown Wauconda, sells the gift checks at face value. They are standard bank checks drawn on a Chamber checking account solely dedicated to this program.

A small booklet accompanies each gift check purchase, listing over 250 participating Chamber businesses that will accept the gift checks as payment for merchandise or services rendered. Participating Chamber members  also display signs acknowledging acceptance of the gift checks in their place of business. Store credit or cash back on the Chamber gift checks will be at the discretion of each participating business.

Gift checks are available for purchase year round, and make great gifts for teachers, coaches, service workers, neighbors, employers, employees, or just as a donation to a favorite charity. Plus, it encourages the patronage of local Chamber businesses.

Chamber business membership investments, and additional monetary/manpower support from member businesses provides residents in Wauconda and the surrounding communities with many enjoyable events, and benefits that they use. Included in that is the Chamber’s annual Arbor Day Tree Sale, Farmers’ Market, Business Expo,Candlelight Bowl, Street Dance, and IPRA Championship Rodeo. The Chamber also donates to local events including the Village of Wauconda fireworks display, the Island Lake/Wauconda Food Pantry, and the park district’s Wauconda Fest. In addition, the Chamber awards monetary scholarships to assist in the continuing education of our youth.

For more information on the Chamber Gift Check Program, call the Chamber office at 847-526-5580 or visit

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