Supporting Partners

Your Business Counts

The Village of Wauconda is supported by a number of organizations dedicated to ensuring the success of local businesses. In addition to the Village’s Department of Economic Development, the Village is an active member of the Wauconda Chamber of Commerce and the Lake County Partners (LCP).

Resource Guide for Small Business

Chamber of Commerce

The Wauconda Area Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing support for the Wauconda area business community. The Chamber provides business related seminars, business referrals, networking events and information services for its 320 members. For more information, please call 847-526-5580 or visit their website.

Lake County Partners

Lake County Partners (LCP) is an economic development organization that works to maintain and enhance the economic vitality and overall quality of life in Lake County by attracting, retaining and expanding business ventures. For more information, please call LCP at 847-247-0137 or visit their website.

Business Development

In addition to LCP, we would like to offer two other organizations that help support business development:
  • Illinois Small Business Development Center
  • Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

Illinois Small Business Development Center

Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Whether you are considering starting a new business, growing an existing business or selling a business, the SBDC located at the College of Lake County in Grayslake can assist by providing the following free services:
  • Assistance with developing business plans
  • One-on-one business counseling
  • Seminars on important business topics
  • Strategic planning and marketing
  • Support in securing business loans
SBDC also offers a variety of workshops on topics ranging from start-up business planning, marketing, legalities of business ownership, accounting and finance, and commerce and technology. For more information on their services, workshops and resources, please call 847-543-2033 or visit their website.

Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity

Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s (DCEO) Bureau of Business Development administers a wide array of programs and services designed to help Illinois businesses thrive in today’s economy. The Bureau offers expansion incentives, technology support services, access to capital, and global marketing expertise. For more information, please call 877-221-4403 or visit their website.