In the Loop

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In the Loop is a video series designed ​to keep DeKalb Chamber members and the surrounding business community informed on the on-goings of our city and Chamber. If you have a topic you would like us to address, fill out the form below.


March 24, 2022

Opportunity Unbound

DeKalb Chamber Executive Director, Matt Duffy, and Executive Director of the DeKalb County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Cortney Strohacker discuss Opportunity Unbound.

November 18, 2021

IPS Placement

Kim Perri and Justin Bartlett discuss Northwestern Medicine's Individual Placement and Support (IPS) program in DeKalb.

August 14, 2020

Small Business Member Assistance Fund

Matt Duffy and Anna Wilson discuss our new Small Business Member Assistance Fund that provides funding for local small businesses. The funds can be used for DeKalb Chamber membership dues, e-blasts, sponsorships, etc. Visit to learn more and apply.

March 19, 2020

DeKalb Sign Ordinances

City of DeKalb's Principal Planner, Dan Olson, speaks about the new signage changes. You can stream the City Council meeting live and submit public comments online. The Council Meeting to pass the sign amendments is this coming Monday, March 23rd.

July 25, 2019

Downtown Parking

Not sure where you can park in Downtown DeKalb? Watch as Bill explains when and where you can park, as well as any potential cost or tow risk times. For further information on downtown parking, you can always go to

July 8, 2019


Introducing In the Loop! The newest video series to keep our members and community informed on the on-goings of our city and Chamber. This series is meant to answer your questions, so please reach out to us through the form below, through email, in person, or call us about topics and inquiries that may affect your business. We look forward to hearing your questions, and even more forward to keeping you in the loop!

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In the Loop Guidelines

The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce provides members with valuable information and connections to help you be more informed. The Business Vitality Committee of the DeKalb Chamber has created an avenue to better educate our members that do not have the time or resources to stay up with or learn about everything that might affect the area and/or their business or organization and help keep you in the loop. The “In the Loop” videos are 2 to 3-minute videos that will provide information to allow our members to be better informed through getting answers directly from the sources to avoid confusion or misinformation.

Topics will consist of tips, answers to important questions and any knowledge that would be helpful to fellow members. Some of the topics will tap into the depth of knowledge that our members possess and will provide valuable information to you, as a member. Ideas for topics for “In the Loop” videos are requested from our members and should be submitted for consideration within the following guidelines:


  • Topics must be relevant to local businesses
  • Topics should help answer frequently asked questions concerning businesses and organizations
  • Videos should help answer questions on new laws or ordinances affecting businesses
  • Videos can help clarify something often misunderstood by business owners or operators
  • This is not an advertisement or promotion for any product, service, brand or business
  • The focus of these videos is on information involving the topic and not an endorsement supporting or against an issue
  • Topics should not reference any business name
  • No political comments or statements allowed