Become a Member

Becoming a member of GACC Midwest means becoming part of a global trade organization with a strong network of companies.

Your Benefits

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GACC Midwest is the official representative of Germany’s economic interests in the US and has been supporting German subsidiaries for more than 50 years. Increase and maintain your company’s local presence by attending our various events offered in all of our locations and benefit from exclusive membership services, discounts, and prioritized referencing to our clients.

With several offices in the Midwest, we are able to support your US market entry and help you gain visibility in many industry fields, no matter where your business is settled in the US. Our print and digital publications - as well as our website and mailing outreach - offer you a wide array of possibilities to make your company stand out.

We look forward to welcoming you as a member of our ever-growing network.

Our Membership Levels

National Partner Program

The National Partner Program offers simultaneous membership of all German American Chambers of Commerce: Chicago (GACC Midwest), New York (GACC New York) and Atlanta (GACC South). For a discounted membership fee, National Partner enjoy the benefits of the highest membership level of all GACC Midwest offices and locations.

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Patron Membership

As a Patron member, you will receive all benefits of your current membership as well as the following additional benefits:

  • Opportunity to co-host company's own event with GACC Midwest (venue & catering cost to be covered by member firm; location- if not in immediate Chicagoland region - subject to GACC approval
  • Premium profile in printed Membership Directory
  • 50% reduction on first Engagement Fee for Recruiting Services
  • Logo display on GACC Midwest website & GACC Midwest Report
  • Twitter campaign with up to 6 tweets per year, tied to aforementioned event or other special announcement, determined in collaboration with member

The annual fee for a Patron Membership is $2,000.

*All companies have the opportunity to become a Patron Member - regardless of their size and number of employees in the Midwest.

Membership Application Form

Corporate Membership

  • Membership benefits for up to 5 executives
  • Access to a nationwide network of contacts – The GACCs have approx. 2,500 members US wide
  • Business referrals – Our members are always recommended first!
  • Networking opportunities – Get connected with business professionals and decision makers of the German-American Business Community
  • Members-only privileges –You can view and edit your online profile and have access to the annual national Membership Directory
  • Member discounts – Members receive discounts on GACC Midwest events, co-sponsored events, selected GACC events and GACC Midwest services
  • Member discounts on Publications and Advertising – Members receive discounts on advertising in our publications and also have the opportunity to submit articles at a discounted rate
  • Exclusive sponsorship opportunities for Members
  • Member Companies Listings for up to 5 Contacts – Member companies are listed in the national printed Membership Directory (includes 2,500 GACC members), the online Midwest Membership Directory (available online only, lists all GACC Midwest members)
  • Listing in the annual edition of Subsidiaries of German Firms in the US (lists and is applied to all companies with 50% or more German ownership)
  • Publications – Members receive publications such as Annual National Member Directory, the German American Trade Magazine (Issued by the GACC’s four times per year, available online) and the ChamberBrief (GACC Midwest’s monthly e-newsletter with a Midwestern focus on events and news)
  • Link to your website – Company web link in the Midwest Directory on our website
  • IHK access – GACC Midwest arranges access to the German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (IHKs)

The annual fee for a Corporate Membership is $1,200.

*The Corporate Membership applies to companies with 100 employees or more in the Midwest. Please note that companies with less than 100 employees may also elect Corporate Membership.

**For companies based in Germany, Corporate Membership applies to companies with more than 100 employees in Germany.

Membership Application Form

Basic Membership

  • Access to a nationwide network of contacts – The GACCs have approx. 2,500 members in the US
  • Business referrals – Our members are always recommended first!
  • Networking opportunities – Get connected with business professionals and decision makers of the German-American Business Community
  • Members-only privileges – You can view and edit your online profile and have access to the annual national Membership Directory
  • Member discounts – Members receive discounts on GACC Midwest events, co-sponsored events, selected GACC events and GACC Midwest services
  • Member discounts on Publications and Advertising – Members receive discounts on advertising in our publications and also have the opportunity to submit articles at a discounted rate
  • Exclusive sponsorship opportunities for Members
  • Member companies listings – Member companies are listed in the Annual National Directory (includes 2,500 GACC members), the Midwest Membership Directory (available online only, lists all GACC Midwest members)
  • Listing in the annual edition of Subsidiaries of German Firms in the US (lists and is applied to all companies with 50% or more German ownership)
  • Publications – Members receive publications such as the annual national Membership Directory, the German American Trade Magazine (Issued by the GACC’s four times per year, available online) and the ChamberBrief (GACC Midwest’s monthly e-newsletter with a Midwestern focus on events and news)
  • Link to your website – Company web link in the Mid-West Directory on our website
  • IHK access – GACC Midwest arranges access to the German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (IHKs)

The annual fee for a Basic Membership is $600.

*The Basic Membership applies to companies and organizations with up to 100 employees in the Midwest).

**For companies based in Germany, Basic Membership applies to companies with 10-100 employees in Germany.

Membership Application Form

Startup Membership

  • Access to a nationwide network of contacts – The GACCs have approx. 2,500 members US wide
  • Business referrals – Our members are always recommended first!
  • Networking opportunities – Get connected with business professionals and decision makers of the German-American Business Community
  • Members-only privileges – You can view your profile and have full access to the Membership Directory
  • Member discounts – Members receive discounts on GACC Midwest events, co-sponsored events, selected GACC events, GACC Midwest services
  • Member discounts on Publications and Advertising – Members receive discounts on advertising in our publications and also have the opportunity to submit articles at a discounted rate
  • Exclusive sponsorship opportunities for members
  • Member companies listings – Member companies are listed in the annual nationwide Membership Directory (includes 2,500 GACC members), the Online Membership Directory (available online only, lists all GACC Midwest members)
  • Listing in the annual edition of Subsidiaries of German Firms in the US (lists and is applied to all companies with 50% or more German ownership)
  • Publications – Members receive publications such as the Membership Directory, the German American Trade Magazine (Issued by the GACC’s four times per year, available online) and the ChamberBrief (GACC Midwest’s monthly e-newsletter with a Midwestern focus on events and news)
  • Link to your website – Company web link in the Midwest Directory on our website
  • IHK access – GACC Midwest arranges access to the German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (IHKs)

The annual fee for a Startup Membership is $300.

*The Startup Membership applies to companies and organizations with 10 or fewer employees in the Midwest and that were founded in the last 2 calendar years.

Membership Application Form

The applicant hereby agrees to become a member of GACC Midwest and agrees to pay the annual membership fee.