Gary Chamber of Commerce – two

Organization of business professionals whose mission is to attract, retain, promote and lend support in all possible ways to our local businesses and the community. We are that vital link in the chain!


The Gary Chamber of Commerce exists to promote and protect the interest of businesses that contribute to the quality of life in Gary through the establishment, retention, expansion and promotion of a positive and stable economic climate in partnership with government, labor and education.

We desire to participate in the planning of the future thru business, legislation, industry and community.

Services Provided

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Accelerator

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Demographic and Census Data
  • Diversification
  • Identification and Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development
  • Economic Forecast
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance

Events and Community Building

  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals
  • Pitch Events

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Emotional Well-being Support
  • Employee Development
  • Hiring and Firing
  • Industry
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting
  • Retention
  • Workforce Incentives

Import and Export Assistance

  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Locating Foreign Distributors
  • Networking/Exploring Exporting

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Legal Services

  • Employee Relations

Libraries and Research

  • Demographic/Census Data

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting Assistance

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Manufacturing Development

Marketing and Sales

  • Advertising/Brochure Design
  • Award Recognition
  • Demographics/Census Data
  • Student Marketing Projects


  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Home Based
  • Industry Specific
  • International Trade
  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Board Development
  • Human Resources
  • Strategic Planning

Operations and Logistics

  • Health and Safety Training

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • African-American Business
  • City Business Issues
  • Small Business Policy
  • State Business Issues
  • Women's Business Issues

Regulatory Compliance

  • Government Requirements


  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Coworking
  • Office Space
  • Retail Space
  • Site Location Assistance

Starting a Business

  • Forming a Business
  • Site Location
  • Startup Business Counseling
Primary Contact
Chuck Hughes
One North Buffington Harbor Drive
Gary, Indiana 46406
(219) 885-7407