• Upcoming Events

  • New Members

  • Committee Structure 

    Volunteers like you make the Chamber a stronger organization. We are currently seeking new volunteers to fill our committees for the upcoming term, which starts on June 1. Please e-mail Chelsea Bouppha at cbouppha@peoriachamber.org if you are interested in serving on any of the following committees:

    Government Affairs Committee

    Co-Chair: Don Shafer, Alliance Benefit Group

    Co-Chair: Don Forrest, Farnsworth Group

    • Reviews legislative priorities
    • Develops the Chamber’s legislative agenda and makes recommendations regarding those positions to the Chamber’s Board of Directors
    • Develops and maintains relationships with area elected officials
    • Oversees government affairs programming as needed

    Transportation Committee

    Co-Chair: Cindy Loos, Hanson Professional Services Inc.

    Co-Chair: A. Richard Kriegsman, KMI Industries, Inc.

    • Reviews transportation policies and projects (road, air, barge, bus, etc)
    • Recommends positions and actions to the Chamber’s Board of Directors as needed

    The Chamber also has several Program Committees that work with staff in developing and improving our programs. This includes, but isn’t limited to:

    • Ambassadors, who work with new Chamber members to help them fully engage and benefit from their membership, serve as greeters for Chamber events, and attend ribbon cuttings
    • Award Judging Committee assists in judging various Chamber awards including the Tom Connor Volunteer Award, Small Business Awards, ATHENA Award, and more