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    Peoria, IL (April 22, 2014) — Join the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce and other Chambers from around the region for an opportunity to talk directly with your elected leaders about issues that impact you and your community. This event is hosted by CIRCLE (Central Illinois Chambers Regional Legislative Effort). The Peoria Area Chamber, along with Chambers from Canton, East Peoria, Chillicothe, Morton, Pekin, Peoria, and Washington are hosting the event on Monday, April 28 from 5 – 7 pm at Embassy Suites in East Peoria. This is an opportunity for the business community to get up close and personal with legislators about the issues we hope they’ll tackle this legislative session.


    The following Legislators have been invited and are expected to attend:

    Mike Unes, State Representative 91st District

    David Leitch, State Representative 73rd District

    Dave Koehler, State Senator 46th District

    Darin Lahood, State Senator 37th District

    Darrel Miller, Candidate 18th Congressional District

    Representation from Senator Dick Durbin’s office

    Representation from Congressman Aaron Schock’s office, 18th Congressional District

    Representation from Congresswoman Cheri Busto’s office, 17th Congressional District


    Legislators invited but not confirmed:
    Governor Pat Quinn

    Jim Oberweis, State Senator 25th District

    Donald Moffitt, State Representative 74th District

    Jehan Gordon-Booth, State Representative 92nd District

    Bobby Schilling, Candidate 17th Congressional District

    Bill Brady, State Senator 44th District

    Keith Sommer, State Representative 106th District

    John Sullivan, State Senator 47th District

    Norine Hammond, State Representative 94th District

    Robyn Gabel, State Representative 18th District


    Appetizers will be provided and there will be a cash bar. The CIRCLE Legislative Reception is sponsored by: Hanson Professional Services and Komatsu. There is still time to register for the event at www.peoriachamber.org.


    CIRCLE is also hosting a bus trip to Springfield on April 30 to enable the regional business community to meet with key members of the Illinois General Assembly to discuss a variety of issues. Details on the 2014 CIRCLE trip to Springfield are available online at www.peoriachamber.org.



    About the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce

    The Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization of area businesses, delivering value to its members by cultivating a thriving business community, presenting the united voice of local business to government, offering continuously upgraded products and services for business enhancement and providing strategic business advisory services.  Through the Chamber’s strategic plan, it is focused on being the leading voice for business in the region through political advocacy; inclusive and diverse in the approach to our work; an advocate to improve the quality of place in the region; and a source for strong leadership development. The Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce is sister organization to the CEO Council and both organizations share services through the Greater Peoria Business Alliance. 

    For more information, visit www.peoriachamber.org or call Rachel O’Connell at (309) 495-5974.