Get the most out of your membership – join a Chamber Committee!
Any Chamber member can join any of our committees and
if you work for a Chamber member, YOU are a Chamber member!
Contact Melissa Hess, Member Services Coordinator, for more information by email or at (217) 222-7980
The Agribusiness Committee informs Chamber members on critical issues facing the agricultural industry. They support traditional and non-traditional avenues so that agriculture and its periphery can positively impact the local economy.
Ambassadors serve as the public relations arm of the Chamber. They assist with golf tournaments, ribbon cuttings, business before/after hours, membership recruitment and retention and more. We accept new Ambassadors in January and July. There is a fee to serve in this capacity and it covers monthly meeting lunches throughout the year that fall on the 4th Wednesday of every month.
Diversity & Inclusion Committee:
The D&I Committee works to create awareness within our community as it relates to being diverse and inclusive. They look for ways to help businesses embrace inclusion and to leverage the strengths of all their employees. They meet on the 4th Wednesday of every month from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Oakley Lindsay Center.
This committee educates and motivates the membership to support local and state legislative policies that enhance the business climate. Discusses state and local issues and host decision-makers. This is also a letter-writing group. They meet as needed throughout the year.
Membership Retention Committee:
The Membership Retention Committee calls on our membership for feedback. They make survey phone calls on behalf of the Chamber and build professional connections in the process. They meet on the 1st Wednesday every month from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. at various Chamber member restaurants.
This committee provides the membership with educational seminars, in the form of Brown Bag Lunches, on technological advances. They meets on the 1st Thursday every month from noon to 1 p.m. at the Oakley Lindsay Center.
We also have committees that plan activities for the following groups:
Women’s Networking Group
Men in Business
YP (Young Professionals)
Sales and Marketing Group
If you would like to attend any of the above group’s activities, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org