Congratulations D&I Graduates!







Join us as we celebrate our first round of D&I Academy graduates!  Details below. 

Click image to register.  No cost to attend.

Our first D&I Academy is off to a FANTASTIC start! 

Participants are learning from local professionals on topics such as:

  • Navigating Human Differences
  • Personal Biases
  • How to Say It
  • Intentional Inclusion
  • Bottom Line:  How D&I Impacts Business
  • Board Training

If  you would like more information on the presenters, programming, etc., please contact:  Latonya Brock

JWCC College for Life is offering a wonderful opportunity!  Click link to view flyer!

Diversity & Inclusion Academy:  May 2 – August 8

Chamber Members:  $250/person

Non-Members:  $350/person

Registration:  Click Here


This 8-session academy will feature presenters from DOT Foods, University of Illinois Extension as well as Pam Shaffer and Clarice Hetzler.  Meeting every other week, topics covered will include:  identifying blind spots and hidden biases, how to intentionally be inclusive, how D&I impacts your business’s bottom line and more.  Pricing includes over 23 hours of training and materials.

A big THANK YOU to all of those who made it to our Executive Roundtable in November! 

Stay tuned for our Diversity & Inclusion Academy coming in the spring of 2018!

To be on the mailing list, please contact Latonya Brock or call (217) 222-7980




The Diversity and Inclusion (D & I) committee serves as a group within the Chamber that was formed to create awareness within our community as it relates to being diverse and inclusive.  We want our businesses to look for ways to embrace D & I and to leverage the strengths of all employees within their influence.

The D & I committee is currently seeking new members.  Meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of the month from 9:00AM to 10:30AM at the Oakley Lindsay Center.  If you are interested, please join us any time for a meeting, no reservation required.  For more information, call (217) 222-7980 or email:  Latonya Brock