• About IVAC

    Illinois Valley Area Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development has served the region for 112 years, helping businesses locate, grow, and sustain. Economic Development with a focus on job creation, business development, education, and support are the organizations scope of work. IVAC's intention is to enhance the quality of life in the Illinois Valley. Our stakeholder driven programming and our business services are created specifically to provide a positive environment to do business; creating results that translate directly to our customers, which is our 400+ member businesses and our community.


  • Vision

    Building Business...Connecting Communities

  • Mission

    Connecting our businesses and communities to resources and opportunities.

    Promoting our members and the region.

    Creating Solutions to member needs.

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  • Five Core Values

    We believe in five core values that guide the chamber's internal conduct as well as our relationship with the external world including members, stakeholders, regional partners, and the community at large. 

    • Community Minded: We define our community as the Illinois Valley Area, comprised of 24 communities in three counties in North Central Illinois. Our passion for the community drives our continuous efforts and activities toward improvement. We work tirelessly to engage and re-engage the leadership resources to make a great community even better. 
    • Service: We work hard to develop services and solutions to our members based on the feedback we receive. The support that we are able to provide such a unique group of businesses and organizations is what will set us apart.
    • Integrity: We hold ourselves personally accountable for demonstrating the highest standards in all that we do. We honor our commitments and strive to earn and maintain the trust of those with whom we are privileged to associate. 
    • Accountability: We will do what we believe is in the best interest of our members and the communities we serve, with that comes a need to hold ourselves accountable for the actions and stances we take. We will make these decisions based on the impact of our members as a whole as we are accountable to the needs of 400+ members not just a select few. 
    • Diversity: Our region is a unique melting pot of many different people, beliefs, and businesses. We will work to provide a diverse set of programs that helps meet the needs of all of our members. We will also work to diversify our board to ensure that all are represented and have a voice.
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