Community Organizations

    About Us

    We welcome you and invite you to join the largest business organization in our area. For more than 100 years, the Illinois Valley Area Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development has served as an integral part of what makes our community a great place to live, work and play.
    Every strategy, program and service is created specifically to provide a positive environment that is 100 percent focused on results that translate directly to our customers—our 350 members and our community.
    Vision:To foster good will and promote economic successes within our business community, encompassing regional partnerships and creative collaboration among public, private and non-profit entities.
    Mission: To promote the Illinois Valley by attracting jobs, and enhancing existing business while valuing quality of live.
    Community: We define our community as the Illinois Valley Area, comprised of 24 communities in three counties in North Central Illinois. We work tirelessly to engage and re-engage the leadership resources to make a great community even better.
    People: We are committed to collaboration, teamwork and diversity, both within our organization and within the community.
    Integrity: We honor our commitments and strive to earn and maintain the trust of those with whom we are privileged to associate.
    Professionalism: We take pride in being professional. We are committed to continuously improving the quality of the services we provide. We attract and retain the highest caliber talent.
    Membership: We believe that it is an honor and a privilege to serve our members.


    Brian Szuda - Volunteer of the Year
    Clean Get Away Tunnel Wash Groundbreaking
    LP Crossfit Ribbon Cutting
    That Guy's Secret After Hour Event
    IVAC Business After Hour Block Party
    Steve Brust Memorial Golf Outing
    IVAC Connect
    Dueling Pianos
    IVAC Annual Draw Down

    Rep/Contact Info

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    Penny Volkert
    Bill Zens