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Pekin's First Community Not-For-Profit Summit is Hosted by Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce

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Pekin's First Community Not-For-Profit Summit is Hosted by Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce Affiliates of Pekin area not-for-profit organizations gather for summit at Pekin Public Library  Pekin, IL - The Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce presented a special leadership conference focused on the future of Pekin’s advocacy and community-based organizations on Thursday, November 17 th . More than ten organizations were in attendance, representing an array of needs in the community. Event presenters focused on messages which highlighted the spirit of collaboration, and explored how greater education surrounding not-for-profits can positively impact governance of community organizations. Presenter Bill Fleming remarks associations aimed at improving quality of life are part of our American heritage; and, there is a collective, critical responsibility to help not-for-profits live out their missions. "We need leaders willing to step up and take leadership roles in our community," st

DISCOVER PEORIA HOLIDAY POP-UP SHOP RETURNS AT SHOPPES AT GRAND PRAIRIE

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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | November 9, 2021 Contact: J.D. Dalfonso | 309-282-3273   DISCOVER PEORIA HOLIDAY POP-UP SHOP RETURNS AT SHOPPES AT GRAND PRAIRIE POP-UP SHOP OPENS FRIDAY AHEAD OF HOLIDAY SEASON   PEORIA, IL– Discover Peoria (Peoria Area Convention & Visitors Bureau) will once again open its doors at the Shoppes at Grand Prairie to promote local businesses across central Illinois. The shop brings together local makers and small businesses to promote goods to Peoria consumers, whether that be residents or visitors alike.   Who : Discover Peoria, local small business owners, Shoppes at Grand Prairie   What : Press conference & ribbon cutting   When : Friday, November 11, at 10:00a.m.   Where : Shoppes at Grand Prairie, located next to Faire Coffee   Additional information : In an effort to revitalize hometown pride throughout Greater Peoria, the Discover Peoria team has created a

Christmas on Court Returns to Downtown Pekin on December 2nd

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      Christmas on Court Returns to Downtown Pekin on December 2nd   Pekin, IL- A quintessential Christmas experience is returning to Downtown Pekin! Christmas on Court will be held on Friday, December 2nd from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Court Street. Businesses in the downtown area will be open for shopping as well as pop-up market vendors for a diverse holiday shopping experience. The event will also include live entertainment from local artists. Santa is returning with a free photo opportunity at the Santa House.     Christmas on Court is hosted by the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the City of Pekin Tourism Committee, Discover Pekin, and Discover Peoria. This family event emphasizes supporting a “shop small” initiative with the Pekin community. #ShopLocal365 is a regional partnership encouraging community members to shop locally during the holidays and year-round. With each community in the Greater Peoria region offering unique specialty retailers

Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce Announces 25th Annual R. David Tebben Community Leadership Academy

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  Press Release: For Immediate Release       Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce Announces 25 th Annual R. David Tebben Community Leadership Academy       Pekin, IL- The Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce will open applications December 1, 2022 for the 25 th Annual R. David Tebben Community Leadership Academy.     The Community Leadership Academy was created to identify , inform, and educate existing or emerging leaders of the local community. Through thought-provoking classroom sessions and on-site informative tours, participants are motivated into leadership responsibilities by exposing them to the realities, opportunities, and challenges of the Pekin area .  The 2023 program will run January 10 th through March 16 th on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Enrollment is limited with a $600 registration fee for non-members or $500 for members of the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce.     The 202 3 Community Leadership Academy is sponsored in part by the Dirksen Con

Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce to Host Community Not-for-Profit Summit

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pekin, IL- The Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce will present a special leadership conference focused on the future of Pekin’s advocacy and community-based organizations on Thursday, November 17 th . The half-day summit will be held at the Pekin Public Library Community Room.    “The purpose of this summit is to bring organizations together in the spirit of collaboration to create new possibilities and to explore how we can serve our community collectively,” says Executive Director Amy McCoy.    The Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce aims to facilitate , support, and advocate for innovative strategies which promote a positive Pekin brand.    To register for the Community Not-for-Profit Summit, visit https://pekinchamber.com/community-not-for-profit-summit .    About the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce- Our Vision- To be the leader in advocating for commerce by cultivating an environment in which business, government and community work collaboratively.   Our Mission- To c