New Directors Elected to Chamber Board
The members of the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce recently elected three new members to the board of directors for three year terms. Josh Bradshaw, Baylee Gambetti, and Brigitte Harper, were introduced at the Chamber’s annual meeting on April 20 at the Pekin Country Club.
Bradshaw is the Community Resource Manager for Advanced Medical Transport. He also serves on the boards of the Tazewell Teen Initiative and Friends of the Children of Haiti. Bradshaw lives in Pekin where he enjoys photography, music and acting.
Gambetti is a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell in Pekin. She is a 2012 graduate of the University of Illinois with a degree in advertising and marketing and a minor in communications. She is a 2014 graduate of the R. David Tebben Community Leadership Academy. She is on the board of directors with several organizations, including the Kiwanis Club of Pekin, Tazewell County Children’s Advocacy Centers Friends, and Pekin Main Street. She also serves as the PCHS Key Club advisor, and serves on the Marigold Festival committee, the Winter Wonderland Festival committee, the YWCA Women’s Leadership Network and the Peoria Area Association of Realtors contracts committee.
Harper is the Accounts Payable Supervisor at Pekin Insurance. She has an associate degree in accounting and is working on her bachelor degree. She has serves as a Chamber Ambassador and is a 2014 graduate of the R. David Tebben Community Leadership Academy. She and her husband, David, reside in Pekin and have one daughter, Madison.
Also at the Chamber’s annual meeting the retiring board members were recognized. They include Amy Darling, Pekin Insurance; Andrew Lockwood, Pekin Community Bank; Tee Rynerson, Jim Maloof Realtor; Becky Saban, BodyWealth Massage; and, Brad Juergens, Seico Security.
Tom Hornstein from Excalibur Seasoning completed his service on the chamber’s board at the conclusion of their annual meeting. He had served as a director, officer, president, and was most recently the immediate past president and chairman of the annual meeting committee.
Since 1893 the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce has been an advocate for the business community. Nearly 400 businesses, organizations, and individuals support the chamber's mission to create opportunities for Pekin area businesses to succeed.