Mayor Proclaims Chamber of Commerce Week in Pekin

September 14, 2015


Whereas, the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce works with businesses, merchants, and industry to advance the civic, economic, industrial, professional and cultural life of the City of Pekin; and
Whereas, chambers of commerce have contributed to the civic and economic life of Illinois for 177 years - since the founding of the Galena Chamber of Commerce in 1838; and
Whereas, the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce traces its roots to 1893 and the formation of the Citizen's Improvement Association of Pekin, organized for the purpose of advancing the business interests and promoting the commercial growth of the City of Pekin; and
Whereas, the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce and its members provide citizens with a strong business environment that increases employment, the retail trade and commerce, and industrial growth in order to make the City of Pekin a better place to live; and
Whereas, the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce encourages the growth of existing industries, services, and commercial firms, and encourages new employers and individuals to locate in the City of Pekin; and 
Whereas, this year marks the 96th anniversary of the founding of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, the state’s leading broad-based business organization; and
Whereas, this year marks the 100th anniversary of the Illinois Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, a career development organization for the chamber of commerce professionals; and
Whereas, the State of Illinois is the home to international chambers of commerce, the Great Lakes Region Office of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Illinois Chamber of Commerce and more than 400 local chambers of commerce.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT REESOLVED, that I, JOHN McCabe, Mayor of the City of Pekin,  do hereby proclaim September 14 through September 18, 2015, to be "CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WEEK"  and call its significance to the citizens of the City of Pekin.
ADOPTED, this 14th day of September in the Year of Our Lord, Tho Thousand and Fifteen.
John McCabe
Mayor, City of Pekin


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