Pekin Mayor John McCabe has proclaimed September 11 through September 15 as Chamber of Commerce Week in Pekin.
The Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce has joined the Illinois Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (IACCE) and other chambers of commerce throughout Illinois to celebrate this special recognition of the contributions chambers make to civic and economic life.
In his proclamation, the Mayor noted, “Chambers of commerce have contributed to the civic and economic life in Illinois for 179 years since the Galena Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1838.”
He also noted, “The Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce and its members strive to provide citizens with a vibrant 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.”
Locally the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce traces its roots to 1893. The not-for-profit organization represents the interests of over 1,200 businesses, with 375 investors joining together to support the chamber’s mission: To foster and promote a vibrant business environment that improves the quality of life in the Pekin area.
You can see a copy of the Mayor's proclamation by clicking here