PEKIN AREA chamber of commerce
Creating a vibrant business environment
Creating a vibrant business environment requires the Chamber's active participation in the legislative process - advocating for those issues that will benefit the business community and keeping our membership informed of legislation that will impact their business interests.
The Chamber's Business Advocacy Committee is charged with this responsibility. The committee researches and discusses a number of issues each month. The product of some of those discussions and additional resources are listed below.
You can also keep up on issues that are important to the business community by following the chamber's Scoop.it! pages. The chamber publishes news and information devoted to business issues at the state, and at the city/county level:
Chamber Legislative Agenda
The Board of Directors of the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce created a 2013 Legislative Agenda which includes five agenda items at the state level and 3 items at the local level. The agenda also includes background information on the issues and contact information for city, county, state and federal legislators. There is a 4-page version and a 2-page summary version available for download.
After the 2010 census the legislative districts (state and federal) were re-drawn. The Business Advocacy Committee created this series of legislative district maps to show the approximate boundaries (and contact information) for U.S. Representatives and Illinois Senators and Representatives in the Pekin area.
Chamber Voter's Guide
If you need information about voter registration, absentee ballots, early voting, polling locations, etc., call the Tazewell County Voter Registration department at 477-2267.
The Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce believes it is important that Chamber members exercise their right to vote. The chamber also believes it is important that chamber members be informed voters, particularly when it comes to issues that can affect the local business environment.
Here is the link to the Chamber's Voter's Guide for the Spring 2017 City Council candidates.
At the end of each general assembly, the Illinois Chamber of Commerce rates the Illinois legislators on their voting performance on business issues. Check out how the Pekin area legislators were rated on the Legislative Scorecard.