Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce

Cass Herrington / Peoria Public Radio

Peoria Chamber members and School District 150 employees attended a welcome reception for Superintendent Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat this week. The theme of the event was a cultural shift in the way District 150 relates to the wider community.

Kherat was greeted at the Chamber offices like a celebrity. She shook hands with every person in the room, and cracked a few jokes when she took the podium. 

Jim Lynch is the Executive Director of the CEO Council. He says her approach is a paradigm shift:

Peoria Business Community gives thanks

Nov 20, 2014
Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

  Nearly 800 people attended the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce 39th Annual Community Thanksgiving Luncheon at the Civic Center Thursday.

Peoria Area Chamber gets new President

Jan 31, 2014

The Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce has a new leader. The organization’s board of directors announced Jeffery Griffin as the new President.

Ardapple named Interim Chamber President

Jun 24, 2013

The Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce has a new interim President. Mary Ardapple is stepping in until a permanent replacement can be found.

Ardapple has been a Chamber member since 1984 and served as Chamber Board Chairperson in 2006. She is also a Peoria County Board member.

Ardapple says she is excited to get started to help community businesses. She says her goal is to build the organization for future leadership.

Learning the Affordable Care Act

Apr 2, 2013

Health care insurance and the changes coming for employers was the topic of a seminar offered by the Peoria Chamber of Commerce. Laura Minzer is the Vice President of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce. She says communication between employees and employers will play a key role in navigating the coming changes. Minzer says health care is very personal and is already complicated.