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Keep Moving Forward

“Keep Moving Forward” is a phrase that presents itself to me often. This Friday, June 26th, we are moving forward as the state of Illinois will officially move into Phase 4 of Governor Pritzker’s Five Phase Plan. If you have questions, please contact the professionals at the Illinois Small Business Development Center, at the Starved Rock Country Alliance ( or at 1-844-369-8898.

We are continuing to film videos with chamber members in an effort to connect the general public with the individuals and families behind the businesses to show the importance of choosing to shop, dine and do business locally. I have had the pleasure of meeting so many amazing people since we started this project. I am open and available to meet with every chamber member, and I look forward to meeting everyone. Please call me at the chamber to schedule a time that is convenient for you. The chamber phone number is 815-875-2616.

We are updating our database to ensure we have each member’s correct contact information, and Deb Cools is currently calling all of our members to confirm. Thank you for being kind and patient while we ensure that we have your most current, up to date information in our system.

The Chamber is dedicated to supporting all members through this tumultuous time. Our building will reopen on July 1, 2020. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to call, e-mail, or stop by. We are here to help. The Princeton Room is available for group meetings of less than 10 through June 30th, and as of July 1st, for groups less than 50, with social distancing and masks. To check to see if the room is available, simply call us at 815-875-2616. We are all in this together, and we will keep moving forward.