Chamber of Commerce

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The Illinois River Area Chamber of Commerce (IRACC) was established in 1968 to promote tourism and foster economic development throughout the Illinois River Valley. Since its inception, the Chamber has initiated several strategic projects in the Marseilles/Seneca area to bolster community development and attract new commerce. It is a vibrant, active non-profit organization with a diverse range of benefits and services, both for its members and communities. As a member of the chamber, area businesses enjoy the many benefits and consider it an investment in their community by helping to make Marseilles and Seneca a better place to live, work and do business.

Our Mission

 

The Illinois River Area Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to providing a favorable business climate by acting as a vehicle to help promote the area’s economic progress and tourism. The Chamber works to support the development of the business and industrial community and works to promote the quality of life for those that live, work and visit the Illinois River Valley area.

Benefits Included in Your One-Time Membership Fee:

  • Breaking News & Updates that Affect You
  • Networking
  • Concierge/Referral Services
  • Business and Insurance Special Savings Program
  • Business Development Programs
  • Advertising & Marketing
  • Chamber Gift Certificates
  • Member Rewards Program
  • Members Only Discounts
  • Member Mailing List
  • Ribbon-Cutting Ceremonies
  • Representation/Partnerships

To learn more about these benefits, contact us at (815) 795-2323 or info@iracc.org

The Illinois River Area Chamber of Commerce is a Proud Member of:

How to Join:

Joining the Chamber is very easy. Complete our one-page application and send it along with your membership dues to the Chamber office. It’s that simple! Download our Membership Application.

Please make your check payable to the Illinois River Area Chamber of Commerce. Include “Membership Dues” in the memo portion of your check. Mail your check and application to:

135 Washington St.
Marseilles, IL 61341

Officers

  • Ed Cavanaugh, Chairman, CP’s Ice Cream
  • Ron Dickerson, Vice-Chairman, MTCO Communications
  • Craig Hepner, Treasurer, Twin Oaks Savings Bank a Division of Ottawa Savings Bank

Board of Directors

  • Margi Studemann, First Midwest Bank, Seneca, Il
  • Ernie McGeorge, Seneca Park and Recreation Board
  • Michelle Schaefer, Gleason’s Hardware Store, Marseilles, Il
  • Joan Lamb, Ottawa Regional Medical Center – Marseilles
  • Mary Sandora, Joint Field Services
  • Maggie Kaminski – Boomin’ Vinyl

Chamber Staff

  • Michelle “Rieuf” Klock, Administrative Assistant

Chamber Ambassadors

  • Georgie Boren, Retired, First Midwest Bank
  • Gene Carlson, Schott’s Pharmacy
  • Jackie Hanlon, Twin Oaks Savings Bank
  • Bill Kuiper, Seals-Campbell Funeral Home
  • Judy Spicer, First Midwest Bank
  • Mary Spicer, River Redi-Mix, Inc.
  • William Steep, Seneca Regional Port District
  • Jim Thorpe, Spring Brook Marina
  • Sue Thorpe, Spring Brook Marina
  • Dr. Christa M. Velos, Riverside Chiropractic Center
  • Mary Blue, Rivershores Care Center
  • Janet Long, Morris Hospital
  • Ashley Ziel, Marseilles Bank