• Divisions

  • AGRI-INDUSTRY

    Division Vice President: Pam Martin

    • Agri-Industry Banquet
    • Harvest Day
    • Ag Tour

    This division works to maintain and expand a strong agri-business climate in the Jacksonville area by offering community education and sharing information on relevant ag topics. Networking events also include the annual Ag Banquet, Summer tour and Harvest Day. The group meets three to four times per year seasonally.

    BUSINESS

    Division Vice President: Nikki Henry

    • Business Development & Retention
    • Chamber Checks
    • SCORE Point of Service
    • Information Technology (IT) & Human Resources (HR) Roundtables

    Promotion of the Jacksonville area in order to increase the amount of new money spent on goods and services is a primary function of this division. Business services including seminars, access to mentoring and building connections with other members are vital to this group. The Chamber Check program is a product of this division as well as the IT and HR Roundtable groups. Business Division meets the first Tuesday of each month at noon. IT Roundtable meets on the fourth Monday of each odd-numbered month at noon and HR Roundtable meets at noon on the fourth Wednesday of even-numbered months.

    EDUCATION

    Division Vice President: Beth Brockschmidt

    • Business Education Partnership
    • Educator Appreciation Reception
    • Student Volunteer Awards
    • Those Who Care

    Serving as a catalyst for a well-prepared, robust and stable work force by working with educational leaders to encourage life-long educational and leadership development of our young people is the mission of this division. The division hosts the Educator Appreciation Reception, Business-Education Partnership Program and educational seminars. The division meets on the first Wednesday of even-numbered months at 4 p.m.

    GOVERNMENT

    Division Vice President: Jimmy Duncan

    • Government Affairs
    • Springfield Drive-In
    • Washington D.C. Fly-In

    This division works to influence governmental decisions while providing a conduit of information and education to our business community about relevant issues and topics. The division hosts an annual Drive-in to Springfield, legislative roundtables and a Washington D.C. Fly-in. The division meets twice yearly.

    HEALTH & COMMUNITY AGENCIES

    Division Vice President: Lisa Kluge

    • Health Fair
    • Seminars

    The focus of this division is the promotion of services, prevention, education and advocacy in relation to the physical and mental health needs of our citizens. The annual Be Aware Wellness Fair is held each fall in conjunction with the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Quarterly articles of interest and seminars are also held. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of even-numbered months at noon.

    INTERNAL AFFAIRS

    Division Vice President: Keith Lape

    • Chamber Auxiliary
    • Fall Planning Conference
    • Finance
    • Personnel Review
    • 150% Club

    MEMBERSHIP SERVICES

    Division Vice President: Sara Gresham

    • Annual Meeting
    • Appreciation Picnic
    • Golf Outings
    • Home & Recreation Show
    • SPA Day
    • Steak Fry

    This group is responsible for the development and coordination of programs to promote networking and membership value. This energetic group plans and implements the social events of the Chamber including Annual meeting, SPA Day, Appreciation Picnic, and Steak Fry as well as the annual New Member Welcome. The Volunteer of the Month and Business of the Quarter are recognized by this division. The group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at noon.

    YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NETWORK

    Division Vice President: Erin Kleinlein

    • Service Projects
    • Social Gatherings

    Young professionals under the age of 40 are invited to join YPN to form social and professional connections with each other as well as Chamber members. The group meets the first Tuesday of each month at the Chamber office at 5:15 p.m.