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Sept 10, 2014  "Earning, Unemployment and Education/ IVCC"

Oct 8, 2014 "Employing People with Disabilities"

Nov 12, 2014 "State of the Counties"

Dec 12, 2014  NO PROGRAM

Jan 14, 2015  "College Tuition Options"

Feb 11, 2015  "Conceal & Carry"
Mar 11, 2015  "Financial Planning"
Apr 8, 2015      "Medical Marijuana"
May 13, 2015   "Succession Planning"
      SESSION   - THANK YOU!            

Congratulations Meyers, Flowers, Bruno & Herrmann!

Pictured above left to right, Rosana Madrigal, IVAC Ambassador; Craig D. Brown, Principal of Meyers, Flowers, Bruno, and Herrmann; Patrick Herrmann, Principal of Meyers, Flowers, Bruno, and Herrmann; Scott Harl, City of Peru Mayor; Penny Wamhoff, IVAC Chamber Operations and Membership; Laura Sampson, IVAC Ambassador.


The Law Firm of Meyers, Flowers, Bruno, & Herrmann is pleased to announce its formation and opening of its office at 2011 Rock Street, Suite C, Peru, IL, which will serve Bureau, La Salle, and Putnam counties.  Partners in the firm include Patrick Herrmann, former Bureau County State's Attorney, and Klint Bruno, a Spring Valley native and top civil litigator, along with Ted A. Meyers and Peter J. Flowers, nationally known experts in defending plaintiffs in catastrophic injuries including personal injury, workplace injury and wrongful death as well as defective medical products and mass tort litigation.

Another Opportunity to Make Connections at the

 2015 Chicago Rail Summit

Pictured above, TJ Templeton, IVAC Board VP; Kishan Sutariya, co-owner IPS Steel; Mary Elizabeth Pitz, President  & CEO of MEP&A Economic Development; Mari Duro, Executive Director & CEO IVAC; Ishvar Sutariya, co-owner IPS Steel; and Justin Lamboley IVAC Board.


The 2015 MEP & A Economic Development Chicago Rail Summit held April 31st at the Union League Club in downtown Chicago, gave the new owners of the former Arcelor Mittal Steel Mill in Hennepin, Illinois, the opportunity to connect with influential individuals who will assist with the progression of the newly defined Hennepin Multiuse Industrial Complex.MEP & A selects only a handful of presenters to this prestigious event.  As a speaker, Marci Duro, Executive Director and CEO of Illinois Valley Area Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development felt the summit would offer the perfect platform to showcase the Hennepin Multiuse Industrial Complex to other distinguished attendees.The new owners Kishan and Ishvar Sutariya purchased the 900 acre mill site with the plans to rehab the site to today’s standards while maintaining the integrity of the existing infrastructure.  The site has access to 3 major interstates, barge facility on the Illinois River with excellent fleeting capability, access to regional and short rail lines, recessed rail loading and an on-site dual feed high voltage power plant.  In a centralized location, the site is within 50 minutes of 6 major metro areas with zero congestion and 13 complete on-off interchanges allowing for logistical capitalization.


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Illinois Valley Area Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development

Welcome to the Illinois Valley! The area, which encompasses the cities of Peru, Oglesby, Spring Valley, LaSalle and Wenona as well as a number of smaller villages, is conveniently situated in north-central Illinois, within a 60-mile radius of Rockford, Peoria, Bloomington-Normal and Rock Island-Moline and just 90 miles from Chicago.

We at the Illinois Valley Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development are eager to show you what makes our area so special, from the beautiful scenery and exciting recreational opportunities to the qualities that make it a great place to visit, raise a family or operate a business.

We offer many economic opportunities and incentives for businesses and industrial firms, and the local landscape includes the Illinois River and surrounding woodlands as well as expansive farmland, which supports a diverse industrial, service and agricultural economy.

Marci Duro, IVAC Executive Director/CEO

Village Presidents, Mayors, and State Legislators stopped by the IVAC office for a Meet and Greet, Monday, March 23rd.

2014 Discover Manufacturing Career Expo

To find out more about the North Central Regional Betterment Coalition, click here

Where IT Happens!



Thanks to all of our "Marquee Buddies":  Ancare, Veterinary Hospital, Peru Federal Savings Bank, Design's & Signs by Anderson, Spring Valley City Bank, Heartland Bank and Trust, LaSalle-Peru Township High School District 120, and Sherman's of Peru.  Be sure to check out "Where IT Happens" all over town!