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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   TBA
      SESSION   - THANK YOU!            

LPHS Sophmore Career Day April 10th!


Contact Sue Marshall at smarshal@lphs.net or

To participate, click here!

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

Illinois Valley Area Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development

Marci Duro, IVAC Executive Director/CEO

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.

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!