Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce
 Business Brief 
Advancing the Agricultural, Industrial and Civic Interest of the City of Hillsboro and the Greater Montgomery County 


"I joined the Chamber because it offered networking opportunities, increased my business's visibility in the community, and offered additional promotion and publicity to my current advertising."


"The Chamber has allowed me to increase my business contacts through networking events
and programs."
  - Brandi Lentz
Montgomery County Realty

In This Issue
Christmas Social
Polar Express
Imagine Hillsboro
Eagles Zinc Public Meeting
Financials & Minutes
President's Club Open Enrollment
iPad Raffle
Member News
Calendar of Events
Quick Links
 Find us on Facebook
Board of Directors
President - Angie Eickhoff
White & Associates Financial Services

1st Vice - Mary Brown
Brown's Insurance  

Treasurer- Mike Ryan

National Bank

Past President -
 Terri Miller      Miller Enterprises Design

Executive Director-
Lesley Pollard 

Lorie McDonald
Lincoln Land Community College

Rosa Mollett
Legal Shield

Gene White  
White Fi
nancial Services

Jordan Ruppert  
CNB Bank & Trust

Justin Holderread
National Bank 

Dear  , 


He's here. Old Man Winter. He has come out of hibernation and presented himself in full force.  With the cold temps comes the hustle and bustle of the holidays.  What better way to kick off the most wonderful time of the year than with a Christmas Social!  Join the Chamber Board of Directors as we host our 2nd Annual event on December 4 downstairs at the new Broad Street Bar & Grill.  See below for more information.

The 2000 & Beyond Committee is asking youngsters to put on their PJ's and hop aboard the Hillsboro Polar Express! The festivities kickoff on Friday evening December 5 with a first ever night time lighted parade.  The committee is seeking parade entries and is asking the community to help make this the start of a new tradition and the best Christmas parade to date!   

Please know that the Chamber is here to help you and your business succeed in our community.  If you have ideas or suggestions as to how we can improve our services or add value to your membership please do not hesitate to contact myself or a current Board of Director.  

If you have employee promotions, business announcements, grand openings etc.  We can help to market and promote your business or announcement.  Just one of the many benefits of being a member.  


Have a great week!

Lesleys Signature

Executive Director
Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce

If your business or organization is a member of the Chamber that means your employees and members are too? Encourage your employees and members to be actively involved in Chamber events and to take advantage of your membership!

MAPPING the Future of Your Community
Imagine citizens of Hillsboro, from all walks of life, working together to build a better future. Imagine what we can accomplish. Imagine Hillsboro. Hillsboro has enlisted the help of the MAPPING The Future of Your Community program through the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs (IIRA) at Western Illinois University to take a proactive approach toward revitalizing our home town through structured community planning and economic development.


In a series of five three-hour planning sessions, participants will discuss the following questions regarding our community:

  • Where are we now?
  • Where do we want to be?
  • How are we going to get there?
  • How do we make it happen?
  • How do we maintain the momentum?

During these planning sessions, participants will identify three to six high priority goals for the community, devise an action plan to reach these goals, and then break into smaller groups to begin working toward attaining each goal with continuous support and guidance provided by the IIRA. After the conclusion of the program, participants will organize a community-wide event to share their ideas and developments with the town and encourage local participation in future projects.


50+ volunteers are needed for these focus groups.  Young, old, new residents, High School students, business leaders, community organizers, city government...all input is needed.  If you would like to be a part of this exciting opportunity to move Hillsboro forward email Lesley for more information.

100% of the program will be community funded by donations and sponsors.  If you would like to donate to help offset the cost of the program and to help fund future projects you can donate online by clicking HERE.
Public Meeting for Eagles Zinc Clean-Up 11/20/14

Click HERE for a copy of the notice for the upcoming public meeting to be held on the clean-up on the Eagles Zinc Site this Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at Hillsboro High School.


Also, please feel free to refer to the following website for more information.  

Meeting Minutes
& Financials


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As a member of the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce, you already know the value of business and community partnering together to achieve success. Now you have the opportunity to affirm your leadership within the business community and be recognized for your dedication to and support of a vibrant community by becoming a Chamber President's Club member.


The President's Club helps to support all Chamber activities and programs. Membership is $100 annually in addition to your dues and is open to all members in good standing. The Chamber will honor your membership in the President's Club with special recognition on the Chamber web page, Chamber letterhead, listing in the annual Business and Industry dinner program, and your name will be displayed at all Business After Hours and Chamber sponsored events. You will also be eligible for President's Club special offers, discounts and social events during the year. If you enroll before January 31, 2015, you will receive a certificate of recognition for display in your place of business.

Click here to download the President's Club enrollment form.

It's back! The 2000 & Beyond iPad Raffle!



Do you have a special announcement you would like to share with the membership?:  
Email to hillsborochamber@consolidate.net.  

Dec 4                                   2nd Annual Christmas Social
5:30 pm                                 Broad Street Bar & Grill.  RSVP by Dec 1 

Dec 5                                   Hillsboro Polar Express Christmas Celebration

6pm                                      Lighted Parade Downtown Hillsboro

Dec 6                                   Hillsboro Polar Express Christmas Celebration
                                             Downtown Hillsboro

Jan 24                                    Stamp Out Cancer Dancing with the Stars
                                               Knights of Columbus Hall