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

"Membership in the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce has helped us become more connected both socially and professionally with other businesses in our community. It has given us opportunities to join with others to better our community and honor those who have improved our town in some way.


     In addition, as owners of a small home-based business with no store front, Chamber membership has enabled us to inform more people about our business and raise awareness of what we do."

-Marty and Patty Niehaus

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Board of Directors

Dear  , 


Greetings from the Chamber office! We've got a new Board of Directors seated and they will have their first official meeting with a board retreat in early April.  They want to hear from YOU the members.  See below for details.

Scholarship applications are now being accepted for both the Chamber scholarship and the Agribusiness scholarship.  If you know of a high school senior who plans to enroll in college encourage them to apply.

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

The members have spoken and the results are in!  
Congratulations to our newly elected Officers and Directors for the 2015-2016 Board of Directors:

Greg Holcomb,Country Financial Insurance
Jason Miller, National Bank
Jessica Chappelear, Fusion Fitness & Aquatics
Kyle Herschelman, The Journal-News
Chris Sherer, Giffin, Winning, Cohen & Bodewes, P.C.

The above new directors sit with current directors:
President - Mary Brown, Browns Insurance
Vice - Lori McDonald, Lincoln Land Community College
Treasurer - Justin Holderread, National Bank
Executive Director - Lesley Pollard
Jordan Ruppert, CNB Bank & Trust
Rosa Mollett, Legal Shield
Terri Miller, Miller Enterprises

Click here to view the qualifications and expectations of the Chamber Board of Directors.

The new board will be having their first full meeting with a new board retreat on Thursday, April 9th to discuss current Chamber policies as well as new and exciting events and programs.  WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU as to what you would like to see from the Chamber.  What types of programs and speakers are of interest to you? What sort of fundraiser or social event would you like to see us develop?  Is there something we could be doing better? Let us know so that we can discuss it at the board retreat.  CLICK HERE to submit your comments and ideas.

The Hillsboro 2000 & Beyond committee is excited to announce the lineup for the 6th Annual Summer Concert Series sponsored by Roger Jennings, Consolidated Communications and Patton Mining. The series is held in Sherwood Forest Campgrounds on the bluegrass stage located at 920 City Lake Road in Hillsboro June through August. The lineup has been secured and the committee is bringing top-notch regional talent to the area. This summer's series is expected to be the biggest yet as the talent has played to sell out crowds in major cities and music festivals....  

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Social Media is not a fad.  The ROI of Social Media is that your business will STILL exist in 5 years!  If you are not using social media for your business the time is now.  Watch the below short clip and decide for yourself.

The Social Media Revolution 2015 
The Social Media Revolution 2015

 Meeting Minutes and Financials


Thank you
Thank you to our members that have recently renewed their membership. 
Your support of the Chamber is very much appreciated:

Brown's Insurance 
Fusion Fitness & Aquatics
Hixson Lumber Sales of IL
Mary Kay Cosmetics
McKay NAPA Auto Parts
Sims Awesome Moving Co
Spears Title Co.
Style Studio
Elam's Towing, Inc.
Hillsboro Rotary Club
What's making news with your fellow members?
Click below links for more information!

Montgomery County Cancer Association

June 20th - Annual 11th birthday celebration at the KC hall in TS.  Celebrating and recognizing cancer survivors. Dinner reservations required by calling Shelley Hallman at 217 412 8598.  Cancer survivors can call Joyce lipe at 825 3723.
Guest speaker will be Roy Herte.


Hillsboro Health & Rehab Center Exciting announcement:  
Hillsboro has hired a new BOM, Jennifer Woods, Happy to have her on Board.
We have positions available for CNA's and Nurses.

Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation
JOB OPENING!  The MCEDC is please to announce that we have entered into an agreement with University of Illinois Extension - Unit 18 to provide coordinating and staffing support. We are excited to once again be working with Extension. We feel that this will position us to improve our the level of service and help continue our mission, while helping to meet vital staffing needs. 
Please visit this link to see more information about the Community and Economic Development Program Coordinator job opening


Giffin, Winning Attorney Chris Sherer Acknowledged Among Top Emerging Lawyers




National Bank's Banking on Cure Team Announce Upcoming Events



 March 19                Imagine Hillsboro Mapping your Community 
6:00 PM             Hillsboro Area Hospital Cloud Room

March 26        Hillsboro Candidate Forum  

6:45 PM            Hillsboro Moose Lodge

April 1             Chamber Scholarship Applications DUE

April 9             Chamber Board of Directors Retreat 

3:00 PM           Forsee's Winery

April 18th       Community Blood Drive for Faith Hartzell
9:00AM -          LLCC
2:00 PM

May 1               Chamber Pork Patty Sale
11am-1pm        CNB / MCR Parking Lot

June 5              Hillsboro Summer Concert Series presents CLOCKWORK 
7PM-10PM        Sherwood Forest Campgrounds