Much of the Chamber's work is done through the formation of committees. Paired with a Chamber staff member, each committee is comprised of a variety of individuals from around the business community and falls into one of five categories:




We encourage all of our members to become a part of one or more committees and enjoy the benefits of volunteering! Please contact our staff if you are interested in learning more about a specific committee. 


Mission: To oversee the awards process from start to finish; determining criteria, identifying and generating a diverse pool of prospective nominees, and help to secure nominations. The Recognition Committee will seek quality nominations for the McLean County Chamber of Commerce Excellence Awards, and the ATHENA Award.

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Becoming BN

Quarterly Events

Event Mission: To hold a community-oriented event, focused on welcoming and retaining new residents in the area.

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Twin Cities Showcase

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Event Mission: To provide valuable exposure of Chamber members through an event focused on networking, marketing, and promotional opportunities.

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Stroker Golf Classic

Monday, August 7, 2023

Event Mission: To host a premier golf event offering members the opportunity to network with other members and their guests.

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Job Fair

Spring & Fall Events

Event Mission: To connect job seekers with member businesses seeking employees.

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Agribusiness Council

Kevin Birlingmair, Chairman

Mission: To facilitate a healthy business climate by enhancing awareness of the agriculture industry through social and networking activities.

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Kimberly Shoenbein, Chairwoman

Mission: To represent the McLean County Chamber of Commerce by supporting and promoting the mission, programs, and services of the Chamber.

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Government Affairs Committee

John Bishop, Chairman

Mission: To advocate pro-business perspectives to our local elected officials.


Nicole Hoffman, Treasurer

Mission: To oversee the organization’s financial reporting process, monitoring accounting policies and principles, monitoring internal control processes, and the hiring and performance of external accountants and auditors.

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Board of Directors

Puneet Leekha, Chairman

Mission: To be responsible for the government and policy-making responsibilities, which shall control its property and operations as well as adopt such rules and regulations as may be required to conduct the affairs of the Chamber.

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Puneet Leekha, Chairman

Mission: To make decisions relating to Chamber matters during the interim period between Board meetings.

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Levester Johnson, Chairman

Mission: To annually nominate qualified members to fill vacancies as dictated by the Bylaws for the election to the Chamber’s Board of Directors.

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Bloomington-Normal Young Professionals

Victoria Padilla, President

Mission: To create integrated involvement with young professionals – ages 22 to 40 – in McLean County in the areas of networking and professional development, social events and service activities.

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Leadership McLean County

Kimberley Schoenbein, Chairman

Sponsored by Growmark Mission: To develop community leaders by cultivating skills, awareness, and engagement through intentional learning experiences for the continual betterment of Mclean County.

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The CEO Council

J. Phillips, Chairman

Mission: The CEO Council is an elite group of CEOs, presidents, and decision-makers who collectively leverage passion, relationships, and resources to influence business growth and foster a financially thriving McLean County.

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Tom Mercier, Chairman

Mission: To provide effective healthcare and benefit solutions to member companies of the McLean County Chamber of Commerce.

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Political Action Committee

Megan O’Neal Rogozinski, Chairwoman

Mission: To solicit contributions and direct these contributions to political candidates on behalf of the PAC, which best represent the interest of the business community.

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Mark DeKeersgieter, Chairman

Mission: Through an integrated network of employers, educators, and community resources we grow a robust, diverse and work-ready talent pipeline.

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