Political Action Committee

 

 

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CHAIRPERSON SUITE

 

 

 

Ron Greene

 

 

 

 

 

CEO SUITE

 

 

 

Bob & Julie Dobski

 

 

 

 

DIRECTOR SUITE
 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the PAC

 

The mission of the McLean County Chamber of Commerce is to “promote commerce, advocate pro-business perspectives, collaborate to lead change, and engage in action for results that strengthen the prosperity of the business community” or PACE. For this to happen, it is critical that local elected officials have a strong understanding of the importance of creating a business-friendly environment in the community.

 

To advance our PACE mission the McLean County Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC), a separate subsidiary entity of the Chamber, formed in 2009 as a bipartisan effort to support candidates, committees, and issues at the local and state level that champion a healthy economy, favorable business climate, high quality of life and progressive future for McLean County. The PAC relies on support from individuals and businesses like you to continue our advocacy efforts. It is governed by its own Board of Directors that are Chamber members and administered with staff support. This combined team is responsible for spearheading the two key functions of the PAC – elections and fundraising.

 

Elections

 

The Chamber is an important thought leader on business issues in the community and therefore its input into the election process is critical. The goal of its endorsement process is to support pro-business candidates that share the mission and priorities of the Chamber. It plays an active role in supporting candidates through endorsements, contributions, and political communications. The PAC traditionally focuses on the City of Bloomington Council, Town of Normal Council, and McLean County Board.

 

Fundraising

 

Contributions to the PAC are voluntary, but with your steadfast support we can help elect candidates who understand and advocate on behalf of the business community. Please consider contributing so that the PAC can continue to be an effective tool to make McLean County a better place to live and do business. There are three ways to do so – voluntary dues as part of your membership, attending our annual fundraiser held in August, or joining our Political Leadership Suite (PLS). The PLS is for those who want to be top champions for our PAC and understand the critical nature of having pro-business elected officials in office. To join click the button below – you can also use that link to donate any amount below or above the prescribed suite levels.

 

Voluntary Dues

 

Membership invoices include a voluntary 10% donation to the PAC. While completely voluntary we strongly encourage you to contribute as part of your dues to ensure our PAC has the resources to advocate for business.

 

Annual Fundraiser

 

On Thursday, August 8th, 2024 4:30-6:30pm at Rob Dob's Restaurant & Bar in Bloomington, IL we will be hosting our Annual Fundraiser + County Board Candidate Meet & Greet. Details at the link below.

 

 Attend or Sponsor the PAC Fundraiser + County Board Candidate Meet & Greet 

 

Political Leadership Suite

                                            

Suite Level

Contribution Benefits (Includes Prior Levels)
Chairperson Suite

$1,500

Four complimentary tickets to PAC annual fundraiser
CEO Suite $1,000

Two complimentary tickets to PAC annual fundraiser

Director Suite $500 Recognition on PAC website all of 2024 w/ logo
Manager Suite $250 Recognition at PAC annual fundraiser

 

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 2024 Political Leadership Suite Online Donation Portal 

 

Board of Directors
 

 

Ryan Fiala
D.P. Dough & Fiala Brothers Brewery & Brew Hall

 

Dr. Omar Khokhar
Illinois GastroHealth

 

 

Tony Maier
Four Seasons Health Club

 

Meghan O'Neal-Rogozinski, Chair

 AXIS 360 Commercial Real Estate Specialists

 

Blake Otto

State Farm

 

Tracy Patkunas

RE/MAX Rising

Ryan Scritchlow
Scritchlow Enterprises

 

Mitch Stebel

Clock Tower Community Bank

 

 

Steve Timmermann
Bank of Pontiac

 

Apply for Future PAC Board Openings

 

 

If you are interested in becoming involved with the Political Action Committee please contact the PAC at (309) 829-6344.

A copy of our report filed with the State Board of Elections is (or will be) available on the board’s official website www.elections.il.gov or for purchase from the state board of elections in Springfield, Illinois. This page is paid for by the McLean County Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee as part of their administrative fees to the McLean County Chamber of Commerce.