Political Action Committee

 

 

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 primarily focuses on the City of Bloomington Council, Town of Normal Council, McLean County Board, and Illinois General Assembly.

 

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.

                                            

Suite Level

Contribution Benefits (Includes Prior Levels)
Chairperson Suite

$2,000

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

Two complimentary tickets to PAC annual fundraiser

Director Suite $500 Recognition at PAC annual fundraiser
Manager Suite $250 Receive periodic PAC e-mail updates


 Join the Political Leadership Suite 

 

 

Board of Directors
 

Julie Dobski
Little Jewels Learning Center
 

Dr. Omar Khokhar
Illinois GastroHealth

Meghan O'Neal-Rogozinski, Chair

 AXIS 360 Commercial Real Estate

Mitch Stebel

Bloomington-Normal Community Bank
 

Steve Timmermann
Bank of Pontiac

 
     

 

Apply for the PAC Board

 

 

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.