Annual Events

Administrative Professionals Luncheon - The McLean County Chamber of Commerce invites bosses, supervisors, assistants and administrative professionals to join us for this special event which recognizes and celebrates the work of secretaries, administrative assistants, and other office professionals for their growing and diverse contributions to the workplace.


Agriculture Awards Dinner - Make plans to attend the McLean County Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness Council's Agriculture Awards Dinner at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel and Conference Center in Bloomington. The social hour starts at 5:30pm, with dinner at 6:30. The night culminates with a keynote speaker and an awards presentation to those who stood out in agriculture this year.


Agriculture Awareness Breakfast - Help us celebrate and show your support for agriculture education and the advancement of agriculture in our community by attending the McLean County Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Awareness Breakfast. The Ag Breakfast kicks off the 2018 farming season with a keynote speaker and honors this year's recipients of grants from the Maitland Agriculture Awareness Fund.


Annual Gala – Join us for our Annual Gala at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel and Conference Center in Bloomington where we celebrate the courage and creativity of our local visionaries and honor their successors with our Business Excellence Awards. This black-tie event includes dinner, drinks and entertainment.


Athena Leadership Award - The McLean County Chamber of Commerce has annually honored a local professional for supporting, developing and honoring women leaders, inspiring women to achieve their full potential and creating balance in leadership worldwide. The reception is held in the Brown Ballroom at ISU’s Bone Student Center, and features heavy appetizers and a complimentary drink. A congratulatory function follows the award presentation with dessert and a cash bar. (Price $50)


CommUniversity - CommUniversity is THE networking and tailgating event of the Fall, hosted by the McLean County Chamber of Commerce and ISU Athletics. Participants have the opportunity to celebrate community, university, business and FOOTBALL all rolled into one!


Economic Summit - The McLean County Chamber of Commerce Economic Summit is an annual event focusing on economic issues that impact our community, state and country. The event, hosted each fall, includes lunch and a keynote speaker.


Economic Vision Luncheon - The Economic Vision Luncheon is an annual lunch, sponsored exclusively by Humana, that addresses the economic hurdles currently facing the business community. This event includes lunch and a keynote speaker.


Elected Officials Reception - Federal, state and local elected officials are invited to appear at this invitation only after-hours event. The Elected Officials Reception is one of the best opportunities available for business and community leaders to gain unrestricted access to the elected officials who represent them.


State Legislative Update – Don't miss this opportunity to meet and interact with state lawmakers. Attendees will be able to ask questions on the issues and topics that matter most to their business. An annual event, the State Legislative Update is held in the Prairie Room at ISU’s Bone Student Center and includes a light breakfast, coffee, juice and water.


State of McLean County - Local government leaders from Bloomington, Normal, and McLean County inform attendees on the projects and challenges that each governing body is currently engaging. A light breakfast including coffee, juice and water is provided.


Stroker Golf Outing – The Stroker Golf Classic is a great way to get to know your fellow Chamber members at the best conference room available: the golf course! Bring your clients, employees or friends and get to the Stroker Golf Classic! You'll get 18 holes of golf, the use of a golf cart, use of the driving range and range balls, a golf towel, a sleeve of new golf balls, and lunch.