Executive Director Update
Marketing Director Letter

Welcome to December! I hope you are all embracing the magic of the holiday season. We are working feverishly like little elves in our office workshop to stamp, date, and print all those Chamber Gift Certificates for you.

In order to save time, we welcome you to call your order in ahead of time and we can get your gift certificates ready for pickup with the payment of your choice. We do pass on a small processing fee to each customer for credit/debit card transactions, but gladly accept cash/checks as well. If you are a Macomb Area Chamber member, we can even invoice your business!

And if you find yourself needing gift certificates on a Saturday, gift certificates can be purchased at the following banks: Citizens Bank, First Bankers Trust, MidAmerica National Bank, Fortress Bank, and United Community Bank.

What we're saying is, we're gonna make purchasing gift certificates as easy as possible. Just call, email, or stop by and we'll take care of you. No hassle, no fuss. We promise.

My contact information is below and I encourage you to use it as many times as you need to; I promise no idea is too small or no question is too weird. That's what I, and the Macomb Area Chamber, are here for; to help you find the resources and information you need to be your best business self.

Let's make it a great month and Happy Holidays!
#keepitinmacomb Bingo
The Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce is introducing the first ever #keepitinmacomb Bingo, a fun, festive way to celebrate all the unique ways our community thinks, lives, and loves local. More than just holiday shopping, participants have a chance to do positive things for themselves, support local businesses, and give back to their neighbors and friends this holiday season. It is the hope of the Chamber that this fun game which started on November 26, Small Business Saturday, and ends with a grand prize drawing on December 20, might just spark a love for all things local every day of the year. Find your Bingo card and rules below, pick one up in our office, or look for them to hit area businesses where available. Happy Holidays!
Gift Certificates
Business After Hours/Business Before Hours
Business After Hours is held monthly from 4:30-6 pm at a different member business location each month. This event allows members an opportunity to meet and network with fellow business leaders. There are always drawings and winnings, making for a wonderful mix of business and pleasure at the end of a work day.
Business Before Hours is held quarterly from 8-9 am. This event gives our members another opportunity for networking in the morning. Perfect for those that might have a full agenda after work!
November Business After Hours - The Wine Sellers

The Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Committee serve as the public relations arm of the Chamber. They enhance the image of our business community and the organization by presenting a positive and professional attitude at Chamber events and throughout their interactions with the business community. These 20+ volunteers are the ultimate Chamber cheerleaders.
Young Professionals of Macomb
The Young Professionals of Macomb (YPM) is a group brought together by the Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce that seeks to provide young professionals foundational steps toward their new or existing careers. With this new resurgence we have curated opportunities for members to gain professional and educational resources from successful professionals within the community that they can integrate into their work spaces. While also fostering time for members to network, engage and share ideas amongst themselves. Membership is free and open to any interested professional in the community that ranges from ages 20 to 40.  
Ribbon Cuttings
Cassady Martial Arts Academy: The Ambassador Committee of the Macomb Area Chamber held a ribbon cutting on November 30 for Cassady Martial Arts Academy—Royce Gracie Jiu Jitsu Macomb (1601 W. Jackson St., Ste 202). Owners Michelle and Andy Cassady and staff are dedicated to changing the lives of people one individual at a time; with a full range of martial arts, Jiu Jitsu, self-defense, and fitness activities for all ages and abilities. With an emphasis on character development matched with practical tactics, the studio provides a safe, highly sanitized environment to empower participants through martial arts, education, and coaching. For more information, call (309) 836-2002, visit, or find them on Facebook/Instagram.
Sealed bids are invited for:
Concessions vendor for Veterans Park Softball and Baseball Complex.
Concession operations are a key component of the overall experience for softball and baseball leagues. The Macomb Park District is soliciting bids for a vendor to operate two concessions stands at the Veterans Park Softball Complex and Baseball Complex at 1800 E University Drive in Macomb, Illinois.
Bid Deadline: 3 pm, December 9, 2022 at
Macomb Park District
Attention: Rachel Lenz
1406 N Randolph St.
Macomb, IL 61455
Invitation for Bids, including specifications and bid response form, are available from:
Macomb Park District
1406 N Randolph St
Macomb, IL 61455
Calendar of Events

Welcome to a new month! Local events are in full swing this holiday season. You will find a full range of Chamber member events on our monthly calendar.
As a FREE member benefit, we invite you to send your events to us and we will include them on our website calendar. Whether virtual or in person, we want to help get the word out about the new ways you are helping us all #keepitnmacomb and beyond!
Member Renewals

Thank you to our members who have continued their yearly investment with the Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce within the last month. Your support of the local business community is much appreciated as we look forward to working with you to serve as a platform that provides opportunities for growth and development for your organization and the Macomb area as a whole. 
Click on the logos below to learn more about each member:
New Members
Job Postings

With several industries and career opportunities in our region, the Job Postings section on the Macomb Area Chamber website has become a one-stop shop for posting and finding quality positions and ideal candidates right in the immediate area. You can find job openings, training programs, and and more at our website below.
Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce
214 North Lafayette Street
Macomb, Illinois 61455