“PH Chamber Halloween Costume Parade & Contest”
On October 29 the Peoria Heights Chamber of Commerce held their annual Halloween parade & celebrations! Everybody enjoyed seeing the adorable Halloween characters parade among the beautiful fall flowers. All the guests enjoyed apple cider, hot chocolate, cookies and popcorn.
“3rd Annual Peoria Heights Chamber Fall Celebration “
October 24 – October 29
Our local chamber members and Good Company would like to treat you to shopping, dining and just plain fun in Peoria Heights this summer! Take a look at the image above. Can you guess the Peoria Heights chamber business?
Post your answers on https://www.facebook.com/HOI19GOODCOMPANY/ by midnight on Tuesday, September 27 for your chance to win this weeks prize!
Visit http://peoriaheightschamber.com/ellen/ for more information!
Our local chamber members and Good Company wants to treat you to shopping, dining and just plain fun in Peoria Heights this summer! Take a look at the image above. Can you guess the Peoria Heights chamber business?
Post your answers by midnight tonight on https://www.facebook.com/HOI19GOODCOMPANY/ for your chance to win this weeks prize!
Visit http://peoriaheightschamber.com/ellen/ for more information!
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Art ‘N Soul
The Peoria Heights Chamber welcomed Art ‘N Soul as a recent new chamber member on September 7 with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Art ‘N Soul is a “paint and sip” studio that is comfortable, fun, hip and exciting! Guests will get their creative juices flowing as a professional art instructor guides them through a two hour, relaxed painting class. In this unique social atmosphere, guests can enjoy their favorite wine, beer, or non-alcoholic beverages and snacks. All art supplies are included such as; brushes, paints, the canvas, easels, and an apron. Every class is taught step by step so there is NO experience necessary! Located at Heritage Square, 4450 N. Prospect Road, Suite C5, Peoria Heights, IL 61616. For more information visit http://artnsoulgalleries.com/ and follow them on Facebook. We welcome you the Peoria Heights Chamber of Commerce!
“Beneficiary Receives Duryea Donations”
On behalf of the Peoria Heights Chamber of Commerce, thank you so much for the generous donations and support that were received for the Duryea Festival held on June 18, 2016. The donations were shared with the Peoria Heights Grade School to support the Snack Pak program. This program, founded by Peoria Heights resident Jennifer Dunaway, is designed to meet the needs of hungry children at times when other food resources are not available during three-day weekends and school vacations. Funding for this program, which has successfully helped children since 2014, relies 100% on community monetary and item donations. The Peoria Heights Chamber of Commerce presented Jennifer Dunaway with the donation on August 11, 2016. Thank you again for supporting the community with your outstanding support and donations.
Good Company wants to treat you to shopping, dining and just plain fun in Peoria Heights this summer! Starting August 3rd and for the next 8 Wednesdays Good Company will feature ELLEN at a different Peoria Heights Chamber member location during the open of the show. Visit http://peoriaheightschamber.com/ellen/ for more information!
Grand Opening Ribbon Event
Crane and Fox Vintage – State Farm Jake Davenport
The PH Chamber celebrated two new members–Crane and Fox Vintage, along with State Farm agent Jake Davenport–with a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on August 3, 2016. Many attendees enjoyed beverages and delicious appetizers at both locations! Crane and Fox Vintage reclaims mid-century flair by rescuing and refinishing vintage finds. Stop by to see what Julie has recreated! Contact Jake from State Farm for any insurance needs or financial services! We welcome both to Peoria Heights and to the Chamber!
Grand Opening Ribbon Event
August 3, 2016
5pm – 7pm
Please join the Peoria Heights Chamber of Commerce on August 3 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm for the Ribbon Cutting event of our two newest members! State Farm agent Jake Davenport located at 4713 N. Prospect, along with Crane and Fox Vintage located at 4711 N. Prospect.
Pumpkin Glass – August Artist Classes
Pumpkin Glass has a full range of jewelry making classes in everything from stringing beads to wirework, chainmaille, bead work, metal smithing and fusing. Looking for a fun group activity? Private group classes can be scheduled at Pumpkin Glass for a girls night out, retirement party, family get together, or birthday party. Located in Junction City. Check out the upcoming classes in August at http://pumpkinglass.com/t/august-classes
Where’s Waldo Party – 8/1
Please join us on August 1 at 4:00 pm for the Where’s Waldo drawing and prize party! He’s Back! Don’t forget that the “Find Waldo in Peoria Heights” hunt starts July 1st and continues for the whole month of July. Pick up your “passports” at I Know You Like A Book and find Waldo throughout participating shops in the Heights. When your passport is completed, return it to I Know You Like A Book to be eligible for great prizes! For more information http://peoriaheightschamber.com/wheres-waldo/
Living Rock – Community Fair
Come Experience Love, Hope and Freedom!
Living Rock Church strives to Love God through worship, Love people through Christ, reach the world through evangelism, baptizing into fellowship, and educate through discipleship. It is their endeavor to connect with all of their neighbors and help the community in any way possible. The Community Fair is their way of showing “OPEN ARMS” to all seeking for Love, Hope and Freedom!! Join Living Rock for this Free event, they would love to meet you! For more information check out http://www.livingrockchurch.net/
Pastor James & Living Rock Church Welcomes You!
Exhibit A Gallery
July 5 – July 28
“A Photographic Journey Through His Mind’s Eye” By Joe Couri
For artist reception detail http://peoriaheightschamber.com/event/artist-reception/
11th Annual Duryea Festival
The Peoria Heights Chamber held its 11th Duryea Festival on June 18th celebrating the great history of the Heights. The Heights Community enjoyed a full day of fun events that included, live music, food, art & craft vendors, Fun on the Run activities for the kids, face painting, a balloon artist, and the beautiful historic 1911Hupp Automobile, which was the first car of this type to be placed on the market. Check out more fun pictures under our Duryea Festival tab bar.
Tom Gramkow and Betty Rohman
This May the Village of Peoria Heights and the Heights Chamber of Commerce recognized two wonderful individuals that have been a fixture here for some time. Tom Gramkow has occupied his office on Prospect for 30 years…quite a tenure! Tom is retiring and will enjoy indulging in his love of golf. We hear that Tom’s office will not be vacant, and the new tenant will be…that’s right…Jake from State Farm. Betty Rohman from Harp & Thistle is also retiring after 17 successful years of bringing all things Celtic to the Heights. Betty will be moving to Maine to enjoy time with other family members. Betty was a very active helpmate and board member for the Peoria Heights Chamber of Commerce and she will be greatly missed. Many thanks to them both for their wonderful support and we wish them nothing but the best!
Carlson’s Custom Jewelry
Carlson’s Custom Jewelry located at 4701 N. Prospect Road in Peoria Heights, will be hosting another road show. National Rarities will be there on May 2, 3 and 4th.
Jeff and Martha Huebner beam with pride as they finally see the first stage of their plan come to fruition. The demolition of the cinder block building in front of what was once the Rouse & Hazard bike factory makes way for the Trefzger’s Bakery move to Peoria Heights. Trefzger’s history of fine baked goods goes all the way back to 1861. The need for expansion has been long overdue, and they can now look forward to setting up business in Peoria Heights with ample space. We look forward to watching their continued progress and success.
Harp & Thistle
With sadness, we say goodbye to a long time business friend in The Heights. After 17 successful years, Betty Rohman will be retiring at the end of March and will be making her new home in Maine. Harp & Thistle has been a steadfast anchor in the Heights, and Betty has always been a wonderful volunteer and organizer with the Peoria Heights Chamber of Commerce. She will be sorely missed. Congratulations and many thanks to Betty and her family.
ILLINOIS VALLEY YACHT AND CANOE CLUB Date: March 2, 2016 From: Paul Kelley Re: The IVY Club announces New Junior and Associate Member Initiative The IVY Club has announced a New Junior and Associate Member Initiative. New members aged 18-34 may join immediately with initiation fees of $1250 waived for $50 a month for a one-year membership. The IVY Club is a beautiful, historic facility located on the Illinois River and is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1907. In addition to bar and restaurant facilities, the club offers swim team with professional coaching, youth and adult sailing classes, kids activities, sailing, club theme events, and sailing regattas. You do not have to own a boat to be a member of the IVY Club. For more information contact Paul Kelley or Anita Johnson at 682-5419
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 4, 2016 Morton Community Bank to Merge with Heritage Bank of Central Illinois Hometown Community Bancorp, Inc., parent company of Morton Community Bank, today announced a merger with Trivoli Bancorp, Inc., parent company of Heritage Bank of Central Illinois. The subsidiary banks will be merged following the completion of the parent company merger. “This merger will bring together two community banks with a long and proud history of serving our region,” said Jim Mamer, Co-CEO and President of Morton Community Bank. “Customers from both banks will benefit from having access to convenient locations throughout the greater Peoria market and beyond,” said Mamer. Scott Hedden, Chairman of Heritage Bank of Central Illinois, noted that “We are pleased to be able to join forces with one of the premier community banks in the entire state. Employees at both banks have a track record of providing outstanding customer service and being actively involved in the communities we serve.” Tim Krueger, CEO and President of Heritage Bank said, “Our customers will gain access to additional financial resources and the combined assets of the merged companies will substantially increase the available lending limit.” Mamer said the total assets of Morton Community Bank following completion of the merger will be approximately $3.3 billion. “This merger will be a seamless transition for customers. We look forward to welcoming Heritage employees and customers to the Hometown Community Banks’ family. People will see the familiar faces they are used to seeing. The combined synergy of our employees will enhance the services we offer to our customers,” said Mamer. The merger is subject to regulatory approval and approval of Trivoli Bancorp shareholders. Completion of the parent company merger is anticipated in the second quarter of 2016, and the merger of the subsidiary banks is expected to occur in the third quarter of 2016. Morton Community Bank has more than 30 locations throughout Central Illinois. Morton Community Bank offers comprehensive banking services for both business and personal clients as well as electronic and online banking services. For more information, visit www.hometownbanks.com. Founded in 1920, Heritage Bank of Central Illinois is a locally-owned community bank with six branches located in Trivoli, Hanna City, Peoria, Peoria Heights and East Peoria. The company offers a wide range of business and personal financial solutions. For more information, visit www.heritage-bnk.com. ######## MORTON COMMUNITY BANK CONTACT: HERITAGE BANK OF CENTRAL ILLINOIS CONTACT: Jim Mamer Tim Krueger Co-CEO & President CEO & President 309-284-3890 309-681-3929
Peoria Heights Chamber installs new Board officers
Peoria Heights Chamber Food Donation
The Peoria Heights Chamber of Commerce (PHCC) members provided food donations and $50.00 cash donation to the Peoria Heights Grade School to assist with the approximately 30 food baskets that will be delivered to local Heights families to brighten their Holiday season. Pictured from left to right are: back row: Terry Mooney, Assistant Principal; Emiel Michelet, PHCC Treasurer; Carolyn G. Catton, PHCC President; Patty Kohorst, School Councilor & Student Council Advisor; front row: Grant Peterson and Shawna Price, Student Council members coordinating the food drive. Thanks to the chamber members for their donations. A special thanks to the PHGS Student Council members for coordinating this very important holiday community service for local families.
Noir Tapas & Rendezvous Lounge
Celebrates with Ribbon Cutting Event December 8, 2015
The Peoria Heights Chamber welcomed Noir Tapas & Rendezvous Lounge as a recent new chamber member on December 8 with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Georgie Hill & Galen Moore, owners provided the group attending a “taste of Europe” with delicious appetizers and beverages. They hosted the event in the beautiful Private Chic Loft above the Lounge. The Loft is a unique venue overlooking the main street of the Heights with seating and entertainment for up to 75 guests. This chic, modern space is perfect for weddings, showers, rehearsal dinners, private parties & holiday celebrations! Join Noir nightly for a European Culinary Experience of Traditional Tapas and European Savoir-faire. Noir provides a unique selection of over 75 types of Spanish, French, Chilean and Argentinean Wines, Craft Beers and Intriguing Spirits. The upscale atmosphere has hints of Old World Spanish Charm mingled with New World Mystique. Noir Tapas & Rendezvous Lounge is located at 4606A North Prospect Road, Peoria Heights and is open at 4pm Tuesday through Saturday. For more information regarding the restaurant, Noir catering or the private Chic loft go to www.thenoirbar.com or email email@example.com or call 309.740.2001. Posted 12-16-15
Business: Peoria Heights Chamber of Commerce
Job Title: Office Coordinator Functions: Coordinate the daily office functions Hours: 20 hours/week Qualifications: Excellent verbal & written communication skills; strong organization skills with accuracy and detail; general computer skills with social media and webpage posting in word press. Send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 309-282-7733 Posted 12-1-15
HeartH Celebrate 2nd Anniversary with Chamber Ribbon Event
“Hearth restaurant celebrated their 2nd anniversary on November 12th. Heights Chamber members and guests enjoyed a VERY large bottle of champagne and delicious appetizers! Hearth restaurant offers a fine wine selection, over 100 whiskies from around the world, and American food with a touch of the South for lunch and dinner Tuesday – Saturday.” For more information call 309-686-0234 Posted 11-24-15
ILLINOIS VALLEY YACHT AND CANOE CLUB
From: Paul Kelley Re: Illinois Valley Yacht & Canoe Club announces Trial & New Member Initiative The Illinois Valley Yacht Club has announced a New Member Intitiative. Members may join immediately (initiation fee of $1,250 waived) and not begin paying dues until April 1, 2016. The Illinois Valley Yacht and Canoe (IVY) Club is a beautiful, historic facility located on the Illinois River and is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1907. In addition to bar and restaurant facilities, the club offers swim team with professional coaching, youth and adult sailing classes, kids activities, sailing, club theme events, and sailing regattas. You do not have to own a boat to be a member of the IVY Club. For more information contact Paul Kelley or Anita Johnson at 682-5419
Wishing Star Boutique by Tabatha
Grand Opening Ribbon Event
October 16, 2015
The PH Chamber celebrated Wishing Star Boutique by Tabatha Grand Opening and new chamber member with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on October 16, 2015. Many attendees enjoyed beverages and delicious popcorn. Wishing Star Boutique offers many exciting trendy and fashion forward clothing items for all your styling needs whether it is a casual or fashionably event for the woman of today. The store is full of beautiful fall and winter clothing items that are unique with all the accessories to complete your outfit. There are new arrivals daily so you need to visit the Boutiques frequently so you do not miss out on the latest items!!! Enjoy the comfortable atmosphere and friendly staff who are always available to help you select the perfect items for any occasion. Wishing Star Boutique is open Monday- Thursday: 11-7pm; Friday 11-8pm and Saturday 11-5pm to meet all your shopping needs. For more information contact owner Tabatha Medina at 309-287-4132 or better yet stop by and shop at 4700 N. Prospect Road, Peoria Heights, IL 61616. Posted 11-15-15
WHAT is GIRLS’ EMPO?
In Spanish, it’s Asociacion Empoderamiento, association for empowerment. Founded by former Peorian Annie Richey, it’s a group that encourages children in a rural area of northern Guatemala to continue in school beyond the primary grades. One of its programs is a self-esteem building program for girls that combines play, discussions, and mentoring. When you shop at Global Village on Small Business Saturday, November 28, 20% of your purchase will go to GirlsEmpo to support the mentoring program in the Dulce River valley. Members of the Peoria Chapter of the National Organization for Women will distribute GirlsEmpo information and help you shop. We’ll open at 10:00 AM. Come early for a great selection and free Fair Trade coffee! Posted 11-5-15
2nd annual PH Chamber Halloween Costume Parade & Contest
Lost and Found Again Ribbon Event
October 16, 2015
The PH Chamber celebrated Lost and Found Again as a recent new chamber member with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on October 16, 2015. Many attendees enjoyed delicious appetizers, beverages and desserts. Lost and Found Again offers an eclectic mix of vintage and new items for both you and your home including a wide selection of fun, unique, beautiful items. Mix their treasures from the past with fun, new trends in order to create a space that is welcoming and cozy. They have many exciting items including home décor, bar ware, locally handmade jewelry, all natural soaps and lotions, cards to send to those you love, darling baby goods, and fun or even funny gifts- you can find it all. Reconnect with lost treasures of days gone by and new treasures of the present. For more information contact Tanya Neilson or Marcy Bretsch at 1307 E. Duryea, Peoria Heights, IL 61616 or call them at 309.696.0289. For more information visit their website at: www.checklostfound.com or visit their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/checklostfound?ref=hl Posted 11-2-15
D’s Paint & Body Shop
Celebrates 36th Anniversary with Ribbon Cutting Event
The Peoria Heights Chamber of Commerce celebrated D’s Paint & Body Shop chamber membership and 36 year anniversary serving Peoria Heights and the surrounding area on Thursday October 15 with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Owners Denny and Barb Boulton provided delicious fall beverages and tasty treats. They also provided a most informative tour of their extensive operation including the cutting edge technology with laser-guided measuring systems to repair a vehicle’s body structure and state-of-the-art, down-draft-bake oven paint booths. They have all the necessary equipment to provide top quality collision repairs and offer a lifetime guarantee on the work they perform with every repair. D’s Paint & Body Shop is open Monday – Friday from 8 AM to 5PM and Saturday from 9 AM to noon. Please visit them for all your paint and body needs. D’s Paint & Body Shop is located at 1302 E. Sciota, Peoria Heights, IL. For additional information go to www.dspaintandbodyshop.com or call 309-682-2886. They also have a location at 1116 W. Pioneer Pkwy, Peoria, Il, 309-693-2330. Posted 10-29-15
September 2015 Chamber Meeting
Serenity Skin Care
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 9/9/15
The PH Chamber celebrated Serenity Skin Care as a recent new chamber member with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on 9/9/15. Attendees enjoyed delicious appetizers, beverages and desserts. Kimberly Merkle, Licensed Esthetician/ Owner reviewed the many services provided and a tour of the relaxing and beautiful spa. Some of the services provided include: Specialty Facials, Body Exfoliation, Microdemabrasions, various types of Facial Peels, Contouring Body Wraps and full body Waxing services. Gift certificates are also available. Serenity Skin Care is located at 4617 N. Prospect Rd, Suite 5, Peoria Heights 61616. Call 309-645-6800 to schedule your appointment or visit our website at www.serenitydayspapeoria.com
Tech Force IT Solutions
Ribbon Ceremony 9/9/15
The PH Chamber celebrated Tech Force IT Solutions as a new chamber member with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on 9/9/15. Attendees enjoyed delicious appetizers, beverages and desserts. Joey Courtney, Owner/Technician reviewed the many services provided and a tour of the office. Some of the services provided include the following: Computer/Laptop diagnosis and repair; Tablet, Cellular Phone and Laptop Screen Replacements; Television Diagnosis and repair; Insurance Damage Assessments; Security Camera Installs for Commercial; Virus Removal and Networking. Please stop by the office at 4617 N. Prospect Rd, Suite 6, Peoria Heights or call 309-294-4782 for more information and schedule a free quote. posted 9/24/2015
Prudential Ribbon Cutting
Posted August 12, 2015
Brienzo’s Wood Fired Pizza
Ribbon Ceremony 6/30/15
The Peoria Heights Chamber welcomed Brienzo’s Pizza as a new chamber member on Tuesday June 30, 2015 with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Owners Knute Landry and Jody Zimmerman provided several delicious Italian specialty pizzas for the attendees to savor. Knute shared the store of his Italian family’s history coming to this country and their inspiration to start the business using the family’s special pizza recipe. Brienzo’s Pizza offers a variety of signature pizzas or build your own along with salads, Panini, desserts, soft drinks, wine on tap and craft beer. Dine in, carry out or have delivery to your door step. They are located at Junction City Shopping Mall, 5901 N. Prospect Rd, Suite #2, Peoria, IL or call 309-966-4185. Also visit them on www.brienzos.order2eatpeoria.com Posted July 27, 2015
Pumpkin Glass Gallery & Studio
Ribbon Ceremony 6/30/15
The PH Chamber celebrated Pumpkin Glass Gallery & Studio as a new chamber member and honored their being in business for 12 years with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on June 30. Attendees enjoyed delicious refreshments including an anniversary cake. Teresa and Bruce Kodatt provided a tour of the studio where classes are held for glass fusing, wirework, metalwork and beading as well as a tour of the gallery which has numerous beautiful artistic made items available for sale. There is something to delight every shopper from a readymade item including the jewelry maker who is shopping for supplies to make their own beautiful creation. Teresa has been a professional artist for 30 years. Over the past 15 years Teresa has studied all over the country under accomplished master artists in lampworking, glass casting, glass fusing, wire work, metal work, and beading. Her love for creation, materials and techniques has led to a fulltime labor of love creating jewelry and teaching others. Stop by the store at 5901 N. Prospect Rd, Suite 4, Peoria to see the beautiful jewelry and beads or visit their website at www.pumpkinglass.com for more information and schedule of upcoming classes or call 309-966-3495.
The Peoria Heights Chamber would like to welcome Sherman’s to the chamber. We would also like to congratulate you on your purchase to the former Cohen’s Building! We are excited to have you in the Heights! For more information go to: http://www.pjstar.com/article/20150707/NEWS/150709533. Welcome to the Heights!
Lucky’s Modern Dive
Celebrates with Ribbon Cutting Event 5/1/15
The Peoria Heights Chamber of Commerce welcomed Lucky’s Modern Dive as a new Chamber member on Thursday May 1 with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Bo and Julie Cheesman, owners provided several trendy and delicious items from their exciting new summer menu including new tasty beverages. Those attending enjoyed viewing the many interesting items decorating the walls of the establishment, the game room and enjoyed networking in the privacy of the VIP room. Lucky’s is open Tuesday through Thursday and Sunday from 11 AM until closing and Friday and Saturday from 11 AM to 2 AM with food service including lunch. They offer live entertainment on Thursday from 6-9 with a Blues and Jazz group and various other entertainment groups on Friday and Saturday starting at 9 PM. Lucky’s is located at 4538 N. Prospect Road, Peoria Heights, IL. For additional information about this unique and exciting Modern Dive please call 309-839-1839.
Ivy Club Trial Membership
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Members Participate in Food Drive
Robbie Mathisen (left) Peoria Heights Historical Society and Peoria Heights Chamber Board member and Carolyn G. Catton (right) President Peoria Heights Chamber of Commerce presented Dave Carroll, (center) Peoria Heights Grade School Principal with a cart of food donated by Peoria Heights Chamber members on December 11, 2014. The chamber food donation was added to the already large collection of food on the table collected by the Peoria Heights school. The food was delivered by the PH School to selected PH families to brighten their Christmas holiday season.
The Peoria Heights Chamber held the 1st annual Halloween Costume Parade on Saturday October 25, 2014 with over 70 participants. These are just of few of the great costumes and darling children resting up for the parade walk down Prospect Road.
The Peoria Heights Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on October 9, 2014 for the grand reopening of California Style who relocated to 4450 N. Prospect Road, Suite 2 at Heritage Square, Peoria Heights, IL. They offer a fitness studio, oxygen parties, fabulous shoes, toe rings and jewelry. We are excited to have California Style as a part of our Chamber business community and invite you to stop in to learn more about the fitness class, shop for some stylish shoes and jewelry or schedule an oxygen party with your friends.
The Peoria Heights Chamber held a Ribbon Cutting event on Friday September 12, 2014 at 5 PM for the Grand Reopening of Exhibit A Gallery who recently relocated their business to the Heights. There was a large attendance at the Ribbon Cutting and Reception to celebrate this lovely Gallery joining the great specialty shops in the Heights. “We are very excited to have Exhibit A Gallery as a Chamber member and a vital part of our Peoria Heights business community,” stated Carolyn G. Catton, Peoria Heights Chamber President.