Upcoming Events

CLICK HERE for information about the Chamber Energy Buying Group - now available for both Electricity and Natural Gas.  To date we have saved our members over $350,000 for two contract periods. Download the "Request for Rate Quote" form here.
2nd Annual Tour de Charleston Bike Race
​The 2nd Annual Tour de Charleston features three timed bicycle races of 12.5, 25, and 50 mile distances. Staggered starts at 8:00 AM take off from the historic Coles County Courthouse Square in Charleston, Illinois, and travel through scenic rolling hills and the surrounding countryside in Coles and Clark Counties. Awards given for all age divisions. All participants who pre-register before May 29th receive a race bag and commemorative T-shirt.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE.
​Farmer of the Year Nominations for the Coles County Farmer of the Year are now being accepted by the Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce.  The purpose of this award is to formally recognize the accomplishments and achievements of a Coles County Farmer. 
            The winner of the award will be announced on Tuesday evening, July 3, as part of the Red, White & Blue Days celebration.  Other festivities, including the parade, will take place during the day on Wednesday, July 4.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE NOMINATION FORM.
Discover the beauty of New England in the fall from October 3-10, 2018. Tour all the famous sites in Boston, enjoy a rail journey to the top of Mt. Washington, soak in the spectacular views along the Kancamagus Highway and see the fall foliage in Vermont and Maine.
​$2875 per person, double, with booking discount. 
​CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FLYER AND FORM.
Experience Hawaiian paradise for 9 days departing Chicago on November 7, 2018. 
See sites on Oahu, Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii. Highlights include Pearl Harbor, Volcanoes National Park, Punaluu Volcanic Beach, Mount Haleakala National Park and a traditional Hawaiian Luau. Enjoy 3 days of leisure in paradise on your own.
​$3895 per person, double, with booking discount. 
​CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FLYER AND FORM.

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Charleston is a progressive community of over 21,000 located in East Central Illinois with a capable and willing workforce. Rich in the history of Abraham Lincoln. The area features a balance of industrial, agricultural, educational and cultural opportunities. The Chamber supports the retention and expansion of existing companies and organizations while seeking to attract new ones and foster an entrepreneurial spirit at all ages. Come see what we have to offer.

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