About the Belvidere Chamber of Commerce

Our Organization ProfileThe Belvidere Area Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary organization of business and professional men and women who have joined together for the purpose of promoting the civic and commercial progress of our community. The area’s economic well-being is related directly tot he caliber of work that is done by the Chamber. That is why the Belvidere Area Chamber has a major impact on business, income and future growth of the area. There are five primary objectives of the Belvidere Area Chamber of Commerce:

  • To promote a better understanding of the nation's private enterprise system.
  • To coordinate the efforts of commerce, industry and the professions in maintaining and strengthening a sound and healthy business climate in the Belvidere area.
  • To sponsor aggressive programs of work and stimulate activities that will provide for full development and employment of our human and economic resources.
  • To Provide creative business leadership and effective coordination of all interested parties in solving community problems and in initiating constructive community action.
  • To create broad understanding and appreciation of the great opportunities in the Boone County area, and to promote the advantages and assets of our community within the region, in the state, and in the world.

The Belvidere Area Chamber of Commerce is a member of the following organizations designed to provide specialized service to the Chamber:

  • United States Chamber of Commerce
  • Illinois Chamber of Commerce
  • Illinois Association of Chamber Executives
  • Illinois Employment Association
  • Illinois Retail Association
  • National Federation of Independent Business

Chamber Executive Officers:

President:Luis Gonzalez of First National Bank

Vice President:Doug Proudfoot of American Family Insurance

Treasurer:Shannon Baraconi of John Morrissey Accountants

Secretary:Lee Revels of General Mills

Growth Dimensions Representative: Fiona Springman of SwedishAmerican

Executive Director: .


Chamber General Board Members:

Matt Branom of Boone County Shopper

Michael Greenlee of North Boone CUSD #200

Joe Hamblock of Manley’s Belvidere Ford Lincoln

Jeff Hartle of Stillman Bank

Shelley Johnson of Sunshine Stitches, Inc.

Maria Pearson of Heritage Woods – Belvidere

Amy Ohlsen of McDonalds Restaurants

Kelly Pospischil of Blackhawk Bank

Butch Rosecke of Mr. Goodwater, Inc

Shari Snyder of Midland States Bank

Leah Kays of Byron Bank

Dr Daniel Woestman of Belvidere CUSD #100

John Wolf of Jack-Wolf Auto Group / Growth Dimensions 

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