How can Peoria overcome its ‘Inferiority Complex’

The CEO of the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce, Joshua Gunn, has high hopes for what the River City could become in the next 10 years, but changes need to happen for the city to reach the height of his aspirations. The Journal Star sat with Gunn this summer to gauge his thoughts on life in Peoria after […]

Posted: September 16, 2021  |  View More »


Greater Peoria 2030 Talent Attraction Launch

A coalition of Peoria Area organizations is kicking off the decade-long talent attraction campaign, Greater Peoria 2030, with the goal of growing the Greater Peoria Area population and economy. The participating organizations, Discover Peoria, the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council, the CEO Council, the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce, the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce, the East Peoria Chamber of Commerce, […]

Posted: September 9, 2021  |  View More »


The Big Table: Greater Peoria 2021 – 2025 CEDS

After nearly two years of planning and engaged discussions with community members, the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council (GPEDC) is set to release the region’s 5-year Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for public comment before it is officially adopted by the five counties GPEDC serves: Logan, Mason, Peoria, Woodford, and Tazewell. Over the next five […]

Posted: March 2, 2021  |  View More »


The CEO Council Welcomes Kelly Schneider to the Team!

We are proud to welcome Kelly Schneider as the new CEO Council and YPGP Program Manager. Kelly Schneider has been a Peoria resident since 2008, and has taken advantage of many opportunities to be involved in the community. Since moving to the area, she has been an active member in several local organizations including the […]

Posted: January 6, 2021  |  View More »


Congratulatoins to CEO Council Member, Marty Roth

Congratulations to CEO Council Member, Marty Roth for earning a spot in the 40 Leaders Under Forty 2020 class. As a director at RSM US Wealth Management LLC, Roth is recognized by his collegues for positively contributing to the success of RSM. You can read more about Roth’s journey: https://www.peoriamagazines.com/pm/2020/nov/marty-roth

Posted: November 3, 2020  |  View More »


What Is the Media Saying About the (Virtual) Big Table 2020?

Treasure Roberts, WMBD News Reporter, highlights Big Table testimonials in, “The Big Table, creating regional change through conversation” article. You can read the article here: https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/the-big-table-creating-regional-change-through-conversation/

Posted: October 27, 2020  |  View More »


The (Virtual) Big Table 2020 Was a Success!

Thank you for joining us for The (Virtual) Big Table 2020 from October 19 – 22.  It was an eventful week filled with lots of valuable and thoughtful conversations focusing on how we as a region can collabortely find new innovated ways to deepen our understanfing of our region needs. The Big Table addressed topics […]

Posted: October 27, 2020  |  View More »


The Big Table: Gather Around Justice II

A conversation about the Criminal Justice Reform welcomed and introduced by Joshua Gunn – President & CEO, Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce. Moderated by Brent Baker – Director of Workforce Solutions, GPEDC Discussion led by panelists: Chris McCall – Family & Criminal Defense Attorney Johanes Maliza – Central District Assistant Federal Public Defender Nia Mcfarland-Drye […]

Posted: August 10, 2020  |  View More »


A Big Table Discussion Series: Criminal Justice Reform

The Big Table: Gather Around Justice seeks to foster mindful conversation around how we can use our individual power and privilege to make the changes our region needs to correct historic racial, economic, and social inequities. Welcome & Introduced by: Joshua Gunn – President & CEO Moderated by: Brent Baker – Director of Workforce Solutions […]

Posted: July 27, 2020  |  View More »


From the President’s Desk

A few words from Joshua Gunn, President and CEO of the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce & CEO Council to all Chamber Members, Partners and Community Leaders. Read here.

Posted: July 27, 2020  |  View More »


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