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Advocacy provides you and your business with a voice. Whether through the presentation of simple statements or in-depth campaigns on issues important to you, advocacy makes sure that your point of view is represented and clearly heard by the community and decision-makers.

Effective advocacy that the Chamber of Commerce can provide is a vehicle for finding your voice and driving it forward towards a positive reaction. The Chamber of Commerce seeks to provide the active support of advocacy, building respect for your views and promoting the voices of the people and organizations that place their trust in us.

Public Policy Committee

The Public Policy Committee meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 a.m. to identify local issues impacting business; to make recommendations to the Chamber’s Board of Directors on improving the business climate through advocacy. Applications to serve on the committee are available and should be mailed to the Chamber Office at 303 W. Kirby, Champaign, IL 61820.

Committee Chair: Todd Higginbotham
Chamber Lead: Madeline Herrman

Interested in participating in the Chamber's Public Policy Committee? CLICK HERE to view the application.

Champaign County's Business Empowered PAC

The Champaign County Business Empowered Political Action Committee (PAC) meets as needed to identify and to make endorsements of business friendly candidates for state and local office. Applications for a PAC board position should be mailed to the Chamber Office at 303 W. Kirby, Champaign, IL 61820, or e-mailed to Public Policy Director Madeline Herrman.