Greenways Winners

2013 greenwayscontestwinners

 The Chatham Area Chamber recently announced the 2013 Greenways of Chatham Contest winners.  The purpose of the Greenways of Chatham Contest is to encourage continued beautification of the community, which enhances the    environment for both visitors and residents.  WSEC/PBS-TV received the Best Business Landscaping award.  Don and Ruth Kauerauf won the Best Residential Landscaping award and Ted Koester won the Best Vegetable Garden award.  All area residents and businesses were invited to participate by entering their yard and garden landscaping or nominating a community member.  (Pictures l to r:  Tracy Formea, Chamber President; Dr. Jerold Gruebel, WSEC/PBS-TV; Ruth and Don Kauerauf; Ted Koester; and Shellie Petty, Chamber Executive Director.)

Chamber Scholarships


chamber scholarship winners 2013

The Chatham Area Chamber of Commerce recently awarded scholarships to three local graduating seniors.  Zach St. Clair, Sara Hadidi and Ross Skelly each received a $1000 scholarship to be applied to the college or university of their choice.  Applications were judged on a combination of academic achievement, volunteer work experience and future goals.  High school seniors residing in the Ball-Chatham School District and attending a public-funded school were eligible to apply.  The goal of the Chamber Scholarship Program is to promote business within the community.  This year, the Chamber was able to award an additional scholarship, increasing the annual scholarship giving by 50 percent to award  three students with $1000 scholarships respectively.  Pictured at left:  Chamber President, Tracy Formea; 2013 Chatham Area Chamber Scholarship winners Zach St. Clair, Sara Hadidi, and Ross Skelly; and Chamber Executive Director, Shellie Petty.   


Letter from the President

tracy formea Dear Business and Community Leaders:

The Chamber Board of Directors would like to extend an invitation to your firm to join the Chatham Area Chamber of Commerce. By joining the CACC your firm is investing in the future of your business as well as the greater Chatham area.

Why become a member of the Chatham Area Chamber of Commerce? The Chamber will:


· Celebrate your Firm’s successes. The CACC offers the traditional ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate your grand opening or relocation, with coverage in the Chatham Clarion, SJ-R Our Towns and Chamber Newsletter.

Contact the Chamber


Contact Us
Chatham Area Chamber of Commerce
320 N Main St
Chatham, IL 62629, USA
Phone:  (217) 483-6450
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History of Chatham

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The first settlers arrived in the Chatham area in 1816. The village of Chatham received its name October 22, 1836.  >>Read More

Chamber Mission and By-Laws

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The Chatham Area Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization that supports and advances the business and economic climate of the community.

Greenways of Chatham

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The “Greenways of Chatham” is the Chamber’s program designed to promote the beautification of the Village streets and businesses.  >>Read More