Kirkland Chamber of Commerce

Web Sites of Kirkland Chamber Members

Please click on the business names to view their websites and learn much more about them!

Please contact the following members via telephone:

Barbara Runne, D.D.S.
Hwy 72 Pharmacy
Kirkland Food Bank
Kirkland Mini-Storage
Kirkland Lions Club
Kirkland Quik Stop
Lisa Dreska
Orange Peel Gazette
Local business sites only. Some Kirkland businesses participate in collective web sites for their particular type of business, or are part of a larger company with one main web site. Please report any changes or omissions to the Chamber.

Kirkland Greater Area Chamber of Commerce
President Donna Bunton:  815-713-5222 or email the Chamber


2015 Kirkland Chamber Citizen of the Year is Patrick J. Brennan

pat-brennenFollowing is the letter submitted in his honor:
One of the highlights of living in a small town is getting to know so many of the people who not only live in the town present day, but have lived here for a lengthy period of time and are able to tell you about the history of the town.

When I first moved to Kirkland, one of the people who immediately brought my attention to the history of the town was Pat Brennan. Pat spoke with pride about Kirkland and about raising his family here. He was never too busy to fill me in on part of Kirkland’s rich history that I knew nothing about.

Pat has been supportive of the Kirkland Public Library, as has his family. I know Pat is a DeKalb County Master Gardener and devotes hours to educating others about gardening. His is also involved with the Franklin Township Park District, the Kirkland Historical Society and is always willing to lend a hand whenever it is asked of him. Members of his church speak highly of Pat’s devotion to his church and his generosity.
Linda Fett
Director, Kirkland Public Library


Business Sites Available in Kirkland

Several storefront business sites are available for rent in Kirkland. For information about these locations, contact Dr. Ken Brooks, President 815-522-9017 or  or the Village Hall 815-522-6179. The Chamber’s goal is to help develop retail businesses in the community to the maximum extent possible for the benefit of the entire village.

If you know of a business building, storefront or other space for rent in the greater Kirkland area, please contact the Chamber vice president, Donna Bunton, so it may be listed and the information shared with the Kirkland Economic Development Board.


The Greater Kirkland Area Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber of Commerce thanks you for your interest in this organization and invites all business owners and interested persons to join. We meet on the 1st Tuesday of every month at the Kirkland Village Hall. Click here for a Kirkland Area Chamber of Commerce membership form you can print.

Greater Kirkland Area Chamber of Commerce – Mission Statement
The Greater Kirkland Area Chamber of Commerce is organized to advance the general welfare and prosperity primarily of the greater Kirkland region, for the benefit of all residents and of the business community. The Chamber will engage in all necessary and possible means of promotion, with particular emphasis on the economic, civic, commercial, industrial, cultural and educational interests of the area. The Greater Kirkland Area shall be understood to be coextensive with the Hiawatha Community Unit School District, including the communities of Kirkland and Fairdale.

Chamber Membership Annual new or renewed memberships in the Greater Kirkland Area Chamber of Commerce run from July 1 through June 30 each year. Membership for a family or a business with two or fewer employees is $25.00, and membership for a business with more than two employees is $50.00. Memberships can be sent to the Chamber at Dr. Ken Brooks, Kirkland Chamber, PO Box 208, Kirkland, Illinois 60146;  click here for a membership form you can print off.


Kirkland DVD Available

The Greater Kirkland Area Chamber of Commerce has published a DVD, “Welcome to Kirkland.” The DVD features Kirkland as an example of small-town  Midwest living, with an environment favorable to business. WilksVision Video of DeKalb filmed and produced the video for the Chamber, with voice-over script by Chamber director Dr. Richard Leonard. Copies of the DVD are available for $15.00 at the Village Hall or the Belvidere (Alpine) Bank in Kirkland, or from the Chamber President.  You may also view the video by clicking the arrow in the center of the player below.


Kirkland Chamber Board Members:

Donna Bunton – President
Helen Davis – Secretary
Don Banks – Treasurer


Marvin Bernhardy
Wanda Bernhardy
The Chamber still needs three members to serve as Board of Directors for this next year.

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