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 Lions Club
|Kirkland Quik Stop
|Orange Peel Gazette
|Taylor Lake Photography 815-761-5230|
|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.|
I am pleased to announce that Denny “Rainbow” Rehn has been selected as the Citizen of the Year. Denny is a quiet leader who does things behind the scenes for people and of course he is known throughout the region for his famous pork chops. I will be recognizing Denny @ the Friends of the Library Luncheon on June 6th at 12 Noon. The Kirkland Chamber will be donating $200.00 to the Library as a support for the community and the Library. If you wish to attend please contact Linda Fett at the library on Monday or Thursday. Hope to see you at the luncheon!!!!!
Greater Area Kirkland Chamber of Commerce
Greater Area Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Kirkland Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking Citizen of the Year nominations for 2013. The nominee should have performed some significant public service, fostered pride in the community and/or made a lasting contribution to the quality of life in the area served by chamber, which is equivalent to the Hiawatha School District Boundaries. The nominee does not need to live in the area, provided he or she has been active in the community.
To nominate someone, describe in 150 words or less why your nominee deserves the award. Mail your nomination by May 3rd to the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce, 2013 Citizen of the Year, PO Box 208, Kirkland, Illinois 60146. Please include your name and address on the nomination letter. The selection for Citizen of the Year will be recognized at a luncheon on June 6th! If you have any questions, please contact Ken Brooks at 815-522-9017 .
Thursday, June 14th, Donna Turner was named Citizen of the Year by the Greater Area Kirkland Chamber of Commerce. This announcemnt took place at the “Friends of the Library Luncheon” at the Lutheran Church with the Kirkland Chamber donating $200.00 to the library. Donna Turner has lived all of her life in the Kirkland Community until last year, when she and her husband, Ty, moved to the Cherrly Valley area. Donna is well known throughout the area because of the many committees and foundations she’s been a part of as well as chairing many of them with her leadership qualities. Donna has been very active at the Kirkland United Methodist Church all of her life. She has chaired numerous committees with the church and she is charge of the food ministry. She has organized fund raiser meals for people who had health issues that have resulted in large medical bills, and is in charge of funeral luncheons for people who lost loved ones, whether they are members of our church or not in Kirkland.
Two years ago, she started a Let Me Cook for You ministry for the town of Kirkland. These funds are used for a Good Neighbor ministry, which has helped many people in the community, and also have gone towards helping to fund the youth mission trip for the last two years. Donna is a very thoughful and generous woman. She is the type of person who sees a need and does her best to respond to it. She has been blessed many with a card, flowers, a meal or simply just been to listen when people need her help.
Kirkland Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 208
Kirkland, Illinois 60146
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
Dr. Ken Brooks – President
Donna Bunton – Vice Pres.
Helen Davis – Secretary
Don Banks – Treasurer
The Chamber still needs three members to serve as Board of Directors for this next year.