Archives for March 2014

Three State-Level Issues

The Waterloo Chamber of Commerce, upon the recommendation of the Advocacy Committee, and with the approval of the Board of Directors, is officially supporting the following three state-level issues:

  • “Yes for Independent Maps” and the Illinois Independent Redistricting Amendment. We support the collection of signatures from the citizens within the state of Illinois to support a referendum to be added to the General Election Ballot (on November 4, 2014) to allow the Illinois voters to vote on the redistricting amendment.

To show our support, we will have a petition available at the Chamber office and at our Chamber membership meeting for our members’ consideration. We will also officially voice our support at the IL Chamber level.

  • Resolution to urge the IL General Assembly and the Governor to enact workers’ compensation reforms. We are urging the Governor and the members of the Illinois General Assembly to quickly act to enact changes to the state’s workers’ compensation statutes to include the following elements:
    1. Requiring the workplace to be a “major contributing” cause of injury for the injury to be compensable under the Workers’ Compensation Act;
    2. Reversing Will County Forest Preserve to restore a shoulder injury as an arm injury and providing credits to employers for prior injuries to the “body as a whole”;
    3. Defining when a “traveling employee” is within the scope of “arising out of and in the course of” employment;
    4. Stopping the abuses caused by the calculation of an injured worker’s average weekly wage; and
    5. Stopping temporary benefits to workers who commit work-related crimes.


  • Resolution to Oppose a Graduated/Progressive Income Tax for IL. We believe that Illinois’ fiscal policy and tax laws should actively promote economic growth in IL by encouraging increased capital investment, productivity, and the creation of new job opportunities for the citizens of Illinois. As such, we are opposing a constitutional amendment to authorize a graduated income tax in Illinois.

May Market Day – Accepting Applications for Vendors and Seeking Musicians!

The Waterloo Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce our 1st Annual:

May Market Day

Saturday, May 10, 2014

9 am – 4 pm

In Beautiful, Downtown Waterloo at the Monroe County Courthouse Grounds!

See the attached Vendor Application for details on participating in this new event!  

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Musicians, if your group is interested in our event, please send your contact/band information to

We will be setting up the schedule and finalizing our entertainment soon, so don’t delay!!

What Women Want – Accepting Vendor Applications

Applications are being accepted for our annual What Women Want – Girls’ Night Out event, taking place Thursday, April 24, 2014, 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Scott Credit Union, 1019 N Illinois Route 3, Waterloo. This is a shopping experience with hors d’oeuvres, chocolate, wine, shopping, attendance prizes, and a chance to win a gorgeous Coach Purse!

Vendors, if you have WHAT WOMEN WANT, then WE WANT YOU!!

– Indoor, climate controlled event in a beautiful venue – Scott Credit Union, 1019 N. Illinois Route 3, Waterloo

– 3ft x 3ft table provided for each vendor, bring your own chair if needed

– Please bring a WRAPPED gift, valued at $15, to be used as an attendance prize.

– Vendor price includes admission to the event for 1 person. If you need a helper for your booth, he/she will need to purchase a participant ticket ($15)

– Vendor admission includes food & 1 ticket for a drink (wine, beer, water).

– New This Year – Super Shopper Card! All Vendors will be listed on the card, given to each of our shoppers. If they visit each vendors’ booth during the evening, they will be entered into a drawing to win a prize. A great way to ensure all shoppers visiting your booth!!


To offer our shoppers a great shopping experience and due to our limited booth space, we can only accept one vendor application from each business. Be sure to explain the products you are offering. If you are offering a service instead of a product, please provide a game or other activity to attract shoppers. We reserve the right to approve all booth spaces.


Cost: $25 chamber members, $35 non-members.    Add $5 if you need electricity access

Mail your payment to “Waterloo Chamber of Commerce, 118 E. Third Street, Waterloo, IL 62298”

Space is filling up quickly. If you are interested, please send in your application ASAP.