Collaborating with the Oregon Area to foster a climate for business, residents, and visitors to connect, succeed and grow.

We are a progressive volunteer organization proudly serving this community, as well as the surrounding area.

We work with businesses, merchants and industry to advance the civic, cultural, economic, industrial and professional life in our community.

Chamber Members are eligible to recieve a wide range of marketing benefits, designed to help them network and promote their respective business, while contributing to the local communities they serve.

All businesses - whether large, small, industrial, professional, specialty in nature, schools and not for profit organizations are welcome and invited to participate.

Earn the distinction of being recognized as an investor in the promotion of our area's economic development by becoming a member today!


Carri Anderson / Alpine Chiropractic 

Vice President

John von Tish / Retired Educational Administrator


Michelle LaPage / Rochelle Community Hospital


Dan Griffin / Oregon Park District


Executive Director

Debbie Dickson

Board Members

Linda Dhaese / Sauk Valley Community College

Sherri Egan / Village of Progress

Merlin Hagemann / Merlin's Greenhouse & Flowers

Donna Mann / Northern Illinois University

 Pete Novak / 


Byron Forest Preserve to Host Jarrett Prairie Center Natural History Museum Ribbon Cutting

Jarrett Prairie Center Natural History Museum Ribbon Cutting The Byron Forest Preserve (BFPD) along with the Byron Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening...

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OPD Receives 5-Star Audit

The Oregon Park District recently received an Overall Audit 5-Star Rating at their surprise audit. Each year the StarGuard program arrives unannounced to Nash Recreation Center to observe the lifeguards. After observing...

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Harvard Turns 150

Harvard State Bank Celebrates 150 Years The Harvard State Bank is the oldest bank in McHenry County.  They have been serving Harvard, Oregon, Hebron, Rockford and the surrounding communityes since 1866....

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Illinois Broadcasters Assoc. Names Kris Wexell Best Radio Personality

Kris Wexell of 102.3 The Coyote (WYOT-FM) Named Best Radio Personality in Illinois The Illinois Broadcasters Association (IBA) recently held their annual awards banquet at the I hotel in Champaign, Wednesday June...

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Renewable Energy Fair Recognized

Illinois Renewable Energy Association Granted Funding The IREA has been granted funding by the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation for this year's Renewable Energy and SUstainable Lifestyle Fiar.  The fair, now...

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Pinecrest Manor Achieves Five-Star Rating

Pinecrest Manor Achieves Five-Star Rating from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Pinecrest Community, Mt. Morris, is proud to announce the achievement of a “Five-Star” rating by the Center for Medicare...

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Lorado Taft Connects with Oregon

Lorado Taft Campus’ Connections with Oregon A huge thanks to the Outreach Staff from NIU (Mel Henriksen, John Cowan, Melanie Costello, Donna Mann, and Luanned Mayorga)  They gave a superb presentation...

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Highland Ranks High In USA Today

Highland ranks number three in 10 best community colleges in Illinois!   Highland Community College has been ranked number three in “The 10 best community colleges in Illinois,” which was recently published...

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Park District Hires New Manager

OPD Hires Athletic Facility Manager The Oregon Park District is excited to welcome Calvin Clothier to the district. Clothier will assume the Athletic Facility Manager responsibilities from Mike Guzman. Guzman will...

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