Business Start Up

Starting a New Business?

The Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce should be your first stop!

Launch Pekin is an initiative of the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce aimed at building an ecosystem to foster and support new businesses in Pekin. Our monthly networking and educational meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month. Entrepreneurs at all stages of their business journey are welcome! We can’t wait to share some exciting information with you. We invite you to join the network of business owners like you.

Community Connections

Workforce sources, realtors, lenders, and other local professionals

Referrals & Introductions

to business leaders and networking groups

Business Plan

development assistance

Assistance Navigating

the City of Pekin requirements and incentives

The Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce made it possible to open my dream salon by giving me the opportunities and connections that were necessary. Their help and guidance lead me in the right direction to other chamber members that are within the community. The Chamber of Commerce also helped me stay informed of any grants that were available while I was starting my business and they continue to help me stay connected in our community. 

Claire Whiting

Small Business Owner

Regional Resources for Start Up Businesses

We are here to help you succeed!

Get in touch

We can assist you, every step of the way!