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AMBASSADORS

The Chamber Ambassadors are a group of widely recognized and well respected community leaders serving as good will ambassadors of the Woodstock community and Woodstock Chamber of Commerce. They welcome new businesses, visitors and residents to the community and assist the Chamber staff in maintaining good relationships with past, current and future chamber members. This distinguished group can be seen all over town in their red jackets serving our community. We appreciate their volunteerism and committment to Woodstock.

Hispanic Connections

The Hispanic Connections Networking Group is a group of individual leaders and business owners committed to engaging with the Hispanic community of Woodstock and McHenry County. They work together collaboratively to foster awareness, cultural diversity and equality for the Hispanic Community bu offering educational and celebratory events focused on the Hispanic culture and and it's needs. The group is open to Hispanic and non-Hispanic participants sharing this vision.

Miss Woodstock Pageant Comittee

The Miss Woodstock Pageant Committee is a group of local business owners, community leaders and residents who volunteer their time to organize and produce the annual Miss Woodstock Pageant. The Pageant is in it's 75th year of existence thanks to a long history of dedicated volunteers giving back to the young women of the Woodstock community! The Little Miss Woodstock pageant was added in 2016 for ages 8-12 years old. the Miss pageant is open to ages 16 to 21. If you have a passion or talent that you think would contribute to making our pageant a success please contact the Chamber office at (815) 338-2436 for more information.

Woodstock Pride

The Woodstock Pride Networking Group is a group of individuals, local leaders and business owners committed to engaging with the LGBTQA+ community of Woodstock and McHenry County. They work together collaboratively to foster awareness, acceptance, diversity and equality for the local LGBTQA+ by offering educational and celebratory events focused on the LGBTQA+ community and and it's needs. The group is open to LGBTQA+ participants and their allies who share a common vision.

WPBW

The Woodstock Professional and Business Women have been an active part of the community since 1931. This dynamic group of women has been involved in numerous community projects, along with giving business women in the community a forum for support and education. In 1976, after several years of fundraising, the group, spearheaded by Frances Kuhn, built a replica of the original 1873 Springhouse in the Woodstock Square. The group honored its first Woman of the Year recipient in 1975. Each year the Frances Kuhn Scholarships (named after the late Mayor and former member) are given to women who reside in school district 200 and are returning to school for a degree or to learn additional skills. As a supporter of the annual Christmas Clearing House, the WPBW volunteers to pack bags along with making a substantial cash donation. The Angela Burden Award, named for another former member in her memory, is to an organization or business in Woodstock that exemplifies Angie’s spirit – love of community and generous of heart. Funds are raised through the annual Woodstock Autumnn Art Tour and through the sale of cookbooks which feature historic photographs of Woodstock and recipe’s of community members. Seperate membership fees apply

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