A Campaign Pledge: Create a Chamber of Commerce
University City, Illinois, Mayor Shelley Welsch is working with residents to deliver on one of her campaign pledges: create a chamber of commerce. According to Mayor Welsch, "People have chambers around us and we need to be competitive in that way. I think we've been a little too comfortable with whomever is here or happens to be here and we haven't done as well as we should in trying to attract more businesses to University City and help convince businesses to stay in U City." The volunteer group, which includes University City's deputy director of community development, an attorney, a school board member who once worked for a chamber, a former business owner and others, is currently meeting to lay the groundwork for the chamber. Click here to learn more about how a future chamber is getting its start.