What we do

13Pro aims to connect smart, savvy professionals, primarily those between ages 21 and 40, employed in Carbondale, Herrin, Marion, Murphysboro and the surrounding areas. Our members should be dedicated to making our region a great place to live, work, play, visit and invest. We are committed to recruiting and retaining young professionals in our region through professional, social and community activities.

13Pro exists as a way to provide opportunities to build relationships, develop professionally, become philanthropically active and improve the quality of life in Southern Illinois to our members. We represent a truly regional perspective through our creativity, talent, skills and mission. Our members play a vital role in developing thriving, stable communities in Southern Illinois.

Among our primary goals are:


  • Create networking opportunities for the region's young professional community
  • Increase participation in local Chamber of Commerce organizations and events
  • Provide members opportunities for educational and professional development
  • Offer a means for volunteer efforts in the communities of Southern Illinois
  • Cultivate future leaders, grooming them for roles in their respective communities
  • Promote business and economic development in our regional commerce

Annual membership dues are $35 for individuals employed by businesses belonging to the Chambers of Commerce in Carbondale, Herrin, Marion and Murphysboro, which comprise the Southern Illinois Regional Chamber of Commerce, and $50 for other individuals. 

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