Sunday, 02 February 2014 01:07

2014 Kick Off Event!

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Come meet young professionals from the area at a networking event on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 from 6 pm until 8 pm at Boondock's Seafood Co. in Carbondale.

We will be introducing the new 2014 E-Board.

Appetizers will be provided.

Information about upcoming events and the different committees you can become involved in.

Sunday, 15 December 2013 00:41

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Friday, 26 July 2013 19:25

Young Professional Resource Fair

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Join 13Pro at the upcoming resource fair designed specifically for you - the young professional!

Local businesses will be on hand to talk with you about continuing education, career services, professional development, local volunteer opportunities, financial services, small business resources, and much more.

Have you been looking for a reason to join 13Pro? Stop by the Young Professionals Resource Fair and learn first hand from fellow 13Pro members why they joined!

See you there! 

Carbondale Civic Center - Wednesday July 31st, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Thursday, 12 January 2012 19:16

A Word About Membership

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Our Membership
People have asked us, "Who can be a member of 13Pro? What does 'professional' mean exactly?"  13Pro is open to everyone between the ages of 21-40ish, and this may include students as well as those who may not be currently employed.  The term professional was meant to encompass the majority of our membership, who are generally considered to be young in terms of their work experience, as well as in years.  It was formed to connect these people in a number of ways, helping them to make friends and meet peers in a social setting, to network and develop their own skills through professional development activities (i.e. workshops, conferences, seminars, etc.), and to get involved in/give back to their respective communities.  We have a very diverse group in 13Pro currently, from attorneys to computer experts, from journalists to university and non-profit organization employees.  So, whatever your expertise or trade, we would love to have you join our exciting new organization!  If you have questions about joining, please contact Logan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Monday, 12 December 2011 20:08

Koerner Holiday Newsletter

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Koerner has made a list of some popular Holiday goodies you can Fill Your Stockings with this season!


Wednesday, 13 April 2011 16:09

Upcoming Committee Meetings

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Join one of our committees today or just stop in and see what we are all about. No need to do anything but show up. If you have questions ask the committee chair person. Here are the designated meeting times (subject to change).
Community Outreach:
Community Outreach will meet with the Social and Professional Development Commmittee
on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at Kindling in Carterville. 5:30pm
Social Committee and Professional Development:
2nd Wednesday of each month at Kindling in Carterville. 5:30 pm
Membership and Communications:
3rd Wednesday of each month at Global Gourmet in Carbondale. 5:30pm. This month's is postponed till Logan gets back from vacation and will probably be held on July 3 or 5th.
Most committees are looking for ambitious members to assist so if interested contact someone today!
Tuesday, 15 March 2011 18:17

Renew Your Membership Today

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Is it time to renew your 13Pro annual membership? It couldn't be easier to renew your membership today. Complete the Membership form below. Mail the form and your membership payment to the Herrin Chamber of Commerce.

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

Become a member or renew your membership…it’s easy!

  • Complete form below.
  • Make check payable to: 13Pro.
  • Mail this form & check to: 13 Pro - 2250 Reed Station PKWY - Carbondale IL 62901


Questions about your membership? Please contact our membership committee.

Monday, 29 November 2010 18:58

13 Pro Holiday Party

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13Pro held its annual Holiday party last Thursday December 9 at the Steelhorse Saloon in Carterville IL. Everyone enjoyed good food, meeting up with friends, the Dirty Santa game, and a few other games and prizes! We encourage every member to join us at our parties and other events coming up in 2011!






Kris Schachel from Keep Carbondale Beautiful ( is looking for anyone who may be interested in serving on the board of Keep Carbondale Beauitful. If you are interested, please contact them at:

Here's Kris's description of what Keep Carbondale Beautiful is all about & what kind of committiment is necessary:

I have been Board President of Keep Carbondale Beautiful since 2005, and active prior to that in different capacities. I am reaching out right now because we are seeking new nominees for our volunteer board.

And our mission is basically four-fold: community improvement through litter cleanup and prevention, promotion of recycling for waste reduction, environmental education, and beautification incentives (such as our Bright Spot Award).

The board currently meets monthly, Jan. – Nov., and most meetings run an hour; this year we’ve met 12:00-1:00 on the 4th Wednesday at the Civic Center. Our biggest event is the Spring Clean Up & Recycling Day, the 3rd Saturday of April at Turley Park. We’ve been serving the community since 1987 (initially as “Carbondale Clean & Green”), so next year marks our 25th anniversary and I am hoping to reinvigorate our leadership for this milestone.

It is not a tremendous time commitment, and board members need not live in Carbondale.
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