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Peggy Friday

Executive Director/CEO

Peggy Friday was born and raised near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (home of the 6-Time Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers). She is a graduate of the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago with a degree in Broadcast Communications. Peggy served as the Associate Director for United States Senator Peter G. Fitzgerald where she was responsible for Constituent Services. Peggy became Senator’s Military Liaison dealing directly with the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Merchant Marines and the Reserves. She worked daily with staff at the Pentagon and active duty officers and soldiers stationed all over the world and handled issues for the Senator pertaining to the Department of Veterans Affairs, FAA, IRS, etc. She enjoyed serving as Fitzgerald’s Military Academy Coordinator, helping to place students at West Point, Annapolis, the Air Force Academy, and Merchant Marine.

When Senator Fitzgerald retired, Peggy joined the City of Rochelle’s Economic Development Department and later became its Commercial and Retail Development
Coordinator and Facilitator of the Rochelle Retail Advisory Board.

On May 1, 2009 Peggy accepted the position of Executive Director/CEO of the Rochelle Chamber of Commerce, while still maintaining her city responsibilities.

Peggy lives in Rochelle and has three children Charles, Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach at Central College, Pella, Iowa; Katherine, Nurse Resident/Cardiology at St. Thomas West, Nashville, and Madeline, a Senior Music Business/Law Student at Belmont University, Nashville. Maddi is also a Sr. Intern at Curb Records. Friday is an avid fan of NASCAR and enjoys traveling.

Jennifer Hubbard

Executive Assistant/Graphic Designer

I have been a Graphic Designer for over 10 years. I enjoy the difference in viewers and thrive when given the opportunity to form concepts from beginning to end. I strive for honest, original and true visual communication to design interesting and creative work. When I am not designing at my laptop, I am a wife, busy mom of 2 children, and avid runner.