Smile, You're in Springfield, Illinois!Our mission:
to make Springfield the friendliest city in Illinois
COVID-19 Challenges – We’re in This Together, Springfield!
Support Local Initiative:
How to Communicate During a Crisis:
Support Local is an initiative that lets you show your support for your local businesses during this challenging time.
Here’s how you can help:
- Search for a local business
- If your favorite business isn’t on the list, add it
- Purchase a gift card now so that you can enjoy it later
Five Reminders to Help Create a Meaningful Customer Experience During a Crisis
-Steve Peralta, BOS VP & Customer Experience Officer, CILCSA Board Member
Now more than ever, it matters what you say and how you say it. Laurie Guest offers the insights on both what to do and what to say during these uncertain times and how to use this disruption to reset your customer service delivery on the other side of it.
A Commitment to Service
CILCSA's Net Promoter Score (NPS) per a February 2020 Survey of Existing Members
Central IL Customer Service Association
We are committed to improving service in our organizations, businesses and in Springfield, Illinois (Central Illinois). We believe that together, we have a better chance of making a difference by leveraging and sharing each other's experiences and successes to make Springfield the "Friendliest City".
Both individual and corporate memberships are available
Quarterly professional development opportunities
Monthly networking and idea sharing opportunities with fellow business professionals
Develop leadership skills through potential volunteer roles and exposure to concepts that may not be available in your current position
“To the CILCSA Team, you ROCK! You live and breathe GREAT customer service. I was greeted by name today from almost every Board member. That really impressed me and made me feel special.”
— Colleen Stone
Postponed due to COVID-19
Ace Sign Museum
Our social and networking events bring the 180+ CILCSA members, and their guests, together in one place. This allows attendees to establish, or strengthen, mutually beneficial relationships with some of Springfield’s most respected and accomplished business people. Plus…they’re just a lot of fun!
National Travel & Tourism Week - May 2020
Date and Location
Other Upcoming Events...
5th Anniversary Celebration
Knights Action Park Drive-In
National Customer Service Week
Dove Center at HSHS
Some of Our Past Events
The Ten Cent Decision
Laurie Guest is a dynamic customer service keynote speaker, trainer and author. She discussed customer service, staff development and improving customer engagement. Laurie blended real-life examples, proven action steps, practical advice and takeaways in her engaging and entertaining keynote address!
Panel of Experts
A huge thank you goes out to Jim Britton, Chris Butler and Mike Pence for serving as our Panel of Experts. The discussion, titled “What Keeps You Up at Night?”, covered everything from attracting and keeping good employees to providing good customer service with a lot of good business advice in between.
Tailgate Party of the Year!
Tons of people turned out for a fun-filled tailgate party at the Route 66 Drive In. Tailgates were transformed into parties complete with decorations, grills, food and beverages as CILCSA members brought their family and friends to celebrate at the Route 66 Drive In.
What Our Members Are Saying
I am always looking for ways to elevate the hospitality and guest experience my team provides. CILCSA helps me do just that.
Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County has been a member of the Customer Service Association from the beginning. I love attending the functions organized because the speakers are always top notch with a very important message. The networking opportunities through the social events are fun and extremely valuable. I highly recommend every business or organization consider joining this association.
The Central Illinois Customer Service Association adds value to the community with great content, insight and vast networking opportunities. I enjoy the local touch and love the mission and vision of service. Keep up the good work!
CILCSA rejuvenates the spirit of customer service and empowers greatness in the culture of its member organizations!