Month: September 2019

Union United Methodist Church honored with Quarterly Commitment to Community Award

  The Commitment to Community Award is presented quarterly to a Chamber Member who demonstrates a commitment to improving the quality of life for residents and/or businesses in the greater Belleville area. The Ambassadors are honored to present this quarter’s award to Union United Methodist Church. Union United Methodist Church acquired its name from the union of two downtown churches in 1950, but its heritage extends back to 1819, just five years after the founding of Belleville. Dissatisfied with the state of Methodism in Belleville in 1950, the congregations of First Methodist Church and Jackson Street Methodist Church, both located within sight of the public square, resolved to unite to create a larger organization that would more effectively serve the community. Though located in downtown Belleville and serving that community, the vision of the church…

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Wishing Luck to our 21st Leadership Belleville Class

September 06, 2019 | Leadership Belleville

This week, the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce’s 21st Leadership Belleville class kicks off with their Leadership Retreat. It is a two-day retreat where they begin their leadership journey that will continue for the next nine months. This year’s class includes: Shauna Bayles (The Esquiline), Stevie Brown (Belleville School District #118), Jackie Broyles (Bank of Belleville), Sarah Castiller (City of Belleville), Tasha DeProw (Hospice of Southern Illinois), Emily Dohle (The Weingarten), Reggie Farrar (Memorial Hospital), Brian Flynn (Flynn Guymon & Garavalia), Lennox Forrester (Gateway Region YMCA), Mark Heffernan (City of Belleville Police Department), Vera Jones (St. Clair County Housing Authority), Jacob Kotler (TheBank of Edwardsville/Busey Bank), Jeff Lager (CARITAS Family Solutions), Jacque Owens (HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital), Brittany Pesko Brown (St. Louis Regional Chamber), Amy Randazzo (Mathis, Marifian & Richter, LTD), Lee Reese (St. Clair…

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