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Smell Gas at Home or in the Workplace? Leave Fast!

February 13, 2019 | Membership Tips

With peak heating season upon us, Ameren Illinois is offering an important reminder when it comes to natural gas safety both at home and in the workplace. We rely on natural gas to cook our food, heat our water, heat our homes and businesses and dry our clothes. Ameren Illinois delivers that safe and reliable natural gas to 816,000 residential and business customers via 18,300 miles of transmission/distribution pipeline. The company is investing in the natural gas system (e.g. replacing vintage steel pipes) across its 43,700 square-mile service territory but for a wide variety of reasons, gas leaks can occur. The most common causes, include: old brass stove connectors, piping connections and inadvertent contact with natural gas pipelines during outdoor excavating projects. If you ever catch the rotten egg smell at home, at work or…

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Chamber Celebrates Five Area Leaders at Annual Dinner

February 01, 2019 | Annual Awards | Awards | Events

400 community members joined the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce Thursday night for their Annual Dinner and Silent Auction, presented by Breakthru Beverage, at the St. Clair County Event Center where the Chamber awarded five area leaders in the community. IMPACT Strategies and Grimm & Gorly Florist were awarded Business Excellence awards. Susan Wobbe (St. Clair County Office on Aging), Amy Richter (Hospice of Southern Illinois), and Kurt Schroeder (Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.) were awarded individual awards. Susan Wobbe, recipient of the Ambassador of the Year award, served as Chair of the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Committee in 2018. She coordinated all the Ambassador luncheons and has volunteered for various Chamber events throughout the year including the Chili Cook-off. Wobbe has also been a seller for the Chamber’s Total Resource Campaign the…

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Last Call For Annual Dinner Reservations and Silent Auction Items

January 22, 2019 | Annual Awards | Events

Most of you have already reserved your seat for our upcoming Annual Dinner, sponsored by BreakThru Beverage on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at St. Clair County Event Center as a must not miss event.  If you have not, it’s not too late, we have just a few seat remaining, please call the Chamber office by noon Wednesday, January 23, 2019.  We will not be able to take any reservations after that as we have to place the order for all of our chairs & tables. As has become a popular tradition, we again have a silent auction with the dinner.  Your generous donations are the reason it is a huge success and your company name will be listed along with the item donated in our evening’s program.  This year we will have…

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Save the Date: Chamber 2019 Event Calendar

January 16, 2019 | Events

As the new year gets rolling, be sure to mark your calendars with some of the Chamber’s biggest events! 1/31     Annual Dinner & Silent Auction 3/14     69th Annual Enlisted Dinner 3/16     Lucky Leprechaun 5k & St. Patrick’s Day Parade 5/10     Leadership Belleville Graduation Day 5/13     Otto Golf Classic at St. Clair Country Club 6/19     EmpowHER Women’s Conference 10/11   35th Annual Belleville Chili Cook-off 10/12   35th Annual Belleville Chili Cook-off 10/12   5K Chili Chase & Kids Pepper Dash 11/2     Art & Wine Walk

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Chamber Total Resource Campaign Begins – 2020 Event Sponsorships Now Available For Limited Time

January 07, 2019 | Events | General | Membership Tips

Starting today, January 7, the Chambers Total Resource Campaign officially begins. 2019/2020 events and sponsorships are available now. It is an annual six-week campaign when the Chamber seeks sponsorships for the year ahead including: 2019 Chili Cook-off 2019 Chili Chase 5K Run & Kids Pepper Dash 2019 Annual Meeting 2019 Government Officials BBQ 2019 Otto Golf Classic (includes teams) 2019 Past Presidents Luncheon 2019 Teacher Appreciation Reception 2019 Issues & Eggs 2019 Lunch & Learn Seminars 2020 Annual Dinner & Silent Auction (includes tables) 2020 Board Training & Retreat 2020 Business After Hours Hosts 2020 Coffee Cup Connections Hosts Leadership Belleville Class of 2019/2020 Class Days & Scholarships Web Sponsorships Blog Sponsorships Weekly Email Update Sponsorships If you are interested in a sponsorship or joining the Chamber as a member and have not yet been contacted, call us…

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