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Healthcare & CSA Committee selling raffle tickets for high school scholarship fund

August 14, 2019 | Membership Tips

The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce’s Healthcare & Community Service Agency Committee is selling raffle tickets now through September 5th to raise money for local high school student college scholarships. The prize consists of various gift cards totaling a value over $500. Gift cards include but are not limited to Bel-Air Bowl, Grimm & Gorly, Outback, Peel Wood Fired Pizza, Perfectly Plated, Shrine Restaurant, Starbucks, & more. Tickets are one for $5 or five for $20. Tickets will have available for purchase at the August Business After Hours and the drawing will take place at the event. Need not be present to win. To purchase your ticket, you can stop in at the Chamber or call 618-233-2015.

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Belleville Chamber School Kids Welcome To Get Free Backpacks August 7

July 18, 2019 | Membership Tips

On Wednesday, August 7th, 2019, the Chamber’s Education Committee will host their annual Back to School Fun Fair at Belleville West High School from 5 – 7 p.m. for participating Chamber member school (list below) students. Families in attendance will receive valuable information from our business leaders while participating in activities that will allow them to leave with a backpack full of school supplies in preparation for the new school year. The event will celebrate the new school year with games, activities, free dental exams & physicals, and more. The Education Committee will provide up to 1,000 backpacks for our school-age children. *Participating schools: BASSC Elementary, Belleville School District #118, Belle Valley School District #119, Governor French Academy, Harmony-Emge School District #175, High Mount Elementary School District #116, Illinois Center for Autism, Menta Academy, Signal Hill School…

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Chamber partners with area chambers for an Empow”her”ing event

June 27, 2019 | Membership Tips

Nearly 200 women joined The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce for the second annual EmpowHER Women’s Conference at the Gateway Center in Collinsville on June 19 along with three other area chamber’s including O’Fallon-Shiloh, Collinsville, and Troy, Maryville, St. Jacob, Marine. One of the most important tools in the world of business is the strength of empowerment. Being empowered to take control, change and mold your life is one of the most important aspects for greater success. With the goals of EmpowHERing her for success, this conference provided attending business women with the tools, information, and support to expand their careers. Throughout the day, three main-stage speakers and four breakout speakers filled attendees with new knowledge. Guests were treated to presentations by experts in various fields. Main stage speakers included Wendy Symer, President and Owner…

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Chamber Job Opening

June 20, 2019 | General

Office Manager Part Time Position:  24-30 Hours/week REPORTS TO: Executive Director   Position Summary/Description: The position will serve as the Office Manager for the Greater Belleville Chamber Commerce.  Office Manager is responsible for the organization and co-ordination of office operations, procedures and resources to facilitate organizational effectiveness and efficiency. This individual will be committed to excellence in customer service and teamwork.   Skills: Outstanding computer skills, including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suites products including Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook. Working knowledge of Quick Books is a bonus. Ability to take and transcribe meeting minutes. Ability to compose correspondence and memos, utilizing good grammar and punctuation. Ability to perform multiple tasks under time constraints and with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail. Ability to solve problems and use sound judgment.  Willingness…

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Kaskaskia Engineering Group 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 Kaskaskia Engineering Group. Kaskaskia Engineering Group, LLC (KEG) is a 100% woman-owned and managed engineering and contracting firm that was founded in 2006 by Geri Boyer. Their main office is located in downtown Belleville, Illinois, with branch offices in Geneva, Peoria, Champaign, and Glen Carbon, Illinois, as well as Evansville, Indiana, and St. Paul, Minnesota. Kaskaskia has grown from a two person firm to 45 employees over the past 13 years. They offer Transportation, Geotechnical, Structural, Hydraulic, Environmental, and Construction Engineering services. While the have been involved with many projects, some notable one include…

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