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History Channel AMERICAN PICKERS to Film in Illinois

March 25, 2019 | Membership Tips

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Illinois! They plan to film episodes of the hit series American Pickers throughout your area from May 27th-June 9th. AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on History. The hit show follows Mike and Frank, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques. They are always excited to find sizeable, unique collections and learn the interesting stories behind them. As they hit the back roads from coast to coast, Mike and Frank are on a mission to recycle and rescue forgotten relics. Along the way, the Pickers want to meet characters with remarkable and exceptional items. The pair hopes to give historically significant objects a new lease…

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Enlisted Dinner Honors Enlisted Men & Women of Scott Air Force Base & WWII Veterans

March 22, 2019 | Events

The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce Belle-Scott Committee hosted their 69th Annual Enlisted Dinner on Thursday, March 14th at the St. Clair Country Club to honor the enlisted men and women of Scott Air Force Base and thank them for their bravery, commitment, and sacrifice to our nation. This is an annual, sold-out event that reminds the community each year of the important role Scott Air Force Base plays in the metro-east. “The Enlisted Dinner is Belleville’s opportunity to show our deep appreciation to Scott’s enlisted members for their service and sacrifice,” said Geri Boyer, the Belle-Scott Committee Civilian Chairman. “This year we hosted 100 enlisted. It is also our chance to honor a few local veterans and tell their stories of bravery and remarkable resilience.” The Belle-Scott Committee, once known as “The Belleville Plan”,…

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Help the Chamber “Drive Away Hunger” in our area

Belleville Schools’ 12th Annual “Drive Away Hunger” food drive will kick off on Wednesday, March 20th and will continue thru Friday, April 12th, 2019. Donated items will benefit the following food pantries in Belleville: Interfaith-St. Paul’s, St. Vincent de Paul Cathedral & Union United Methodist. The items collected will be delivered on Tuesday, April 16th. The demand on our food pantries is overwhelming and they need our help. As we come together as a community to help drive away hunger, keep in mind the impact a community has on one another. Every item makes a difference. The Belleville schools in partnership with the Greater Belleville Chamber need your support to make this year’s drive a big success. Sign up your business by calling The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce at 618.233.2015 or email marketing@bellevillechamber.org. Click here for a…

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Rose Marie Fitzgerald Honored March Commitment to Community Award

March 08, 2019 | Commitment to Community

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 Rose Marie Fitzgerald. Rose Marie is born and raised in the Belleville area. She currently lives in Millstadt and is truly a gem in this community. Rose Marie retired from Commerce Bank where she worked with their Senior Partners planning group trips ranging from day trips around the area to cruises and more. She has great attention to detail and it showed in her work. Rose Marie was great at what she did and brought joy to those she interacted with. Rose Marie is also a wonderful community member by giving back through her…

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New Chamber Connection Newsletter Advertising Contract Out Now

February 26, 2019 | Membership Tips

Advertise with the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce! The Chamber Connection Newsletter is distributed the last week of each month (Example: April’s newsletter will be distributed the week of March 25th). Ad Sizes & Ad Rates: Business Card (3.5”w x 2”h) $25.00 1/4 Page (3.5”w x 5”h) $50.00 1/2 Page (7.5” x 5”h) $100.00 Full Page (7.5”w x 10”h) $200.00 Artwork must be received by the 15th of the month. If the ad is not received by this date, it is not guaranteed to make that newsletter. If it is a recurring ad, the previous ad will stay in it’s place . Advertisers have the option of changing their ad monthly as long as new ad copy is received by the deadline. All ads must be submitted in JPEG or PDF format. Ads will be full…

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