Category: General

Celebrating a Career: Join Us To Celebrate Beth’s Retirement

May 20, 2019 | General

After 10 ½  years, we are both delighted and saddened that our Office Manager, Beth Tucker, is retiring.  She has been a true asset to our Chamber team and she will be missed greatly.  Her last day is May 31, 2019. We invite you to join us on Friday, May 31, 2019 from 11am – 1pm here in the Chamber office to visit and send your well wishes. Light refreshments will be provided.

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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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Chamber Welcomes New Board Members and Recaps Annual Meeting

January 02, 2019 | Events | General

On Tuesday, December 18, the Chamber met to conduct it’s Annual Board Meeting. This meeting takes the place of the Chamber’s regular monthly Board of Directors meeting and is open to all Chamber members to attend. The Annual Meeting provided a forum for a wrap-up of the year by Dr. Jeff Dosier,  outgoing Board President, and Wendy Pfeil, Chamber Executive Director. Incoming Chamber President, Mike McManus, was introduced to attendees. A compilation of the year’s accomplishments and events were provided by each of the Chamber member committees. This meeting also announced the welcoming of our newest board members including: Lisa Adams, Adams Publications Brett Baltz, Egyptian Workspace Partners Cathy Dupertuis, People Ready a True Blue Company Daniel Lovekamp, Auffenburg Dealer Group of Illinois Tracy McCollum, Standard Rule Promotions Kayla Mitchell, Scheffel Boyle Jessica Orelt, Allstate Insurance Amy Richter,…

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Young Professionals Leadership Committee Takes Part in Annual Belleville Gingerbread Competition

December 12, 2018 | Community Service | General

Pictured: Landon Brooks (Tavern on Main), Lyndsey Younger (City of Belleville), Jessica Orelt (Albert Orelt Allstate Agency), & Diana Goebel (Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce) This past year, the Young Professionals group that is part of the Greater Belleville Chamber started a Leadership Committee to help plan upcoming events and activities for the group. This year, the committee decided to take part in the annual gingerbread competition that takes place in downtown Belleville. Sponsored by the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce, the young professionals took part in the Small Business Charity contest. This category can win $500 for a non-profit of their choice. Their creation consisted mainly of varied nuts and ingredients typically found in nut mixes. You can see their creation and all of the rest of the charity creations on display through the end of the year at Toots’ Cake & Candy, located at 314 East Main…

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Reasons To Buy Local This Holiday Season

December 05, 2018 | General

Online shopping sure is easy. Sit in front of your computer in your comfy clothes, click a few times, and the item arrives on your doorstep. But take a moment to think about the impact online shopping has on our community. Every time you “click” to shop, a local retailer suffers. Our local retailers rely on your walk-in business to survive. Without a continual stream of customers, we could potentially lose the small retailers who make our community unique. In recent years, shopping small has become a popular topic, especially around the holidays. American Express created the holiday, Small Business Saturday, in 2010 to support the small businesses that keep our nation running, occurring the Saturday immediately following the ever popular Black Friday. Additionally, the local economy suffers when you shop online. All local governments see a decrease in revenue every time…

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