Month: July 2018

The Importance of Shopping Local

July 26, 2018 | General

The “Where are We Wednesdays?” campaign is one year old this month! Every Wednesday, Nancy Chase of Bel-Air Bowl hosts the video which highlights a locally owned business. The video is published on the Belleville Main Street and Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce Facebook pages, on the Chamber’s YouTube channel, in the Chamber’s Weekly Email Update, and archived on The campaign was developed to promote shopping locally owned small businesses because we know that: – Every dollar spent at a local independent business leads to a return 3 times more than one spent at a chain. – Small businesses donate twice as much to local non-profit and events compared to big businesses. – Local businesses create jobs for other local printers, wholesalers, farmers, and accountants, which help create a community of entrepreneurs. – Money…

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Don’t miss the opportunity to promote your business to residents and business owners

July 12, 2018 | Membership Tips

Dear Chamber Member, The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Town Square Publications to produce our Community Map. This publication will help you market your business directly to area business owners, neighborhood residents and visitors. The Community Map is a remarkable advertising tool, highly visible and is a publication that businesses and residents keep on hand for easy reference. In addition, the Community Map will be replicated online via the Chamber’s website and Town Square’s National Profile Network, further extending the exposure of your advertising message and increasing your search engine optimization. Don’t miss the opportunity to promote your business to residents and business owners!  Our representative from Town Square Publications is Larry Henry. You may reach him by completing the information here and faxing it to Larry at (800) 621-0256, call him at (618) 201-4135 or…

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Healthcare/CSA Committee Selling Raffle Tickets for Student Scholarships

July 10, 2018 | Community Service

The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce’s Healthcare & Community Service Agency Committee is selling raffle tickets now through August 2nd 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 Buffalo Wild Wings, The Beast, Red Lobster, The Abbey, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Grimm & Gorly, Cracker Barrel, Panera, Outback Steakhouse & more. Tickets are one for $5 or five for $20. The drawing will take place on August 2 at Business After Hours. 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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Visit the Old Town Farmer’s Market for the Freshest Produce

July 03, 2018 | Events

The Old Town Farmer’s Market provides some of the freshest, healthiest and sweetest tasting fruits and vegetables around the St. Louis area. Located at the First Block of South Charles in Downtown Belleville between Grimm & Gorly and Papa Vitos every Saturday May through November 3rd from 7:30 am until noon. The farmer’s market provides the city of Belleville with the freshest foods. Each week the selection varies as they only sell locally grown produce, ensuring that their customers are only receiving the best of the best! Not only does the market supply fresh produce, they also provide entertainment for everyone in the family. A live musical performance featured every weekend from 9 am until noon gives everyone a chance to embrace the music. The farmer’s market also includes several children’s activities brought together through…

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