Calling All Veterans: Veteran Resource Fair This Thursday

April 16, 2019 | Events

The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce is helping veterans find local the resources they need at their first Veteran Resource Fair this Thursday, April 18 from 9am-noon in the Southwestern Illinois College Gym in Belleville.

Veterans and community members are welcome to join this free event and connect with over 30 local companies and organizations offering a wide variety of resources and opportunities including job search opportunities, resume advice, healthcare services, military discounts, and more.

“The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce continually seeks input from our community partners on how we can better serve Belleville and the surrounding area,” says Executive Director Wendy Pfeil. “One need that arouse from discussions in our Healthcare and Community Service Agency Committee was the need for Veterans to be able to find services that are available to them in our community.  The Chamber reached out and spoke with other agencies that are directly connected to Veterans outreach and they agreed that what our community needed was a resource fair where Veterans can come and find out what is available here locally.”

The list of participating organizations includes:

Advantage Family Chiropractic
Bank of Belleville
Belleville Boot Company
Brown Chiropractic
Certa Pro Painters
Challenge United
Chestnut Health Systems
Chiro-Med of Belleville
Cooling Concepts
Department of Veterans Afairs
Division of Rehabilitation Services
Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Southern Illinois
Express Employment Pros
Family Hospice of Belleville
First Bank
Garden Place Senior Living
Gateway Region YMCA – Downtown Belleville
Grand Canyon University
Health Source Chiropractic
Hospice of Southern Illinois
HSHS Medical Group
HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital
IDES – Veteran Resources
IL Department of Veterans Affairs
LINC, Inc.
McKendree University
Russel Cellular – Verizon Wireless
St. Clair County Intergovernmental Grants Department Workforce Development Group
Top Nutrition & Performance, LLC
Veteran Upward Bound (SIUE)
Westfield Manor

“The Chamber has a rich history with our connections to Scott Air Force Base”, continued Pfeil. “We recognize that our area has a large Veterans group that we want to serve.”

SWIC is a Metro-link bus and train stop. For more information regarding this event, please contact the Chamber at 618-233-2015.