Month: November 2020

Small Business Week of Southwestern Illinois and Local Chambers to Promote Small Businesses in November

November 10, 2020 | Events | General

The Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for the Metro East at SIUE is part of a professional committee supporting local restaurants and retailers for Small Business Saturday. This group, known as the Small Business Week of Southwestern Illinois (SBWSWIL), reached out to area chambers to create a unique and enticing shopping experience in support of local small businesses. The Greater Belleville, Collinsville, Edwardsville-Glen Carbon, Metro East (Fairview-Swansea), O’FallonShiloh and the Troy-Maryville-St. Jacob-Marine Chambers did not hesitate to join the effort in support of their small business members. Together these Chambers across Madison and St. Clair Counties solicited companies to spotlight themselves on a “passport” in an effort to promote their establishment and garner more customers during COVID-19. Local retailers and restaurant owners were also quick to offer up prizes in appreciation of the shoppers…

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