Author: Beth

Join us at the Annual Belleville Chili Cook-off

September 09, 2015 | Events

The Chamber’s Annual Belleville Chili Cook-off will be here before you know it. Held on the first Friday & Saturday of October, this event has become a local favorite with more than 60 vendors, live bands, cold beer, delicious food, fun children’s area and much more! This year, the beautiful downtown Belleville will come alive as individuals gather on Friday & Saturday, October 2 & 3 for the 32nd Annual Belleville Chili Cook-off.   The weekend food festival includes all different types of chili and non-chili items for those non-chili eaters. Festival goers can expect to find the following types of chili and more: Jamaican Chili Bacon Chili Sweet Beef Chili Red Chili White Chicken Chili Beef & Sausage Chili Red Chili Vegetarian Chili Heritage Chili The non-chili food items range from main items like…

Continue Reading

Have your event seen

August 26, 2015 | Membership Tips

As the Chamber continues to carry out our mission of, “Advancing Business. Supporting Community.”, we encourage our members to share their community events on our calendar. There is so much going on in the Greater Belleville area; we want help promote our members’ events and give the community the resource of a full events calendar. Use this awesome infographic to help navigate your way to posting events.

Continue Reading

Welcome to Our New Website

August 05, 2015 | Events

If you have made it this far, you have realized the Chamber has a brand new look. We are excited to have a new logo and website to help us continue our mission of, “Advancing Business. Supporting Community.” We hope this site gives our Chamber members and community members a better understanding of what we do, what the community has to offer and tools to better your business. The new logo brings a fresh up-to-date look to The Chamber and will assist in propelling us towards the future. As you can see, it still features the iconic Belleville fountain and features shades of blue and grey. Other shades of blue, signifying the loyalty, wisdom, confidence and intelligence, will start to replace the green often associated with The Chamber. Keeping with the updated look, a new Email Update…

Continue Reading

Robert ‘Chick’ Fritz Distributing Honored with Commitment to Community Award

June 30, 2015 | Commitment to Community

The Ambassador Club awarded Robert ‘Chick’ Fritz Distributing their quarterly Commitment to Community Award. John Wunderlich, Ambassador Club Chairman, presented the award to Robert G. Fritz Jr., Robert ‘Chick’ Fritz Distributing, at the Ambassador Club’s monthly luncheon meeting. Started by a young Chick Fritz on July 1, 1947 in Mascoutah, Illinois, Robert ‘Chick’ Fritz Distributing has made it part of their business model to give back to the community. Following the passing of his employer, Chick purchased Schopp Distributing and was ready to open the type of distributorship he had envisioned, providing friendly, reliable service. For almost 68 years, Robert ‘Chick’ Fritz Distributing has continued to carry out their founder’s vision. In the early days of Chick Fritz Distributing, many retailers and restaurants used non-electric ice boxes. Knowing this, Chick Fritz and his crew delivered…

Continue Reading