Author: Diana Goebel

Chamber Seeks Board of Directors for 2021-2023 Term

September 29, 2020 | General | Volunteer Opportunities

This year, multiple positions will be expiring at the end of December and the Chamber is looking to fill them. The next board term will run from 1/2021 – 12/2023. Here you will find Board responsibilities, expectations, and an application for a seat on the Board of Directors. If you are interested in submitting your name for nomination, please fill out the application form and email it to hr@bellevillechamber.org. All submissions will be kept confidential. Submissions must be received by Friday, November 6, 2020. Once all submissions are received the nominating committee will review these applications and make a recommendation to the Executive Board. The general membership will vote on the Slate of Officers at our Annual Meeting on December 15, 2020. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Chamber at 618-233-2015.

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Remote Belleville Chili Cook-off Announced for October 9-11

September 28, 2020 | Events

Thousands of locals every year gear up for the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce’s annual Chili Cook-Off in Downtown Belleville. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Chamber announced in July that this year’s event would be canceled. To take its place in 2020, they will now host the Remote Belleville Chili Cook-off October 9-11, the same weekend the original would have taken place. “We were devastated when we had to make the decision to cancel this year’s event,” says Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce’s President, Wendy Pfeil. “People live for this event all year here in Belleville. When we canceled, we immediately started thinking of other things to try to do. This way, we hope we can still bring some joy to the community and help support our participating restaurants during this time.” 14 Belleville restaurants…

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Chamber Committee Hosts Winter Accessory Drive

September 21, 2020 | Community Service

The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce’s Healthcare & Community Service Agency Committee once again is hosting a drive this fall to collect items for those in need this winter. They are collecting new and gently used items including blankets, gloves, hats, scarves, and more. Click here for more information and to print the flyer.

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The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce During the Pandemic

September 14, 2020 | General

Ever since the pandemic grew in urgency in March, the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce team has been on alert of our members. The Chamber team was quick to build a webpage within 24 hours from the time everything began with resources as they came in, sometimes multiple times daily, and sent detailed e-mails to our members in ways that they could more easily understand what their options were. We have been in constant contact with our State Representatives and local officials to help keep our Chamber members and the community up-to-date on what was happening and the resources available to them. We have hosted many webinars and online meetings that have provided valuable information for our members. We have testified for the recovery task force for the State of Illinois. We also have a…

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Chamber Looks to Host Remote Chili Cook-off

September 07, 2020 | Events

The Chamber is looking to still offer our restaurants the opportunity to take part in a cook-off! If you offer chili on your menu or are willing to offer it during the weekend of October 9-11, 2020, this is your chance to be showcased and gain some business from those who will be missing Chili Cook-off in the streets of Downtown Belleville. We plan to host the contest on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 where restaurants can take part by submitting a sample bowl of chili and having it judged by local culinary professionals. All participating restaurants will be posted on our website at www.bellevillechili.com and across our social media platforms before the event. The public will be encouraged to go out and try your chili at your restaurant. The winners will be announced online on…

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