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2022 Marketing Opportunities for Belleville Chamber Members

January 12, 2022 | Membership Tips

As we begin a new year, we would like to share some of our upcoming marketing opportunities (both paid and FREE!) with our business members.  Paid Opportunities Chamber Connection Newsletter The Chamber Connection is a monthly newsletter that the Greater Belleville Chamber sends out via email to over 1,200 individuals throughout our business community and also shared on the chamber’s website. This is a great way to support the chamber and consistently promote your business to other local businesses and individuals. Click here for more information on pricing, sizes, and more. Now through March 11, 2022, members can get a free month of advertising if you pay for 11 months upfront. Weekly Email Banner Ad The Greater Belleville Chamber sends a weekly email every Friday morning to the membership with upcoming chamber events as well as…

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Meet our new board chairman, Amy Richter

January 06, 2022 | Membership Tips

Amy Richter is currently the President and CEO of Hospice of Southern Illinois, which is celebrating 40 years of serving hospice patients and families in 27 counties in Southern Illinois. Amy joined the organization in 2009 as their CFO and moved into the President and CEO role in 2017. Before joining Hospice of Southern Illinois, she served as the Corporate Director of Financial and Regulatory reporting for SSM Health. Amy has 36 years of experience in the finance and accounting field, 30 of those years in health care as a licensed CPA, with an MBA from Maryville University in St. Louis. She is a member of the American Institute of CPA’s and is a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. She has served as Past President and Board member of the Greater Heartland Chapter of…

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2021 Annual Meeting Highlight

January 05, 2022 | Membership Tips

On Tuesday, December 21, the Chamber met via Zoom to conduct its Annual Board Meeting. This meeting takes the place of the Chamber’s regular monthly Board of Directors meeting and is open for all Chamber members to attend. The Annual Meeting provided a forum for a wrap-up of the year by Kevin Vick, outgoing Board Chairman and Wendy Pfeil, Chamber President & CEO. Incoming Board Chairman Amy Richter was introduced. Attendees also got to hear from multiple leaders in the community for yearly highlights including Col. Rob Lowe of Scott Air Force Base, City of  Belleville Mayor Patty Gregory, Executive Director of the St. Clair County Intergovernmental Grants and EconomicDevelopment Dept. Rick Stubblefield, as well as State Representative Jay Hoffman. Highlights from the chamber were bright despite the ongoing pandemic. During a continuously changing time,…

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Wendy J Pfeil, IOM of Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce Graduates from Institute for Organization Management

December 08, 2021 | General

Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is pleased to announce that Wendy J Pfeil, IOM, President/CEO, of the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce, has graduated from the program and has received the recognition of IOM. Awarded to all graduates of the Institute program, the IOM Graduate Recognition signifies the individual’s completion of 96 hours of course instruction in nonprofit management. In addition, participants can earn credit hours toward the Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) or Certified Association Executive (CAE) certifications. Nearly 1,000 individuals attend Institute annually. “Institute graduates are recognized across the country as leaders in their industries and organizations,” said Raymond P. Towle, IOM, CAE, the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s vice president of Institute for Organization Management. “These individuals have the knowledge, skills, and dedication necessary to…

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70th Annual Enlisted Dinner Honors Men & Women of Scott Air Force Base & Four Veterans

December 01, 2021 | Events

After having to cancel the 70th Annual Enlisted Dinner the day of the event in March of 2020 as the pandemic started, the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce’s Belle-Scott Committee was finally able to host their 70th Enlisted Dinner on Thursday, November 18 at The Shrine Banquet Center to honor the enlisted men and women of Scott Air Force Base and thank them for their bravery, commitment, and sacrifice to our nation. This is an annual, sold-out event that reminds the community each year of the important role Scott Air Force Base plays in the metro-east. “The Enlisted Dinner is Belleville’s opportunity to show our deep appreciation to Scott’s enlisted members for their service and sacrifice,” said Geri Boyer, the Belle-Scott Committee Civilian Chairman. “It is also our chance to honor a few local veterans…

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