Category: Events

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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Movie Nights with Santa are Back in 2021

October 21, 2021 | Events

In 2020, the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce created a new holiday tradition for area families and we are BACK  for year two, bringing holiday cheer to your family and hope you decide to join us at the Skyview Drive-in for “Movie Nights with Santa” the three Saturdays following Thanksgiving. The schedule includes a double feature the first night with the classic Frosty the Snowman and How the Grinch Stole Christmas on November 27, Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town on December 4, then Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas on December 11. “We created this event last year when many holiday celebrations were canceled due to COVID-19,” says Chamber President/CEO Wendy Pfeil. “Many asked us to keep the Christmas spirit alive in 2021! It is a fun way to give back to the community through the Movie Nights with Santa…

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More than 40 vendors prepare chili dishes for the annual Chili Cook-off

October 01, 2021 | Events

After modifying last year’s event, thousands of locals are gearing up for the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce’s 37th annual Chili Cook-Off, sponsored by Bud Light and Serra Honda O’Fallon, in Downtown Belleville on October 8 & 9 from 11:00am to 10:30pm both days. What began with just a few vendors on one block of East Main Street in downtown Belleville is now one of Belleville’s largest events celebrating the culinary creations from over 40 vendors, representing individuals, local organizations and area businesses. Many come to enjoy the great chili, entertainment and other festivities, but most don’t realize that the Chili Cook-off is the biggest fundraiser of the year for many non-profit or¬ganizations that take part, including the host, the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce. Many of the ven¬dors participating at the Chili Cook-off each…

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Podcast Ep. 3 Features Belleville Oktoberfest & Chili Cook-off Leaders

September 07, 2021 | Events | General

Co-hosted by Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce member’s Stephen Sedlak (Schmale Insurance Agency, Inc.) and Erik Huber (BOS Metro East Banking Center) to help highlight, promote and enlighten people, businesses, and community events in the Greater Belleville Area. Ep. 3, 27 minutes: Tapping into Oktoberfest with Cari Frick and Mixing up the (Belleville Chili Cook-off) Pot with Wendy PfeilWith the return of events coming to Downtown Belleville, we sit down with the Cari Frick from Oktoberfest and Wendy Pfeil from the Belleville Chili Cook-off to discuss a few things including: How excited they and the city are to have these events back this year, how much work and time they (along with others) have had to put into this years events compared to past years, the effects last year had on the events being cancelled,…

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Congratulations to the 2020 Annual Dinner Award Winners

July 22, 2021 | Annual Awards | Events

2020 Business Excellence Award Winners The Business Excellence Award is the most prestigious award given by the Chamber to a member who best exemplifies the following criteria: Evidence of success given company’s expansion and financial accomplishments, development and/or utilization of innovative or creative business methods, and contributions to the community. 2020 Citizen of the Year Award Winners The Citizen of the Year Award recognizes an individual member of the Belleville Community for their outstanding contributions and service. These contributions and community service include areas such as education, charitable and voluntary service, fundraising or any other area which contributes to the enrichment of the quality of life in Belleville. This award is given to honor and ensure the recipient’s contributions and commitment will provide an inspiration to us all. Distinguished Community Leadership Award Winner This award…

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