Category: General

Saying Good-bye: Belleville Chamber Now Hiring Marketing & Communications Manager

February 03, 2022 | General

After four wonderful years with the Chamber, we will be saying goodbye to our Marketing and Communications Manager, Diana Goebel.Diana leaves us to pursue a wonderful opportunity that we in no way would want to stand in the way of.  She will do a fantastic job in her new position and we wish her all the best.  Diana’s last day with the Chamber will be Friday, February 11, 2022, please feel free to wish her well.Here you will find the current job description for our Marketing & Communications Manager position that we will begin a search for immediately.  If you know someone looking, who is qualified and has interested in joining the Chamber team, please feel free to pass along this information.  All resumes may be submitted to HR@bellevillechamber.org.Good Luck Diana, we will miss you.

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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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Podcast Ep. 4 features The Quarter Restaurant owner, Brandon McGraw

September 21, 2021 | 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. 4, 27 minutes: Mixing up the Hurricanes with Brandon McGraw and The Quarter Restaurant In this episode we catch up Brandon McGraw, one of the owners of Belleville’s Original NOLA inspired restaurant, The Quarter and discuss why they decided to invest in Downtown Belleville, why they decided to open their second restaurant during COVID, the HERO Beer Tab at their other restaurant in Fairview Heights, Signature Tap House, how they, and all downtown Belleville restaurants, work together to help each other, what the return of events such as the Belleville Oktoberfest and Chili Cook Off mean…

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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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Chamber Announces Episode 2 of Podcast Featuring Chris Blair of WWT Raceway

August 17, 2021 | 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. 2, 30 minutes: Racing to the Finish Line with Chris Blair of WWT RacewayIn this episode we sit down with Chris Blair, Executive Vice President of World Wide Technology Raceway to discuss a slew of things including: his background and how he got to where he is today, how WWT Raceway has looked outside the box to bring people into their race weekends, the impact that WWT Raceway has on the surrounding communities with their events, and this weekend’s NASCAR Camping World and NTT IndyCar races. Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/L7IX135n52UApple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/growing-belleville-thru-community-chats/id1579571466Google: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy82NjJhYmRhYy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw==Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7oGyG3SX8Lz3BZTPDsZprrAnchor: https://anchor.fm/belleville-chamberPocket Casts: https://pca.st/466f3ht7…

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