Category: General

Belleville Chamber Launches First Podcast

August 04, 2021 | General

The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce our first PODCAST! Co-hosted by 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. In the first episode, we sit down with Belleville’s first female mayor, Patty Gregory to talk about her first three months in office, her love for gardening, the return of events to downtown Belleville this fall, and what Belleville has learned and gained over the past year through Covid to name a few. Episodes will be released on the first and third Tuesday of every month. You can find these on the Chamber’s website under Publications.

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Welcome to our new Belleville Main Street Committee Manager

May 06, 2021 | General

Belleville Main Street and the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome Alex Matthews as the new Main Street Manager. He has hit the ground running and will be working with our Main Street Committee to promote the Downtown District. We have a unique and vibrant downtown and their focus is to showcase it to those who live and work in the area. Alex has worked in attraction/tourism/hospitality marketing in and around Belleville for over 12 years. He previously worked as the Marketing Director for the company that opened the Hofbrauhaus in Belleville. Prior to his experience there he worked in marketing for ILLINOISouth Tourism and the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows. Alex is excited for this job because he and his family moved to Belleville a few years ago…

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Greater Belleville Chamber Joins “Chambers All In for Economic Recovery” Initiative

April 26, 2021 | General

The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce is all in, and has joined the Chambers All In for Economic Recovery initiative. This initiative calls upon our legislators across the state to prioritize economic relief for the business community in the wake of a devastating year. The platform below was designed collaboratively with the business community’s input to identify items that our state legislature should consider to spur short- and long-term economic relief. Chambers All in for Economic Recovery calls for:  The creation of a formalized private and public sector-led collaborative commission with the goal of understanding and responding to the ongoing pandemic and the long-term economic challenges of COVID-19  An extension of policy exempting unemployment benefits claims from affecting the employer’s contribution rate for those layoffs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic Installation of tax credits and incentives to eligible businesses that…

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Calling All Members to Submit Mother’s Day Photos

April 06, 2021 | General

It has become a yearly tradition to celebrate the mother figures in our lives. The Chamber will continue to celebrate Mother’s Day with our annual slideshow! We ask our chamber members to submit a photo of you as a mom or with the mother in your life no later than Tuesday, May 4 to Photos will be posted on the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce Facebook page on Mother’s Day.

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