Category: Membership Tips

Leadership Belleville Now Accepting Applications for 2024-2025 Class

APPLICATION NOW OPEN!!! IF YOU DELAY YOUR APPLICATION YOU WILL MISS OUT ON THIS OPPORTUNITY TO BE A PART OF THE 25TH LEADERSHIP BELLEVILLE CLASS Leadership Belleville is a unique training program offered to community members and chamber members, coordinated through the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce. The goals of the program are to… Develop effective community leaders Establish valuable relationships with business and civic leaders Expand awareness and understanding of important issues affecting business and the community Foster a commitment to personal, professional, and community growth Provide opportunities for ongoing business development, growth, and expansion within the Belleville area. Each Leadership Belleville class is composed of up to 25 professionals who demonstrate the highest leadership qualities. These classmates create a valuable network of resources – paying dividends to both alumni and their business sponsors….

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Gift Card Drive | Metro East Every Survivor Counts

April 19, 2024 | Membership Tips

Now thru the month of May, our Healthcare & CSA Committee will hold a gift card drive to show our appreciation for Metro East Every Survivor Counts. Their dedicated workers spend countless hours helping Sexual Violence Survivors. The work they do is not easy and they are on-call 24/7 to provide in-person crisis support. Help us show them how invaluable they are to our community by donating a meal in the form of a gift card to a local restaurant. Thank you!      

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2023 Marketing Opportunities for Belleville Chamber Members

January 12, 2023 | 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. 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 member-submitted events (more on…

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U.S. Small Business Administration to Offer Disaster Loans with No Interest and No Payments for First Year!

December 09, 2022 | Membership Tips

WASHINGTON – Today, Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the voice in President Biden’s Cabinet for America’s 33 million small businesses, announced the Agency will waive the interest rate for the first year on new disaster loans and extend the initial payment deferment period automatically to 12 months. “We must ensure that communities struck by disaster have the help they need to recover in the wake of natural disasters, and the Biden-Harris Administration is 100 percent focused on finding more ways to assist,” said Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman. “Our zero-interest disaster loan and payment deferral solutions add new tools to our toolbox to help small business owners gain flexibility as they work to invest, reopen, and get back to business. Disaster-impacted residents in Florida, Puerto Rico, and others…

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SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Businesses and Residents of Illinois
Affected by Severe Storm and Flooding

October 20, 2022 | Membership Tips

A Message from the SBA…. WASHINGTON – Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) areavailable to businesses and residents in Illinois following the announcement of a Presidential disasterdeclaration due to a severe storm and flooding that occurred July 25-28, 2022. “SBA’s mission-driven team stands ready to help Illinois small businesses and residents impacted bythis disaster in every way possible under President Biden’s disaster declaration for certain affectedareas,“ said SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman. “We’re committed to providing federaldisaster loans swiftly and efficiently, with a customer-centric approach to help businesses andcommunities recover and rebuild.” The disaster declaration covers St. Clair County in Illinois, which is eligible for both Physical andEconomic Injury Disaster Loans from the SBA. Small businesses and most private nonprofitorganizations in the following adjacent counties are eligible to apply only for…

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