Month: March 2016

Health Care Committee’s Emergency Hygiene Kit Drive is Huge Success

March 31, 2016 | Membership Tips
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Pictured Above – Residents from Westfield Manor in Belleville helped assemble emergency hygiene kits on Monday, March 21st. The Chamber’s Healthcare Committee held its inaugural Emergency Hygiene Kit drive from February 12th to March 4th with the help of the following collection sites: Downtown Belleville YMCA, East Belleville YMCA, Junior Service Club of St. Clair County, Union United Methodist Church and the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce. The items called for included tooth brushes, tooth paste, shampoo, body wash, soap, tissues, deodorant, lotion, wipes, lip balm, etc. The Healthcare Committee is pleased to announce that, with the help of the community, enough items were donated to create over 400 Emergency Hygiene Kits. The intention is to help people in need of immediate hygiene assistance, such as people who are homeless, suffer from house fires and…

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Blanquart Jewelers Receives Commitment to Community Award

March 03, 2016 | Commitment to Community
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The Ambassador Club’s Commitment to Community Award is presented quarterly to a Chamber member who demonstrates commitment to improving the quality of life for residents and/or businesses in the greater Belleville area. The Ambassador Club is proud to present this quarter’s award to Blanquart Jewelers. The George Blanquart Jewelers was opened by George Blanquart in 1936. After his death, his wife Lauretta ran the store and eventually their sons, Robert and Charles Blanquart joined the business. George Blanquart’s dedication to his customers and quality merchandise is still honored today by his son, Chuck Blanquart. Since 1968, George Blanquart Jewelers has been located at 111 E. Main St. in downtown Belleville, IL. This year they are celebrating 80 years of business; a true sign of their dedication to continuing to serve the Belleville Community. Their continued support makes…

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The Chamber Welcomed Two New Members in January 2016

March 01, 2016 | Membership Tips

The Chamber welcomed McMusic DJ and Photobooth Services and Office Depot to its membership in January 2016. McMusic DJ and Photobooth Services has over 17 years of experience in the Entertainment industry. Their goal is not just to make their clients happy, but to create “Raving Fans” of their business. With McMusic DJ and Photobooth Services , you’re dealing with one company to take care of multiple services. This means less stress in terms of your event planning, in addition to package discounts, although they do rent their services separately as well. So if you’re needing a DJ for your event, or already have entertainment lined up but want to add the fun of a Photobooth, or transform your room with uplighting, give them a call. Compare them to their competition and you’ll quickly see…

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Help Fill the Bus to Drive Away Hunger

March 01, 2016 | Membership Tips

Belleville Schools’ 9th Annual “Drive Away Hunger” food drive will kick off on Wednesday, March 9th and will continue thru Tuesday, April 5th, 2016. Donated items will benefit the following food pantries in Belleville: Interfaith-St. Paul’s, St. Vincent de Paul Cathedral, Union United Methodist, and St. George/St. Marks. The items collected will be delivered on Thursday, April 7th. The demand on our food pantries is overwhelming and they need our help. As we come together as a community to help drive away hunger, keep in mind the impact a community has on one another. Every item makes a difference. Last year, “Drive Away Hunger” raised thirteen full busloads of food for our local pantries thanks to help from local businesses. The Belleville Schools need your support to make this year’s drive an even bigger success….

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