Month: April 2016

Accepting Vendor Applications for the 33rd Annual Belleville Chili Cook-off Begining May 1st

April 29, 2016 | Membership Tips

Vendor Application Space is limited, so applications are processed on a first come, first serve basis. Event Information: Hosted by: The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce Presenting Sponsor: Schaefer Auto Body Centers Date: Friday & Saturday | October 7 & 8 Location: Downtown Belleville | Time: 11:00am-10:30pm Cost: Free Admission Join us Friday & Saturday, October 7 & 8 for the 33nd Annual Belleville Chili Cook-off in beautiful downtown Belleville, located just 20 minutes east of the Gateway Arch. We will have more than 60 vendors, representing individuals, local organizations and area businesses, who will feature culinary treats including: chili, desserts, kabobs and more! Chili enthusiasts can purchase samples or bowls of various types of chili and vote for their favorite to win the People’s Choice Award. Enjoy live entertainment from Fan Fare, Well Hungarians,…

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Executive Director John Lengerman to Retire in Summer 2016

April 08, 2016 | Events

To the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce Board and Members Dear Friends and Colleagues, It is with a mix of joy for what we have accomplished together and sadness in the knowledge that I will miss our special relationships through the Chamber that I announce my retirement as Executive Director, effective this summer of 2016.  The exact date will be determined in collaboration with the Executive Committee, to ensure the smoothest transition possible to new leadership. After eight amazing years in this position, I have determined this is an excellent time in my life to pursue new adventures and indulge experiences uniquely explored in retirement. During these eight years, we have collaborated to build strong working relationships with the City of Belleville, St. Clair County and Regional Leaders; reestablished an Economic Development Committee; rebranded the…

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The Chamber Welcomed Seven New Members in February

April 01, 2016 | Membership Tips

The Chamber welcomed All Hands Interpreting, Belleville Area Special Services Cooperative (BASSC), Breeze Hospice, LLC, Body Focus Massage Therapy, Hearthside Grill & Fireplace, Steck-Cooper & Co Insurance and Bonds and St. Louis Food Ingredients to its membership in February 2016. All Hands Interpreting All Hands Interpreting is a local sign language interpreting agency that helps place excellent interpreters with local organizations. Hiring a quality interpreter through an agency guarantees you that someone is checking licensure status and other qualifications for the best service possible. An agency is also able to fill last minute requests and sub out interpreters when the inevitable emergency arises. By going with an agency that guarantees quality service, like All Hands, you also avoid confusion due to language barriers when dealing with serious matters; especially in the legal, medical, and mental…

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