Month: February 2019

Smell Gas at Home or in the Workplace? Leave Fast!

February 13, 2019 | Membership Tips

With peak heating season upon us, Ameren Illinois is offering an important reminder when it comes to natural gas safety both at home and in the workplace. We rely on natural gas to cook our food, heat our water, heat our homes and businesses and dry our clothes. Ameren Illinois delivers that safe and reliable natural gas to 816,000 residential and business customers via 18,300 miles of transmission/distribution pipeline. The company is investing in the natural gas system (e.g. replacing vintage steel pipes) across its 43,700 square-mile service territory but for a wide variety of reasons, gas leaks can occur. The most common causes, include: old brass stove connectors, piping connections and inadvertent contact with natural gas pipelines during outdoor excavating projects. If you ever catch the rotten egg smell at home, at work or…

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Chamber Celebrates Five Area Leaders at Annual Dinner

February 01, 2019 | Annual Awards | Awards | Events

400 community members joined the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce Thursday night for their Annual Dinner and Silent Auction, presented by Breakthru Beverage, at the St. Clair County Event Center where the Chamber awarded five area leaders in the community. IMPACT Strategies and Grimm & Gorly Florist were awarded Business Excellence awards. Susan Wobbe (St. Clair County Office on Aging), Amy Richter (Hospice of Southern Illinois), and Kurt Schroeder (Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.) were awarded individual awards. Susan Wobbe, recipient of the Ambassador of the Year award, served as Chair of the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Committee in 2018. She coordinated all the Ambassador luncheons and has volunteered for various Chamber events throughout the year including the Chili Cook-off. Wobbe has also been a seller for the Chamber’s Total Resource Campaign the…

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