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Welcome First Quarter New Chamber Members

April 23, 2018 | New Members

Thank you to all of our area businesses that have joined the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce during the first quarter of 2018! It is because of businesses like you that the Chamber exists January New Members: A Night to Remember Dogaboni Studios Making a Difference Mystic Vapes Ron O’Connor February New Members: Angels of St. Clair County BMO Harris Bass Automotive Office Productivity Training TAJ Nail Bar Jay Tebbe March New Members: Bankers Life Belleville Christkindlmarkt Clearwave Communications Integrity Healthcare of Belleville Lowe’s Metro East Pride Of Southwestern IL The CopperFire ToddHall Retreat Center

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April Issues & Eggs Talks About Amazon HQ2 and Moving Forward

April 13, 2018 | Events

The Belleville Chamber of Commerce held their April Issues & Eggs event on Wednesday, April 4 where leaders from across the Metro East came to hear about what the Amazon HQ2 effort taught us and the path forward. Speakers included Terry Beach, Executive Director for St. Clair County Economic Development, and Sheila Sweeney, CEO of St. Louis Economic Development Partnership. After Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced the company’s nationwide search for a new location in September of 2017, cities across the country went into a “feeding frenzy” in an attempt to attract the headquarters and 50,000 jobs. The sudden announcement didn’t give city leaders a lot of time to prepare. Sweeney said if they had been able to develop St. Louis’ “blueprint for talent” a few years prior, the region could have had a better…

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February Issues & Eggs Video Now Available

March 20, 2018 | Events

The Belleville Chamber of Commerce hosted their most recent Issues & Eggs event on Wednesday, February 28th covering “How Are Today’s Youth Preparing to Become Tomorrow’s Leaders?” featuring Belleville area high school students from: Belleville CEO, Teen Court, & BASIC. You can now go back and watch these events thanks to Lindenwood University. Click here to watch now. Don’t forget to join us at our next Issues & Eggs on Wednesday, April 4. Click here to find out more and to purchase your ticket.

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BELLEVILLE CHAMBER DINNER HONORS ENLISTED MEN AND WOMEN OF SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE

March 12, 2018 | Events

The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce’s Belle-Scott Committee hosted their 68th Annual Enlisted Dinner on Thursday, March 8th at the St. Clair Country Club to honor the enlisted men and women of Scott Air Force Base and thank them for their bravery, commitment, and sacrifice to our nation. During the event, four veterans were also honored as special guests including Robert Hahn (Army, World War II Veteran, Troy, IL), Chuck Poettker (Army, Vietnam Veteran, Breeze, IL), Tommy Stewart (Navy, World War II & Korean War Veteran, Fairview Heights, IL), and Jack Jackson (Marines, Vietnam Veteran, St. Albans, MO). Bob Dintelmann was also honored the first Belle-Scott distinguished civilian member award, The Golden Eagle, for his time and service. The Belle-Scott Plan for practical community relations between the City of Belleville, Illinois and Scott Air Force…

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New Chamber Connection Newsletter Advertising Contract Available

March 05, 2018 | Membership Tips

Due to staffing changes, the new advertising contract duration is now April 2018-March 2019. The Chamber Connection Newsletter is distributed the last week of each month (Example: April’s newsletter will be distributed the week of March 26th). Ad copy must be received by the deadline on the 15th of each month. (March 15th deadline to be in April newsletter) Advertisers have the option of changing their ad monthly as long as new ad copy is received by the deadline. Ad Sizes:                           Ad Rates: Business Card (3.5 x 2.3) $25.00 1/4 Page (3.5 x 4.8)          $50.00 1/2 Page (7.3 x 4.8)          $100.00 Full Page (7.3 x 9.8)         $200.00 All ads must be submitted in…

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