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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The Ambassador Club of the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce honors Jack Weck with March 2018 Commitment to Community Award

March 01, 2018 | Awards | Commitment to Community

The Ambassador Club of the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce is very pleased to honor Jack Weck with the March 2018 Commitment to Community Award. Jack Weck has been a lifelong resident of Belleville and is a dedicated member of several organizations in our community. Jack completed 50 years of employment at the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in Belleville with his last position as Donor Events Advisor. Jack retired in May of 2010 and has continued to help the Oblates in his retirement years. Jack Weck received the DeMazenod Award in February 1998 which is given to lay people who show exemplary service to the ministry of the Missionary Oblate Fathers. In 2013, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital received a grant from the Missionary Oblates Sharing Fund. The purpose of the grant was to support the…

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February 21, 2018 | Annual Awards | Awards

The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce awarded five area leaders in the community Thursday, February 1st at their Annual Dinner and Silent Auction held at the St. Clair County Event Center. Joy Prigge (Dieterich Bank), Debra Kruep (Hoernis Autobody), and Patty Gregory (Art on the Square) were awarded individual awards and Kaskaskia Engineering Group, LLC. and Egyptian Workspace Partners were awarded Business Excellence Awards. Prigge was awarded 2017 Ambassador of the Year, Kruep was named the 2017 Leadership Belleville Alumni Award and Gregory received the 2017 Citizen of the Year Award. Prigge, Vice President of Dieterich Bank and winner of the Ambassador of the Year award, served as Chair of the Ambassador Committee in 2017, coordinated all the Ambassador Luncheons and has volunteered at various Chamber events throughout the year. She has also been a…

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Sharon Goff Receives Commitment to Community Award

January 04, 2018 | Membership Tips

The Ambassador Club of the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce is very pleased to honor Sharon Goff with the December 2017 Commitment to Community Award. Sharon Goff is a dedicated volunteer who shows all of us that perseverance really can make a difference in a community. She volunteers and supports organizations that she is truly passionate about and does not expect any recognition for her endless hours of service. Sharon has been an Ambassador for the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce since 1990 and has been the driving force every December for the collection of school supplies and secret Santa items that are donated to Belleville School District #118. She also makes it a top priority to attend as many ribbon cuttings as possible to lend support to businesses just opening or those that are…

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