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The Ambassador Club of the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce honors Roy-el Catering with June 2018 Commitment to Community Award

June 21, 2018 | Commitment to Community

The Commitment to Community Award is presented quarterly to a Chamber Member who demonstrates a commitment to improving the quality of life for residents and/or businesses in the greater Belleville area. The Ambassadors are honored to present this quarter’s award to Roy-el Catering. Roy-el Catering began as a small food catering service specializing in grilled and barbecued meats in 1987. Originally founded by Quentin and Sherry Nungesser, the company has grown into a thriving family business with the support of their son, Marty and daughter, Brea. Since their introduction, the catering company has become a staple to the greater Belleville area serving events big and small including weddings, birthdays and corporate events and now serving customers in their new restaurant, The Country Cafe, located at the St. Clair County Event Center in Belleville. One way…

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Chamber Welcomes Summer Interns

June 13, 2018 | Volunteer Opportunities

The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed two Lindenwood University-Belleville students into their summer Marketing and Public Relations internship program. Both students have worked diligently to showcase their work ethic, drive and talents throughout the past few weeks. Our first intern, Clayton Nickerson is a third year student at Lindenwood University – Belleville where he is pursuing a degree in Mass Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations and Advertising. He is from Troy, Illinois where he has lived his whole life. Throughout his life Clayton has been an avid football player, eventually playing for the Lindenwood football team. While in college Clayton took up acting and delved deeper into the humanities division. He hopes to one day work for a production company doing PR and marketing. Our second intern, Roger Blake recently graduated from Lindenwood University – Belleville with a degree in Communications and…

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EmpowHER Conference Features Local Chamber Members as Speakers

June 06, 2018 | Events

One of the most important tools in the world of business is the power of empowerment. Being empowered to take control, change and mold your life is one of the most important aspects for greater success. That is why on June 27, 2018 from 8am – 3pm, the Law Firm of Sandberg Phoenix & Von Gontard, P.C. and four Metro East Chambers will be holding their inaugural EmpowHER Women’s Conference at the Gateway Center in Collinsville. With the goals of EmpowHERing her for success, this conference will provide women in business with the tools, information, and support to expand their careers. Throughout the day multiple speakers will share their stories of success beginning at 9:45 a.m with Donna Moody. Donna will expand on the necessity of Diversity & Sensitivity Awareness while also dispelling the notion…

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Back to School Fun Fair Vendors and Sponsors Needed

May 30, 2018 | Events

On Wednesday, August 8th, 2018, the Chamber’s Education Committee will host their annual Back to School Fun Fair at Belleville West High School from 5 – 7 p.m. for participating Chamber member school (list below) students. Families in attendance will receive valuable information from our business leaders while participating in activities that will allow them to leave with a backpack full of school supplies in preparation for the new school year. The event will celebrate the new school year with games, activities with involvement from high school students and more. The Education Committee hopes to provide up to 1,000 backpacks for our school-age children. Sponsorships will be essential to the success of this event. Following are this year’s sponsorship levels: Backpack Sponsor – $1,000 • Company logo on Chamber website, newsletter, posters, slide show during event,…

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20th Leadership Belleville Class Now Forming

May 23, 2018 | Leadership Belleville

The purpose of the Leadership Belleville program is to provide community youth with the skills needed to excel in their future careers. Since 1999 the program has helped individuals embrace and enhance the characteristics needed to be an effective leader. The 2018 program will mark the twentieth year since the program was created and became a staple within the Belleville community. Over those twenty years the program has helped in developing a better Belleville. By working alongside the emerging leaders within the city, the Chamber has championed a community dedicated in providing positive change and community service. The program is a unique executive training program coordinated through the Belleville Chamber of Commerce.  Ultimately, the purpose is to provide individuals with a feeling of personal confidence and leadership skills needed to achieve their long term goals….

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