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Metro Lock and Security receives Commitment to Community Award

December 01, 2016 | Commitment to Community
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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 Metro Lock & Security. Metro Lock and Security has been keeping the Metro East safe and sound since 1990. The company, founded by brothers Bill and Lee Schreiber, provides a variety of unique sales and services to the area and are exclusive providers of numerous security products. From selling gun safes, access control systems and installing video surveillance to copying keys, unlocking cars and servicing the local banking industry, Metro Lock and Security has anything your home or business would need to feel secure. Metro Lock and Security’s mission is to help you find…

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Advanced Vision Care Grand Re-Opening

November 07, 2016 | Ribbon Cutting
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Advanced Vision Care of Belleville celebrated their Grand Re-Opening on November 4th, 2016 with a Ribbon Cutting. Since 1972, Advanced Vision Care – Belleville has been the leader and preferred provider of quality vision care products and personalized optometric services to their patients in Belleville and the surrounding areas. Their experienced doctors and staff offer comprehensive vision examinations and specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide array of eye diseases, conditions, and problems. For more information: (618) 241-0269 

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Local Lucy’s Grand Re-Opening

November 07, 2016 | Membership Tips
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Local Lucy’s celebrated the opening of their new location at 310 East Main Street in Belleville with a Ribbon Cutting on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016. Local Lucy’s is a gift shop that features local vendors and artists. It’s the perfect place to get that special gift! They have a large selection of items ranging from baby items, photography, aprons, lots of jewelry, cutting boards, candles, flowers for your garden, wine glasses, coasters, key chains, eco-friendly lotions and shower gels, purses, olive oils, local honey, BBQ sause, wedding gifts, baby shower gifts, hostess gifts, and much much more!! Local Lucy’s also has a few embroidery vendors that can customize something special for you in about 2 weeks. Stop on in and check them out! They get new items in everyday so check back often! For more…

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Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois Receives Committment to Community Award

September 02, 2016 | Commitment to Community
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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 the Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois. The Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois has been providing services to victims of domestic violence and providing prevention and education to the community for over 36 years. When the Center was founded in 1979, it consisted of one five-room shelter in Belleville with one part-time staffer. Today it employs 32 people and has physical presences in Monroe, Randolph, and St. Clair Counties. The Center provides comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence including shelter, legal advocacy, counseling, prevention education, art therapy and a 24/7 hotline. They…

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Judge Milton Wharton Honored with Commitment to Community Award

June 03, 2016 | Membership Tips
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The Ambassador Club’s Commitment to Community Award is presented quarterly to a Chamber member who demonstrates commitment to improving the quality of life for residents and/or businesses in the greater Belleville area. The Ambassador Club is proud to present this quarter’s award to Judge Milton Wharton. Judge Wharton has a long history of public service in the greater Belleville community. After graduating from DePaul University in 1974, Wharton began working in the St. Clair County Public Defender’s Office and was eventually appointed an associate judge in St. Clair County Circuit Court in 1976. This is where he met the late Dr. Peter Soto, a pathologist, who encouraged him to get involved with the St. Clair County branch of the American Red Cross. Through his work with the American Red Cross, Judge Wharton realized that community…

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