Belleville Fire Department Receives Commitment to Community Award

June 01, 2017 | Commitment to Community

Ambassadors of the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce honored the Belleville Fire Department with the Commitment to Community Award on June 1, 2017. 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 mission of the Belleville Fire Department is to provide fire safety, prevention education, inspection, suppression, investigation, and hazardous material mitigation for the community. Over the past several years, the Belleville Fire Department has broadened the scope of their capabilities to include a water rescue venue, technical rescue, a fire investigation unit and hazardous materials mitigation. They are also fully equipped to implement ice rescues. By adding these services, they are better prepared than ever to handle any emergency situation that…

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The Chamber Welcomes 16 New Members

May 31, 2017 | New Members

The Arcades Center LLC 6400 – 6600 West Main Belleville (314) 518-1158   Ashland Storage Centers 19 Ashland Ave. | Fairview Heights (618) 688 -0990   Brookside Agra LLC 1321 Park Plaza Dr., Suite #1 | Belleville (618) 628-8300   Brown & Crouppen One Metropolitan Square 211 North Broadway Ste 1600 | St. Louis (314) 941-4657   Cardinal Buick GMC 3800 West State IL-15 | Belleville (618) 233-0303   CDM Productions (618) 920-3438   Chalan Pago Island Style BBQ 223 North Douglas St. | Belleville (618) 795-6443   David C. Slimack State Farm Insurance 5200 West Main St. | Belleville (618) 233-3121   Gilmore & Bell, PC 101 West Vandalia St. Suite 240-D | Edwardsville (618) 307-4274   Invelop Now, LLC 809 West State St. | O’Fallon…

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Next Leadership Belleville Class Now Forming

May 25, 2017 | Leadership Belleville

The Leadership Belleville program is a unique executive training program coordinated through the Chamber. It provides a foundation of skills and knowledge to emerging local leaders. In addition to developing leadership skills, the program seeks to foster a commitment to community service and provide opportunities for economic growth for local businesses and organizations. Each Leadership Belleville Class is composed of up to 25 professionals from diverse career, political, social and cultural backgrounds who demonstrate the highest leadership qualities. These classmates create a valuable network of resources, benefiting both alumni and their business sponsors. The course begins with a kick-off breakfast at the end of August. Then, in September, all participants attend a two-day overnight retreat to focus on team building, leadership and communication skills. The retreat provides the participants with the opportunity to bond and…

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The Chamber Welcomes 22 New Members

May 04, 2017 | Membership Tips

The Chamber welcomed the following new members in May 2017: Acres of Storage 6213 Erie Station Rd. | Belleville (618) 531-7398 The Body Therapy Center & School of Massage 4 Executive Woods Ct | Swansea (618) 239-6400 Buettner’s Lawn & Landscaping Call for availablility: (618) 977-7397 CarTech Automotive 332 Centreville Ave. | Belleville (618) 234-8313 1818 Chop House 1405 N. Greenmount Rd. | O’Fallon (618) 206-6451 Classic Towing 1420 Centerville Avenue | Belleville (618) 233-7951 Country Financial Erin Morris 1478 East State Rt. 15 | Belleville (618) 233-1043 Crossfit Nucleus 350 Old Fullerton Rd. | Swansea (618) 416-867 Ehret, Inc. 111 Premier Drive | Belleville (618) 233-1018 First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust 4101 N. Illinois St. | Swansea (618) 416-7895 Gator’s Frozen Custard 406 Highway 50…

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Now Accepting Vendor Applications for the 34th Annual Belleville Chili Cook-off

May 04, 2017 | Events

Event Information: Date: Friday & Saturday | October 6 & 7 Location: Downtown Belleville | Time: 11:00am-10:30pm Vendor Application Space is limited, so applications are processed on a first come, first serve basis. Event Description: Join us Friday & Saturday, October 6 & 7 for the 34th Annual Belleville Chili Cook-off in beautiful downtown Belleville, located just 20 minutes east of the Gateway Arch. We will have more than 60 vendors representing individuals, local organizations and area businesses, who will feature culinary treats including chili, desserts, kabobs and more! Chili enthusiasts can purchase samples or bowls of various types of chili and vote for their favorite to win the People’s Choice Award. Enjoy live entertainment from Mash and Queens Boulevard. Saturday’s extra activities will include the 5th Annual Chili Chase 5k Run/Walk and Kids Pepper…

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