Category: Commitment to Community

Blanquart Jewelers Receives Commitment to Community Award

March 03, 2016 | Commitment to Community

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 Blanquart Jewelers. The George Blanquart Jewelers was opened by George Blanquart in 1936. After his death, his wife Lauretta ran the store and eventually their sons, Robert and Charles Blanquart joined the business. George Blanquart’s dedication to his customers and quality merchandise is still honored today by his son, Chuck Blanquart. Since 1968, George Blanquart Jewelers has been located at 111 E. Main St. in downtown Belleville, IL. This year they are celebrating 80 years of business; a true sign of their dedication to continuing to serve the Belleville Community. Their continued support makes…

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2015 Government Government Officials BBQ

September 28, 2015 | Commitment to Community | Events

The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee welcomed community members and elected officials to the 2015 Government Officials BBQ on Thursday, September 24, 2015. Guests joined the chamber in thanking our government officials for their public service. To see more pictures from this event, visit the photo album on our Facebook page.

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Robert ‘Chick’ Fritz Distributing Honored with Commitment to Community Award

June 30, 2015 | Commitment to Community

The Ambassador Club awarded Robert ‘Chick’ Fritz Distributing their quarterly Commitment to Community Award. John Wunderlich, Ambassador Club Chairman, presented the award to Robert G. Fritz Jr., Robert ‘Chick’ Fritz Distributing, at the Ambassador Club’s monthly luncheon meeting. Started by a young Chick Fritz on July 1, 1947 in Mascoutah, Illinois, Robert ‘Chick’ Fritz Distributing has made it part of their business model to give back to the community. Following the passing of his employer, Chick purchased Schopp Distributing and was ready to open the type of distributorship he had envisioned, providing friendly, reliable service. For almost 68 years, Robert ‘Chick’ Fritz Distributing has continued to carry out their founder’s vision. In the early days of Chick Fritz Distributing, many retailers and restaurants used non-electric ice boxes. Knowing this, Chick Fritz and his crew delivered…

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