Category: Events

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

May 04, 2017 | Events
The 33rd Annual Belleville Chili Cookoff is in full swing! Join the fun!

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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Executive Director John Lengerman to Retire in Summer 2016

April 08, 2016 | Events

To the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce Board and Members Dear Friends and Colleagues, It is with a mix of joy for what we have accomplished together and sadness in the knowledge that I will miss our special relationships through the Chamber that I announce my retirement as Executive Director, effective this summer of 2016.  The exact date will be determined in collaboration with the Executive Committee, to ensure the smoothest transition possible to new leadership. After eight amazing years in this position, I have determined this is an excellent time in my life to pursue new adventures and indulge experiences uniquely explored in retirement. During these eight years, we have collaborated to build strong working relationships with the City of Belleville, St. Clair County and Regional Leaders; reestablished an Economic Development Committee; rebranded the…

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Total Resource Campaign (TRC) to Kick-off in February

February 10, 2016 | Events

The Chamber will kick off its second annual Total Resource Campaign (TRC) on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. The Campaign, “Work like a Captain, Play like a Pirate,” is a six week revenue generating effort made up of Chamber member volunteers led by the Campaign Chair, Carol Bartle. The Chamber’s goal is to raise $175,000 in sponsorship dollars and new memberships by Wednesday, March 30, 2016. Chamber members will volunteer to take part in this team effort to market sponsorships to Chamber events and publications, while also seeking new members for the Chamber. Volunteers will have the opportunity to take part in weekly lunches, take home cash prizes, trips and more – while being led by their team captain. This Total Resource Campaign gives members a new opportunity to extend their network. Last year’s campaign, “Unmask…

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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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Join us at the Annual Belleville Chili Cook-off

September 09, 2015 | Events

The Chamber’s Annual Belleville Chili Cook-off will be here before you know it. Held on the first Friday & Saturday of October, this event has become a local favorite with more than 60 vendors, live bands, cold beer, delicious food, fun children’s area and much more! This year, the beautiful downtown Belleville will come alive as individuals gather on Friday & Saturday, October 2 & 3 for the 32nd Annual Belleville Chili Cook-off.   The weekend food festival includes all different types of chili and non-chili items for those non-chili eaters. Festival goers can expect to find the following types of chili and more: Jamaican Chili Bacon Chili Sweet Beef Chili Red Chili White Chicken Chili Beef & Sausage Chili Red Chili Vegetarian Chili Heritage Chili The non-chili food items range from main items like…

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