Category: Events

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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Belleville Main Street Named Quarterfinalist for “America’s Main Streets” Contest

May 08, 2018 | Events

The national small business movement, Independent We Stand, announces the quarterfinalists, including Belleville Main Street, in the 2018 “America’s Main Streets” contest. As the lifeblood of our cities and towns, Main Streets play an important role in the long-term success of communities and help build a sense of place. Independent We Stand invites the public to vote for their favorite quarterfinalist and move a deserving Main Street one step closer to the grand prize of $25,000. “Belleville takes pride on the Mom and Pop shops in business for generations as well as the newer businesses offering fresh alternatives to big chain stores, states Alicia Chillemi Slocomb, Belleville Main Street Committee Manager.  “Downtown Belleville’s growing loft community and adjacent architecturally significant neighborhoods provides residential living within walking distance of all we offer. And everything comes alive…

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April Issues & Eggs Talks About Amazon HQ2 and Moving Forward

April 13, 2018 | Events

The Belleville Chamber of Commerce held their April Issues & Eggs event on Wednesday, April 4 where leaders from across the Metro East came to hear about what the Amazon HQ2 effort taught us and the path forward. Speakers included Terry Beach, Executive Director for St. Clair County Economic Development, and Sheila Sweeney, CEO of St. Louis Economic Development Partnership. After Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced the company’s nationwide search for a new location in September of 2017, cities across the country went into a “feeding frenzy” in an attempt to attract the headquarters and 50,000 jobs. The sudden announcement didn’t give city leaders a lot of time to prepare. Sweeney said if they had been able to develop St. Louis’ “blueprint for talent” a few years prior, the region could have had a better…

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February Issues & Eggs Video Now Available

March 20, 2018 | Events

The Belleville Chamber of Commerce hosted their most recent Issues & Eggs event on Wednesday, February 28th covering “How Are Today’s Youth Preparing to Become Tomorrow’s Leaders?” featuring Belleville area high school students from: Belleville CEO, Teen Court, & BASIC. You can now go back and watch these events thanks to Lindenwood University. Click here to watch now. Don’t forget to join us at our next Issues & Eggs on Wednesday, April 4. Click here to find out more and to purchase your ticket.

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