Category: Membership Tips

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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Judge Milton Wharton Honored with Commitment to Community Award

June 03, 2016 | Membership Tips
Commitment to Community - Judge Milton Wharton

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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The Chamber Welcomes New Members

June 01, 2016 | Membership Tips

The Chamber welcomed Angela Grossmann-Roewe, Cooling Concepts, Relevant Connection, Righteous Pig BBQ, and Ruby’s Gaming to its membership in April 2016. Angela Grossmann-Roewe Angela Grossmann-Roewe was appointed to fill the vacated St. Clair County Board District 12 seat in July 2013. She currently serves on the county’s Environmental Committee, Public Safety Committee, and Parks and Property Committee. A lifelong resident of District 12, Grossmann-Roewe is a marketing and advertorial writer and professional real estate photographer in St. Clair, Madison, and Monroe counties. She is a graduate of Cathedral Grade School, Belleville Township High School East, and McKendree College where she received a bachelor’s of science degree in political science with a minor in journalism. Grossmann-Roewe is President of the Chenot Place – Crest Haven Neighborhood Association and an active volunteer for Our Lady Queen of…

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Wendy J. Pfeil named Executive Director of The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce

May 23, 2016 | Membership Tips

Belleville, IL., May 24, 2016 –  Wendy J. Pfeil has been named the next Executive Director of the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce, replacing John Lengerman, retiring May 31, 2016. Ms. Pfeil, who has a degree in Accounting, has worked at the Chamber for 8 years and currently serves as the Director of Membership Development.  She has been a tireless advocate in developing and maintaining the strong membership base the Chamber now enjoys.   She has collaborated with John Lengerman and the Chamber staff in building the capacity and influence of the Chamber, enhancing existing or introducing new events, and supporting mutually beneficial networks and relationships among business, government, education and not-for-profit organizations. The Executive Committee of Jeff Dosier, Mike McManus, Tracy McCollum, Bob Mueller and Kevin Richter are pleased that Ms. Pfeil has agreed to accept…

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Call for Sponsors & Vendors at the Education Committee’s Annual Back to School Fun Fair

May 20, 2016 | Membership Tips

On Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016, The Chamber’s Education Committee will host their annual Back to School Fun Fair at Belleville West High School from 5-7 p.m. Students from the Belleville elementary Chamber Member schools* and their families will be invited to attend. 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, but sponsorships and vendors are essential to the success of this event. Click here for a vendor form Click here for a sponsorship form…

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