Category: Membership Tips

Sharon Goff Receives Commitment to Community Award

January 04, 2018 | Membership Tips

The Ambassador Club of the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce is very pleased to honor Sharon Goff with the December 2017 Commitment to Community Award. Sharon Goff is a dedicated volunteer who shows all of us that perseverance really can make a difference in a community. She volunteers and supports organizations that she is truly passionate about and does not expect any recognition for her endless hours of service. Sharon has been an Ambassador for the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce since 1990 and has been the driving force every December for the collection of school supplies and secret Santa items that are donated to Belleville School District #118. She also makes it a top priority to attend as many ribbon cuttings as possible to lend support to businesses just opening or those that are…

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Silent Auction Items Wanted

January 04, 2018 | Annual Awards | Membership Tips

Most of you have already started to plan your 2018 calendar and we want to make sure you reserve our upcoming Annual Dinner on Thursday, February 1st beginning at 5:30 p.m. at St. Clair County Event Center as a must not miss event. Your formal invitations will be mailed and e-mailed the last week of December, but it’s not too early to mark your calendars. As has become a popular tradition, we will again host a silent auction with the dinner. Your generous donations are the reason it has been such a huge success. I have attached for your consideration an auction donation form for participation in our Annual Dinner & Silent Auction. Your company name will be listed along with the item donated not only on our evening’s program but also on our website…

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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 acresofstorage.com (618) 531-7398 The Body Therapy Center & School of Massage 4 Executive Woods Ct | Swansea thebtcsm.com (618) 239-6400 Buettner’s Lawn & Landscaping Call for availablility: (618) 977-7397 CarTech Automotive 332 Centreville Ave. | Belleville car-techautomotive.com (618) 234-8313 1818 Chop House 1405 N. Greenmount Rd. | O’Fallon 1818chophouse.com (618) 206-6451 Classic Towing 1420 Centerville Avenue | Belleville classicautobody.net/towing (618) 233-7951 Country Financial Erin Morris 1478 East State Rt. 15 | Belleville www.countryfinancial.com (618) 233-1043 Crossfit Nucleus 350 Old Fullerton Rd. | Swansea crossfitnucleus.com (618) 416-867 Ehret, Inc. 111 Premier Drive | Belleville ehretinc.com (618) 233-1018 First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust 4101 N. Illinois St. | Swansea firstmid.com (618) 416-7895 Gator’s Frozen Custard 406 Highway 50…

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Local Lucy’s Grand Re-Opening

November 07, 2016 | Membership Tips

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

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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