Category: Membership Tips

Smell Gas at Home or in the Workplace? Leave Fast!

February 13, 2019 | Membership Tips

With peak heating season upon us, Ameren Illinois is offering an important reminder when it comes to natural gas safety both at home and in the workplace. We rely on natural gas to cook our food, heat our water, heat our homes and businesses and dry our clothes. Ameren Illinois delivers that safe and reliable natural gas to 816,000 residential and business customers via 18,300 miles of transmission/distribution pipeline. The company is investing in the natural gas system (e.g. replacing vintage steel pipes) across its 43,700 square-mile service territory but for a wide variety of reasons, gas leaks can occur. The most common causes, include: old brass stove connectors, piping connections and inadvertent contact with natural gas pipelines during outdoor excavating projects. If you ever catch the rotten egg smell at home, at work or…

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Chamber Total Resource Campaign Begins – 2020 Event Sponsorships Now Available For Limited Time

January 07, 2019 | Events | General | Membership Tips

Starting today, January 7, the Chambers Total Resource Campaign officially begins. 2019/2020 events and sponsorships are available now. It is an annual six-week campaign when the Chamber seeks sponsorships for the year ahead including: 2019 Chili Cook-off 2019 Chili Chase 5K Run & Kids Pepper Dash 2019 Annual Meeting 2019 Government Officials BBQ 2019 Otto Golf Classic (includes teams) 2019 Past Presidents Luncheon 2019 Teacher Appreciation Reception 2019 Issues & Eggs 2019 Lunch & Learn Seminars 2020 Annual Dinner & Silent Auction (includes tables) 2020 Board Training & Retreat 2020 Business After Hours Hosts 2020 Coffee Cup Connections Hosts Leadership Belleville Class of 2019/2020 Class Days & Scholarships Web Sponsorships Blog Sponsorships Weekly Email Update Sponsorships If you are interested in a sponsorship or joining the Chamber as a member and have not yet been contacted, call us…

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Chamber Staff Shares Favorite Holiday Traditions and Memories

December 19, 2018 | Membership Tips

It’s that time of year when everyone is buying presents, baking cookies, and decorating their trees. Or is it? What is your favorite holiday memory? Wendy Pfeil: My favorite Christmas memory was about 15 years ago. My grandma was entering her last days and family was staying with her around the clock. I had the privilege of staying with her December 23-24 so our usual Christmas Eve tradition would not happen, Church, Chili, gifts, in fact, there was nothing cooked for that evening. The entire family gathered in my Grandma’s room Christmas Eve to spend it with her. As my Aunts came in to relieve me, my mom was upset that our tradition would not happen but that lead to one of my favorite memories. As we arrived back at my parent’s house, my sister and I began raiding the freezer, there were plenty…

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Tis the season to be Thankful

November 14, 2018 | Membership Tips

The trees are changing colors, it’s getting darker outside and the temperatures are falling. The holidays are quickly approaching and we are starting to reflect on the last year and think about what we are thankful for this year. Here are some of our staff’s thoughts. What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? Wendy Pfeil: There are so many things to be thankful for, first I am thankful for my family that through all the craziness of 2018, we are still able to sit down at dinner and laugh together. Secondly, I am thankful for my work family. Whether we are celebrating successful events, birthdays, holidays or just everyday fun, we also are there for each in times of need from sickness to death. There is no other team I would rather be a part…

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