Month: September 2015

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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Home-Brite Recipient of Commitment to Community Award

September 23, 2015 | Membership Tips

Home-Brite Ace Hardware honored with Commitment to Community Award 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 Home-Brite Ace Hardware. In 1941, Arthur and Lillian Reinbold, opened their hardware store, Home Brite Company, on North Illinois Street. After a few years of operating in the business that now houses the Belleville Barber College, the Reinbolds decided to move their company across the street to 400 North Illinois Street, where it continues to operate today. Young Lyle Rowden, the Reinbold’s grandson, started to work at the store in 1975. By this time, the store had established a reputation as a mainstay…

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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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