The Chamber Welcomes New Members

May 05, 2016 | Membership Tips

This week, the Chamber would like feature eight of its newest members who joined in March: Balke Brown Transwestern, Benedictine University, BNI Belleville, Breese Publishing, Cedarhurst of Shiloh, Chatham & Baricevic, Cork Tree Creative, and Drury Inn & Suites.

Balke Brown Transwestern

Since 1979, Balke Brown Transwestern has been dedicated to creating value through commercial real estate brokerage, investment, property management and development services for their clients, investor partners and local communities.

Company owners Steve Brown and Mike Donovan lead a team of 70 people focused on building their reputation as an entrepreneurial value creator with the highest integrity where the needs of their customers always come first. Those customers include institutional owners, pension funds, REITS, fortune 500 companies, local partnerships and successful local entrepreneurs.

Balke Brown Transwestern is one of the largest commercial real estate firms in the St. Louis region. BBTW’s Management/Leasing/Development portfolio includes over 57 projects containing over 6.8 million square feet of Class A office, medical, industrial, retail and multi-family residential space.

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Benedictine University

Founded in 1887, Benedictine University is committed to providing dynamic academic educational programs based on rigorous undergraduate and graduate study, underscored by a strong Catholic heritage and the time-honored values of the Benedictine order.

In 2012, The Chronicle of Higher Education ranked Benedictine University as the No.1 fastest-growing campus in the country among private nonprofit research universities between 2000-2010.

Benedictine was also listed as a 2012 “Military Friendly School” by G.I. Jobs, a veteran-owned publication focusing on post-military education and employment.

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BNI Belleville

BNI members, on average, increase their business 20% the first year. The Belleville chapter is a dynamic, committed group of business people who know how to refer business to each other.

Belleville BNI has open categories for individuals who will bring enthusiasm and integrity to their meetings. Just one person per professional specialty is allowed in each chapter.

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Breese Publishing

The Breese Journal & Publishing Company is the largest commercial printer in the St. Louis Metro-East area. The company employs over 175 people in its various departments and accepts print jobs from across the country. The Breese Journal & Publishing Company is headquartered in a 150,000 square foot facility in Breese, Illinois.

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Cedarhurst of Shiloh

There are elements of life at Cedarhurst that are consistent for all of their residents. You’ll see these principles reflected in their mission, our values, the quality of our physical facilities, and in the caliber of care that they provide their residents. Cedarhurst of Shiloh appreciates that each and every person coming together in the Cedarhurst community is their own unique individual with completely different backgrounds, needs, and futures. Cedarhurst encourages a healthy balance between independence and support and does so with the backdrop of beautiful facilities, top-notch staff, and delicious food.

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Cork Tree Creative

Cork Tree Creative, Inc. is a public relations and marketing firm specializing in graphic design, web design, social media and SEO. They are a boutique firm that serves clients throughout North America with a majority being in the St. Louis region. They offer a full range of marketing services all under one roof, which is a benefit to their clients as they are able to better manage a marketing program from start to finish, delivering results on time and within budget. There’s not much they can’t do. What can they do for you?

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Drury Inn & Suites

Drury Hotels has represented quality, value and consistency since 1973. Because their hotels are family-owned and operated, they take great pride in welcoming guests just like we do our own family.

At Drury Hotels, guests are the first priority – their comfort and their experience. Bottom line, they want them to have a wonderful stay and return. That’s why Drury Hotels takes so much care in the building of their hotels. They choose our locations based on where they believe our guests would benefit – and they create ways to give back to the area – whether it’s with community involvement, being “green” or transforming older buildings into top-notch hotels.

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