The Chamber Welcomes New Members

May 20, 2016 | Membership Tips

This week, the Chamber would like to feature thirteen of its newest members who joined in March: Edward Jones – Office of Missy Schaffer, Gleeson Asphalt, Grimm & Gorly Florist, Ittner Architects, Jemms, LLC, Pathways School, Rain Tree Salon, Raymond James, The Red Onion, Superior Waterproofing & Restoration, Co., Inc., Tasty’s Chicago Grill, Warning Lites of Southern Illinois, and Weiss Insurance.

Edward Jones -Office of Missy Schaffer
Phone: (618) 397-1596
As an Edward Jones financial advisor, Missy believes it’s important to invest her time to understand what you’re working toward before you invest your money. It’s also important for her to understand the level of risk you’re comfortable accepting when investing so she can balance it with the steps necessary to reach your long-term goals.
Whether you’re planning for retirement, saving for college for children or grandchildren, or just trying to protect the financial future of the ones you care for the most, she can work with you to develop specific strategies to help you achieve your goals. She can also help you monitor your progress to make sure you stay on track or determine if any adjustments need to be made. Throughout it all, Missy’s team is dedicated to providing you top-notch client service.

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Gleeson Asphalt
2800 W Main St. | Belleville, IL 62226
Phone: (618) 235-7600

Grimm & Gorly Florist
Phone: (618) 234-4455
Grimm & Gorly’s passion for over 100 years has been planning events; Monday – Sunday events. They create an atmosphere inspired by you, & have the privilege of creating with you.Their attention to detail blends seamlessly from the beginning of the planning stages to the end of the night when the last candle has been blown out. Grimm & Gorly Florist wishes to be your one stop shop from tying the knot to your first baby bump and every wish and dream in between. Their skilled designers and event specialists nurture the perfect imperfection of nature only to create a beautiful reality; they are Nature’s Architects.

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Ittner Architects
Phone: (314) 421-3542
Ittner Architects is an award-winning architecture firm with offices in Missouri & Illinois that has a long history of innovative and successful designs dating back to 1899. The company was originally founded by William B. Ittner (September 4, 1864–1936) who designed many school buildings across the United States. He was described as the most influential man in school architecture in the United States. He was appointed St. Louis School Board commissioner in 1897 and is said to have designed open buildings that featured natural lighting, inviting exteriors, and classrooms tailored to specific educational needs.
Ittner Architects is regarded to be among the most experienced education-only architectural firms in the U.S. This can be attributed to offering services and capabilities that uniquely meet and anticipate the needs of educational learning and lifestyle experiences for students at all levels and communities with broad needs.

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Jemms, LLC
3625 West Main St.| Belleville, IL 62226
Phone: (618) 580-3944

Pathways School
(618) 355-4410
Several years ago, BASSC developed the Pathways program in order to assist the BASSC member districts in providing specialized learning opportunities for students who have substantial social, emotional and behavior disorders. Students who are typically referred to Pathways have not been successful in a public school setting. For these reasons, Pathways was approved as a “special public day school” by the Illinois State Board of Education. Pathways currently serves students aged 6-21. Both the Pathways Elementary and High School buildings are located adjacent to the BASSC central office. Placement decisions to refer students to either of the Pathways programs occur at IEP meetings. Pathways staff are skilled in providing a therapeutic learning environment to support and guide each student’s specialized needs. Staff are trained in delivering current best instructional practices.

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Rain Tree Salon
1015 W Main St | Belleville, IL 62221
Phone: (618) 257-2500

Raymond James
13 Wolf Creek Drive, Ste #2 | Swansea, IL 62226
Phone: (618) 641-2160

The Red Onion
923 W Main St | Belleville, IL 62220
(618) 257-9230

Superior Waterproofing & Restoration Co., Inc.
(314) 531-6100
Superior Waterproofing was founded in 1979 by Thomas John Schmitt. Tom sought to obtain the vision of the ideal ‘American Dream’; to build his own small business. He learned his skill in the trades from his late father Ralph Bernard Schmitt and his former employer. Superior made its entrance into the industry through the residential market waterproofing homes, basements and small commercial spaces. All the while, with the help of a few loyal hard working employees and friends; a reputation of quality, honesty and hard work was built.
Through an evolutionary process the term ‘restoration’ was added to the name in 1986. The demand within the St. Louis market for qualified masonry & concrete restoration contractors was on the rise. Tom quickly realized this and was not going to allow this opportunity to be overlooked. Superior Waterproofing & Restoration Company, Inc. was forever transformed in a dramatic way. Superior thus began to take the commercial market head on to fulfill the demand. With perseverance as one of the key driving forces the company grew over 34 year’s by completing one quality project after another.

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Tasty’s Chicago Grill
4421 W Main St | Belleville, IL 62226
Phone: (618) 744-7066

Warning Lites of Southern Illinois
Phone: (618) 397-5565
Warning Lites of Southern Illinois is a local, family owned St. Louis company that has been in business since 1958. They are dedicated to helping increase the safety of those people who help improve the roads and underground work in our community.  Warning Lites specializes in traffic safety, road safety, and trench safety. They are proud members of the Teamsters Local 618.

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Weiss Insurance
Phone: (618) 277-5048
Weiss Insurance Swansea is a completely independent firm specializing in Personal, Commercial, Life & Health Insurance. Their clients are located in multiple states, giving them a great feel for the insurance landscape. They design plans with a focus on risk management, low costs, and tax-efficiency, which they combine with personalized financial advice aimed at helping clients make better informed decisions.
Weiss Insurance’s mission is to build lasting client relationships based on a level of trust that is earned through wise counsel, positive results, clear and candid communication, and service that exceeds expectations. They are compensated by sales commissions and are transparent in their dealings.

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