Month: June 2016

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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The Chamber Welcomes New Members

June 01, 2016 | Membership Tips

The Chamber welcomed Angela Grossmann-Roewe, Cooling Concepts, Relevant Connection, Righteous Pig BBQ, and Ruby’s Gaming to its membership in April 2016. Angela Grossmann-Roewe Angela Grossmann-Roewe was appointed to fill the vacated St. Clair County Board District 12 seat in July 2013. She currently serves on the county’s Environmental Committee, Public Safety Committee, and Parks and Property Committee. A lifelong resident of District 12, Grossmann-Roewe is a marketing and advertorial writer and professional real estate photographer in St. Clair, Madison, and Monroe counties. She is a graduate of Cathedral Grade School, Belleville Township High School East, and McKendree College where she received a bachelor’s of science degree in political science with a minor in journalism. Grossmann-Roewe is President of the Chenot Place – Crest Haven Neighborhood Association and an active volunteer for Our Lady Queen of…

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