On Tuesday, December 21, the Chamber met via Zoom to conduct its Annual Board Meeting. This meeting takes the place of the Chamber’s regular monthly Board of Directors meeting and is open for all Chamber members to attend.
The Annual Meeting provided a forum for a wrap-up of the year by Kevin Vick, outgoing Board Chairman and Wendy Pfeil, Chamber President & CEO. Incoming Board Chairman Amy Richter was introduced. Attendees also got to hear from multiple leaders in the community for yearly highlights including Col. Rob Lowe of Scott Air Force Base, City of Belleville Mayor Patty Gregory, Executive Director of the St. Clair County Intergovernmental Grants and Economic
Development Dept. Rick Stubblefield, as well as State Representative Jay Hoffman.
Highlights from the chamber were bright despite the ongoing pandemic. During a continuously changing time, the Greater Belleville Chamber was able to adapt and host many events in person this year including the Otto Golf Classic, Annual Dinner & Silent Auction, Chili Cook-off & Chili Chase 5K, Belle-Scott Enlisted Dinner, Movie Nights with Santa, as well as various Business After Hours and Coffee Cup Connections. The chamber’s Leadership Belleville program was
also able to move forward with their 22nd year with a full class.
The Greater Belleville Chamber knows our members value their time now more than ever and will begin a few changes in the new year including bi-monthly Business After Hours with a time change to 4:30-6 pm. Information for the first Business After Hours in 2022 will be announced in January.
The chamber staff wants to thank outgoing Board Chairman, Kevin Vick of Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C., for all of his time, hard work, and leadership in 2021. We are excited to welcome our new Board Chairman, Amy Richter of Hospice of Southern Illinois. We also welcome Brett Baltz of Egyptian Workspace Partners as the newest member of the Chamber Executive Board.