Month: October 2022

Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce to host, “Movie Nights with Santa!”

October 21, 2022 | Community Service | Events

In 2020, the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce created a new holiday tradition for area families and we are BACK, bringing holiday cheer to your family and hope you decide to join us at the Skyview Drive-in for “Movie Nights with Santa.” The schedule for 2022 features two classic Rankin Bass films.  The first night with the classic Rudolph’s Shiny New Year on November 26, and The Year Without Santa on December 3. “When we created this event when many holiday celebrations were canceled due to COVID-19,” says Chamber President/CEO Wendy Pfeil but “many asked us to keep the Christmas spirit alive, and we  did and we will continue to do this as long as the community continues to ask for it! It is a fun way to give back to the community through the…

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SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Businesses and Residents of Illinois
Affected by Severe Storm and Flooding

October 20, 2022 | Membership Tips

A Message from the SBA…. WASHINGTON – Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) areavailable to businesses and residents in Illinois following the announcement of a Presidential disasterdeclaration due to a severe storm and flooding that occurred July 25-28, 2022. “SBA’s mission-driven team stands ready to help Illinois small businesses and residents impacted bythis disaster in every way possible under President Biden’s disaster declaration for certain affectedareas,“ said SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman. “We’re committed to providing federaldisaster loans swiftly and efficiently, with a customer-centric approach to help businesses andcommunities recover and rebuild.” The disaster declaration covers St. Clair County in Illinois, which is eligible for both Physical andEconomic Injury Disaster Loans from the SBA. Small businesses and most private nonprofitorganizations in the following adjacent counties are eligible to apply only for…

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CHAMBER ANNOUNCES EPISODE 21 OF PODCAST FEATURING Scott Schmelzel of Big Daddy’s 618 and the Belleville Main Street Committee

October 18, 2022 | Membership Tips

Co-hosted by Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce member’s Stephen Sedlak (Schmale Insurance Agency, Inc.) and Erik Huber (BOS Metro East Banking Center) to help highlight, promote and enlighten people, businesses, and community events in the Greater Belleville Area. Ep 21, 39 minutes: In this episode we sit down with Scott Schmelzel and Sean Martin of Big Daddy’s 618 and discuss: – How Big Daddy’s 618 helped start the transformation of restaurants and bars to downtown Belleville– How the Belleville Main Street Committee is working to continue the success of all the business on main street– How all the bars, restaurants and retail establishments downtown Belleville work together to promote each other– How downtown Belleville has become a hot spot for class reunions including to 20 year class reunion of the 2002 Althoff class this weekend…

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