Author: Diana Goebel

Chamber Brings Holiday Cheer During Successful New Event

November 30, 2020 | Events

On Saturday, November 28, the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce hosted the first of three Movie Nights with Santa at the Skyview Drive-in theater in Belleville. The event was sold out ahead of time with mandates in place regarding COVID-19 restrictions. Families came to enjoy the classic Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer on the big screen and see the jolly ol’ man himself make an appearance before the show began. “We could not have asked for a better late-November evening for our first night,” says Chamber President & CEO Wendy Pfeil. “All of our families seemed very appreciative to have the chance to get out and do something with their families in a safe and distant environment.” The Chamber also offered a limited number of families to purchase spots ahead of time to get socially-distanced photos…

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Small Business Week of Southwestern Illinois and Local Chambers to Promote Small Businesses in November

November 10, 2020 | Events | General

The Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for the Metro East at SIUE is part of a professional committee supporting local restaurants and retailers for Small Business Saturday. This group, known as the Small Business Week of Southwestern Illinois (SBWSWIL), reached out to area chambers to create a unique and enticing shopping experience in support of local small businesses. The Greater Belleville, Collinsville, Edwardsville-Glen Carbon, Metro East (Fairview-Swansea), O’FallonShiloh and the Troy-Maryville-St. Jacob-Marine Chambers did not hesitate to join the effort in support of their small business members. Together these Chambers across Madison and St. Clair Counties solicited companies to spotlight themselves on a “passport” in an effort to promote their establishment and garner more customers during COVID-19. Local retailers and restaurant owners were also quick to offer up prizes in appreciation of the shoppers…

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Movie Nights with Santa are Coming to Belleville

October 26, 2020 | Events

Create some holiday cheer with your family and join the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce at the Skyview Drive-in for “Movie Nights with Santa” the three Saturdays following Thanksgiving. The schedule includes the classic Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer on November 28, A Charlie Brown Christmas and It’s Christmastime Again Charlie Brown on December 5, then Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer on December 12. “Many holiday celebrations have been canceled this year due to COVID-19,” says Chamber President/CEO Wendy Pfeil. “We want to keep the Christmas spirit alive and give back to the community through the Movie Nights with Santa series.” Attendees will get to see Santa as he drives-thru the lot to hand out candy to children. There will also be a limited number of spots each night to have the option of…

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Chamber Offers Dynamic Speaker Series to Members and Community

October 15, 2020 | Events

The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce is offering its members and the community the chance to hear from some dynamic speakers during their three-week Take-A-Way Tuesdays series. After surveying our members and evaluating what you asked for, we reached out to some high-level speakers and they are thrilled to present to our members and the community. Join us on October 27 to hear from our first speakers, Jon Strumm & Danny Goula from Redding Creative to learn about the importance of video for companies, especially now when many of them need to set themselves apart, and how you can begin doing them with relatively little experience. Jon and Danny are the co-founders of Redding Creative and own a handful of YouTube channels with over 100K+ subscribers. Jon and Danny each create unique content for their…

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August New Members & Renewals

October 07, 2020 | New Members

Welcome to the following businesses and organizations who joined the Chamber in August. Nettie B’s Southern Style Restaurant8201 West Main St., Belleville Also, THANK YOU to the following members for renewing their membership with the Chamber in August. Abbott EMSAce Hardware of BellevilleAdvance Vison CareBennie’s Pizza PubBNI AmericaBouse Self StorageBoyer Fire ProtectionBreakthru BeverageCasino QueenClassic TowingColdwell Banker Brown Realtors – Davidson GroupDemetria’s Dancewear & Costumes, LLCDutch Hollow Janitorial Supply, Inc.Edward Jones – Charles RichardsErlinger Construction Co., Inc.Farmers & Merchants National BankFreeburg Printing & PublishingHelfrich Family Eye CareInvelop Now, LLCKaufhold & AssociatesKoerner Distributor Inc.Lee’s Famous Recipe ChickenMerrill Lynch – The Gray GroupMetro East GastroenterologyMeurer Brothers, Inc.Quality Testing & Engineering, Inc.Sandy’s Back Porch Garden Center, Inc.Sheri Welch, Independent Insurance AgentSignal Hill District 181Thouvenot, Wade & Moerchen, Inc.Watts Copy SystemWestfield Manor

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