Leadership Belleville Now Accepting Applications for 2024-2025 Class

APPLICATION NOW OPEN!!! IF YOU DELAY YOUR APPLICATION YOU WILL MISS OUT ON THIS OPPORTUNITY TO BE A PART OF THE 25TH LEADERSHIP BELLEVILLE CLASS Leadership Belleville is a unique training program offered to community members and chamber members, coordinated through the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce. The goals of the program are to… Develop effective community leaders Establish valuable relationships with business and civic leaders Expand awareness and understanding of important issues affecting business and the community Foster a commitment to personal, professional, and community growth Provide opportunities for ongoing business development, growth, and expansion within the Belleville area. Each Leadership Belleville class is composed of up to 25 professionals who demonstrate the highest leadership qualities. These classmates create a valuable network of resources – paying dividends to both alumni and their business sponsors….

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The Chamber’s 100th Anniversary Celebration

May 24, 2024 | Annual Awards | Events

What began as a dream for Wendy Pfeil and her Chamber Team, became a reality! It was a memorable night in Downtown Belleville at The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce 100th Anniversary Celebration. The weather was perfect and our guests were truly dressed for the occasion! The celebration kicked off at Space’s for drinks and appetizers. As everyone mingled out into Main Street to find our seats, we were delighted by the gorgeous flower arrangements by Eckert Florist and Grimm and Gorly Florist and treated to music by the BTHS District 201 Band. Dinner by Papa Vito’s, Copperfire, Tavern on Main and desserts by Sweet Cakes and Sugar High, were served by the group of helpful students from BTHS District 201. As dinner wrapped up, we were honored to hear from our inspiring guest speaker,…

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Big News for This Year’s Chili Cook-off!

May 22, 2024 | Events

  Ladies and gentlemen, dust off your leg warmers, tease up your hair, and get your chili spoons ready because the 40th Annual Chili Cook-off is taking it back to the totally rad 80s (the decade where it all started)! Hosted by the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce, this year’s cook-off promises to be more bodacious than ever before!   For four decades, chili aficionados from all over have flocked to downtown Belleville to indulge in the fiery flavors and festive atmosphere of our beloved cook-off. What began as a humble gathering on East Main Street has blossomed into an epic extravaganza with over 60 vendors serving up their scrumptious chili creations!   But wait, there’s more than just chili! We’re talking about live 80’s entertainment (think hair bands and ballads). It will be a…

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The 2024 Otto Golf Classic

May 01, 2024 | Events

It’s that time of year again! The Otto Golf Classic will be held, Monday, June 3, at The Orchards Golf Club in Belleville with a 9am shotgun start.  It’s a great way for all of us to have a little fun! Sign-ups have begun and teams will go fast!  If you are not able to play, consider supporting the tournament with an Exclusive Hole Sponsorship, Tee Sign or one of our other great sponsorships available.  This is a great way to be involved! Sponsorships must be turned in no later than May 6th. To register your team or to be a sponsor, reach out to Peggy at or Wendy at All teams must be registered by May 27th with the names of your golfers.

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April 30, 2024 | Annual Awards | Events

It has become a popular tradition at our Annual Dinner to host a silent auction.  Once again, we will be hosting our auction online! The auction is now LIVE and will be available to all of our Chamber members whether you are attending our dinner on May 7th or not.   To register for online bidding and to take part in the auction, click here. If you have bid before, you just need to sign in with your previous user name and password.  Even if you plan on attending the dinner you must sign up and register online to bid on the items. The auction will close after the dinner on Wednesday, May 8th at 10:00am. All winners will be notified at that time and will have to schedule a time to pick their items up from…

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