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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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Reasons to Attend Virtual Networking Events

October 05, 2020 | Events | General | Membership Tips

Ever since the pandemic started, the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce has had to cancel all in-person events through the end of 2020. Our mission is all about “Advancing Business. Supporting Community.” and the Chamber has continued to host normal monthly events including our Virtual Happy Hour (Business After Hours), Coffee Cup Connections, Lunch & Learn, and Young Professionals seminars online via Zoom. If you or someone you know isn’t into participating in online meetings, here are some reasons that could change your mind: 1. It’s free!Our normal month-to-month networking evenings including our Virtual Happy Hour (Business After Hours), Coffee Cup Connections, Young Professionals, & Lunch and Learn seminars) typically may have a cost associated with them for in-person events. Now you can access them all for free from the comfort of your home or…

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Chamber Seeks Board of Directors for 2021-2023 Term

September 29, 2020 | General | Volunteer Opportunities

This year, multiple positions will be expiring at the end of December and the Chamber is looking to fill them. The next board term will run from 1/2021 – 12/2023. Here you will find Board responsibilities, expectations, and an application for a seat on the Board of Directors. If you are interested in submitting your name for nomination, please fill out the application form and email it to hr@bellevillechamber.org. All submissions will be kept confidential. Submissions must be received by Friday, November 6, 2020. Once all submissions are received the nominating committee will review these applications and make a recommendation to the Executive Board. The general membership will vote on the Slate of Officers at our Annual Meeting on December 15, 2020. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Chamber at 618-233-2015.

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Remote Belleville Chili Cook-off Announced for October 9-11

September 28, 2020 | Events

Thousands of locals every year gear up for the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce’s annual Chili Cook-Off in Downtown Belleville. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Chamber announced in July that this year’s event would be canceled. To take its place in 2020, they will now host the Remote Belleville Chili Cook-off October 9-11, the same weekend the original would have taken place. “We were devastated when we had to make the decision to cancel this year’s event,” says Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce’s President, Wendy Pfeil. “People live for this event all year here in Belleville. When we canceled, we immediately started thinking of other things to try to do. This way, we hope we can still bring some joy to the community and help support our participating restaurants during this time.” 14 Belleville restaurants…

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