Welcome to our new Belleville Main Street Committee Manager

May 06, 2021 | General

Belleville Main Street and the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome Alex Matthews as the new Main Street Manager. He has hit the ground running and will be working with our Main Street Committee to promote the Downtown District. We have a unique and vibrant downtown and their focus is to showcase it to those who live and work in the area. Alex has worked in attraction/tourism/hospitality marketing in and around Belleville for over 12 years. He previously worked as the Marketing Director for the company that opened the Hofbrauhaus in Belleville. Prior to his experience there he worked in marketing for ILLINOISouth Tourism and the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows. Alex is excited for this job because he and his family moved to Belleville a few years ago…

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Greater Belleville Chamber Joins “Chambers All In for Economic Recovery” Initiative

April 26, 2021 | General

The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce is all in, and has joined the Chambers All In for Economic Recovery initiative. This initiative calls upon our legislators across the state to prioritize economic relief for the business community in the wake of a devastating year. The platform below was designed collaboratively with the business community’s input to identify items that our state legislature should consider to spur short- and long-term economic relief. Chambers All in for Economic Recovery calls for:  The creation of a formalized private and public sector-led collaborative commission with the goal of understanding and responding to the ongoing pandemic and the long-term economic challenges of COVID-19  An extension of policy exempting unemployment benefits claims from affecting the employer’s contribution rate for those layoffs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic Installation of tax credits and incentives to eligible businesses that…

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Thank You to our latest Renewing Members

April 09, 2021 | New Members

THANK YOU to the following members for renewing their membership with the Chamber in February. 160 Driving AcademyApex Network Physical TherapyBartle, CarolBelleville Area Humane SocietyBig Brothers Big Sisters of SouthwesternBMO HarrisCall for Help, Inc.Cigar Inn Jazz Club, Inc.CUBESMARTEckert FloristEckert’s Inc.Edward Jones – Adam BrewerFirestone Complete Auto CareFlynn Guymon & GaravaliaGaslight Vinyl LLCGateway FoundationHarmony-Emge School District 175Hiatt Design AssociatesHideg Pharmacy, Inc.Hospice of Southern Illinois, Inc.Integrity Health Care of BellevilleJack Schmitt Chevrolet, Inc.Leading LawyersLiberty Tax ServicesLINC, Inc.McCulloughs Flooring Enterprise, Inc.Meckfessel Tire & AutoMedStar Ambulance, Inc.Merrill Lynch – The Gray GroupMetro Lock & Security, Inc.MidAmerica St. Louis AirportOffice Productivity Training LLCParkway Gardens/ ArborsProfessional Therapy Services, Inc.State Farm Insurance – Krys JacobsStifelThe Copper FireThouvenot, Wade & Moerchen, Inc.TRIKEN Consulting Polygraph & Private InvTurkey Hill GrangeVisiting AngelsW.A. Schickedanz Agency, Inc.Willowcreek Rehab & Nursing Center

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Calling All Members to Submit Mother’s Day Photos

April 06, 2021 | General

It has become a yearly tradition to celebrate the mother figures in our lives. The Chamber will continue to celebrate Mother’s Day with our annual slideshow! We ask our chamber members to submit a photo of you as a mom or with the mother in your life no later than Tuesday, May 4 to Photos will be posted on the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce Facebook page on Mother’s Day.

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Belleville School’s Drive Away Hunger

March 25, 2021 | Community Service

A Letter from Belleville Dist. #118 Superintendent, Ryan Boike: Hello to everyone. In the past we, as a District, have come together in a service project called “Drive Away Hunger”. This project was created by our District Character Education Committee. The response to our efforts to “drive away hunger” in our community has been overwhelming and as a result, we have delivered over 165,000 items on school buses to our Belleville food pantries. We will hold the 13th annual Drive Away Hunger service project this year. This year to make the donation bigger and better, we will continue to partner with other schools in the Belleville community. There are many more individuals and families struggling this year and the food pantries are in desperate need of supplies. Simply put, they need our help. The project…

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