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Silent Auction Items Wanted for Annual Dinner

November 19, 2019 | Annual Awards | Community Service | Events

As you start to plan your 2020 calendar, we want to make sure you save the date for our upcoming Annual Dinner on Thursday, January 30th beginning at 5:30 p.m. at St. Clair County Event Center. Formal invitations will be mailed and e-mailed later in December, but it’s not too early to mark your calendars. As has become a popular tradition, we will again host a silent auction with the dinner. Your generous donations are the reason it has been such a huge success. Those interested in participating, please fill out a Silent Auction Donation Form. Your company name will be listed along with the item donated not only on our evening’s program but also on our website prior to the event. Items are due to the Chamber office by Thursday, January 16, 2020. Past event items…

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Leadership Belleville Education Day Recap and Class Spotlight Members

November 13, 2019 | Leadership Belleville

The 2020 Leadership Belleville Class took part in their first class in October themed around Education. The day began at Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville with breakfast and a panel discussion on the current issues affecting education. Participants included Robert Tebbe, Executive Director of Enrollment Development and Institutional Planning at Southwestern Illinois College; Brian Mentzer, Assistant Superintendent at Belleville High School Dist. #201 East; Ryan Boike, Superintendent at Belleville Grade School District #118; Greg Lieb, Athletic Director at Althoff Catholic High School; Mark Eichenlaub, Assistant Superintendent at St. Clair County Regional Office of Education; and Stacey Louderman, Principal at St. Clair County Safe School. Following the panel discussion, the class traveled to Abraham Lincoln Elementary School. While there, they spent time with the students and participated in Peace Circles that focused on Leadership. The group…

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Welcome to our September New Members

November 06, 2019 | New Members

C & C Food For Your Soul1926 West Main Street | Belleville Farmers Insurance – Turner Agency120 West Main Street, Suite 122 | Bellevillewww.agents.farmers.com/jturner1 Maverick Softwash11 Worthing Access Drive | Maryland Heightswww.mavericksoftwash.com Pirtle’s Famous Ice Cream1040 Carlyle Ave., Suite C | Belleville Recover US Centers2250 Reed Station Road Pkway | Carbondalewww.recoveruscenter.com Video VanGowww.videovango.com

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More than 60 vendors prepare chili dishes for annual Chili Cook-off

October 09, 2019 | Events

Thousands of locals are gearing up for the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce’s 36th annual Chili Cook-Off in Downtown Belleville on October 11 and 12, 2019 from 11:00am to 10:30pm both days. What began with just a few vendors on one block of East Main Street in downtown Belleville is now one of Belleville’s largest events celebrating the culinary creations from over 60 vendors, representing individuals, local organizations and area businesses. Thousands every year come to enjoy the great chili, entertainment and other festivities, but most don’t realize that the Chili Cook-off is the biggest fundraiser of the year for many non-profit or­ganizations that take part. Many of the ven­dors participating at the Chili Cook-off each year are either a non-profit organization or a business raising money for a charity. 100% of the money you…

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Nominations for 2019 Annual Dinner Awards now open

September 23, 2019 | Annual Awards

The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its 2019 Awards now thru November 15, 2019. Award recipients will be honored at the Chamber’s Annual Dinner on Thursday, January 30, 2020. Please click on the links below to nominate a deserving individual, business or organization.   Business Excellence AwardPlease keep in mind the following as you fill out the nomination form:The Business Excellence Award, the most prestigious award given by the Chamber, is awarded annually to a nominated Chamber Member. The criteria used by the judges centers on the business’s commitment to innovation and creativity along with a proven track record of growth. The judges will also look to the nominee’s commitment to the community and their employees. Business Excellence Award (Online) | Print FormSponsors: Memorial Network | City of BellevillePrevious Business Excellence Award Recipients…

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