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Silent Auction Items Wanted for Annual Dinner

February 09, 2022 | Annual Awards

As you start to plan your spring time calendar, we want to make sure you save the date for our upcoming Annual Dinner on Tuesday, April 5th beginning at 5:30 p.m. at The Shrine Banquet Center in Belleville.  As has become a popular tradition, we will again host a virtual 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 Friday, March 25, 2022. Past event items include: Artwork, Hotel Stays, Golf Packages, Sporting Event Tickets, Theater Tickets, Gift Baskets, Gift Certificates,…

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Nominations for 2021 Annual Dinner Awards Now Open

February 09, 2022 | Annual Awards | Awards

The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its 2021 Awards now through March 8, 2022. Award recipients will be honored at the Chamber’s Annual Dinner on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. 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) | Download Print FormPrevious Business Excellence Award Recipients   Citizen of…

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Saying Good-bye: Belleville Chamber Now Hiring Marketing & Communications Manager

February 03, 2022 | General

After four wonderful years with the Chamber, we will be saying goodbye to our Marketing and Communications Manager, Diana Goebel.Diana leaves us to pursue a wonderful opportunity that we in no way would want to stand in the way of.  She will do a fantastic job in her new position and we wish her all the best.  Diana’s last day with the Chamber will be Friday, February 11, 2022, please feel free to wish her well.Here you will find the current job description for our Marketing & Communications Manager position that we will begin a search for immediately.  If you know someone looking, who is qualified and has interested in joining the Chamber team, please feel free to pass along this information.  All resumes may be submitted to HR@bellevillechamber.org.Good Luck Diana, we will miss you.

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Chambers All In for Economic Recovery 2022

January 21, 2022 | Commitment to Community

Chambers All In for Economic Recovery releases its 2022 platform below. The overarching message is the same as previous: economic recovery must be a top priority for the business community. As we approach the second anniversary of the pandemic’s declaration with continued efforts against COVID-19, unintended consequences for the effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 have surmounted and they risk permanently stunting the prosperity of Illinois’ businesses.  If enacted, the following items will help bolster a business bottom line and allow for continued growth and investment in Illinois.  Utilize American Rescue Plan Act funding to help replenish the unemployment trust fund alleviate the impending financial drain from the state’s businesses.  Provide legal protections to employers who follow the CDC established safety guidelines from claims that COVID-19 was contracted at the place of business. Restructure the…

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2022 Marketing Opportunities for Belleville Chamber Members

January 12, 2022 | Membership Tips

As we begin a new year, we would like to share some of our upcoming marketing opportunities (both paid and FREE!) with our business members.  Paid Opportunities Chamber Connection Newsletter The Chamber Connection is a monthly newsletter that the Greater Belleville Chamber sends out via email to over 1,200 individuals throughout our business community and also shared on the chamber’s website. This is a great way to support the chamber and consistently promote your business to other local businesses and individuals. Click here for more information on pricing, sizes, and more. Now through March 11, 2022, members can get a free month of advertising if you pay for 11 months upfront. Weekly Email Banner Ad The Greater Belleville Chamber sends a weekly email every Friday morning to the membership with upcoming chamber events as well as…

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