Category: Community Service

Union United Methodist Church honored with Quarterly Commitment to Community Award

  The Commitment to Community Award is presented quarterly to a Chamber Member who demonstrates a commitment to improving the quality of life for residents and/or businesses in the greater Belleville area. The Ambassadors are honored to present this quarter’s award to Union United Methodist Church. Union United Methodist Church acquired its name from the union of two downtown churches in 1950, but its heritage extends back to 1819, just five years after the founding of Belleville. Dissatisfied with the state of Methodism in Belleville in 1950, the congregations of First Methodist Church and Jackson Street Methodist Church, both located within sight of the public square, resolved to unite to create a larger organization that would more effectively serve the community. Though located in downtown Belleville and serving that community, the vision of the church…

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Call for Sponsors & Vendors at the Education Committee’s Annual Back to School Fun Fair

On Wednesday, August 7th, the Chamber’s Education Committee will host their annual Back to School Fun Fair at Belleville West High School from 5-7 p.m. Students from the Belleville elementary Chamber Member schools* and their families will be invited to attend. Families in attendance will receive valuable information from our business leaders while participating in activities that will allow them to leave with a backpack full of school supplies in preparation for the new school year. The event will celebrate the new school year with games, activities, snacks and more. The Education Committee hopes to provide up to 1,000 backpacks for our school-age children, but sponsorships and vendors are essential to the success of this event. Click here to view and print the Sponsorship/Vendor Form. The deadline to turn in your sponsorship or vendor form…

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Donations Being Collected for Emergency Hygiene Kits

April 10, 2019 | Community Service

If you’re like many, you have multiple mini bottles of shampoo, conditioner, lotion, etc. or samples of different personal care items clogging up your bathroom cabinets and drawers. Remember that goody bag you got from the dentist full of unopened toothbrushes, floss, or toothpaste that you have been getting and never use? While you do some spring cleaning this year, consider putting them to good use and donating them to the Chamber’s Emergency Hygiene Kit drive! Now until May 9, the Greater Belleville Chamber’s Healthcare & Community Service Agency Committee is collecting these items to help those in need in our area. Recipients range from homeless veterans to women and children needing assistance recovering from hardship. Items needed and donation sites are listed below.

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Help the Chamber “Drive Away Hunger” in our area

Belleville Schools’ 12th Annual “Drive Away Hunger” food drive will kick off on Wednesday, March 20th and will continue thru Friday, April 12th, 2019. Donated items will benefit the following food pantries in Belleville: Interfaith-St. Paul’s, St. Vincent de Paul Cathedral & Union United Methodist. The items collected will be delivered on Tuesday, April 16th. The demand on our food pantries is overwhelming and they need our help. As we come together as a community to help drive away hunger, keep in mind the impact a community has on one another. Every item makes a difference. The Belleville schools in partnership with the Greater Belleville Chamber need your support to make this year’s drive a big success. Sign up your business by calling The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce at 618.233.2015 or email marketing@bellevillechamber.org. Click here for a…

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