Category: General

COVID-19 Resources & Articles

March 17, 2020 | General

On Friday, March 20th, Governor Pritzker issued Executive Order 2020-10 requiring all Illinoisans to stay in their homes to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 until April 7, 2020. The order prohibits things like visiting the homes of friends and holding gatherings of any size and closes all nonessential establishments, including most retail, recreation and entertainment businesses. It does NOT prohibit essential activities like going to the grocery store, receiving medical care, or taking your pet for a walk. For more information on what this order means for you, please click here. We ENCOURAGE the community to continue supporting local businesses during this time of uncertainty. Public health crises affect all businesses, particularly the hospitality industry. There is no better time than the present to #ShopLocal and be #StrongTogether. We will update this page with…

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Census 2020 details from the City of Belleville

March 16, 2020 | General

As promotional and outreach activities are ramping up across the nation ahead of the 2020 Census, the City of Belleville want to help ensure all residents in the city get counted. As part of its outreach initiatives, the city established a Complete Count Committee, a diverse group of community representatives who were selected as trusted voices, representing various constituencies throughout the City of Belleville. “The Complete Count Committee brings together a cross-section of community members who will utilize their local knowledge and expertise to reach out to all persons in our community,” said Mayor Mark Eckert. Eckert said that the committee is set to deploy a comprehensive communication and community outreach campaign at the top of 2020 to ensure that every person who resides in Belleville has the resources and knowledge to get counted. According…

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New Chamber Connection Newsletter Advertising Contract Out Now

February 10, 2020 | General | Membership Tips

Advertise with the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce! The Chamber Connection Newsletter is distributed the last week of each month (Example: April’s newsletter will be distributed the last week of March). Ad Sizes & Ad Rates:Business Card (3.5”w x 2”h) $25.001/4 Page (3.5”w x 5”h) $50.001/2 Page (7.5” x 5”h) $100.00Full Page (7.5”w x 10”h) $200.00 Artwork must be received by the 15th of the month. If the ad is not received by this date, it is not guaranteed to make that newsletter. If it is a recurring ad, the previous ad will stay in it’s place . Advertisers have the option of changing their ad monthly as long as new ad copy is received by the deadline. All ads must be submitted in JPEG or PDF format. Ads will be full color. Newsletters will be email distributed of more…

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Welcome New 2020 Board Members!

January 14, 2020 | General

The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce our newest board members beginning their term in 2020. Our executive committee consists of:President Edmond Brown, ELB Enterprises, LLCPresident-Elect Kevin Vick, Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.1st Vice President Amy Richter, Hospice of Southern Illinois, Inc.2nd Vice President Mary Lamie, Bi-State DevelopmentImmediate Past President Michael McManus, Memorial Regional Health Services We also welcome the following newest board members: Jeff Bair, Grimm & GorlyCathy Dupertuis, People Ready a True Blue CompanyBrian Mentzer, Belleville Township High School, Dist 201Kayla Mitchell, Scheffel BoylePaula Nixon, Ameren IllinoisScott Schanuel, Holland Construction To see a full list of our board members, click here.

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Tis the Season to be Thankful

November 24, 2019 | General

The trees are changing colors, it’s getting darker outside and the temperature is falling. The holidays are quickly approaching and we are starting to reflect on the last year and think about what we are thankful for this year. Here are some of our staff’s thoughts. What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? Wendy Pfeil: There are so many things to be thankful for, first I am thankful for my family that through all the craziness of 2019, we are still able to sit down at dinner and laugh together. Secondly, I am thankful for my work family. Whether we are celebrating successful events, birthdays, holidays or just everyday fun, we also are there for each in times of need from sickness to death. There is no other team I would rather be a part…

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