Category: Membership Tips

2022 Welcome Home Guide

June 07, 2022 | Membership Tips

The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce is partnering once again with Town Square Publications to publish the next WELCOME HOME packet! Over the past year we have welcomed over 4,800 new residents to the Greater Belleville area communities. This program is designed to help get your business noticed and in front of one of the most valuable audiences, new residents in our area. WELCOME HOME will be direct mailed monthly to all new residents moving into our city of Belleville for the next year, catching them at an important time as they establish new buying habits. The WELCOME HOME program is a highly visible, advertising tool that arrives directly in the new resident’s mailbox, introducing your business and services. Don’t miss this opportunity to promote your business to new residents on a monthly basis all year…

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Leadership Belleville Class 2023 Now Taking Applications!

June 06, 2022 | Membership Tips

What is Leadership Belleville? Leadership Belleville is a unique training program offered to community members and chamber members, coordinated through the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce. The goals of the program are to… Develop effective community leaders Establish valuable relationships with business and civic leaders Expand awareness and understanding of important issues affecting business and the community Foster a commitment to personal, professional, and community growth Provide opportunities for ongoing business development, growth, and expansion within the Belleville area. Each Leadership Belleville class is composed of up to 25 professionals who demonstrate the highest leadership qualities. These classmates create a valuable network of resources – paying dividends to both alumni and their business sponsors. Attached you will find a Leadership Belleville Flyer and the Application to be a part of this unique opportunity.  Now more…

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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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Meet our new board chairman, Amy Richter

January 06, 2022 | Membership Tips

Amy Richter is currently the President and CEO of Hospice of Southern Illinois, which is celebrating 40 years of serving hospice patients and families in 27 counties in Southern Illinois. Amy joined the organization in 2009 as their CFO and moved into the President and CEO role in 2017. Before joining Hospice of Southern Illinois, she served as the Corporate Director of Financial and Regulatory reporting for SSM Health. Amy has 36 years of experience in the finance and accounting field, 30 of those years in health care as a licensed CPA, with an MBA from Maryville University in St. Louis. She is a member of the American Institute of CPA’s and is a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. She has served as Past President and Board member of the Greater Heartland Chapter of…

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2021 Annual Meeting Highlight

January 05, 2022 | Membership Tips

On Tuesday, December 21, the Chamber met via Zoom to conduct its Annual Board Meeting. This meeting takes the place of the Chamber’s regular monthly Board of Directors meeting and is open for all Chamber members to attend. The Annual Meeting provided a forum for a wrap-up of the year by Kevin Vick, outgoing Board Chairman and Wendy Pfeil, Chamber President & CEO. Incoming Board Chairman Amy Richter was introduced. Attendees also got to hear from multiple leaders in the community for yearly highlights including Col. Rob Lowe of Scott Air Force Base, City of  Belleville Mayor Patty Gregory, Executive Director of the St. Clair County Intergovernmental Grants and EconomicDevelopment Dept. Rick Stubblefield, as well as State Representative Jay Hoffman. Highlights from the chamber were bright despite the ongoing pandemic. During a continuously changing time,…

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