Category: Membership Tips

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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Don’t Pay for Job Ads Online

October 06, 2021 | Membership Tips

Recently we have heard from multiple members that they are paying $500 or more for employment ads with Indeed for open positions. We have also heard these businesses aren’t getting anywhere by paying for these ads. We want our members to know that there is a process noted below where employers can register through IllinoisJobLink.com to post their open positions and Indeed will pick them up at NO COST! Just create an employer account and upload your job there. Go to https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/ then go to the “Log In/Register” tab to create a new account. For more information on getting help posting positions, contact Lee Reese at lee.reese@co.st-clair.il.us.

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Back 2 Business Grants Available August 18

August 12, 2021 | Membership Tips

Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) today announced the $250 million Back to Business (B2B) grant program to support the continued recovery of small businesses across Illinois. The first in a series of economic recovery programs set to launch by the administration, B2B will offer small businesses access to funds that can help offset losses due to COVID-19, bring back workers and take continued steps to rebuild amid the fallout from the pandemic. The program builds on last year’s Business Interruption Grant program, which provided $580 million to small businesses and childcare providers across the state. $250 million to small businesses across the state that experienced losses in 2020 due to COVID-19 Grants will range from $5,000 to $150,000 per business and can be used to cover a wide…

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