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November 2015

St. Paul’s Senior Community Receives 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 were honored to present this quarter’s award to St. Paul’s Senior Community on September 7th, 2017. St. Paul’s Senior Community began its service to the community in 1926 and continues today as a notfor-profit, faith-based Life Plan Retirement Community for active seniors, offering a full spectrum of health services. The community is sponsored by The United Church of Christ and governed by a Board of Directors comprised of individuals from the congregation of St. Paul’s Church, Christ Church, Trinity Church, and the local community. In addition, St. Paul’s Resident Council holds regular meetings to ensure they are happy with the way their community is managed. They have a voice in many different aspects of their environment such as food and activities, and even have a president and secretary to represent the group. In 2015, St. Paul’s Senior Community completed construction of a new licensed building to complement the apartment residence. The new Senior Community features a state of the art household model of care. The 6 licensed households include memory care, skilled nursing care, assisted living/shelter care, and a dedicated household for short term Medicare Rehabilitation. Continued on page 3....

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Kevin Richter, President Mathis, Marifian & Richter, LTD Dr. Jeff Dosier, President Elect Belleville Township High School District #201 Mike McManus, 1st Vice President Memorial Regional Health Services, Inc. Melissa Mason, 2nd Vice President Belleville News-Democrat Bob Mueller, Immediate Past President TheBANK of Edwardsville

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Dr. Brett Barger, Lindenwood University-Belleville Edmond Brown, ELB Enterprises Mayor Mark Eckert, City of Belleville Dr. Mark Eichenlaub, Southwestern Illinois College Pat Hill, Allsup, Inc. Rachel Jackson, Project Compassion, NFP Darlene Jones, Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois Jerril Jones, Center for Racial Harmony Jared Katt, Chelar Tool & Die, Inc. Matt Klosterman, Belleville Public School District #118 Mary C. Lamie, Bi-State Development Kevin Pesko, Bank of Belleville John Reichert, In-Focus Marketing Bill Rickher, Korte & Luitjohan Contractors, Inc Peg Sebastian, HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Scott Schanuel, Holland Construction Services Kevin Vick, Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. Emily Vosse, Beno J. Gundlach Co. Ben Wanless, Commerce Bank Joseph Weissert, Ameren Illinois Will Welsh Roger Wigginton, Don Rodgers, Ltd.

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS Chairman Mark Kern, St. Clair County Christine Spargur, Scott Air Force Base

CHAMBER STAFF Wendy J. Pfeil, Executive Director Beth Tucker, Office Manager Landon Brooks, Marketing and Communications Manager Peggy Schifferdecker, Membership/Event Manager Alicia Slocomb, Main Street Manager Cathleen Lindauer, Director, Belleville Tourism Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce 216 East A Street, Belleville,IL 62220 Phone: (618) 233-2015 Fax: (618) 233-2077


Memorial Regional Health Services, Inc.


HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital


Illinois American Water Company


Ameren AT&T Belleville News-Democrat Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.


Associated Bank Auffenberg Belleville Commerce Bank Eckert’s Country Store and Farms Four Fountains Nursing and Rehab Gonzalez Companies, LLC Grey Eagle Distributors Korte & Luitjohan Regions Bank Scott Credit Union Southwestern Illinois College TerraSourceGlobal TheBANK of Edwardsville The ROHO Group


Abbott EMS Allsup, Inc Apartment Community of Our Lady of the Snows Balke Brown Transwestern Bank of America Bank of Belleville Belleville Area Special Services Cooperative BOS Metro East Banking Center Brown & Crouppen Breakthru Beverage Group Casino Queen Century Brass Works Chelar Tool and Die CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP Cooling Concepts ELB Enterprises, Inc. Empire Comfort Systems FCB Bank First Bank FKG Oil Company Flooring Systems, Inc. Hilton Garden Inn & Regency Conference Center Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP Holland Construction Services International Paper Jack Schmitt Chevrolet Lewis Rice LLC Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd. McDonald’s - Burris Management, Inc. Memorial & St. Elizabeth’s Cancer Treatment Center McKendree University National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows NAACP, East St. Louis Branch North Bay Produce Print Master Sam’s Club Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C. Strano & Associates UMB Bank Volkert, Inc. Walmart Willowcreek Rehab & Nursing Center

AMBASSADORS Shirley Bertelsmann, Community Member Rebecca Boyer, Kaskaskia Engineering Group, LLC Justin Chapman, TheBANK of Edwardsville Lynne Clapp, Vertical Performance Terri Dambacher, CompuType IT Solutions Bob Dintelmann, Landscape Consultant Julie Fetters, Associated Bank RoseMarie Fitzgerald, Community Member Mary Jo Foerste, Community Member Cari Frick, Metro Lock and Security, Inc. Sharon Goff, Self-Employed Patty Gregory, Art on the Square Martha Holloway, The Apartment Community of the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows Dean Hardt, City of Belleville Dennis F. Korte, Sr., Community Member Joyce Laux, Community Member Tracy McCollum, Standard Rule Promotions Dorothy Meyer, St. Clair County Mark Mueller, Mueller Furniture Al Orelt, Albert Orelt Allstate Agency Lisa Phillipson, Hospice of Southern Illinois Joy Prigge, Dieterich Bank Leslie Schmidt, Abbott EMS Loretta Stammer, Community Member Brandy Steely, BND Anne Thomure, Memorial Regional Health Services Jack Weck, Community Member Sheri Welch, Independent Insurance Agent Susan Wobbe, St. Clair County Office on Aging John Wunderlich, Egyptian Workspace Partners Sharon Zika, Scott Credit Union

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Upcoming Events Continued from page 1....

What sets St. Paul’s Senior Community apart from other senior communities and nursing facilities is that they provide person-centered care. Their community consists of many different “neighborhoods” which all have their own kitchen and dining rooms, along with a care provider to prepare individualized meals. Residents are also allowed to have pets, which Executive Director Tammy Vonyeast says has a large impact on the overall quality of life for their residents. Vonyeast also notes that having pets in the facility helps ease the healing process for patients who are undergoing rehabilitation. All of these aspects make the atmosphere at St. Paul’s Senior Community more home-like and welcoming for their residents. St. Paul’s Senior Community offers an in-house beautician and has regularly scheduled live music and art projects. They also provide transportation to local bingo’s and just about any other place the Resident Council decides they would like to visit. St. Paul’s Senior Community’s recent expansion and dedication to providing quality care for their residents demonstrates their commitment to our community. St. Paul’s Senior Community has had an inspired vision for the seniors in our community for over 90 years and the Ambassadors are proud to honor them with this quarter’s Commitment to Community Award.

October 2017

Upcoming Chamber Events 10/2 10/4 10/5 10/5 10/5 10/6 & 7 10/7 10/10 10/12 10/17 10/17 10/18 10/18 10/19 10/19 10/25 10/26

Manufacturer’s Open House Chelar Tool & Die Packet Pick-up for Chili Chase 5k Run/Walk Ambassadors Luncheon Chili Cook-off Set Up Manufacturer’s Open House Beno J. Gundlach 34th Annual Belleville Chili Cook-off 5th Annual Chili Chase 5k Run/Walk & Kid’s Pepper Dash Coffee Cup Connections Business After Hours Economic Development Committee Meeting INforM Committee Meeting Springboard to Success Young Professionals Social Government Affairs Committee Meeting Ladies’ Night Out Leadership Belleville Committee Meeting Lunch & Learn

If you’re interested in getting involved with a committee, please call the Chamber at 618.233.2015

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“Advancing Business. Supporting Community.”


August Renewals

The following members joined the Chamber in August... Flooring Systems, Inc. 4130 Meramec Bottom Road | St. Louis (314) 329-9202 Northwestern Mutual - Becky Amann 445 Salem Place | Fairview Heights (618) 589-7080 Spot Media Production Group, Inc. 2745 Locust Street | St. Louis (314) 667-5915 Toast of Belleville - Toastmasters 15 N. 1st St. | Belleville (314) 753-2900 For Membership Information, please contact Peggy at 618.233.2015

The following members renewed their investment with the Chamber in August... Abbott EMS Advanced Vision Care American Worker, Inc. Baer Heating & Cooling, Inc. Belleville Community Development Corporation Belleville Mechanical Dutch Hollow Janitorial Supply, Inc. Express Employment Professionals Farmers & Merchants National Bank Farmer’s Insurance, Christopher Sirtak Helfrich Family Eye Care IL Small Business Development Center Korte & Luitjohan Contractors, Inc. Local Lucy’s Signal Hill School District 181 Skyview Drive-In Southwestern Illinois College District 522 Tribout Distributors

Upcoming Business After Hours October 12 Grimm & Gorly Florist & Gifts, Inc. & Pour@322 November 2 Associated Bank December 2 Breakthru Beverage

Upcoming Events October 6 & 7 34th Annual Belleville Chili Cook-off October 7 5th Annual Chili Chase 5k Run/Walk & Kids Pepper Dash October 18 Springboard to Success October 25 Senior Fraud Protection Series | Part 2

Upcoming Coffee Cup Connections Tuesday, October 10th | 8:15am Hosted by: Mueller Furniture 1004 E Main St. | Belleville Please RSVP by Friday, October 6th Page 4

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Award Nominations The Chamber is accepting nominations for the folowing awards through November 15th, 2017. Award recipients will be honored at the Chamber’s Annual Dinner in January 2018. In addition, recipients will be featured in the Annual Report, a publication that highlights achievements of 2017 and sets the pace for an energetic new year. 2017 Business Excellence Award: Sponsored by Memorial Hospital & The City of Belleville The Business Excellence Award, the most prestigious award given to a business by the Chamber, is awarded annually to a nominated Chamber Member. The criteria used by the judges centers on the business’ 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. 2017 Citizen of the Year Award: Sponsored by Boyer Fire Protection The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce has an annual award to recognize an individual member of the Belleville Community for their outstanding contributions and service. These contributions and community service include areas such as education, charitable and voluntary service, fundraising or any other area which contributes to the enrichment of the quality of life in Belleville. This award is given to honor and ensure the recipient’s contributions and commitment will provide an inspiration to all. 2017 Leadership Belleville Alumni of the Year Award The Leadership Belleville Alumni Award recognizes an alumni who has made an impact through their service to the community and to the Chamber. All nominees must be a member of the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce and be an alumni of the Leadership Belleville Program for more than 5 years. Click here for a list of eligible nominees.

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Business After Hours Sponsor:

The Healthcare & Community Services Agencies Committee - in conjunction with -

The Healthcare & Community Service Agencies (CSA) Committee, along with The Apartment Community of Our Lady of the Snows, hosted Business After Hours on September 7th. Chamber members had the opportunity to visit with members of the Healthcare & CSA Committee by visiting their vendor booths. Participating committee members included: The Apartment Community of Our Lady of the Snows, Cambridge Houses, Home Instead, Willowcreek Rehab & Nursing, Illinois Department of Rehabilitative Services, Optimist Club of Belleville, AgeSmart Community Resources , Westfield Manor, Breeze Hospice, Hospice of Southern Illinois, HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, The Cancer Treatment Center, and PSOP. The Healthcare & CSA Committee’s mission is to bring awareness of resources and services available for the health and well-being of the community. It is made up of a variety of organizations that serve seniors, youth, and the community at-large. Meetings take place on the second Thursday of every month from 9:00am-10:00am in the Chamber Board Room. If you are interested in being a part of the committee, please contact Laurie Bauer at laurieb@thecancercenter. com. A big thanks to The Apartment Community of Our Lady of the Snows for inviting members to visit their facilities!

Charles Mayhew, Optimist Club of Belleville Carla Boswell, PSOP

Jane Pusa, City of Belleville Becca Boyer, Kaskaskia Engineering Group, LLC Shelly Schaefer, City of Belleville


Upcoming Business After Hours Thursday, Oct 12th | 5-7PM Grimm & Gorly Florist & Pour@322 322 & 324 East Main St. Belleville Sponsors: Kim Oplet, Hospice of Southern Illinois Nancy Chase, Bel-Air Bowl

Dorothy Meyer, St. Clair County Susan Wobbe, St. Clair County

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Ribbon Cuttings Morrison Plumbing, Heating & Air Wednesday, August 23rd 3504 Lebanon Ave. | Belleville


Ace Hardware of West Belleville Thursday, August 24th 6938 W. Main St. | Belleville


Denny’s Monday, September 18th 1130 S. Illinois St. | Belleville


Upcoming Ribbon Cutting AT&T Wednesday, October 11th | 11:00am 5840 Belleville Crossing | Belleville


Celebrating a new business opening, anniversary or remodel? Celebrate with a Ribbon Cutting! Contact Peggy Schifferdecker, Membership/Event Manager, for more info. Email or call the Chamber Office at (618) 233-2015.

Young Professionals Social Wednesday | October 19th | 4:30pm-6:30pm Location: T2 Taps & Tapas 307 East Main Street | Belleville


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Spotlight on Education


Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 • 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. • Sam Wolf Granite City Campus

Celebrate Manufacturing Day – From Handmade to High-Tech! Start the day at the SWIC Industrial Technology Center Open House: • Tour the SWIC advanced manufacturing facility • See demonstrations of cutting-edge technology • Try your hand at virtual welding • Meet more than 25 local manufacturers The event is presented in partnership with the Gene Haas Foundation, Granite City Economic Development Department, IMEC – Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center, Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois, Madison County Employment and Training and the Southwestern Madison County Chamber of Commerce. The event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be served. For more information, contact: or 618-931-0600, ext. 7457 or 618-931-0600, ext. 7476 Page 8

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Chamber Happenings

Leadership Belleville Retreat The Leadership Belleville 2017-2018 Class attended a two-day overnight retreat on September 14 & 15 at Pere Marquette Lodge in Grafton, Illinois. The retreat focused on team building, leadership and communication skills. Facilitators provided the class with the opportunity to bond and develop significant relationships that will be useful in their professionals, civic and personal endeavors. During the retreat, the class explored effective personal leadership skills and acquired powerful tools to meet the day-to-day demands of a leader. The annual Leadership Belleville Retreat is an important component of the Leadership Belleville program as it sets the foundation for each monthly session. The next event scheduled for the class is History, Culture & Religion Day on October 20th. For more information about Leadership Belleville, visit


Teacher Appreciation Reception Chamber members joined community educators for the Third Annual Teacher Appreciation Reception at SWIC on September 19th. Administrative staff and teachers from Chamber member schools welcomed new teachers and thanked retiring teachers for their years of service. The event took place on the patio of SWIC’s Liberal Arts Complex where The Weingarten served a variety of wines and sangria to guests and Sam’s Club provided desserts. Grey Eagle Distributors donated a variety of beer as well. The Chamber thanks everyone who attended and contributed to this evening of celebration for our local educators. We look forward to continuing the event in the future! Presenting Sponsors:

Gold Sponsors: Cardinal Buick GMC | Dave Schmidt Truck Service | FKG Oil Company Gilmore & Bell, P.C. | Sam’s Club | The EDGE | The Weingarten Teacher Supporters:

Belleville Township High School District 201 | BTHS District #201 Teacher’s Union Local 434 CompuType IT Solutions | Don Rodger’s Ltd | Fletcher’s Kitchen & Tap | Jack Schmitt Chevrolet Martin Glass Company | Masterworks Chorale & Childrens Choruses | McDonald’s - Burris Management Metro East Gastroenterology, Ltd | Mueller Furniture | Scott Credit Union | St. Clair County Regional Office of Education | State Farm - David Raetz | The Menta Group | Tom Holbrook | Vertical Performance

Chamber Happenings

Government Officials’ BBQ Chamber members and local, state and federal government officials came together for the annual Government Officials’ BBQ at St. Clair County Court House on September 13th. The event is an opportunity for members to network and thank officials for their service to our community. Representatives from a variety of local business were in attendance at the event, as well as many City and County employees. Also in attendance was Illinois State Senator Paul Shimpf, and Randy Sikowstki, Down State Director for US Senator Tammy Duckworth. A big thanks to everyone who helped make this year’s event another success! Presenting Sponsors:

Gold Sponsors: Illinois American Water | Impact Strategies | ROHO, Inc. Drink Sponsor: Kaskaskia Engineering Group


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Chamber Member Update BELLEVILLE MAYOR MARK W. ECKERT ELECTED IML PRESIDENT The Illinois Municipal League (IML) elected new officers to lead the organization at its 104 th Annual Conference, which was held September 21-23 at the Hilton Chicago and attended by more than 2,000 local elected and appointed officials. On Saturday, September 23, 2017, the IML membership unanimously elected Belleville Mayor Mark W. Eckert to serve a one-year term as president of the statewide organization’s board of directors. Mayor Eckert was previously IML’s First Vice President and has served on the IML Board of Directors since 2013. Also elected during the conference were Mayor Michael J. Inman of Macomb as First Vice President and Mayor Leon Rockingham, Jr. of North Chicago, as Second Vice President. “It is an honor to serve as the next president of the IML. My time on the IML board has prepared me for this role, and I look forward to continuing to advocate for municipalities across Illinois,” Eckert said. The Illinois Municipal League is the statewide organization representing local communities throughout Illinois. Founded in 1913, IML has worked continuously for the benefit of all 1,298 municipalities in Illinois to provide a formal voice on matters involving common interests. .........................................................................................................................................................................................................

LOOKING AT THE GOSPEL OF JOHN The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville, Ill., is presenting a three-week Bible Study looking at the Gospel of John. Mark Etling, Ph.D. will lead this discussion on Saturdays, September 30, October 7 and October 14, 10 a.m. – Noon. The Gospel of John differs greatly from the Synoptic Gospels – Mark, Matthew and Luke – in many ways. The Gospel of John was written at a time and place that makes it unique among the canonical Gospels. Jesus is depicted as the pre-existing Word, the Divine Messenger of God, sent to bring light and truth to the world. The chronology of events of Jesus’ life and ministry are not the same as in the Synoptics. Even the Passion story is told in such a way that Jesus is in charge of his own death. Join Mark Etling, Ph.D., Affiliate Theology Teacher at St Louis University, for three mornings of reflection as we examine the Gospel of John, the “Spiritual Gospel.” Fee: $30 for the series or $10 per session. Pre-registration is required. This program will be held at the Guild Center. Information and registration at or contact the Shrine at 618-397-6700 ext. 6270. .........................................................................................................................................................................................................

LLINOIS DIVISION OF UNITED WAY ANNOUNCES 2017 CAMPAIGN GOAL The Illinois Division of United Way of Greater St. Louis recently announced its 2017 campaign goal of $1,350,000. The annual fundraising campaign began with a golf scramble on Thursday, September 7 and will run through early November. Nearly 150 golfers participated in the scramble, which was held at the Clinton Hill Golf Course in Swansea, Ill., raising nearly $17,000 for United Way’s campaign. Photos from the event can be found here. United Way’s Illinois Division helps more than 130,000 people in Clinton, Monroe, Randolph and St. Clair counties every year and supports 30 health and human service organizations. “The money invested through United Way provides critical resources, services and programs to our Illinois communities and the entire St. Louis region,” said Phil Hickman, 2017 United Way Illinois Division Campaign Chair and president of Associated Bank, Southern Illinois/St. Louis Metro East Market. “We are once again calling on our neighbors throughout Illinois to support United Way, which has a positive impact on the lives of so many people in our region.” On September 10 at the St. Louis Cardinals game, United Way of Greater St. Louis announced its overall 2017 campaign goal of $75.5 million. “United Way not only invests in a network of quality agencies that are changing lives, but we also collaborate with partners to create real and sustainable solutions to the systemic issues that hinder the future of our region’s growth,” said Orvin Kimbrough, president and CEO of United Way of Greater St. Louis. “It is because of the tremendous support from this region that we’ve been able to help local people for 95 years.” With generous support through individual and corporate donations, United Way is able to invest more than $1 million each week into the region to create a solid foundation for a good quality of life through basic needs, education, financial stability, health and strong communities. For more information about United Way’s community campaign or to pledge a donation, call (618) 233-8441 or visit

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Chamber Member Update LINDENWOOD BELLEVILLE ANNOUNCES THEATRE PERFORMANCE LINEUP Lindenwood University-Belleville’s Department of Theatre is proud to announce its sixth season of plays. In the fall, the department will present Tennessee Williams’ classic American play, A Streetcar Named Desire, Oct. 5-8. Streetcar tells the story of Blanche DuBois and her doomed attempt at living out a fantasy life in an all-too-real 1950s New Orleans. In the spring, the department will present Michael Frayn’s hilarious, fast-paced farce Noises Off from April 12-15. Join the calamity as the cast and crew of the fictitious Nothing On try to perform their play in some ridiculous circumstances. “Both of these productions have had iconic films made of them, and we are proud to present them to the Belleville community this year,” said Assistant Professor of Theatre Nick Moramarco. “We’ve selected a season that we believe has something to satisfy the dramatic taste and high comedy on the stage, and hope community members will come out for these great shows,” said Theatre Professor Marsha Parker. All Thursday through Saturday show times are at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday’s matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for general admission and $5 for students and seniors. Lindenwood students and employees are free. Shows will be performed in the Lindenwood Auditorium, 2600 W. Main St., Belleville. For more information, call Moramarco at 618-239-6226. .........................................................................................................................................................................................................

LINDENWOOD BELLEVILLE NAMES NEW DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAMS Lindenwood University-Belleville recently named Donna Osborne Bradley as the new director of Graduate Criminal Justice Programs for the Office of Accelerated Degree Programs. In her new position, Bradley oversees the entire graduate criminal justice program, is a faculty advisor to undergraduate and graduate criminal justice students, and teaches in the graduate and undergraduate criminal justice programs. Bradley was born and raised in Memphis, Tenn., but is a 23-year resident of the St Louis region. She previously taught human resource management and criminal justice courses to graduate and undergraduate students at Webster University, Maryville University, St. Charles Community College, and Columbia College. Bradley received a bachelor’s degree from Brown University in political science, a master’s degree from Columbia College in criminal justice, a Juris Doctorate from Howard University School of Law, and a doctorate in public safety and criminal justice from Capella University. Bradley is an attorney with more than 20 years of experience with a private firm, the Department of Defense, and the National Labor Relations Board. She also has more than 19 years of teaching and training experience in various venues. She previously served 16 years in an inner-city ministry, where she was responsible for ensuring compliance with human resource and employment law matters and advocating for a disenfranchised population, including ex-offenders, homeless persons, addicts, and other system-involved persons. Bradley, an attorney licensed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, also served victims of sexual assault as a victim advocate, volunteer coordinator, and executive director of the Sexual Assault Center in San Joaquin County, Calif. She also worked as the education and outreach coordinator at St. Louis Metropolitan Equal Housing and Opportunity Council, where she educated realtors, landlords, tenants, homebuyers, and the community about housing discrimination and their rights under the Fair Housing Act. To learn more about the Criminal Justice programs at Lindenwood University-Belleville, contact 618-239-6242. .........................................................................................................................................................................................................

TELEMETRY RN CAREER FAIR ON OCTOBER 10 OFFERED AT HSHS ST. ELIZABETH’S HOSPITAL NEW O’FALLON SITE HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital will host an RN Career Fair to fill clinical positions specifically in the Telemetry Unit on Tuesday, October 10 from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the main lobby of the soon-to-open hospital at One St. Elizabeth’s Boulevard in O’Fallon, IL (Google map address is 250 Park Drive). In addition to the Career Fair, nurses can earn a Continuing Education Unit (CEU) for attending a presentation by Dr. Paban Saha, electrophysiologist with Prairie Heart and Vascular Institute. The program topic is “Electrophysiology Procedures.” The hospital is offering $15,000 sign-on bonuses and PTO incentives for qualified RNs hired into the Telemetry unit with at least one year of hospital experience. During the event, candidates can meet with Telemetry leaders and team members and tour the new hospital. Human Resource team members will also be available to discuss all open positions and share information about St. Elizabeth’s tuition reimbursement options and all the benefits offered by Hospital Sisters Health System. All Career Fair attendees will be entered to win a 55” TV. Candidates can RSVP or get more information about the Career Fair by calling 618-234-2120, ext. 1496 or emailing Visit to view all current openings at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital is part of the Southern Illinois Division of Hospital Sisters Health System, which additionally includes HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland and HSHS Holy Family in Greenville.

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Chamber Member Update LINDENWOOD BELLEVILLE SENIOR MASTERS FBI IN-TRAINING PROGRAM Lindenwood Belleville senior Emily Fox hopes to be an agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation after she graduates. So, imagine her excitement when, over the course of five days during the summer break, she was able to live the life of an FBI agent including working in explosives disposal training, mock criminal investigations, firing a gun on a shooting range, and searching vehicles for evidence. “It’s really my ultimate career goal to be an FBI agent,” said Fox, a senior in criminal justice from St. Louis. “So, it was very interesting to get to see many of the different things they do. I know I will never forget this experience.” Fox was invited to be the first Lindenwood Belleville criminal justice student to attend the future FBI In-Training Program on the recommendation of Interim Dean of Students Dr. Thomas Trice. The program, which was hosted by the bureau’s St. Louis Division, is in its second year. “Emily Fox was selected and recommended for this opportunity due to her strong dedication and commitment to excellence in and outside of the classroom,” said Trice. “She has shown herself to be a leader, but she has also demonstrated she is committed to being a scholar.” “Seeing that the FBI is one of the most competitive career fields to get into, this presented her with an opportunity to meet with those that are doing the job and to learn what it will take not only to get selected, but to make it through the process,” Trice continued. “We know from research that when students are afforded the opportunity to spend time with individuals in the career fields they seek to get into, this only increases their efficacy related to that career field.” Dr. Joseph Zlatic, chair of Lindenwood Belleville’s Criminal Justice Department, said Fox’s successful completion of the internship brings her a major step closer to reaching her ambition. “Internships are always valuable in that they allow students to put their coursework into action,” said Zlatic. “Given the highly competitive nature of gaining employment with federal law enforcement agencies, this opportunity gave Emily insight and access that will certainly improve her odds of achieving her long-term goals.” Fox was among 25 criminal justice majors who were selected for participation from a pool of more than 200 applicants. Students were selected on the basis of their high academic performance, exemplary character, and leadership abilities. To learn more about the Criminal Justice Program at Lindenwood Belleville, call 618-239-6242. .........................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Shareholder disputes Breach of contract actions Real estate litigation Tortious interference with business expectancies • Real estate tax protests

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Covenants not to compete Nonsolicitation agreements Uniform Commercial Code litigation Merger and acquisition litigation Breach of fiduciary duty actions Injunctive relief

• Consumer fraud and unfair business practices • Partnership, corporate and LLC litigation • Bank-related litigation

Shareholders Patrick B. Mathis George E. Marifian Kevin J. Richter Mark J. Stegman Mark S. Schuver Gregory W. Coffey William J. Niehoff Kelli E. Madigan Bradley W. Small Mary E. Lopinot Deanna L. Litzenburg Philip D. Speicher Laura E. Schrick Sandra J. Tatoian Beth K. Flowers Associates Natalie T. Lorenz Rebecca K. Wohltman Colin C. Clark Joseph R. Harvath Melissa C. Meirink Katharine A. Keefe Of Counsel Charles M. Lock Barry D. Dix

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Chamber Member Update DR. PRASAD KANDULA RELOCATING OFFICE TO 4600 MEMORIAL DRIVE, SUITE W1, BELLEVILLE Dr. Prasad Kandula and staff will be relocating to Memorial Hospital Belleville, 4600 Memorial Drive, Medical Office Building Two, Suite W1, Belleville, effective September 18, 2017. Dr. Kandula is a general and interventional cardiology physician with clinical interests in coronary artery disease and associated procedures. All appointments will be moved to the new location. For an appointment or more information, call: (618) 233-3066. .........................................................................................................................................................................................................

DR. KALLIE HARRISON JOINS MEMORIAL MEDICAL GROUP OB/GYN Dr. Kallie Harrison has joined Memorial Medical Group and is available to see patients. Dr. Harrison is obstetrics and gynecology physician specializing in the woman’s reproductive tract, pregnancy, childbirth and stages of menopause. She completed her medical education and medical residency at Saint Louis University. Her office is located at 1404 Cross Street, Suite 3181, Shiloh. For more information or to make an appointment, call: (618) 234-2390. .........................................................................................................................................................................................................

DR. ROBERT GARNER JOINS MEMORIAL MEDICAL GROUP Dr. Robert Garner has joined Memorial Medical Group and is now available to see patients. Dr. Garner is an internal medicine physician with clinical interest in family care, pediatrics, operational medicine, sports injuries, and military medicine. He completed his medical education at Ohio University and his medical residency at Saint Louis University. His office is located at 800 East highway 50, O’Fallon. In late October, his office will move to Memorial Hospital East Medical Office Building, 1414 Cross Street, Suite 230, in Shiloh. For an appointment or more information, call: (618) 6071260. .........................................................................................................................................................................................................

SWIC CELEBRATES MUSIC, THEATRE, FILM & ART THIS FALL You can attend art exhibitions, theatre productions, film screenings, music concerts, and an engaging faculty speaker series…all at Southwestern Illinois College this fall. The college’s arts series, called the Southwestern Illinois Creative Arts Syndicate, features a variety of events ranging from a SWIC faculty music recital Sept. 26, an exhibition of East Asian art at The Schmidt Art Center Oct. 26, a series of one-act plays titled “All in the Timing” by David Ives Nov. 3 and 4, and a discussion on art history and Disney Nov. 8. “We try to appeal to a wide range of artistic tastes from music to theatre to art,” said Nicole Dutton, Schmidt Art Center curator. “We want our students and the community to be able to experience the arts without crossing the river. They can enjoy these things right here in the Metro East.” The SWICARTS calendar is below.


Oct. 11 – The Shining Viewed from All Angles: Faculty Panel, 3 p.m., The Schmidt Nov. 8 – Art History & Disney: Paula Haniszewski, 3 p.m., The Schmidt


Oct. 12 – Rats & People Motion Picture Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., The Schmidt


Nov. 3 – All in the Timing by David Ives, 7:30 p.m., SWIC Main Complex Theatre Nov. 4 – All in the Timing by David Ives, 7:30 p.m., SWIC Main Complex Theatre


Oct. 26 – Exhibition Opening Reception, East Asia Exhibition, 4–7 p.m., The Schmidt Nov. 30 – Pottery Sale, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., The Schmidt Dec. 1 – Pottery Sale, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., The Schmidt


Oct. 15 –Choir Concert: Around the World in 60 Minutes, 3 p.m., Union United Methodist Church, Belleville Oct. 17 – Choir Concert: Around the World in 60 Minutes, 7 p.m., St. Luke Catholic Church, Belleville Oct. 26 – Chamber Music Series: Music in the Time of War, 7 p.m., The Schmidt Nov. 2 – Jazz Band Concert: St Louis Jazz, 12:30 p.m., SWIC Belleville Campus Café Nov. 7 – Chamber Music Series: From Major to Minor, 7 p.m., The Schmidt Nov. 14 – SWIC Concert Band: A Celebration of Dance, 7 p.m., St. Clare of Assisi Church, O’Fallon Dec. 5 –SWIC Holiday Concert, 7 p.m., SWIC Varsity Gym Dec. 6 – Choir Concert: Music Student Honors Recital, 3 p.m., The Schmidt Dec. 9 – Carols by Candlelight III, 7 p.m., Union United Methodist Church, Belleville For details on individual events, visit or facebook. com/swicarts.

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Chamber Member Update LEADERSHIP COUNCIL SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS WELCOMES TWO NEW MEMBERS The Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois is pleased to announce the addition of Northwestern Mutual and the REALTOR® Association of Southwestern Illinois (RASI) to its growing list of members. Representatives from these two companies will join other leaders in the business, industry, labor, education and government sectors to encourage business investment and development in Southwestern Illinois. Representing Northwestern Mutual on the Council is Chris Lowery. With an office in Belleville, Chris serves as a wealth management advisor and managing director with the Lowery Group at Northwestern, and he has been with the company since 1995. He specializes in annuities, business planning analysis, comprehensive financial planning, disability income insurance, education planning, employee benefits, estate planning, executive benefits, investment services, long-term care insurance, mutual funds, personal life insurance and retirement plans services. Northwestern Mutual was founded in 1857 to help clients achieve financial security and has offices all over the U.S., including several in the St. Louis area. Deb Treat Frazier will be representing the REALTOR® Association of Southwestern Illinois on the Leadership Council. She has been the association executive at RASI for a little over a year. She previously worked as the executive director of the Multiple Listing Service in Southwestern Illinois for five years and managing broker for Prudential One in Edwardsville for seven years. Located in Belleville, RASI is a voluntary trade association that works to protect the rights of private property owners by recommending and promoting legislation that safeguards and advances the interest of real property ownership. The organization has over 700 members who are engaged in all facets of the real estate industry. RASI primarily serves the Metro East market area, including St. Clair, Monroe, Randolph and Clinton counties.

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FRI & SAT - OCT 6 & 7 | DOWNTOWN BELLEVILLE 11 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.









Allsup, Inc - Art on the Square - Bank of Belleville - Breakthru Beverage - Commerce Bank - First Bank - Illinois American Water In Focus Marketing - Kelso Auto & RV Collision Center - MedStar Ambulance - Precision Practice Management - Wm Nobbe & Co.

What’s Happening in October Sunday | October 1 St. Clair County Office on Aging Wine 1k | 12:00pm The Weingarten | Belleville Belleville Kiwanis Club Designer Purse Bingo | 1:00pm Quail Club | Belleville Thursday | October 5 SIUE SBDC Personal Accountability Luncheon | 11:30am Uncle Nick’s Deli | Belleville Sip n’ Shop | 6:30pm The Weingarten | Belleville Friday & Saturday | October 6 & 7 34th Annual Belleville Chili Cook-off | 11:00am Downtown Belleville Friday | October 6 Belleville Parks & Rec Dodgeball Night | 5:30pm Nichols Community Center Jazz Night | 7:30pm The Abbey | Belleville Saturday & Sunday | October 7 & 8 Knife & Gun Show | 10:00am Belle-Clair Fairgrounds | Belleville Saturday | October 7 5th Annual Chili Chase 5k & Kids Pepper Dash | 9:00am Downtown Belleville Belleville Kiwanis Club Recycling Day | 9:00am Skyview Drive-In & Crehan’s Irish Pub | Belleville Sunday | October 8 Hispanic Culture Celebration Mass | 11:30am The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows | Belleville

Tuesday | October 10 Toastmasters Meeting | 11:30am Peer 151 | Belleville Wednesday | October 11 Lunch & Learn | 12:00pm Eckert’s, Inc. | Belleville Thursday | October 12 Wine Class | 6:00pm Eckert’s, Inc. | Belleville Friday | October 13 SIUE SBDC Starting a Small Business in Illinois | 3:00pm SWIC | Belleville Half-Baked Cookie Dough Fundraiser | 5:00pm Auffenberg Dealer Group | O’Fallon Fall Family Festival | 6:00pm East Belleville YMCA Saturday | October 14 Flapjack Fundraiser for Hurricane Relief | 7:00am Turkey Hill Grange | Belleville

Saturday | October 21 United States Air Force Band in Concert | 7:00pm Belleville West High School Tuesday | October 24 Toastmasters Meeting | 11:30am Peer 151 | Belleville Thursday | October 26 Reconnect With Scouting | 5:30pm Cohen Scouting Service Center | Belleville Friday & Saturday | October 27 & 28 Largest Yard Sale | Times Vary Belle-Clair Fairgrounds | Belleville Friday | October 27 PSOP Housing Fair | 10:00am PSOP | Belleville Saturday | October 28 PSOP, Four Fountains & Hospice of Southern Illinois Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me | 9:00am The EDGE | Belleville

A Day of Renewal for Cancer 30th Annual Althoff Catholic Survivors and Caregivers | 9:00am Golf Classic | 9:00am The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Stonewolf Golf Club | Fairview Heights Snows | Belleville Get Your Pink On | 9:00am The Cancer Treatment Center | Swansea

Hoyleton Youth & Family Services Halloween Bowling Bash | 12:00pm Salem Bowl | Salem

Sunday | October 15 Motorcycle Swap Meet | 7:00am Belle-Clair Fairgrounds | Belleville

Every Saturday & Sunday in October Pumpkin Jamboree | 10:00am Eckert’s, Inc. | Belleville

Thursday | October 19 Adult Cooking Class | 6:00pm Eckert’s, Inc. | Belleville

Every Saturday in October Old Town Farmers’ Market | 7:00am Downtown Belleville

Saturday & Sunday | October 21 & 22 We are constantly updating our community calendar. Please visit Belleville Flea Market | 9:00am for an Belle-Clair Fairgrounds | Belleville up-to-date list of events!

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Spr ngboard TO SUCCESS

Wednesday, October 18th 8:30am - 1:00pm Bellecourt Manor | Belleville

Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard, along with The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce and the O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce, invite you to attend the 4th Annual Springboard to Success, a women’s forum. Springboard to Success empowers women on their paths to success. Speakers provide energetic and interactive presentations that captivate their audiences. In addition, there will be many vendor booths to visit, and a continential breakfast and lunch will be served.

How to Find & Create Your Own Identity

$40 Per Person $220 Table of 6

Generations in the Workplace

Presenting Sponsor:

Georgia Costello, SWIC

Mark Voegele, Express Employment Professionals

Digital Toxicity Panel Discussion Panel Discussion

Women In Leadership Panel

Sue Holloway, HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Ruth Holmes, Memorial Hospital East Kathy Schmitt Federico, Jack Schmitt Chevrolet

Sponsorships are available. Please contact Debbie Arell-Martinez at the O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce for more information. 618.632.3377.

Please Register at or fill out the form below. Name:______________________________________________________________________________________________ Address:____________________________________________________City:______________________Zip:__________ Phone Number: _________________________ Email Address: ____________________________________________ ___$40 Per Person ___$220 Table of Six Please respond with your sponsorship information and payment to: Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce 216 East A Street Belleville, Illinois 62220 Please make check payable to the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce. Page 22 January 2016 Payment can also be made with all major credit cards via phone at 618.233.2015

Spr ngboard TO SUCCESS The law firm of Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard, along with The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce and the O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce, invite you to attend the 4th Annual Springboard to Success, a women’s forum. Springboard to Success has been created to help empower women on their paths to success. Speakers will provide an energetic and interactive environment to take lives to new levels. You have the opportunity to be a part of this event. Please notice several sponsorship levels available. *A continental breakfast and lunch will be served.


Wednesday, October 18th | 8:30am - 1:00pm Bellecourt Manor | Belleville

Success Sponsor | $1,000

6 admissions to event Business Logo listed on all Event Advertising Business Logo inside Event Program Business listed on Chamber websites as sponsor Business Logo listed on media presentations Booth for business promotion and/or merchandise sales Ability to put promotional items in 250 bags

Motivation Sponsor | $500

3 admissions to event Business listed inside Event Program Business listed on Chamber websites as sponsor Business listed on media presentations Booth for business promotion and/or merchandise sales Ability to put promotional items in 250 bags

Booth Sponsor | $150

2 admissions to event Booth for business promotion and/or merchandise sales

Sponsor Name:____________________________________________________________________________________ Address:____________________________________________________City:______________________Zip:_________ Contact Name: ___________________________________________ Phone Number:_________________________ Email Address: ____________________________________________________________________________________ Sponsorship Level: ___$1,000 Success Sponsor ___$500 Motivation Sponsor ___$150 Booth Only *All Sponsors must be members of either The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce or the O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce. Please respond with your sponsorship information and payment to: O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 371 O’Fallon, Illinois 62269 Please make check payable to the O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce. Payment can also be made with all major credit cards via phone at 618.632.3377. High resolution logos may be emailed to Landon Brooks: The Chamber Connection

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Learn More About Our Local Manufacturers

MON. | Oct 2 Chelar Tool & Die 4:00 - 6:00pm THURS. | Oct 5 Beno J. Gundlach 4:00 - 6:00pm


OPEN HOUSE more info


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Chili Chase 5k Run/Walk & Kids Pepper Dash October 7th | 2017

Benefiting the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class Scholarship Fund Race Date/Time: Location: Awards:

Registration Fee: T-Shirts: Timing System: Race Website: Packet Pick-Up: Cancellations:

Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 9 a.m.; Course Briefing at 8:45 a.m. Historic Downtown Belleville. Start will be at East Main & Church St. Trophy to overall 1st place finisher, male and female. Medals to the Top 3 finishers male and female in each race: 13 & under, 14-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+. Each child participating in the Pepper Dash will receive a medal. Adults $25, Youth $15 (16 & under). Late Registration Fee: $30 after September 22, 2017; $30 day of race. Kids Pepper Dash $5 (13 &under) "Chili Chase" T-shirts and sizes are guaranteed for 5K registration ONLY and registration must be received by September 22, 2017. Bib Chip Timing by Final Lap Payment: Cash, Check, Credit Card (online) Route Map: See website for route map Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 from 4:30 - 7 p.m. at SSM Physical Therapy, 2649 N Illinois St, Swansea IL 62226. Morning of Race 7:15 - 8:15 a.m. Event will run rain or shine! - NO REFUNDS

Please mail registration to: Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce, “Chili Chase”, 216 East A Street, Belleville, IL 62220. Make checks payable to “Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce”. Mailed registrations must be received no later than September 22, 2017 to guarantee a shirt.

Habanero Sponsor:

Cayenne Pepper Sponsors:

Jalapeño Pepper Sponsor:

Chili Pepper Sponsors: Belleville Township High School District 201 BOS Metro East Banking Center Chiro-Med HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital

Marketplace Magazine Meckfessel Tire & Auto Mueller Furniture The EDGE

2017 Chili Chase Registration Form Name:________________________________________________ Email: _________________________________________________ Address: _____________________________________________ City/State/Zip: ________________________________________ Phone: _______________________________________________ Age (as of Oct.7, 2017): ________________________________ Gender: M F Race Choice: 5K Pepper Dash T-Shirt Size: Adult: S M L XL XXL (+$2) Youth: M L (T-Shirts for 5K Race Only) Waiver of Liability: I understand that the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce, the City of Belleville, their employees, and all other connected with this event are not liable for any injuries which I may suffer while taking part in this voluntary activity. I hereby waive and release any and all rights and claims I may have against the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce, sponsors, or any personnel for injury I might suffer in this event or for loss or damage to my property. I acknowledge and freely accept the risk inherent with athletic competition. I also grant full permission for organizers to use photographs, videotape, or motion pictures of me, and/or quotations from me in legitimate accounts and promotions of this event. NO refunds available. T-shirts are not guaranteed for late registrants. Signature: ________________________________ Date: ______________________ Participants under 18 must have this form signed by a parent or legal guardian. The Chamber Connection Page 25

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January 2016

Season Tickets Now On Sale! Program Ads Available! Call (618) 210-3626 for information!

2017-18 Concert Season Masterworks Chorale

Celtic Voices

A celebration of folk music ancient and new from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and England Sunday, October 15, 2017, 3:00 p.m. at Saint Clare Catholic Church, O’Fallon Masterworks Children’s Choruses

A Whole New World

Music from around the world for dynamic young voices Sunday, October 22, 2017, 3:00 p.m. at Saint Paul United Church of Christ, Belleville Masterworks Chorale, Children’s Choruses and Orchestra

Magnificat! A Masterworks Christmas

Southern Illinois’ most beautiful holiday concert, featuring Vivaldi’s elegant Magnificat,candlelight procession, and favorite carols Sunday, December 10, 2017, 7:30 p.m. at Saint Clare Catholic Church, O’Fallon Masterworks Chorale and Children’s Choruses

Masterworks Mardi Gras Gala

Our annual Mardi Gras celebration and dinner auction, with performances by the Chorale and Children’s Choruses Friday, February 9, 2018, 5:30 p.m. at Saint Clair Country Club Masterworks Chorale, Children’s Choruses and Jazz Ensemble Steve Jankowski, Master of Ceremonies

That’s Entertainment!

Broadway Pops at the Movies A delightful evening of Broadway and pops favorites from the Silver Screen,with buffet dinner and desserts Saturday, March 3, 2018, 6:00 p.m. at Bellecourt Manor, Belleville Masterworks Children’s Choruses

Voices of Spring: Cantamos!

Metro-East’s finest young ensemble in concert – a delightful surprise! Sunday, April 22, 2018, 3:00 p.m. at Saint Paul United Church of Christ, Belleville Masterworks Chorale Andrew Peters, Organ • Emily Truckenbrod, Soprano

Fauré: Requiem

The most beloved of French choral works, and rarely performed sacred masterworks by Poulenc, Duruflé, and Villette May 5, 2018, 7:30 p.m. at Chapel of the Carmelite Monastery, Saint Louis The Chamber Saturday, Connection Page 27 Sunday, May 6, 2018, 3:00 p.m. at Saint Paul United Church of Christ, Belleville

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