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ARTICLE NAME

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SPECIAL PARTNERS

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Mike McManus, President Memorial Regional Health Services, Inc.

Platinum:

Memorial Regional Health Services, Inc.

Gold:

HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital

Edmond Brown, President Elect ELB Enterprises, Inc.

Silver:

Illinois American Water Company

Bronze:

Ameren Belleville Boot Company Belleville News-Democrat Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.

Friends:

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

Alliance:

Abbott EMS Allsup, Inc Balke Brown Transwestern Bank of America Bank of Belleville Belleville Area Special Services Cooperative BOS Metro East Banking Center Breakthru Beverage Group Cannon Utility Services, LLC. Casino Queen Chelar Tool and Die CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP Cooling Concepts ELB Enterprises, Inc. Empire Comfort Systems FCB Bank First Bank FKG Oil Company Flooring Systems, Inc. Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP Holland Construction Services International Paper Jack Schmitt Chevrolet Lewis Rice LLC Liberty Bank Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd. McDonald’s - Burris Management, Inc. Siteman Cancer Treatment Center McKendree University National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows Print Master Sam’s Club Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C. SIHF Healthcare Strano & Associates The Esquiline of Our Lady of the Snows Volkert, Inc. Walmart Willowcreek Rehab & Nursing Center

Justin Price, Vice President CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP Kevin Vick, Second Vice President Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. Dr. Jeff Dosier, Immediate Past President Belleville Township High School District #201

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Lisa Adams, Marketplace Magazine Brett Baltz, Egyptian Workspace Partners Ryan Boike, Belleville School District #118 Cathy Dupertuis, People Ready Mayor Mark Eckert, City of Belleville Carol Haffner, Beacon Ministry Jerril Jones, Center for Racial Harmony Jared Katt, Chelar Tool & Die, Inc. Mary Lamie, Bi-State Development Dan Lovekamp, Auffenberg Dealer Group Tracy McCollum, Standard Rule Promotions Kayla Mitchell, Scheffel Boyle CPAs David Nosacka, Hospital Sisters Health System Jessica Orelt, Albert Orelt Allstate Agency Amy Richter, Hospice of Southern Illinois Bill Rickher, Korte & Luitjohan Contractors, Inc Scott Schanuel, Holland Construction Services Ron Stephens, Bank of Belleville Kevin Vick, Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. Emily Vosse, Beno J. Gundlach Co. Ben Wanless, Commerce Bank Joseph Weissert, Ameren Illinois

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

CHAMBER STAFF Wendy J. Pfeil, Executive Director wpfeil@bellevillechamber.org Peggy Schifferdecker, Membership/Event Manager pschifferdecker@bellevillechamber.org Diana Goebel, Marketing & Communications Manager marketing@bellevillechamber.org Alicia Slocomb, Main Street Manager bms@bellevillechamber.org Cathleen Lindauer, Director, Belleville Tourism clindauer@bellevillechamber.org

Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce 216 East A Street, Belleville,IL 62220 Phone: (618) 233-2015 Fax: (618) 233-2077 www.bellevillechamber.org

AMBASSADORS Rebecca Boyer, Kaskaskia Engineering Group, LLC Justin Chapman, TheBANK of Edwardsville Lynne Clapp, Vertical Performance Terri Dambacher, CompuType IT Solutions 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 Dean Hardt, City of Belleville Dennis F. Korte, Sr., 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, CTS Technology Solutions, Inc. 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, Community Member Sharon Zika, Scott Credit Union

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COVER STORY MEMBERS ENJOY BEAUTIFUL DAY FOR OTTO GOLF CLASSIC Thirty-four teams came out to support the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce for our annual Otto Golf Classic on Monday, May 13 at the St. Clair Country Club. A special thanks goes to our Title Sponsor, Cooling Concepts, for supporting this event. You can find more photos online on the Chamber’s Facebook page. Congratulations to the winners of this year’s tournament: A-Flight Winners: Al Orelt Allstate Agency Team Members: Al Orelt, Gordy Roberts, Erik Shannahan, Steve Rice B-Flight Winners: Memorial Hospital Team Members: Mike McManus, Scott Givens, Joe Lanius, Jennifer Meinkoth Thank you to all of the golfers who came out to support the Chamber and to our sponsors. Your commitment to the Chamber allows us to continue our mission! Gold Sponsors: Memorial Hospital and Raymond James Lunch Sponsor: Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. Drink Cart Sponsors: CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP and Leisure Time Pools, Lawns & Landscaping Beverage Sponsor: Grey Eagle Distributors Hole-in-One Sponsor: Jack Schmitt Chevrolet Hole Contest Sponsors: Copper Bend Pharmacy and Huntleigh Securities Corporation Putting Contest Sponsor: Bank of Belleville Snack Sponsor: Express Employment Professionals Exclusive Tee Sponsors: BELFOR Property Restoration, Brown Chiropractic, Chick Fritz Distributing, Gonzales Company, HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Kelly & Kelley, LLC., Kurrus Funeral Home, Sam’s Club, SERVPRO of Belleville, Seven

(Above) A-Flight Winners: Al Orelt Allstate Agency (Below) B-Flight Winners: Memorial Hospital

Tee Sponsors: Albert Orelt Allstate Agency, Archway Cooling & Heating, Big Daddy’s, BND, BOS Metro East Banking, Bouse Properties, LLC., Cannon Utilities, Carelink of Metro-East, Car-Tech Automotive, Dave Raetz-State Farm Insurance, Dieterich Bank, George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Johnson, Johnson & Nolan, Mark A. Kern, Metro Lock & Security, Payroll Central, Schmale Insurance Agency, Inc., Strano & Associates Real Estate, TR’s Place, Tygracon Properties

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CHAMBER NEWS

“Ladies’ Night Out” is now “Diva’s Night Out”! Grab a friend and join us on Belleville Main Street. Third Thursday of the Month | March-December 5:00-8:00pm June 20 Theme: Magical Creatures Start: Circa End: Big Daddy’s

Now open every Saturday 7:30am-noon through November 2nd! They are located on the first block of South Charles, between East Main and East Washington.

July 18 Theme: Wacky Hair - Don’t Care Start: Metal Crafters Studio End: Lincoln Theatre More information: www.BellevilleMainStreet.net

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CHAMBER NEWS CHAMBER HEALTHCARE AND COMMUNITY SERVICE AGENCIES COMMITTEE SUPPORTS FUNNEL CAKE FOOD DRIVE Thanks to our Healthcare/Community Service Agency Committee’s efforts putting together the Funnel Cake Food Drive, we made a great impact on the Belleville community May 10 by collecting $190 and 342 lbs. of food that was then donated to the Community Interfaith Food Pantry! The event took part at Southwestern Illinois College Programs & Services for Older Persons (PSOP) during their Senior Celebration event. A great BIG thank you to Charles Treser who donated his funnel cake trailer and supplies. It was delicious! Pictured left: Healthcare & CSA Committee Chair, Tamara Foote (Age Smart) and Carla Boswell, past committee chair (Programs and Services for Older Persons)

June 2019

Upcoming Chamber Events

6/4 Education Committee Meeting 6/7 Ribbon Cutting @ Perfectly Plated 6/10 PR/Marketing Committee Meeting 6/11 Coffee Cup Connections @ St. Clair Country Club 6/11 Young Professionals Night with the Grizzlies 6/13 Healthcare & CSA Committee Meeting 6/13 Ambassadors Committee Meeting 6/13 Business After Hours @ Raymond James 6/18 Board of Directors Meeting 6/18 Economic Development Committee 6/19 Leadership Belleville Committee Meeting 6/19 EmpowHer Women’s Conference 6/20 Government Affairs Committee Meeting 6/27 Lunch & Learn If you’re interested in getting involved with a committee, please call the Chamber at 618-233-2015.

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MEMBERSHIP UPDATES

Welcome

to the following businesses and organizations who joined the Chamber in April.

Belleville Boot Company 100 Premier Drive | Belleville www.bellevilleboot.com

Thank you

Liberty Bank 2403 Homer Adams Parkway, Alton www.bankliberty.com to the following members for renewing their membership with the Chamber in April.

Art on the Square Chick Fritz Distributing Clean Rite Cleaning Company Country Financial - Maria Hazel Crehan’s Irish Pub Edward Jones - Jared Nuxoll Edward Jones - Walt Weston Family Hospice of the Belleville Area Glaenzer Electric, Inc Hicks Bar-B-Que Hoeris Auto Body Hospice of Southern Illinois Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken Leisure Time Pools, Lawns & Landscaping Lowe’s of Belleville

For a complete list of our members, visit www.BellevilleChamber.org. For Membership Information, please contact Peggy at 618-233-2015 or PSchifferdecker@bellevillechamber.org

Masterworks Chorale & Childrens Choir McColloughs Flooring Enterprise, Inc. Metro East Pride of Southwestern IL NAMI Southwestern Illinois Optimist Club of Belleville Plumbers & Pipefitters Local R.C. Stelling Insurance Agency Sandy’s Back Porch Garden Center Saric Consulting, Inc. SpringValley Dental Group Terrace Motel & Apartments The Arcades Center LLC Union United Methodist Church Vintage Team Room

Advertise your organization’s job opportunities for free! E-mail your job descriptions to marketing@bellevillechamber.org or call 618-233-2015 for more information.

Did you know the Chamber has a members-only event calendar? Submit your event online at www.BellevilleChamber.org and click “Calendar” to see the calendar and submit your event! All events will be featured in our Weekly Friday E-blast. Page 6

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Ribbon Cuttings

Top Nutrition & Performance, LLC Thursday, May 2 110 Mascoutah Avenue | Belleville

Celebrating a new business opening, anniversary or remodel?

Celebrate with a Ribbon Cutting! Contact Peggy Schifferdecker, Membership/Event Manager, for more info. Call the Chamber Office at (618) 233-2015.

Find the application and more online at

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NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

Upcoming Business After Hours June 13 Raymond James RSVP for events online at www.BellevilleChamber.org! Just click on the event you wish to attend and log-in. Need help? Email your RSVP to marketing@bellevillechamber.org or call 618-233-2015.

July 11 Lindenwood University August 1 Schmale Insurance September 5 The Esquiline October 10 Grimm & Gorly November 7 The Atrium of Belleville December Breakthru Beverage

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BUSINESS AFTER HOURS On Thursday, May 2, The EDGE welcomed the Belleville Chamber for the Chamber’s monthly Business After Hours. The EDGE has been voted the top family entertainment center in the Metro East every year because of their superior attractions, family friendly environment and friendly staff. They offer the most state-of-the-art attractions including laser tag, four virtual reality attractions, indoor go-karts, bumper cars, bowling, movie theatres, arcade and a restaurant and bar. Their 82,000 square foot facility caters to adults and kids alike. They offer two types of movie theatres: stadium style or bistro style. The bistro theatres are adults 21 and older, and offer motorized, leather recliners with inseat food and beverage service. They provide extra leg room to make your movie experience enjoyable. ​ heir laser tag arena is over 14,000 square feet, making them the “World’s Largest T Laser Tag Arena” and the only one that can play up to 60 people simultaneously. The arena is multi-level and the equipment provides a wide variety of game formats for the expert and novice player alike. One of their newest attractions is the go-kart attraction featuring high performance electric cars racing on an elevated track with banked turns and a timing system that provides racers with a unique and exhilarating experience. Their newest additions also include four Virtual Reality attractions, bowling and three arcades.

Sarah Klein, Standard Rule Promotions Tracy McCollum, Standard Rule Promotions Beth Tucker, Belleville Chamber of Commerce Dean Hardt, City of Belleville Tom Teasdale, Toastmasters of Belleville

The EDGE is the ideal place for group events as we host hundreds of events each month from birthday parties to bachelor/bachelorette parties to corporate events. Banquet space is available to accommodate large groups. Thank you to The EDGE for their hospitality during our May Business After Hours.

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For more information about The EDGE: https://www.edge618.com/

NAME, Business Karen Furlow & Julia Crunk, Ambassador Travel

Upcoming Business After Hours

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EDUCATION SPOTLIGHT District 118 Grade Schools Belleville District #118 proudly serves the majority of residents residing in the city of Belleville and encompasses twenty-seven and one half square miles. The enrollment is approximately 3900 students in pre-school through eighth grade. Our district enjoys a strong heritage and tradition in providing quality education. Much acclaim has come to the district’s instructional program and to the excellence of the staff. In fact, the school district has been honored by the National Blue Ribbon School program and the Illinois State Board of Education’s Honor Roll Program. Dedication and a professional commitment to remain on the “cutting edge” of current learning theory are the priorities of the educators within the district. The combination of a conscientious Board of Education with great vision, a dedicated professional staff, and one of the most committed PTA organizations in the state of Illinois has greatly contributed to Belleville District #118 attaining the reputation of being one of the most effective and efficient school districts in the state. Our Core Values

Inclusion

Where individuality is celebrated and everyone belongs.

Commitment

We are devoted to educate, inspire and empower all of our 118 family.

Compassion

We show empathy and sincere concern for all.

Character

We instill and nurture traits that develop honorable, productive citizens.

Our Mission Educate students ~ Empower individuals ~ Build character Tradition of Excellence and Innovative Programs  Strong academic instruction  Highly trained and dedicated staff  Emphasis in Character Education o National District of Character 2017 (character.org) o National Schools of Character – 4 o Illinois Schools of Character – 7  Staff presents at National, State & Local Conferences  District & St. Clair County Young Authors Conference  District & Belle Fair Conference Spelling Bee  STEAM Nights  1:1 Chromebook Initiative in grades K-8th for the past 5 years  2019-2020 – STEM rooms in all elementary schools  YMCA swim program for all 3rd graders  Strong Fine/Practical Arts program (includes vocal music, band, art, industrial arts, family consumer sciences and technology)  Award winning Junior High Band  District Latchkey Program  Odyssey of the Mind (Problem Solving) State and World Competition  Numerous Community Partnerships – Chamber of Commerce; Scott Air Force Base; Operation Food Search; Universities  District Educational Foundation – assets over $1 Million Page 10

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LEADERSHIP BELLEVILLE

CONGRATULATIONS LEADERSHIP CLASS OF 2019

The 2018-2019 Leadership Belleville Class concluded with Reflection Day at Grey Eagle Distributors on Friday, May 3rd. As part of the class requirements, the 16 participants were asked to create a presentation reflecting on their journey through Leadership Belleville. Later that day, the Class met at St. Clair Country Club for dinner and graduation ceremony. The Chamber is proud to have another group of community leaders complete the program. If you know one or more of this year’s graduates please congratulate them on their achievement! To learn more about the Leadership Belleville Program and to find the coming year application, visit www.bellevillechamber.org.

Kevin Bouse | Bouse Properties, LLC Adam Brewer | Edward Jones Phil Elfrink | TheBank of Edwardsville Karl Gilpin | Tygracon Properties, Inc. Joel Glasscock | City of Belleville Amy Goretzke | Allsup, LLC Christine Green | City of Belleville Tyler Hazelwonder | Kaskaskia Engineering

Pat Minogue | City of Belleville Gina Poole | Memorial Hospital - BJC Healthcare Brandon Rakers | Bank of Belleville Ally Schwab | Mathis, Marifian & Richter, LTD. Chris Seaman | Scott Air Force Base Cheryl Tindall | HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Michelle Torigian | St. Paul United Church of Christ Andy Wolkiewicz | Greenfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.

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MEMBER UPDATES HSHS ST. ELIZABETH’S HOSPITAL RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD OF ACHIEVEMENTS IN SUSTAINABILITY In recognition for successful programs to reduce their environmental impact, HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital received the Partner for Change Award from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care. The award is one of the Environmental Excellence Awards given each year to honor environmental achievements in the health care sector. The Partner for Change Award recognizes health care facilities that continuously improve and expand upon programs to eliminate mercury, reduce and recycle waste, source products sustainably and more. Winning facilities must demonstrate that they are recycling at least 15 percent of their total waste, have reduced regulated medical waste, are on track to eliminate mercury, and have developed successful sustainability programs in many areas. “As health care providers, sustainability is at the core of our healing Mission and central to protecting the health of our patients, staff and community,” said Donna Meyers, MSN, RN, Director of Mission Integration/Pastoral Care/Community Benefit at HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. “We take pride in our sustainability programs and the positive impacts they have on the environment and the communities we serve. It is just one of the ways we live out our Franciscan values of reverence for the earth.” St. Elizabeth’s continues to grow programs and implement environmentally sound process to further reduce its footprint including hosting an upcoming electronics recycling event June 1, developing a cooking oil recycling process and investigating additional green cleaning agents to add to housekeeping’s inventory. The award will be presented at the Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards Gala, set for May 9 in San Diego at the conclusion of the CleanMed Conference & Exhibition. Along with HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, eight other hospitals within HSHS were also honored with awards from Practice Greenhealth. HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital is part of the Southern Illinois Division of Hospital Sisters Health System, which also includes St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese, HSHS Holy Family Hospital in Greenville and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.

SWIC STUDENTS SWEEP CATEGORIES AT ILLINOIS SKILLS USA COMPETITION Southwestern Illinois College Technical Education students dominated four precision machining categories at the Illinois SkillsUSA challenge in Springfield in April. SWIC won a total of 16 medals in seven categories. The gold medalists are now eligible to compete at the national level. This marks the ninth year in a row that SWIC students have succeeded in qualifying for the national competition. “We’re very proud of our students and their accomplishments,” said SWIC Industrial Technology Coordinator Mark Bosworth. “We’re happy that they’ll have a chance to demonstrate these skills at the national level.” SkillsUSA is a national technical education organization that partners educators, employers and students to teach greater skills to Americans, according to its website. The SkillsUSA Championships are competitive events showcasing the best career and technical education students in the nation. Contests begin locally and continue through the state and national levels. The SWIC students who brought home medals from the SkillsUSA competition include pictured, Nicholas Wittenauer of Red Bud, who was part of the First Place Mechatronics team, left, and Gavin Becherer of Troy, who was part of the First Place Automated Manufacturing team. The National SkillsUSA competition will be held in Louisville, Kentucky in June.

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TOP LAWYERS METRO EAST AREA

These LEADING LAWYERS have been recommended by their peers to be among the TOP LAWYERS in Illinois. Alvin C. Paulson Edward J. Blake Jr. Brad L. Badgley Jason R. Caraway James F. Clayborne Jr. Michael L. Wagner Gregory L. Shevlin Scott Dixon John J. Johnston Sean K. Cronin Kristine M. Mack Michael J. Nester Chi-yong Throckmartin Edward J. Kionka John E. Sabo Michael H. Korein John J. Hopkins Thomas F. Hennessy III William A. Schmitt Donald K. Schoemaker Kurt S. Schroeder Russell K. Scott L. Kevin Vick David W. Ybarra Beth A. Bauer Brenda G. Baum Troy A. Bozarth Gordon R. Broom Matthew B. Champlin Eric P. Hall Jeffrey S. Hebrank Larry E. Hepler Stephen R. Kaufmann Gregg A. Kinney George A. Kiser Theodore J. MacDonald Jr. Gary A. Meadows Benjamin W. Powell W. Jason Rankin Michael Reda Anne B. Schmidt Steven M. Wallace Dede K. Zupanci Patrick D. Cloud Philip M. Eisele Douglas R. Heise Richard K. Hunsaker Jennifer B. Johnson Lisa A. LaConte Barry S. Noeltner Kent L. Plotner Michael D. Schag Mark D. Bauman Jeffrey R. Glass Dennis J. Graber Dawn A. Sallerson Thomas Q. Keefe Jr. Robert H. Gregory Elaine L. LeChien Curtis M. Dawson J. William Lucco Christopher P. Threlkeld R. Eric Robertson Gregory W. Coffey Clyde L. Kuehn Mary Ellen Lopinot Kelli E. Madigan George E. Marifian Patrick B. Mathis William J. Niehoff Kevin J. Richter Mark S. Schuver Bradley W. Small Philip D. Speicher

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These EMERGING LAWYERS have been identified by their peers to be among the TOP LAWYERS in Illinois who are age 40 or younger OR who have been admitted to the practice of law for 10 or fewer years. Jennifer M. Behme David I. Cates Ryan J. Mahoney Nicole L. Winters Jason M. Gourley Brendan M. Nester Sandra J. Tatoian Christopher T. Layloff James A. Bock Jr. Garrett C. Reuter Jr. Alemayehu A. Ayanaw Andrew K. Carruthers Katie E. Jacobi Daniel C. Lytle Kathryn L. Modeer Gregory W. Odom II Leslie Odom Gregory C. Flatt Sara A. Ingram Kendra A. Wolters James M. Brodzik Blair P. Keltner Kyle C. Oehmke Nicole E. Rice Trevor A. Sondag Jason K. Winslow Thomas Q. Keefe III Samantha S. Unsell Michael J. Hertz Colin C. Clark Beth K. Flowers Natalie Tai Lorenz Melissa C. Meirink Laura E. Schrick Rebecca K. Wohltman Reed C. Nelson Jennifer M. Wagner

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MEMBER UPDATES HSHS ATHLETES ADVANTAGE SPORTS MEDICINE AND HSHS MEDICAL GROUP OFFERING FREE SCHOOL PHYSICALS FOR STUDENTS ENTERING 10TH THROUGH 12TH GRADE Ensure your athletes are ready for the upcoming sports seasons by registering your son or daughter for free sports physicals offered by HSHS Athletes Advantage Sports Medicine and HSHS Medical Group. The sports physicals are offered for students entering 10th grade through 12th grade. Sports physicals will not address chronic issues, medications, or immunizations. A variety of dates and locations are available throughout the HSHS Southern Illinois Division, in O’Fallon, Breese, Greenville and Highland. Each of these will be from 5 to 8 p.m. • Wednesday, June 12 at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital’s HealthPlex in Breese. • Monday, June 24 at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital’s Specialty Clinics in Highland. • Monday, July 8 at HSHS Holy Family Hospital’s Specialty Clinics in Greenville. • Tuesday, July 23 at HSHS Medical Group Primary & Specialty Care – O’Fallon at 670 Pierce Blvd. • Tuesday, August 6 at HSHS Medical Group Primary & Specialty Care – O’Fallon at 670 Pierce Blvd. Online registration is required and opens May 6. Spots are limited, so make your appointment early. To register, visit athletesadvantage.hshs.org/sports. For more information, contact Jamie Wagner, manager, at (618) 526-5628 or email jamie.wagner@hshs.org. HSHS Athletes Advantage Sports Medicine has been providing Certified Athletic Trainers to local schools since 2002. HSHS Athletes Advantage Sports Medicine is part of the Southern Illinois Division of Hospital Sisters Health System, which also includes HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon, HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese, HSHS Holy Family Hospital in Greenville, and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.

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LINDENWOOD UNIVERSITY-BELLEVILLE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ‘ADOPT A LINDENWOOD LYNX’ The Student Development and Resource Center at Lindenwood University-Belleville launched a new program to assist students as they acclimate to life in Belleville, and applications for the program for the 2019-2020 academic year are now open. “Adopt a Lindenwood Lynx is a program that gives students an opportunity to connect with families in the local community,” said Destinee Penigar, manager of First-Year and Transfer Programs. “This program allows students not only to connect with the local community but also to have a ‘family’ and support system away from home.” Penigar said that interested families must submit an application to participate in the program, and once accepted into the program, a family will be assigned two incoming Lindenwood students to get to know throughout the academic year. “We’re looking for families who are interested in participating in a student’s life in a variety of ways,” said Penigar. “They can choose how they interact with the student, but some ideas include having students to their home for meals and holidays, attending sporting events with their students, or participating in other events in the local community. Oftentimes, we will see families provide students with cards and care packages throughout the semester, which are especially needed during times such as midterms and final exams.” According to Penigar, this is the second year the university is offering the program. The university sees that students who are connected personally to a family or individuals throughout the local community are more successful in their college careers. “We have so many first-generation students and international students who are far from home,” she said. “So, having a personal connection and being able to turn to someone who is close and familiar with the area is an invaluable asset for young people, who in many cases is on their own for the first time in their lives.” For the 2019-2020 year, the university is looking to pair first-year students, those with fewer than 24 credit hours and international students with families living in Belleville and the surrounding areas. A welcome barbecue will be held in August for families and students accepted in the program. To access applications, visit www.lindenwood.edu/belleville/academics/ support-resources/first-year-programs/adopt-a-lindenwood-lynx/. For more information, contact Penigar (618) 671-6212 or DPenigar@lindenwood.edu.

KAREN RAINGE JOINS PROVIDENCE BANK Fairview Heights Region for Providence Bank, is pleased to announce the addition of Karen L. Rainge as Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking Officer. In her role, Rainge will be responsible for originating and maintaining commercial banking relationships in Fairview Heights and the surrounding area. Rainge joined Providence Bank in March 2019 and has over 23 years of banking experience. Her background includes commercial credit underwriting and portfolio management. She has a strong background in underwriting and structuring credit transactions for companies with an annual revenue between $5 to $100 million. Rainge graduated from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance in 1995. She spent 10 years volunteering with the St. Louis Wheelchair Athletic Association and Disabled Athlete Sports Association. Rainge currently volunteers with Lutheran Senior Services in the Money Management Program, Operation Food Search and Habitat for Humanity. Providence Bank has been meeting the financial needs of individuals and businesses for more than 131 years. Today, Providence Bank has 14 banking centers serving clients in Columbia, Jefferson City, Osage Beach, St. Peters, St. Charles, Lake St. Louis, St. Louis County, Elsberry and Winfield, Missouri; Fairview Heights, Illinois; Premier Bank Texas, a fullservice banking center in Grapevine, Texas. In addition, Providence Bank operates the Providence Bank Mortgage Center and Providence Bank Agency Finance. In addition to its office locations, Providence Bank provides anywhere, anytime financial services to customers via online banking, mobile banking and on its website at myprovidencebank.com. Providence Bank is a FDIC Member and Equal Housing Lender.

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MEMBER UPDATES

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MEMBER UPDATES THEBANK OF EDWARDSVILLE AWARDS COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIPS TO FOUR METRO EAST AREA STUDENTS Four high school seniors from throughout the Metro East were recently selected to receive college scholarships through TheBANK of Edwardsville’s Community Scholarship Program. Each will receive $2,000 per year for four years of education. Jack Rafaelle from Edwardsville High School, Emma Deist from Father McGivney High School, Savannah Tiemann from Belleville West High School and Kate Weber from Metro-East Lutheran High School, were chosen as the 2019 scholarship recipients. The recipients were selected from a large group of applicants based on their positive leadership and character in both academic achievements and community activities. “TheBANK of Edwardsville established this scholarship program 19 years ago as a commitment to the education of our future leaders,” said Kevin Powers, President and CEO of TheBANK of Edwardsville. “We are very proud of the accomplishments of the students who were selected from this year’s impressive pool of applicants, and we look forward to watching them progress through college and enter the workforce. Congratulations to the students for all of their achievements thus far.”

Pictured, from left, are Pam Farrar, Executive Director of the ECF; Jack Rafaelle; Kevin Powers, President and CEO at TheBANK; Kate Weber; Paul Millard, Chairman of the ECF and SVP/Chief Credit Officer at TheBANK; and Savannah Tiemann. Not pictured is Emma Deist.

TheBANK introduced its Community Scholarship Program in August of 2000, pledging $1.3 million toward scholarships to be awarded over 30 years to graduating seniors of local high schools. The Edwardsville Community Foundation, which is governed by a board of local residents, administers the program with a selection committee which interviews the finalists and selects the final scholarship recipients.

As in years past, the selection committee evaluated the applicants on academic achievements, leadership and character exhibited both at school and in extracurricular activities. Selection criteria also included leadership in community activities as well as the positive impact the students have had on others. This year’s scholarship recipients are: • Jack Rafaelle, Edwardsville High School: Jack will attend Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, and plans to study Chemical Engineering. He is the son of Tim and Paula Rafaelle; • Emma Deist, Father McGivney High School: Emma will attend Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo., and plans to study Biology and Agricultural Sciences on a pre-Veterinary track. She is the daughter of Phil and Lynne Deist; • Savannah Tiemann, Belleville West High School: Savannah will attend Rice University in Houston, Texas, and plans to study Chemical Engineering and Neuroscience. She is the daughter of Scott and Kim Tiemann; and • Kate Weber, Metro-East Lutheran High School: Kate will attend Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo., and plans to study Psychology. She is the daughter of Wayne and Jennifer Weber. TheBANK’s Community Scholarship Program was created as part of the American Bankers Association’s “Banks of Promise” effort, which is the banking industry’s pledge toward Colin Powell’s “America’s Promise – Alliance for Youth.” TheBANK has committed to America’s Promise by partnering with not-for-profit organizations, athletes, mayors, governors, teachers, college professors and others to benefit youth through a variety of sponsorships and donations.

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MEMBER UPDATES LOCAL ATTORNEY APPOINTED TO ILLINOIS SUPREME COURT COMMITTEE Local attorney Laura E. Schrick, shareholder at Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd., was appointed to serve on the State of Illinois Supreme Court’s Committee on Character and Fitness, Fifth District. This committee is committed to evaluating the moral character and general fitness of applications to the practice of law. 

Laura serves clients in Southern Illinois and Eastern Missouri through our offices in Belleville, Ill.; Edwardsville, Ill. and Clayton, Mo. She is excited to take on another opportunity to better the legal community as she is also serving as a member of the Illinois State Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section Council this year. Laura is recognized as both an Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers and Rising Star by Super Lawyers.

 Laura is an amazing attorney whom we are proud to have on our team at Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd. She serves clients through her practices in civil litigation, employment law and trust & estate litigation. Her dedication to the legal community and clients makes her a valuable asset to MM&R.

BANK OF BELLEVILLE ANNOUNCES ADDITION TO ITS MANAGEMENT TEAM Wade C. Weitlauf has joined Bank of Belleville as its Chief Lending Officer. In his role, Weitlauf will serve as a member of the Executive Management Team and will lead all areas of lending for the bank, including; Commercial, SBA, Mortgage and Consumer. Weitlauf’s career in banking began in 1996. Since that time, he has proven himself a highly qualified banker of the utmost integrity. Throughout his career, he has been entrusted with a steady increase in responsibility, most recently leading a team of commercial lenders at a local community bank. “The addition of Wade to our Team of highly experienced bankers, represents not only the completion of our newly expanded Executive Management Team, but also a critical component of our growth strategy. His leadership skills and contacts throughout the communities we serve will be instrumental in helping the bank achieve its goals.” said Ronald R. Stephens, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Belleville. “I’m extremely honored and excited to join the Bank of Belleville family, and return to Belleville where my banking career began,” added Weitlauf. Bank of Belleville operates from its headquarters at 215 South Illinois Street in Belleville Illinois. The Bank serves individual and business clients throughout St. Clair County and beyond. As of December 31, 2018, the Bank had total assets of $209 million and 38 full and part-time team members.

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Our hospital can now call itself one of the best hospitals in the region for 2018-2019. More than 4,500 hospitals in the U.S. were evaluated by U.S. News & World Report, and ONLY 12% achieved “Best” status. In addition, Memorial Care Center has been named one of America’s Best Nursing Homes by the publication for the eighth year in a row. THANK YOU to our caring employees; dedicated staff; and most importantly, our patients, for helping Memorial Hospital Belleville and Memorial Care Center earn these honors.

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MEMBER UPDATES NATIONAL SHRINE OUR LADY OF THE SNOWS WILL OFFER AREA RESIDENTS AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN ABOUT STROKE, VASCULAR DISEASE AND OSTEOPOROSIS Each month the Chamber highlights exciting and informative events, ranging from business mixers to ribbon cuttings; and while all of these events are important, nothing is as important as taking care of our health. That is why we wanted to announce that Life Line Screening will be performing a day of preventive health screenings at National Shrine Our Lady of the Snows on Monday, June 10, 2019. This collaboration helps bring important health tests to our community at an affordable price. The tests look for signs of disease that can lead to stroke, heart attack or bone fracture. Life Line Screening scans for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries, which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms, which can lead to a ruptured aorta, the 13th leading cause of death in America; hardening of the arteries in the legs, which is a strong predictor of heart disease; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. The cost for a Wellness Package is $149.00. You must pre-register. Appointments are limited, so please sign up now by calling 1-800-690-0323 and receive a $10 discount off the package or visit Life Line Screening’s website at www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle or text the word circle to 797979.

FALL OPEN ENROLLMENT WORKSHOPS AT SIUE Office Productivity Training, LLC. is very excited to be partnering with the SIUE School of Business Executive Education Department this fall. We will be instructing the following workshops at the Edwardsville campus. * Excel Fundamentals - September 20 * Intermediate Excel - September 27 * Advanced Excel - October 18 * Expert Excel- October 25 For times, costs, and course descriptions visit the SIUE Executive Education Course Offerings website.

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Community Happenings in June Saturday, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Old Town Farmers Market | 7:30am N. St. Charles/E. Main Street | Belleville

Thursday, June 6, 13, 20, 27 Singer Songwriter Thursday | 7:00 pm Cigar Inn Jazz Club | Belleville

Saturday, June 15 Flea Market | 9:00am Belle-Clair Fairgrounds | Belleville

Saturday, June 1 Ainad 2019 Shriner’s Circus Belle-Clair Fairgrounds | Belleville

Friday, June 7, 14, 21, 28 Notre Dame Academy Bingo | 5:00 pm St. Augustine’s Gym | Belleville

Craft Beer Walk | 4:00pm Belleville Main Street

Sunday, June 2, 9, 16, 23 Service Sunday & Sunday Brunch The Weingarten | Belleville

Friday, June 14 Navy Ball Golf Tournament | 11:00am The Orchards Golf Course | Belleville

Sunday, June 23 Knife & Gun Show | 9:00am Belle-Clair Fairgrounds | Belleville

Monday, June 3, 10, 17, 24 Althoff Catholic Fathers & Friends’ BINGO | 7:00 pm CKL of I Country Club | Swansea

Movies in the Park: Ralph Breaks the Internet | Dusk Laderman Park | Belleville

Tuesday, June 25 Toastmasters Meeting | 11:30 am Artigem | Belleville Artigem | Belleville

Sunday, June 16 HISTORIC GARFIELD STREET SALOON Saturday, June 8 Flea Market | 9:00am MUSEUM on MUSEUM DAY | 10:00am Belleville History Walking Tour Belle-Clair Fairgrounds | Belleville Garfield Street Saloon Museum|Belleville Hexenbuckel Historic District | Belleville Thursday, June 20 Sunday, June 2 Tuesday, June 11 Diva Night Out | 5:00pm Ainad 2019 Shriner’s Circus Toastmasters Meeting | 11:30 am Belleville Main Street Belle-Clair Fairgrounds | Belleville Artigem | Belleville Artigem | Belleville Saturday, June 22 Doll, Bear, Miniature & Collection Show Business Seminar | 1:30pm Knife & Gun Show | 9:00am Belle-Clair Fairgrounds | Belleville MMR, LTD. | Belleville Belle-Clair Fairgrounds | Belleville

We are constantly updating our community calendar. Please visit www.bellevillechamber.org for an up-to-date list of events! To submit an event, visit the calendar page at www.bellevillechamber.org or email marketing@bellevillechamber.org.

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James A. Bock, Jr. Glen Carbon, IL Edward S. Bott, Jr. Belleville, IL Thomas F. Hennessy, III Swansea, IL Dayna L. Johnson Glen Carbon, IL Garrett C. Reuter, Jr. Belleville, IL William A. Schmitt Waterloo, IL Donald K. Schoemaker Shiloh, IL Kurt S. Schroeder Shiloh, IL Russell K. Scott Belleville, IL Kevin Vick Belleville, IL Donald E. Weihl Belleville, IL Andrew V. Wolkiewicz Waterloo, IL David W. Ybarra Fairview Heights, IL

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