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Chamber Connection

Monthly Newsletter March 2014

Individuals Recognized During Chamber’s Annual Dinner & Silent Auction The Chamber’s Annual Dinner & Silent Auction took place on January 30, 2014, and was well attended with more than 370 Chamber members. The program began with Executive Director John Lengerman welcoming the attendees, followed by a message from Mayor Mark Eckert. Award presentations concluded the program, led by Board President Andy Bridgeman. Bridgeman took the honor of recognizing the past board president, two individuals and two businesses. Bridgeman reflected on the great leadership of Past Board President Chris Eckert during his term as board president 2013 and thanked him for his hard work.

Andy Bridgeman & Bridgeman continued with the award portion of the evening recognizing Tracy McCollum, Chris Eckert 2013 Ambassador of the Year, and Christine Spargur, 2013 Leadership Belleville Alumni of the Year. McCollum, Chief Executive Officer, Standard Rule Promotions, previously served as the chairperson of the Ambassadors Club and currently serves as the vice president of the Chamber Board. Spargur, Chief Community Relations, 375th Airlift Wing Public Affairs, was unable to attend the Annual Dinner; however she was notified of being the recipient of the 2013 Leadership Belleville Alumni of the Year, sent her remarks, and was later presented with the award during the February Board Meeting.

Both of these two individuals deserve the award recognitions for their commitment to the community and The Chamber. The EDGE and Lindenwood University - Belleville were recognized as recipients of the 2013 Business Excellence Award (featured in February’s Newsletter). Thank you to all of the event sponsors, table sponsors, item donators and attendees for making the Annual Dinner and Silent Auction a success.

Welcoming Newest Board Member

The Chamber welcomes their newest Board member, Kurt Graebe. Graebe started his term on the Board at the Annual Meeting in December.

Graebe is Vice Chairman of Board of Directors for ROHO, Inc., manufacturer of ROHO® DRY FLOATATION® products. He has previously held the position of Kurt Graebe President of Sleepmatters, Inc., when ROHO, Inc. acquired the company in 2005. Before creating Sleepmatters, Inc. in 1997, Graebe held various positions with ROHO, Inc. including Patient Care Representative, Marketing Technology Manager and Business Planning Analyst. He holds a degree in Business Administration from McKendree University. For more information about ROHO, visit ROHO’s website at www.roho.com or contact customer care at (800) 851-3449.

Andy Bridgeman & Tracy McCollum

“Advancing business. Supporting community.” Executive Director John Lengerman announced during the Annual Dinner the new mission statement, “Advancing business. Supporting community,” for The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce. The mission statement was developed and voted on by the 30 member Board of Directors in collaboration with Vertical Performance, Inc. In November 2013, the Board of Directors gathered for a strategic planning meeting. During the session, guided by Vertical Performance, Inc. a customized business and management consulting firm, Board members discussed the values of The Chamber, focusing on what The Chamber does and for whom. From this session, the new mission statement, with characteristics of being short, yet effective, was developed. The Chamber Connection 1


EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Andy Bridgeman, President Bridgeman Insurance Agency Tracy McCollum, President Elect Standard Rule Promotions Bob Mueller, 1st Vice President TheBANK of Edwardsville Kevin Richter, Treasurer Mathis, Marifian & Richter, LTD Chris Eckert, Immediate Past President Eckert’s Inc.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Wayne Barber, BARBERMurphy Group Dr. Jerry Bladdick, Lindenwood University-Belleville Geri Boyer, Kaskaskia Engineering Group, LLC Lorraine Cavataio, Sandberg, Phoenix & von Gontard Keith Cook, Regions Bank Dr. Jeff Dosier, Belleville Township High School District 201 Mayor Mark Eckert, City of Belleville Mark Eichenlaub, Southwestern Illinois College Grant Evitts, Illinois American Water Harlan “Skip” Ferry, Commerce Bank Scott Givens, Civic Member Kurt Graebe, The ROHO Group Pat Hill, Allsup, Inc. Natalie Jablonski, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Matt Klosterman, Belleville Public School District #118 Joe Lanius, Memorial Hospital Kevin Pesko, Bank of Belleville John Reichert, In-Focus Marketing Amy Richter, Hospice of Southern Illinois, Inc. Jay Tebbe, Belleville News-Democrat Rusty Wagner, Oliver C. Joseph, Inc. Joseph Weissert, Ameren Illinois Roger Wigginton, Don Rodgers, Ltd.

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

CHAMBER STAFF John Lengerman, Executive Director jlengerman@bellevillechamber.org Wendy Pfeil, Membership Development Director wpfeil@bellevillechamber.org

SPECIAL PARTNERS Platinum:

City of Belleville Memorial Hospital

Gold:

St. Elizabeth’s Hospital

Silver:

Illinois American Water Company

Bronze:

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

Friends:

American Red Cross Associated Bank Auffenberg Belleville Commerce Bank Eckert’s Country Store and Farms Genco Construction Company Gonzalez Companies, LLC Grey Eagle Distributors Korte & Luithjohan Minton Outdoor Services Regions Bank Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard Scott Credit Union Sikorski Signs Southwestern Illinois College TerraSourceGlobal TheBANK of Edwardsville The ROHO Group U.S. Bank Waste Management

Alliance:

Abbott EMS Adair Garden’s Pet Hospital Allsup, Inc Apartment Community of Our Lady of the Snows Balke Brown Associates Bank of Belleville BMO Harris Bank BOS Metro East Banking Center Casino Queen Century Brass Works Chelar Tool and Die Christopher Mikals Photography & Media CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP Ehret Inc. Empire Comfort Systems First Bank Fischer’s Restaurant FKG Oil Company Four Fountains Convalescent Center Glen G. Greeno dba Ameri-Can Hilton Garden Inn & Regency Conference Center Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP Holland Construction Services International Paper Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd. Memorial & St. Elizabeth’s Cancer Treatment Center McKendree University National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows NovaChrome Prairie State Energy Campus Print Master Sam’s Club Schmitt Chevrolet Strano & Associates The Home Depot UMB Bank United Parcel Service Volkert, Inc. Walmart Willowcreek Rehab & Nursing Center Windoor Company Wirtz Beverage Group

Abigail Ernst, Marketing & Communications Manager aernst@bellevillechamber.org

Beth Tucker, Office Manager btucker@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

2014 Advertising Rates Business Card: $25 per mo. (3.5 x 2.3) 1/4 Page: $50 per mo. (3.5 x 4.8) 1/2 Page: $100 per mo. (7.3 x 4.8) Full Page: $200 per mo. (7.3 x 9.8) Newsletter Insert: $100 (8.5 x 11)

AMBASSADORS Shirley Bertelsmann, Retired Member Olive DeRousse, Retired Member Bob Dintelmann, Landscape Consultant Justin Chapman, TheBANK of Edwardsville RoseMarie Fitzgerald, Retired Member Mary Jo Foerste, Retired Member Cari Frick, Metro Lock and Security, Inc. Sharon Goff, Self-Employed Patty Gregory, Art on the Square Dean Hardt, The City of Belleville Martha Halloway, St. Paul’s Home & Retirement Apartments Dennis F. Korte, Sr., Belleville Township Supervisor Joyce Laux, Belleville Township Tracy McCollum, Standard Rule Promotions Mark Mueller, Mueller Furniture Al Orelt, Warmer Witter Kreisler Gregov & Associates Lisa Phillipson, Hospice of Southern Illinois Charla Rebbe, Sharpline Marketing, LLC Mary Reuter, Lindenwood University Leslie Schmidt, Abbott EMS Loretta Stammer, Retired Member Anne Thomure, Memorial Hospital Jack Weck, Retired Member Sheri Welch, Independent Insurance Agent Susan Wobbe, BarberVoss Home Care Team John Wunderlich, Belleville News-Democrat Sharon Zika, Scott Credit Union

2014 Business After Hours March 6 April 3 May 1 June 5 July 10 August 7 September 4 October 9 November 6 December 4

Memorial Hospital St Clair Country Club BMO Harris St Clair Village Open Dutch Hollow Supplies Open Chiro-Med Commerce Bank The City of Belleville

2014 Coffee Cup Connections March 11

Straight Up Solar

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Minds Eye Information Center

Ads and inserts must be received by the 15th of the month. If submitting an insert, 375 copies will also be needed for the mailing. Paper weight cannot exceed 24lb. Limited to space availability. Please email Beth Tucker, at btucker@bellevillechamber.org or call (618) 233-2015 to reserve space.

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to our members who renewed their investment with The Chamber in January...

LINC, Inc. Mailing Methods Inc. Melroy B Hutnick

Dan Maher

Memorial Hospital

Dave Raetz - State Farm Insurance

Meyer Honda of O’Fallon

Drury Inn & Suites O’Fallon

Moore, Renner, & Simonin, P.C.

E.G. Vogt Oil Company, Inc. Eagle Publications, Inc.

National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows

Empire Comfort Systems

Neville, Richards & Wuller, LLC

First Bank

Parkway Gardens Passages Hospice

Apartment Community of Our Lady of the Snows

First Student, Inc. FKG Oil Company

Peak Communications

Availability, Inc.

Flynn, Guymon & Garavalia

Pinnacle Electronic Systems, Inc.

Basic Hardware Center

G.L. Thomas, CPA

Rice, Sullivan & Company, Ltd.

Bel-Air Bowl

Gateway Grizzlies Baseball Club

Rising Stars

Belle Valley School District #119

Gerold Moving & Warehousing

Schmale Insurance Agency, Inc.

Bellecourt Banquet Center

Grand Rental Station

Scott Credit Union

Belleville Animal Clinic

Hair on Main/Classic Curl

Sips n Splatters, LLC

Belleville News-Democrat

Harmony-Emge School District #175

St. Clair County Transit District

Belleville School District #118

Hicks Bar-B-Que Co.

St. Clair Village Apartments

Belleville Supply Company

Hideg Pharmacy, Inc.

St. Elizabeth’s Hospital

Belleville Township

Hilliard Lyons

St.Clair Services

Ben’s Crafts & Floral

Holland Construction Services

Stein Automotive

Big Daddy’s 618

Hospice of Southern Illinois, Inc.

Stifel

BMO Harris Bank

Huntleigh Securities Corporation

Stillpointe Wellness Center

Bob Dintelmann

Illinois American Water Co.

Terence G. Klingele, M.D., Ltd

Bouse Properties, LLC

Illinois Math & Science Academy

The EDGE

Brutto Truck Services, Inc

IMPACT Strategies

The ROHO Group

Carole Hiatt Design Associates

International Paper

Casper Stolle Quarry Co.

Irwin, Trame, & Stewart

Tree Hut Pre-School & Childcare Center

Catholic & Community Credit Union

Jefferson’s Restaurant

CLJC, Inc. dba McDonald’s

Jim D. Keehner, Ltd

Commerce Bank

Kelso Auto & RV Collision Center

Community First Bank

Kings Point

Country Financial, Dan Fietsam

KMA Certified Testing Inc.

Da-Com

Kunsemiller Orthodontics

A.L. Rueter Apartment Rentals ABRA Auto Body & Glass Allison, Knapp & Siekmann, Ltd Allsup, Inc. Althoff Catholic High School Ambassador Travel & Cruises

UMB Bank Vandalia Bus Lines, Inc. W.A. Schickendanz Agency, Inc. Wenzel & Associates, Ltd. Yaekel & Associates, Inc. YMCA of Southwest Illinois The Chamber Connection 3 Page 3


Understanding the legal needs of Illinois is much easier when you live here. You may recognize many of the attorneys from Greensfelder. You’ve probably seen them volunteering at a booth during a local festival or attending a nearby business conference. As part of the community, they are more accessible and understanding of the unique challenges businesses face in Illinois. It makes a difference. Your success is important to us. Tiffany L. Baldwin Fairview Heights, IL

Linda M. Italiano Swansea, IL

Garrett C. Reuter, Jr. Belleville, IL

L. Kevin Vick Belleville, IL

Ryan T. Barke Fairview Heights, IL

Dayna L. Johnson Glen Carbon, IL

Eric R. Riess Belleville, IL

Donald E. Weihl Belleville, IL

Edward S. Bott, Jr. Belleville, IL

Joseph R. Lowery Belleville, IL

William A. Schmitt Waterloo, IL

Patricia H. Wharton Belleville, IL

Alex J. Cornwell Belleville, IL

Cherie K. Macdonald O’Fallon, IL

Donald K. Schoemaker Belleville, IL

David W. Ybarra Belleville, IL

Thomas F. Hennessy, III Swansea, IL

Joseph B. McDonnell Belleville, IL

Russell K. Scott Belleville, IL

John Hipskind Fairview Heights, IL

Laura C. Oberkfell Belleville, IL

George A. “Skip” Uhl Belleville, IL

Greensfelder, Hemker, & Gale, P.C. • www.greensfelder.com Offices in Belleville, IL • St. Louis, MO • Chicago, IL The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements.

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Welcome Ehret Inc. Contact: Mark Ehret 111 Premier Drive Belleville, IL 62220 (618) 233-1018 www.ehretinc.org Utility construction specialist Dreamcastle, LLC Contact: Amy Heidenfelder 8000 W Main St. Belleville, IL 62223 (618) 225-9824 www.dreamcastlerides.com Inflatable rentals The Home Depot Contact: Douglas Curtright 5501 Belleville Crossing Belleville, IL 62223 (618) 239-3351 www.homedepot.com Home improvement

to our newest members joining in January...

Merrill Lynch Contact: Woody Gray 3121 N. Illinois St. Suite B Swansea, IL 62226 (618) 233-7454 www.ml.com Financial management and advisory company

Wisper ISP Contact: Nate Stooke 3680 Lebanon Ave Suite 101 Belleville, IL 62221 (618) 206-4190 www.wisperisp.com Wireless Internet provider

Pyramid Electrical Contact: Ken Keeney 300 Monticello Place Fairview Heights, IL 62208 (618) 632-1180 www.pyramidelectrical.com Electrical service provider Tom Vernier (Civic Member)

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Belleville HAS IT ALL

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Revitalized Downtown Streetscape Offering Shopping, Dining & Entertainment Museums • Historic Sites • Golf Courses • Unique Attractions • Art Galleries Antique & Boutique Shops • Hiking & Biking Trails • Parks • Festivals & Events

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Sponsored by:

St. Paul’s Home and Retirement Apartments 901 West E Street Belleville, IL 62220 (618) 233-2095 www.stpaulshome.com

February’s Business After Hours was hosted by St. Paul’s Home and Retirement Apartments. St. Paul’s is a not-for profit that serves the greater Belleville ecumenical community welcoming residents of any faith with a mission to be “dedicated to excellence in care and a compassionate environment guided by our Christian love and concern that will enhance the quality of life for those we are called to serve.” St. Paul’s provides shelter care (assisted living), respite care, personalized intermediate nursing care, Medicare-certified rehabilitation services, and recreational programs. The home is currently working on a capital campaign to raise funds for a new home. For more information about St. Paul’s Home and Retirement Apartments, their campaign and to see the plans for the new home, please visit www.stpaulshome.com.

Steve Parrish, Commerce Bank; Roger Randall, Commerce Bank; Nancy Rhoades; Richard Dahm, King’s House

Interested in hosting a

Business After Hours?

Steve Suess, Chairperson of St. Paul’s Home Board, welcomes the crowd and educates them on St. Paul’s Home Capital Campaign for a new home.

Susan Franklin, St. Andrew’s Management Services, Inc.; Barbara Constance, H&R Block; Deborah Pierce; St. Paul’s Home and Retirement Apartments.

To see all the photos from Business After Hours, go to www.bellevillechamber.org and click on “Photo Gallery”.

Hosted by: are 2014 dates still available. July 10 September 4

Contact Membership Development Director, Wendy Pfeil, at wpfeil@bellevillechamber.org or call (618) 233-2015

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Monthly Coffee Cup Connections Join us for the next Coffee Cup Connections sponsored by

Straight Up Solar Tuesday, March 11 8:15 - 9:15 a.m.

Coffee Cup Connections will be held at:

The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce 216 East A Street Belleville, IL 62220

8:15 a.m. - Networking 8:30 a.m. - Roundtable introductions, then a short presentation, followed by additional networking.

Next Lunch & Learn... Join Wendy L. Symer, Business Coach and Owner of WLS Consulting, for ‘Clearing the Deck and Creating a Plan for Growth’. This seminar will help you, personally and professionally, to understand why you get stuck and give you three techniques to jumpstart your progress. It will enable you to gain clarity about your current position as well as build a strategy for growing in the directions that are important to you.

Thursday, March 27 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Complimentary pastries and coffee will be provided. Also, enter for a chance to win an attendance prize!

Lindenwood-Room A201 2600 West Main Street, Belleville

If you plan to attend, please RSVP by clicking the “Register Online” link or call the Chamber at (618) 233-2015. Don’t miss this opportunity to network and learn more about other member businesses!

All Lunch & Learn seminars are FREE and open to all representatives of Chamber member businesses. Please bring your own lunch. An RSVP is required as the classroom has a maximum capacity of participants. To RSVP call 618-233-2015 or RSVP online at www.bellevillechamber.org and go the Chamber calendar.

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Memorial Hospital was awarded the Healthgrades® Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award™ for the second year in a row. as a distinguished hospital for Clinical excellence, Memorial is committed to providing our patients high-quality care and improving clinical outcomes with fewer in-hospital complications.

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e are honored to be recognized by healthgrades and to provide the care that keeps our MVPs— Most Valuable Patients —healthy and award winning in their own ways. Healthgrades is the leading independent healthcare ratings organization.

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Belleville Catholic Grade Schools For years, providing a quality education has been a priority in the Belleville Catholic community. The first Catholic elementary school in Belleville was founded in 1847. Since then, Catholic education has grown and flourished in all parts of the city. Presently there are five neighborhood Catholic elementary schools serving the city. These are: Blessed Sacrament, Cathedral, Our Lady Queen of Peace, St. Mary/ St. Augustine and St. Teresa. Each school has its own unique character with a proud tradition of excellence and strong values. We have high academic standards supported by technology-driven curriculums. We are known for providing a complete educational experience enhanced by numerous extracurricular activities, including band, Speech and sports. Strong parental involvement combined with professional, dedicated staffs result in schools that can maximize the learning potential of each student. The educational experience in the Belleville Catholic schools is enhanced by a nurturing environment that respects each child and his or her individual differences and a disciplined atmosphere that creates the optimal learning environment. As Catholic schools, we exist to proclaim the Gospel, to promote life-long intellectual growth, social development, and faith formation. We teach a commitment to social justice, global solidarity and a preferential option for the poor. Participation in service learning projects throughout the year build a sense of responsibility to help family, friends and strangers in our community and throughout the world. Catholic schools promote the development of the whole person; body, mind and spirit, and foster the entire development of human life.

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Getting to Know Your Board President

Mr. Andy Bridgeman,Bridgeman Insurance Agency When was Bridgeman Insurance Agency founded? In 2002

How long has Bridgeman Insurance been a Chamber Member? Since we opened in 2002. How long have you been in the insurance business? 22 years Why do you value your Chamber Membership? I think we joined, at first, so we could get the word out about our business through a ribbon cutting. We stayed for the potential networking opportunities via Business After Hours and other Chamber events. It wasn’t until I was a Leadership Belleville participant that I really started seeing the broader value of The Chamber and it’s advocacy for the business community in the Belleville area. As an executive volunteer for The Chamber I see how hard the staff and volunteers work to accomplish our shared goals and our great potential for future growth. What does being the Chamber Board President mean to you? It certainly is an honor to step into the position. I have enormous respect for my predecessors and the work they have done to make our organization financially stable, innovative, and a business growth catalyst. So, my first goal is not to get in the way of the momentum Chris Eckert and so many others have set in motion. Specifically, I want to help develop a strong core mission to guide our activity in the coming years, focus on the benefits of membership, and support John and his staff in any way that I can. What are your hobbies? I sing in a seven piece jazz band (The Philosophers), photography, and I love being outside (hiking, skiing, kayaking, etc)

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Opened in October 2013, Sleep Solutions aims to help you get a better night’s sleep. All of their sales associates are Certified Sleep Consultants. This means they are not only trained in Lehre Haus helping you find the perfect mattress and pillow, but can 300 N. Church St. also inform you how to resolve many of the issues Belleville, IL 62220 associated with not getting a good night’s sleep. (618) 416-7337 Sleep Solutions offers mattresses, pillows, On February 12, Hoyleton Ministries celebrated their newest mattress protectors, sheets, futons, addition along with The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce bunk beds and decorative and members of the community. Lehre Haus is a transitional living program furniture. for developmentally disabled young men, which focuses on building essential life skills. They officially opened their doors on December 16, 2013. The Chamber Connection 12


Chamber Member Update

SITTON ENERGY SOLUTIONS RECOGNIZED FOR SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS PRACTICES

Sitton Energy Solutions, a leading provider of energy and commissioning solutions for building owners, has received an Award of Achievement from the St. Louis Regional Chamber for “Outstanding commitment to sustainable business practices in the St. Louis region” as part of the Chamber’s St. Louis Green Business Challenge. “Our clients rely on our guidance on how to become more sustainable, especially in the area of energy efficiency. We offer a sustainable approach that increases the value of our clients’ facilities, while reducing the cost of construction, operation and maintenance” commented Sitton, president of Sitton Energy Solutions, and Sitton Construction Solutions. “In these tough economic times, the reduction of construction, operation and maintenance costs has become an important source of funding for facility upgrades. We found our participation in the Chamber’s program, along with 85 other businesses and organizations, to be both rewarding and enjoyable.” Sitton Energy Solutions & Sitton Construction Solutions provide leadership and expertise in advising building owners on sustainable practices, including energy management, and the commissioning of new and existing buildings. Their focus is on maximizing facility value, while minimizing the cost of ownership. To learn more about Sitton Construction & Energy Solutions call 314-412-5677 or 618-406-0993, or visit www.sittoncg.com.

OATES ASSOCIATES’ EXPANDS INTO A NEW OFFICE

Oates Associates has a long history of providing engineering and architectural design services throughout the Metro East region. Expanding into a new Belleville Office deepens their commitment to St. Clair County. Oates Associates moved their Belleville operations from their previous location to a larger office to allow for more workspace. The new office is located at 20 East Main Street on the second floor of the Bridgeman Agency building in Downtown Belleville. “We have an established presence in St. Clair County having working in the area for more than 25 years. We are excited to open a new office and embark on new projects within the community,” said Oates Associates President and COO Bruce Schopp. The firm has a long history of serving state, county and municipal as well as institutional clients from their headquarters in Collinsville, Illinois and continued this momentum on the Missouri side with the opening of a St. Louis office in 2006. The firm will continue to serve their St. Clair County-based clients from their Belleville location, while the Collinsville and St. Louis offices focus on other clients throughout the area. Oates provides a wide range of engineering and architectural services to communities, corporations, institutions and public agencies throughout the Midwest. For more information, visit www.oatesassociates.com or call 618-345-2200.

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Chamber Member Update SCOTT CREDIT UNION CONTINUES AS SPECIAL OLYMPICS SPONSOR Edwardsville, Illinois – Scott Credit Union recently presented a $5,500 check to representatives from Special Olympics Illinois to sponsor The Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge Event in February at Carlyle Lake, all of the Special Olympics Illinois Southwestern Area Competitions and the Cool School Challenge. Scott Credit Union Community Relations Supervisor Ashleigh Deatherage presented the $5,500 check to Special Olympics Area 12 Director Peggy Knebel. The Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge will be held Feb. 22 at Carlyle Lake. Scott Credit Union is also a sponsor of all Special Olympics Illinois Southwestern Area competitions, including the Spring Games on April 26 at Korte Stadium at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Special Olympics Illinois’ mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other athletes and the community. “This is another opportunity for us to support our community and the people who live here,” Deatherage said. “It is our way of showing our support to the Special Olympics and the great programs that they provide.” The Special Olympics holds 175 sanctioned competition events and has more than 21,349 athletes in competition annually throughout the state. “Credit unions are committed to helping people and supporting the Special Olympics allows us to do that,” Deatherage added. “It is a good feeling to support the programs that are provided to the Special Olympians. We are proud to play a small role in allowing the athletes to compete.” HOLLAND CONSTRUCTION SERVICES CHOSEN AS CONSTRUCTION MANAGER FOR NEW $15 MILLION BRIDGETON RECREATION CENTER BRIDGETON, MO – Holland Construction Services, Inc., has been awarded the construction management contract for the new $15 million City of Bridgeton Recreation Center. The facility will replace the existing Community Center and be located adjacent to the Bridgeton Crossing Family Aquatic Center approximately ½ mile north of the intersection of St. Charles Rock Road and Fee Fee Road in Bridgeton, Missouri. Construction on the proposed 56,000 square foot facility will begin this fall. The new recreation center will feature a gymnasium, a running/walking track, a weight/cardio room, an aerobic/dance room, community meeting rooms as well as support spaces. Aquatic features will include a recreational pool with lap lanes, an activity channel, and some deep water areas for swim lessons and aquatic exercise classes. Hastings & Chivetta Architects is the architect for the project. Walt Siemsglusz, Director of Parks and Recreation, commenting on why Holland Construction was selected for the project stated, “The City Council was extremely impressed with the level of professionalism and expertise expressed by each member of the Holland team. It was clear this would be a team effort throughout the project.”

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Chamber Member Update

BANK OF BELLEVILLE ADDS TAMMY LAPPE AS ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT BELLEVILLE, ILL., January 30, 2014 . . . Bank of Belleville today announced that Tammy Lappe, a long-time banking professional in the Metro East region, has joined the bank as assistant vice president. Lappe will help enhance the bank’s ongoing business development efforts, connecting new and existing customers with products and services most suitable to their financial needs. Lappe brings 18 years of banking experience to Bank of Belleville, 9 of which was spent at the former West Pointe Bank in Belleville. She is a charter member of the O’Fallon Sunset Rotary Club where she serves as treasurer. She is also a current member and past treasurer of a local chapter of Business Network International (BNI) and park commissioner for Hanft Park. “With 18 years in banking I always follow the core values of customer service and relationship banking. I am committed to providing exceptional service with quality financial products and services and work to provide complete financial solutions for our customer’s needs. Stop by and let us help you,” said Lappe. “We are very pleased to welcome Tammy to Bank of Belleville’s team of professionals. I know that the skills she has developed during her long, respected career in banking will result in her ability to offer quality, knowledgeable service to our customers,” said Kevin Pesko, president of Bank of Belleville. Bank of Belleville is a locally owned and managed bank consisting of veteran bankers from Belleville and its surrounding communities. Established in 2005, Bank of Belleville is located at 720 W. Main Street in the heart of Belleville. For more information, please visit http://www.bankofbelleville.com.

Want your business’s ad to be seen in this monthly publication? Contact Abigail Ernst, (618) 233-2015 or aernst@bellevillechamber.org for more information about advertising opportunities.

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Chamber Member Update ST. ELIZABETH’S HOSPITAL RECEIVES SPECIALIZED CERTIFICATION FOR PEDIATRIC PATIENTS IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT Belleville, Illinois– St. Elizabeth’s Hospital is pleased to announce that it has received Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP) Certification. Holding this certification reduces the need for pediatric patients to be transferred to

other facilities by offering appropriate pediatric care close to home. St. Elizabeth’s chose to seek this specialized certification to ensure that St. Elizabeth’s Emergency Department stands ready to care for children of all ages, from birth to adolescents, in any pediatric emergency situation and has a strong foundation for disaster readiness. “Receiving EDAP Certification demonstrates our commitment to meet the needs of ill and/or injured children, including those with special needs, right here in our community,” noted Shelley Monheiser, RN, BSN, Director of Emergency Services/Urgent Care at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. To qualify for EDAP Certification, St. Elizabeth’s Emergency Department met specific criteria including requirements for pediatric equipment, physician coverage, ongoing pediatric education and policies, as well as having a designated Pediatric Liaison Nurse (PdLN). “We are excited to offer our community and EMS partners the peace of mind in knowing we adhere to EDAP’s strict guidelines for care, quality and safety in pediatric emergency competencies,” said Monheiser. “We look forward to continuing our pediatric education to stay abreast of evolving pediatric medicine to offer the very best possible Emergency Department pediatric services on this side of the river.” The EDAP Certification approval process is a component of the Illinois Emergency Medical System, which designates St. Elizabeth’s Emergency Department to receive 911-ambulance traffic of pediatric patients. Re-recognition shall occur every three years, with site visits scheduled as necessary. In addition to this high level certification, the Emergency Department also has identified newly designated rooms specifically for pediatric patients to be seen during daytime hours should they not be able to be seen by a primary care physician. This enhancement to the Emergency Department area allows pediatric patients to be triaged quickly and seen by our specially trained hospitalists and nursing staff, all of which specialize in pediatric emergency care, including Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). The area is available 12:00 to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and is open to treat patients from birth to 18 years of age.

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Chamber Member Update BARBERMURPHY GROUP, A COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE FIRM SPECIALIZING IN PROPERTIES LOCATED IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS, HAS ACQUIRED FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, IL BASED JOHNSON PROPERTIES, INC., FORMING THE LARGEST COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE ENTITY IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS. Shiloh, Il - BARBERMurphy Group, a commercial real estate brokerage firm specializing in properties located in Southern Illinois, has acquired Fairview Heights, IL based Johnson Properties, Inc., forming the largest commercial real estate entity in Southern Illinois. The transition will take place immediately with Terry Johnson, John Eichenlaub, Bob Anna, Gregg Butler, Matt Barriger, and Suzanne Butler relocating to BARBERMurphy’s office in Shiloh, IL. Terry Johnson is a veteran commercial broker with 29 years’ experience in office, retail, and land sales. Terry’s dedication to his clients have earned him the distinction of one of the top commercial brokers in the area and a go-to guy for dozens of developers and corporations. Terry and his wife Julie live in the Far Oaks community near O’Fallon, Illinois with her son Seth. John began his real estate career in 1989 with a St. Louis based development company. His duties consisted of the acquisition and development of commercial sites. John’s focus is on land acquisition and development for numerous retail, office and industrial clients, but he has very successfully expanded his business to the representation of Sellers, Buyers, Landlords and Tenants of land, office, retail and industrial properties throughout Illinois. Bob has been active in the St. Louis and Southern Illinois real estate community since 1991. Prior experience in construction management, real estate appraisal, and real estate finance gives him a broad and balanced perspective when working with his brokerage clients. Bob’s primary focus has been in the marketing of investment properties including multifamily, retail, and office properties; marketing vacant land for development; and marketing of church properties. Bob resides in Collinsville, Illinois with his wife Cynthia. Gregg brings a rich family history in commercial real estate to BARBERMurphy Group, and more than 25 years of experience in sales and marketing. In his career, he has served a wide variety of clients, from small, family-owned companies to large Fortune-100 organizations. Gregg has commercial real estate experience in industrial, office, retail, land, and investment properties. Gregg resides in Collinsville, Illinois with his wife Peggy and their two children. Matt focuses on representation for sellers, buyers, tenants and landlords in all aspects of commercial real estate; including office, retail, industrial, land, multi-family and investment properties. Prior to Matt’s 9+ years in commercial real estate he worked 6 years as a route sales associate, which has allowed him to work with and understand a wide array of customers and clients needs and wants. Matt prides himself with creating long term relationships with his clients and providing them with the most comprehensive and professional commercial real estate services to achieve their commercial real estate endeavors. Matt resides in Belleville, Illinois with his wife and their two children. Suzanne is a recognized leader in commercial real estate in Southwestern Illinois and the St. Louis metropolitan area. In her 30plus years in commercial real estate, She has garnered experience in commercial leasing and sales, property management and real estate development. Suzanne resides in Highland, Illinois with her husband David “Skip” Butler.

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HOLLAND CONSTRUCTION’S MIKE MARCHAL TO RECEIVE SIUE DEPARTMENT OF CONSTRUCTION 2013 OUTSTANDING ALUMNUS AWARD SWANSEA, ILL – Holland Construction Services President, Mike Marchal, has been selected as the 2013 Outstanding Alumnus by the Department of Construction at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE). Marchal will be recognized at the Annual School of Engineering Awards Banquet on Tuesday, February 18th in the Meridian Ballroom on the campus of SIUE. He will be receiving a plaque to honor his achievements in the field of construction management. Marchal has worked in the construction industry for 20 years and has served as President of Holland Construction Services since 2011. Marchal serves on the boards of SIUE Construction Leadership Institute, United Way, Big Brothers Big Sisters, McKendree University, AGC and the Sept. 11 Memorial Walkway of Southern Illinois. He is a mentor for the Regional Business Council Mentor Network Program as well as the Southwestern Illinois College Career Mentor Program.

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In 2012, Marchal was named to the St. Louis Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization and was also a recipient of the St. Louis Business Journal’s 40 under 40 award.

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What’s Happening in March Saturday, March 1 Classical Pops - presented by the Philharmonic Society Lindenwood University (618) 235-5600 Cathedral Grade School Auction and Vegas Night The McCormick Center cgs-auction.com

Saturday, March 8 Bicentennial Gala Fischer’s Restaurant www.belleville200.com Earth’s Dinosaur Interactive Show The Hettenhausen Center McKendree University (618) 537-6863

American Cancer Society Mardi Gras Ball Lewis and Clark Community College, Commons

Tuesday, March 11 Collinsville Area Women’s Connection Gateway Center (618) 344-7967

Saturday-Sunday, March 1&2 HBA Home Show Belle Clair Fairgrounds (618) 233-0052

Abbott EMS CPR Training Abbott EMS (618) 233-4820 ext. 2347

“Nunsense - The Mega Musical” Turkey Hill Grange (618) 917-8175 Wednesday, March 5 Pianist Valentina Igoshina The Hettenhausen Center McKendree University (618) 537-6863 Friday-Saturday, March 7&8 Pat Livingston speaking The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows (618) 397-6700 ext. 6440

Saturday, March 15 St. Patrick’s Day Hibernian Parade Downtown Belleville Thursday, March 20 Downtown Diva Night Downtown Belleville (618) 233-2015

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Monday, March 31 St. Louis Symphony Monday The Hettenhausen Center McKendree University (618) 537-6863

Every Wednesday in March Chick-fil-A Bingo Chick-fil-A Greenmount Commons (618) 257-9700 Every Thursday in March Chick-fil-A Kids story time Chick-fil-A Greenmount Commons (618) 257-9700 Lenten Scripture Study The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows (618) 397-6700 ext. 6440 Every Saturday in March Eckert’s Winter Concert Fest Eckert’s Country Store (618) 233-0513

WHAT’S NEW WITH YOU?? New Staff? Employee Promotions? Facility Additions & Improvements? We want to hear from you. Please send us your press releases, so we can include the information in our Chamber Member Update section. Send information to: aernst@bellevillechamber.org

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SCOTT CREDIT UNION PARTNERS WITH MEMORIAL FOUNDATION FOR HEART MONTH Edwardsville, Illinois – Scott Credit Union recently presented a $2,000 check to representatives from Memorial Foundation in Belleville to be the official partner of activities during Memorial’s “Memorial Motivation: The key to your heart health” for National Heart Month. Scott Credit Union Community Relations Representative Jennifer Riebold presented the $2,000 check to Memorial Foundation’s Executive Director Anne Thomure, Vice President of Patient Care Services Nancy Weston and Cardiac Rehab Exercise Physiologist Matt Kueper. Scott Credit Union was the sponsor of several activities throughout February. The hospital hosted a Stress Management & Meditation Class. a Heart & Vascular Screening and a Zumbathon. The activities culiminated with a Heart Healthy Conversation on February 27, 2014. “This is another opportunity for us to support our community and the people who live here,” Riebold said. “It is our way of showing our support to the hospital and the great programs that they provide.” Scott Credit Union volunteers were on hand at most of the activities throughout the month. “Credit unions are committed to helping people and supporting the hospital allows us to do that,” Riebold added. “It is a good feeling to support the programs that are provided to improve the heart health of people in our area. We are proud to play a small role in this effort.” Scott Credit Union has made giving back to its communities a major priority. The local credit union contributed about $325,000 and its employees volunteered over 2,400 hours to a variety of local civic efforts throughout the region in 2013. “We realize that without our members and the communities in which we serve, we would not exist as a financial alternative,” Riebold noted. “Supporting our communities is very important to us.” The credit union has increased its community involvement in the past few years while also increasing its efforts to educate consumers of the value of doing their financial business with a not-for-profit credit union. “We want people in the area to know more about the value of doing business with a credit union,” she added. “That is why we have focused our time on educating area residents about Scott Credit Union. One of the big ways we’ve done that is through our community involvement.”

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Be a sponsor of the Belleville Ale Fest! 3 p.m. - VIP Admission 4-8 p.m. General Admission

Event Sponsor - $3,000

Full-page inside cover advertisement in event program Prominent display of logo in print advertising Prominent display of name & logo on Belleville Ale Fest website 20 Tickets to event and 5 VIP tickets Top of Stage Banner with Logo

Saturday, April 12

Scottish Rite Parking Lot 1549 Frank Scott Pkwy W Belleville, IL 62223 What ya waiting for?

Stage Sponsor - $1,500

Half-page advertisement in event program Prominent display of logo in print advertising Prominent display of name & logo on Belleville Ale Fest website 15 tickets to event and 2 VIP tickets Side of Stage Banner with Logo

Entertainment Sponsor - $1,500

Half-page advertisement in event program Prominent display of logo in print advertising Prominent display of name & logo on Belleville Ale Fest website 15 tickets to event and 2 VIP tickets Side of Stage Banner with Logo

Tent Sponsor - $1,500

Half-page advertisement in event program Prominent display of logo in print advertising Prominent display of name & logo on Belleville Ale Fest website 15 tickets to event and 2 VIP tickets Tent Banners with Logo

Food Court Sponsor - $1,000

Half-page advertisement in event program Display of logo in print advertising Display of name & logo on Belleville Ale Fest website 10 tickets to event and 2 VIP tickets Corporate Banner Display at Court

Centennial Hop Sponsor - $700 Quarter-page advertisement in event program Display of logo in print advertising Display of name on Belleville Ale Fest website 8 tickets to event

Willamette Hop Sponsor - $350 Eighth-page advertisement in event program Display of name on Belleville Ale Fest website 4 tickets to event

2014 Ale Fest Sponsor Corporate Sponsor Name:_______________________________________________________________ Address:__________________________________________City:___________________Zip:_________ Contact Name: ________________________________________Phone Number:___________________ Email Address: _______________________________________________________________________ Sponsorship Level: ____$3,000 Event ___ $1,500 Stage ___ $1,500 Entertainment ___ $1,500 Tent ____$1,000 Food Court ___$700 Centennial Hop ___$350 Willamette Hop Please respond with your sponsorship information and payment to : Wendy J Pfeil The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce 216 East A Street Belleville, IL 62220 Please make check payable to The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce. Payment can also be made with all major credit cards via phone at 618-233-2015. High resolution logos may be emailed to Abigail Ernst at: aernst@bellevillechamber.org The Chamber Connection

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Dear Chamber Member: The Second Annual Belleville Ale Fest is scheduled for Saturday, April 12, 2014. The celebration will be held at Scottish Rite located at 1549 Frank Scott Parkway in Belleville. The festival will feature craft beers from more than 40 different brewers and food from our local vendor members. Live music, provided by Jeremiah Johnson, an original American Rock and Blues Band from St. Louis, will accompany the craft beer festival. From the lightest pale ale to the darkest stout, the Belleville Ale Fest will have something for everyone. This year the festival will feature a VIP early tasting, which will feature some very limited production beers and begins at 3 p.m. General admission tasting will be from 4 - 8 p.m. The enthusiasm for this event is contagious and we want Belleville and your business to shine as you enjoy being a part of the success. As a sponsor, your company will be showcased in pre-event marketing and throughout the event. The festival offers many levels of opportunities for sponsorship that will provide you the opportunity to entertain clients, employees, prospects and friends! Most important, this event will raise monies to benefit the greater Belleville business community. Please take a few minutes to review the following information and consider how you can be involved. Sincerely,

John L. Lengerman Executive Director Greater Belleville Chamber

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2nd Annual Chili Chase 5k Run/Walk & Kids Pepper Dash

Springboard to Success Saturday, October 4, 2014

After a great response from last year’s Chili Chase, The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce will host the 2nd Annual Chili Chase & Kids Pepper Dash as part of the 31st Annual Chili Cook-off. The money raised through the Chili Chase will help provide scholarship funding for the Leadership Belleville Class. Leadership Belleville is a 9-month course offered to Chamber members and non-members, developing effective leaders with civic, social and professional skills to positively impact our community.

Habanero Pepper Sponsor - $750

SPONSORSHIP MUST BE RECEIVED BY 4/15/2014 1. Racers will pick up bags at location 2. Top tier logo placement on event T-shirt 3. Entry form logo placement Only 1 4. Promotional poster logo placement A v a il a b le 5. Newspaper ad logo placement 6. Mile marker logo placement in 3 locations 7. Pre & post race DJ promotions 8. Registration logo placement 9. Web page logo placement 10. 6 complimentary event entries & t-shirts

Cayenne Pepper Sponsor - $500

SPONSORSHIP MUST BE RECEIVED BY 4/15/2014

1. 2nd tier logo placement on event T-shirt 2. Entry form logo placement 3. Promotional poster logo placement 4. Newspaper ad logo placement 5. Mile marker logo placement in 2 locations 6. Pre & post race DJ promotions 7. Registration logo placement 8. Web page logo placement 9. 4 complimentary event entries & t-shirts

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Jalapeño Pepper Sponsor - $250

SPONSORSHIP MUST BE RECEIVED PRIOR TO 6/15/2014

1. 3rd tier logo placement on event t-shirt 2. Entry form logo placement 3. Promotional poster logo placement 4. Newspaper ad mention 5. Mile marker logo placement in 1 location 6. Pre & post race DJ promotions 7. Web page logo placement 8. 2 complimentary event entries & t-shirts

Chili Pepper Sponsor - $100

SPONSORSHIP MUST BE RECEIVED PRIOR TO 8/31/2014

1. Name placement on event T-shirt 2. Pre & post race DJ promotions 3. Web page name placement 4. 1 complimentary event entry & t-shirt

2014 Chili Chase 5K Run Corporate Sponsor Name:___________________________________________________________________________ Address:____________________________________________________City:______________________Zip:_________ Contact Name: ______________________________________________Phone Number:_________________________ Email Address: ____________________________________________________________________________________ Sponsorship Level: ____$750 Habanero Pepper ___$500 Cayenne Pepper ___$250 Jalapeño Pepper___$100 Chili Pepper Please respond with your sponsorship information and payment to : Wendy J Pfeil Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce 216 East A Street Belleville, IL 62220 Please make check payable to Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce. Payment can also be made with all major credit cards via phone at 618-233-2015. The Chamber Connection 24 High resolution logos may be emailed to Abigail Ernst at: aernst@bellevillechamber.org


Springboard to Success A Women’s Forum

Wednesday, April 30

The law firm of Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard, along with The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce invite you to attend the first Springboard to Success, a women’s forum.

National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows

8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Table Sponsor - $500 (Springboard) Springboard to Success has been created to help Business listed inside Event Program empower women on their paths to success. Speakers Business listed on Chamber website as sponsor will provide an energetic and interactive environment Business listed on media presentations to take lives to new levels. Booth for business promotion and/or merchandise sales 3 admissions to event You have the opportunity to be a part of this Ability to put promotional items in 250 bags event. Please notice several sponsorship levels available. Event Sponsor -$1,000 (High Dive) – 5 Available Business Logo listed on all Event Advertising Business Logo inside Event Program Business listed on Chamber website as sponsor Business Logo listed on media presentations Booth for business promotion and/or merchandise sales 6 admissions to event Ability to put promotional items in 250 bags

Booth Sponsor (Poolside) - $150 Booth for business promotion and/or merchandise sales 2 admissions to event Goody Bag Sponsor (Towel) You provide 250 attendance gifts with your business name/logo item on them* Booth for business promotion and/or merchandise sales 2 admissions to event * Suggested items: tumblers, roses, photo frames, key chains, etc.

Springboard to Success Corporate Sponsor Name:___________________________________________________________________________ Address:____________________________________________________City:______________________Zip:_________ Contact Name: ______________________________________________Phone Number:_________________________ Email Address: ____________________________________________________________________________________ Sponsorship Level: ___$1,000 High Dive ___$500 Springboard

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Please respond with your sponsorship information and payment to : Wendy J Pfeil Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce 216 East A Street Belleville, IL 62220 Please make check payable to Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce. Payment can also be made with all major credit cards via phone at 618-233-2015. High resolution logos may be emailed to Abigail Ernst at: aernst@bellevillechamber.org

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