MONTHLY NEWSLETTER | May 2017
5th Annual Belleville Ale Fest Draws Large Crowd
The Chamber held its 5th Annual Belleville Ale Fest at 4204 Main Street Brewing Co.’s new Brewery and Banquet Center on April 22nd, 2017. Craft beer lovers came out in droves to sample unique beers from over 40 local and national craft breweries. During the festival, attendees also had the option to try food from five local restaurants including: 4204 Main Street Brewing Co., Fletcher’s Kitchen & Tap, Crehan’s Irish Pub, Geo’s Wings & More, and Jefferson’s Restaurant. The Rat Rod Kings were the musical entertainment for the event. Although the forecast called for nearly guaranteed rain, the weather ended up cooperating and the crowd was able to enjoy all of the beer samplings while staying dry. The Chamber worked very closely with 4204’s management team to move 90% of the event indoors prior to the event. We would like to thank Todd and Julie Kennedy and Rebecca Wuest for all of their flexibility leading up to this year’s Ale Fest. We would like to extend a huge thank you to our Chamber members who volunteered their time to assist the Chamber with set-up, beer samples, registration, additional sampling tickets and t-shirt sales at the event. Finally, we would like to thank our sponsors: 4204 Main St. Brewing Co., Allsup, Inc, The Belleville New-Democrat, BreakThru Beverage, Eagle Lake Distributing, Glaenzer Electric, Grey Eagle Distributors, Illinois American Water, Koerner Distributors, Robert “Chick” Fritz Distributing. Our events would not be possible without the support of great Chamber members like you! Pictures from the event can be found online at facebook.com/BellevilleAleFest
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Kevin Richter, President Mathis, Marifian & Richter, LTD Dr. Jeff Dosier, President Elect Belleville Township High School District #201 Mike McManus, 1st Vice President Memorial Hospital Bob Mueller, Immediate Past President TheBANK of Edwardsville
Board of Directors Dr. Brett Barger, Lindenwood University-Belleville Edmond Brown, ELB Enterprises Mayor Mark Eckert, City of Belleville Dr. Mark Eichenlaub, Southwestern Illinois College Pat Hill, Allsup, Inc. Rachel Jackson, Project Compassion, NFP Darlene Jones, Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois Jerril Jones, Center for Racial Harmony Jared Katt, Chelar Tool & Die, Inc. Matt Klosterman, Belleville Public School District #118 Mary C. Lamie, Bi-State Development Melissa Mason, Belleville News-Democrat Kevin Pesko, Bank of Belleville John Reichert, In-Focus Marketing Bill Rickher, Korte & Luitjohan Contractors, Inc Peg Sebastian, HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Scott Schanuel, Holland Construction Services Kevin Vick, Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. Emily Vosse, Beno J. Gundlach Co. Ben Wanless, Commerce Bank Joseph Weissert, Ameren Illinois Will Welsh, Gateway Region YMCA Roger Wigginton, Don Rodgers, Ltd.
EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS Chairman Mark Kern, St. Clair County Christine Spargur, Scott Air Force Base
CHAMBER STAFF Wendy J. Pfeil, Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org Beth Tucker, Office Manager email@example.com Landon Brooks, Marketing and Communications Manager firstname.lastname@example.org Peggy Schifferdecker, Membership/Event Manager email@example.com Alicia Slocomb, Main Street Manager firstname.lastname@example.org Cathleen Lindauer, Director, Belleville Tourism email@example.com Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce 216 East A Street, Belleville,IL 62220 Phone: (618) 233-2015 Fax: (618) 233-2077 www.bellevillechamber.org
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Chamber Happenings Belleville Main Street Revamps the Old Town Farmers’ Market
The Belleville Main Street Committee is excited to announce the opening date of the Old Town Farmers’ Market at a new location! The Market will be open every Saturday from 7:30 am until noon from May 6th through November 4th on the first block of South Charles (between East Main and East Washington). We are busy recruiting vendors of seasonal local produce. People can also find honey, summer sausages, and much more. Children will have a chance to find “Farmer Greta” among the vendors for a chance to win prizes. We will also host periodic entertainment. Up-to-date information can be found on the Belleville Old Town Farmers’ Market facebook page or BellevilleMainStreet.net.
Support Belleville Main Street’s “I Love Belleville” Campaign
Starting May 1st, 67 hearts will be scattered throughout participating locations in Belleville. When you find a heart, take a selfie in front of it and post it to Facebook or Instragram between May 1 and May 31 using the hashtag #ShopSmallBelleville. You will then be placed in drawings for over $1500 in prizes given away throughout the month of May 2017! You can enter only 1 time per location, so visit every location for more chances to win! A full listing of participating businesses and prizes are listed at BellevilleMainStreet.net.
Upcoming Chamber Events 5/2 5/4 5/4 5/5 5/8 5/9 5/10 5/11 5/16 5/16 5/18 5/25
Education Committee Meeting Ambassador’s Meeting Business After Hours at Crossfit Nucleus with Al Orelt Allstate Agency Leadership Belleville Reflection & Graduation Day PR/Marketing Committee Meeting Coffee Cup Connections at The Cancer Treatment Center with Gateway Region YMCA Otto Golf Classic at The Orchards Golf Club Healthcare/CSA Committee Meeting Economic Development Committee Meeting INforM Committee Meeting Ladies’ Night Out Lunch & Learn at Bel Air Bowl
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Thank You Advantage Family Chiropractic Ameren Illinois Apartment Community of Our Lady of the Snows Archway Cooling & Heating The Basic Initiative Inc. Becker, Hoerner, Thompson & Ysursa Belleville Township High School Dist. #201 Belo Pest Solutions Breese Journal & Publishing Co. C.R. Vernier, LLC Campbell’s Automotive Inc CARITAS Family Solutions CASA of Southwestern Illinois Chatham & Baricevic Chick Fritz Distributing Clean Rite Cleaning Company Copper Bend Pharmacy Creason-Edwards & Cimarolli, PC Crehan’s Irish Pub & Banquet Center CTS Technology Solutions Dave Schmidt Trucking Company Edward Jones-Walt Weston Enjoychurch.tv Family Hospice of Belleville Glaenzer Electric, Inc.
The businesses and organizations below renewed their investment with the Chamber in March... Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. Grimm & Gorly Florist & Gifts Hank’s Excavating & Landscaping HireLevel Hoernis Auto Body Illinois American Water Kaskaskia Engineering Group Keil’s Clock Shop Kings House Retreat & Renewal Center Lincoln Theatre Metro East Gastroenerology MidAmerica St. Louis Airport Newbold Toyota BMW Papa Murphy’s Plocher Construction Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 101 PTL Manufacturing, Inc. Rose Marie Fitzgerald Sheri Welch St. Clair County St. Louis Food Ingredients State Farm Insurance - Krys Jacobs Terrace Motel & Apartmemts Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois Volkert Engineering
Upcoming Business After Hours May 4 Al Orelt Allstate Agency & Crossfit Nucleus June 1 Precision Practice Management July 6 Memorial Hospital August 3 Bel-Air Bowl September 7 Healthcare Committee October 12 Grimm & Gorly Florist & Gifts, Inc. November 2 Associated Bank December 2 Breakthru Beverage
Upcoming Coffee Cup Connections Tuesday, May 9th | 8:15am Hosted by: The Cancer Treatment Center & Gateway Region YMCA 4000 N. Illinois Ln, Ste. B | Swansea Don’t miss this opportunity to network and learn about other member businesses! Page 4
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The businesses and organizations below joined the Chamber in March...
Acres of Storage 6213 Erie Station Rd. | Belleville acresofstorage.com (618) 531-7398
Ehret, Inc. 111 Premier Drive | Belleville ehretinc.com (618) 233-1018
Saric Consulting 10 S. Jackson St. | Belleville saricconsulting.com (618) 341-9700
The Body Therapy Center & School of Massage 4 Executive Woods Ct | Swansea thebtcsm.com (618) 239-6400
First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust 4101 N. Illinois St. | Swansea firstmid.com (618) 416-7895
Quest Management Consultants 12312 Olive Blvd. Suite 200 | St. Louis questmc.com (314) 453-9999
Gator’s Frozen Custard 406 Highway 50 | O’Fallon (618) 980-4663
Shenanigan’s Restaurant and Sports Bar 6401 W. Main | Belleville (618) 398-6979
Buettner’s Lawn & Landscaping Call for availablility: (618) 977-7397 CarTech Automotive 332 Centreville Ave. | Belleville car-techautomotive.com (618) 234-8313 1818 Chop House 1405 N. Greenmount Rd. | O’Fallon 1818chophouse.com (618) 206-6451 Classic Towing 1420 Centerville Avenue | Belleville classicautobody.net/towing (618) 233-7951 Country Financial Erin Morris 1478 East State Rt. 15 | Belleville www.countryfinancial.com (618) 233-1043 Crossfit Nucleus 350 Old Fullerton Rd. | Swansea crossfitnucleus.com (618) 416-867
Heartlands Conservancy 406 E. Main St. | Mascoutah heartlandsconservancy.org (618) 566-4451 Illini Environmental 8895 California Dr. | Belleville illinienv.com (618) 397-1234
Sunrise Massage www.stillpointe.org (618) 541-9892 The Sonoma Group thesonomagroup.net (618) 593-2850
Jacknewitz Law Offices PC 2 Park Place | Belleville (618) 641-9663 Liner Pro’s 5921 Gateway Industrial Dr. | Belleville linerpros.com (618) 538-6060 Main Street Glam mainstreetglam.com (618) 975-1388 Melodic Rythms 110 N. High St. Ste 14 | Belleville melodicrhythms.com (618) 233-0659
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Marketplace Magazine, Roy-el Catering and The Weingarten hosted a lovely Business After Hours on Thursday, April 6th. The evening was very well attended, with over 140 members coming out to The Weingarten for live music, delicious food and great company. Marketplace Magazine is an upscale, full-color magazine that is mailed directly to 50,000 homeowners in Madison, St. Clair and Monroe Counties. Readers are in the top median income level in specific zip codes across the area making Marketplace Magazine perfect for small, medium and large businesses to advertise their products and services. Roy-el Catering is a family owned and operated, full service caterer with over 28 years of experience. They pride themselves on providing high quality, great tasting foods that are beautifully presented. Whether it is a casual luncheon, a company picnic, a full meal, or an upscale hors dâ€™oeuvres event, Roy-el Catering has something for every occasion. The Weingarten is one of the regionâ€™s premier relaxation destinations. Their Tasting Room is an original pole barn that was renovated to maintain its original rustic feeling with an upscale touch. The Weingarten is proud to offer 7 of their own signature wines, as well as other premium wines and beer from around the world. ...............................................................................................................
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Upcoming Business After Hours Thursday, May 4 | 5 - 7PM Crossfit Nucleus 350 Old Fullerton Rd. | Swansea Sponsors: Al Orelt Agency
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Visit facebook.com/GreaterBellevilleChamber for more pictures from the event! Page 6
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Celebrating a new business opening, anniversary or remodel? Celebrate with a Ribbon Cutting! Contact Peggy Schifferdecker, Membership/Event Manager, for more info. Email pschifferdecker@ bellevillechamber.org or call the Chamber Office at (618) 233-2015. (800) 422-2782 â€˘ www.illinoisamwater.com
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Chamber Happenings ISSUES & EGGS DISCUSSES CYBERSECURITY
On Wednesday, April 12th, members joined the Chamber and the Belleville CEO group for an Issues & Eggs breakfast featuring Col. Terrence Adams, Commander, 375th Communications Group, Scott AFB; Tony Bryan, Executive Director, Midwest Cyber Center; and Steven Loftus, Senior Cyber Security Consultant, Aegis Strategies, LLC. The presentation focused on the ways in which cybersecurity affects our daily lives and how the issue will shape tomorrow’s workforce. Bryan noted that local organizations are adamantly working to distinguish the St. Louis area as a leader cybersecurity field. Col. Adams described the importance of cybersecurity in regards to military practices; and Loftus defined the term “Ethical Hacking,” and spoke about the important work ethical hackers do to advance security on online platforms. A big thanks to our Event Sponsor, Gonzales Companies, LLC for making the event possible!
HEALTHCARE/CSA COMMITTEE SUPPORTS THE COMMUNITY The Chamber’s Healthcare Committee held its 2nd Annual Emergency Hygiene Kit drive from February 9th to March 9th with the help of the following collection sites: AgeSmart Community Resources, East Belleville YMCA, Family Hospice and Union United Methodist Church. The items collected included tooth brushes, tooth paste, shampoo, body wash, soap, tissues, deodorant, lotion, wipes and lip balm among others. The Healthcare Committee is pleased to announce that enough items were donated to create over 150 Emergency Hygiene Kits, which were assembled by residents at Heritage Woods in Belleville. The intention of the kits is to help people in need of immediate hygiene assistance, such as people who are homeless, suffer from house fires and environmental displacements, or otherwise do not have the means to obtain essential hygiene products. Distribution sites for the kits include: Beacon Ministries, Call for Help, Inc., Memorial Hospital, Belleville Fire Department, Project Compassion, Union United Methodist Church, and the Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois. If your organization would like to get involved in next year’s drive, please contact Landon Brooks at email@example.com. Thank you to everyone who participated! .............................................................................................................................................................................................
Thank you to all of the businesses and individuals that helped with Belleville Schools’ 10th Annual Drive Away Hunger Food Drive! With the community’s support, this years drive filled over 12 busses full of supplies for local food pantries. Page 8
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Leadership Belleville Leadership Regional Growth Day
On April 21st, the Leadership Belleville Class continued their program with Regional Growth Day, an overview of the economic impact of Scott Air Force Base and the regional growth of the Metro East. The class met at Scott Field Heritage Air Park before traveling to Scott Air Force Base for an introduction, briefing and a tour with Col. Lenderman and other high-ranking officials of the Base. The class also had the opportunity to eat lunch with Airmen from the 375th Mobility Wing. After lunch, the class heard from many area leaders about the future of our areaâ€™s growth. Such leaders included: Tim Cantwell, Mid America Airport; Dan Wilson, Northbay Produce; Dr. Ronda Sauget, Southwestern Illinois Leadership Council; and Annissa McCaskill & Eric Schauster, City of Belleville Economic Development.
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Chamber Member Update PROVIDENCE BANK ANNOUNCES PROMOTION OF JEFF BULLOCK Providence Bank, headquartered in Columbia, Missouri with banking offices in Missouri, Illinois and Texas, announces the promotion of Jeff Bullock to Business Development Officer for the Fairview Heights, Illinois Market. In his new role, Bullock will be marketing the bank’s deposit products and services to businesses and individuals to cultivate new relationships and strengthen business development efforts in Fairview Heights and the surrounding area. Bullock has over 8 years of banking and lending experience. His background includes experience as a Personal Banker, Universal Banker, Business Relationship Manager and Consumer Lender. Bullock is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University with a degree in Economics. He is a long-standing resident of Fairview Heights and currently serves as Treasurer for the Metro East Regional Chamber of Commerce; Secretary/Treasurer for the Belleville Chapter of Business Network International; Member of the Metro East Lenders Group which provides financial literacy to families within low-to-moderate income communities. Bullock was honored as one of 2016’s “Top Southern Illinois People to Know to Succeed in Business”. Bullock’s office is located at the Fairview Heights Banking Center at 4600 N. Illinois Street in Fairview Heights, Illinois, and can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 618.212.1425. .........................................................................................................................................................................................................
LINDENWOOD UNIVERSITY-BELLEVILLE GRADUATE NAMED ILLINOIS POLICE CHIEF OF THE YEAR Fairview Heights Police Chief Nicholas Gailius, a Lindenwood University-Belleville graduate, has been named the Police Chief of the Year by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police. Gailius earned a master’s degree in business administration from Lindenwood Belleville in 2012 and said it’s been invaluable in helping him do his job. “A police chief is in a leadership position that in many ways isn’t much different than a leadership position in the business world,” noted Gailius. “We have human resources and personnel issues, and we have a $7 million annual budget that has to be carefully managed. My MBA is definitely a benefit, and I’m a better chief for having it.” In addition to holding a degree from Lindenwood Belleville, Gailius said he has a close relationship with the university in other ways, including partnering with it to develop a pair of programs that help students go from aspiring police officers to finding jobs with his department and others in the Metro East. One such program is the Civilian Police Aid Apprentice Program, which gives university students a chance to experience what it’s like to work for a law enforcement agency. “When we started to develop this idea, Lindenwood Belleville people were the first ones we talked to,” Gailius said. “We have a great relationship with them, and we knew they’d be willing to help us. Lindenwood Belleville is very important, not only to the city of Belleville but also to Fairview Heights and the rest of the Metro East communities.” Annette Eckert, a retired circuit judge who works in the Criminal Justice Department at Lindenwood Belleville, said the university and the chief have a mutually beneficial relationship. “He’s done an excellent job of reaching out to the community to help young people realize their dreams of becoming a police officer,” Eckert said of Gailius. “He’s a very accomplished, progressive police chief with a lot of good ideas. It’s definitely a feather in Lindenwood Belleville’s cap to have such a good relationship with him.” Gailius received the award during a ceremony April 21 at the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police annual awards dinner in Oak Brook, IL. .........................................................................................................................................................................................................
SQUIB KHAWAR, M.D JOINS MID AMERICA IMAGING The staff at Mid America Imaging is pleased to welcome Squib Khawar, M.D. to the team of board certified radiologists at Radiology Consultants of Mid America, P.C. Upon completing his medical internship at Yale University, Dr. Khawar achieved a fellowship in musculoskeletal radiology at Northwestern University and concluded an additional fellowship program at Indiana University in Vascular and Interventional Radiology. The addition of Dr. Khawar will further enhance the quality of skills Radiology Consultants of Mid America P.C. provides to Mid America Imaging. Mid America Imaging was established in 1997 in O’Fallon, Illinois. For more information, call 618-624-0100 or visit midamericaimaging.com.
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Chamber Member Update SWIC STUDENTS WIN NATIONAL BROADCASTING AWARD Southwestern Illinois College students from the Introduction to Radio Production class submitted their work to the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System and took home gold at the IBS international conference in New York City. The college’s internet radio station, Blue Storm Radio, received the IBS Golden Microphone Award for “Best Radio Drama.” The students submitted a 25-minute Sci-Fi comedy “Space Monster-Rama” by California playwright Bill Chessman. They produced, acted, directed and edited the production themselves. Among the students involved in the production were Aeschylus (Ace) Augustin of Granite City, Kira Garza of New Athens, Vincent Martinez of Fairview Heights and Kevin Fleming, Blake Johnson, Matthew Scally and Ethan Seaman, all of Belleville. “It’s pretty remarkable for a broadcast program only three years old to bring home such an award,” said producer and director Seaman. “What makes it even better is knowing we competed against seven other finalists from East Coast colleges and universities to be ranked nationally as Best Radio Drama. Because of this award, we’ve been invited to present our work at HEAR Now: The Audio Fiction and Arts Festival this summer in Kansas City. I’m really looking forward to speaking on the panel and meeting the playwright.” For more information about radio production at SWIC, contact Chamblin at email@example.com or 618-235-2700, ext. 5592. .........................................................................................................................................................................................................
HSHS ST. ELIZABETH’S HOSPITAL HONORS SWANSEA NURSE WITH NATIONAL DAISY AWARD Recently, HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital awarded Mary Maxim, RN, a Swansea, Ill. resident, with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Maxim has served as a Registered Nurse for St. Elizabeth’s Hospital for 39 years, with 26 years in the Cardiac Cath Lab. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s nationwide program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day. The nomination was submitted by a fellow colleague. The nomination story noted the time, care, and compassion that Maxim showed a recent patient. “Mary went above and beyond to stay with a patient and calm him, which was instrumental in keeping the patient in the hospital to ensure he received the care he needed. When she visited the patient the following day, he positively commented on her ongoing support and presence. Mary treats all her patients this way every day. Her compassion and respect for patients and families is one that is never questioned and never falters.” “I am honored to receive the national DAISY Award,” shared Maxim. “Having patients return for a social visit from time to time after surgery gives me great pride in knowing that I have made a difference in their well-being with the genuine caring, compassion, and respect that I have shown each of them. A total of 13 dedicated nurses were also recognized for receiving additional individual nominations for this quarter. These colleagues include: Kallie Bishop, Victoria Reno, Rebecca Ross, Sara Weber and Joann Wittenauer (Critical Care Unit); Terry Elden (Rehab); Erin Eberhart and Christy Hunter (Medical/Surgical); Mary Wolfe (Progressive Care Unit); Kelly Brent (Quality Assurance); Cassandra Baker (Wound Care Center); Danielle Lugo (Emergency Department) and Thomas Beauman (Float Pool). St. Elizabeth’s introduced participation in the nationally-recognized DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing in May 2015 which was made possible through funds provided by HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Foundation. Nominations for future DAISY Awards at St. Elizabeth’s continue to be accepted. Patients and visitors are encouraged to share and submit their story of witnessing excellent and compassionate care from the clinical staff. A nomination form can be downloaded at http://steliz.org/www-seb/media/SEB-PDF-Documents/Daisy-Award-Form.pdf. .........................................................................................................................................................................................................
IMPACT STRATEGIES BUILDS NEW MEDICAL CENTER IN COLLINSVILLE On April 11th, IMPACT Strategies announced that it has completed construction of a 12,000-square-foot medical center for JCH Collinsville, LLC. The building, occupied by Southern Illinois Health Foundation, is located at 1215 Vandalia St. in Collinsville on IL-159 next to Cedarhurst Assisted Living. The health center offers comprehensive care, including medical, behavioral health, and dental services. Working with IMPACT Strategies on the project were Braddock Architectural Services of O’Fallon, Illinois and Netemeyer Engineering Associates of Aviston, Illinois. Joshua Jennings, CEO of Dover Development and partner of JCH Collinsville, said, “IMPACT Strategies delivered on its promise to seamlessly manage the entire development, design and construction process in a manner that was expeditious and professional. Their service was invaluable to the project’s success.”
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Chamber Member Update JEREMY MADDOX PROMOTED TO VICE PRESIDENT OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AT HOLLAND CONSTRUCTION Mike Marchal, president of Holland Construction Services (Holland), is pleased to announce the promotion of Jeremy Maddox to the new position of Vice President of Business Development. “This internal promotion was an easy decision to make,” said Marchal. “Jeremy has a successful track record of building relationships, identifying new business opportunities, and working within a team environment to expand company sales and meet clients’ needs. This is the skillset we have been looking for in this new position.” Jeremy came to Holland in 2016 with over 18 years of experience in the construction industry, including project management, preconstruction, business development and as a market leader for federal contracting. He played a key role in Holland’s preconstruction department before taking on his new role as Vice President of Business Development. In his new position, Jeremy will be responsible for developing and implementing new strategic initiatives for Holland as the company continues to grow. “I’ve enjoyed every minute that I’ve been a part of the Holland Team and I’m looking forward to all the exciting things to come,” said Jeremy. .........................................................................................................................................................................................................
SPIRITUALITY FOR THE SECOND HALF OF LIFE The Victorious Missionaries at The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville, Ill., will present a Day of Reflection on Saturday, May 6, from 9:15 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sr. Carla Mae Streeter, OP is the presenter. This gathering will reflect on how we can live fully as the years add up. Some of the questions that will be addressed are: Is my life situation just “chance”? How do I pray in the second half of life? Who is God? Are my old ideas still valid? How does self-awareness allow me to work with God? We will explore the richness of the second half of life, hidden right before our eyes! Carla Mae Streeter, OP is a Dominican of the Congregation of Catherine of Siena in Racine, Wisconsin. She is presently a professor (emerita) of Systematic Theology and Spirituality at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis. She was the first woman to complete a theological doctorate at Regis College. She lives in St. Louis where she is active in Interfaith Partnership of Metropolitan St. Louis and other ecumenical and interfaith efforts. Carla Mae serves on the boards of ITEST, the Institute for the Theological Encounter with Science and Technology, and the Workers’ Rights Board of Jobs with Justice. She is active with the Living Insights Center, a gathering place for the religions of the world, and the Peace Economy Project, an advocacy group that urges a shift from excessive military spending to human and social needs. Cost: - $70 (lunch & dinner included). Pre-registration is required. Visit us online at snows.org/events/reflection For more information or to register, contact the Shrine at 618-397-6700 ext. 6281, or 314-241-3400 ext. 6281. .........................................................................................................................................................................................................
LOOKING AT THE GOSPELS OF THOMAS, MARY MAGDALEN AND JUDAS The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville, Ill., is presenting a three-week Bible Study looking at the Gospels of Thomas, Mary Magdalen and Judas. Mark Etling, Ph.D. will lead this discussion on Saturdays, May 6, June 17 and July 8, at 10 a.m. – Noon. Join Mark Etling, Ph.D., Affiliate Theology Teacher St Louis University, for three mornings of reflection as we explore three Gospels that were excluded. Fee: $30 for the series or $10 per session. Pre-registration is required. This program will be held at the Guild Center. Information and registration at snows.org/programs or contact the Shrine at 618-397-6700 ext. 6270, or 314-241-3400 ext. 6270. .........................................................................................................................................................................................................
MEMORIAL HOSPITAL BELLEVILLE TO HOST BABYSITTING CLASS Memorial Hospital will hold a Babysitting 101 Class on Saturday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Memorial’s Orthopedic and Neurosciences Center, Community Conference Room, 4700 Memorial Drive, Belleville. This is a great introduction to the basics of babysitting. The class, conducted by an instructor from Children’s Hospital, will cover the business of babysitting, child development, safety/first aid, fun and games. There is no specific age requirement; any child considering babysitting may attend. A 28-page workbook and light snack will be provided. The cost of this program is $30 and registration is required. To register or for more information please call 314-454-KIDS (5437) or 800-678-KIDS (5437), then press three.
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September 11 Memorial Walkway of Southern Illinois | Belleville, Illinois Phase 1 of the September 11 Memorial Walkway of Southern Illinois (the Memorial) was completed and dedicated on September 11, 2016 during a ceremony held at the Memorial site. Construction of Phase 2 will begin in a few months. When completed, it will include landscaping, lighting, a tribute to Flight 93, a donor kiosk identifying donations of $1,000 and more, and a gathering area. If you are interested in purchasing a brick paver to be engraved with your personal message and permanently installed at the Memorial site, please call George at (618) 589-3338, or Sharon at (618) 235-3060. Pavers can be purchased for $125, $225, and $500. Order forms must be received no later than June 30, 2017. The first phase of construction included the installation of the paved walkway outlined with bronze plaques that describe several of the events that occurred on September 11, 2001. The walkway extends from a parking lot down to an actual artifact from the fallen World Trade Center. The artifact is mounted between two concrete structures resembling the Twin Towers, surrounded by a plaza that was constructed to symbolize the Pentagon. The Memorial is located on the front lawn of Fire House #4 at 1125 S. Illinois St. in Belleville. The artifact, a 7,106 lb., 35 foot long steel column, was acquired from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey by the City of Belleville. While the artifact is the property of the City, the Memorial is being constructed with funds from private donations, event sponsorships, and the sale of engraved brick pavers. Visit the September 11 Memorial Walkway of Southern Illinois daily between dawn and dusk. Parking is available behind the Fire House.
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Chamber Member Update SWIC WORKING TO ENSURE SEAMLESS UNIVERSITY TRANSFER With more than 70 new 2+2 agreements with public and private institutions, Southwestern Illinois College is striving to make the transfer process seamless for university-bound students.The articulation agreements establish a set of SWIC courses/credits that will be accepted by specific colleges and universities for designated majors. “These agreements allow students to enter their major program with required courses in place,” said SWIC Transfer Coordinator Amanda Starkey. “It prevents them from taking courses that meet our associate degree requirements but cannot be used for the major they select.” Universities working with SWIC on this initiative include Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, McKendree University and the University of Illinois, among many others.The 2+2 agreements list coursework to be successfully completed during the two years at SWIC to guarantee entry at the junior level upon transfer, as well as the courses that must be completed at the four-year university. More than half of the articulation agreements are with SIUE including bachelor’s programs in art, criminal justice, ecology, engineering and mathematics. Other examples include a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and nine Bachelor of Arts programs at McKendree University; Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Practice Management with Maryville University; and Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Consumer Economics at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. SWIC also has numerous dual enrollment agreements with Illinois and Missouri universities, and participates in the Illinois Articulation Initiative, a statewide agreement that helps to expedite the transfer of students’ general education core courses from SWIC to participating colleges and universities. The college has been a member of IAI since 1998. For more information about 2+2 Articulation Agreements, speak to a SWIC academic advisor at 618-235-2700, ext. 5186, or visit swic.edu/transfer. .........................................................................................................................................................................................................
MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AUXILIARY HOLDS ANNUAL BOOK BAZAAR 59th annual Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Book Bazaar will be held Wednesday, May 3, through Saturday, May 6 at St. Paul United Church of Christ, 115 West B Street, Belleville. The event comes after months of preparation by members of Memorial’s volunteer organization, who collet books from bins at local grocery stores, banks and other locations. The books are donated from members of the community, libraries and paperback dealers. Books are divided into two categories and include paperback and large hardcover books. This year there are new hours, new discounts, special area for new, old and unusual books and a separate checkout for high volume purchases. Please see schedule below: Wednesday, May 3 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. $5 admission
Thursday, May 4 Friday, May 5 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Free Admission 1/2 price books & Special Discounts
Saturday, May 6 8 .am. – Noon Free Admission & $2 per bag of books
Parking for this event is free. For more information about the Book Bazaar, please contact Memorial Hospital Auxiliary at (618) 257-5545 or email@example.com. .........................................................................................................................................................................................................
MICHAEL J. PIERCEALL, AICP, CECD AWARDED RASI 2016 LARGEST COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE SALE Mike Pierceall, BARBERMurphy Group Broker Associate was awarded the RASI, (Realtor Association of Southwestern Illinois) 2016 Largest Commercial Real Estate Sale involving the sale of 28.5 Acres to Menard, Inc. at Wells By-Pass and Veterans Memorial Drive, Mount Vernon, IL for a new 222,000 square foot store and lumber warehouse. Construction start is pending. The BARBERMurphy Group is a full service Real Estate Brokerage Firm which specializes in commercial - industrial properties exclusively in Southern Illinois.
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What’s Happening in April Monday | May 1 Belleville Parks & Rec Drawing Class | 6:00pm Nichols Community Center | Belleville 618-277-9785 Belleville Area Humane Society Bags for Wags | 6:00pm 1818 Chophouse | O’Fallon 618-235-3712 Tuesday | May 2 Metro East SBDC How to Successfully Start a New Business in IL | 3:00pm SWIC | Belleville 618-650-2929 Thursday | May 4 SCORE of Southwestern IL Small Business Day | All Day Lindenwood University-Collinsville 618-671-6492 Friday | May 5 Art on the Square Sculpture in the City Tour | 9:00am Various Locations | Belleville 618-234-0600 Belleville Parks & Rec Dodgeball Night | 5:30pm Nichols Community Center | Belleville 618-277-9785 Jazz Night | 7:30pm The Abbey | Belleville 618-277-8373 Saturdays & Sundays | May 6 – May 21 Strawberry Festival | 10:00am Eckert’s, Inc. | Belleville 618-233-0513 Sat. & Sun. | May 6 & 7 Knife & Gun Show | 9:00am Belle-Clair Fairgrounds | Belleville 618-495-2572
Saturday | May 6 Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois Kristina’s Race for Peace | 8:00am Monroe Co. Court House | Waterloo 618-236-2531 First Saturday at the Museum, “A Mother’s Day Tea” | 9:00am St. Clair Co. Historical Society | Belleville 618-234-0600 St. Clair County Armed Forces Ball | 5:30pm Regency Conference Center | O’Fallon 618-825-2358 Belleville Historical Society Rock & Roll 50’s Party | 7:00pm Blazier House | Belleville 618-531-7753 Sunday | May 7 Masterworks Chorale Song and Dance Festival | 3:00pm Saint Clare Catholic Church | O’Fallon 618-304-9094 Tues. & Thurs. | May 9 & 11 TAB St. Louis Metro East Business Owners Roundtable | 9:00am Holiday Inn | Fairview Heights 636-284-0569
Sunday | May 14 Blood Drive | 11:00am St. Clair County Court House | Belleville 1-800-733-2767 Wednesday | May 17 Lunch & Learn: Delightful Spring Bites | 12:00pm Eckert’s, Inc. | Belleville 618-233-0513 Fri. – Sun | May 19-21 Art on the Square | Times Vary Belleville Public Square 618-233-6769 Peace, Local & Art | 10:00am Peace by Piece | Belleville 618-233-1519 Sat. & Sun. | May 20 & 21 Belleville Flea Market | 9:00am Belle-Clair Fairgrounds | Belleville 618-235-0666 Wednesday | May 24 CPR Training | Times Vary Abbott EMS | Belleville 618-979-4762 Friday | May 26 Free Summer Concert Series | 7:00pm Eckert’s, Inc. | Belleville 618-233-0513
Thursday | May 11 Wine Class | 6:00pm Eckert’s, Inc. | Belleville 618-233-0513
Saturday | May 27 Cooper’s Birthday Bash | 10:00am Peace by Piece | Belleville 618-233-1519
Friday | May 12 SWIC Senior Celebration | 10:00am PSOP | Belleville 618-234-4410
Sat. – Mon. | May 27-29 Memorial Weekend Festival | 10:00am Eckert’s, Inc. | Belleville 618-233-0513
Saturday | May 13 Ladies Roller Derby | 5:30pm Belle-Clair Fairgrounds | Belleville 618-235-0666
We are constantly updating our community calendar. Please visit BellevilleChamber.org for an up-to-date list of events!
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Join Us For Our 43rd
Concert Season 2016-2017
The Masterworks Chorale and Orchestra Song and Dance
A spring festival of French music.
May 7 • 3 p.m. Saint Clare Catholic Church - O’Fallon, Ill. Tickets: Adults $20; Seniors 65+ and Military $15; Students $10
Please call (618) 304-9094 to reserve your tickets!
This concert is dedicated to the memory of Denny Spencer.
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#1 Art Show in the Nation 100 Artists from Around the World Belleville, Illinois
Interior Design Stage featuring HGTV Design Star Jennifer Bertrand! Interior designers showcasing how to use artwork in your home.
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Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. Shotgun start at 8:00 a.m. Registration fee includes: 18 Hole Scramble with Cart, Breakfast & Lunch, Refreshments, Goodie Bags, and On-Course Games, Prizes & Raffles
Friday, June 23, 2017
Far Oaks Golf Club, 419 Old Collinsville Road, Caseyville, IL 62232~618-628-2900 ~ www.faroaksgolf.com
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