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The Chamber held its 6th Annual Belleville Ale Fest at 4204 Main Street Brewing Co.’s Tap House and Banquet Center on Saturday, April 21. Craft beer lovers came out to sample unique beers from over 40 local and national craft breweries. During the festival, attendees could try food from 4204 and enjoy live music by local band, The Trophy Mules. We would like to extend a huge thank you to our Chamber members who volunteered their time to assist the Chamber with set-up, pouring samples and working registration. Thank you to Adrenaline Prints for designing and printing our Ale Fest t-shirts on-site this year. Finally we would like to thank our sponsors: 4204 Main St. Brewing, Koerner Distributors, Grey Eagle Distributors, Belleville NewsDemocrat, Allsup Inc, Breakthru Beverage, Associated Bank, Glaenzer Electric, and Illinois American Water. Our events would not be possible without the support of great Chamber members like you! Find more pictures from the event online at


EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Dr. Jeff Dosier, President Belleville Township High School District #201 Mike McManus, President Elect Memorial Regional Health Services, Inc. Edmond Brown, Vice President ELB Enterprises, Inc.

Justin Price, Second Vice President CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP Kevin Richter, Immediate Past President Mathis, Marifian & Richter, LTD

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Dr. Brett Barger, Lindenwood University-Belleville Ryan Boike, Belleville School District #118 Mayor Mark Eckert, City of Belleville Pat Hill, Allsup, Inc. Jerril Jones, Center for Racial Harmony Jared Katt, Chelar Tool & Die, Inc. Mary C. Lamie, Bi-State Development Carol Haffner-Meyer, Beacon Ministry David Nosacka, Hospital Sisters Health System John Reichert, In-Focus Marketing Bill Rickher, Korte & Luitjohan Contractors, Inc Scott Schanuel, Holland Construction Services Ron Stephens, Bank of Belleville Kevin Vick, Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. Emily Vosse, Beno J. Gundlach Co. Ben Wanless, Commerce Bank Joseph Weissert, Ameren Illinois Roger Wigginton, Don Rodgers, Ltd.

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

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


Memorial Regional Health Services, Inc.


HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital


Illinois American Water Company


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


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


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

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

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The Belleville Chamber of Commerce held their April Issues & Eggs event on Wednesday, April 4 where leaders from across the Metro East came to hear about what the Amazon HQ2 effort taught us and the path forward. Speakers included Terry Beach, Executive Director for St. Clair County Economic Development, and Sheila Sweeney, CEO of St. Louis Economic Development Partnership. After Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced the company’s nationwide search for a new location in September of 2017, cities across the country went into a “feeding frenzy” in an attempt to attract the headquarters and 50,000 jobs.

More than 500 cities and regions scrambled to submit their bids. In January, Amazon announced only 20 finalists and the St. Louis region was not one of them. “It was a disappointment,” Beach said, “but leaders learned a ‘regional lesson’ in how to work together.” “When we work together, we can do something amazing,” said Linda Martínez, deputy mayor of development for the city of St. Louis. “We developed a lot of resources we can use for other companies.” Sweeney and other area economic development leaders said the region has plenty of good things to offer to potential future business, and the Amazon experience taught them more about attracting major companies. For more information, go online to to read more and see more pictures from the event. .........................................................................................................................................................................................................



The Chamber’s annual Total Resource Campaign has come and gone once again. This is a six-week long annual campaign when the Chamber seeks sponsorships and hosts for the coming year’s events including Chili Cook-Off, Business After Hours, Coffee Cup Connections, Annual Dinner and more with the help of volunteers from community businesses. After the six weeks are over, all options close until the following year’s campaign. We want to thank all of our sellers that took part in the program this year and helped the Chamber raise over $150,000 to carry out our mission: “Advancing Business. Supporting Community”. We would also like to thank all of those businesses that took advantage of these opportunities to connect with the community. We appreciate your support. If you missed your chance at sponsoring or hosting an event, please contact the Chamber and watch for next year’s campaign to roll around.

On April 18, the Belleville Chamber Young Professionals hosted their monthly event with a luncheon at the St. Clair Country Club and Patty Gregory addressed the group about Art on the Square and the economic impact it has on the greater Belleville area. The





connects and empowers young professionals by creating and encouraging a community of like-minded, diverse professionals who have the desire






community in the greater Belleville area. Contact the Chamber for more information.

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“Advancing Business. Supporting Community.”

Welcome New Members The following members joined the Chamber in March. Bankers Life 28 Bronze Point | Swansea 618-722-7001

Lowe’s of Belleville 2501 Green Mount Road | Belleville 618-239-3908

The Copper Fire 200 East Main Street | Belleville

Belleville Christkindlmarkt 510 West Main Street | Belleville

Integrity Health Care of Belleville 727 N. 17th Street | Belleville 618-236-5472

Clearwave Communications 1095 N. Green Mount Rd. | Belleville 618-722-2301

Metro East Pride of Southwestern Illinois 133 W. Main Street | Belleville

Todd Hall Retreat and Conference Center 320 Todd Center Drive | Columbia 618-580-3088


March Renewals

The following members renewed their investment with the Chamber in March. Quest Management Consultants

Ambassador Travel & Cruises

Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts


Quantum Vision Centers Heartland Conservancy

Imo’s Pizza Eckert’s Inc.

Jack Schmitt Chevrolet, Inc.

Belleville Township High School Dist. #201

Keils Clock Shop

St. Louis Food Ingredients

Sunrise Massage

Bria Health Services of Belleville

The Basic Initiative, Inc.

Breese Journal & Publishing Co.

1818 Chophouse

Kings House Retreat Center

Metro Lock Security Inc.

Ameren Illinois

McCulloughs Flooring Enterprises

Toastmasters of Belleville

Lindenwood University

Upcoming Business After Hours May 3 BND June 7 St. Paul’s Senior Community July 5 Raymond James Financial August 2 The Esquiline September 6 Forks & Sticks/Seven October 11 Balke Brown Transwestern November 1 Associated Bank December 6 Breakthru Beverage

More on next page.

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“Advancing Business. Supporting Community.” March Renewals Continued From Page 4. Grimm & Gorly Florist & Gifts

Super 8

Geo’s Wings & More

Greensfelder, Hemker & Gail, P.C.

Tavern on Main

Belo Pest Solutions

Tree Hut Pre-school & Childcare

Sheri Welch

Forks & Sticks

Western & Southern Life

Dave Schmidt Truck Services, Inc.

Crehan’s Irish Pub

Gateway Grizzlies Baseball Club

Car-Tech Automotive

MidAmerica St. Louis Airport

Jacknewitz Law Offices, P.C.

Cork Tree Creative Co.

Creason-Edwards & Cimarolli, P.C.

Plocher Construction Company, Inc.

CASA of Southwestern Illinois

Print Master

PTL Manufacturing, Inc.

Caritas Family Solutions

Rep. Jay Hoffman

Illinois Math & Science Academy

Kuhlmann Design Group

Steck-Cooper & Co. Insurance & Bonds

Belleville Area Special Services Cooperative

CTS Technology Solutions, Inc. Gleeson Asphalt, Inc.

Violence Prevention Center of Southwest Illinois Liner Pros CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP

Chatham & Baracevic

Cooling-Concepts, LLC Educational Concepts Unlimited St. Clair County Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP

Becker, Hoerner, Thompson & Ysursa, P.C.

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May 2018


Upcoming Chamber Events 5/1 5/3 5/3 5/4 5/8 5/10 5/14 5/15 5/15 5/15 5/16 5/21 5/23

Education Committee Meeting Ambassador Meeting Business After Hours with the BND Leadership Belleville Graduation Coffee Cup Connections Healthcare & CSA Committee Meeting Otto Golf Classic Board of Directors Meeting Economic Development Meeting INforM Committee Meeting Young Professionals Social Yoga Night Leadership Belleville Committee Meeting

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


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Business After Hours Sponsored by: Even though it was the same evening as the Cardinal’s Home Opener, Mathis, Marifian & Richter, LTD. welcomed nearly 70 Chamber members in their office for our April Business After Hours on April 5 and showed off some of their beautiful artwork collection. MMR is a supporter of Art on the Square and has many pieces of art on display for admires to enjoy during our networking event.

Laurie Bauer, The Cancer Treatment Center Randy Elser, Metro East Pride of SW Illinois Sheila Woodcock, FCB Bank Alice Gorsich, Westfield Manor

MMR offers a combination of broad legal experience and focus on our own region. Since the firm’s founding in 1984, MMR has served many hundreds of Southern Illinois businesses and individuals seeking legal solutions. Their skilled attorneys represent all types and sizes of businesses, including publicly traded corporations, global product manufacturers, financial institutions, engineering firms, hospitals, medical care providers, retail enterprises, automobile dealerships and locally owned small businesses. They provide representation in all business law matters, including contract law, employment law and negotiation.

Colin Clark, Mathis, Marifian & Richter Josh Wohltman, Bank of Belleville Chad Richter Philip Speicher, Mathis, Marifian & Richter

Mathis, Marifian and Richter, LTD was awarded the title “Best Law Firm” in September as a result of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s People’s Choice of Southwest Illinois contest. Additionally, the firm was named one of the Best Companies to Work For in The Belleville News-Democrat’s Readers’ Choice Awards. Thank you to Mathis, Marifian & Richter, LTD for their hospitality at the April Business After Hours. .......................................................................................................................

Allison Schwab, Mathis, Marifian & Richter Tracy Thieken, Mathis, Marifian & Richter Taylor Keel, Mathis, Marifian & Richter

For more information about Mathis, Marifian & Richter:

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Upcoming Business After Hours

Thursday, May 3 | 5-7PM Belleville News-Democrat 120 South Illinois St. | Belleville

Mathis, Marifian & Richter display artwork throughout their office complimented with flower arrangements by fellow Chamber member Grimm & Gorly Flowers & Gifts, Inc.

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Ribbon Cuttings Auffenberg - Remodel | April 3 901 South Illinois Street | Belleville

Lowe’s | April 20

2501 Greenmount Commons | Belleville

Hofbrauhaus, St. Louis | April 18 123 St. Eugene Drive | Belleville

MP Ice | April 26

200 S Belt W. | Belleville

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

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Chamber Happenings Upcoming Coffee Cup Connections Tuesday, May 8th | 8:15am Hosted By:

4000 North Illinois Street, Suite B | Belleville Please RSVP by Tuesday, May 7th.

Young Professionals Social Wednesday | May 16th | 4:30-6:30pm No purchase required. Food and drinks available for purchase. Location: 1818 Chophouse 1405 North Green Mount Rd. | O’Fallon

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Top left: Pour 322 by Carol Jean West Top right: Grimm & Gorly by Sean Hall Bottom left: Pour 322 by Susan Bramley Bottom right: Lincoln Theatre by David Carriel Congratulations to the winners of the Belleville Main Street Photo Contest! Contestants were asked to snap photos that represent Belleville Main Street.

“Ladies’ Night Out” is now “Diva’s Night Out”! Grab a friend and join us on Belleville Main Street. Third Thursday of the Month | March-December 5:00-8:00pm May 17 Theme: Prom! Start: Eckert Florist End: Mystery Location June 21 Theme: Sport Your Favorite Team Start: Collector’s Corner End: Summer Solstice Party More information: The Chamber Connection

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The Healthcare & CSA Committee is Collecting Items for

Emergency Hygiene Kits April 1st - May 10th, 2018

Suggested Items: Tooth brushes, Tooth paste, Shampoo, Body Wash, Bar Soap, Kleenex, Deodorant, Lotion, Wipes, Lip Balm, etc. Items must fit in a quart sized plastic bag.

Collection sites:

AgeSmart Community Resources | Downtown Belleville YMCA | East Belleville YMCA Belleville Chamber Office | Family Hospice | Programs and Services for Older Persons

Distribution sites:

Beacon Ministries | Call for Help, Inc. | Violence Prevention Center Project Compassion | Union United Methodist Church

For more information:

Carla Boswell (618) 234-4410 Ext. 7036 or

Tamara Foote (618) 222-2561 ext: 34 or

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Save the Date!

Sponsorship Opportunities: Backpack Sponsor - $1,000 •

Company logo on Chamber website, newsletter, posters, slide show during event, and sponsor flyer in backpacks. • School supply item with company name inside backpacks. • Premier spot for exhibit table at event. Limited spots available. Corporate Sponsor - $500 • Company name on Chamber website, newsletter, posters, slide show during event, and on sponsor flyer in backpacks.Choice of an exhibit table location at event (after Backpack Sponsor spots are filled). Limited spots available. Table Sponsor - $100 • Company name on posters displayed during event and on sponsor flyer in backpacks • Exhibit table at event

Contact Beth Tucker at 233-2015 or for more information.

August 8, 2018

Business Law • Commercial & Civil Litigation Taxation • Estate Planning • Banking Law

Shareholders Patrick B. Mathis George E. Marifian Kevin J. Richter Mark J. Stegman Mark S. Schuver Gregory W. Coffey William J. Niehoff Kelli E. Madigan Bradley W. Small Mary E. Lopinot Deanna L. Litzenburg Philip D. Speicher Laura E. Schrick Sandra J. Tatoian Beth K. Flowers

Broad Experience. Regional Focus.

Associates Natalie T. Lorenz Rebecca K. Wohltman Colin C. Clark Melissa C. Meirink Amy C. Randazzo Allyson T. Schwab

The combination of broad legal experience and a focus on our own region is characteristic of the Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd. law firm. Since the firm's founding in 1984, MMR has served many hundreds of Southern Illinoisentities businesses and individuals seeking legal solutions. • Formation of business • Employment issues and benefits For• Shareholder legal assistance, please contact the skilled attorneys at Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd. disputes • Business sales and acquisitions

618.234.9800 | 618.656.2244 | 618.327.4300 | 314.421.2325 Belleville, IL

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Of Counsel Charles M. Lock Barry D. Dix Clyde L. Kuehn

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Spotlight on Education WHITESIDE SCHOOL DISTRICT #115

Whiteside School began as a one-room schoolhouse in the 1850s, founded by William and Olive (Messenger) Whiteside. Today, Whiteside Elementary School and Whiteside Middle School serve over 1300 students in prekindergarten through 8th grade. Whiteside Elementary students are having fun with “May Good Character Be with You”, this year’s Star Warsbased theme for developing positive character traits. Service projects include UNICEF, Operation Gratitude’s “Candy Give-Back” - donating Halloween candy to airmen at SAFB, holiday food drive, Veterans’ Day Assembly, Joshua’s Great Things, and Jump Rope for Heart. The Glee Club entertains residents at Morningside of Shiloh and St. Paul’s Senior Community, and annually lead the singing of “God Bless America” at a Cardinals’ game. We are thankful to T-Mobile for sponsoring our quarterly “Unleash Your Good Character Award” honoring students who exemplify positive character. Many activities help build community among our families – Family Camp-Out, Trick-or-Trunk, Spaghetti Dinner, Gingerbread House building, Science Night, and Family Reading Night. Whiteside Middle School students are engaged in many activities. Our National Junior Honor Society and Student Council promote several service projects throughout the year, including blood drives in cooperation with Eden’s Army, holiday food drive, and monthly Hat Days that support organizations such as Joshua’s Great Things, JDRF, Eden’s Army, and the Violence Prevention Center. Reporter Kiya Edwards led our Broadcasting Club on a tour of KSDK and students saw first-hand how a news broadcast is produced. The Whiteside Robotics Team members participated in the LEGO League competition. Warriors of Whiteside (WOW) and Guidance in Operation (GO team ) members sponsored a fall hayride and winter game night. Students are also involved in many academic events including Hour of Code, Spelling Bee, Math & Science Night, Read-A-Thon, and Teen Trivia Night. Our incredible Whiteside band was honored to perform our National Anthem at a Cardinals’ game this fall. Six band members were selected by audition to perform with the Illinois Music Educators’ Honor Band. In addition, another band member was selected to perform with the IMEA Honor Jazz Band. The many opportunities afforded Whiteside students result from a dedicated and skilled faculty. Middle School Language Arts Teacher Tiffany Flint received recognition from the Illinois State Board of Education’s prestigious Those Who Excel Awards as one of the state’s Early Career Educators. School Social Worker Dr. Jean Hasenstab was honored with an Award of Excellence, the highest recognition for School Support Personnel. Dr. Hasenstab also received this year’s Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award. Whiteside recognizes staffs’ dedication to our students with special needs through our Judy Plassmeyer Award. Judy Plassmeyer was a long-time educator and speech-language pathologist who had a passion for serving special education students. Mrs. Ellen Harpstrite, a special education teacher at Whiteside Middle School, was our 2017 honoree. The foundation for all of our students’ successes is grounded in the commitment of families and our parent organizations. Our Parent Teacher Club supports many of our student and family activities with funds raised through events such as Glo-Bingo. In addition, this year PTC has designated $10,000 for Chromebook purchases. Our Whiteside Foundation, through their annual Golf Tournament, funds several classroom grants. It truly takes a village to educate, support, and encourage our students. Whiteside School District is ever so grateful for the efforts of all of these groups.

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Proud to deliver continued care, convenient to you. HSHS

St. Elizabeth’s

Belleville Health Center


HSHS St. Elizabeth’s continues to offer several outpatient and other health care services at our downtown Belleville location. HSHS IMAGING CENTER, BELLEVILLE NEWLY RENOVATED SPACE WITH ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES

180 S. THIRD STREET, SUITE 101 Open Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Services include: • walk-in X-ray services • 3D screening mammograms by appointment. Call 618-222-4639 to schedule an appointment.


180 S. THIRD STREET, SUITE 30 By appointment only. Services include: • PT/OT • Work Conditioning • Lymphedema • Aquatics • Oncology Wellness • Vestibular Program • LSVT (Parkinson’s Treatment)



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Chamber Member Updates

KYLE STIGLER, PROJECT ENGINEER WITH IMPACT STRATEGIES COMPLETES AGC OF AMERICA’S PROJECT MANAGER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM Kyle Stigler, Project Engineer with IMPACT Strategies completed AGC of America’s Project Manager Development Program. He was recently recognized by The Southern Illinois Builder’s Association (SIBA) at their Spring Industry Reception for completing this Construction Advancement Program. The program included the study of Five Modules over the course of 40 weeks. The Five Modules covered the topics of Estimating & Job Costing, Contract Administration, Project Administration, Risk Management, and Leadership. “These are great refresher courses for young professionals in the industry.” said Stigler. “I’m grateful to work for a company that provides these kinds of opportunities.” Stigler joined his classmates once a week for 3 hours for almost a year. Over that time, he started to build relationships and network with those involved in SIBA. Stigler said “It’s a great way to get involved and be active in SIBA. You gain a great understanding of who can help and how.” IMPACT Strategies encourages their employees to continue their education and be involved in industry associations. “We know our people are our greatest asset,” said Mark Hinrichs, President of IMPACT Strategies, “Investing in them, is investing in our future growth.”

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First-Ever B2B Section Highlights Local Businesses Weight Loss Has Never Been So Easy Early Spring Calendar Blossoms With March And April Events

Art On The Square Observes Its 16th Year!


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Chamber Member Updates

SWIC ADULT EDUCATION TO OFFER FREE HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY CLASSES If you left high school without earning a diploma and feel that now is the time to earn one, let Southwestern Illinois College help you get ready. The Adult Education and Literacy department will offer free high school equivalency preparation classes in St. Clair, Madison and Randolph counties in May. Day high school equivalency preparation classes will meet Tuesday and Thursday from May 29 to June 28 from 9-11:55 a.m. at the following location: • Emerson Park Development Corporation – 1798 Summit Ave., East St. Louis Evening high school equivalency preparation classes will meet Tuesday and Thursday from May 22 to June 21 from 5:30-8:20 p.m. at the following locations: • SWIC Belleville Campus – 2500 Carlyle Ave. • SWIC Sam Wolf Granite City Campus – 4950 Maryville Road • East St. Louis Community College Center – 601 James R. Thompson Blvd. A mandatory preregistration and orientation session is required. Learn more about upcoming classes and schedule a preregistration appointment by calling 618-235-2700, ext. 5525, or toll free in Illinois at 866-942-SWIC (7942), ext. 5525.


HSHS ST. ELIZABETH’S HOSPITAL ANNOUNCES RE-OPENING OF IMAGING SERVICES IN DOWNTOWN BELLEVILLE HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital announces the re-opening of newly renovated space in downtown Belleville, IL, for imaging services. These services are in addition to the already available HSHS Physical Therapy services, SIHF Healthcare clinics and other physician offices. The HSHS Imaging Center, Belleville is located at 180 S. Third Street, Suite 101, and is open and now accepting patients. The first day of new operations was March 22. The center is open Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Current services offered include walk-in X-ray services and 3D screening mammograms by appointment. To schedule a mammogram, patients can call 618-222-4639. Improvements to the newly renovated area include aesthetic upgrades and the installation of new, state-of-the-art equipment. A Quantum Carestream Digital Radiographic (DR) unit was installed, which has a free floating table that can accommodates patient types from pediatrics to adults and those in wheelchairs. It’s low dose technology reduces radiation by approximately 40% and drastically improves image quality to allow the physicians to see changes to the patient body. The HSHS Imaging Center, Belleville also offers screening mammograms utilizing a 3D Hologic Mammography unit with breast tomosynthesis system. It can detect lesions with improved clarity and save lives. This 3D technology allows radiologists to exam the breast tissue layer by layer. So, instead of viewing all the complexities of breast tissue in a flat image, as with traditional 2D mammography, fine details are more visible and no longer hidden bye the tissue above or below. Greater accuracy results in earlier detection. It also allows for fewer unnecessary call-backs which can reduce patient anxieties and reduces the potential for unnecessary biopsies. The public is reminded that Illinois legislation passed Senate Bill 466 in to law in 2016, which requires that all insurance plans throughout the state cover 3D mammography. If a persons individual insurance plan states differently, patients are encouraged to contact their plan administrator. HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital is part of the Southern Illinois Division of Hospital Sisters Health System, which also includes HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese, HSHS Holy Family Hospital in Greenville, and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland. Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality, Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 15 Local Systems and physician practices in Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville, and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan, and two in Green Bay). HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit www. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit

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JOURNEY TO NICAEA: SHAPERS OF CHRISTIAN ORTHODOXY On Saturdays, May 12, June 9 and July 7, the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville, Ill., will offer a talk entitled Journey to Nicaea: Shapers of Christian Orthodoxy. In the early Church there were many different answers to the fundamental questions of the Christian faith. How can God be one, if the Son and the Holy Spirit are God? Is Jesus God, or human, or both? What writings should be included, and excluded, from the canon of Sacred Scripture? Who are the authoritative interpreters of the message of Jesus? In this series we will explore the lives and work of some of the major shapers of Christian orthodoxy as articulated in the Nicene Creed. Presenter: Mark Etling, Ph.D. Fee: $10 per session or $30 for series. Pre-registration is required. This program will be held at the Guild Center. Information and registration at or call the Shrine at 618-394-6270. .........................................................................................................................................................................................................

BELLEVILLE’S OLD TOWN FARMERS’ MARKET KICKS OFF ITS 19TH SEASON MAY 5 Belleville’s Old Town Farmers’ Market is kicking off its 19th season on Saturday, May 5th. The Market is held every Saturday May through November 3rd, from 7:30 am – noon. It is located on the First Block of South Charles, between East Main and East Washington. Burt Wikgren, Market Master, said, “We pride ourselves in offering locally grown and produced fruits, vegetables, meat, honey, baked goods, dog treats, bedding plants and crafts. We welcome even more new vendors to join us this season.” “We are working on enhancing Belleville’s only Farmers’ Market this year,” said Belleville Main Street Manager Alicia Chillemi Slocomb. “We are partnering with the Empire Neighborhood, teachers, and non-profits to bring children’s activities and live music to the Market.” The Old Town Market has been in various locations downtown over the past years, but settled at its current spot last year. It is located next to Pour322, downtown Belleville’s only coffee shop, which will be offering breakfast options. “We are excited to have the market back for the season,” stated Ann Davis of Toots’ Cake and Candy Supplies. “Belleville Main Street Merchants see the market as a real plus. It brings people downtown who will hopefully take the time to explore the local shops and restaurants and get to know Belleville a little better.” Downtown retailers open at 9 or 10 am. Market visitors can complete their food shopping experience by purchasing spices at the Crystal & Spice Shoppe, baking supplies at Toots’ Cake and Candy Supplies, and olive oils and vinegars at The Olive Oil Marketplace. The majority of restaurants open at 11 am for lunch. “Please be prepared to see items that are local and in season,” Market Master Wikgren added. “We do not sell bananas, and you won’t see watermelons until the summer.” Old Town Market regular Leigh Sindelar stated, “The great thing about purchasing directly from a farmer is that you can ask for ideas on how to prepare items or how items are grown. You can’t get that at a supermarket.” “The Market has so much potential to grow,” BMS Manager Slocomb stated. “We may be small, but we are mighty. With more customers, we can attract more vendors, which will attract even more customers. This will lead to a cycle of growth that can only benefit downtown. Old Town Farmers’ Market updates can be found at and on the Market’s Facebook page.

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Chamber Member Updates FINDING GOD IN THE “MESS” On May 19, the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville, Ill., will offer a talk entitled Finding God in the “Mess.” God is good even if our eyes can’t see any good. Time and time again humanity has turned from God when we find ourselves in a mess – yet God is with us, providing what we need as we try to regather the pieces of our lives. We will discover blessings in the mess. We will move from “mess” to “bless.” Presenter: Fr. Salvador Gonzalez, O.M.I. Fee: $20. Pre-registration is required. This program will be held at the Guild Center. Information and registration at or call the Shrine at 618-394-6270. .........................................................................................................................................................................................................

GIRL SCOUTS OF SOUTHERN ILLINOIS WELCOME NEW CEO LORETTA GRAHAM Loretta Graham joins Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois as their new Chief Executive Officer. The entire council welcomes her with open arms and open hearts— ready to learn and live the promise and law with her at the helm. During her first week as CEO Loretta Graham gave a moving speech at GSSI’s Annual Meeting in Mount Vernon and received a standing ovation. This is an indication of the kind of leader she is and the power she has to communicate with humility and strength. GSSI has no doubt this will also be the tone of her leadership. She is a woman on a mission to bring people together in order to create a culture of trust and to amplify the great successes of the Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois Council. Loretta introduces herself to the region by sharing, “I am extremely honored to have been selected as the New CEO of the Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois. I am boundlessly grateful to the Board of Directors who empowered me to lead Girl Scouting, and I can hardly keep in my impatience to get started.”

Loretta joined Girl Scouts in 1991, beginning her career with roles in membership and marketing, before returning to South Carolina over 9 years ago. She lived in North Dakota for more than 25 years. Her achievements in the nonprofit sector include working with communities to be a voice and face for girls, and developing volunteer programs and council activities.

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois is a high-capacity Girl Scout council serving approximately 11,300 girls and engaging 4,550 adult volunteers in 40 ½ counties in Southern Illinois. GSSI Mission: Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. The Girl Scouts organization is the world’s largest leadership development organization for girls. Girl Scouting is the place where girls experience the fun, friendship and power of girls together. Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois is a not-for-profit organization supported by various United Ways throughout the region. Girl Scouts is a Proud Partner of United Way.

Chamber Member Updates FAA HONORS SWIC INSTRUCTOR WITH MASTER MECHANIC AWARD In recognition of his 50-year career, the FAA recently honored Southwestern Illinois College Aviation Maintenance Technology Professor Emeritus Paul Greenwood, Ph.D., with the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award. Greenwood, of Belleville, has taught AVMT courses at SWIC since 1970. He retired from his full-time teaching position in 2002 and has taught classes as an adjunct instructor since that time. “Literally thousands of SWIC Aviation Maintenance Technology students owe their education and careers to Paul Greenwood,” said SWIC Dean of Technical Education Brad Sparks. “This is an amazing honor for an outstanding educator.” Greenwood holds a doctorate in Occupational Education, Management Specialization and a Master of Science degree in Physics from Southern Illinois University; and a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Maintenance Engineering from San Jose State University. He began his education at Los Angeles Trade Tech. He also holds Air Frame and Powerplant licenses and is a private pilot. The award is named in honor of Charles Taylor, who served as the Wright brothers’ mechanic and is credited with designing and building the engine for their first successful aircraft. The ceremony, held at the SWIC Sam Wolf Granite City Campus, included a short film about Taylor, a retrospective of Greenwood’s career, presentation of a plaque, a blue ribbon packet certifying his eligibility, and lapel pin. His wife, Janet, also received a lapel pin and certificate in recognition of her years of support. The awards were presented by Saint Louis Aviation Maintenance Association President Virgil L. Heinle, FAA St. Louis General Aviation Flight Standards Office Front Line Manager Joel Pettus, and St. Louis Flight Standards District Office Safety Program Manager (Airworthiness) Grant Gillian. To be eligible for the award, the aircraft mechanic must be a U.S. citizen and have a U.S. Civil Aviation Authority or Federal Aviation Administration mechanic or repairman certificate; 50 or more years of civil and military maintenance experience; and not have had any airman certificate revoked. SWIC offers an FAA-approved, two-year Associate in Applied Science Degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology as well as one-year certificates in Airframe, Powerplant, and Airframe & Powerplant. The program provides hands-on experience working with airplanes, helicopters and aircraft powerplants. For more information about the Aviation Maintenance Technology Program, visit or contact Program Coordinator Robert Beckett at 618-931-0600, ext. 7361.

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Chamber Member Updates THOUVENOT, WADE & MOERCHEN, INC. ANNOUNCES RETIREMENTS AND PROMOTIONS Thouvenot, Wade & Moerchen, Inc. has announced the retirement of two department managers in early 2018, as well as several promotions to accommodate the growth and expansion of the company. Structural Department Manager Rusty Christmann, PE, SE of Waterloo entered semiretirement at the end of February after serving TWM for 24 years. He continues to work on a part-time basis in an advisory role and on special projects for the next few years. He earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and is licensed as both a Professional Engineer and Structural Engineer. In his 34-year career, Christmann gained an unusual breadth of experience ranging from bridges, large above- and below-ground tanks, cofferdams and complex temporary earth retaining structures to commercial buildings, institutional structures, industrial buildings, approach walls for locks and dams and steel tower foundations. During his time at TWM, Christmann was known for his technical acumen, practical design approach and focus on quality and constructability.

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“I am grateful for the opportunity TWM has given me from my first day and for the respectful and professional manner in which I have been treated,” said Christmann. “TWM is not just the best consulting firm I have been associated with, it is an excellent organization with a bright future. I’ve come to know many structural engineers during my career and I can say with full honesty this TWM team is the finest collection of structural engineering talent I have had the good fortune to work with. They are the best combination of technical knowledge, practical design and understanding of constructability I’ve seen.” Water/Wastewater Department Manager Randy Burk of Millstadt retired at the end of March after working at TWM for 36 years. He earned his bachelor’s degree in environmental systems from SIUE and his master’s degree in environmental engineering and science from the University of Cincinnati. Burk’s projects over the years have resulted in the construction of small lagoon systems, multi-million dollar water pollution abatement facilities, systems to treat effluent from food processing industries, landfill leachate and combined sewer overflows. Burk also served as Vice President of the firm since 1991. Spending almost his entire career at TWM, Burk placed great importance on getting to know clients and their needs, working as an extension of the client’s internal team, and developing innovative solutions that fit within their budgets. “It wasn’t my personal career goals, it was the clients that drove me to do my best at TWM,” said Burk. “Along with my coworkers, I know I will miss the daily interaction with the clients more than they may imagine.” As part of the reorganization process, TWM has announced new roles for several members of the TWM team. These employees have been with the firm for 10 years or more and are ready to take their skills to the next level. Leading the Structural Department will be Dave Holdener, PE, SE and Matt Joost, PE, SE. Both will serve as Structural Engineering Manager, with each taking the lead on different key areas for the company. Holdener holds both a master’s and bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Missouri University of Science & Technology and resides in Columbia. Joost of Fairview Heights earned a master’s in civil engineering from SIUE and a bachelor’s in civil engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Chris Bergmann, PE, LEED AP BC+C will head up the Water Infrastructure Department as the Water Infrastructure Services Lead. Bergmann earned his MBA from the University of Illinois Springfield and a bachelor’s in materials science & engineering from UIUC and resides in Troy. Todd Peek, PE will serve as the Water Infrastructure Services Manager leading the Illinois group. Peek of Shiloh has a bachelor’s degree in general engineering from UIUC. TWM provides civil, structural and railway engineering, land surveying, and a full array of geospatial services. Celebrating 72 years in business, TWM serves clients both locally and throughout the U.S. with five locations in the greater St. Louis region, including Swansea, Waterloo and Edwardsville in Illinois; St. Louis and St. Charles in Missouri.

Chamber Member Updates AMEREN ILLINOIS INCREASES INCENTIVES FOR SPECIFIC ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROJECTS Is your facility looking to reduce energy and maintenance costs? Businesses, nonprofits and other organizations can benefit from energy efficiency projects to lower their energy bills and boost their bottom line. The Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Program has increased specific cash incentives to help offset an even larger portion of the costs of your next electric project! Increased incentives: - Custom Electric incentive increased to $0.10 per kilowatt hour (Lighting and Non-Lighting). - New Construction Lighting increased to new interior tiers of $0.14, $0.12, $0.10 with exterior at $0.12 per kilowatt hour. - Waste Water Treatment Plants increased to $0.21 kilowatt hours. - Feasibility Study incentive cap increased to “up to 50% of energy savings”. - Municipal Owned Street Lighting increased to $0.70 per watt reduced for both Standard and Premium. These increased incentives are only available for a limited time, so start planning your next energy-saving project now. Energy advisors and specialists can help you identify potential projects and leverage these cash incentives. For more information or to schedule a free energy consultation, please visit or call 1.866.800.0747.


DOWNPAYMENT PLUS® PROGRAM AT FCB BANKS Downpayment Plus® Program at FCB Banks The Downpayment Plus® Program is back at FCB Banks! Qualified buyers could receive up to $6,000 when purchasing a home. The Downpayment Plus is an annual grant program and funds are available until the grant is depleted, so act now. For more information, call FCB Belleville Bank at 235-9090 and ask for one of our Loan Officers. FCB Banks has 14 locations throughout the metro-east and is committed to helping our neighbors and communities grow by providing quality financial products and services to meet individual needs. To open an account or apply for a loan, stop by any of our locations or visit


COMMUNITY INVITED TO A MEMORIAL BUTTERFLY RELEASE EVENT HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and HSHS Hospice Southern Illinois invite community members to join them for a butterfly release. Butterflies will be released in memory of loved ones on May 31 at 6 p.m. at the hospital, located at 1 St. Elizabeth’s Blvd. in O’Fallon. Guests are also invited to attend a short reception following the release. “The butterfly represents the transformation of the spirit as our loved ones transition from this life,” said Ashley Dillingham, Outreach Representative for HSHS Hospice Southern Illinois. “We look forward to sharing in this special time with our community.” Butterflies are $25 each, and there is no limit on the amount of butterflies you wish to purchase. All proceeds from the Memorial Butterfly Release benefit HSHS Hospice Southern Illinois. Orders for butterflies are due by May 11. To reserve a butterfly, please contact Ashley Dillingham, at 217-994-3397 or

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What’s Happening in May Tuesday, May 1 Small Business Day | 8:30 am Collinsville VFW Post 5691 | Collinsville

Saturday, May 5 & Sunday, May 6 Flea Market | 9:00 am St. Clair County Event Center | Belleville

Wednesday, May 2 Small Business Taxation Seminar | 11:30 am Mathis, Marifian & Richter | Belleville

Saturday, May 5 4th Annual Armed Forces Ball | 5:00 pm Saturday, May 19 Regency Conference Center | O’Fallon Touch a Truck Community Event Belleville West High School | 9:00 am 30 Years of CASA: Volunteers Helping Children | 5:30 pm May 18, 19 & 20 Four Points Sheraton | Fairview Heights Art on the Square Downtown Belleville Tuesday, May 8 Toastmasters Meeting | 11:30 am Saturday, May 19 & Sunday, May 20 Artigem | Belleville Artigem | Belleville Flea Market Belle-Clair Fairgrounds | Belleville Wednesday, May 9 Cupcake Decorating Class | 6:30 pm Tuesday, May 22 The Weingarten | Belleville Toastmasters Meeting | 11:30 am Artigem | Belleville Artigem | Belleville Saturday, May 12 5K Race/Walk or 1 Mile Walk for Mental Advancing the Development of Health | 8:00 am Minority Entrepreneurship (ADME) GCS Ballpark | Sauget Business Workshop | 4:00 pm First Bank | Swansea Monday, May 14 Otto Golf Classic | 9:00 am Thursday, May 24 St. Clair Country Club | Belleville Scott Credit Union Community Foundation Golf Scramble | 9:00 am Thursday, May 17 The Orchards | Belleville Diva’s Night Out | 5:00 pm Belleville Main Street

Thursday, May 3 Starting a Small Business in Illinois SWIC | Belleville | 3:00 pm Sip & Shop | 6:30 pm The Weingarten | Belleville Thursday, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Singer Songwriter Thursday | 7:00 pm Cigar Inn Jazz Club | Belleville Friday, May 4 Rethink Poverty: Community Action Poverty Simulation | 9:00 am SWIC | Belleville Friday, May 4, 11, 18, 25 Notre Dame Academy Bingo | 5:00 pm St. Augustine’s Gym | Belleville Monday, May 7, 14, 21, 28 Althoff Catholic Fathers & Friends’ BINGO | 7:00 pm CKL of I Country Club | Swansea

Friday, May 18 Aging Expo | 8:30 am McKendree MetroRec Place | O’Fallon

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

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Funnel Cake Food Drive

Friday, May 11, 10 am—2 pm

Programs & Services for Older Persons 201 North Church Street Belleville, IL Donate 5 non-perishable food items or $5 to get a funnel cake!

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Summer@IMSA MetroEast Region

Hands-on STEM experiences for students in grades 3-8 In partnership with BelleValley and Whiteside School Districts, IMSA announces its 2018 Summer@IMSA programs! These programs are open to all area students and are taught by local teachers who are hired & trained to deliver IMSA-created curriculum. Student activities focus on discovery, exploration, and problem-solving skills. BioSleuths (Students entering Grades 3-4) Survival of the fittest! Come explore how plants and insects survive in a world dominated by humans. Bring an observant eye and ear to investigate unique interactions between living organisms. Dissect a grasshopper and flower, test how ants respond to stimuli, create an insect soundscape, and more! The hands-on, minds-on activities will leave students buzzing with excitement! CS IMSA (Students entering Grades 5-6) Calling all forensic investigators!---We’ve come across a mystery and need your help to crack the case! As part of this program, participants will work in teams to gather evidence as they unravel the science and mathematics behind crime scene clues like finger and footprints, DNA, handwriting, voice identification, and more! At the end of the week, teams will analyze their evidence, make deductions and propose their theories to solve the mystery. Vital Signs (Students entering Grades 7-8) Is there a doctor in the house? This program will give budding medical students a general understanding of human anatomy through hands-on explorations of the heart, blood, skin, bones and muscles! Perform a sheep heart dissection, practice suturing, explore the physics of blood flow, and much more! Students will also engage in a fun and challenging bioengineering project that will allow them to apply engineering principles and practices to the structure and function of the human body.


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June 18-22: BelleValley School, Belleville

Time: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 3:00pm

July 9-13: BelleValley School, Belleville

Cost: $295 per student (bring your lunch)

July 23-27: Whiteside Middle School, Belleville

Registration Deadline: May 31, 2018.

A limited number of scholarships are available, courtesy of Scott Air Force Base S.T.E.M. Advisory Group. Applicants need only meet 1 of the following 3 criteria to be considered, however, priority will be given to those who qualify for 2 or 3 criteria) : 1) Military-affiliation 2) Financial need 3) Resident of the MetroEast. Scholarship application deadline: May 1, 2018 For more information, contact: Dawn Waller, MetroEast Coordinator, IMSA, 618-791-3855 Page 30

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