MONTHLY NEWSLETTER | November 2018
TRADITION CONTINUES WITH 35TH ANNUAL BELLEVILLE CHILI COOK-OFF The Chamber continued to spice up life one bowl at a time at this year’s 35th Annual Belleville Chili Cook-off. On October 5th and 6th, people from all over the area came to Main Street to taste local home-made favorites. Other festivities included listening to multiple area music acts and running off their meals in the 6th Annual Chili Chase 5K Run/Walk and Kids Pepper Dash. We would like to thank the community that came out to help us make this event a success. This event would not have been possible without our sponsors, volunteers, vendors and participants. Your support helps us carry out or mission of “Advancing Business. Supporting Community.”
Non-Food Service Division Winners: 1. O’Fallon Sportsmen Club 2. St. Clair County FOP Lodge 148 3. Apostolic Church of Belleville
Restaurant/Caterer Division Winners: 1. Bel-Air Bowl 2. Roy-el Catering 3. The Horseshoe Restaurant & Lounge
People’s Choice Winner:
Belleville Fire Department, Local 53
Visit page 3 for additional pictures from the event and a list of 2018 sponsors.
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 email@example.com Beth Tucker, Office Manager firstname.lastname@example.org Peggy Schifferdecker, Membership/Event Manager email@example.com Diana Goebel, Marketing & Communications Manager firstname.lastname@example.org Alicia Slocomb, Main Street Manager email@example.com Cathleen Lindauer, Director, Belleville Tourism firstname.lastname@example.org Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce 216 East A Street, Belleville,IL 62220 Phone: (618) 233-2015 Fax: (618) 233-2077 www.bellevillechamber.org
Memorial Regional Health Services, Inc.
HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital
Illinois American Water Company
Ameren 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 Balke Brown Transwestern Bank of America Bank of Belleville Belleville Area Special Services Cooperative BOS Metro East Banking Center Brown & Crouppen Breakthru Beverage Group Cannon Utility Services, LLC. Casino Queen Chelar Tool and Die CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP Cooling Concepts ELB Enterprises, Inc. Empire Comfort Systems FCB Bank First Bank FKG Oil Company Flooring Systems, Inc. Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP Holland Construction Services International Paper Jack Schmitt Chevrolet Lewis Rice LLC Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd. McDonald’s - Burris Management, Inc. Siteman 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 The Esquiline of Our Lady of the Snows 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 Dean Hardt, City of Belleville Dennis F. Korte, Sr., Community Member Tracy McCollum, Standard Rule Promotions Dorothy Meyer, St. Clair County Mark Mueller, Mueller Furniture Al Orelt, Albert Orelt Allstate Agency Lisa Phillipson, Hospice of Southern Illinois Joy Prigge, Dieterich Bank Leslie Schmidt, Abbott EMS Loretta Stammer, Community Member Brandy Steely, CTS Technology Solutions, Inc. Anne Thomure, Memorial Regional Health Services Jack Weck, Community Member Sheri Welch, Independent Insurance Agent Susan Wobbe, St. Clair County Office on Aging John Wunderlich, Community Member Sharon Zika, Scott Credit Union
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FanFare entertained the crowd during the day on Friday, Oct. 5th.
Saturday the crowds were entertained by both the Belleville East and West (pictured) Jazz Bands. (Sponsor: Eckert’s, Inc.)
Smash Band rocked the festival Friday night. (Sponsor: Sigman Heating & Air Conditioning)
Presenting Sponsor: Premier Sponsors:
Casino Queen | Eckert’s Country Store & Farms Sigman Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.
Associated Bank | BND | The City of Belleville | CTS Technology Solutions | Dieterich Bank | Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, PC Memorial Network | Mueller Furniture | Robert “Chick” Fritz, Inc. | TheBank of Edwardsville
Allsup, Inc | Bank of Belleville | Boyer Fire Protection | Breakthru Beverage | Illinois American Water In Focus Marketing, LLC | Kelso Auto & RV Collision Center
Overall race winner, David Bereda, crosses the finish line pushing a double stroller with a time of 20 minutes and 24 seconds.
A father joins his daughter during the Kids Pepper Dash race following the Chili Chase 5k on Saturday, October 6th.
Race goers of all ages came out to enjoy the 6th annual Chili Chase 5k.
Runners of all ages participated with their friends and family in the 6th Annual Chili Chase 5K & Kids Pepper Dash.
Habanero Pepper Sponsor:
Cayenne Pepper Sponsors:
Chelar Tool & Dye, Inc | Grey Eagle Distributors Sigman Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.
Jalepeno Pepper Sponsors: First Bank | Sam’s Club
Chili Pepper Sponsors:
Belleville Township High School Dist. #201 | BOS Metro East Banking Center | Bellecourt Banquet Center | Chiro-Med HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital | Local Lucy’s | Marketplace Magazine | Tavern on Main | The EDGE The Chamber Connection Page 3
CHAMBER NEWS CHAMBER HONORS LOCAL TEACHERS AT TEACHERS APPRECIATION RECEPTION
Chamber members joined community educators for the Chamber’s annual Teacher Appreciation Reception at SWIC on September 26th. Administrative staff and teachers from Chamber member schools welcomed new teachers and thanked retiring teachers for their years of service. The event took place in the SWIC Schmidt Art Center where The Weingarten served a variety of wines and sangria to guests and Sam’s Club provided desserts. Grey Eagle Distributors donated a variety of beer as well. The Chamber thanks everyone who attended and contributed to this evening of celebration for our local educators. We look forward to continuing the event in the future!
Gold Sponsors: FKG Oil Company | Save Schmidt Truck Service, Inc. | Sam’s Club | The EDGE Teacher Supporters: Belleville Township High School District 201 | Compu-Type IT Solutions Governor French Academy | Martin Glass Company | Masterworks Chorale & Children’s Chorus Metro East Gastroenterology | Scott Credit Union | State Farm - Dave Raetz Tom Holbrook | Vertical Performance
The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its 2018 Awards now thru November 16. Award recipients will be honored at the Chamber’s Annual Dinner on Thursday, January 31, 2019. Awards include: Business Excellence Award sponsored by The City of Belleville & Memorial Hospital The Business Excellence Award, the most prestigious award given by the Chamber, is awarded annually to a nominated Chamber Member. The criteria used by the judges centers on the business’s commitment to innovation and creativity along with a proven track record of growth. The judges will also look to the nominee’s commitment to the community and their employees. Citizen of the Year Award The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year Award is meant to recognize an individual member of the Belleville Community for their outstanding contributions and service. These contributions and community service include areas such as education, charitable and voluntary service, fundraising or any other area which contributes to the enrichment of the quality of life in Belleville. This award is given to honor and ensure the recipient’s contributions and commitment will provide an inspiration to all. Award recipient does not need to be a Chamber member. Leadership Belleville Alumni Award The Leadership Belleville Alumni Award recognizes an alumni who has made an impact through their service to the community and to the Chamber. All nominees must be a member of the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce and be an alumni of Leadership Belleville Program for more than 5 years. To find more information and to nominate a business or person, please visit our website at www.bellevillechamber.org.
SILENT AUCTION ITEMS WANTED FOR ANNUAL DINNER As you start to plan your 2019 calendar, we want to make sure you mark your calendar for our upcoming Annual Dinner on Thursday, January 31st beginning at 5:30 p.m. at St. Clair County Event Center. Formal invitations will be mailed and e-mailed in December, but it’s not too early to mark your calendars. As has become a popular tradition, we will again host a silent auction with the dinner. Your generous donations are the reason it has been such a huge success. Those interested in participating will have to fill out a Silent Auction Donation Form. Watch for this form online or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Your company name will be listed along with the item donated not only on our evening’s program but also on our website prior to the event. The Chamber Connection
Upcoming Chamber Events
11/1 Total Resource Campaign Begins 11/1 Ambassadors Committee Meeting 11/1 Solve Your System, Inc. Ribbon Cutting 11/1 Business After Hours @ Associated Bank 11/5 PR/Marketing Committee Meeting 11/6 Education Committee Meeting 11/8 Healthcare & CSA Committee Meeting 11/8 SuperCuts Ribbon Cutting 11/12 Veteran’s Day - Office Closed 11/13 Coffee Cup Connections @ Division of Rehabilitation Services 11/14 Past Presidents Luncheon 11/14 Young Professionals Luncheon @ Eckert’s 11/15 Lunch & Learn @ St. Clair Country Club 11/20 Board of Directors Meeting 11/20 Economic Development Meeting 11/22-23 Thanksgiving - Office Closed If you’re interested in getting involved with a committee, please call the Chamber at 618.233.2015
Discover a variety of unique shops & wonderful restaurants throughout Belleville, where you’re sure to find that special gift for everyone!
Thank you to our Sponsors:
Eckert Florists ● Governor French Academy Bank of Belleville ● Olive Oil Marketplace Yaekel & Associates Insurance Services, Inc. The Chamber Connection
CHAMBER HAPPENINGS ENERGY EFFICIENCY
LUNCH AND LEARN PRESENTED BY AMEREN ILLINOIS
SAVE THE DATE: NOV. 13, 2018 Presented by Ameren Illinois and The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce Eckert’s Belleville Country Store and Farms 951 S. Green Mount Road — Belleville Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Ameren Illinois, will be hosting a lunch and learn event on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. You are encouraged to attend this event to learn how your business, organization, or public-sector entity can apply for cash incentives to help pay for part of your next electric or natural gas energy efficiency projects (many of which have paybacks of less than one year!). Reserve your place now for this special event, where you will: » » » »
Find out about the variety of cash incentives available for your business, organization, or public facility Discover ways Ameren Illinois customers can reduce costs by completing energy efficiency projects Learn how, as a trade business, to get cash incentives for your customers Talk to program representatives to answer any of your questions
Millions of dollars in cash incentives are available through Ameren Illinois — learn more and start saving! There is no cost to attend, and lunch will be provided. Space is limited so please RSVP by Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 at AmerenIllinoisSavings.com/Lunch. If you have questions please contact Diana Fuller at 309.677.5409 or email@example.com. We look forward to seeing you there! Sincerely,
Diana Fuller Market Segment Coordinator Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Program
CHAMBER HAPPENINGS November 15th Start: Local Lucy’s End: Margaritas Theme: Camo or Glammo Charity: PALS house - A BASSC run program for young adults with Autism from ages 18-22.
“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
December 20th Start: Abe’s Gourmet Popcorn End: Big Daddy’s 618 Theme: Ugly Sweaters More information: www.BellevilleMainStreet.net
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to the following businesses and organizations who joined the Chamber in September.
Acceptance Corporation 4 A Bellevue Park Plaza | Belleville (618) 233-3800 www.acceptance.com
Town & Country Bank 303 Fountains Parkway | Fairview Heights (618) 624-1326 www.townandcountybank.com
Team Victory Styles & Cuts 9454 W.Main | Belleville (618) 698-3933 www.teamvictorypvsv.com
to the following members for renewing their membership with the Chamber in September.
Ambrosia Land Investments
Quality Testing & Engineering
Bi-State Development Corp
Schaefer Autobody Centers
Edwards Jones - Charles Richards
TheBank of Edwardsville
Gabrielle’s Step by Step
The Salvation Army
Kaskaskia Engineering Group
For a complete list of our members, visit www.BellevilleChamber.org. For Membership Information, please contact Peggy at 618-233-2015 or PSchifferdecker@bellevillechamber.org
Celebrating a new business opening, anniversary or remodel?
Celebrate with a Ribbon Cutting! Contact Peggy Schifferdecker, Membership/Event Manager, for more info. Call the Chamber Office at (618) 233-2015.
Did you know the Chamber has a members-only event calendar? Submit your event online at www.BellevilleChamber.org and click “Calendar” to see the calednar and submit your event! All events will be featured in our Weekly Friday E-blast. Page 10
RIBBON CUTTING CELEBRATIONS
The Weingarten | New Ownership
Wednesday, September 26 1624 Carlyle Avenue | Belleville
Thursday, September 27 1780 East State Route 15 | Belleville
Villas of Holly Brook Groundbreaking Wednesday, October 17 11th Street & Frank Scott Parkway | Belleville
Advertise your organizationâ€™s job opportunities for free! E-mail your job descriptions to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 618-233-2015 for more information. The Chamber Connection
Upcoming Business After Hours November 1 Associated Bank
RSVP for events online at www.BellevilleChamber.org! Just click on the event you wish to attend and log-in. Need help? Email your RSVP to email@example.com or call 618-233-2015.
December 6 Breakthru Beverage January 3 FCB Banks February 7 Arsenal Credit Union March 7 Memorial Hospital April 4 St. Paulâ€™s Senior Community May 2 The EDGE June 6 Raymond James
BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
On Thursday, October 11, Balke Brown Transwestern hosted the monthly Business after Hours. The event saw many members of the chamber show their support for Balke Brown and the Chamber while enjoying a night of networking and relationship building. A few lucky guests even left with HofbrĂ¤uhaus St. Louis-Belleville gift cards they won as attendance prizes!
Lynne Clapp, Chamber Ambassador Amanda Schlecht, Seven Stephanie Gain, Seven
Balke Brown Transwestern was established in 1979 by Gary Balke as a real estate brokerage and investment company. Today they are building a reputation built on integrity and the needs of their customers. Balke Brown Transwestern also helps to provide advice regarding project development, property marketing & management and more. The possibilities are endless whenever Balke Brown Transwestern is developing new ideas. Thank you to Balke Brown Transwestern for hosting the October Business After Hours!
Lynne Clapp, Chamber Ambassador Cindy Olson, Chiro-Med Clinic Brandon Voss, Merrill Lynch Doug Matzenbacher, AAA Insurance Terri Dambacher, Compu-Type IT Solutions Lynn Clapp, Vertical Performance
For more information about Balke Brown Transwestern: www.balkebrown.com
Upcoming Business After Hours
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EDUCATION SPOTLIGHT SWIC CAREER/TECHNICAL EDUCATION COURSES GIVE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS A HEAD START Southwestern Illinois College is helping high school students get a jump on their college degree and career through dual credit career/ technical education courses. Dual credit is a SWIC-high school partnership program, where qualified students can earn college credit and high school credit in the same class. SWIC-approved high school instructors teach the courses at their high school using college curriculum. “Dual credit coursework allows high school students to earn college credit in their chosen field of study,” said Brad Sparks, SWIC dean of Technical Education. “They provide a taste of college that hopefully creates an appetite for further education.” CTE courses vary by high school and include Belleville Township High School West senior Da’Shon Dunn uses a Introduction To Welding, Intro to the Machine Trades, Introductory CAD, Building Trades Craft grinder in his SWIC Intro to Welding CTE course. Survey I and II, Weld Fab Blueprint Reading and All Position Arc Welding in addition to other Dual Credit courses. CTE courses are offered at Career Center of Southern Illinois, Collinsville Area Vocation Center; and Belleville East and West, Columbia, Coulterville, East St. Louis, Freeburg, Granite City, Highland, Mount Olive, O’Fallon, Red Bud, Sparta, Triad and Waterloo high schools. Although the value of a typical three-semester-credit course is approximately $500 and can be much more at a private institution, the partnership between SWIC and the high school allows the college to offer CTE courses free of charge to the dual credit students. “CTE pathways are often less expensive than a traditional university education and offer valuable technical training that leads directly to employment,” said SWIC Construction Management Technology Program Coordinator Jim Laing. “Onthe-job work experience can lead to better opportunities with increased responsibility and higher wages.” Belleville Township High School West senior Da’Shon Dunn is taking Intro to Welding so he can carry on a family tradition. “My father and grandfather are both welders so I’m kind of following in their footsteps,” Dunn said. “I also like construction so I might go into that. I can see what I’m good at and what I like.” Benefits for students who take Dual Credit CTE classes include: • Free Tuition • College-level classes offered in their own high school • Classes in a familiar high school setting with a strong support system • Efficient transition from high school to college • Credits that apply toward stackable certifications or other pathways toward employment and career • Resources available to all SWIC students, such as advisors, tutoring in Success Centers, Student ID card, Metro/Bus Pass, access to SWIC library resources. SWIC offers more than 150 affordable degree and certificate program options – including online and accelerated courses – for students who want to transfer to a university or prepare to enter the workforce. Courses are offered at campuses in Belleville, Granite City and Red Bud plus numerous off-campus sites, including Scott Air Force Base and the East St. Louis Community College Center. Open registration for spring begins Oct. 31. Spring semester begins Jan. 12, 2019. For more information about SWIC-high school CTE courses, visit swic.edu or contact Dual Credit Coordinator Amanda Guinn at 618-235-2700, ext. 5709 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Page 14
THE TREES ARE BEGINNING TO CHANGE, IT’S GETTING DARKER OUTSIDE AND THE TEMPERATURES ARE FALLING. THE HOLIDAYS ARE QUICKLY APPROACHING AND WE ARE STARTING TO REFLECT ON THE LAST YEAR AND THINK ABOUT WHAT WE ARE THANKFUL FOR THIS YEAR. HERE ARE SOME OF OUR STAFF’S THOUGHTS. DON’T FORGET TO SHARE WHAT YOU ARE THANKFUL FOR WITH US ON FACEBOOK! What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? Wendy Pfeil: There are so many things to be thankful for, first I am thankful for my family that through all the craziness of 2018, we are still able to sit down at dinner and laugh together. Secondly, I am thankful for my work family. Whether we are celebrating successful events, birthdays, holidays or just everyday fun, we also are there for each in times of need from sickness to death. There is no other team I would rather be a part of. Finally, I am thankful for you, our chamber members. You are the reason the chamber exist. Each and every day we strive to make this a better chamber to serve your needs and the needs of the Belleville community. Beth Tucker: The gift of wonderful family memories. Diana Goebel: Having wonderful friends and family to spend this holiday with and the memories of those that are not longer here. My awesome husband that puts up with me and our new kitten. Having had the chance to travel as much as we have this last year. My new nephew. Good health and a good job. Peggy Schifferdecker: Family, Friends, a Wonderful Work Family! Cathleen Lindauer: I am always so thankful when we have harvested all the crops from the farm fields safely with my family. I am also thankful for all my chamber friends for the wonderful events we shared throughout the 2018 year. Alicia Slocomb: Of course I am thankful for family, friendships, health, love, light and laughter; but
I am also thankful for the places and times we can create true community -- where diverse people come together for a common cause of making this world a better place. What is your favorite Thanksgiving tradition? Wendy Pfeil: My favorite Thanksgiving tradition was when we were kids and we would all gather at my Grandpa & Grandma Ferguson’s house and before we would even eat dinner Grandma would have the finger jell-o out for all of us cousins to eat while our parents would tell us to save room for dinner. I bet you can all guess how that turned out. Beth Tucker: Spending time with my grandsons, Carter & Keegan, and making new traditions. Diana Goebel: Spending time with family and eating my mom’s sweet potato casserole. Peggy Schifferdecker: Watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade while cooking. Cathleen Lindauer: My favorite Thanksgiving tradition is smelling the turkey in the oven while watching the Thanksgiving Day parade on television with family. Alicia Slocomb: I have two: 1 - Ladies’ Thanksgiving, where I gather friends together to share an evening together sampling favorite recipes, or recipes you want to try out prior to “the big day”. 2 - Actual turkey day, when we clear out the dining room and living room to make one big L shaped table to pull 25-30 people together to celebrate the best holiday... the one that celebrates food and drink, family and friends, and for all that we are thankful!
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LEADERSHIP BELLEVILLE History, Culture & Religion Day The 2018-2019 Leadership Belleville Class experienced their first Friday session on October 19th which focused on history, culture and religion. The day started with a presentation about Art on the Square with Patty Gregory and a tour of the Cathedral at St. Peter with Msgr. John Myler. Then, the class gathered for a panel discussion on religion before traveling to the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce for lunch. After lunch, the class watched a slideshow on the history of Belleville before taking a historic tour of the city with David Braswell from the Belleville Historical Society. During the tour, the class visited the Labor and Industry Museum and Belleville’s Historic District. The day ended with a panel discussion on diversity. Among the diversity panelists were Robert Wells, Jr. from the Center for Racial Harmony; Sandy Smith of TheBANK of Edwardsville Hispanic Outreach Program; Jon Douglas with LINC, Inc; and Landon Brooks, a former Graduate Assistant from SIU Carbondale’s LGBTQ Resource Center. Thank you to day planners: Kelly Barbeau, HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Class of 2017 BJ Bovee, Kaskaskia Engineering Group, LLC, Class of 2016 Jessica Orelt, Albert Orelt Allstate Agency, Class of 2018 Tracy Gray, Belleville Public School District 118, Class of 2015
To learn more about the Leadership Belleville Program, visit www.bellevillechamber.org.
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to become the best version of himself as well as develop a
greater understanding of the history, businesses, and the people of Belleville.
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MEMBER UPDATES ONE STEP AHEAD OF UTILITY SCAMMERS Earlier this year, Jason Barth received an all-too-familiar phone call from a scammer attempting to trick him into paying an energy bill he didn’t owe. Barth helps run his family’s fourth generation retail meat market in Central Illinois. The market is brisk with foot traffic – ripe for scammers looking to catch him during peak hours. “It happens about once a month,” said Barth one morning while preparing the store for the afternoon rush. “They’ll say they’re with Ameren, we’re late our bill and need to hurry up and wire them money so our power won’t be disconnected.” The first time it happened, the caller indicated that a truck was a mere two blocks away and in route to disconnect the power. Barth asked specific questions about his account and it soon became apparent that the caller was impersonating an Ameren representative. He immediately hung up, quickly dialed the Ameren Illinois customer service line and spoke to a customer care specialist who reassured him that the caller was a fraud. These days Barth takes the calls in stride, even toying with the callers at times to see if he can find out who they are or where they are calling from. He knows it’s a serious matter that can impact any small business and he has some advice for others. “These people will try anything and everything to get your money,” he said. “I tell everyone to remember that Ameren will never demand payment over the phone. Also, you need to make sure that everyone who works for you – anyone who could pick up the phone –knows what to look for.” Here are some tips to help protect yourself or others from being scammed: • Utility scammers offer fabricated services or threaten to disconnect power in an attempt to defraud both residential and business customers out of money. • Since Ameren Illinois began tracking utility scam metrics in mid-2014, more than 4,000 customers have reported being contacted by scammers. This has resulted in upwards of $140,000 paid to scammers. In 2018 alone, there have been 700plus attempts to date. • Anyone is susceptible to a utility scam, but both elderly customers and those who may not speak English as a primary language are generally more vulnerable. Additionally, many scammers will try to target small businesses during peak hours, knowing that a service disruption can negatively impact the bottom line. • The most commonly reported utility scam scenario involves a perpetrator who calls a residential or business customer and threatens to disconnect service if payment is not received immediately. • It may seem intuitive that that is a utility scam, but discerning real from fake is often difficult. And nowadays, scammers are using even more advanced tactics (e.g. recordings mimicking the Ameren Illinois customer service line) to appear legitimate and sound convincing, leading potential victims to believe the requests are valid. • There are several red flags that may signal a utility scam. Keep an eye and ear out for the following: • Threats to disconnect service without immediate payment. Ameren Illinois will never threaten to disconnect service in this manner. Disconnect notices are only sent in the mail, and Ameren Illinois makes every effort to work with the customer before getting to this point. • Unsolicited requests for personal and proprietary information. No one should ever call you unsolicited and request credit card information, your social security number, address or anything pertaining to your utility bill. • Non-Ameren Illinois numbers. Utility scammers oftentimes attempt to replicate the area code, but the legitimate Ameren Illinois numbers are 1-800-755-5000 and 1-800-232-2477. • Constant intimidation and pressure to make a payment. If the request is legitimate, the Ameren team member can always wait. Nobody should ever coerce you into payment. • Requests to pay with Green Dot Cards, MoneyPaks or other prepaid credit cards. These are attractive options for scammers, as it only takes a bit of information from the back of the card to irreversibly drain funds. However, Ameren Illinois will NEVER request payment in this manner. • Although not as common, Ameren Illinois has also seen instances of door-to-door utility scams. These scammers aren’t necessarily threatening power disconnection, but instead, pedaling fake deals or promotions in exchange for personal or account information. • If anyone claiming to be with Ameren Illinois shows up at your property (in the absence of a previously scheduled appointment), ask to see their badge. Simply wearing Ameren Illinois-branded clothing is not enough. If you are contacted by a utility scammer (or are even suspicious), end the conversation immediately and contact Ameren Illinois at 1-800-755-5000. The Ameren Illinois customer care team will listen closely to your account of the situation and provide a report to Ameren Security to determine if additional investigation is needed. You can also put in a call to your local law enforcement.
MEMBER UPDATES HOSPICE OF SOUTHERN ILLINOIS HOSTS VARIOUS EVENTS FOR THE COMMUNITY Hospice of Southern Illinois is a local, non-profit agency that provides specialized care services for patients and families who are faced with a terminal illness. They host fundraising events through out the year to help cover costs for medical supplies and other needs for their patients. Some of the events coming up include: Howl at the Moon Dueling Pianos: Friday, 11/16/18, at 7:00 p.m. at Hidden Lake Winery in Aviston, Illinois. Purchase tables of 8 for $250 or individual tickets for $35. Your ticket includes live entertainment, nacho bar and light refreshments. Cash bar will be available. Register: www.hospice.org/events More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/244461432852846/ FAMILY EVENT: Royal Holiday Breakfast: Saturday, 12/1/18, from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at Bellecourt Place, Belleville. Bring your little princess or prince dressed in their favorite royal attire to enjoy a warm breakfast buffet, sing-a-longs, photo opportunities and more. The fun-filled morning includes appearances rom a few royal favorites and a special guest from the north pole too! Register today // $15 for ages 12 and under and $20 for ages 13+: www.hospice.org/ events. Annual Tree of Life Ceremony: Sunday, 12/2/18, at 2:00 p.m. at The Weingarten. This service allows family and friends to remember and honor loved ones they have lost. The complimentary, heartwarming ceremony, which is open to the public, includes holiday music, reading the names of loved ones, and light refreshments centered around a lighted, decorated tree. RSVP to Lisa Phillipson, email@example.com, or visit our website, www.hospice.org/events.
FCB BANKS COLLECTING COATS AND MORE FOR CHILDREN FCB Banks is conducting “Coats for Cuties” from October 17th through November 16th. “Coats for Cuties” is a drive to collect new and gently used coats, hats, gloves and scarfs for children, Pre-K through 6th grade. You can drop off donations at FCB Banks - Belleville, 401 S. Illinois St., or any FCB Banks location. A box is located in the lobby. The coats, hats, gloves and scarves collected will be distributed to area schools to give to local children who are in need of warm clothing for the winter.
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MEMBER UPDATES HSHS ST. ELIZABETH’S FOUNDATION TO HONOR MICHAEL R. RILEY, SR. On Friday, November 2nd, at the 2018 Elizabethan Gala Fundraiser, HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Foundation will present Michael R. Riley, Sr., owner and President of Professional Therapy Services, Inc., with the 2018 Elizabethan Award. The award recognizes Riley for his commitment to HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and the future of health care in the region. Riley has devoted his life to giving back to his community through both local and statewide service organizations. His love of service is a direct result of his education at Saint Louis University, where the Jesuit values of compassionate health care, faith, and leadership had a transformative impact on his professional life. Today, Riley serves as a member of the Advisory Board for the Department of Physical Therapy at Saint Louis University, and has also served in a similar role for Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. Catholic education has also played a very important role in his’s life. He has served as president of the school boards of Our Lady Queen of Peace and Althoff Catholic High School in Belleville. For his dedication and devotion to Althoff Catholic High School, Riley was awarded their Values and Vision Award in 1999. The Okaw Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America honored him with their Distinguished Citizen Award in 2008 for his contribution to scouting and community service. Most recently, he was awarded the 2017 Alumni Merit Award from The Doisy College of Health Sciences at Saint Louis University for outstanding achievements and contributions to his profession. Riley is a lifelong supporter of HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and a true champion for St. Elizabeth’s in the community. Over the years, he has served on two of their highly successful major fundraising campaigns. He chaired the 2006 Major Gifts Campaign, which enabled the hospital to convert to digital imaging technology, and served on the Advanced Gifts Committee of the recent Replacement Hospital Capital Campaign. The total money raised for the hospital from these two campaigns alone was nearly $10 million. Riley and his wife of over 40 years, Susan, have also generously supported multiple other campaigns and fundraising efforts for St. Elizabeth’s, including annual sponsorship of the Elizabethan Gala. About the Elizabethan Gala Fundraiser: The Elizabethan Gala’s history spans over 30 years. Originally known as the “Elizabethan Holiday,” the traditional fall event was transformed into a gala fundraiser in 2012. Since that time, the Elizabethan Gala has become St. Elizabeth’s Foundation’s signature event, raising more than $800,000 for programs and equipment at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. This year’s Elizabethan celebrates the first year at the new St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon, Illinois. Held at the Regency Conference Center, the evening will feature cocktails and dinner, a short program, and dancing. All proceeds go to support St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. For more information or to make reservations, visit www.steliz.org/gala or call 618234-2120 ext. 12446.
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MEMBER UPDATES MATHIS, MARIFIAN & RICHTER, LTD. SHAREHOLDER MARY LOPINOT WAS PUBLISHED IN THE 2018 EDITION OF BUSINESS BANKRUPTCY BY THE ILLINOIS INSTITUTE FOR CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION Mathis, Marifian & Richter, LTD. is pleased to announce that shareholder Mary E. Lopinot has published a chapter in the 2018 edition of Business Bankruptcy published by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education. Mary volunteered her time and expertise to contribute to this publication that helps provide informative handbooks to attorneys throughout Illinois. These handbooks help guide attorneys through their practices and provides comprehensive content to assist them in continuing their education as an attorney. Mary is a shareholder at MMR with more than 20 years’ experience representing clients in areas of tax and bankruptcy. Her experience has made her an expert and desired speaker at many presentations across the Southern Illinois region. Along with her many presentations, Mary has also been selected as a Leading Lawyer in bankruptcy and tax law. This award is only given to the top 5% of attorneys in each state. She is a proud member of the Bankruptcy Association of Southern Illinois and has previously served as an officer for the organization. Mary is dedicated to improving education and is actively involved in educational matters. She is an elected member of the Board of Education where she has been a member for 16 years. Mary is an adjunct instructor at Southwestern Illinois College where she teaches courses in the paralegal program. Mary’s dedication to education is what drove her to volunteer her time to the IICLE Business Bankruptcy publication. “The CLE requirement of the legal profession is a prime example of the lifelong commitment to learning that we strive to create in education,” Mary says. Mary’s passion for education, dedication to her clients and contributions to the legal profession has helped her make an impact on the community that she is very proud of. To contact Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd. for legal assistance, please call 618-234-9800. Established in 1984, Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd. has emerged as one of the most trusted and respected law firms in the St. Louis and Southern Illinois areas. The firm has offices in Belleville, Edwardsville and Nashville, Illinois, as well as St. Louis and Perryville, Missouri. MMR’s shareholders and associates possess knowledge and experience in practice areas that include business law, civil and commercial litigation, taxation, estate planning, banking law, and more. For more information, please visit www.mmrltd.com.
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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
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MEMBER UPDATES LINDENWOOD UNIVERSITY-BELLEVILLE’S ECKERT CO-AUTHORS SECOND EDITION OF TEEN COURT MANUAL Lindenwood University-Belleville’s adjunct instructor of criminology and criminal justice and executive director of St. Clair County Teen Court, Judge (Ret.) Annette Eckert, has coauthored Implementing Teen Courts: A Restorative Justice Peer Jury Guide and Manual, 2nd Edition, 2018 alongside Zabelle Norsigian Vartanian, administrator for St. Clair County Teen Court. Teen Court represents an alternative approach to juvenile justice that holds first-time nonviolent youth offenders accountable through a sentence imposed by their peers. According to Eckert, the manual serves as a guide for other jurisdictions seeking to begin a teen court, which has recently included the nearby jurisdictions of Monroe, Randolph, and Adams counties in Illinois. The St. Clair County Teen Court emphasizes accountability and responsibility rather than traditional punitive measures, thereby focusing on balance and restorative justice, which is the policy statement of the Illinois Juvenile Court Act. St. Clair County’s Teen Court is set to begin its fifth year of operation in November, and the program has a recidivism rate of less than five percent, said Eckert. For the St. Clair County Teen Court, peer jurors, who are hand-selected by school administrators and counselors, come from 14 high schools within the county. The peer jurors undergo a one-day training session conducted by Eckert, Vartanian, and adult volunteers. A training session will be held on the Lindenwood Belleville campus Saturday, Oct. 20. The court sessions are held monthly at the St. Clair County Jail, hosted by Sheriff Rick Watson. “The program has been praised by State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly for its approach to resolving juvenile issues,” said Eckert. “It has also been praised nationally by Mission Readiness, a national organization of retired generals and admirals who advocate for programs that enable youthful offenders to avoid a juvenile record, which disqualifies them from military service.” The manual is published on the Southern Illinois University School of Law website and can be found at http://www.law. siu.edu/infofour/community.html. To learn more about the Criminology and Criminal Justice Department at Lindenwood Belleville, visit http://www.lindenwood.edu/belleville/academics/.
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Our hospital can now call itself one of the best hospitals in the region for 2018-2019. More than 4,500 hospitals in the U.S. were evaluated by U.S. News & World Report, and ONLY 12% achieved “Best” status. In addition, Memorial Care Center has been named one of America’s Best Nursing Homes by the publication for the eighth year in a row. THANK YOU to our caring employees; dedicated staff; and most importantly, our patients, for helping Memorial Hospital Belleville and Memorial Care Center earn these honors.
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MEMBER UPDATES YEAR-END TAX PLANNING & TAX REFORM SEMINARS OFFERED IN NOVEMBER BY SCHEFFEL BOYLE CPAS The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) is the most significant tax reform the U.S. has seen in more than 30 years. The law will have a large impact on both businesses and individuals, and there may still be opportunities before the end of the year to reduce your tax liability. Scheffel Boyle CPAs will be offering Year-End Tax Planning & Tax Reform Update Seminars in November to discuss some major changes from the TCJA that may affect you or your business. The Scheffel Boyle Tax Team will present both business and individual changes with attendees and provide important information on ways you can prepare for your 2018 filings. A hot breakfast will be served at each event before the seminar begins. There is no charge to attend, but registration is encouraged as seating may be limited. Please visit www.scheffelboyle.com/taxtalks to register online, or email info@ scheffelboyle.com for more information. Please register for the seminar most convenient for you no later than November 5th. A hot breakfast will be served at 7:30am with the seminar to follow from 8-9am. O’FALLON Tuesday, November 13th Regency Conference Center O’Fallon 400 Regency Park O’Fallon, IL 62269
EDWARDSVILLE Wednesday, November 14th N.O. Nelson Leclaire Room 600 Troy Road Edwardsville, IL 62025
ALTON Thursday, November 15th The Best Western Premier 3559 College Ave. Alton, IL 62002
Scheffel Boyle is recognized as the largest locally-owned accounting firm in Southwestern Illinois, and as one of the largest accounting firms in the St. Louis region. Their offices are currently located in Alton, Edwardsville, Belleville, Highland, Jerseyville, Columbia, and Carrollton, IL. In business since 1924, their services include both corporate and individual tax, accounting, consulting, and assurance services.
SWIC TO HOST FALL JOB FAIR AT BELLEVILLE CAMPUS ON NOV. 8 If you are looking for a new job or just want to explore your employment possibilities, it is time for you to attend the Fall Job Fair at Southwestern Illinois College. The fair runs Thursday, Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Belleville Campus Varsity Gym, 2500 Carlyle Ave. All job seekers are welcome and should arrive dressed to impress with plenty of copies of their résumés. The job fair is open to the public. Certain companies and service organizations will be focused on opportunities for veterans. More than 100 employers representing a variety of career fields are expected to attend the fair sponsored by SWIC Career Services and Illinois Department of Employment Security. Represented career fields include education, nonprofit, financial services, manufacturing, security, health care, law enforcement, retail sales and more. There is no pre-registration required for this job fair. For more information, call Career Services at 618-235-2700, ext. 5562, or toll free in Illinois at 866-942-SWIC (7942), ext. 5562 or visit swic.edu/job-fair-employers.
SWIC OFFERS 6-WEEK ONLINE COURSES STARTING NOV. 26 Get ahead and complete the courses you need in only 6-weeks, wherever you are! Southwestern Illinois College will offer 16 online courses that can be completed in six weeks during the semester break period, starting Nov. 26, 2018 and ending Jan. 7, 2019. These classes provide students the opportunity to earn additional credits or finish degree prerequisites in a short period of time. “These classes are perfect for SWIC students working toward a degree, or university students who need to earn some additional credits that will transfer to their institution,” said Janet Fontenot, dean of the Business Division. “Online courses in a variety of subjects make it more convenient to earn credit during the hectic holiday season.” Courses available include: AOJ-258-SB1 Computer Forensics/Cyber Crime ART -101-SB1 Art Appreciation BIOL-106-SB1 Environmental Science BUS -101-SB1 Introduction To Business BUS -209-SB1 Business Computer Systems ECON-201-SB1 Principles Of Econ I (Macro) HES -151-SB1 Personal Health And Wellness HRO-100-SB1 Medical Terminology
HRO-120-SB1 Pharmacology HRO-150-SB1 Fundamentals of Nutrition MATH-94-SB1 Basic Algebra MUS -101-SB1 Music Appreciation PSYC-151-SB1 General Psychology SOC -255-SB1 The Family SPCH-155-SB1 Interpersonal Communication THEA-120-SB1 Theatre Appreciation
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What’s Happening in November Thursday, November 1, 8, 15, & 29 Singer Songwriter Thursday | 7:00 pm Cigar Inn Jazz Club | Belleville
Friday, November 9 Magical Mysteries FUNshop | 5:30 pm BelleValley School | Belleville
Thursday, November 15 Tax Reform Update | 7:30am The Best Western Premier | Alton
Friday, November 2 Magical Mysteries FUNshop | 5:30 pm Triad Middle School | St. Jacob
Saturday, November 10 Antique Brewery Bottle & Jar Show 9:00am Belle-Clair Fairgrounds | Belleville
Starting a Small Business in Illinois (Spanish Version) | 2:00pm Fairmont City Library
Friday, November 2, 9, 16, & 30 Notre Dame Academy Bingo | 5:00 pm St. Augustine’s Gym | Belleville Saturday, November 3 Old Town Farmer’s Market | 7:30 am Between East Main & East Washington Downtown Belleville Art & Wine Walk | 4:00pm Belleville Main Street Saturday, Nov. 3 & Sunday, Nov. 4 Flea Market | 9:00 am St. Clair County Event Center | Belleville Woodcarvers Show | 9:00am Belle-Clair Fairgrounds | Belleville Monday, November 5 ,12, 19, & 26 Althoff Catholic Fathers & Friends’ BINGO | 7:00 pm CKL of I Country Club | Swansea
Sunday, November 11 Auto Swap Meet | 6:00am Belle-Clair Fairgrounds | Belleville Veteran’s Day Ceremony | 11:00am Downtown Public Square | Belleville Tuesday, November 13 Tax Reform Update | 7:30am Regency Conference Center | O’Fallon Toastmasters Meeting | 11:30 am Artigem | Belleville Artigem | Belleville Mary McHugh Citizens of Character Dinner | 6:00pm 4204 Main Street Brewing Co. Banquet Center | Belleville Jamiee Paul with Leif Shires | 7:30pm McKendree University | Lebanon
Diva’s Night Out | 5:00 pm Belleville Main Street Friday, November 16 Way of Lights Opens | 5:00pm Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows Howl at the Moon | 7:00pm Hidden Lake Winery | Aviston Saturday, Nov. 17 & Sunday, Nov. 18 Flea Market Belle-Clair Fairgrounds | Belleville Friday, November 23 Santa Parade | 10:00am Downtown Belleville Christkindlmarkt Opens & Tree Lighting Ceremony | 6:00pm Downtown Belleville
Saturday, November 24 Wednesday, November 14 Small Business Saturday Tuesday, November 6 Tax Reform Update | 7:30am Business Owner Roundtable | 8:00am N.O. Nelson Leclair Room | Edwardsville Tuesday, November 27 Sunset Hills Country Club | Edwardsville Toastmasters Meeting | 11:30 am Veterans’ Starting a Small Business Artigem | Belleville Artigem | Belleville Thursday, November 8 Seminar and Speed Networking Job Fair | 9:00am 3:00pm | SIUE | Edwardsville SWIC | Belleville We are constantly updating our community calendar. Please visit www.bellevillechamber.org for an up-to-date list of events! To submit an event, visit the calendar page at www.bellevillechamber.org or email email@example.com.
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