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MONTHLY NEWSLETTER | September 2017

November 2015

EDUCATION COMMITTEE HELPS LOCAL FAMILIES KICK-OFF UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR The Education Committee hosted its annual Back to School Fun Fair at Belleville West High School on August 2nd. Families from Chamber member schools were invited to come out and enjoy free hot dogs, physicals, dental exams, information from local vendors, and a backpack full of supplies. The event was well received by the families that attended. Approximately 600 backpacks were distributed, Safari Dental performed 80 dental exams, and Physicians from Memorial Hospital gave 40 school physicals. Many of the families look forward to the event each year. In addition to all of the free services and items, many organizations provided their mascots to serve as entertainment for the students. Tribout’s donated a bounce house and penny games, and students from Althoff Catholic High School and their summer camp program performed musical numbers from one of their shows. SWIC/AmeriCorps students provided face painting as well. The Chamber and the Education Committee would like to extend their sincere gratitude to all of the sponsors, vendors, volunteers and schools for making an impact on so many families. An additional thank you goes to Belleville West High School for the use of their facility and the aid of their staff. Children are the future of our community and we wish them all the best for the upcoming school year! For more pictures from the event, visit facebook.com/GreaterBellevilleChamber. Photo credit: Susan Schultz, Wesbster University SAFB

See page 3 for a list of sponsors....


EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Kevin Richter, President Mathis, Marifian & Richter, LTD Dr. Jeff Dosier, President Elect Belleville Township High School District #201 Mike McManus, 1st Vice President Memorial Regional Health Services, Inc.

Platinum:

Memorial Regional Health Services, Inc.

Gold:

HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital

Silver:

Illinois American Water Company

Bronze:

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

Friends:

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

Alliance:

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 Century Brass Works Chelar Tool and Die CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP Cooling Concepts ELB Enterprises, Inc. Empire Comfort Systems FCB Bank First Bank FKG Oil Company Hilton Garden Inn & Regency Conference Center Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP Holland Construction Services International Paper Jack Schmitt Chevrolet Lewis Rice LLC Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd. McDonald’s - Burris Management, Inc. Memorial & St. Elizabeth’s 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

Melissa Mason, 2nd Vice President Belleville News-Democrat Bob Mueller, Immediate Past President TheBANK of Edwardsville

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Dr. Brett Barger, Lindenwood University-Belleville Edmond Brown, ELB Enterprises Mayor Mark Eckert, City of Belleville Dr. Mark Eichenlaub, Southwestern Illinois College Pat Hill, Allsup, Inc. Rachel Jackson, Project Compassion, NFP Darlene Jones, Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois Jerril Jones, Center for Racial Harmony Jared Katt, Chelar Tool & Die, Inc. Matt Klosterman, Belleville Public School District #118 Mary C. Lamie, Bi-State Development Kevin Pesko, Bank of Belleville John Reichert, In-Focus Marketing Bill Rickher, Korte & Luitjohan Contractors, Inc Peg Sebastian, HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Scott Schanuel, Holland Construction Services Kevin Vick, Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. Emily Vosse, Beno J. Gundlach Co. Ben Wanless, Commerce Bank Joseph Weissert, Ameren Illinois Will Welsh 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 wpfeil@bellevillechamber.org Beth Tucker, Office Manager btucker@bellevillechamber.org Landon Brooks, Marketing and Communications Manager lbrooks@bellevillechamber.org Peggy Schifferdecker, Membership/Event Manager pschifferdecker@bellevillechamber.org Alicia Slocomb, Main Street Manager bms@bellevillechamber.org Cathleen Lindauer, Director, Belleville Tourism clindauer@bellevillechamber.org

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Shirley Bertelsmann, Community Member Rebecca Boyer, Kaskaskia Engineering Group, LLC Justin Chapman, TheBANK of Edwardsville Lynne Clapp, Vertical Performance Terri Dambacher, CompuType IT Solutions Bob Dintelmann, Landscape Consultant 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 Apartment Community of the National Shrine 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, BND 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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Back to School Fun Fair Sponsors

City of Belleville Commerce Bank 1020 Artworks Studio Aqua Works Pool Specialists, LLC Arsenal Credit Union Bank of Belleville Belleville Catholic Schools Belleville Main Street

District 118 PTC Illinois American Water BEL-O Sales & Service, Inc. Burris Management/McDonalds CASA of Sothwestern Illinois Center for Racial Harmony Demetria’s Dancewear/ Center Stage Dance Apparel

Jr. Service Club of St. Clair County Gateway Region YMCA HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Lindenwood University-Belleville Memorial Network Optimist Club of Belleville Provident, Inc.

Signal Hill PTO SWIC/AmeriCorps Scott Credit Union StaffQuick The Edge Union United Methodist Church Webster University SAFB

September 2017 register for upcoming chamber events

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9/11 9/12 9/13 9/14 9/19 9/19 9/19 9/20 9/21 9/27 9/27 9/28

Labor Day - Chamber Closed Education Committee Meeting Junior Idol Auditions Ambassador Luncheon Business After Hours with the Healthcare & CSA Committee at the Apartment Community of Our Lady of the Snows PR/Marketing Committee Meeting Coffee Cup Connections at Bank of America Financial Center Government Officials BBQ Healthcare & CSA Committee Meeting Economic Development Committee Meeting INforM Committee Meeting Teacher Appreciation Reception Young Professionals Luncheon Ladies’ Night Out Leadership Belleville Committee Meeting Senior Fraud Protection Series | Part 1 Lunch & Learn - Email Management

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

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“Advancing Business. Supporting Community.”

Welcome

The businesses and organizations below joined the Chamber in June & July...

Applegate Apartments & Townhomes

High Mount Elementrary

1452 Cantwell Ln. | Swansea

School District #116

618-622-4959

1721 Boul Ave | Swansea

liveapplegate.com

618-233-1054

AT&T Belleville

trojans.highmountschool.net

5840 Belleville Crossing | Belleville

Illinois Business Journal

618-233-3044

517 E Lake Dr. | Edwardsville

att.com

618-659-1997

Coordination with a Touch of Style

ibjonline.com

213 St. John Dr. | Cahokia

Morrison Plumbing, Heating & Air

314-630-5789

3504 Lebanon Ave | Belleville

coordinationstyle.com

618-623-0100

Custom Floors & More, Inc.

morrisonplumbing.com

4198 Old Collinsville Rd. | Belleville

RO Communication

618-277-7233

rocommunication@gmail.com

customfloors.biz

618-623-2599

Denny’s

bellevillewebsite.com

1130 S. Illinois St. | Belleville

StaffQuick

618-277-1360

19 Junction Dr. | Glen Carbon

dennys.com

618-659-0400

Diana’s Concessions

staffquick.co

Mobile Food Truck

Union Machinery /

618-257-0611

G & J Industrial Co.

lmnshaker1@yahoo.com

40 Mel Goers Dr. | Union

Happy Days Ice Cream Shop

636-583-3689

119 W. Washington | Millstadt

unionmac.com

618-476-3335

For Membership Information, please contact Peggy at 618.233.2015

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Upcoming Business After Hours September 7 Healthcare & CSA Committee at the Apartment Community of Our Lady of the Snows October 12 Grimm & Gorly Florist & Gifts, Inc. November 2 Associated Bank December 2 Breakthru Beverage

Upcoming Events October 6 & 7 34th Annual Belleville Chili Cook-off October 7 5th Annual Chili Chase 5k Run/Walk & Kids Pepper Dash October 18 Springboard to Success October 25 Senior Fraud Protection Series | Part 2

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“Advancing Business. Supporting Community.”

Thank You

The businesses and organizations below renewed their investment with the Chamber in July...

Ace Hardware of West Belleville

Eckert Florist

League Lounge

ELB Enterprises, Inc.

Line-X of Southwest Illinois

Fletcher’s Kitchen & Tap

Mueller Furniture

Terry & Mary Jo Foerste

Parkway Gardens/The Arbors at Parkway Gardens

American Cancer Society Arsenal Credit Union Associated Bank Belle-Clair Soccer League Beno J. Gundlach Company Casa Maria Cooper Color Inc.

Four Fountains Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Freeburg Printing & Publishing Koerner Distributor, Inc.

Preferred Spine & Rehab Senior Services Plus, Inc. Tamarack Country Club

Upcoming Coffee Cup Connections Tuesday, September 12th | 8:15am Hosted by: Bank of America Financial Center 1911 Carlyle Ave | Belleville

6000 Old Collinsville Rd. Fairview Heights, IL 62208

Missouri: Illinois: Fax: E-Mail:

314-692-7979 618-397-7233 618-398-5887 sales@metrolock.net

www.metrolock.net (800) 422-2782 • www.illinoisamwater.com

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Business After Hours Sponsor:

Chamber members enjoyed a relaxing evening at Bel-Air Bowl during August’s Business After Hours. Bel-Air Bowl gave tours of their recently updated event space and provided attendees with free video gambling vouchers, along with great food and drinks for all. Maria Hazel, Yaekel and Associates Joe Hazel, City of Belleville

Bel-Air Bowl is a 32-lane bowling center located on South Belt West in Belleville. They are proud hosts of the McKendree University and Lindenwood University-Belleville collegiate bowling teams, as well as the Freeburg, Belleville East, & Belleville West high school teams and several junior high school teams. In addition, they have leagues and open bowling programs for all ages and skill levels. Their in-house restaurant, The Arbor, serves delicious, home-cooked meals every day for lunch and stays open later every Friday for Fish Fryday, a fun evening out for the whole family. The Arbor won 1st Place at the 2016 Belleville Chili Cook-off and will be defending their title in 2017! A big thanks to Bel-Air Bowl for inviting members to visit their facilities! ................................................................................................................

For more information about Bel-Air Bowl, visit: belairbowl.com

Sheri Welch, Sheri Welch Insurance Sharon Goff, Chamber Ambassador Cathleen Lindauer, Belleville Tourism Dave Welch, Guest

Upcoming Business After Hours Thursday, Sept. 7th | 5-7PM The Apartment Community of Our Lady Of the Snows 726 Community Drive Belleville Sponsors:

Chris Malacarne, CDM Productions Melissa Mason, BND Peggy Schifferdecker, Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce

Tom Teasdale, Toast of Belleville - Toastmasters Cindy Middendorf, Toast of Belleville - Toastmasters

The Healthcare & Community Services Agencies Committee Hosted by:

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Thursday | Aug. 4th |5-7pm Visit facebook.com/GreaterBellevilleChamber Community of Our for more pictures from the event!The726Apartment Lady of the Snows Community Drive | Belleville ......................

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Chamber Members: $5 Non-Members: $10 ......................

Please RSVP by Tuesday, Aug. 1st

January 2016


Ribbon Cuttings St. Clair County Event Center/Country Cafe Thursday, July 27th 1550 E. State Route 15 | Belleville scceventcenter.com

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Sprint Friday, July 28th 5791 Belleville Crossing St. | Belleville sprint.com

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Caritas Family Solutions Monday, July 31st 900 Royal Heights Road | Belleville caritasfamilysolutions.org

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Edward Jones - Adam Brewer Thursday, August 10th 2695 N. Illinois St. | Swansea edwardjones.com/adam-brewer

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Upcoming Ribbon Cutting Denny’s Monday, Sept. 18th | 2:30pm 1130 South Illinois Street | Belleville ........................................................................................................................................................................

Celebrating a new business opening, anniversary or remodel?

Celebrate with a Ribbon Cutting! Contact Peggy Schifferdecker, Membership/Event Manager, for more info. Email pschifferdecker@bellevillechamber.org or call the Chamber Office at (618) 233-2015. The Chamber Connection

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Spotlight on Education

R.DANE GALE NAMED SUPERINTENDENT OF BELLE VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT #119 The Belle Valley School District No. 119 Board of Education welcomes R.Dane Gale as the new Superintendent of Schools replacing retired Superintendent Louis Obernuefemann. Superintendent Gale began his duties at Belle Valley on July 1. Superintendent Gale brings a diverse background to the Belle Valley community. Receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in pre-med biology he began his career in the medical field working for the Department of Pathology and later for the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at Washington University School of Medicine. He is a co-author of several publications in professional research journals. During his tenure as a researcher Supt. Gale earned a degree in professional pilot training and began flying lessons. He later earned his instructor, instrument instructor, multi-engine instructor, and airline transport pilot ratings. Supt. Gale was a flight instructor and assistant chief flight instructor for Southwestern Illinois College and has over 3,000 flight hours. Flight instructing caused Supt. Gale to be bitten by the teaching bug. After earning his Master’s Degree in Education he joined Belleville District No. 118. He taught 5th and 6th grade at Jefferson School and 7th grade math and 8th grade physical science at West Jr. High. After earning his specialist degree in education Supt. Gale became principal of Signal Hill School followed by superintendent of Bartelso School in Bartelso, IL. Superintendent Gale is looking forward to utilizing his experience in science and aviation to further the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) curriculum at Belle Valley. He successfully helped write a grant funded by the United States Air Force that now supports five high quality flight simulators. These simulators bring a real-world, hands on application of knowledge that also supports the IMSA (Illinois Math and Science Academy) curriculum taught at Belle Valley School. Supt. Gale has two grown daughters that attended Harmony/Emge/Ellis School and Belleville West High School. He has been married to his wife Karen, a kindergarten teacher in Freeburg for over 30 years.

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COMMUNITY BABY SHOWER

Saturday, September 9 | 1 - 3 PM One St. Elizabeth’s Blvd. | O’Fallon, IL 62269 Tour our brand new, state-of-the-art

Women & Infants Center Meet our friendly team members and affiliated OB/GYN practices,, learn about our services to help you welcome your bundle of joy. Baby item collection to benefit THE PREGNANCY CARE CENTER.

REQUESTED DONATION ITEMS -new or gently used size 3T, 4T, 5 (boys and girls clothes and pajamas) -coats (all sizes) -wet wipes -formula, bottles, nipples

-diapers (size 3, 4, 5, 6) -baby lotion, baby wash, baby shampoo -crib sheets -small infant toys -NO CARSEATS

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Leadership Belleville The Leadership Belleville Class of 2017-2018 celebrated the beginning of their program with a Kick-off Breakfast on Friday, August 18, 2017. Breakfast was sponsored by KMA Certified Testing, Inc. The Class was welcomed by Wendy J. Pfeil, Executive Director, Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce and Kathleen Arnold, President, KMA Certified Testing, Inc. Mayor Mark Eckert, City of Belleville, and Kelly Barbeau, 2016-2017 Leadership Belleville Class President, provided opening remarks.

Leadership Belleville Class of 2017-2018

Tina Moore, 2017-2018 Leadership Belleville Chair, and Lynn Clapp, Jim Holdener & Jim Schneider of Vertical Performance gave class participants a program overview of the 2017-2018 Leadership Belleville curriculum. Breakfast Sponsor:

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Kelly Barbeau, HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital

Join us... TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH | 5-7 PM THURSDAY, SEPT E MBE R 15T H | 5-7 PM FOR THE THIRD ANNUAL

Teacher Appreciation Reception as we recognize new & retiring teachers and thank the educators of our community.

Presenting Sponsors:

$10 per Chamber Member* *Includes sponsoring one  New or Retiring Teacher

SWIC Liberal Arts Complex 2500 Carlyle Avenue Belleville, Illinois 62221

Please R.S.V.P by Thursday, September 14th. Online: www.BellevilleChamber.org  Call: 618.233.2015


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Devoted to Protecting Your Business and Assets In our complex modern society, disputes among individuals, businesses and organizations are increasingly common. With the ever-expanding maze of regulations and the intricacy of modern business relationships, competent legal advice is a critical aspect of every commercial enterprise. The commercial litigation attorneys at Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd. possess broad business backgrounds, are well-versed in business issues and have successfully represented clients before both state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels. We represent small, medium and large businesses, both as plaintiffs and defendants, in a broad range of legal matters, including: • • • •

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Chamber Member Update CHIRO-MED BELLEVILLE WELCOMES DR. MOLLY KLEIN Chiro-Med Belleville is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Molly Klein to their award-winning team. Dr. Klein is a southern Illinois native and a graduate of Logan Chiropractic University in Chesterfield, MO. She comes to Chiro-Med with an array of leadership experience and an eagerness to connect with the community. “I am very excited to be back in the area, serving the people of Southwestern Illinois,” Klein said. “Educating others about living well is my passion and I am excited to join the staff at Chiro-Med Belleville as a treating physician.” Chiro-Med Belleville is a health and wellness center located at 3200 West Main St. Belleville, IL 62226. Their team has over 40 years of combined experience and has built a strong reputation based on trust, friendship, and results. In addition to chiropractic care, they also offer a weight loss program and provide treatment for a variety of ailments. For more information, call 618.235.3200. .........................................................................................................................................................................................................

LINDENWOOD UNIVERSITY-BELLEVILLE HONORS TWO WITH OUTSTANDING BELLEVILLE ALUMNI SERVICE AWARD With a focus on enhancing alumni relations on the Belleville campus, two alumni were recently honored with the inaugural presentation of the Outstanding Belleville Alumni Service Award. Renee LaBruyere (’14), of Millstadt, Ill., and Chad Lindauer (’12 and ’15) of Smithton, Ill., were selected as the 2016-2017 award recipients. “We decided to establish this award as a way to honor those alumni who work closely with us to create sustainable alumni programming for the Belleville campus,” said Dr. Brett Barger, campus president. “These two honorees stood out as they have volunteered their time at numerous events over the past year including homecoming, graduations, meetings, through promotional tactics, and by recruiting others to be involved. Alumni like Renee and Chad are essential to the strength of our alumni programming, and for that, we felt they should be recognized.” Each spring, the Lindenwood University-Belleville Alumni Relations Office, in coordination with the Office of the Campus President, will select and recognize up to two members of the Belleville alumni community who have, through volunteer service, stood out among his or her peers by dedicating time to Lindenwood University-Belleville events, student recruitment and retention, promotional tactics, and other general support. An Outstanding Belleville Alumni Service Award winner must be an individual who attended Lindenwood UniversityBelleville and has established a reputable record of support for the university through volunteer efforts. Director of Alumni Relations and Special Events Jennifer Ferguson said that she’s worked closely with the award recipients, and that their support has been essential in her first year with the university. “Both Chad and Renee have not only helped me become acquainted with members of our alumni base, but anytime I needed a volunteer to participate in something, they were first to oblige,” said Ferguson. “It means a lot to me personally, but also to this institution that Chad and Renee took time from their busy lives to be part of what we have going on with our campus.” LaBruyere, who graduated from the Accelerated Degree Program with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, is currently the Director of Business Development at m2 Architecture Studio in St. Louis, where she specializes in relationship building with current and new clients along with exploring new opportunities for her company . She was honored as the O’Fallon-Shiloh Ambassador of the Year from 2014-2016 and also received a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from the U.S. House of Representatives in 2016. Lindauer earned a bachelor’s degree in management with an emphasis in accounting and a master’s degree in business administration. He serves as the USTRANSCOM Acquisition Expert for Command Programs at Scott Air Force Base. In this role, he provides pricing analysis and reviews, and acts as an advisory body to divisions within the Directorate of Acquisition, assuring propriety of all phases of contract pricing and negotiations. To learn more about alumni programming on the Belleville campus, visit www.lindenwood.edu/belleville/alumni-donors. .........................................................................................................................................................................................................

Share your news with Chamber members! Contact Landon Brooks at 618-233-2015 or lbrooks@bellevillechamber.org for more information. The Chamber Connection

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Chamber Member Update NEW EDWARDSVILLE SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY OPENS AFTER $1 MILLION RENOVATION Construction-management firm IMPACT Strategies today announced it has completed work on a $1 million renovation project that transformed the former Relais Bonne Eau Hospice Home in Edwardsville into a new memory care community for Cedarhurst Living. Ruth’s House, a 20,600-square-foot community named in honor of the grandmother of Cedarhurst founder and owner Joshua Jennings, celebrated its grand opening on July 24, 2017. The project’s scope of work involved a reconfiguration of the building’s footprint to make room for additional residents units. The building now accommodates up to 24 residents with Alzheimer’s or dementia related illness. Construction crews also removed doors, windows, and walls around the central corridor to create a more open, inviting area for residents and guests. Some of the building’s amenities include an on-site chapel, a large great room for gathering with friends and family, as well as private bathrooms in every apartment. “IMPACT once again surpassed our expectations by providing outstanding results, on time, and within budget,” said Josh Stevens, president of Cedarhurst. “We appreciate their reliability, their understanding our business model, and their knowledge of what we need to achieve with our projects.” .........................................................................................................................................................................................................

LOCAL COMPANIES STEP-UP TO HELP REBUILD FAIRMONT CITY PLAYGROUND A facelift is underway to bring a decades-old playground in Fairmont City back to life as a place where children can happily and safely play. A $100,000 renovation kicked off last month at Kinder Park when Fairview Heights construction-management company IMPACT Strategies and its subcontractors began pouring concrete sidewalks and constructing a new 20’x16’ wooden pavilion. “This is one of those projects that will have a significant, positive impact on the lives of residents of this community for years to come,” said Mark Hinrichs. “It’s our pleasure to be involved and to able to lend our support to such a great cause.”

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IMPACT’s pre-construction manager Derek Schaefer said his company is responsible for the pavilion and its related components, which include the concrete pad it sits on and the sidewalks leading to it. Construction crews spent the past several weeks framing the pavilion, setting trusses, sheeting the soffits/ceiling, and installing the electric and lights. The structure will be painted and the standing seam metal roof installed in the coming week. Architects, Designers & Planners

Kinder Park’s renovation became a reality thanks to Illinois Representative Jay Hoffman and Curtis Francois of Gateway Motorsports. Francois began enlisting support from area businesses after learning from Hoffman that the children of Fairmont City didn’t have a safe place to play. “Jay Hoffman told me the condition of Kinder Park and I asked what we could do to help restore it,” said Francois. “He connected me with Fairmont City Manager Scott Penny. Together we came up with a plan to renovate the park and I reached out to a few businesses to donate goods and services. Impact Strategies took the lead on organizing the trades needed to complete the project. It’s just great to see companies and the City come together for a great cause and we were happy to be a part of making things a little brighter for the neighborhood kids.” The pavilion is expected to be complete in early August. .........................................................................................................................................................................................................

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT NAMES MEMORIAL HOSPITAL BELLEVILLE AS HIGH PERFORMER Memorial Hospital Belleville has been recognized as one of the best hospitals for 2017-18 in treating heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by U.S. News & World Report. “This is quite an honor to be recognized as a high performing hospital by U.S. News & World Report in these specialty areas,” said Mark J. Turner, president. “This award is a testament to the quality care our physicians and staff provide our patients.” For 2017-18, approximately 1,600 of the 5,000 hospitals nationwide received a high performing rating in one or more specialties, procedures or conditions. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals that were highperforming across multiple areas of care. The U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings help guide patients to hospitals that deliver outstanding care across 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. The Best Hospitals methodologies include objective measures such as patient survival, the number of times a given procedure is performed, infection rates, adequacy of nurse staffing and more.

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Chamber Member Update CONTINUING EDUCATION ALLOWS FOR EMPLOYEE GROWTH AT IMPACT STRATEGIES IMPACT Strategies maintains a strong commitment to continuing education. Recently, three staff members completed training to help them stay updated on the latest industry knowledge and best practices. Senior project Manager Mike Voss of Glen Carbon, Ill. completed the AGC of Missouri Leadership Academy. Voss was chosen by an AGC selection committee to complete the course, which focused on building awareness and proficiency in business and developing skills that will translate into strong project team leadership. IMPACT Strategies became a licensed general contractor in the State of Alabama when project manager Scott Manning, a resident of Troy, Ill., recently completed the required testing. The test was comprised of the Alabama Business and Law exam and the National Commercial Building Contractor Examination (NASCLA). Project engineer and Fairview Heights resident Kyle Stigler finished three courses as part of the AGC of America Project Manager Development Program sponsored by the Southern Illinois Builders Association (SIBA) in conjunction with the Southern Illinois Construction Advancement Program. This five-course program covers the essentials of project management, providing a solid foundation for long-term career development. Project engineer intern Jordan Grant of Edwardsville spent time in the IMPACT office and in the field this summer, gaining experience in all phases of a project from start to finish. “There isn’t a classroom that could have provided me with the knowledge and experience I’ve gained this summer here at IMPACT,” said Jordan. Jordan is currently in his junior year at SIU-Edwardsville, majoring in Construction Management. .........................................................................................................................................................................................................

MASTER PLAN REVEALED FOR NEW FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS RECREATION COMPLEX A master plan developed by EWR Architects, Inc. is providing Fairview Heights city officials and residents a long-range vision for the proposed $18 million Fairview Heights Recreation Complex. The recently completed plan for the 30+-acre site at the northwest corner of Bunkum Road and I-64 includes a 68,000-square-foot recreation facility, a 400-meter, six-lane running track, soccer fields, a dog park, pavilions, playgrounds, and a 1.5-mile walking path and nature trail. Site improvement plans detail a phased construction schedule that will start with construction of the recreation center this October. The initial phase also includes site clearing and grading, parking, and a service road. The additional phases of construction are dependent on project funding. Nearly 12,000 square feet of the recreation center will be dedicated to an indoor aquatic facility with a 25-yard multi-lane lap pool, children’s spray ground, slides, sprays, lazy river and a vortex. The center will also feature the St. Louis region’s first Clip N’ Climb ® experience, as well as a game area for billiards, cards and table tennis; a 6,000-square-foot fitness center with areas for free weights, floor exercise, aerobic, and group fitness; a gymnasium; elevated running tracks; locker rooms; multi-purpose and party rooms, and administration offices. Bill Reichert, owner of EWR Architects, said, “The complex will undoubtedly be top notch and it’s in a great location with high visibility and easy access. The project has all the right pieces to make it a great asset to the City of Fairview Heights and its residents.” The complex will be located at the former site of Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church. Grant School District 110 sold the property to the City last year. The school will have access to the track and soccer fields. .........................................................................................................................................................................................................

MEMORIAL REGIONAL HEALTH SERVICES, INC., METRO-EAST SERVICES, MEMORIAL GROUP AND BJC HEALTHCARE FILE CON TO BUILD SECOND OFFICE BUILDING IN SHILOH Memorial Regional Health Services, Metro-East Services, Memorial Group and BJC HealthCare have filed a Certificate of Need (CON) application with the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board (IHFSRB) for Phase II of a medical office building project on the 94-acre campus of Memorial Hospital East in Shiloh. Phase II includes a three-story 66,400-square-foot medical office building which will provide space for physician specialists and services as well as expansion of Memorial Medical Group’s (MMG) primary and specialty care providers. Estimated cost of the project is $32.4 million. “We are very excited to expand services on the Memorial Hospital East campus. We look forward to providing more convenient access to providers and services for residents of Southwestern Illinois,” said Mark J. Turner, Memorial Regional Health Services president. The CON application is expected to be reviewed by the IHFSRB at one of its meetings later this year. If approved, construction would begin in early 2018 with completion slated for mid-2019. Phase I of this project, a 70,500-square-foot three-story medical office building, scheduled for occupancy in October 2017 is nearly fully leased. Phase I includes MMG orthopedic, OB/GYN, family medicine, vascular and pulmonary physicians, Lincoln Surgical Associates, Washington University School of Medicine pediatric specialists, the Harold and Dixie LePere Breast Health Center, physical therapy/rehab services, laboratory draw services and radiology.

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Chamber Member Update LINDENWOOD UNIVERSITY-BELLEVILLE’S DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE ITS SIXTH SEASON OF PLAYS In the fall, the department will present Tennessee Williams’ classic American play, A Streetcar Named Desire, Oct. 5-8. Streetcar tells the story of Blanche DuBois and her doomed attempt at living out a fantasy life in an all-too-real 1950s New Orleans. In the spring, the department will present Michael Frayn’s hilarious, fast-paced farce Noises Off from April 12-15. Join the calamity as the cast and crew of the fictitious Nothing On try to perform their play in some ridiculous circumstances. “Both of these productions have had iconic films made of them, and we are proud to present them to the Belleville community this year,” said Assistant Professor of Theatre Nick Moramarco. “We’ve selected a season that we believe has something to satisfy the dramatic taste and high comedy on the stage, and hope community members will come out for these great shows,” said Theatre Professor Marsha Parker. All Thursday through Saturday show times are at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday’s matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for general admission and $5 for students and seniors. Lindenwood students and employees are free. Shows will be performed in the Lindenwood Auditorium, 2600 W. Main St., Belleville. For more information, call Moramarco at 618-2396226 .........................................................................................................................................................................................................

DONATIONS FOR MEMORIAL’S 2018 AUXILIARY BOOK BAZAAR CONTINUE THROUGH OCTOBER Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is accepting donations through October for its annual Book Bazaar in the Auxiliary Warehouse, located behind Medical Office Center –Two on the campus of Memorial Hospital Belleville on Tuesdays as well as the first and third Saturdays of each month from 8-11 a.m. There is a large “Book” sign located above the door. Books, DVDs, CDs records, audio books, magazines, cookbooks, yearbooks, games and puzzles are all accepted. For more information, call Memorial Hospital Auxiliary at: 618-257-5545 or e-mail MEMAuxilairy@bjc.org .........................................................................................................................................................................................................

HSHS ST. ELIZABETH’S HOSPITAL EARNS NATIONAL ACCREDITATION FROM THE COMMISSION ON CANCER OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has granted ThreeYear Accreditation to the cancer program at HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process, and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care. Because it is a CoC-accredited cancer center, St. Elizabeth’s takes a multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer as a complex group of diseases that requires consultation among surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists, and other cancer specialists. This multidisciplinary partnership results in improved patient care. “We are always looking to implement effective and high-quality programs at St. Elizabeth’s and this accreditation, from a noted national organization, speaks to the work our Cancer Committee has done in support of our patients,” notes Peg Sebastian, President and Chief Executive Officer at the hospital. “Our programs assist patients from cancer diagnosis through treatment and rehabilitation, all close to home so patients can be near their family support system. Some of the new programs and technologies St. Elizabeth’s recently added include installation of Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy (ENB) with the use of superDimension™ technology to offer a minimally invasive procedure to diagnose, state and prepare to treat lung lesions. The hospital also added an Oncology Wellness Program through Physical Therapy services and a Nurse Navigator to assist patients through all steps on their cancer treatment and recovery. The CoC Accreditation Program provides the framework for St. Elizabeth’s to improve its quality of patient care through various cancer-related programs that focus on the full spectrum of cancer care including prevention, early diagnosis, cancer staging, optimal treatment, rehabilitation, life-long follow-up for recurrent disease, and end-of-life care. When patients receive care at a CoC facility, they also have access to information on clinical trials and new treatments, genetic counseling, and patient centered services including psycho-social support, a patient navigation process, and a survivorship care plan that documents the care each patient receives and seeks to improve cancer survivors’ quality of life. Medical Director of Oncology and Cancer Physician Liaison for St. Elizabeth’s Cancer Committee Dr. Mark Walshauser, a medical oncologist and hematologist, says, “This recognition is important because it notes our commitment to providing patients with access to a comprehensive patient-focused program with the highest-quality in research, education and prevention.” Like all CoC-accredited facilities, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital maintains a cancer registry andcontributes data to the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB), a joint program of the CoC andAmerican Cancer Society. This nationwide oncology outcomes database is the largest clinical disease registry in the world. Data on all types of cancer are tracked and analyzed through the NCDB and used to explore trends in cancer care.

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Chamber Member Update HANNAH PORTER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ESTABLISHED AT SWIC The family of former Southwestern Illinois College student Hannah Porter recently established a scholarship in her honor. Porter, who was killed in a car accident in early 2015, attended SWIC’s Red Bud campus where she was also a student worker. An art installation and a bench are dedicated in Porter’s honor at the campus, but the family wanted to do something else to keep her memory alive. “Hannah loved giving back,” said Porter’s mother, Dawn. “By us doing this scholarship, it keeps that going for her.” Scholarships like the Hannah Porter Memorial Scholarship can be life changing, and even the smallest donation can help students achieve their educational dreams. “Scholarships awarded by the SWIC Foundation are funded by businesses, individuals and organizations in the region who want to help our students succeed,” notes Foundation Associate Director Rena Thoele. “The support of these donors makes a true impact upon our students’ ability to reach their educational goals. We hear that time and again from our recipients.” To learn more about helping students achieve their dreams through SWIC Foundation scholarships, contact Thoele at 618-235-2700, ext. 5647, or email rena.thoele@swic.edu. .........................................................................................................................................................................................................

GOLF CLASSIC RAISES $25,000 FOR BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS Poettker Construction Company (Poettker) along with its business partners donated $25,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois (BBBS) from proceeds raised at the 2017 Poettker Construction Golf Classic “Building For Heroes”, which was held on July 28, 2017 at Governors Run Golf Course in Carlyle, Ill. Proceeds from the tournament will be used to support BBBS’s mission to help children realize their potential and build their futures. Since 1980, BBBS of Southwestern Illinois has provided mentors for more than 500 youth facing adversity in Clinton, Madison, Monroe and St. Clair Counties. “Big Brothers Big Sisters has a strong presence within the Southwestern Illinois community,” said Natalie Jablonski, President & CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois. “We are honored to recognize our volunteer mentors and youth they serve through this generous ongoing partnership with Poettker Construction.”

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Spr ngboard TO SUCCESS The law firm of Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard, along with The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce and the O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce, invite you to attend the 4th Annual Springboard to Success, a women’s forum. Springboard to Success has been created to help empower women on their paths to success. Speakers will provide an energetic and interactive environment to take lives to new levels. You have the opportunity to be a part of this event. Please notice several sponsorship levels available. *A continental breakfast and lunch will be served.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Wednesday, October 18th | 8:30am - 1:00pm Bellecourt Manor | Belleville

Success Sponsor | $1,000

6 admissions to event Business Logo listed on all Event Advertising Business Logo inside Event Program Business listed on Chamber websites as sponsor Business Logo listed on media presentations Booth for business promotion and/or merchandise sales Ability to put promotional items in 250 bags

Motivation Sponsor | $500

3 admissions to event Business listed inside Event Program Business listed on Chamber websites as sponsor Business listed on media presentations Booth for business promotion and/or merchandise sales Ability to put promotional items in 250 bags

Booth Sponsor | $150

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Sponsor Name:____________________________________________________________________________________ Address:____________________________________________________City:______________________Zip:_________ Contact Name: ___________________________________________ Phone Number:_________________________ Email Address: ____________________________________________________________________________________ Sponsorship Level: ___$1,000 Success Sponsor ___$500 Motivation Sponsor ___$150 Booth Only *All Sponsors must be members of either The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce or the O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce. Please respond with your sponsorship information and payment to: O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 371 O’Fallon, Illinois 62269 Please make check payable to the O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce. Payment can also be made with all major credit cards via phone at 618.632.3377. High resolution logos may be emailed to Landon Brooks: lbrooks@bellevillechamber.org


What’s Happening in September Friday | September 1 Food Truck Friday | 5:00pm Eckert’s, Inc. | Belleville

Saturday | September 16 Yoga on the Farm | 10:00am Eckert’s, Inc. | Belleville

Dodgeball Night | 5:30pm Nichols Community Center | Belleville

Wednesday | September 20 Zumba & Wine | 6:30pm The Weingarten | Belleville

Sat. & Sun. | September 2 & 3 St. Louis Antique Show | 10:00am Belle-Clair Fairgrounds | Belleville Thursday | September 7 Wine for Whiskers | 6:30pm The Weingarten | Belleville Optimist Club of Belleville Spirit Night Fundraiser | 5:00pm Green Mount Commons Chick Fil-A | Belleville Sat. & Sun. | September 9 & 10 Craft and Vendor Show | 10:00am Belle-Clair Fairgrounds | Belleville Sunday | September 10 Car Show 7 Cruise | 9:00am Crehan’s Irish Pub | Belleville 9/11 Memorial 5k Run/Walk | 9:11am Hough Park | Belleville Monday | September 11 Moment of Remembrance | 11:30am September 11 Memorial | Belleville Tuesday | September 12 Toastmaster Meeting | 11:30am Peer 151 | Belleville Thursday | September 14 AxOx Training PowerPoint – 1 | 9:00am Crehan’s Irish Pub | Belleville SIUE SBDC FranFit: Learning All About Franchising | 4:00pm Kunkel Commercial Group | O’Fallon Fri. & Sat. | September 15 & 16 Belleville Oktoberfest | All Day Downtown Belleville Sat. & Sun. | September 16 & 17 Belleville Flea Market | 9:00am Belle-Clair Fairgrounds | Belleville

Thursday | September 21 AxOx Training PowerPoint – 2 | 9:00am Crehan’s Irish Pub | Belleville Yoga & Wine | 6:30pm The Weingarten | Belleville Fri. – Sun. | September 22-24 RV & Camber Show | Times Vary Belle-Clair Fairgrounds | Belleville Fri. & Sat | September 22 & 33 Art on the Square Black and White and Art All Over | Times Vary Lindenwood University-Belleville Tuesday | September 26 Toastmaster Meeting | 11:30am Peer 151 | Belleville Saturday | September 30 The Basic Initiative Belleville Helping Belleville Day | 8:00am Various Locations | Belleville Food Truck Fest | 4:00pm Cathedral | Belleville We are constantly updating our community calendar. Please visit BellevilleChamber.org for an up-to-date list of events! Located in Downtown Belleville Since 1970

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JUNIOR IDOL auditions 09 06 017 07 2 2016

The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce ............. 216 East A Street | Belleville ............. Auditions from 4:00pm - 8:00pm | Pre-registration not required

Open to Ages 10 - 17

2 age categories | 10-13 & 14-17 $10 Entry fee with application (non-refundable) The top 5 finalists in each category will be chosen at the preliminary auditions. Those finalists will compete for the top prize on Saturday, October 8th 7 during the 4th Annual Chili Cook-off. 33rd

At auditions, contestants will be asked to sing a cappella for the judges. Individual contestants only - no duets or teams. The song is of the contestant’s choice and can be from any musical genre. Contestants will be judged on the following: Vocal Ability (40 pts), Timing (30 pts), Stage Presence (10 pts), Mastery of Lyrics (10 pts) and Judges Overall Impression (10 pts). For a complete listing of the Junior Idol Rules & Regulations, please visit BellevilleChili.com or call the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce at (618) 233-2015.

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2017 GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS’

BBQ

Thank Officials | Meet & Greet | Network

Wednesday, September 13th | 5-7pm Join The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee in thanking our city, county & state officials for their public service.

Location: St. Clair County Court House (Public Square Entrance)

Cost: $50

The price covers the cost of dinner and drinks for you and one government official.

Reservations must be received in advance to ensure accurate food preparation. Please RSVP no later than Wednesday, September 6th online at www.BellevilleChamber.org or call 618.233.2015. To avoid charges, cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to event.

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09.27.17

Learn how to identify fraud!

Senior Fraud Protection Series | Part 1

A program of the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce Healthcare & Community Service Agencies Committee

Wednesday | Sept. 27 9:00am - 11:00am Location: PSOP 201 N. Church Street Belleville, Illinois Admission: FREE Seniors, caregivers, family members, & those who work in the eldercare ďŹ elds welcome!

RSVP BY SEPT 20, 2017

Presentations:

Suzanne Phegley | FCB BANK Topic: Scams Belleville Police Department: Topic: Reporting Abuse Megan Kinney | Land of Lincoln Topic: Protecting Yourself from Financial Exploitation

RSVP BellevilleChamber.org More info: 618.233.2015

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FRI & SAT - OCT 6 & 7 | DOWNTOWN BELLEVILLE 11 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.

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CHILI JUDGING SPONSOR:

FRIDAY DAYTIME BAND SPONSOR:

JUNIOR IDOL SPONSOR:

GOLD SPONSORS:

SILVER SPONSORS:

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Chili Chase 5k Run/Walk & Kids Pepper Dash October 7th | 2017

Benefiting the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class Scholarship Fund

BellevilleChili.com Race Date/Time: Location: Awards:

Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 9 a.m.; Course Briefing at 8:45 a.m. Historic Downtown Belleville. Start will be at East Main & Church St. Trophy to overall 1st place finisher, male and female. Medals to the Top 3 finishers male and female in each race: 13 & under, 14-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+. Each child participating in the Pepper Dash will receive a medal.

Registration Fee:

Adults $25, Youth $15 (16 & under). Late Registration Fee: $30 after September 22, 2017; $30 day of race. Kids Pepper Dash $5 (13 &under) "Chili Chase" T-shirts and sizes are guaranteed for 5K registration ONLY and registration must be received by September 22, 2017. Bib Chip Timing by Final Lap Payment: Cash, Check, Credit Card (online)

T-Shirts: Timing System: Race Website: Packet Pick-Up: Cancellations:

www.BellevilleChili.com Route Map: See website for route map Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 from 4:30 - 7 p.m. at SSM Physical Therapy, 2649 N Illinois St, Swansea IL 62226. Morning of Race 7:15 - 8:15 a.m. Event will run rain or shine! - NO REFUNDS

Please mail registration to: Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce, “Chili Chase”, 216 East A Street, Belleville, IL 62220. Make checks payable to “Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce”. Mailed registrations must be received no later than September 22, 2017 to guarantee a shirt.

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Cayenne Pepper Sponsors:

Jalapeño Pepper Sponsor:

Chili Pepper Sponsors: Belleville Township High School District 201 BOS Metro East Banking Center Chiro-Med HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital

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2017 Chili Chase Registration Form Name:________________________________________________ Email: _________________________________________________ Address: _____________________________________________ City/State/Zip: ________________________________________ Phone: _______________________________________________ Age (as of Oct.7, 2017): ________________________________ Gender: M F Race Choice: 5K Pepper Dash T-Shirt Size: Adult: S M L XL XXL (+$2) Youth: M L (T-Shirts for 5K Race Only) Waiver of Liability: I understand that the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce, the City of Belleville, their employees, and all other connected with this event are not liable for any injuries which I may suffer while taking part in this voluntary activity. I hereby waive and release any and all rights and claims I may have against the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce, sponsors, or any personnel for injury I might suffer in this event or for loss or damage to my property. I acknowledge and freely accept the risk inherent with athletic competition. I also grant full permission for organizers to use photographs, videotape, or motion pictures of me, and/or quotations from me in legitimate accounts and promotions of this event. NO refunds available. T-shirts are not guaranteed for late registrants. Signature: ________________________________ Date: ______________________ Participants under 18 must have this form signed by a parent or legal guardian. Page 26 January 2016

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