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This is... 2 ... Carbondale

16 ... Home of SIU

4 ... the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce

19 ... Where We Shop

Get a taste of what keeps Carbondale’s citizens prideful of their prospering community.

Find out how the chamber works to make Carbondale a great place to live, work, visit, play and invest!

7 ... Where We Live

Find out why people who visit Carbondale decide to never leave.

8 ... Where We Worship

Learn why our nationally-recognized research university offers top notch education to our country’s best.

From the mom & pop store, to national chains, Carbondale has stores to meet your every need.

20 ... Where We Play

Find out why there is always something to do in Carbondale!

22 ... Our Wine Country

Find out why Carbondale has a tradition of Interfaith cooperation and engagement.

Discover why our wine country is the anchor of tourism for Carbondale and all of Southern Illinois.

9 ... Where We Work

23 ... Where We Relax

Learn how the diverse business climate in Carbondale continues to thrive.

Cabins, bed and breakfasts, hotels, Carbondale has it all!

10 ... W  here to Start a Business

24 ... We Take Care of Ourselves

Learn about current economic development initiatives In Carbondale with a complete list of resources.

Find out why Carbondale is known as an exceptional healthcare-hub around the entire region.

12 ... W  here We Eat and Drink

26 Events Calendar

From sushi to pizza, from wine to tea, Carbondale’s got it all when it comes to food and drinks!

13 ... Where We Learn

Check out Carbondale’s staple events by the season.

28 Chamber Members Directory

From Pre-K to college, Carbondale offers the highest quality education in the area.

This book is published by The Southern Illinoisan and distributed through the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce. For advertising information, contact The Southern Illinoisan at 618-529-5454. All photos, unless otherwise noted, by The Southern Illinoisan photo staff and are the property as such. Reproduction or use strictly prohibited without the written consent of The Southern Illinoisan. © 2012 The Southern Illinoisan, 710 N. Illinois Ave., Carbondale, IL 62901, 618-529-5454, thesouthern.com carbondalechamber.com

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he dictionary definition of a community is, honestly, rather boring: “a social group of any size whose members reside in a specific locality, share government, and often have a common cultural and historical heritage; a locality inhabited by such a group.�

Technically, the meaning is right, but it falls short of accurately describing Carbondale, Illinois, and this city is anything but boring. Our community is more than a place where we share common leadership, streets and weather. Carbondale is an exciting, vibrant city where we celebrate diversity and progress; treasure the past and create the future. It is a place where we enjoy metropolitan amenities and conveniences while cherishing the classic friendliness and charm of Southern Illinois. Simply, this is where we live, work, learn, express ourselves, play and relax. This is Carbondale.

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Mayor Fritzler’s

Top 10 Favorite Things about Carbondale

10. “Location, Location, Location.” There

are advantages to being 20 miles from an Interstate. We miss out on the crime, noise, and air pollution of Interstate traffic.

9. Responsible business owners that keep the area around their businesses clean. A big “Thank You” to everyone that help to keep Carbondale clean and welcoming.

8. “Sitting on the Wall” downtown The city of Carbondale sits on the intersection of U.S. Route 51 and Illinois Route 13. Interstate 57 is accessible to the east on Route 13 at Marion, and to the south on Rt. 51 near Dongola. Interstate 64 is accessible to the north on Rt. 51. Interstate 24 is accessible six miles south of Marion on I-57. The city is 331 highway miles from Chicago, Illinois, 96 highway miles from St. Louis, Missouri, and 213 highway miles from Memphis, Tennessee

at the Dairy Queen with a Peanut Buster Parfait.

7. Saluki Softball and Volleyball. Besides

the teamwork, it’s great to watch a Saluki team and wonder, “Who isn’t going to get a 4.0 GPA?”

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6. The diversity of music and arts.

Emergency: Dial 911

5. The diversity of food and drink. Most

Carbondale Police: 618-457-3200 www.carbondalepolice.com

4. The diversity of the Carbondale’s

As I said did during my mayoral campaign, “We are the Cultural Capital of Southern Illinois.” of our restaurants are locally owned which adds to the uniqueness of Carbondale. residents. You would need to attend a United Nations meeting to find a more diverse population.

Carbondale Fire: 618-457-3234 City of Carbondale: 618-549-5302 www.ci.carbondale.il.us Carbondale Crimestoppers: 618-457-3200 Carbondale Public Library: 618-457-0354 Carbondale Park District: 618-529-4147

3. The community organizations and their

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volunteers that make them successful. So, get out and volunteer with a group like the Boys & Girls Club, the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce, or the I Can Read Program.

2. The city staff. I love going to the City’s

Population in 2012: 25,902 Population change since 2000: +25.2% Males: 13.742 Females: 12,160

(53.1%) (46.9%)

Median resident age: Illinois median age:

23.5 years 42.2 years

offices and working with the professionally trained staff that work to make Carbondale a better place to live, visit and play.

1. The water. The number one reason

why I moved here was for the quality of Carbondale’s water. The motto at Carbondale’s water treatment operations is, “Quality is Job #1.”

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This is the Carbondale Chamber of commerce “The Carbondale Chamber of Commerce provides an effective voice representing businesses on important issues affecting the Carbondale community.” Jeff Doherty, Executive Director, Jackson Growth Alliance

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he Carbondale Chamber serves the area as a strong nonprofit professional organization whose mission is to advance the interests of business and promote Carbondale as a great place to live, work, visit, play and invest. The benefits and opportunities are abundant within the Carbondale Chamber. You never know when you or a business will need help, advice or support in some manner. When you’re a Chamber member, you have nearly 400 members ready, willing and able to step forward for you. Chamber members are people and firms who believe in taking action rather than sitting on the bench. They share the understanding that being a member is an investment not only for their business, but also in the quality of life for the entire region. The Chamber is a credible source of information for residents, visitors, people relocating to the area, and new and existing

businesses. Your membership identifies your business as a reputable one with a vested interest in the business community. The Chamber is able to tackle a variety of different tasks thanks to its wide array of dedicated committees. The Ambassador’s Committee strives to promote member participation, support the mission of recruiting and retaining Chamber membership, planning, implementing and participating in fundraising events, planning and hosting the Chamber annual meetings, and planning and facilitating ribbon cuttings, grand opening ceremonies, and after hour events for member businesses. The Saluki Pride Committee is the Chamber’s group that partners with Southern Illinois University in recruitment and retention efforts. The committee participates in activities such as SIUC open houses, Saluki Athletics, and International Student Events. This committee is also

responsible for the “dawg paws” seen on streets and in driveways across town and for the new Saluki Stay Scholarship that assists with retaining students in their junior or senior year. The Government Affairs Committee discusses and researches pertinent state, local and national issues to help the Chamber best represent views and opinions that are of interest to its membership. This committee suggests surveys the Chamber can send to its membership on matters at the state, local and federal levels. During election years, the committee sponsors discussions with candidates on pertinent matters. The Economic Development Committee is responsible for discussing ways the business community can partner with government officials and other organizations to bolster factors that play a role in increasing economic development in Carbondale. Looking at processes, brainstorming ideas,


partnering to advocate for transportation projects and extending resources for existing and potential business is among this committee’s tasks. Leadership Carbondale is designed to develop effective leaders by enhancing their civic, social and professional skills to positively impact the community. Participants attend monthly, day-long sessions at various locations in the Carbondale area. Sessions include unique topics ranging from the history, healthcare and government of Carbondale to economic development, law enforcement and tourism. As Executive Director for the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce, I will personally assure you that the chamber staff and I are working diligently to continue to provide a rewarding experience and

“The Chamber works hard to recognize and promote member businesses. When Old National Bank celebrated our Grand Re-Opening, Sherry and the Chamber got out and promoted our business like it was her own Membership definitely has its benefits.” - Jeff Speith, Region President, Old National Bank to reach goals of excellence in order to strengthen our business community. Please accept this as my formal invitation to join the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce. The staff and I look forward to meeting you and learning more about your business. If you have any questions, please contact us at 618.549.2146 or email info@carbondalechamber.com. Kind Regards, Sherry Ratcliffe

Did you know? 1. Consumers are 63% more likely to buy goods and services

in the future from a company that is a member of the local chamber of commerce.

2. 57% of consumers think more favorably of a business when they hear it’s a member of the local chamber.

3. 82% of consumers believe local chambers impact the

local economy which helps create jobs and promotes local economic development.

Source: The Schapiro Group, an Atlanta based marketing research firm

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2012

Board of Directors & Staff Executive Director: Sherry Ratcliffe

Office Manager:

Jessica Maloney

Bookkeeper: Chris Nolan

Special Events Coordinator: Brooke Hiller

Chan San*

President Hunan, Inc.

Todd Darnstaedt*

President Elect Today’s Technology & Auto Repair

Joel Sambursky*

Past President Liberty Wealth Management, LLC

Ronda Gaertner* Treasurer Payne, Gaertner & Associates

Mike Henry*

Henry Printing

Kevin Baity

City of Carbondale

Daniel Booth

Carbondale Community High School

Dr. Rita Cheng

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Steve Falat

River Radio

Jeff Doherty

Jackson Growth Alliance

TJ Martin

TJ’s Fine Jewelry & The Blue Martin

Angela Povolish

Feirich/Mager/Green/Ryan

Marcia Sinnott

Five-Star Realty

Jason Thomas

Thomas Publishing

Brad Weiss

The Furniture King

Bob Williams

The Southern Illinoisan *Members of Executive Committee


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hether life-long residents or those who choose our community as a place to study, work, start a new venture or retire, Carbondale offers something for everyone. From historic homes in quaint neighborhoods to exclusive, private communities, modern apartments to modest family homes, our residents live in safe and affordable neighborhoods, all close to the best shopping, schools,

recreational facilities, dining and healthcare in the region. We take pride in the protection and services offered by our municipal government as well as our fire and police departments, both recognized nationally for their professionalism, acumen and protection of our city and its citizens. Like those who serve us, we know and care for one another. We work side-by-side to serve

each other, our community and our world. We raise our families here and we welcome newcomers every day. Regardless if we are children, college seniors, senior citizens or someone in-between, we still come together in Carbondale. “I am proud to call Carbondale home because it has a lot to offer diverse populations” explains Greg Scott, who like many others came to Carbondale as a college

student and fell in love with the city. “It is a friendly community that fosters strong and healthy relationships. People who spend any amount of time here become fond of the city right away.” It is the people of our community and their spirit of cooperation, understanding and pride that makes our city a wonderful place. This is where we live. This is Carbondale.

“It is a friendly community that fosters strong and healthy relationships. People who spend any amount of time here become fond of the city right away.”

Greg Scott, Resident

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This is

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F “Our appreciation, celebration and preservation of our unity in diversity are some of the most inspirational characteristics of Carbondale.” Pastor Katherine Bryant Graves

or many in Carbondale, spiritual wellness is a priority, and our community is blessed with a vast array of vibrant houses of worship. Churches, fellowships, temples and mosques can be found across the community, appealing to a variety of faiths and worship styles. Many of University students take advantage of campus ministry programs offered by religious organizations as well as congregations from the community. People of all faiths often work together through the Interfaith Council, for

citywide spiritual observations and to make the community an even better place through programs designed for understanding, communication and cooperation. “Carbondale has a unique and lengthy tradition of Interfaith cooperation and engagement,” explains Pastor Katherine Bryant Graves. “Our appreciation, celebration and preservation of our unity in diversity are some of the most inspirational characteristics of Carbondale.” This is where we worship. This is Carbondale.

Worship with one of our Chamber Member houses of worship University Baptist Church 700 S. Oakland Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-0323

Olivet Free Will Baptist Church The View Church 409 North Marion Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-3374

First United Methodist Church Gaia House Interfaith Center 214 W Main Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-2416

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913 S Illinois Avenue Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-7387

1201 South Giant City Road Carbondale, IL 62902 (618) 457-2083

Vine Community Church 1445 S Wall Street Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 351-8463

Walnut Street Baptist Church 218 W. Walnut St. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-0479


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work

“Carbondale’s diverse culture broadens the type of businesses that can be started and strive here,”

- Todd Darnstaedt, Owner, Today’s Technology

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orking in Carbondale means opportunity. Locally-owned companies thrive right next to successful national corporations. With specialized resources and incentives available for new and existing businesses, entrepreneurs discover Carbondale to be a fertile place to launch and grow a business.

“Carbondale’s diverse culture broadens the type of businesses that can be started and strive here,” says Todd Darnstaedt, owner of Today’s Technology, an automobile repair shop he started in 2006. “The wide range of services, suppliers and even customers available here helps to make businesses successful.”

While our biggest employment sectors are education and health care (thanks to being the home of both Southern Illinois University and Southern Illinois Healthcare), hundreds of us work in manufacturing, retail, hospitality, government and construction. Employers of all types find Carbondale to be home to hardworking, honest

people with a variety of skill sets. Plus, there is a myriad of opportunities for employment across sectors and industries. This is where we work. This is Carbondale.

13Pro 13Pro aims to connect smart, savvy professionals, between ages 21 and 40 employed in Carbondale, Carterville, Herrin, Marion, Murphysboro and the surrounding areas. The members are dedicated to making the region a great place to live, work, play, visit, and invest. 13Pro is committed to young professionals in the region through professional, social and community activities.

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arbondale’s unique natural beauty, moderate climate, and outstanding educational and health care facilities make it an attractive place to live and work. If you are considering starting, relocating or expanding your business in Carbondale, thank you! Visit the Carbondale Planning Department for all of your zoning and licensing needs. In addition, the following partners are ready, able, and anxious to help you get started.

Carbondale Chamber of Commerce

(618) 549.2146 www.carbondalechamber.com The Chamber strives to upgrade the socio-economic level of the Carbondale area and the people living here. Here at the Chamber, we promote new and existing business and support entrepreneurial efforts and economic development in the Carbondale region. Becoming a member can be an important part of an effective strategy for achieving many of your business goals.

City of Carbondale Office of Economic Development (618) 457.3286 www.ci.carbondale.il.us

The Economic Development Office coordinates the City’s economic development activities, which include administration of the programs for the Enterprise Zone, Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Redevelopment Project Area No. 1, the Revolving and Facade loan programs. The Economic Development Office coordinates new business recruitment and provides retention and expansion assistance to existing enterprises.

Jackson Growth Alliance (618) 713.9210 www.jacksonbiz.org

Jackson Growth Alliance is a cooperative effort among government, university and business leaders in Jackson County, Illinois to promote and encourage economic and community development in the county. Jackson Growth Alliance is designed as a strong professional organization that will achieve its economic and community development goals.

Illinois Small Business Development Center (618) 536.2424 www.siusbdc.com

The Illinois Small Business Development Center/ International Trade Center at Southern Illinois University Carbondale can help you take your business idea from concept to reality, expand your current business, and lead the way for you to take your company into the global marketplace.

The Office of Economic and Southern Illinois Regional Development Research Park at Southern Illinois University (618) 453.3427 (618) 536.2424 www.growsi.com

The OERD at SIU Carbondale is the regional gateway to a myriad of resources. The collective knowledge and resources herein are ready to assist businesses and start-up entrepreneurs with everything from creating a business plan to attracting equity investments.

Carbondale Main Street (618) 529.8040 www.carbondalemainstreet.com

CMS is a business resource offering design and assistance grants and promotional tools for the downtown district.

www.researchpark.siu.edu The Southern Illinois Research Park (SIRP) is a non-profit corporation affiliated with SIUC promoting technology and knowledge-based enterprise development within the Park and the southern Illinois region. Our central activity is enterprise development to locate and expand knowledge-based, technology, and research oriented enterprises at the SIRP’s site through recruitment and expert technical assistance to eligible existing and startup enterprises.

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Unique Local Flavors

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17th Street Bar & Grill 618-684-8902

eat &

Locally-owned restaurant with worldfamous barbeque and ribs.

Blend Tea & Crepe Lounge 618-300-1088

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ppetites come in all varieties and sizes. So does the culinary fare in Carbondale. Offerings range from nationallyrecognized eateries to diners, pizzerias, grills, stands and restaurants unique to the city. Whether you crave classic American cooking or have a taste for cuisine from Mexico, China, Japan, Thailand, India or more, you’ll find something to satisfy. Grocers including national and regional brands as well as independent and cooperative markets offer a

Featuring savory and sweet Europeaninspired crepes and teas.

Blue Sky Vineyard 618-995-9463

A local vineyard with a variety of hearty sandwiches, pizzas, and snacks.

wide assortment of food and related items. Regularly-held farmers markets attract crowds selecting fresh locally-grown produce for their own cooking. There’s always something great to drink, too. With plenty of night spots and as the gateway to the wine trails of Southern Illinois, Carbondale is the perfect place to please your palate at breakfast, lunch, supper or anytime. This is where we eat. This is Carbondale.

Bridges Italian Village 618-457-6559

Family-owned restaurant serving pizza, pasta, salad, subs, and more.

Chill Yogurt Café 618-529-2445

Delicious frozen yogurt, custards, sorbets low in fat and sugar, with tons of toppings to choose from.

Mississippi Flyway 618-529-9363

Featuring favorite family recipes and daily food and drink specials.

Newell House 618-549-6400

Bistro cafe featuring an Italian/American cuisine and an extensive wine menu.

Pagliai’s 618- 457-0321

Gourmet pizzas, premium pastas, and top quality sandwich meats.

Quatro’s Pizza 618-549-5326

Subs, pasta, salads and home of the famous deep pan pizza.

Southern Que 618-457-8000

Locally-owned coffeehouse including coffee, smoothies, and pastries.

Locally-owned southern style barbeque and ribs.

Cool Spoons Frozen Yogurt 618-529-5030

Spinoni’s Pizza & Pasta House 618-457-5544

Self-serve frozen yogurt shop with over a dozen flavors, 50+ toppings, and a custom smoothie bar.

DiMaggio’s Italian Ristorante 618-351-7151

Fujiyama Japanese Steakhouse 618-549-2000

Authentic Japanese cuisine including hibachi grill and sushi.

Giant City Lodge 618-457-4921

Family style cooking including fried chicken, dumplings and homemade pie.

Global Gourmet 618-549-0771

A gourmet restaurant and bar featuring daily specials.

Harbaugh’s Café 618-351-9897

Breakfast and brunch diner featuring omelettes, pancakes, sandwiches and more.

Hunan 618-529-1108

Family-owned restaurant with a wide selection of dishes from the various regions of China.

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A fine-dining restaurant with gourmet cuisine and large selection of wine and spirits.

Common Grounds Coffeehouse 618-549-4180

Family-owned restaurant featuring authentic Italian cuisine including pasta, pizzas and more.

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Legends at Walker’s Bluff 618-559-4893

Locally owned restaurant serving pizza, pasta, salad, subs, and more.

Starview Vineyards 618-893-9463

A local vineyard with assorted cheeses, sausages, salads, and other gourmet items.

Tequila’s Mexican Restaurant 618-457-4026

Authentic Mexican restaurant featuring all of your Mexican favorites.

Thai Taste 618-457-6900

Thai cuisine located in the downtown district of Carbondale.

Tres Hombres 618-457-3308

Restaurant and bar featuring Mexican entrees along with your American favorites.

Von Jakob Vineyard & Winery 618-893-4600

Chef-created specialties for lunch every day and dinner each Friday night.

Visit the directory in the back of the book for a complete member restaurant listing.


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“Sometimes I’ve taken for granted all that I gained as a student here. I’m beginning to realize the super education I’ve received in Carbondale,” - Jennipher Skiersch, CCHS Graduate 2010

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arbondale has long been known as a leader in education. We’re proud to be home of Southern Illinois University, one of the nation’s top research universities. But there’s more to learning in Carbondale than just SIU. Our local community college, John A. Logan College, is a leader among two-year institutions in the Midwest enrolling students from more than 400 high schools in Illinois, and offering more than 150 degrees and certifications that students can choose from when deciding on a major. Both the Carbondale Community High School District and the local elementary school districts feature state-of-the-

art facilities, complementing the passionate and dedicated instructors who use the latest in educational theory and techniques to motivate, inspire and educate our young people. “Sometimes I’ve taken for granted all that I gained as a student here. I’m beginning to realize the super education I’ve received in Carbondale,” says Jennipher Skiersch, who graduated from CCHS in 2010. “Now as a junior in elementary education at SIU, I’m continuing to get a great education in my hometown.”

program and a dynamic Boys and Girls Club. Lessons for children and adults abound in subjects ranging from archery to zoomba, art to architecture and history to horticulture. Public workshops, private instruction and community outreach events all give opportunities to expand horizons and engage in life-long learning. We value that here.

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Four public school systems serve Carbondale and the immediate surrounding area. Carbondale Elementary School District 95 takes students from the majority of the city limits. The Giant City District and the Unity Point District serve students from the southern edges of the city, as well as areas south of Carbondale. Students from those three elementary and middle school districts all move on to attend Carbondale Community High School. This is where we learn. This is Carbondale.

Public Education

Private Education

Carbondale Elementary School District 95 Excellence in Education www.ces95.jacksn.k12.il.us

Carbondale Community High School District 165 A Tradition of Excellence www.cchs165.jacksn.k12.il.us

Brehm Preparatory School empowers students with complex

• Core curriculum aligned to state standards with technology integration

• Named one of America’s Best High Schools by U.S. News and World Report

students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

• Foreign language, individual and group vocal, instrumental and string music instruction • Professional Development School partnership with Southern Illinois University • Two-way Immersion Program – grades K-5 • 1300 students ranging from pre-kindergarten to eighth grade

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• Nationally ranked Scholar Bowl Team • National recognition in The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards • All-State Academic Team 1st Team Members in 2006, 2007 and 2010 • 1200 students

learning disabilities to recognize and realize their full potential.

www.brehm.org Trinity Christian School teaches Christian-based curriculum to www.tcsoc.org Carbondale New School serves students from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.

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erhaps no institution plays as significant a role in Carbondale as Southern Illinois University. We’re proud of SIU and why not? Southern Illinois University ranks in the top five percent research universities in the nation, with projects and discoveries that impact not only the region, but the entire world. With nearly 20,000 undergraduate students and more than 200,000 alumni worldwide, the University (and the city) makes a difference every day. Plus, there are the Salukis, who compete at the highest level of the collegiate athletics. Named after an ancient breed of Egyptian hunting dog (tradition and local lore often refers to

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our area as “Egypt”) known for its speed and agility, the Salukis can often be found battling for conference, regional and even national championships. SIU students excel in other places, too. The debate and aviation squads are perennial national champions. Our students earn scholarships, accolades and honors. In fact, this year, three SIU students are among just 60 nationwide named to the annual USA Today All-USA College Academic Team. See why we are so proud of SIU? This is the home of the SIU Salukis. This is Carbondale.


Dr. Rita Cheng’s

Top 10 Reasons of Why She Loves to Lead SIU

10. Together with our faculty

and staff, the opportunity to transform lives.

9. The scenic beauty and wonderful outdoor activities our region provides.

8. The people of Southern Illinois,

who are among the friendliest, hardest-working and most resilient I have met anywhere.

7. 245,000 living alumni, whose

support is essential to the success of our students and our University.

6. The commitment of Salukis and Southern Illinoisans to helping each other in times of need.

5. Our international community,

Discover what our new Salukis love about Carbondale 1. The people are so friendly! 2. The campus is absolutely breathtaking. 3. The town is very relaxed and has a small town feel with close amenities to campus. 4. There are so many things to do outdoors and the region is beautiful. 5. The restaurant selection is amazing!

which expands our understanding of, and respect for, different cultures.

4. SIU’s legacy of access and opportunity.

3. O ur staff, who come to work every day not because it is a job, but because it is a calling.

2. The faculty, who are so passionate about student success and about providing answers to society’s most pressing challenges through cutting-edge research.

1. Our students, who inspire us

all with their drive, enthusiasm, and creativity.

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“We are real ‘foodies’ in my family, and we really appreciate the many opportunities we have to shop for international food and fresh and local ingredients in Carbondale,”

Silvia Secchi, Resident

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ome might say that any place is only as good as its shopping. If that’s the case, Carbondale leads the pack with shops and stores of all sizes and types. Whether it’s national retailers or smaller specialty shops, residents and visitors can find everything they’re looking for (and more). Shopping areas such as University Mall, Murdale Shopping Center and University Place offer convenience and a wide range of products and services. Our downtown is home to all sorts of businesses, ranging from unique eateries to

specialty shops and nightspots. You can grab a slice of pizza, shop for the latest in outdoor gear or find the perfect gift, hear live music and or just relax under a shade tree. Stores and shops throughout the community are known for great bargains and even better customer service, marked by personal attention and commitments to detail. It’s no wonder that many people consider our city the shopping capital of Southern Illinois. This is where we shop. This is Carbondale. carbondalechamber.com

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“I love the people here and all that there is to do here like walking around the lakes and being able to take our son to sports.” Nikki Riffey, Resident

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here is so much to do in runners, cyclists and enthusiasts Carbondale, and we love of almost any sport, fabulous having a great time! and challenging golf courses and multiple gyms, recreation Sports fans can catch centers, parks and playgrounds all of the exciting action throughout the community. as the SIU Salukis and the Carbondale Community Southern Illinois University High School Terriers take to the is a magnet for cultural and fields, courts and tracks. There’s entertainment events including plenty of opportunities to lectures, plays, musicals, participate in athletics, too, with concerts and exhibitions that offerings from the Carbondale appeal to both students and Park District, local groups for the community at large.

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Festivals and special events from the annual Irish Festival and the Carbondale-based Southern Illinois Music Festival, the Sunset Concert series held each summer as well as special community events and activities gives us opportunities to get together and have fun. Great parks, neighborhoods perfect for evening strolls, entertainment venues including great places to catch

a movie or play, grab a snack or hang out with friends, make our city perfect for just kicking back and having a great time. Visitors to Carbondale find that one stay here is not enough; there’s simply too much to do. Southern Illinois features the great outdoors, perfect for hiking, motorcycle riding, horseback adventures, camping, hunting or fishing. Parks, museums, quaint shops


Kid’s Activities Places to Visit: • • • • • • • • • •

J eremy “Boo” Rochman Memorial Park (Castle Park) Evergreen Park Turley Park Spray Park at Attuck’s Park Carbondale Park District’s Pool SIU Recreation Center Carbondale Public Library Cedar Lake Beach Bowling Alley at the SIU Student Center Giant City State Park

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and attractions can be found throughout the region, and Carbondale is at the center of it all. “I love the people here and all that there is to do here like walking around the lakes and being able to take our son to sports. There are concerts and coffee shops and so much of it is affordable or free,” says resident Nikki Riffey. “There’s plenty to do and everything is

accessible. It’s part of why I fell in love with Carbondale.” This is where we play. This is Carbondale.

Friday Night Fair Lights Fantastic Parade SIU Homecoming Parade Kid’s Summer Adventure at Vine Church Kid’s Costume Party at Vine Church Safe Halloween Fun at Murdale True Value Walker’s Bluff Family Movie Nights Santa in the Park- Carbondale Park District Touch of Nature Summer Camps

Clubs/Groups to get Involved with: • • • • • •

B oys & Girls Club of Carbondale Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois Boy Scouts of America TESSI Carbondale Park District Athletic Teams Southern Illinois Children’s Choir

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Stay With Us at a Chamber Member Lodging Facility

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B & A Travel Service, Ltd. 701 S. University Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-7347

Barton House Bed & Breakfast

1655 N. Reed Station Rd. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-7717

Carbondale Super 8 1180 E. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-8822

Escape Locally

701 S. University Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 (877) 629-5622

Hampton Inn

2175 Reed Station Pky. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-6900

Holiday Inn

2300 Reed Station Pkwy. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-2600

Oak Grove Cabin, LLC 413 Oak Grove Rd. Makanda, IL 62958 (618) 529-3408

Southern Wynds

PO Box 275 Carbondale, IL 62903 (618) 319-3575

Stone Creek Golf Club & Resort 503 Stone Creek Drive Makanda, IL 62958 (618) 351-4653

Touch of Nature

1206 Touch of Nature Road Makanda, IL 62958 (618) 453-1121

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arbondale offers an extensive variety of accommodations that are sure to satisfy whatever mood you are in. The region offers everything from rustic cabins, cozy hotels, quaint bed and breakfasts, and beautiful campgrounds. The region’s growing rental cabin sector spans rustic one-room units to luxurious log homes featuring satellite television, hot tubs, wine chillers, and more. The bed and breakfast option

offers a unique atmosphere and personal service with the finest hospitality. Our hotels offer clean and comfortable rooms with many amenities and are perfect for business or extended stays. Plus they are conveniently located close to shopping, restaurants, the community’s businesses and the University. This is where we sleep. This is Carbondale.

“Carbondale is a great centralized location with excellent lodging to serve as your base when visiting and exploring southern Illinois.”

Roxanne Conley

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“Carbondale is home to the region’s most advanced healthcare services with a wide array of options available.”

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wellness services. There also is SIH’s Center for Medical Arts, featuring primary and specialty care as well as a number of independent medical providers throughout the city. Fitness centers, sportsrelated organizations and community wellness programs encourage residents to lead active, healthy lifestyles, while emphasizing the benefits and fun of fit living. This is where we take care of ourselves. This is Carbondale.

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Spring Carbondale Classic www.carbondalemainstreet.com Putt-putt your way around downtown Carbondale every March. Nine watering holes open their doors to golf enthusiasts from 11 am-6 pm. Cardboard Boat Regatta www.gcbr.com/port.html This event originated in 1974 at Southern Illinois University and takes place every spring at Campus Lake. The challenge is to design and build a human-powered boat made of corrugated cardboard which can complete at least 3 trips around a 200-yard course. Family fun, community spirit, and creativity are the key words. Carbondale Chamber of Commerce Saluki Pride Dawg Jog www.carbondalechamber.com Run like a Dawg, Finish like a Saluki! The 5K Run/Walk begins at the south entrance to Saluki Stadium. Seize the opportunity to see yourself on the scoreboard at Saluki Stadium as you cross the finish line. Lenus Turley Park Located at 1010 North Glenview, beautiful Turley Park offers playground equipment, shelters, parking, flower beds, game tables, picnicking, restrooms and drinking fountains.

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Summer Woodlawn Cemetery The first memorial service in Illinois, one of the first in the nation to honor those who had died in the Civil War, took place at Woodlawn Cemetery on April 29, 1866. Woodlawn Cemetery, located at 405 E Main Street, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 19, 1985, and was designated a Carbondale Historic Landmark on March 8, 1994. 100 Men Who Cook www.oldnational.com/100men 100 “chefs” from our local community will prepare their best dish just for you. This unique fundraising event benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Carbondale and is hosted by Old National Bank. Carbondale Main Street Spring Downtown Art & Wine Fair www.carbondaledawf.com Visit and taste regional wine and view quality, local art from southern Illinois. The event is held in the parking lot between Longbranch Coffee House, Global Gourmet, Town Square Market, Arthur Design Agency, and Tres Hombres.

Carbondale Chamber of Commerce Fun Day Golf Tournament www.carbondalechamber.com This event provides chamber members with the opportunity to create teams with co-workers and comrades and enjoy a day out on the green. Promote your business while networking with people over the grill or in-between holes. Cedar Lake Enjoy a day of fishing or relaxing on the beach at one of the most beautiful lakes in Southern Illinois. The beach is best known for its family atmosphere amid the beautiful coves surrounded by towering bluffs.

Friday Night Fair www.carbondalemainstreet.com Sponsored by Carbondale Main Street, from April to October, come downtown to see live music, local vendors, fresh produce and the Friday Night Food Court. Sunset Concerts www.siucstudentcenter.org/sunset-concerts The free concert series takes place on Thursday evenings from 7-9 pm. Concert locations alternate each week between the Steps of Shryock Auditorium on the SIUC campus, and Turley Park on Carbondale’s west side.

Chill Out in the Park Hosted by the city of Carbondale, the Carbondale Fire Department Brown Bag Concerts and the Carbondale Park District, Every Wednesday from Noon-1 pm the event features four summer in the months of May, June, August dates at each of Carbondale’s four and September, local musicians parks. A fire truck creates a water play a free concert in the Town park for the children to play in. Square Pavilion. Order lunch from Rotary Club of Carbondale (Breakfast a downtown restaurant, or bring Group) Community Yard Sale your own. iMore than 75 artists, artisans, Farmer’s Market craftspersons and yard sale This seasonal open-air market vendors from across Southern offers locally grown vegetables Illinois, St. Louis and western and fruit as they come in season Kentucky participate. An estimated as well as locally grown herbs, 1,800 to 2,000 avid buyers annuals, perennials and a variety discover a vast array of treasure, of crafts. It takes place on mostly new, some gently used. Saturdays from 8 am to 12 pm from April to November at the Westown Shopping Center.


Fall Carbondale Main Street FALL Downtown Art & Wine Fair www.carbondaledawf.com Visit and taste regional wine and view quality, local art from southern Illinois. The event is held in the parking lot between Longbranch Coffee House, Global Gourmet, Town Square Market, Arthur Design Agency, and Tres Hombres. Halloween on Main Children of all ages get to experience trick-or-treating in the downtown area. Parents and their children ride trams from business to business filling their bags full of goodies. Southern Illinois Irish Festival www.silirishfest.org Annual celebration of the state’s Irish heritage. The event features fun, food, fairs and concerts. Saluki Paw Print Painting www.carbondalechamber.com Ever wonder how all those paw prints sprinkled throughout Carbondale come to life every year? The event is organized by the Saluki Pride Committee, a group from the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce

Winter Touch of Nature Touch of Nature’s Environmental Center is unique for outdoor, environmental, and experiential learning. It has become well respected in North America for programs that emphasize both natural and human resources. Wine Effect Enjoy fine Illinois wines in a peaceful country setting on your next visit to Carbondale. And of course our wine is good all year round. Carbondale Chamber member wineries include: Alto Vineyards, Blue Sky Vineyard, Monte Alegre Vineyard & Cellars, Starview Vineyards, Von Jacob Vineyard & Winery, and Walker’s Bluff. Castle Park Take the kids out to this memorial park dedicated to Jeremy “Boo” Rochman. The park is filled with kid-climbable dragons and castles.

Lights Fantastic Parade www.lightsfantastic.org Since 1990, this winter-time celebration has warmed the hearts of the young and young at heart. Held on the first Saturday in December, over sixty entries including dancers, musicians and some very unique floats travel down Illinois Avenue with Santa Clause as the jolly conclusion. Carbondale Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet www.carbondalechamber.com This yearly evening event honors local businesses and leaders throughout the community, and is also a fundraiser for scholarships that are awarded to Carbondale Community High School Students who will attend SIU. Promote your business among the best and brightest of our community. SIU Presents Entertainment www.siupresents.com SIU Presents Entertainment brings national and internationally known performers and events to the Southern Illinois region. Such events include The Wizard of Oz, Disney Live!, and the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus.

Varsity Center for the Arts www.varsitycenterforthearts.org The VCA puts the arts in the heart of Carbondale with ongoing concerts, shows by The Stage Company, and other live entertainment throughout the year. Carbondale Community Arts CCA encourages the creative culture of Southern Illinois through various projects, programs and services. Horse Drawn Carriage Rides www.walkersbluff.com Bring the whole family out to Walker’s Bluff for magical horse drawn carriage rides every Saturday and Sunday from Noon - 6 pm during the months of November and December. Santa in the Park www.cpkd.org Each year Santa takes time out of his busy schedule to visit children of Carbondale at several different parks in the city. Families will enjoy hot chocolate, apple cider, and homemade cookies while chatting with Santa.

Shryock Auditorium Located on Old Campus of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Shryock Auditorium is one of the finest performing arts centers in the region.

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Accountants

Castlebery Management Accounting Joe Castlebery 12302 Burghof St. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 985-5500

Advertising/Promotions 1187 Creative

Kay Dosier 201 E. Main Suite 2G Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-1187

Arthur Agency Dennis Poshard 104 E. Jackson St. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 351-1599

Community Link George Prudhomme 4742 Holts Prairie Road Pinckneyville, IL 62274 (800) 455-5600

Carlisle Media Group (Go Guide) Jason Taylor 201 W DeYoung Unit B Marion, IL 62959 (618) 993-6510

Splattered Ink Darryl Jones 1214 Walnut Street Murphysboro, IL 62966 (618) 565-2206

Wizard of Ads Mike Slover 624 E. Illinois Ave. Carterville, IL 62918 (618) 889-0674

Architectural Design & Building Architechniques Ltd.

Bill Capie 817 South Park Avenue Herrin, IL 62948 (618) 942-6918

Eggemeyer Associates Architects Mark Dillion 2015 West Main St Suite 107 Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-3361

White & Borgognoni Architects Gail White 212 N. Illinois Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-3691

IMAGE Architects Inc. John Parkinson 1118 West Main Street Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-2128

Arts/Music

Sound Core Music Joe Castrejon 122 S. Illinois Ave Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-5641

The Jackson County Stage Co. Craig Hinde P. O. Box 463 Carbondale, IL 62903 (618) 549-1409

Varsity Center for the Arts Peter Pirmann PO Box 332 Carbondale, IL 62903 (618) 967-5257

Automotive

Auffenberg of Carbondale Jamie Turner P.O. Box 2948 Carbondale, IL 62902 (618) 457-3391

Auto Credit of Southern Illinois Steve Taylor 1629 N. Main St. Benton, IL 62812 (618) 435-3600

Bars

Cabins

Neil Clayton 1807 W Main Street Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 519-9378

Scott Uffelman 1108 W. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 351-5998

Tally Fralish-Robbins PO Box 275 Carbondale, IL 62903 (618) 319-3575

Larry’s House of Cakes

Eve’s Treats

Evelyn Love P.O. Box 2353 Carbondale, IL 62902 (618) 713-7493

Banks & Credit Unions Banterra Bank

Denise Reiss 1917 W. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-4445

First Bank of Carbondale David Sluzevich 1500 West Main Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-2116

Dan Bost 1134 N. 11th Street Murphysboro, IL 62966 (618) 684-3166

Holt’s Tire & Auto Center

Mark Holt 223 East Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-3383

Meineke Car Care Center Zoltan Horvath 308 E. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-3527

Today’s Technology Auto Repair Todd Darnstaedt 1235 E Walnut Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-2151

Vic Koenig Chevrolet, Inc. Victor Koenig 1040 E. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-1000

Vogler Motor Co., Inc.

Tim Hirsch P. O. Box 2946 Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-8135

Ward Chrysler Center, Inc. Mark Ward 1412 W. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-8155

Auto Zone

Mike Hunsperger 1028 E. Walnut Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-0311

Auto Best Buy, Inc.

Sufian Qasem 214 Health Dept Rd Murphysboro, IL 62966 (618) 684-8881

Aviation

Alyce Ward 705 W. Main St. Suite B1 Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-6300

Douglas Kimmel 10400 Terminal Dr. Suite 200 Marion, IL 62959 (618) 993-3353

Williamson Co Airport Authority

Key West

Pinch Penny Liquors

James Karayiannis 700 E. Grand Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-3348

PK’s

Gwen Hunt 308 South Illinois Avenue Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-1124

The Blue Martin

Thomas Martin 215 E Main Street Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 713-5397

The Cellar

Bost Truck Service

TESSI

(Talent Education School of So. IL)

Bakeries

First Southern Bank

John Dosier 301 E. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62903 (618) 549-3621

MidCountry Bank

Melissa Lewis 925 W. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-9904

Old National Bank

Jeff Speith 509 S. University Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-3381

Paul Stokes 101 West Monroe Street Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-9510

Beauty Salons/Spas Egyptian Revival Day Spa Debbie Reiman 10393 Fleming Rd. Carterville, IL 62918 (618) 985-8995

Holistic Wellness Institute Inc. Linda Hostalek 1827 W Main Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 319-4751 I

Regions Bank West

Jacek Wiltowski 500 W. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-2102

SIU Credit Union

Karli Feldhake 395 N. Giant City Road Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-3595

The Bank of Carbondale

Robert Bleyer 216 E. Main Street Carbondale, IL 62902 (618) 549-2181

US Bank

Glenda Boone 120 S Front Street Cobden, IL 62920 (618) 893-2121

In Sync Mind Body Therapy Center

Kitrina Hunter 2031 S. Illinois Avenue Carbondale, IL 62903 (618) 457-7732

Varsity South Barber Shop Ronald Benton 704 S. Illinois Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-6564

Tip Toe Nail Salon

Sean Schmidt 1318 E Main Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-5139

Bed & Breakfast

The View Church

Southern Wynds

Josh Swain 1201 South Giant City Road Carbondale, IL 62902 (618) 457-2083 University Baptist Church Rev. John Annable 700 S. Oakland Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-0323

Oak Grove Cabin, LLC

Dorothy Lada 413 Oak Grove Rd. Makanda, IL 62958 (618) 529-3408

Vine Community Church

Carpets & Interiors

Terry Kessinger 1445 S Wall Street Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 351-8463

Sherwin Williams Co

Mike Riley 2443 W. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-5500

Walnut Street Baptist Church Wes Henson 218 W. Walnut St. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-0479

Universal Glass & Carpet, Inc. Ellis Mitchell 411 N. Illinois Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-3314

Olivet Free Will Baptist Church

Catering

Flavors Catering

Monica Mileur 1255 Lincoln Drive Mail Code 4430 Carbondale, IL 0 (618) 453-1130 Bob Fombelle 920 Kratzinger Hollow Rd. Cobden, IL 62920 (618) 833-5858

Puka

Renell Graff 312 S. Wall St. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-7633

Carbondale Montessori Center Brandee Davis 400 S. Wall St. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-3223

Childrens Toys My Favorite Toys

Sam Cox 1237 East Main Street Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-8697

Chiropractors

Missouri Goodwill Industries, Inc.

UniversiTEES

Boys & Girls Club of Carbondale Randy Osborn PO Box 3092 Carbondale, IL 62902 (618) 457-8877

Clothing/Shoes

Patty Crofford 701 E. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-3415

Great Boars of Fire

Childcare

Albert Ingram 409 North Marion Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-3374

Mary Maron 819 S. Illinois Avenue Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-4695

Mr. Tuxedo & Bridal Teresa Hubbs 1615 Landing Dr. Carterville, IL 62918 (618) 985-3133

Maurices Senida Husic 1237 E. Main Space 1012 Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 351-0005

Coffeehouses

Common Grounds Coffee House Jason Bourque 600 E. Grand Ave. Suite 6 Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-4180

Vintage Soul Justin Zurlinden 821 S. Illinois Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 303-2852

Barton House Bed & Breakfast

Align Healthcare LLC

Linda/Jerry Goforth 1655 N. Reed Station Road Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-7717

David Binversie 1245 E. Walnut St. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 519-9334

Books & Stationery

Churches

710 Book Store

First United Methodist Church

African American Museum of Southern Illinois

Andrew Rogers 601 E. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-2700

Randy Johnson 710 S. Illinois Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-7304

Sharon Ranmar 214 W Main Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-2416

Corene McDaniel PO Box 3905 Carbondale, IL 62902 (618) 457-2217

Heartland Payment Systems

Castle Perilous Games/Books

Gaia House Interfaith Center

Carbondale Community Arts

First Bank and Trust Company Kevin Beavers 2471 West Main Street Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-5000

Regions Bank East

Jennifer Vogel 2762 Barrett Station Road St. Louis, MO 63021 (314) 620-0076

Scott Thorne 207 W. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-5317

Jon-Paul Diefenbach 913 S Illinois Avenue Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-7387

Community Organizations

Nancy Stemper PO Box 1424 Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-5100 carbondalechamber.com

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Carbondale Main Street

Meghan Cole 121 S. Illinois Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-8040

Carbondale Park District

Kathy Renfro P. O. Box 1326 Carbondale, IL 62903 (618) 529-4147

Carbondale Public Library

Diana Brawley-Sussman 405 W. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-0354

City of Carbondale

Joel Fritzler 200 South Illinois Ave Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-5302

Expressions of Faith, Inc. Dee Casper 200 N. Springer St. Carbondale, IL 62903 (618) 549-1870

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois Villie Appoo #4 Ginger Creek Parkway Glen Carbon, IL 62034 (618) 692-0692

Good Samaritan Ministries Mike Heath 701 S. Marion Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-5794

Greater St. Louis Area Council Boy Scouts of America Angie Kuehl 803 East Herrin St. Herrin, IL 62948 (618) 942-4863

Jackson Co State Atty Office Michael Wepsiec 1001 Walnut St. Murphysboro, IL 62966 (618) 687-7200

Keep Carbondale Beautiful, Inc. Sarah Heyer 1115 W. Sycamore Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 525-5525

On Your Own Emergency Kits Connie Shanahan 192 Amber Lane Carbondale, IL 62902 (618) 549-3090

Phi Beta Lambda

Tracy Lake SIU Student Programming Council MC 4428 Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 453-2521

Rotary Club of Carbondale Karen Binder PO Box 3975 Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 534-0614

Rotary Club of Carbondale Breakfast Rich Sarao PO Box 3992 Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 985-9013

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The Noteworthy Group, Inc.

Morgan Commercial Structures

Brenda Henderson 3952 S. Illinois Avenue Carbondale, IL 62903 (618) 549-0845

Jim Morgan P. O. Box 400 Murphysboro, IL 62966 (618) 687-1738

United Way of Southern Illinois

Schimpf Construction

Toni Hayden P.O. Box 1901 Marion, IL 62959 (618) 997-7744

Carbondale Crimestoppers Casey Parker 501 South Washington Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-3200

Station Carbondale Judy Tucker 111 S. Illinois Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 867-2203

Jackson Co. Growth Alliance Jeff Doherty PO Box 23 Carbondale, IL 62903 (618) 713-9210

13 Pro Nic Skovgaard P.O Box 877 Carbondale, IL 62903

Computer Service/Sales KC TECHNOLOGIES

Kirk Caskey 632 E Walnut Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 519-9300

Liaison Technologies Inc. Larry Mieldezis 1075 Reed Station Rd. Suite B Carbondale, IL 62902 (404) 433-5925

Mayer Networks James Mayer 608 1/2 Eastgate Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-4922

SINC/So.IL.Network Consultants Dave Mack 800 E Walnut Suite B Carbondale, IL 62901 (877) 489-4301

Construction Management Baine Roofing Co.

Jeff Baine P. O. Box 383 Carbondale, IL 62903 (618) 549-7003

Fager-McGee Comm Construction Darin Fager 347 South Williams St. Murphysboro, IL 62966 (618) 687-3900

J & L Robinson Devel. & Const. Co. Leo Robinson 501 W. Indust. Pk. Rd. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-3391

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Rod Schimpf 1300 Reed Station Road Carbondale, IL 62902 (618) 549-5994

Consultants

Charlie B. Brown & Associates Trace Brown P.O. Box 2496 Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-1500

Contractors

B & B Harris Management, LLC Tiffany Ferguson 13616 Hwy 149 Murphysboro, IL 62966 (618) 687-1414

E. T. Simonds Construction Co. Laura Wilson 1500 N Oakland Carbondale, IL 62902 (618) 457-8191

R.B. Bush Contracting, Inc Alison Bush 936 E Pleasant Hill Road Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-9231

1Source General Contracting Zach Donoghue 302 McDowell Road Murphysboro, IL 62966 (618) 687-3042

Dental

Aloha Dental Donald Chuck Summerlin 1240 Cedar Court Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-7621

Artistic Dentistry Dan Massie, D.M.D. 1225 E. Grand Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-2711

Andrew Koester, DMD (Dental Group of Carbondale) Andrew Koester, DMD 1001 E. Main St. Professional Park East, Bldg. 4-C Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-2273

Douglas J. Baker, DDS Douglas Baker, DDS 305 South Oakland Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-2166

Hudgins Orthodontics

Shawnee Hills OMS, SC

Jonathan Burton, DMD 2250 Reed Station Parkway Suite 201 Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 519-9363

Klein & Cook Orthodontics, LLC Shelley Eilerts 715 N Giant City Rd, Ste 3 Carbondale, IL 62901 618-549-2100

University Place Dental

Bryan Goldesberry 1366 E. Main Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-0208

Disposal Services

Burris Disposal Service, LLC Lily Burris 723 Burris Road Murphysboro, IL 62986 (618) 549-2008

Midwest Waste

Doug Quaglia 716 Skyline Dr. Marion, IL 62959 (618) 997-9561

CWI- S. I. Regional Landfill Gary Pearson 1540 Landfill Rd. DeSoto, IL 62924 (618) 867-2356

Education

Brehm Preparatory School

Meredith Thomas 1025 Lincoln Drive Mailcode 4619 Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 453-3328

SIU - Office of Economic & Regional Dev. Emily Carter MC 6891 Carbondale, IL 62903 (618) 536-4451

SIU - Student Center Lori Stettler 1255 Lincoln Avenue MC 4407 Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 536-3351

SIU Alumni Association Michelle Suarez Colyer Hall, 2nd floor MC 6809 Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 453-2408

SIU Entrepreneurship and Business Dev Emily Carter 150 East Pleasant Hill Road Carbondale, IL 62903 (618) 536-2424

SIUC

Walt Tomczak 1245 E. Grand Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-0371

Glenn Poshard 1400 Douglas Drive MC 6801 Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 536-3331

Carbondale Community High School #165

SIUC Athletics

Steve Murphy 330 S. Giant City Rd. Carbondale, IL 62902 (618) 457-4722

Steve Sowers 118 SIUC Arena Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 453-5338

Carbondale Elementary School District #95

Southern Illinois Research Park

Michael Shimshak P.O. Box 2048 Carbondale, IL 62902 (618) 457-3591

Kyle Harfst 150 E. Pleasant Hill Rd. Suite 103 Carbondale, IL 62903 (618) 453-4327

Carbondale New School

Trinity Christian School

Linda Rohling 1302 E. Pleasant Hill Rd. Carbondale, IL 62902 (618) 457-4765

John A. Logan College

Robert Mees 700 Logan College Rd. Carterville, IL 62918 (618) 985-3741

Mid-Continent University ADVANTAGE Tina Penrod 99 Powell Road Mayfield, KY 42066 (618) 658-8919

Joseph Hudgins 1180 Cedar Court Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-7611

SIU - Admissions

Michael R Durr DMD, PC

SIU - Chancellors Office

Mike Durr 1111 E. Walnut Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-2471

SIU - College of Business

Patsy Reynolds 425 Clocktower Drive Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 453-2121 Rita Cheng Mail Code 4303 Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 453-5744

Paul Plunkett 1218 W. Freeman Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-3733

SIU- Career Services Keri Young 900 South Normal Ave. MC 4703 Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 453-1045

Elected Officials State Representative Mike Bost

Mike Bost 300 E. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-5787

Engineering

Asaturian, Eaton & Assoc. P. C. Armen Asaturian 1440 Old West Main St Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-3414

Entertainment

Southern Illinois Family Fun (S.I. Bowl) Vickie Hunsaker 10240 Samuel Road Carterville, IL 62918 (618) 985-3755

Hickory Ridge Public Golf Center Mike Day 2727 W. Glen Road Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-4368

Saluki Sports Properties Will Patterson SIU Arena 118 MC 6620 Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 536-5327

SIU Presents! Ashley Wright Shryock Auditorium MC 4326 Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 453-2787

Southern IL Miners Mike Bodokis 1000 Miners Drive Marion, IL 62959 (618) 998-8499

Southern IL Music Festival Jon Goodman 1000 S Normal Avenue Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 453-2776

Southern Illinois Irish Festival Don Kidd P.O. Box 3276 Carbondale, IL 62902 (618) 549-3090

Sports Blast LLC Melissa Ray 1215 East Walnut Street Carbondale, Illinois 62902 6185295511

The Wedding & Event Garden Melissa Ray 1215 East Walnut Street Carbondale, Illinois 62902 6185295511

Exterminators

Enviro-Tech Termite Gene Neafus P. O. Box 2346 Carbondale, IL 62902 (618) 529-5594

Financial & Investment Services Alliance Investment Planning Group

Scott McClatchey 115 S. Washington Street Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 519-9344

Burley-Shay Investments, Ltd. Don Shay 401 N Beadle Dr. Carbondale, IL 62903 (618) 529-5161

Edward Jones - Brooks Venable J. Brooks Venable 1130 A E. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-7799


Edward Jones - Cameron Newbold Cameron Newbold 2435 W. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-5029

Forbes Financial Group

John Forbes 1160 Cedar Court Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-1940

Liberty Wealth Management, LLC Joel Sambursky 2250 Reed Station Parkway Suite 102 Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 351-7526

Funeral & Cremation Services Crain Funeral Home & Cemeteries

Ashley Crain 31 Memorial Dr. Murphysboro, IL 62966 (618) 687-2500

G. Meredith Funeral Homes, Ltd. Gregory Meredith 300 S. University Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-4139

Northwestern Mutual Financial Dennis Burd P. O. Box 3677 Carbondale, IL 62902 (618) 549-2168

Polar Investment Counsel, Inc. Debbie Pittman 300 E. Main St Suite 1 Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-5828

Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC Dan Lampe 1401 Financial Park Carbondale, IL 62902 (618) 457-8145

Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC Monte Kuhnert 1401 Financial Park Carbondale, IL 62902 (618) 351-7786

Blacklock Financial Strategies Group of Wells Fargo Advisors Barbara Blacklock 1401 Financial Park Carbondale, IL 62902 (618) 351-7845

Security Finance

Joe Hollis 708 E. Walnut St. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-2632

Prime Lending

Dawn McClerren 1400 W. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-4500

Fitness

Gold’s Gym

Larry Jackson 2421 W. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 (877) 465-3703

CrossFit Simple

Joan Sherwood 1215 East Walnut P.O.Box 3427 Carbondale, IL 62902 (618) 713-0717

Florists

Jerry’s Flower Shoppe

Jerry Brooks 216 W. Freeman Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-3560

Forestry

Touch of Nature

Paula Feigenbaum Mail Code 6888 Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 453-1121

Walker Funeral Homes and Crematory PC Donya Shacktien PO Box 3498 Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-3100

Gas Stations

Casey’s General Store Linda Carmody PO Box 3001 Ankeny, IA 50021 (618) 351-0186

Gifts & Specialty Items

Tickled Pink Boutique & Gift Kelly Thornburg 1821 W Main Murdale Shopping Center Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-5444

The Apple Tree

Becky Stokes 2015 W Main Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-1031

Grocery Stores Aldi, Inc.

Paul Piorkowski 1232 E. Main Street Carbondale, IL 62901 (636) 278-4700

Arnold’s Market, Inc.

Rodney Kroenlein 2141 S. Illinois Ave. Carbondale, IL 62903 (618) 529-5191

Carbondale Save-A-Lot

Brenna Burnett 301 E. Walnut Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-8701

Kroger

Darla Lubelt 501 N. Giant City Rd. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-5313

Neighborhood Co-op Grocery Francis Murphy 1815 W. Main Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-3533

Sam’s Club

Cindy Vincent 2709 Walton Way Marion, IL 62959 (618) 993-5568

Schnuck’s Carbondale

Tom Eakins 915 W. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 351-0463

Hardware

Associated Lumber

Brett Rogman 300 West Willow Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-2131

E-Z Rental Center, Inc.

Gregory Venable 1817 W. Sycamore St. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-4127

Murdale True Value & Just Ask Rental

George Sheffer 1915 W. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-3400

United Rentals

Kathy Kraemer 2050 Southern Expressway Cape Girardeau, MO 63703 (573) 334-9338

Heating/Cooling

Jacobs Air Conditioning & Heating

Jim Jacobs 2330 N. McRoy Dr. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-2989

Gateway Foundation

Steve Wierman 1080 E. Park St. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-1151

Southern Illinois Healthcare Bart Millstead PO Box 3988 Carbondale, IL 62966 457-5200 ext 67930

So. Orthopedic Assc, S.C. Greg Thompson 510 Lincoln Dr. Herrin, IL 62948 (618) 997-6800

Mederi/Caretenders Home Health Care Diane Simpson #13 Executive Drive Suite 12 Fairview Heights, IL 62208 (618) 277-8899

Hotels/Motels/Lodging Carbondale Super 8

Wanda Vahle 1180 E. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-8822

Hampton Inn

Kevin Morrey 2175 Reed Station Pky. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-6900

G.L. Morris Refrigeration, Heating & Air Gary Morris 701 W Industrial Road Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-0190

A & W Plumbing and Heating Inc Alica Todd 11 Alliance Ave Murphysboro, IL 62966 (618) 687-5862

Home Furnishings

Niemann’s American Flooring Zach Niemann 3903 W Ernestine Dr Marion, IL 62959 (618) 993-2632

Furniture King

Brad Weiss 2075 Sweets Dr. Carbondale, IL 62902 (618) 549-8332

Home/Business Improvement F-W-S COUNTERTOPS

Alan Kuczynski 610 N. Illinois Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-2326

Hospitals & Clinics

Allied Physicians & Rehab of Southern Ill Brian Bird 1100 W. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-5172

Holiday Inn

Crystal McManus 2300 Reed Station Pkwy. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-2600

Human Resource Services Illinois Dept. of Employment Sec.

Victor Harris 223 S 13th St. Murphysboro, IL 62966 (618) 687-2341

Manpower

Brenda Malone 2015 W. Main Suite 1 Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-0414

Extra Help, Inc.

Angie Turini 3911 W. Ernestine Dr. Marion, IL 62959 (618) 993-9675

Individuals John Mills

John Mills 1121 W Lake Road Murphysboro, IL 62966 (618) 529-1329

Jennifer Marquard-Gutierrez

Jennifer Marquard-Gutierrez 7 Pine Lake Carbondale, IL 62901 (619) 892-2000

Dan Terry

Dan Terry 213 E. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 559-6101

Laundromats

Grand Avenue Laundromat

AAA Missouri Ronnie Reichert-Rogers 1260 E. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-8448

Tommy Glisson 867 East Grand Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-2492

Bishop and Elwell Insurance

Legal Services

Mathew Bishop PO Box 217 Murphysboro, IL 62966 (618) 351-6504

Barrett, Twomey, Broom, Hughes & Hoke, LL Kim Kelly P. O. Box 3747 Carbondale, IL 62902 (618) 457-0437

Cherry Insurance Services, Inc. Mary Lou Brown 914 W Main Carbondale, IL 62901 549-7368 x 117

Feirich/Mager/Green/Ryan

Consolidated Insurance Agency, Inc. Alan Rausenberger 312 E. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-0471

Diederich Insurance Agency, L.L.C.

Cliff Hickam 506 W. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-6721

Gentry-Couch, Inc.

Tom Couch P.O. Box 396 Carterville, IL 62918 (618) 985-4886

Health Alliance Medical Plans

RSP Heating & Cooling

Jim Weihl 6951 E Grand Carterville, IL 62918 (618) 942-2424

Insurance

Sara Walker-Hite 301 South Vine Urbana, IL 61801 (217) 383-8322

Oliver & Associates, Inc.

Bill Oliver 1170 Cedar Court Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-4105

Angela Povolish P. O. Box 1570 Carbondale, IL 62903 (618) 529-3000

Hendricks & Hagan Cynthia Hagan 206 W College St. Suite 12 Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-2274

Sandberg, Phoenix & Von Gontard, P.C. Kathleen L. Pine 2015 W. Main St. Suite 109 Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 351-7200

SI Elder Law Tiffany Sievers 411 1/2 N. Court Street Marion, IL 62959 (618) 997-3500

Liquor/Tobacco Store

Smoke House Discount Tobacco Colby Thompson 1703 West Main Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-7744

Venegoni Distributing, Inc State Farm Insurance

Bob Bahr, Jr. P.O. Box 396 Carbondale, IL 62903 (618) 457-2113

Colonial Life-Robert Horvath Robert Horvath P.O. Box 2524 Carbondale, IL 62903 (618) 733-4573

Interior Design Pier 1 Imports

Jennifer Pierce 1401 E. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-3172

Jewelry

TJ’s Fine Jewelry

Thomas J Martin 1258 East Main Street Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 351-1200

Landscaping Coleman Lawn

Scott Coleman 210 E. Walnut Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-0181

Dennis Kortkamp P.O. Box 1537 Carbondale, IL 62903 (618) 549-4489

Manufacturing & Production Aisin Manufacturing Glenn Edwards 11000 Redco Dr. Marion, IL 62959 (618) 998-8333

Intertape Polymer Group Craig Hoedel 2200 N. McRoy Dr. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-0300

Com-Pac International, Inc. Greg Sprehe PO Box 2707 Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-2421

Pepsi Midamerica Deserai Anderson P. O. Box 1070 Marion, IL 62959 (618) 997-1377 carbondalechamber.com

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Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc.

Ronald Diuguid 742 N. Illinois Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-4167

Vitamin Factory Outlet

Steve Crowley 1 Nutrition Plaza Carbondale, IL 62902 (618) 457-8100

Marketing

Roy Walker Communications, Inc. Roy Walker 441 Church Camp Rd. Makanda, IL 62958 (618) 529-3301

Medical

Aisha White, MD

Aisha White, MD 2250 Reed Station Parkway Suite 204 Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-0394

Cedar Court Imaging

Jon Landt 1200 Cedar Court Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-8500

Helia Healthcare of Carbondale

Janet Squib 500 S. Lewis Lane Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-5355

Marsha G. Ryan, MD

Marsha G. Ryan, MD 120 N. Illinois Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-5611

NeuroRestorative

Garrett Cook 306 W Mill Carbondale, IL 62902 (618) 529-3060

NovaCare Rehabilitation

Stephanie Mings 1316 E Main Street Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-3201

Shawnee Health Service

In A Pinch Shredding Marcy Salem 116 South Division Carterville, IL 62918 (618) 727-1648

Jim’s Mobile Offices Jim Helleny PO Box 547 Marion, IL 62959 (618) 997-6072

Mail Boxes Etc. David Klaproth 1809 W. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-6245

Midwest Office Supply Steve DeMarco 4765 Industrill drive Springfield, IL 62703 (618) 997-9433

Stiles Office Solutions, Inc. Becky Phillips 601 Industrial Pk. Rd. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-4950

Saluki Office Supply Brendan Tolan P.O. Box 4014 Carbondale, IL 62902 (618) 525-5000

Optical Services

Clear Vision Family Eye Care Shari Burruss 1241 East Walnut Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-3452

Orchards

Rendleman Orchards Farm Market Betty Sirles 9680 State Highway 127 N Alto Pass, IL 62905 (618) 893-2771

Outings/Event Venue

Stone Creek Golf Club & Resort

Nancy Muzzarelli 109 California Street Carterville, IL 62918 (618) 985-8221

Lauren Turner 503 Stone Creek Drive Makanda, IL 62958 (618) 351-4653

So Il Foot & Ankle Clinic

Pharmacy

Christopher Moore 1235 Ceder Court Carbondale, IL 62903 (618) 457-0431

Thalman Chiropractic

Richard Thalman 600 W. Main St. Suite 1 Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-8228

Office Furniture & Supplies Cintas

James Kohl 621 W. Industrial Park Suite B Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-7381

Heartland Office/Xerox

Phil Schaefer 300 E. Main St. Suite 19 Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-2534

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Center for Medical Arts Pharmacy Katie Grener 2601 W Main Street Suite 101 Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-5351

Powersports Products

ATVs and More Inc. DBA Southern Illinois Motorsports Charles Pennington 2145 Sweets Drive Carbondale, IL 62902 (618) 549-7397

Press/Publications /Radio River Radio

Steve Falat 1431 Country Aire Dr. Carterville, IL 62918 (618) 985-4843

carbondalechamber.com

Jamestown Management Corp.

The Southern Illinoisan

Bob Williams 710 N. Illinois Ave Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-5454

WDBX Community Radio Brian Powell 224 N Washington Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-5900

Wither’s Broadcasting Janet Jensen 1822 N. Court St. Marion, IL 62959 (618) 997-8123

KBSI Fox 23

Tammy Kell 4501 W. DeYoung Suite B203 Marion, IL 62959 (618) 993-1073

Printing & Typesetting Services Henry Printing, Inc.

Mike Henry P. O. Box 2706 Carbondale, IL 62902 (618) 529-3040

The Printing Plant

Jason Buehner 606 S Illinois Avenue Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-3115

Thomas Publishing

Jason Thomas 701 W. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-2799

Property Leasing & Management Alpha Rentals

Stephanie McCaughn P.O. Box 2618 Carbondale, IL 62902 (618) 549-8331

University Village

Mikki Pender 800 E. Grand Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-0446

Liberty Village of Carbondale Julie Woolard 2950 W. Westridge Place Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 351-6557

Milwood Executive Suites Mike Neill 3200 Fishback Road Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-5229

NEBA, Corp.

Jacob Povolish 611 E Park Street Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-2831

Prairie Living at Chautauqua Gary Hill 955 Villa Court Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 351-7955

Property Leasing & Management

Schilling Property Management Rolf Schilling 635 East Walnut Carbondale, IL 62902 (618) 549-0895

The Pointe at SIU

Toccara Steele 900 E Park Street Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-6444

The Reserve at Saluki Pointe

Kira Boettcher 2610 W Murphysboro Rd Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-8194

Jason Battelle 500 Saluki Blvd. Carbondale, IL 62903 (618) 529-3500

Apartment Finder/Maximum Media, Inc.

Wedgewood Hills Apartments

Anthony Holmes PO Box 776 Columbia, MO 65202 (800) 795-5207

Aspen Court Apartments

Brian Marik 1101 E. Grand Avenue Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-1700

Brookside Manor Apartments Christine Deweerdt 1200 E. Grand Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-3600

Edgarton Construction & Rental

Larry Edgarton P.O. Box 2263 Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-2535

G & R Property Management Tommy Glisson 851 East Grand Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-4713

Loretta Cooley 1001 E. Park St. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-5596

Woodruff Management

Jeffrey Woodruff 601 E. Campus Dr. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-3321

Villas of Carbondale

Vivian Dunagan 1601 New Era Road Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-3200

Rail

Amtrak

Anne McGinnis 401 South Illinois Avenue Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-3388

Real Estate Services

Century 21 House of Realty, Inc. Rich Davis 1400 W. Main St. Suite J Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-3344

Cherry Hill Realty, Inc. Gary Hill 2150 W. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-8177

Crab Orchard Manufactured Home Robert/Donald Leigerber 136 Court Rd. Carbondale, IL 62902 (618) 549-7513

Repair Services

Mid America Service

David Jacobs 210 W. Willow St. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-1411

Restaurants

17th Street Bar & Grill

Becky Streeter 214 N. 17th Street Murphysboro, IL 62966 (618) 684-8902

Applebee’s Restaurant

Five Star Realty Jim Steinbach 626 E. Walnut Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-2244

RE/MAX Realty Professionals

Amy Raines 1125 E. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-5715

Bridges Italian Village

Debbie Bridges 405 S. Washington St. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-6559

Pam Schilling 635 E. Walnut Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-9222

Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar

Realty Central, Inc.

Chili’s Grill & Bar

Jan Mandis 1825 W. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-4663

New Beginningz Realty Jason Mueller 828 E Main Street Suite D Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-4663

Coldwell Banker Prime Realty Greg Holthaus 100 North Glenview Suite 204 Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-3737

Bob DavenportRealty Central Inc. 1825 W. Main Street Murdale Shopping Center Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 924-3644

Janet McCready- Realty Central Janet McCready 1825 W. Main Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-4663

House 2 Home Realty Robertson Celia 304 N. Pershing Energy, IL 62933 (618) 942-6200

Caring Transitions of Southern Illinois Dawn Amos 1809 W Main St #110 Carbondale, IL 62901 618-319-4049

Bill Zellmer 1435 E Main Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-4686 Jeff Davis 1240 E Main Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-8083

Dimaggio’s Italian Ristorante Angela DiMaggio PO Box 2141 Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 351-7151

Fujiyama Japanese Steak House

Justin Qiu 715 N. Giant City Rd. Suite 11 Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-2000

Giant City State Park Lodge

Richard Kelley 460 Giant City Lodge Rd. Makanda, IL 62958 (618) 457-4921

Global Gourmet

Andrea Barclay 102 E. Jackson St. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-0771

Golden Corral

Chasity Smith 2155 Reed Station Parkway Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-1472

Harbaugh’s Café

Laura Harbaugh 901 S. Illinois Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 351-9897

Houlihan’s

Shane Smith 2310 N. Reed Station Parkway Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-4020

Recycling

Cimco Recycling Carbondale, Inc. Bud Karsten PO Drawer 3250 Carbondale, IL 62902 (618) 457-6319 Southern Recycling Tasis Karayiannis 300 W. Chestnut St. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-2880

Hunan, Inc.

Chan San 710 E. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-1108

Pagliai’s Pizza & Pasta Melissa Parsons 515 S. Illinois Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-0321


Panera Bread

Ralph Behren 1126 E Walnut Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-5755

Quatro’s Pizza

Steve Payne P. O. Box 39 Carbondale, IL 62903 (618) 549-5326

Short Enterprises (McDonald’s) Katie Short P. O. Box 584 Anna, IL 62906 (618) 833-3999

Mississippi Flyway, Inc.

Frank Hiller Jr 1925 W. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-9363

Security Services Security Alarm Corp. Josh Dice PO Box 665 Salem, IL 62881 (618) 548-5768

Tactical Investigations, LLC Tom Denton PO Box 662 Carbondale, IL 62903 (618) 534-4457

Shopping Centers

Black Diamond Harley-Davidson Spinoni’s Pizza & Pasta House Gary Sommers 501 E. Walnut Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-5544

Tequilas Mexican Restaurant

Pamela Ruiz 100 N Glenview Suite 205/206 Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-4026

Thai Taste Carbondale

Tam Rachatanavin 100 S. Illinois Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-6900

Newell House

Chris Daly 201 E. Main Suite 1A Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-6400

Tres Hombres

Gary Robinson 119 N. Washington St. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-3308

Fazoli’s

Steve Frattini 1120 E. Main Street Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-4852

Jeremy Pinkston 2400 Williamson County Pkwy. Marion, IL 62959 (618) 997-4577

University Place Improvements

Lydia Ford 1315 W 22nd Street Suite 250 Oak Brook, IL 60523 (877) 701-1700

University Mall

Debra Tindall P. O. Box 3187 Carbondale, IL 62902 (618) 529-3681

Wal-Mart Supercenter

Teresa Guy 1450 E. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-2033

Signs/Banners/Screen Printing Attitude Designs

Courtney Smith 718 S Illinois Avenue Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-5606

Silkworm, Inc.

Stephanie Rhodes P. O. Box 340 Murphysboro, IL 62901 (618) 687-4077

Social Services

Christian Social Services

Michelle Bradley 214 S. University Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 351-0743

Perry-Jackson Child Advocacy Center Southern Que Barbeque Restaurant, LLC Hope Logwood 887 East Grand Ave Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-8000

Blend Tea & Crepe Lounge

Ming-Wei Huang 719 South University Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 300-1088

Chill Yogurt Cafe’

Scott McDowell 1350 E Main Street Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-2445

Cool Spoons Frozen Yogurt & Treats Don & Jill Johnson 695 N Giant City Rd#2 Carbondale, IL 62901 618-529-5030

Betti Mucha 5512 State Route 154 Pinckneyville, IL 62274 (618) 357-2990

Southern Illinois Regional Social Services, Inc. Karen Freitag 604 E. College Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-6703

Sporting Goods

Mark Williams Outdoor Equip. Patty Williams P. O. Box 546 Murphysboro, IL 62966 (618) 684-2328

The Great Outdoors Company, Inc. Mickey Stewart 695 N. Giant City Rd. Carbondale, IL 62902 (618) 529-5130

Storage

AAA Safe Storage

Steve Payne 2524 W Murphysboro Road Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-0000

Alligator Self-Serve Storage Becky O’Brien 1295 Harmony Ln. Carbondale, IL 62902 (618) 457-7867

Z Wireless

Danyelle Meisenheimer 600 E. Grand Ave. Suite 5 Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 351-0047

Title Services

Jackson County Abstract/Title Scott Maloney P. O. Box 970 Murphysboro, IL 62966 (618) 684-2766

Tax Preparation

Travel Agencies

Eric Lindner 1314 E. Main Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-0449

David Coracy 701 S. University Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-7347

H & R Block

Barnett & Levine LLP

Mort Levine 828 E Main St Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-5356

Kerber, Eck and Braeckel, CPA’s David Schnake 1116 West Main Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-1040

Payne, Gaertner & Associates LLC Jan Payne 334 North Illinois Avenue Carbondale, IL 62903 (618) 529-9393

Shelnutt & Assoc., L.L.P.

J. Hugh Shelnutt P. O. Box 910 Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-2400

Taxi/Transportation BART Transportation

Kathy Hecht 2519 E Jackson Blvd. Jackson, MO 63755 (573) 388-2844

Technology Software orderbolt Co.

Bryce Morrison 150 E. Pleasant Hill Road Suite 202 Carbondale, IL 62903 (855) 487-3223

System Technologies Advanced Research

Rachel Harrison 2105 Weber Ave Chesapeake, VA 23320 (618) 727-0687

Telecommunications Alltel Wireless

B and A Travel Service, Ltd.

Escape Locally

David Coracy 701 S. University Ave. Suite A Carbondale, IL 62901 (877) 629-5622

Trophy

Carbondale Trophy Company Ruth Dalessio 118 N. Illinois Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-0441

TV

KFVS 12

Jamie Phoenix 310 Broadway St. Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 (573) 335-1212

OnMedia

Tara Gallahue 201 E Main St. Suite 2-A Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 529-4277

Free SuperStart® breakfast Free wireless Internet 100% Smoke-free Children 17 & under stay free w/ adult

WPSD TV

Linda Hatfield 3000 W. DeYoung Suite 660 Marion, IL 62959 (618) 993-1471

WSIL TV

Dave Cisco 1416 Country Aire Dr. Carterville, IL 62918 (618) 985-2333

WSIU TV

Greg Petrowich SIUC, Mailcode 6602 Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 453-4343

Utilities

Advanced Energy Solutions Group, Inc.

Tracy Wilson 2705 W DeYoung Street Marion, IL 62959 (618) 525-1055

Aur Beck 416 S Graham Avenue Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 893-1717

AT&T

All Electric Services

Jim Maurer 1620 Watson St. Charles, MO 63301 (636) 328-5188

David Conder 290 E Miller Court Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 351-7070

Clearwave Communications

Egyptian Electric Cooperative Assoc.

State Electric Supply Co.

Starview Vineyards

Veterinarians

Von Jakob Vineyard & Winery

Budd Legg 1911 W Rendleman Street Marion, IL 62959 (618) 993-5197

Kate Sensmeier 5100 Wing Hill Road Cobden, IL 62920 (618) 893-9463

Lakeside Veterinary Hospital

Paul Jacobs 210 Highway 127 Alto Pass, IL 62905 (618) 893-4600

David Lane 2001 Sweets Dr. Carbondale, IL 62902 (618) 529-2236

Walker’s Bluff, LLC

Vineyards/Wineries

Chelsea Petty 326 Vermont Road Carterville, IL 62918 (618) 956-9900

Alto Vineyards, Ltd.

Leon Dangbar 8515 Hwy 127 Alto Pass, IL 62905 (618) 893-4898

Wholesale

Blue Sky Vineyard

Jim Ewers 3150 S. Rocky Comfort Rd. Makanda, IL 62958 (618) 995-9463 David Ponce 473 Ponce Trail Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 549-3952

Bryce Cramer 10169 Old Hwy 13 Murphysboro, IL 62966 (618) 684-2143

Shawnee Hills Wine Trail Association

Frontier Communciations

Southern Gas Company

SI Tours

Carol Eaton Brandenburg 1114 N. Marion St. Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 457-5919

Retta Penrod 1050 Reed Station Rd. Carbondale, IL 62902 (618) 549-4800

Monte Alegre Vineyard & Cellars

Mike Phalin 2 N. Vine St. Harrisburg, IL 62946 (618) 253-4174

Eric Shadley 214 West Monroe Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 997-0678

Southern Illinois Wholesale Paint Supply

2865 Hickory Ridge Pomona, IL 62975 (618) 967-4097

Charlie Cambell 1010 Ivey Lane Carterville, IL 62918 (618) 985-6953 carbondalechamber.com

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Curriculum

• Foreign language, individual and group vocal, instrumental & string music instruction • Core curriculum aligned to state standards with technology integration • Extra-curricular programs in environmental science, creative and critical thinking, energy problem solving, history, fine arts and more • Professional Development School partnership with Southern Illinois University • Two-way Immersion Program - grades K-5

Distinctions & Awards

• Reading Renaissance Model & Master Schools • State History Fair Champions • National awards in history, sciences, math and reading • Reading Recovery teacher training center for tri-state area • Comprehensive sports program with state ranked teams • Distinguished performance in ITBS advanced skills testing • Spotlight School Awards in Academic Achievement

Services & Resources

• Expanded & renovated facilities at all grade levels • Active parent involvement program • After school child care services • Comprehensive Academic Talent Program and other special student services • CES95 Education Foundation for the advancement of cultural and scientific activities

For more information, contact: Administrative Center

925 Giant City Road P.O. Box 2048 Carbondale, IL 62902

618.457.3591 618.457.2043 Fax

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