Benefits of Chamber Membership
The Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce is a key resource for businesses, offering relationship-building and marketing opportunities, along with development and investor services, to businesses both large and small. As the voice of the business community, the chamber helps to shape the business climate in the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon area.
Annual Community Awards Gala & Auction
This annual gala truly is the highlight of the Chamber year, an opportunity to celebrate the Chamber’s achievements and volunteers, and present the Albert Cassens Award for Outstanding Community Achievement, the Tallerico Leadership Award and the Lifetiem Achievement Award.
Business After 5
Business after hours is held on the third Thursday of each month from 5-7pm and hosted by an Ed/Glen Chamber member business. This popular and networking opportunity for chamber members, their employees, and their guests is an event not to be missed.
The networking@noon series features a structured networking activity along with a 15-20 minute informal program on a business-related topic by a respected and knowledgeable individual from the community. For those that are unable to attend events on Thursday nights, this is for you.
ALA/FINRA Financial Education Grant Programs
These eduational programs are designed to be affordable, and accessible to employees and leaders from businesses of all sizes.
Meet Your Candidates & Elected Officials
This is an exclusive opportunity for chamber members to meet community, state and federal elected officials and representatives.
Business After 5
There’s no better place to promote your business than at your own location! From 5-7pm the third Thursday of each month, the chamber’s Business After 5 is hosted by a member business and attendance averages 75-100 members. Please see the calendar for the next opportunity to attend! BA5 attendance is included in the annual membership dues investment.
Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Community Profile & Resource Guide
A four-color magazine is produced annually featuring original photography and professionally written stories that will showcase the people, natural beauty, and progressive business climate of the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon area. Advertising is made available to Chamber members. Hundreds of copies are printed and displayed not only in the Chamber office, but many high traffic businesses throughout the area.
Common Ground Newsletter
Common Ground is distributed to every member business, individual contacts within member businesses, plus city, county, and state officials – approximately 900 per issue. Each newsletter contains information on chamber activities, issues of concern to members, upcoming events, member updates, and a calendar of events.
Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce Website
The website is designed with the benefit of chamber members in mind, providing additional opportunities for exposure. Benefits include:
- An interactive business directory
- A calendar that may be sorted by community (member) events and chamber events
- Online registration for events, including secure online payment
- Member map
- Ability for members to self-manage their online profile