The 2016 Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce Golf Challenge, brought to you by Tiger Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning & Electrical Services, will be held Friday, June 24 at Sunset Hills Country Club in Edwardsville. The golf outing is a great opportunity to market your business, treat your employees, and host your clients.
We hope you’re able to attend and enjoy lunch on the course, 18 holes of tournament golf, beverages, breakfast snacks and a post-play meal – all to benefit the many programs and services provided by the chamber.
On March 12, 2016 at the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce's Annual Community Awards Gala & Auction, the chamber will present awards to members of our community – the Albert Cassens Award for Outstanding Community Achievement, the Tallerico Leadership Award,and the Lifetime Achievement Award. The chamber is seeking nominations for these prestigious awards. The Business of the Year Award will also be presented.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced last week that it will not release its final rule revising which workers are and are not eligible for overtime until late 2016. The time between publication of the final rule and its effective date may be short, maybe as little as 30 days. There is also a possibility of a phased-in effective date.
The rule calls for workers earning less than $970 per week, or $50,440 annually, to be eligible for overtime, which is more than double the current salary threshold. There is support in both the Democratic and Republican parties for raising the salary threshold some, but not as high as doubling the amount. The rule could also be impacted by the results of the Presidential election
Ed/Glen Chamber members have the benefit of submitting event information, press releases, and job openings to our website FREE of charge! We encourage you to make the most of this exclusive member benefit. It's a quick and easy way to extend the reach of your message and broaden your business or organization's impact!
The primary contact for every Ed/Glen Chamber membership has been emailed a username & password for our website. If you are the primary contact for your business or organization and did not receive that email, you can:
Applications are available for 2015 Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce scholarships: two $1,000 scholarships and one $1,500 scholarship are available.
CLICK HERE to download the application.
The Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce will award one $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior from Edwardsville High School, Metro East Lutheran High School, Lahr-Well Christian Academy, or a home-schooled student living in District 7. One $1,000 scholarship will also be awarded to a student currently attending either Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) or Lewis and Clark Community College. New in 2013 was one $1,500 scholarship awarded to a student entering his or her junior or senior year of study in the SIUE School of Business.
At the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce, we believe that what we do helps grow our regional commerce community. We are passionate about our work, and inspired by the positive effect it has on our organization and customers. We believe in collaborating to reach shared goals and helping to shape the economic landscape through such efforts. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance. If you are intrigued by a challenge that will have a direct impact on a growing economic community, consider joining us.
At the Tuesday, March 18 Edwardsville City Council meeting, the Council considered an ordinance to implement a Home Rule Municipal Retailers’ Occupation Tax and Home Rule Service Occupation Tax (collectively known as the “Home Rule Sales Tax”). The Home Rule Sales Tax would be imposed at a rate of one quarter of one percent (0.25% ) on the gross sales receipts.
The City of Edwardsvillle will consider adopting the tax to help construct, maintain and operate public safety facilities. The additional sales tax would impact only those businesses located in the City of Edwardsville.
The Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce government affairs committee invites you to attend the 3rd Annual Legislative Summit. This is an opportunity to interact with your state and federal legislators in a panel discussion format, complete with Q&A session.
The Legislative Summit will take place Monday, February 24 from 7:30-9am in the Leclaire Room at Lewis and Clark Community College's N.O. Nelson campus. Cost is $20 per person and includes a buffet breakfast. CLICK HERE to RSVP.
Legislators will provide a brief update on state and federal issues, followed by questions from the audience. Confirmed panelists include:
Congressman Rodney Davis
Congressman John Shimkus
State Representative Dwight Kay
State Senator Bill Haine
Call 618.656.7600 to inquire about sponsorships.
As we prepare for next year we are pleased to unveil our new and improved Business After Hours (BAH) opportunities for 2014. In 2014 we are encouraging businesses to partner and co-host with one another to maximize branding opportunities and attendance. In lieu of two monthly BAH events, we will offer one monthly BAH in 2014.
To increase our networking ready and appeal to a broader audience with varied availability and time preferences, we have added six breakfast networking events and six lunchtime events to the 2014 calendar.
This year's 'SHOP SMART. SHOP LOCAL. SHOP CHAMBER.' campaign launched the week of November 23, just in time to ramp up prior to Black Friday shopping! Look for cool reusable Shop Chamber shopping bags available for purchase ($5 each) at many local retailers, packed full of more than $150 in local savings. 'Like' our Facebook page to keep updated on the campaign!