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.
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.
The 2012 Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce golf tournament is Friday, June 22 at Edwardsville's beautiful Sunset Hills Country Club. The tournament is a great opportunity to market your business, treat your employees, and host potential or current clients.
We hope you are able to attend and enjoy the all-inclusive format, including:
Plan to attend the 2012 professional education HR/Legal Series: Work Smarter, Not Harder!
The first session will be held Tuesday, January 24 from 8:30-11:30am at Glen Carbon Hampton Inn. Representatives from the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) will provide guests with valuable information about fighting unemployment claims.
This series of professional education programs will help you run your business more efficiently and positively impact your bottom line. Networking and breakfast begins at 8am. Educational programs are from 8:30-10:30am with Q&A session included.
Cost to attend the series of six sessions is $100 per person ($150 non-members), or $20 per session ($30 non-members).
The Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce is holding its first cash mob event Saturday, March 24 in conjunction with National Cash Mob Day (www.cashmob.com). The cash mob is planned for 1pm Saturday at Olive Oils & More, located at 1063 South IL Route 157, Suite 6, in Edwardsville (behind Bella Milano).
“Last week I read an article about National Cash Mob Day and thought it would be great to bring a cash mob to the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon area. This is such a unique way to garner support for local business, and it’s fun. I hope the community comes out this Saturday in a show of support for Olive Oils & More. It’s an opportunity to make a difference in the success of a local business,” said Cathy Hamilton, who serves on the Ed/Glen Chamber’s board of directors.
Location & Time Will Be Announced Wednesday, March 21
The Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce is holding its first cash mob event Saturday, March 24 in conjunction with National Cash Mob Day (www.cashmob.com). The plan is to surprise a local business owner by having the cash mob appear ready to spend money this Saturday.
This inaugural event invites residents to come out in a show of support for a local business. As the week unfolds, announcements about the cash mob will be posted on the Ed/Glen Chamber’s social media platforms. Participants are encouraged to show up at a specific time and place and be prepared to spend $20 in the designated local retail venue.
The Annual Community Awards & Dinner Auction was a success with more than 325 community professionals in attendance this past Saturday evening. Our fundraising goals were met with the assistance of many volunteers, sponsors and donors; without your support each year we would not be able to provide many of our services. Your contributions truly do make a difference.
The Ed/Glen Chamber’s new map project kicks off this month! The Ed/Glen Street Map & Resource Guide is one of the most effective marketing tools we offer our members. It is the only map endorsed & distributed by the Ed/Glen Chamber.
The map is a vital tool for marketing our area to visitors, new residents and new or relocating businesses. Thousands of copies of this map will be distributed over the next few years. The map will also feature an online component. By advertising on the printed version, users will be able to view your ad online.