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 following article was written by St. Louis Regional Chamber & Growth Association (RCGA) President & CEO Richard C.D. Fleming. The RCGA is the chamber of commerce & economic development organization for the bi-state region.
On January 13, 2011, the Illinois General Assembly passed and the Governor signed into law Act 96-1496 which is intended to address the State’s ongoing deficits by generating $7 billion in additional revenue. Since then, much has been in the national news as Illinois and virtually every other state works to manage budget shortfalls that have resulted from the brutal recession and the expiration of federal stimulus dollars.
The Ed/Glen Chamber's annual Breakfast with the Mayors is scheduled for Thursday, April 19 in the Leclaire Room at Lewis and Clark Community College. Join the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce for breakfast as they host Mayor Gary Niebur of the City of Edwardsville and Mayor Robert Jackstadt of the Village of Glen Carbon.
A full breakfast buffet begins at 7:30am, and introductions, welcome and program will begin at 8am. The fee to attend is $20 per person. Deadline for registration is Friday, April 13. Call 618.656.7600 to RSVP and learn about Mayors' Breakfast sponsorship opportunities.
The Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce provides leadership for the benefit of the business community by promoting economic opportunities, advocating the interests of business, providing members with education and resources, and encouraging mutual support. For more information on membership in the Ed/Glen Chamber, call 618.656.7600.
It has been brought to our attention that Governor Quinn has proposed in his budget plan to move the Illinois State Police Dispatch Center from the State Police Headquarters in Collinsville to Springfield. Under his proposal the dispatch center in Springfield would dispatch State Police units in 39 counties. For citizens in the in the Metro East region, including the Troy area, this means that if you call the state police with an emergency the telephone will be answered in Springfield by people who are not familiar with our geographic area and specific needs.
When you need emergency services, the people answering the telephone should be professionals who are familiar with the area and the resources available immediately, and not have to look them up from an office in Springfield.