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 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 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 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.
In the early hours of February 29, Harrisburg, IL was hit with an EF4 tornado. Recent reports state that more than 100 people were injured, 6 pronounced dead, 300 homes and 35 businesses were damaged. Two Ed/Glen Chamber members are orchestrating a supply drive this week and we invite you to help if you're able. Please drop off items at The Goddard School (801 South Arbor Vitae in Edwardsville) before this Saturday, as the items will be delivered to Harrisburg Saturday morning. Please direct questions to The Goddard School at 618.692.9464.
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.
Applications are now available for the 2012 Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce Scholarship.
The application is to be completed by all students who wish to be considered for the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce Scholarship. The scholarship committee will review all applications and make awards to students whose academic history and activities show the most promise.
The Chamber of Commerce will award one $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior from Edwardsville High School, Metro East Lutheran High School, Lahr-Well Academy, or a home-schooled student living in District 7. The Chamber will also award one $1,000 scholarship to a student currently attending either Southern Illinois University Edwardsville or Lewis and Clark Community College.
All applications must be postmarked by April 6, 2012. For more information, contact the Chamber office at 618.656.7600.
NOMINATION DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 7, 2012.
On March 3, 2012 at the Chamber’s Annual Community Awards Dinner Auction, the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce will present awards to members of our community – the Albert Cassens Award for Outstanding Community Achievement, the Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Tallerico Leadership Award. The chamber is seeking nominations for these prestigious awards which will be presented at the annual dinner in SIUE's Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom.