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The Marion Chamber of Commerce will host the second 2018 Mastermind Group on Mondays from noon to 1:15 pm April 2-May 21 (8 weeks) at Heartland Regional Medical Center downstairs classrooms. 

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04/23/1812:00pm to 1:15pmRussell Williams


Eat, learn, discuss & grow!

Raise your leadership and connect with others in a fun learning environment!

The April Lunch & Learn will be held on April 25 from noon - 1 p.m. at Heartland Regional Medical Center, Classroom 1. The topic will be "Helping Your Team Members Win at Life and Work."

The April Lunch & Learn will be presented by Connor James who believes your life is meaningful. He's a speaker, host of the Creating MeaningFull Moments Podcast, and founder of MeaningFull Books. 

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04/25/1811:45am to 1:15pmDalus Ben Avi


A groundbreaking ceremony for UrgentCare, 2804 East Outer Drive in Marion, will be held on Wednesday, April 25 at 12 p.m. 

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04/25/1812:00pm to 1:00pm


The Marion Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble Committee will meet on Thursday, April 26 at noon at the Chamber office. 

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04/26/1812:00pm to 1:00pmDalus Ben Avi


A Business After Hours program will be held on Thursday, April 26 from 4-6 p.m. at Rent One Ballpark. Free admission for all guests! No fee to participate in the following activities: bags tournament, ping pong tournament, batting practice, mini golf, catch on the field (bring your glove), clock your throwing arm and Hot Corner food sampling. Kids welcome too! In the event of rain, the event will be moved to the Diamond Club.

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04/26/184:00pm to 6:00pmDalus Ben Avi


CARTERVILLE: The Marion Chamber of Commerce and the Carterville Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to host the second 2018 Mastermind Group on Fridays from 8:15 - 9:30 a.m., beginning April 6 and ending May 25 (8 weeks), at Irons in the Fire Event Center (above Crown Brew Coffee Co.) in downtown Carterville. This group is limited to the first 15 enrollments. The enrollment fee of $125 for Marion & Carterville Chamber members ($135 for non-Chamber) fee includes a book and workbook and is due before April 6. Register by clicking here or emailing Russell Williams at russell.williams@brehm.org. All registrations for Mastermind Groups are now handled by Russell Williams.  Click here for the Carterville Mastermind Group flier.

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04/27/188:15am to 9:30amRussell Williams


The Marion Chamber Community Day Committee will meet on Friday, April 27 at 2 p.m. at the Chamber office. 

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04/27/182:00pm to 3:00pmDalus Ben Avi


Join us as we work to restore and expand Touch of Nature’s trail system!

No experience is necessary – we will teach you how to use the necessary tools properly and safely. All tools and safety equipment are included. All you’ll need to bring is your lunch, a water bottle and your hard work!

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04/29/189:00am to 4:00pm


Girls World Expo is a very personal venture that grew out of what we saw in the lives of our daughters; too many negative influences and far too few positive. We saw vulnerable young women at a crucial stage in their lives whose self-images and self-esteem had to struggle against unflattering or unattainable media portrayals of perfection, lack of visible high achieving female role models and hurtful comments and criticism from peers. The negative impact of much of this was amplified by the prevalence of social media as a means of communication.

We wanted more – for our daughters, for us, and for everyone. Each of these girls’ lives has the potential for greatness. Realizing that potential, however, requires that we offer girls something more than what has been available.

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04/29/1812:00pm to 4:00pm


The Marion Chamber of Commerce will host the second 2018 Mastermind Group on Mondays from noon to 1:15 pm April 2-May 21 (8 weeks) at Heartland Regional Medical Center downstairs classrooms. 

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04/30/1812:00pm to 1:15pmRussell Williams


The Marion Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors meeting will be held at 8 a.m. at Heartland Regional Medical Center. 

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05/01/188:00am to 9:00amDalus Ben Avi


The Marion Chamber of Commerce Executive Board will meet on May 1 immediately following the Board of Directors meeting.

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05/01/189:00am to 10:00amDalus Ben Avi


We are pleased to announce that the 47th Rend Lake Water Festival will be May 2nd to May 5th. This year's festival will be full of great carnival rides, an adorable pageant, awesome activities, and one of the best parades in the region. We look forward to seeing you there!!

 

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05/02/18
-05/05/18
 Karen Mullins


The College of Business would like to extend an invitation to our Gary N. Parrish Lecture Series and Award Ceremony. We will honor business leaders who have made a significant impact on the region.
Our award winners are:
 
  • Cynde Bunch – Walker’s Bluff
  • Denny Burd – Northwestern Mutual
  • Rodney Cabaness- Black Diamond Harley
  • John Cherry
  • Shad Zimbro – Black Diamond Harley
 
 
Our guest speaker is Anil Menon, global president, Smart+Connected Communities, Cisco. Anil drives success for Cisco by setting the vision and strategy for its Cisco Kinetic for Cities solution portfolio. Anil has shepherded the Cisco Smart+Connected Communities initiative from a startup within Cisco to a billion dollar business.
 
 

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05/03/18 Christine Mitchell


The Marion Chamber of Commerce Grad Spree Committee will meet on Thursday, May 3 at 8 a.m. at the Chamber office. 

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05/03/188:00am to 9:00amDalus Ben Avi


CARTERVILLE: The Marion Chamber of Commerce and the Carterville Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to host the second 2018 Mastermind Group on Fridays from 8:15 - 9:30 a.m., beginning April 6 and ending May 25 (8 weeks), at Irons in the Fire Event Center (above Crown Brew Coffee Co.) in downtown Carterville. This group is limited to the first 15 enrollments. The enrollment fee of $125 for Marion & Carterville Chamber members ($135 for non-Chamber) fee includes a book and workbook and is due before April 6. Register by clicking here or emailing Russell Williams at russell.williams@brehm.org. All registrations for Mastermind Groups are now handled by Russell Williams.  Click here for the Carterville Mastermind Group flier.

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05/04/188:15am to 9:30amRussell Williams


Join us on May 5th from 1-3 p.m. as Brehm Preparatory School hosts its first annual Youth Business Fair in the campus gymnasium.

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05/05/181:00pm to 3:00pm


The Marion Chamber of Commerce will host the second 2018 Mastermind Group on Mondays from noon to 1:15 pm April 2-May 21 (8 weeks) at Heartland Regional Medical Center downstairs classrooms. 

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05/07/1812:00pm to 1:15pmRussell Williams


NOTE: RSVPs are now due by Friday, May 4 at noon! Registration is limited to the first 130 guests.

The Marion Chamber of Commerce Monthly Membership Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, May 8 at Kokopelli. Lunch service begins at 11:45 a.m.

The speaker will be James Mayer, who will speak about disaster recovery and business continuity solutions.

Kokopelli will be the caterer. The menu will include lasagna, Italian tossed salad, parmesan bread, tea and water. 

TCT is the sponsor of the May Monthly Membership Luncheon.

Registration for the event is $12 (payable to the Marion Chamber of Commerce) to those who RSVP prior to noon on the FRIDAY before the luncheon. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. After noon on the Monday before the luncheon, no more registrations will be taken, however walk-ins will be accepted. Please note that the walk-in rate is $15.  

If you register for an event and are unable to attend, a 24-hour notice is required or you will be invoiced. Note: If you have registered and are unable to attend, you may transfer to a fellow employee without penalty. A refund will only be given to those with a paid registration who cancel more than 24 hours prior to the event. 

If any Marion Chamber of Commerce member would like to have fliers for an upcoming event, announcements, etc. given to each attendee at the luncheon, please contact the Chamber at 618.997.6311 to arrange for delivery of the fliers prior to the luncheon. 

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05/08/1811:45am to 1:00pmDalus Ben Avi


CARTERVILLE: The Marion Chamber of Commerce and the Carterville Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to host the second 2018 Mastermind Group on Fridays from 8:15 - 9:30 a.m., beginning April 6 and ending May 25 (8 weeks), at Irons in the Fire Event Center (above Crown Brew Coffee Co.) in downtown Carterville. This group is limited to the first 15 enrollments. The enrollment fee of $125 for Marion & Carterville Chamber members ($135 for non-Chamber) fee includes a book and workbook and is due before April 6. Register by clicking here or emailing Russell Williams at russell.williams@brehm.org. All registrations for Mastermind Groups are now handled by Russell Williams.  Click here for the Carterville Mastermind Group flier.

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05/11/188:15am to 9:30amRussell Williams


The Marion Chamber of Commerce will host the second 2018 Mastermind Group on Mondays from noon to 1:15 pm April 2-May 21 (8 weeks) at Heartland Regional Medical Center downstairs classrooms. 

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05/14/1812:00pm to 1:15pmRussell Williams


Every quarter the Marion Chamber of Commerce Membership Committee holds a New Member Quarterly Luncheon. This quarter’s New Member Quarterly Luncheon will be held at noon at Pookie's Burger Bar Bocce, 109 N Madison, Marion, on Tuesday, May 15. 

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05/15/1812:00pm to 1:00pmDalus Ben Avi


The Marion Chamber Membership Committee will meet on Tuesday, May 15 (always the third Tuesday of the month) immediately following the New Member Quarterly Luncheon at Pookies. 

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05/15/181:00pm to 2:00pmDalus Ben Avi


The Marion Chamber of Commerce Marketing Committee meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 8 a.m. at the Chamber office. 

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05/16/188:00am to 9:00amDalus Strusz



The Marion Chamber Foundation presents the 2018 Friends For Life Graduation Spree on Thursday, May 17 at the SIU Rec Center. 

Marion High School Class of 2018 sign up for Grad Spree here! And, join the event on Facebook at: http://bit.ly/GradSpree!

This year, we have many exciting things planned for our graduates. Brian Madrid, a world class hypnotist, will provide a hypnosis show for the seniors. During the show, the volunteers will become the stars of the show with hilarious moments and inspire every person to live life to the fullest. Brian’s past clients include Toyota, Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruise Line, Riviera Maya Resorts and Visionary Wealth Advisory.
 
Also performing during Grad Spree is Raquel, a Nashville, Tenn. based singer and songwriter. Raquel can be found on Facebook: @RRaquelOfficial and on YouTube: bit.ly/RaquelOfficial.
 
Also, while at the SIU Rec Center, the graduates can participate in: swimming; rock climbing; dodge ball tournament; volleyball tournament; a game room; food (from Say Cheese and La Rana Grill food trucks), drinks and snacks; and much more! All of this is provided to each Marion High School graduate free-of-charge.
 
The cost to provide this event last year was approximately $12,000 with the average cost being about $130 per student. Marion Grad Spree would not be possible without the help of our Chamber and community members. We are writing to you today to request donations of funds to help cover the cost of the event and door prize items to giveaway to seniors throughout the night. To donate, click here
 
For businesses and individuals, we have the following sponsorship levels available: Silver-$250, Gold-$500, and Platinum-$1000+. Of course, any amount is appreciated. We will honor our Gold & Platinum Sponsors by including their name and link to their Web site in Grad Spree promotional materials, on our website, newsletter and email blasts. A donation statement for your taxes is available upon request. To donate, click here
 
Also, please consider volunteering to chaperone during this year’s Grad Spree. Last year, more than 30 people volunteered to chaperone this annual event. We anticipate needing at least 30 chaperones again this year. Any time you can volunteer will help make this a memorable night for the seniors. Grad Spree will be held from 10:30 p.m. until 4 a.m. on May 17 at the SIU Rec Center. Chaperons are needed from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Individuals may sign up to supervise the graduates all night (9 p.m. report to Rent One ballpark, 10 p.m. - 4 a.m. at the SIU Rec Center, 4-4:30 a.m. on bus to Rent One ballpark), during signup (9-10:30 p.m. at Rent One ballpark), or at SIU Rec Center only (9 p.m. - 4 a.m). To sign up to volunteer, click here (or download here), call the Chamber at 997-6311 or e-mail the Chamber at director@marionillinois.com. 
 
Thank you for your support of the 2018 Grad Spree event! Help us spread the word about this great event by:
    The Marion Chamber of Commerce Grad Spree Committee is proud to offer this event to our graduating seniors. We have kept our seniors safe for more than 30 years.

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    05/17/18
    -05/18/18
     Dalus Ben Avi


    The Marion Chamber of Commerce Legislative Affairs Committee meeting is held on the third Thurday of each month at 8 a.m. at South Porte Bank. 

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    05/17/188:00am to 9:00amDalus Ben Avi


    The nation is embroiled in an epidemic that, while not contagious, impacts all sectors of society and devastates communities, especially rural communities. Opioid misuse, including abuse of prescription pain killers and heroin, led to more than 33,000 deaths nationwide in 2016 and nearly 2,000 deaths in Illinois during that same year. And these statistics, counted in lives, continue to rise at alarming rates.

    National, state, and local governmental bodies fight to stem the tide of this rampant killer. Law enforcement officials, courts, attorneys, and social agencies are caught in the web of this very human disaster and its tragic consequences. Hospitals, physicians, and health care providers struggle daily to care for patients, between managing patient pain and restricting prescription opioids, while simultaneously averting actions that feed addiction and protecting their professional credentials from scrutiny.

    To aid in identifying both the issues and the solutions, the 2018 Southern Illinois Healthcare (SIH)-Southern Illinois University (SIU) Health Policy Institute seeks to provide an informative and engaging dialogue aimed at striking the right balance and bringing to bear effective solutions to the opioid epidemic impacting our country and our communities.


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    05/18/18 Angie Bailey


    CARTERVILLE: The Marion Chamber of Commerce and the Carterville Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to host the second 2018 Mastermind Group on Fridays from 8:15 - 9:30 a.m., beginning April 6 and ending May 25 (8 weeks), at Irons in the Fire Event Center (above Crown Brew Coffee Co.) in downtown Carterville. This group is limited to the first 15 enrollments. The enrollment fee of $125 for Marion & Carterville Chamber members ($135 for non-Chamber) fee includes a book and workbook and is due before April 6. Register by clicking here or emailing Russell Williams at russell.williams@brehm.org. All registrations for Mastermind Groups are now handled by Russell Williams.  Click here for the Carterville Mastermind Group flier.

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    05/18/188:15am to 9:30amRussell Williams


    Marion Main Street will host the 5th annual Rib Cookoff in the Marion City Parking Lot between Pookie's and Union Street Pub, starting at 3 p.m. Admission is $5 a person. To compete, fill out an application on Marion Main Street's Facebook page or download one here. The event will also kick off the Marion Main Street Car Show, which will be held from 5-8 p.m. on the Square.

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    05/19/183:00pm to 8:00pmChris Blue


    The Marion Chamber of Commerce will host the second 2018 Mastermind Group on Mondays from noon to 1:15 pm April 2-May 21 (8 weeks) at Heartland Regional Medical Center downstairs classrooms. 

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    05/21/1812:00pm to 1:15pmRussell Williams


    A Business After Hours program will be held on Thursday, May 24 from 4-7 p.m. at Priority Staffing Group, 712 North Carbon, Marion. Let's eat, drink and socialize!

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    05/24/184:00pm to 7:00pmDalus Ben Avi


    CARTERVILLE: The Marion Chamber of Commerce and the Carterville Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to host the second 2018 Mastermind Group on Fridays from 8:15 - 9:30 a.m., beginning April 6 and ending May 25 (8 weeks), at Irons in the Fire Event Center (above Crown Brew Coffee Co.) in downtown Carterville. This group is limited to the first 15 enrollments. The enrollment fee of $125 for Marion & Carterville Chamber members ($135 for non-Chamber) fee includes a book and workbook and is due before April 6. Register by clicking here or emailing Russell Williams at russell.williams@brehm.org. All registrations for Mastermind Groups are now handled by Russell Williams.  Click here for the Carterville Mastermind Group flier.

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    05/25/188:15am to 9:30amRussell Williams


    Marion Cultural & Civic Center Foundation will hold The Lawn Social on May 31 at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Wayland Sims & Dr. Daniel Brown, 2789 Kokopelli Drive, Marion. More details to follow. 

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    05/31/18 John Wohlwend


    The Marion Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors meeting will be held at 8 a.m. at Heartland Regional Medical Center. 

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    06/05/188:00am to 9:00amDalus Ben Avi




    Are you ready for something different? We have something for you! 

    Marion Chamber of Commerce presents the inaugural Golf Fun Day on Friday, June 8 at Crab Orchard Golf Club. This event is NOT your average golf scramble!

    The event will begin with registration at the Clubhouse from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., followed by lunch and cart decorating from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch will be catered by Crab Orchard Golf Club and includes hotdogs and brats, pasta salad, chips and drinks. 

    Hotdogs and brats and drinks, as well as all scoreboards will be available at the pavilion (accessible from holes 1, 2, 9, 10 and 12) throughout the entire event. Thank you to Clearwave Communications, the event's Loitering Sponsor. 

    Play begins at 1 p.m. 

    Chips and salsa and drinks will be available at the pavilion after the event concludes during the award ceremony until 7:30 p.m.

    This event is NOT your average golf scramble! 

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    06/08/1811:30am to 7:30pmDalus Ben Avi


    A Ribbon Cutting and Open House for Marion Cultural & Civic Center will be held on Tuesday, June 12 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

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    06/12/184:30pm to 6:30pmDalus Ben Avi


    The Marion Chamber of Commerce Marketing Committee meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 8 a.m. at the Chamber office. 

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    06/20/188:00am to 9:00amDalus Strusz


    The Marion Chamber of Commerce Legislative Affairs Committee meeting is held on the third Thurday of each month at 8 a.m. at South Porte Bank. 

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    06/21/188:00am to 9:00amDalus Ben Avi


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