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The Marion Chamber of Commerce will award two scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year: $1,500 Grad Spree Scholarship and a John A. Logan College Two Year Tuition Waiver. 

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01/08/18
-02/23/18
 Dalus Ben Avi


The City of Marion in partnership with the Marion Chamber of Commerce will be selecting adults and students to participate in a weeklong trip to Kanie, Japan, August 2 - 7. The estimated cost of the trip will be approximately $2,000 for airfare plus spending money for students and $2,500 for airfare, hotel and spending money for adults. Application deadline is March 1, 2018. Should you need additional time for getting your application submitted, please contact Jared Garrison at (618) 993-2657 or Jared@ThePavilionEvents.com. Application should include a $250 deposit toward travel expenses. Your deposit of $250 is tax exempt and is non-refundable. Please make checks payable to the Marion Chamber of Commerce Foundation. An informational meeting is set for March 5 at 5:30 p.m. at The Pavilion. Please RSVP through The Pavilion.

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01/26/18
-03/01/18
 Jared Garrison


The Night's Shield Children Shelter Open House on: 
January 25th from 5pm-8pm
 
February 7th Social Service Agency Open House from 12pm to 3pm
 
February 7th School Open House from 4pm to 7pm
 
February 10th Autism Societies and groups Open House from 11am to 2pm
 
February 12th Police Department Open House 11am to 2pm
 
February 17th Civic Groups Open House 11am to 2pm
 
February 22nd Church Group Open House 5pm to 8pm
 

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02/17/18
-02/22/18
12:00pm to 3:00pm


Heartland Regional Medical Center’s FREE Community Health Screenings at The HUB
 
917 Main Street, Marion – Open to the Public
PRESIDENTS DAY Monday, February 19th from 4:00 until 7:00 PM
 
Free, Confidential Health Screenings Featuring SIMCA Family Medicine Specialists
PLUS FREE Consultations with Specialists from the Heartland Regional Team!
 

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02/19/184:00pm to 7:00pm


Spring Job and Internship Fair

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02/20/1810:00am to 2:00pm


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 Union Street Pub on Tuesday, February 20. 

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02/20/1812:00pm to 1:00pmDalus Ben Avi


The Marion Chamber of Commerce Membership Committee will meet on Tuesday, February 20 (always the third Tuesday of each month) at Union Street Pub immediately following the New Member Quarterly Luncheon, which begins at noon. 

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02/20/181:00pm to 2:00pmDalus Ben Avi


To all NEW Southern Illinois Chambers of Commerce Boards of Directors, Executive Directors and staff,
 
You are invited to attend the Southern Illinois Chambers of Commerce Boards of Directors New Board Member Training on Tuesday, February 20 at the Herrin Civic Center (101 South 16th Street, Herrin, IL). The event will begin at 5 p.m. sharp.

A flier for the event is available here.
 
The event will feature a free dinner that includes chicken marsala, whipped potatoes, Italian tossed salad, dinner rolls, iced tea, water, and chocolate sheet cake. 

The facilitator of the training will be Bob Kelsheimer, who is a senior energy strategist for Affordable Gas & Electric. Bob enjoyed a 12 year career as the Executive Director for the Greater Centralia Chamber of Commerce. Bob is a past member of the Leadership Council of Southwestern Illinois, the Belle-Scott Committee, Belleville Chamber of Commerce Board Member, President Centralia Rotary Club, founder and event chairman for Centralia's Balloon Fest, and a board member of Centralia Industries, Inc.
 
This event is RSVP only. ALL RSVPs must be received by 4 p.m. on February 16. Since some board members may be on multiple Chambers of Commerce Boards, please ONLY RSVP through ONE Chamber of Commerce. RSVPs cannot be accepted after 4 p.m. on February 16 and there are no exceptions.
 
The event is free to all NEW Southern Illinois Chambers of Commerce Boards of Directors, Executive Directors and staff. The event will end at 8 p.m.

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02/20/185:00pm to 8:00pmDalus 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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02/21/188:00am to 9:00amDalus Strusz


Heartland Regional Medical Center will hold a Career Fair and Networking Event February 22-24.

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02/22/18 


Immigration Employer Compliance Training, presented by State Rep. Dave Severin and the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition, will be held on Thursday, February 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Aisin Manufacturing.

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02/22/188:30am to 11:00amRep. Dave Severin


The Marion Chamber of Commerce and the Carterville Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to host the first 2018 Mastermind Group on Fridays from 8:15 - 9:30 a.m., beginning January 12 and ending March 9 (9 weeks), at Irons in the Fire Event Center (above Crown Brew Coffee Co.) in downtown Carterville.

“Change your habits change your life” is a popular saying but which habits lead to your sustained long-term success? This Mastermind Group will use Brad Lomenick’s book “H3 Leadership” to focus on developing the right daily habits and routines that build success for us as individuals and leaders of others.

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 is due before January 8. Contact Russell Williams at russell.williams@brehm.org or 618-694-6586 to secure a seat or for more information.

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02/23/188:15am to 9:30amRussell Williams


Join us for an Olympic-themed trivia night to benefit the Walk to Cure Arthritis - Southern Illinois. $175 per table in advance, $200 at the door. Maximum 8 per table. Great prizes for 1st place and 2nd place and best decorated table. Raffles and other games with prizes including a St. Louis Blues package. Decorate your table with your favorite sports team, sport or country for your chance to win a table prize. No cash bar available. Drinks and food may be brought into the facility. Snacks available with a donation. Contact Cheri Fitts to reserve your table at or 314-328-8897.

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02/23/186:00pm to 9:00pmCheri Fitts


Heartland Regional Medical Center will hold a Career Fair and Networking Event February 22-24.

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02/24/18 


9 a.m. - 3 p.m. February 24-25 at Touch of Nature

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02/24/18
-02/25/18
9:00am to 3:00pm


The Marion Chamber of Commerce will host the first 2018 Mastermind Group on Mondays from noon to 1:15 pm January 8 - March 12 (8 weeks with no meetings on MLK Jr. Day and Presidents' Day) at Heartland Regional Medical Center Classroom 1 (downstairs) except for February 26 when the group will meet in Classroom 2. 

“Change your habits change your life” is a popular saying but which habits lead to your sustained long-term success? This Mastermind Group will use Brad Lomenick’s book “H3 Leadership” to focus on developing the right daily habits and routines that build success for us as individuals and leaders of others.

This group is limited to the first 15 enrollments. The enrollment fee of $125 for Marion Chamber members ($135 for non-Chamber) fee includes a book and is due before January 8. Lunch and drinks provided complimentary of Heartland Regional Medical Center. Contact Russell Williams at 618-694-6586 or russell.williams@brehm.org to secure a seat or for more information.

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02/26/1812:00pm to 1:15pmRussell Williams


A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be held on February 27 at 7:30 a.m. for Walmart's grocery pickup service. 

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02/27/187:30am to 8:30amDalus Ben Avi


SI Elder Law, LLC will host a free seminar on how to protect assets from probate and long term care expenses at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 28, at the Pavilion of the City of Marion.
 
Attendees will learn how to protect the assets they have today and what they leave their children and grandchildren from probate, Medicaid, lawsuits, second marriages, nursing home expenses, divorce and death taxes.


The seminar is presented by SI Elder Law Attorneys Tiffanny H. Sievers, Evan W. Taylor and Elisha S. Deen.
 
“This seminar provides a good overview of what steps can be taken today to protect assets earned over a lifetime," said Sievers.

The seminar is free and open to the public. RSVP to 618-997-3500. 
 

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02/28/1810:00am to 11:00am


Eat, learn, discuss & grow!

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

The February Lunch & Learn will be held on February 28 from noon - 1 p.m. at Heartland Regional Medical Center, Classroom 1. The topic will be "Thinking for Success with Dr. Jamie Clark Verbeck."

The February Lunch & Learn will be presented by Dr. Jamie Clark Verbeck. One of the most powerful things that developing leaders and other success-seekers can take away from the world of sports and athletic achievement is the effectiveness of positive thinking. Join Dr. Jamie Clark Verbeck and Russell Williams for a discussion on creating a positive mindset for success and how doing so cultivates successful teams and organizations. Dr. Verbeck is director of Counseling and Psychological Services at SIUC Student Health Services and head coach for the Marion High School Varsity Girls Soccer team.

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02/28/1812:00pm to 1:00pmDalus Ben Avi


The Marion Chamber of Commerce and the Carterville Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to host the first 2018 Mastermind Group on Fridays from 8:15 - 9:30 a.m., beginning January 12 and ending March 9 (9 weeks), at Irons in the Fire Event Center (above Crown Brew Coffee Co.) in downtown Carterville.

“Change your habits change your life” is a popular saying but which habits lead to your sustained long-term success? This Mastermind Group will use Brad Lomenick’s book “H3 Leadership” to focus on developing the right daily habits and routines that build success for us as individuals and leaders of others.

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 is due before January 8. Contact Russell Williams at russell.williams@brehm.org or 618-694-6586 to secure a seat or for more information.

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03/02/188:15am to 9:30amRussell Williams


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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03/04/189:00am to 4:00pm


The Marion Chamber of Commerce will host the first 2018 Mastermind Group on Mondays from noon to 1:15 pm January 8 - March 12 (8 weeks with no meetings on MLK Jr. Day and Presidents' Day) at Heartland Regional Medical Center Classroom 1 (downstairs) except for February 26 when the group will meet in Classroom 2. 

“Change your habits change your life” is a popular saying but which habits lead to your sustained long-term success? This Mastermind Group will use Brad Lomenick’s book “H3 Leadership” to focus on developing the right daily habits and routines that build success for us as individuals and leaders of others.

This group is limited to the first 15 enrollments. The enrollment fee of $125 for Marion Chamber members ($135 for non-Chamber) fee includes a book and is due before January 8. Lunch and drinks provided complimentary of Heartland Regional Medical Center. Contact Russell Williams at 618-694-6586 or russell.williams@brehm.org to secure a seat or for more information.

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03/05/1812:00pm to 1:15pmRussell Williams


The City of Marion in partnership with the Marion Chamber of Commerce will be selecting adults and students to participate in a weeklong trip to Kanie, Japan, August 2 - 7. The estimated cost of the trip will be approximately $2,000 for airfare plus spending money for students and $2,500 for airfare, hotel and spending money for adults. Application deadline is March 1, 2018. Should you need additional time for getting your application submitted, please contact Jared Garrison at (618) 993-2657 or Jared@ThePavilionEvents.com. Application should include a $250 deposit toward travel expenses. Your deposit of $250 tax exempt and is non-refundable. Please make checks payable to the Marion Chamber of Commerce Foundation. An informational meeting is set for March 5 at 5:30 p.m. at The Pavilion. Please RSVP through The Pavilion.

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03/05/185:30pm to 6:30pmJared Garrison


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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03/06/188:00am to 9:00amDalus Ben Avi


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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03/06/188:00am to 9:00amDalus Ben Avi


11:15 to 11:30 AM - Registration for Schools/Municipalities/Public Sector

11:30 to 12:30 PM - Schools and Public Sector Energy Efficiency Opportunities

12:30 to 1:30 PM - Box Lunch and Registration for Additional Panels

1:30 to 2:30 PM - Energy Market Panel Discussion

2:45 to 4:15 PM - Energy Efficiency Presentation and Panel Discussion

4:30 to 6:30 PM - RLC Culinary Arts Experience sponsored by Homefield Energy

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03/06/1811:15am to 4:15pm


On Wednesday, March 7, SIU is hosting its annual Day of Giving - a 24-hour online giving campaign. 

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03/07/18 


2018 Workers' Compensation Symposium is set for March 8 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Diamond Club at Rent One Park.

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03/08/188:00am to 3:00pm


The Marion Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Committee will meet on Thursday, March 8 at 10 a.m. at the Chamber office. 

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03/08/1810:00am to 12:00pmDalus Ben Avi


The Marion Chamber of Commerce and the Carterville Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to host the first 2018 Mastermind Group on Fridays from 8:15 - 9:30 a.m., beginning January 12 and ending March 9 (9 weeks), at Irons in the Fire Event Center (above Crown Brew Coffee Co.) in downtown Carterville.

“Change your habits change your life” is a popular saying but which habits lead to your sustained long-term success? This Mastermind Group will use Brad Lomenick’s book “H3 Leadership” to focus on developing the right daily habits and routines that build success for us as individuals and leaders of others.

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 is due before January 8. Contact Russell Williams at russell.williams@brehm.org or 618-694-6586 to secure a seat or for more information.

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03/09/188:15am to 9:30amRussell Williams


The Marion Chamber of Commerce will host the first 2018 Mastermind Group on Mondays from noon to 1:15 pm January 8 - March 12 (8 weeks with no meetings on MLK Jr. Day and Presidents' Day) at Heartland Regional Medical Center Classroom 1 (downstairs) except for February 26 when the group will meet in Classroom 2. 

“Change your habits change your life” is a popular saying but which habits lead to your sustained long-term success? This Mastermind Group will use Brad Lomenick’s book “H3 Leadership” to focus on developing the right daily habits and routines that build success for us as individuals and leaders of others.

This group is limited to the first 15 enrollments. The enrollment fee of $125 for Marion Chamber members ($135 for non-Chamber) fee includes a book and is due before January 8. Lunch and drinks provided complimentary of Heartland Regional Medical Center. Contact Russell Williams at 618-694-6586 or russell.williams@brehm.org to secure a seat or for more information.

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03/12/1812:00pm to 1:15pmRussell Williams


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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03/15/188:00am to 9:00amDalus 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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03/21/188:00am to 9:00amDalus Strusz


A Ribbon Cutting and Business After Hours event will be held on Thursday, March 22 at SI Elder Law celebrating their new location - 201 West Main, Marion. The Ribbon Cutting will be held at 4:30 p.m. and the Business After Hours will follow until 6:30 p.m. 

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03/22/184:30pm to 6:30pmDalus Ben Avi


Angler's Choice is proud to host the 8th annual Marion Chamber Foundation Bass Tournament. 30% of the entry fees will go toward the Marion Chamber Scholarship Program. Cost for a 2-person team is $70. Big  Bass Buy-in is $10. There is also a $500 cash bonus for first place!

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03/25/186:00am 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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03/25/189:00am to 4:00pm


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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04/03/188:00am to 9:00amDalus Ben Avi


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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04/03/188:00am to 9:00amDalus Ben Avi


Join us for an evening of dining, conversation and fun!

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04/03/185:00pm to 7:00pm


Celebrate SIU & Touch of Nature's involvement in establishing Special Olympics with Change the Game Day on Friday, April 6 at SIU Touch of Nature.

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04/06/1810:00am to 4:00pm


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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04/08/189:00am to 4:00pm


Pinkalicious Family Day event will be held on Saturday, April 14 from noon to 3 p.m. at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mount Vernon

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04/14/1812:00pm to 3:00pm


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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04/15/189:00am to 4:00pm


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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04/18/188:00am 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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04/19/188:00am to 9:00amDalus Ben Avi


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