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Live2Lead will be presented in Southern Illinois on Friday, November 2 at The Pavilion. The exclusive video-on-demand and live leadership training event will be hosted by Marion Chamber of Commerce and is sponsored by Heartland Regional Medical Center and the City of Marion. Doors open at 7:30 am for registration. Live2Lead begins at 8:30 am and concludes at 3:30 pm.
 
Early Bird Tickets are on sale now through July 31!

Tickets start at $65 per person (for members of Southern Illinois Chambers of Commerce) and can be purchased online through this online form or by downloading this form and mailing/delivering to the Marion Chamber of Commerce (2305 West Main, PO Box 307, Marion, IL 62959). Payment must accompany registration. 

Ticket prices:

  • Early bird (May 1 through July 31):
    • For members of a participating Chamber of Commerce: $65 each
    • Not a member of a participating Chamber of Commerce: $75
  • Regular ticket sales (August 1 – October 19)
    • For members of a participating Chamber of Commerce: $99 each
    • Not a member of a participating Chamber of Commerce: $109
  • Late ticket sales (October 20-26)
    • For members of a participating Chamber of Commerce: $129
    • Not a member of a participating Chamber of Commerce: $139
  • No tickets will be sold after October 26.

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05/01/18
-07/31/18
 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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07/19/188:00am to 9:00amDalus Ben Avi



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07/24/184:00pm to 7:00pmEric J. Secrist


Eat, learn, discuss & grow!

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

The July Lunch & Learn will be held on July 25 from noon - 1 p.m. at Heartland Regional Medical Center, Classroom 1. The topic will be "Strive for Excellence in Business & Sports" with Coach Kerry Martin, Head Coach of the Marion High School Football Team..

Kerry Martin has been the Marion High School Head Football Coach since 2002.  He has rebuilt football programs, and he is a member of the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association’s Hall of Fame. 

The Marion Chamber of Commerce hosts a Lunch & Learn each month in 2018 as part of the Leadership Marion program, sponsored by Heartland Regional Medical Center.
 
In a brief amount of time, you will receive the best leadership principles, interact with other growing leaders, and discuss how to apply effective practices to your organization.  After each Lunch & Learn, you will walk away with at least one mind changing idea that will create a desire for motivation and self-improvement. This is the perfect professional development opportunity to increase levels of influence and potential in yourself and in the teams you lead.
 
The Lunch and Learn programs will be held on the fourth Wednesday of the month (March 21 and December 19, 2018, class are exceptions) from noon to 1 pm at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Classrooms 1&4.
 
Admission is $15 per Marion Chamber member ($20 for non-Chamber).  Lunch and drinks provided courtesy of Heartland Regional Medical Center. 
 
Contact the Marion Chamber at (618) 997-6311 or director@marionillinois.com to secure your seat or for more information. 
 
Facilitator: Russell  Williams, Certified Leadership and Personal Growth Coach, Speaker, and Teacher. For more information, visit EmpowermentMentor.com/RussellWilliams
 
Sponsored by Heartland Regional Medical Center


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07/25/1811:45am to 1:15pmDaniel Dale


The My Tax Illinois Workshop will be held on July 10, 12, 18 and 27 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Choose from 1 of the July workshops to learn more about My Tax Illinois - The Illinois Department of Revenue and the Illinois Department of Employment Security are two separate agencies that are using the same portal to process the various withholding and unemployment insurance reports and taxes. Find about more about My Tax Illinois at any of the July workshops.RSVPs are required by noon the day before each workshop. Each workshop is free and open to members of the Marion Chamber of Commerce and Carbondale Chamber of Commerce only. All workshops will be held from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Man-Tra-Con, 3000 West DeYoung, Suite 800B, Marion. 

The Illinois Department of Employment Security has teamed up with the Marion Chamber of Commerce and the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce to put on a series of workshops to help you better understand and use their services. Participants in these workshops will be able to sign onto the IDES Web site and, if you wish, register for services. All workshops are free and are limited to members of either the Marion or Carbondale Chambers of Commerce. The workshops include: June - Illinois Job Link; July - My Tax Illinois; August - State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES).

 

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07/27/188:30am to 10:30amDalus Ben Avi


We are excited to invite you to participate in the Southern Illinois Made Expo on Saturday, July 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, July 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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07/28/1810:00am to 4:00pmDalus Ben Avi


We are excited to invite you to participate in the Southern Illinois Made Expo on Saturday, July 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, July 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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07/29/1810:00am to 4:00pmDalus 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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08/07/188:00am 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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08/15/188:00am 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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08/16/188:00am to 9:00amDalus Ben Avi


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 Fujiyama Japanese Cuisine on Tuesday, August 21. 

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08/21/1812:00pm to 1:00pmDalus Ben Avi




The 4th annual Marion Chamber of Commerce Legislative Summit will be held on Friday, August 24 at 11 a.m. at Kokopelli Clubhouse. 

The event will include a buffet-style lunch (served from 11-11:30 a.m. and includes lasagna, extra meat sauce on the side, Italian tossed salad, parmesan bread, chef’s selection of 3 desserts, tea, lemonade, water), updates by your Legislators (beginning at 11:30 a.m. sharp), each followed by a Q&A session moderated by a member of your Legislative Affairs Committee, and networking until 1:30 p.m. The registration fee for this event is $20 for members of the Marion Chamber ($25 for nonmembers), payable to the Marion Chamber of Commerce.

Deadline to register is August 17. Registration required.

If you are running for office and would like a table to interact with the Legislative Summit guests from 11-11:30 a.m. and after the program ends at 1 p.m. until 1:30 p.m., the fee is $150 for members of the Marion Chamber ($200 for nonmembers) and includes 2 lunches. There is limited space available!

Here are a few Legislators who have been invited to attend:
  • U.S. Rep. Mike Bost
  • U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth
  • U.S. Senator Richard Durbin
  • 117th District Representative Dave Severin
  • Illinois 59th District Senator Dale Fowler
  • Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner 
  • Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti 
  • Attorney General Lisa Madigan
  • Illinois Comptroller Susana A. Mendoza
  • Illinois Treasurer Michael W. Frerichs
  • Williamson County Commissioners Brent Gentry, Ron Ellis and Jim Marlo
  • Marion Mayor Anthony Rinella
If you register for the 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. 

The Legislative Affairs Committee meets on the third Thursday of each month at 8 a.m. at South Porte Bank in Marion. The Marion Chamber of Commerce Legislative Affairs Committee serves as a research and advisory committee for the Chamber's Board of Directors. The goals of the Legislative Affairs Committee are to monitor governmental matters that could impact the community or local business, present recommendations to the Chamber's Board of Directors, and to assist in the initiation of the appropriate action. The Legislative Affairs Committee is a non-partisan organization and shall neither endorse candidates for public office nor political parties.
 

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08/24/1811:00am to 1:30pmDalus 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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09/04/188:00am to 9:00amDalus Ben Avi


All veterans from Southern Illinois are invited to march or ride with Units from the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, National Guard, VFW, American Legion, AMVETS and DAV organizations including ROTC and High School bands. 
 

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09/08/189:00am to 12:00pmEd Davis


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