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Artstarts will offer Eclipse Yoga on Saturday, August 19 from 8-9 a.m.

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08/19/178:00am to 9:00am


The Total Eclipse of the Heartland event will be held on August 20 from 2-10pm in downtown Harrisburg between Main and Mill streets. Food and beverages will be available at Morello's and Wooded Hills Bar & Grill.

The following entertainment will be on hand: Chris Sloan from 2-4pm, Last Call from 4-6pm and Murphy 500 from 630-930pm. Bring your lawn chair! Tickets are $10 each and are available for purchase at the Saline County Chamber or www.eventbrite.com.

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08/20/172:00pm to 10:00pm


Solar Eclipse and activities for the whole family on August 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rent One Ballpark. 

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08/21/1710:00am to 3:00pm


Saluki Stadium is the focal point of the eclipse observation event, and the public is invited to be on hand for a unique guided eclipse experience. Matt Kaplan of Planetary Radio will serve as host and guide as guests witness this historic eclipse. In addition, SIU will provide a variety of fun, educational and scientific activities developed in conjunction with its partners. Visitors also will be able to tap into live coverage of the eclipse from across America through the eyes of the NASA EDGE Megacast, which will be seen by millions worldwide and anchored from just outside Saluki Stadium. Everyone will be provided eclipse safety glasses. The stadium restrooms will be open, and eclipse merchandise and concessions will be available.

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08/21/1710:00am to 3:00pm


Join South Porte Bank for their Customer Appreciation Day on August 21 from 10am-3pm. The event will include barbeque and cold drinks. Be sure to bring a chair to view one of nature's most stunning displays. South Porte Bank has a limited supply of viewing glasses as well.    

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08/21/1710:00am to 3:00pm


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08/23/179:00am to 12:00pm


Eat, learn, discuss & grow!

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

The August Lunch & Learn will be held on August 23 from noon - 1 p.m. at Heartland Regional Medical Center, Classroom 1. The topic will be The Empowering Leader: Lunch & Learn with Mike Absher, CEO of Watermark Auto Group.

Mike Absher leads a rapidly growing corporation which operates 7 auto dealership in the Southern Illinois/Western Kentucky region, employs 275 full-time associates, and generates more than $250 million in annual sales.

Join us for this Lunch & Learn program as we learn from a leader who empowers others, shares
success, and gives back to the community.

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08/23/1712:00pm to 1:00pmDalus Ben Avi


A Business After Hours program for BNI MidAmerica/WIN will be held on Thursday, August 24 from 5-8 p.m. at Legends at Walker's Bluff. The event will include appetizers, drinks, drawings, door prizes and networking. Admission is free and all businesses are welcome, but an RSVP IS REQUIRED. Please RSVP your first and last name (and guests’ names) by Friday, August 18 to Kelcey Keith at kkeith@walkersbluff.com

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08/24/175:00pm to 8:00pmKelcey Keith


The 3rd annual Marion Chamber of Commerce Legislative Summit will be held on Friday, August 25 at 11:30 a.m. at Kokopelli. 

The event will include a buffet-style lunch (cost $20 to Kokopelli), updates by your Legislators, each followed by a Q&A session moderated by a member of your Legislative Affairs Committee, and networking. 

Deadline to RSVP is August 18.

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08/25/1711:30am to 1:00pmDalus Ben Avi


SIU Carbondale presents College Night at the DuQuoin State Fair on Friday, August 25 from 7-9 p.m. at the SIU Tent.    

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08/25/177:00pm to 9:00pm


Marion Marion Street Cruise Night will be held on the fourth Saturday in April, May, July, August and September on the Square in Marion. 

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08/26/17 


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08/29/178:30am to 12:45pm


The Folds of Honor Charity Classic will be held on Monday, September 4 at Crab Orchard Golf Club. 

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09/04/179:30am to 2:00pm


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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09/05/178:00am to 9:00amDalus Ben Avi


The Marion Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with the Marion High School FBLA to hold a Career Fair on Wednesday, September 6 from 8:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the Health Education Center at MHS. 

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09/06/178:15am to 1:30pmDalus Ben Avi


The 6th annual Carterville Chamber of Commerce 5K Glow Run/Walk will be held on Friday, September 8 in Carterville's Cannon Park. 

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09/08/17 


Veterans on Parade will take place on Saturday, September 9 at 10 a.m. on Main Street in Marion. Those veterans wishing to walk/march in the parade should assemble at the Marion Junior High School at 9 a.m. Those veterans wishing to ride in the parade should assemble at the Marion VA Medical Center no later than 9 a.m. All veterans should register with Ed Davis at (314) 375-7170 or (618) 967-9514 or edward2791@att.net.   

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09/09/1710:00am to 11:00amEd Davis


The Marion Chamber of Commerce Monthly Membership Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, September 12 at noon at The Pavilion. Great Boars will be catering. 

The presenter will be Ruth Anne Rehfeldt, PhD, BCBA-D, director of the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Clearwave Communications is the sponsor of the September Monthly Membership Luncheon. 

Registration for the event is $12 (payable to the Marion Chamber of Commerce) to those who RSVP prior to noon on September 11. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. After noon on September 11, the registration fee is $15. Please note that walk-ins will be accepted, however, 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. 

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09/12/1712:00pm to 1:00pmDalus Ben Avi


Join the Marion Chamber Cash Mob! The Cash Mob will be held from 10am-3:30 pm on Thursday, September 14 at a Marion business. The owner has agreed to offer 25-40% off merchandise (some exclusions apply). 

Every quarter, the Marion Chamber invites you to visit a Marion area retail shops armed with cash, a smile, and a love of Marion. We call the shop ahead of time to let them know they have been chosen as that quarter's Cash Mob destination, but we won't let you know where the location is until the day before the Cash Mob. The Marion Chamber Cash Mob is held the 2nd Thursday in March, June, September and December.

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09/14/1710:00am to 3:30pmDalus Ben Avi


The Southern Illinois Women's Health Conference will be held on September 16 from 7am-2pm at John A. Logan College. 

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09/16/177:00am to 2:00pmWomen for Health and Wellness Inc.


The Marion Community Day Committee will meet at noon on September 18 at Heartland Regional Medical Center's Serenity Trail to plan the October 13 Block Par-tee event.

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09/18/1712:00pm to 1:00pmDalus Ben Avi


The Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation and the Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation are hosting a series of Listening Sessions on oral health in communities across Illinois. The Listening Sessions will be facilitated by the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law.

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09/19/1710:00am to 1:00pm


The Southern Illinois Regional Chamber Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, September 19 at 11:30 a.m. at the Carterville Community Center. The event will include recognition of Southern Business Journal's 2017 Leaders Among Us, sponsored by The Southern Illinoisan, and the kickoff of the 2017 Shop Southern Illinois Campaign!

All participants must RSVP to their Chamber prior to September 15. Tickets are $15 each and must be paid to the Chamber you RSVP through prior to the luncheon. Payments cannot be accepted at the door. Please RSVP through one Chamber only. 

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09/19/1711:30am to 1:00pmDalus 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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09/20/178:00am 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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09/21/178:00am to 9:00amDalus Ben Avi


Next Volunteer Training
 
September 22, 2017
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Hospice of Southern Illinois’ Office
204 Halfway Road • Marion, IL
 

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09/22/179:00am to 5:00pm


Marion Marion Street Cruise Night will be held on the fourth Saturday in April, May, July, August and September on the Square in Marion. 

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09/23/17 


Marion Main Street presents Hubfest 2017 on Saturday, September 23 on the Square in Marion from noon to 10:15 p.m. The event will feature food and merchandise vendors, a bags tournament, games and bounce houses, a photo contest, dunk tank benefiting Marion High School Athletics Program, end-of-the-year Car Show from 5-8 p.m., eating competitions, beer gardens and live music from The Holden Trio from 2-3:45 p.m., Jenny Johnson Band from 4-5:45 p.m., Ivas John Band from 6-8 p.m. and The Great Affairs from 8:15-10:15 p.m. 

For more information, visit facebook.com/marionmainstreet   

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09/23/1712:00pm to 10:15pm


The Membership Committee meet on the third Tuesday of each month at noon. The location of the meeting varies. Please call the Marion Chamber of Commerce to join the Membership Committee, inquire about the location of the next meeting or if you have any questions.

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09/26/1712:00pm to 1:00pmDalus Ben Avi


Eat, learn, discuss & grow!

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

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09/27/1712:00pm to 1:00pmDalus Ben Avi


A diabetes support group, sponsored by Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department and 
Christopher Rural Health Planning Corporation, will be held on September 27 at 1:30 p.m. at Franklin Hospital. 

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09/27/171:30pm to 2:30pm


The Marion Chamber of Commerce will hold its 33rd annual Golf Scramble on Thursday, September 28 at Kokopelli. To register, click here

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09/28/176:30am to 6:00pmDalus 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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10/03/178:00am to 9:00amDalus Ben Avi


Live2Lead will be presented in Southern Illinois on October 6, 2017 at John A. Logan College in the theater. The worldwide leadership simulcast event will be hosted by Marion Chamber of Commerce and is sponsored by Heartland Regional Medical Center. Doors open at 7 am for registration. Live2Lead begins at 8 am and concludes at 2:30 pm.

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10/06/177:00am to 2:30pmDalus Ben Avi


Marion Chamber of Commerce presents the inaugural Block Par-tee: Community Fest & Bag Board/Putt-putt/Bocce Tournament on Friday, October 13 from 4-8 p.m. at Heartland Regional Medical Center's Serenity Trail. 

The event will include food, drinks, prizes, games, vendors, networking and more! Sponsorship opportunities are available. 

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10/13/174:00pm to 8:00pmDalus Ben Avi


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