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Marion Community Day held on June 29
Marion Community Day at Rent One Park was held on Friday, June 29.  The Southern Illinois Miners faced off against the Gateway Grizzlies.
Published: 06/30/18

Ribbon Cutting held at Fowler's Shooting Range
The event is from 9AM-5PM with the ribbon cutting at 11:45AM and food is being provided by Small's Catering.  Register for your chance to win a Free One Year Membership to Fowler's Shooting Range or a Suite at the Southern Illinois Miners. 
 
Participants can experience Metal Madness first hand. No experience is required, just get ready to have fun!  Bring your family and friends, everyone is welcome and the range is handicap accessible. 
 
" Metal Madness has grown into a family fun speed competition that improves every shooters skills from the beginner to the seasoned competitor. Built around a safe and friendly environment, everyone can enjoy Metal Madness."


Published: 06/30/18

Rides Mass Transit District breaks ground on area's new park-and-ride facility
Rides Mass Transit District officially broke ground on the area's new park-and-ride transit facility June 28.
Published: 06/28/18

June Lunch & Learn held at Heartland Regional Medical Center
The June Lunch & Learn was held on June 27 from noon - 1 p.m. at Heartland Regional Medical Center, Classroom 1. The topic was "Business Born from Passion" with Josh Benitone & Jared Gravatt, entrepreneurs & owners of Crown Brew Coffee.
Published: 06/27/18

Ribbon Cutting and Open House held for RTS Sports
RTS Sports hosted a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House on Tuesday, June 19 from 4-6 p.m. at 702 North Carbon, Suite A, Marion. The event included food, refreshments, raffles, River Radio Live Remote, St. Louis Cardinals ticket giveaway and networking.
Published: 06/19/18

Marion Chamber of Commerce by-laws change
The Executive Board of Directors of the Marion Chamber of Commerce recently reviewed the Chamber's by-laws and proposed a change to the by-laws.
 
Copies of the proposed new by-laws are available at the Chamber office or by email at director@marionillinois.com. Members may comment on the Amendments until July 2 at noon and those comments will be given to the Board of Directors at the July 3 meeting. 

The Board of Directors will review and act on the proposed by-laws during the July Board of Directors meeting set for July 3 at 8 a.m. at Heartland Regional Medical Center, Classroom 1.
Published: 06/18/18

Welcome Mindy Reid to the Marion Chamber Executive Board
The Marion Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome Mindy Reid with Banterra Bank to the Chamber’s Executive Board. Mindy has served on the Marion Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors since 2016.
Published: 06/18/18

Social Mob held at Union Street Pub
The Marion Chamber Social Mob was held on on June 14 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Union Street Pub.

Want a FUN way to network with business leaders, coworkers, clients? Join the Marion Chamber Mob! Every quarter, the Marion Chamber invites you to visit a Marion area establishment armed with cash, a smile, and a love of Marion. We call the business ahead of time to let them know they have been chosen as that quarter’s Mob destination, but we won’t let you know where the location is until the day before the Mob.

The Marion Chamber Mob schedule is as follows: March - Dish Mob; June - Social Mob; September - Dish Mob; and December - Social Mob.
Published: 06/14/18

Southern Illinois Energy Efficiency Lunch & Learn held
Southern Illinois Energy Efficiency Lunch & Learn was held on Wednesday, June 13 at Construction & Workforce Development Building at John A. Logan College and presented by the Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Program and partnering Chambers of Commerce from southern Illinois.

Published: 06/13/18

June Membership Luncheon held
The Marion Chamber of Commerce Monthly Membership Luncheon was held on Tuesday, June 12 at The Pavilion. Lunch service began at 11:45 a.m.

The speakers were 2018 John A. Logan Two-Year Tuition Waiver Winner Karlee Webb and Senator Dale Fowler for Southern Illinois Made Expo.

Small's was the caterer. The menu included meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, lettuce salad, and ooey gooey butter cake.

Integrated Health of Southern Illinois was the sponsor of the June Monthly Membership Luncheon.
Published: 06/12/18

Ribbon Cutting held for Yolonde B. Peterson Performance Hall
A Ribbon Cutting and Open House for Marion Cultural & Civic Center's Yolonde B. Peterson Performance Hall was held on Tuesday, June 12 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Published: 06/12/18

Southern Illinois Made Expo to showcase products made and destinations available in Southern Illinois
Come see how we have it made in Southern Illinois during the inaugural Southern Illinois Made Expo on Saturday, July 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday, July 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at The Pavilion, 1602 Sioux Drive in Marion.
Published: 06/11/18

Inaugural Marion Chamber Golf Fun Day held
The inaugural Marion Chamber Golf Fun Day was held on Friday, June 8 at Crab Orchard Golf Course and it was a unique, FUN event for ALL!

Published: 06/11/18

Attorney General Candidate Presentation: Erika Harold held on June 11
The Marion Chamber of Commerce Legislative Affairs Committee hosted an Attorney General Candidate Presentation with Erika Harold on Monday, June 11 at 10 a.m. at the Scout Cabin, 519 Parish Avenue in Ashley Park in Marion. The event was open to members of the Marion Chamber of Commerce. There was no charge to attend. 
Published: 06/11/18

Grand Re-opening & Ribbon Cutting held for McDonalds (DeYoung)
A Grand Re-opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held on Thursday, June 7, starting at 11 a.m. for McDonalds, 2603 West Deyoung Street, Marion. The event included an 11 a.m. flag raising and ribbon cutting ceremony and a tour of the new interior, specials on food, introduction of the "experience of the future" with new kiosks, giveaways on the hour and freebies to those in attendance. 
Published: 06/07/18

Live2Lead: Southern Illinois Early Bird Tickets on sale NOW through July 31
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.
Published: 06/02/18

4th annual Marion Chamber Legislative Summit set for August 24
The 4th annual Marion Chamber of Commerce Legislative Summit will be held on Friday, August 24 at 11 a.m. at Kokopelli Clubhouse.
Published: 06/02/18