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Finalists for the Young Professional Leader Award have been announced
Three area young professionals have been selected as finalists for the Marion Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professional Leader Award. The finalists are (in alphabetic order):
• Ashlee Church with Volkswagen of Marion
• Heather Goines-Evans with Priority Staffing Group Ltd.
• Erin Kopec with HireLevel powered by Extra Help
Finalists for the Citizen of the Year Award have been announced
Three area leaders have been selected as finalists for the Marion Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year Award. The finalists are (in alphabetic order):
• Beau Detrick with the Illinois Army National Guard
• Deborah Frey with FreyWorks & Associates Consulting, LLC and BNI Mid America
• John Markley with Centerstone
Finalists for the Lifetime Achievement Award have been announced
Two area leaders have been selected as finalists for the Marion Chamber of Commerce’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The finalists are (in alphabetic order):
• Admiral Nancy Brown
• Fred Monroe
November New Member Quarterly Luncheon held at Tequila's
Every quarter the Marion Chamber of Commerce Membership Committee holds a New Member Quarterly Luncheon. This quarter’s New Member Quarterly Luncheon was held at noon at Tequila's on Tuesday, November 21.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held at Artstarts on November 17
A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held on Friday, November 17 at 5 p.m. for Artstarts' new set building, 104 South Van Buren, Marion.
Watch our Social Media Webinar on Black Friday Social Media Strategies for you and your business
The Marion Chamber of Commerce Marketing Committee has teamed up with Harness Digital Marketing to provide Social Media Webinars once a quarter for members.
The fourth Social Media Webinar took place on Thursday, November 16 from noon to 12:20 p.m. on the Marion Chamber of Commerce's Facebook Live Stream. The main speaker was Tom Harness with Harness Digital Marketing, who spoke about Black Friday marketing and content ideas for you and your business.
November Lunch and Learn held at Heartland Regional Medical Center on November 15
The November Lunch & Learn was held on November 15 from noon - 1 p.m. at Heartland Regional Medical Center, Classroom 1. The topic was be "Leading with Purpose and Conviction: Lunch and Learn with Vice Admiral Nancy Brown."
14 running for Marion Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
The Marion Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors election starts today and 14 candidates are on the ballot. The nine receiving the most votes will serve on the Board of Directors from February 2018 through January 2021.
November Monthly Membership Luncheon held at Kokopelli on November 14
The Marion Chamber of Commerce Monthly Membership Luncheon was held on Tuesday, November 14 at noon at Kokopelli, who will also catered the event.
Don't Fall for Utility Scammers
The Illinois Chamber of Commerce joins Ameren to provide awareness to local businesses on utility scamming.
Dish Mob held at Krispy Kreme on November 9
The Marion Chamber Dish Mob was held on November 9 from noon to 3 p.m. at Krispy Kreme!
Business After Hours held at Rehab Unlimited on November 9
Rehab Unlimited hosted a Business After Hours program on Thursday, November 9 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at 1403 Joe Abbott Way in Marion.
Chamber launches Chamber Gift Certificate program
The Marion Chamber of Commerce is launching a Chamber Gift Certificate program. Members of the Marion Chamber of Commerce are encouraged to sign up to be a part of the program.
Shop Southern Illinois program underway!
Fifteen area Chambers of Commerce along with a Main Street program and several regional businesses have teamed up this holiday season in an effort to encourage Southern Illinoisans to do a majority of their holiday shopping in the region, rather than traveling out of the area or shopping online.