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Events available for Registration...

Tools for Success Webinar: How COVID Helped A New Coffee Shop Succeed
5/19/2021
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Grad Spree 2021 Sponsorship Support
5/20/2021
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Tools for Success Webinar: Crucial Business Components to Success
6/16/2021
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Tools for Success Webinar: The Art of Pivoting: Strategies for Developing a Flexible Business Model for the Future
7/14/2021
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Tools for Success Webinar: Sales and Marketing to Help You Dominate Your Market
8/18/2021
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6th Annual Marion Chamber Legislative Summit
8/27/2021
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37th annual Marion Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble - Registration
9/23/2021

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37th annual Marion Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble - Sponsorship
9/23/2021

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Events in the next 30 days...
DateEvent
5/18/2021
MC: Membership Committee

Monthly Meeting of the Marion Chamber of Commerce Membership Committee.  Traditionally on the third Tuesday of month at noon.  Agenda and location will be sent to committee members prior to the meeting abiding by mitigation guidelines.


 

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5/18/2021
HR System Sessions and Resources (Bundled Workshop)

Attend this 3-Hour Session on Implementing a Complete HR System, Tuesday, May 18 from 3:00-5:00 pm

+ Complete an HR Self-Assessment (HRSA) plus a one-hour phone consult

+ Schedule a one-hour phone consult with Kristine Ranger

+ Reconvene and deep dive into one or more “Best Practices” Fall workshops (45 minutes each)

Remember, a bad system beats a good person every time! If you skip steps in the process, the resulting system will lack integrity and only cover up the symptoms without addressing the underlying problems. Your business will have integrity and be healthy when it is whole, consistent, and complete; that is, when its management, operations, strategy, and culture fit together and make sense. Registration cost is $25 for Illinois Farm Bureau members and $45 for non-members.


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5/19/2021
MC: Marketing Committee

Monthly Meeting of the Marion Chamber of Commerce Marketing Committee.  Traditionally on the third Wednesday of month at 8 am.  Agenda and location will be sent to committee members prior to the meeting abiding by mitigation guidelines.


 

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5/19/2021
Tools for Success Webinar: Digital and Social Advertising

Digital and Social Advertising with Ryan Weckerly of Morning Star Media Group
​May 19 at 9am

Marketing is more than just surface level, it’s data and creating a strategy that reflects your business in order to reach your intended audience. When done right, marketing can translate to a stronger brand as well as more profit for your business.
 
Ryan Weckerly will discuss how the right technology tools, combined with human interaction to develop more powerful leads, profitable sale, and long-term relationships for your brand. Attendees will learn how these takeaways will help you effectively market your business:
  •  Dynamic web content
  • Strong SEO
  • Lead scoring and nurturing
  • Lead destination tracking
  • A vital SRM
  • Behavioral based automated e-mails
  • Performance analytics
Each webinar is $15 for Members (by registering with the email we have on file for you or by calling the office at 618-997-6311), or $20 for non-members.

Tools for Success Series: Navigating the New Normal
Hosted by the Illinois Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives

This webinar is part of a five webinars series to provide helpful and practical tools to navigate the new normal. Experts in their fields will show you all you need to know  – from legal considerations to best practices in digital advertising; from brand identity to effective sales techniques; from actionable advice on marketing and communication best practices to help your small business succeed in 2021 and beyond.
 
Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Program is the sponsor for this webinar series.

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5/19/2021
EThOs Mastermind Group: Spring Session

EThOs Mastermind Groups offer a combination of collaborative learning, inspiration, brainstorming, and support in a group setting to sharpen your leadership, business, and personal skills.  Perfect for professionals, entrepreneurs, and community leaders wanting to develop their personal mindset and public skills.  Marion Chamber of Commerce members are able to take advantage of a registration discount through the Marion Leadership program.  Groups are limited to 12 people.

This Mastermind will dig into Craig Groeschel's book "Winning The War in Your Mind" and focus on understanding the daily battle against self-doubt and negative thinking.

This session beings March 31st.  Attendees are required to register by the 31st.   

 


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5/20/2021
Grad Spree 2021

After our COVID-adjusted event in 2020, we are excited to make plans for the Marion 2021 Friends For Life Graduation Spree on Thursday, May 20, 2021. We have kept our seniors safe for more than 30 years by offering a drug-free and alcohol-free environment for the graduating seniors to celebrate this milestone in their lives. This year, we are adapting to current mitigation guidelines and plan to bring back and event that will feature Marion locations and activities. All of this is provided to each Marion High School graduate free-of-charge.

If you are interested in volunteers for this year's event, please call the chamber office at 618-997-6311.

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5/20/2021
MC: Legislative Affairs Committee

Monthly Meeting of the Marion Chamber of Commerce Legislative Affairs Committee.  Traditionally on the third Thursday of the month at 8 am.  Agenda and location will be sent to committee members prior to the meeting abiding by mitigation guidelines.


 

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5/21/2021
Chamber Nation 101: Virtual Office Hours

Do you have questions about our online member platform hosted by Chamber Nation?  Register for Virtual Office Hours for one-on-one tutorials with office staff and learn how to make the most of your membership tools.

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5/25/2021
Workforce Development Presentation-LWIA 25 & 26

Join DCEO, LWIA #25, LWIA #26, Marion Chamber of Commerce and the SIC SBDC for workforce information to assist your business.

Presenter Panel:
  • Kim Watson, Southern Region Account Manager, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
  • Kathy Lively, ManTraCon
  • Pam Barbee, Southern 14

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5/26/2021
Effects of Domestic Violence on Children training

Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health care, will host a free, virtual Effects of Domestic Violence on Children training on May 26 from 10-11:30 a.m. CEUs are available. To register, visit http://bit.ly/052621. For more information, contact Megan Ragan at megan.ragan@centerstone.org or call 1-877-HOPE123 (877-467-3123), ext. 7875.

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5/26/2021
EThOs Mastermind Group: Spring Session

EThOs Mastermind Groups offer a combination of collaborative learning, inspiration, brainstorming, and support in a group setting to sharpen your leadership, business, and personal skills.  Perfect for professionals, entrepreneurs, and community leaders wanting to develop their personal mindset and public skills.  Marion Chamber of Commerce members are able to take advantage of a registration discount through the Marion Leadership program.  Groups are limited to 12 people.

This Mastermind will dig into Craig Groeschel's book "Winning The War in Your Mind" and focus on understanding the daily battle against self-doubt and negative thinking.

This session beings March 31st.  Attendees are required to register by the 31st.   

 


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5/27/2021
IDES Workforce Opportunities

Presenter:  Kim Watson, Southern Region Senior Account Manager, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity; Freddie Buckingham and Patrick Sarensen of IDES

Register Here:  https://illinois.webex.com/illinois/onstage/g.php?MTID=e60b4da586dc48d596771709d0b55cacb
 
Date and time:  Thursday, May 27, 2021 10:30 am Central Daylight Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00)  
Description:  Please join The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and the Illinois Department of Employment Security for a discussion on available programs and opportunities.   

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5/29/2021
Summer Reading Kickoff Color Run

Marion Carnegie Library to host a color run as their Summer Reading Kickoff event. The library has been busy planning their “Reading Colors Your World” summer programs and this year is hosting a 5K and fun run to start the festivities. The Friends of the Marion Carnegie Library have sponsored the event, which is being managed by Run to Succeed Sports. The run will take place on Saturday, May 29 at the library.

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6/1/2021
MC: Board of Directors Meeting

Monthly Meeting of the Marion Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.  Traditionally on the first Tuesday of month at 8 am.  Agenda and location will be sent to committee members prior to the meeting abiding by mitigation guidelines.

Learn more about our Board.


 

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6/3/2021
Marion Cultural & Civic Center Foundation Third Annual Lawn Social Fundraiser

More news will be forthcoming regarding our Third annual Fundraiser rescheduled for Thursday, June 3, 2021 at Kokopelli Clubhouse in Marion.  Our honoree, Jaclyn Hancock will carry over into next year's yer's Third Annual "Lawn Social Fundraiser.  We are thrilled to honor Jackie for her extraordinary Leadership, and advocacy of the work and activities of the Marion Civic Center.  

 

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6/4/2021
Virtual Office Hours: Making the Most of your Membership

These online sessions enable you to learn about the digital tools provided with your Chamber membership.  This includes your member portal, Marketing Landing Pages and the ability to to create, edit, and maintain content. 

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6/4/2021
Chamber Nation 101: Marketing Landing Page

Monthly tutorial session spotlighting member Marketing Landing Pages and how to create, edit, and maintain content. Marketing Landing Pages are built into your chamber membership.

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6/9/2021
Developmental Assets & Developmental Relationships: Connections that Help Youth

Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health care, will host a free, virtual Developmental Assets & Developmental Relationships: Connections that Help Youth Thrive two-day training by the Search Institute. CEUs and CPDUs are available. To register, contact Zachary Schumacher at Zachary.Schumacher@centerstone.org or call 1-877-HOPE123 (877-467-3123), ext. 7875.

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6/10/2021
Developmental Assets & Developmental Relationships: Connections that Help Youth

Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health care, will host a free, virtual Developmental Assets & Developmental Relationships: Connections that Help Youth Thrive two-day training by the Search Institute. CEUs and CPDUs are available. To register, contact Zachary Schumacher at Zachary.Schumacher@centerstone.org or call 1-877-HOPE123 (877-467-3123), ext. 7875.

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6/15/2021
MC: Membership Committee

Monthly Meeting of the Marion Chamber of Commerce Membership Committee.  Traditionally on the third Tuesday of month at noon.  Agenda and location will be sent to committee members prior to the meeting abiding by mitigation guidelines.


 

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6/16/2021
MC: Marketing Committee

Monthly Meeting of the Marion Chamber of Commerce Marketing Committee.  Traditionally on the third Wednesday of month at 8 am.  Agenda and location will be sent to committee members prior to the meeting abiding by mitigation guidelines.


 

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6/16/2021
Tools for Success Webinar: Small Business Revolution

Small Business Revolution with Amanda Brinkman of Small Business Revolution  - Main Street
​June 16 at 9am

Amanda Brinkman is the creator, producer and host of the hit series “Small Business Revolution,” which streams on Hulu and Prime Video and was named among Inc. Magazine’s top shows for entrepreneurs. Now in production of their 6th season, each year the Small Business Revolution revitalizes a different community’s “Main Street” through small business makeovers. Every episode they help work to help the entrepreneur with marketing, finance, operations and physical transformations of their space.

Amanda will share the lessons learned in working with small businesses across the country, offering the audience actionable advice on marketing and communication best practices. Often small businesses feel they can’t afford the time or fiscal investment in marketing, but Amanda is often quoted saying small businesses can’t afford to NOT to invest in marketing. She will share insights of the most important focus areas of your brand and digital footprint, sharing case studies from real businesses featured in the Small Business Revolution series.

More information, including the first 5 seasons of the Small Business Revolution, can be found at smallbusinessrevolution.org.

Each webinar is $15 for Members (by registering with the email we have on file for you or by calling the office at 618-997-6311), or $20 for non-members.

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