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Events available for Registration...

Lunch & Learn February 2019: The Ingredients of Great Leadership
02/20/19
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Membership Luncheon - March 2019
03/12/19
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9th annual Marion Chamber Foundation Bass Tournament
04/07/19
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Grad Spree 2019 Sponsorship
05/16/19 - 05/17/19
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2019 Southern Illinois Made Expo
07/27/19 - 07/28/19
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Events in the next 30 days...
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01/31/19
 -03/29/19
Brehm Preparatory School Foundation Donation Request

The Brehm Preparatory School Foundation will be hosting its annual silent auction fundraiser during Brehm Parents' Weekend Celebration on Saturday, April 6th. Last year, our silent auction raised over $5,000 to support the students at Brehm Preparatory School.

We are now collecting tax-deductible donations for the auction. The success of our auction depends on the creative and interesting items, services, and opportunities that we receive. Some of the donations that we have received in previous years that have been very successful are: 
  • Electronics - such as iPads, Nintendo Switch, Google Home, and other latest technology trends.
  • Designer Items - such as handbags, jewelry, watches, and sunglasses.
  • Sporting Event tickets and memorabilia.
  • Trips/Timeshares - such as a trip to the Bahamas, a weekend in New York, a weekend at a yacht club.
  • Luxury Outings - such as spa getaways, a boating expedition in Chicago, tickets to a play.
All donations need to be received by Friday, March 29th, to be included in the silent auction. Items received after this date may be held for future fundraisers. 

If you would like to donate an item, please fill out this Auction Donation Form and send it along with your item to: 
Brehm Preparatory School Foundation
950 S. Brehm Lane
Carbondale, IL  62901

 
If you are unable to donate an item to the Foundation for the silent auction, we ask that you consider showing your support of the students at Brehm Preparatory School by participating in the silent auction. 

For more information, please contact Erin Camfield, Foundation Associate, at (618)457-0371 or by email at erin.camfield@brehm.org. Details about Brehm Parents' Weekend will be sent at a later date.

Sincerely,
 
 
Frank Poremski
President, Board of Directors
Brehm Preparatory School Foundation
 
 
 

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02/15/19
 -02/16/19
SIU How Sweet It Is Winter Mini Camp

Friday, February 15th - Saturday, February 16th
How Sweet It Is Winter Mini-Camp


Parents get time for themselves Valentines weekend while campers learn about trees, maple syrup production, winter animals, and more! Guest speaker, Rockcat Jaros from the Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois, will be presenting on all things snakes, teaching us why they are pretty sweet too! Games, crafts, participatory music, and a dance party will make this overnight at Touch of Nature truly a sweet and memorable time. A great first overnight camp experience.

(Children ages 7-12)
Drop off time - 5pm Friday
Pick up - 2:30pm Saturday
Pricing

$70 for overnight
$60 for past eco campers
$60 for additional siblings
$40 for 1 day campers only

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02/16/19
SIUC STEM University

$16.00 per youth/$10.00 per Adult
Lunch provided
NOVA - Fearful Symmetry
Additional Adventures offered TBD

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02/17/19
2019 National Girls & Women in Sports Day

Women's Leadership Fair:
Help us celebrate National Girls & Women in Sports Day on Sunday, February 17th and cheer on the Salukis!

The leadership fair will take place around the concourse inside SIU Arena prior to the Saluki Women's Basketball vs. Illinois State game. There will be stations set up by our female student athletes and coaches along with other groups in the community to talk about role models and encourage the empowerment of women in sports and the opportunties it provides. There will also be a Charlotte West Role Model Award given at halftime of the basketball game.

Each participate 12 years and under receive FREE admission. Adults can purchase tickets for the entire evening for only $5! The first 250 participants will receive a drawstring bag and commemorative NGWSD poster.

“𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘨𝘦, 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘨𝘵𝘩 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘨𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘴 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘵𝘰𝘰𝘭𝘴 𝘨𝘪𝘳𝘭𝘴 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘧𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘰𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘳𝘰𝘸.”

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02/19/19
New Member Quarterly Luncheon

The Marion Chamber is excited to welcome new members to our organization.  Once a quarter, the Membership Committee hosts a New Member Luncheon prior to the regular Membership Committee Meeting.  Our new members get to network with fellow business leaders in a cozy environment over a complimentary lunch! 

The luncheon rotates between various locations around Marion.  This quarter's luncheon is hosted by Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers.  Please check in with chamber staff before ordering! 

One comp meal per voting member.  For additional details, please call the chamber office.

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02/19/19
Marion Chamber Membership Committee meeting

The Marion Chamber Membership Committee will meet at 1pm at Freddy's after the new member Quarterly Luncheon. 

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02/19/19
How To Succeed In Your New Job

You've landed the job, so what now? This workshop will teach you how to meet your employer's expectations, adjust to  a new workplace environment, and set career goals.

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02/20/19
Marion Chamber of Commerce Marketing Committee meeting

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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02/20/19
Lunch & Learn February 2019: The Ingredients of Great Leadership

This Month's Topic: The Ingredients of Great Leadership 
What is the recipe for being a great leader?  Wayne Tate will guide us in looking at great American leaders and what common qualities made them outstanding leaders.  Plus, how these ingredients made two high school soccer players great leaders.  

Wayne’s leadership has included a business career as a CFO, CEO, and investment advisor for 36 years.  He has also served as a leader with the Marion Unit 2 School Board, Greater Marion Area United Way, Marion Rotary Club, Marion Soccer Assoc., Girl Scouts, River To River Residential Corp., and the Marion High School Girls Soccer team.  

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02/20/19
Weekly Job fair with the Southern Illinois Miners

Are you looking for a FUN summer job?! Well, Rent One Park will hold WEEKLY job fairs on Wednesday starting January 30th until March 27th, 4pm to 6pm in the Diamond Club. Please come prepared to interview and have a completed application that can be found on our website.

http://siminers.com/information/Job_Opportunities


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02/21/19
Marion Chamber of Commerce Legislative Affairs Committee meeting

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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02/21/19
Money Basics

Do you have questions about your credit score or protecting yourself financially? Do you need to develop a budget or plan for future purchases like a house or car? This workshop will give you the  tools you need to understand your financial picture, use banking services, and manage your money.

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02/22/19
Heartland Rotary Black Light Bash Bingo

Join Williamson County Heartland Rotary as we play Glo Bingo on February 22nd at the Marion KC Hall. Proceeds go toward service projects in our community. 

Must be 18 to participate.

Thank you to our sponsors! 


 

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02/22/19
Money Basics

Do you have questions about your credit score or protecting yourself financially? Do you need to develop a budget or plan for future purchases like a house or car? this workshop will give you the tools you need to understand your financial picture, use banking services, and manage your money.

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02/23/19
2019 Marion Professional Firefighters CASH BASH

Come out and support the Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois and the Marion Professional Firefighters. This years entertainment will be the Midnight Piano Band from the St. Louis Area. Each ticket will get 2 people in for dinner, soda & draft beer, live music, and entry into the cash drawing with a Grand Prize of $3000 (other cash prizes available). Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite or by contacting any Marion Firefighter.

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02/25/19
Resume Prep

Do you need to know what goes into an effective resume and cover letter? Do you understand how to optimize your resume to be the best marketing tool it can be? This workshop will cover the basics of writing resumes and cover letters.

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02/27/19
Weekly Job fair with the Southern Illinois Miners

Are you looking for a FUN summer job?! Well, Rent One Park will hold WEEKLY job fairs on Wednesday starting January 30th until March 27th, 4pm to 6pm in the Diamond Club. Please come prepared to interview and have a completed application that can be found on our website.

http://siminers.com/information/Job_Opportunities


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02/28/19
Conducting A Job Search

Are you doing everything you can to find a new job? Do you need help knowing where to start? This workshop will give you the tools you need to know where to look for a new job, organize your job search and avoid pitfalls in applying for jobs and communicating with potential employers.

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02/28/19
How To Succeed In Your New Job

You've landed the job, so what now? This workshop will teach you how to meet your employer's expectations, adjust to a new workplace environment, and set career goals.

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02/28/19
Wild Kickoff Celebration featuring Jennie Finch

Women’s Professional Softball is coming to Southern Illinois and we hope you will join us to celebrate our new Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois. On Thursday, February 28th, the Wild will be hosting a very special night to celebrate the new team coming to our region, and we will have a featured speaker, Jennie Finch, referred by Time Magazine as the most famous softball player in history.

The Wild’s kick off celebration will be held at Marion’s new event venue, Midwest Event Center, 11580 Route 37N, Marion IL, and will begin at 7 pm. Miners COO Mike Pinto and Cheri Kempf, commissioner of the NPF (National Professional Fast Pitch League) will do an introduction about the Wild and will introduce Olympic Gold Medalist Jennie Finch who will talk about her experiences playing in the Olympics and the NPF. A Q and A session will follow. Entry to the event is free. You must register for a ticket to attend.

Fans who would like to meet Jennie will be able to purchase a VIP meet and greet. A limited number of these upgrades are available for $25 each and include an opportunity for an autograph and photo with Jennie.

For more information about the event, visit the Miners website at www.siminers.com, to learn more about the NPF visit their site www.profastpitch.com.

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03/01/19
Kre8ive Fine Arts Academy Quarter Auction Fundraiser

Please join us for a night of fun while raising money for a great cause!

This quarter auction will be held at the Pavilion of the City of Marion on Friday, March 1, 2019 from 6 pm to 9 pm. The doors open at 6 pm and the auction starts at 7 pm.

All proceeds raised at this event will be donated to Kre8ive Fine Arts Academy.

There will be a variety of auction items including merchandise from local vendors, gift cards, gift certificates, and much more! There will also be items raffled off, with raffle tickets being sold at the event.

Admission tickets are $5.00 each and one bidding paddle to use in the auction is included with your admission ticket. You must bring quarters to use with the bidding paddles to bid during the auction. There are a limited number of tickets available. You may also purchase an "all in" paddle at the door for $25.00, which is a paddle that gives you one chance to win every item that will be given away in the auction.

Admission tickets can be purchased online at www.eventbrite.com or from a Kre8ive member. There are a limited number of tickets available, so get yours before they sell out!

There will be several vendor booths set up with local businesses selling and showcasing their products and services. The Wooden Spoon Catering will have food available for purchase and Ella's Umbrella Cupcakes will have cupcakes for sale, so come hungry!

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03/02/19
Read Across America

We are joining in this great reading event this year! We will be reading books throughout the day, approximately every 30 minutes!! We will also have coloring pages, bookmarkers, and word puzzles. Come join us for a fun filled day of books, reading, and arts & crafts!!!
We will be reading books geared for approx. ages from 3-11.

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03/03/19
Angel Rhodes at Walker's Bluff

I'm coming back in town! Catch me at Walker's Bluff!!

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03/05/19
Marion Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors meeting

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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03/06/19
 -03/07/19
SIU Day of Giving: Give the Gift of Experience

Prepare to give the gift of experience on March 6, 2018.
On Wednesday, March 6, SIU is hosting its annual Day of Giving – a 24-hour online giving campaign. We hope you will join us and make a special gift on #SIUDAY.

HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE:

GIVE: All SIU alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends are challenged to show their support for our wonderful institution. All gifts made online between 6 a.m. March 6th, and 6 a.m. March 7th, count toward the Day of Giving. Bookmark this website to make your gift in support of SIU on March 6th!

SHARE: Spread the word about #SIUDAY of Giving. Post on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn to share why you give back to SIU. Make sure you use #SIUDAY to see your content on the Day of Giving social media wall.

ASK: Ask your personal network to join you in making a gift!

Want to create a Challenge Fund? We’d love to hear from you! Contact Matt McCoy at matthewm@foundation.siu.edu.

Don't want to wait until March 6th7? Make a gift now and click "Add additional information regarding this Gift" and enter "Day of Giving 2018." Give now: www.siuf.org/give

03/06/19
Weekly Job fair with the Southern Illinois Miners

Are you looking for a FUN summer job?! Well, Rent One Park will hold WEEKLY job fairs on Wednesday starting January 30th until March 27th, 4pm to 6pm in the Diamond Club. Please come prepared to interview and have a completed application that can be found on our website.

http://siminers.com/information/Job_Opportunities


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03/06/19
Test Kitchen at the Tasting Room

Come try new items and meet our Chef! On Wednesday, March 6th at 6pm we will be offering a "Test Kitchen" dining experience at the Tasting Room. We are trying out new items and want YOUR feedback to see what will end up on our menu! Our team will be preparing 12-15 items for you to try and you can tell us what you want to see in our Tasting Room for the Spring.

To ensure that we prepare enough food, we are charging a small fee of $7.50 ($9.58 with Eventbrite fees). We will have tickets available for purchase at https://wbtestkitchen.eventbrite.com until Sunday, March 3rd. We hope to see you there!

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03/07/19
Film Screening & Panel Discussion

“Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope” is a one-hour documentary that chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities, who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease. Here is a link to the film’s trailer: https://kpjrfilms.co/resilience/

A free screening of “Resilience”, followed by a Panel Discussion, will take place on:
Thursday, March 7, 6:00 p.m. at Heartland Regional Medical Center, 3333 West DeYoung Street, Marion. This event is presented by Prevent Child Abuse Illinois in cooperation with Heartland Regional Medical Center

The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion with area educators, officials and healthcare providers who are part of the national discussion to prevent childhood trauma, treat toxic stress, and greatly improve the health of future generations.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits are also available to qualifying medical professionals for a $50 fee (payable upon admission).

Seating is limited and RSVP’s are encouraged. To reserve your seat please visit: https://resiliencepanel.eventbrite.com. For more information, contact Prevention Specialist Brittney Hale at 618.993.7122 or bhale@pacillinois.org.

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03/13/19
Weekly Job fair with the Southern Illinois Miners

Are you looking for a FUN summer job?! Well, Rent One Park will hold WEEKLY job fairs on Wednesday starting January 30th until March 27th, 4pm to 6pm in the Diamond Club. Please come prepared to interview and have a completed application that can be found on our website.

http://siminers.com/information/Job_Opportunities


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03/14/19
i.t. Day

IT Day returns to SIU Carbondale on March 14, 2019, as the largest technology conference in Southern Illinois and the entire tristate area. This year’s theme, Driving Success with Technology, revolves around our rapidly changing world—a world in which individuals, educational institutions, government entities, and businesses must creatively embrace advanced technology tools to achieve success. Many sessions qualify for CEUs. The event is FREE! Registration starts in early 2019—so be sure to save the date!
 

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03/14/19
i.t. Day - SIU Carbondale

IT Day 2019, the largest technology conference in Southern Illinois, returns to SIU Carbondale on March 14, 2019. Be sure to SAVE THE DATE! This year’s theme, Driving Success with Technology, revolves around our rapidly changing world—a world in which individuals, educational institutions, government entities, and businesses must creatively embrace advanced technology tools to achieve success. This is your opportunity to engage with them. It is not an event for selling tools--it is an event to sell your expertise, your ideas, and your professional reputation. Sponsor the day, sponsor a session, present a topic, or look for great employees in our technology-focused career event (for students). The event is FREE to attendees—that’s why we need sponsors! Space is limited—reserve it today at https://itday.siu.edu! Have questions, contact Rodney Emery (618)453-6212 or remery@siu.edu.
 

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03/15/19
Volunteer Training - Marion

-Come and join our organization, and become part of the Hospice of Southern Illinois’ team, as a Volunteer. We are a community-based, not-for-profit hospice helping patients and families in Southern Illinois.

Opportunities to Help:
Clerical Support
Filing and Data Entry
Health Fairs
Community Education
Fundraising Events
Bereavement Services
Spiritual Support
Vigil Volunteer
Patient Support

End-of-life care provided by those who care about Southern Illinois.
-PSVP to Donna or Rita, 618-997-3030.

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