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Events available for Registration...

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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2021 Southern Illinois Made Expo
10/9/2021 - 10/10/2021

Registration has Closed for this event.

Membership Luncheon - October 2021
10/12/2021
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Live2Lead: Changing Your World - Corporate Packages
10/29/2021
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Live2Lead: Changing Your World - Registration
10/29/2021
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101th Marion Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet & Auction - Sponsorship
1/14/2022

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Events in the next 30 days...
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9/21/2021
IDHR's Institute: Accountability Culture

When employers tolerate incivility or disrespectful behaviors that are demeaning, belittling, coarse or uncivil, it can create an environment ripe for illegal harassment. Education on civility, respect and inclusion can help create a workplace culture free of harassment.

This training will define and list examples of civility/incivility and discuss the impact of incivility on the work environment. Workplace harassment will be discussed, including examples of harassing behaviors in the workplace and employers’ liability for workplace harassment in Illinois. The training will explain the responsibilities of managers and employees in preventing, correcting and reporting harassment; and provide guidelines for establishing a civil, harassment-free work environment. This three-hour version has been revised and updated to include more activities to promote participant engagement.


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9/21/2021
IDHR's Institute: Team Excellence

The goal of every team is to perform at its highest level, and the secret to achieving high performance is this—having team members who CARE. Care in the literal sense, as well as in the sense of the acronym for the following traits: Communication, Ability, Results, and Esprit de corps. These four traits are the foundation of team excellence. You will find practical strategies for developing each trait throughout the training.


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9/21/2021
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.


 

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9/21/2021
IDHR's Institute: How To Manage Your Emotions

This course is designed to give you the tools you need to recognize your emotional triggers, control your emotional and physical responses, and handle other’s emotions. As a result, you will be able to communicate more effectively with supervisors and coworkers, be able to channel negative energy into more positive and productive activities and will promote your overall emotional intelligence.


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9/22/2021
Workshop: Proactive Practices to Reduce Workers Compensation Spending

Verlinda Henshaw, OTD,MS,OTR/L , currently serves as the Executive Director of Rehabilitation & Occupational Medicine Services at SIH. Verlinda has over 20 years experience in working with employers and employees to prevent and reduce the cost of workers compensation claims. She currently serves as a consultant to health care facilities as well as businesses to develop proactive programs for occupational health. As a business owner herself she understands the impact high MOD and DART rates can have on the company’s bottom line.

Topic: Proactive Practices to Reduce Workers Compensation Spending
- Discussion of Pre-employment hiring practices
- Opportunities for working with a health care provider
- Light Duty, yes or no?
- Creating a culture that reduces claims

HireLevel is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 1 PDC . For more information about certification or recertification, please visit shrmcertification.org.


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9/22/2021
IDHR's Institute: Appreciating Diversity

Diversity training has evolved from focusing solely on eliminating discrimination to proactively seeking inclusion. In the end, diversity is about cultivating meaningful relationships. This training explains what behaviors create separation, how to foster a culture of inclusion, recognize different ways of conveying respect to individuals, and behaviors that influence others to be part of the solution. 


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

The Marion Chamber of Commerce will hold its 37th annual Golf Scramble on Thursday, September 23 at Kokopelli Golf Course. A four-person team is $400. Registration includes use of the range, green fees, golf cart rental, and a chance at great prizes and more!

Registration
Morning Flight: 7:30 am; shotgun start begins at 8:30 am.
Afternoon Flight: 12:30 to 1:30 pm, shotgun start begins at 1:30 pm

Skins and 4 Mulligans included with team registration.

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9/23/2021
IDHR's Institute: Emotional Intelligence

This course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and tools to develop your emotional intelligence. You’ll learn how to avoid self-sabotaging outcomes by altering how you perceive and respond to emotionally-charged situations. In addition, you’ll improve your ability to resolve conflict constructively, create a productive work environment, build and mend relationships, and bounce back from setbacks and disappointment.


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9/23/2021
IDHR's Institute: Intercultural Communication

In order to succeed in today’s society, we must be able to communicate across cultural lines. Lack of cultural competency can cause increased frustration among employees, which will lead to conflict that inevitably impacts productivity and your bottom line. This training looks at race, ethnicity, language and religion as workplace issues and explores how dialogue can be used to open communication, break down stereotypes and facilitate more productive relationships.


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9/24/2021
Dr. Zhivegas at Marion Elks #800 Lake of Egypt

Come be a part of this great fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club of Southern Illinois (Marion location). Gate opens at 5:30pm. Show starts at 8:00pm.
The entry price is only a non-refundable $10.00 donation.

Food trucks will be on site including Jack's Deli, Sweet Shiskabobs and Winston's Bagels by B-Rad. 

Tickets for the concert and the shuttle bus are available at the Elks Lodge at 204 S. Market Street.  Tickets can also be purchased through Eventbrite at  https://marionelksdrz.eventbrite.com.  All ticket sale proceeds go to Boys and Girls Club of Southern IL, Marion center.
 

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9/24/2021
BLUE JEANS 4 BLUE DOORS EVENT

Created as a casual outdoor barbecue, Blue Jeans 4 Blue Doors will take place on and around the patio located beside Touch of Nature’s Freeburg Hall. Tents will surround the patio area to provide ample space for individual groups to socially distance. Dinner will be served off the grill and a cash bar will provide opportunities to purchase sodas, domestic and craft beer, wine, and the signature drink of the evening, “The Blue Door”. Drink tickets will be available for sale. Doors will open at 5:30 PM.

Wine & Dine Raffle Flyer
Traeger Grill Raffle
 

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9/25/2021
Southern Illinois Hunting and Fishing Days

Please Mark Your Calendars for this year’s event that is currently scheduled for September 25 and 26, 2021. Click here for our flyer. We hope that with your support this year will be our biggest event yet. We will provide more information as it becomes available on our Webpage and Facebook Page. Stay safe and take care.

Official Website
Facebook Page


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9/26/2021
Southern Illinois Hunting and Fishing Days

Please Mark Your Calendars for this year’s event that is currently scheduled for September 25 and 26, 2021. Click here for our flyer. We hope that with your support this year will be our biggest event yet. We will provide more information as it becomes available on our Webpage and Facebook Page. Stay safe and take care.

Official Website
Facebook Page


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9/30/2021
MC - Live2Lead Planning Meeting

Agenda will be shared with committee members prior to meeting.  To join this committee, please contact the chamber office.

Live2Lead: Changing Your World Event Details

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9/30/2021
Webinar: Tourism Attractions & Festivals Grant Program

Please join the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity's Office of Regional Economic Development for a webinar to learn more about the Illinois Tourism Attractions & Festivals Grant Program.   The Tourism Attractions & Festivals Grant Program is aimed at revitalizing the hard-hit tourism industry by bringing back new and returning tourism attractions and festivals to our state. Grants up to $1,000,000 will be awarded to establish and enhance tourism attractions or festivals.

Presenter: Adrian Madunic, Northwest Regional Manager and Kim Watson, Southern Region Senior Account Manager of Regional Economic Development, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

 

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10/2/2021
Electronics Recycling Event

Since 2015, the City of Marion has hosted an electronics recycling program for its citizens. This year's event will be October 2nd, please see the list below for acceptable drop off items.

Last year they diverted 34, 362 items(2 semi trailers worth) from the local landfill. Below are just some of the breakdown, these are items and not Lbs. 

If you are interested in volunteering for this year's event, please contact Terance Henry at 618-997-6281

Event Information PDF

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10/3/2021
 -10/9/2021
Williamson County Fair

Save the Date for this year's Williamson County Fair!

Fair Food, Demo Derby,  Pageant, Pumpkin Carving, Haybale Painting and so much more....

Check out a full listing on https://www.williamsoncountyillinoisfair.com/
 

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10/5/2021
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.

Learn more about our Board.


 

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10/7/2021
Marion Homecoming Parade (Tentative Date

Theme: "There's No Place Like Homecoming.
Depending on the weather forecast, the parade will be on Thursday, October 7th OR Friday, October 8th. The date will be determined on Monday, October 4th. An announcement will be made on the Marion High School Student Council Facebook and Twitter accounts as to which day the parade will be held.
  • This is an opportunity for the students to have a high school activity. The parade is to be completely voluntary for all participants and spectators.
  • Social distancing is still encouraged for participants and spectators.
Parade Route: 
Begins at the Marion High School, then up Carbon Street, east on Hendrickson to Russell, north to Main St. and east to the fairgrounds.

Entry Information:
In order to participate in the Homecoming Parade as a float entry, you must complete and submit this form.
https://forms.gle/PjYiapFpGTzzSzjW8

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10/7/2021
MC: Ambassador Committee

Quarterly Meeting of the Marion Chamber of Commerce Membership Committee.  Traditionally on the first Thursday of month at 10:30 am.  Agenda and location will be sent to committee members prior to the meeting.


 

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10/7/2021
MC - Live2Lead Planning Meeting

Agenda will be shared with committee members prior to meeting.  To join this committee, please contact the chamber office.

Live2Lead: Changing Your World Event Details

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10/8/2021
Marion Homecoming Parade (Tentative Date

Theme: "There's No Place Like Homecoming.
Depending on the weather forecast, the parade will be on Thursday, October 7th OR Friday, October 8th. The date will be determined on Monday, October 4th. An announcement will be made on the Marion High School Student Council Facebook and Twitter accounts as to which day the parade will be held.
  • This is an opportunity for the students to have a high school activity. The parade is to be completely voluntary for all participants and spectators.
  • Social distancing is still encouraged for participants and spectators.
Parade Route: 
Begins at the Marion High School, then up Carbon Street, east on Hendrickson to Russell, north to Main St. and east to the fairgrounds.

Entry Information:
In order to participate in the Homecoming Parade as a float entry, you must complete and submit this form.
https://forms.gle/PjYiapFpGTzzSzjW8

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10/9/2021
Connections Camp

Hospice of Southern Illinois Presents - Connections Camp

Join us for a great day of remembrance

A safe place to share your grief with other kids and teens who have been through similar loss. Crafts and activities to help you process and express your grief. We will end the day with a memorial celebration to commemorate your loved one in a special way. A simultaneous adult program to help parents/guardians understand their own grief and help with yours.

October 9, 2021 8:30am – 3:00pm

Grief Camp for Kids and Teens ages 5-17, an Adult must accompany each camper!

Free one day camp, space is limited register today!      

Call: 
618.997.3030 or 800.233.1708 to register.  Downloadable Form

Join us at: The Boy’s and girl’s Club of SI at 2706 W. Main St., Marion, IL 62959


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10/9/2021
2021 Southern Illinois Made Expo

GENERAL EVENT REGISTRATION INFORMATION
On behalf of State Senator Dale Fowler, the Southern Illinois Chambers of Commerce, the Shop Southern Illinois program, and the Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois, we would like to invite you to take part in the Southern Illinois Made Expo. After the postponement of the July 2020 event, we are excited to announce the 2021 event will be on October 9th & 10th, 2021 from 10a.m. to 4p.m. both days at The Pavilion in Marion.
 
The event is open to the public and encourages the hardworking local businesses of Southern Illinois to display their impressive products and wonderful destinations. The 2019 event hosted over 3,000 attendees. Along with our date change to encourage holiday shopping, our promotion plan will include digital, television, and radio partners which will encourage greater attendance.

Proceeds from the 2021 Southern Illinois Made Expo will go to Operation Honor Guard.  Operation Honor Guard raises money for veterans services organizations (Ex: American Legions, VFW Posts, etc.) that provide military funerals for fallen veterans. A donation of $5 to Operation Honor Guard will be suggested for admission for all guests. These donations will be shared with veterans’ service organizations across Southern Illinois to ensure their honor guards are equipped to provide our fallen veterans with the honor and respect they deserve for their military service at their funerals.

About the Event - Exhibitors from all over the region are invited to display and sell their innovative products, unique creations, and tasty treats as well as showcasing fabulous Southern Illinois destinations.
 
Both Saturday and Sunday exhibition dates will offer a unique opportunity for exhibitors to sell directly to the public and wholesale/retail buyers. Potential customers can see, sample, and purchase products while also learning about the many destinations Southern Illinois has to offer. Vendors are encouraged to network with fellow booth exhibitors to boost their customer base and business network. 

To Apply – Registration Deadline: September 8th at 4 p.m.
Booth prices start at $75 (plus processing fee). This portal is for booth applications.  For more information on the application process and requirements and to find the Participation Agreement Form, please continue on to the next page. Please note - Expo management has the right to refuse ANY vendor if they do NOT meet Exhibitor Eligibility.
 
Exhibitor Eligibility – The main goal is to feature products produced in Southern Illinois or destinations available in Southern Illinois. Items not made in /located in Southern Illinois are not permitted.

Types of vendors the Southern Illinois Made Expo is particularly interested in displaying:
  • Artisans & Craftspeople (i.e. Carpenters, Potters, Glass Artists, Painters, etc.)
  • Food and Beverage Artisans (i.e. Distillers, Brewers, Cheese Makers, Sauce makers etc.)
  • Farmers, Winemakers/Viticulturists, etc.
  • Manufacturers of local products (must be made in Southern Illinois)
  • Southern Illinois Tourism Destinations
Willingness and ability to sell/showcase products or destinations to retailers and the general public at your booth during both days of the event.

Agree to all Exhibitor Rules & Regulations listed in the Participation Agreement Form section.  (Link to PDF)
Must provide Proof of Certificate of Insurance by September 8th at 4 p.m. (Link to PDF)
 

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10/10/2021
Roger Hines Memorial Golf Tournament

The Roger Hines Memorial Golf Tournament is a fundraiser that raises money to assist individuals with intellectual disabilities in Southern Illinois.  We invite you to take part in this year's event.  

4 person scramble: $ 70 per person.

Tee off at noon.  Contact Chuck for details.

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10/10/2021
2021 Southern Illinois Made Expo

GENERAL EVENT REGISTRATION INFORMATION
On behalf of State Senator Dale Fowler, the Southern Illinois Chambers of Commerce, the Shop Southern Illinois program, and the Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois, we would like to invite you to take part in the Southern Illinois Made Expo. After the postponement of the July 2020 event, we are excited to announce the 2021 event will be on October 9th & 10th, 2021 from 10a.m. to 4p.m. both days at The Pavilion in Marion.
 
The event is open to the public and encourages the hardworking local businesses of Southern Illinois to display their impressive products and wonderful destinations. The 2019 event hosted over 3,000 attendees. Along with our date change to encourage holiday shopping, our promotion plan will include digital, television, and radio partners which will encourage greater attendance.

Proceeds from the 2021 Southern Illinois Made Expo will go to Operation Honor Guard.  Operation Honor Guard raises money for veterans services organizations (Ex: American Legions, VFW Posts, etc.) that provide military funerals for fallen veterans. A donation of $5 to Operation Honor Guard will be suggested for admission for all guests. These donations will be shared with veterans’ service organizations across Southern Illinois to ensure their honor guards are equipped to provide our fallen veterans with the honor and respect they deserve for their military service at their funerals.

About the Event - Exhibitors from all over the region are invited to display and sell their innovative products, unique creations, and tasty treats as well as showcasing fabulous Southern Illinois destinations.
 
Both Saturday and Sunday exhibition dates will offer a unique opportunity for exhibitors to sell directly to the public and wholesale/retail buyers. Potential customers can see, sample, and purchase products while also learning about the many destinations Southern Illinois has to offer. Vendors are encouraged to network with fellow booth exhibitors to boost their customer base and business network. 

To Apply – Registration Deadline: September 8th at 4 p.m.
Booth prices start at $75 (plus processing fee). This portal is for booth applications.  For more information on the application process and requirements and to find the Participation Agreement Form, please continue on to the next page. Please note - Expo management has the right to refuse ANY vendor if they do NOT meet Exhibitor Eligibility.
 
Exhibitor Eligibility – The main goal is to feature products produced in Southern Illinois or destinations available in Southern Illinois. Items not made in /located in Southern Illinois are not permitted.

Types of vendors the Southern Illinois Made Expo is particularly interested in displaying:
  • Artisans & Craftspeople (i.e. Carpenters, Potters, Glass Artists, Painters, etc.)
  • Food and Beverage Artisans (i.e. Distillers, Brewers, Cheese Makers, Sauce makers etc.)
  • Farmers, Winemakers/Viticulturists, etc.
  • Manufacturers of local products (must be made in Southern Illinois)
  • Southern Illinois Tourism Destinations
Willingness and ability to sell/showcase products or destinations to retailers and the general public at your booth during both days of the event.

Agree to all Exhibitor Rules & Regulations listed in the Participation Agreement Form section.  (Link to PDF)
Must provide Proof of Certificate of Insurance by September 8th at 4 p.m. (Link to PDF)
 

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10/12/2021
Membership Luncheon - October 2021

The Marion Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to our Monthly Membership Luncheon on October 12th, 2021 at the Marion Knights of Columbus starting at noon. This luncheon will be a HYBRID luncheon and include a ZOOM component for those who cannot attend in person. Lunch menu is: Fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, Caesar salad, and rolls. Iced Tea or Lemonade.
 
Please register below to receive an email with Event info and ZOOM login information (if requested).

With the latest COVID Mitigations, we request social distancing for our in-person attendees and to wear a mask when arriving and when not seated at your table.  Thank you for your support!

PROGRAM: 
Camille Dorris of Southern Illinois Coalition for the Homeless

EVENT AGENDA:

  • Welcome from Chamber Leadership & Invocation
  • Luncheon Speaker Presentation
  • Luncheon Program
  • Quick update from the Chamber Committees
  • Member Network and Updates

 

 

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10/19/2021
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.


 

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10/20/2021
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.


 

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10/21/2021
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.


 

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10/21/2021
Super Shredder Event at SIU Credit Union - Carbondale

SIU Credit Union, with the assistance of WPSD Local 6, again plans to host several Super Shredder events in 2021.  These events allow individuals to bring up to 50 pounds of personal documents to be shredded on-site for free. Each Super Shredder is held from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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10/21/2021
Awards Committee Meeting

Meeting packet will be provided prior to the meeting. If you are interested in learning more about the committee, please contact the chamber office at 618-997-6311.

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