Calendar of Events - Marion Chamber of Commerce
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August 2019

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Marion Chamber Community Block Party at Heartland Regional Medical Center - Sponsor/Vendor Registration
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Membership Luncheon - September 2019
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35th annual Marion Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble - Registration
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35th annual Marion Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble - Sponsorship
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Live2Lead: Southern Illinois 2019 - Corporate Packages
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Live2Lead: Southern Illinois 2019 - Registration
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Events in the next 30 days...
The Sexual Assault Survivor Emergency Treatment Act: The Past, Present, & Future

Improved legislation for sexual assault survivors is taking hold. Learn about the changes & their impact on care & services in our area.

2 CEU and CME credits are Available! Office of the Illinois Attorney General State SANE Coordinator, Jaclyn Rodriguez BSN, BS, RN, SANE-A, will discuss that improved legislation for Illinois sexual assault survivors has begun to take effect.

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CPR Educational AHA Fundraiser

Thursday, August 29
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
The HUB Youth Center

CPR Education Session for The HUB Heart Walk Fundraising Team

Learn American Heart Association lifesaving procedures in this class while helping us raise funds for the AHA’s Upcoming Heart Walk on September 21 at Walker’s Bluff.

What Will This Session Cover?
How to call for help, procedures for Adult, Child, Infant CPR and Choking, Overview of an AED-what it is and how it works.


How Can You Help?
Attend the class, learn lifesaving measures and help us raise money for our Heart Walk Team. A $25 per person donation is required prior to attending the class.

Cash or Check Payable to: American Heart Association

14 Years Old & Older May Attend

Space is Limited - RSVP Required at The HUB Front Desk

Contact Instructor: Chris at or (618) 997-2HUB ext. 150

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PCA USA ILLINOIS Championships National Qualifier

The past two years, the PCA has made a name for outstanding athlete-centric bodybuilding and fitness events. PCA USA is bringing this gold standard to the United States, with a following of athletes that are prepared to compete and attend.

The Marion Cultural and Civic Center event will have local athletes as well as competitors from other parts of the United States.

Sponsorships are currently available for this event!

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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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Confederate Railroad at Black Diamond

Due to public demand Black Diamond and 107.3 W3D is proud to announce the Confederate Railroad band will be on stage September 5th at the Black Diamond Event Center (Black Diamond RV building) in Marion Illinois!

Doors open at 6pm on September 5th 2019

Opening Acts – TBD
Feature Entertainment – Confederate Railroad

General admission tickets for this all ages standing room only show are only $20.00 and can be purchased at

For sponsorship opportunities or group sales inquiries call the Marketing department at 618-997-4577 or email

Tickets will also be available for purchase with cash or check at Black Diamond Harley-Davidson, Black Diamond RV and Roadhouse Harley-Davidson.

CONFEDERATE RAILROAD - Overnight sensation. One of the most over-used and misapplied coronations ever. It’s been used to describe Confederate Railroad in that very manner. In the case of Railroad, it most often refers to the frenzy that surrounded the mega-hit, “Trashy Women.” From lead singer, Danny Shirley’s perspective, “We weren’t an overnight sensation; ‘Trashy Women’ was.”

No coolers allowed. No animals allowed. Alcoholic drink sales onsite to adults 21+ ID REQUIRED.

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1 Year Anniversary and Customer Appreciation Event

Join us for our 1 year anniversary party!
Athletico Physical Therapy
September 6th
Time: 12-2
Refreshments will be provided.
Raffle and prize!

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Marion Chamber Community Block Party at Heartland Regional Medical Center - Sponsor/Vendor Registration

Before Marion High School’s first home football game the Marion Chamber of Commerce invites community to kick-off the 2019 season with a Pre-Game Block Party! Food, drink and festivities are provided free-to-the-public event by Chamber Members. Visitors just need to bring their Wildcat Pride!

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8th Annual Glow Run/Walk

Carterville Chamber of Commerce presents the 8th Annual Glow Run/Walk on Friday, September 6, 2019 at Cannon Park.

Twilight 5K begins at 7pm.

Pre-registration before August 23rd = $20; Ages 14 & Under = $10
Pre-registration guarantees souvenir race shirt
Race Day registration = $25; Ages 14 & Under = $15
Race day registration & packet pickup will be held in front of the Carterville Community Center from 5 - 6:30pm on Race Day.
Register online at

Medals to top 3 male and female in multiple age divisions. $250 purse for fastest male and female.

The race starts and finishes at the Carterville Lions Club Free Fair at Cannon Park.

Malone's Kids' Fun Run starts at 6pm. Awards for all finishers.

Chip timing by Run to Succeed.

For more information contact the Carterville Chamber office at (618) 985-6942.

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Veterans on Parade

All veterans from Southern Illinois are invited to march or ride with Units from the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, National Guard, VFW, American Legion, AMVETS and DAV organizations including ROTC and High School bands. 

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Rend Lake Car Show

The past will meet the future on the Benton Public Square on September 7, 2019 when the annual Rend Lake Car Show will meet for the final time with the 144-year-old Franklin County Courthouse as a back drop.
Join us on the square for an evening filled with cars, food, fun and prizes. This is a family event so bring the kids and your camera and get some pictures that will last beyond a lifetime.

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Ken Burns: Country Music Film Screening

Enjoy live music and refreshments and meet county music fans from around the region. Free and open to the public.

You’re invited to a special local preview of Ken Burns’ newest documentary masterpiece: Country Music. Join us at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center in Marion, IL on Sat, Sept. 7 at 7pm (doors open at 6pm). Watch the first hour of the film, enjoy live music by local musician Jenny Johnson, and meet county music fans from around the region. Free and open to the public. Visit for tickets and additional information. Country Music is sponsored locally by Megabytes Technology Services and Hudgins Orthodontics.

Individuals with disabilities are welcomed. Call (618) 453-4344 to request accommodations.

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Matilda: The Musical (Friday)

Image may contain: one or more people, sky and textKre8ive Fine Arts brings the new and exciting musical Matilda based off of the motion picture and book! Great for all ages!

All Seats are reserved $15Doors open at 6pm and Show starts at 7pmThere will be ONE 15 minuted intermission.

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Heartland Pet Fest 2019

Image may contain: text that says "Heartland Pet Fest"Pet friendly but MUST have proof of current vaccinations! Games, seminars, vendors, adoptions, etc! Free fun for the whole family!

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Klutz Mini Bake Shop Event

Image may contain: foodWe will be making a Clay Mini Key Lime Pie Slice! All supplies will be provided and detailed instructions. This is a free event and open to the first 20 people to reserve a spot. If not all spots reserved, any open spots will be available Sat morning until all are filled. All Klutz products will be on sale for 20% off All Week!!!

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Fall Open House Magpie Market House

No photo description available.Come shop our HUGE fall open house! We’re looking forward to showing you all the new 2019 Fall decor & accessories line!

Door prizes, snacks & drinks! don’t miss it!

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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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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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Ribbon Cutting: Marion Park District Pickleball Complex

The Marion Park District and the Black Diamond family of businesses are pleased to announce the grand opening and ribbon cutting of a new, dedicated pickleball complex located in Ray Fosse Park.  The Black Diamond Pickleball Complex is the ‘first of its kind’ in Southern Illinois. Join us at 4pm for this special ribbon cutting. 

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1st Annual Fall Festival

1 - 1:30 pm - Fr. Brian Barker
2 pm - The Orn'ry Hombres
6:15 pm - Nine88
8:15 pm - Clayton Cribble Band

Beer tent, Bouncy Houses, Brats/Hotdogs/Bierocks


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Marion Chamber Membership Committee meeting

The Marion Chamber Membership Committee will meet at noon at the Chamber office. 

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