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Talkin Bout My Generation... How to Not be Blockbuster in a Netflix World
10/28/2020
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Membership Luncheon - November 2020
11/10/2020
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Live2Lead: Southern Illinois 2020 - Corporate Packages
11/13/2020
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Consumer Fraud Presentation
12/3/2020
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Membership Luncheon - December 2020
12/8/2020
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Events in the next 30 days...
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10/27/2020
All in for Women: BIG Webinar

Join Ibie Hart, the women's business development manager, to learn about the Business Interruption Grant Program (BIG). In this webinar, women owned businesses will learn about eligibility, program details, and the application process. Technical assistance support will also be provided for the last 30 minutes of every session.   
 
 

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10/28/2020
Drive Up Flu Shots!

The Marion Senior Center has teamed up with Heartland Regional Medical Center to host drive thru flu shot clinics at the senior center and we are well under way! We will have two more drive thru flu shot days on 10/21 and 10/28. Call the senior center at 997-9019 to reserve your spot!

Huge thank you and shout out to Heartland Hospital for providing this great service to our community!

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10/28/2020
 -10/29/2020
COVID-19 Testing Location

The State of Illinois is sponsoring a community Drive-though & Walk-up test site in  your area.

The Pavilion of Marion 1602 Sioux Drive Marion, IL 62959

Dates: Wednesday, October 28th and Thursday, October 29th
Testing Hours: 9 AM - 5 PM on both days

Simple Nasal swabs will be used.
You will be called with results within 4-7 days.
No cost for testing.
Bring your insurance card, but you can still be tested if you don't have insurance.
Anyone can get tested!
You don't have to have symptoms or be sick.

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10/28/2020
Talkin Bout My Generation... How to Not be Blockbuster in a Netflix World

The Marion Chamber of Commerce Marketing Committee would like to invite you to a presentation about generational communication on October 28th at 9am.  In-person space will be limited to 25, and will have a ZOOM component to the event for those who are unable to attend in person. Please register below to receive an email with Event info and/or your ZOOM login information.

Program Description:
Generation Z, or the igeneration is changing the way we do business and communicate. Gen Z is the fastest-growing group of employees, consumers, and voters, impacting how older generations shop and communicate.  Dr. Steve O’Keefe will walk you through the generational divide and discuss ways to improve workplace dynamics across all generations and how to avoid being Blockbuster in a Netflix world.

About Our Presenter:
Steve O’Keefe is the Director of College Relations at John A. Logan College, where he also teaches courses in Marketing, Sales, and Advertising. He holds a Doctor of Education Degree in Organizational Leadership and a Master’s Degree in Workforce Education. He has presented his doctoral study, A Looming Crisis in Leadership, detailing the leadership void caused by retiring Baby-Boomers to      National, State, and Regional Audiences.  He began researching Generation Z two years ago while developing a new enrollment and marketing plan.  He discovered that there are currently five generations in the workplace, and to be successful, business leaders need to know how to communicate with all generations or risk being left behind.
 

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10/29/2020
Spooky Stories on the Square

Join Historian, Jon Musgrave, at Tower Square to learn about some of Marion’s darker history, spooky instances and devious happenings.
This program is free and open to the public.

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10/31/2020
Halloween at Pyramid Acres

Join us for a spooky Halloween celebration with live music by the Joey Odum Band, drink specials, costume contests and giveaways!

Costume sign up from 5-8pm.

Register for Best Couple/Group Costume, Funniest Costume, and Best Overall Costume. All costume participants are automatically registered for our raffle prizes! 

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11/3/2020
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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11/6/2020
Chamber Nation 101: Marketing Landing Pages

Learn more about the Marketing Landing Page that is included in your monthly outreach report.  This includes setting up and editing your page, how it can add to your search-ability, and expand your reach online.  In order to take full advantage of this session, please make sure that your Marion Chamber Membership is current and you have your current username/password. 


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11/11/2020
WOD for Warriors 2020

Join The HUB and Team RWB Marion for our annual WOD for Warriors (the Armistice WOD) held on and around Veterans Day at gyms/boxes all across the country. This event is an opportunity to support Veterans through functional fitness.

11 a.m.
The HUB Recreation Center
917 W. Main St.
Marion, Illinois

BASE WOD: (modifiable workout)
11 rounds, for time:
11 Mountain Climbers
11 Air Squats
11 Hand Release Pushups
11 Box Jump Burpees
200 meter run
- (Substitute 60 seconds of row, bike, or jump rope if running is not an option)

Due to COVID, we ask that you sign a waiver before participating, social distance and wear a mask when entering and exiting the event.

ARMISTICE BACKGROUND:
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War. This Armistice Day was later renamed Veterans Day.

At exactly 11 a.m., each November 11th, a color guard, made up of members from each of the military branches, renders honors - this workout is intended to be our version of that honor.

The 11-based rep scheme represents the rich history of Veterans Day.

The 5 exercises represent the 5 branches of service

Modified versions of classic military exercises are meant to help connect Veterans and the greater community to connect after the accomplishment of shared hardship during this WOD

Doing the WOD with a partner represents both Veterans of eras past, and of present/future eras

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11/17/2020
Marion Chamber of Commerce Membership Committee Meeting

The Marion Chamber Membership Committee meets on the third Tuesday at noon at the Chamber office. Agendas will be shared with committee members prior to the meeting.

To attend zia ZOOM, please register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUpduCgqjMqEt1hvwfUPmQBsk5SmKxC_AMn 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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11/18/2020
Marion Chamber of Commerce Marketing Committee Meeting

Monthly meeting on the third Wednesday of the month.  Office will send out agenda to committee members prior to meeting.

To attend via ZOOM, please register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ldOGvrjssG9CEVkESsyFv1DyKNOepM2-c 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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11/19/2020
Marion Chamber of Commerce Legislative Affairs Committee meeting

The Marion Chamber of Commerce Legislative Affairs Committee meeting is held on the third Thursday of each month at 8 a.m. at SouthernTrust Bank. Agenda shared with committee members prior to the meeting.

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11/20/2020
Chamber Nation 101: How Do I Start?

This monthly program focuses on the basic benefits of the Chamber Nation membership platform that powers our chamber community.  The step-by-step guide will not only tell you HOW to make the most of your member profile, but WHY.  In order to take full advantage of this session, please make sure that your Marion Chamber Membership is current and you have your current username/password. This session will cover:
  • Logging In
  • Updating Your Profile
  • Submitting Events
  • Submitting Press Releases
  • Member Resources

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11/25/2020
Marion Chamber of Commerce

More news will be forthcoming regarding the sponsored "Business BEFORE Hours," hosted by the Marion Civic and Cultural Center Foundation.  We will be looking forward to seeing everyone  Wednesday morning, November 25, 2020 in the lobby of the Marion Cultural and Civic Center Foundation from 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM.

  

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