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Events available for Registration...

Williamson County Business Resource Meet Up
6/29/2022
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Membership Luncheon July 2022, featuring Richard Smith with Information Technology at SIU
7/12/2022
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Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Program Informational Breakfast
7/22/2022
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2022 Southern Illinois Made Expo
10/15/2022 - 10/16/2022
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Events in the next 30 days...
DateEvent
6/29/2022
Walk In Interviews | Marion, IL

Join the team. HireLevel is hiring Warehouse Supervisors, Case Pickers, Production Workers, Admin Assistants, and more.
Excellent pay rates + benefits.
Stop by our office at 3911 West Ernestine Dr. in Marion, IL.
Apply Now at www.hirelevel.com/apply or call us at 618-993-9675.

Bring a friend! Candy + Careers + Giveaways

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6/29/2022
Workplace Reasonable Suspicion Training: Don't be in Left in a Haze

Join Scott Cruz, Labor and Employment attorney at Greensfelder Hemker & Gale PC as he conducts this comprehensive webinar that will provide the necessary tools and skills needed to recognize and appropriately handle employees exhibiting signs of impairment or being under the influence of marijuana.

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6/29/2022
Webinar: The GREAT ENGAGEMENT Summit

HireLevel is bringing the Great Engagement Movement to you. Earn 3 HR credits in this Summit as you gain the tools to turn The Great Resignation into the Great Engagement A diverse panel has been assembled to help you address the specific engagement challenges in your business, whether you have 50 employees or 500. In 2022, to be GREAT we must come together.

AGENDA:
– Julie Hoff “The Power of Connection in the Wildfire of Turnover”
-- Jason Greer “Diversity without Inclusion Feeds the Great Resignation”
-- Andrew Metcalf – “Legal Aspects of the Great Resignation”
-- Teresa Katubig "Operational Efficiencies Critical for Great Engagement"

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6/29/2022
Williamson County Business Resource Meet Up

We'll network and explore the many ways Illinois businesses can access services to help them recover, grow, meet their goals, and realize their entrepreneurial dreams. All businesses are welcome.

Hosted by: Marion Chamber of Commerce and Illinois SBDC at SIU 

When: June 29, 2022 at 10:30 A.M.
Where: Greater Egypt Regional Planning Commission
3117 Civic Circle Blvd., Suite A, Marion
Sponsored by: Illinois SBDC at SIU and Community Navigator Program

Refreshments will be provided by: Cold Blooded Coffee & Roastery and Taste of Balance.
 

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6/29/2022
Understanding Alzheimer's & Dementia

Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging. Join us to learn about the impact of Alzheimer's; the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia; stages and risk factors; current research and treatments available for some symptoms; and Alzheimer's Association resources. Followed by, Melise Oakley from Hospice of Southern Illinois will talk about the Dementia Live training. Dementia Live® is an experience that immerses participants in to what life might be like living with cognitive impairment and sensory change. Utilizing specialized gear that simulates dementia specific changes that include altered eyesight, hearing and tactile sensation, this safe experience is a powerful and effective tool to strengthen care partner's understanding of and empathy for their residents.

Visit alz.org/CRF to explore additional
education programs in your area.

Register for this event with Front Desk HUB staff: 618-997-2482.

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6/29/2022
Webinar: Deferred Healthcare During the Pandemic: Assessing the Impact

Join us for an exciting webinar regarding Deferred Healthcare during the Pandemic and Assessing the Impact. Leaders from the pharmaceutical, hospital, insurance and employment industry will break down the major clinical, financial and operational implications these deferrals have had on consumers, payors and healthcare providers.

Member Rate: $50.00
Members of the Illinois Chamber’s Healthcare Council will attend for free.
Non-Member Rate: $75.00
Continuing Education Offered:
q 1.50 HRCI
q 1.50 SHRM
q 1.50 CLE per attendee request prior to event
q 1.50 HR Compliance Certificate Credits

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6/30/2022
Smart Women Finish Rich - Mastermind

Are you ready to join a community committed to not just helping you reach true financial security, but the power to experience a future of fulfillment and freedom based on your values?

If that is you, join our Smart Women Finish Rich Mastermind! During this 10-week mastermind, we'll read David Bach's New York Times best-selling book, Smart Women Finish Rich, explore and complete weekly discussion topics and talk to some local financial gurus.

The Smart Women Finish Rich Mastermind will begin on June 23rd and end on August 25th. It is from 12:00 -1:00 pm every Thursday afternoon at EThOs at the Citadel Building on the Square in Marion. We will come together as a whole, bring our financial challenges, failures and wins and discuss them through the lens of the book. Did we mention this is free? The book, the worksheets, the speakers, the snacks, the surprises...everything!

Led by Jill Franks & Ashley McVicker from Farmers State Bank in partnership with EThOs at The Citadel on Tower Square.

To register or learn more information, click the following link🔗 https://www.myfsb.com/about-us/mastermind

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7/1/2022
Eats@EThOs Community Connection Lunch

Get connected with business, city, and community leaders, entrepreneurs, and co-working space members.

Fridays from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM, at EThOs Small Business Incubator & Co-working Spaces,

Tower Square Plaza in The Citadel Building.
Reservations at russell@watermarkethos.org 
 

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7/1/2022
 -7/5/2022
2022 Marion Knights of Columbus Independence Celebration

Celebration of Independence 2022 
Marion Knights of Columbus
Southern Trust Bank Stage
Free entertainment nightly starting at 4:30 pm
Friday, July 1 - Monday, July 4
Fireworks each night at dusk - Sponsored by Heartland Regional Medical Center
 

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7/7/2022
Unfamiliar with patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets?

Unfamiliar with patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets? Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) experts about intellectual property (IP) basics and potential ways to protect your innovation as you transition from idea to product.

The USPTO offers this free event for aspiring entrepreneurs, innovators, and students every month.

The discussion will cover:

  • An overview of intellectual property types: patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets
  • Why innovators and entrepreneurs should consider protecting their IP
  • Local resources and assistance available through the USPTO and other agencies

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7/7/2022
Smart Women Finish Rich - Mastermind

Are you ready to join a community committed to not just helping you reach true financial security, but the power to experience a future of fulfillment and freedom based on your values?

If that is you, join our Smart Women Finish Rich Mastermind! During this 10-week mastermind, we'll read David Bach's New York Times best-selling book, Smart Women Finish Rich, explore and complete weekly discussion topics and talk to some local financial gurus.

The Smart Women Finish Rich Mastermind will begin on June 23rd and end on August 25th. It is from 12:00 -1:00 pm every Thursday afternoon at EThOs at the Citadel Building on the Square in Marion. We will come together as a whole, bring our financial challenges, failures and wins and discuss them through the lens of the book. Did we mention this is free? The book, the worksheets, the speakers, the snacks, the surprises...everything!

Led by Jill Franks & Ashley McVicker from Farmers State Bank in partnership with EThOs at The Citadel on Tower Square.

To register or learn more information, click the following link🔗 https://www.myfsb.com/about-us/mastermind

more info...
7/12/2022
Membership Luncheon July 2022, featuring Richard Smith with Information Technology at SIU

The Marion Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to our Monthly Membership Luncheon on July 12th, 2022 at the Marion ELKS.  Program starts at noon. (food service begins as 11:45 am). 

Luncheon Menu: Provided by the Elks
BBQ Pork Chop, Baked Potatoes, and green beans. Ice tea and water.

EVENT AGENDA:
Welcome from Chamber Leadership & Invocation
Luncheon Sponsor Presentation
Luncheon Program
Quick update from the Chamber Committees and the unveiling of the Leadership Marion Fall Event
Member Network and Updates

Luck of the Draw Raffle: Current Total - $0 - 10 balls left!

PROGRAM: Cyber Security Best Practices in 30 Minutes or Less
About our Speaker: Richard Smith 

Richard has worked in technology for over twenty years, beginning as a Radio Shack Manager, then for AT&T (now Comcast) Internet Service Provider before returning to school. He holds three degrees, A.A.S from Joliet Junior College along with a B.S. and M.S. in Geology/Geophysics from SIU.  His time spent as a SIU student was fulfilling through various research opportunities, including work with the Geodynamics branch at NASA/GSFC and various petroleum exploration opportunities in the Illinois Basin.  Richard has spent the last 9 years working in Information Technology at SIU in a variety of roles, including datacenter and cloud infrastructure management as well as information security.

This Month's Luncheon Sponsor: 
The Gateway Foundation uses evidence-based practices and leading experts to develop customized treatment plans for every patient. Constantly evolving, we draw from proven research and a legacy of innovation, delivering the best possible outcomes. Our clinical structure for every Gateway program is based on nine evidence-based practices: Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dual Diagnosis Treatment, Medication-Assisted Treatment, Mindfulness-Based Sobriety, Seeking Safety – Trauma Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and 12- Step Facilitation.

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7/14/2022
Smart Women Finish Rich - Mastermind

Are you ready to join a community committed to not just helping you reach true financial security, but the power to experience a future of fulfillment and freedom based on your values?

If that is you, join our Smart Women Finish Rich Mastermind! During this 10-week mastermind, we'll read David Bach's New York Times best-selling book, Smart Women Finish Rich, explore and complete weekly discussion topics and talk to some local financial gurus.

The Smart Women Finish Rich Mastermind will begin on June 23rd and end on August 25th. It is from 12:00 -1:00 pm every Thursday afternoon at EThOs at the Citadel Building on the Square in Marion. We will come together as a whole, bring our financial challenges, failures and wins and discuss them through the lens of the book. Did we mention this is free? The book, the worksheets, the speakers, the snacks, the surprises...everything!

Led by Jill Franks & Ashley McVicker from Farmers State Bank in partnership with EThOs at The Citadel on Tower Square.

To register or learn more information, click the following link🔗 https://www.myfsb.com/about-us/mastermind

more info...
7/19/2022
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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7/20/2022
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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7/20/2022
How to Avoid Termination-Related Litigation Risks

Join Scott Cruz, Labor & Employment Attorney at Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. as he discusses recent trends in employee-related termination claims and how to properly and legally avoid liability for such claims.

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7/21/2022
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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7/21/2022
Webinar: HR Roundtable

Join your Leading HR Professionals in Your Area!

Why should you join our Virtual HR Roundtable?
  • These are for you. Your hot topics, not a seminar or a webinar where we present to you and determine the agenda.
  • There will be an HR consultant acting as facilitator (with hot topics in mind if needed). This will be a way for you to network with other HR professionals.
  • This will be a great way for you to discuss your issues and work through them with your peers, a group of HR professionals.
  • If time allows, there will be team building exercises and ideas from the facilitator and the group.
  • They are not formal.
  • We will work with the group to secure the additional quarterly meetings.
  • Examples of topics discussed: best practices in training your employees, getting/keeping the right talent, employee handbooks – bring them for discussion, and your issues/questions.
Yearly Membership $450.00 **
(First time trial is $125.00)
** Includes 4 Quarterly workshops

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7/21/2022
MC: Leadership Marion Committee Meeting

Planning meeting for the Leadership Marion program.

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7/21/2022
Smart Women Finish Rich - Mastermind

Are you ready to join a community committed to not just helping you reach true financial security, but the power to experience a future of fulfillment and freedom based on your values?

If that is you, join our Smart Women Finish Rich Mastermind! During this 10-week mastermind, we'll read David Bach's New York Times best-selling book, Smart Women Finish Rich, explore and complete weekly discussion topics and talk to some local financial gurus.

The Smart Women Finish Rich Mastermind will begin on June 23rd and end on August 25th. It is from 12:00 -1:00 pm every Thursday afternoon at EThOs at the Citadel Building on the Square in Marion. We will come together as a whole, bring our financial challenges, failures and wins and discuss them through the lens of the book. Did we mention this is free? The book, the worksheets, the speakers, the snacks, the surprises...everything!

Led by Jill Franks & Ashley McVicker from Farmers State Bank in partnership with EThOs at The Citadel on Tower Square.

To register or learn more information, click the following link🔗 https://www.myfsb.com/about-us/mastermind

more info...
7/22/2022
Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Program Informational Breakfast

Learn more about Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Program and how you can reduce energy costs and improve comfort through new cash incentives and bonuses for your business and commercial spaces. 
https://amerenillinoissavings.com/

Breakfast provided by Ameren
Hosted by: Marion Chamber of Commerce and Ameren Illinois

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7/28/2022
 -8/2/2022
Colt World Series

The Colt World Series is BACK! The 2022 series will return to Marion, Illinois on July 28th-August 2nd at Rent One Park! This year’s series will feature qualifying international teams and teams from each US Zone! Who will come out on top?

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7/28/2022
Smart Women Finish Rich - Mastermind

Are you ready to join a community committed to not just helping you reach true financial security, but the power to experience a future of fulfillment and freedom based on your values?

If that is you, join our Smart Women Finish Rich Mastermind! During this 10-week mastermind, we'll read David Bach's New York Times best-selling book, Smart Women Finish Rich, explore and complete weekly discussion topics and talk to some local financial gurus.

The Smart Women Finish Rich Mastermind will begin on June 23rd and end on August 25th. It is from 12:00 -1:00 pm every Thursday afternoon at EThOs at the Citadel Building on the Square in Marion. We will come together as a whole, bring our financial challenges, failures and wins and discuss them through the lens of the book. Did we mention this is free? The book, the worksheets, the speakers, the snacks, the surprises...everything!

Led by Jill Franks & Ashley McVicker from Farmers State Bank in partnership with EThOs at The Citadel on Tower Square.

To register or learn more information, click the following link🔗 https://www.myfsb.com/about-us/mastermind

more info...