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January 2020

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Marion Chamber / MHS FBLA Career Fair - Booth Registration
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Membership Luncheon - February 2020
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Webinar: Learn about the 2020 Anti-Harassment Laws with Attorney Julie Proscia
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Free Grow with Google Seminar & Membership Outreach Tools Discussion
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Membership Luncheon - March 2020
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10th annual Marion Chamber Foundation Bass Tournament
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Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft Presentation
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6th Annual Marion Chamber Legislative Summit
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Events in the next 30 days...
Live Well Be Well: Diabetes Workshop

Anyone living with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes OR anyone who is a caregiver for someone with diabetes should attend. 


• Building a more effective relationship with your doctor
• Solving problems
• Exploring an exercise routine
• Communicating with family and friends about your condition
• Eating tips to help you feel better
• Managing your medications
• Setting and achieving goals
• Dealing with pain, frustration, isolation, lack of energy


Every Friday afternoon for 6 weeks
January 24, 2020 – February 28, 2020
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Logan Primary Care
405 Rushing Dr
Herrin, IL 62948



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10th Annual Red Carpet Gala: Icons and Legends

10th Annual Red Carpet Gala
Come celebrate the 10th anniversary of Hospice of Southern Illinois’ Red Carpet Gala. This annual event is presented by Heartland Regional Medical Center and will showcase "1C0NS and Legends" on Saturday, January 25, 2020. Don’t be late, this is the premier gala of the region and tickets go fast. Get yours first on Monday, October 28, 2019, by visiting

Sponsorships are available.

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Cocktails • Appetizers • Silent Auction
6:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Performances and Auction
After Party Following Show

Ticket Options:
Table of 12 $900 • Table of 8 $650 • Individual $100

Details: or Lisa Mann • 618-997-3030

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The date has been set for Tri-The-HUB 2020 in memory of CJ Rubright proudly sponsored by Prince Appraisals, Inc!

Join us on Sunday, January 26th and run, bike and swim your way through our indoor triathlon for all ages.

SWIM LAPS: 10 minutes
BIKE SPIN: 20 minutes
RUN ON TRACK/GYM: 15 minutes

Triathlon starts at 7:30 a.m.
Doors open at 6:30 a.m.

Cost: $25/Individual, $30/Team (Teams of 2 or 3)
Make checks payable to The HUB

Registration Required by January 24

Only 60 individual spots and 12 team spots available!

Age Groups: 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Awarded for Top Males & Females in Each Age Group Plus Top Teams


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Prompt-It Creative Writing

Got writers block? Come to this fun prompt workshop. Be ready to share what you create! Free and open to teens and adults, 12 and older.

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Marion Chamber of Commerce Grad Spree Committee Meeting

This is a meeting for the post-Marion High School gradation event, Grad Spree.  To learn more about this event, please contact the chamber office.  Committee members will receive an agenda via email.

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Daddy Daughter Dance

Online registration is now open for the 2020 Daddy Daughter Dance at Rent One Park with the Southern Illinois Miners. Reserve your date today for either of our two great nights, January 31st or February 1st at 6pm each night.

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Cinderella (Matinee)

Kre8ive Fine Arts presents this classic musical story of Roger and Hammerstein's Cinderella!

Come experience this classic fairytale live on stage! Roger and Hammerstein's Cinderella is a Musical for the ages. It follows the story we all know and love through beautiful songs and scenery.

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Marion Chamber / MHS FBLA Career Fair - Booth Registration

The Marion Chamber / FBLA Career Fair is returning to the Marion High School!  This event is very popular with the business community and a wonderful chance to meet the workers and business leaders of tomorrow!  This event takes place during a Marion High School half day.  Students will be visiting the Health Education Center during their PE period.

​Students will get help filling out applications, learn how to dress professionally, how to build  professional social media contacts, take part in mock interviews, and talk to business owners and leaders about job availability in our community. 

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Menopause the Musical

Menopause The Musical® is a groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived “The Change.” Now celebrating 18 years of female empowerment through hilarious musical comedy, Menopause The Musical® has evolved as a "grassroots" movement of women who deal with life adjustments after 40 by embracing each other and the road ahead.
Set in a department store, four women meet while shopping for a black lace bra at a lingerie sale.

After noticing similarities among one another, the cast jokes about their woeful hot flashes, mood swings, wrinkles, weight gain and much more. These women form a sisterhood and unique bond with the entire audience as they rejoice in celebrating that menopause is no longer “The Silent Passage.”

Inspired by a hot flash and a bottle of wine, Menopause The Musical® was created as a celebration of women who find themselves at any stage of “The Change.” The laughter-filled 90-minute production gets audience members out of their seats and singing along to parodies from classic pop songs of the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s.

Menopause The Musical® is now in its 18th year and 14th as the longest-running musical in Las Vegas history, performing nightly at Harrah’s Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Seen by more than 15 million, it has played every state in the continental U.S. and more than 500 cities worldwide, and has been translated into nine languages. For more information, visit

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Member Orientation

Want to learn about some of the amazing benefits that the Marion Chamber offers? Do you want to learn how you can get involved with the chamber?

If you answered yes to either one of those questions, this event is for YOU!

Join the chamber staff and the committee chairs at the Drury Inn on Thursday, February 6th at 8:30 am for our Member Orientation. Find out what benefits are available to our members and how you can get involved with upcoming events. You will also have the opportunity to network with new and standing members.

There is limited seating. Call the office at 618-997-6311 and reserve your seat by February 4th.

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Main Street Marion: Scavenger Hunt with a Twist

Check out the Main Street Marion Facebook Page for the latest details!

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Membership Luncheon - February 2020

The Marion Chamber of Commerce Monthly Membership Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, February 11th at the Marion Elks in Marion. Lunch service begins at 11:45 a.m.

This month's lunch presentation will feature Jeff McGoy.  2020...a new year...a new decade...a new YOU? This presentation will provide insight into how you can use the past, while living in the present to create the future you envision a reality.

This month's lunch will be provided by the Marion Elks and will feature Country fried steak, mushed potatoes and gravy, candy carrots, salad and dinner roll.  

Centerstone is the sponsor of the this month's Monthly Membership luncheon. Centerstone is a not-for-profit health care organization dedicated to delivering care that changes people’s lives. We provide mental health care, addiction treatment and community education in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee.

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Hire Level Hiring Event


HIRELEVEL.COM |618-993-9675

Customer Service Rep
CDL A-B Drivers
DSP/ Caregiver

February 12th, 9 am- 4 pm
HireLevel Hiring Event
3911 W. Ernestine Dr. Marion, IL

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Webinar: Learn about the 2020 Anti-Harassment Laws with Attorney Julie Proscia

Join us for an IACCE webinar to learn about the 2020 Anti-Harassment Laws.  This legislation comes into effect after almost two years of work by the Senate Task Force on Sexual Harassment. This webinar will feature Attorney Julie Proscia and focus on the changes that took effect January 1, 2020.  Compliance with new laws requires the following actions:
  1. Mandatory anti-harassment training
  2. Reporting requirements for final verdicts and decisions
  3. Revisions to employment policies
  4. Revisions to employment and severance agreements
Attendees will gain a thorough understanding of the new requirements and what actions must be taken by the December 2020 deadline to avoid fines.
Space is limited.  This webinar viewing event is hosted locally by the Marion Chamber of Commerce Legislative Affairs Committee.  To schedule an individual viewing of this seminar for $39, please Click here to register directly through the IACCE. 

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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.

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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. 

Agenda shared with committee members prior to the meeting.

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Marion Chamber of Commerce Sister City Committee Meeting

The Marion Chamber of Commerce Marketing Committee meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 9 a.m. at the Chamber office. 

Agenda shared with committee members prior to the meeting.

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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 Thursday of each month at 8 a.m. at South Porte Bank. 

Agenda shared with committee members prior to the meeting.

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Carbondale Chamber Annual Awards Banquet: Roaring 20s

5:30 PM: Speakeasy Social Hour
6:30 PM: Ballrooms Open for Dinner
7:30 PM: Entertainment & Awards

Tickets go on sale Monday, December 2nd

Dress is Cocktail attire, or dress to the theme

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Marion FFA & Alumni Blue and Gold 5k

Please join us for the annual Marion FFA and FFA Alumni Blue and Gold 5K Run/Walk and Breakfast!
Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Registration 7AM
Race Begins 8AM
Includes Pancake and Sausage Breakfast afterwards in the MHS Cafeteria 7-10AM
To Register:
*Please email if you would like a paper copy of the registration form.

Start and Finish at Marion High School, 1700 Wildcat Rd., Marion IL 62959

The race course is an out and back from Marion High School with minimal traffic. The course will be marked and a water stop will be provided. Registration fee includes a t-shirt and a ticket to the “All You Can Eat” Pancake and Sausage Breakfast hosted by the Marion FFA Alumni from 7 to 10 AM at the Marion High School Cafeteria.

To ensure a correct t-shirt size, entry forms must be submitted by Friday, February 7, 2020 T-shirts are not guaranteed after this date.

Registration fee is $25. Race day registration is permitted and packet pick-up begins at 7:00 AM in the Marion High School lobby.

Extra breakfast tickets may be purchased at the door for $6. The race may be canceled in the event of inclement weather. In such an event, t-shirts may be picked up the following week at Marion High School.

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2020 Marion Professional Firefighters CASH BASH

The 2020 Marion Professional Firefighters Cash Bash will be held at the Pavilion of Marion on February 22nd from 6 - 11 pm.  Take part in an early bird drawing that consists of; if you buy a ticket before February 1, you will have a chance to win 1 of 3 $100 cash prizes.

This event raises money for the Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois, VFW Honor Guard, Marion professional firefighters scholarship fund and for numerous Southern Illinois families that have fallen on hard times.

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