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Events available for Registration...

2023 Member Orientation
2/9/2023
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Membership Luncheon February 2023, program feature 'Workforce Development'
2/14/2023
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Grad Spree 2023 Sponsorship Support
5/18/2023
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39th annual Marion Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble - Registration
9/22/2023

Registration is Coming Soon for this event

39th annual Marion Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble - Sponsorship
9/22/2023

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Events in the month of October 2022
DateEvent
10/1/2022
Fall Festival at St. Joseph Catholic & Marion Knights of Columbus

Save the Dates: September 30 & October 1 🍁 Fall Festival at St. Joseph Catholic & Marion Knights of Columbus. Highlights:
🍂 Car Show, Community Bike Parade & Touch a Truck
🍂 Food, Entertainment, Crafts, Silent Auction, Softball
🍂 Music by Mandy Vixen & The Gas Station Chicken Band
🍂 Pickleball, Games, Performers, Art & More

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10/1/2022
Derby, Pearls, & High Tea for Breast Cancer Awareness & Charity



Event Registration: $100
Tickets include brunch, breast cancer workshop, silent auction, and more

Breast cancer continues to affect women nationally, and we see firsthand the effects within our local community in Southern Illinois. According to the CDC, next to skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States. While deaths from breast cancer have declined over time, breast cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer death among women. Breast cancer, while dropping universally, continues to rise among African American women and is the leading cause of cancer death among Hispanic women.

In rural areas like Southern Illinois, breast cancer continues to rise, putting thousands of women and their families at risk for unstable families, job loss, homes, food insecurity, emotional support, and more. In Southern Illinois alone, 60% of our emotional and financial support went to women battling breast cancer. Our work is not done, and we need your help. 

Fighting Cancer Today is committed to removing barriers to breast cancer education, emotional support, and financial support so that women can make informed decisions about their breasts and live healthy lives. During this event, attendees will be educated on breast health and wellness through workshops while helping to raise funding for women who are battling breast cancer locally. Will you join us as we raise awareness for the families affected by breast cancer in Southern Illinois? 


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10/2/2022
Candlelight Yin Yoga + Sound Bath

Yin yoga and sound baths are two practices that complement each other and provide a lovely way to completely let go, explore, and find answers that you may be searching for in the perfect environment to set positive intentions.  The session will begin with some yin yoga to help people get comfortable with just lying down and relaxing into the body. Practicing yin helps people relax into the body and create a mind link. Finding peace and opening the body into stillness. If you are an over-thinker and find it hard to be still, practicing yin first can really help settle you in.

Some of the benefits of sound baths include: positive changes in moods, emotions and behaviors, more energy, promotes better sleep, lowers blood pressure.  
    reduces stress & anxiety
    release muscle tension
    improves concentration and memory

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10/4/2022
Workforce Summit — Employer Driven Solutions


Registration is now OPEN! : Workforce Summit — Employer Driven Solutions — Employer Driven Solutions. Registration and agenda are available by scanning the QR Code or visiting this link: http://www.siwdb.org/workforce-summit/
Tuesday, October 4, 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
at the DoubleTree in Mount Vernon, Illinois
Stakeholders include:
Aisin Manufacturing
The City of Marion Illinois
Greater Egypt Regional Planning and Development Commission
John A. Logan College
ManTraCon Corporation
and many more

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10/4/2022
Trivia Night at 17th Street BBQ


Come to Marion 17th Street on Tuesdays at 5:30 for trivia, barbecue, cocktails, and fun!
1st and 2nd place prizes are awarded.
FREE ENTRY for 17th Street guests.

Address: 2700 17th Street, Marion IL
Time: 5:30pm

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10/5/2022
Business Safety Presentation


The Marion Chamber Legislative Affairs Committee would like to invite you to a informational discussion about the Illinois Safety, Accountability, Fairness and Equity-Today (SAFE-T) Act.  We'll hear from local stakeholders and protection agencies to provide insight for your business or organization. The primary audience for this presentation are business owners and organizations. Future discussions for the public about the SAFE-T Act will be presented by additional groups in the coming months.

Please register to take part in the October 5th presentation. If time allows, a short Q&A session will take place.  You have the opportunity to pre-submit questions with your registration, otherwise cards will be available at the event.

The Event will be moderated by Scott Walker of SK Walker Law in Marion and feature the following speakers:
  • Williamson County States Attorney: Marcy Cascio-Hale
  • Marion Police Department: Chief David Fitts & Officer Chris Fozzard
  • State Senator: Dale Fowler
  • Williamson Co Sheriff's Office Lieutenant Karl Gusentine
  • State Representative: Patrick Windhorst

 

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10/5/2022
ethOs mastermind

EThOs Mastermind Groups offer a combination of collaborative learning, inspiration, brainstorming, and support in a group setting to sharpen your leadership, business, and personal skills. Perfect for professionals, entrepreneurs, and community leaders wanting to develop their personal mindset and leadership.

To learn more about this series or upcoming Mastermind sessions, go to members.ethosmarion.org/events to enroll or contact Russell Williams, Director of EThOs, at 618-694-6586 or rwleadership@gmail.com.


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10/6/2022
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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10/6/2022
Ribbon Cutting - Advanced Surgical Technologies


Advanced Surgical Technologies will be celebrating the opening of their second Marion location, AST Primary Care, on October 6th at 4pm.  The open house will go till 6 pm and include tours, food & wine, and live broadcast with River Radio.
 
If you are unable to attend the ribbon cutting, please call and congratulate them!  618-969-8886.
 
About Advanced Surgical Technologies - https://www.advancedsurgicaltechnology.com/
 
At Advanced Surgical Technology in Mt. Vernon, Centralia and Herrin IL, our mission is to provide superior surgical and non-surgical care with the highest level of integrity and service. We believe our patients deserve unparalleled, comprehensive care. We provide a range of medical and aesthetic services with an office-based lab for faster, more convenient test results and everything you need by offering multiple locations in Mt. Vernon, Centralia, Marion, Herrin, Hoyleton and West Frankfort. 

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10/7/2022
Food Truck Fridays at Southern Trust Bank


Come on out to Southern Trust Bank for Food Truck Fridays!!! Featuring a local food truck each week, this is a great chance to try something new!  Go to the Southern Trust FB page for more information!!  https://www.facebook.com/SouthernTrustBank/

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10/8/2022
Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge 75th Anniversary

75th Anniversary Celebration

Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge
Saturday, October 8, 2022
Dedication Ceremony begins at noon

Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge
6987 Headquarters Road
Marion, Illinois 62959


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10/8/2022
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 8th, please see the list below for acceptable drop off items.

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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10/8/2022
Walk to End Alzheimer's - Southern Illinois

The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's® is the world's largest fundraiser for Alzheimer's care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease.

Each registered participant will receive a Promise Garden flower by choosing the color that best represents your connection to the disease.
  • Blue represents someone living with Alzheimer's or another dementia
  • Purple is for those who have lost a someone to the disease.
  • Yellow represents someone who is currently supporting or caring for a person living with Alzheimer's.
  • Orange is for those who support the cause and the Association's vision of a world without Alzheimer's and all other dementia.

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10/8/2022
For Kids' Sake Superhero 5K


Here is info about the Superhero 5K event held in Carbondale, IL. If possible, could you please post it to the Marion Chamber calendar.

My name is Hilary Chandler, and I'm reaching out with the For Kids' Sake Superhero 5K Run/Walk. We are one of the largest 5K run/walks in Southern Illinois, and you are invited to join this year's event.

This year's Superhero 5K will take place on Saturday, October 8, 9am at Turley Park (1010 N. Glenview Dr, Carbondale, IL). This is a hybrid race, meaning you can also choose to join virtually by running the 5K distance anywhere from Sept. 24 - Oct. 8. 

Superheroes save lives, which is exactly what you do when you participate. Every dollar raised will provide life-saving services for kids in Bangladesh.

You can register at www.runsignup.com for the For Kids Sake Super Hero 5K.

 

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10/8/2022
Breast Cancer Screening and Education Event


Black Diamond Harley-Davidson, SIU Family Medicine, Heartland Regional Medical Center and Shawnee Health are teaming up to provide free, on-site breast exams and screenings at Black Diamond Harley-Davidson on Saturday, October 8 from 9 am-1 pm.

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10/11/2022
Membership Luncheon October 2022, featuring APOGEE Event Speakers


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

$15 for Marion Chamber Member/Organizations
$20 for Guests


Luncheon Menu: Fried Chicken and Sides Provided by the Knights of Columbus

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

Luck of the Draw Raffle: Current Total - $512
Thank you to Ashley Gott and Brian McHugh of Edward Jones for co-sponsoring this round of Luck of the Draw.  Their support creates greater winnings, so make sure and take part to further support the Chamber Foundation.

PROGRAM:Upcoming APOGEE Program Speakers


Meet this year's 2022 APOGEE:Defying Gravity speakers. 

  • Keynote Speaker: David Rendall
  • Spotlight Speaker: Tim Miles
  • Guest Speaker: Brian Croft
This Month's Luncheon Sponsor: Legence Bank

For more than 115 years, we have provided a customer-focused commitment to quality that never stops for the individuals, families, businesses and communities we serve.

Legence Bank is a community bank that cares about your success. We provide customers a compassionate and trusted banking experience that exceeds even their highest expectations while empowering employees to provide superior service and offering growth in a challenging career.


Housekeeping Note:
If your plans change and you can't attend, please call the office by noon the day before the luncheon. We encourage you to send a co-worker to represent your organization and network, otherwise you will be billed for your lunch. (Our catering numbers are traditionally finalized the Friday before the luncheon.) 


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10/11/2022
Trivia Night at 17th Street BBQ


Come to Marion 17th Street on Tuesdays at 5:30 for trivia, barbecue, cocktails, and fun!
1st and 2nd place prizes are awarded.
FREE ENTRY for 17th Street guests.

Address: 2700 17th Street, Marion IL
Time: 5:30pm

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10/12/2022
Coffee & Community: A Marion Med Patient Event

Marion Medical Patients are invited to join us for a special event! Coffee, Cannabis & Community gives med patients the opportunity to connect with other patients, consult with Consume advisors and enjoy breakfast.
This event is for medical patients only. Curbside pickup will not be available during the event.

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10/12/2022
ethOs mastermind

EThOs Mastermind Groups offer a combination of collaborative learning, inspiration, brainstorming, and support in a group setting to sharpen your leadership, business, and personal skills. Perfect for professionals, entrepreneurs, and community leaders wanting to develop their personal mindset and leadership.

To learn more about this series or upcoming Mastermind sessions, go to members.ethosmarion.org/events to enroll or contact Russell Williams, Director of EThOs, at 618-694-6586 or rwleadership@gmail.com.


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10/12/2022
Increase Your Holiday Sales with Google Tools


Learn quick ways to promote your products online using Google tools as consumers shop during the holiday season. We’ll show how local brick-and-mortar businesses can list products on a Google Business Profile. We’ll also cover Google Merchant Center, a no-cost tool that allows both e-commerce and brick-and-mortar businesses to create free Product Listings on Google. This workshop is most
beneficial to small business owners and entrepreneurs who want to drive holiday sales.

Audience: Small Businesses
Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Time: 9:00AM - 10:00AM PT / 12:00PM - 1:00PM ET

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10/13/2022
First Time Home Buyers Educational Happy Hour



Have you been thinking about purchasing a home? Are you wanting to learn more about the loan and home buying process? If so, you’re invited to The Turn in Marion for the First Time Home Buyers Educational Happy Hour. We will be discussing all things home buying. Come and enjoy your first drink on us!

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10/14/2022
Food Truck Fridays at Southern Trust Bank


Come on out to Southern Trust Bank for Food Truck Fridays!!! Featuring a local food truck each week, this is a great chance to try something new!  Go to the Southern Trust FB page for more information!!  https://www.facebook.com/SouthernTrustBank/

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10/15/2022
 -10/16/2022
2022 Southern Illinois Made Expo


The Southern Illinois Made Expo is Saturday, October 15th - Sunday, October 16th, 2022 from 10:00AM-4:00PM. 


GENERAL EVENT INFORMATION
This 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 and proceeds go to veterans-based organizations in the Southern Illinois area. 

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. 

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.

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10/16/2022
Beginner Yoga Workshop - Aspire Yoga

Beginners Yoga Workshop is designed for people new to yoga, or those desiring to learn more and deepen their practice.  Discover the many benefits of yoga… stress relief, increased strength & flexibility and an overall sense of balance and well-being in your body and in your life. If you have always wanted to try yoga but are not comfortable just dropping into an all-levels class… a beginner workshop is perfect for you!

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10/18/2022
Eats@EThOs Community Connection Lunch

TUESDAY is Eats@EThOs featuring Chef Wayne's Gourmet Selections. Here's your chance to network with business leaders, entrepreneurs, & community members and enjoy Chef Wayne's creations, "burritos as big as your head" and steak/chicken/ground beef tacos. Drop in between 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM. Lunch is $10 per person, cash or credit. Please reserve your spot at members.ethosmarion.org or email terra@watermarkethos.org.

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10/18/2022
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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10/18/2022
Trivia Night at 17th Street BBQ


Come to Marion 17th Street on Tuesdays at 5:30 for trivia, barbecue, cocktails, and fun!
1st and 2nd place prizes are awarded.
FREE ENTRY for 17th Street guests.

Address: 2700 17th Street, Marion IL
Time: 5:30pm

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10/19/2022
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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10/19/2022
ethOs mastermind

EThOs Mastermind Groups offer a combination of collaborative learning, inspiration, brainstorming, and support in a group setting to sharpen your leadership, business, and personal skills. Perfect for professionals, entrepreneurs, and community leaders wanting to develop their personal mindset and leadership.

To learn more about this series or upcoming Mastermind sessions, go to members.ethosmarion.org/events to enroll or contact Russell Williams, Director of EThOs, at 618-694-6586 or rwleadership@gmail.com.


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10/20/2022
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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10/20/2022
Boo to the Flu


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10/20/2022
Small Town, Big Art: An Artist's Journey with Shawn Vincelette

Join us for a special evening with Marion's hometown artist Shawn Vincelette. Shawn will present how his passion for art turned into a successful career. Shawn is an award-winning artist based in Atlanta. In the past year, he has contributed to and collaborated on the Marion Mural District including the colossal Statue of Freedom on the Citadel building, Old Downtown in Paradise Alley, and End of Shift on the Goodall building. See visuals and a walking map of the Marion Murals at https://cityofmarionil.gov/mural-district/. This event is free to the public. Registration and schedule at members.ethosmarion.org/events or email terra@watermarkethos.org.

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10/21/2022
Food Truck Fridays at Southern Trust Bank


Come on out to Southern Trust Bank for Food Truck Fridays!!! Featuring a local food truck each week, this is a great chance to try something new!  Go to the Southern Trust FB page for more information!!  https://www.facebook.com/SouthernTrustBank/

more info...
10/21/2022
 -10/23/2022
Wicked Witchy Craft & Vendor Fair

We’re bringing so many vendors and crafters it’s SCARY! Over 50 of the best vendors and crafters from across the region will be set up on the covered concourse at Rent One Park for this rain-or-shine event!

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10/21/2022
Kids Halloween Yoga Party!

Join aspire for our annual Kids Yoga Party!  Wear your costume for a fun night filled with Halloween themed yoga flows, pumpkin decorating, pizza and more! 

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10/22/2022
Wicked Witchy Craft & Vendor Fair

We’re bringing so many vendors and crafters it’s SCARY! Over 50 of the best vendors and crafters from across the region will be set up on the covered concourse at Rent One Park for this rain-or-shine event!

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10/23/2022
Wicked Witchy Craft & Vendor Fair

We’re bringing so many vendors and crafters it’s SCARY! Over 50 of the best vendors and crafters from across the region will be set up on the covered concourse at Rent One Park for this rain-or-shine event!

more info...
10/25/2022
Trivia Night at 17th Street BBQ


Come to Marion 17th Street on Tuesdays at 5:30 for trivia, barbecue, cocktails, and fun!
1st and 2nd place prizes are awarded.
FREE ENTRY for 17th Street guests.

Address: 2700 17th Street, Marion IL
Time: 5:30pm

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10/26/2022
MC: Leadership Marion Committee Meeting

Planning meeting for the Leadership Marion program. This group meets monthly to plan quarterly projects geared around leadership development and the development of the workers of tomorrow. To join this committee, call the office.

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10/26/2022
ethOs mastermind

EThOs Mastermind Groups offer a combination of collaborative learning, inspiration, brainstorming, and support in a group setting to sharpen your leadership, business, and personal skills. Perfect for professionals, entrepreneurs, and community leaders wanting to develop their personal mindset and leadership.

To learn more about this series or upcoming Mastermind sessions, go to members.ethosmarion.org/events to enroll or contact Russell Williams, Director of EThOs, at 618-694-6586 or rwleadership@gmail.com.


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10/27/2022
WEBINAR: Internal Investigations of Harassment or Discrimination Claims: No Investigation Is Perfect, But…

Internal Investigations of Harassment or Discrimination Claims: No Investigation

Is Perfect, But…

 

Thursday, October 27, 2022

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Webinar

 

Member Rate: $145.00

Non-Member Rate: $175.00

 

Early Bird Rate: Save $25 when you register before

October 17, 2022!

Continuing Education Offered

  • 1.50 HRCI
  • 1.50 SHRM
  • 1.50 CLE per attendee request prior to event
  • 1.50 HR & Management/ Supervision Compliance

When an employee makes an internal complaint of harassment or discrimination, an employer has a duty to investigate the complaint promptly and thoroughly. What does “promptly” mean in this context? What does “thoroughly” mean? What do you do when you’re “done” with the investigation?

 

This webinar will answer these questions so that you and your company are prepared to investigate internal complaints to reduce the risk of liability that any organization faces when an internal complaint of discrimination or harassment is made. 

 

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this presentation are solely those of the presenter and do not necessarily represent the official policy or position of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce.

Register Today!
Please contact Pam Holleman at pholleman@ilchamber.org or 855-239-6150.

10/27/2022
Regional Chamber Luncheon


The Regional Chamber luncheon is back!!  Join fellow Chamber members from across the region as we talk about this year's Shop Southern Illinois program and WSIL's Giving Tuesday program in partnership with the Southern Illinois Community Foundation.

Thursday, October 27th
11:30 am - 1 pm
120 N Greenbriar Road, Carterville IL 

We will be hosted by the Carterville Chamber of Commerce. Registration is being handled by the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce.

Deadline to Pre-register: Thursday, October 20th


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10/27/2022
Life is a Voyage Festival


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10/28/2022
Food Truck Fridays at Southern Trust Bank


Come on out to Southern Trust Bank for Food Truck Fridays!!! Featuring a local food truck each week, this is a great chance to try something new!  Go to the Southern Trust FB page for more information!!  https://www.facebook.com/SouthernTrustBank/

more info...
10/28/2022
 -10/29/2022
Marion Pumpkin Glow & Stroll at Heartland Regional

A family tradition, the Marion Pumpkin Glow & Stroll features >450 carved and illuminated pumpkins, all lining the quiet, paved path around Heartland Regional's Serenity Pond.

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10/28/2022
Wine & Witches 2022

Welcome to Wine & Witches at Blue Sky Vineyard!!!
We can't wait to see all you witches on Friday Oct, 28th in all your Witch-ly glory. Start planning now!
Join us for a night of fun and fright!
Remember that Wine & Witches is a fundraiser to support the mission of JamReads International, Inc, all proceeds go to supporting children returning to school in the fall and making sure they have the tools they need to succeed. Come ready to bid big on raffle and silent auction items, get your cards read, eat, drink, and dance the night away for a great cause.
Tickets can be purchased on the JamReads website www.jamreads.org/winewitches

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10/28/2022
SES/VETS Sock Hop


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10/29/2022
Boo Bash Bocce Tournament


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10/29/2022
6th Annual Marion PD Halloween Spooktacular


Ghostly Greetings!!! Who's ready to let the ghoul times roll at this year's 6th Annual Marion PD Halloween Spooktacular?! As before, we will graciously have this year's event at RENT ONE PARK where we will bring the community a fun filled FREE evening of Trunks, Treats, Candy, and Eats!

Are you suddenly wondering how to become an event sponsor or an event volunteer? Well, we'd love to have you join us!! Our new event website contains everything you’re looking for… https://www.mpdspooktacular.com/

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