Calendar of Events - Marion Chamber of Commerce




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Live2Lead: Southern Illinois 2019 - Corporate Packages
10/25/19
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Live2Lead: Southern Illinois 2019 - Registration
10/25/19
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99th Marion Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet & Auction - Sponsorship
01/17/20
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Events in the next 30 days...


10/15/2019
The Marion Chamber Membership Committee will meet at noon at the Chamber office. 
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10/15/2019
The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a workshop on 'Marijuana in the Workplace' on October 15th at Rend Lake College.  This event is free of charge.

Guest Speakers Include:
1:30 - 2:15 pm - Sean Featherstun, Jefferson County State's Attorney: Legal perspective of marijuana in the workplace
2:30 - 3:15 pm - Terry Russo, New Med Diagnostics: Testing procedure of marijuana in the workplace
3:15 - 4 pm: Brandon Bullard, State Chamber Board Member: Business Standpoint of marijuana in the workplace tool kit    
4 - 4:30 pm: Panel Discussion



 

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10/16/2019
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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10/17/2019
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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10/17/2019
Join us as we kick off Gander Outdoor and RV of Marion's Grand Opening at 10am on Thursday, October 17th. 

2480 Blue Heron Dr., Marion IL

Their Grand Opening will be a week long celebration featuring special sales, giveaways, the chance to win $100 Merchandise Certificates and a community breakfast, a cookout with the Boy Scouts and children's activities on Saturday!

Come check out their amazing showroom! 

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10/17/2019
Reoccurring meeting for the planning of Live2Lead Southern Illinois on October 25th,.  Meetings will be at the chamber unless otherwise agreed to by the group.
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10/19/2019
We are here to help you! Effective January 1, 2012, “No person or business may throw out or cause the disposal of in a solid waste container or an Illinois sanitary landfill the depicted banned electronic devices.”

The City of Marion will be doing an electronics recycling event on October 19th.  Please see the event details for a full list of accepted and prohibited items.

Date: October 19th, 2019
Location of Drive: 211 E Boulevard St, Marion, IL 62959
Time: 9 am – 12 pm*, or until truck is full

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10/25/2019

Live2Lead will be presented in Southern Illinois on Friday, October 25 at The Pavilion. This exclusive video presentation and live leadership development event will be hosted by Marion Chamber of Commerce and is sponsored by Heartland Regional Medical Center and the City of Marion.


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10/25/2019
Image may contain: textWelcome to year six of Wine & Witches at Blue Sky Vineyard!!!

We can't wait to see all you witches on Friday Oct, 25th 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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10/26/2019
It's that time again Ghosts and Goblins!!! This year's 2019 MPD Halloween Spooktacular will be at Rent One Park!!! Rent One Park has partnered with MPD this year to help bring the community a fun filled evening of Trunks, Treats, Candy, and Eats! Even a DJ to play Monster beats!!!

And, don't forget to check out our SpookHouse upstairs in the Diamond Club!!!

The Spooktacular will be on Saturday October 26, 2019 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. This is a FREE event for the community, so grab your family, put on your craziest costumes, and come join us for the 2019 MPD / RENT ONE HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR!!!

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10/28/2019
For details on upcoming meetings and agendas, please go to: http://cityofmarionil.gov/council-agenda/
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10/29/2019
Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health care, will host two Spotlight Series events in October featuring Ryan Hampton, a prominent leading face and voice of addiction recovery.

Multiple years into recovery from a decade-long opioid addiction, Hampton has been recently rocketed to the center of America’s recovery advocacy movement.  He is changing the national dialogue about addiction through social media.  With content that reaches over one million people a week, Hampton is breaking down cultural barriers that have kept people suffering in silence and is inspiring a digital revolution of people recovering out loud through his impactful #VoicesProject.
 

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10/30/2019
Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health care, will host the Developmental Relationships & Igniting Sparks Workshop on Wednesday, October 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at John A. Logan College Conference Center, Room F103, Carterville.
 
This workshop helps you be intentional and strategic in strengthening relationships in schools, youth-serving programs, and agencies while tapping into Search Institute’s research on Sparks as a gateway to relationship-building with young people.
 

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10/31/2019
Meeting to discuss the Annual Awards Banquet & Auction.  Agenda to be emailed to committee members. To join this committee, please contact the chamber office at 997-6311.
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11/2/2019
Join us for our Holiday Open House!
We will have goodie bags available at the door for the first 50 customers. The bag will include a special coupon for your purchase(s) made at both location that day.
We will also have snacks and refreshments.
More information will be available as we get closer to the event.

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11/2/2019

This is the 11th year for the Southern Illinois Chili Cook-off! We are pleased to say that this event brought in over 30 teams last year and raised over $30,000 for LOCAL charities!

This is a great fall family friendly event and we would love to have your support, either as a sponsor, a team or just bringing your family out to try all the chili for $5!

The Charities this year are:

The Fowler Bonan Foundation (clothes for kids)
The Lighthouse Shelter
Kozy Kidz (coats for kids)
The Williamson County Heartland Rotary (iPads for kids with special needs)


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11/5/2019
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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11/8/2019
Join us on the Runway at Veterans Airport in Marion, Illinois for a 5K (3.1 mile) race under the lights!
November 8, 2019
9PM
$25 Early Registration ($30 Race Day)
Register by October 11 to be guaranteed a t-shirt
Runners and Walkers Welcome
Medals awarded to top 3 male and female finishers in each age category
Register in person at O’Charley’s in Marion or
At Run To Succeed at 702 N Carbon St. Suite A in Marion.
Register online at https://runtosucceed.com/honorflight5k/

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11/8/2019
There will be a Grandparents & Me Dance held at the Pavilion in Marion on Friday, November 8, 2019, from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. There will be dancing, games, activities, desserts and treats, prizes, a candy buffet for the kids, and more! Music will be provided by THE Mobile Music Man and professional photography by Shooting Star Photography. You can purchase pictures at the party that you take home with you for $5 or order picture packages.

Tickets are $35.00 per couple (grandparent/grandchild) and $5.00 for each additional grandparent or grandchild. Contact Stephaney Odle for more information at (618) 922-6767. There are limited tickets available for this event, so get yours before they sell out. Tickets will go on sale October 1, 2019. Tickets must be ordered online at www.eventbrite.com.

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11/8/2019
Join the gospel acclaimed Blackwood Brothers Quartet for an evening of gospel music presented by The Gospel Messengers of Mt. Vernon.

Doors will open at 6pm and the show will start at 7pm.

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11/11/2019
For details on upcoming meetings and agendas, please go to: http://cityofmarionil.gov/council-agenda/
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