Calendar of Events - Marion Chamber of Commerce




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Free Grow with Google Seminar & Membership Outreach Tools Discussion
02/26/20
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Membership Luncheon - March 2020
03/10/20
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10th annual Marion Chamber Foundation Bass Tournament
03/21/20
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Lunch & Learn March 2020: The State of Leadership Featuring Mayor Mike Absher
03/25/20
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Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft Presentation
04/22/20
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Lunch & Learn June 2020
06/24/20
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6th Annual Marion Chamber Legislative Summit
08/28/20
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Lunch & Learn December 2020
09/16/20
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Lunch & Learn September 2020
09/16/20
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Events in the next 30 days...

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2/25/2020
Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health care, today announced that it would offer parent support groups throughout Southern Illinois. The new group, called Parent Peers Empowering Parents (PPEP), will meet regularly throughout the year to provide support, education and inspiration for all parents of Southern Illinois.

“We wanted to provide multiple options in several communities to make it easy for parents to get involved and decrease transportation barriers,” Grajewski said.
 
All parents in Southern Illinois are welcome. There is no fee to join and no commitment required to participate. Dinner, childcare and activities for children will be provided.
 

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2/26/2020

Join us for a free presentation with Google Representative Erin Bemis. The Topic is 'Reach Customers Online with Google'. Learn how customers find your business online and how to promote your business using Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Smart Campaigns in Google Ads.

In this workshop we’ll discuss best practices for:

  • Improving your website’s visibility in Google’s organic search results, on all devices
  • Creating a free Google My Business listing
  • Advertising your business on Google
After the Google presentation Matt Carnaghi, a member of the Marion Chamber Marketing Committee and with James Arthur Design Co in Marion, will outline the latest ChamberNation Membership tools to help you achieve online success!

Breakfast will be available at 8 am, with the presentation starting at 8:30 am. Including Q&A, the event should be over by 10:30.

Thank you to Heartland Regional Medical Center for workshop space and breakfast!
 

This presentation is sponsored by the Marion Chamber of Commerce Marketing Committee.  This committee meets the third Wednesday of the month at 8am at the Chamber Office. 

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2/27/2020
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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2/27/2020

Businesses that collect, store, or use biometric information such as fingerprinting, retina scanners, or facial scans have several important compliance requirements. Companies that have been sued recently for violating the Act include manufacturers/factories, retail stores, gas stations, grocery stores, EMS providers, janitorial contractors, auto body shops, and fast food restaurants.


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2/27/2020

FEB|2020 Power Hour clean up will be held Thursday, February 27 starting at 3pm along Route 13 between Drury Inn and Steak N’ Shake. Registration + parking will be held in People's National Bank of Marion parking lot (entrance off of 17th Street).

Help us spread the word and SHARE, thank you!

If you would like to volunteer, please visit: https://squareupmarion.org/volunteer/


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2/27/2020

Come see Black Diamond RV's new indoor showroom. Over 40,000 sq feet of brand new RVs and campers. 

Join the Fun!
Ribbon Cutting at 4:30 pm

Indoor weenie roast with endless s'mores, live music, Junk 'N' Disorderly photo booth, and adult beverages.


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2/28/2020
Meeting to plan the 99th Annual Marion Chamber of Commerce Auction & Awards Banquet on January 17th.  Agenda will be shared with committee members prior ot the meeting.
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2/28/2020
Marion Knights of Columbus invites you to start Lent with their Fat Friday Fish Fry on February 21, 2020.

Every Friday beginning Februrary 21st through April 3rd. 
From: 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Adults: $10.00
Children 6 -10: $6.00

On Friday, February 21st, they will have:
  • Jambalaya
  • Fried Fish
  • Fried Chicken
  • and plenty of sides

All you can eat:
Filet and Fiddler, Iced Tea or Coffee

Sides include: 
Cole slaw, baked beans, carrots, corn, green beans, okra, popcorn shrimp, hush puppies, wedge fries & rolls

Come and enjoy a good dinner and experience the friendliest atmospher in Southern Illinois.

Knights of Columbus Hall is located next to St. Joseph Catholic Church.
For more information call: 618-525-7999

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2/29/2020
The Egyptian Board of REALTORS® has teamed up with a group of its affiliates, which consist of the area’s leading lenders, inspectors, title companies, insurance companies and other professionals, to walk you through the home buying process and answer all your questions for FREE.

Seats are limited to the first 25 people to register (Ticket link below)! Lunch and child care is provided. Participants will also receive a detailed reference manual and resource guide.
 

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3/3/2020
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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3/5/2020
The annual SIH Workers' Compensation Symposium offers human resources professionals, safety professionals, employers, insurers and healthcare providers with best practices from experts in Implementing Strategies for Success.

The 2020 Workers' Compensation Symposium will feature:
• Tips on fulfilling achievement tactics
• Keynote speaker, Micheal Baiardo, Vice President of Illinois Health and Hospital Association
• Marijuana legislation updates and reasonable suspicion training
• Investigations and social media
• And much more!

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3/6/2020
Marion Knights of Columbus invites you to start Lent with their Fat Friday Fish Fry on February 21, 2020.

Every Friday beginning Februrary 21st through April 3rd. 
From: 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Adults: $10.00
Children 6 -10: $6.00

On Friday, February 21st, they will have:
  • Jambalaya
  • Fried Fish
  • Fried Chicken
  • and plenty of sides

All you can eat:
Filet and Fiddler, Iced Tea or Coffee

Sides include: 
Cole slaw, baked beans, carrots, corn, green beans, okra, popcorn shrimp, hush puppies, wedge fries & rolls

Come and enjoy a good dinner and experience the friendliest atmospher in Southern Illinois.

Knights of Columbus Hall is located next to St. Joseph Catholic Church.
For more information call: 618-525-7999

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3/6/2020
MR. SPEED: The World’s Best KISS Tribute

In a world where imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, few bands have as devoted a following as KISS. With over 25 years of experience under their spandex, MR. SPEED continues to forge ahead writing their own chapter in KISStory.

In 2012, MR.SPEED stood toe-to-toe against 200+ KISS tribute bands from all over the world at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas. In the end they were crowned "The Best KISS Tribute Band in the World", a distinction awarded to them by none other than Tommy Thayer of KISS. In April of 2014, MR.SPEED brought Season 3 of "The World's Greatest Tribute Bands" on AXS TV to a rocking finale. Their performance was broadcast into over 40 million homes, placing MR.SPEED into the public conscience on an international level unlike ever before.

“MR. SPEED is one the best KISS tribute bands I have ever seen. Not only do they embody the power of vintage KISS, they do it with passion and commitment. Highly recommended!!”
-Bruce Kulick (KISS Guitarist, ‘84-96)


Presented by SKYLINE CREEK PRODUCTIONS

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3/10/2020
The Marion Chamber of Commerce Monthly Membership Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, March 10th at the Pavilion in Marion. Lunch service begins at 11:45 a.m.

This month's lunch presentation: TBD

This month's lunch will be provided by Kokopelli and will feature Lasagna, Salad, & Parmesan Bread.  

Journey Capital Associates is the sponsor of the this month's Monthly Membership luncheon. They are focused on asset management and assist their clients with implementing strategies to protect and enhance wealth accumulation. 

 


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3/10/2020
Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health care, today announced that it would offer parent support groups throughout Southern Illinois. The new group, called Parent Peers Empowering Parents (PPEP), will meet regularly throughout the year to provide support, education and inspiration for all parents of Southern Illinois.

“We wanted to provide multiple options in several communities to make it easy for parents to get involved and decrease transportation barriers,” Grajewski said.
 
All parents in Southern Illinois are welcome. There is no fee to join and no commitment required to participate. Dinner, childcare and activities for children will be provided.
 

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3/12/2020
Walker’s Bluff to Host Informational Vendor Workshops for Southern Illinois Businesses
 
Southern Illinois area businesses are invited to attend a series of three informational workshops, to be hosted at Walker’s Bluff, 326 Vermont Road, in Carterville, Illinois. These workshops will inform local businesses on how to prepare to become a vendor or supplier for the proposed Walker’s Bluff Casino Resort. Walker’s Bluff Casino Resort, LLC has a casino license application pending with the Illinois Gaming Board to build a casino on property at Walker’s Bluff, which began as a vineyard and winery destination in 2008.
 
All three workshops are free to attend, but pre-registration is required. Attendance is open to the public, for adults ages 18 and over. If you plan to attend, pre-register online at:
 https://www.walkersbluffcasinoresort.com/vendoropportunities.html
 

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3/13/2020
Marion Knights of Columbus invites you to start Lent with their Fat Friday Fish Fry on February 21, 2020.

Every Friday beginning Februrary 21st through April 3rd. 
From: 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Adults: $10.00
Children 6 -10: $6.00

On Friday, February 21st, they will have:
  • Jambalaya
  • Fried Fish
  • Fried Chicken
  • and plenty of sides

All you can eat:
Filet and Fiddler, Iced Tea or Coffee

Sides include: 
Cole slaw, baked beans, carrots, corn, green beans, okra, popcorn shrimp, hush puppies, wedge fries & rolls

Come and enjoy a good dinner and experience the friendliest atmospher in Southern Illinois.

Knights of Columbus Hall is located next to St. Joseph Catholic Church.
For more information call: 618-525-7999

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3/14/2020
Grand Opening Celebration for Anderson's Warehouse Furniture!  
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3/17/2020
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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3/18/2020
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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3/18/2020
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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3/19/2020
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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3/20/2020
Marion Knights of Columbus invites you to start Lent with their Fat Friday Fish Fry on February 21, 2020.

Every Friday beginning Februrary 21st through April 3rd. 
From: 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Adults: $10.00
Children 6 -10: $6.00

On Friday, February 21st, they will have:
  • Jambalaya
  • Fried Fish
  • Fried Chicken
  • and plenty of sides

All you can eat:
Filet and Fiddler, Iced Tea or Coffee

Sides include: 
Cole slaw, baked beans, carrots, corn, green beans, okra, popcorn shrimp, hush puppies, wedge fries & rolls

Come and enjoy a good dinner and experience the friendliest atmospher in Southern Illinois.

Knights of Columbus Hall is located next to St. Joseph Catholic Church.
For more information call: 618-525-7999

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3/21/2020

The Marion Chamber of Commerce Foundation is sponsoring the 10th annual two-person Bass Tournament at Pyramid Acres Marina on Saturday, March 21. The event is a fundraiser for the Marion Chamber Foundation. 

The tournament fee is $70 per team and optional $10 for Big Bass at 100% pay back. Entries will be limited to the first 150 teams. 

30% of the entry fees will go toward the Marion Chamber Scholarship Program. The Marion Chamber of Commerce currently offers two scholarships: John A. Logan College Two Year Tuition Waiver and a Grad Spree Scholarship. The Marion Chamber of Commerce Foundation awards these scholarships based on the amount of money generated by the fundraising efforts from the previous year. 


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3/25/2020
This month's Lunch & Learn will be held on March 25th from 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Heartland Regional Medical Center, Classroom 1 - 4.  Join fellow business leaders with special guest, Mayor Mike Absher. Lunch and drinks provided courtesy of Heartland Regional Medical Center. Contact the Marion Chamber at (618) 997-6311 or director@marionillinois.com to secure your seat or for more information. Registration available below.

Speaker Topic: 
What opportunities and challenges do we have as a community in 2020?  How can you be an influence in the leading of our city and region?

Marion Mayor Mike Absher will answer these questions and more as we look at our community’s direction, development, and decision making. 

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