Events in Other Communities

Sprint by Wireless Lifestyle Member Deal

Spring by Wireless LIfestyle is offering 20 % off all Accessories to Troy Maryville St Jacob Marine Chamber of Commerce members!  This deal is only available at:
4219 S. St. Rt. 159
Glen Carbon, Il 62034
Call 618-288-3030 for more information
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Summer Dance Classes for Kids

Let's Dance - Summer Dance Classes for Kids
June, July, August
B. Elite Dance Academy
Email: for more info
50% off when you bring a friend   View the Flyer

Hard Road Theatre Productions 2018-2019 Summer Season

For more information on all of our shows, go to our websiteView the Flyer
Mary Poppins, Jr.  Performances are Thursday through Saturday, June 21-23, at 7:00 pm and Sunday, June 24, at 2:00 pm at the Highland Elementary Auditorium. 
Annie, Jr.  Performances are Thursday through Saturday, July 12-14, at 7:00 pm and Sunday, July 15, at 2:00 pm at the Highland High School Kennel. 
Oklahoma  Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, July 27-28 and August 3-4, at 7:30 pm, and Sundays, July 29 and August 5, at 2:00 pm at the Highland Elementary Auditorium. This is the 75th Anniversary for Oklahoma.

2018 Leadership Series of the Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois Education Committee

The Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois Education Committee is excited to announce the 2018 Leadership Series. The series is a great way for individuals to enhance their maximum potential through professional development.
The 2018 Leadership Series is open to anyone who wants to learn from experienced professionals and will be held at Southern Illinois Builders Association in O’Fallon, Ill., from 8-11 a.m. on the following dates:
•    June 21 – Embracing Diversity (Equal Opportunities, Multi-Generational Balance, Recruiting and Retention)
•    July 19 – Cyber Security (Cyber Security Breach: Prevention, Repair and Recovery)
•    August 16 – Innovative Budgeting in Changing Times (Financial Vision and Best Practices)
•    September 20 – Strategic Planning (Competitive Intelligence, Strategic Visioning, Leading Change and Competitive Positioning Strategies)
The sessions cost $375 for all 6 sessions or $75 per session. Limited space is available, but companies may send multiple people to one or more sessions. For more information, please contact Liz at the Leadership Council by email at or call (618) 692-9745.  View the Flyer

Starting a Small Business in Illinois Seminar

Thursday June 21 3-5pm
East St. Louis Campus; Building D, Room 2002
Admission $10; Contact 618-650-2929 for more information
Learn how to develop a viable business plan. properly register your business with state and/or local agencies & explore financing options! This course is highly recommended for anyone developing a new, for-profit business concept. In addition, attendees will have the opportunitiy to ask questions about a specific business idea and any steps in their startup process. View Flyer for More Information

Empowher Women’s Conference

Wednesday June 27th 9am-3pm
Gateway Center in Collinsville
We are teaming up with the Belleville Chamber of Commerce, O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce, and the Collinsville Chamber to make this a great event. Lunch will be provided, along with 3 great stage speakers and 8 breakout options. This is a great conference to learn how to make the most out of your professional career.
Individual tickets: $50
Table of 6: $280
Vendor Booth: $200
Sponsorships: $500 - $1,250
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Free Summer Movie Series at The Lory Theater!

Local businesses have come together to offer free family movies at The Lory Theater in Highland. The sponsoring businesses will be present at each movie, conducting fun activities before the show such as free raffles and giveaways. Each movie is family friendly and completely free to attend. Concessions will be available to purchase. Advanced tickets will not be available for the free movies, so come early to be sure you get in. Doors will open at 9:00 am for each 10:00 am start time. To receive a reminder about each free movie a few days before they happen, customers can subscribe to the company’s email list on their website at: or follow The Lory on Facebook. Here is a complete list of the entire series. See you at the movies!  View the Flyer
Wednesday June 27th 2018 at 10:00 am = The Peanuts Movie Sponsored by Bradford National Bank
Wednesday July 4th 2018 at 10:00 am = The Lego Movie -Sponsored by Rachael Crow Country Financial
Wednesday July 11th 2018 at 10:00 am = The Secret Life of Pets - Sponsored by First Mid IL Bank and Trust
Wednesday July 25th 2018 at 10:00 am = Sing - Sponsored by Timberline Construction
Wednesday August 1st 2018 at 10:00 am = Home – Sponsored by A Final Touch Landscaping & Lawn Care
Wednesday August 8th 2018 at 10:00 am = Wonder – Sponsored by Just 4 You Insurance and Horstmann Premiere Financial

Comenzando un Pequeño Negocio en Illinois Seminario

Aprenda cómo desarrollar un plan de negocios viable, registrar su negocio de forma adecuada con agencias estatales y / o locales y explorar opciones de financiación. Este curso es muy recomendable para cualquiera que este desarrollando un nuevo concepto de negocio con fines de lucro. Además, los asistentes tendrán la oportunidad de hacer preguntas sobre ideas de negocio específicas y sobre cualquier paso en su proceso de inicio
Jueves, 28 de Junio|15,00-16,30 - Biblioteca de Fairmont City
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Starting a Small Business in Illinois Seminar
Learn how to develop a viable business plan, register your business properly with state and / or local agencies and explore financing options. This course is highly recommended for anyone who is developing a new business concept for profit. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions about specific business ideas and about any step in their startup process. View the Flyer. Thursday, June 28 | 15.00-16.30; Fairmont City Library

2018 Metro East Start-Up Challenge

The purpose of MESC is to identify, recognize and reward entrepreneurship in the St. Louis Metro East region.  First Round Applications open July 1st. View the Schedule and More Info
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2017 MESC Winners
View Sponsorship Levels and View SBDC 2017 Metro East Challenge Information

Business Series with Nathan Stooke

All Classes $25  Session include lunch.  Attend all 4 sessions for $85.  RSVP to; View the Flyer

Tuesday July 10th 11am-1pm; What I'd Do Differently

Tuesday July 17th 11am-1pm; Hiring Rockstar Employees

Tuesday July 24th 11am-1pm; Leadership

Tuesday July 31st 11am-1pm; Growing Pains

Wisper University; Wisper Internet
9711 Fuesser Rd.; Mascoutah, IL 62258

Is WBE Certification Right for You?

Wednesday, July 11, 2018; 3:30—5:30pm
Town and Country Bank        
303 Fountains Parkway #100   
Fairview Heights, IL 62208
Come gain a better understanding of whether or not your business could qualify for national   Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) certification. Learn the overall benefits of WBE certification and how the WBE certification process works at the WBDC.  Ideal participants must be part of a business that at least 51% owned, actively managed and controlled by a woman or women. In addition, participants should be interested in acquiring corporate contracts. 
If you are already certified as a WBE through WBENC, you do not need to attend this workshop.
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Small Business Accounting Workshop: Budgets & Scorecards

Tuesday, July 24th; 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m
Collinsville City Hall 125 S. Center Street Collinsville, IL 62234
Two-Part Series:
1. How Finances Support Strategy
2. SMO Balanced Scorecards
Cost: FREE Lunch & Refreshments will be served.
Please Register in Advance Seating is Limited  View the Flyer
Presented by:  Brian G. Severns, MBA, CPA, PMP  Brian is a senior accountant at West and Company providing accounting, auditing, and tax services to individuals, small and medium sized businesses.  Retired from the military as a project manager and whose wife has her own business, he is familiar with career transitions and new business development as well as accounting and operations.

SBDC Day Schedule Open House for Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

Wednesday, July 26|Open House 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m
SW Madison County Chamber of Commerce; 3600 Nameoki Rd #202
Granite City, IL 62040

Small business counselors will be available to take your business questions, discuss growth opportunities and connect you with potential resources. This is a great chance to get the information, resources and support you need to succeed. Everyone is welcome to stop in during the Open House hours of 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., but if you prefer a 30-minute, one-on-one appointment with a counselor, please contact 618-650-2929. To find out more and to register for one of these interactive learning sessions, visit or call 618-650-2929. View Flyer for More Information

Save the Date for Bark 'N Brew ChamberNet

Save the date and join us on Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Bring your furry friend to Gateway Center for a pet friendly Yappy Hour featuring dog-friendly play space, a costume contest, local beers, tasty food and more!
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Dementia Friendly Madison County Program Offering Free Classes for Businesses & Organizations

Every part of the community has a unique role  in meaningfully supporting people with dementia and  their family and friend care partners.

Dementia-Friendly Madison County provides education and resources tailored to different segments of our county – health professionals, retailers, legal and financial services, faith communities, local government, etc. – all of whom encounter individuals with memory impairments.

For more information about bringing this program  to your office or organization, contact  Gail Shaw at St. John’s Community Care - 344-5008  View Flyer

CPR Party

If an emergency occurs, are you prepared to help?  Host a CPR / First Aid Party and receive your training free!  Have fun and learn.  By combining Emergency and Safety Trainers' unique teaching methods and a non intimidating setting, the result is a learning experience that ou won't forget when needed.

To book your CPR party or for more info, call us at 314-596-2497 or 573-366-3436
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Free High School Equivalency Certification* Classes

Free High School Equivalency Certification* Classes
*Comparable to GED* certfication

Day and evening classes start soon in your area (as early as May 14th - please see the flyer for more information)

Sign up for a required preregistration/orientation session held at the SWIC Belleville, Red Bud, Sam Wolf Granite City campuses and the East St. Louis Community College Center.

Learn more and schedule a required preregistration appointment: 618-235-2700 ext 5525
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On-the-Job Training Helping Your Business

Illinois WorkNet Centers offer On-the-Job Training (OJT) to help your business save hiring and training cost for new hires.
The OJT Program Provides:
Cost Savings; Excellent Employees; Convenience

Your Business Can Participate if:
- OJT position is permanent and full-time (32+ hours/week)
- OJT position pays at least $10/hour
Contact us to learn more about how your business can participate!
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Madison County Employment and Training Services

Through the Madison County Employment and Training Department and the Local One-Stop Centers, we can recruit a qualified pool of applicants tha tmeet the specific needs of your business or organization.  The following services are provided:
- Recruitment Assistance
- Job Fair/Hiring Event Coordination
- Labor market Information
- Testing
- On the Job Training (for qualified employees)
- Incumbent Worker Training (for qualified businesses)
- Apprenticeships
Get Involved with Madison County Employment and Training - View the Flyer

Incumbent Worker Training

Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) can help qualifying companies upgrade the skills of existing employees that will ultimately help the company remain competitive, increase profits, and support the growth of the company.  Based on the size of the company, up to 90% of the costs of training can be reimbursed through the program.

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Requirements for Registering an Apprenticeship Program

Registered Apprenticeship benefits employers by providing them with a pipeline of skilled workers with industry-specific training and hands-on experience.  Registered Apprenticeship programs are customizable to match the employer's need and highly flexible in order to always meet the employer's changing requirements.

View the Flyer to find out more about creating a Registered Apprenticeship Program

2018 Free Telco Analysis

Are you paying to omuch for your phone and internet service?
Let us discover your best deal with a FREE analysis!
All we need is one month of local, long distance and internet bills to see if we can save you money.  Email your bills today to  or call Debbie at 618-443-5113 to learn more.
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2018 Grizzlies Schedule

Check out the 2018 Gateway Grizzlies Schedule!
GCS Credit Union Ballpark
2301 Grizzlie Bear Blvd
Sauget, IL 62206
*Dates and Times Subject to Change
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College Sitters+Nannies+Tutors

Making life easier for Moms (it’s what we do).
Whether you have a meeting at school or just need to run errands, we’re the simple solution to your day to day needs.

4 Free Sitter Hours - Offer good for 4 Free consecutive hours.  Requires new customers complete family set-up process with College Nannies+Tutors.  Customer may be billed for additional hours.  Use promo code:

Edwardsville | 618.551.0363
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Respite Care at Cedarhurst in Edwardsville

Special Pricing for Respite Services
All-inclusive Respite Care: $100/day
(Maximum of a 60 day stay - after 60 days, you are welcome to stay with usas a full-time resident.  Please ask for details.)
Offering a better solution for seniors who are recovering from a hospital or rehabilitation stay.
Call: 618-979-3602
7108 Marine Rd, Edwardsville IL 62025
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Gateway Foundation Treatment Centers

The Hidden Dangers of Alcohol

Even moderate alcohol consumption can have negative effects. In honor of Alcohol Awareness Month in April, Gateway illustrates the hidden dangers of drinking alcohol.

Want to Learn More? Watch Gateway's Alcohol Awareness Month Video Series at

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Lindenwood Memorandum of Understanding

Lindenwood University is offering opportunities for members of the Troy Chamber of Commerce and their families.

View the Memorandum of Understanding for more information.

Lindenwood First Responders' Grant

Lindenwood University is Offering $3600 per year towards First Responders' Future*
* Please view the flyer for restrictions
Supporting those who protect their communities everyday.
Lindenwood University Accelerated Program for Working Adults
-Classes meet one night a week
-Earn up to 36 credit hours/year - 9 credit hours/quarter
-Earn a Master's degree in 15 months
-Students can begin the Bachelor's degree program without any previous college credits
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2017 Needs Assessment

Illinois's community action agencies are conducting a study of the needs of low-income people.  Results from the study will be considered by Illinois's community action agencies for planning, developing and delivering agency  activities, services and initiatives.  If you could please take a few moments to fill out the survey, it would be greatly appreciated.
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McArther's Tae Kwon Do & Fitness 2 for $20 Special

Come Kick It with Us...
2 for $20 Taekwondo Special- 2 weeks of classes, 2 classes per week!
Enroll after the 2 weeks, and your $20 goes towards your new membership and uniform!
Offer valid for new members only.

Intersection of I-255 and Collinsville Road, Collinsville, IL

Call 618-345-2953 to set up your appointment today!
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