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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held at RAW Fitness

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held at 4 p.m. on August 31 at RAW Fitness in Marion.

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Monday, August 31, 2015

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Harness Digital Marketing

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be held on Monday, August 31 at noon at Harness Digital Marketing, 308 North 16th Street in Herrin.

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Monday, August 31, 2015

Marion Chamber holds Legislative Summit

The Marion Chamber of Commerce Legislative Summit was held on Friday, August 28 at 11:30 a.m. at Kokopelli.

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Friday, August 28, 2015

31st annual Marion Chamber Golf Scramble scheduled for 9/24

The Marion Chamber of Commerce will hold its 31st annual Golf Scramble on Thursday, September 24, beginning with a noon shotgun start. Lunch will be held from 11 a.m. - noon. Dinner will be served from 5-7 p.m. and will include a buffet of chicken, beef, sides and a roll.

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Unemployment Rates Continue Downward Trend in All Metro Areas

July was the seventeenth month in a row that unemployment rates fell in every metro area in the state compared to a year ago, according to preliminary data released today by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at The Anchor

River to River Residential Corporation held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House of their first Memory Care Community - "The Anchor" on August 21. The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony took place at 11 a.m. and the Open House was from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1515 East DeYoung in Marion.

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Friday, August 21, 2015

New Member Quarterly Luncheon held in August

Every quarter the Marion Chamber of Commerce Membership Committee holds a New Member Quarterly Luncheon. This quarter’s New Member Quarterly Luncheon was held at Walt’s on August 18 at noon.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

August Membership Luncheon held at Kokopelli

The Marion Chamber of Commerce Monthly Membership Luncheon was held on Tuesday, August 11 at noon at Kokopelli.

Futiva, your next generation phone company providing hosted communications and will soon be providing fiber internet in Marion, was the sponsor of the August Monthly Membership Luncheon.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Morgan Avenue

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Re-opening was held for Morgan Avenue (also known as The Hill Avenue) and The Diverging Diamond on Wednesday, August 12 at 10 a.m.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Russell Street / Boulevard Street intersection

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held at 9 a.m. on August 11 for the official opening of the Russell Street and Boulevard Street intersection.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Marion Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors member Darren Pulley passed away 8/8

Darren L. Pulley, 50, passed away at 11:31pm on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at his home.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

New outdoor digital sign unveiled at Marion Chamber of Commerce

The unveiling of the new digital and stone outdoor sign at the Marion Chamber of Commerce was held on Friday, July 31 at 8 a.m.

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Friday, July 31, 2015

Help select Marion's best

Ashley Gott, Chairman of the Board of the Marion Chamber of Commerce, announced today that nominations are being accepted for the Chamber’s Annual Awards for Distinguished Member, Citizen of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, and Young Professional Leadership.

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Friday, July 31, 2015

Enjoy Illinois on the Road: The 2015 Travel Effect Statewide Tour comes to Marion

VisitSI (Williamson County Tourism Bureau) and the Illinois Office of Tourism hosted a breakfast at Kokopelli Golf Club on Monday, July 27 for Enjoy Illinois on the Road: The 2015 Travel Effect Statewide Tour

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Monday, July 27, 2015

AISIN Light Metals holds Groundbreaking Ceremony

AISIN Light Metals held a Groundbreaking Ceremony on Friday, July 24.

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held at the Marion VA's Center for Behavioral Health

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held at the new building at the Marion VA Medical Center that will improve and expand the delivery of mental health services to area Veterans.

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Business Before Hours program held on July 23

The Marion Chamber of Commerce will hold its Business Before Hours event on Thursday, July 23, 2015, at Heartland Regional Medical Center, Classroom 1.

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Downstate Illinois Still Lagging in Job Growth

– June was the 16th month in a row that unemployment rates fell in every metro area in Illinois compared to a year ago, but job growth is still slow downstate, according to preliminary data released today by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Illinois Business Leader July 2015 Issue online now

The July 2015 issue of the Illinois Business Leader is now available online for Illinois Chamber of Commerce members.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

July Monthly Membership Luncheon held on 7/14

The Marion Chamber of Commerce Monthly Membership Luncheon was held on Tuesday, July 14 at noon at Kokopelli. Rob Wielt, Senior Energy Consultant with Affordable Gas and Electric, was the presenter. J Fortune Photography's Feel Beautiful, Know Your Beauty Campaign was the sponsor of the July Monthly Membership Luncheon.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Farm Credit Illinois holds Business After Hours, Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The July Marion Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours was held on Thursday, July 9 from 4-6 p.m. at Farm Credit Illinois, 2601 Henry Drive in Marion, with the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony taking place at 4:30 p.m.

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Thursday, July 09, 2015

Legislative Affairs Committee hosted lunch with Rep. Bost

The Marion Chamber of Commerce Legislative Affairs Committee hosted Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12) on Thursday, July 2 at 17th Street Bar & Grill in Marion. The event focused on the Trade Promotion Authority and the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.

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Thursday, July 02, 2015

Unemployment Rates Down in All Metro Areas

May was the fifteenth month in a row that unemployment rates fell in every metro area in the state compared to a year ago, according to preliminary data released today by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Rates also fell in all of Illinois’s 102 counties. Not seasonally adjusted data compares May 2015 with May 2014.

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Marion Community Day event a success

Marion Community Day at Rent One Park was Friday, June 26 when the Southern Illinois Miners faced off against the Washington Wild Things. Hundreds turned out to show their community spirit and support for the Marion Grad Spree program by attending the tailgate party and game.

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held at House 2 Home Realty

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held on June 12 at 11:30 a.m. at House 2 Home Realty's new office in Marion located at 2400 A Williamson County Pkwy.

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Friday, June 12, 2015

Movie Night at Walker's Bluff to benefit the Marion Chamber Foundation

Despicable Me Outdoor Movie Showing at The Gazebo
Date: Friday, July 10, 2015
Gates open at 5:30 p.m.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

June Monthly Membership Luncheon held at Kokopelli

The Marion Chamber of Commerce Monthly Membership Luncheon was held on Tuesday, June 9 at noon at Rent One Ballpark.

The presentation was given by Mike Pinto, Manager of the Southern Illinois Miners.

Mayer Networks was the sponsor of the June Monthly Membership Luncheon.

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Tuesday, June 09, 2015

"Illinois - The State of Innovation" -- 2015 Edition Now Available

The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity is pleased to announce the 3rd edition of Illinois – The State of Innovation.

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Monday, June 01, 2015

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held at Burton & Vick, LLC

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held at 4 p.m., Friday, May 29 at Burton & Vick, LLC., followed by an Open House.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held at Genesis Salon

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held on May 29 at 2 p.m. at Genesis Salon.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Strong Job Gains in Northern Illinois; Downstate Continues to Struggle

April was the fourteenth month in a row that unemployment rates fell in every metro area in the state compared to a year ago, according to preliminary data released today by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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Friday, May 29, 2015

New Member Quarterly Luncheon held in May

Every quarter the Marion Chamber of Commerce Membership Committee holds a New Member Quarterly Luncheon. This quarter’s New Member Quarterly Luncheon was held at 17th Street on May 19.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held at KBSI Fox 23

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held on Thursday, May 14 at 4:30 p.m. at KBSI Fox 23, 7369 Cox Drive in Carterville.

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

May Monthly Luncheon held at Kokopelli

The Marion Chamber of Commerce Monthly Membership Luncheon, sponsored by Joyner Therapy Services, was held on Tuesday, May 12 at noon at Kokopelli.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

2015 Grad Spree a success

Marion Unit #2 Schools Foundation and the Marion Area Chamber of Commerce sponsor Grad Spree, which was started 30 years ago to help insure that graduation is the beginning of a new life, not the end of one.

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Friday, May 15, 2015

Work has begun on new outdoor sign at the Marion Chamber

Liberty Signs and American Monument Company have begun work on the new digital outdoor sign for the Marion Chamber of Commerce.

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Saturday, May 09, 2015

Tyler Williams designs winning Grad Spree t-shirt art

Tyler Williams, a senior at Marion High School, designed the art for the 2015 Grad Spree t-shirts.

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Friday, May 08, 2015

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held at Gander Mountain

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held at Gander Mountain.

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Friday, May 08, 2015

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held at Stellar SEO

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held on Thursday, May 7 at Stellar SEO.

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Thursday, May 07, 2015

Marion Chamber awards two scholarships

The Marion Chamber of Commerce awarded 2 scholarships this year: Grad Spree Scholarship and a John A. Logan College One Year Tuition Waiver.

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Monday, May 04, 2015

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held at The HUB

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 27 at The HUB.

The Grand Opening followed on Saturday, March 28, starting at 11 a.m.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Now is the time to participate in the Chamber's electricity buying group

If you have not participated in our Chamber's electricity buying group you need to. Our broker AGE is going to open a new electricity buying pool for those not in a pool or contract now. If you use more than 15,000 kwh's a year you qualify for our program. If you are below 15,000 kwh's/yr you are already in the city/county plan.

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Business After Hours Program held at VW of Marion

The April Business After Hours Program was sponsored by Volkswagen of Marion.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Business Before Hours Program held in April

The Marion Chamber of Commerce held its Business Before Hours event on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at Heartland Regional Medical Center. The event included a presentation by Russell Williams with Brehm Foundation on John Maxwell's Leadership Principles.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Illinois Metro Unemployment Rates Drop; Job Growth Stalls

March was the thirteenth month in a row that unemployment rates fell in every metro area in the state compared to a year ago, according to preliminary data released today by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held at Cool Spoons

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held at Cool Spoons on Wednesday, April 22 from 4-6 p.m.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Grad Spree needs your help

It’s that time of the year again to make plans for the Marion 2015 Friends For Life Graduation Spree, Thursday, May 14, 2015, a drug and alcohol free environment for the graduating seniors and their guests.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Brad Dillard presents at April Membership Luncheon

The Marion Chamber of Commerce Monthly Membership Luncheon was held on Tuesday, April 14 at noon at Kokopelli. The presentation was given by Brad Dillard with the River-to-River Relay.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Unemployment Rates Drop in All Metro Areas - Job Growth Uneven

February was the twelfth month in a row that unemployment rates fell in every metro area in the state compared to a year ago, according to preliminary data released today by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Kanie Japan Ambassadors visit Marion

Representatives from Marion's Sister City, Kanie Japan, visited Marion.

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Unemployment Rates Continue Dropping in All Metro Areas

January was the eleventh month in a row that unemployment rates fell in every metro area in the state compared to a year ago, according to preliminary data released today by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Marion Chamber holds 5th annual Bass Tournament

47 boats competed in the tournament at Mack's Marina.

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Marion Chamber holds March Membership Luncheon

The Marion Chamber of Commerce Monthly Membership Luncheon was held on Tuesday, March 10 at noon at Kokopelli.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Celtic Healthcare

Celtic Healthcare, formerly VNA-TIP Healthcare, held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 4:30 p.m. at March 5 at their Marion location.

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Thursday, March 05, 2015

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held at SIH Cancer Institute

Southern Illinois Healthcare presented their Grand Unveiling of The Region's Own Comprehensive Cancer Center Built for The Community, by The Community

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Deadline to participate in Marion Community Day advert in SI Miners program is March 1

Marion Community Day will be held on Friday, June 26. The deadline to advertise on the Chamber's pages in the SI Miners program is March 6.

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Diamond Drop raises more than $1,000 for The Poshard Foundation

The 94th annual Marion Chamber of Commerce Auction & Awards Banquet’s Diamond Drop raised $1,060 for The Poshard Foundation for Abused Children.

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Amber Ciochetto to serve on Chamber Board of Directors

The Marion Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome Amber Ciochetto with Crisp Container to the Chamber’s Board of Directors. Amber will be replacing Steve Lappin, who is retiring from Banterra Bank and stepping down from the Board. Steve has served on the Marion Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors since 1999, including time as the Board’s Chairman.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Brandon Zanotti speaks at February Membership Luncheon

Cindy Gibbons with the City of Marion spoke about the Sister City Program and Brandon Zanotti, Williamson County States Attorney, gave a presentation.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Illinois Business Leader Magazine

This inaugural edition includes articles on the most timely of issues: a new administration in Springfield; fracking and how it affects you; infrastructure funding for roads, rail and waterways; healthcare mandates; international trade; and worker's compensation, the minimum wage, and other human resources challenges.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

What does buying local mean for you?

Shopping local supports the local business, but what does it mean for YOU, the local resident?

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Monday, February 09, 2015

Kristin Paul promoted to Office Manager at Chamber


The Marion Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors unanimously voted on Tuesday to promote Kristin Paul to Office Manager at the Chamber.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

New member benefits added

The Board of Directors voted to add the following Member Benefits: Monthly Luncheon Sponsorship, Member eBlast, and Member Spotlight.

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Thursday, February 05, 2015

Feb. 15: Deadline for Health Insurance

At the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, we're here to help you start 2015 off on the right foot. That's why we're offering an affordable health care solution that can help you and your employees now.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

December Unemployment Rates Fall in All Metro Areas

December unemployment rates fell in every metro area in the state.

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Bank On Marion presents at Business Before Hours program

Bank On Marion presented at the January Business Before Hours Program.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

94th annual Marion Chamber of Commerce Auction & Awards Banquet held

The Marion Chamber of Commerce held its 94th Annual Auction & Awards Banquet on Friday, January 16, 2015 at The Pavilion of the City of Marion.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Video of the Marion Chamber of Commerce Annual Auction & Awards Banquet released

A video of the 94th annual Marion Chamber of Commerce Auction & Awards Banquet is available for viewing online.

For a copy of the video, please contact the Marion Chamber of Commerce at director@marionillinois.com or 997-6311.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Diamond Drop to benefit The Poshard Foundation

The 94th annual Marion Chamber of Commerce Auction & Awards Banquet will be held on Friday, Jan. 16, at The Pavilion of the City of Marion. The event will feature a social hour, sponsored by Mayer Networks, that begins at 5:30; dinner, beginning at 7 p.m.; award presentations including the Business/Industry of Year Award presentation to AISIN Light Metals; a wine pull, also sponsored by Mayer Networks; and a Diamond Drop, which is a fun event where participants can win thousands of dollars worth of jewelry.

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Monday, January 05, 2015

Marion Chamber announces 2014 Business & Industry of the Year

The Marion Chamber of Commerce announced that the 2014 Business & Industry of the Year is AISIN Light Metals of Marion, Illinois.

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Monday, December 22, 2014

Farmers State Bank holds ribbon cutting ceremony, open house

Farmers State Bank held a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house at their second location - 2806 Outer Drive, Marion, Illinois.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Board election results announced, MJHS Choir performs at December Luncheon

Results of the Board of Directors election were announced and the Marion Junior High School Jazz Choir and Women's Choir performed at the December Monthly Membership Luncheon.

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Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Hospice of Southern Illinois hosts Business After Hours program at Marion Subaru

The December Marion Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours program was held on Tuesday, December 2 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.at Marion Subaru and was sponsored by Hospice of Southern Illinois.

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Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Nine elected to Marion Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Nine members of the Marion Chamber of Commerce have been elected to the Chamber’s Board of Directors. Each will serve on the Board from 2015 to 2017.

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Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Free Shop Southern Illinois decals now available

Wesley's Custom Graphics is offering FREE Shop Southern Illinois decals to everyone! To receive your free decal, visit Wesley's Custom Graphics, which is open Monday-Friday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. and located at 208 West DeYoung in Marion.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Electricity & Natural Gas Rate Negotiations Begin For Marion Chamber Members

The Marion Chamber of Commerce and its exclusive program coordinator, Affordable Gas & Electric (AGE), announced they will begin negotiations for electricity and natural gas contract renewals for members who are part of the Southern Illinois Chamber of Commerce Bulk Electricity & Natural Gas Buying Group.

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Tuesday, November 04, 2014

CASA presents at November Membership Luncheon

The Marion Chamber of Commerce Monthly Membership Luncheon was held on November 11 at noon at Kokopelli.

The speaker for November was Jayme Frey Figueroa, Executive Director from Casa of Williamson County.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Heartland Regional Medical Center hosts Business After Hours event

The November Marion Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours was held on Thursday, November 6 from 4:30-7 p.m. in the cafe of Heartland Regional Medical Center.

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Thursday, November 06, 2014

Groundbreaking ceremony held at Williamson County Regional Airport

The Williamson County Airport Authority Board of Commissioners held a Groundbreaking Ceremony for construction of a new Airline Terminal at Williamson County Regional Airport on Friday, October 31 at 11:30 a.m.

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Ribbon Cutting at Heartland Regional Medical Center

Heartland Regional Medical Center hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house to celebrate their new Rehab Services Clinic satellite location.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Business Before Hours program features The HUB

The Marion Chamber of Commerce's Business Before Hours program was held on Thursday, October 23 at Heartland Regional Medical Center and featured The HUB.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Walker's Bluff holds Open House

Walker's Bluff held an Open House on Wednesday, October 15 to showcase their facilities.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Pepsi MidAmerica holds building dedication ceremony honoring John Rains

On October 17, Pepsi MidAmerica dedicated their Human Resources building in honor of John Rains.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Nomination process open for Marion Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

The Marion Chamber of Commerce Nominations Committee is now accepting nominations for the Board of Directors.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Centerstone presents at October Membership Luncheon

The October 2014 Membership Luncheon featured representatives from Centerstone.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Ribbon cutting held at Casey's on West Main in Marion

Casey's on West Main in Marion held a Ribbon Cutting ceremony on Friday, October 3

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Friday, October 03, 2014

Baysinger Architects hosts Business After Hours event

The October Marion Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours was held on Thursday, October 2 from 2-6 p.m. at Baysinger Architects.

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Thursday, October 02, 2014

30th annual Marion Chamber Golf Scramble a SUCCESS!

The 30th annual Marion Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble was held on Thursday, September 25 at Kokopelli.

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Curves holds Ribbon Cutting

Curves in Marion held a Ribbon Cutting ceremony on Monday, September 15 to kick off its Open House week.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Illinois National Guard hosts September Membership Luncheon

This was no ordinary Membership Luncheon!

The Marion Chamber of Commerce September Membership Luncheon was held on Tuesday, September 9 at noon at the 2ND Battalion - 130TH Infantry Regimental Armory at 11427 Minuteman Road in Marion, Illinois.

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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Marion Chamber launches Mobile App

The Marion Chamber of Commerce is working to help our community become more competitive online. In order for us to achieve this, we need to be sure all of the community businesses are setup properly and ready to broadcast. Each voting member of the Marion Chamber of Commerce has been sent a username and password to access/change/update their business and advertising services provided as part of their membership with the Marion Chamber.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

2014 Marion Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble Sponsors

Thank you to the following sponsors of the 2014 Marion Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble!

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Melise's hosts August Business After Hours event

Melise's hosted the August Business After Hours event

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

New Member Quarterly Luncheon held

Every quarter the Marion Chamber of Commerce Membership Committee holds a New Member Quarterly Luncheon. This quarter’s New Member Quarterly Luncheon was held at Walt’s on August 19 at noon.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The HUB presents at August Membership Luncheon

Hilary LeHew and Martin Holleley from The HUB presented at the August Membership Luncheon.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Ribbon cutting and open house held at Jackson & Gray

Marion Chamber of Commerce members and area residents gathered to help celebrate Jackson & Gray Insurance Co.'s 50th anniversary and building renovation following a fire last year.

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Tuesday, August 05, 2014

July Business After Hours held at South Porte Bank

The July Marion Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours was held on Thursday, July 24 from 4-6:30 p.m. at South Porte Bank.

Those in attendance enjoyed networking as well as hors d'oeuvres and drinks provided by Kokopelli and a reception for Judy Batchelor, who is now sailing with South Porte Bank!

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

July Business Before Hours a success

The first Business Before Hours event was held on Thursday, July 24. More than 30 people participated in the inaugural event. Attendees participated in a "Six Degrees of Separation" networking activity, enjoyed breakfast provided by Heartland Regional Medical Center and listened to a presentation about Disaster Recovery by James Mayer with Mayer Networks.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Groundbreaking ceremony held at VW of Marion

Volkswagen of Marion, part of the Ike Family of Dealerships, celebrated the start of construction on their new facility. The ground breaking ceremony was held on Monday, July 14 at 11 am at 4403 W. DeYoung, Marion, IL 62959.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Ribbon cutting held at Doggie Stylez

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held at Doggie Stylez in Marion. An open house followed.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Marion IL Sister City Ambassadors travel to Kanie Town Japan

To follow their travels to Kanie Town, their activities while there and their journey home, follow them on Facebook!

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Illinois National Guard presents at Monthly Membership Luncheon

The Illinois National Guard presented at the July Monthly Membership Luncheon.

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Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Mike Bost speaks at Marion Chamber's Legislative Affairs Committee meeting

Ill. State Rep. Mike Bost spoke at the Legislative Affairs Comm. mtg on 6/18 at South Porte Bank recently.

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Chamber Electricity Aggregation Program

Did you miss your chance to save BIG on your Ameren electric
bills last spring? Enroll your accounts this SUMMER!

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Marion Chamber of Commerce launches new Web site

The Marion Chamber of Commerce has launched a new Web site and new and exciting tools for its members.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Mayer Networks holds Ribbon Cutting

Mayer Networks in Marion held a Ribbon Cutting on June 6.

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Marion Ministerial Alliance spoke at Chamber luncheon

The Marion Ministerial Alliance spoke at the June Marion Chamber of Commerce Monthly Luncheon at Kokopelli on June 10.

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

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Events in the next 30 days...
DateEvent
09/04/15
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Krispy Kreme

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. on September 4 at Krispy Kreme in Marion. 

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09/06/15
Folds of Honor Patriot Day Golf at COGC September 6, 2015

It is not too late to donate, bring an auction item or play a round of golf to honor our Veterans and support the Folds of Honor Foundation at the Folds of Honor Charity Classic this Sunday, Sept. 6th. 

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09/07/15
Krispy Kreme/Night's Shield 5K Doughnut Challenge

The Night's Shield Children's Shelter will be having a 5K Doughnut Challenge at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts in Marion Illinois on Labor Day Sept. 7, 2015.  Registration is at 7AM and race starts at 8AM.  All proceeds will be going to benefit the shelter.  It is $25 to run/walk in the 5K and $15 to for the 1 mile Fun/Run.

more info...
09/07/15
5K Doughnut Challenge

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts 5K Doughnut Challenge will be held on September 7th with an 8 a.m. start.

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09/08/15
September Monthly Membership Luncheon

The Marion Chamber of Commerce Monthly Membership Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, September 8 at 11:45 a.m. at Kokopelli.

Russell Williamson with Brehm School Foundation will be present on Intentional Living: What Professional Coaching Can Do For You and Your Team.

Clearwave Communications is the sponsor of the September Monthly Membership Luncheon.



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09/10/15
2015 Ewing Demonstration Fall Field Day

The University of Illinois Extension will host its annual Ewing Demonstration Center Fall Field Day on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.  

more info...
09/10/15
Business After Hours Program: WORKcare.ready.well and Rehab Unlimited Marion

The September Business After Hours Program will be held on Thursday, September 10 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Rehab Unlimited in Marion, 1403 Joe Abbot Way, and hosted by WORKcare.ready.well and Rehab Unlimited Marion.

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09/11/15
Glow Ball Scramble

Enjoy the course in a whole new light – glow-in-the-dark style! This is a 9-hole, four-person scramble with a shot-gun start.

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09/11/15
Run to Remember 9/11

Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. Race at 6 p.m. Price $22.

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09/11/15
Little Black Dress Party

Come and celebrate women helping women.  The Little Black Dress Party is where you want to be on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH.  SIU ARENA, 6 PM.

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09/11/15
13Pro Glow Golf Scramble

Enjoy the course in a whole new light – glow-in-the-dark style! This is a 9-hole, four-person scramble with a shot-gun start.

$35/player tournament entry includes greens fees & cart, two glow-in-the-dark golf balls, a glow necklace. Prizes will be awarded for the winning team, longest drive, closest to the pin and best glow cart decoration/best glow apparel.

Flag sticks, tee boxes and holes will be illuminated by glow-sticks and glow discs. 200, 150 and 100 yard markers will also be in place. Flashlights are not allowed during play, but are required when the golf cart is in motion. Please bring one with you.

Come decked out in your 'glow in the dark' tshirts, glasses,facepaint -- whatever you can find! Bring supplies to decorate your cart, as well!

Not a golfer? Help decorate a cart, or hang out at the club house for glow-in-the-dark bocce ball and glow-bags. Food and drinks specials all night long!

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09/12/15
2015 RIVERSIDE ART, WINE & BLUES FESTIVAL

2015 RIVERSIDE ART, WINE & BLUES FESTIVAL
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12

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09/12/15
Veterans on Parade

Veterans on Parade will occur on Saturday, September 12 at 11 a.m. All veterans from Southern Illinois are invited to march or ride.

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09/15/15
Marion Chamber of Commerce Membership Committee meeting

The Membership Committee meet on the third Tuesday of each month at noon. The location of the meeting varies. Please call the Marion Chamber of Commerce to join the Membership Committee, inquire about the location of the next meeting or if you have any questions.

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09/16/15
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. 

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09/17/15
Marion Chamber of Commerce Legislative Affairs Committee meeting

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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09/19/15
29th Southern Illinois Women’s Health Conference

The 29th Southern Illinois Women’s Health Conference begins Saturday, September 19, 2015, 7 a.m. at John A. Logan College in Carterville.  

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09/19/15
 -09/20/15
Heartland Pet Fest 2015

An exciting new event is coming to Marion! Heartland Pet Fest 2015 will be held September 19-20 at The Pavilion of the City of Marion. 

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09/23/15
new event

This year's regional Chamber Kick Off Luncheon for Shop Southern Illinois will be held on Wednesday, September 23rd at 11:30 am at the Carterville Community Center in Cannon Park in conjunction with National Chamber of Commerce Week.  

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09/24/15
2015 Marion Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble

The Marion Chamber of Commerce will hold its 31st annual Golf Scramble on Thursday, September 24, beginning with a noon shotgun start. Register your four-person teams today! This event has always drawn a big turnout, and team slots will go fast! Sponsorships are also available. These too will go fast!

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09/29/15
Caregiver Retreat

Are you an unpaid caregiver selflessly caring for a family member or friend?     Do you need a break?  Would you like to chat with other caregivers in similar situations?  

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10/02/15
"Howl at the Moon" Dueling Pianos

Hospice of Southern Illinois Presents Howl at the Moon Dueling Pianos, Friday, October 2, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Black Diamond Harley-Davidson - Events Center.

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held at RAW Fitness

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held at 4 p.m. on August 31 at RAW Fitness in Marion.

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Monday, August 31, 2015

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Harness Digital Marketing

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be held on Monday, August 31 at noon at Harness Digital Marketing, 308 North 16th Street in Herrin.

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Monday, August 31, 2015

Marion Chamber holds Legislative Summit

The Marion Chamber of Commerce Legislative Summit was held on Friday, August 28 at 11:30 a.m. at Kokopelli.

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Friday, August 28, 2015

31st annual Marion Chamber Golf Scramble scheduled for 9/24

The Marion Chamber of Commerce will hold its 31st annual Golf Scramble on Thursday, September 24, beginning with a noon shotgun start. Lunch will be held from 11 a.m. - noon. Dinner will be served from 5-7 p.m. and will include a buffet of chicken, beef, sides and a roll.

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Unemployment Rates Continue Downward Trend in All Metro Areas

July was the seventeenth month in a row that unemployment rates fell in every metro area in the state compared to a year ago, according to preliminary data released today by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at The Anchor

River to River Residential Corporation held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House of their first Memory Care Community - "The Anchor" on August 21. The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony took place at 11 a.m. and the Open House was from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1515 East DeYoung in Marion.

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Friday, August 21, 2015

New Member Quarterly Luncheon held in August

Every quarter the Marion Chamber of Commerce Membership Committee holds a New Member Quarterly Luncheon. This quarter’s New Member Quarterly Luncheon was held at Walt’s on August 18 at noon.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

August Membership Luncheon held at Kokopelli

The Marion Chamber of Commerce Monthly Membership Luncheon was held on Tuesday, August 11 at noon at Kokopelli.

Futiva, your next generation phone company providing hosted communications and will soon be providing fiber internet in Marion, was the sponsor of the August Monthly Membership Luncheon.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Morgan Avenue

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Re-opening was held for Morgan Avenue (also known as The Hill Avenue) and The Diverging Diamond on Wednesday, August 12 at 10 a.m.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Russell Street / Boulevard Street intersection

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held at 9 a.m. on August 11 for the official opening of the Russell Street and Boulevard Street intersection.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Marion Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors member Darren Pulley passed away 8/8

Darren L. Pulley, 50, passed away at 11:31pm on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at his home.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

New outdoor digital sign unveiled at Marion Chamber of Commerce

The unveiling of the new digital and stone outdoor sign at the Marion Chamber of Commerce was held on Friday, July 31 at 8 a.m.

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Friday, July 31, 2015

Help select Marion's best

Ashley Gott, Chairman of the Board of the Marion Chamber of Commerce, announced today that nominations are being accepted for the Chamber’s Annual Awards for Distinguished Member, Citizen of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, and Young Professional Leadership.

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Friday, July 31, 2015

Enjoy Illinois on the Road: The 2015 Travel Effect Statewide Tour comes to Marion

VisitSI (Williamson County Tourism Bureau) and the Illinois Office of Tourism hosted a breakfast at Kokopelli Golf Club on Monday, July 27 for Enjoy Illinois on the Road: The 2015 Travel Effect Statewide Tour

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Monday, July 27, 2015

AISIN Light Metals holds Groundbreaking Ceremony

AISIN Light Metals held a Groundbreaking Ceremony on Friday, July 24.

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held at the Marion VA's Center for Behavioral Health

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held at the new building at the Marion VA Medical Center that will improve and expand the delivery of mental health services to area Veterans.

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Business Before Hours program held on July 23

The Marion Chamber of Commerce will hold its Business Before Hours event on Thursday, July 23, 2015, at Heartland Regional Medical Center, Classroom 1.

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Downstate Illinois Still Lagging in Job Growth

– June was the 16th month in a row that unemployment rates fell in every metro area in Illinois compared to a year ago, but job growth is still slow downstate, according to preliminary data released today by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Illinois Business Leader July 2015 Issue online now

The July 2015 issue of the Illinois Business Leader is now available online for Illinois Chamber of Commerce members.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

July Monthly Membership Luncheon held on 7/14

The Marion Chamber of Commerce Monthly Membership Luncheon was held on Tuesday, July 14 at noon at Kokopelli. Rob Wielt, Senior Energy Consultant with Affordable Gas and Electric, was the presenter. J Fortune Photography's Feel Beautiful, Know Your Beauty Campaign was the sponsor of the July Monthly Membership Luncheon.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Farm Credit Illinois holds Business After Hours, Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The July Marion Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours was held on Thursday, July 9 from 4-6 p.m. at Farm Credit Illinois, 2601 Henry Drive in Marion, with the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony taking place at 4:30 p.m.

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Thursday, July 09, 2015

Legislative Affairs Committee hosted lunch with Rep. Bost

The Marion Chamber of Commerce Legislative Affairs Committee hosted Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12) on Thursday, July 2 at 17th Street Bar & Grill in Marion. The event focused on the Trade Promotion Authority and the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.

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Thursday, July 02, 2015

Unemployment Rates Down in All Metro Areas

May was the fifteenth month in a row that unemployment rates fell in every metro area in the state compared to a year ago, according to preliminary data released today by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Rates also fell in all of Illinois’s 102 counties. Not seasonally adjusted data compares May 2015 with May 2014.

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Marion Community Day event a success

Marion Community Day at Rent One Park was Friday, June 26 when the Southern Illinois Miners faced off against the Washington Wild Things. Hundreds turned out to show their community spirit and support for the Marion Grad Spree program by attending the tailgate party and game.

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held at House 2 Home Realty

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held on June 12 at 11:30 a.m. at House 2 Home Realty's new office in Marion located at 2400 A Williamson County Pkwy.

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Friday, June 12, 2015

Movie Night at Walker's Bluff to benefit the Marion Chamber Foundation

Despicable Me Outdoor Movie Showing at The Gazebo
Date: Friday, July 10, 2015
Gates open at 5:30 p.m.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

June Monthly Membership Luncheon held at Kokopelli

The Marion Chamber of Commerce Monthly Membership Luncheon was held on Tuesday, June 9 at noon at Rent One Ballpark.

The presentation was given by Mike Pinto, Manager of the Southern Illinois Miners.

Mayer Networks was the sponsor of the June Monthly Membership Luncheon.

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Tuesday, June 09, 2015

"Illinois - The State of Innovation" -- 2015 Edition Now Available

The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity is pleased to announce the 3rd edition of Illinois – The State of Innovation.

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Monday, June 01, 2015

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held at Burton & Vick, LLC

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held at 4 p.m., Friday, May 29 at Burton & Vick, LLC., followed by an Open House.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held at Genesis Salon

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held on May 29 at 2 p.m. at Genesis Salon.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Strong Job Gains in Northern Illinois; Downstate Continues to Struggle

April was the fourteenth month in a row that unemployment rates fell in every metro area in the state compared to a year ago, according to preliminary data released today by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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Friday, May 29, 2015

New Member Quarterly Luncheon held in May

Every quarter the Marion Chamber of Commerce Membership Committee holds a New Member Quarterly Luncheon. This quarter’s New Member Quarterly Luncheon was held at 17th Street on May 19.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held at KBSI Fox 23

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held on Thursday, May 14 at 4:30 p.m. at KBSI Fox 23, 7369 Cox Drive in Carterville.

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

May Monthly Luncheon held at Kokopelli

The Marion Chamber of Commerce Monthly Membership Luncheon, sponsored by Joyner Therapy Services, was held on Tuesday, May 12 at noon at Kokopelli.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

2015 Grad Spree a success

Marion Unit #2 Schools Foundation and the Marion Area Chamber of Commerce sponsor Grad Spree, which was started 30 years ago to help insure that graduation is the beginning of a new life, not the end of one.

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Friday, May 15, 2015

Work has begun on new outdoor sign at the Marion Chamber

Liberty Signs and American Monument Company have begun work on the new digital outdoor sign for the Marion Chamber of Commerce.

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Saturday, May 09, 2015

Tyler Williams designs winning Grad Spree t-shirt art

Tyler Williams, a senior at Marion High School, designed the art for the 2015 Grad Spree t-shirts.

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Friday, May 08, 2015

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held at Gander Mountain

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held at Gander Mountain.

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Friday, May 08, 2015

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held at Stellar SEO

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held on Thursday, May 7 at Stellar SEO.

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Thursday, May 07, 2015

Marion Chamber awards two scholarships

The Marion Chamber of Commerce awarded 2 scholarships this year: Grad Spree Scholarship and a John A. Logan College One Year Tuition Waiver.

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Monday, May 04, 2015

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held at The HUB

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 27 at The HUB.

The Grand Opening followed on Saturday, March 28, starting at 11 a.m.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Now is the time to participate in the Chamber's electricity buying group

If you have not participated in our Chamber's electricity buying group you need to. Our broker AGE is going to open a new electricity buying pool for those not in a pool or contract now. If you use more than 15,000 kwh's a year you qualify for our program. If you are below 15,000 kwh's/yr you are already in the city/county plan.

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Business After Hours Program held at VW of Marion

The April Business After Hours Program was sponsored by Volkswagen of Marion.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Business Before Hours Program held in April

The Marion Chamber of Commerce held its Business Before Hours event on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at Heartland Regional Medical Center. The event included a presentation by Russell Williams with Brehm Foundation on John Maxwell's Leadership Principles.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Illinois Metro Unemployment Rates Drop; Job Growth Stalls

March was the thirteenth month in a row that unemployment rates fell in every metro area in the state compared to a year ago, according to preliminary data released today by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held at Cool Spoons

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held at Cool Spoons on Wednesday, April 22 from 4-6 p.m.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Grad Spree needs your help

It’s that time of the year again to make plans for the Marion 2015 Friends For Life Graduation Spree, Thursday, May 14, 2015, a drug and alcohol free environment for the graduating seniors and their guests.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Brad Dillard presents at April Membership Luncheon

The Marion Chamber of Commerce Monthly Membership Luncheon was held on Tuesday, April 14 at noon at Kokopelli. The presentation was given by Brad Dillard with the River-to-River Relay.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Unemployment Rates Drop in All Metro Areas - Job Growth Uneven

February was the twelfth month in a row that unemployment rates fell in every metro area in the state compared to a year ago, according to preliminary data released today by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Kanie Japan Ambassadors visit Marion

Representatives from Marion's Sister City, Kanie Japan, visited Marion.

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Unemployment Rates Continue Dropping in All Metro Areas

January was the eleventh month in a row that unemployment rates fell in every metro area in the state compared to a year ago, according to preliminary data released today by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Marion Chamber holds 5th annual Bass Tournament

47 boats competed in the tournament at Mack's Marina.

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Marion Chamber holds March Membership Luncheon

The Marion Chamber of Commerce Monthly Membership Luncheon was held on Tuesday, March 10 at noon at Kokopelli.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Celtic Healthcare

Celtic Healthcare, formerly VNA-TIP Healthcare, held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 4:30 p.m. at March 5 at their Marion location.

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Thursday, March 05, 2015

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held at SIH Cancer Institute

Southern Illinois Healthcare presented their Grand Unveiling of The Region's Own Comprehensive Cancer Center Built for The Community, by The Community

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Deadline to participate in Marion Community Day advert in SI Miners program is March 1

Marion Community Day will be held on Friday, June 26. The deadline to advertise on the Chamber's pages in the SI Miners program is March 6.

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Diamond Drop raises more than $1,000 for The Poshard Foundation

The 94th annual Marion Chamber of Commerce Auction & Awards Banquet’s Diamond Drop raised $1,060 for The Poshard Foundation for Abused Children.

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Amber Ciochetto to serve on Chamber Board of Directors

The Marion Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome Amber Ciochetto with Crisp Container to the Chamber’s Board of Directors. Amber will be replacing Steve Lappin, who is retiring from Banterra Bank and stepping down from the Board. Steve has served on the Marion Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors since 1999, including time as the Board’s Chairman.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Brandon Zanotti speaks at February Membership Luncheon

Cindy Gibbons with the City of Marion spoke about the Sister City Program and Brandon Zanotti, Williamson County States Attorney, gave a presentation.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Illinois Business Leader Magazine

This inaugural edition includes articles on the most timely of issues: a new administration in Springfield; fracking and how it affects you; infrastructure funding for roads, rail and waterways; healthcare mandates; international trade; and worker's compensation, the minimum wage, and other human resources challenges.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

What does buying local mean for you?

Shopping local supports the local business, but what does it mean for YOU, the local resident?

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Monday, February 09, 2015

Kristin Paul promoted to Office Manager at Chamber


The Marion Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors unanimously voted on Tuesday to promote Kristin Paul to Office Manager at the Chamber.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

New member benefits added

The Board of Directors voted to add the following Member Benefits: Monthly Luncheon Sponsorship, Member eBlast, and Member Spotlight.

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Thursday, February 05, 2015

Feb. 15: Deadline for Health Insurance

At the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, we're here to help you start 2015 off on the right foot. That's why we're offering an affordable health care solution that can help you and your employees now.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

December Unemployment Rates Fall in All Metro Areas

December unemployment rates fell in every metro area in the state.

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Bank On Marion presents at Business Before Hours program

Bank On Marion presented at the January Business Before Hours Program.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

94th annual Marion Chamber of Commerce Auction & Awards Banquet held

The Marion Chamber of Commerce held its 94th Annual Auction & Awards Banquet on Friday, January 16, 2015 at The Pavilion of the City of Marion.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Video of the Marion Chamber of Commerce Annual Auction & Awards Banquet released

A video of the 94th annual Marion Chamber of Commerce Auction & Awards Banquet is available for viewing online.

For a copy of the video, please contact the Marion Chamber of Commerce at director@marionillinois.com or 997-6311.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Diamond Drop to benefit The Poshard Foundation

The 94th annual Marion Chamber of Commerce Auction & Awards Banquet will be held on Friday, Jan. 16, at The Pavilion of the City of Marion. The event will feature a social hour, sponsored by Mayer Networks, that begins at 5:30; dinner, beginning at 7 p.m.; award presentations including the Business/Industry of Year Award presentation to AISIN Light Metals; a wine pull, also sponsored by Mayer Networks; and a Diamond Drop, which is a fun event where participants can win thousands of dollars worth of jewelry.

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Monday, January 05, 2015

Marion Chamber announces 2014 Business & Industry of the Year

The Marion Chamber of Commerce announced that the 2014 Business & Industry of the Year is AISIN Light Metals of Marion, Illinois.

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Monday, December 22, 2014

Farmers State Bank holds ribbon cutting ceremony, open house

Farmers State Bank held a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house at their second location - 2806 Outer Drive, Marion, Illinois.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Board election results announced, MJHS Choir performs at December Luncheon

Results of the Board of Directors election were announced and the Marion Junior High School Jazz Choir and Women's Choir performed at the December Monthly Membership Luncheon.

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Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Hospice of Southern Illinois hosts Business After Hours program at Marion Subaru

The December Marion Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours program was held on Tuesday, December 2 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.at Marion Subaru and was sponsored by Hospice of Southern Illinois.

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Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Nine elected to Marion Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Nine members of the Marion Chamber of Commerce have been elected to the Chamber’s Board of Directors. Each will serve on the Board from 2015 to 2017.

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Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Free Shop Southern Illinois decals now available

Wesley's Custom Graphics is offering FREE Shop Southern Illinois decals to everyone! To receive your free decal, visit Wesley's Custom Graphics, which is open Monday-Friday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. and located at 208 West DeYoung in Marion.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Electricity & Natural Gas Rate Negotiations Begin For Marion Chamber Members

The Marion Chamber of Commerce and its exclusive program coordinator, Affordable Gas & Electric (AGE), announced they will begin negotiations for electricity and natural gas contract renewals for members who are part of the Southern Illinois Chamber of Commerce Bulk Electricity & Natural Gas Buying Group.

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Tuesday, November 04, 2014

CASA presents at November Membership Luncheon

The Marion Chamber of Commerce Monthly Membership Luncheon was held on November 11 at noon at Kokopelli.

The speaker for November was Jayme Frey Figueroa, Executive Director from Casa of Williamson County.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Heartland Regional Medical Center hosts Business After Hours event

The November Marion Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours was held on Thursday, November 6 from 4:30-7 p.m. in the cafe of Heartland Regional Medical Center.

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Thursday, November 06, 2014

Groundbreaking ceremony held at Williamson County Regional Airport

The Williamson County Airport Authority Board of Commissioners held a Groundbreaking Ceremony for construction of a new Airline Terminal at Williamson County Regional Airport on Friday, October 31 at 11:30 a.m.

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Ribbon Cutting at Heartland Regional Medical Center

Heartland Regional Medical Center hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house to celebrate their new Rehab Services Clinic satellite location.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Business Before Hours program features The HUB

The Marion Chamber of Commerce's Business Before Hours program was held on Thursday, October 23 at Heartland Regional Medical Center and featured The HUB.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Walker's Bluff holds Open House

Walker's Bluff held an Open House on Wednesday, October 15 to showcase their facilities.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Pepsi MidAmerica holds building dedication ceremony honoring John Rains

On October 17, Pepsi MidAmerica dedicated their Human Resources building in honor of John Rains.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Nomination process open for Marion Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

The Marion Chamber of Commerce Nominations Committee is now accepting nominations for the Board of Directors.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Centerstone presents at October Membership Luncheon

The October 2014 Membership Luncheon featured representatives from Centerstone.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Ribbon cutting held at Casey's on West Main in Marion

Casey's on West Main in Marion held a Ribbon Cutting ceremony on Friday, October 3

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Friday, October 03, 2014

Baysinger Architects hosts Business After Hours event

The October Marion Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours was held on Thursday, October 2 from 2-6 p.m. at Baysinger Architects.

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Thursday, October 02, 2014

30th annual Marion Chamber Golf Scramble a SUCCESS!

The 30th annual Marion Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble was held on Thursday, September 25 at Kokopelli.

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Curves holds Ribbon Cutting

Curves in Marion held a Ribbon Cutting ceremony on Monday, September 15 to kick off its Open House week.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Illinois National Guard hosts September Membership Luncheon

This was no ordinary Membership Luncheon!

The Marion Chamber of Commerce September Membership Luncheon was held on Tuesday, September 9 at noon at the 2ND Battalion - 130TH Infantry Regimental Armory at 11427 Minuteman Road in Marion, Illinois.

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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Marion Chamber launches Mobile App

The Marion Chamber of Commerce is working to help our community become more competitive online. In order for us to achieve this, we need to be sure all of the community businesses are setup properly and ready to broadcast. Each voting member of the Marion Chamber of Commerce has been sent a username and password to access/change/update their business and advertising services provided as part of their membership with the Marion Chamber.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

2014 Marion Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble Sponsors

Thank you to the following sponsors of the 2014 Marion Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble!

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Melise's hosts August Business After Hours event

Melise's hosted the August Business After Hours event

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

New Member Quarterly Luncheon held

Every quarter the Marion Chamber of Commerce Membership Committee holds a New Member Quarterly Luncheon. This quarter’s New Member Quarterly Luncheon was held at Walt’s on August 19 at noon.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The HUB presents at August Membership Luncheon

Hilary LeHew and Martin Holleley from The HUB presented at the August Membership Luncheon.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Ribbon cutting and open house held at Jackson & Gray

Marion Chamber of Commerce members and area residents gathered to help celebrate Jackson & Gray Insurance Co.'s 50th anniversary and building renovation following a fire last year.

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Tuesday, August 05, 2014

July Business After Hours held at South Porte Bank

The July Marion Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours was held on Thursday, July 24 from 4-6:30 p.m. at South Porte Bank.

Those in attendance enjoyed networking as well as hors d'oeuvres and drinks provided by Kokopelli and a reception for Judy Batchelor, who is now sailing with South Porte Bank!

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

July Business Before Hours a success

The first Business Before Hours event was held on Thursday, July 24. More than 30 people participated in the inaugural event. Attendees participated in a "Six Degrees of Separation" networking activity, enjoyed breakfast provided by Heartland Regional Medical Center and listened to a presentation about Disaster Recovery by James Mayer with Mayer Networks.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Groundbreaking ceremony held at VW of Marion

Volkswagen of Marion, part of the Ike Family of Dealerships, celebrated the start of construction on their new facility. The ground breaking ceremony was held on Monday, July 14 at 11 am at 4403 W. DeYoung, Marion, IL 62959.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Ribbon cutting held at Doggie Stylez

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held at Doggie Stylez in Marion. An open house followed.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Marion IL Sister City Ambassadors travel to Kanie Town Japan

To follow their travels to Kanie Town, their activities while there and their journey home, follow them on Facebook!

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Illinois National Guard presents at Monthly Membership Luncheon

The Illinois National Guard presented at the July Monthly Membership Luncheon.

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Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Mike Bost speaks at Marion Chamber's Legislative Affairs Committee meeting

Ill. State Rep. Mike Bost spoke at the Legislative Affairs Comm. mtg on 6/18 at South Porte Bank recently.

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Chamber Electricity Aggregation Program

Did you miss your chance to save BIG on your Ameren electric
bills last spring? Enroll your accounts this SUMMER!

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Marion Chamber of Commerce launches new Web site

The Marion Chamber of Commerce has launched a new Web site and new and exciting tools for its members.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Mayer Networks holds Ribbon Cutting

Mayer Networks in Marion held a Ribbon Cutting on June 6.

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Marion Ministerial Alliance spoke at Chamber luncheon

The Marion Ministerial Alliance spoke at the June Marion Chamber of Commerce Monthly Luncheon at Kokopelli on June 10.

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Thursday, June 19, 2014