Welcome New Members!
Spitting Image Boutique & Gifts
Join Date: 06/07/2018
Fowler's Shooting Range
Join Date: 06/11/2018
Boy Scouts of America
Join Date: 06/19/2018
Join Date: 06/21/2018
Athletico Physical Therapy
Join Date: 06/21/2018
- Looked into saving money on your electricity and natural gas bills with the Marion Chamber's Electricity and Natural Gas Aggregation. Click here to learn more.
- Found us on: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+?
- The Marion Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with AES Solar to offer Chamber members an exclusive opportunity to receive a 15% equipment discount. Click here to learn more.
- Seen or shared our Marion Profile Book? Click here!
- Filled our our Member Survey?
- Completed your Traffic Catcher System? Click here to see who has and to learn more.
- Familiarized yourself with our Member Benefits? Click here to read about them!
- Seen your Member-to-Member Discounts? Click here to save!
- Promoted yourself to Marion Chamber members? Click here to learn more.
- Displayed your "Member of the Marion Chamber of Commerce" window decal at your business? If you need a new decal, click here or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Would you like to host a BAH?
Have you thought about hosting a Business After Hours event? Schedule yours today!
Business After Hours events are usually held on the fourth Thursday of the month, unless the Chamber member has a special need for a different date or calendar conflicts at the Chamber arise.
The hours for a Business After Hours event are to be determined by the Chamber member. However, 4:30-6:30 p.m. is recommended.
The Business After Hours Program fee is $100.
Email email@example.com, call 997-6311 or fill out this form to schedule your BAH event today!
Chamber responsibilities include:
Chamber member suggestions:
- Promoting the event through all of our communications (newsletter, Web site, social media, Monthly Membership Luncheon announcements, etc.)
- Provide member mailing labels for invitations
Business After Hours Program Schedule:
- Send special invitations to Chamber Members and their customers (must include Chamber logo on printed materials)
- Provide food and beverages at the event
- Provide door prizes at the event
- Make a presentation about your business/organization
- August - South Porte Bank
- September - Marion Chamber of Commerce
- October - December - AVAILABLE
Let us put the Spotlight on your Business!
The Marion Chamber of Commerce is happy promote members on the homepage of the Chamber's Web site in the Member Spotlight section for $150.
Note that one Member Spotlight is featured a month. Slots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. A company may only request a Member Spotlight once a year.
Member Spotlight Schedule:
To grab your spot in the spotlight, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 618.997-6311 and let us know what month you'd like.
- August-December 2018- AVAILABLE
Send a Member eBlast!
The Marion Chamber of Commerce is happy to send promotional eBlasts once a week on behalf of members as a member benefit for $50. Slots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. A company may only request a Member eBlast once a month. Click here for the form.
Space available for your business on the Chamber's digital sign AT REDUCED PRICE!
Dear Marion Chamber of Commerce members,
The Marion Chamber of Commerce Marketing Committee members have drastically reduced the cost to advertise on the Chamber's digital sign.
The Marion Chamber of Commerce makes the electronic sign available for rent to a wide variety of Chamber members, local businesses, organizations, community groups and residents.
Ads can be up to 2 lines of text with the typical line containing about 18 characters (including spaces). Ads run twice for 15 seconds each on a 5-minute loop. We allow for a maximum of 10 ads, which means each ad is live on the board 576 times every day and approximately 17,520 times per month. The sign runs 24/7 so your message gets greatest exposure. All ads must be paid in full before the advertisement goes live.
For more information or to take advantage of this great opportunity, click here.
Eric J. Secrist
Interim Office Manager
My Tax Illinois & You workshops scheduled for July
The My Tax Illinois Workshop will be held on July 27 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Learn more about My Tax Illinois - The Illinois Department of Revenue and the Illinois Department of Employment Security are two separate agencies that are using the same portal to process the various withholding and unemployment insurance reports and taxes. Find about more about My Tax Illinois at any of the July workshops.
RSVPs are required by noon the day before each workshop. Each workshop is free and open to members of the Marion Chamber of Commerce and Carbondale Chamber of Commerce only.
All workshops will be held from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Man-Tra-Con, 3000 West DeYoung, Suite 800B, Marion.
The Illinois Department of Employment Security has teamed up with the Marion Chamber of Commerce and the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce to put on a series of workshops to help you better understand and use their services. Participants in these workshops will be able to sign onto the IDES Web site and, if you wish, register for services. All workshops are free and are limited to members of either the Marion or Carbondale Chambers of Commerce. The workshops include: June - Illinois Job Link; July - My Tax Illinois; August - State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES).
Southern Illinois Made Expo, 07-28-18,07-29-18
We are excited to invite you to participate in the Southern Illinois Made Expo on Saturday, July 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, July 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Read more about it by clicking here
August Membership Luncheon, 08-14-18
NOTE: RSVPs are now due by Friday, August 10th at noon! Registration is limited to the first 130 guests.
The Marion Chamber of Commerce Monthly Membership Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, August 14th at The Pavilion. Lunch service begins at 11:45 a.m.
The speaker will be J.D. Tanner with Touch of Nature at SIU.
Great Boars of Fire will be the caterer. The menu will include Italian beef and peppers, chips, baked beans, hoagie rolls, and chocolate brownies.
the sponsor of the August Monthly Membership Luncheon.
Registration for the event is $12 (payable to the Marion Chamber of Commerce) to those who RSVP prior to noon on the FRIDAY
before the luncheon. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. After noon on the Monday before the luncheon, no more registrations will be taken, however walk-ins will be accepted. Please note that the walk-in rate is $15.
If you register for an event and are unable to attend, a 24-hour notice is required or you will be invoiced. Note: If you have registered and are unable to attend, you may transfer to a fellow employee without penalty. A refund will only be given to those with a paid registration who cancel more than 24 hours prior to the event.
If any Marion Chamber of Commerce member would like to have fliers for an upcoming event, announcements, etc. given to each attendee at the luncheon, please contact the Chamber at 618.997.6311 to arrange for delivery of the fliers prior to the luncheon. The deadline to supply fliers for the luncheon is noon on the Monday before the luncheon.
Live2Lead: Southern Illinois 2018 early bird tickets on sale NOW!
Live2Lead will be presented in Southern Illinois on Friday, November 2 at The Pavilion. The exclusive video-on-demand and live leadership training event will be hosted by Marion Chamber of Commerce and is sponsored by Heartland Regional Medical Center and the City of Marion. Doors open at 7:30 am for registration. Live2Lead begins at 8:30 am and concludes at 3:30 pm.
Early Bird Tickets are on sale now through July 31!
Tickets start at $65 per person (for members of Southern Illinois Chambers of Commerce) and can be purchased online through this online form or by downloading this form and mailing/delivering to the Marion Chamber of Commerce (2305 West Main, PO Box 307, Marion, IL 62959). Payment must accompany registration.
- Early bird (May 1 through July 31):
- For members of a participating Chamber of Commerce: $65 each
- Not a member of a participating Chamber of Commerce: $75
- Regular ticket sales (August 1 – October 19)
- For members of a participating Chamber of Commerce: $99 each
- Not a member of a participating Chamber of Commerce: $109
- Late ticket sales (October 20-26)
- For members of a participating Chamber of Commerce: $129
- Not a member of a participating Chamber of Commerce: $139
- No tickets will be sold after October 26.
Click the image below to register.
4th annual Marion Chamber Legislative Summit, 08-24-18
The 4th annual Marion Chamber of Commerce Legislative Summit will be held on Friday, August 24 at 11 a.m. at Kokopelli Clubhouse.
The event will include a buffet-style lunch (served from 11-11:30 a.m. and includes lasagna, extra meat sauce on the side, Italian tossed salad, parmesan bread, chef’s selection of 3 desserts, tea, lemonade, water), updates by your Legislators (beginning at 11:30 a.m. sharp), each followed by a Q&A session moderated by a member of your Legislative Affairs Committee, and networking until 1:30 p.m. The registration fee for this event is $20 for members of the Marion Chamber ($25 for nonmembers), payable to the Marion Chamber of Commerce.
Deadline to register is August 17. Registration required.
If you are running for office and would like a table to interact with the Legislative Summit guests from 11-11:30 a.m. and after the program ends at 1 p.m. until 1:30 p.m., the fee is $150 for members of the Marion Chamber ($200 for nonmembers) and includes 2 lunches. There is limited space available!
Here are a few Legislators who have been invited to attend:
If you register for the event and are unable to attend, a 24-hour notice is required or you will be invoiced. Note: If you have registered and are unable to attend, you may transfer to a fellow employee without penalty. A refund will only be given to those with a paid registration who cancel more than 24 hours prior to the event.
- U.S. Rep. Mike Bost
- U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth
- U.S. Senator Richard Durbin
- 117th District Representative Dave Severin
- Illinois 59th District Senator Dale Fowler
- Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner
- Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti
- Attorney General Lisa Madigan
- Illinois Comptroller Susana A. Mendoza
- Illinois Treasurer Michael W. Frerichs
- Williamson County Commissioners Brent Gentry, Ron Ellis and Jim Marlo
- Marion Mayor Anthony Rinella
The Legislative Affairs Committee meets on the third Thursday of each month at 8 a.m. at South Porte Bank in Marion. The Marion Chamber of Commerce Legislative Affairs Committee serves as a research and advisory committee for the Chamber's Board of Directors. The goals of the Legislative Affairs Committee are to monitor governmental matters that could impact the community or local business, present recommendations to the Chamber's Board of Directors, and to assist in the initiation of the appropriate action. The Legislative Affairs Committee is a non-partisan organization and shall neither endorse candidates for public office nor political parties.
Click on the image below to RSVP.
10th annual Marion Main Street Hubfest, 09-22-18
The 10th annual Marion Main Street HUBFEST will be held on Saturday, September 22 on the square in Marion.
The event will include local food and craft vendors, Dachshund Race, antique car show, beer garden, bag board tournament and live musical performances.
The event begins at noon.
Performing at the 10th annual Marion Main Street HUBFEST will be:
- Sean Hopkins
- Jenny Johnson Band
- Leight July
- Band of Heathens
Admission to the shows are free!
- Noon - Vendors open
- 1 p.m. - Bags registration
- 2 p.m. - Pet Parade registration (until 5 p.m.) and Music begins and Beer Garden opens
- 3 p.m. - Film Fest begins
- 5 p.m. - Car Show begins
- 6 p.m. - Pet Parade
- 8 p.m. - Car Show winners
- 10:30 p.m. - HUBFEST ends
To be a vendor or to stay up-to-date on all HUBFEST activities and announcements, visit Facebook.com/marionmainstreet.
Invitation: 2018 Marion Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble
You are invited to attend...
2018 Marion Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble
Thursday, September 27
11:30 AM - 08:00 PM
1527 Champions Drive
Marion, Il 62959
Click Here to Register
The Marion Chamber of Commerce will hold its 34th annual Golf Scramble on Thursday, September 27 at Kokopelli Golf Course
Registration will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Play will begin with a 1 p.m. shotgun start.
Lunch is not included but Kokos bar will have burgers, hotdogs, and chips available for purchase.
Register your four-person teams today! This event has always drawn a big turnout, and team slots will go fast!
Individual golfers are $100 and a four-person team is $360. The event includes a "Lucky Umbrella" drawing (for an umbrella filled with lottery tickets), prizes, and more! Registration includes use of the range, green fees, golf cart rental, and a chance at great prizes and more!
The drawing for the Million Dollar Hole-in-One shot will take place at 12:45 p.m. Every golfer from the first flight and all golfers from the afternoon flight who have registered by 12:30 p.m. will be entered in the drawing to take the shot.
Sponsorships are also available. These, too, will go fast!
Click Here to Register
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