Marion Chamber of Commerce Newsletter 081518

Welcome New Members

Southern Illinois Builders Association
Donna Richter
Join Date: 07/19/2018

Hafford Elder Law Planning
Maria Hafford
Join Date: 07/24/2018

TMG Company
Joni Barwick
Join Date: 08/02/2018

Chamber News

Many of you had the opportunity to meet our new Executive Director, Karen Mullins, at yesterday's Monthly Membership Luncheon.  Karen is the former director of the Benton/West City Area Chamber of Commerce and is excited to continue her chamber career in Marion.  Please feel free to stop by and say hello and connect with her online!  Also invite her to your Facebook events so the office can keep up with local events and happenings!

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Member Events

New Member Quarterly Luncheon
Fujiyama Japanese Cuisine
3000 W DeYoung, Ste #156
Marion, IL 62959

4th annual Marion Chamber Legislative Summit
Kokopelli Clubhouse
1527 Champions Drive
Marion , Il 62959

Engage with the Chamber

Have you found us on:
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+?  Connect with us today!

More Engagement Ideas

Chamber Business After Hours

Have you thought about hosting a Business After Hours event? It's quick, easy, and a fantastic way to network with fellow business leaders. 

Email, call 997-6311 or fill out this form to schedule your BAH event today! 


REDUCED PRICING on Chamber's Digital Sign

Did you know that on average over 15,000 cars go by the Marion Chamber Office each day? Are you interested in getting in front of that audience?  

The Marion Chamber of Commerce Marketing Committee members have drastically reduced the cost to advertise on the Chamber's digital sign. This sign is available for rent to a wide variety of Chamber members, local businesses, organizations, community groups and residents. 

For more information or to take advantage of this great opportunity, click 

Send a Member eBlast!

Weekly promotional eBlasts are available to members for $50. Slots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. One blast per month per company please. Click here for the form. 

Regional Chamber Resources

US Chamber News

Read Aug News

Illinois Chamber News

Oct 3rd in St. Louis. Learn more here.


TODAY - Talking about Trade with US Chamber of Commerce

What impact are rising trade tensions having on the U.S. economy?  How are the auto, agriculture and other industries being affected, and what does this mean to consumers?  How did we get here?  What happens next?
The US Chamber of Commerce will be answering these questions and more during a live Twitter chat TODAY, August 15 at 2:00 p.m. EDT / 1:00 p.m. CDT.  Please join on Twitter as we take questions and discuss the ongoing trade tensions alongside Americans for Farmers and Families and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers. Simply log onto Twitter and submit your questions by tagging @USChamber and using #TariffsChat.
DATE:  Wednesday, August 15 
TIME:   2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT / 1:00 pm CDT
HOW:  Tweet using #TariffsChat or simply follow the conversation.
We look forward to having you join the conversation. 

Southern Illinois Made Expo

Thank yoo to everyone that took part in Southern Illinois Expo!  Will be providing more information soon on event results.   

Read more about it by clicking here!

4th annual Marion Chamber Legislative Summit

The 4th annual Marion Chamber of Commerce Legislative Summit will be held on Friday, August 24 at 11 a.m. at Kokopelli Clubhouse. 

Registration Deadline is August 17th.  REGISTER TODAY!

Event Details

Save the Date! September Membership Luncheon!

The September Membership Luncheon will be on the 12th and the program will feature John Markley of Centerstone.  Invitation and Registration will be sent out later this week.

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

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.


Ticket Prices & Info

10th Annual Marion Main Street Hubfest

The 10th annual Marion Main Street HUBFEST will be held on Saturday, September 22 on the square in Marion.  We are proud to be a sponsor of this event.

Event Lineup

Invitation: 2018 Marion Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble

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.  Sponsorships available!! These, too, will go fast! 
Marion Chamber of Commerce Newsletter - Marion Chamber of Commerce Newsletter 081518