Marion Chamber of Commerce Newsletter 082918

Welcome New August Members

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Joni Barwick
Join Date: 08/02/2018

September Membership Drive

Do you know someone that would make a great chamber member?  Perhaps someone who dropped their membership and would like to get re-engaged?  

September is a great time to do it.  Through the entire month of September, in honor of Chamber of Commerce Week, we will feature a 16-month membership (from now through all of 2019) at the annual investment level. Membership packets are available online and at the chamber office.

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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. 

Athletico Ribbon Cutting

Thank you to everyone who came out and celebrated Athletic Physical Therapy's Ribbon Cutting last Thursday.  We are excited that they have opened another branch in Southern Illinois and it is managed by Tom and his trained crew.  Stop by and greet them at 703 W. Main St, right next to Family Video. 

MasterMind Series to Kick Off in September

No matter how success is measured, personal or professional, only the ability to dismiss distractions and concentrate on your ONE Thing stands between you and your goals. This Mastermind Group will help you get extraordinary results in every situation by developing the few right things you should be doing. If "Two Minds are Better Than One" then bring more minds to finding solutions and advice on how to handle various life and work situations. 

Mastermind #3 Series
Friday Series kicks off on September 7
Monday Series kicks of on September 10​

To be part of either series, contact Russell Williams at 618-694-6586 or

Dates and Registration Info

Legislative Summit

We had a great turnout of citizens and regional leaders at this year's Marion Chamber Legislative Summit.  

From the Legislative Affairs Committee Co-Chair - ​Mary Jo McCurdy: “We always appreciate elected officials who make time in their busy schedule to attend The Summit. We realize all have dozens of places they could share their time, yet they chose our Marion Chamber Event. Equally important are those who attend The Summit and The entire Committee and Chamber Staff who put everything in action.  The Legislative Affairs Action Committee is comprised of many community leaders who are happy to devote time and energy to drive home the message of local economy, local values and local concerns. How refreshing.  I am very thankful to work for an organization who values the same principles and affords me the time to devote to our communities. I urge others to plug into your local Chambers.  You can make a difference.”

Special thanks to members of the Legislative Affairs Committee: Gail Barger, Dalus Ben Avi, Amber Ciochetto, Dale Fowler, Hayden Gardiner, David Harp, Deborah Hogg, Robert Jellen, Janet Jensen, Mary Jo McCurdy, Dave McReynolds, Bill Nielsen, Dr. Jim Parker, DVM, Anthony Rinella, Dave Severin, Ashlee Spiller, Scott Walker, and Brian Ziegler


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.

Download Registration Form
Online Event Registration


Ticket Prices & Info

September Membership Luncheon is September 11th!

The September Membership Luncheon will be on the 11th at Celebrations Event Center and the program will feature John Markley of Centerstone.  Invitation and Registration will be sent out later this week.

RSVP for the Luncheon Today!

We have made a couple changes to the form, so if you have any questions, please contact the office!

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.

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! 

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

Member Events

Marion Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors meeting
Heartland Regional Medical Center
3333 West DeYoung Street
Marion, Il 62959

Marion Chamber Mastermind Program #3
The Fire Event Center
(above The Crown Brew Coffeehouse) 116 N Division St
Carterville, IL 62918

Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach
Marion Cultural and Civic Center
800 Tower Square Plaza
Marion , Il 62959

Veterans on Parade
Marion , IL 62959

Free Varicose Vein Screening
Heartland Regional Medical Group
2700 W. DeYoung Street
Marion , IL 62959

Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach
Marion Cultural and Civic Center
800 Tower Square Plaza
Marion , Il 62959

Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach
Marion Cultural and Civic Center
800 Tower Square Plaza
Marion , Il 62959

Marion Chamber Mastermind Program #3
Heartland Regional Medical Center
Ground Floor Classrooms 3333 W DeYoung St
Carterville, IL 62959

September Membership Luncheon
Celebrations Event Center
1305 Crane Drive
Marion , IL 62959

'Taste of the Chamber' Business After Hours
Marion Chamber Of Commerce
2305 West Main Street
Marion , IL 62959

Share Your News With Us!

Do you have an event or happening that you would like to share?

Send your event flyer and event description to  We can put it on the event calendar to share with membership in our weekly e-news.

Also, invite our new Executive Director, Karen Mullins, to your events on Facebook.  Reach out to her through her Facebook Profile.

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