Marion Chamber of Commerce Newsletter 100518

Welcome New October Members!

Pitstop Portable Restrooms, LLC
Tyler Ferguson
Join Date: 10/04/2018

James Arthur & Co Inc.
Matt Carnagh
Join Date: 10/05/2018

Membership Information


Now you can use that link in various places to help the member gain reviews. Chamber Nation will be adding support for this in TCS pages and the MOBILE APPS for members. 
Article & Tutorial Video 

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

Wer are looking for Business After Hour hosts for 2019!  Don't miss your chance!
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. 

Chamber Golf Scramble: Our Winners

Low Gross Score Winners: The 'Hook'ers

Net Score Winners: Life Line EMRS Corp

Longest Drive (Men's & Women's)
T Sloop & Sarah Hass

Longest Putt
Gary McGee

Closest to the Pin  
T Sloop

Lucky Umbrella / Cape
NO WINNER YET: Ticket # 9722653

Heartland Regional Medical Center Block Party 2018

Shop Southern Illinois: Media Package Kickoff

WSIL Channel 3 will be one of the media partners for this year's Shop Southern Illinois campaign.  For businesses that would like to get a bit more exposure during this year's campaign, they have developed a media packet for your review.  More details about Shop Southern Illinois will be shared after the Regional Director's Meeting on the 10th.  Thank you to everyone who is part of this program!

Media Packet PDF

Dates and Registration Info

October Member Luncheon: October 9th

The Marion Chamber of Commerce Monthly Membership Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, October 9th at Kokopelli. Lunch service begins at 11:45 a.m.

The speaker will be Warden True of United States Penitentiary - Marion. Warden True will be presenting on  USP Marion’s contributions to small business and to the community.  Topics will include recycling, building and repair projects, and contracts awarded to small business.

AES Solar the sponsor of the October Monthly Membership Luncheon.

Luncheon Registration

Links from last month's luncheon

SIH Urgent Care Work Care Opens New Location on Oct 10

SIH will be opening their new Urgent Care Work Care location on October 10th. This clinic will service the following medical needs:

  • Fevers
  • Cold & Flu
  • Sprains & Strains
  • Ear Infections
  • Stitches
  • Sinus & Allergy
  • Minor Fractures and Sprains
  • Burns & Rashes
  • Cuts and Scrapes
  • DOT Physical
  • Injury Management
  • and More

Come check out their new facilities and additional medical options for our community.

Ribbon Cutting & Open House: Colonial Life on Oct 2nd

Thank you to everyone that came out to the Colonial Life Ribbon Cutting on Tuesday!


October Business After Hours: South Porte Bank

Join the staff at South Porte Bank for our October Business After Hours on October 11th from 4pm - 6pm.  Enjoy refreshments provided by David Hayes and network with local business leaders in a relaxed and welcoming environment. 

Event Details and Calendar Reminder!

Member Events

Veterans on Parade
Marion , IL 62959

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

October Membership Luncheon
Kokopelli Clubhouse
1527 Champions Dr
Marion , IL 62959

Grand Opening: SIH Urgent Care Work Care
SIH Urgent Care Work Care
2808 East Outer Drive
Marion , IL 62959

Business After Hours at South Porte Bank
South Porte Bank
701 North Court
Marion, Il 62959

Marion Chamber Mastermind Program #3

Annual Dinner to benefit Caritas Family Solutions
The Pavilion
1602 Sioux Drive
Marion , IL 62959

Share Your News With Us!

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.

More to See and Do!

Are you looking for additional events and activities in our region?  Check out the VisitSI event calendar!
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