Marion Chamber of Commerce Newsletter 101018

Welcome New October Members

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

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

Concepte of Illinois, Inc.
Larry Christy
Join Date: 10/05/2018

Doug Satterlee
Join Date: 10/11/2018

4 Words Really Smart Leaders Use to Manage a Team

Planning, Preparation, Process and Personnel. Are you managing all four?​ 
Article & Tutorial Video 

Ameren Illinois Utility Scam Awareness Toolkit

Ameren Illinois is designating October 15-19 Utility Scam Awareness Week.  It's an opportunity to shine an even brighter light on this problem, create heightened awareness and equip customers with the tools and resources to identify the red flags and avoid being scammed. Click here to access our online kit. 

Engage with the Chamber

Have you found us on:
Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn?  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. 

October Business After Hours: South Porte Bank

Join the staff at South Porte Bank for our October Business After Hours THIS AFTERNOON 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!

Live2Lead: Transformational Leadership Award Nomination Deadline is Oct 12.

At the 2018 Live2Lead event, the second annual Marion Chamber of Commerce Transformational Leadership Award will be presented. Nominations for the honor are now being accepted by email (, phone at (618) 997-6311 or online at

To Attend this year's Live2Lead Conference:
Download Registration Form
Online Event Registration


Award Guidelines

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

Bids Due for the Annual Dinner on October 19th

Bid requests went out October 5th for the 2019 Chamber Annual Dinner.  If you are interested in providing the following services: photography, photo stage, decorating and catering - please contact the chamber office. 
Deadline to turn in proposals is October 19, 2018. 

October Lunch & Learn: Leadership in Service with Beau Detrick

Eat, learn, discuss & grow!  Raise your leadership and connect with others in a fun learning environment!  The October Lunch & Learn will be held on October 24th from noon - 1 p.m. at Heartland Regional Medical Center, Classroom 1.  This Month's Topic:Leadership in Service with Beau Detrick.

Sgt. First Class Beau Detrick will join facilitator Russell Williams to dig into the leadership lessons learned from service in The Illinois Army National Guard.  Sgt. First Class Detrick is a highly accomplished and decorated non-commissioned officer having been named a regional and national non-commissioned officer of the year and top recruiter for the Guard.  Beau is the Marion Chamber’s Citizen of the Year for 2018.  Come learn how the experiences of being a highly trained commander can be applied to our everyday experiences of being leaders.

Luncheon Registration

Member Events

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

Hubfest Car Show
Marion Square
Marion , IL 62959

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

Marion Chamber Mastermind Program #3

Fish Fry / Fried Chicken Night
KC Hall
1601 W White St
Marion , IL 62959

Marion Chamber Community Block Party at Heartland Regional Medical Center
Heartland Regional Medical Center - Serenity Lake
3333 West DeYoung Street
Marion , Il 62959

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

October Lunch & Learn: Leadership in Service with Beau Detrick
Heartland Regional Medical Center
3333 West DeYoung Street Classroom 1
Marion , Il 62959

Business After Hours at SIH Urgent Care
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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