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2018 ACCELERATE DATES
  • March 28
  • April 25
  • May 23
  • September 26
  • October 24
  • November 28
These six one-hour sessions, held from 8-9am, are exclusively for ACCELERATE members.

ACCELERATE is the Ed/Glen Chamber's business-centric initiative to build and solidify our region's workforce through intimate one-on-one interactions between ACCELERATE members and executives from across the region.

ACCELERATE is designed to provide professionals of all ages with the tools to:
* Accelerate your leadership acumen
* Hone your communication skills
* Expand your professional network, and ultimately
* Strengthen our business community as a whole

Special thanks to Comfort Inn for hosting our 2018 ACCELERATE series.

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09/26/188:00am to 9:00amKatie


As a veteran, have you ever dreamed of owning your own
business? 

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09/26/188:30am to 12:00pmIllinois Small Business Development Center at SIUE


Learn how to develop a viable business plan, properly register your business with state and/or local agencies & explore financing options!

 

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09/27/183:00pm to 5:00pmMarti Guntren


The SIUE Cougars Unleashed Homecoming Run 2018 will be on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. 

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09/29/189:00am to 11:30amNick Neimerg


Oktoberfest, hosted by Gori Julian & Associates and Global Brew, is back for its fourth year.

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09/29/1811:00am to 8:00pmLuke Jansen


Benefiting Meals on Wheels at Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater

Featuring Allison Krauss 
&
The Harmans




Ticket Information:
Gold Circle Admission $108
Reserved $68
General Admission $48

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09/29/186:30pm to 11:30pmDebra S. Frakes Marketing Coordinator Senior Servi


During eight one-hour lunch sessions at Edison's Entertainment Complex, be part of a discussion of a top-selling business book, Hug Your Haters.

     

Touted as the first modern book on customer service, Hug Your Haters is a delightful and inspiring read that can help your company thrive in this 'all-complaints-are-public' era.

HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:
  1. The two types of Haters and what they want from you when they complain
  2. How to handle trolls
  3. How to measure customer service the right way
  4. The precise customer loyalty impacts of answering complaints (or not answering) by channel
  5. Why you need to answer every complaint, in every channel, every time
  6. A specific framework for exactly how to answer private complaints
  7. A specific framework for exactly how to answer public complaints
  8. Where you should spend most of your time in social media
  9. How fast you need to be when responding to customers, by channel
  10. The future of customer service, including specialized apps and new technologies
  11. Software recommendations for handling online and offline customer service for both small and large businesses
Cost to attend is just $10 for lunch, payable directly to Edison's upon arrival. RSVPs ARE REQUIRED for each session and must be made no later than 24 hours in advance. Food and handouts will be prepared only for those guests who have submitted an RSVP more than 24 hours in advance.

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10/09/1812:00pm to 1:00pmKatie


Ali Davis from the Alzheimer's Association will be hosting an educational talk

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10/09/186:00pm to 7:00pmMcKayla Parker


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10/11/188:00am to 9:30am


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10/11/184:00pm to 4:30pm


The October 2018 Business After 5 (BA5) is hosted by 1st MidAmerica Credit Union.



Attendance at all 12 
BA5 events is included in your Ed/Glen Chamber membership investment! On the third Thursday of each month, we invite you to mix, mingle and be merry with fellow business leaders from 5-7pm.

Be sure to bring plenty of business cards, and be ready to expand your business network! Announcements, a message from our host(s), joker's jackpot drawing and business card giveaway will occur after 6:15pm.

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10/18/185:00pm to 7:00pm


2018 ACCELERATE DATES
  • March 28
  • April 25
  • May 23
  • September 26
  • October 24
  • November 28
These six one-hour sessions, held from 8-9am, are exclusively for ACCELERATE members.

ACCELERATE is the Ed/Glen Chamber's business-centric initiative to build and solidify our region's workforce through intimate one-on-one interactions between ACCELERATE members and executives from across the region.

ACCELERATE is designed to provide professionals of all ages with the tools to:
* Accelerate your leadership acumen
* Hone your communication skills
* Expand your professional network, and ultimately
* Strengthen our business community as a whole

Special thanks to Comfort Inn for hosting our 2018 ACCELERATE series.

more info...
10/24/188:00am to 9:00amKatie


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10/25/183:30pm to 4:00pm


The Ed/Glen Chamber's government affairs committee will host the annual Meet the Candidates & Elected Officials event from 4:30-6:30pm at the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities in Edwardsville. Cost to attend is $29 per person ($39 for non-members).

Current candidates and elected officials are invited to attend at no cost.

Guests and staff of candidates and elected officials are welcomed to attend at the cost of $29 per person.

This is an excellent opportunity for business leaders to engage with local, state and federal elected officials in a casual environment.

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10/25/184:30pm to 6:30pmKathy


PARADE INFO
Each year on Halloween night, an estimated crowd of 25,000 spectators line the streets of downtown Edwardsville in anticipation of this annual tradition. The Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce has brought the Halloween parade to the community for nearly 100 years. Marching bands, school groups, organizations, entertainers, and more than 100 floats take to the streets. In honor of the Illinois Bicentennial celebration, the 2018 Halloween parade is 'Celebrating Illinois History.' CLICK HERE for parade theme inspiration ideas.

PARADE ROUTE
Promptly at 6:30pm Wednesday, October 31, 2018, the parade will leave Lincoln Middle School parking lot at Schwarz & West Streets, then travel east on St. Louis Street to Vandalia Street, then north on North Main Street and will disband at High Street.

Spectator parking is available in the 'super lot' east of Main Street, and on side streets along the parade route. The Jerry's Tire Sales lot is reserved for handicap parking. Portapots will be available at Walgreen's, First Mid Bank & Trust, and Big Daddy's.

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10/31/186:30pm to 9:00pm


During eight one-hour lunch sessions at Edison's Entertainment Complex, be part of a discussion of a top-selling business book, Hug Your Haters.

     

Touted as the first modern book on customer service, Hug Your Haters is a delightful and inspiring read that can help your company thrive in this 'all-complaints-are-public' era.

HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:
  1. The two types of Haters and what they want from you when they complain
  2. How to handle trolls
  3. How to measure customer service the right way
  4. The precise customer loyalty impacts of answering complaints (or not answering) by channel
  5. Why you need to answer every complaint, in every channel, every time
  6. A specific framework for exactly how to answer private complaints
  7. A specific framework for exactly how to answer public complaints
  8. Where you should spend most of your time in social media
  9. How fast you need to be when responding to customers, by channel
  10. The future of customer service, including specialized apps and new technologies
  11. Software recommendations for handling online and offline customer service for both small and large businesses
Cost to attend is just $10 for lunch, payable directly to Edison's upon arrival. RSVPs ARE REQUIRED for each session and must be made no later than 24 hours in advance. Food and handouts will be prepared only for those guests who have submitted an RSVP more than 24 hours in advance.

more info...
11/13/1812:00pm to 1:00pmKatie


This quarterly program is for ALL members who would like to become more familiar with the many benefits of chamber membership. Long time, brand new, and potential members are all welcomed and encouraged to attend this 60 minute 'Chamber Q&A: Maximize Your Membership' session.

- Learn about the many programs and services offered
- Introduce your business to fellow members
- Learn how to build effective business relationships
- Learn how to navigate the chamber's website
- Learn how the chamber serves its members
- Understand the critical importance of a positive business climate
-
Allow the chamber to connect you with practical resources in the community

Chamber Q&A: Maximize Your Membership is hosted at the Ed/Glen Chamber office, located at 1 North Research Drive in Edwardsville. RSVPs are greatly appreciated.

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11/14/188:00am to 9:00am


The November 2018 Business After 5 (BA5) is hosted by Stillwater Senior Living.



Attendance at all 12 
BA5 events is included in your Ed/Glen Chamber membership investment! On the third Thursday of each month, we invite you to mix, mingle and be merry with fellow business leaders from 5-7pm.

Be sure to bring plenty of business cards, and be ready to expand your business network! Announcements, a message from our host(s), joker's jackpot drawing and business card giveaway will occur after 6:15pm.

more info...
11/15/185:00pm to 7:00pm


Ali Davis from the Alzheimer's Association will be hosting an educational talk at Ruth's House of Edwardsville to discuss the early warning signs of Alzheimer's disease.

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11/15/186:00pm to 7:00pmMcKayla Parker


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