Ribbon Cutting @ McDonald's
Starting a Small Business in Illinois Workshop
Learn how to develop a viable business plan, properly register your business with state and/or local agencies & explore financing options!
This course is highly recommended for anyone developing a new, for-profit
In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions about a
specific business idea and any steps in their startup process.
Business After 5 @ First Community Credit Union
The July 2018 Business After 5 (BA5) is hosted by First Community 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.
Small Buisness Accounting Workshop: Budgets and Scorecards
1.How Finances Support Strategy
-Defining your priorities
-Creating a useful chart of accounts
-Budgeting to meet your goals
2.SMO Balanced Scorecards
-What do your finances tell you
-Developing useful reports
-Ratios, stoplights and trends
SBDC Day in Granite City with Presentation on Madison County Workforce Development Opportunities for Employers
Talk with a SBDC counselor about your start-up or existing business. Call ahead to reserve a spot. There is an exclusive workshop, "Madison County Workforce Development Opportunities for Employers" as well. It will be presented by Sarah Ray Lorio from Madison County.
End of July Event
We will have new items throughout the store and raffles going all day. We will provide snacks and drinks free of charge. And music featuring Whiskey Dixon from 11-3. Also coming is Rudy's Flower Truck with fresh cut flowers, Sunflower Rentals and Elite Chiropractic with free mini massages.
Homes Best Friend Adopt-A-Thon
Coldwell Banker Brown Realtors, in conjunction with Partners for Pets, is hosting the 2nd Annual Homes Best Friend Adopt-a-Thon Event
Chamber Q&A: Maximize Your Membership
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.
Ribbon Cutting @ Variety Storage
ChamberNET @ Anderson Hospital
Join members of the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce, the Troy/Maryville/St. Jacob/Marine Chamber of Commerce, and the Collinsville Chamber of Commerce as Anderson Hospital hosts a ChamberNET event. Anderson Hospital will provide food and drinks. No entry fee.
Gateway Wedding Show
The Gateway Wedding Show features many different vendors that can help couples personalize their wedding.
A Night in the Stacks
Al Holliday and the East Side Rhythm Band is the featured artist for Lovejoy Library’s “Night in the Stacks” annual fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday, August 11 at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Lovejoy Library.
The event is on the main level of the library and free parking is available in Lot A.
“We are excited to have Al Holliday performing, whose band has built its reputation for its hard-driving, world class R&B and distinct brand of soul music,” said Library and Information Services (LIS) Interim Dean Lydia Jackson. “Revenue from the event will support Lovejoy Library’s renovations and enhancements to allow for a better user experience for students, faculty and community members who utilize the library.”
Part of the fundraising efforts will consist of a silent auction that will include items from performers of the Mississippi River Festival, as well as other unique items.
Sugo’s Spaghetteria will provide dinner, and there will be a cash bar for the evening.