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"Our Town" Community Update Breakfast
03/09/17 - 03/09/17
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"What Women Want" 2017
04/13/17 - 04/13/17
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1st Annual Tour de Charleston Bike Ride
06/03/17 - 06/03/17
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Events in the next 30 days...
DateEvent
08/11/16
 -05/04/17
Leadership Series Courses

LEADERSHIP TRAINING
Employees are our most valuable asset and must be nurtured to ensure business growth. In this series, current leaders can enhance skill sets while new or emerging leaders can create a solid foundation of leadership skills. All participants will develop individual, practical skills to become extraordinary leaders and lead your business to the next level.
COMMUNICATING FOR SUPERIOR TEAMWORK - AUGUST 11, 2016
ŒŒBased on the principle that each individual has a dominant personality style and communication must be consistent with individual preferences
ŒŒIndividually customized 23-page DiSC profile provides participants with a better understanding of communication styles and offers expanded opportunities for team building
PRINCIPLES & QUALITIES OF GENUINE LEADERSHIP - SEPTEMBER 8, 2016
ŒŒOutlines universal leadership qualities and principles that assist individuals in becoming genuine leaders who can translate intentions into reality
COMMUNICATION EXCELLENCE: MANAGING PERFORMANCE WITH DiSC - OCTOBER 13, 2016
ŒŒProvides actionable insights into conflict resolution, team building, leadership and coaching
ŒŒIndividually customized 26-page DiSC management profile provides participants the opportunity to explore the difference between their primary communication style and their leadership style
PROVIDING CONSTRUCTIVE FEEDBACK - NOVEMBER 10, 2016
ŒŒProvides participants with the tools to provide customized feedback in a way that builds openness, mutual respect, and promotes problem solving and learning
COACHING – DEVELOPING OTHERS - DECEMBER 8, 2016
ŒŒFocus on helping participants develop others to expand capabilities, work independently and tackle new challenges
LEADING CHANGE AT EVERY LEVEL - JANUARY 12, 2017
ŒŒIdentifies five dimensions of change leadership that will help garner support for any change effort
ŒŒParticipants will be able to understand change behaviors, develop change leadership skills and behaviors, generate support for change efforts and improve their ability to lead change
RESOLVING CONFLICT WITHIN YOUR TEAM - FEBRUARY 9, 2017
Focuses on handling situations that often develop among and between team members and provides the skills and tools for team leaders to intervene directly or to support team members in addressing these situations on their own
DELEGATING FOR SHARED SUCCESS - MARCH 9, 2017
ŒŒAssists participants in developing the planning, interpersonal, and follow-up skills critical for successful delegation
TIME MASTERY - APRIL 6, 2017
ŒŒHelps individuals and teams develop customized strategies for improving productivity and increasing efficiency
ŒŒIncludes an individual Time Mastery Profile™ and Skills Gap Analysis that helps individuals focus their time management efforts for greater professional success
GIVING RECOGNITION - MAY 4, 2017
ŒŒAssists participants with recognizing and reinforcing behaviors that lead to desired results

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03/04/17
Story time

Children ages 3 to 7 are invited to free story times in the Ballenger Teachers Center of Booth Library, located on the Eastern Illinois University campus.
 
Story times are planned from 10 to 11 a.m. on Jan. 28; Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25; and on March 4. Programs will feature stories, crafts and activities. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. More specific information about the theme of each story time will be posted on the library’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
 
For more information about the Ballenger Teachers Center at Booth Library, visit http://www.library.eiu.edu/btc/ or call 581-8442.
 

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03/04/17
2017 Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge

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The Polar Plunge, presented by the Law Enforcement Torch Run and GEICO, is a unique opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes by taking a dip into Illinois’ frigid winter waters.

In 2017, Special Olympics Illinois will host Polar Plunges at 22 locations across the state! This event is a great way for everyone – individuals, organizations and businesses – to support the athletes of Special Olympics IL!

How does it work?

The concept is simple: participants raise a minimum of $100 in donations in exchange for jumping into Illinois’ icy winter waters!  Besides bragging rights, all plungers will receive an official Polar Plunge hooded sweatshirt and entrance into a Post-Plunge party. Additional incentive prizes are provided to those who raise $250, $500, or $1000+ for the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois!

Who can participate?

Anyone can plunge – young and old, but only registered plungers will be allowed in the water.  Participants under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a waiver form. No one of any age is allowed to be carried into the water.

Who Benefits?

All proceeds collected by plungers benefit the more than 22,000 traditional athletes and 20,000 Young Athletes of Special Olympics Illinois.

 


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03/08/17
Executive Board Meeting

Each month Executive Committee members (Chair, Treasurer, Past-Chair, and Chair-Elect) meet with the Chamber staff to discuss various topics related to the Charleston community.
 

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03/09/17
Community Update Breakfast

The Community Update Breakfast will feature the following speakers: Tim Gover (Mayor of Mattoon), Dr. Brandon Combs (Mayor of Charleston), Lynette Drake (Interim Associate VP for Student Affairs Eastern Illinois University), Dr. Josh Bullock (President Lake Land College), and Angela Griffin (Presdient/CEO Coles Together). The Charleston and Mattoon Chambers of Commerce invite the local community alongside Chamber members to  attend this special event.

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03/14/17
Board of Directors Meeting

Throughout the year, the Board of Directors meets with the Chamber staff to discuss various topics related to the Charleston community.

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03/16/17
Diplomats Meeting

The Chamber invites Diplomats to Unique Suites Hotel March 16th, 2017. Diplomats searching to enhance business contacts and connect with the Charleston community are encouraged to attend!  
 

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