"A Question of History: Public History in Illinois
Eastern Illinois University’s Booth Library will debut a new exhibit, “A Question of History: Public History in Illinois,” on March 30, 2017.
“A Question of History: Public History in Illinois” will be on display in the Marvin Foyer of Booth Library from March 30 through July 31, 2017. For more information about the exhibit or programming visit the exhibit web page, http://library.eiu.edu/exhibits/questionofhistory/.
Business Before Hours
The City of Charleston will be hosting a Business Before Hours in the Council Chambers located in City Hall.
Memorial Day: Chamber Closed
1st Annual Tour de Charleston Bike Ride
The 1st Annual Tour de Charleston is presented by the Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce. . Participants can choose between 3 timed bicycle rides - 12.5, 25, or 50 miles. Entry fees are: $25 for the 12.5 and 25 mile routes - $45 for the 50 mile route. Images of t he race routes can be viewed at the Tour de Charleston-Illinois Facebook page.
All three race routes begin at the historic Coles County Courthouse Square in Charleston, Illinois, and wind through scenic rolling hills and the rural landscape in the surrounding area. Rain or shine, we ride!
Races take off at 8:00 AM with staggered starts. Race packets can be picked up on Friday, June 2 from 5 to 7 PM or from 6:30 to 7:30 AM on Saturday morning.
All participants who pre-register will receive a participant packet, a T-shirt, a chip for their shoe, a bib number, and a finisher's medallion. A professional photographer will be on hand with the option to buy photos from the day.
Awards will be presented to overall male & female winner in all three rides along with the top 3 males and females in each of the following age divisions:
18 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 & over
Whether you're interested in improving your time or just enjoying the view, it will be a great day. At the finish line, you'll be greeted with music, a live DJ, and an awards ceremony following the events.
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.
Business After Hours
Sarah Bush Lincoln Annual Golf Benefit
Join us for a great time at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Golf Benefit, Friday, June 9, at Meadowview Golf Course, Mattoon. The event is filled with excitement, as there’s a great prize to win on every hole. Even if you don’t golf, you can still get in on the fun by purchasing raffle tickets for a chance to win a seven-day/six-night trip to beautiful Maui, Hawaii. Raffle tickets for the trip are just two for $10 through June 8. Proceeds support capital Campaign - Life . . . Nothing Beats It, to raise funds for a new SBL Heart Center and 21 new private patient rooms. For more information on how you can join the fun, call the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Foundation at 258-2511.
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.
Legislative Update Luncheon