Calendar of Events - Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce
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Business After 5 @ DoubleTree by Hilton - Collinsville
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ChamberNET @ Gateway Center
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ChamberNET @ Anderson Hospital
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Events in the month of October 2016

Be a part of SIUE's Homecoming Run!  

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Fall Festival at Stillwater Senior Living


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Join us at Randall's Wines & Spirits in Fairview Heights on October 1st as we celebrate Oktoberfest! 
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ACCELERATE Edwardsville/Glen Carbon is off and running. Thank you to all those who attended our recent launch and contributed to its success.

ACCELERATE is the Ed/Glen Chamber's new business-centric initiative to build and solidify our region's current and future workforce.

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

Our next ACCELERATE event is scheduled for:
8-9am Tuesday, October 4   
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
1000 Plummer Drive in Edwardsville

This one-hour session will include a continental breakfast and a presentation by Brad Lavite, Superintendent of Madison County, IL Veterans' Assistance Commission (VAC)

Thanks to Holiday Inn Express & Suites for hosting our June ACCELERATE program!

If you have not yet completed the ACCELERATE application for 2016 and returned it with the $50 annual participation fee (payable via check/credit/debit card). CLICK HERE to download the application form.

The ACCELERATE program also provides mentoring opportunities. Please CLICK HERE to download the mentoring form. Completed forms should be faxed to 618.656.7611, emailed to, or mailed to Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce, 1 North Research Drive, Edwardsville, IL 62025.

Kerry Smith
ACCELERATE Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Liaison
Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce

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2016-2017 Wrestling Season Sign Up!


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This 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' session.

- Learn about the many programs and services offered by the chamber
- Introduce your business to fellow members
- Learn how to network effectively
- Begin building B2B relationships
- Learn how to navigate the chamber's website

Chamber Q&A: Maximize Your Membership is hosted at the Ed/Glen Chamber office. RSVPs are greatly appreciated.

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The Ed/Glen Chamber's government affairs committee, along with the attorneys of Sandberg, Phoenix & von Gontard, P.C., 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, courtesy the attorneys of Sandberg, Phoenix & von Gontard, P.C.

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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Get excited St. Louis, because Strut Your Mutt is no ordinary dog walking event. 
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Enjoy a morning networking event designed to get you in and out in a quick 45 minutes! The 2015 Morning B2B meetings will be hosted at Glazy Squares. Guests may order from the donut shop's menu if they choose, paying individually. Morning B2B networking events will begin promptly at 7:15am, with a brief topical presentation and time left for a fun, facilitated networking activity. At 8am you'll be free to head to the office or continue the conversation with your new connections!
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Spirit Matters is a discussion group focusing on all matters spiritual.


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Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Collinsville, IL -- CJD E-Cycling will be hosting a Ribbon Cutting & E-waste Drive; Wednesday, October 12th, at 5257 N. St. Rt. 157 Edwardsville.  Official Ribbon Cutting will begin at 4pm.
Partnering with the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce, Riverbend Growth Association, and the Troy/Maryville/St. Jacob/Marine Chamber of Commerce, CJD E-cycling continues to provide the latest in e-cycling services to our community.
Electronic Recycling Made Easy!
At CJD we believe in recycling made easy. We are here to help! We offer electronic recycling services to residents.  We offer various benefits for businesses as well.
Our services include: Electronic Recycling, Drive-Thru Service (New), Data destruction, Asset Management, Light Bulb recycling & more!
CJD is welcoming all local businesses & residents to come out and celebrate with us! Please join us for a viewing of our services and our facility.  Learn what we do & how we can help meet your recycling needs all while partaking in refreshments, drinks, & more.
Additionally, area residents are encouraged to participate in CJD’s E-Waste Drive, beginning at 2pm.
For more information and complete list of services visit or contact CJD E-cycling at 618-659-9006.

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2016-2017 Wrestling Season Sign Up!

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Join Partners for Pets at the Purina Better Together Adoption Event Satruday October 15, 2016 at Soulard Market!


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The new Department of Labor (DOL) salary requirements for all employers are “right around the corner.” This program will focus not only on the new salary requirements for exempt employees, but will also include also addisional strategies to minimize your company’s exposure to wage and hour litigation. Thomas E. Berry, Jr. of Jackson Lewis will present the program. The DOL ruling will become effective Thursday, December 1, 2016.

The Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce is committed to providing business leaders with information to assist them with regulatory compliance and successful operations. At the same time, we actively advocate - on behalf of the business community - for reasonable regulations at local, state and federal levels of government.

THE OVERTIME RULE: In 2014, President Obama directed the Secretary of Labor to update the overtime regulations to reflect the original intent of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and to simplify and modernize the rules so they’re easier for workers and businesses to understand and apply. The department has issued a final rule that will put more money in the pockets of middle class workers – or give them more free time.

  • Raise the salary threshold indicating eligibility from $455/week to $913 ($47,476 per year).
  • Automatically update the salary threshold every three years, based on wage growth over time, increasing predictability.
  • Strengthen overtime protections for salaried workers already entitled to overtime.
  • Provide greater clarity for workers and employers.
The final rule will become effective on December 1, 2016. The final rule does not make any changes to the duties test for executive, administrative and professional employees. 

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Attendance at all 12 Business After 5 (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 at approximately 6pm.

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The 2016-2017 school year is filled with robust alumni relations opportunities including everything from fun social events to professional development sessions. 

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Line main street for the inaugural Lindenwood University-Belleville Homecoming Parade! 


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Hospice of Southern Illinois is excited to announce its First Annual Soiree featuring a Cirque De La Vie theme. 
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We will be hosting a fundraiser for Furry Friends Recovery
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Join Partners for Pets at the Edwardsville Moose Lodge on Saturday October 29 for an adoption event! 
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Join Partners for Pets at the Edwardsville Moose Lodge 
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The 2016 Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce Halloween Parade theme is: TV Classics. The parade will begin promptly at 6:30pm Monday, October 31.
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