Calendar of Events - Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce
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Business After 5 @ First Community Credit Union
07/19/18
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Ribbon Cutting @ McDonald's
07/19/18
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Chamber Q&A: Maximize Your Membership
08/01/18
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Ribbon Cutting @ Variety Storage
08/01/18
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ChamberNET @ Anderson Hospital
08/02/18
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Business After 5 @ Kerber, Eck & Braeckel, LLP w/ EdGlenToday.com
08/16/18
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nexus@noon: Hug Your Haters
09/11/18
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Business After 5 w/ State Farm Insurance - Rick Marteeny & Envisioning Green
09/20/18
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ACCELERATE Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Executive-Led Leadership Presentation
09/26/18
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nexus@noon: Hug Your Haters
10/09/18
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Business After 5 @ 1st MidAmerica Credit Union
10/18/18
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ACCELERATE Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Executive-Led Leadership Presentation
10/24/18
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nexus@noon: Hug Your Haters
11/13/18
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Chamber Q&A: Maximize Your Membership
11/14/18
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Business After 5 @ Stillwater Senior Living
11/15/18
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ACCELERATE Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Executive-Led Leadership Presentation
11/28/18
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nexus@noon: Hug Your Haters
12/11/18
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Business After 5 @ MassageLuXe
12/20/18
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Events in the month of April 2018
04/03/2018
Come learn about the disease of Alzheimer's and Dementia 
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04/05/2018
This series will have two tracks, one designed for new and the other for existing businesses. 

Participants will learn - business plan basics, government contracting, marketing, financing fundamentals, human resources, cash flow projections, and more.

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04/10/2018
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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04/10/2018
Join members of the chambers of commerce from across the region as the Gateway Grizzlies host a ChamberNET event at GCS Ballpark.

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04/19/2018
Alzheimer's Association Cardinals Reminiscence League.
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04/19/2018
Scheffel Boyle CPAs and the Southern Illinois Builders Association (SIBA) have partnered together to offer a Construction Industry Tax Reform Seminar. Representatives from the CPA firm’s Construction Accounting Team will discuss major updates to the tax code affecting the construction industry stemming from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

The purpose of the Southern Illinois Builders Association is to advance the construction industry through strengthening their members by enabling them to do collectively what they cannot accomplish on their own.  SIBA offers a full range of services and programs to provide value to their members as “the voice of the construction industry in Southern Illinois”.

Scheffel Boyle is recognized as the largest locally-owned accounting firm in Southwestern Illinois, and as one of the largest accounting firms in the St. Louis region. Their offices are currently located in Alton, Edwardsville, Belleville, Highland, Jerseyville, Columbia, and Carrollton, IL. Scheffel Boyle’s Construction Accounting Team specializes in providing audit, tax, consulting, and accounting services to the construction industry. The firm’s Construction Accounting Team is led by Principal Mark J. Korte, a Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP®) and licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA). The Scheffel Boyle Construction Accounting Team has served a variety of clients in the industry for decades, from nationwide general contractors to local, family-owned operations. 
 

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04/19/2018
The April 2018 Business After 5 (BA5) is co-hosted by Bella Milano, First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust, Gori Julian & Associates and Robert 'Chick' Fritz Distributing.






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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04/21/2018

Sivia Law is bringing Highland Recycling & Shredding back for a FREE Shred-Fest Event!

Swing by anytime between 9-11 AM on Saturday, April 21st to securely dispose of any documents or paperwork! OR just stop by to say "hi!" 

FREE coffee, donuts & shredding!


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04/21/2018
Let your trivia geek out and join us for Trivia Through the Decades , April 21.
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04/25/2018
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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04/26/2018
Learn about the 'State of the City & Village' from the mayors of Edwardsville & Glen Carbon at this annual breakfast, brought to you by the Ed/Glen Chamber. Edwardsville Mayor Hal Patton and Glen Carbon Mayor Rob Jackstadt will provide guests an update on current economic development projects within their respective municipalities, and a recap of project 2017 projects, permits and sales tax data.






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04/28/2018
An insightful conference designed for family caregivers who wish to gain valuable knowledge and resources that will help them navigate the maze of caregiving.
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04/30/2018
The Ed/Glen Chamber is hosting a roundtable discussion specifically for its non-profit members. Attendees will have the opportunity to:
  • build meaningful connections with fellow non-profit executives from across the region
  • share helpful tips and resources with one another
  • learn from Membership Director Katie Haas how to maximize Ed/Glen Chamber membership to increase exposure
  • ask best practice questions of two seasoned non-profit  executives -Washington University Senior Director Alicia Lifrak and Ed/Glen Chamber President/CEO Desiree Bennyhoff

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