Calendar of Events - Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce
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Ribbon Cutting @ Clean Eatz Edwardsville
06/26/18
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Annual Ed/Glen Chamber Golf Challenge
06/29/18
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Business After 5 @ First Community Credit Union
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 May 2018
05/02/2018
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
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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.

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05/08/2018
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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05/10/2018
Bring your pups and schedule your business meetings at Recess Brewing. Our yappy hour series kicks off Thursday, May 10 and occurs on the SECOND AND FOURTH Thursday of each month (May - September)
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05/11/2018
RFS is an annual professional development conference for library support staff in central and southern Illinois.
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05/15/2018

Join the Illinois Chamber of Commerce and ILSHRM for a morning interactive session to help your company avoid the pitfalls of harassment and discrimination. Attorney Christi Swick will discuss the legal aspects of harassment, discrimination, and lawsuit avoidance. She will then moderate the panel of HR professionals and organizational leaders who have handled this critical issue. The Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Illinois Chamber of Commerce and the Collinsville Chamber of Commerce, is bringing you this program.

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05/15/2018
Energy Efficiency Lunch and Learn!

SAVE
THE DATE: MAY 15, 2018
Presented by Ameren Illinois and the Troy/Maryville/St. Jacob/Marine Chamber of Commerce
Location: Comfort Inn Edwardsville, 3080 S State Rt. 157 – Edwardsville
Date:  Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Time:  11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The Troy/Maryville/St. Jacob/Marine Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Ameren Illinois will be hosting
a lunch and learn event on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. You are encouraged to attend this event to learn how your
business, organization, or public-sector entity can apply for cash incentives to help pay for part of your next electric
or natural gas energy efficiency project (many of which have paybacks of less than one year!).
Reserve your place now for this special event, where you will:
• Learn about the award-winning energy efficiency programs from Ameren Illinois
• Find out about the variety of cash incentives available for your business or organization
• Discover ways Ameren Illinois customers can reduce energy costs
• Learn how, as a trade business, to get cash incentives for your customers
• Hear updates on Ameren Illinois’ future infrastructure plans
• Talk to program representatives to answer any of your questions
Millions of dollars in cash incentives are available through Ameren Illinois – learn more and start saving!
This is a free event and lunch will be provided. Space is limited so please RSVP by Tuesday, May 8 to
Diana Fuller at 1.309.677.5409 or dfuller3@ameren.com.
We look forward to seeing you there!

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05/17/2018
The Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce Business After 5 event scheduled for May 17 has been canceled. We look forward to seeing you at our next BA5 - 5-7PM Thursday, June 21 with Lexow Financial Group and 88.7 WSIE The Sound co-hosting a summer gathering.
05/17/2018
Please join us for our Open House 
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05/19/2018
Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois is hosting a Yard & Cookie Sale at Camp Torqua in Edwardsville, IL on Saturday, May 19, 2018. 
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05/19/2018
This is an annual leadership learning event for people of all ages.
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05/23/2018
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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