Calendar of Events - Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce
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ChamberNET @ Gateway Center
02/22/18
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Tax Reform Business Roundtable w/ Congressmen Davis, Shimkus & Bost
03/05/18
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Ed/Glen Chamber Annual Awards Gala & Auction
03/08/18
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nexus@noon: Hug Your Haters
03/13/18
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Business After 5 @ Location Klaussner Home Store
03/15/18
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ACCELERATE Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Executive-Led Leadership Presentation
03/28/18
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ChamberNET @ Gateway Grizzlies GCS Ballpark
04/10/18
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nexus@noon: Hug Your Haters
04/10/18
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Business After 5 w/ Bella Milano, Korte & Luitjohan, Gori Julian, Chick Fritz, & First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust
04/19/18
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ACCELERATE Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Executive-Led Leadership Presentation
04/25/18
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Mayors' Legislative Breakfast
04/26/18
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Ribbon Cutting @ Minas Espresso, Inc.
04/26/18
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Chamber Q&A: Maximize Your Membership
05/02/18
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nexus@noon: Hug Your Haters
05/08/18
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Business After 5 @ Gateway Regional Medical Center
05/17/18
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ACCELERATE Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Executive-Led Leadership Presentation
05/23/18
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Business After 5 @ Lexow Financial Group & 88.7 WSIE The Sound
06/21/18
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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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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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05/17/2018
The May 2018 Business After 5 (BA5) is hosted by Gateway Regional Medical Center.



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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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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