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We are so excited to welcome you to 618 TAP HOUSE for our first major event. We will be featuring drink specials with giveaways from some of our favorite suppliers along with MANY more surprises. Can you handle all of our taps?

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11/21/18 


Come to the best party in Southern Illinois!!
$1.50 Select Bottles Beer!!
$2.00 FIREBALL AND VEGAS BOMBS!!
Giveaways all night!!

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11/21/18 


Our annual T-Giving Eve bash! Get prepared to answer 100 times what you've been up to, how you've been, where you live etc. But at least you will have a delicious craft beer in your hand and awesome live music to listen to!

Dinner specials will start at 4pm -10pm
Drink specials will start at 9pm - 1am
Late night menu with start at 10pm - 1am
Fun starts when you walk in!

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11/21/18 


The Marion Chamber of Commerce Marketing Committee meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 8 a.m. at the Chamber office. 

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11/21/188:00am to 9:00amKaren Mullins


Join us at Legends this year for a Thanksgiving Brunch! We will be open from 11:00am-4:00pm. Please call us at (618)956-9900 ext. 400 to make your reservation! 

Pricing:
Adults: $34.95
Under 12: $14.95
Under 5: Free

On the Menu:
  • Live Carving Station with House Roasted Turkey
  • Pineapple and Brown Sugar Glazed Ham
  • Sweet Mashed Potatoes
  • Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • Corn Bread Dressing
  • Cranberry Shallot Jus
  • Turkey Gravy
  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Collard Greens
  • Glazed Carrots
  • Salad Bar with all the fixings
  • Fruit Salad
  • Pasta Salad
  • Honey Yeast Rolls
  • Cornbread
  • Desserts:
  • Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
  • Spiced Pumpkin Pie
  • Bourbon Pecan Pie
  • Southern Banana Pudding
We will also be having a drink station with assorted juices and chocolate milk!

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11/22/1811:00am to 4:00pm


We are already pumped about BLACK FRIDAY! 
This year it will be at our new downtown location and we will have much more room and registers. 

Follow our pages closely for updates.

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11/23/18 


Come visit Santa at his new location Jack and Josie's Located next door to Steven's Gift's and Framing

Hours:
Monday-Friday    3pm-8pm
Sat                       9am-9pm
Lunch                  12pm-2pm
Sunday                12pm-5pm

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11/23/18
-12/24/18
 


Hailing from the Former Soviet Union but growing up in Kansas City, Tina Dybal is no stranger to the midwest. Starting her career as a comedian in St. Louis, she has performed at comedy clubs and colleges nationally. Tina was crowned Helium Comedy Club’s “Funniest Person in Saint Louis 2018”. Tina’s unique background, caustic humor and memorable stage presence have landed her opportunities to work with some of the industry’s best comics. She has opened for comedians such as Justin Willman: "Magic For Humans" on NETFLIX, Joey “CoCo” Diaz and Christina P. from the hugely successful podcast “Your Mom’s House.”

Outside of stand-up comedy, Tina is an accomplished improviser. She completed training at The Improv Shop in St. Louis and has since performed on multiple house teams and main-stage shows.

Get your tickets for this comedy night at https://comedynighttinadybal.eventbrite.com

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11/23/187:00pm to 8:30pm


Join us for our biggest open house of the year! We will have live music, snacks, drinks & SALES!

The Stagecoach Boutique truck will be set up in our parking lot as well! 

Doors open at 9:00 am!

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11/24/189:00am to 4:00pm


The Grinch is coming annnnd maybe Cindy Lou will make an appearance too! We hope he doesn't steal all our toys while he’s in town but we know he will be having fun with everyone!
Pictures by Taylor Kaszian Photography. 
$25.00 cash only please.

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11/24/1811:00am to 4:00pm


Turn Up The Gospel Presents "The Ultimate Worship Experience".
A night of praise and worship with The Amazing Eddie James & Stellar
Award Winner Casey J.

Event  Hosted by Leon Richardson Fan Club and Marion Cultural and Civic Center

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11/24/187:00pm to 10:00pm


Meeting at the chamber office at noon.  Agenda to follow via email.

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11/26/18 Karen Mullins


This event is open to anyone! Cost is $30.00 per person. You can make any of the 3 choices: sled with personalization, red buffalo plaid sign with the word “Believe” or initial with antlers, or white and black buffalo plaid with “Believe” or initial with antlers. RSVP by November 21. Link will be provided to RSVP online and payment.

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11/26/18 


Chamber Audit Committee will meet at 2pm at the chamber office.  Email to follow to members of the committee.

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11/27/18 Karen Mullins


Eat, learn, discuss & grow!  Raise your leadership and connect with others in a fun learning environment!

The September Lunch & Learn will be held on November 28th from noon - 1 p.m. at Heartland Regional Medical Center, Classroom 1.

This Month's Topic: Building from the Ground Up with Ashlee Church
Ashlee was born, raised, and educated in southern Illinois.  She graduated from Carterville High School, attended John A. Logan College, and then attended SIUC where she received both her bachelor and master’s degrees.  She started working in the auto industry 17 years ago and led the effort to secure an open point for the Volkswagen franchise in southern Illinois which opened in 2014.  Ashlee is also a graduate of the National Automobile Dealer Association Academy in McLean, Virginia and is currently the General Manager of Volkswagen of Marion.”

The Marion Chamber of Commerce hosts a Lunch & Learn each month as part of the Leadership Marion program, sponsored by Heartland Regional Medical Center.
 
In a brief amount of time, you will receive the best leadership principles, interact with other growing leaders, and discuss how to apply effective practices to your organization.  After each Lunch & Learn, you will walk away with at least one mind changing idea that will create a desire for motivation and self-improvement. This is the perfect professional development opportunity to increase levels of influence and potential in yourself and in the teams you lead.
 
The Lunch and Learn programs will be held on the fourth Wednesday of the month (March 21 and December 19, 2018, class are exceptions) from noon to 1 pm at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Classrooms 1&4.
 
Admission is $15 per Marion Chamber member ($20 for non-Chamber).  Lunch and drinks provided courtesy of Heartland Regional Medical Center. 
 
Contact the Marion Chamber at (618) 997-6311 or director@marionillinois.com to secure your seat or for more information. 
 
Facilitator: Russell  Williams, Certified Leadership and Personal Growth Coach, Speaker, and Teacher. For more information, visit EmpowermentMentor.com/RussellWilliams
 
Sponsored by Heartland Regional Medical Center



 

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11/28/1811:45am to 1:15pm


You know the drill when Corey is here...
It’s Party Time!!

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12/01/18 


2018 Holiday Homes Tour is a great activity to kick off the holiday season. The holiday tour includes 4 Southern Illinois homes, which will be decorated to wow. Some homes featured this year on the tour give you a first hand look at houses that spark your curiosity. Each ticket holder can stop by the Marion Cultural & Civic Center any time between 1 pm & 5 pm to enjoy light refreshments. 

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12/02/181:00pm to 5:00pm


Register online today! https://runtosucceed.com/mustachedash5k/ 

Mustache Dash 5K presented by Heartland Regional Medical Center and the American Cancer Society. 

Sunday, December 2nd, 2018 
Harry Crisp Sports Complex

Registration: $20 includes T-Shirt (must register by November 18, 2018 to guarantee T-Shirt) 
Registration after November 18th will increase to $25

!!!! The First 50 Registered Participants Will Receive A Mustache Dash Coffee Mug !!!!

Day of Event
Registration/Packet Pickup: 12:00 PM 
Race Time: 1:00 PM

Bring your “No Shave November” mustaches and beards to one final bash before shaving them off at the Mustache Dash 5K! Participants are encouraged to grow out their facial hair during the month of November and Commit Your Mustache To Dash with us on Dec. 2nd!. Race proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society and Relay For Life events of Southern Illinois to fund cancer research, local programs and services, and education on cancer prevention. So grow or grab your most stylish stache and get ready to dash to the finish line in the Mustache Dash 5K!

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12/02/181:00pm to 3:00pm


The Marion Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors meeting will be held at 8 a.m. at Heartland Regional Medical Center. 

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12/04/188:00am to 9:00amDalus Ben Avi


Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health care, recently announced it has teamed up with Egyptian Health Department to provide two free trainings for health professionals about what to do when an individual is experiencing an opioid overdose.

One training session will be held in Marion on Oct. 29 from noon – 1 p.m. at 1307 West Main Street. The last training session will be held in Carbondale on Dec. 6 from noon – 1 p.m. at 2311 South Illinois Avenue.

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12/06/1812:00pm to 1:00pmDalus Ben Avi


Enjoy country legend Lorrie Morgan as she performs her Enchanted Christmas show in the fabulous Marion Cultural and Civic Center. 

Tickets available Friday October 19, 2018, at 

www.MarionCCC.com

A portion of the proceeds will benefit St. Jude’s. 

Lorrie Morgan has sold over eight million 
records including fourteen top ten hits, twelve recorded albums and four Female Vocalist of the Year awards. She was the first female artist to ever have three consecutive albums RIAA-Certified Platinum®. She made her mark with what have now become timeless 
country standards, “Five Minutes,” “Except For Monday,” “Something In Red,” “Watch Me”
and “What Part Of No,” and established her place as a country star—a modern woman making country music history. Loretta Lynn Morgan was born to make music. At 13, she made her first and everlasting impression on the country music world when she played at 
The Grand Ole Opry, making her one of the youngest to have made her debut at the Mother Church of Country Music. Three short years later after her dad, country music star George 
Morgan’s passing, Lorrie launched her own career touring with her father’s band. She made history of her own when she became a lifetime member of the Grand Ole Opry at the age of 
24 — one of the youngest to ever become a member.

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12/09/18 


The Marion Chamber of Commerce Marketing Committee meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 8 a.m. at the Chamber office. 

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12/19/188:00am to 9:00amKaren Mullins


The Marion Chamber of Commerce Legislative Affairs Committee meeting is held on the third Thursday of each month at 8 a.m. at South Porte Bank. 

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12/20/188:00am to 9:00amDalus Ben Avi


The Marion Chamber of Commerce Legislative Affairs Committee meeting is held on the third Thurday of each month at 8 a.m. at South Porte Bank. 

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12/20/188:00am to 9:00amDalus Ben Avi


The Marion Chamber of Commerce Legislative Affairs Committee meeting is held on the third Thursday of each month at 8 a.m. at South Porte Bank. 

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12/20/188:00am to 9:00amKaren Mullins


An evening with A Family Christmas will feature Sandi’s family – husband Don and their children – taking the audience on a musical journey through Christmas, sharing classics such as “O Holy Night” along with other songs and carols arranged just for the family.

Friday, December 21, 2018 at 7:40 PM – 9 PM

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12/21/187:30pm to 9:00pm


It's our favorite time of year! Our two old friends St. Nick & Krampus join us on this day filled with $3 beers, $5 apps, pictures, and a lot of laughs. This year we are throwing in live music to keep the kiddos and parentals entertained. Bring your family to mingle with Old St. Nick & Krampus from 2-4!

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12/22/182:00pm to 4:00pm


Santa Claus is comin' to town! Walker's Bluff continues to bring holiday joy to your family this year with a wonderful brunch buffet with Old Saint Nicholas. Santa will be in town on Sunday, December 23rd from 11am-3pm! Call (618)956-9900 to make your reservations!

Pricing:
Adults $15.99
Ages 2-12: $6.99
Kids 2 and under: Free

On the Buffet:
Buttermilk Biscuits

White Pepper Gravy

Scrambled Eggs

Southern Style Grits

Hash brown Casserole

Buttermilk Pancakes

Applewood Cured Bacon

Pineapple Glazed Ham

Assorted Desserts

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12/23/1811:00am to 3:00pm


Come Party with us, ring in the New Year, and enjoy some tunes!!!!!

Event time: 8pm-12am

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12/31/18 


We're rolling out the red carpet to ring in 2019! The glitz and glamour of Hollywood are coming to Walker's Bluff this New Year's Eve. This year we are doing it up big at the Tasting Room with dueling pianos for the live music and entertainment! All tickets will also include access to our heavy appetizer buffet from 6pm-9pm and a late night snack station at 11pm. Tickets including a bar package will also be available! The party will be going from 4pm-1am! Limited tickets are available for this event. Get your tickets now at https://nyeatwalkersbluff.eventbrite.com

Pricing:
$75 per person (without bar package)
$95 per person (with bar package, including: Walker's Bluff wines, sangria, and domestic beers from 4pm-1am)

On the Menu (Included with all tickets):
Herb Poached Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce
Fried Pickles and Zucchini Sticks with Chipotle Dipping Sauce
Bison and Pork Smoked Sausage
Banh Mi with Peppers and Onions
Steamed Mussels with Red Curry Broth and Grilled Naan
Fish Tacos: Seared Tuna with Snappy slaw with Miso Ginger Dressing
Arancini: Sausage and Mozzarella Stuffed Risotto Ball with Smoked Marinara
Chia Ficelle with Roasted Red Peppers, Fontina and Basil Pesto
Stuffed Shishito Peppers with White Miso Dipping Sauce
Seared Sea Scallops with Yellow Curried Aioli
Argentine Shrimp whiskey fired with Tarragon Cream Sauce on Sliced Demi Loaf

Desserts-

Crepe Station to include an assortment of toppings
Assorted Petit Fours
Fried Cheesecake with Strawberry Coulis

Event time: 4pm - 1am

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12/31/18
-01/01/19
 


The Event is a New Year's Eve fundraiser for River to River. River to River is a not for profit, charitable organization. We forgive more than $30,000 in rent and services each month for residents who can’t afford to pay their way. We have so many seniors in Southern Illinois who struggle financially and physically. Please join the fun at our New Year’s Eve party and help us make it a spectacular success again this year!

Event time: 6:30 PM – 1 AM

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12/31/18 


The Marion Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors meeting will be held at 8 a.m. at Heartland Regional Medical Center. 

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01/08/198:00am to 9:00amDalus Ben Avi


The Marion Chamber of Commerce Marketing Committee meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 8 a.m. at the Chamber office. 

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01/16/198:00am to 9:00amKaren Mullins


The Marion Chamber of Commerce Legislative Affairs Committee meeting is held on the third Thurday of each month at 8 a.m. at South Porte Bank. 

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01/17/198:00am to 9:00amDalus Ben Avi


The Marion Chamber of Commerce Legislative Affairs Committee meeting is held on the third Thursday of each month at 8 a.m. at South Porte Bank. 

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01/17/198:00am to 9:00amKaren Mullins


The Marion Chamber of Commerce cordially invites you to attend our 98th Annual Auction & Awards Banquet Friday, January 18, 2019, at The Pavilion. 

Dinner Menu
Provided by Great Boars of Fire
Romaine and Baby Greens Salad with Feta Cheese, Pine Nuts, Craisins & Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing.
Prime Rib and Garlic Rib Chicken Breasts
Twice Baked Potatoes and Green Beans
Gourmet Dinner Rolls with Butter Patties
Delicious Desserts

2019 Annual Awards Nomination Form
Nominations are being accepted for the Chamber's Annual Awards for Distinguished Member, Distinguished Business, Citizen of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, and Young Professional Leadership.  

To nominate an individual, please fill out the following form or call or visit the Marion Chamber of Commerce office to receive the nomination form. All nominations must be received by 4:30 p.m. on November 20, 2018. Awards will be presented at the Marion Chamber of Commerce's 98th Annual Auction and Awards Banquet. 

ONLINE NOMINATIONS FORM or DOWNLOADABLE FORM - PDF
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Sponsorships
This event is an evening of celebration and reflection on the past year.  We thank our amazing sponsors for helping to make the event so memorable.

SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION

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01/18/195:30pm to 9:00pm


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