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November Lunch & Learn: Building from the Ground Up
11/28/18
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98th Marion Chamber of Commerce Annual Auction & Awards Banquet - Tickets
01/18/19
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98th Marion Chamber of Commerce Auction & Awards Banquet - Sponsorship
01/18/19
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Events in the month of November 2017
DateEvent
11/01/17
 -11/30/17
Winter Coat Drive

A winter coat drive will be held November 1 - 30 and will accept all winter coats, new or gently used. Gift cards will also be accepted. Give the gift of warmth! Donations are accepted at all Legence Bank branches. All donations benefit Caritas Family Solutions. 

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11/01/17
Awards Committee meeting

The Marion Chamber of Commerce Awards Committee will meet at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 1 at the Chamber office. 

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11/02/17
Golf Scramble Committee meeting

The Marion Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble Committee will hold a wrap-up meeting on Thursday, November 2 at 8 a.m. at the Chamber office. 

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11/02/17
Rock the Red Kettle

Rock the Red Kettle will be held on November 2 from 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $10. The event features the Eli Tellor Band.

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11/03/17
Shop Southern Illinois drawing

Fifteen area Chambers of Commerce along with a Main Street program and several regional businesses have teamed up this holiday season in an effort to encourage Southern Illinoisans to do a majority of their holiday shopping in the region, rather than traveling out of the area or shopping online.

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11/03/17
Denim & Diamonds Dinner

An inaugural fundraising event to support Caritas Family Solutions including buffet dinner, silent & live auctions, raffles, a performance by Eli Tellor and a dance with music provided by VIP Enterprises. 

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11/03/17
Blend concert

Blend will perform on Friday, November 3 at 7 p.m. at the Marion Civic Center

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11/04/17
Southern Illinois Chili Cook Off

I think we all have someone in our lives affected by devastating news or tragedy. Have you often wondered how you can help? There are many ways you can get involved in the giving back to the community we all work and live in. We have an event that we hope will suit your interests and let you join in the spirit of camaraderie and compassion as we work together to create better communities, the Annual Chili Cook Off with all proceeds benefiting local organizations.

The Committee is comprised of four dedicated volunteers, but we know it takes community involvement to make this event a success. In the past several years over $125,000 has been raised for our community! The money raised stays local and goes directly to those in need who live in our community. This year our charities of choice are:
 Fowler Bonan Foundation “Clothes for Kids”
 The Night’s Shield Children’s Shelter
 Williamson County Heartland Rotary iPad project for children with learning disabilities
 The Lighthouse Shelter

The 9th Annual Chili Cook Off will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 4, 2017 at The Elk’s in Marion and we are looking for people to help make a difference. Opportunities are available in a variety of ways:

$5.00 to taste all the competitors Chili.

 Company Sponsorships from $250 to $1,000
 Support your own chili team or sponsor a chili team – our theme this year is Game Shows
 Silent auction items
 Volunteer time or goods (such as spoons, tasting cups, food items, etc.)
We are looking forward to a great day of networking, live music, chili tasting, games and FUN! Our goal this year is to collect over $25,000 in proceeds for our community; let’s make this year the best yet! Please consider how you or your company can be part of this amazing community event. Enclosed is more information about this event along with sponsorship and entry forms. 
Sincerely,

The Annual Chili Cook-Off Committee


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11/06/17
Mastermind Lunch Group on The Power of The Other

The Marion Chamber of Commerce will host a fourth Mastermind Program on Mondays from noon to 1:15 pm September 18 - November 20 (9 weeks - no class on October 9) at Heartland Regional Medical Center Classroom 1 (downstairs) except for October 16 and November 13 when the group will meet at The HUB. The program will be based on the Wall Street Journal bestseller The Power of The Other by Dr. Henry Cloud. Outstanding performance depends on having the right kind of connections to fuel personal growth and minimize toxic associations and their effects. Presenting a dynamic model of the impact these different kinds of connections produce, Dr. Cloud shows us how to get more from ourselves by drawing on the strength and expertise of others.

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11/07/17
Marion Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors meeting

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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11/07/17
Marion Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors meeting

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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11/07/17
Go Solar and Smart Grid: Community Education Seminar Series

John A. Logan College is partnering with Advanced Energy Solutions to offer a series of community events to educate consumers on the benefits of Solar and provide information about Smart Grid and Smart Meter Technology.

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11/09/17
Marion Chamber Dish Mob

Join the Marion Chamber Dish Mob on November 9 from noon to 3 p.m. at Krispy Kreme! The owners have agreed to offer a 25% discount on all doughnuts and all lattes will be 50% off. 

Every quarter, the Marion Chamber invites you to visit a Marion area restaurant armed with cash, a smile, and a love of Marion. We call and block several tables (usually for 20 people) during the breakfast, lunch or dinner hours but we won't let you know where the location is until the day before the Dish Mob. The Marion Chamber Dish Mob is held the 2nd Thursday in February, May, August and November. 

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11/09/17
Business After Hours program: Rehab Unlimited

Rehab Unlimited will host a Business After Hours program on Thursday, November 9 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at 1403 Joe Abbott Way in Marion. The event will include appetizers, drinks, tours of the facility, a chance to meet the therapists and networking. 

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11/09/17
Go Solar and Smart Grid: Community Education Seminar Series

John A. Logan College is partnering with Advanced Energy Solutions to offer a series of community events to educate consumers on the benefits of Solar and provide information about Smart Grid and Smart Meter Technology.

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11/09/17
Purse-N-Ality

The Herrin Chamber of Commerce will hold Purse-N-Ality on Thursday, November 9 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Herrin Civic Center. 

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11/10/17
Shop Southern Illinois drawing

Fifteen area Chambers of Commerce along with a Main Street program and several regional businesses have teamed up this holiday season in an effort to encourage Southern Illinoisans to do a majority of their holiday shopping in the region, rather than traveling out of the area or shopping online.

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11/13/17
Mastermind Lunch Group on The Power of The Other

The Marion Chamber of Commerce will host a fourth Mastermind Program on Mondays from noon to 1:15 pm September 18 - November 20 (9 weeks - no class on October 9) at Heartland Regional Medical Center Classroom 1 (downstairs) except for October 16 and November 13 when the group will meet at The HUB. The program will be based on the Wall Street Journal bestseller The Power of The Other by Dr. Henry Cloud. Outstanding performance depends on having the right kind of connections to fuel personal growth and minimize toxic associations and their effects. Presenting a dynamic model of the impact these different kinds of connections produce, Dr. Cloud shows us how to get more from ourselves by drawing on the strength and expertise of others.

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11/14/17
 -11/27/17
Marion Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors election

The Marion Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors election starts November 14 and 14 candidates are on the ballot. The nine receiving the most votes will serve on the Board of Directors from February 2018 through January 2021. All voting will end at 4 p.m. on Friday, November 27.

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11/14/17
November Membership Luncheon

The Marion Chamber of Commerce Monthly Membership Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, November 14 at noon at Kokopelli, who will also be catering.

The presenter will be Nick Hill, SIU Football Head Coach Nick Hill. 

McKendree University sponsor of the November Monthly Membership Luncheon. 

Candidates for the Marion Chamber Board of Directors election will also be recognized.

Registration for the event is $12 (payable to the Marion Chamber of Commerce) to those who RSVP prior to noon on November 13. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. After noon on November 13, no more registrations will be taken, however walk-ins will be accepted. Please note that the walk-in rate is $15.  

If you register for an event and are unable to attend, a 24-hour notice is required or you will be invoiced. Note: If you have registered and are unable to attend, you may transfer to a fellow employee without penalty. A refund will only be given to those with a paid registration who cancel more than 24 hours prior to the event. 

If any Marion Chamber of Commerce member would like to have fliers for an upcoming event, announcements, etc. given to each attendee at the luncheon, please contact the Chamber at 618.997.6311 to arrange for delivery of the fliers prior to the luncheon. 

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11/15/17
Marion Chamber of Commerce Marketing Committee meeting

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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11/15/17
November Lunch & Learn: Leading with purpose and conviction with Vice Admiral Nancy Brown

Eat, learn, discuss & grow!

Raise your leadership and connect with others in a fun learning environment!

The October Lunch & Learn will be held on November 15 from noon - 1 p.m. at Heartland Regional Medical Center, Classroom 1. The topic will be "Leading with Purpose and Conviction: Lunch and Learn with Vice Admiral Nancy Brown."

The November Lunch & Learn will be presented by Vice Admiral Nancy Brown. The ability to lead others is an elemental characteristic of service in America’s Navy. Retired Vice Admiral Nancy Brown will share leadership principles and experiences from a highly decorated 35-year career in the U.S. Navy.

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11/16/17
Marion Chamber of Commerce Legislative Affairs Committee meeting

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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11/16/17
Social Media Webinar #4: Black Friday Marketing: Content Ideas for You and Your Business

The Marion Chamber of Commerce Marketing Committee has teamed up with Harness Digital Marketing to provide Social Media Webinars once a quarter for members. The fourth Social Media Webinar will take place on Thursday, November 16 from noon to 12:20 p.m. on the Marion Chamber of Commerce's Facebook Live Stream. The main speaker will be Tom Harness with Harness Digital Marketing, who will speak about Black Friday marketing and content ideas for you and your business.

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11/17/17
Annual Dinner Committee meeting

The Marion Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner Committee will meet on November 17 at noon at the Chamber office. 

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11/17/17
Shop Southern Illinois drawing

Fifteen area Chambers of Commerce along with a Main Street program and several regional businesses have teamed up this holiday season in an effort to encourage Southern Illinoisans to do a majority of their holiday shopping in the region, rather than traveling out of the area or shopping online.

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11/17/17
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Artstarts

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be held on Friday, November 17 at 5 p.m. for Artstarts' new set building, 104 South Van Buren, Marion. The event will include an Open House until 6 p.m., appetizers, drinks and a drawing for 2 tickets for Hunchback of Notre Dame.

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11/20/17
Mastermind Lunch Group on The Power of The Other

The Marion Chamber of Commerce will host a fourth Mastermind Program on Mondays from noon to 1:15 pm September 18 - November 20 (9 weeks - no class on October 9) at Heartland Regional Medical Center Classroom 1 (downstairs) except for October 16 and November 13 when the group will meet at The HUB. The program will be based on the Wall Street Journal bestseller The Power of The Other by Dr. Henry Cloud. Outstanding performance depends on having the right kind of connections to fuel personal growth and minimize toxic associations and their effects. Presenting a dynamic model of the impact these different kinds of connections produce, Dr. Cloud shows us how to get more from ourselves by drawing on the strength and expertise of others.

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11/21/17
New Member Quarterly Luncheon

Every quarter the Marion Chamber of Commerce Membership Committee holds a New Member Quarterly Luncheon. This quarter’s New Member Quarterly Luncheon will be held at noon at Tequila's on Tuesday, November 21. 

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11/21/17
Membership Committee meeting

The Marion Chamber of Commerce Membership Committee will meet on Tuesday, November 21 immediately following the New Member Quarterly Luncheon at Tequila's.

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11/24/17
Shop Southern Illinois drawing

Fifteen area Chambers of Commerce along with a Main Street program and several regional businesses have teamed up this holiday season in an effort to encourage Southern Illinoisans to do a majority of their holiday shopping in the region, rather than traveling out of the area or shopping online.

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11/29/17
EAT WINGS & RAISE FUNDS

EAT WINGS & RAISE FUNDS
for Caritas Family Solutions!
 
at
Buffalo Wild Wings
1435 East Main Street
Carbondale, IL 62901

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11/30/17
 -12/03/17
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

SIU Theater presents The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe Nov. 30 - Dec. 3 at McLeod Theater. 

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11/30/17
Community Day wrap-up meeting

The Community Day Committee will hold a Community Day wrap-up meeting on Thursday, November 30 at 9 a.m. at the Chamber office. The meeting will include Mike Pinto with the Southern Illinois Miners and will cover the June 10, 2017, Marion Community Day event.

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