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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 October 2018
DateEvent
10/01/18
Marion Chamber Mastermind Program #3

Join a group of like-minded, forward-focused professionals working toward the common goals of personally growing, reaching potential, and raising the bar on leadership!

This Mastermind series is already in progress.  To learn more about the series and to get placed on a waiting list, please contact Russell Williams at 618-694-6586 or russelldwilliams@yahoo.com.
 

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10/02/18
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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10/02/18
Colonial Life - Open House and Dedication

Join the staff of Colonial Life as they celebrate their Open House and Dedication of their new location on 3303 1/2 Commercial Road.  The ribbon cutting will take place at 11:30am.  Dedication will be conducted by Pastor/Evangelist Louis James, Bastrop Louisiana, with ministry in Southern Illinois.  Pastors Wayne Barbara Gardner, West Frankfort will also be in attendance

Afterwards, Lunch will be provided by KB Bar b que and dessert. Tours, networking with staff, and prizes will be given away during the event.

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10/05/18
Marion Chamber Mastermind Program #3

Join a group of like-minded, forward-focused professionals working toward the common goals of personally growing, reaching potential, and raising the bar on leadership!

This Mastermind series is already in progress.  To learn more about the series and to get placed on a waiting list, please contact Russell Williams at 618-694-6586 or russelldwilliams@yahoo.com.

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10/06/18
Veterans on Parade

UPDATED DATE

All veterans from Southern Illinois are invited to march or ride with Units from the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, National Guard, VFW, American Legion, AMVETS and DAV organizations including ROTC and High School bands. 
 

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10/08/18
Marion Chamber Mastermind Program #3

Join a group of like-minded, forward-focused professionals working toward the common goals of personally growing, reaching potential, and raising the bar on leadership!

This Mastermind series is already in progress.  To learn more about the series and to get placed on a waiting list, please contact Russell Williams at 618-694-6586 or russelldwilliams@yahoo.com.
 

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10/09/18
October Membership Luncheon

The Marion Chamber of Commerce Monthly Membership Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, October 9th at Kokopelli. Lunch service begins at 11:45 a.m.

The speaker will be Warden True of United States Penitentiary - Marion. Warden True will be presenting on  USP Marion’s contributions to small business and to the community.  Topics will include recycling, building and repair projects, and contracts awarded to small business.

AES Solar the sponsor of the October Monthly Membership Luncheon.

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10/10/18
Grand Opening: SIH Urgent Care Work Care

SIH will be opening their new Urgent Care Work Care location on October 10th. This clinic will service the following medical needs:
  • Fevers
  • Clod & Flu
  • Sprains & Strains
  • Ear Infections
  • Stitches
  • Sinus & Allergy
  • Minor Fractures and Sprains
  • Burns & Rashes
  • Cuts and Scrapes
  • DOT Physical
  • Injury Management
  • and More
Come check out their new facilities and additional medical options for our community.

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10/11/18
Business After Hours at South Porte Bank

Join the staff at South Porte Bank for our October Business After Hours.  Enjoy refreshments provided by David Hayes and network with local business leaders in a relaxed and welcoming environment. 

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10/12/18
Marion Chamber Mastermind Program #3

Join a group of like-minded, forward-focused professionals working toward the common goals of personally growing, reaching potential, and raising the bar on leadership!

This Mastermind series is already in progress.  To learn more about the series and to get placed on a waiting list, please contact Russell Williams at 618-694-6586 or russelldwilliams@yahoo.com.

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10/13/18
Annual Dinner to benefit Caritas Family Solutions

Caritas Family Solutions is hosting a Denim & Diamonds Dinner Saturday, October 13, 2018, at The Pavilion, 1602 Sioux Dr. in Marion, Illinois. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with a buffet dinner served until 7:30 p.m. Guests are invited to dress up or dress in denim. Tickets are $55 per individual or $100 per couple and include two drink tickets, dinner and an event t-shirt. Reservations are required by September 28, 2018 and can be made online at weblink.donorperfect.com/ddd18.

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10/14/18
Hubfest Car Show

Since the weather rained out the car show plans at this year's Hub Fest, the car show will be from 2 to 5 pm on the Tower Square in Marion.  Come on town to enjoy unique rides and meet their owners!
 

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10/15/18
Marion Chamber Mastermind Program #3

Join a group of like-minded, forward-focused professionals working toward the common goals of personally growing, reaching potential, and raising the bar on leadership!

This Mastermind series is already in progress.  To learn more about the series and to get placed on a waiting list, please contact Russell Williams at 618-694-6586 or russelldwilliams@yahoo.com.
 

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10/16/18
Marion Chamber Membership Committee meeting

The Marion Chamber Membership Committee will meet at noon at the Chamber office. 

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10/17/18
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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10/18/18
Marion Chamber of Commerce Legislative Affairs Committee meeting

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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10/19/18
Marion Chamber Mastermind Program #3

Join a group of like-minded, forward-focused professionals working toward the common goals of personally growing, reaching potential, and raising the bar on leadership!

This Mastermind series is already in progress.  To learn more about the series and to get placed on a waiting list, please contact Russell Williams at 618-694-6586 or russelldwilliams@yahoo.com.

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10/19/18
Marion Chamber Community Block Party at Heartland Regional Medical Center

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Marion Chamber of Commerce presents a Community Block Party at Heartland Regional Medical Center. This year's event includes the Banterra Putt-Putt Tournament, games and much more on Friday, October 19 from 4-7 p.m. at Heartland Regional Medical Center's Serenity Trail. 

The event will include food, drinks, prizes, games, vendors, networking and more! Sponsorship opportunities are available. 


 

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10/19/18
Fish Fry / Fried Chicken Night

Join the Marion Knights of Columbus for their Fish Fry / Fried Chicken Night.  Menu includes: Fish fillet, Chicken dinner, Iced Tea and Coffee.  Sides include Cole slaw, Carrots, Corn, Wedge fries, and Rolls.

Adults: $10 
Children: $6 (6-10 years)

KC Hall is located next to St. Joseph Catholic Church. For more information call: 889-8932 or 525-7999.

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10/20/18
Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of Jack & Josie's Toy and Candy Store


We are excited to announce the opening of Jack & Josie's Toy and Candy Store in Marion.  They are located next to Steven's in the Town and Country Shopping Center.

Join us as we celebrate with the Jack & Josie's staff at 9am for a ribbon cutting.  Enjoy refreshments, drawings, giveaways, face painting and free activities for the kids! Come join us for some fun!

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10/20/18
Professional Cornhole Tournament

Buffalo Wild Wings will be hosting A Professional Cornhole Tournament this Saturday October 20 at the restaurant. Also take part in the Sam Adams Octoberfest Stein Hoisting Competition that day as well.

With hopes of Southern Illinois hosting Nationals next year, events like this Cornhole (or 'Bags') tournament will help BWW and other venues host more local tournaments in the future.  Nationals is a real possibility for our area, and this will become possible with the help of local business to help sponsor such a HUGE Tournament.

If you have questions about supporting the National bid or this event, please contact Rocky at 618.997.9464.

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10/20/18
Marion Rotary Club Family Fun Night!

Come join Marion Rotary Club for its FAMILY FUN NIGHT at the Rotary Amphitheater featuring our 5k/10k race and annual FREE MOVIE: TBD Free popcorn and water. Family friendly COSTUMES are encouraged. 5k Starts at 4:30 pm. Movie starts at 6:30 pm.

This event is presented by the Marion Cultural and Civic Center, ProTek Sound Services of Marion, Marion Unit #2 FFA Club, Kenya Garner State Farm, the Marion Chamber of Commerce and the Marion Rotary Club.

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10/22/18
Marion Chamber Mastermind Program #3

Join a group of like-minded, forward-focused professionals working toward the common goals of personally growing, reaching potential, and raising the bar on leadership!

This Mastermind series is already in progress.  To learn more about the series and to get placed on a waiting list, please contact Russell Williams at 618-694-6586 or russelldwilliams@yahoo.com.
 

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10/23/18
Event Meeting: Annual Dinner

Annual dinner meeting at noon at the Chamber Office.

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10/23/18
2018 Illinois Solar and Wind Energy Workshop

Presented in partnership with The NEED Project.
For more information, go to http://www.need.org. Or, click here to register.

Questions? Contact Wendi Moss at wmoss@need.org or call 1-800-875-5029 

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10/24/18
October Lunch & Learn: Leadership in Service with Beau Detrick

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

The September Lunch & Learn will be held on October 24th from noon - 1 p.m. at Heartland Regional Medical Center, Classroom 1.

This Month's Topic: Leadership in Service with Beau Detrick
Sgt. First Class Beau Detrick will join facilitator Russell Williams to dig into the leadership lessons learned from service in The Illinois Army National Guard.  Sgt. First Class Detrick is a highly accomplished and decorated non-commissioned officer having been named a regional and national non-commissioned officer of the year and top recruiter for the Guard.  Beau is the Marion Chamber’s Citizen of the Year for 2018.  Come learn how the experiences of being a highly trained commander can be applied to our everyday experiences of being leaders.

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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10/24/18
Job Fair: Get On The Road To Your Next Career!

HireLevel is hosting the "Get On The Road... To Your Next Career!" Job Fair at Black Diamond Harley-Davidson on October 24th!

Be sure to join us from 4pm until 7pm at their location 2400 Williamson County Pkwy! This will be your opportunity to chat with our recruiters about what current job availability we have through HireLevel. 

We will also be doing giveaways EVERY HOUR for t-shirts, gift cards, and so much more! Don't miss out! For more information, give us a call at (618) 993-9675!

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10/25/18
Marion Fall Mixer & Fundraiser

Enjoy beer, wine, hors d'oeuvres and community fellowship in downtown Marion to benefit the work of The Women's Center for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Williamson County.

Hosted by Williamson County State's Attorney Brandon Zanotti, your $20 admission (collected at door) will go directly to The Women's Center.

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10/25/18
Business After Hours at SIH Urgent Care

Check out the newest SIH Urgent Care Clinic from 4:30 to 6:30.

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10/25/18
Ribbon Cutting & Business After Hours: SIH Urgent Care & SIH Work Care

Join the staff of SIH as they open their new SIH Urgent Care location and the relocation of their SIH Work Care location. 

Come tour their new facility.  Drinks and appetizers will be provided by Kokopelli.

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10/26/18
Awards Committee Meeting

Closed meeting.

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10/26/18
Skyline Creek Productions ROCKY Horror LIVE!

It's time to do THE TIME WARP! Come sit back...relax..scream and yell for Southern Illinois returning ROCKY HORROR LIVE! And...yes.....LIVE........this is the only Southern Illinois production that features LIVE singing, acting, dancing,,,,,and orchestra! It's a full BROADWAY Style production of the classic that was a full live MUSICAL!!!! Yes! It's true......I see you shiver with ANTICI....................................................PATION!

Tickets are $15
*Contains STRONG mature content.

Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26th and 27th. 
7pm and MIDNIGHT!!!

Get your tickets asap....they go fast!

*No outside props are allowed, but prop bags will sold in the lobby prior to show time with allowed and appropriate items.

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10/26/18
Marion Chamber Mastermind Program #3

Join a group of like-minded, forward-focused professionals working toward the common goals of personally growing, reaching potential, and raising the bar on leadership!

This Mastermind series is already in progress.  To learn more about the series and to get placed on a waiting list, please contact Russell Williams at 618-694-6586 or russelldwilliams@yahoo.com.

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10/26/18
Sezmore's Boo Bash

Join Sezmore and the Silkworm team for this family friendly event at the Silkworm Annex for games, a haunted maze, free candy and pictures! Learn how to heat press your very own Halloween t-shirt! (T-shirts will be provide free of charge and are of limited supply. First come first serve.)

We will have prizes for the games and goodies to hand out to trick-or-treaters who show of their Halloween Costume! 

All photos will be posted to our Facebook page after the event is over. See ya there!

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10/26/18
Liberty Village of Marion's 23rd Annual Treatwalk

Looking forward to seeing everyone at our annual treatwalk! We are accepting donations of candy and cash at the office area of Parkway Estates, Parkway Manor and Hawthorne Inn. Your contributions will supply literally hundreds of children with candy and fun as well as the seniors on campus who share this holiday event annually!

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10/26/18
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Pumpkin Glow & Stroll

Enjoy pre-Halloween weekend by bringing the entire family to view over 500 carved and illuminated pumpkins as you walk along our pond on a paved path. Refreshments and snack served. No Admission fee. Donations accepted.

Hosted by Heartland Regional Medical Center and co-sponsored by Legence Bank and River Radio.

Join in the fun!  Organizers are looking for pumpkin carvers for this event. Break out the newspaper and the carving kits.  Let your imagination take you somewhere fun and spooky!  Contact the Women's Center to get involved!


 

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10/26/18
Skyline Creek Productions ROCKY Horror LIVE!

It's time to do THE TIME WARP! Come sit back...relax..scream and yell for Southern Illinois returning ROCKY HORROR LIVE! And...yes.....LIVE........this is the only Southern Illinois production that features LIVE singing, acting, dancing,,,,,and orchestra! It's a full BROADWAY Style production of the classic that was a full live MUSICAL!!!! Yes! It's true......I see you shiver with ANTICI....................................................PATION!

Tickets are $15
*Contains STRONG mature content.

Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26th and 27th. 
7pm and MIDNIGHT!!!

Get your tickets asap....they go fast!

*No outside props are allowed, but prop bags will sold in the lobby prior to show time with allowed and appropriate items.

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10/27/18
3rd Annual Marion P.D. Halloween Spooktacular

The Marion Police Department will be hosting its 3rd Annual Marion P.D. Halloween Spooktacular on October 27th, 2018 at the Williamson County Fairgrounds. 

Enjoy spooky scenes, trunk or treating, grilled food, snacks, candy, and much more!

For those interested in hosting a 'Trunk or Treat' area, please see the attached form.

This event is free to the public.  
 

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10/27/18
Taylor Made

Shawn Holderfield and Leonard King present Taylor Made, an acoustic act that brings out the unplugged feel in hit songs from top 40 rock, rap, pop and decades past.

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10/28/18
Skyline Creek Productions ROCKY Horror LIVE!

It's time to do THE TIME WARP! Come sit back...relax..scream and yell for Southern Illinois returning ROCKY HORROR LIVE! And...yes.....LIVE........this is the only Southern Illinois production that features LIVE singing, acting, dancing,,,,,and orchestra! It's a full BROADWAY Style production of the classic that was a full live MUSICAL!!!! Yes! It's true......I see you shiver with ANTICI....................................................PATION!

Tickets are $15
*Contains STRONG mature content.

Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26th and 27th. 
7pm and MIDNIGHT!!!

Get your tickets asap....they go fast!

*No outside props are allowed, but prop bags will sold in the lobby prior to show time with allowed and appropriate items.

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10/29/18
Marion Chamber Mastermind Program #3

Join a group of like-minded, forward-focused professionals working toward the common goals of personally growing, reaching potential, and raising the bar on leadership!

This Mastermind series is already in progress.  To learn more about the series and to get placed on a waiting list, please contact Russell Williams at 618-694-6586 or russelldwilliams@yahoo.com.
 

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10/29/18
Narcan Training - Marion

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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10/30/18
Enterprise Excellence in Southern Illinois: Building a Competitive Future

To promote business competitiveness across southern Illinois, benchmarking and continuous improvement activities based on the proven Baldrige Excellence Framework, are a guide to organizational excellence.

Together with Southern Illinois Healthcare and Southern Illinois University Economic Development, the ILPEx Recognition Program will share the benefits of the pursuit of enterprise excellence for your individual organizations and the greater community.

Hear the inspiring stories of improvement and growth from organizations in southern Illinois who pursue enterprise excellence through the ILPEx Recognition Program, and the impacts of their commitment to excellence.

Register online at https://www.imec.org/event/enterprise-excellence-so-ill-103018/


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10/30/18
Ribbon Cutting for Inclusive Playground-Marion Park District & Heartland Regional Medical Center

The Marion Park District and Heartland Regional Medical Center will be celebrating the GRAND OPENING of the Heartland Regional Medical Center Inclusive Playground on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Come join our Director, Commissioners, staff and sponsors to KICK OFF this NEW MAGICAL VENUE!

Ribbon Cutting will take place at 4:30pm

Hope to see you there!!!!


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10/30/18
Opioid Awareness Forum

Centerstone and the Marion Chamber of Commerce are hosting an Opioid Awareness Forum on Tuesday, October 30 from 6-8 p.m. at The Pavilion, 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion.
 
Join us for a question and answer session with panelists and information about Centerstone’s new MAT facility currently under construction in Marion.
 

 

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10/31/18
Trick or Treating

Stop in each department to get a tasty Halloween treat! Free and open to children birth to 12.

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