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November 2019

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Membership Luncheon - November 2019
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Lunch & Learn November 2019: Broadcast the Good
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99th Marion Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet & Auction - Sponsorship
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99th Marion Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet & Auction - Tickets
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Events in the month of November 2019
Wharton Financial Services Open House

Come and check out the Open House for Wharton Financial Services on Friday, November 1st from 8 am to 4:00 pm. Snacks will be provided. 

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11th Annual Southern Illinois Chili Cook-Off

This is the 11th year for the Southern Illinois Chili Cook-off! We are pleased to say that this event brought in over 30 teams last year and raised over $30,000 for LOCAL charities!

This is a great fall family friendly event and we would love to have your support, either as a sponsor, a team or just bringing your family out to try all the chili for $5!

The Charities this year are:

The Fowler Bonan Foundation (clothes for kids)
The Lighthouse Shelter
Kozy Kidz (coats for kids)
The Williamson County Heartland Rotary (iPads for kids with special needs)

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Holiday Open House 2019

Join us for our Holiday Open House!
We will have goodie bags available at the door for the first 50 customers. The bag will include a special coupon for your purchase(s) made at both location that day.
We will also have snacks and refreshments.
More information will be available as we get closer to the event.

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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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Coloring and Coffee

Join us for this special coloring and coffee. The library will kick off its veteran card making program at this event. All holiday cards made will be delivered to the V.A. hospital in Marion. If you cannot make it to Coloring and Coffee, a card making station will be open on the Main Floor from November 7 to December 5.
Free and open to the public.

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Member Orientation

Do you know what benefits the chamber has to offer?
Thought about joining a committee but wasn't sure which one or how to join one?
Want to know what's new with the chamber since you've joined?

We can answer all of those questions and more at the first Member Orientation.

Open to New Members, Current Members and those that are interested in joining the chamber. 

Come learn about the chamber as well as network with other chamber members. 

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SIH Memorial Hospital of Carbondale: Trauma Center After Hours

SIH is delighted to announce that SIH Memorial Hospital of Carbondale has earned Trauma II Designation. To celebrate what the event means to the area, SIH will host a Business After Hours on Thursday, November 7th from 4:30-6:30 pm. Attendees can meet the Trauma team and learn how important having a trauma II in the area is for population health.  

Enjoy Hors d'oeuvres and wine

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O'Charley's 5k On The Runway

Join us on the Runway at Veterans Airport in Marion, Illinois for a 5K (3.1 mile) race under the lights!
November 8, 2019
$25 Early Registration ($30 Race Day)
Register by October 11 to be guaranteed a t-shirt
Runners and Walkers Welcome
Medals awarded to top 3 male and female finishers in each age category
Register in person at O’Charley’s in Marion or
At Run To Succeed at 702 N Carbon St. Suite A in Marion.
Register online at

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Ribbon Cutting for Sergeant at Arms

Come out for the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Sergeant at Arms! 

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Grandparents and Me Dance

There will be a Grandparents & Me Dance held at the Pavilion in Marion on Friday, November 8, 2019, from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. There will be dancing, games, activities, desserts and treats, prizes, a candy buffet for the kids, and more! Music will be provided by THE Mobile Music Man and professional photography by Shooting Star Photography. You can purchase pictures at the party that you take home with you for $5 or order picture packages.

Tickets are $35.00 per couple (grandparent/grandchild) and $5.00 for each additional grandparent or grandchild. Contact Stephaney Odle for more information at (618) 922-6767. There are limited tickets available for this event, so get yours before they sell out. Tickets will go on sale October 1, 2019. Tickets must be ordered online at

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The Blackwood Brothers Quartet

Join the gospel acclaimed Blackwood Brothers Quartet for an evening of gospel music presented by The Gospel Messengers of Mt. Vernon.

Doors will open at 6pm and the show will start at 7pm.

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Marion City Council Meeting

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Thanking Veterans

Come dine at Culver's all day on November 11th. 20% of sales that day will be donated to Veterans Honor Flight. 

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Veterans Story Hour

Come hear a veteran read patriotic stories, dance, sing, do a craft and have a snack! Free and open to all younger children.

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Ribbon Cutting: Talley Eye Institute

Join us as we welcome Talley Eye Institute to the Marion Community.The open house will be from 11 am to 1 pm, with a celebratory ribbon cutting shortly at 11 am.  Finger foods and beverages will be available!

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Fantastic Books and Where to Find Them

Be sorted into houses, play magical bingo in the Great Hall, get a free book at the Book Walk, make a craft at the Quidditch Pitch and enjoy Harry Potter themed treats!
This program is free and open to all!

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It's Our Birthday! Let's Celebrate!

November 17th is Perfectly Posh Boutique’s Birthday!
We have proudly been dressing customers with the trendiest fashion for 7 years.
Thank you, our wonderful customers for making it happen.
Stay tuned for more information on how we are going to celebrate!

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Toy Drive

Toy Drive at Gander RV & Outdoors

You can make a donation from November 1st to November 17th at our store. 

There will be food, drinks, face painting and a bake sale. 

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Marion Chamber Membership Committee meeting

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

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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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Lunch & Learn November 2019: Broadcast the Good with Kent Zimmer

This month's Lunch & Learn Features special guest Kent Zimmer, morning radio show host, will share how communicating positive messages impact the people we lead and the communities we serve.  

Kent is the host of Kent in The Country on New Country Z100.  He is a perpetual optimist, always choosing to “broadcast the good”, rather than the negative.  Communication is key to good leadership and Kent will help you improve yours.  
Eat, learn, discuss & grow!  
Raise your leadership and connect with others in a fun learning environment!

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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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Book Sale

Spend spare change for a good cause. Paperback books $0.25 Hardback books $1.00

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Ribbon Cutting for Legence Bank

Join us for the Grand Opening of the new Legence Bank location on carbon street. This event will feature music and refreshments provided by local businesses!

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Marion City Council Meeting

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Kokopelli: Thanksgiving Buffet

Check out amazing food pairings at Kokopelli.  Theme nights to date night, see all they have to offer.

Call ASAP to make your reservations!

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