Calendar of Events - Benton / West City Area Chamber of Commerce.




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Quarterly Luncheon 03/27/2019
03/27/19 - 03/27/19
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Little Mr. & Little Miss Rend Lake Pageant
05/03/19
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2019 Rend Lake Water Festival Parade
05/04/19
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Rend Lake Talent Contest
05/04/19
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Events in the next 30 days...
3/27/2019 - 3/27/2019





Please join us for our next Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Wednesday March 27,2019  12:00 pm.  This luncheon is being sponsored by Franklin County Farm Bureau.
 Join us to Celebrate 100 years.





The meeting will be held and Lunch will be served at
 Joe's Pizza    117 E Main St.     Benton IL 

$12 for Members
$14 for Non-Members

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3/23/2019 - 3/24/2019
This course will provide an understanding for the law-abiding citizen’s right to self-defense. The participants will develop skills and attitudes essential for the safe and effective use of a handgun for the protection of self and family. Further, coverage will be provided on mental awareness, how to avoid victimization, and mindset development for use of a firearm when faced with a life threatening encounter. This course will review basic gun safety rules for guns in the home, travel and concealed carry. Also covered will be the responsibility of firearm ownership laws, how to legally travel with a firearm and the justified use of lethal force. Students will be required to participate in classroom and firearms range activities and demonstrate basic live-fire handgun proficiency. 

An Illinois Firearms Owners ID card is recommended, but not required.  This course assumes participant already has a basic understanding of firearms, firearm’s safety and possesses basic firearm’s use skill sets.  However, even very novice shooters are more than welcome and even encouraged to attend. (No Firearms or ammunition allowed in the classroom)

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3/28/2019
1st Meeting for the Golf Scramble Committee.  If you are interested in helping organize this years Golf Scramble please Join us at the Benton West City Area Chamber of Commerce on March 28th
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4/10/2019

According to the Illinois State Police, Concealed Carry Permit holders who took their original Concealed Carry class in 2013 or 2014, are now eligible to take their Concealed Carry 3-Hour Renewal Class. Graduates, however, should not submit their renewal application with renewal certificate until they receive their notice of original permit expiration from the Illinois State Police, usually within 90 days of expiration.

This is the 3-hour Concealed Carry Renewal Class for current Illinois Concealed Carry permit holders.  Per Illinois Concealed Carry Act Mandate, the class will consist of reviewing all laws associated with Illinois Concealed Carry followed up with a live fire range qualification.

This is an approved curriculum by the Illinois State Police and this course meets the renewal mandates.

Registration includes: Range fees, training firearms rental, ammunition, safety glasses


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4/12/2019 - 4/13/2019

4/13/2019 - 4/14/2019
This course will provide an understanding for the law-abiding citizen’s right to self-defense. The participants will develop skills and attitudes essential for the safe and effective use of a handgun for the protection of self and family. Further, coverage will be provided on mental awareness, how to avoid victimization, and mindset development for use of a firearm when faced with a life threatening encounter. This course will review basic gun safety rules for guns in the home, travel and concealed carry. Also covered will be the responsibility of firearm ownership laws, how to legally travel with a firearm and the justified use of lethal force. Students will be required to participate in classroom and firearms range activities and demonstrate basic live-fire handgun proficiency. 

An Illinois Firearms Owners ID card is recommended, but not required.  This course assumes participant already has a basic understanding of firearms, firearm’s safety and possesses basic firearm’s use skill sets.  However, even very novice shooters are more than welcome and even encouraged to attend. (No Firearms or ammunition allowed in the classroom)

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