OCTOBER 6: Meet the Candidates & Elected Officials

CLICK HERE to RSVP. This event is a unique opportunity for business leaders to interact with local, state and federal elected officials and candidates. Special thanks to the Ed/Glen Chamber's government affairs committee and the attorneys of Sandberg, Phoenix & von Gontard, P.C. for bringing this program to our community.

2016 Halloween Parade: TV Classics Theme

THEME: The 2016 Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce Halloween Parade theme is: TV Classics. The parade will begin promptly at 6:30pm Monday, October 31.

CLICK HERE to download the registration form, rules and regulations

CLICK HERE to download sponsorship information.

PARADE ROUTE: the parade will leave Lincoln Middle School parking lot at Schwarz & West Streets, then travel east on St. Louis Street to Vandalia Street, then north on North Main Street and will disband at High Street.

REGISTRATION: Registration deadline is Tuesday, October 11. Entries postmarked after October 11 will be assessed a $20 late fee and will be positioned at the end of the parade. Halloween parade packets, which include line-up numbers and maps, will be available for pick-up at the Ed/Glen Chamber office from 9am-4pm October 18 through 21; remaining packets will be mailed to entrants Monday, October 24.

INCLEMENT WEATHER: In case of inclement weather, the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce will make a determination between 5-5:30pm. The announcement will be posted edglenchamber.com and on the organization’s Facebook page. If no announcement is made by 5:30pm, spectators and participants may assume that the parade will begin promptly at 6:30pm. The Ed/Glen Chamber works closely with the Edwardsville Police Department to assess any public safety concerns due to inclement weather; the parade will occur rain or shine, provided public safety is not at risk. In the case of parade cancellation due to weather/safety concerns, the event will not be rescheduled; refunds will not be issued.

Ed/Glen Chamber Hosting Congressman Davis

The Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce provided a 'business roundtable' lunch opportunity for local leaders to speak with Congressman Rodney Davis (R-Ill.). The roundtable was held at Bella Milano Edwardsville.

Congressman Davis enjoys meeting with local business owners to hear how he can help make Washington work for them. He also updated participants on the Department of Labor's new overtime rules and regulations.

Approximately 20 business leaders had the opportunity to interact with Congressman Davis at the roundtable luncheon. Guests thoroughly enjoyed hearing from the congressman, sharing their legislative concerns, and learning more about federal legislation impacting businesses at the local level.

Ed/Glen Chamber Hosting Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti


The Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce provided a 'meet & greet' opportunity for business leaders to speak with Illinois Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti Wednesday, April 27 at Stillwater Senior Living in Edwardsville. More than 50 Ed/Glen Chamber members attended this informal interaction with Lt. Gov. Sanguinetti.

Lt. Gov. Sanguinetti enjoyed casual conversation with business leaders from Edwardsville/Glen Carbon. The brief presentation also included remarks from Lt. Gov. Policy Director Brian Costin and a legislative update from Illinois Chamber of Commerce VP of Advocacy Staci Wilson. Special thanks to Stillwater Senior Living for hosting the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce and Lt. Gov. Sanguinetti at their beautiful facility.

2016 Mayors' Legislative Breakfast

The annual Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce Mayors' Legislative Breakfast was hosted Thursday, April 7, 2016, with more than 165 business leaders in attendance. Edwardsville Mayor Hal Patton and Glen Carbon Mayor Robert Jackstadt presented 'state of the city/village' addresses, including updates on current economic development projects within their respective municipalities, and a recap of 2015 projects, permits and sales tax data.

CLICK HERE to download a PDF of the 2016 Mayors' Legislative Breakfast presentation.
The 2016 Mayors' Legislative Breakfast, an event planned by the Ed/Glen Chamber's government affairs committee, is again proudly sponsored by IMPACT Strategies, Inc.

Welcome to the Ed/Glen Chamber!

The Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce is your most trusted resource for local information. A membership based non-profit organization, the Ed/Glen Chamber strives to establish strong relationships between the businesses and citizens of our communities. Use our website to connect with local businesses, find community event information, search job postings from our members, and request relocation information.

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Chambers of Commerce honor and respect capitalism and well-informed private sector job creators as a central and foundational element of regional and national prosperity. Chambers of Commerce actively facilitate collaboration and open discussion between business and public officials through education, business advocacy and leadership.

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The Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce will be the preferred provider of watch-dog, education and advocacy services that form a mission-critical catalyst for business success.

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The Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce is a member-driven organization, dedicated to a strong, private sector regional economy.

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All parties must gain written consent to use the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce wordmarks, logos, logo marks and any likeness thereof. Chamber staff will approve the usage, initial setup of wordmarks and logos, and monitor usage. The Ed/Glen Chamber's branding may not be included on any merchandise for sale, specialty/promotional items, brochures, websites, or any other electronic or print format without first acquiring written consent.
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