Meet & Greet Your Elected Officials: October 13

The Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Meet & Greet Your Elected Officials event in the Leclaire Room of Lewis and Clark Community College's N.O. Nelson campus from 4:30-6:30pm Tuesday, October 13. CLICK HERE to RSVP

This is an excellent opportunity for business leaders to engage with local, state and federal elected officials in a casual environment. Meet & Greet Your Elected Officials is brought to you by the Ed/Glen Chamber's government affairs committee and the attorneys of Sandberg, Phoenix & von Gontard, P.C.

2015 Halloween Parade Theme Announced

THEME: The 2015 Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce Halloween Parade theme is: Miners, Mobsters & The Mother Road. The parade will begin promptly at 6:30pm Saturday, 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 Monday, October 12. Entries postmarked after October 12 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 20 through 23; remaining packets will be mailed to entrants Monday, October 26.

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.

Leaving A Legacy: Transitioning Your
Business To The Next Generation Of Leadership

You are invited to attend this no-cost session to learn more about transitioning a business to the next generation of leadership. The program is brought to you by Corporate & Community Learning at Lewis and Clark, IMEC, Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard PC, The Investor Group at TheBANK of Edwardsville, RiverBend Growth Association, Illinois Metro-East Small Business Development Center, and the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce. The program will be hosted from 8-9:30am Tuesday, September 15 at Julia's Banquet Center (101 EastGate Plaza, East Alton, IL 62024). Click the below image to RSVP.

2015 Mayors' Breakfast Presentation

The annual Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce Mayors' Breakfast was hosted Tuesday, April 14, 2015 with more than 150 business leaders in attendance. Edwardsville Mayor Hal Patton and Glen Carbon Mayor Robert Jackstadt presented 'state of the city/village' information, including updates on current economic development projects within their respective municipalities, along with a recap of 2014 projects, permits and sales tax data. CLICK HERE to download a PDF of the complete presentation.
The 2015 Mayors' Breakfast, an event planned by the Ed/Glen Chamber's government affairs committee, was 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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