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Membership Luncheon - December 2018
12/11/18
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December Lunch & Learn: Building from the Ground Up
12/19/18
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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 next 30 days...
DateEvent
11/23/18
 -12/24/18
Come Visit Santa hosted by My Michelle's Photography

Come visit Santa at his new location Jack and Josie's Located next door to Steven's Gift's and Framing

Hours:
Monday-Friday    3pm-8pm
Sat                       9am-9pm
Lunch                  12pm-2pm
Sunday                12pm-5pm

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12/11/18
Membership Luncheon - December 2018

The Marion Chamber of Commerce Monthly Membership Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, December 11th at Celebrations Event Center. Lunch service begins at 11:45 a.m.

The Marion Jr. Jazz Choir, under the direction of Elizabeth Byassee Shore, will be presenting several Christmas tunes for your enjoyment. 

St. Nicholas Brewing Company is catering and the menu includes pot roast, roasted vegetables, mixed salad, roll, and a cookie.  

The results of the Marion Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors election will be announced at the luncheon.

Legence Bank is the sponsor of the this month's Monthly Membership Luncheon.

Registration for the event is $12 (payable to the Marion Chamber of Commerce) to those who RSVP prior to noon on the MONDAY before the luncheon. 

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12/12/18
Ribbon Cutting for Concepte of Illinois

Concepte of Illinois will be celebrating the opening of their new location in Marion on December 12th at Noon.  Join us as we welcome them to our city and business community!

 

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12/15/18
Story Time and Popcorn With Santa

Two story times available 10:30am and then again at 2:00pm holiday story read by Santa Claus have a bag of popcorn and have your picture taken with Santa Claus. The dates and times listed are tentative.
Two story times available 10:30am and then again at 2:00Pm

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12/15/18
Santa on the Square

Come one, come all!  Children of all ages are invited to greet Santa at the Marion Square on Saturday December 1st, 8th, and the 15th!  Meet his friendly local helpers!  Send your letters to Santa at a special mailbox that directly goes to the North Pole!

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12/16/18
Annual Zion Christmas Cantata

This Christmas the Zion United Church of Christ chancel choir and friends from the community will carry us into the Christmas story with beloved Christmas music and sacred Christmas Carols. Nearly 70 are participating in this year's cantata entitled It's Christmas Time. Love to have you join us!

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12/19/18
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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12/19/18
December Lunch & Learn: Building from the Ground Up

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

This month's Lunch & Learn will be held on December 19th from noon - 1 p.m. at Heartland Regional Medical Center, Classroom 1.

This Month's Topic: Designing for Growth with special guest Glenn Clarida
Glenn Clarida will be sharing his experiences and leadership lessons as a consulting engineer for the city of Marion - a career spanning over 50 years.  Glenn has been an integral leader and chief designer of Marion’s transformational change to support commercial, residential, recreational, and transportation growth.  Glenn founded Clarida Engineering Company in 1965 and continues consulting today on projects for the now Clarida & Ziegler Engineering Co.  He has been an outstanding leader for civic 
organizations and currently serves as president of the board of directors for Heartland Regional Medical Center.  

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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12/20/18
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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12/21/18
Sandi Patty - A Family Christmas

An evening with A Family Christmas will feature Sandi’s family – husband Don and their children – taking the audience on a musical journey through Christmas, sharing classics such as “O Holy Night” along with other songs and carols arranged just for the family.

Friday, December 21, 2018 at 7:40 PM – 9 PM

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12/22/18
Breakfast with Santa

Join us for breakfast with Santa at the Marion ELKS.  Get a pictures with the big guy himself before he goes on his marathon gift delivery spree!  Wear your pajamas and enjoy donuts, milk, coffee, and juice.  $5 per child.  Bring a canned food item and enjoy $1 discount per canned food item.  Help others in our community!

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12/22/18
Santa on the Square

Come one, come all!  Children of all ages are invited to greet Santa at the Marion Square on Saturday December 1st, 8th, and the 15th!  Meet his friendly local helpers!  Send your letters to Santa at a special mailbox that directly goes to the North Pole!

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12/22/18
Beers with Santa & Krampus

It's our favorite time of year! Our two old friends St. Nick & Krampus join us on this day filled with $3 beers, $5 apps, pictures, and a lot of laughs. This year we are throwing in live music to keep the kiddos and parentals entertained. Bring your family to mingle with Old St. Nick & Krampus from 2-4!

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12/23/18
Brunch With Santa

Santa Claus is comin' to town! Walker's Bluff continues to bring holiday joy to your family this year with a wonderful brunch buffet with Old Saint Nicholas. Santa will be in town on Sunday, December 23rd from 11am-3pm! Call (618)956-9900 to make your reservations!

Pricing:
Adults $15.99
Ages 2-12: $6.99
Kids 2 and under: Free

On the Buffet:
Buttermilk Biscuits

White Pepper Gravy

Scrambled Eggs

Southern Style Grits

Hash brown Casserole

Buttermilk Pancakes

Applewood Cured Bacon

Pineapple Glazed Ham

Assorted Desserts

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12/31/18
New Year's Party at St. Nick's

Come Party with us, ring in the New Year, and enjoy some tunes!!!!!

Event time: 8pm-12am

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12/31/18
 -01/01/19
New Year's Eve Celebration

We're rolling out the red carpet to ring in 2019! The glitz and glamour of Hollywood are coming to Walker's Bluff this New Year's Eve. This year we are doing it up big at the Tasting Room with dueling pianos for the live music and entertainment! All tickets will also include access to our heavy appetizer buffet from 6pm-9pm and a late night snack station at 11pm. Tickets including a bar package will also be available! The party will be going from 4pm-1am! Limited tickets are available for this event. Get your tickets now at https://nyeatwalkersbluff.eventbrite.com

Pricing:
$75 per person (without bar package)
$95 per person (with bar package, including: Walker's Bluff wines, sangria, and domestic beers from 4pm-1am)

On the Menu (Included with all tickets):
Herb Poached Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce
Fried Pickles and Zucchini Sticks with Chipotle Dipping Sauce
Bison and Pork Smoked Sausage
Banh Mi with Peppers and Onions
Steamed Mussels with Red Curry Broth and Grilled Naan
Fish Tacos: Seared Tuna with Snappy slaw with Miso Ginger Dressing
Arancini: Sausage and Mozzarella Stuffed Risotto Ball with Smoked Marinara
Chia Ficelle with Roasted Red Peppers, Fontina and Basil Pesto
Stuffed Shishito Peppers with White Miso Dipping Sauce
Seared Sea Scallops with Yellow Curried Aioli
Argentine Shrimp whiskey fired with Tarragon Cream Sauce on Sliced Demi Loaf

Desserts-

Crepe Station to include an assortment of toppings
Assorted Petit Fours
Fried Cheesecake with Strawberry Coulis

Event time: 4pm - 1am

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12/31/18
The Event

The Event is a New Year's Eve fundraiser for River to River. River to River is a not for profit, charitable organization. We forgive more than $30,000 in rent and services each month for residents who can’t afford to pay their way. We have so many seniors in Southern Illinois who struggle financially and physically. Please join the fun at our New Year’s Eve party and help us make it a spectacular success again this year!

Event time: 6:30 PM – 1 AM

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12/31/18
 -01/01/19
The Event

The Event is a New Year's Eve fundraiser for River to River. River to River is a not for profit, charitable organization. We forgive more than $30,000 in rent and services each month for residents who can’t afford to pay their way. We have so many seniors in Southern Illinois who struggle financially and physically. Please join the fun at our New Year’s Eve party and help us make it a spectacular success again this year!


 

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01/02/19
 -01/12/19
Wilderness First Responder

TOUCH OF NATURE
WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER

You will learn to deal with medical emergencies when help is miles away and dialing 911 is not an option.
You will be prepared for emergency situations that involve prolonged patient care, severe environments and improvised equipment.

Topics include patient assessment, body systems, equipment improvisation, trauma, environment medicine, toxins, backcountry medicine, wilderness rescue and much more!

Be prepared for a lot of time spent outside - rain, snow, ice or shine. Plan according to the region and time of year.

WFR Full Course $750, Jan. 2-10
Recertification $350, Jan. 11-13

1-888-WILDMED
www.wildmed.com
“FACE ANY CALLENGE, ANYWHERE”
WILDERNESS MEDICAL ASSOCIATES
For all outdoor leaders and enthusiasts
 

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01/02/19
Chamber Night at the Saluki Men's Game v. Missouri State

Show support to SIU Basketball and your local chamber of commerce!  We are competing with other regional chambers on a special promotion surrounding the Mayor's Cup game on January 2nd.  Use the code "Marion" at check out, and it will put us in the running.  The chamber with the most tickets sold will get recognition at the game and $500 for our local community!!  Tickets are available at www.siusalukis.com/tickets.  

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01/08/19
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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