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Marion Chamber Golf Fun Day
06/08/18
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June Membership Luncheon
06/12/18
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June 20 Illinois Job Link & You Workshop
06/20/18
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Marion Community Day
06/29/18
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Southern Illinois Made Expo
07/28/18 - 07/29/18
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4th annual Marion Chamber Legislative Summit
08/24/18
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Live2Lead: Southern Illinois 2018
11/02/18
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Events in the month of January 2018
DateEvent
01/02/18
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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01/03/18
Annual Dinner Committee meeting

The Annual Dinner Committee will meet on 8 a.m. on Wednesday, January 3 at the Chamber office. 

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01/04/18
Deadline for Silent Auction donations

The Marion Chamber of Commerce’s 97th annual Awards Banquet & Auction will be held on Friday, January 19, 2018, and is the chief annual fundraiser for the Chamber. A fabulous evening is planned, and we hope you will join us! We expect more than 400 guests to attend, all leaders in our community.

Please complete this online form or this downloadable form to make a donation for the banquet's Silent Auction. You may also call the Marion Chamber at 997.6311 or email director@marionillinois.com to make a donation. 

We are excited about your support of our Silent Auction this year at the 97th Annual Marion Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet & Auction.  All donations must be received at the Chamber by January 4, 2018, so we can adequately market your donation to the members. If you are unable to deliver your donation, please contact Dalus at the Chamber office and she will coordinate one of the members of our Committee to pick up your donation.

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01/04/18
Deadline for Wine & Spirit Pull donations

The Marion Chamber of Commerce’s 97th annual Awards Banquet & Auction will be held on Friday, January 19, 2018, and will include a Wine and Spirt Pull fundraiser. During the Social Hour, guests are encouraged to buy a cork for $15 or two for $25 which will have a corresponding number to one of the bottles of wine or spirits on hand. Your business participation by donating a wine or spirit valued at $20 or more to be used in the Wine & Spirit Pull would be very much appreciated. All donations will be accepted through Thursday, January 4. To donate a bottle or bottles, click here to download the donation form. You may also call the Marion Chamber at 997.6311 or email director@marionillinois.com to make a donation. 

There are several benefits that you will see when you make a donation to the 2018 Annual Dinner Wine & Spirit Pull:
  1. We are expecting around 400 people in the community to be attending the annual dinner seeing your business’ name associated with the item you donated.
  2. All donors will be listed in a story on the Chamber’s Web site with links to each donor’s Web site.
  3. There will be an email sent out before the dinner letting people know about the items in the 2018 Annual Dinner Wine & Spirit Pull.
  4. Donors who have submitted their items by January 4 will be included in the 97th Annual Marion Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet & Auction program.
We would be more than willing to personally pick up any donation or they may be dropped off at the Marion Chamber office.

On behalf of the Marion Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner Committee, we graciously accept your donation. Thank you for your support in making this another successful event!

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01/04/18
Deadline for In Memoriam submissions

The Annual Dinner Committee would like to honor those we have lost in the past year who have contributed to the Marion Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Marion area. The tribute will be played during the 97th annual Marion Chamber of Commerce Auction & Awards Banquet. 

Please complete this online form or this downloadable form about anyone who has contributed to the Marion Chamber of Commerce and/or the Greater Marion area who has passed away in 2017. You may also call the Marion Chamber at 997.6311 or email director@marionillinois.com to submit someone who has passed for the In Memoriam.

Submissions made prior to January 4, 2018, will be included in the In Memoriam tribute played during the 97th annual Marion Chamber of Commerce Auction & Awards Banquet on January 19 at the Pavilion.

While they are gone, they shall not be forgotten. 

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01/08/18
 -02/23/18
Marion Chamber Scholarships applications taken

The Marion Chamber of Commerce will award two scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year: $1,500 Grad Spree Scholarship and a John A. Logan College Two Year Tuition Waiver. 

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01/08/18
Mastermind Group: Sustaining Long-Term Success

The Marion Chamber of Commerce will host the first 2018 Mastermind Group on Mondays from noon to 1:15 pm January 8 - March 12 (8 weeks with no meetings on MLK Jr. Day and Presidents' Day) at Heartland Regional Medical Center Classroom 1 (downstairs) except for February 26 when the group will meet in Classroom 2. 

“Change your habits change your life” is a popular saying but which habits lead to your sustained long-term success? This Mastermind Group will use Brad Lomenick’s book “H3 Leadership” to focus on developing the right daily habits and routines that build success for us as individuals and leaders of others.

This group is limited to the first 15 enrollments. The enrollment fee of $125 for Marion Chamber members ($135 for non-Chamber) fee includes a book and is due before January 8. Lunch and drinks provided complimentary of Heartland Regional Medical Center. Contact Russell Williams at 618-694-6586 or russell.williams@brehm.org to secure a seat or for more information.

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01/09/18
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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01/12/18
Carterville Mastermind Group: Sustaining Long-Term Success

The Marion Chamber of Commerce and the Carterville Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to host the first 2018 Mastermind Group on Fridays from 8:15 - 9:30 a.m., beginning January 12 and ending March 9 (9 weeks), at Irons in the Fire Event Center (above Crown Brew Coffee Co.) in downtown Carterville.

“Change your habits change your life” is a popular saying but which habits lead to your sustained long-term success? This Mastermind Group will use Brad Lomenick’s book “H3 Leadership” to focus on developing the right daily habits and routines that build success for us as individuals and leaders of others.

This group is limited to the first 15 enrollments. The enrollment fee of $125 for Marion & Carterville Chamber members ($135 for non-Chamber) fee includes a book and is due before January 8. Contact Russell Williams at russell.williams@brehm.org or 618-694-6586 to secure a seat or for more information.

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01/16/18
Marion Chamber of Commerce Membership Committee meeting

The Marion Chamber of Commerce Membership Committee will meet on Tuesday, January 16 (always the third Tuesday of each month) at noon at the Chamber office. 

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01/17/18
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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01/18/18
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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01/19/18
Carterville Mastermind Group: Sustaining Long-Term Success

The Marion Chamber of Commerce and the Carterville Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to host the first 2018 Mastermind Group on Fridays from 8:15 - 9:30 a.m., beginning January 12 and ending March 9 (9 weeks), at Irons in the Fire Event Center (above Crown Brew Coffee Co.) in downtown Carterville.

“Change your habits change your life” is a popular saying but which habits lead to your sustained long-term success? This Mastermind Group will use Brad Lomenick’s book “H3 Leadership” to focus on developing the right daily habits and routines that build success for us as individuals and leaders of others.

This group is limited to the first 15 enrollments. The enrollment fee of $125 for Marion & Carterville Chamber members ($135 for non-Chamber) fee includes a book and is due before January 8. Contact Russell Williams at russell.williams@brehm.org or 618-694-6586 to secure a seat or for more information.

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01/19/18
97th annual Marion Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet & Auction

The Marion Chamber of Commerce cordially invites you to attend our 97th Annual Awards Banquet & Auction Friday, January 19, 2018, at The Pavilion. 

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01/22/18
Mastermind Group: Sustaining Long-Term Success

The Marion Chamber of Commerce will host the first 2018 Mastermind Group on Mondays from noon to 1:15 pm January 8 - March 12 (8 weeks with no meetings on MLK Jr. Day and Presidents' Day) at Heartland Regional Medical Center Classroom 1 (downstairs) except for February 26 when the group will meet in Classroom 2. 

“Change your habits change your life” is a popular saying but which habits lead to your sustained long-term success? This Mastermind Group will use Brad Lomenick’s book “H3 Leadership” to focus on developing the right daily habits and routines that build success for us as individuals and leaders of others.

This group is limited to the first 15 enrollments. The enrollment fee of $125 for Marion Chamber members ($135 for non-Chamber) fee includes a book and is due before January 8. Lunch and drinks provided complimentary of Heartland Regional Medical Center. Contact Russell Williams at 618-694-6586 or russell.williams@brehm.org to secure a seat or for more information.

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01/24/18
January Lunch and Learn: Creating a Growth Plan for 2018

Eat, learn, discuss & grow!

Raise your leadership and connect with others in a fun learning environment!

The January Lunch & Learn will be held on January 24 from noon - 1 p.m. at Heartland Regional Medical Center. The topic will be "Creating a Growth Plan for 2018." Networking opportunities are available before and after the program. 

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01/25/18
 -02/07/18
Open House for Social Services Agencies

The Night's Shield Children Shelter Open House on: 
January 25th from 5pm-8pm
 
February 7th Social Service Agency Open House from 12pm to 3pm
 
February 7th School Open House from 4pm to 7pm
 
February 10th Autism Societies and groups Open House from 11am to 2pm
 
February 12th Police Department Open House 11am to 2pm
 
February 17th Civic Groups Open House 11am to 2pm
 
February 22nd Church Group Open House 5pm to 8pm
 

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01/25/18
Business After Hours program at AES Solar

A Business After Hours for AES Solar, 1804 Supply Road in Carterville, will be held on January 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. with tours of the showroom, drinks, appetizers, raffle, prizes and networking.

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01/26/18
 -03/01/18
Applications accepted for 2018 Sister City Cultural Exchange Program

The City of Marion in partnership with the Marion Chamber of Commerce will be selecting adults and students to participate in a weeklong trip to Kanie, Japan, August 2 - 7. The estimated cost of the trip will be approximately $2,000 for airfare plus spending money for students and $2,500 for airfare, hotel and spending money for adults. Application deadline is March 1, 2018. Should you need additional time for getting your application submitted, please contact Jared Garrison at (618) 993-2657 or Jared@ThePavilionEvents.com. Application should include a $250 deposit toward travel expenses. Your deposit of $250 is tax exempt and is non-refundable. Please make checks payable to the Marion Chamber of Commerce Foundation. An informational meeting is set for March 5 at 5:30 p.m. at The Pavilion. Please RSVP through The Pavilion.

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01/26/18
Carterville Mastermind Group: Sustaining Long-Term Success

The Marion Chamber of Commerce and the Carterville Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to host the first 2018 Mastermind Group on Fridays from 8:15 - 9:30 a.m., beginning January 12 and ending March 9 (9 weeks), at Irons in the Fire Event Center (above Crown Brew Coffee Co.) in downtown Carterville.

“Change your habits change your life” is a popular saying but which habits lead to your sustained long-term success? This Mastermind Group will use Brad Lomenick’s book “H3 Leadership” to focus on developing the right daily habits and routines that build success for us as individuals and leaders of others.

This group is limited to the first 15 enrollments. The enrollment fee of $125 for Marion & Carterville Chamber members ($135 for non-Chamber) fee includes a book and is due before January 8. Contact Russell Williams at russell.williams@brehm.org or 618-694-6586 to secure a seat or for more information.

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01/29/18
Mastermind Group: Sustaining Long-Term Success

The Marion Chamber of Commerce will host the first 2018 Mastermind Group on Mondays from noon to 1:15 pm January 8 - March 12 (8 weeks with no meetings on MLK Jr. Day and Presidents' Day) at Heartland Regional Medical Center Classroom 1 (downstairs) except for February 26 when the group will meet in Classroom 2. 

“Change your habits change your life” is a popular saying but which habits lead to your sustained long-term success? This Mastermind Group will use Brad Lomenick’s book “H3 Leadership” to focus on developing the right daily habits and routines that build success for us as individuals and leaders of others.

This group is limited to the first 15 enrollments. The enrollment fee of $125 for Marion Chamber members ($135 for non-Chamber) fee includes a book and is due before January 8. Lunch and drinks provided complimentary of Heartland Regional Medical Center. Contact Russell Williams at 618-694-6586 or russell.williams@brehm.org to secure a seat or for more information.

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