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February Lunch & Learn: Thinking For Success
02/28/18
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March Membership Luncheon
03/13/18
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8th annual Marion Chamber Foundation Bass Tournament
03/25/18
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Southern Illinois Made Expo
07/28/18 - 07/29/18
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Events in the month of March 2018
DateEvent
03/02/18
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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03/02/18
Marion Chamber Golf Scramble Committee meeting

The Marion Chamber Golf Scramble Committee will meet on Friday, March 2 at noon at the Chamber office. 

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03/04/18
Touch of Nature Environmental Center Spring 2018 Trail Stewardship Days

Join us as we work to restore and expand Touch of Nature’s trail system!

No experience is necessary – we will teach you how to use the necessary tools properly and safely. All tools and safety equipment are included. All you’ll need to bring is your lunch, a water bottle and your hard work!

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03/05/18
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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03/05/18
Sister City Cultural Exchange Program informational meeting

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 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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03/06/18
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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03/06/18
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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03/06/18
Energy Efficiency & Management To Be Presented At Rend Lake College

11:15 to 11:30 AM - Registration for Schools/Municipalities/Public Sector

11:30 to 12:30 PM - Schools and Public Sector Energy Efficiency Opportunities

12:30 to 1:30 PM - Box Lunch and Registration for Additional Panels

1:30 to 2:30 PM - Energy Market Panel Discussion

2:45 to 4:15 PM - Energy Efficiency Presentation and Panel Discussion

4:30 to 6:30 PM - RLC Culinary Arts Experience sponsored by Homefield Energy

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03/07/18
SIU Day of Giving

On Wednesday, March 7, SIU is hosting its annual Day of Giving - a 24-hour online giving campaign. 

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03/08/18
2018 Workers' Compensation Symposium

2018 Workers' Compensation Symposium is set for March 8 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Diamond Club at Rent One Park.

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03/08/18
Scholarship Committee meeting

The Marion Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Committee will meet on Thursday, March 8 at 10 a.m. at the Chamber office. 

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03/09/18
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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03/09/18
Ribbon Cutting for Dairy Queen Grand Reopening

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be held on Friday, March 9 at 11 a.m. for Dairy Queen, 2200 West Main, Marion, in honor of their grand reopening. All Chamber members in attendance can receive a free small or medium Blizzard of their choice during the event.

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03/12/18
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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03/13/18
March Monthly Membership Luncheon

NOTE: RSVPs are now due by Friday, March 9 at noon! 

The Marion Chamber of Commerce Monthly Membership Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, March 13 at The Pavilion. Lunch service begins at 11:45 a.m.

The speaker will be Williamson County Commissioner Jim Marlo.

Great Boars of Fire will be the caterer. The menu will include two garlic rubbed chicken breasts, twice baked potatoes, green beans and sheet cake. 

Ameren Illinois is the sponsor of the March 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 FRIDAY before the luncheon. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. After noon on the Monday before the luncheon, no more registrations will be taken, however walk-ins will be accepted. Please note that the walk-in rate is $15.  

If you register for an event and are unable to attend, a 24-hour notice is required or you will be invoiced. Note: If you have registered and are unable to attend, you may transfer to a fellow employee without penalty. A refund will only be given to those with a paid registration who cancel more than 24 hours prior to the event. 

If any Marion Chamber of Commerce member would like to have fliers for an upcoming event, announcements, etc. given to each attendee at the luncheon, please contact the Chamber at 618.997.6311 to arrange for delivery of the fliers prior to the luncheon. 



Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Program offers cash incentives to Ameren Illinois customer's to help off-set a portion of the cost of their next electric or natural gas energy efficiency project or upgrade.
 
During this luncheon you will hear more about the cash incentives and additional opportunities to lower your energy use. Opportunities to include information on the Early Bird Completion Bonus and the Instant Incentives offering to name a few. 
 
You will also learn about resources such as Ameren Illinois' Energy Advisors, Program Allies, and education and training opportunities.
 
In the meantime check out AmerenIllinoisSavings.com to learn more about this award-winning program.
We look forward to seeing you there!

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03/15/18
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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03/20/18
Marion Chamber of Commerce Membership Committee meeting

The Marion Chamber of Commerce Membership Committee will meet on Tuesday, March 20 (always the third Tuesday of each month) at noon at the Chamber Office.

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03/21/18
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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03/22/18
Ribbon Cutting and Business After Hours for SI Elder Law

A Ribbon Cutting and Business After Hours event will be held on Thursday, March 22 at SI Elder Law celebrating their new location - 201 West Main, Marion. The Ribbon Cutting will be held at 4:30 p.m. and the Business After Hours will follow until 6:30 p.m. 

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03/25/18
8th annual Marion Chamber Foundation Bass Tournament

Angler's Choice is proud to host the 8th annual Marion Chamber Foundation Bass Tournament. 30% of the entry fees will go toward the Marion Chamber Scholarship Program. Cost for a 2-person team is $70. Big  Bass Buy-in is $10. There is also a $500 cash bonus for first place!

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03/25/18
Touch of Nature Environmental Center Spring 2018 Trail Stewardship Days

Join us as we work to restore and expand Touch of Nature’s trail system!

No experience is necessary – we will teach you how to use the necessary tools properly and safely. All tools and safety equipment are included. All you’ll need to bring is your lunch, a water bottle and your hard work!

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