chamberannouncements
CHAMBER NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
March 1, 2017 
ImportantDates
IMPORTANT DATES
Attend the Candidate Forum: O'Fallon Alderman  


3/1/17 - 10:00 p.m. - Ambassador Meeting 
Chamber Conference Room | 200 S. Lincoln

3/1/17 - 5:00 p.m. - Ribbon Cutting
Skyline Church | 870 Milburn School Rd.

3/2/17 -  6:30 p.m. - Candidate Forum: O'Fallon Alderman
O'Fallon City Hall | 225 S. Lincoln Ave

3/7/17 - 12:00 p.m. - Ribbon Cutting
Just Relax Spa | 4715 West Main Street, Belleville

3/8/17 - 11:45 a.m. - Member Luncheon | Mayor Gary Graham, State of the City Address
Katy Cavins Center | 308 Fifth Street - RSVP by Noon on 3/6!

 

CHAMBER NEWS



POLITICAL FORUM
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The O'Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce, O'Fallon Progress and the O'Fallon Weekly will co-host a series of Candidate Forums in support of the upcoming April elections. These forums provide our residents with a chance to get to know the candidates and provide them information they may need to make an informed vote.

The Forums will be held:
Thursday, March 2nd, 6:30 p.m.
City Council Chambers (Broadcast live on Charter Cable Channel 993 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99)
255 S. Lincoln, O'Fallon
Aldermanic Candidates for Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7 invited

Tuesday, March 14th, 6:30 p.m.
Shiloh Senior Center
#7 Park Drive, Shiloh
Shiloh Mayoral and Trustee Candidates invited

Thursday, March 16th, 6:30 p.m.
City Council Chambers (Broadcast live on Charter Cable Channel 993 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99)
255 S. Lincoln, O'Fallon
O'Fallon School District 90 and 203 Candidates invited

Thursday, March 23rd, 6:30 p.m.
City Council Chambers (Broadcast live on Charter Cable Channel 993 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99)
255 S. Lincoln, O'Fallon
O'Fallon Mayoral, City Clerk, and Treasurer Candidates invited

Read the full press release and learn more here



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Lead In is an experiential leadership development program designed to attract and retain an educated population of young professionals and leaders by equipping them with skills necessary to propel them to the next level of leadership through interaction with community decision-makers.
 The program will expose participants to critical community issues that enhance each members' understanding of assets and resources within the community, potential solutions to problems and strategies for becoming more involved. This includes providing access and interaction with public servants and community and business leaders from all areas of development to experience hands-on learning and expanding participants' understanding of people and beliefs that may be different than their own.
Program size is intentionally limited to 20 participants between the ages of 21 and 40.  The program runs late March through mid-November with members meeting the 3rd or 4th Wednesday of the month for several hours.
2017 applications are due by March 13.  Download the application here!


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Apple Watch Efficiencies 

Facebook LIVE!
Tune in to the chamber Facebook Page
on March 22, 2017 | 12-1 p.m.
 
Whether you own an Apple Watch or ever considered buying one (for yourself or as a gift), you'll want to tune into our Facebook LIVE as we teach you how to most efficiently use your watch! Learn how to set location based reminders, make phone calls without ever touching yoru phone, and maximize your professional and personal lives using the watch.

No need to pack a sack lunch for this- kick back at your desk or watch the replay later when your schedule allows!  
 
 
Chamber YOUniversity classes are one hour, educational classes taught by members of the chamber, and are offered monthly at no charge to Chamber members only. The intent is to cover the basics of a topic and ensure participants leave having learned something concrete they can put into practice.




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What can the Chamber do for you?  Find out at our next quarterly Member Benefits Orientation!
Not just for new members!

March 14, 2017 | 12-1 p.m.
Chamber Conference Room | 200 S. Lincoln 

Congratulations on taking the first step in growing your business by joining the O'Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce! As you know, we offer many benefits to our members, but I bet you are wondering everything we can do to help you achieve your business goals.   Attend one of our member Benefits Orientation classes and find out! We will cover our many services and benefits, introduce you to our board and committees, and allow you the chance to network with other members, new and existing alike! It's a great opportunity to ask questions and meet other members.

Added Bonus!
To give you a head start on getting your name out to the chamber community, all new members who attend one of our Member Benefits Orientation classes will receive a complimentary business card ad published in our next monthly newsletter!

Bring plenty of business cards for networking, and don't forget to give your business card to Johnnie for inclusion in the newsletter!


The Orientation is free, but please pre-register by calling the
Chamber Office at 618-632-3377 or by emailing chamber@ofallonchamber.com, or on our website:




New member?  Existing member? Not a member?   
All are welcome to attend!




upcomingevents
UPCOMING CHAMBER EVENTS


Member Luncheon is typically the second Wednesday of every month.

 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
11:45 a.m.

Mayor Gary Graham
State of the City address

Katy Cavins Center

308 Fifth Street
 

Garden Salad | Fruit Salad
Baked Potato Bar | Desert | Tea/Water
 

$12 Members | $14 Non-Members

  
RSVP MUST be received by noon on Mar 6th in order to guarantee a seat.


 


BAH is typically the second Tuesday of every month.  Our next BAH is
 
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
5-7 p.m.


109 S. Oak Street
 
 
Light refreshments served. 
Event is complimentary for members and guests.    
 
   
RSVP MUST be received by noon on March 20th in order to guarantee a "seat."
 
 
 



BOB is typically the last  Friday of every month.  Our next BOB is
   
Friday, March 31st   
7:30 a.m.  

Presenters:

Jeff Day | Jeff Day & Associates Residential Architecture  

Allen Dorsey |  Changing Lives

Speaker opening available -  
Call Debbie for Details! 

Public Safety Building 
285 N. Seven Hills Rd.



RSVP MUST be received by noon on March 30th in order to guarantee a "seat."  
memberflyers
MEMBER FLYERS
Check out member flyers below for great deals, awesome events and fun times! Click on each image to view the full flyer and for more details. 
 


 
 




 









   
 

 


 

   
Do you have a flyer you would like featured in our weekly E-news?
 Just send a PDF or Jpg to
and we are happy to include it in our E-News! 
*Flyers submitted after 11 a.m. on Tuesday,
 will be included in the next week's e-news
 

blooddrives
Save a Life - Give Blood!
Upcoming Member Blood Drives:  
 

 

 
   
  

VISIT
  TO FIND MORE BLOOD DRIVES NEAR YOU!

Would you like to host a blood drive with Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center?   
Contact Alissa Fuhrmann by email: afuhrmann@mvrbc.org or phone: 618-391-4903
  
   
  
 
 
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 The AMERICAN RED CROSS NEEDS BLOOD! 
If you or your business wants to set up a blood drive,  

either inside or on the parking lot, contact Tiffani Marshall at (618) 305-4739 or by email: tiffani.marshall@redcross.org  
 
   
pressreleases
NEWS AND PRESS RELEASES
 
Send your press release or company news in Word format to The O'Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce to be included on our NEW press release page on our website!
           
      

View
all member
press releases
here 
 
local
The Local Scene
Find out what's going on around town!  Don't forget to stop by the Chamber office for resources on local businesses, maps, guides and more!
 











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