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CHAMBER NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
February 1, 2017 
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IMPORTANT DATES

Join us for Member Luncheon next week!
 
2/1/17 - 11:30 a.m. - Ambassador Meeting
Chamber Conference Room | 200 S. Lincoln

2/8/17 - 11:45 a.m. - Member Luncheon
O'Fallon Knights of Columbus | 402 East US Hwy 50 - RSVP by Feb. 6th!

   
***Let's Start the Year off Right!   RSVPs are Important!***  
 
I am sure you know, as with any event planning, a headcount has to be called in advance to the venue to ensure we have proper drinks, food, and seating.  This is the case for all our monthly and annual events. This ensures the host and the chamber know how many to expect and you, the attendee, know you are included. 

This year we are going to ask you to please RSVP a little more in advance in order to be considerate of our hosts. Please remember: food has to be ordered and prepared. Tables have to be set up. We have to give our hosts/caterers time to do that.  We may sometimes have a "wait list" for those who called in too late. Please call us to be placed on our "wait list" rather than showing up at our events without a RSVP. That isn't fair to those who understood they RSVP'd too late, but were willing to be called if we have an opening. It is equally as important to let us know if you are bringing a guest.  

We appreciate your help with this so we can make all our events productive for everyone.  
 
Happy New Year from your Executive Director, Debbie Arell-Martinez 

CHAMBER NEWS



SALUTE TO BUSINESS AWARDS

The O'Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce will again this year recognize O'Fallon-Shiloh businesses that have made an impact on our communities. We need your help in nominating a business that has enhanced your life. Potential awards to be given out include awards for Economic Impact, Business Beautification, Community Service, Spirit of the Chamber, and Heritage. Winners will be recognized at the Chamber of Commerce annual awards luncheon on Wednesday, April 19th at the Regency Conference Center. 

Nominations are due February 9th.
 
DOWNLOAD the nomination criteria
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Board of Director Position Candidates Announced
Paul Evans, O'Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce President, wishes to announce the following names as candidates for the 2017 Board of Directors:
Going into 2nd Term      Sid LeGrand  
Candidates for 2 open Board of Director Positions
            Cindy Helmkamp, American Eagle Credit Union  
            Tony Smallmon, BARBERMurphy Group  
 
∙ Additional names for candidates for Board of Directors/Officers can be nominated by petition bearing the genuine signatures
of at least 5% of the qualified members of the O'Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce. Such a petition can be
filed up until the close of business on February 6th.



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POLITICAL FORUMS

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 and City Clerk Candidates invited

Read the full press release and learn more here
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Salute to Scott 2017


We are excited to announce we will be hosting Salute to Scott AFB Business Expo 2017 on Friday, Nov 10th, during the day, at Gateway Classic Cars! This is the Friday before Veteran's Day (the base will be closed that day) so it will be a great day to get those families out to our event! We are still working on the details of the event and will share them when they are ready to be announced (probably in May/June timeframe).

For now, save the date!


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UPCOMING CHAMBER EVENTS


Member Luncheon is typically the second Wednesday of every month.

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

Dr. Ronda Sauget
Leadership Council of SW Illinois

O'Fallon Knights of Columbus
402 E. US Hwy 50

Lunch
Broccoli Cheese Soup
Choice of:
Chicken Salad or Cold Cut Sandwich
Salad | Dessert | Tea or water

$12 Members | $14 Non-Members

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

 


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



303 Fountains Parkway
 Fairview Heights
 
 
Light refreshments served. 
Event is complimentary for members and guests.
 
RSVP 
RSVP MUST be received by noon on Feb 20th in order to guarantee a "seat."


BOB is typically the last  Friday of every month.  Our next BOB is
   

Friday, February 24th 
7:30 a.m.   
Presenters:
 
Anh Le | Liberty Tax Service

Dr. Gustafson-Hinds |OTHS Band

Carlos Perez
| Full Circle Auto Service    

Public Safety Building 
285 N. Seven Hills Rd.


 
RSVP 
 RSVP MUST be received by noon on Feb. 23rd in order to guarantee a seat.

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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
 

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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  
 
   
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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 
 
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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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