Saline County Chamber
of Commerce
The weather might be getting cooler but events going on in Saline County are hot! We have ribbon cuttings, open houses, customer appreciations, parades, concerts, festivals, and much more. Watch our weekly newsletter and our Facebook for updates on news and events in our area.

Our office will be closed on Monday 10/9 in observance of Columbus Day.
Ribbon Cuttings
Air-Evac Lifeteam TODAY at Noon
177 Vince Ashley Dr- Harrisburg

WLC Management TOMORROW at Noon
105 S. Commercial St- Harrisburg
Monthly Luncheon
Date: Thursday October 26th
Time: Noon
Location: Wooded Hills Bar & Grill- Harrisburg
Coffee & Chiro Morning Buzz
Join the chamber and Dr. Tyler Dennison, DC at 7:30am Friday October 20th for a great cup of coffee and a chance learn how chiropractic care can help you. 
Business News
Parade Time- 1pm TODAY
Watch for us at the Eldorado Homecoming Parade today at 1p.
Customer Appreciation Day- 10/6
WLC Management Firm will be having a customer appreciation barbecue and open house on Friday October 6th from 11am-2pm. Food will be provided and a ribbon cutting will be held at noon.
Bluegrass and Barbecue Festival- 10/7
The annual Bluegrass & Barbecue Festival will be held on Saturday October 7th at the Saline Creek Pioneer Village and Museum in Harrisburg. The festival will be from 9:30a-5p. 
   SIC Archery National Championships- 10/7-10/8
The 2017 US Intercollegiate 3D Archery National Championships will take place Oct. 7-8 at Sahara Woods State Fish and Wildlife Area just west of Harrisburg and north of Carrier Mills. Some 200 of the nation’s top collegiate archers will compete. For more information please contact , registration or sponsorships, please contact Alli Armstrong at (618) 252-5400, ext. 2104 or
Touch of Nature Paddling Event- 10/7
What better way is there to appreciate a fall day in Southern Illinois than by paddling on a scenic lake?
SIU Homecoming October 5th-14th
Boo Run- 10/7
Ferrell Hospital is hosting the Boo Run on Saturday October 7th. Sign up starts at 8am and race begins at 9am. For more information please see the attached flyers.  Sponsor  & Application  Forms
Morello's Live Music- 10/8
Come see Larry Spivey and Eddie Dutton on Sunday the 8th for live music on the patio at Morello's.
Twista Concert- 10/20
Twista, DJ G-Love, and Fatal 4 are coming to SK8 Country on October 20th. Tickets are available now. Call 618-294-0565.
CASA Presents the Harlem Wizards- 10/22
Join us for an afternoon of tricks, hoops and ally-oops. This basketball event will feature local players playing against the touring Harlem Wizards. For more information contact the CASA office at 618-253-3355 or visit to purchase tickets today. All proceeds benefit helping abused and neglected children that enter the Saline County court system.
Shop Southern Illinois-
  Like SHOPSOUTHERNILLINOIS on Facebook and follow @SHOPSOUTHERNIL on Twitter, tell us that you pledge to shop southern Illinois this holiday season by using the hashtag #IBUYSI on Facebook and Twitter for a chance to win a prize each week valued at $100 minimum. 
Scholarship Offered
ROC One Stop has teamed up with Pepsi MidAmerica and Dr. Pepper to offer a $1,000 scholarship. Please see the flyer for details.  Flyer
Please contact the chamber office if you are interested in setting up at the annual Scare on the Square on Thursday October 26th from 5-7pm.
Part-Time Interviewer Position (Saline and Gallatin Counties) at The Guardian Center in Harrisburg (for Saline and Gallatin Counties)
Responsible for providing forensic interviewing services for children at the request of law enforcement/child protection investigators. Specialized training provided. Advanced degree in social work or related field preferred with a minimum of 2 years’ experience working with children, strong interviewing skills and comfort working in a team environment. Interested candidates should email resume to by  October 6th  .
New Members
Please take a moment to welcome the following new businesses for October.

  • Futiva

  • Air-Evac Lifeteam
Business of the Week
Congratulations to Cricket Wireless for being our business of the week. Stop by and see Cory and his team about wireless service and plans.
Our newsletter comes out each Thursday. To get information included in our weekly newsletter please email us by noon on Tuesday with your information. Thank you!