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 Weekly E-News                                                                              June 13, 2012


Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings/Ground Breaking Ceremonies 
Scott's Power
Schedule your Ribbon cutting or grand opening with the chamber office.

6-15 Bada Bling Boutique
12 p.m.
311 S. Lincoln

6-26 Razalton, Inc. dba A Friendly Vine
11:15 a.m.
116 East First Street
Bring a canned good for the Food Pantry!

7-12 Amedisys Home Health
12 p.m.
624 Pierce Blvd., Ste 100

7-12 Ambassador Flooring
5 p.m.  Open House to Follow

8-23 Associated Physicians Group
5 p.m.  Open House to Follow
916 Talon Dr., O'Fallon

Chamber Meetings
6-20 Member Services
8 a.m.

6-21 Golf Committee
8 a.m.

6-21 Member Benefits Orientation - to be rescheduled for a later date

6-25 Executive Board
7:30 a.m.

6-27 Board
7:30 a.m.
Community Events
7-25 BARBERVoss Home Care Team 2nd Annual Alzheimer Celebrity Fund Raiser at Paulo's at the Mansion

9-7/8 Shiloh Homecoming

9-11 O'Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament
Far Oaks Golf Course

9-15/17 Air Power Over the Midwest
Scott AFB

9-22 2nd Annual Lobsterpalooza
For details call 206-8916

9-29 13th Annual Hospice of Southern IL Golf Tournament

Blood Drives 

Get locations and dates from Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center
Electronic Recycling

TheBANK of Edwardsville, O'Fallon

2nd Sunday of the month from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


July 8th

August 12th

Sep 9th

Oct 14th

Nov 11th

Golf Committee Forming
Our first golf committee meeting will be Thursday, June 21 at 8 a.m. in the Depot.  If you're interested in being on this committee, please let us know by emailing Debbie at

Next Member Luncheon

Wednesday, July 11th

11:45 a.m.

Watch for details in next week's E-News!
Next Business After Hours (BAH)


8638 E. Highway 50



Tuesday, June 19th, 5 - 7 p.m.



(If you've forgotten your login and password, just register as a non-member.  It doesn't make a difference).  Or call us for your login and password!)  
Next Business Over Breakfast (BOB)
COC Logo Only

June 29th, 2012
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Public Safety Building
285 N. Seven Hills Road, O'Fallon


Business Tip of the Month:    Dick Slackman, Tenby Technologies
Business Intro:  Trent Ketchum, Fulford Home Remodeling  
Business Intro:  Chris/Ryan, Villas at Crystal Lake       



(If you've forgotten your login and password, just register as a non-member.  It doesn't make a difference). Or call us for your login and password!)
Home Business Expo

July 17th BAH

5-7 p.m.

Klucker Hall, Shiloh


Home Business Expo  


TomBoy Tools

Lunch for the Bunch

Travel Your Way 

JIMAR Enterprises 

Jewels by Park Lane

Harris Photography & Design


All participants will split the cost of refreshments and fees for hosting BAH. Cost will be low as it's being split by multiple businesses.


If you'd like to highlight your home business at this after hours, please let us know at the chamber soonest.  We have limited spaces available.


We will play a game of some sort at this after hours to ensure attendees visit each home business display.

Thank You!
Thank you to new member Eckert's Country Store & Farms for hosting the June Member Luncheon!  The gourmet pizza, pasta, and summer salad was enjoyed by all.  We also thank guest speaker Stacy Becker, Transition Program Coordinator of Route 21. 
Quote of the Week
It's difficult to inspire others to accomplish what you haven't been willing to try.
Salute to Scott AFB Family Picnic and Business Expo

Our 18th annual Salute to Scott Family Picnic and Business Expo was a great success!  


On Saturday, June 9th, the O'Fallon Community Park welcomed over 5,000 base-related people from Scott AFB.  The picnic was sponsored by the O'Fallon-Shiloh Chamber Military Affairs Committee and the City of O'Fallon. It was held to thank the people of Scott Air Force Base for what they do in defense of our nation.

The family-friendly event was held at the O'Fallon Community Park, 308 East 5th Street. It was free to military personnel, their families and those associated with the base.


Enjoy the Salute to Scott photos on our website! 


Thank you to all who will participated in the business expo!  See our list of participants below.   


Business Expo Participants:


AAA Dane McGinthy

Belleville News Democrat/O'Fallon Progress

C & C Sports

Chiro-Med Health Care Facilities

Coldwell Banker Brown-Suzie Vouk

Discovery School 

Eckert's Country Store and Farms

Family Eye Care of O'Fallon

Family Hospice

Fountains Family Dentistry

Gina McKee, LPC 

Gifts for Individuals

HealthSource Chiropractic & Progressive Rehab

Hilton Garden Inn

Hospice of Douthern IL 

It Works! - Ultimate Body Applicator 

Jacob Sunroom & Exteriors


La Z Boy Furniture Galleries

Lindenwood University

McBride & Son

McKendree University 

Mary Kay Cosmetics- Kimberly Richey

Memorial Hospital

Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center

New Horizons Computer

O'Fallon Rotary Club

O'Fallon Sunrise Rotary

O'Fallon Veterans Monument

O'Fallon Woman's Club

Olive Oils & More

Perfectly Posh

Premier Designs Jewelry

Smooth Reflections Laser Center 

Sports Clips 

The Rosenstein House

The Tan Company

Tomboy Tools

VW Creations Jewelry

Wish Upon a Star with Us



Advantage Family Chiropractic

Barber Voss Homecare

Bike Surgeon

Camp Bow-Wow

Carpet Care Plus

Centrue Bank 

Discoveration, Inc

Dodge Moving and Storage

Edward Jones Investments-Mark Hansen

Edward Jones Investments-Jason Stone 

First Command Financial

Frieze Harley-Davidson Motorcycles

Happy Day Tropical Sno/ First United Methodist Church


L F & Son Construction, LLC

May Chiropractic

Navy Federal Credit Union

New Heights Chiropractic

O'Fallon Medical Building/HSHS Medical Group 

Park Lane Jewelry 

Preferred Spine and Rehab-Dr. Worth

Preferred Systems Solutions

Scott Credit Union

Severns Family Chiropractic 

Shiloh Chiropractic

Skyline Church

The Early Years

The Goddard School 

The Tye-Dyed Iguana

Underwood Chiropractic

VFW Post 805

Wells Fargo Advisors 

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

Wolfersberger Funeral Home




Doing Business with the State of Illinois

You can arm yourself with the necessary information with employment law webinars. The following webinars are brought to you by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce and the Ask the Attorney Series.

Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) continuing education credits are available for most programs.
Each webinar has been pre-approved for 1.5 recertification credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR re-certification where applicable.    


Thursday, June 14, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (CDT)

Conducting Internal Investigations for Employment Matters - When to Hold Them & When to Fold Them  


Tuesday, June 19, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (CDT)

What to Do When the Government Comes by for an Investigation or Audit  


Tuesday, July 10, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (CDT)

Introduction to Microsoft Office 365   


Thursday, July 12, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (CDT)

Employer Strategies for Managing Risk Related with Mobile Devices, Text Messaging & Overtime Concerns  



For questions or assistance contact:

Julie Brennan

Director of Customer Service

215 E. Adams

Springfield, Illinois 62701

217-522-5512 Ext. 226

Read the Illinois Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Report
HR Tips from Extra Help

The Importance of Candidate Screening, Interviewing, and Assessment Practices


Phase1 - the initial screening of their resume

Phase 2-  In-person interviews

Phase 3-Tests as supplements to interviews

Phase 4-Temp-to-perm assessment


If you don't have hard data to back up the accuracy of your screening, now might be the opportune time (before hiring ramps up) to reassess your candidate screening process. We recruit, interview, screen and test all applicants to ensure we are finding the best match for the position. Call us TODAY for that Extra Help 618-655-1212!

PNC Bank High School Showcase Tickets Avaliable
The PNC Bank High School Showcase presented by Rawlings will be Monday, June 18th at Busch Stadium.

First Pitch will be at 1:15 and it features select graduating seniors from both sides of the river playing a Missouri vs. Illinois All Star Game. There are players represented from many of the Metro East High Schools including Sam Hopkins, Logan Reno, and Cory Beyersdorfer from O'Fallon.

PNC Bank has 40 extra tickets available for pickup from their O'Fallon location (while available). The address is 1385 N Green Mount Rd O'Fallon, IL 62269.
Margaritaville Gala
The Scott Field Heritage Air Park Committee has set the date for its Margaritaville Gala at MidAmerica Airport for 24 Aug. The event supports the Scott Field Heritage Air Park and the 2012 Air Power over the Midwest Air Show. Interested in supporting the event, please call Mike Leopold at (618) 235-8240.
Happy Birthday, Scott AFB!
Scott AFB's 95th Birthday is tomorrow, June 14, the same day as Flag Day and the U.S. Army's birthday. It was aerial expert Albert Bond Lambert, the St. Louis Chamber of Commerce, and the Greater Belleville Board of Trade who advocated for the establishment of Scott and, on June 14, 1917, negotiated a lease agreement with the War Department for 624 acres of land for what now is Scott AFB. Without our community friends and neighbors,
Scott AFB wouldn't be here. Thank you for 95 years of tremendous community support!! Happy Birthday Scott AFB! 
Planning for 2012 Air Power over the Midwest Air Show
Planning for the 2012 Air Power over the Midwest Air Show featuring the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and Special Operations Command Parachute Demo Team is going hard and fast. Event information is posted to the public Web site at Chamber members interested in participating in the air show through the Commercial Sponsorship Program,
please call Tracy Tinsley at (618) 256-3766.  For advertisement in the air show program, please call O'Fallon Progress at (618) 632-3643. Any other questions, please call Christi Spargur at (618) 256-3007 or by e-mail
 "An Alternative to Knee Replacement" Seminar
Associated Physicians Group presents a free "Alternative To Knee Replacement" seminar on Tuesday, June 19th at the Our Lady of the Snows National Shrine at 8:30am, and at the Bella Milano Restaurant in Edwardsville, IL on Tuesday, June 19th at 5:00pm. Come join us for a free meal and seminar and learn about the area's only non-surgical treatment option that's accredited by the OsteoArthritis Centers of America and includes the BioniCare Knee System. The meal and the seminar are free, but reservations are required. Call 866.915.9022 or visit to register. It could change your life. There are alternatives to knee replacement. We hope to see you there!
Blood Drive at Memorial Hospital

The Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center will have a blood drive on Tuesday, July 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Memorial Hospital's Auditorium. Photo identification is required to donate blood.

For more information about this and upcoming blood drives, contact the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center at 800-747-5401.

Street Resurfacing Begins June 18th

Beginning Monday, June 18th, we will be performing asphalt street resurfacing to portions of Whitehall Drive, Bethel School Road and Lakeshore Court.  The time frame for these improvements is scheduled to take approximately one week and subject to change depending on weather and/or equipment failures.


Residents are asked to please park their vehicles in locations other than the street until the asphalt resurfacing work is complete.  During the overlay project, the ability to use the section of roadway under construction will be temporarily limited.  Please be aware that passage along this section may be impossible at times, but trash pick-up services, etc. will not be disrupted and normal access will be allowed during non-working hours. Extra caution should be taken during this time to avoid damaging the road along with other surrounding surfaces, such as your vehicle, due to the fresh oil that will be present.  Updates on this and other construction projects located throughout the City can be round on the City's web site under Other Announcements, Construction Updates


"We kindly ask our residents to be patient during the reconstruction of this much-needed project," said Mayor Gary Graham.  "To the maximum extent possible, we are trying to minimize the inconvenience caused by the project and are dedicated to making the situation as painless as possible.  However, it is impossible to completely eliminate all the frustration that drivers and citizens will experience and we ask for your understanding and patience."


Please direct questions or comments to the O'Fallon Engineering Department at 624-4500, Ext. 3.

Life After Breast Cancer Support Group
The Life After Breast Cancer Support Group's monthly meeting will be held on Monday, June 23, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. in the Millennium Room of St. Elizabeth's Hospital, 211 S. Third Street in Belleville.

Michael Hoepfinger will be discussing a dietary plan and educating the group on healthy eating habits.

Life After Breast Cancer Support Group is a self-help support group for persons who have experienced breast surgery of any type, or for those who have a loved one who has. No registration is required.? Meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month.Convenient parkin­g is available outside the Southern Illinois Heart Institute building at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, 340 West Lincoln Street in Belleville.

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