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Troy Maryvlle St. Jacob Marine Chamber of Commerce
Thursday October 26, 2017

Come Experience the 2017 Power Up Conference Speakers Sponsored by the Troy Maryville St Jacob Marine Chamber of Commerce

 

CHAMBER EVENTS

Power Up Women's Conference

Join us on November 3rd at Villa Marie Winery from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for our Power Up Women's Conference. The cost is $50/person (breakfast and lunch will be served)

Vendors spots available ($100) includes a ticket to the event: Sponsorships Available

There will be great speakers speaking on many different topics. There will be breakout sessions to give you a chance to listen to the speaker you want. Do not miss this great event!

Wine will be available for purchase.

Purchase your tickets here! Contact us for more information! (618)667-8769 or E-mail

 

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CHAMBER INFO

Trick or Treat Hours 10/31

Trick or Treat Hours on October 31st 2017 - Troy: 6-9 P.M. Maryville: 6-9 P.M. St. Jacob: 6-8 P.M. Marine: 5-8 P.M.

 

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TROY EVENTS

Annual Holiday Funds Drive

Starting on December 12 going through December 16, Ministries Unlimited will be holding its annual drive to benefit the less fortunate in our community. This year's goal is set at $40,000. Bethel Baptist Church will be the distribution set this year starting on Tuesday December 12th.

Distribution day will be Saturday December 16. Triad School District, churches, businesses, boy and girl scouts, groups, and residents have come together for years to provide happiness for the holidays. Food boxes, gift certificates toys are provided to make the holiday season bright for all. Food and new unwrapped toys should be brought to Bethel Baptist Church beginning Tuesday morning Dec 12th. Monetary contributions should be mailed to Ministries Unlimited 310 Collinsville Road, Troy, IL 62294.

 

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B.A.D. Bus

The Troy First National Bank presents the B.A.D. Bus on Friday November 10th from 2-5PM. The B.A.D. Bus will be driving into FNB's Branch to help raise bullying awareness and learn positive ways to deal with it. We will be serving hot dogs and treats for everyone that stops by.

 

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Christmas for the Troops

Join the fun of making home made cookies, Christmas cards and ornaments to be sent to our soldiers serving over-seas! Sunday, November 12, 2017, 1-4 pm. Friedens United Church of Christ, 207 E. Center St., Troy, IL. Event is FREE! Register online

Contact Roberta by email with any questions. Also accepting donations of travel size toiletries, razors, deodorants, toothbrushes, AA or AAA batteries, CD's, DVD's, board games, playing cards, towels, puzzle books, mechanical pencils, pens, writing tablets, envelopes, coffee, filters, creamers, drink mix singles, beef jerky, Slim Jims, hot chocolate packets and various teas.

 

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Coats for Cuties

FCB Banks is collecting Coats for Cuties through November 10th. Coats for Cuties is a drive to collect new and gently used coats, hats, gloves and scarfs for children attending Kindergarten through 6th grade. You can drop off donations at our office in Maryville at 2729 Maryville Road or the Troy office at 504 Edwardsville Road or any FCB Banks location. A box is located in the lobby. The coats, hats, gloves and scarves collected will be distributed to area schools to give to local children who are in need of warm clothing for the winter.

 

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Community Meal

Join us for our monthly community meal. Served the last Wednesday of each month in our Fellowship Hall @ 5:30 p.m. (Free to all donations appreciated) Friedens United Church of Christ 207 East Center Street Troy, IL 618.667.6535. Contact us via e-mail.

 

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Donations Wanted for Link Crew

Triad's Link Crew program just completed another successful Freshmen Kickoff Day with over 250 Freshmen students and 94 Juniors/Seniors in attendance on a non-school day.

Here are some of the responses from our Freshmen survey:
"Please list your suggestions on how we can make Freshmen Kickoff Day better for 9th graders?"

I don't really have an answer because even though in the beginning I didn't want to go I had a blast and I would do it all over again.

Idk I thought it was pretty fun I think you guys should keep it the way it is it was enjoyable It was great!

I really enjoyed it.

I really liked Freshman Kickoff Day.

I can't think of anything to make it better.

This year we are  hoping to send 3 more Triad teachers to be trained by the Link Crew program.  The total cost of this will be $7,785.  The Foundation has agreed to pay half the cost($3,892.50).  We are looking for anyone to help us spread the word on acquiring donations toward the remaining $3,892.50?ink Crew prides itself on creating relationships and a sense of community within our school, which helps with student attendance, student discipline, and student growth.  I frequently hear people complement our students and feel Link Crew plays a positive role in helping create that culture.  Other arguments are schools spend a lot of money on safety, bullying prevention, and social-emotional issues.  We feel Link Crew goes a long way helping to alleviate all three of those issues as during Freshmen Kickoff Day taking care of each other and making connections is one of the major themes.

Thank you for considering Triad and all your contributions in the past. If you have any questions or would like to discuss this in person please give me a call.

Sincerely, Josh Ackerman

 

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Early Rise Buffet

Come out to Country Pride Restaurant for the early riser ans stir fry buffets! The Early Riser Buffet is Monday-Friday from 5 AM-8 AM and it is $6.99 The Create Your Own Stir Fry Buffet is Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4 PM-9 PM and costs $13.99. We hope to see you there! Call 618-667-9931 for any questions.

 

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Fall Quilt and Art Show

Friedens United Church of Christ Women's Guild is hosting a Quilt and Fall Art show on Saturday November 11th from 10AM-3PM at 207 East Center Street. Admission is $2.00 and includes cookies and coffee. Lunch will be available for purchase.

Come to the Fall Art Quilt festival to see quilts, art work, crafts, holiday markets, and many other vendors. Entries will be accepted on: Quilts: Wednesday, November 8, 1-3 pm and 6-8 pm and Thursday, November 9, 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm. Artwork: Thursday, November 9, 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm and Friday, November 10, from 6-8 pm (Pre-registration required for Art work). Questions on entering your quilt show items, Contact: Gloria, 667-2436 or Vicki 667-3161 Questions on art , Contact: Diana Bauer 667-7074

 

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Free Veterans Meal

Come join Friedens United Church of Christ on November 4th at 5:30 for a complementary meal provided by UCC to honor those who served our country and their families. Entertainment will follow dinner. Please RSVP by October 28th by calling 618-667-6535.

 

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Jarvis Township Senior Meeting

The Jarvis Township seniors will meet on Thursday, November 2 at 6:00 PM at the Wiesemeyer Center in Troy Tri-Township Park. The menu includes: Chicken Dumplings, Mashed Potatoes, Vegetables Dessert. Entertainment from the Triad High School Chorus provided. Admission will be $5.

Transportation will be arranged if needed. Please RSVP by Oct 30 to 667-2022.

 

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Spaghetti and Silent Auction

On Saturday November 4th, the Boy Scout Troop 38 will be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction from 4-8 PM at the Wiesemeyer Community Center. Tickets will be $8 for adults, Children 12 Under $3, and children under 3 will be FREE. Carry-outs available. Lots of auction items available: movie/symphony tickets, skating passes, ice cream, bowling, mini golf, Studio Styling Lab, Autographed memorabilia, gas cards, restaurant gift cards.

 

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MARYVILLE EVENTS

Anderson Hospital Job Fair

Anderson Hospital Job Fair Registered Nurse and New Graduate
WHEN: Thursday, October 26
WHERE: Anderson Hospital, Lower Level, Cafeteria Vending Area
TIME: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Hiring Managers will be available to provide information and discuss job opportunities! Tours provided on ED, ICU/IMU, and Medical/Surgical Units We have full-time, part-time, and PRN opportunities in Cardiac Cath Lab, Emergency Department, Home Health, ICU/IMU, Medical-Surgical, OB, PACU, Surgery, The Rehab Center $7500 Sign-on Bonus (experienced RNs hired in ED, ICU/IMU, Medical/Surgical) $3500 Sign-on Bonus (new graduates hired in ED, ICU/IMU, Medical/Surgical) $2500 Employee Referral Bonus (experienced RNs hired in ED, ICU/IMU, Medical/Surgical) We offer competitive pay and excellent benefits! Submit an on-line application here!

 

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Bling! Bubbly! Blessings!

Mark your calendars to support National Alliance on Mental Illness Southwestern IL & Furry Friends Recovery on November 18, 7:00 to 10;00 pm. Enjoy an exciting night out with wine and cheese. Tons of jewelry giveaways, silent auction, jewelry raffles & more! Ticket prices start at $30 regular and $50 VIP. Contact Marie for tickets: 618-558-7938 or our website.  The event will be located at Villa Marie Winery 6633 East Main Street, Maryville, IL 62062.

 

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Bobby's Caramel Apple Sale

Bobby's caramel apple sale benefiting the Auxiliary will be held October 26th and 27th at Anderson Hospital 6800 IL-162, Maryville, IL 62062 Entrance 2 from 9am-4-pm

 

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Fabulous While Fighting Clothing Drive

October 30 - November 13 Warren Billhartz Cancer Center - Vadalabene Entrance Volunteer Desk (M-F) 8 a.m. to 4:30 Anderson Hospital

We are creating a closet of fabulous clothing for patients undergoing cancer treatment so they don't have to! To participate, donate your gently used clothing (think what you would lend a friend or family member in a time of need!) to our clothing drive!Gently used clothing Please NO SHOES.

 

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Help Support the Maryville Library

Join eScrip at Schnucks to support the Maryville Community Library Friends of the Maryville Library joined eScrip at Schnucks where 3 of your purchase will be donated to the Friends of the Maryville Library. You just stop by Schnucks, request an eScrip card, register your card here, and present your card to the cashier when you shop at Schnucks. It's an easy way to support the library!

 

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Maryville Library Book Sale

Friends of the Maryville Community Library Book Sale **Due to severe space constraints, we no longer accept book donations.** There are books of all kinds for sale in the Friends' ongoing book sale: the latest fiction, cook books, bios, children's books, and more. Hidden treasures, old favorites, and new discoveries can all be yours for $5.00 a bag. The on-going book sale is held during regular library hours, six days a week. Stop by and browse. We'll even help you carry books to your car.

 

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Mum Sale Benefiting the Auxiliary

We are having a Mum Sale Benefiting the Auxiliary on November 29th located at 6800 IL-162, Maryville, IL 62062 Hospital Entrance 2 from 8am-4pm

 

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Poinsettia Sale

Poinsettia Sale benefiting the Auxiliary will be held on November 17th at Anderson Hospital 6800 IL-162, Maryville, IL 62062 Entrance 2 from 9am-4pm

 

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Pre-Loaded Kindles at Maryville Library

Teens @ the Maryville Library: If you would like to read a book and discuss it with the Teens @ the Library, stop by the Maryville Community Library to join and receive a free copy of the next book. To sign up, visit the library, call 618-288-3801, or e-mail.

LARC I Book Club: LARC I will discuss A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman at their next meeting on Friday, October 20th at 1:00 p.m. If you would like to read a book and join our discussion group, visit the library, call 618-288-3801, or e-mail.

Check out a Pre-Loaded Kindle Today! Maryville Community Library has Kindles pre-loaded with a variety of popular books available for check out. The easiest way to enjoy an eBook: just turn it on and read. Adult Patrons only.

 

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Web Page & Data Bases at Maryville Library

Web Page and Data Bases (Maryville Community Library Databases) Take a look at the Maryville Community Library's web page (link), and explore our collection of data bases: A to Z USA-maps, games and more A to Z World Culture-explore a broad array of information on each country in the world A to Z World Travel- maps, currency, games and more Brain HQ -daily challenges and fun games keep the brain young Consumer Health Complete Consumer Reports First Search - full-text and full-image articles Legal Information Reference Center Science Reference Center and MasterFILE Premier which provides full text for magazines, reference books, and primary source documents, including an Image Collection containing photos, maps flags. Novelist - Articles, BookTalks

 

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White Elephant Sale

White Elephant Sale benefiting the Anderson Hospital Emergency Medicine Fund will be held at Anderson Hospital 6800 IL-162, Maryville, IL 62062 in the vending area on November 29th from 8am-4pm

 

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ST. JACOB EVENTS

BINGO in St. Jacob

Bingo night Saturday October 28th 2017, at the newly remodeled St. Jacob Activity Center, St. Jacob, Illinois coverall $500.00 in 54 # or less, Star Burst Jackpot $1740.00 Lickety- Split jackpot $1000.00, Lucky Lions number, 1st pot $300.00 and 2nd pot $89.00 plus, 50/50 jackpot. There will be free popcorn . Doors open at 5:00 pm. Bingo starts at 7:00 pm. St. Jacob United Church of Christ will be selling sandwiches and food items.

 

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Strackeljahn Farm Market Now Open!

Come out to the newly opened Strackeljahn Farm Market! We are located at Rt. 40, St. Jacob (across from Triad Middle School). We are selling mums for $5.99 each or 5 for $25, pumpkins for 30 cents per pound, and apples! We are open 7 days a week from noon to 6 PM daily. Please call 618-644-2982 if you have any questions.

 

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EVENTS IN OTHER COMMUNITIES

Credit Card Processing Workshop

Credit Card Processing Simplified presented by Lisa York will take place on November 8th from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm at Taqueria Z 109 E Park St, Edwardsville, IL 62025.  Participants learn Why take a credit card anwyay? Which fees are legitimate? What equipment is right for my business? What questions do I ask to get the best deal? How do I avoid fraud? $5 Fee to attend. Participants are welcome to purchase lunch from Taqueria Z.

 

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Edison's to Offer Free Family Photos

On Sunday, October 29, Edison's Entertainment Complex will be offering an Autumn Harvest Special, where guests can get a free family photo with purchase of Edison's new Funday Buffet. Kids will also receive a free pumpkin to decorate at home and free pass for a future game of bowling. Edison's Funday Buffet is $10.95 per person and features boneless wings, nachos, and a weekly variety of family-friendly items so mom and dad can watch the game while the kids play. Photos which are sponsored by TheBANK of Edwardsville - and will feature a natural autumn harvest background and will be printed on-site so families can take them home. The buffet will be available from 12-4pm, and photos will be available from 12-3pm. For more information, visit our website.

 

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Educational Classes and Informational Meetings

Hello Everyone, The Alzheimer's Association Educational Classes will be at Main Street Community Center, in Edwardsville, the first Tuesday of every month.

To help reach families whose loved ones have Alzheimer's or other related dementias, the classes are FREE and open to the public. If you have any questions, please contact Sara Hoelscher at 618-979-3602.

 

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Franchise Webinar Complimentary Workshop

Join us for an informative webinar on, Thursday October 26 hosted by Chris Coleman from 5:30-6:30. We will discuss the following topics which include setting a solid foundation for success, a look at franchise ownership, pros & cons of franchise ownership, misconseptions about about franchising, research strategies & finding the right fit, funding your new business, and panel of franchise owners to answer your questions.

 

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Jingle & Mingle

Put a little jingle in your mingle and join us at Gateway Center for a holiday party open to you and your co-workers! The evening will be full to tasty food, holiday drinks, and live entertainment from Spanky Entertainment Dueling Pianos. Gather your co-workers, friends, and family and head to Gateway Center on Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 from 5:30pm until 10pm for a festive night out! Individual tickets are $35 plus fees, including a delicious meal, 2 drink tickets, live entertainment, and a chance to win a door prizes. We also have tables of 8 available for $260 plus fees. Call 618-345-8998 extension 0 with any questions. When: Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 from 5:30pm - 10:00pm Where: Gateway Center, 1 Gateway Drive, Collinsville, IL 62234 Dress: Cocktail Attire Tickets can be purchased at Gateway Center in person or by calling 618-345-8998 extension 0, Monday-Friday, 8am - 5pm. Purchase tickets online. (USE CODE: EARLYBIRD FOR SPECIAL SAVINGS UNTIL OCTOBER 31ST, 2017) - ONLY AVAILABLE ONLINE

 

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Name that Tune

Name that Tune Music Trivia Night: Benefits Marion Medical Mission's well projects in Africa 
Friday, November 17 doors open 6 -- game starts at 7 
$20 per person includes game, dinner, snacks & soft drinks 
Silent auction 
Bring a team of 8 or just a few - we'll pair you with a fun group!
Profits support Marion Medical Mission. Visit our website
Contact Kimberly for tickets via email or 618-980-2267

 

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Promote Your Business at Trunk or Treat

WANTING TO DO SOMETHING SPOOKTACULAR FOR THE COMMUNITY WHILE PROMOTING YOUR BUSINESS OR ORGANIZATION? WE ARE LOOKING FOR TRUNKS FILLED WITH GOODIES FOR OUR TRUNK OR TREAT ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28 FROM 6PM TO 8PM. VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT OR CALL 618-346-7529 TO LEARN MORE!

CARD is partnering with Trailnet to host a Trunk or Treat and Spooky Bike Ride through the Seven Gates on October 28. We currently need businesses or organizations to help make this a spooktacular event for the community. You can help us succeed by filling your trunk with goodies and help set the mood for this new event. The Trunk or Treat is free for vendors and participants. We just ask that you sign up as a vendor by October 23!

 

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Small Business Connection: Resources for veterans and all entrepreneurs

Are you a veteran interested in starting a business? Are you a small business owner who would like to hear more about tools available to help your company grow? Attend this free event to learn about the resources that can take your small business to the next level, meet representatives from local agencies and network with other entrepreneurs while enjoying a bite to eat. Register today!
Nov. 1, 6–8:00 p.m. American Legion Post 365 1022 Vandalia St., Collinsville Register here: http://bit.ly/SmallBizVet

 

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Trivia Night!

O'Fallon PLAYERS, SPONSORS DONATIONS NEEDED! To kick off the holiday season, Special Olympics Illinois (SOIL) and the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) will be hosting the 2017 Tailgate Trivia Knight on Saturday, December 2. This fundraiser is presented by the Knights of Columbus and is sponsored by GCS Credit Union. The event will be held at the O'Fallon KC Hall located at 402 East U.S. Highway 50 in O'Fallon with doors opening at 6p and trivia kickoff at 7 p. Tailgate Trivia Knight will be filled with 10 rounds of trivia plus a silent auction, live auction, 50/50, Team Spirit Contest, Table Decorating Contest and more! If you would like to join the fun while supporting SOIL athletes, or donate a silent auction basket, or sponsor please call 618-654-6680 or email.

 

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OTHER NEWS

Anderson Hospital Think Pink

Visit this link before October 31st and register to win a gift basket!

 

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High School Equivalency Prep Classes

If you left high school without earning a diploma and feel that now is the time to earn one, let Southwestern Illinois College help you get ready. The Adult Education and Literacy department will offer free high school equivalency preparation classes in St. Clair and Madison counties in November.

 

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Salvation Army Seeking Volunteers

The Salvation Army in Granite City, IL could use voluntees for assistance in the morning with stocking food pantry and making produce bags. In the afternoon we could use volunteers to assist with the distribution of the food orders for the clients of the food pantry.

Morning hours would be 9am-Noon, and Afternoon hours would be 1pm-2:45pm. If you would like to work the complete day, lunch is provided.

 

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Save 50% at Big Frog Custom T-Shirts

Whether you want one uniquely printed t-shirt – or dozens, Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More in Edwardsville is the right destination. Save 50% off at Big Frog Custom T-Shirts with these offers:
$10 for $20 Custom Printed Shirt(s)
$50 for $100 Custom Printed Shirts
Promotional value good through 10/31/17

 

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St. Paul's Lutheran Day Care Center

St. Paul Lutheran Day Care Center are open from 6:30 am- 6:00 pm on Monday- Friday. They offer affordable payment options and provide before/ afterschool care. CHASI approved. For Ages 3+. Check out our website for more information .

 

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Troy Family Dental New Patient Specials!!

Let your smile bloom! Troy Family Dental is offering some amazing deals for new patients. Free consultation, $100 off any treatment, OR $39 Exams, X-rays, and cleaning! Call today to schedule an appointment, (618) 623-4413.

 

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Wisper Internet Referral

Refer a friend to Wisper, and you both save $25! Ask a representative for details.

 

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