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Troy Maryvlle St. Jacob Marine Chamber of Commerce

Monday November 16, 2009

Monday November 16, 2009

Citrus Sales Underway

It’s official! The Silver Creek Rotary will follow in the shoes of great Rotaries near & far and engage in the annual citrus sale.

This year, proceeds from citrus sales will assist Silver Creek Rotary in starting a new Rotary Scholarship Fund. For our inaugural sale, we are offering the opportunity to place advanced orders. Pre-sale orders may be taken between November 10th and November 23rd.

Rotarians will deliver citrus December 3 - 7 or it can be picked up at United Methodist Church, 407 Edwardsville Road, Troy IL.

Citrus may be purchased by the case. Cases are $30 each (72 Oranges; 32 Grapefruit). To place an order, call Brian Jones at 659-6443 Download the Citrus Sales Order Form

Health Tip: Citrus is a great healthy alternative to cookies & candy during the holiday season.


Avon Calling

The holidays are coming, but you don't have to shop till you drop . . .  I can make it easy for you.
Visit my Avon store ( where you'll find a variety of quality merchandise - gift items for any occasion with free gift wrapping, cosmetics, daily needs, jewelry, intimate apparel and fragrances.  Shopping my store is a welcomed change from "mall madness".  If you prefer not to visit my website, I can drop off a brochure which always includes bonus buys and specials.  
I also offer gift certificates.  My store is open 24/7, or call me at 667-7674.  Jeri Tellmann


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Quitting Cold Turkey

November 19th
Pizza Man
Turn in your Cigarettes* to receive your FREE HAM SANDWICH!
*You can turn in the pack with just 1 cigarette left or a whole pack—DOESN’T MATTER!!
A Partnership of Pizza Man & the American Cancer Society
To quit call 1.800.ACS.2345, 1.800.866.QUITYES or visit


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Troy Highland Business Summit

Sponsored by Representative Ron Stephens
Troy/Maryville/St. Jacob Chamber of Commerce
and Highland Chamber of Commerce
Facilitated by the Illinois Department of Employment Security

Thursday, December 3rd
7:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Troy City Hall
116 East Market St. Troy, IL

The Business Summit will include information about…

Work Opportunity Tax Credit: Learn how to reduce the cost of doing business, while helping those most in need of gaining valuable work experience.  All of this while earning as much as $9,000 in tax credits for one individual hire from the IRS.

”How To” Guide to completing BIS Form 32: All you ever wanted to know about effectively completing Form 32 but didn’t know who to ask.

Role Plays of Actual Cases: This is a fun and interactive way to better understand the complicated cases involving unemployment.  This method also helps employers better prepare for unemployment hearings and makes you aware of the hearing process up through the court system.

Illinois Skills Match: Ever wish for a simple way to hire the right person for the job?  The Illinois Department of Employment Security has an internet database designed for both the employers and employees to find jobs/candidates that meet their criteria for employment.  Enhance your ability to find qualified candidates for employment.

Employ Illinois Veterans: What better decision to make as an employer than to hire a veteran.  These individuals have training, take pride in their work and may also be able to earn you a tax credit for your business.  Learn more at the business summit.

Please RSVP by Phone: (618) 651-0405
Respond soon.  Space is limited.


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Thanksgiving Concert Set

The Pentecostals of Troy, 32 S. Main St., will be hosting a Thanksgiving Concert on Sunday November 22 at 6 PM. Tim Price, Worship Design Pastor with Troy United Methodist Church will be the guest artist along with other vocal groups and dram teams. Please bring a nonperishable item for Ministry Unlimited.

Angel Food Ministry is a monthly supplemental discounted food program, it is not a food pantry. Anyone can participate and we accept cash, food stamps, money orders or cashier checks. Orders are now being accepted for December, the menu changes monthly. The preferred way to order is online at

Need a ride to church? Our vans run Sunday morning, Sunday evening and Wednesday evening. Call 667-6054 for details. Also, we have Home Friendship Groups meeting every week in Troy. Would you like to learn more about the Bible? We offer Bible Studies that can be done in the comfort of your home at a time convenient for you.


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Home Schooled and Adult Students

SWIC to hold open house at Tri-Township Library

If you are a home-schooled student preparing for college, or an adult thinking about going back to college, find out what Southwestern Illinois College has to offer at the Home-Schooled/Adult Student Meeting.

This informational meeting will be held from 2-4 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 1, in the Meeting Room at the Tri-Township Library, 209 S. Main St., in Troy.

“This is a meeting to help home-schooled students get on the right path to college,” said Michelle Birk, interim dean of SWIC Enrollment Services. “The students, and their parents, can find out what they need to do to prepare for college enrollment.”

Prospective students can meet with an Enrollment Services representative, learn about SWIC academic programs and services, find out about counseling and financial aid, and start on the SWIC Steps to Enrolling.

“This event is perfect for adult returning students also,” Birk said. “Individuals who have been out of school for a while and thinking about going to college can discover what SWIC has to offer.”

The event is free and open to the public.  

For more information about the Home-Schooled/Adult Student Meeting, contact Enrollment Services at 866-942-SWIC (7942), ext. 5444.


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Dawn Mushill, Executive Director
Troy/Maryville/St. Jacob Area Chamber of Commerce
647 E. US Highway 40
Troy, IL 62294
(618) 667-8769
(618) 667-8759 (fax)
(618) 444-6808 (cell)