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"It's All About Southwestern Madison County." 

The Chamber of Commerce of Southwestern Madison County is proud to welcome you to our community. The Chamber is fortunate to represent a very diverse area that includes the cities of Granite City, Madison, Venice, the Village of Pontoon Beach, and the unincorporated area known as Mitchell.

Located a days travel by horseback from the city of St. Louis, southwestern Madison County became a way station in the mid-1800's and was settled primarily by middle European immigrants. Even today, their descendents form the backbone of our community.

Because of our proximity to St. Louis and having an abundant and skilled workforce, southwestern Madison County soon became one of the major industrial areas in the Midwest.

Today, when many communities are losing their industries, we retain a strong industrial base that includes US Steel's Granite City Works and the Worldwide headquarters of ASF Keystone.

In addition, our location, which puts us within a 500 mile radius of one-third of the population of the United States, and gives us direct access to the Mississippi, Missouri, and Illinois river corridors, four major interstate highways and most of the major rail lines, and provides direct access to all points in the United States, Mexico, and Canada, making us a fast growing distribution point.

Add to this award winning parks, exemplary school systems, low crime rates, excellent emergency services, top notch health care facilities, a small town atmosphere with close proximity to the entertainment centers of St. Louis, make Southwestern Madison County a great place to live, work, and play.

 
Lifestyle
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Networking
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latest ribbon cuttings, Business After Hours, and 
all other special envents and meetings. 
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Economy
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The Chamber welcomes new Board Members: Chris Barnes ~ Magnesium Elektron, Tina Hubert ~ Six Mile Regional Library District, Jeff Smith ~ icon Mechanical Construction, Ryan Robertson ~ Lueders, Robertson & Konzen, John Sakach ~ The John Sakach Compnay of St. Louis, Rob Waymire ~ Dempsey-Adams CARSTAR,Paul Wellhausen ~ SCF Lewis & Clark Marine, Randall Irwin ~ Irwin Chapel, Brent Gilion ~ Gateway Packaging


Events * Activities 

Wear Red Friday 2/6
Raise your voice to end
the No. 1 killer of women

Business After Hours
& Ribbon Cuttings
2015 BAH Schedule 

BAH @ Glik's
Recognizing Our
Government Entities
Thurs., Jan. 29th 5-7pm

The 6th Annual Dan Brown
Memorial
 Golf Playday!
Thursday, May 28th, 2015

 
Networking * Happenings

 
IDOT ~ Week of January 26th

Fox 2 News In Your
Neighborhood in Granite City 

John Pertzborn and Randi Naughton

Eggs & Issues ~ Thurs Feb 26
Do You Know What Regulatory
Changes 
for 2015 are
Coming Down From...


Save the Date!! 
Saturday, October 24th

The ART of Business 


Premier Membership Listing for SW Madison County Chamber of Commerce located in Granite City IL 

Premier members enjoy an enhanced listing by including the web site in the business directory in addition to randomly selected listing on the home page

 

Check out our premier members:



We Welcome the Newest Members of the
Chamber of Commerce Southwestern Madison County:

Big Frog Custom T-Shirts and More ~ Jeremy Colton
6654 Edwardsville Crossing Dr, Suite G, Edwardsville, IL 62025

Purcell Tire Company ~ Brad Lenth, Manager

2248 Madison Ave., Granite City, IL 62040 

Berkshire Hathaway Elite Properties ~ Julie Lading Managing Broker
1012 Plummer Drive, Suite 301, Edwardsville, IL 62025  

Wednesday Jan 28, 2015
BBBS of SW IL Bowl for Kids Sake   
Time: 5:30 pm | See flyer on community events page | 5 person team - minimum pledge: $100/person or $500/team - bowl 2 games | Free Pizza - Free Shoe Rental - Great Prizes - Endless Fun!
Sponsor: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois
Location: Edison's
Other: Questions? Contact: Anna Grimm annag@peaknet.net 618.398.3162 bbbsil.org/bowl
West Side Story Starring Natalie Wood   
Join us for a movie matinee at the downtown library at 12 PM! Refreshments will be served! Questions !?! Call 618.452.6238
Sponsor: Six Mile Regional Library
Location: Six Mile Regional Library 2001 Delmar Ave, Granite City, IL 62040
Thursday Jan 29, 2015
Excel 2010 for Managers   
Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm | $175 | Belleville Campus | Deadline: Jan. 22 | Phone: 618.222-5688
Sponsor: Selsius Express Career Training@Southwestern Illinois College
Location: Selsius@SWIC
BAH Recognizing Our Government Entities   5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
more info to follow...
Sponsor: Glik's and The Chamber of Commerce SWMC
Location: Glik's 3248 Nameoki Road, Granite City, IL 62040