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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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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 

Business After Hours
& Ribbon Cuttings
2015 BAH Schedule 


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

 
Networking * Happenings

 
IDOT ~ Week of March 2nd 

Fox 2 News In Your
Neighborhood in Granite City 

John Pertzborn and Randi Naughton

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:

Grey Eagle Distributors ~ Joe Krump
1 Busch Blvd., Belleville, IL 62223

Madison County Treasurer ~ Kurt
Prenzler
157 N. Main Street, Suite 382, Edwardsville, IL 62025

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 Mar 4, 2015
GCSD 9 Rate Increase Referendum   
Informational Meeting - 6:30 pm - See our community events page for more info
Sponsor: GCSD #9
Location: Coolidge Junior High School
Thursday Mar 5, 2015
High School Student Series   
Time: 4:15 pm Prepare for art school with introductions to artistic and museum practices, art careers, and portifolio and college preparation | Cost: $50 for the series; scholarships available | swic.edu/theschmidt or 618.222.5278
Sponsor: SWIC - Schmidt Art Center
Location: Schmidt Art Center 2500 Caryle Ave, Belleville, IL 62221
Communicating for Leadership Success   
Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm | Cost: $175 | Register at www.SelsiusTraining.com or 618.222.5688
Sponsor: Selsius Express Career Training@Southwestern Illinois College
Location: Selsius@SWIC - Belleville
Friday Mar 6, 2015
Illinois Archaeological Society   
Fri: 12-7pm Sat: 8am - 5pm Sun: 8am - 2pm | Admission: $3 | For more information, please visit: www.illinoisstatearchaeologicalsociety.org | Parking is complimentary
Sponsor: Gateway Center
Location: Gateway Center One Gateway Drive, Collinsville,IL 62234