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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 in Granite City IL and surrounding metroeast Illinois communities"It's All About Lifestyle"
There's a home-a family place- in  Southwestern Madison County fitting every budget and every lifestyle.  [More]

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latest ribbon cuttings, Business After Hours, and 
all other special envents and meetings. 
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Economy in Granite City IL and surrounding metroeast illinois areasSet on the eastern side of the St. Louis metro area, SW Madison Co. is the hub of an impressive transportation network of highways, railroads, & waterways. [More]

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 

Please fight for our community
by supporting hospitals and
opposing devastating
Medicaid Cuts
Please print/sign form and return
to GRMC or Chamber of Commerce

Business After Hours
& Ribbon Cuttings
2015 BAH Schedule 

BAH | Ribbon Cutting &
Grand Opening
Transamerica Financial Advisors
Date: TBD
Time: 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Ribbon cutting @ 5:15 pm 
Networking * Happenings

Fox 2 News In Your
Neighborhood in Granite City 

John Pertzborn and Randi Naughton

IDOT ~ Week of October 5th

Save the Date!! 
Saturday, October 24th

The ART of Business
75th Anniversary
View Save The Date
and Sponsorship Information
View Directions & Rooms
 View Invitation 
View RSVP Card 


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:

Clarke Power Services, Inc. ~ Greg Guthrie
17 Liberty Place, Pontoon Beach,IL 62040

Lindenwood University ~ Kendra Kostelac
1101 Eastport Plaza Drive, Collinsville, IL 62234

Larry Manns Development ~ Larry Manns
P. O. Box 8, East Alton, IL 62024

Harmony Health Plan of Illinois ~ Jan Pappas
56 San Cristobal Dr, Moscow Mills, Mo. 63362

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

Madison County Treasurer ~ Kurt
157 N. Main Street, Suite 125, 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  

Thursday Oct 8, 2015
High School Student Series   
Time: 4:15 pm | Prepare for art school... | Cost $50 per semester
Sponsor: SWIC & Schmidt Art Center
Location: SWIC
Other: Class Description and dates at SWIC.EDU/theschmidt
Mix, Mingle, and Enjoy Live Music!   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join Us! Try our new fall food and drink items ~ including beer from Granite City's own Degonia Brothers  Brewery

Sponsor: Lascelle's
Location: Lascelle's 1324 Niedringhaus Ave., Granite City, IL 62040
Government Ethics Training   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Course dates and topics: Aug. 27 Course introduction, public trust, public opinion Sept. 10 Open Meetings Act, Freedom of Information Act Sept. 24 Ethical conflicts, Gift Ban, Whistleblower Act, Public Official Prohibited Activities Act Oct. 8 Illinois Election Code, campaign finance requirements, voter integrity Oct. 22 Financial report requirements, annual audits, statements of economic interest Nov. 12 Criminal consequences for violations of public trust Dec. 10 Special guest speaker to wrap up the course The training course is free; however, registration is required. To register, call the SWIC Community Education office at 618-235-2700, ext. 5393 or 5618. Register for CSA 2417-4102 Public Trust and Government Ethics Training.
Sponsor: SWIC
Location: SWIC Belleville Campus (Liberal Arts Complex) 2500 Carlyle Ave, Belleville, IL
Other: For more information about the training course, contact Kelly at 618-277-3892 or SWIC Dean of Libera
Friday Oct 9, 2015
Friday Night Fish Fry!   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Eat In - Call In - Carry Out _ Cod * Shrimp * Jack Salmon * Chicken Strips * Catfish Fillets * Plates * Sandwiches
Sponsor: VFW Post 1300
Location: VFW Post 1300 - 3401 Century Drive, Granite City, IL 62040