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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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Activities
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Economy
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The Chamber welcomes new Board Members: Missy Callis ~ Lascelle's Granite City, Ed Cunningham ~ Gateway Regional Medical Center, Terry Driscoll ~ The John Sakach Company of St. Louis, Jamie Hoge ~ First Bank, Duke Niedringhaus ~ J.W. Terrill


Events * Activities 

Networking Luncheon
Shining The Light
On Our Business Community
3rd Thursday of Every Month
Date: Thurs., Sept. 20, 2018
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
RSVP TODAY! 
Cost: $10 per person
Improve Your Social Media Skills
Tiffany Garavaglia

The ART of Business
Celebrating 75 years!
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Networking * Happenings

Membership Directory
View Monday,
 September 17, 2018
(will be updated on Monday's)
Pricing for Ads in Directory

Shop Small Business
September Flyer


IDOT ~ Week of 
September 17, 2018 Updated
View Lane Restrictions


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:

Fable Rushing Designs ~ Fable Rushing
2600 West 22nd Street, Granite City, IL 62040

Lowe's of Granite City ~ Jason Lew
1333 Schaefer Road, Granite City, IL 62040

BarberMurphy Group, Inc ~ Steve Zuber
1173 Fortune Blvd, Shiloh, IL 62269

EMD Consulting Group ~ David Stoecklin
7 Greenbriar Lane, Glen Carbon, IL. 62034

Chestnut Health Systems ~ Celeste Brennan
50 Northgate Industrial Drive, Granite City, IL 62040

Tiger Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning & Electrical ~ Dominic Durbin
1902 Vandalia Street, Suite 100, Collinsville, IL 62234

LJW Tax Services Inc ~ Laura Dumonceaux
1506 Johnson Road, Suite 100, Granite City, IL 62040

Dairy Queen of Granite City ~ Rob Steen
3260 Nameoki Road, Granite City, IL 62040

da-com ~ Brett Schroeder
5317 Knights of Columbus Drive, St. Louis, MO  63119

Davita Kidney Care ~ Tedra Howell
1300 Schaefer Road, Suite J, Granite City, IL 62040




Saturday Sep 22, 2018
Lincoln Place Heritage Festival   11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Celebrate the ethnic immigrant cultures of the Lincoln Place neighborhood.  The library again will have 2 tents at this event.  Story-time will be at 3 pm and is bi-lingual (Spanish & English).  Come and purchase some gently-used books, get a copy of the Library Quarterly newsletter, and much more.  They will have information about all the activities and services available at the library.  Bring your library card to the Festival.  Renew or get a new library card.  A Six Mile Regional library card is needed to enter a drawing for gift baskets.

The festival features a variety of ethnic food & entertainment, crafts, jewelry, children's area, magic show, apple pie contest, historic photos, artifacts, and more. 

The Lincoln Place Heritage Association if sponsoring an "All-Amerian Apple Pie Baking Contest" - All entries must be submitted by 1:00 pm on the day of the event and contest is open to everyone.  1st Prize - $50.00 

Sponsor: Lincoln Place Heritage Association
Location: Lincoln Place Community Center 822 Niedringhaus Ave., Granite City, IL
Other: There are no plans for a festival next year! Now is the time to come & enjoy!
Sunday Sep 23, 2018
Pawty In The Park   10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Benefiting Metro East Humane Society.  $5.00 Donation  |  Bring Lawn Chairs

Craft Vendors, Drinks, Auction Items and 50/50  |  Dogs Must Be Leashed!

Donors:  Mastermind Vodka, Freddy's Hair Salon, Lascelles, Uncle Linny's Restaurant, Uncle Linny's Food & Brew,       Jerry's Cafeteria & Catering, Emily's Animal Welfare, Mr. Twist Ice Cream & El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant

Location: Randall D Dalton Veterans Park, Pontoon Beach, IL 62040
Other: Live Entertainment 1 TO 6 PM
Wednesday Sep 26, 2018
Fee Monthly Essential Oils Classes   6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

Are you interested in learning about how essential oils can replace the chemicals that are in your car and household? We will be discussing some of the more commonly used oils and how to apply them to your daily life so you can start getting rid of the toxins in your life.  We will also talk about how not all essential oils are created equally.

Sponsor: Stephanie's Spiritual Shop
Location: Stephanie's Spiritual Therapy 1412 E. 20th Street Granite City, IL
Other: RSVP: 618-512-1251
Saturday Sep 29, 2018
Granite City CEO Golf Scramble   

2018 Golf Scramble - The Legacy Golf Course | 7:00 am Registration | 8:00 am Shotgun Start

4 Person Scramble Format - Closest to Pin (men & women) | Longest Drive (men & women)

Golf Cart & Lunch are provided with a purchase of a $75 ticket 

(All skill levels are welcome!  Mulligans available - 4 for $20)

Sponsor: The NICOL Foundation
Location: The Legacy Golf Course 3500 Cargill Road, Granite City, IL 62040
Other: Call Marc Voegele at 618-920-2705 for more information