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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.

Our Commemorative Months of the Year
Commemorative Month June for Southwestern Madison County Chamber of Commerce

June is Water – Motorcycle & Ice Tea Awareness

(left to right) Paul Wellhausen – SCF Lewis and Clark Fleeting, LLC 2801 Rock Road, Granite City, IL 876-1116
Norman Sanders – Illinois American Water 2000 W. 24th Street, Granite City, IL 876-0011
Wayne Gum, Manager of Transportation and Eddie D. Smith, River Dock Coordinator – US Steel 1951 State St 451-3273
Bill Stahlman, Port Engineer – America’s Central Port 1635 W. 1st Street, Granite City, IL 877-8444
Kenny Inman – SCF Lewis and Clark Fleeting, LLC 2801 Rock Road, Granite City, IL 876-1116
Tim Elliott – Illinois American Water 2000 W. 24th Street, Granite City, IL 876-011
Robert King – SCF Lewis and Clark Fleeting, LLC 2801 Rock Road, Granite City, IL 876-1116
erry Driscoll – John Sakach Company of St. Louis 30 Industrial Drive, Granite City, IL 451-4213

(Front on motorcycle) Mayor Mike Pagano – Village of Pontoon Beach 1 Regency Parkway, Pontoon Beach, IL 931-6100

Learn More About Past Commemorative Months

4KMOV.COM  ~   One of the Top 10 Hospitals in the Nation - Right Down the Street!   
Out of 3,099 hospitals submitting accountability measure data to The Joint
Gateway Regional Medical Center was one of only 405 to meet or
exceed the target rates / 
core measures of performance for 2010. 
Click Here to See News Channel 4 Report 

Channel 2 News Item ~ Chamber interviewed on Granite City Boom

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]

Darin Chiropractic for the Southwestern Madison County Chamber of CommerceView our EVENTS page to view pictures of our
latest ribbon cuttings, Business After Hours, and 
all other special envents and meetings. 
 Activities in Caseyville Illinois IL  IL and surrounding Metroeast Illinois areas"It's All About Fun"
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The Chamber welcomes new Board Members: Scott Frick ~ Kraft Foods, Keith Burton ~ GCS Credit Union, Tim Elliott ~ Illinois American Water Company, Jeff Kohler ~ Weber Granite City Chevrolet, Frank Miles ~ SWIC - Granite City Campus, Dennis Shup ~ Shup Tool & Machine, Dr. Kent Splaingard ~ Metro East Dental, Bob Glik ~ Glik's, Scott Buenger ~ O'Brien Tire & Service

Events * Activities 

Business After Hours
2014 BAH Schedule 
Click above for more info
Ribbon Cutting
 for Kool Beanz
Cafe, Alver's Auto Repairs, Six
Mile Regional Library and
Feather My Nest

BAH ~ Six Mile Regional
Library Thurs. Aug. 14th
Networking * Happenings

IDOT ~ Week of July 28th
We can help you
reach our audience

Granite City Park District
Summer/Spring 2014  

Community Care Center
Back to School Drive

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:

Soteria Training Solutions ~ Katie Johnson, Owner
PO Box 8047, Granite City, IL. 62040  

Panera Bread ~ B.J. Meyers, Reg. Catering Sales Mgr.
1709 Partridge Place, Edwardsville, IL. 62025 

Pride Staff ~ Michael Cook, Owner

1063 S. State Rt 157, Suite 6, Edwardsville, IL 62025 

Aspen Waste Systems of St. Louis ~ Patrick Jensen
13710 Green Ash Ct., Earth City, MO. 63045 

ApexNetwork Physical Therapy ~ Amanda Rickhoff
3908 Maryville Road, Suite 2, Granite City, IL 62040 

Alfresco Productions ~ Brenda Whitaker
2041 Delmar Ave, Granite City, IL 62040 

Saturday Aug 2, 2014
Yoga in the Park!   9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Meet at the Flag Pole Area off of 27th Street. Bring a mat and something to drink for this FREE event
Sponsor: Granite City Park District
Location: Wilson Park
Shriners Hospitals for Children Screening Clinic   11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Screenings for Children with bone, muscle, or joint problems. For more information call: 618-960-6895 or 618-520-2679 Appointments call 800-392-0936 walk-ins are welcome! See printable flyer in our community events page
Sponsor: Ainad and Aahmes #132 Shriners
Location: Market Street Community Block Party St Paul Episcopal Church 10 East 3rd Street, Alton, IL 62002
View our Community Events Page for printable schedule of events with additional information
Sponsor: Gateway Motorsports Park
Location: Gateway Motorsports Park 700 Raceway Blvd. Madison, IL 62060
Graduating Classes of GCHS North of 1974 and 1975 Reunion   
The event will also celebrate the 40th anniversary of the opening of the high school which closed in 1983. For more information and to obtain a registration form, contact
Sponsor: GCHS North of 1974 & 1975 Reunion
Location: Granite City Elks 4801 Maryviille Road, Granite City, IL 62040