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Granite City Illinois IL

 

"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.

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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

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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
Commission, 
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 

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Channel 2 News Item ~ Chamber interviewed on Granite City Boom
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all other special envents and meetings. 
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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 

Chamber's Annual Meeting &
Auction Sept 30th @ 5:30pm
Auction Letter | 
Auction Donation Form
View/Bid on Items Before the Meeting!

Location: Sheraton Four Points Hotel
Highway 159, Fairview Heights, IL
View Invite / RSVP Form ($65/person) 
 
Networking * Happenings

 
IDOT ~ Week of August 25th
We can help you
reach our audience

Granite City Park District
Summer/Spring 2014  

Master's Voice Choir presents
The Musical World of Walt Disney

Glik's / United Way a portion
of all proceeds from the day's sales
Friday, September 5th 10am - 8pm
 


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 

Feather My Nest ~ RuthAnn DeRosa, Owner
4137 Pontoon Road, Pontoon Beach, IL 62040

Community Thrift Store ~ Diane Rucker, Store Manager
1808 Kingshighway, Washington Park, IL. 62204 

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  

Saturday Aug 30, 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
Rusty Wallace Racing Exp.   
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
Gib Singleton Memorial   2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Renowned American Sculptor Honored - View flyer with additional information on our Community Events Page
Sponsor: Six Mile Regional Library
Location: Six Mile Regional Library 2001 Delmar Ave, Granite City, IL 62040
Sunday Aug 31, 2014
Rusty Wallace Racing Exp.   
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