"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.
"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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"It's All About Fun"
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Set 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
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
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We Welcome the Newest Members of the
Chamber of Commerce Southwestern Madison County:
Commerce Bank ~ Matt Gomric
5701 West Main Street, Belleville, IL 62226
New Opportunities, Inc. ~ Kim Fears
1510 W. Seventh Street, Granite City, IL 62040
Throttlenet ~ Erin Janek
9201 Watson Road, Suite 350, St. Louis, MO. 63126
Besserman Law Office, LLC ~ Deborah Besserman
2301 Pontoon Road, Granite City, IL 62040
Lascelles Granite City ~ Melissa Callis
1324 Niedringhaus Ave., Granite City, IL 62040