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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 Months for Southwestern Madison County Chamber of Commerce

March recognizes The Arts Appreciation and the Construction Trades

(Note- This picture was taken the morning after the big wind storm and many of our
construction companies who planned to be in the picture were busy taking care of the
many emergency repairs to homes and businesses)

(Back Row – Left to Right)
Lon Brauer – Lon Brauer Studios 2540 Angela Drive, Granite City, IL 62040 314-456-3498
Stephanie Sensabaugh and Banlay Tanthavong – East Side Marble and Granite
1815 Edison Ave, Granite City, IL 62040 618-451-7950
Shannon Penrod – Furniture Galore & More 4127 South Dr, Pontoon Beach, IL 62040 709-7766

 (Front Row – Left to Right)
Carolyn Jenkins–The Master’s Voice Community Choir 3153 Fehling Rd, Granite City 452-3112
Beverley Scroggins – Summerstage, Inc. 1350 27
th Street, Granite City, IL 62040 618-877-2228
Brenda Whitaker – Garden Gate 839 Niedringhaus and Alfresco Art Center 2014 Delmar,
Granite City, IL 62040 618-604-6739
Bill Rickher – Korte & Luitjohan Contractors, Inc. 12052 Highland Rd, Highland, IL. 62249 654-9877

Commemorative Months for Southwestern Madison County Chamber of Commerce

February is Heart Month and it owns the holiday when we lavish our loved ones with candy,
flowers and maybe a diamond for Valentine’s day. So what better place to gather to celebrate
February than Gateway Regional Medical Center’s $3.5 million dollar Cardiac Catheterization
Lab, along with our cardiologists, our jewelers, our florists and the Heart Association which
will very visible in our community this year because the Illinois Heart Walk is being hosted
at our very own Gateway Motorsports Park.

- Left to right
Dr. Usman Qayyum, Cardiologist St. Louis Heart and Vascular Group Gateway Regional
Medical Center 2118 Washington Ave. Granite City 618.876.8214 | Judy Knapp, Owner
August Garden: Flowers & Gifts 118 North Main Edwardsville 656.7800 And Revival
1300 Niedringhaus Ave. Granite City 877.6227 | Jane Hudson, General Manager - Hudson
Jewelers 3244 Nameoki Road Granite City 452.3188 and 6679 Edwardsville Crossing
Edwardsville 656.3188 | Dr. Saulius Kalvaities, Cardiologist St. Louis Heart and
Vascular Group Gateway Regional Medical Center 2118 Washington Ave.
Granite City 618.876.8214 | Dr. Sanjaya Saheta, Cardiologist St. Louis Heart and
Vascular Group Gateway Regional Medical Center 2118 Washington Ave. Granite City
618.876.8214 | John Hudson, President - Hudson Jewelers 3244 Nameoki Road
Granite City 452.3188 and 6679 Edwardsville Crossing Edwardsville 656.3188 |
Bob Dittman Owner Goff & Dittman Florist & Gift Shop 4915 Maryville Road,
Granite City 797.9900 | Buffy McKinney, Development Director American Heart
Association 460 N. Lindbergh Blvd. St. Louis, MO 314.692.5621

Commemorative Months for Southwestern Madison County Chamber of Commerce


(Left to Right)
 Kendra Ketchum, General Manager Shop N Save 3521 Nameoki Road Granite City, 451.1854
Blake Reed, Fitness Instructor Club Fitness 3443 Nameoki Road Granite City 219.2699
Dana Clements, Massage Therapist Darin Chiropractic 2339 Pontoon Road Granite City 931.2050
Tom Beckerle, Manager Schnuck’s SuperMarkets 3100 Madison Ave Granite City, 451.0517
Chad Hudson, General Manger Club Fitness 3443 Nameoki Road Granite City 219.2699
Dr. Andrew Dorough Strotheide Chiropractic 3412 Nameoki Road Granite City 876.7800
Tim Burgess, Director Gateway Regional Medical Center Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 
2100 Madison Ave. Granite City 798.3135

DR. Christy Darin, Darin Chiropractic 2339 Pontoon Road Granite City 931.2050
David Williams, Executive Director Granite City Park District 2900 Benton Ave Granite City 877.3059 &
Legacy Golf Course 3500 Cargill Road Granite City 931.4653

(seated in front row) 
Dr. Laura Shipley Shipley Chiropractic LTD 2502 Pontoon Road Granite City 931.2001
Denise Drago, Director of Latch Key Program Tri City Area YMCA 451 Niedringhaus Ave Granite City 876.7200
Dena Pierce, Yoga Instructor Physical Medicine Clinic of Granite City 2861 Madison Ave. Granite City 877.4000
Amy Evans, Executive Director Tri City Area YMCA 451 Niedringhaus Ave Granite City 876.7200

Commemorative Months for Southwestern Madison County Chamber of Commerce

December 2013: Recognizing our Churches and the Charities that provide for our needy

Standing: (left to right) 
Major Dale Hunt The Salvation Army 
307 E. 23rd Street, Granite City, IL 618-451-7957
Rev. Aaron Ban St. Peter UCC2103 Cleveland Blvd, Granite City, IL 618-877-3442  
Rev. Derrell Brame Central Christian Church 
2020 Johnson Road, Granite City 618-931-4072 
Rev. Roy Boyer Harvest Community Church 
4598 Hwy 162, Pontoon Beach, IL 618-931-2500  
Rev. Mark Maynard Calvary Life Church 
4650 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL 618-931-4106  
Rev. Nicholas Finley Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox
416 Ewing Avenue, Madison 618-451-9995
Rev. T. L. Smith Gracepoint Church 2450 Pontoon Road, Granite City 618-9314042

Sitting: (left to right) 
Major Mary Hunt The Salvation Army 
3007 E. 23rd Street, Granite City, IL 618-451-7957
Rev. Gary Mosimann Niedringhaus United Methodist Church 20th & Delmar, Granite City, IL 618-977-3941
Rev. Tim Pate Nameoki United Methodist Church 1900 Pontoon Road, Granite City, IL 618-877-1936
Debra Homyer Community Care Center, Inc 1818 Cleveland Blvd, Granite City, IL 618-876-8770
Rev. Jeffery Welch First United Presbyterian Church 2160 Delmar Ave., Granite City, IL 618-452-1100

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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 / 
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Tess Boyer for Southwestern Madison County Chamber of Commerce

Channel 2 News Item ~ Chamber interviewed on Granite City Boom

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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 

Illinois Chamber of Commerce
Employer Action Day April 30, 2014
Agenda | RSVP

Business After Hours
2014 BAH Schedule 

Open House & Ribbon Cutting
It's a Fiesta! Meet the Doc!
Wed., April 30th * 5:30 pm
Gateway Regional Medical Center

BAH ~ Gateway Motorsports
Thursday, May 8th
5 pm - 7 pm

Save The Date!
5th Annual Dan Brown Memorial
Golf Playday
Thursday, May 29th, 2014
Team Registration & Sponsorship
Networking * Happenings

IDOT ~ Week of April 14th 
View Lane Restrictions 

Grizzlies Chambernet
Tuesday, May 13th 5pm -7pm
Business & Industry Appreciation
& Leadership Graduation
April 24th | 5:30 pm
Sunset Hills Country Club
Invite  |  RSVP
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Deadline - May 31st, 2014 

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:

Dollar A Day Recycling LLC ~ Timothy Kobos
3133 Missouri Ave, Granite City, IL 62040

Lapham-Hickey Steel ~ Michael Dedic
#11 Caine Drive, Madison, IL 62060

Williams American Construction Inc ~ Mike Loehr
241 Carmel Woods, Ellisville, MO. 63021

Glacial Energy ~ Mike Thrift
22 Jameis Town Farm Drive, Florissant, MO. 63034

Health Markets ~ Augustine James, Insurance Agent
29 Highwood Ct., Belleville, IL 62223

Northwestern Mutual ~ Kalie McBride, Financial Rep.
1254 University Drive, Suite 300, Edwardsville, IL 62025

Ryterski Remodeling, Inc. ~ Sarah Ryterski, Owner
940 Alton Ave., Madison, IL 62060

Darin Chiropractic, LLC ~ Dr. Christina Darin
2339 Pontoon Road, Granite City, IL 62040

Ind. Rep. for Regions Bank ~ Richard Ringwald
2400 Pontoon Road, Granite City, IL 62040

Metro East Ambit Energy Consultant Ctr ~ Herman Schoeber III
3237 W. Chain of Rocks Road, Granite City, IL 62040   

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

Friday Apr 18, 2014
Illinois Concealed Carry Certification Classes   8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Each class will run two days from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Instruction will include weapons handling, holstering and re-holstering, safely loading and unloading the firearm, and live-fire qualifications. Instructors are current or retired police officers and have been approved by the Illinois State Police. Live-fire qualifications will take place off campus at a designated firing range. The cost of the class is $185 and each session will be limited to 25 students. Every student will need a valid FOID card; driver's license (must be 21 or older); handgun, holster and at least 50 rounds of factory ammunition; eye and ear protection; and a baseball-style hat. Preregistration and prepayment is required for both classes. Your Social Security number is required for the Concealed Carry class. To register, contact the Community Education department at 618-235-2700, ext. 5393 or 5618, or toll free at 866-942-SWIC (7942), ext. 5393 or 5618. For more information, visit
Sponsor: SWIC
Location: SWIC -Belleville Campus Main Complex, 2500 Carlyle Ave
Saturday Apr 19, 2014
FREE Shred Day!   
Beginning at 9:00 am - Look for us behind Jerry's Tires! We will be here until noon so you can securely shred any personal documents. Cintas On Site Mobile Document Shredding can ensure sensitive personal, business and employee information is protected against misuse, identity theft, and loss while staying compliant with privacy laws and government regulations.
Sponsor: TheBANK of Edwardsville
Location: TheBANK of Edwardsville (Main Bank) West Park Center Gated Parking lot located at 317 West Park Street in Edwardsville. Look for us behind Jerry's Tires!
Easter Egg Hunt   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Come hunt for Easter eggs and meet our Easter Bunny! We will also be hosting YMCA Summer Camp registration as well on this day. This event is free to the public.
Sponsor: Tri-City YMCA
Location: Tri-City YMCA 451 Niedringhaus Ave, Granite City, IL
Monday Apr 21, 2014
Earth Week Recycling Opportunity   
9 am to Noon | Electronics through RNA Worldwide - if it plugs in or runs on batteries - we take it! For more information: 618-235-2700 ext. 5490 or |
Sponsor: SWIC
Location: SWIC Granite City Campus (South Parking Lot) 4950 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL 62040 618-931-0600