"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
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
July is National Hot Dog & Ice Cream Month
(left to right)
Jolene Ahn - Schnucks Supermarkets 3100 Madison Avenue, Granite City, IL 62040 451.0517
Victoria Arguelles - Kool Beanz Cafe 1316 Niedringhaus Ave., Granite City, IL 62040 877.5730
August is Banking and Financial Planning Month
(back row – left to right) Rob Schwartz – TheBANK of Edwardsville 330 West Vandalia,
Edwardsville, IL 62025 659.6637 Rick Ringwald – Regions 2400 Pontoon Road, Granite City,
IL 62040 301.6657 | Thomas Cholevik – Transamerica Fianancial Advisors, Inc. 4900 Maryville
Road, Suite C, Granite City, IL 62040 931.5161 | John Schuelke – TheBANK of Edwardsville
3502 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL 62040 659.6368| Keith Burton – GCS Credit Union
3970 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL 62040 797.7993 x 1309 | Wilson Loch – Guardian Savings
Bank 3800 Nameoki Road, Granite City, IL 62040 876.5544
(front row – left to right) Veronica Coleman – Edward Jones 3908 Maryville Road, Ste 1,
Granite City, IL 62040 931.2397 | Beth Dittman – First Bank 3600 Nameoki Road, Granite City,
IL 62040 876.3800 | Kevin Nicol – Nicol Financial Services #1 Executive Park, Granite City, IL.
62040 931.3267 | Jennifer Miller – TheBANK of Edwardsville 3502 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.
62040 659.6368 | Rachael Friedel – Guardian Savings Bank 3800 Nameoki Road,
Granite City, IL 62040 876.5544
September is Insurance Month
( left to right) Tom Ross – Dimond Bros. 2900 Madison Ave. Granite City, IL 62040 618.877.0388
Julie Holt – United Insurance Brokerage 3010 Nameoki Road, Granite City, IL 62040 618.877.2644
Ryan Matthews - Dimond Bros. 2900 Madison Ave. Granite City, IL 62040 618.877.0388
Tonya Cook – Lueders, Robertson & Konzen 1939 Delmar Ave., Granite City, IL 62040 618.876.8500
Michelle Charbonnier – Charlotte Charbonnier State Farm Insurance 2231 Pontoon Road,
Granite City, IL 62040 618.797.2204 | Sara Sanderson - Dimond Bros. 2900 Madison Ave.
Granite City, IL 62040 618.877.0388
Learn More About Past Commemorative Months
"It's All About Lifestyle"
There's a home-a family place- in Southwestern Madison County fitting every budget and every lifestyle. [More]
View our EVENTS page to view pictures of our
latest ribbon cuttings, Business After Hours, and
all other special envents and meetings.
"It's All About Fun"
Whatever your idea of recreation is... Check out our calendar for upcoming activities. [More]
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:
Big Frog Custom T-Shirts and More ~ Jeremy Colton
6654 Edwardsville Crossing Dr, Suite G, Edwardsville, IL 62025
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