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    Monday, February 19, 2018
    Categories: Community
    Thursday, February 15, 2018
     The Adult Education department at SWIC is now enrolling for March High School Equivalency Test Prep classes. Southwestern Illinois College offers free test preparation classes for the high school equivalency exam. Preregistration and an orientation session are required. Please call to schedule yours. These high school equivalency tests are administered at various times and locations throughout ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Thursday, February 15, 2018
     The American Cancer Society’s Lakeshore Division presented TheBANK of Edwardsville with a crystal award on Thursday, Feb. 15, for its sponsorship of eight local Relay For Life events as well as its internal fundraising events by staff to raise money for the cause. Employees from TheBANK organize a chili cook-off annually with funds directed to the ACS, as well as donate in a Jeans Day fundraiser, ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Wednesday, February 14, 2018
    Talented artists from all across the Metro East will showcase their artwork in Life Experienced – A Senior Art Competition. Southwestern Illinois College and the St. Clair County Office on Aging are once again partnering with the Gateway East Artists Guild and Art on the Square for this unique art competition and exhibition. More than 60 artists age 60 and older will showcase their artistic ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, February 12, 2018
    Gossip circles love to speculate on whether a couple had a prenuptial agreement, especially if a marriage doesn’t work out. For those who are considering tying the knot, it may be difficult thinking about what will happen if your spouse cheats or if the love you feel now begins to fade away. In reality, marriage is much more than a romantic relationship, it is also a business relationship. Before ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Community
    Monday, February 12, 2018
    Before you rush off to Las Vegas for a Valentine’s Day wedding, you really should lay a few things out on the table before saying, “I do.” Aside from the commitment that marriage entails, there are some legal issues that you and your future spouse will need to consider first, including:   Application for a Marriage License: Some states take longer than others to issue a marriage license. Also of ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest
    Tuesday, February 06, 2018
    Collinsville Chamber of Commerce/Italian Fest- Seeking Names of Collinsville Italian Families Attention, residents of Collinsville and other areas! The Italian Fest needs your help. The Collinsville Chamber of Commerce and Italian Fest committee are seeking names of Italian families who immigrated to Collinsville from Italy long ago. A new Collinsville Paesani t-shirt will be designed featuring ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article
    Thursday, February 01, 2018
    I am pleased to announce the 2018 Southwestern Illinois Trade Mission to Mexico, to be held this year.  Dates have not been finalized yet but the mission is tentatively scheduled for either late June or late July.  I invite you to consider participation in this very important event for our region. I also encourage you to invite businesses and members from your network that may be interested in ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community
    Thursday, February 01, 2018
    Champagne & Lace will be hosting an Allure Bridal Trunk Show February 23, 24 & 25.  For more information:Click Here
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, January 31, 2018
    The Auxiliary of Anderson Hospital in Maryville is offering $1,000 scholarships to students who are enrolled in a hospital-related health care field. Students must be legal residents of the State of Illinois and must attend an accredited school, although it need not be an Illinois institution. Winners will be announced in July, 2018.  Applications must be received by May 15, 2018. The ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Tuesday, January 30, 2018
    Family Medicine Provider Susan Reynolds, MD Joins SIHF Healthcare in Collinsville, Illinois  COLLINSVILLE, ILL. (Jan. 29, 2018) - SIHF Healthcare is pleased to announce that Family Medicine Provider Susan Reynolds, MD, has joined its team at 1215 Vandalia Avenue, Collinsville, Ill.  Dr. Reynolds has more than 30 years of experience delivering comprehensive care to children and their families.  ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
    Tuesday, January 30, 2018
    Metro East Commercial Furniture & Design Firm Celebrates 22 Years in Business EDWARDSVILLE – Louer Facility Planning, Inc., a commercial furniture dealership and interior design firm, is celebrating 22 years in business. They were founded by local resident, Jane Louer, in 1996 and are located in the Eastport business district in Collinsville. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville MBA ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
    Monday, January 29, 2018
    The Junior Service Club of Collinsville announced a one year, nonrenewable scholarship award will be given to a continuing education female student who resides in Collinsville Unit 10 School District.  The scholarship award has a value of $1000.  The applicant must participate in community service.Download the Applicaiton
    Categories: Education, Community
    Thursday, January 25, 2018
    New Tax Law: Outreach Opportunity for Chiefs     The IAFC is delighted that the recently passed tax-reform package (P.L. 115-97, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act) contains an important life- and property-saving provision. The new law incentivizes business owners to retrofit their properties with fire-sprinkler systems and allows the cost of sprinkler retrofits to be deducted as a Section 179 ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Thursday, January 25, 2018
    Daddy Daughter Date Night - Friday, February 23 Our 20th year for Daddy Daughter Date Night has us feeling a bit nostalgic.  Help us celebrate by joining us for an evening straight out of the 1950s.  From crazy fashions to the music that will stick in your head for days, you will feel like you have stepped into a time machine.  So channel your inner Andie Blaine or Duckie and enjoy this ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Thursday, January 25, 2018
    Kids of all ages can come out to enjoy a delicious hot breakfast buffet and have some one-on-one time with the Easter Bunny.  A photographer will be on hand to take a picture of your little one and they will be presented with a special gift bag which includes a free ticket for admission to Splash City.  Register early, this event sells out every year!  So join us again or start a new family ...read more
    Categories: General News Article
    Monday, January 22, 2018
    Since 2010, 27.9 million businesses operated in the United States. Every day, hard working Americans try to make their dreams come true by opening a small business at around 543,000 new business each month. In fact, small businesses make up the majority of the market (over 99%) and created 14 million jobs in 2014. But 2/3rd of business make it to two years of operation with just 1/3rd of them ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Community
    Monday, January 15, 2018
    Festival of Trees Selection Criteria       The Collinsville Convention Authority Board of Directors, representing Gateway Center, established the annual Festival of Trees event to give back to the community  The following criteria will be used to consider organizations applying to be a future recipient of proceeds.  The criteria are listed for guideline purposes only; other criteria may be ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Tuesday, January 02, 2018
    TheBANK of Edwardsville Celebrates 150th AnniversaryEDWARDSVILLE, ILL., JANUARY 2, 2018 – On January 1, 1868, Edward M. West and his son-in-law, Civil War veteran Major William R. Prickett, opened the doors of a new bank in Edwardsville, Ill., located at the site now occupied by the Madison County Administration Building.  One hundred and fifty years later, TheBANK of Edwardsville is stronger than ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Tuesday, January 02, 2018
      Join the Collinsville Chamber of Commerce in 2018 and grow your Business in the Community! The Collinsville Chamber of Commerce is excited to kick off 2018 with new events, new locations for Business After Hours and Networking Lunches! As well as gearing up for huge festivals like Horseradish Fest and Italian Fest! If you are a local business looking to connect in the community, please feel ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Thursday, November 30, 2017
    Collinsville Recognized on Expedia.com as Best Place to Travel for History Lovers   For Immediate Release:   Collinsville, Illinois being recognized by Expedia.com as one of the best places to travel for History Lovers. The national article featured on Expedia.com showcases Cahokia Mounds, Willoughby Heritage Farm & Conservation Reserve and the Catsup Bottle. Article link: ...read more
    Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Press Release