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    Tuesday, April 24, 2018
    Mad Science Saturday, June 9th Fairmont City Library: 11am Collinsville Library: 3pm ​ Collinsville, IL – Mad Science of St. Louis delivers a series of hands-on experiments for children of all ages and allows them to channel their inner scientist and think outside the box. For more information, please call the Collinsville Memorial Library Center at 618-344-1112 or visit the online event ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
    Thursday, April 19, 2018
    2018 Car Show DatesCruise #1- April 21st- 5-8pmCruise #2- May 19th- 5-8pmCruise #3- June 16th- 5-8pmCruise #4- July 21st- 5-8pmCruise #5- August 18th- 5-8pmCruise #6- September 15th- 5-8pmHalloween Cruise- October 20th- 4-7pmYear-Round Events!Bluegrass Band Night- 1st & 3rd Monday of Every Month- 6-9 pm (Live Bluegrass Band)Kid’s Night- Every Tuesday- 5-8pm ($2 OFF Kid’s meals and free balloon ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Wednesday, April 18, 2018
    Belleville, Ill. (April 18, 2018) – April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to acknowledge the important role that families and communities play in promoting the social and emotional well-being of children. In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, Caritas Family Solutions has partnered with local organizations and businesses to promote the “Blue Kids Campaign.” This campaign ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest
    Thursday, April 12, 2018
    Dear Chamber Member: It has been an honor to be the baseball coach at our high school for the past twelve springs! We have truly appreciated the generous support of the various businesses and clubs in our community, which has allowed us to improve the facilities and equipment that our young people have utilized for the purpose of optimizing success. We are fortunate to have former baseball ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community, Press Release
    Thursday, April 12, 2018
    Summer is coming!  No school means no lunch for some kids.  For the 6th summer, St. John Evangelical United Church of Christ in Collinsville will sponsor a free lunch program called HHH SUMMER CAMP for children 4 to 18 years of age. The camp will run from June 4 to July 26.   The camp is operated solely on donations.  This year, St. John's is trying to identify sponsors to help pay for the ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Community
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    TRI-M Community Concert April 28th, 2018 @ 2pm ​ ● Location: On the quad (grassy field through the large gates in the front) at Collinsville High School ● Guests are more than welcome to bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit, and chairs will be provided for anyone who does not wish to bring their own. ● If weather is not permitting, we will be in the auditorium at the high school. ● Cost: ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Tuesday, April 10, 2018
    CARD SPRING AND SUMMER NEWS RELEASE- EVENTS & MORE....APRIL 10, 2018 – Collinsville, Illinois – Summer is right around the corner and the Collinsville Area Recreation District has plenty of fun and exciting ways to make a splash in your summer. CARD’s Giant Yard Sale is scheduled for Sunday, May 6 from 9AM to 3 PM at the CARD Activity Center at 10 Gateway Drive, Collinsville.  The event is free to ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
    Thursday, April 05, 2018
    Scott Credit Union Reports Continued Success at 75th Annual Meeting   Scott Credit Union, with its not-for-profit, cooperative structure, was able to continue providing a better value to members through another successful year in 2017.   The local credit union reported its year-end results to members at its 75th annual meeting, which was held recently at SCU’s Home Office in ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Thursday, April 05, 2018
    McKendree University’s School of Nursing is pleased to announce a Masters of Science in Nursing - Population Health Option for Fall of 2018.  Being responsive to the evolving need for nurses to be versed in population health practice identified by our partners, health care organizations, advisory boards, as well as The Institute of Medicine’s 2011 landmark report The future of nursing: Leading ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Wednesday, April 04, 2018
    Our online Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems (CIS) is designed to give you valuable insight into the real-world applications of technology development and business management, all within a flexible format that fits your schedule. Take your career to new heights in this growing industry, while enjoying the freedom of attending class anytime and anywhere there’s an internet ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community, Education, General News Article
    Wednesday, April 04, 2018
    CARD Summer Camps are week-long programs that are designed with a different theme in mind each session so there’s something new every session.  Campers will learn skills, play games, and learn valuable life skills like team-work and leadership, and have fun while doing it.  Camps are available for sign up at the Activity Center service desk, over the phone at (618)346-7529, or by visiting our ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Tuesday, April 03, 2018
    ST. LOUIS (April 3, 2018) — United Way of Greater St. Louis and the Greater St. Louis Financial Education Collaborative are partnering to offer free events and classes on financial education and money management as part of Money Smart Month, running throughout April.  The initiative, which was previously only one week long, will now offer more than 200 free classes, events, activities and ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Monday, April 02, 2018
    TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®Kicks Off Movers for Moms®Drive to Help Mothers in SheltersCommunity-Supported Program Aids Moms in Crisis on Mother’s Day  St. Louis, MO, March 29, 2018 —Though Mother’s Day is intended to be a joyous occasion for women across the country, thousands of moms will be overlooked on this special holiday because they are forced to live in shelters as a result of domestic abuse or ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, April 02, 2018
    EDWARDSVILLE, IL, MARCH 30, 2018 – Four high school seniors from throughout the Metro East were recently selected to receive college scholarships through TheBANK of Edwardsville’s Community Scholarship Program. Each will receive $2,000 per year for four years of education.  Austin Huang from Edwardsville High School, Emma Murphy from Althoff High School, Kira Patrylak from Collinsville High ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Tuesday, March 27, 2018
    Downpayment Plus® Program at FCB Banks The Downpayment Plus® Program is back at FCB Banks!  Qualified buyers could receive up to $6,000 when purchasing a home.  The Downpayment Plus is an annual grant program and funds are available until the grant is depleted, so act now.  For more information, call FCB Banks - Collinsville at 346-9000 or 343-9096 and ask for one of our Loan Officers.   FCB Banks ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Tuesday, March 27, 2018
    Ameren Illinois increases incentives for specific energy efficiency projects  Is your facility looking to reduce energy and maintenance costs?  Businesses, nonprofits and other organizations can benefit from energy efficiency projects to lower their energy bills and boost their bottom line.  The Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Program has increased specific cash incentives to help offset an ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article
    Friday, March 23, 2018
    Book Sale Collinsville Library April 26th, 27th, and 28th (times vary)   Collinsville, IL –   Thousands of items will be available at the Collinsville Library’s Book Sale and proceeds will benefit the library.   Thursday, April 26th will be a special preview night from 5-8pm. There will be a $5 entry fee in addition to the $5 per bag price.On Friday, April 27th the sale will run from 9am-5pm. It ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
    Tuesday, February 27, 2018
    Summertime is just around the corner and school will be out!  That means it's time to start thinking about those summer camps.   Turning Pointe Academy of Dance is offering three Dance Camps this summer.  For more information, see the following:Turning Pointe Academy
    Categories: Community
    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, 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