Event Calendar

Upcoming Events

*  August Chamber Meeting, Thursday, August 24th at 7:30 a.m. Location: St. Joseph Township Library

*  Relay for Life planning meeting, Tuesday, August 29th at 6 p.m.  Location: To be Announced

*  2017 Relay for Life, Saturday, September 9th, 6 to 9 p.m.  Location:  SJO High School Track

*  If you are wanting to become a member, here is the member application to download.

For more information on any of these activities, please email us at admin@stjoechamber.org


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Chamber of Commerce



Welcome to the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce Web Site

Welcome to the newest Chamber members:  Johnson Trailer Sales, Seed Max LLC and The Wheelhouse!

It’s not too late to submit your sponsorship for the Relay for Life of St. Joseph. Sponsorships must be submitted by the August 11th deadline to ensure inclusion on the Relay t-shirts that must be ordered ahead of time. The deadline for sponsorship is August 11th. If you have any questions or want a sponsorship packet, please feel free to contact Brad at 217-469-7631 or via email at brad.krall@busey.com. Please check out our Relay for Life of St. Joseph website at “relayforlife.org/stjosephil” for additional information or for free registration of your team. Thank you all for your consideration in sponsoring this great community cause! If you have already submitted your sponsorship, Thank You!!!

We are also in need of volunteers and/or vendors for the event. If this is something you are interested in participating in as a volunteer and/or vendor please let Brad know or join us for one of our planning meetings. We will be having a planning meeting on August 29th at 6pm (location TBD).

 

Thank you to the following 2017 Relay for Life sponsors:

Appl Sanitary

Busey Bank

Frerichs & Stillwell Insurance Services

Gifford State Bank

Knockerball Max

St. Joseph IGA

St. Joseph-Ogden High School

Sundowners

  

Support the local businesses of St. Joseph and shop locally!  Here are 10 reasons to shop locally:

1.     Local character. In an increasingly homogenized world, communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character have an economic advantage.

2.     Community well-being. Locally-owned businesses build strong communities by sustaining vibrant town centers, linking neighbors in a web of economic and social relationships, and contributing to local causes.

3.     Local decision-making. Local ownership ensures that important decisions are made locally by people who will feel the impacts of those decisions.

4.     Keeping dollars in the local economy. Compared to chain stores, locally-owned businesses recycle a much larger share of their revenue back into the local economy, enriching the whole community.

5.     Jobs and wages. Locally-owned businesses create more jobs locally and, in some sectors, provide better wages and benefits than chains.

6.     Entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship fuels innovation and prosperity, and serves as a key means for families to move out of low-wage jobs and into the middle class.

7.     Public benefits and costs. Local stores in town centers require comparatively little infrastructure and make the most efficient use of public services.

8.     Environmental sustainability. Local stores help to sustain vibrant, walkable town centers, which are essential to reducing sprawl, habitat loss, and air pollution.

9.     Competition. A marketplace of tens of thousands of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long term.

10.   Product diversity. A multitude of businesses, each selecting products based on their interests and the needs of their customers, guarantees a broader range of choices.

 


 

Take a look around and let us know what you think!!

We are a small community in East Central Illinois, six miles east of Champaign-Urbana.

E-Mail us at: admin@stjoechamber.org


St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce

PO Box 816 St. Joseph, IL 61873
Phone: 217-469-2159
Webmaster: Susan McKinney


If you are a new resident in the St. Joseph area and would like to be welcomed by our Official Greeter, email us or call us!