Southern Illinois Weekend Happenings

Friday, May 14th-16th

Magpie Market Days- Spring Vintage Market

Williamson County Fairgrounds

https://www.facebook.com/events/496529304652722

 

Friday, May 14th

Great Affairs Live

John Brown’s on the Square

https://www.facebook.com/events/880294792753169

 

Saturday, May 15th

Red Brick Antique and Flea Market

Red Brick Antiques

https://www.facebook.com/events/2779430685608230

 

Spring Vendor Event

Samson’s Secret Salon

https://www.facebook.com/Samsons-Secret-Salon-943180985749775

 

Paddle Fest

Pyramid Acres Marina

https://www.facebook.com/events/2258622590882523

 

Dave Clark Solo Show

T-Moe’s Pizza

https://www.facebook.com/events/264865565093253

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Business Tips

Build Brand Recognition

 

When a customer hears your business name or sees your logo, you want them to instantly know it’s yours and the experience they had with your business.

An easy way to build brand recognition is through social media. It provides a little to no cost option for you to gain an audience. It allows you to network. More people are also apt to remember you when they see your online presence.

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Wacky Wednesday

International Nurses Day

 

It’s National Nurses Week, but today we celebrate nurses all over the world! Their commitment to quality health care is insurmountable. This day helps brings awareness to the importance of our nurses and all that they stand for. Day in and day out they command the front lines and offer comfort to people in their darkest days! Thank you to all the nurses!
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Festa Volunteers Needed

Mr. Festa needs you!

Volunteer positions are available for the following dates and times:

May 27th- 5:00pm-9:30pm May 28th-30th- 5:00pm-10:30pm

We need volunteers to place “Over 21” armbands on visitors for the beverage tent and watch the area to ensure that no one leaves the tent with alcoholic beverages.

If you are interested in donating time for your community, please contact Kent Ingersoll, Kelly Green, or call the Chamber office (618) 942-5163.

*Volunteers for this area must be 21 or older

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HerrinFesta Italiana Lifetime Achievement 2020-2021

Richard “Itchy” Jones

To read more about Richard “Itchy” Jones, please visit HerrinFesta Italiana on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/herrinfesta

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Shop Local

Receive Extra Attention and Quality Products

 

Small business owners not only have the additional time, but they want to provide customer service that focuses on the customers needs and quality items. Local businesses also take the time to get to know their customers.
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Business Tips

Develop a Company Culture

A few questions to ask yourself when creating a healthy culture for you & your employees: -What does our company stand for? -Where do we want to go as a business? -How do I want my employees and customers to feel? Use these to create the atmosphere you desire and that your employees are happy to work in. Creating this allows you to have a foundation for growth and attracts new business.

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Weekend Happenings

  Friday, May 7th

20th Annual Hurricane Golf Scramble

Crab Orchard Golf Club

Saturday, May 8th

Up Style Grand Opening

Carterville

11am- 5pm

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Grand Parade Marshals of HerrinFesta Italiana 2020-2021

Tom DeChristina and Marilyn Matthews Ruppel

To read more about them, please visit HerrinFesta Italiana on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/herrinfesta

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Local Businesses Provide Local Jobs

Local Businesses Provide Local Jobs

 

Small businesses actually account for a large number of new jobs that are created each year. Locally owned businesses are also able to provide some of the most stable employment in their communities. These employees, then in turn, spend their money locally.
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