Business Tip Friday

Don’t be a general business So many big companies have the ability to get their hand in a little bit of everything. Let them! As small, locally owned business, it is hard to compete with the production and prices. Find your niche and grow within it!

Without having to worry about mass productions and millions of needs, you are also able to provide something that bigger businesses cannot. Personalized, customer service and care! That is something that is worth more to your customers than you’ll ever know.

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Our #ThisIsHerrin spotlight is focused on Saliba Insurance Agency, Inc.

Saliba Insurance has been a member of the Herrin Chamber of Commerce for over 25 years!

They offer Business Commercial, Home, Auto, Life & Health Insurance. They also have a staff member certified with the Federal Marketplace ( dedicated to help with Individual Health Insurance & Medical Supplements.

Saliba Insurance takes pride in working for the client! Offering a vast array of providers and ensuring their client’s needs are met is what they attribute to their success. By being involved in the community is how they can get to know their clients. They consider themselves successful when their client is happy.

We are an independent Insurance Agency, locally owned by the same owner since 1963. Albert Saliba started his own business in the basement of home almost years ago! We take pride in providing great customer service! We accommodate our hours to fit your needs. As an independent insurance agency, we don’t have an affiliation with any specific insurance provider. Because we do not work for one specific company, we aren’t biased! Instead, we can provide you with the accurate information you need to make informed decisions about your family’s coverage.

They act as a broker, or a middleman, between our insurance carriers and our clients, keeping your best interests as their top priority!

Saliba Insurance believes it is very important to invest their time and money into the Chamber to aid in the advancement of our community’s economic well-being. Being part of the Chamber is a great way to network, receive educational benefits, and get involved with the community.

Lisa Lukens has been a board member of the Chamber for over 15 years. She has assisted with many fundraisers throughout the years and continues to do so.

Saliba Insurance Agency, Inc.

100A W. Read Street, Energy, IL


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**Wacky Wednesday**

National Fresh Veggies Day There is nothing better than fresh veggies! Raw, steamed, baked. No matter how you cook them, they just taste so much better.

One of the best places to get fresh vegetables, especially in the summer months, is your local farmer’s market. Call your local chamber to find out about the possible farmer’s market in your area!

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Member Benefits

“There’s an app for that”


Did you know if your business has an event coming up, you can post it on the MemberPlus app for free and let other Chamber members know about it! Download the app today to start promoting your business events!

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Did you know that the Southern Illinois Chambers participate in a #ShopLocal program as a region?  All the Chambers come together to promote their local businesses and bring awareness to the importance of bringing your business home!

Check out the regional chambers Facebook page: Shop Southern Illinois

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Business Tip Friday

One of our biggest assets is the feedback from our customers. If you aren’t using it then you are just setting yourself up for failure. Learning to accept feedback is an integral part of becoming a better business and a better leader.

Most of your customers are giving you their feedback because of their good intentions and wanting you to succeed. Use their input to see if there is a broken link in your system and to continue to improve.

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Southern Illinois Weekend Happenings

June 8th-11th

Junior Golf Clinics

Crab Orchard Golf Club



Friday, June 11th

Movie in the Park: Raya and the Last Dragon

Hurst Community Park



Saturday, June 12th

Marion Garden Club Tour

Williamson County Fairgrounds



Hoot n’ Holler Time

Pyramid Acres Marina



June 14th-19th

Miss Illinois Scholarship Pageant

Marion Cultural and Civic Center



June 15th-18th

Junior Golf Clinics

Crab Orchard Golf Club


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*Wacky Wednesday*

Donald Duck Day Today is Donald Duck’s Birthday!

He first appeared in 1934. At over 70 years old, we are love that Donald still brings the child out in all of us!

We hope that Daisy is baking your favorite cake!

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Member Benefits

“There’s an App for that!”


Looking for highly qualified employees?

If you have the MemberPlus app on your phone, you can easily post job openings that your business has so that other Chamber members can see them immediately.  Be sure to download the app today!

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Shop Local

Buy Local or Bye Bye Local Buying local helps in numerous ways! It helps provide local jobs, it helps create customer relations, and one of the most important things- it keeps revenue and taxes inside your community!

If you don’t support your local businesses- they will be forced to close their doors.

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