Weekend Warriors

The Boy Scouts Give a huge shoutout to Boy Scout Troop 85!

This Boy Scout Troop has been serving the youth and community of Herrin since 1942. They are one of the oldest, continuously chartered units in Southern Illinois. The troop helped in the war effort in WWII & continues to serve with food & toy drives, and countless Eagle service projects throughout the city. Troop 85 continues to build character in the youth they serve by living by the scout oath & law. Many of our community leaders are Troop 85 alums.

Troop 85 assists the Herrin Community in many ways. They are the caretakers of the flags that are posted downtown for Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, & Veteran’s Day. They also post flags at San Carlos Cemetery for Memorial Day. They help with the Scouting for Food Drive every November. Since they are a catholic chartered unit, they also participate in Priesthood & Scout Sundays, annually. Troop 85 is honored to participate in the Herrin Elks Annual Veteran’s Day Dinner to honor the veterans.

As the oldest troop in Herrin, they have a long history of helping the community and training future leaders. For almost 80 years, they have answered the community’s call for service to others. They are honored to have been a part of the fabric of Herrin for generations and continue to be an active resource to serve the community and create future civic-minded citizens.

If you are interested in your child joining: Boys in 1st– 5th grade can join Cub Scout Pack 85 and boys in 6th– 12th grade can join Troop 85. Interested parties can contact the troop directly or visit: www.beascout.org

Troop 7085-B BSA, chartered by Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church

Address: 316 W. Monroe, Herrin, IL  62948

Contact Information: Shawn Banks, Scoutmaster / 1713 S. 22nd Str., Herrin, IL  62948

Contact Phone Number: (618) 889-6222

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Business Tip Friday

Focus on micro-growth

Big goals can be overwhelming, and they don’t always give you good points to do check-ins on your progress. Instead of creating a goal that involves 50% growth in a year, aim for 2-5% month over month.

This type of goal allows you to achieve it and feel accomplished. It creates a realistic strategy all around.

Setting micro-goals is a fantastic way to see results over time while your business is growing. You and your team will have constant enthusiasm by hitting monthly goals, which stops you from getting stagnant!

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Business Tip Friday

Focus on micro-growth

Big goals can be overwhelming, and they don’t always give you good points to do check-ins on your progress. Instead of creating a goal that involves 50% growth in a year, aim for 2-5% month over month.

This type of goal allows you to achieve it and feel accomplished. It creates a realistic strategy all around.

Setting micro-goals is a fantastic way to see results over time while your business is growing. You and your team will have constant enthusiasm by hitting monthly goals, which stops you from getting stagnant!

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Southern Illinois Weekend Happenings

June 3rd-5th

Kidsignment Expo

The Pavilion, Marion

https://www.facebook.com/groups/154317820588

 

June 4th-5th

Summer Vendor Festival

Marion Antique Mall

https://www.facebook.com/events/140926431169268/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22search_results%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22search%22%7D]%7D

 

June 4th

Designer Bag Bingo: Tailgate Style

Knights of Columbus, Marion

https://www.facebook.com/events/268041781700826/?ref=newsfeed

 

CornFish

Pyramid Acres Marina

https://www.facebook.com/events/529485361348594?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%7D]%7D

 

June 5th

Union Street Arts Fair

Union Street Arts

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Buzzzard + Children of the Rat Temple

Union Street Arts

https://www.facebook.com/events/370570157711181?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%7D]%7D

 

The WAIT

Pin Oak Pub

https://www.facebook.com/events/298866241976539?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%7D]%7D

 

June 6th

Bill Harper

Pyramid Acres Marina

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#ThisIsHerrin

Brittany Douglas- Edward Jones Our focus is on Edward Jones of Energy, Brittany Douglas.  Edward Jones prides themselves on their personalized plans for their clients to help them reach their financial goals. They will work with clients for a lifetime and continue to adjust where needed.

Brittany attributes her success to God, hard work, integrity, and truly getting to know each of her clients.  Being a smaller office, Brittany goes above and beyond and really adds that personal approach for her clients.

Brittany has been a Herrin Chamber of Commerce member since 2012. She says that the chamber allowed her to meet a lot of people in the community when she was new to the area. By becoming involved in the Chamber of Commerce, she was able to network with other business owners and successful members of Herrin.

Brittany tries to give back to her community by volunteering through her church and the Herrin Chamber of Commerce.

For more information about Edward Jones and how Brittany can assist you, please check their website: https://www.edwardjones.com/us-en/financial-advisor/brittany-douglas

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Wacky Wednesday

National Rocky Road Day You scream! I scream! We all scream for ice cream!

Who doesn’t love getting that big hand scooped cone on a hot summer’s day?

If you choose to indulge and get ice cream today, pick out Rocky Road, ooey gooey marshmallows, nuts, and chocolate chunks of this sweet treat!

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Member Benefits

There’s an App for That Did you know that you can download an app to your phone to have the Chamber at your fingertips? We are going to highlight the benefits of the app all month long. To get started, look for the MemberPlus app in your app store and register with your Chamber master USerID.
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Shop Local

Healthy Competition

 

The Shop Local community across the nation has fostered healthy competition amongst small businesses. This helps to ensure quality products, innovation, and lower prices.

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Memorial Day

To those that courageously gave their lives and to those who bravely fight today- thank you ❤️

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Business Tip

Offer Flextime and Telecommuting

 

Right now there is so much turmoil about returning to work and a routine that reflects any type of normalcy. If you have a business that will allow your employees to work from home, investigate that as an option.

Now, more than ever, people are working from home, remaining safe and using the extra time to bond with their families.

Studies are showing that these options are creating higher productivity.

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