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Summer Dance Classes for Kids

Let's Dance - Summer Dance Classes for Kids
June, July, August
B. Elite Dance Academy
Email: belitedanceacademy@gmail.com for more info
50% off when you bring a friend   View the Flyer

2018 Leadership Series of the Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois Education Committee

The Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois Education Committee is excited to announce the 2018 Leadership Series. The series is a great way for individuals to enhance their maximum potential through professional development.
The 2018 Leadership Series is open to anyone who wants to learn from experienced professionals and will be held at Southern Illinois Builders Association in O’Fallon, Ill., from 8-11 a.m. on the following dates:
•    August 16 – Innovative Budgeting in Changing Times (Financial Vision and Best Practices)
•    September 20 – Strategic Planning (Competitive Intelligence, Strategic Visioning, Leading Change and Competitive Positioning Strategies)
The sessions cost $375 for all 6 sessions or $75 per session. Limited space is available, but companies may send multiple people to one or more sessions. For more information, please contact Liz at the Leadership Council by email at office@leadershipcouncilswil.com or call (618) 692-9745.  View the Flyer

Facebook Marketing-How to Boost Your Business with Facebook

Hands on Training Workshop present by John Bracamontes, Social Media Expert and President of Acumen Studio
Friday August 17th 9am-Noon
SIUE Campus - Alumni Hall Computer Lab, Room 1201
6 Hairpin Drive, Edwardsville IL 62026
Registration $40
To register and pay for this workshop, go to this link
Select Small Business Development Center and then the event you are attending (How to Boost Your Business with Facebook)
For more info please call the IL SBDC at (618) 650-2929
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Highway Construction Careers Training Program

Students learn about tool use, equipment, and the math and communication skills needed to be successful on the job in most construction industries.
FREE to a limited number of individuals who meet these qualifications:
--Have a high school diploma or high school equivalency cert.
--Have a valid driver's license
--Have a minimum TABE score of 8.0
--Interview satisfactorily with program staff
--Test drug free
Next Session: Aug 21 - Dec 5th, 2018
East St. Louis Community College Center
601 James R. Thompson Blvd.
Preregistration required: Contact Melissa Snelson at 618-874-6528
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FREE Fall Classic Series at The Lory Theater
- A League of Their Own

For the fifth year in a row, The Lory Theater is pleased to announce the return of their FREE Fall Classic Series beginning on August 24th 2018. Thanks to the generosity of local sponsors, each film in the series will open with a FREE show on the opening Friday night at 7:00 pm. The sponsoring businesses will be present at each free movie, conducting fun activities before the show such as free raffles and giveaways. Advanced tickets will not be available for the free movies, so come early to be sure you get in. Doors will open at 6:00 pm for each 7:00 pm start time. The remaining showtimes for the following six days will be at a discounted price of just $2.50! Concessions will be available to purchase at every show. View more info
Friday August 24th 2018 at 7:00 pm = A League of Their Own (1992) (PG) Sponsored by FAMILY CARE PHARMACY
Free show Friday Aug 24th at 7:00 pm; Daily shows from Aug 25 – Aug 30 at 4:00 & 7:00 ($2.50); Late show on Sat Aug 25 at 10:00 pm ($2.50); Additional Matinees on Sat Aug 25 and Sun Aug 26 at 1:00 pm ($2.50) View the Flyer

Nerdy Super Smash Brothers Tournament

Date: Friday, August 24
Time: 3:30-10:30pm
Ages: 16+
Sounds By: DropJa

The Serenity Strategy Network is hosting a Super Smash Brothers and Super Smash Brothers Melee Tournament on August 24 to raise money to bring LGBT+ resources to higher education and for an annual scholarship program. Come dressed in your nerdy attire- anyone dressed up will receive a five-dollar discount. Best-dressed will get a full refund up to $20.
Hosted by the Serenity Strategy Network. Sponsored by Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & On the Hill Golf Course & Lodge

Get your tickets early! Pre-registration begins on July 2.
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Advancing the Development of Minority Entrepreneurship Business Workshop

Wednesday August 29, 2018 3-6pm
Fairmont City Library
4444 Collinsville Rd
Fairmont City, IL 62201
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Register at this link

Encore Entrepreneurship Roundtable

Is entrepreneurship on your bucket list?
Are you over 50 and ready for something new?
Perhaps you’ve worked the corporate job for several years and have come to a point it doesn’t excite you anymore.
Maybe there’s a desire to create something NOW that has been on the back burner for too many years.
Or, do you have an idea that builds upon your experience, expertise, and interests that’s keeping you awake at night?  
If you answered yes to any of these, then you need to attend the Encore Entrepreneur Roundtable!

Date: Thursday, August 30, 2018
Time: 4:30 to 6:30 PM
Location: Fairview Heights Municipal Building in the Recreation Room.  10025 Bunkum Road, Fairview Heights, IL 62208

We’ve gathered resources and business growth specialists to answer your questions that will set you on your entrepreneurial journey.

Register Online

Call Kristen Edens at 314-856-5747, or view the flyer for more information.
Be one of the many encore entrepreneurs starting a new business in 2018!

FREE Fall Classic Series at The Lory Theater
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

For the fifth year in a row, The Lory Theater is pleased to announce the return of their FREE Fall Classic Series.  Thanks to the generosity of local sponsors, each film in the series will open with a FREE show on the opening Friday night at 7:00 pm. The sponsoring businesses will be present at each free movie, conducting fun activities before the show such as free raffles and giveaways. Advanced tickets will not be available for the free movies, so come early to be sure you get in. Doors will open at 6:00 pm for each 7:00 pm start time. The remaining showtimes for the following six days will be at a discounted price of just $2.50! Concessions will be available to purchase at every show. View more info.
Friday August 31st 2018 at 7:00 pm = Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) (PG-13) - Sponsored by RURAL KING
Free show Friday Aug 31st at 7:00; Daily shows from Sept 1st – Sept 6th at 4:00 & 7:00 ($2.50); Late show on Sat Sept 1st at 10:00 pm ($2.50); Additional Matinees on Sat Sept 1st and Sun Sept 2nd at 1:00 pm ($2.50) View the Flyer

FREE Fall Classic Series at The Lory Theater
Dirty Dancing

For the fifth year in a row, The Lory Theater is pleased to announce the return of their FREE Fall Classic Series.  Thanks to the generosity of local sponsors, each film in the series will open with a FREE show on the opening Friday night at 7:00 pm. The sponsoring businesses will be present at each free movie, conducting fun activities before the show such as free raffles and giveaways. Advanced tickets will not be available for the free movies, so come early to be sure you get in. Doors will open at 6:00 pm for each 7:00 pm start time. The remaining showtimes for the following six days will be at a discounted price of just $2.50! Concessions will be available to purchase at every show. View more info.
Friday Sept 7th 2018 at 7:00 pm = Dirty Dancing (1987) (PG-13)- Sponsored by THE CHOCOLATE AFFAIR
Free show Friday Sept 7th at 7:00; Daily shows from Sept 8th – Sept 13th at 4:00 & 7:00 ($2.50); Late show on Sat Sept 8th at 10:00 pm ($2.50); Additional Matinees on Sat Sept 8th and Sun Sept 9th at 1:00 pm ($2.50) View the Flyer

FREE Fall Classic Series at The Lory Theater
Jumanji

For the fifth year in a row, The Lory Theater is pleased to announce the return of their FREE Fall Classic Series.  Thanks to the generosity of local sponsors, each film in the series will open with a FREE show on the opening Friday night at 7:00 pm. The sponsoring businesses will be present at each free movie, conducting fun activities before the show such as free raffles and giveaways. Advanced tickets will not be available for the free movies, so come early to be sure you get in. Doors will open at 6:00 pm for each 7:00 pm start time. The remaining showtimes for the following six days will be at a discounted price of just $2.50! Concessions will be available to purchase at every show. View more info.
Friday Sept 14th 2018 at 7:00 pm = Jumanji (1995) (PG) - Sponsored by SCOTT CREDIT UNION
Free show Friday Sept 14th at 7:00; Daily shows from Sept 15th – Sept 20th at 4:00 & 7:00 ($2.50); Late show on Sat Sept 15th at 10:00 pm ($2.50); Additional Matinees on Sat Sept 15th and Sun Sept 16th at 1:00 pm ($2.50) View the Flyer

Save the Date for Bark 'N Brew ChamberNet

Save the date and join us on Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Bring your furry friend to Gateway Center for a pet friendly Yappy Hour featuring dog-friendly play space, a costume contest, local beers, tasty food and more!
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MWR Financial Solutions

MWR Financial Edge - Learn how to make, save and grow your money like the Wealthy
Our experts do all the work!
Ask how to get your membership free!  View the Flyer
 

Sprint by Wireless Lifestyle Member Deal

Spring by Wireless LIfestyle is offering 20 % off all Accessories to Troy Maryville St Jacob Marine Chamber of Commerce members!  This deal is only available at:
4219 S. St. Rt. 159
Glen Carbon, Il 62034
Call 618-288-3030 for more information
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Dementia Friendly Madison County Program Offering Free Classes for Businesses & Organizations

Every part of the community has a unique role  in meaningfully supporting people with dementia and  their family and friend care partners.

Dementia-Friendly Madison County provides education and resources tailored to different segments of our county – health professionals, retailers, legal and financial services, faith communities, local government, etc. – all of whom encounter individuals with memory impairments.

For more information about bringing this program  to your office or organization, contact  Gail Shaw at St. John’s Community Care - 344-5008  View Flyer

CPR Party

If an emergency occurs, are you prepared to help?  Host a CPR / First Aid Party and receive your training free!  Have fun and learn.  By combining Emergency and Safety Trainers' unique teaching methods and a non intimidating setting, the result is a learning experience that ou won't forget when needed.

To book your CPR party or for more info, call us at 314-596-2497 or 573-366-3436
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Free High School Equivalency Certification* Classes

Free High School Equivalency Certification* Classes
*Comparable to GED* certfication

Day and evening classes start soon in your area (as early as May 14th - please see the flyer for more information)

Sign up for a required preregistration/orientation session held at the SWIC Belleville, Red Bud, Sam Wolf Granite City campuses and the East St. Louis Community College Center.

Learn more and schedule a required preregistration appointment: 618-235-2700 ext 5525
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On-the-Job Training Helping Your Business

Illinois WorkNet Centers offer On-the-Job Training (OJT) to help your business save hiring and training cost for new hires.
The OJT Program Provides:
Cost Savings; Excellent Employees; Convenience

Your Business Can Participate if:
- OJT position is permanent and full-time (32+ hours/week)
- OJT position pays at least $10/hour
Contact us to learn more about how your business can participate!
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Madison County Employment and Training Services

Through the Madison County Employment and Training Department and the Local One-Stop Centers, we can recruit a qualified pool of applicants tha tmeet the specific needs of your business or organization.  The following services are provided:
- Recruitment Assistance
- Job Fair/Hiring Event Coordination
- Labor market Information
- Testing
- On the Job Training (for qualified employees)
- Incumbent Worker Training (for qualified businesses)
- Apprenticeships
Get Involved with Madison County Employment and Training - View the Flyer

Incumbent Worker Training

Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) can help qualifying companies upgrade the skills of existing employees that will ultimately help the company remain competitive, increase profits, and support the growth of the company.  Based on the size of the company, up to 90% of the costs of training can be reimbursed through the program.

View the Flyer for Training Quick Facts

Requirements for Registering an Apprenticeship Program

Registered Apprenticeship benefits employers by providing them with a pipeline of skilled workers with industry-specific training and hands-on experience.  Registered Apprenticeship programs are customizable to match the employer's need and highly flexible in order to always meet the employer's changing requirements.

View the Flyer to find out more about creating a Registered Apprenticeship Program

2018 Free Telco Analysis

Are you paying to omuch for your phone and internet service?
Let us discover your best deal with a FREE analysis!
All we need is one month of local, long distance and internet bills to see if we can save you money.  Email your bills today to debbie@ctscomplete.com  or call Debbie at 618-443-5113 to learn more.
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2018 Grizzlies Schedule

Check out the 2018 Gateway Grizzlies Schedule!
#welcometowild
GCS Credit Union Ballpark
2301 Grizzlie Bear Blvd
Sauget, IL 62206
*Dates and Times Subject to Change
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College Sitters+Nannies+Tutors

Making life easier for Moms (it’s what we do).
Whether you have a meeting at school or just need to run errands, we’re the simple solution to your day to day needs.

4 Free Sitter Hours - Offer good for 4 Free consecutive hours.  Requires new customers complete family set-up process with College Nannies+Tutors.  Customer may be billed for additional hours.  Use promo code:

Edwardsville | 618.551.0363
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Respite Care at Cedarhurst in Edwardsville

Special Pricing for Respite Services
All-inclusive Respite Care: $100/day
(Maximum of a 60 day stay - after 60 days, you are welcome to stay with usas a full-time resident.  Please ask for details.)
Offering a better solution for seniors who are recovering from a hospital or rehabilitation stay.
Call: 618-979-3602
7108 Marine Rd, Edwardsville IL 62025
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Gateway Foundation Treatment Centers

The Hidden Dangers of Alcohol

Even moderate alcohol consumption can have negative effects. In honor of Alcohol Awareness Month in April, Gateway illustrates the hidden dangers of drinking alcohol.

Want to Learn More? Watch Gateway's Alcohol Awareness Month Video Series at
RecoverGateway.org/AAM

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Lindenwood First Responders' Grant

Lindenwood University is Offering $3600 per year towards First Responders' Future*
* Please view the flyer for restrictions
Supporting those who protect their communities everyday.
Lindenwood University Accelerated Program for Working Adults
-Classes meet one night a week
-Earn up to 36 credit hours/year - 9 credit hours/quarter
-Earn a Master's degree in 15 months
-Students can begin the Bachelor's degree program without any previous college credits
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2017 Needs Assessment

Illinois's community action agencies are conducting a study of the needs of low-income people.  Results from the study will be considered by Illinois's community action agencies for planning, developing and delivering agency  activities, services and initiatives.  If you could please take a few moments to fill out the survey, it would be greatly appreciated.
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Take the Survey

McArther's Tae Kwon Do & Fitness 2 for $20 Special

Come Kick It with Us...
2 for $20 Taekwondo Special- 2 weeks of classes, 2 classes per week!
Enroll after the 2 weeks, and your $20 goes towards your new membership and uniform!
Offer valid for new members only.

Intersection of I-255 and Collinsville Road, Collinsville, IL

Call 618-345-2953 to set up your appointment today!
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