calendar of events

October 23
Ribbon Cutting
The Bar, LLC

November 5
Board of Director's Meeting
Fairview Heights VFW

November 7
Ribbon Cutting
Edward Jones - Lisa Anglin

November 11
Chamber Office Closed
Veterans Day

November 14
Morning Mingle
City of Fairview Heights – Rec Center
Sponsored by: Anh Le, CPA

November 19
Business After Hours
Vision Care Associates

November 27 & 28
Chamber Office Closed
Thanksgiving Holiday

December 3
Board of Director's Meeting

December 5
Holiday Benefit Bash
Holiday Inn - Fairview Heights

December 12
Morning Mingle
City of Fairview Heights - Rec Center

December 24 & 25
Chamber Office Closed
Christmas Holiday





The Chamber started a new morning networking meeting called the Morning Mingle this summer and have enjoyed great success. The event takes place on the 2nd Friday of each month at the newly opened City of Fairview Heights Recreation Center from 8:00-9:00am.

The event is an excellent opportunity for business members to meet and network with other members as well as elected officials and representatives from the City of Fairview Heights and Village of Swansea.

The Morning Mingle is FREE to Chamber Members with their reservation.

Chamber Awards Dr. Bruce Adams Scholarship

(L to R) Matt Stines, Award Recipient Blake Connor & President Justin Chapman

The Metro-East Regional Chamber of Commerce recently presented the Dr. Bruce Adams Scholarship Award to Blake Connor, at the Chamber Luncheon on June 4th. Blake is a Class of 2014 graduate of Belleville East High School where he finished ranked #1 in his class and Valedictorian for the Class of 2014. Blake plans to study biomedical engineering with the hope of someday developing and designing prosthetics.

Chamber Board Approves New Name

The Metro-East Regional Chamber of Commerce is the new name of the recently combined Swansea Chamber of Commerce and former Fairview Heights Chamber of Commerce. The Board of Directors received input from the Chamber Naming Committee as well as feedback from the Membership to determine the new name.

Members are enjoying the new Chamber and have been turning out in big numbers for the recent Business After Hours and Ribbon Cutting. If you are a current member who we haven’t seen in a while or some interested in joining, please consider attending one of the Chamber’s upcoming events and get to know the new Metro-East Regional Chamber of Commerce.


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