Chamber

About the Chamber

shakeIn May 2013, the Swansea Chamber of Commerce reached out to the former Fairview Heights Chamber of Commerce members with an invitation to join their Chamber and create a new combined Chamber of Commerce. The new group, the Metro-East Regional Chamber of Commerce, will serve businesses in Fairview Heights and Swansea as well as business members in surrounding communities.

This Chamber of Commerce was organized to provide its members with the services, information, marketing, and resources to sustain and support their businesses, as well as to create opportunities for a healthy economic and tax base in support of the Village of Swansea and City of Fairview Heights.

Additionally, the Chamber of Commerce will continue to encourage the development of transportation and communication facilities and the various resources of the area as well as advocating laws and regulations beneficial to businesses in general.

The Metro-East Regional Chamber of Commerce is non-partisan, non-sectarian, and shall take no part in or lend its support to the election or appointment of any candidate.

Mission Statement

To promote, develop and facilitate a collaborative economic environment where the business communities in the metro-east region can grow and prosper.

VISION AND VALUES STATEMENT

The Metro-East Regional Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Village of Swansea and City of Fairview Heights strives to strengthen the economic growth of the region and serve its members through:

  • Communication
    The Chamber will use appropriate methods to effectively communicate messages to its membership as well as the metro-east region
  • Continuous Improvement
    The Chamber will strive to continuously improve organizational operations, programs and services
  • Member Development
    The Chamber is committed to offering networking and educational opportunities to its membership in order to grow and prosper
  • Diversity
    The Chamber welcomes all businesses, organizations, and individuals regardless of race, religion, color or national origin who demonstrate an interest in maintaining and promoting a healthy economic climate in the metro-east region
  • Financial Stability
    The Chamber will be responsible stewards of its funds and make wise financial decisions to ensure future stability
  • Innovation
    The Chamber will embrace and encourage new ideas and creative thinking
  • Integrity
    The Chamber will conduct business in an ethical and honest manner at all times
  • Leadership
    The Chamber will be actively involved in the metro-east region because we care about its future direction, and will be leaders in identifying and addressing issues of community and regional concern
  • Relevance
    The Chamber will offer programs that are relevant and beneficial to its members and the larger business community
  • Results
    The Chamber will set measurable goals for its programs, services and activities
  • Teamwork
    The Chamber always will listen and work with others as a team in order to enable our success and fulfill its mission

    Diversity Statement
    The Metro-East Regional Chamber of Commerce welcomes all businesses, organizations, and individuals regardless of race, religion, color, or national origin who demonstrate an interest in maintaining and promoting a healthy economic climate in the City of Fairview Heights and Village of Swansea, Illinois.

Chamber Board of Directors

Executive Committee

President
Anne Thomure
Memorial Hospital
www.memhosp.com
E-Mail: 
athomure@memhosp.com

Vice President
Amy Yan
CompuType IT Solutions
www.compu-type.net
E-Mail: 
amyyan@compu-type.net

Secretary

Cindy Hill
Home Instead Senior Care
www.homeinstead.com

E-mail:
chillhisc@aol.com

Treasurer
Jeffrey Bullock
Providence Bank
www.myprovidencebank.com
E-Mail:
jbullock@myprovidencebank.com

 

 

Executive Director

Tom Tyler
chamber@metroeastchamber.org

Board of Directors

Anh Le
Anh Le, CPA
www.anhlecpa.com
E-Mail: 
anh@anhlecpa.com

Sandy Beimfohr
Beimfohr Associates
www.beimfohrassociates.net
E-Mail: 
sandyb@beimfohrassociates.com

Mark Halwachs
High Mount School District #116
www.highmountschool.net
E-Mail: 
mhalwachs@highmountschool.com

Jackie Lemmon
Bank of Belleville
www.bankofbelleville.com
E-Mail:  jackie.lemmon@bankofbelleville.com

Marilyn Lippold
Ignite Payments
www.IgnitePaymentsStLouis.com
E-Mail:
info@IgnitePaymentsStLouis.com

Mia Stroter
Illinois Center for Autism
www.IllinoisCenterForAutism.com
E-Mail: 
mia.stroter@illinoiscenterforautism.org

Diana Voegele
Express Employment Professionals
www.ExpressPros.com
E-Mail: Diana.Voegele@ExpressPros.com


Tim Collins
Collins & Sons Flooring America
www.CollinsFloors.com
E-Mail: 
Tim@CollinsFloors.com

Marilyn Rossi
The Bank of Edwardsville
www.4TheBank.com
E-Mail: 
mrossi@4thebank.com



 
   

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