The Freeburg Community Yard Sale is coming up next Saturday, September 15 from 8 am to 2 pm. The Freeburg community will be jammed head to toe with individual sales. Stop by and find hidden treasures, and give some items a much needed new home.
The Chamber will have yard sale maps available at local businesses on September 14 to make your shopping experience easier. If you plan on selling, sign up before September 10 to be included on the map. The maps will include the address and a brief listing of sale items. Maps will be available for pickup at Country Mart, Gary’s Restaurant, Midland States Bank, Regions Bank, Ace Hardware, both Citizens Community Bank locations, and The Freeburg Tribune September 14 and 15.
If you live on the outskirts of Freeburg and want to participate, spaces are available in the Freeburg Marketplace for you to sell your items. Country Mart will also be having a Fall Fest with events and attractions in the parking lot of the market place.
To participate in the yard sale as a seller, or for more information, contact Carolyn Anderson at 618-539-5528 or email@example.com. Make sure and get signed up by September 10 to be on the map.
If you’re looking for deals, or to discover hidden treasures, come check out the sales around Freeburg. While you’re here, please try the many great businesses in our community and enjoy the best that Freeburg has to offer!
The Freeburg Chamber is preparing for the annual Chili Cook Off and Fall Festival to be held on Saturday, September 29 at the Village Square Park in Freeburg. Last year’s event was a big hit and we’re looking forward to another fun and tasty day at the park! The festival will be from 11 am to 7 pm. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Freeburg Food and Clothing Bank and the Utility Assistance Fund.
The main event is the chili cook off. The winning team receives a $500 prize, and all teams that sign up before September 14 get a $75 gift card to Country Mart in Freeburg. The entry fee is $35, but Chamber members can enter for free. This is one of many benefits extended to our members, like exclusive networking events.
The public will vote on a winner. Attendees can buy a round of samples from all of the stands, and will get a chance to vote on their favorite chili. There will also be a special guns and hoses competition between the police and fire departments, with separate voting. If chili isn’t enough for your stomach, the VFW will also be selling BBQ.
Old fashioned beer buckets will be for sale that can be refilled throughout the event for a reduced price. The buckets are not only a great value for the beer itself, and handy to carry around the event, but they make for great collectibles and display pieces.
There will be plenty of activities for young ones, including a large kids activity area sponsored by Hope Christian Church. The Freeburg Women’s Community Club will be having pumpkin and face painting as well. The Freeburg Food and Clothing Bank will be holding a food drive, and everyone who brings food items will be entered into a basket raffle.
If you’re looking for an opportunity to get your business some positive exposure in front of a great crowd from around the area, we have event sponsorship opportunities available. Sponsorship information, as well as the entry form for interested teams, are attached below. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 618-410-8077.
Sponsorship Letter 2018
Chili Cook-Off Entry & Rules 2018 2
This is the last call for the quarterly Freeburg Chamber Luncheon scheduled for September 4 at Reifschneider’s Grill and Grape in Freeburg. The luncheon will be held from 11am to 1pm.
Guests will have the option of soup and salad, six wings and a side, a burger and a side, or a quesadilla. Sides include fries, chips, slaw, or potato salad. Each meal includes a non-alcoholic drink and costs $10.
As with our previous two quarterly luncheons of 2018, a new addition to the Chamber calendar, space has filled up quickly for the September 4 event. If you plan to attend, call 618-410-8077 or email email@example.com as we only have a handful of spaces left for this event!
Chamber Luncheons include a brief keynote address from a guest speaker. The guest speaker for September is Judge Heinz Rudolf. Judge Rudolf has been an Associate Circuit Judge in the 20th Judicial Circuit in St. Clair County, Illinois since 2006.
These events, launched in January, have been extremely popular and we are looking into the possibility of expanding our offerings of lunch meetings in the future. These meetings get individuals who work in Freeburg but don’t live in Freeburg, a more convenient time to get involved with the Chamber.
In addition to lunch and the guest speaker, the luncheons offer a relaxed, casual atmosphere for members to network and mingle. As opposed to more rigid networking events, our luncheons are a laid back, professional meal and a great chance to talk to other business people in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
The Freeburg Chamber has many exciting events coming up, including the Chili Cook Off and Fall Festival on September 29 and the Freeburg Community Yard Sale on September 15. At the luncheon, we will give attendees more information on these and other events upcoming in our community, and fill guests in on our plans to promote business in Freeburg in the coming months.
The quarterly luncheons are just one of many benefits accessible to Freeburg Chamber, in addition to a free newspaper spotlight advertisement, social media promotion, other events, and more. Join us today and help us grow the business community in Freeburg!
On Monday, June 9 we will be switching things up for our monthly meeting. This will be the first ever Chamber Night at the Pool. We will have a light BBQ in the pavilion outside the Freeburg Pool at 6pm, with swimming from 7-9. The event is open to Chamber members and their families, so bring the kids and enjoy the pool! Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com so we can plan accordingly. As always, volunteers would be greatly appreciated.
Not a Chamber Member? Join here to enjoy the benefits of Chamber membership. As a member of the Freeburg Chamber of Commerce, you will be listed in our business directory and be part of a dedicated group of local businesses focused on promoting commerce in the Freeburg area. To learn more about Chamber benefits, visit here. As a member, you are entitled to a free display advertisement in the Freeburg Tribune through our Spotlight on Business feature. We also post our Spotlights on our Facebook and LinedIn pages, which we use to promote Chamber events and Chamber members.
The month of June was a great one for the Freeburg Chamber. Earlier in the month, we welcomed Country Mart to Freeburg with a fantastically well-attended ribbon cutting. We are thrilled to finally have a grocery store in Freeburg again and wish Country Mart the best of luck as they get settled in.
The annual Freeburg Chamber of Commerce/Freeburg Rotary BBQ was a great success. Freeburg Mayor Seth Speiser spoke to the attendees and gave updates on several building projects the Village of Freeburg has in the pipeline. Thanks again to Frank Srogus and everyone who worked on the food and setup/cleanup to make this event possible.
The Chamber will have a float in the Freeburg Homecoming Parade. The FCHS art department is creating a mural for the float, and we will have volunteers hanging out promotional items from members. If you have freebees, literature, or swag you would like handed out, contact either of the emails above. We’re only a month and a half away, so please don’t procrastinate if you want your items handed out.
Save the date: the next Freeburg Chamber Luncheon is scheduled for Tuesday, September 4. More information will be made available closer to the event. The last two have been very well received and we look forward to another stimulating networking event in September.
Welcome New Members: Eckert’s Inc., Amann Appraisal Services, Wish Upon a Star With Tabitha, and Truckeria Del Valle.