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"It's All About Southwestern Madison County."

The Chamber of Commerce of Southwestern Madison County is proud to welcome you to our community.  The Chamber is fortunate to represent a very diverse area that includes the cities of Granite City, Madison, Venice, the Village of Pontoon Beach, and the unincorporated area known as Mitchell.

Located a days travel by horseback from the city of St. Louis, southwestern Madison County became a way station in the mid-1800's and was settled primarily by middle European immigrants. Even today, their descendents form the backbone of our community.

Because of our proximity to St. Louis and having an abundant and skilled workforce, southwestern Madison County soon became one of the major industrial areas in the Midwest.

Today, when many communities are losing their industries, we retain a strong industrial base that includes US Steel's Granite City Works and the Worldwide headquarters of ASF Keystone.

In addition, our location, which puts us within a 500 mile radius of one-third of the population of the United States, and gives us direct access to the Mississippi, Missouri, and Illinois river corridors, four major interstate highways and most of the major rail lines, and provides direct access to all points in the United States, Mexico, and Canada, making us a fast growing distribution point.

Add to this award winning parks, exemplary school systems, low crime rates, excellent emergency services, top notch health care facilities, a small town atmosphere with close proximity to the entertainment centers of St. Louis, make Southwestern Madison County a great place to live, work, and play.

 
Lifestyle
Lifestyle in Granite City IL and surrounding metroeast Illinois communities"It's All About Lifestyle"
There's a home-a family place- in  Southwestern Madison County fitting every budget and every lifestyle.  [More]

Networking
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Activities
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Economy
Economy in Granite City IL and surrounding metroeast illinois areasSet on the eastern side of the St. Louis metro area, SW Madison Co. is the hub of an impressive transportation network of highways, railroads, & waterways. [More]


The Chamber welcomes new Board Members: Dennis Blick ~ The Fountains - Granite City, Brett Bowlby ~ KraftHeinz Company, Tom Harrington ~ Kerber, Eck, & Braeckel, Dr. Chris May ~ Metro East Dental, Dennis Partney ~ Kuenz Heating & Sheet Metal, Michael Patton ~ U.S. Steel Granite City Works, Bill Rickher ~ Korte & Luitjohan Contractors, Steve Zuber ~ BarberMurphy Group



Events * Activities 



Networking Luncheon
Shining The Light
On Our Business Community
3rd Thursday of Every Month
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
RSVP TODAY! 
Cost: $10 per person

IDOT ~ Week of 
May 13th, 2019 Updated
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The ART of Business
Celebrating 75 years!
View Photo Album 1
View Photo Album 2 
 
Networking * Happenings
Membership Directory
View Monday,
July 23, 2019
(will be updated on Monday's)
Pricing for Ads in Directory

Shop Small Business
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SAVE THE DATE!!!
Thursday August 15th, 2019
11:30-1:00 Granite City Housing Authority
Community Room 2517 Nameoki Rd
RSVP 618.876.6400

Premier Membership Listing for SW Madison County Chamber of Commerce located in Granite City IL 

Premier members enjoy an enhanced listing by including the web site in the business directory in addition to randomly selected listing on the home page

 

Check out our premier members:



We Welcome the Newest Members of the
Chamber of Commerce Southwestern Madison County:



Schmitts Troy Garage Door Inc. - Andy & Lisa Schmitt

2133 Pontoon Rd - Granite City IL 618-709-7014


Unique Handyman Services LLC - Monique Williams

3416 Princeton Dr - Granite City IL  618-767-1013







Saturday Aug 3, 2019
The Melting Pot Market   
ABOUT The Melting Pot Market is a European style, open air market with an urban flair in historic downtown Granite City IL DESCRIPTION The Melting Pot Market venue features local art and crafts, an assortment of collector’s items, locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, jams, jellies and other assorted food items. Kid’s activities, and family friendly activities add to the festival atmosphere. Join your friends and neighbors in discovering what the revitalized downtown area has to offer! Become a vendor by filling out the application. Check out our calendar to find out when the next Melting Pot Market will be held. (Every 1st Saturday each month starting May through October!)
Sponsor: Alfresco Productions ~ The Melting Pot Market
Location: Historic Downtown Granite City, IL
Other: For more information, go to: www.alfrescoproductions.org
Friday Aug 16, 2019
Gateway Motorsports ~ Midnight Madness   12:00 PM
Ranken Technical College Presents Midnight Madness powered by NOS Energy Drink is Gateway Motorsports Park's street-legal drag racing and drifting program. Midnight Madness offers a safe alternative to illegal street racing and is an opportunity for drivers to race each other in their street-legal cars on Gateway's quarter-mile NHRA-sanctioned drag strip in an informal atmosphere. Admission is $15 for spectators and crew members and $25 to race. Spectators ages 12 and under are admitted free. Gates open at 5pm with street-legal racing from 6pm-1am All Midnight Madness events include drifting in Gateway's drift pit parallel to the midway, food specials and DJ entertainment. Midnight Madness is open to all licensed drivers and any street-legal car or motorcycle. All vehicles must pass a safety inspection before being allowed to compete. Minor participants (ages 16 or 17) must present a signed parental consent form completed prior to competition. Also returning for 2019 is the popular Sharks of the Strip presented by Mirror Finish program, which was added to Midnight Madness in 2018. SOTS is the newest 1/8-mile outlaw heads-up racing experience for only the baddest and fastest street cars in the St Louis region. The top full-bodied racers will battle it out for cash, glory and the coveted King of the Sharks title. Sharks at the Strip rules are simple: Any engine and transmission combination is allowed. Any transmission controller, transmission valve body, power adder, tire type and size (slicks or radials only), suspension, exhaust, fuel types and carburetor or fuel injection system is allowed. No minimum weight. Tube chassis is permitted (must have steel or OEM roof and quarter panels). 1/8-mile race. No times displayed on the clocks. For more information on Gateway Motorsports Park, please call (618) 215-8888 or visit www.gatewaymsp.com. Follow GMP on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram. About Gateway Motorsports Park Gateway Motorsports Park is the home of INDYCAR, NASCAR and NHRA racing in the St. Louis region. Located just five minutes from downtown St. Louis and covering more than 340 acres, Gateway Motorsports Park is the largest outdoor entertainment facility in the area. Gateway Motorsports Park’s facilities include a 1/4-mile drag strip, 1.25-mile superspeedway, 1.6-mile road course, a state-of-the-art karting facility and a 14-acre, multi-purpose dirt off-road venue. Gateway Motorsports Park was the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Facility of the Year Award from the Race Track Business Conference and the 2017 Spirit of St. Louis Award from St. Louis Attractions Association.
Sponsor: Gateway Motorsports Park
Location: Gateway Motorsports Park 700 Raceway Blvd. Madison, IL 62060
Other: For More Info: Call 618-215-8888 or Visit: www.gatewaymsp.com