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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 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]

Darin Chiropractic for the Southwestern Madison County Chamber of CommerceView our EVENTS page to view pictures of our
latest ribbon cuttings, Business After Hours, and 
all other special envents and meetings. 
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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
Cost: $10 per person

IDOT ~ Week of 
April 22nd, 2019 Updated
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The ART of Business
Celebrating 75 years!
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Networking * Happenings
Membership Directory
View Monday,
 April 22, 2019
(will be updated on Monday's)
Pricing for Ads in Directory

Shop Small Business
April Flyer

May 30, 2019|Registration 11am
The Dan Brown Memorial Golf Playday!!!
Sunset Hills Country Club
Hwy 157 Edwardsville
View Brochure/Entry Form
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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:

Russell Cellular, Inc. ~ Chuck Carruthers
623 Wesley Drive, Wood River, IL 62095

Gateway Grizzlies ~ James Caldwell
2301 Grizzlie Bear Blvd., Sauget, IL 62206

Acrux Employment Services ~ John McCormack
3801 Nameoki Road, Suite 18, Granite City, IL 62040

Thursday Apr 25, 2019
Ladies' Night Out!   4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Come join in on the fun! LADIES NIGHT OUT!!! At the office of Darin Chiropractic View More Information
Sponsor: Darin Chiropractic, LLC
Location: Darin Chiropractic, LLC 2013 Johnson Road, Suite D, Granite City, IL 62040
Other: Call 618-931-2050 for more information
Saturday Apr 27, 2019
Madison & St. Clair County Nat'l Drug Take Back Event   10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Madison and St. Clair County National Drug Take Back Event April 27 Programs and Services for Older Persons, local law enforcement and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration team up to help Madison and St. Clair Counties address the crucial public safety and public health issue of prescription drug abuse. To help curb the misuse and abuse of unused prescription pills or patches that can lead to overdose deaths, any potentially dangerous expired, unused or unwanted prescription pills or patches can be dropped off for safe disposal on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the following Madison and St. Clair county locations: Madison County: - Madison County Sheriff’s Office - Madison County Administration Building Parking Lot - Edwardsville Police Department Front/Main Lobby - East Alton Police Department - Hamel Police Department St. Clair County: - St. Clair County Sheriff Department - St. Clair County State’s Attorney at St Clair Courthouse - Swansea Police Department at Swansea Walgreens - Fairview Heights Police Department at St. Clair Square - Fairview Heights Police Station - O’Fallon Public Safety Building - New Athens Police Department Liquids, needles or sharps will not be accepted. Last fall nearly 460 tons (more than 900,000 pounds) of prescription drugs were turned in at more than 5,800 sites operated by the DEA. Overall, in its 16 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in almost 11 million pounds—nearly 5,500 tons—of prescription drugs. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows year after year that the majority of misused and abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including someone else’s medication being stolen from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards. For more information about the April 27 Take Back Day event, go to or call Senior Corps Programs (Senior Companions, Foster Grandparents, or Retired/Senior Volunteers) at Southwestern Illinois College, 618-234-4410.
Sponsor: SWIC
Location: Note the "take back locations" in the body of the description listed above!
Other: For More Info: Call 618-234-4410 or Visit:
Tuesday Apr 30, 2019
SWIC ~ Workshop for Parents of Future College Students   6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
SWIC to Host Workshop for Parents of Future College Students If you are preparing to send your son or daughter to college in the near future, the Southwestern Illinois College workshop, Parent 101, can help you understand the ins and outs of the college process. This free workshop at the Belleville Campus, Liberal Arts Complex. The event is open to the parents or families of future college students in eighth through twelfth grades. The informational presentation will Include: – Timeline for preparing for college – The financial aid process – Earning college credit in high school – Transferring courses to four-year universities – Cost saving benefits of education and training at the community college Check-in starts at 5:45 p.m. in the LAC Lobby. To register online, visit
Sponsor: SWIC
Location: SWIC -Belleville Campus Main Complex, 2500 Carlyle Ave
Other: For More Info: call 618-235-2700 ext. 5675 or toll free 866-942-7942 ext. 5675
Friday May 3, 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 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: