Recent Chamber Events



Business After Hours – April 6, 2016

Our first ever Business After Hours was held on April 6, 2016 at Foxy in conjunction with their ribbon cutting. This event was from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. and gave chamber members the opportunity to network and learn about opportunities with Foxy. Under new ownership, Foxy now provides unlimited options on catering your business or personal needs. For more information, visit their Facebook page at

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Foxy Ribbon Cutting Held – April 6th, 2016

Foxy, under new owner, Wendy Glenn, joined the Chamber. We held a ribbon cutting to officially welcome Wendy and her team to the Chamber. 

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Chamber Assists Kiwanis with Annual Easter Egg Hunt

The Annual Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt was held on March 26th, on the courthouse lawn. This year the Hamilton County Chamber of Commerce assisted this annual event by providing free games, prizes and a photo area for parents to take their children’s pictures with the Easter Bunny.

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Chamber Annual Dinner Huge Success!

The Annual Chamber of Commerce Dinner took place at the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Piopolis on Saturday February 20th, 2016. The ladies of the Church prepared an excellent fried chicken meal. Welcoming our guests and introducing our invocation was Lynn Smith. The meal prayer was given by Board Member, Alan Monroe. After the meal, there were presentations by Randy Kirsch, Sam Wilson and Mindi Kolts, all representatives of the Chamber Board. Randy reflected back on the years past and the service the Chamber has provided to our community. Sam then presented information on all the initiatives and goals the Chamber Board has set for 2016 and 2017.  Mindi spoke to the group about how important their involvement and participation in the Chamber will be this year. Randy Kirsch then presented the Ted Satterfield Person of the Year Award to the Bert Teffertiller Family. Paula Hatfield awarded door prizes throughout the evening.


Thank you to everyone who participated in the Shop Local program and especially to all the participating Chamber members. We look forward to expanding this program in 2016. The winners are posted down below.

Shop Local Winners

Click on the pictures below to download the videos and see who won!










2016 Christmas Parade – McLeansboro

Christmas Celebration and Parade

Friday, December 2, 2016

Schedule Of Events: 

Christmas Parade – 5:30 p.m.

Caroling In The New Park – (5:00 p.m.)

Christmas Shopping/Refreshments – until 5:30 p.m.

Vender/Craft Show – TBA

Santa’s Gift Shop – Courthouse Basement (after parade)

Games, Face Painting – Courthouse Basement (after parade)

Santa and Mrs. Claus – Courthouse Basement (after parade)

Caroling at McCoy Library – (after parade)


 McLeansboro Becoming a Little Boom Town

The link below will take you to a story done by the Southern Illinoiasan about the increase in business around the town of McLeansboro, IL.

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