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Our Commemorative Months of the Year

September is Insurance Month for Southwestern Madison County Chamber of Commerce

September is Insurance Month

( left to right)
Tom RossDimond Bros. 2900 Madison Ave. Granite City, IL 62040 618.877.0388
Julie Holt – United Insurance Brokerage 3010 Nameoki Road, Granite City, IL 62040 618.877.2644
Ryan Matthews - Dimond Bros. 2900 Madison Ave. Granite City, IL 62040 618.877.0388
Tonya Cook – Lueders, Robertson & Konzen 1939 Delmar Ave., Granite City, IL 62040 618.876.8500
Michelle Charbonnier – Charlotte Charbonnier State Farm Insurance
2231 Pontoon Road, Granite City, IL 62040 618.797.2204
Sara Sanderson - Dimond Bros. 2900 Madison Ave. Granite City, IL 62040 618.877.0388




August is Banking and Financial Planning Month for Southwestern Madison County Chamber of Commerce

August is Banking and Financial Planning Month
(back row – left to right)
Rob Schwartz – TheBANK of Edwardsville 330 West Vandalia,
Edwardsville, IL 62025 659.6637
Rick Ringwald – Regions 2400 Pontoon Road, Granite City, IL 62040 301.6657
Thomas Cholevik – Transamerica Fianancial Advisors, Inc. 4900 Maryville Road,
Suite C, Granite City, IL 62040 931.5161

John Schuelke – TheBANK of Edwardsville,3502 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL 62040 659.6368
Keith Burton – GCS Credit Union, 3970 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL 62040 797.7993 x 1309
Wilson Loch – Guardian Savings Bank 3800 Nameoki Road, Granite City, IL 62040 876.5544

(front row – left to right)
Veronica Coleman – Edward Jones 3908 Maryville Road, Ste 1, Granite City, IL 62040 931.2397
Beth Dittman – First Bank 3600 Nameoki Road, Granite City, IL 62040 876.3800
Kevin Nicol – Nicol Financial Services #1 Executive Park, Granite City, IL 62040  931.3267
Jennifer Miller – TheBANK of Edwardsville 3502 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL 62040 659.6368
Rachael Friedel – Guardian Savings Bank 3800 Nameoki Road,
Granite City, IL 62040 876.5544



July is National Hot Dog & Ice Cream Month for Southwestern Madison County Chamber of Commerce


July is National Hot Dog & Ice Cream Month
(left to right)
Jolene Ahn - Schnucks Supermarkets 3100 Madison Avenue, Granite City, IL 62040 451.0517
Victoria Arguelles - Kool Beanz Cafe 1316 Niedringhaus Ave., Granite City, IL 62040 877.5730



Commemorative Month June for Southwestern Madison County Chamber of Commerce

June is Water – Motorcycle & Ice Tea Awareness

(left to right)
Paul Wellhausen – SCF Lewis and Clark Fleeting, LLC 2801 Rock Road, Granite City, IL 876-1116
Norman Sanders – Illinois American Water 2000 W. 24th Street, Granite City, IL 876-0011
Wayne Gum, Manager of Transportation and Eddie D. Smith, River Dock Coordinator –
US Steel 1951 State St 451-3273
Bill Stahlman, Port Engineer – America’s Central Port 1635 W. 1st Street, Granite City, IL 877-8444
Kenny Inman – SCF Lewis and Clark Fleeting, LLC 2801 Rock Road, Granite City, IL 876-1116
Tim Elliott – Illinois American Water 2000 W. 24th Street, Granite City, IL 876-011
Robert King – SCF Lewis and Clark Fleeting, LLC 2801 Rock Road, Granite City, IL 876-1116
Jerry Driscoll – John Sakach Company of St. Louis 30 Industrial Drive, Granite City, IL 451-4213

(Front on motorcycle) Mayor Mike Pagano – Village of Pontoon Beach 1 Regency Parkway, Pontoon Beach, IL 931-6100



Commemorative Month May for Southwestern Madison County Chamber of Commerce

May is Transportation Awareness

(left to right)
Ken Kohnen – Snelson Collision Repair 1822 Grand Ave, Granite City, IL 931-2886
Gordon Morton – Cee Jay Auto Body 2123 E. 23rd Street, Granite City, IL 452-9553
Brady Riechmann, Glen Riechmann, Dana Riechmann, and Daryl Riechmann
Riechmann Transport 3328 W. Chain of Rocks Road, Granite City, IL 797-6700
Cecil Morton – Cee Jay Auto Body 2123 E. 23rd Street, Granite City, IL 452-9553
Marty McCabe – Koetting Ford 3465 Progress Parkway, Granite City, IL 452-5400
Rob Waymire – Dempsey-Adams CARSTAR 1837 Madison Ave, Granite City, IL 877-5400
Sharon Hagerman – ACT Madison County Transit One Transit Way, Granite City, IL 797-4600
Jeff Kohler – Weber Granite City Cheverolet 3499 Progress Parkway, Granite City, IL 451-7913



Commemorative Month April for Southwestern Madison County Chamber of Commerce

April Commemorative Month – Library, Dental & Eye Care Awareness Month

Back Row:

David J. Dombek D.M.D. 3005 Madison Ave, Granite City, IL 62040 618-876-7227
Tallin Curran Six Mile Regional Library District 2001 Delmar Ave, Granite City 618-452-6238
Jim Greenwald EDS Granite City Community Unit S.D. #9 1947 Adams St 618-451-5836

Middle Row:

Irvin Slate (Holding Bob Slate’s Book) Irvin Slate Law Office
3600 Nameoki Road, Granite City, IL 62040 618-876-5044
Melissa Schleeper Kiel, M.D. Illinois Eye Surgeons 2421 Corporate Center, Granite City 931-6980
Meseret Gebremichael MLIS Southwestern Illinois College 4950 Maryville Rd, 618-931-0600

Front Row:

Cindy Wallace RDH BS Metro East Dental Care 1923 Johnson Road, 618-877-6303
Tina Hubert MLS, MPA Six Mile Regional Library District 2001 Delmar Ave, 618-452-6238


Commemorative Months for Southwestern Madison County Chamber of Commerce

March recognizes The Arts Appreciation and the Construction Trades

(Note- This picture was taken the morning after the big wind storm and many of our
construction companies who planned to be in the picture were busy taking care of the
many emergency repairs to homes and businesses)

(Back Row – Left to Right)
Lon Brauer – Lon Brauer Studios 2540 Angela Drive, Granite City, IL 62040 314-456-3498
Stephanie Sensabaugh and Banlay Tanthavong – East Side Marble and Granite
1815 Edison Ave, Granite City, IL 62040 618-451-7950
Shannon Penrod – Furniture Galore & More 4127 South Dr, Pontoon Beach, IL 62040 709-7766

(Front Row – Left to Right)

Carolyn Jenkins–The Master’s Voice Community Choir 3153 Fehling Rd, Granite City 452-3112
Beverley Scroggins – Summerstage, Inc. 1350 27th Street, Granite City, IL 62040 618-877-2228
Brenda Whitaker – Garden Gate 839 Niedringhaus and Alfresco Art Center
2014 Delmar,Granite City, IL 62040 618-604-6739
Bill Rickher – Korte & Luitjohan Contractors, Inc. 12052 Highland Rd, Highland, IL. 62249 654-9877



Commemorative Months for Southwestern Madison County Chamber of Commerce

February is Heart Month and it owns the holiday when we lavish our loved ones with candy,
flowers and maybe a diamond for Valentine’s day. So what better place to gather to celebrate
February than Gateway Regional Medical Center’s $3.5 million dollar Cardiac Catheterization
Lab, along with our cardiologists, our jewelers, our florists and the Heart Association which
will very visible in our community this year because the Illinois Heart Walk is being hosted
at our very own Gateway Motorsports Park.

- Left to right
Dr. Usman Qayyum, Cardiologist St. Louis Heart and Vascular Group Gateway Regional
Medical Center 2118 Washington Ave. Granite City 618.876.8214
Judy Knapp, Owner August Garden: Flowers & Gifts 118 North Main Edwardsville 656.7800
And Revival 1300 Niedringhaus Ave. Granite City 877.6227
Jane Hudson, General Manager - Hudson Jewelers 3244 Nameoki Road Granite City 452.3188
and 6679 Edwardsville Crossing, Edwardsville 656.3188
Dr. Saulius Kalvaities, Cardiologist St. Louis Heart and Vascular Group
Gateway Regional Medical Center 2118 Washington Ave. Granite City 618.876.8214
Dr. Sanjaya Saheta, Cardiologist St. Louis Heart and Vascular Group
Gateway Regional Medical Center 2118 Washington Ave. Granite City 618.876.8214
John Hudson, President - Hudson Jewelers 3244 Nameoki Road, Granite City 452.3188
and 6679 Edwardsville Crossing Edwardsville 656.3188
Bob Dittman Owner Goff & Dittman Florist & Gift Shop 4915 Maryville Road, Granite City 797.9900
Buffy McKinney, Development Director American Heart Association
460 N. Lindbergh Blvd. St. Louis, MO 314.692.5621



Commemorative Months for Southwestern Madison County Chamber of Commerce

JANUARY IS TIME FOR FITNESS AND EATING RIGHT!


(Left to Right)
 Kendra Ketchum, General Manager Shop N Save 3521 Nameoki Road Granite City, 451.1854
Blake Reed, Fitness Instructor Club Fitness 3443 Nameoki Road Granite City 219.2699
Dana Clements, Massage Therapist Darin Chiropractic 2339 Pontoon Road Granite City 931.2050
Tom Beckerle, Manager Schnuck’s SuperMarkets 3100 Madison Ave Granite City, 451.0517
Chad Hudson, General Manger Club Fitness 3443 Nameoki Road Granite City 219.2699
Dr. Andrew Dorough Strotheide Chiropractic 3412 Nameoki Road Granite City 876.7800
Tim Burgess, Director Gateway Regional Medical Center Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 
2100 Madison Ave. Granite City 798.3135

DR. Christy Darin, Darin Chiropractic 2339 Pontoon Road Granite City 931.2050
David Williams, Executive Director Granite City Park District 2900 Benton Ave Granite City 877.3059 &
Legacy Golf Course 3500 Cargill Road Granite City 931.4653

(seated in front row) 
Dr. Laura Shipley Shipley Chiropractic LTD 2502 Pontoon Road Granite City 931.2001
Denise Drago, Director of Latch Key Program Tri City Area YMCA 451 Niedringhaus Ave Granite City 876.7200
Dena Pierce, Yoga Instructor Physical Medicine Clinic of Granite City 2861 Madison Ave. Granite City 877.4000
Amy Evans, Executive Director Tri City Area YMCA 451 Niedringhaus Ave Granite City 876.7200


Commemorative Months for Southwestern Madison County Chamber of Commerce

December 2013: Recognizing our Churches and the Charities that provide for our needy

Standing: (left to right) 
Major Dale Hunt The Salvation Army 
307 E. 23rd Street, Granite City, IL 618-451-7957
Rev. Aaron Ban St. Peter UCC2103 Cleveland Blvd, Granite City, IL 618-877-3442  
Rev. Derrell Brame Central Christian Church 
2020 Johnson Road, Granite City 618-931-4072 
Rev. Roy Boyer Harvest Community Church 
4598 Hwy 162, Pontoon Beach, IL 618-931-2500  
Rev. Mark Maynard Calvary Life Church 
4650 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL 618-931-4106  
Rev. Nicholas Finley Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox
416 Ewing Avenue, Madison 618-451-9995
Rev. T. L. Smith Gracepoint Church 2450 Pontoon Road, Granite City 618-9314042

Sitting: (left to right) 
Major Mary Hunt The Salvation Army 
3007 E. 23rd Street, Granite City, IL 618-451-7957
Rev. Gary Mosimann Niedringhaus United Methodist Church 20th & Delmar, Granite City, IL 618-977-3941
Rev. Tim Pate Nameoki United Methodist Church 1900 Pontoon Road, Granite City, IL 618-877-1936
Debra Homyer Community Care Center, Inc 1818 Cleveland Blvd, Granite City, IL 618-876-8770
Rev. Jeffery Welch First United Presbyterian Church 2160 Delmar Ave., Granite City, IL 618-452-1100