Vatterott College - February 26th, 2015
A large crowd of Chamber members and guests braved the cold, snowy winter morning enjoyed a delicious breakfast and great networking opportunities at Vatterott College. A big thank you to Tom Lockett, Katie Helsabeck and the entire staff for their great hospitality hosting the February Business After Hours.
Instructors and staff were on hand to give tours of the beautiful facility, including a tour of the brand-new auto lab.
Lucky prize winners were Joyce Waterkotte of NuFIT for You, Jan Barrett of Redbud Yoga, Tony Rhodes of Powder Coat Plus and Ray Sertuche of Ray's Auto Repair. LeeAnn Beard a board member of Young Professionals of the Quincy Area was on hand to claim the $50 Chamber cash. The March 26 Business Before Hours at Shoe Carnival we will attempt to give away $25 Chamber cash. Hope to see you there!
Salvation Army Kroc Center - January 22nd, 2015
Thank You to Major Andrew Miller and the entire staff at The Salvation Army Kroc Center for their wonderful hospitality during the Chamber's January Business Before Hours. A large crowd of Chamber members and guests enjoyed delicious breakfast items and great networking opportunities.
Kroc Center staff were on hand to share information to Chamber members and guests, about the cafe, catering, rentals and membership available at the Kroc Center.
Lucky winners of prizes given away were Karen Wagner of United Way of Adams County, Elise Sutter of Kohl Wholesale and Nathan Terwelp of State Street Bank. No one was present from Moore Insurance Advisors, Electrical Workers Local #34 or Quincy Public Schools to claim the $25 Chamber cash. Now it will roll over and we will attempt to give away $50 at the February's BBH at Vatterott College. Hope to see you there.
1st Farm Credit Services - December 18th, 2014
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas - at least for the attendees of the December Business Before Hours, which was hosted by 1st. Farm Credit Services. A light snow fall greeted attendees this morning, a perfect setting for a delicoius hot breakfast and networking.
Several attendees won gift certificates, just in time for holiday shopping. Margie Schlueter representing Vervocity Interactive, won a $100 gift certificate and Mecki Kosin of The Travel House of Quilncy won the $50 gift certificate. Thank you to Mark Wernowsky, Kelvin Triplett, Jessice Carolan and the entire staff for ther generous hospitality!
After drawing 8 businesses out of the box, the Chamber's cash prize of $100 was ultimately awarded to Tony Crane of Architechnics Inc. which was the final Business Before Hours of 2014. We will see you on January 22, 2015 at the Kroc Center.
Dame, Hurdle and Company - November 20th, 2014
On a brisk morning with a hot delicious breakfast waiting Dame, Hurdle & Company was the perfect location for the Chamber's Business Before Hours. Thanks to Vince and Hope Udry and their staff for their wonderful hospitality - and the inspiration for Christmas gift ideas! Dame Hurdle and Company gift certificates were won by Tenille Sonethongkham, Jessica Carolan and Nancy Waters. A beautifuy Angelica bracelet was won by Chad Rodgers
No one from the U.S. Postal Service, West Central Child Care Connection or Laura Kent Donahue were present to claim the $75 Chamber cash. The pot will roll over to $100 at the December Business Befor Hours at 1st. Farm Crredit on December 18. This being the final cash prize at the final Business Before Hours of 2014 on December 18 we wil draw until we get a winner. Hope to see you there!
Riverside Smoke House & Grill - October 23rd, 2014
A special thanks to Riverside Smoke House & Grill for hosting this month's Business Before Hours. A big thank you to Caitlin Slater and Ken Rieffer for their great hospitality. Their guests enjoyed great food and networking in a lovely, spacious banquet room.
Riverside Smoke House & Grill are open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Riverside Smoke House & Grill are famous for their mouth watering ribs, smoked pork, barbque chicken, brisket and more.
Elise Sutter of Kohl Wholesale was the lucky winner of a gift certificate to Riverside Smoke House & Grill. The Chamber attempted to give away &50 in cash, but representatives from Adams County State's Attorney office, Clingingsmith Counter Top Company or Domestic Abuse Re-Lief missed the opportunity! Don't miss your chance to win $75 during the November Business After Hours, which will be held on November 20 at Dame Hurdle and Company.
Bailey's Coffee, Fudge & Fine Gifts - September 25th, 2014
More than 60 Chamber members and guests packed Bailey's Coffee House and Fudge Shop, anxious to sample the delicious coffee and breakfast treats while networking. Our thanks to Renee Higgins and her staff for their generous hospitality.
Bailey's sells much more than coffee and fudge. They have gift items, candy, gelato, and create custom gift baskets. Bailey's also serves healthy lunch options with its FIT menu, and once a month they feature a local lmusician or have poetry slams.
Lucky prize winners were Ryan Rapp of Commerce Bank, a half pound of fudge; Carl Kruthoff of Media Development, a gift certificate; and Gina Wolf of Peoples Prospority Bank, a gift basket filled with delicious goodies. The Chamber attempted to give away $25 in cash, but representatives from Williams Shooters Supply, Wal-Mart, and United Rental missed out on the opportunity. We will attempt to give away $50 at the October Business Before Hours, which will be held October 23rd at Riverside Smoke House & Grill Hope to see you there!
Ray's Auto Repair - August 28th, 2014
Chamber members and guests crowded into Ray's Auto Repair service garage to enjoy a delicious breakfast and time for networking during the August Business After Hours event. Thank you to Ray and JoAnn Sertuche, Jayson Heck and Jacob Turnear for their great hospitality.
Winners of Ray's Auto Repair gift certificates included: Ed Esselman of Esselman Counseling Services; Barb Oitker of Dynamic Job Solutions; and Peggy Johnston of Winters Insurance Group. The Chamber was able to give away the $75 jackpot to the first Chamber member drawn. Betty Alford of International Eyecare Center was present to collect the $75 cash prize. We will attempt to give away $25 during the September Business Before Hours, which will be hosted by Bailey's Coffee, Fudge and Fine Gifts on September 25. See you there!
Chaddock - July 24th, 2014
A large crowd attended the July Business Before Hours event at Chaddock. Our thanks to Debbie Reed, President and CEO and the entire staff at Chaddock for their wonderful hospitality.
Chaddock is rated as one of the top foster care agencies in the state of Illinois. Attendees were encouraged to take a tour of the campus and learn more of the explansion plans for a new school on campus.
No representatives from O'Donnell's Pest Control, Quincy Fairfield Inn & Suites or Grimm Schlipman Financial Group were present to collect the $50 cash prize. The Chamber cash prize will roll over and will attempt to give away $75 at the August Business Before Hours at Ray's Auto Repair on August 28. Hope to see you there!
Media Development - June 26th, 2014
A large crowd of about 100 Chamber members and guests were given the opportunity to tour Media Development, the host of the Chamber's June Business Before Hours. Our thanks to Brandy Blickhan and Susan Niemann and the entire staff of Media Development for their hospitality.
Media Development is a full service agency that can help with one part of your marketing mix or partner to manage all of your marketing functions. Media Development can do TV commercials, web design, video editing, graphic design, billboards and more.
No representatives from State Farm-Melissa Bradshaw, West Central Child Care Connection or Mast Productions were in attendance to claim the $25 Chamber cash prize. Join us in July for a chance to win $50 in cash during Business Before Hours on July 24 at Chaddock.
Quincy Bow Pro/Roman Pools and Spas - May 22nd, 2014
Chuck Whitcomb of Quincy Bow Pro, Robert Roman of Roman Pools and Spas and their staff cordially greeted a large crowd to their May Business Before Hours. Everyone in attendance received a voucher for some time in their Techno Hunt and had a chance to draw for % off on merchandise or free items. Our thanks to Charles and Robert and their entire staff for their great hospitality.
Quincy Bow Pro offers a full service archery workshop as well as sales and lessons on an indoor range. They also feature Techno Hunt, the digital high-definition live action computerized hunting simulation.
Roman Pools and Spas specializes in quality pools and pool products at affordable prices. We are committed to building an inviting pool that will add beauty and value to your home. With many shapes and sizes available, you can choose a pool that will turn your backyard into a stunning escape. With different designs available a Aspen Spa is crafted to meet your personal needs for relaxation and comfort.
Lucky prize winners were Erica Anders of Manpower, Chad Ford of F & M Bank and Trust Company and Vickie Tipton of North Adams Home. Joyce Waterkotte of NuFIT For You won the $25 Chamber cash prize.
The nest Business Before Hours will be held June 26 at Media Development. Hope to see you there!
JWCC Workforce Development Center - April 24th, 2014
A large crowd turned out at Business Before Hours hosted by JWCC Workforce Training Center. Attendees enjoyed several breakfast selections, great networking and a chance to tour the Workforce Training Center.
Guests were able to see the latest equipment, taught by professionals, working in the industry today. They were able to witness the technology on computer-numeric control machines and some of the latest tools used in manufacturing today. Guests even had a chance to hop inside a big rig.
A big thank you to the entire JWCC staff for their outstanding hospitality. Lucky prize winners were Matt Anderson, Anderson Consultants, Inc.; Mecki Kosin, The Travel House of Quincy; Ken Anderson, Anderson Consultants, Inc. Chad Ford,F & M Bank and Trust Company; Richard Heinie, Heinie Specialty Products; and Carrie Crist, Manpower. United Way of Adams County was the lucky winner of the Chamber's $100 cash prize.
The next Business Before Hours will be held on May 22 at Roman Pools/Quincy Bow Pro. Hope to see you there!
Knights of Columbus - March 27th, 2014
On a chilly, rainy day a large crowd of Chamber members and guest were unable to check out the driving range or par-3 course but did enjoy a delicious early morning breakfast and great networking opportunities at Knights of Colulmbus Business Before Hours. A big thank you to John Veith, Mike Wensing and Chris Scarano for their great hospitality.
A driving range pass was won by Don Oitker of The Traveling Vineyard and a business clinic pass was won by David Arns of Aire Serv of Quincy and Hans Henseler of First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust. No one from Panera Bread Co., Kelly's Restaurant or Tri-State Health Care Coalition were on hand to win the Chamber's $75 cash prize. The pot rolls over and will attempt to give away $100 at the April Business Before Hours at John Wood Community College Workforce Development Center on April 24. We hope to see you there!
Prudential Financial Services - February 27th, 2014
The Financial Professionals at Prudential welcomed guest of a preview of their new offices at 4937 Oak Street to open in May. Our thanks to Randy Stocker, Chuck Hageman and all The Financial Professionals for their outstanding hospitality.
Food and coffee was provided by Krazy Cakes Café and Bakery and the Knights of Columbus Golf Center provided guests with golf activities.
Lucky winner of gift certificates to Knights of Columbus Golf Center were Patrick Conley of Gem City Cabinetry, Marc Arntzen of Gem City Memorial and winners of cell phone holders were Mariann Barnard of Town & Country Inn and Suites, Bob Brewer of ServiceMaster and Kathy Wolters of With You In Mind. No one was present to win the $50 Chamber cash prize. We will attempt to give away $75 at next month Business After Hours at Knights of Colulmbus Facility and Golf Course on March 27. Hope to see you there!
Great River Referral Group - January 23rd, 2014
The Great River Referral Group hosted the January Business Before Hours event at Quincy University Hall of Fame Room. Our thanks to Tony Rhodes, president of the Great River Referral Group and their members for their great hospitality.
Lucky prize winners of the two $50 Chamber bucks were Mark Davis from ETC ComputerLand and Becky Albert from Quincy Hospitality House. No one from Leader One Financial, DQ Grill & Chill or First Investment Services were on hand to win the $25 Chamber cash. We will try to give away $50 at the February Business Before Hours on February 27 at Prudential Financial Services. Hope to see you there!
dressbarn - December 19th, 2013
A large crowd came out to network and check out the latest trends in women's fashion for the December Business Before Hours hosted by dressbarn. A special thanks to Teresa Harness, manager and her staff for a great event.
Lucky prize winner of dressbarn gift bags were Nancy Waters of Marlboro Wire and Golden Bridges; Ali Norton of Knapheide Truck Equipment Company; Mike Drew of WGEM; ? Don Larson of Ambit Energy; Barb Hutmacher of Sunset Home; Marybeth Noel of AdForce Advertising Agency; and Susan Ellerbrock of Blessing Health System. Congratulations to Alta Mayhugh of KRRY, KICK-FM was the lucky winner of the Chamber $235 cash jackpot.
Make plans to attend the January 2014 Business Before Hours hosted by Great River Referral Group on January 23 at Quincy University Cafeteria. Hope to see you there.
Everything and the Kitchen Sink - November 21st, 2013
Wow! A large crowd enjoyed browsing through over 5000 square feet of retail space at Everything and the Kitchen Sink, Quincy’s Hottest Antique Mall. Everything and the Kitchen Sink offer their customers a variety of unique items, such as old and new collectibles, antiques and so much more.
Chamber members and their guests browsed the store looking for 5 items labeled “What is it and What’s it For”. Gift certificates were given for the correct answers. Our thanks to Steve and Cindy Rossiter for their great hospitality hosting the November Business Before Hours.
Barb Oitker from Dynamic Job Solutions was the lucky winner of the new Quincyopoly board game. No one from Gem City Memorial, Quincy Area Safety Council or BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois was on hand to win the Chamber’s $200 cash prize, so the pot rolls over again. We will give away $225 at the December 19 Business Before Hours hosted by dressbarn.
Hope to see you there!
Manpower - October 24th, 2013
Thank you to Erica Anders and her staff at Manpower for the wonderful Business After Hours. We learned that Manpower can help your company find "temporary employees" for short-term jobs, "temporary-to-hire employees" when you need an extended probationary period before bringing someone onto your staff, or "direct hire employees" when you lack the HR resources to fill the position on your own.
Patrick Conley of Gem City Cabinetry was the lucky winner of a Chamber Buck from Manpower. No one from Poage Buick GMC Cadillac, Adams Electric Cooperative or ADM Alliance Nutrition were on hand to win the Chamber's $175 cash prize, so the pot rolls over again. We will attempt to give away $200 at the November 21 Business Before Hours hosted by Everything & the Kitchen Sink. We hope to see you there!
Little Jess Motor Company - September 26th, 2013
A large crowd of chamber members and guests packed the showroom of Little Jess Motor Company for the September Business After Hours. Our thanks to Rodney Griffin and the entire Little Jess Motor Company staff for their generous hospitality.
Guests were given the chance to learn more about Little Jess Motor Company and their inventory by taking a little quiz. Everyone with all the correct answers, which there were 7, were in a drawing for a $500 vehicle voucher. Also hidden in the cars were envelopes with gift certificates which the guests could fine by looking over the large inventory of cars and trucks at Little Jess Motor Company.
The Chamber attempted to give away $150 in cash, but representatives from Klingele Veterinary Clinic, Air Specialists or O'Griff's/Winter's West Wng, missed out on the opportunity. We will attempt to give away $175 at the next Business Before Hours, which will be held October 24 at Manpower. Hope to see you there!
Midwest Pool & Spa - August 22nd, 2013
The showroom floor was crowded for the August Business Before Hours event at Midwest Pool & Spa. Attendees enjoyed coffee, donuts and fruit and great networking. Our thanks to Jason Hagenbauber and his staff for their outstanding hospitality.
David Arns from Aire Serv of Quincy was the lucky winner of a $100 gift certificate. No one from Comfort Inn of Quincy, Quincy Catholic Elementary Schools Foundation or New Horizons Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork were on hand to win the Chamber's $125 cash prize, so the pot rolls over and we will try to give away $150 at the September Business Before Hours event at Little Jess Motor Company on Sep 26. We hope to see you all there!
Quincy University Connie Niemann Center for Music - July 25th, 2013
Quincy University was host for Business Before Hours at the Connie Niemann Center for Music on their North Campus. A large crowd came out to see this beautiful addition at Quincy University North Campus.
Our thanks to Dr. Robert Gervasi and his entire staff for their outstanding hospitality. Attendees enjoyed several delicious breakfast selections and time for networking.
Lance Fox of Aire Serv, Linda Flesner of F & M Bank, Elise Obert of Kohl Wholesale, John Letts of John Wood Community College, Mike Young of Savemore Carpets and Dr. Monty Karoll of Mobile Health Screening & Diagnostic were the lucky prize winners. No one from Gem City Pizzeria & Mexican, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois or Dan's Auto Care, Inc were on hand to claim the $100 Chamber cash, so the pot rolls over again. We will attempt to give away $125 at the August Business Before Hours hosted by Midwest Pool & Spa on Aug 22. We hope to see you there!
The Travel House of Quincy - June 27th, 2013
A large crowd gathered on a beautiful summer morning for the June Business Before Hours event at The Travel House of Quincy. A big thank you to Mecki Kosin and her entire staff for wonderful hospitality.
Lucky Linda Flesner of F & M Bank won a beautiful bouquet of flowers. The Chamber tried to give away $75 but no one from Titan International, Dynamic Job Solutions or Ted's Shirt Shack were present to claim the $75. The pot will roll over and we will attempt to give away $100 at the July Business Before Hours at Quincy University on July 25. Hope to see you there!
Dale Koontz Builder - May 23rd, 2013
Wow! What a unique opportunity! Dale Koontz Builder hosted the May Business Before Hours at a custom built home in the Tuscany Fields Subdivision. Nearly 100 guests were given the opportunity to get a sneak peak at a brand new custom built home in one of Quincy's newest neighborhoods.
Our thanks to Tim and Scott Koontz for their great hospitality and a chance to tour this beautiful home. No one from Lewis B. Osterbur & Associates, Bybee Insurance or Classic Colors were on hand to claim the $50 Chamber cash prize, so the pot rolls over to $75 at the June Business Before Hours at Travel House on June 27. Hope to see you there!
Sunset Home, Villas, & Apts. - April 25th, 2013
The Villa View Room was crowded for the April Business Before Hours event at Sunset Home. Our thanks to Jerry Neal and his entire staff at Sunset Home for their hospitality.
Prizes were won by Nancy Waters from Golden Bridges, Scott Stone from Century 21 Broughton Team, Kurt VonderHaar from Kwiki Car Wash, Mike Drew from WGEM and Barb Oitker from Dynamic Job Solutions. No one from Midwest Block & Brick, Scholz, Loos, Palmer, Siebers & Duesterhaus, or Sam's Club were present to claim the $25 cash prize, so the pot rolls over next month, when we attempt to give away $50 at the May Business Befre Hours at Dale Koontz Builders on May 23. We hope to see you there!
KHQA-TV - March 28th, 2013
The studio of KHQA was crowded with Chamber members and other guests a to their state-of-the art facility for the March Business Before Hours. Community members got a chance to sneak a peek behind the scenes at the studio at 301 S 36th Street.
Our thanks to Carol Sowers and the entire staff for their outstanding hospitality. Visitors enjoyed breakfast and networking while they took station tours and learned about bringing news to the Tri-States.
Those in attendance put their business cards in a drawing for a 40 inch television; Sue Chiodini of Mercantile Bank was the winner. Barb Oitker of Dynamic Job Solutions was the lucky winner of the $25 Chamber cash. The next Business Before Hours will be hosted by Sunset Home on April 25. Hope to see you there!
Consignors Depot - February 28th, 2013
From flower arrangements, toys, books and clothing for the entire family Consignors Depot showcased their wide variety of merchandise to attendees at the February Business Before Hours. Thank you to Janis and Mike Smith and entire family for their hospitality.
Consignors Depot hours are Mon thru Fri 10 - 5 and Saturdays 10-3.
Congratulations to the Judy Dewey of the dressbarn was the winner of the Chamber $50 cash give-a-way. We will attempt to give away $25 at the March Business Before Hours at KHQA on March 28. Hope to see you there!
Quincy Audiology, LLC - January 24th, 2013
On a brisk winter morning more than 60 Chamber members and guest came out for the first 2013 Business Before Hours at Quincy Audiology. Our thanks goes out to Dr. Kevin Ballard and his entire staff for a warm welcome.
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No one was present from Culver Stockton College, Quncy Ready Mix or Springfield Electric Supply Company to claim the $25 Chamber cash prize, the pot rolls over to next month, when we will attempt to give away $50. The February Business Before Hours will be held on February 28 at Consignors Depot. Hope to see you there!