The Belleville Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit organization that helps cultivate a positive business climate, promote the Belleville community, and organize and facilitate community events.
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To promote and endorse new and existing businesses by providing support, education and networking opportunities, as well as partnerships with community events.
Any Belleville Chamber Member may self-nominate to be considered for a role as a board member or committee chair, in accordance with our bylaws. Open Board member positions are typcially elected by the membership at the Annual Membership Meeting. They serve two-year terms, officially beginning at the next regular board meeting after the Annual Membership Meeting, and ending at the Annual Membership Meeting of the year indicated in paranthesis behind their name.
Officers and Committee Chair roles are elected by the Board of Directors at the first regular board meeting after the Annual meeting. Officer & Chair positions are elected annually - and there are term limits.
You do not need to be a board member to chair a committee - you do have to be a member.
If any role becomes vacant prior to the completion of the term, there are provisions in the bylaws to appoint an interim person.
Rick Francois, President (2022) - Francois Ford
Tyler Salzman, Treasurer (2022) - Hometown Pharmacy
Julie Gilkes, Secretary (2022) - Unique Heating & Air Conditioning
Debi Buol, Chair - Beautify Downtown Belleville Committee (2023) - Lingonberry Llama
Nate Perry, (2022) - School District of Belleville
Mark Schwoegler, (2023) - Schwoegler's Sugar River Lanes
Village Chamber Liaison
What's the "Chamber Liaison?" This role is evolving; It is currently filled by the Economic Development & Marketing Specialist with the Village of Belleville. The primary function of the liaison role is to share economic development news and business retention & expansion supports that keep our business community sustainable. You can find out a bit more on the very recent history of this role here.