Meeting Archives

Belleville Chamber of Commerce - Meeting Records & Bylaws

As a volunteer-run non-profit organization in service to our members and the broader community, we strive toward increased transparency and consistency in our communications and records. Even before the crisis of COVID-19, there was a general understanding that the Chamber was entering a period of transformation. As a result, there may be gaps in certain past records. 

We are indeed a non-profit and also, because we recently took the steps to formally organize as a 501 (c )(6), the Belleville Chamber of Commerce is in itself, a business.  This requires a more formal type and volume of record-keeping; a challenge for any volunteer group. 

In 2019, the Belleville Chamber of Commerce leadership reached out to staff at Belleviile Village Hall for guidance on how to move through this exciting and also challenging time. Simultaneously, the Village had already recognized the need for a coordinated effort to improve and promote the many business opportunities and community events & amenities. Positions were created to coordinate efforts in that regard.

In the Summer of 2020, the Village hired an Economic Development & Marketing Specialist full-time to provide business recruitment & retention and event promotional support to to our community. Because a resilient chamber of commerce organization is in a unique postion to build and promote a sustainable  business community, in Autumn of 2020 this position was also directed to act as Chamber Liaison. While the liaison portion of this role is expected to be permanent, the expected level of support provided to the Chamber by the liaison was escalated as a temporary measure to refresh and rebuild the organization's structure, communication and financial reporting. 

The first Chamber Liaison, Becky Olson, helped fill vacant Chamber Board positions, made recommedations to the membership process that rebuilt the active membership roles from 4 businesses to over 30 in just 3 months, reviewed and made recommendations to the Chambers financial policies and researched, drafted and facilitated approvals to our bylaws. The latter will be the foundation of our policies, procedures and volunteer role descriptions from this moment forward. As such, it is now up to us as members and volunteer Chamber Board Directors, to operate this non-profit business in an open and professional matter, that brings value to our businesses and the broader community. 

We hope you will join us! Members are always welcome at our Board of Directors meetings. 
There are openings on the Chamber Board of Directors & Officers - this committment requires interested members to nominate themselves (self-nominate) at or before the Annual Membership Meeting.
Descriptions of many of these duties, may be found in the bylaws, below. 

Belleville Chamber of Commerce Bylaws
Current Bylaws:Ratified by Membership in April 2021

Archived Meeting Records 

June 15, 2021 Agenda
June 15, 2021 DRAFT Minutes

May 18, 2021 Agenda
May 18, 2021 Minutes

April 24, 2021 Agenda
April 24, 2021 Minutes

March 16, 2021 Agenda (Note: no quorum) 

February 16, 2021 Agenda
February 16, 2021 Minutes
Note: There was no quorum at the meeting on 3-16-2021, thus minutes are not yet approved. 

March 16, 2021 Agenda
April 24, 2021 Agenda

April 24, 2021 Annual Membership Meeting Information

September 15, 2020 Agenda
October 6, 2020 Agenda
October 6, 2020 Approved Minutes
November 17, 2020 Agenda
December 23, 2020 Agenda

August 26, 2019 Agenda
September 25, 2019 Agenda
October 21, 2019 Agenda
November 25, 2019 Agenda
December 2, 2019 Agenda

March 14, 2018 Quarterly Meeting Notes
April 23,  2018 Board Meeting Minutes
July 10, 2018 Quarterly Meeting Notes

April 4, 2017 Quarterly Member Meeting
July 11, 2017 Quarterly Member Meeting
October 3, 2017 Quarterly Member Meeting