October, 2009 Highland Chamber of Commerce
HIGHLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Volume 4, Issue 4
Message from the Chamber President—Eric Rehkemper Inside This Issue:
The busy days of summer are behind us (and be- Directors’s Note 2
lieve me, for the Chamber it was a busy summer!) and Member Events 3
we’re now looking forward to the cooler days of fall and Member News 4
the upcoming holiday season. Next on the horizon is the New Members 5
annual Lighted Christmas Parade on November 27 this Dale Carnegie Quick Tips 6
year. The parade has grown to be one of the premier Business Education Seminar 7
holiday parades in the area and kicks off the season for Illinois Employment Forms 8
Yard of the Month 9
Highland. If you haven’t participated in the parade be-
Say Hello To… 10
fore, you might consider doing so. It’s great publicity and
Chamber Members 11-12
a great family event. An entry form is included in this Chamber Board 13
newsletter. Christmas Parade Entry Form 14
I encourage you, too, to shop Highland first this
holiday season. You’ll not only be supporting our local
merchants but you’ll be keeping tax dollars here where
they can be used for the betterment of our community.
In the meantime, enjoy the beautiful days of fall!
Eric 8 Highland Markt und Mehr,
Farmer & Artisan Market
9-11 Art in the Park
9-11 Antiques Show & Sale
15 Business After Hours hosted
by Scott Credit Union
17 Highland Civic Woman’s Club
23 Trick or Treat Trail
13 Business Education Seminar
20 Business After Hours hosted
by Becker Jewelers
27 Lighted Christmas Parade
4 Business After Hours hosted
by Scheffel & Company
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FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR….
I love the cool and refreshing air that greets me on these wonderful October mornings. In this beautiful
time of year, there are many things happening in our community… Farmers Market Fall Finale, Art
in the Park, Pumpkin Patch, Parks & Rec programs like the Haunted Hike & youth Soccer, Moose Club
Chili Cook-Off and more! Be sure to get out and enjoy one or more of these great activities!
And as this month turns quickly to the next, Thanksgiving will be on my mind. We, as a Chamber,
have much to be thankful for and our members are at the top of the list! We are here doing what we do
because of you…thank you.
Speaking of being thankful, this is an opportune time to extend a special word of thanks to Larry
Lucco of Lucco Financial Partners. Recently, Larry donated a new color copier to the Chamber. This
awesome piece of equipment has all the bells and whistles—it prints, scans, copies in color or b/w, col-
lates, staples, codes copies and other features we’ve not yet discovered! This addition will allow us to
work more efficiently and better serve our members and the community. Thank you Larry, for your
generosity – it will not be forgotten.
Artisan Market ONEY HONEY
Thursdays 4 - 8 pm
thru October 8
Don’t miss the last week of our first
Fun: Early “Treat” Night
and Costume Contest
Free “treats” for kids in costume
Pumpkin & Gourd Contests
Music: Ed Armbruster & Jake Gutzler, 5:00 - 7:30
Food: Charlie Dave’s BBQ, Chocolate Affair, Kettle Corn
Demo: Darrell Newman & Dick Aten, Highland Garden Club
“Prepare Your Garden & Plants For Winter ”
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Art in the Park - The Highland Arts Council will present it's
6th Annual Art in the Park at Lindendale Park October 9-11. The
show kicks off on Friday evening, October 9, with a private reception
for artists, sponsors, V.I.P. guests, and all those who have made pre-
purchase pledges for the event. For information about pre-purchase
pledges, contact Biddy Essenpreis or Paula Redman. The show will
open to the public Saturday, October 10, from 10 am to 5 pm, and on
Sunday, October 11, from 11 am to 4 pm. There is no admission
This year's event will feature over 70 artists in 12 categories showing
their original art while attendees enjoy the beautiful fall weather,
musical entertainment, and a variety of food. The park will be bustling
with activity throughout the weekend.
Also, artist Michael Anderson will be completing a large painting over the course of the event. He has been one of the
favorite artists returning to the show each year—stop by and watch him create his painting.
Kids will enjoy the Kids Kreation Area, where they create their own works of art free of charge, and the Children's
Gallery, where they can purchase pieces of art donated by exhibiting artists, for only $5.
Sunday's schedule will also feature Dueling Desserts, a presentation of culinary artistry, with two well-known chefs
from St. Louis, and Highland's own Pat Jacoby, owner of Patty Cakes. Attendees can vote for their favorites by donat-
ing money to their favorite's cash jar with all proceeds being donated to the Highland Area Christian Services Ministry
All of this, plus food from various vendors, musical entertainment, and art displays make this an event that should not
Reverse Mortgage Workshop
MetLife Home Loans will be conducting the first in a series of free informational workshops on Home Equity Con-
version Mortgages also known as reverse mortgages on Thursday October 22, 2009 at 6:30 pm at the office of
John Elliott a Reverse Mortgage Consultant with MetLife Home Loans 1412 Broadway, Highland, IL 62249.
Topics covered will include the history of the FHA program, the pros and cons of using home equity for living ex-
penses, why seniors are looking to reverse mortgages to purchase homes to allow aging in place, the costs in-
volved, home equity to benefit children and grandchildren, using reverse mortgages to supplement lost retirement
income, plus the stories of real local seniors who found financial freedom. Finally we will share some straight talk on
the “myths and mystery” around this increasingly popular mortgage product. Information only, no selling.
To reserve a seat, contact Sarah Taylor at 618-651-9800.
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COMING SOON…..Highland Priority Care (operated by St. Joseph’s Hospital)
will open its doors to Highland and surrounding communities to address the
sprains and strains, aches and pains of local residents of all ages. Offering both
walk-in care (no appointment necessary) and scheduled primary care visits 7
days a week from 7am-7pm, Highland Priority Care will also have on-site
licensed lab and X-ray facilities.
We understand that the healing process can’t always wait for regular physician
office hours. Whether it is before work, after school, or over the weekend, Highland Priority Care staff will be avail-
able to care for you. Just because it’s after hours doesn’t mean you will have to compromise on your care. No matter
the reason for the visit, Highland Priority Care physicians, if necessary, will write prescriptions, make referrals or take
other steps for follow-up care. It’s quick and easy. Best of all, Highland Priority Care will automatically send all infor-
mation and test results for walk-in patients to their primary care physicians unless otherwise instructed by the pa-
tient. Plus, if you don’t currently have a primary care physician or if you need more scheduling flexibility in your pri-
mary care provider, Highland Priority Care is the solution for you. You can schedule appointments in advance that
make sense for you and receive the same high quality care.
Highland Priority Care offices will be located at 30 Apex Drive, Suite 2, in Highland. Look for our web site soon at
www.highlandprioritycare.org, as well as our phone number: 651-ASAP (2727).
Mr. Handyman Supports Rebuilding Together
by Donating Repair Services
Volunteer effort marks National Day of Service
Mr. Handyman of Madison County, in conjunction with its St.
Louis counterparts, donated the skills of their technicians for
the charity, Rebuilding Together, as they observed the Na-
tional Day of Service declared by President Obama and Con-
gress September 10. Rebuilding Together is a non-profit or-
ganization working to preserve affordable homeownership
and revitalize communities. The National Day of Service is a
call for renewed volunteerism.
Mr. Handyman donated 7 Mr. Handyman technicians locally to improve the safety and living environment of an
older adult couple’s home in the Wells/Goodfellow area of St. Louis. This was part of a nationwide effort on Sep-
tember 10, with technicians across the country installing handicap ramps in Seattle, painting retirement homes in
Orlando, and everything in between.
More than 300 Mr. Handyman locations offered their skilled technicians’ time to a local charity of choice. The com-
pany is expected to have donated more than 400 hours of work to homeless shelters, hospitals, senior care cen-
ters, schools and churches, as well as non-profits and other community service organizations.
“Donating our services to Rebuilding Together was a natural partnership for us,” said BJ Meyers, owner of the Mr.
Handyman of Madison County, IL. “We are always looking for ways to give back to our community, and we think
it’s even more significant as part of a national effort to help deserving organizations.”
New Certified Lactation Consultant
Shirley Spaeth, an RN in the Women and Infants Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese, was recently certified
by the International Board of Lactation Consultants. Certification requires specialty education, 4,000 hours of ex-
perience working with breastfeeding mothers and the successful completion of a university level exam. Spaeth has
worked at St. Joseph’s in Breese since 1972 and in WIC since 1974; she was a certified lactation counselor for 15
years before taking the consultant’s exam. For more information, contact 526-5423 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Bright Beginnings Preschool
Alpine Suppe Shannon Mills/Erin Sapienza
Tammy Henry-Smith and Judy Henry 2307 Broadway
1011 Broadway Highland, IL 62249
Highland, IL 62249 618-654-5751
Alpine Suppe, a new healthy eating choice located “on A new place for your child to prepare for school has
the Square” in the Plaza Dental building in Highland, arrived in Highland! Led by two certified and experi-
offers fresh soups, salads and sandwiches in addition enced teachers, Bright Beginnings offers a completely
to other fresh alternatives. integrated curriculum and encourages your child’s natu-
ral curiosity for learning. Preschool is offered M-F from
Tammy Henry-Smith, the owner and operator, has a
9:30 – 2:30. An infant program is also offered with a
love for and history with the Highland area. She at-
very limited number of spots available. Call Shannon or
tended St. Paul High School and then went on to com-
Erin at 654-5751 for more information.
plete her Masters Degree at the University of Salzburg
in Austria. She re-located to Highland from Frisco,
Colorado after the sale of the Galena Street Mountain Barton Limousine
Inn, a 15-room bed and breakfast that she operated for Brian Barton
eight years. With a strong background in the hospitality 93 Northwest Manor
industry, she looks forward to sharing her talents in the PO Box 281
community that was so important in her life. Highland, IL 62249
Phone: 618-654-4664 Fax: 866-343-5450
Owner since May of '08, Brian Barton moved Barton
Southern OB/GYN Limousine to Highland in July of this year. Focusing not
Nancy Renschen, Practice Manager only on special events, they also offer airport transpor-
9447 Holy Cross Ln. tation, monthly corporate packages, as well as prepay
Breese, IL 62230 options with exclusive discounts. The company hopes
Phone: 618-526-2209, FAX: 618-526-7372 to expand in the very near future with a shuttle (or
email@example.com party) bus that will seat about 20. Their current stretch
www.sogamds.com limo seats 6 with a full bar (optional). Other plans are to
purchase an additional, larger stretch in the spring or
Southern OB/GYN has been providing services to
summer of next year.
women of Highland and the surrounding communities
for over 20 years. Recently they opened a new office at
1328 Mercantile Drive. The new office is completely Woodforest National Bank
renovated and provides a very patient-friendly environ- David Horner, Manager
ment. 12495 State Rt. 143 (inside the Highland Walmart)
Highland, IL 62249
Southern OB/GYN offers routine and high risk obstetri- Phone: 618-654-9210 Fax: 618-654-9219
cal care, 3D ultrasound and prenatal massage, along firstname.lastname@example.org
with complete gynecologic care for women of all ages, www.woodforest.com
including infertility work-up and treatment, routine an-
nual exams, menopausal care, hormone replacement Celebrating 28 years of banking success, Woodforest
therapy counseling and massage therapy. strives to make their customers’ banking experience
simple and convenient. They’re committed to their
Dr. Anne Doll-Pollard, Dr. Bonnie Gelly and Nurse motto of “Banking your way…EVERY DAY AND
Practitioner Nancy Taylor staff the Highland office. All NIGHT!” by offering responsive products, quality cus-
providers are residents of Highland and are extremely tomer service, and branches open “around the clock” in
excited to offer services to the residents of their home select markets.
town and surrounding areas.
In 1980 Woodforest opened its first branch in the Hous-
In addition to the office in Highland, Southern OB/GYN ton, Texas market. In 1996 they opened their first in-
has offices in Breese, Greenville and Salem. store branch, offering customers the convenience of
seven-day-a-week full service banking with extended
hours. Today, Woodforest has over 600 branch loca-
tions throughout the country.
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Sam’s Pizza & Pub
Barry DuHasek, Cory Frey, Jared Klaus
Highland, IL 62249
In the summer of 2008, three Highland natives purchased the recipes and ovens
from long-time pizzamaker and Highland institution Sam Roniger. Under new
ownership, Sam’s Pizza and Pub opened a new location at 1017 Broadway offer-
ing a much bigger dining area, extended hours of operation and a full service bar.
Sam’s Pizza & Pub currently offers dine-in, carry-out and delivery as well as catering. Sam’s Pizza and Pub recently
celebrated their 1st birthday and will soon be open for lunch!
Dale Carnegie Training—Quick Tips From the Coaches Corner:
How to Reduce Stress, Stay Focused, and Stand Out After Surviving Layoffs
Employees who have had to watch their colleagues and friends being laid off, and those who fear they may be next,
are looking for help as their world changes. Matt Steinkamp, Vice President of the employment assistance program
services at Midwest EAP Solutions in St. Cloud, has found that the people left behind after layoffs typically experi-
ence the following four emotions that must be dealt with in order to move on: the situation isn't fair, anger at their
company, guilt, and fear that they will be next.
People need help in dealing with these emotions so they can contribute to the organization, achieve peace of mind
in their jobs, and hope for the future. Here are some tips for reducing stress, staying focused, and standing out after
Ten Tips to Reduce Stress and Stay Positive after Surviving Layoffs
1. Talk, talk, talk. Don't allow your emotions to fester. Instead, tell your story to a trusted friend, colleague, or your
company's employee assistance program.
2. Keep a journal. Writing down thoughts, feelings, and worries allows people to process and resolve inner turmoil.
3. Return to exercise, hobbies, and work routines as soon as you can to restore a sense of comfort, safety, and
4. Count your blessings and look at the positive side of things. Organize a buddy support system that you can tap
into when feelings of discouragement set in.
5. Stay healthy by eating right, exercising, staying hydrated, laughing, listening to your favorite music, pampering
yourself, and getting enough sleep.
6. Call upon your strengths. Take an asset/strength inventory and record the qualities or strategies that have
helped you through times of stress in the past.
7. Socialize with positive people and avoid the rumor mill. Do your part to keep morale up for those remaining em-
ployees. Consider forming an employee morale committee responsible for organizing events, potluck lunches,
treat day, etc.
8. Cooperate with the inevitable - don't worry about the past; instead, focus on the future. Take a proactive ap-
proach to your future. Polish up your resume and take actions that will make you feel in control.
9. Remember that the layoffs are not your fault and your feelings are normal and legitimate. Be patient with the
time it takes to get through the loss and the grieving process and don't be discouraged by setbacks.
10. Reach out to those laid off, write letters of recommendations, and ask how you can be a resource to them. Help
them connect and network through online social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.
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Dale Carnegie Quick Tips Continued:
Ten Tips to Stay Focused and Productive following Layoffs
1. When you find yourself "on a roll," stay on a roll. Capitalize on those spurts of energy, motivation, and creativity
and don't allow anything to stop you. These "rolls" can cancel out periods of procrastination.
2. Get the "tomorrow I'm going on vacation" attitude - kick it up a notch and take care of all urgent matters, phone
calls, and e-mails.
3. First prioritize your goals, then compartmentalize them.
4. Post your to-do list and priorities, and reward yourself when you cross items off your list.
5. Set realistic goals, break them into small steps, and start with those steps. Start small and you will be surprised
by how easy it is to finish.
6. Go back to basics and use time management tools such as to-do lists, block time, time logs, priority lists, etc.
7. Be efficient. Plan each day by filling small gaps of time with small items on your to-do list.
8. Learn to concentrate and focus: F - Remove filters that prevent concentration O - Clear off your desk and get
organized C - Commit to a deadline U - Understand how you contribute S - Scrutinize how you do your job
9. Just get started. Get busy and productive by tackling large projects one step at a time.
10. Use breaks and distractions to your benefit by stepping back, gaining perspective, thinking creatively, and re-
viewing and rewarding the progress you have made.
Ten Tips to Stand Out and Increase Your Value during Downsizing
1. Step up to the plate and create opportunities for yourself. Volunteer often and be willing to take on extra tasks.
2. Be proactive by reaching out to your manager or supervisor and asking how you can help with the restructuring
process. Don't wait for them to come to you.
3. Know your boss's priorities and contribute to those goals and projects.
4. Keep the lines of communication open and go after what you need. Seek information that will help you add
5. Become an expert at your job and take advantage of opportunities to showcase your talents, create a product,
fix a problem, and get results.
6. Demonstrate excellent communication, leadership, and presentation skills.
7. Look and act professional. Maintain a positive, enthusiastic attitude. Stay away from politics and gossip.
8. Exceed expectations. Think outside of the box, do more than promised, come in under budget, and beat your
9. Be a team player. Take initiative to learn other jobs and to cross-train.
10. Show a genuine desire to learn how other jobs and responsibilities relate to yours and demonstrate a steep and
impressive learning curve.
SAVE THE DATE:
Business Education Seminar
Social Media—Up close with Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Flicker & Youtube
November 13, 2009
8:00 - 10:00 AM
The Korte Room, the Korte Company
Continental Breakfast provided…
Learn the basics...how can social media impact
Presented By: Liz Kerns
President, Illinois Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives and
Director of Local Chamber Relations, Illinois Chamber of Commerce
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Hot off the Press
Illinois Employment Forms
Employment Forms from A to Z for Illinois Employers
The Illinois Chamber of Commerce has assembled more than 169 forms for
Illinois employers to use in managing their human resources, everything from
interviewing prospective employees to terminating departing employees.
Employment Law Forms also includes expert advice from employment law
attorneys with Illinois-based law firm Wessels Sherman Joerg Liszka Laverty
Seneczko PC. Published October 2009; 388 pages including detailed table of
contents and full index.
Every Employer Information and forms include:
Should Own This • Interview checklists
Book! • Employment applications
• Hiring and orientation
Employment Law • Appropriate/inappropriate interview questions
Forms is a valuable • Record-keeping requirements (FMLA, Rehabilitation Act, Affirmative
tool for: Action, Child Labor)
• Small business • Employee data record forms
owners • Reference and background check forms
• General managers • Job descriptions and their content
• Human resource • General recommendations on personnel files and records
professionals • The EEO-1 form
• Supervisors • Payroll deductions
• Benefits personnel • Pension and profit-sharing plans
• Performance evaluations
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• Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
• Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
• Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
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• Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
• Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
• Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA)
• Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
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AUGUST YARD OF THE MONTH SEPTEMBER YARD OF THE MONTH
The large variety of plants in the landscape at 720 Many beautiful yards line Shannon Court but one in
Cypress are a testament to the owner’s zeal for the particular screams, “Look at me!” An extensive use of
unusual and his quest for healthy stock often found at brilliant magenta wave petunias encourages
his favorite nursery Wayside Gardens in S.C. Among passersby to take a closer look at the fascinating
the eye-candy for gardeners are the Kalmia Sarah plantings at 20 Shannon Court, the home of Caroline
shrubs that edge the wrap-around porch and a tree and Dave Giger. The petunias accentuate multiple
peony near the delicate pink rose of Sharon on the beds and berms including one surrounding a mailbox
south side of the home. Water fountains on either side covered with the fern-like foliage and tiny red flowers
of the house provide soothing sounds to the yard. An- of an amazingly large cypress vine affectionately
gel wing begonias, ornamental peppers, hostas and named ‘Cousin It’. The pink blossoms of Autumn Joy
calla lilies surround one while the other shares its sedum are in full bloom and the brilliant red berries of
space with lacey peonies, a clambering hybrid honey- a flowering crab are a delightful snack favored
suckle, a lemon tree and a kumquat tree. Step back for by neighborhood bluebirds. Mugo pines, bright orange
an overall view of the landscaping and you’ll be de- marigolds, spirea, fountain grass, mums, prickly pear
lighted by the dusty orange blossoms of a trumpet vine cactus, blue salvia and phlox also sparkle in the many
whose flowers peek through a lush autumn clematis flowerbeds. Two pecan trees from the farm of Caro-
just now bursting into bloom on the arbor. An enor- line’s father and a treasured blue spruce combine with
mous rubber tree is tucked into the corner of the porch a maple, red oak, and a lovely stand of native river
that is decorated with wandering Jew and bridal veil in birch to give structure to the landscaping. A lush plant-
hanging pots. Four Norwegian firs and sedum Ange- ing of English ivy lines the sidewalk and draws visitors
lina welcome visitors on the sidewalk steps and a past an expertly crafted stepping-stone and in view of
magnificent deep pink crape myrtle commands atten- a large variety of fall performing botanicals including
tion on the corner. As if that’s not enough, look for the hollies, northern oat grass, knockout roses, red-berried
Japanese maple draped over the fence, the cardinal cotoneaster, pink crape myrtle and additional sedum
flowers, butterfly bushes, mountain fire japonica, white varieties. A clever mix of ornaments, neatly tucked into
hydrangea, spring-blooming snowball bush from a the landscaping, include hummingbird feeders, a bird-
London garden and the fanciful fairy castle in this at- bath, bench, water fountain and a majestic American
tention-grabbing, well maintained August Yard of the flag and bunting. Porcelain berry vine, a huge Boston
Month. fern, clematis, liriope and an assortment of daylilies
add interest to the welcoming front porch. This yard
should certainly be on everyone’s “must see” list.
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A Member of Your
Chamber of Commerce
Board of Directors
Janet Nicolaides was born in Tacoma, WA, along with twin sister, Judy. Janet
moved to Highland with her family in 1962. Her father was retired from the
Navy. She has three brothers and five sisters. Janet attended Highland
Grade School and graduated from Highland High School in 1972. It was then
that she went to work as an administrative assistant at Welsh Baby Carriage in
Trenton, IL, where she worked for 23 years. In August of 1991, Janet mar-
ried Neil Nicolaides, and between ours and yours, they have three children and
In May of 1995, Janet and Neil purchased their first computerized embroi-
dery machine and ran the business, Compustitch Embroidery, out of their
home. In August of 1997, they moved their business into a storefront down-
town and the rest is history.
Janet is a member of the Highland BPW where she has held positions as secre-
tary, library co-chair and membership committee member. She is also a mem-
ber of the Highland Kiwanis. Janet became a Chamber board member in 2009.
Janet has a passion for volunteering. She feels that Highland has been so good
to their business, and that by volunteer work, she is able to give back to her
community. Janet loves Highland—so much so that Neil can often be heard
saying that Janet thinks it is the center of the universe!
Most weekends, if not working somewhere, Janet spends time at Carlyle Lake
camping. She loves entertaining and spending time with her family, grandkids
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Please Support our 2009 Chamber of Commerce Members
9th Street Cafe Digitalartz Headlines Express, Inc.
AAA Lawn Mowing DiMaggio’s Pizza Hediger, Ann —
Ace Hardware DJ Howard & Associates Coldwell Banker Brown R.E. Agent
Adult Medicine of Highland, P.C. Domino’s Pizza Helvetia Sharpshooters
Advanced Internal Medicine, LLC Dynamic Technology, Inc. Hidden Lake Winery & Banquet Center
Affiliated Insurance Agencies E. F. Express Highland Ambulatory Surgical Center
Edward Jones - John Jatcko Highland Animal Hospital, LLC
Edward Jones – Kevin Dewaele Highland Animal Shelter
Energy Fitness Studio Highland Area Community Foundation
American Cancer Society Enterprise Rent-a-Car Highland Area Women’s Connection
American Legion Post #439 Equity Fifty-Five Realty-Ed Kleber Highland Arts Council
Anderson Hospital Essenpreis Plumbing & Heating Highland Business & Professional
Anywear Imprints Screen Printing Evangelical United Church of Christ Women’s Club
Apex Physical Therapy Everlasting Etch Highland Chiropractic, PC
Apostolic Revival Church Excel Bottling Company Highland Church of the Nazarene
Appearance Center Executive Drive Mini Storage Highland Civic Woman’s Club
Ardy the Clown Express Employment Professionals Highland Community Schools
Barton Limousine Extra Help, Inc. Highland Community Title
Basler Electric Company Faith Countryside Homes Highland Garden Club
Battery Specialists & Golf Cars Family Bible Church Highland Golf & Sports/Leroy's Barber Shop
Becker Jewelers Family Care Medical Services Highland Health Care
Bellm-Carnley, Peg Family Care Pharmacy Highland Historical Society
Benefit Plans Plus, LLC Family Care Photo/Hank’s Coffee Highland Hope United Methodist Church
Bonne-Terre Construction Farm Credit Services Highland Jaycees
Box TV Farmers Restaurant & Bakery Highland Lion's Club
Bradford National Bank FCB Highland Bank Highland Machine
Bright Beginnings PreSchool Fears Fence Company Highland Masonic Lodge
Broadway Bar & Grill Finish Line, The Highland Moose Lodge 2479
Broadway Battery & Tire First Baptist Church Highland News Leader
Brookside Agra First-Class Cleaning Service Highland Optimist Club
Bruegge Furniture First Congregational Church Highland Pain Relief Center
Bulldog Barber Shop First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust Highland Pediatrics
Burgett Group, The Foppe Designs Highland Physicians, LTD.
CC Food Marts Four Seasons Carpet Cleaning Highland Pistol & Rifle Club
Capelle Construction Frames by Three Highland Printers
Cedar Creek Dental Associates Frey, Judy – Equity Fifty-Five R.E. Agent Highland Recycling
Chapman Sermons Frey Properties Highland Relay for Life
Chartreuse Bed & Breakfast Gateway Grizzlies Highland Rotary Club
Chocolate Affair/Tibbets House Girl Scouts of River Bluffs Council Highland Spring & Specialty
City of Highland Giving Tree, The Highland VFW Post 5694
CLEAN The Uniform Company Glik's of Highland Highland's Tru Buy
Coldwell Banker Brown Realtors-Janice Cook Gould Flooring Hill Law Offices
Compustitch Embroidery Grace Community Bible Church Hi-Tek Business Solutions, Inc.
Connie's Faux Finishing Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. Hohman, Christa — REMAX Alliance
Cooper B-Line, Inc. Guillot Technology Services Holiday Inn Express
Country Club Lawn & Tree Specialists H.I.S. K.I.D.S. Inc. Holt, Stephen
Country Financial Habitat for Humanity Holzinger, Sue –
Cutting Connections Hardas, Phil — Coldwell Banker Brown R.E. Agent
CVS Pharmacy Coldwell Banker Brown R.E. Agent Holzinger, Wilfred –
Cygan Delaney Catering Hard Road Theatre Productions Coldwell Banker Brown R.E. Agent
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Please Support our 2009 Chamber of Commerce Members
Home & Leisure Lifestyles Mazzio’s Italian Eatery Silver Creek Financial
Home Telephone Co. McDonald’s SIUA / Rogier Insurance Agency
Homer Rusteberg, CPA McGinley, Inc. Smile Shoppe, The
Hometown Phone Books McKendree University Smurfit-Stone Container Corp
Hospice of Southern Illinois Meridith Funeral Home Something Special by Penny
House of Plenty Met Life Home Loans Southern OB/GYN
Houseman Supply, Inc. Michael's Restaurant Southwestern Illinois College
Howard Robertson Insurance Michael’s Swiss Inn & Coffee Shop Spengel Boulanger Funeral Home
Hype Creative Miken Technology Group St. Joseph's Hospital
IT&C Monkey Man Tree Service St. Joseph’s Hospital—Breese
It’s Party Time Mr. Handyman of Madison County St. Paul Church & School
Johannes Law Office Nails by Wendy State Farm, H. Robertson
Johnson, Kimberly — Coldwell Banker National Bank State Farm, J. Sugg
Brown R.E. Agent North American Outfitters Steve Schmitt, Inc.
Joseph Mathews Salon Northtown Chiropractic Clinic Stewards of Hope International
Journal Printing Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Schuette’s SuperValu
June’s Pet Resort Nosim Maasai Missions Swiss Gift Shop
Kalmer Landscape Supply Oberbeck Grain Co. Terra Properties
Kamm, Janna Osbec Medical TheBANK of Edwardsville
Keith's Automotive Center Pak Mail Thole Fabrication & Welding, Inc.
Kent’s Painting Service Personal Preference Landscape Care Three Way Creations
Kentucky Fried Chicken/Taco Bell Plaza Dental Care TNT Plus
K-Five Contracting Company Plocher, James Travel One
Ki-Do Karate, Inc. Popeye's Chop House Tri County Petroleum
Kiwanis Club of Highland Portell Financial Services Tri Ford Mercury, Inc.
Klaus & Associates (Gutter Helmet) Pourchot, Wanda — Coldwell Banker Brown Trouw Nutrition
Kleinhoffer Family Eye Care R.E. Agent United Way of Greater St. Louis
Kloss, Bonnie – Coldwell Banker Brown Pregnancy Care Center U.S. Bank
R.E. Agent Prudential One Realty Centre U.S. Cellular Corporation
Knights of Columbus Purrfect Celebrations Vicky's Hallmark Shop
Kokomo Tan R & R New Home Construction Victorian House
Korte Company, The Raeber, Sally–ABR, GRI Voegele Photography Studio
Korte & Luitjohan Contractors, Inc. Equity Fifty-Five R.E. Agent Wade Sales and Service, Inc.
Korte Meat Processors Reaka, Mark—Equity Fifty-Five R.E. Agent Wallpapers Ready to Go
Korte Recreation Center Regions Bank Wal-Mart Super Center
Korte, Diane – Coldwell Banker Brown Rehberger Chiropractic Waylind, Inc.
R.E. Agent Richard S. Jacob Agency Wedding Belle
Lee's Loans, Jewelry & More Ron Hunsche Excavating Wellen Tax
Legacy Place Rosenthal Optometric Wellness Forum, The
Lewis & Clark Community Development Royal Office Products WGEL Radio Station
Luallen, Cearlock & Barth, Ltd. Rural King Wicks Aircraft Supply
Lucco Financial Partners Safe-N-Secure Self-Storage Widmer Floral Co & Greenhouse
Luitjohan's Flooring America Salon Beaux Cheveux Willis Insurance Agency
Machine Shop, The Sam’s Pizza & Pub Wishstone Chisel & Mallet
Madison County Employment & Training Schantz & Sons, Inc. Woodforest National Bank
Madison County Fair Association Scheffel & Company, P.C. World Finance Corporation
Manpower Temporary Services Schrumpf, Sheila WSMI 1540 & WAOX 105.3 Radio
Marketplace Magazine Schuman, Laney DMD, PC
Marron, George Schwend's Ready Mix
Marx Brothers Lounge Scott Credit Union
Volume 4, Issue 4 Page 13
Highland Chamber of Commerce
907 Main Street
Highland, IL 62249
Time and Temp: 618/654-2711 Of course there is no formula
email@example.com for success except perhaps
an unconditional acceptance
of life and what it brings.
Jami Jansen, Executive Director
firstname.lastname@example.org – Aristotle
Jeannie Korte, Assistant Director
Eric Rehkemper, Tri Ford Mercury Why Should You Belong to the Highland
Chamber of Commerce?
Jan Brinker, Korte & Luitjohan Contractors
Howard Held, Scheffel & Company, P.C. As a Chamber member, you are a part of an
Treasurer organization with a strong credible voice that
Tom Foppe, Foppe DeSigns speaks out on behalf of business and industry.
Secretary A Chamber membership allows you to shape
your community by participating in projects
and special task groups which apply business-
Board Members oriented solutions to community concerns.
As a Chamber member, you have access to
Jay Boulanger, Spengel Boulanger FH one of the most efficient, effective network-
Jim Burgett, The Burgett Group ing systems available to promote your busi-
Paul Ray Capelle, Capelle Construction ness and expand your customer base.
Kevin Dewaele, Edward Jones
Your Chamber of Commerce works tirelessly
Gay Bentlage, Highland News Leader
Marilyn Frey, Basler Electric
to promote members, and can provide you
Tom Hill, Hill Law Offices with resources and referrals to grow your
Steve Holt, Suburban Journals business.
Peggy Sebastian, St. Joseph’s Hospital A Chamber membership can boost your com-
Terry Lammers, Tri County Petroleum munity image and increase your sales. A re-
Mark Latham, City of Highland cent national survey found that consumers are
Judy Neier, Highland Printers 63% more likely to buy from Chamber mem-
Janet Nicolaides, Compustitch embroidery bers.
Vicky Rankin, Vicky’s Hallmark
Rick Ringwald, Regions Bank
Gordon Smith, First Mid-Illinois Bank
Mike Sutton, Highland Community Schools
Tina Tebbe, St. Joseph’s Hospital
Donna Zobrist, First Mid-Illinois Bank
Skip Butler, Terra Properties
Kevin Hemann, Highland Machine
Sally Raeber, equity fifty-five realty
Volume 4, Issue 4 Page 14
Highland Chamber of Commerce
907 Main Street ~ Highland, IL 62249
(618) 654-3721 ~ Fax: (618) 654-8966
2009 Christmas Parade
Friday, November 27
Delightful, enchanting, lovely, wonderful, charming, miraculous—all are adjectives that could
be used to describe the “Magic of Christmas” that is so eagerly anticipated and experienced by many
at this special time of year. All are words, too, that we are certain will describe the entries in this
year’s Lighted Christmas Parade!
Excitement is building at the Highland Chamber of Commerce and we invite businesses and
civic organizations to join us on Friday evening, November 27, 2009 for the annual Lighted Christmas
Parade. This year’s theme, “The Magic of Christmas,” is sure to conjure up some magical ideas as
you begin to plan your float, but remember—Santa rides into town on the Chamber of Commerce float
at the end of the parade, so please, no Santas on any other floats!
There is no cost to enter the parade and it’s a great way to spot-“light” your business or civic
organization. Prizes are awarded to the top three floats, so light the imagination of your employees or
organization members and join us for an evening of holiday cheer. Parade line-up begins at 5:30 p.m.
at the Highland Upper Elementary parking lot. The parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. and travel down Lin-
denthal going northwest, then north on Washington and end at the downtown Square.
After the parade, meet us at the Square to enjoy Christmas caroling, carriage rides and holiday
refreshments. And of course, Santa will be on hand to hear Christmas wishes from all the boys and
girls! For more information, contact the Chamber of Commerce office at 654-3721.
Please return this form to the Chamber by November 23rd.
Contact Name Email Address
Address City State Zip
Type of Entry (float, truck, walking group, animals, etc.): ___________________________________
Please give specific space requirements for lineup, how many walkers, etc.:
Description of Float:____________________________________________________________________