The Carmi Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting today for Ginny’s Place.
Ginny’s Place offers breakfast all day, as well as lunch and dinner. “We wish Ginny’s Place much success,” noted Chamber Director Holly Healy.
The Carmi Chamber of Commerce is once again hosting a Lunch and Learn program the Chamber hopes will be of benefit to the business community. The September Lunch and Learn will be held at the Carmi Public Library on September 27, 2017 at noon.
According to Ferrell Hospital, “Dr. Joey Jackson will be speaking on behalf of Ferrell Hospital regarding influenza. Dr. Jackson will share with us on the signs and symptoms of the flu, ways to reduce your risk of exposure, the role of the influenza vaccine.
Dr. Joseph Jackson is a Board Certified Family Practice physician and Eldorado native. He is a graduate of Eldorado High School and University of Illinois School of Medicine. Dr. Jackson returned to Eldorado with his wife Katie after completing his residency at Deaconess.
When Dr. Jackson isn’t spending time with his Ferrell Family he enjoys spending time with his wife and extended family. He is a dedicated supporter of the Eldorado Eagles and an avid sports fan. Dr. Jackson attends Star Church with his family where he volunteers to help with various activities including working in the nursery.
Dr. Jackson has been a member of the Ferrell Family since 2015 and is excited to be caring for his neighbors, family and friends. He is currently accepting new patients. For more information or to schedule an appointment please call (618)297-9665 “
To cover the cost of the meal, the cost for Carmi Chamber of Commerce members is $8 and not yet members is $9. The public is welcome to attend. Reservations are required by September 22, 2017. For more information, or to make a reservation, please call the Chamber office at 618-382-7606.
Wabash Christian Therapy presented the program for the Carmi Chamber of Commerce’s first Lunch and Learn program, held on August 30, 2017. Janelle Waters, OTR, L and Lauren Keehn, OTR, L talked about ergonomics and the negative effects of prolonged sitting on your body.
According to Waters, “Ergonomic is the study of how to adapt your work environment and the way you perform your job duties to protect your body from injury.” She gave the audience information about correct posture, considerations on how to best use your workspace and body mechanics and lifting.
Keehn told the audience that inactivity is the fourth risk factor for death. Prolonged sitting can cause muscle imbalance throughout the body. She gave examples of ways to prevent prolonged sitting, especially in an office situation.
For more information on the program presented, one may contact Wabash Christian Therapy at 618-382-2927.
The Carmi Chamber of Commerce will hold a Ribbon Cutting for Ginny’s Place, located 216 E Main Street in Carmi, at 2pm on September 8, 2017.
Ginny’s Place offers breakfast all day, as well as lunch and dinner. “Please join us in celebrating this business,” noted Chamber Director Holly Healy.
The public is invited to attend the Ribbon Cutting.
The Carmi Chamber of Commerce will host its 73rd Annual Dinner Monday evening, October 2 at the First Christian Church. The event will begin with a social hour at 6 p.m. with dinner to be served at 6:30 p.m.
This year’s event will once again include the State of the City address which will be delivered by Carmi Mayor Jeff Pollard. The evening will also include the announcement of the Carmi Citizen of the Year along with the presentation of the Large and Small Business awards. The night will also include the introduction of five new directors who will assume their duties in October.
This year’s featured speaker is Barbara Mitchell, Carmi White County School Board Member, who will be addressing the audience about a foundation for the school district. White County CEO Facilitator Tracy Orr will also introduce this year’s CEO class.
Chamber Executive Director Holly Healy noted invitations have been mailed, but anyone who would like to attend the dinner may do so by contacting the Chamber office to reserve a seat at a cost of $20 per person for Chamber members and their guests or $25 per person for not yet members. Pre-paid reservations are required by September 22nd to provide a proper meal-count. One may make reservations by phone at 382-7606 or e-mail at email@example.com and arranging for payment or mail the reservation along with payment to Carmi Chamber of Commerce, 225 East Main Street, Carmi, IL 62821. Reservations will not be accepted after September 22.
In preparation for the dinner, the Chamber of Commerce is once again asking for nominations for Citizen of the Year and Large and Small Business of the Year. A list of Chamber member businesses may be found at www.cityofcarmi.com/the-chamber. Nominations for these awards should be sent to the Chamber office no later than August 25.
On October 20-21 the City of Carmi, in conjunction with the Carmi Chamber of Commerce, will be hosting a Halloween Weekend at Burrell’s Woods.
On October 20, those camping will be encouraged to decorate their campsites with a fall theme. “We do ask that the campsites be kept child friendly as we want the children to have a good time and not be afraid of the decorations,” noted Chamber Executive Director Holly Healy. The campsites will be judged and a winner of the best decorated campsite will be announced on October 21 at the costume parade.
Also, on October 20, the movie Monsters University will be show in the campground at 7pm. There is no charge and the public is welcome to attend.
On October 21, a day of fun is planned for families and the community is welcome to attend. The day will start at 10am with a story time with the book, It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. At 1:30pm pumpkin decorating will be held at the shelter at the campground. Families are asked to bring their own pumpkins for the event. Markers will be provided. Those wishing to carve a pumpkin should bring their own tools and adult supervision is required.
At 4:00 p.m. a costume parade will be held. Adults and children are encouraged to come dressed in family friendly costumes. “Again, we do not want children to be afraid of the costumes,” noted Healy.
From 4:30pm p.m. – 6:00 p.m. trick-or-treating will commence in the campground. Children are welcome to go from camper to camper trick-or-treating. “Please only trick-or-treat campers that have someone sitting in front of them handing out treats. Additionally, this is a time for trick-or-treating at the campground only- not within the City of Carmi,” stated Mayor Jeff Pollard.
Camping October 20 and 21 will be by reservation only through a lottery system. Those wishing to be in the lottery for a campsite should e-mail the Chamber office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 618-382-7606 by August 25, 2017. Please provide your name, address, phone number and camper length. Campsites will be randomly drawn and those requesting a site will be contacted on August 28, 2017.
“We want this to be an enjoyable weekend for families. Bring a picnic lunch and plan to spend the day enjoying Burrell’s Woods,” noted Pollard.
The Carmi Chamber of Commerce is starting a Lunch and Learn program about various topics the Chamber hopes will be of benefit to the business community. The August Lunch and Learn will be held at noon on August 30, 2017 at the University of Illinois Extension Office, located at 1715 College Avenue.
The August presentation is being provided by Wabash Christian Therapy and Medical Clinic on the topic of ergonomics. Janelle Waters, OTR/L, CLT, Program Director, will make the presentation. The presentation will include items such as making work tasks and workspace suitable for the worker.
To cover the cost of the meal, the cost for Carmi Chamber of Commerce members is $7 and not yet members is $8. The public is welcome to attend. Reservations are required by August 23, 2017. For more information, or to make a reservation, please call the Chamber office at 618-382-7606.
The Carmi Chamber of Commerce, along with the City of Carmi, is working to organize a Trunk or Treat for area children on October 31. Local businesses, churches and community organizations are invited to participate and hand out treats to children. There is no cost to participate, other than the treats you plan to give away.
While some letters have been sent, those businesses and organizations wishing to participate should contact the Chamber office at 618-382-7606 or e-mail email@example.com before September 29. Limited space is available on a first come, first serve basis.