Ribbon Cutting at HeadBangerz Hair & Tanning

The Coal Country Chamber of Commerce welcomed the Chamber's newest member HeadBangerz Hair & Tanning at 209 S. Macoupin in downtown Gillespie.  In picture from left to right are:  Mike Brill, CCCC Treasurer; Carolyn Sawyer; Jamie Rucker; Jennifer Greathouse; Kendahl Presnell, Paul Rasmussen; Kami Hopper and Andy Hopper of Triple H Auto in Benld; Stephanie Willis, owner of HeadBangerz; Linda Rasmussen; Maris Brill (front); Margie Brill, CCCC Website Coordinator; Tracy Holliday; Stacy Booth; Jackie Rasmussen; Jackson Rasmussen; Chris Rasmussen, and Lois Brill.

Kelly Miller Circus is Coming to Benld City Park

The Coal Country Chamber is excited to announce that the Kelly Miller Circus is coming to the Benld City Park on Wednesday, October 8th.  There will be two shows, 4:30 and 7:30pm.

Tickets are available locally at:
Benld City Hall
FNB- Benld Banking Center
Gillespie City Hall
Furniture Rescue
Michelle's Pharmacy

Ground Breaking Held For Brian Bequette Cabinetry

A groundbreaking ceremony was held at 100 N. 6th Street in Benld for Brian Bequette Cabinetry, Inc.  The groundbreaking is the beginning of the erection of a brand new 6,500 sq. ft. production facility to house Brian Bequette Cabinetry operations. Plans are to erect a retail store and workshop in an expansion of the company.  Bequette is a master craftsman and produces custom made cabinetry.
Pictured left to right are:  Mike Brill, CCCC Treasurer: Margie Brill, CCCC Web Site Coordinator; Sally Bartlett, Madisont Communications; Ruth Loveless, Furniture Rescue and CCCC President; Jim Kelly, Benld Alderman; John
DeLong, R. P. Lumber; Mary Ann Scopel, Benld City Treasurer; Dione Rabida, Branch Manager of FNB/Benld Banking Center; Teresa Tucker, Benld Alderwoman; Brian Frensko, Benld Alderman; Brian Bequette, Owner of Brian Bequette Cabinetry, Inc.; Gloria Sidar, Mayor of Benld; Mickey Robinson, Benld Alderman and CCCC Executive Director; Jim Tilashalski, Benld Alderman; Shari Albrecht, Director of MEDP. Photo is Courtesy of The BenGil Post.

Ribbon Cutting: ApexNetwork Physical Therapy

The Coal Country Chamber of Commerce welcomed new member ApexNetwork Physical Therapy at their location at 609 Litchfield Road in Gillespie.

 Included in the picture are Adam Tallman, Agent at Farmers Insurance in Gillespie; Amanda Rickhoff, Marketing COO of ApexNetwork; Maggie Daniels of ApexNetwork; Laura Scroggins, Physical Therapist and Clinic Manager; Ruth Loveless, CCCC President and owner of Furniture Rescue, Gillespie; Jamie Ganz, Physical Therapy Assistant; Sydney Shelton, ApexNetwork office manager; Jennie Alepra, Branch Manager, UCB; Lindsay Westhoff, Loan Officer, UCB; Sherry Tosovsky of Fireside Eye Care of Benld; Margie Brill, CCCC Website Manager; and Mike Brill, CCCC Treasurer.

Ribbon Cutting Triple H Automotive

The Coal Country Chamber of Commerce welcomed the Chamber's newest member Triple H Automotive at 501 E. Central in downtown Benld (the former location of long-time Benld business, Brunetto's Garage). Pictured from left to right: Mike and Margie Brill of Hebenstreit Apartments and Chamber Board members; Dione Rabida, Brank Manager of FNB/Benld Banking Center; Marty Simpson; Randy Love; Tracy Holliday; Stephanie Willis; Andrew Hopper,co-owner; Kayla Thornhill; Ted Hopper, co-owner holding baby Colton; Kami Hopper, wife of co-owner, Ted, with son Tommy in front; Pat Cox, mother of the co-owners; Tammy Wolfe; Chuck Steward, mechanic at Triple H; Linda Rasmussen; and Pete Robbins and Adam Muir of Dynamic Roofing, Inc. of Gillespie.