As Executive Director of the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce, I would like to extend our warmest welcome to our visitors. The Chamber is excited to showcase our great community, Belleville, Illinois, and all it has to offer in our relocation guide and member directory.
Belleville has the distinct privilege of being the largest city in Southern Illinois and the county seat for St. Clair County. This gives Belleville some unique opportunities. The Chamber, Belleville and St. Clair County continue to build partnerships that help us meet our mission of “Advancing Business, Supporting Community.”
We live in a community where the heart of the city can be seen in its vibrant downtown. Downtown Belleville is not only the governmental hub of St. Clair County but also has unique boutique shopping, fine dining and evening entertainment and is a host to many downtown festivals and parades. A few of the festivals that take place each year are Art on the Square, Oktoberfest and Chili Cook-off, plus you will not want to miss our holiday activities at Christmas time.
Over the past several years Belleville has worked to develop a network of biking/running trails and parks for our families to enjoy. Belleville has received designation as a RRCA Runner Friendly Community and, in 2014, the new Bicentennial Park opened for all to enjoy. Belleville also has a thriving parks and recreation department to keep our families active throughout the year.
We enjoy a partnership with our neighbors to the east at Scott Air Force Base. Many military families reside here in Belleville and add a unique flavor to our city. They bring many cultures to our community and we enjoy welcoming them into our city.
Belleville is just a short commute from St. Louis by way of the MetroLink light rail service. With service not only to downtown St. Louis where you can catch a Cardinal baseball game or Blues hockey, but also direct transportation to St. Louis International Airport at Lambert Field. You may also choose to stay close to home and take a flight from Mid-America Airport.
The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce is the largest Chamber south of Springfield, Illinois, and the third largest in the St. Louis Metropolitan area. We are a thriving Chamber with close to 600 members and 11 committees that help to support our mission. We continually strive to address the needs of our members and the community.
This publication only begins to touch on the many highlights that Belleville has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you to our great city and thank you for visiting.
Wendy J. Pfeil, Executive Director
Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce