Small Business Open House at The O'Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce

Event Date: 
March 24, 2017 - 10:00am - 2:00pm


Mayor Gary L. Graham is pleased to announce that the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC), in partnership with the O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce, will be hosting an Open House for Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs at the O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce Meeting Room (200 S. Lincoln Avenue, O’Fallon, Illinois) on Friday, March 24, 2017. The SBDC Day in O’Fallon runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a one-hour “How to Hire and Keep Good Employees” workshop, presented by Mark Voegele, owner of Express Employment Professionals, starting at 12 p.m.

“If you currently own or operate a business, or if you may want to in the future, I encourage you to come to the Chamber of Commerce and speak to someone from the SBDC,” said Mayor Graham. “This open house, as well as nearly all of the SBDC’s services, are free for Illinois businesses and residents.”

Staff from the Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center at SIUE will be available to talk confidentially with business owners and entrepreneurs on a range of topics including, but not limited to:

  • Business Financing
  • Marketing Assistance
  • Social Media Strategy
  • Business Plans
  • Expansion Opportunities
  • Buying and Selling a Business
  • State and Federal Regulations
  • Exporting and International Trade

All are welcome to stop by the open house, but if you prefer a 30-minute one-on-one appointment with a counselor, please contact the SBDC at 618-650-2929.

SBDCs in Illinois are funded, in part, through a cooperative agreement between the U.S. Small Business Administration, Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as a service to the community. To learn how these no-cost services may help your business venture, contact the Metro East SBDC at 618-650-2929 or

For more information on the O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce, please visit