Chamber to hold events in spring

The St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt on March 24 at 10 a.m.  
The event will be held at Hackler Park, formerly Crestwood Park.
The event is for children ages one to eight.
Ages 1-2 will search for eggs together, as will 3-5 and 6-8.
The Chamber is looking for businesses interested in sponsoring a prize basket for each of the different age groups. One child from each group will find a ticket in their egg. They turn that ticket in to receive their prize.
The chamber is also accepting donations from area businesses for a gift basket parents can enter to win.
If you are willing to donate contact
The annual St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet will be held April 26 at 6 p.m. at The Wheelhouse in St. Joseph.  Tickets are $25 per person and reservations and payment must be made by April 15. The Chamber will not be selling tickets at the door.
Reservations and payments may be made to Susan McKinney at the St. Joseph Township Library or Nora Maberry at the Leader.
The banquet features a silent auction with proceeds going to benefit chamber activities as well as fund scholarships for St. Joseph-Ogden seniors.
The Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year and Organization of the Year will be honored at the event.
If you would like to nominate someone for these awards please email
The recipient of the 2018 St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce Scholarship will also be honored.
The guest speaker will be Champaign County Sheriff’s Deputy and St. Joseph-Ogden Resource Officer Alicia Maxey. Maxey will discuss ALICE training and how businesses can use these tactics to keep employees and customers safe.
ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate. The training provides preparation and a plan for individuals and on how to more proactively handle the threat of an aggressive intruder or active shooter event. ALICE tactics have become the accepted response, versus the traditional “lockdown only” approach.

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