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CliftonLarsonAllen - Making Sense of the New Tax Law

CliftonLarsonAllen: Making Sense of the New Tax Law
Presented by Justin Price, CPA
Thursday, January 17, 2019, 11:30am - 1pm
Bellecourt Manor, 225 E A St, Belleville, IL 62220
Topics Covered:
- Tax Tips to Save Money for Your Business
- Overview of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
- How to Maximize Tax Savings for LLC's and Corporations

$15 Registration Fee - Includes Lunch
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A Senior Art Show

2019 Life Experienced: A  Senior Art Show
Submit Your Artwork - Artists 60 and older who reside in the SWIC district or are members of the Gateway East Artists Guild are invited to showcase their artistic abilities and have a chance to win prize money.  Selected entries will be displayed at a special exhibition.  Applications are due by Jan. 21 by 4pm.  For details or to apply: or call: 618-234-4410 ext. 7044  View the Flyer

Exhibition: March 1-4
Schmidt Art Center - SWIC Belleville Campus
Opening Reception: Feb. 28th

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Starting a Small Business in IL Seminar - East St Louis

Thursday, January 24th 3:00—5:00 p.m.
East St. Louis Campus | Building D, Room 2002
Admission $10|Contact (618)650-2929 for more information
Learn how to develop a viable business plan, properly register your business with state and/or local agencies & explore financing options! This course is highly recommended for anyone developing a new, for-profit business concept. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions about a specific business idea and any steps in their startup process. View the Flyer

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Highland Chamber of Commerce Hosts
“Get Found on Google Search and Maps”

January 25th, 2019 12pm - 1pm
The Korte Room, 12441 US-40, Highland, IL 62249
This session will show attendees how to:
• Create or claim their Google My Business listing
• Manage their business information across Google Search and Maps
• Use Google My Business to connect with potential customers
• Create a free website using the information from their business listing
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Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop as there will be time to work on their listings. For more information on this event, and to register, visit

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Griffin Gala Dinner Auction

February 16th, 2019
Father McGivney Catholic High School

Proceeds from this event will assist in providing faith-based religious education programs, help to off-set the cost it takes to educate students above and beyond the tuition we collect, help to offer more financial assistance to those wanting to attend Father McGivney but is above their means, and help to continue to build our education, faith, athletic, and extracurricular offerings.
We invite you to join us in supporting this event by considering a donation to the success of the event.
Please mail your completed Auction Donation Form to Father McGivney Catholic High School, 7190 Bouse Road, Glen Carbon, IL 62034 or email to by February 1, 2019.

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Starting a Small Business in IL Seminar-SIUE

Thursday, February 28 3:00—5:00 p.m.
SIUE Morris University Center |Board Room
Admission $10|Contact (618)650-2929 for more information
Learn how to develop a viable business plan, properly register your business with state and/or local agencies & explore financing options!  This course is highly recommended for anyone developing a new, for-profit business concept. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions about a specific business idea and any steps in their startup process. View the Flyer

Bank of Hillsboro Saluting Our Military

Bank of Hillsboro has been providing a personalized banking experience for over 100 years. Today we expand this tradition with a suite of enhanced services for a special group of individuals.
Exclusive Military Checking with Tiered Interest Earnings
No monthly service charge, Free Electronic Statements, Free Visa Debit/ATM card, Free Mobile Banking, Free Online Banking, Free Mobile Deposit, Free Billpay and choice of Free patriotic-themed checks!
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Adult Zumba and Yoga Classes

Saturday mornings, Zumba @9 and Yoga @10. Sweat it out in Zumba, then stretch it out in Yoga. Take one or take both! Have a little one? We are excited to offer a creative movement class in conjunction with both our Zumba and Yoga classes. Get in a workout with peace of mind that your little one is being well taken care of and having a blast!  View the Flyer  and View the Website

One Legacy Guided Story Sharing

We share stories! Available in print and digital format: Family Historian Journal, MindsEye, EZ Cards, and

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Highway Construction Careers Training Program

Students learn about tool use, equipment, and the math and communication skills needed to be successful on the job in most construction industries.
FREE to a limited number of individuals who meet these qualifications:
--Have a high school diploma or high school equivalency cert.
--Have a valid driver's license
--Have a minimum TABE score of 8.0
--Interview satisfactorily with program staff
--Test drug free
Next Session: Aug 21 - Dec 5th, 2018
East St. Louis Community College Center
601 James R. Thompson Blvd.
Preregistration required: Contact Melissa Snelson at 618-874-6528
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MWR Financial Solutions

MWR Financial Edge - Learn how to make, save and grow your money like the Wealthy
Our experts do all the work!
Ask how to get your membership free!  View the Flyer

Sprint by Wireless Lifestyle Member Deal

Spring by Wireless LIfestyle is offering 20 % off all Accessories to Troy Maryville St Jacob Marine Chamber of Commerce members!  This deal is only available at:
4219 S. St. Rt. 159
Glen Carbon, Il 62034
Call 618-288-3030 for more information
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Dementia Friendly Madison County Program Offering Free Classes for Businesses & Organizations

Every part of the community has a unique role  in meaningfully supporting people with dementia and  their family and friend care partners.

Dementia-Friendly Madison County provides education and resources tailored to different segments of our county – health professionals, retailers, legal and financial services, faith communities, local government, etc. – all of whom encounter individuals with memory impairments.

For more information about bringing this program  to your office or organization, contact  Gail Shaw at St. John’s Community Care - 344-5008  View Flyer

CPR Party

If an emergency occurs, are you prepared to help?  Host a CPR / First Aid Party and receive your training free!  Have fun and learn.  By combining Emergency and Safety Trainers' unique teaching methods and a non intimidating setting, the result is a learning experience that ou won't forget when needed.

To book your CPR party or for more info, call us at 314-596-2497 or 573-366-3436
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Free High School Equivalency Certification* Classes

Free High School Equivalency Certification* Classes
*Comparable to GED* certfication

Day and evening classes start soon in your area (as early as May 14th - please see the flyer for more information)

Sign up for a required preregistration/orientation session held at the SWIC Belleville, Red Bud, Sam Wolf Granite City campuses and the East St. Louis Community College Center.

Learn more and schedule a required preregistration appointment: 618-235-2700 ext 5525
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On-the-Job Training Helping Your Business

Illinois WorkNet Centers offer On-the-Job Training (OJT) to help your business save hiring and training cost for new hires.
The OJT Program Provides:
Cost Savings; Excellent Employees; Convenience

Your Business Can Participate if:
- OJT position is permanent and full-time (32+ hours/week)
- OJT position pays at least $10/hour
Contact us to learn more about how your business can participate!
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Madison County Employment and Training Services

Through the Madison County Employment and Training Department and the Local One-Stop Centers, we can recruit a qualified pool of applicants tha tmeet the specific needs of your business or organization.  The following services are provided:
- Recruitment Assistance
- Job Fair/Hiring Event Coordination
- Labor market Information
- Testing
- On the Job Training (for qualified employees)
- Incumbent Worker Training (for qualified businesses)
- Apprenticeships
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Incumbent Worker Training

Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) can help qualifying companies upgrade the skills of existing employees that will ultimately help the company remain competitive, increase profits, and support the growth of the company.  Based on the size of the company, up to 90% of the costs of training can be reimbursed through the program.

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Requirements for Registering an Apprenticeship Program

Registered Apprenticeship benefits employers by providing them with a pipeline of skilled workers with industry-specific training and hands-on experience.  Registered Apprenticeship programs are customizable to match the employer's need and highly flexible in order to always meet the employer's changing requirements.

View the Flyer to find out more about creating a Registered Apprenticeship Program

2018 Free Telco Analysis

Are you paying to omuch for your phone and internet service?
Let us discover your best deal with a FREE analysis!
All we need is one month of local, long distance and internet bills to see if we can save you money.  Email your bills today to  or call Debbie at 618-443-5113 to learn more.
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2018 Grizzlies Schedule

Check out the 2018 Gateway Grizzlies Schedule!
GCS Credit Union Ballpark
2301 Grizzlie Bear Blvd
Sauget, IL 62206
*Dates and Times Subject to Change
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College Sitters+Nannies+Tutors

Making life easier for Moms (it’s what we do).
Whether you have a meeting at school or just need to run errands, we’re the simple solution to your day to day needs.

4 Free Sitter Hours - Offer good for 4 Free consecutive hours.  Requires new customers complete family set-up process with College Nannies+Tutors.  Customer may be billed for additional hours.  Use promo code:

Edwardsville | 618.551.0363
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Respite Care at Cedarhurst in Edwardsville

Special Pricing for Respite Services
All-inclusive Respite Care: $100/day
(Maximum of a 60 day stay - after 60 days, you are welcome to stay with usas a full-time resident.  Please ask for details.)
Offering a better solution for seniors who are recovering from a hospital or rehabilitation stay.
Call: 618-979-3602
7108 Marine Rd, Edwardsville IL 62025
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Gateway Foundation Treatment Centers

The Hidden Dangers of Alcohol

Even moderate alcohol consumption can have negative effects. In honor of Alcohol Awareness Month in April, Gateway illustrates the hidden dangers of drinking alcohol.

Want to Learn More? Watch Gateway's Alcohol Awareness Month Video Series at

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Lindenwood First Responders' Grant

Lindenwood University is Offering $3600 per year towards First Responders' Future*
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Supporting those who protect their communities everyday.
Lindenwood University Accelerated Program for Working Adults
-Classes meet one night a week
-Earn up to 36 credit hours/year - 9 credit hours/quarter
-Earn a Master's degree in 15 months
-Students can begin the Bachelor's degree program without any previous college credits
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2017 Needs Assessment

Illinois's community action agencies are conducting a study of the needs of low-income people.  Results from the study will be considered by Illinois's community action agencies for planning, developing and delivering agency  activities, services and initiatives.  If you could please take a few moments to fill out the survey, it would be greatly appreciated.
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McArther's Tae Kwon Do & Fitness 2 for $20 Special

Come Kick It with Us...
2 for $20 Taekwondo Special- 2 weeks of classes, 2 classes per week!
Enroll after the 2 weeks, and your $20 goes towards your new membership and uniform!
Offer valid for new members only.

Intersection of I-255 and Collinsville Road, Collinsville, IL

Call 618-345-2953 to set up your appointment today!
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