From the Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce

Chamber of Commerce
Monday Memo

Chamber News & Events: May 3 - May 7

Dear Chamber Member,

We have changed to format of our weekly e-Flash. We will be using this new newsletter format from now on. I hope you enjoy the more professional looking design of the email and find it easier to navigate and forward on to employees & colleagues. The host of the e-newsletter is Constant Contact. Because we have signed on to use this format, as a Chamber member you can receive a discount on a Constant Contact membership, even if you are already using it. Call the Chamber to find out how. Keep reading to find out what's coming up this week.

Fiesta Golf Outing
Friday, June 4th 12:30 PM Shotgun at Lincoln Elk's Country Club.

Sack lunch is provided. Stick around after golfing for our FIESTA with a Mexican themed dinner, prizes, and silent auction. This year we are pleased to announce that we have a Hole-in-One prize of $5,000 thanks to sponsor Country Financial.

We have many other great sponsorship opportunities available if you are interested. Click on the golf image above to check out more details on our website.

Elk's Activity Package Members will receive a $26 discount per golfer.

New Addition to Chamber Board

We welcome Greg Eimer, VP of Finance & Administration for Lincoln College to the Chamber Board of Directors. Jean Ann Hutchinson submitted her resignation in April due to her and John's pending departure from Lincoln. Jean Ann will surely be missed, but Greg will be a great addition to our board.

This Week:

Wednesday, May 5 - The Chamber will be doing some major cleaning in our office, please excuse our dust and jeans on this day.
Thursday, May 6, 7:30 a.m. - Chamber Executive Board Meeting- Chamber Office.

Save the Date:

Wednesday, May 12, 7:30 a.m.- Gov/Ed Roundtable
Thursday, May 13, 5-7 p.m. - Leadership Academy Mixer- Chad's Blind
Friday, June 4th- Chamber Golf Outing & Charter Day

Where in Logan County is the Melon Car
The Melon Car will make a special appearance at a secret location on Wednesday, May 5th, The first person to solve the clue as to where the car will be on Wednesday will win a prize.

We're a private non-profit organization
We strive to help families build a stronger foundation
The programs we offer benefit the community
Giving families & seniors equal opportunity
Often knows an organization of Action
At our senior fundraiser cheeseburgers are the main attraction

Send in your guess (hit reply to this email) or call the office 735-2385. This first person is the winner. A person can only win once every six months, and employees of the business hosting the Melon Car that week are not eligible to win. Only Chamber members in good standing can participate in the Melon Car contest.

In This Issue

Chamber Golf Outing
New Chamber Board Member
This week at the Chamber
Melon Car Clue
Chamber looking for volunteers

The Chamber is looking for steering committee members to help plan and organize a new event in November. The new event the Chamber will be hosting this year is a Chamber Bowling Tournament. Please email Heidi Browne if you are interested in helping plan this event.

Quick Links
Click here to download & print the Chamber May calendar. 

Don't forget to check out the Chamber website for what's new.

Beginning last Thursday morning Nicholson Road (1250th Avenue) will be closed TO ALL TRAFFIC at the Kickapoo Creek bridge - 2 miles north of Lincoln. The road will be closed for several months for bridge repair.

Alternative routes should be identified for all emergency and routine traffic.

Authority: Logan County Highway Department

New & Renewed Members

Glacial Energy is our newest Member. Glacial Energy is a "generator neutral company that buys its energy from providers that offer the best pricing, terms and conditions" then they pass those benefits along to their! Glacial Energy offers "short and long term contracts with conversion capabilities to provide their customers with maximum flexibility in changing energy markets". Because Glacial Energy focuses solely on energy services for commercial enterprises, they are able to devote their full attention to their energy customers without the distraction of selling other products or services. For more information on how Glacial Energy can benefit you, visit their website: or call Craig Geskey at 309-634-5803.

Rick Hamm, State Farm Agent - Rick Hamm- Silver
Culligan Water - Joel Jacobs - Silver
Glacial Energy - Craig Gesky - Silver

Community News & Events:
The Christian Village is hosting and International Celebration of Seniors on Saturday, May 15 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Join us for FREE food, music & prizes while visiting cultures from around the glob. This event is open to the public.

Lincoln Community High School Fine Arts Department is presenting "Once Upon a Mattress" May 6th - May 9th. Call the school for more details 732-4131

Lincoln YMCA is sponsoring the 3rd Annual Spring Family Ride. Sunday May 16 - Registration is at 12:30 p.m. Ride starts at 1:00 p.m. Ride 5, 15 or 35 miles.

The Senior Issues Task Force is sponsoring an All Logan County Food Drive throughout the month of May 2010. The drive begins officially on Monday, May 3, 2010 and ends on May 28, 2010. The task force is calling for donations of unexpired canned or boxed food items and/or financial donations.
Multiple collection sites:
Logan Lanes Bowling Alley (5th Street, Lincoln)
Regions Bank (303 S Kickapoo, Lincoln)
Friendship Manor (925 Primm Rd, Lincoln, across from LCHS)
Lincoln Church of the Nazarene (Rt 10, Lincoln)
IGA Lincoln (713 Pulaski St)
In addition, Regions Bank will also be accepting financial donations throughout the drive period (May 3-28, 2010) on behalf of the Senior Issues Task Force (SITF).
For more information, contact any of the three committee members of the SITF May 2010 Food Drive:
Rebecca Van Nydeggen
Director, The Salvation Army of Logan County (217) 732-7890
Margie Harris
Director of Nursing, Logan County Public Health Department (217) 735-2317
Mel Urbanowicz
Senior Programs, Community Action Partnership (217) 732-2159
Contact Information
Andi Hake, Executive Director
Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce
1555 Fifth Street, Lincoln, IL

217/735-2385 or

[Text copied from file received from the Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce]