• Lyn Phares

June '21 Newsletter

Hello, Summer!

We finally made it to summer! Bring on the sunshine and summer fun! We are getting ready for some exciting events coming soon!

News & Events


If you have not renewed your membership for 2021, it's not too late! You may pay online by clicking HERE, or contact Lyn at to receive an invoice.

Collinsville Outdoor Summer Movie

On Tuesday, June 1st, we watched, "Tom and Jerry, the Movie" on the big screen at the Collinsville City Plaza! Thank you to everyone who braved the fall-like weather and came out to watch this fun family movie with us! A BIG "Thank You!" to Darling Ingredients, Building Blended Families, and Armstrong Bank for being our wonderful sponsors, and to Slush Face Slushies, Southern BBQ, and Kettle Masters for providing us with delicious food and drinks!

Membership Meeting

We invite you to join us for our July 2021 Membership Meeting on Thursday, July 1st at 11:45am. Chip Shephard, with Shephard Technologies, will be speaking on Cybersecurity. He will be discussing how small businesses can protect themselves from being taken advantage of online, defensive and proactive measures to take, ways to stay educated on up-to-date procedures, as well as how he he can help in more technical cases.

Lunch will be provided by Raphael at Southern BBQ; you have the option to choose (a) pulled pork sandwich, chips, & drink, or (b) BBQ nachos w/ pulled pork & drink. You may pre-pay for your ticket by clicking HERE, or you may email Lyn at to be invoiced for the ticket.

The RSVP deadline to receive a lunch will be Tuesday, June 29th. If you do not register before the deadline, we still invite you to attend the luncheon and listen to Chip speak and to network with other business owners and employees from our community.

Collinsville Summerfest Vendor Event

Join us to be a featured vendor or food truck at our newest event to be held on the 2nd Thursday of every month May through August at the Veterans Building in the parking lot and barn area. Our Summerfest will be open to the public, and we anticipate having a great turnout of local residents. We will be limiting to 50 vendors, and you will need to provide you own table and chairs. In case of rain we will allow you to pay an additional $10/vendor to set up inside, this will be limited to 15 vendors.

Click below to register for each event:

Collinsville Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet

Our 2020 Awards Banquet was postponed due to Covid-19, but we are ready to gather to honor our favorite local businesses and business owners! The Collinsville Chamber of Commerce 2020 Awards Banquet is scheduled for Thursday, July 22nd. Be looking for more information on our website and via email.