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RLC’s Leadership Workshop

One week left to register for RLC’s Leadership Workshop

INA, Ill. (May 4, 2016) – Professionals in the area have only one week left to register for Rend Lake College’s Leadership Workshop, scheduled for Thursday, May 19. Pre-registration is due by next Friday, May 13.

The workshop, scheduled for 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., is designed for those who have moved into leadership roles; team leaders responsible for growth, development, and performance of others; and anyone who wants to expand personal career choices and step into a leadership role, specifically managers and supervisors.

Presenter Sharon Tick will provide a fast-paced, high-energy training to give attendees techniques to charge their leadership skills and get employees on track for higher levels of performance. With her 20 years of professional experience in sales, management, insurance, team building, and administration, Tick will teach professionals how to support an environment of creativity, innovation, and passion – regardless of where they work.

Tick outlined several objectives for her presentation, including strengthening morale, keeping employees satisfied, inspiring employees to reach and exceed their potential, and eliminating negativity and poor attitudes in a team.

Specifically, she will focus on ways to identify what people need from their leaders and how exactly to meet those needs. Emphasis will also be on exploring new ways to tap into personal strengths and minimize weakness, developing a unique leadership style, and discovering new ideas for motivating individuals to perform.

The workshop will be held in the RLC Theatre on the Ina campus with registration beginning at 8 a.m. RLC is sponsoring the workshop, which costs $75 per person. To register or for more information, contact RLC’s Community and Corporate Education Division at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1714 or

2016 Mardi Gras Theme Submissions

The Chamber of Commerce is now accepting themes for the 94th annual Mardi Gras celebration.  Mardi Gras in Pinckneyville is held on the last Saturday of October.   Submissions for the theme will be accepted until March 4, 2016 at noon.  This allows time for the High School students to create a logo for the event.  The winning submission will win $50 to a Chamber Members Business.

Submissions can be sent to the Chamber at PO BOX 183 Pinckneyville, IL 62274 or emailed

Winning themes from the last 20 years are listed below and will not be considered for 2016.

A World of Harmony

Through the pages of History

Hooray for Holidays

Echoes of a Century

Reflections of Time

Set Sail with the Holidays

A Salute to America

Happiness Is…

Symbols of America

Silver Screen Heroes

Bring on the Music


Disco Fever

Music on Parade

Movie Memories

The Wild West

Family Vacation

Great Inventions

Creatures of the Night

Daydreams and Nightmares

2016 Person and Business of the Year

The Pinckneyville Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Person and Business of the Year.

Nomination forms along with any background information/support letters are due by March 4, 2016 at noon.

If you have trouble downloading the forms located on this page, please Contact the Chamber.

2016 Business of the Year Nomination Form

2016 Person of the Year Nomination Form

Previous Person and Business of the Year recipients:

Previous of the year winners

Deck it Out-2015 Home Category

The Chamber is thrilled to announce the winners of the Home Category of the Deck it Out contest.

The home owners worked very hard to decorate their homes, and we want to thank each of them for participating!

**Please note: Videos don’t do these homes justice-please drive by and see them in person**


First Place Winner:  Patterson Home located at 3907 Pick Road


Second Place Winner: Hardin Home located at 4780 Tiger Road



Third  Place Winner: Degler Home located at 703 Belle Avenue