Chamber Office

Phone: (217) 854-2141
Address: 112 North Side Square
               Carlinville, IL 62626

Office Hours:

M:    12:00pm - 5:00pm

T:     3:30pm - 5:30pm

W:   12:00pm - 5pm

Th:   3:30pm - 5:30pm

F:     9:00am - 12:00pm / 3:00 - 5:00pm


Office Manager:

Jessie Johnson


Executive Director/Administrator:

 Michael Morrison


Chamber Board of Directors







What's New:
















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Carlinville Chamber of Commerce Continues to Grow!

The Carlinville Community Chamber of Commerce continues to have a strong 2011 by partnering with many new members to the Chamber.  Special thanks go to Oswald Insurance & Financial Services, Inc. State Farm Insurance, Macoupin Energy, LLC,  Market on the Square, Main Street Florist, Main Street Bridal,West Main Motors, Cubby Hole, The Cubby Hole Sign Shop, The Marvel Theatre, Dr. Julie Fleischer, The Carlinville Park Board and Magnuson Hotels for putting their faith in the re-building efforts of Carlinville's Chamber of Commerce. 

Promoting local businesses and a long history of encouraging the community to shop local are just a couple reasons why your business should partner with the Chamber of Commerce. For more information, please call us at: (217) 854-2141.

Community Calendar


Check out our new interactive Community Calendar by clicking on the button on the left hand side of this page! 


For this calendar, we are depending on you, the community, to let us know of any event you are aware of or are sponsoring. 


If you have an event that you would like to add to our calendar, please email us at

 or click HERE.  Make sure to let us know the date, time, location, and a description of the event, if applicable!


Carlinville Community Chamber of Commerce

Welcomes New Members!


The Carlinville Community Chamber of Commerce wishes to welcome our newest partners: Macoupin Energy, LLC and State Farm / Oswald Insurance & Financial Services, Inc.!


Macoupin Energy, LLC is the current owner of what used to be known as the Monterey Coal Mine.  The mine currently goes by Shay Mine No. 1 and is located 5 miles south of Carlinville.  The mine has long been an important part of Carlinville’s history and we look forward to having them on board.


State Farm / Oswald Insurance & Financial Services, Inc. is owned by Richard Oswald,.  Richard Oswald has been a State Farm Associate since 1985 and a local State Farm Agent since 2004.   Richard can assist you with personal and business lines and Financial Services including life, banking and mutual.  He is located at 132 E Jackson St in Carlinville and can be reached at (217) 854-4737.  Or you can visit his website at


This month’s Business of the Month award goes to Marvel Theater!  Marvel Theater has been a place of entertainment for locals to go and catch the latest flicks for 90 years.  The theater is owned by Norman Paul who is the son of the original owners.  Norman Paul's parents first opened the Marvel in the 1920s as a live theater.  In 1928, the Marvel burned to the ground and was rebuilt.  In the 1970s, Paul converted a balcony in the Marvel to a second auditorium with a smaller screen.


The Marvel has recently gone through some changes.  Steve Dougherty is now the new manager of the theater.  Dougherty is also the owner of Westside Cinema in Litchfield.  Along with management changes, the theater has been through some renovations.  Dougherty has made many improvements including new carpeting and flooring, new restrooms, new exits, new concession stand, a state-of-the-art conversion to digital projection, and two new screens that are 3D capable.  


If you happen to stop by the Marvel Theater, make sure and congratulate them on their award.  The Chamber of Commerce along with the members of the community are very pleased that Steve Dougherty has shown the same dedication to keeping the Marvel a historic landmark in Carlinville that the Paul family had done for three generations.



Marvel Theatre Named

October Business of the Month

New Carlinville Blankets Arriving


The Carlinville Community Community Chamber of Commerce will soon have new blankets/throws for the community to purchase.  These blankets are specially made and are embroidered with several historical and memorable locations from our community.


These blankets look great in any home and make phenomenal Christmas and birthday presents as well!


The price for each blanket/throw is only $40 a piece and can be purchased by stopping by the Carlinville Chamber office  or calling us at (217) 854-2141.


Merchant's Trick-or-Treat Night








This year, Merchant’s Night on the Square will be held on Thursday, Oct. 27th  from 5-7pm.  The Carlinville Community Chamber of Commerce will also be hosting the annual Halloween Costume Contest along with pictures by Timeless Moments Photography in the Knights of Columbus Hall. 

Timeless Moments Photography will provide a Halloween scene inside the KC Hall to take pictures of trick-or-treaters.  You may have your pictures taken to be entered into the costume contest, purchase a photo package, or both.  However, you do not need to have your pictures taken to be entered into the costume contest.  There will be four categories: Ages 0-6, Ages 7-12, 13-Adult and Groups (5 person max.)  There will be a winner from each age group who will receive a Wal-Mart gift card. 

If you are interested in handing out candy to the trick-or-treaters, please leave your business open from 5-7pm.  If you or any businesses you know of that are not located on the square who may be interested in taking part in our table set up in the KC Hall, please contact the Chamber office at (217)854-2141 or


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October Newsletter!

As part of their final Third Thursday of 2011 on October 20th, Carlinville's Shop Local First (SLF) organization and the Carlinville Community Chamber of Commerce (CCCC) will be partnering on an art exhibition focusing on local talents. Local painters, photographers, sculpters and more are all invited to participate in this event.  Artists will be situated throughout the square and are free to bring their easle to show off their finished products or work on unfinished artwork and show how they craft their artwork.
CNB Bank and Trust will be hosting several exhibits as part of their daylong Customer Appreciation Day and CCCC Business After Hours Event.
For more information on the art exhibition, please contact the CCCC at: (217) 854-2141 or emailing at

               Benefit for Mike Schwab


















The Carlinville Community Chamber of Commerce enourages the community to come out and support a long-standing and positive member of the area, Mike Schwab.  On Saturday, November 12th, there will be a benefit dinner to support Schwab who was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer. 


The benefit takes place at 5:00 pm at the Carlinville Moose Lodge and includes a Pork Chop Dinner, Auction and Music, including a TV, Gun and Quilt Raffle.  All proceeds from the benefit will go towards assisting in Mike Schwab's medical expenses. 



Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance at Pat's Towing & Service, The Glass Cutters, and Cozy Corner.  Ticket prices are $15 per adult or $25 per couple.  Tickets for children (11 years and younger) are also available for $5 a ticket. 


For additional information or questions, please call (217) 710-1394.

Macoupin County Enquirer-Democrat

Macoupin County Enquirer-Democrat Now Online!









Carlinville's local newspaper, the Macoupin County Enquirer-Democrat, now has their own website.


The new site allows you to keep up to date with all of the latest Carlinville and surrounding area news, events and photos!


You can visit the impressive new website by clicking on the Macoupin County Enquirer-Democrat logo on the right hand side our webpage!

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