Ebola, Hurricane Sandy and more: Air Force veteran worked behind the scenes to keep communications going
Ebola, Hurricane Sandy and more: Air Force veteran worked behind the scenes to keep communications going By Lori Rose, Brand Ave. Studios Contributing Writer, Jun 15, 2020 From her post at Scott Air Force Base, Master Sgt. Christine Kilburn helped manage essential...
Leadership Council, chambers join Patriot Program
September 18th, 2013: The Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois and regional area chambers of commerce are excited to announce a new initiative which kicked off on Sept. 11, 2013 – the Scott Patriot Program. The program is aimed at ensuring… Click here to read...
Scott Patriot Program
October 1st, 2013: There are almost 1.5 million active duty military members. And, of course, their families are affected as well. That’s why the Leadership Council of Southwestern Illinois started the Scott Patriot Program, which highlights military friendly...
Scott Patriot Program tops 300
November 14th 2013: The recently launched Scott Patriot Program has reached a new milestone in time for Veteran’s Day, signing on 321 businesses, organizations and communities as Patriots. Each is recognized as being “military-friendly” thanks to discounts offered...
Why Scott AFB Should Remain Open – Lee Presser
November 19th 2013: Conversation with Lee Presser is a weekly half hour television program seen for nearly thirteen years in the St. Louis market on Charter Cable TV. This video addresses why Scott should remain open and what the consequences of closer will mean to...
Council looks to increase Scott Patriots
December 13th, 2013: Now through Dec. 17, the Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois and several Metro East chamber of commerce organizations will be rallying their volunteers around phones and in front of their computers in an effort to double the number of...
Career Tips for Veterans – SWIC
April 3rd, 2014: Southwestern Illinois College created a highlight video about their Veterans as Strategic Assets Initiative. The video highlights career tips for veterans. Click here to view the video.
Happy Birthday Scott Patriot!
September 11th, 2014: The Scott Patriot Program turns one year old today, and to date, more than 650 businesses and organizations have signed up to be part of this unique initiative that recognizes…click here to read more.
Separating Military Member’s Networking Event
September 29th, 2014: This past Thursday night, more than 70 military members transitioning from postings at Scott Air Force Base participated in a unique networking event co-sponsored by the Belle-Scott Committee and the Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois to...
Songs 4 Soldiers Benefit Concert Festival
June 25th, 2018: Songs 4 Soldiers (S4S) is continuing its work in the combat veteran community as it enters its 6th year in existence. To date S4S has spent over $410,000 on over 330 combat veterans and their families from all over the Midwest. As we continue this...
HB 1652: License Reciprocity for Active Duty Military Service Members
August 27, 2019: Southwestern Illinois legislators rallied statewide to unanimously pass HB 1652 enabling expedited license reciprocity for active duty military service members, to include members of the U.S. Coast Guard, Guardsmen, Reservists, and military spouses.
Scott Patriot Formation
September 11th, 2013: The Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois and regional area chambers of commerce are excited to announce a new initiative being kicked off today, Sept. 11, 2013 – the Scott Patriot Program. Click here to read more.
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