Herrin Chamber Clean Up Day

The Herrin Chamber Clean Up Day

On Saturday, April 5th local business owners and community leaders came together to help clean up the Herrin, Illinois downtown area. The turnout was great and as you can see from the photos, everyone was working hard and together to help clean up the community. The Southern Illinois Worship Center came in full force with many of their parishioners. People from all ages worked a 5 to 10 block radius around the Herrin Chamber of Commerce from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm. I want to thank Liz Lively of the Herrin Chamber of Commerce for organizing this event and making it a great success.


As I picked up trash, weeds, and mostly cigarette butts, it came to me, that as a business owner, I should be more involved with my local “business community.” That means I should help beautify my storefront to help attract other business owners to do the same. Customers and potential customers (typically) want to do business with places that look and act professionally. If “we” as business community take great pride in our place of business, we also show our customers and potential customers, we take pride in our work. Next time you get your mail, newspaper, or walk up to your store front, go to your business neighbor and see how you can work together to make the downtown area look better.

A very inexpensive and cheap way to market your business is to invest in what your storefront looks like. You can do this by simply picking up trash, spraying for weeds, washing windows, repainting, or even putting up signage. Think about how you feel when you buy and wear new clothes:
You smile a little more
You have a little more pep in your step
You gain more confidence

How can you get your business involved with your local community? Try reaching out to your local chamber of commerce.

Herrin Chamber of Commerce
Marion Chamber of Commerce
Carterville Chamber of Commerce
Carbondale Chamber of Commerce

Tom Harness | @iTomHarness | 314-884-1192 | www.harnessdigitalmarketing.com

About Tom Harness

Tom Harness is the owner of Harness Digital Marketing, a digital marketing firm that works with businesses and organizations on Social Media, SEO, and Email Marketing. He is an entrepreneur and business owner with 20 years of combined experience in Education, IT, and Business. Tom is a U.S. Army Veteran and a Southern Illinois University alum. He also enjoys craft beers, his beloved Chicago Cubs, and his family.

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