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Chamber’s Got Talent set for Oct. 28

By Randy Pierce

“Chamber’s Got Talent” is the title of a gala evening filled with entertainment, fellowship, networking opportunities, food and drink that will take place with doors opening at 5 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville.

Hosted by the Troy/Maryville/St. Jacob/Marine Chamber of Commerce, there will be performances from talented guests who are members of that organization in a variety of genres, plus a live auction, silent auction, raffle and refreshments. 

This year’s Chamber’s Got talent is set for Oct. 28 and a portion of the evening will honor the memory of Millie Belobraydic, of Maryville. Belobraydic was instrumental in the founding of Anderson Hospital.

A special segment of the evening will be set aside to honor the memory of Millie Belobraydic who passed away at the age of 89 in July 2020 and was very instrumental in the development of Anderson Hospital in Maryville, her hometown, having been there when ground was broken for it in 1974 then wheeling in the very first patient three years later.

Old Herald Brewery & Distillery of Collinsville will be providing the bar service at this event which will also see an announcement of the recipients of awards for the community person of the year plus other individuals who will be recognized including the teacher of the year, first responder of the year and future star of the year. 

To be honored with awards also are the large and small businesses of the year, non-profit business of the year and chamber member of the year. 

The date of issue on this edition of the Troy Times-Tribune

is the deadline for anyone wishing to submit a nomination for one of these awards for businesses by going to while the individual award nomination forms can be found at

The nomination forms are simply structured, asking for the name of the person submitting it, the name of the nominee, the category and why the nomination is being made. 

For further information about “Chamber’s Got Talent,” go to or call the office at 618-667-8769.



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