On behalf of the Chester Chamber of Commerce welcome to the best little chamber in southern Illinois!


Passion, People and Business

  Linda Sympson

Message Board Policy:

This is to remind you that if you have a special business anniversary, a change of address or business hours, etc., that you would like posted on the Chester Message Board (welcome to Chester sign), the chamber maintains the top two lines on the board and posts Chamber and business related information.  The chamber does not post personal birthdays or other special events that are not business oriented.  There is only room for a TOTAL of forty-two characters, including spaces (21 on each line).  There is no way to squeeze in more text if in excess of forty-two.  When sending a request for a posting, please list the text exactly as you would like it posted.  The City of Chester maintains the bottom two lines of the sign board and allows postings of personal birthdays, anniversaries and other similar type messages as space permits and in accordance with their criteria.


Once a week is reserved, unless there is an emergency, other requests for that week cannot be honored.   It is always first come...first serve.  This is a free service that is available to all chamber members.  If you have a special event in the future you would like posted on the chamber’s two lines, please email the chamber at chesteril@frontier.com with the date you want to reserve and the exact text.  If you have any questions, feel free to call 826.2721.




The Chester Chrysler Center is honored and recognized as the Chester Chamber August Business of the Month.

The small, local and friendly dealership has been in the Search family since 1934 and is currently owned and operated by Tom and Tate Search.  Located on Highway 3, overlooking beautiful Lake Menard, the business offers new car sales to include Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram, a variety of used cars, and features an excellent service department for all types of vehicles.


A Chester icon, locals can stop in at any time and are always greeted by either Tom or Tate.  Celebrating eighty-six years in business, the continuous great customer service is known by many far and wide.

Tom and Tate are quick to point out that their success is due in part to the many faithful return customers and their loyal employees.



CONGRATULATIONS – Tom and Tate and the Chester Chrysler Center.


Phone 1.618.826.2721

Email chesteril@frontier.com

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10 Bridge By-Pass Road 

Segar Park at

the Bridge, Chester, IL 62233


Mon – Fri 

or By Appointment


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Chamber of Commerce