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


Passion, People and Business

  Linda Sympson





Benson’s Wine Bar is located in the historical Benson’s building in the heart of Chester. Bob Schroeder and Chelsea Schroeder are the proud owners since August 15, 2017.  The main bar area has been remodeled, the basement has a game room and plans are to remodel the back parking lot/patio area in the near future.

Benson’s specializes in beverage sales while providing a relaxed and entertaining experience for all different groups of people (21 and up).  Benson’s is known for a great location to host special events including but not limited to: baby and bridal showers, wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, class reunions, graduation parties etc., and hosting many local fundraisers.

Benson’s is open every day from noon until 1 am.  During these hours, customers can enjoy gaming machines, pool table, dart boards, and other oversized yard games such as connect four and Jenga.   Over the weekend, there is live local musical entertainment.

Business owners, friends & family are invited to celebrate National Mom & Pop Business Owners’ Day on March 29th.   Benson’s will provide food from local eateries for those who attend.

Contact Benson's via Facebook or email to book a private event or for any fundraiser ideas.







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.


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