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


Passion, People and Business

  Linda Sympson






The Chester Chamber of Commerce has selected Derek’s Lawn Service as the April 2021 Business of the Month.  Derek Niermann began the business in May of 2009 at the tender age of 15.  He had been employed doing lawn work by the late Lenny Colvis of Chester.  At the time of Colvis’ death, Derek decided to open his own business covering the entire Chester area.  He has three full time and two part time employees, and a small fleet of trucks and trailers.  Their scope of services includes lawn mowing, rock, dirt and sand hauling, brush clearing and light excavation in warm months, and snow removal in winter months.  The lawn service is located on Lehmen Drive in Chester in the building formerly occupied by Wide’s Recycling.  The phone number is 615.6630.


Derek Niermann is definitely a hard working young entrepreneur.  He said about his family and the business “We’re all in this together.  We’re partners.”




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


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Chamber of Commerce