• 'IL'oveLocal!

     As we face these unprecedented times it is more important than ever to show support for Illinois’ small businesses. From Chicago to Carbondale and Abingdon to Zion, Illinois chambers are coming together sharing resources, building community, uniting to create ‘IL’ove Local. This ongoing initiative is designed to drive business to our small businesses.

  • Ways To Participate

    At Your Business

    • Create a sign indicating your current operating status and post it on the door/window.
    • Print 'IL'oveLocal graphic and post it on the door/window.
    • Add red hearts.
    • Take a picture of your door/window.
    • Email your picture and 'operating status' to info@carbondalechamber.com


    On Social Media

    • Create a post indicating your current operating status and post it on the door/window.
    • Use the 'IL'oveLocal graphic as the image for your post.
    • Use the hashtag #ILoveIllinois and tag the Chamber!
    • Pin this post to the top of your feed.
    • Change your profile pic to the 'IL'oveLocal graphic or find the 'IL'oveLocal Facebook frame
    • Don't forget to send us your info via Facebook messenger or email to info@carbondalechamber.com
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  • Business Directory 

    (Current operations information, updated as information is received.)


    AES Solar

    The office is closed to the public.

    Please call the office at 618-988-0888 and leave a message. Calls will be returned within 24 hours. Customers can also call 618-713-4809 or visit aessolar.com

    Sign up for a free quote here: https://aessolar.com/get-a-free-quote

    When you do, we'll be able to use satellite technology to estimate your roof size and solar potential WITHOUT EVEN VISITING YOUR HOME!



    Energy-savings tips page for residences:  https://amerenillinoissavings.com/energy-savings-center

    Business customers: free energy analyzer tool:  https://ameren-illinois.agentisenergy.com/client 


    Auffenberg of Carbondale

    Need your Illinois license plate sticker renewed?
    Auffenberg of Carbondale can help!
    Visit their location at 1015 E Walnut St Carbondale, Mon-Fri 9 am to 4:30 pm.
    For more information call 618-457-3391 or visit them online at: www.auffenbergcarbondale.com

    Castle Perilous Games & Books

    Open 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; not open to walk-in traffic; offering home delivery within 15 miles of Carbondale and curbside service at the store.

    Purchases can be made online through the Facebook page or website www.castleperilous.com.

    For questions, call (618) 529-5317 or 800-297-2160; or by email at castleperilousgames@gmail.com

    Spend $50, show us a receipt from a local retailer (physical or digital) and we will include a $9.99 set of polyhedral dice with your purchase.

    Boardgame rental library with prices ranging from $5 to $20.  Free home delivery and pickup on game rentals.



    They are conducting almost all appointments by telephone at (855) 608-3560 or by video via telehealth.

    Website: https://centerstone.org/


    First Mid Bank & Trust

    Drive-thru is open Mon-Fri.; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm and Sat.; 8:00 am - 12:00 pm.

    Visit them online at www.firstmid.com or call (618) 457-3700.


    Humpday Farmer's Market

    Temporary Location Change: Parking lot of Gold's Gym/CVS Pharmacy (West Side of Carbondale).

    The market will be open beginning April 29th from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

    The market will comply with social distancing protocols, using a "drive up" service method.


    KFVS 12

    We have created a section on our website, Heartland Open For Business, where we are posting businesses that are currently open for business in some fashion.

    We'd like to offer this public service to your members as well, at no charge.

     You can view the site at www.kfvs12.com/open

     Your members can send their business information to sjernigan@kfvs12.com to be included.

     You can see the on-air promo at this address. https://vimeo.com/404640484

    Furniture King
    A few services you might not know they offer:

    Complimentary interior design, White Glove Delivery, Courtesy Haul Away, Hassle Free Financing
    Let them show you how easy it is to get the look you love in the space that works, without leaving home!
    For more information or to shop visit: www.bradthefurnitureking.com


    Giant City Lodge

    Giant City Lodge is offering no-contact curbside pick-up of their  famous fried chicken dinner for Mother's Day.

    Dinner ($12.99 each) includes:
    Half fried chicken (leg, wing, thigh, breast), mashed potatoes n’ gravy, homemade dumplins, green beans, corn, and creamy coleslaw (sorry, no biscuits)
    Cobbler & Crisps - $3.50 each

    The items listed above are also available in bulk (pint, quart, gallon).
    Regretfully, specific requests may not be possible during this time.

    Reserve your order in advance by calling 618-457-4921.
    Orders will be accepted: Wed. & Thurs. (May 6/7) 10 am - 4 pm; Fri.-Sun. (May 8-10) 9 am - 5 pm

    Orders can be picked up: Fri. (May 8) 12 - 6 pm; Sat. & Sun. (May 9/10) 11 am - 6 pm

    ***Pick-up instructions will be provided during ordering***
    Payment is due upon ordering (credit cards only).

    Planet Fitness

    Planet Fitness (PF) has launched the United We Move campaign to provide everyone with an opportunity to work out from the comfort of their own home. Workouts, featuring certified trainers and surprise celebrities, will be held for free nightly at 6 p.m. CST and live-streamed on the Planet Fitness Facebook page, our YouTube channel and the PF App. Stay home, keep moving and remain healthy!

    More information is available at www.planetfitness.com/united-we-move.


    Roy Walker Communications

    To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, they are practicing social distancing and increased personal hygiene as well as disinfecting of surfaces contacted.

    Both Makanda and Mount Vernon offices are open and available to help during this time. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm.

    After hours, please call 618-529-3301, or 24/7 online at www.roywalkercomm.net, where service remains uninterrupted. 


    SIU Research Park

    Staff are working remotely until further notice, however, they will be available by email and/or phone during regular business hours; Mon. - Fri. 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.

    SIU Research Park buildings are closed to the public and accessible only to tenants and staff with key fob access.

    Most services will still be available through alternate formats. 

    • SIU Research Park and Business Incubator Tenants

    Administrative Questions: Lynn Andersen Lindberg lindberg@siu.edu (618-453-6754)

    General Questions: Deb Barnett dbarnett@siu.edu (618-453-3849)

    Facilities Questions or Requests: Amy Ortiz aortiz@siu.edu (618-453-1495)

    Business Office Questions: Lynn Harbert lharbert@siu.edu  (618-453-6752)

    • Illinois Small Business Development Center at SIU

    Greg Bouhl greg@siu.edu or Ken Stoner kstoner@siu.edu (618-536-2424)

    • Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center at SIU

    ptac@siu.edu (618-536-2424)

    • Office of Workforce Innovation and Research and Illinois Nurse Aide Testing

    Tom Hovatter cobra7@siu.edu (618-453-4367)

    • Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center

    Lori Amerman lamerman@imec.org  (618-453-3829)


    The Printing Plant

    Open Mon - Fri; 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Exterior doors are open, however the interior doors are locked.

    An intercom has been installed, enabling staff to communicate with customers.

    They are working to get the e-commerce portion of the website functional. Follow them on Facebook here.

    An after-hours emergency number, 866-4-PPLANT, has been established to assist in after-hours needs.


    Town Square Market

    Open Mon - Fri;  11:00 am - 5:00 pm.

    The made-to-order Deli is closed at this time. Follow them on Facebook to stay up to date.

    They have ready-made grab-n-go lunch items in the Deli case, a fully stocked grocery store and plenty of frozen soups and entrees in the freezer case.

    They are also offering “Dinner Kits” which have all the ingredients you need to make simple meals at home (for 2 or 4 or more people.) The week’s schedule of kits is available on our website “Dinner Kits” page (off the main “Deli” menu.) People can call the store to place an order before 2:00 pm each day. 


    Walker's Bluff

    Online ordering: 

    Zoom Trivia Nights

    For brides and customers who have booked events and weddings, Walker's is offering zoom video calls from home, virtual tours, coordinating and making alternate plans for those who need to postpone.