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[Belleville, IL, May 8, 2024] – Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd. (MMR) is honored as the recipient of the Business Excellence Award presented by the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by the City of Belleville, Illinois.  The award was announced at the Belleville Chamber’s special 100th Anniversary Celebration Dinner held on May 7, 2024 in downtown Belleville.

The Business Excellence Award is the most prestigious award given by the Belleville Chamber and is awarded annually to a nominated business within the greater Belleville community. The criteria used by the judges centered on MMR’s commitment to innovation and creativity, to their employees, a proven track record of business growth, as well as positive impacts on the local community.

This year MMR celebrates its 40th anniversary of providing legal services to clients while serving the community.  Since 1984, MMR attorneys have provided legal counsel to their clients within Belleville, St. Louis, and the southern Illinois region. The firm started with only three attorneys and has grown today to eighteen attorneys across three regional offices.

“We are deeply honored to be recognized with the Business Excellence Award. Our firm cares deeply about this community and we are sincerely committed to our clients in the areas we serve. For forty years we have supported a great number of charitable organizations in the Belleville area, and we will continue our commitment in the future,” said Patrick B. Mathis, a founding shareholder at Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd.

“For 40 years, MMR attorneys and staff have provided top-notch legal services to the residents of Belleville, the St. Louis metro area, and southern Illinois.  MMR is constantly evolving their practices to fit the needs of the people they serve,” added Dr. Ryan Boike, business excellence award presenter and superintendent of Belleville Public School Dist. 118.

The annual dinner is the Belleville Chamber’s premier event highlighting the accomplishments of the previous year as well as honoring business excellence, the citizen of the year, and Leadership Belleville alumni.  This year’s event was extra special celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce.