Citizens of Character
Companies of Character

Companies of Character

This program is aimed at ensuring that those local businesses which are committed to demonstrating good character and practicing good character skills are recognized and supported by the BASIC Initiative. Good character skills identified and practiced in every segment of our community are integrity, trustworthiness, perseverance, self-discipline, fairness, citizenship, caring, respect, responsibility, peace, and empathy. We invite you to be a part of this exciting initiative by donating $50 to become a recognized Company of Character.

Once we receive your completed survey and $50 donation, we'll send you a welcome packet that will include a Company of Character decal you will be able to post in the window of your business so that you can easily be recognized as a company of strong character and the 12 Character Words of the Month for you to display in your office. You'll also get a certificate you can display to further illustrate to your customers your support of the BASIC Initiative and your commitment to the continued character development of the Belleville Community. Finally, you will be listed on the BASIC Initiative website as a Company of Character.

We will also be promoting the program through the local media and sharing the information with our colleagues at the City of Belleville, the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce and St. Clair County so they are familiar with the many businesses that emphasize good character within their companies and take seriously their role in raising the quality of life for all those living in the Belleville region.

The following have joined with The BASIC Initiative as a "Company of Character".

Kaskaskia Engineering Group LLC
Vertical Performance
Fire Support Ministries
Mel Hutnick, Attorney
Kelso Auto Body
iDex Photography & Multimedia
Becker, Hoerner, Thompson & Ysursa, P.C.
Hair on Main
My Tutor Learning Center & Driving School
Belleville Parks & Recreation
JT McDermott Remodeling Contractors
Bank of Belleville
Metro East Gastroenterology
Holland Construction
Wells Fargo
Moonlight Computing, LLC
HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital
TheBANK of Edwardsville

To become a Company of Character, please contact Lacey Crain at the BASIC initiative.

Belleville Achieves Strength In Character
227 East A Street
Belleville, Illinois 62220