North Alton – Godfrey Business Council

About Us

The North Alton- Godfrey Business Council is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization, founded in 1945 by three prominent North Alton business owners. Its energies are devoted to promoting activities and projects which directly benefit its members and the communities that it serves. Its diverse membership includes locally/regionally owned retail and service businesses, financial institutions and investment counselors, health care and educational entities, retirement communities, automotive dealerships, collision shops, insurance, accounting, and legal counsel, as well as individual members.

Monthly Meetings – Membership Dues

The Business Council meets the second Tuesday of each month at a different location, with meeting notices sent by email. There are four (4) breakfast, seven (7) luncheons, and one evening meeting. The meetings normally feature a presentation of current interest.

The Council’s fiscal year runs from April 1 through March 31, with an annual dues structure of $55 for business members and $25 per individual member.

Council Member Activities

Our grassroots organization has gained community respect through the annual promotion of the following:

Beautification – North Alton Business Corridor

Twenty-seven (27) flowering planters adorn the North Alton business district from May through September and are watered daily to bring color and beauty to the area.

Breakfast With Santa

This event has become one of the more popular activities sponsored by the Council. It is held the second Saturday of December at the Godfrey Knights 0f Columbus hall and is designed for young children to meet Santa, enjoy good holiday entertainment and have a hearty breakfast.

Community Holiday Support

Council members volunteer as Salvation Army Bell Ringers and at the Christmas Wonderland. The Council financially supports Every Child Shall Have Shoes, Crisis Food Center, Oasis Women’s Center, Salvation Army, the CEO program and other worthy civic endeavors.

Community Projects

 The Council is pleased to have financially supported and completed the following projects:

Benjamin Godfrey Legacy Trail – Alton–Godfrey

Hoffman Gardens – Great River Road – Godfrey

Lake Walking Trail – Ashbury Village (previously United Methodist Village) – Godfrey

Whispering Winds Gazebo – Glazebrook Park – Godfrey

Contact Information

Questions or interests about the organization may be directed to [email protected] or (618) 779-9735. For more information about NAGBC please visit

P.O. Box 306,
Godfrey, IL 62035

Information provided by the North Alton-Godfrey Business Council.