April 2015 Volume 19  Issue 03

Our Featured Investor

SEED$ - Southeast Economic Development Fund
5 Municipal Drive
Park Hills, MO 63601


Thank you to Janey for Hosting the April First Friday Coffee!

You did an awesome job!

Inside this Edition
April Investor Meeting
Ribbon Cutting - April 23
May First Friday Coffee
Almost ot Bronze!
Chamber Scholarship Program
12th Annual Firecracker Run
Investor News
Investor Events
Investor Job Listings
Investor Deals
Seminars, Training, & Workshops
Email Obsolete by 2020
Give Employees a Fantastic Friday

Welcome NEW Investors!!
Look Who's Still Investing!!

Better Bodies of Missouri
Since 2014

Kary Buckley Towing & Recovery
Since 2009

KFMO/B104 Radio
Since 1974

The Printing Co.
Since 2012

United Way of St. Francois County
Since 2000

Blankenship Insurance
Since 2008

null   Central R-3
Since 1977

Congressman Jason Smith
Since 2014

Habitat for Humanity
Since 2011

Mineral Area Overhead Door
Since 1997

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Chamber News   
Stay on top of all the Chamber happenings between newsletters by regularly visiting the Chamber website at www.phlcoc.net or following us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn & Pinterest!
April Investor Meeting


Please join us for the April Investor Meeting on Tuesday, April 21st at, 12:00 p.m. at the Elizabeth Hall in Leadington.


Lunch to be Catered by The Coffee Grill. And will be $10.00 per person.




Our April guest speakers will be Rebecca Murphy and Tina Miller from the Missouri Career Center.  Now that we are a certified Work Ready Community, they will be telling you how the program has progressed, and what it means for you and your business.

Our April Business Spotlight is on  SEED$  


Monthly investor meetings provide Chamber investors with a variety of information through guest speakers.  Topics range from small business information to governmental issues and assistance to community interests.  Monthly meetings keep investors abreast of current chamber happenings, and provide an excellent networking opportunity.

Ribbon Cutting - UltiMUTT Cuts, LLC

Please join us for a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Celebration of the area's newest dog grooming salon!!

UltiMUTT Cuts, LLC has opened in Leadington!!

UltiMUTT Cuts, LLC is a full service luxury pet salon.  They offer bathing, style cuts, nail trimming, specialty shampoos, ear cleaning, spa packages, and more!

We'll cut the ribbon on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.  Please plan to celebrate with us!

This is a free "relationship building" event, designed to welcome new businesses, industries, and organizations to the community, as well as congratulate those who have moved, changed ownership, or experienced other major improvements or alterations to their company or organization.


Register your attendance Now:  Ribbon Cutting - April 23 

Claddagh Irish Dance to Host May First Friday Coffee

Join us at   Claddagh Irish Dance from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00. a.m. for coffee and doughnuts on Friday, April 3, 2015!

First Friday Coffee Events are held the first Friday of each month at various investor locations. 

This is a relationship building event for Chamber Investors, clients and potential clients.

Visit with other investors and members of the business community and learn about the sponsoring business or organization and their products and/or services while enjoying coffee, a light breakfast provided by the sponsoring business or organization.

Register your attendance here:     FFC May 2015

Only 8 More Needed for Bronze!

Thank you to all those who have opted to take the Show-Me Heroes Pledge so far!  We only need 8 more investors to take the pledge, helping us to earn Bronze Chamber Status!

Remember!  You DO NOT HAVE TO BE HIRING or planning to hire anytime soon to take the pledge.  Taking the Show-Me Heroes Pledge is not only a way to connect with great military job seekers, but also a to show that you as an employer support hiring military Veterans and Service members and value what military training and experience can bring to the workplace.

There's no cost, no obligation, no catch... just your business showing it's support of Veteran & Service Men & Women!

Thank you again to those who have taken the pledge!  They include: 
You can take the pledge NOW by clicking here: Show-Me Heroes or, email us at info@phlcoc.net with the words "I'll take the Show-Me Heroes Pledge" and we'll register for you!


Chamber Scholarship Program

The Chamber Board of Directors is excited to announce a brand new Chamber Sponsored Program... the " Park Hills - Leadington Chamber of Commerce Scholarship"!

Beginning in May of this year, the Chamber will be awarding one $2,000 scholarship ( $500 per semester renewable for up to 4 semesters) to one Central High School Graduate planning to attend Mineral Area College, Central Methodist University, or Missouri Baptist University.

We are super excited to begin this annual program, and will be sharing more information about it on the Chamber's morning radio interview at KFMO on Monday, and again at the Investor Meeting on Tuesday.  Tune in, or join us at the meeting to find out more!


12th Annual Firecracker Run

Benefiting the Chamber Scholarship Fund

The Chamber's 12 Annual Firecracker Run is scheduled for June 27, 2015.  As always, the 1-Mile & 5K events will begin and end at Central High School.

The planning committee will meet soon be begin preparing for the event.  If you are interested in serving on this committee, please let us know.  We always welcome new faces and fresh ideas!!

Find out more about the event by clicking here: Firecracker Run


Investor Announcements   
Share your News, Events, Job Openings and Deals with us and we'll share them with others! Login to your member center and add as many as you'd like!  In a hurry? Email your announcements to info@phlcoc.net or drop the information off at the Chamber office, and we'll help put it in front of thousands!
Investor News
Here's what's happening with your fellow Chamber Investors!
Investor Events
How often do you check the Chamber Events Calendar?
Looking for something to do?  One of the best places to get you event fix is on the Chamber's website.  Click the event link to find out more about some of the great events coming soon:
And this is only a few of several events coming in August!  See the entire list on the Chamber's Online Event's Calendar!

Investor Job Listings
Your fellow Chamber Investors have Employment Opportunities available now!
Are you, or is someone you know, looking for employment?  We've got the low-down on some of the area's current job openings!  Look who's hiring right now:

Find out what other local companies are in need of employees on the Chamber's Job Listings page!  


Investor Deals
Have you checked out this month's Hot Deals on the Chamber's website yet? 
Don't miss out on these Chamber Investor's "Hot Deals" available on the Chamber's Website!
Check our Hot Deals page often -  New Deals Added Regularly!!

Seminars, Training & Workshops  
Are you looking for opportunities to improve on something old or learn something new?  We have several learning opportunities, business and personal interests, for you and your employees listed on the Chamber's Event Calendar!
Various training opportunities are offered by Chamber Investors and the St. Louis SCORE ( St. Louis SCORE offers free business counseling and resources, low-cost workshops, and free business scan services.) See what benefits YOU:
Find out more about these and other upcoming seminars, training opportunities and workshops on the Chamber's Seminars, Training, and Workshops page!

All About Business 
Interesting business related articles to help exercise your brain, peek your curiosity, increase your knowledge, or simply to make you smile; all intended for finding ways to enhance your business.
Why Email Will Be Obsolete by 2020

By: John Brandon  Inc.com
Image Credit: Getty Images
Stick a fork in your email--within five years, something else is going to replace it.

What's going to happen to digital communication over the next five years? Will we still be weeding out unimportant messages and fishing through enormous email chains trying to find one pesky link to a business plan? Will we still battle to get to inbox zero?

I sure hope not.


I'm predicting that a new communication channel will replace email by 2020. In fact, there are already signs that business is starting to move away from email as a primary form of digital communication. We have so many alternatives. You can send a text message or a DM on Twitter. You can drop someone a note on Facebook or start a chat.


In my own workday, email has become less and less important. There are entire groups of people (public relations, for one) who contact me primarily on social networks first. Friends never send email anymore. They almost always send a text or chat on Facebook. Even a few of my colleagues tend to use apps like Campfire more than email.


Continue reading here:   Why Email Will Be Obsolete        


Here's How You Give Employees a Fantastic Friday


By: Justin Bariso  Inc.com  

Image Credit: Getty Images  

Want to reward employees for all their hard work? Try one of these 5 ideas.


TGIF. You've worked hard all week, and so have your employees. As people start pondering what to rent on Netflix this weekend, production naturally goes down. But that's okay!


As long as you acknowledge this fact and make the best of it.

You need to capitalize on that relaxed mood. Take advantage of one (or more) of the following ideas, keep morale high and build loyalty in your employees:


1. Take your team out for lunch.


Great professional sports teams often share a meal together when they want to build chemistry. The San Antonio Spurs, America's most successful professional sports franchise, is well known for their team dinners. (Just check out this great pic.)

Sharing a meal together puts everyone on the same level and gives you a chance to see your colleagues from a different perspective.


Who said there's no free lunch? That was before you were the boss.


Continue reading here:  Give Employees a Fantastic Friday
April's Featured Investor

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