August 2015 Volume 19  Issue 06

Our Featured Investor

Bates Insurance
918 East Main Street
Park Hills, MO 63601

Thank you to Aaron, Tracy, & Danny for Hosting the August First Friday Coffee!

And CONGRATULATIONS on your new location!
Inside this Edition
Chamber Office Closed
Glow Golf Tournament
Ribbon Cutting - Bates Insurance
September First Friday Coffee
September Investor Meeting
Investor News
Investor Events
Investor Job Listings
Investor Deals
Seminars, Training, & Workshops
Are You a Genius?
Inside Tomorrow's Minds

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

Heartland Memorial Services
Since 2010

Mineral Area Board of Realtors Mineral Area Board of Realtors
Since 2013

Missouri Baptist University
Since 2015

Ozark Thunder Indoor Gun Range, LLC
Since 2013

Parkland Flower Girl
Since 1996

Parkland Health Center
Since 1994

  Parkland Lawn Equipment
Since 2014

Shelter Insurance Shelter Insurance - Dave Hagerty
Since 1988

Turner Chevrolet-Cadillac Co., Inc.
Since 1974

US Bank
Since 1979

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Chamber News   
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Chamber Office Will Be Closed August 31st & September 7th
Please note, the Chamber Office will be closed on both Monday, August 13, 2015 and Monday September 7, 2015.

We apologize for any inconvenience!  Please feel free to email or call and leave a message and we'll respond upon return to the office.  Have a great Labor Day Weekend! 
Glow Golf in October!

Mark your calendars NOW!  The Park Hills - Leadington Chamber of Commerce is hosting it's very first Night-Time Glow Golf Tournament on Friday, October 9th at Crown Pointe Golf Course!

ONLY 18 TEAMS PERMITTED!  Lots of fun things being planned, including a Best Dressed Glow Golf Cart Competition; 9 Holes of Par 3; The Margarita Cart; Hole in One Prizes; Dinner; and more!

We are currently seeking Hole Sponsors, Teams, Beverage Cart Sponsors, and Door Prize Donors.  Click Here GLOW GOLF for all the details or to register!

Ribbon Cutting - Bates Insurance

What a nice crowd we had for the August First Friday Coffee and Ribbon Cutting at the brand new   Bates Insurance location this month!

Several new faces, many laughs, and a look at the newly remodeled 918 East Main Street in Park Hills, were part of this morning's First Friday Agenda!

Aaron, Tracy, Danny, and their families have done an outstanding job reviving and beautifying the building formerly housing LaChance Tax Service, and prior to that, Kinch Jones' Complete Vision Care.

T hank you to everyone who attended this month! If you couldn't make it, stop by and congratulate the Bates Insurance family on their move and take a look at the gorgeous result of their hard work and determination... (The counter tops are particularly splendid! Ask Tracy about those when you visit!)

September First Friday Coffee at Ozark Modern Insulation & Leadbelt Stove & Fireplace

Join us at   Ozark Modern Insulation located at 1313 North St. Joe Drive in Park Hills - beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, September 4, 2015 for coffee and doughnuts!

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 September 2015

September Investor Meeting Guest Talks Networking

Please join us for the September Investor Meeting on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at, 12:00 p.m. at the Mineral Area College, North College Center in Park Hills.
Lunch to be Catered by Mineral Area College. And will be $10.00 per person.
Our September guest speaker is Janey Radford who will be discussing Networking.  For most Chamber members, networking is not new. Taking the step from making new connections to building relationships can be challenging. Janey Radford is going to be sharing some tips on making stronger connections, a good impression, and building relationships that are mutually beneficial. You will receive take-aways you can start using immediately.

Our September Business Spotlight is on: Ozark Modern Insulation & Leadbelt Stove & Fireplace
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.

Register Your Attendance Here: September Investor Meeting

FREE Promotional Opportunity for Your Business or Organization

With the first Annual Parkland Celtic Festival just a month away, the Park Hills - Leadington Chamber of Commerce has a great opportunity for you to promote you business or organization during the event at no cost to you!!

As a sponsor of the event, we have a booth spot reserved for use during the entire two-day event, and we want to share this incredible opportunity with you!

The Chamber will have a tent with it's banner where area maps and community guides will be available for visitors to pick up.  With that, we are offering Chamber Investors the opportunity to promote " your" business or organization from the booth as well.  We have set up a schedule ( 1-Hour and 2-Hour Increments) in which those interested can be at the event and pass out flyers, brochures, pamphlets, and information; offer a game for kids; offer some of you goods for sale; or whatever you'd like!  The possibilities are endless!

The event is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, September 25 and 26.  On Friday, the event runs from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.  The it is an Irish/Scottish Festival which consists of musicians, dancers, food, crafts/vendor booths, fun for the kids, and much more, and will happen in the two-block section of West Main Street in Downtown Park Hills.  You can find out all the details about the event, including the entertainment schedule, on their website: Parkland Celtic Festival.

As far as the Chamber's Booth, there are only FIVE, 1 or 2-hour spots left, and they will be used on a first-request, first-receive basis.

To take advantage of this offer, call the Chamber office today for available days and times!

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 or drop the information off at the Chamber office, and we'll help put it in front of thousands!
Investor News
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!
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.
Your Desk Says What Kind of Genius You Are

By: Geoffrey James
Image Credit: Getty Images
These 7 famous geniuses had 7 very different workspaces. Based on your desk, what kind of genius might you be?

Like everyone else, geniuses need a place to work. However, since every genius is different, they naturally have different ideas of the workspaces that will make them productive.

This post (excerpted from an excellent infographic from the U.K.-based design firm Made to Measure Blinds) shows the work areas belonging to seven of the greatest geniuses of all time. Based on the appearance of your desk, which type of genius might you be?

1. Creative clutter.
Your desk is covered with documents and notes because you're more interested in ideas than in making things tidy. Not to worry, though. If you really need to find a particular scrap of paper, you're pretty sure where it's lying in the stack. Your role model: Albert Einstein.

Continue reading here:  Your Desk Says...         
Inside the Minds of Tomorrow's Millennial CEOs
By: Jason Allen Ashlock, Partner, The Frontier Project
Image Credit: Getty Images  
What one viral project can teach us about the next generation of business leaders.

When twentysomething Francesco Marconi, a strategist at the Associated Press, started a diary to help him reflect on his successes and failures in the workplace, he had no idea it would eventually become a viral hit inspiring young professionals around the world. His diary-turned-professional playbook, Frankly Speaking, garnered 110,000 views after it was published on Medium.

"Most of career advice books are written by people at the apex of their careers, who are light-years removed from their early days at the company," Marconi said. "So I decided to take a stab at writing a success story in real time from the perspective of someone just starting the journey."

The result is a playful article series with illustrated anecdotes and pointers on communication, creativity, and management. But the greatest takeaway from Frankly Speaking may be what its reception can tell us about the next generation of leaders in the workplace.

Continue reading here:  Inside the Minds of Tomorrow
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