April 19, 2013Volume 17  Issue 7
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Chamber News   
Congratulations Mineral Area Board of Realtors!
MA Board of Realtors Ribbon Cutting

Congratulations to Mineral Area Board of REALTORS  !! We had incredible attendance as members of Board of Realtors and the Park Hills - Leadington Chamber of Commerce celebrated the grand-opening of their new facility located at 9 South Coffman in Park Hills with a Ribbon Cutting on April 16th!


Holding the ribbon was Georgiana Bloom, Board of Realtors Executive Officer and Tina Litton (Missouri Farm and Home), President Elect 2014 for the Board of Realtors. Dana Plunkett (Town & Country Realty) President of the Mineral Area Board of REALTORS, holds the scissors.


Plunkett told the Chamber, "We are extremely excited to have a home for our board that gives back to the community, houses two businesses (TEC Insurance and USA Mortgage), is an asset to our affiliates, and has become the second office for many of our agents. The sky is the limit for us in our new home. Stop by and check it out!!!"


Visit their facebook page, click "like" and share some words of congrats!!


Tammy Bracken Named 1st Quarter Acclaimed Ambassador
Tammy Bracken Acclaimed Ambassador
The Park Hills - Leadington Chamber of Commerce gave special recognition to Chamber Ambassador, Tammy Bracken, of Serenity HospiceCare at the Chamber's April Investor Meeting.

One Chamber Ambassador is recognized each quarter and annually for their outstanding attendance, participation and dedication to the Chamber through their attendance and volunteer hours at many of the chamber's meetings, ribbon cuttings and sponsored events.


Serenity HospiceCare has been a valued Chamber Investor since 2010 with Tammy Bracken serving as their Chamber Representative since joining. Bracken agreed to serve as a first-time Chamber Ambassador in 2013 and has shown commendable dedication to the position. We truly appreciate all that she does to support us.


As a token of gratitude, Bracken received a certificate of appreciation, a gift basket with more than $100 in gifts from the 2013 Ambassador Program Sponsors and a free lunch from the Chamber.


Special thanks to our Ambassador Program Sponsors: Three Dames Dreamin' LLC, Habitat for Humanity of St. Francois County, Belgrade State Bank, Parkland Health Mart Pharmacy, Parkland Health Center, Main Street Grill, Show-Me Rent-to-Own, Goodson Realty, Humana by Marketpoint and KREI/KTJJ Radio. We appreciate your support of this very important program!


For more information on becoming a Chamber Ambassador, or Ambassador Program Sponsor, visit our Ambassador Program Page or call the Chamber office at 573-431-1051.

Chamber Cares - Feed the Kids Food Drive

The Park Hills - Leadington Chamber of Commerce will be partnering with several Chamber Investors to "Feed the Kids" this May!

We are currently seeking Chamber Investors who would be interested in collecting food items, specifically those geared toward kid friendly foods, at their business during the week of May 13th-18th.

Investors currently committed to collecting items include:
  • Turner Chevrolet - Cadillac Co., Inc.
  • Pharmax Pharmacy - Leadington
  • Show-Me Rent-To-Own - Park Hills
  • East Missouri Action Agency Outreach - Desloge
  • Central Methodist University
  • Parkland Health Center
  • Belgrade State Bank - Desloge
  • Park Hills Library (They will be collecting the ENTIRE month of April!)
  • First Bank - Park Hills Branch 
If you are interested in participating, please let us know ASAP so that your business name can be included on the flyer, on our event page, our Facebook page and during our monthly radio interviews.

Thank you in advance for your participation!

First Friday Coffee Celebrates St. Francois County's New Handicapped Swing Set

St. Francois County Rotary
Mark your calendars and send in your weather requests, the next First Friday Coffee is being hosted by the St. Francois County Rotary Club and in honor of the completion of the brand new handicapped swing set in Columbia Park, Park Hills!

Find out the details and register your attendance on our website at:  MAY FIRST FRIDAY COFFEE

Investor Announcements 
City of Park Hills

Prescription Drug Take Back Event Prescriptions

Prescription drug abuse has become one of the most serious problems in the nation.

The reality of our community has changed. Teens, adults and elderlies are misusing and abusing over-the-counter and prescription medication.

To help address the problem, entities across the nation are holding events to help get unused prescription drugs away from places where they might be abused.

On Saturday, April 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. the City of Park Hills will be participating to take back any unused prescription drugs.  Drop off your unused or unwanted prescriptions at: 
  • Park Hills Police Department at 8 Municipal Drive

Check your home medicine cabinet and look for medicines that you do not need or have expired. Bring them to the nearest Prescription Take Back Day site. The best way to keep them from getting into the wrong hands and improperly used is to safely dispose them. You can bring: Expired or unused prescription medication, unneeded over-the-counter medication, medicine from deceased family members, and pet medications.


CZ Boyer & Son Funeral Homes

Funeral Home Purchases Hillview Memorial Gardens Cemetery

Brian Boyer & Charles Boyer, owners of C. Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Homes, are pleased to announce the recent purchase of Hillview Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

"It is with a great sense of pride that we accept this new challenge of ownership as an opportunity to personally provide this service to area residents", stated Charles Boyer:  

"We have always viewed Hillview Memorial Gardens as the best managed and cared for cemetery in the surrounding area."

Find out more here: CZ Boyer & Son

Friends In Action Clubhouse

Hand-Made Greeting Cards Available for Purchase 
  Clubhouse Greeting Cards

Created by Artists from Friends in Action Clubhouse


Original Handmade Cards $4.00 & Limited Edition $2.00


Designs are very limited! Only a few color copies will be made from each original design.


All cards will be blank inside to add your personal message.


To order your selection call 431-9620 and ask for Cindy.


Florals by Friends


Make your Mother smile with one of our corsages or flower arrangements.  Orders need to be placed no later than 9am, May 3th.


Memorial Day is just around the corner! We can create a graveside spray!


We offer hassle free ordering with easy pick-up or delivery in the Farmington, Park Hills area!


We offer arrangements for Birthday, Anniversary, new baby and graduations!


Have you thought about having us make a summer wreath for your front door? We can do it!


To order, call 431-9620. 



Parkland Meetup: Tech/Startup Series
- Event #2
Parkland Meet Up Series
The Parkland Meetup team is very happy to announce their second Meetup. This one is being held at Main Street Grill in Park Hills. After the success and full house at our first event the  y cannot wait to see everyone at the second event!

 Find out more here: Parkland Meetup Series

Mineral Area College

Colonel VanHerck
Colonel VanHerck to Address 4th Friday 


Colonel Glen D. VanHerck, 7th Bomb Wing Commander, graduate of Bismarck High School, and son of longtime Mineral Area College trustee Dr. Don VanHerck, will speak at MAC's Fourth Friday luncheon April 26.

Find out more at: Colonel VanHerck

MAC Foundation Golf Tournament Set for Crown Pointe Golf Course  

Foundation Golf Tournament

When Mineral Area College Foundation learned that MAC's booming music department needed upgrades after using many of the same instruments since the 1970s, the Foundation stepped in, pledging to raise the necessary funds to provide new instruments.


To support this mission, MAC Foundation will hold its annual fundraising golf tournament on Wednesday, May 15, at Crown Pointe Golf Course in Farmington. This year's returning presenting sponsor is Mineral Area Regional Medical Center.

Find out more here:  Foundation Golf Tournament  


MAC & CMU Sign 5-Year Agreement
It was the first partnership of its kind in Missouri when Central Methodist University and Mineral Area College joined in 1989 to offer the "2+2" program to community college students who wanted to pursue a bachelor's degree.


The Mineral Area College Board of Trustees unanimously voted to approve a five-year renewal of the 24-year agreement between the two postsecondary institutions during the board's regularly scheduled monthly meeting April 11.


Find out more here:  MAC & CMU AGREEMENT    


Serenity HospiceCare
Shelley Layton

Serenity HospiceCare Welcomes New ED

  Shelley Layton, MHA, RN, has been named Executive Director at Serenity HospiceCare in Park Hills.

Find out more about Shelley Here:
Serenity Welcomes ED 

Around Missouri  
Missouri Division of Tourism

Enjoy the Tradition:  Sporting Fun in Missouri

Bush Stadium
Whether you enjoy baseball history, hands-on hoops action, or the sound of a golf ball hitting the bottom of the cup, there's a sporting experience waiting for you in Missouri.

The Missouri Division of Tourism's official website, VisitMO.com, can help you plan your sports-centered getaway. With information on attractions, lodging and dining choices, an events calendar and extra features such as trip ideas, VisitMO.com, has you covered whether you're traveling to see the pros you admire or the little leaguers you love.

Find out more here:   Missouri Sports  

All About Business 
How to Reduce Stress at Your Desk


Inc.'s John Brandon reveals tools for reducing stress without leaving your desk.  

Stress GadgetsLike many people, I spend most of the week sitting at a desk, worrying about deadlines and emails. There are plenty of fitness devices that track your movement during the day. But how about your stress levels? Recently, I tested two devices, Tink´┐Ż by Zensorium and Inner Balance by HeartMath, that use biofeedback to do just that.

To Continue Reading, Click Here:  Reduce Stress

4 Reasons Your Employees Resist Change - And How to Overcome them
Entrepreneurs get excited about change, but for staff members, it can be downright threatening. Here's how to get them on board.

As an entrepreneur, your challenge is to create, re-create, and move ahead. In doing so, you have to appreciate that, while you're charging full steam ahead, others may be a bit more cautious, or even fearful, about the change you're trying to create.


As a pragmatic leader, you need to understand why others resist your ideas. That means focusing not just on where you want to go but also on the hesitations of others.


In order to successfully lead change, you have to create an environment of safety for those who would support you. To do this, you must:


To Continue Reading, Click Here:  Reasons Employees Resist Change   

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