May 3, 2013Volume 17  Issue 8
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St. Francois County Rotary
St. Francois County Rotary Club
PO Box 1235
Farmington, MO 63640
Email:  SFC Rotary

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Chamber News   
Thank You to the St. Francois County Rotary Club for Hosting the May First Friday Coffee!!

First Friday Coffee  May 2013

We're happy to boast another magnificent turnout for our most recent First Friday Coffee Event!

Rain derailed the Rotary Club's original plans to host the event in Columbia Park while celebrating the newly completed Handicapped Swing Set project spearheaded by the Rotary Club.  However, the relationship building event wasn't a bust, thanks to Brandon and Brenda of The Coffee Grill.  They gladly stepped up to team up with the Rotary Club and host the event at their facility.

Nearly 30 Chamber Investors and Rotary Members were in attendance at this month's networking event!  Thank you to everyone who fought the rain to attend.  We hope to reschedule the celebration of the new handicapped swing set project with the Rotary Club later this month.

Three Ribbon Cuttings Scheduled for May


Ribbon Cutting  

Join us as we congratulate the new owners of three respectably know businesses in Park Hills and Leadington this month!


First, we will be celebrating with Gary and Sarah Moyers of Moyers Muffler & Auto LLC!  Formerly S & S Muffler, located at 502 East Main Street in Park Hills, Gary & Sarah will be celebrating the Grand Opening of Moyers Muffler & Auto LLC on Friday, May 10th with a Chamber hosted Ribbon Cutting at 11:00 a.m.  The event will include free hot dogs and popcorn, as well as, give-aways to include t-shirts, a Scentsy Basket and Cardinal Baseball Tickets!


Register to attend the event here:  Moyers Muffler & Auto LLC 


Next up, Gina Gaston recently purchased Essentials Salon & Spa in Leadington.  We will be hosting a ribbon cutting for the newly named All About Me Salon & Spa on Friday, May 17th at 11:00 a.m.  All About Me Salon & Spa is located at 503  East Woodlawn in Leadington, right next to The Coffee Grill.


Register to attend this event here:  All About Me Salon & Spa 


Finally, Rosener's Restaurant is now officially Charboneau's A & C Restaurant!   Plan to help us congratulate Art & Carol Charboneau with a Ribbon Cutting on Tuesday, May 21st, immediately following the May Investor Meeting.


Register to attend this event here:  Charboneau's A & C  



Firecracker Run Planning to Begin Tuesday
  Firecracker Run

Planning for the Chamber's 10th Annual Firecracker Run is scheduled!  The first event planning meeting will be on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at the Main Street Grill.  Anyone interested in participating in the planning and execution of this event is invited to attend.

For more information on the event, visit the event page here:  Firecracker Run

Is Your Business Participating in the Chamber Cares Food Drive?

Chamber Cares Food Drive

With just two weeks away, there's still time to participate!  Encourage your employees to bring in donations and collect within... or, agree to be a drop off point for your customers to participate.

We would like to have pictures of everyone's collections, so be sure to take some and send them in, or call us and we'll come take some for you!

Thank you to the investors who are currently committed to collecting items:
  • 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  
  • All About Me Salon & Spa 
To find out more about the event and what items we're looking to collect, visit the event page at:  Chamber Cares Food Drive

Investor Announcements 
All About Me Salon & Spa

Hiring Event - Wednesday, May 8, 2013 

All About Me Salon & Spa is looking for creative stylists who will provide excellent customer service to a high end clientele.

Find out more about their Hiring Event Here:  All About Me Hire


City of Park Hills

Park Hills Hires New Community Development Director
Find out more here: John Boggs 

Downtown Park Hills Association

Share Your Ideas... Win Dinner for Four!! 

The Downtown Park Hills Association announced a contest to create a tag-line for a new downtown association Pinterest account to be launched in coming months. In a meeting, April 12, 2013, the Downtown Association voted to sponsor the search for a new tag-line by offering a contest among city business leaders and residents.

The contest extends a private dinner for four, compliments of the Main Street Grill as the prize for the creator of the new tag-line which DPHA members say must be "something catchy, quirky, and unforgettable, capturing the positive essence of Park Hills in just a few short words".

Find out More Information and View the Contest Rules Here:  Tag-Line Contest 

Mineral Area College

Jinkerson, Hunt & Cummings to Retire from Mineral Area College


Mac Retires  

The Practical Nursing Program, the Dean of Students and the Council on the Arts will all be bidding farewell to some very important Mineral Area College staff members this Summer as Lana Jinkerson, Patsy Hunt and Roxanne Cummings all plan to retire this summer.

Find out more at: MAC Retirees


Sansagraw Joins Mineral Area College Faculty



Bill Sansagraw of Festus has joined Mineral Area College as an industrial maintenance instructor.


He teaches in the MoHealthWINs program, health care facility maintenance technology. The eight-week class began April 29.

Find out more here:  Bill Sansagraw  


Elvis Tribute Show to Support MAC's Ericka Wade Theatre Scholarship


Elvis fans are invited to enjoy "Black Velvet: A Tribute to the King", which will be performed on Saturday, May 18, in MAC's Fine Arts Theatre on the main Park Hills campus. The show is a fund-raiser for the Ericka N. Wade Theatre Scholarship established in memory of Bismarck native and former MAC Theatre student Ericka Wade.

Find out more here:  Black Velvet    



Mineral Area Regional Medical Center

Hospital launching new online resource to provide

personalized health information  


An innovative, personalized online health information resource is being launched this May 1st by Mineral Area Regional a member of the Capella Healthcare family.


The new service allows subscribers to designate the health information they want to receive via any of four free services. "Our hospital is committed to improving the health of the communities we serve and this new resource will help them do that by giving people easy access to the current health information that matters most to them," said Chris Westrich, Director of Business Development. "We believe this new service will help people make more informed decisions about their health."


Find out more about the online resource here: Personalized Health Information

New Era Bank

New Era Bank Visits Several 5th Grade Classes in St. Francois County and Madison County.


Teach Children To Save

April 24th is National Teach Children to Save Day. The American Bankers Association sponsors the event each year.  Bankers across the country trade in their balance sheets for blackboards and teach young people their financial ABCs.


New Era Bank representatives visited 5th grade students at several local schools in St. Francois and Madison Counties and taught approximately 360 students the importance of saving.  The students prepared a budget for a family that was spending four months on Survivor Island. The children learned the difference between wants and needs and to save money for a rainy day.


New Era Bank has offices in Fredericktown, Park Hills and Farmington.



The Coffee Grill

Chicken & Dumplings This Sunday, May 5!


The Coffee Grill will have fresh, homemade Chicken & Dumplings on the menu this Sunday!

Chicken & Dumplings, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Corn or Green Beans and a Dinner Roll just $7.99

Only available from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. this Sunday!  Don't miss it!

Visit them at 504  East Woodlawn in Leadington!

For more information, call 573-431-5639. 

Around Missouri  
Missouri Division of Tourism

Enjoy the Ride at Missouri's Theme Parks

Six Flags  
Missouri's collection of theme and amusement parks supplies countless thrills and chills. Without exception, these parks are anchored by the most exciting rides of all - roller coasters. In Missouri, our world-class roller coasters literally reach new heights.

Find out more here:   Missouri Theme Parks  

All About Business 

Early Riser? What You Should Do When You Wake Up

Whether you require a lot of sleep or a little, if you're like most leaders, you're probably up early. Here's what that means.




Margaret Thatcher was famous for needing only four hours of sleep. That's the popular wisdom, at least; her critics might argue that chronic sleep deprivation explains some of the crazier policies of her latter year.


What researchers now appreciate about sleep is that, as your brain tires, it sucks energy (in the form of glucose) away from the areas needed from critical thinking, in favor of those areas that keep you alert. So you can turn up--you just can't think very well.

To Continue Reading, Click Here:  Early Riser?

Better Results Using Text Messaging To Dramatically Improve Your Marketing Efforts

Text Messaging

In recent years, text messaging has become a major part of how we communicate. Recent surveys find that 60% of people worldwide are active texters, with over 193,000 text messages sent every second. In fact, texting is the number one most used data service in the world. So if you're not using text messaging to market your business, now is the time to get started.


To Continue Reading, Click Here:  Text Messaging 

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