October 2014Volume 18  Issue 07

Our Featured Investor

Parkland Lawn Equipment
980 Woodlawn Drive
Leadington, MO 63601
Inside this Edition
Parkland Lawn Equipment Ribbon Cutting
Upcoming Ribbon Cutting
October Investor Meeting
Trunk N Treat
October First Friday Coffee
Blankenship Insurance Christmas Parade
Special Offer - 3-Months FREE
Investor News
Investor Events
Investor Job Listings
Investor Deals
Seminars, Training & Workshops
Effective Mentoring
2-Minutes to Success
Welcome NEW Investors!!

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Board of Directors
Chamber Ambassadors
Events Calendar
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Double Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Draws A Crowd!

Ooh La La Salon & Queen Anne's Lace Boutique

An incredible crowed turned out for a co-sponsored ribbon cutting on Friday, September 26, which celebrated the opening of Ooh La La Salon and Queen Anne's Lace Boutique and their brand new location at 1421 East Main Street in Park Hills.

Members of the Park Hills - Leadington Chamber of Commerce, and staff members, family and friend of both establishments we excited to welcome owners Alicia Eden and Iris Richardson to their beautiful new home.


Ooh La La Salon  specializes in haircuts, hair color, updo's, keratin treatments, extensions, shellac nails, waxing massage & much more, while Queen Anne's Lace Boutique offers unique clothing, handcrafted jewelry, hair accessories, gifts and more. 

Both businesses are open Tuesday through Saturday. The Park Hills - Leadington Chamber encourages everyone to stop by, congratulate them on their new location and check out some of their beautiful products and incredible service!


Parkland Lawn Equipment Celebrates The Move to Their Brand New Location

Now located at 980 Woodlawn Drive.

Have you heard?  Parkland Lawn Equipment has moved! Not far, just a hop backwards -- behind their former location -- to a much bigger building! Owners, Dennis & Beth Standfuss, family members, and staff hosted the Park Hills - Leadington Chamber's First Friday Coffee on October 3rd, which included a Ribbon Cutting for the new location.

Parkland Lawn Equipment is located between Leadington & Farmington on the outer road at 980 Woodlawn Drive.


With high quality service and a highly qualified, highly trained, service technician; Affordable sales and service, boasting the most competitive in the area; and a Quick "to be serviced" turn-around; Parkland Lawn Equipment is your one-stop shop for the the Parkland's small engine needs, ATV's, handheld and riding lawn equipment, side-by-sides, and more!


Stop by their new location to have a look around or give them a call at 573-454-2669!


Ribbon Cutting - Wine Diva Boutique/ Hot & Wild Tanning Salon - October 17

Please join us for a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Celebration of a brand new boutique and tanning salon!

Wine Diva Boutique/Hot & Wild Tanning Salon is opening in Downtown Park Hills at 243 West Main Street!

The boutique & tanning salon will offer tanning, Rodan & Fields Skincare, Women's Clothing, Dip/Dessert/Salsa/Soup/Wine Mixes, Jams, Barbecue Sauces, Women's Scarves, Jewelry, and Tanning Lotions.

We'll cut the ribbon on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.  Please plan to celebrate with us!

October Investor Meeting

Please join us for the October Investor Meeting on Tuesday, October 21 at, 12:00 p.m. at the Mineral Area College, North College Center in Park Hills.


Lunch to be Catered by Mineral Area College.

Our October presenter is Alan Wells, Director St. Francois County 911.

Wells, who has served in various public safety roles for St. Francois County over the past 31 years will be discussing a new bill, HB 1573 which would allow for a 911 cell phone fee to be approved in countywide elections.  


Thank you for your registration cooperation!


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.

The August business spotlight is   Parkland Lawn Equipment.

Trunk N Treat Hosts Needed

The Downtown Park Hills Association will be hosting the 9th Annual Trunk N Treat on Friday, October 31, 2014.


Anyone interested in helping to create a safe trick or treating experience for hundreds of area children are encouraged to participate.  


There is no fee to participate; just show up early, decorate the trunk of your car/SUV or a table, and pass out candy.  


Last year we had nearly 1,300 people attend the event!! Remember, parents will be attending with their children, so some creative thinking could make this an excellent promotional opportunity for your business as well!!  


Click the link below for more information or to register now! 


Please complete your registration no later than Friday, October 24 in order to have your business name printed on the flyer.

Register Here Now:
Trunk N Treat 2014

Serenity HospiceCare to Host November First Friday Coffee - November 7, 2014

Join us at Serenity HospiceCare from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on November 7th for the November First Friday Coffee Event!

Serenity HospiceCare provides end-of-life hospice care to families who need support. They are the ONLY free-standing, NON-PROFIT hospice in the area. Spiritually based, they serve 8 Missouri counties.

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.

Reserve your attendance here:    FFC November 2014

Blankenship Insurance Christmas Parade Scheduled for December 4, 2014

Plans for the annual Christmas Parade in Park Hills and Leadington are underway!  Blankenship Insurance (a subsidiary of Farmer's Insurance) will be leading this year's parade, and assisting the Chamber with awarding the Parade Championship Trophy and Cash Prizes!

The Parade Theme chosen for this year is A Disney Christmas - focusing on your favorite Disney movie.  With so many movies to choose from, the Chamber is asking that you tell us your theme choice when registering so that we might ensure that there is only one entry per movie choice.  With this in mind, we encourage those who plan to participate to register early to secure your favorite Disney Movie theme!

This year, parade participants will have a chance at winning cash prizes for their entries, including a $100 First Place Prize, $75 Second Place Prize and $50 Third Place Prize.  The First Place winner will also receive the official "Blankenship Insurance Best of Parade" Championship Trophy, with bragging rights, to keep!

Watch the Chamber's website closely... Registration details will be posted very soon!

The next planning meeting for the Parade Committee will be on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. at Main Street Grill in Park Hills, feel free to attend if you have parade/event suggestions or ideas!

New Investors Receive 3-Months FREE

Do you know of a local business who is not an investor of the Park Hills - Leadington Chamber of Commerce and should be?

Right now is the time to encourage them to join!  Any new investor joining the Chamber between now and the end of November will receive a 15-month membership for the price of 12!

You benefit too!!  When you recruit any new member to join the Chamber, you will receive 10% off the cost of your Membership Enhancement Renewal/Purchase!  Recruit 10 new investors and your Enhancement is FREE!

For more details on recruitment, contact the Chamber office today!

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
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.
Seven Key Qualities of an Effective Mentor
By: BY Jayson DeMers  Inc.com

Whether it was your boss at your first job, a professor during your college career, or a family friend, many people will find someone to act as his or her mentor. This person provides advice and helps navigate the trials and tribulations of starting a career. And now, it's your turn.


The desire to succeed can be overwhelming. It keeps people awake at night, drives them to arrive at the office early, and stay late on Fridays. However, there is one common, major problem that derails many entrepreneurs and professionals with high aspirations: dealing with new and challenging obstacles. Despite the most earnest effort and best intentions, most people need help when faced with such challenges.


Whether it was your boss at your first job, a professor during your college career, or a family friend, many people will find someone to act as his or her mentor. This person provides advice and helps navigate the trials and tribulations of starting a career.


And now, it's your turn.


But where do you start?


Mentoring often begins in an educational environment with a fellow student who is further along in the same program (a "peer advocate") or between an instructor and a student. Mentorships can also be community-based, part of a church group or other organization designed to offer professional advice and guidance to those who've expressed an interest. Equally effective may be a managerial/subordinate pairing in either the same or different departments. But, depending on the goals of the mentoring relationship, the mentor and mentee don't have to be in the same industry.


Continue reading here:    7 Effective Mentor Qualities    


The 2-Minutes that Create Success

 By:  Geoffrey James  Inc.com 

A simple method to train your mind to experience more happiness and success, at work and in life.


A while back, I posted "10 Questions That Make You Successful," which (based on the shares and comments) has helped a lot of people. Since posting that, I've refined those questions into a daily two-minute program that creates lasting happiness and success:


Step 1. Set yourself up for success each day

On a Post-it note, write the following resolutions:

  1. Today, I will express love to those I love.
  2. Today, I will do something to improve the world.
  3. Today, I will take action to become healthier.
  4. Today, I will review my plans for the future.
  5. Today, I will act with integrity in public and private.
  6. Today, I will be kind to others.
  7. Today, I will do something worthwhile.
  8. Today, I will help someone less fortunate.
  9. Today, I will be grateful for being alive.

Put that Post-it someplace where you'll see it every morning right after you rise from bed or (failing that) where you'll see it first thing when you get to work.


Continue reading here:    Two Minutes to Create Success

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