June 1st - June 5th E-Newsletter
"Building community for
business & family"
Our mission is to create a thriving business culture, making Callaway County a place where people choose to live, while creating and celebrating success.
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A word from the Executive Director
Hello Chamber Members,
We realize the last several weeks have been very trying for the businesses in Callaway County. Through this pandemic, the Chamber staff has actively worked to provide the information needed to our membership about potential programs, financial resources, professional development, grant opportunities and communications necessary to help guide you through this usual time. We hope that you received all of the communications and they were helpful in navigating your business needs. Check out the video below on the things we have done for you and your business.

Thank you to those businesses and organizations who have already signed up to participate in our community Ribbon Tying Ceremony! We cannot wait to celebrate with you all! Not sure what the Ribbon Tying Ceremony is? Check out the flyer below! If you are interested in signing up, please let Justis know by June 10th by 12PM.

  • 1851 Underground
  • Ameren Missouri
  • Auto World Museum
  • Ben Kinney Team, Central Missouri
  • Brick District Playhouse
  • Cal-Air Mechanical
  • Callaway County Public Administrator
  • Central Bank
  • Callaway Custom Printing
  • Columbia EDP
  • Crane's Country Store
  • Farmers Insurance - Christopher Scott Agency
  • Farmers Insurance - Diane Hansen Agency
  • Jalisco Mexican Restaurant
  • Loganberry Inn
  • Funky Parrot Printing
  • Missouri Girls Town Foundation
  • Ohana Pizzeria
  • ProAcct Financial Advantage
  • Re-Made for a Purpose
  • SERVPRO of Jefferson City
  • St. Peter Church & School
  • State Farm Insurance - Don Woodson Agency
  • The Callaway Bank
  • Twillman Feed Service
  • United Credit Union
  • United Way of Callaway County
  • YMCA of Callaway County

A Thank you so much for those who attended our first ever VIRTUAL Business Breakfast hosted by Atkins, Inc! It was so good to connect and network with everyone again and we can't wait to do this in person! Also, congratulations to Melissa Siegel for winning the Casey's Breakfast Pizza! YUM! And special thanks to our BB GIVEAWAY Sponsor, Central Bank ! Glen Jones was not present at the Business Breakfast so that means our pot is now up to $75!

We do have an update on June's networking events and we want to thank Danuser for hosting the Business After Hours, however, this event will be cancelled for June. Stay tuned for details on August's Business After Hours (there is NO BAH for July). The June Business Breakfast with GoPo Popcorn HAS BEEN MOVED TO A VIRTUAL NETWORKING BREAKFAST. If you registered online and paid your $5 or chose invoice, we can refund those funds to you or we hold on account for you until the next inperson Breakfast. Please email Justis with your decision.

If you have had to cancel your Business After Hours or Business Breakfast due to the current pandemic, we are offering a first right of refusal for all businesses for next year. You will be able to reserve the SAME month you have previously reserved for 2021. Please send Justis an email if you wish to reserve for next year.

We want to thank the businesses that are attending our Zoom meetings. We appreciate the comments, concerns, and ideas from our members on what we can provide and what you all need from the Chamber and our team.

Don't forget that on we have moved our weekly Callaway County Community Update to a monthly occurrence. Thank you City of Fulton Mayor, Lowe Cannell; Village of Kingdom City Manager, Curt Warfield; Callaway County Presiding Commissioner, Gary Jungermann; and City of Holts Summit City Administrator, Hanna Lechner for being present each week to give updates to our members. We will resume the monthly update on June 9th at 9AM . During the Zoom meeting, an announcement will be made regarding Callaway County COVID-19 relief funding. Please note, only those who register for the event will receive the link to attend as space is limited on the Zoom call. Please email Shane at businessrelations@callawaychamber.net to register for the event.

Leadership Callaway applications are now being accepted now through July 10th. They are not on our website currently as we are creating the new site, however, they will be included there once the site publishes this summer. If anyone interested in completing the prestigious program for yourself or enroll an employee, please email Justis for a copy of the application. Information sheet for the program is located below with a video created by LCC alumi to detail the program.

Additionally, we will be launching an updated version of the Community Calendar NEXT Thursday in the newsletter. If there is something you want included on the calendar, you must give that information to Justis. She will try to monitor community events as they change and update the dates, however, to avoid being missed, please email those to her directly. If your events have changed or you are planning new events, those can all be added to the calendar. You can also add you events to the calendar for your business yourself through your online account through our website. If you are not familiar with how to do this, check out our latest webinar on Perks of Your Membership. To go right to that section in the video, go to 1:00hr and play from there.

Best Regards,

Tamara Tateosian, Executive Director
Check out the video made by LCC alumni here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zecVXvMikKM
Community Calendar
If there are any events you would like to include on the monthly Community Calendar, please email them to Justis at marketing @callawaychamber.net.
June 9: Community Check-In - CARES Act Funding @ 9AM
June 17: June VIRTUAL Business Breakfast with GoPo Popcorn @ 8AM
June 18: Ribbon Tying Celebration at Memorial Park @ 10AM
June 19: Community Shred with IMS & Chamber at Memorial Park @ 12PM - 4PM
June 27: Fulton Jaycees Flea Market at Fulton Jaycees Fairgrounds @ 8AM - 2PM
July 15: Business Breakfast with Callaway County Public Administrator's Office @ 8AM
July 24: Chamber Annual Golf Tournament @ 8AM
July 30: Leadership Callaway 2021 Class Reveal and 2020 Commencement at Ohana's
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