August 9, 2019 ~ Chamber, Local & Regional Business News
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Upcoming Chamber Events
Biz Brew - August 2019 - DeRienzo's Pizza & Pub

BIZ BREW - Serving straight up business and spirited conversation. Come and enjoy beverages, snacks and engaging discussions with fellow chamber members and guests. * *Always remember to bring lots of your business cards to pass around.

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Lunch with Leaders - August 2019 - City of St. Peters Update

Previously known as our General Membership Meeting, this luncheon is our format for connecting you with business community leaders.

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August OPO Tech Talk: Digital Photography + Photo Contest

Hear from a panel of industry experts on all things digital photography! There will also be a photo contest with prize money! Contest details below! Timeline: - 5:30pm Pizza, Beer & Networking - 6:00pm Panel Discussion - 7:00pm Photo Contest...

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Manufacturing Day
This year's St. Charles County Manufacturing Day will be held on Tuesday, October 1. This event is a partnership between the St. Charles Community College, St. Charles County Business and Workforce Development, O'Fallon Chamber of Commerce & Industries, Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce, and several local manufacturers. We are seeking sponsors, manufacturers to participate in the Mfg Day Expo, manufacturers willing to provide tours to students, and volunteers.

For volunteer information, contact Terry McCrum at 636.946.0633 or [email protected].
View what St. Charles County Manufacturers and Students said about 2018 Mfg Day
How to host a Mfg Day Tour at your Manufacturing Facility
Member Visits
Assistance Home Care - Allen and Sally Serfas

Assistance Home Care will help you take care of your loved one in their own home. No contracts and no minimums visits required. Reach out to them at 636-724-4357 or stop by their office located at 2240 Bluestone Drive, St. Charles, 63303.

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Nothing Bundt Cakes

Terry dropped in to see chamber member Jannette Neely, owner of Nothing Bundt Cakes located at 6123 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, St. Peters. If you are a cake lover but not a fan of baking, let Jannette...

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Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis St. Charles at the Streets

is where you will be greeted by Kevin, Mary ,Kate and Audry. If you are looking for a ‘stay-vacation’ or having out of town guests coming in before school starts or for a special event, give them a call at 636-724-5772.

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Yoga Six

Here is Kylie Schweiss, General Manager of YogaSix, located at 1450 Beale Street in St. Charles. She is wanting you to ‘Get Your Six On’ with Yoga Six and to let you know that your first class is FREE! Give her a call at 314-775-6576.

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Office Max - Cottleville

If you are in the market for a new computer, printer, office furniture, supplies for school or maybe you are needing your cell phone repaired, stop in to see Donell, Rob and Cole at Office Max. Located at 6035 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in Cottleville.

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Narwhal's Crafted

Wendy & Tim Rackovan visited Narwhal's Crafted & tried out the Chocolate Mudslide and Orange Dreamsicle! Make an evening of it with food you can carry in or get delivered - they can give you some delivery recommendations too!

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Cherry Blow Dry Bar

No time to wash and style your hair before your evening event? Let Michelle and Maddy help you. Located at 1650 Beale Street #185, the Cherry Blow Dry Bar - St Charles takes both walk-ins and appointments.

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Blue Haven Pools & Spas

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Ribbon Cuttings
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