December 2, 2022~ Chamber, Local & Regional Business News

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St. Charles Regional Chamber Announces Upcoming Launch of the ShopSt.C Digital Gift Card

St. Charles, MO - November 2, 2022 - The St. Charles Regional Chamber is proud to announce the new ShopSt.C Digital Gift Card, a community-based gift card that makes it fun and easy to keep local spending local. To purchase ShopSt.C Digital Gift Cards and view a growing list of our participatin...

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Packed schedule? The secret benefits of unscheduled moments at work

Have you found yourself in a new scenario, whether it be from your childhood or time in school, where you learned something you didn't expect? Maybe you had stretches of free time over the summer where you explored and discovered something new.

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The US economy's growth was stronger than expected in the third quarter | CNN Business

The US economy grew much faster than expected in the third quarter, according to the latest gross domestic product report, which showed GDP rose by an annualized rate of 2.9%. That's an improvement from the initial government reading in October that showed 2.6% growth in economic activity, and better than the Refinitiv forecast of 2.7%.

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Noto Italian Restaurant becomes the only restaurant in St. Louis to be certified Neapolitan by AVPN

Little-known fact: Neapolitan pizza isn't technically Neapolitan unless it's certified by Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (AVPN) in Italy. About three weeks ago, Noto Italian Restaurant officially joined the ranks, making it the first and only restaurant in St. Louis to achieve the prestigious certification, which has only been awarded to around 100 other restaurants throughout North and South America.

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How to Engage Employees Through Core Values

It might seem as if having a transparent system of core values is only crucial in "big business," but that is not the case. The development of any company highly depends on how correctly these values are set and whether the team's actions follow them.

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Learn How to Take a Damn Compliment

There's a reason it's called "accepting" a compliment-it's a true undertaking to receive praise. You want to do so in a way that feels humble, confident, and gracious all at the same time. But how? I have to consciously work to avoid deflecting or flat out rejecting compliments, but this makes everyone involved feel worse from the interaction.

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Feature Your Business
on Our Podcast

You're invited to promote your business through the Local St. Charles podcast. Done in conjunction with Ken Tucker and ChangeScape web, members of the St. Charles Regional Chamber have the opportunity to share their successes, their stories, and their challenges. Podcasts are published on Apple, Spotify, through the Chamber's facebook page, in this very e-newsletter and through the Local St. Charles (news section) on the Chamber's website.

The format is a video Livestream through StreamYard and then turned into a podcast. You'll need to submit interview questions, a bio sheet and headshot to complete the booking process.

Click here to start the process and submit your name for a guest appearance.

Small businesses on Main Street see record holiday sales

ST. CHARLES, Mo. - Customers took advantage of holiday deals and shopped at local mom-and-pop shops on Main Street in St. Charles as "Christmas Traditions" kicked off. Many tourists flocked to Main Street in St. Charles to do their shopping. Customers showed up to show their support regardless of the gift of choice.

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Care for your people: When life stressors and work collide

Whether it's a busy season or an unexpected event, life can be busy and stressful. It's easy to say leave your problems at the door, but sometime common life stressors can affect employees' personal lives so much that it creeps into their professional life.

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Reaction Auto Parts pre-leases most of speculative warehouse - St. Louis Business Journal

An auto parts distributor will occupy most of the space in a warehouse building under construction in St. Charles County. Reaction Auto Parts Inc. signed a lease to move its distribution space, taking 265,393 square feet in the newest warehouse built at Premier 370 Business Park in St.

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How 'Buy Now, Pay Later' Really Works

Money is tight these days. Holiday shopping, ballooning inflation, and a looming recession have forced people to more carefully consider their finances. Those factors might help explain the explosion of "buy now, pay later" services.

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People Don't Want to Be Compared with Others in Performance Reviews. They Want to Be Compared with Themselves

Why do people hate performance reviews? Maybe because, according to surveys, most of us don't think they're fair. A team of researchers set out to examine this in more detail. In four studies based on the data collected from 1,024 American and Dutch employees, they compared two types of reference points: employees who were compared against each other, and employees whose current performance was compared against their own past performance.

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Upcoming Events

Ambassador Holiday Party

Let down your hair and party with the welcoming arm of the Chamber at the annual Ambassador Holiday Party. We'll reminisce about the past year and toast Terry on her retirement - giving her a proper send off!

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Lunch with Leaders December 2022

This luncheon is our format for connecting you with business & community leaders.Program:Program: Annual Awards & Recognition Luncheon - We will be recognizing volunteers, incoming / outgoing board members, and Sara Botts will be passing the gavel to our incoming chair, Joe Schneider

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Recent Ribbon Cuttings

Genesis of St. Charles Celebrates Groundbreaking for New Dealership

The Maher Family celebrated the expansion of the St. Charles Automotive brand at the groundbreaking for the new Genesis of St. Charles dealership on Wednesday, November 23, 2022. Joining The Maher Family and representatives from St. Charles Automotive were City of St. Peters Mayor Len Pagano, ...

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Member Visits

Coopers Hawk Winery

In need of a little Holiday Cheer or looking for a place to take your special someone to dinner, stop into Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant. Not only do they offer great food but they also have delicious wines. Gather some friends together and schedule a wine tasting…it’s so much fun. (Just ask Terry) They are located across Highway 70 from Mid Rivers Mall.

November Morning BrewRecap

I vote Andrew Flett - our 2022 Life of the Party!!

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