December 9, 2022~ Chamber, Local & Regional Business News

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Terry's Retirement Tour

Reminisce, buy her a drink and say your goodbye's - Terry begins her farewell tour on Wednesday, December 14th from 3 pm to 6 pm at the Ambassador Holiday Party / December Biz Brew, to be held at Mellow Mushroom (4716 Mid Rivers Mall Drive). Her final appearance will be Wednesday, December 21st during our Annual Meeting & Awards Recognition Luncheon - Whitmoor Country Club from 11 am to 1 pm.

News You May Have Missed

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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Chick-fil-A Supply Announces $16M Investment in Maryland Heights

Chick-fil-A Supply is investing $16 million in a new market distribution center in Maryland Heights, Missouri, which will serve more than 40 Chick-fil-A® restaurants in the region. The new facility is only the fourth full-scale distribution center in the U.S. for the company, a subsidiary of le...

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Buzzed Bull Creamery holiday menu craze

Malik Wilson visited Buzzed Bull Creamery St. Charles where they've got a treat or two in store for you. ST. LOUIS - The weather outside might be frightful and quite cold, but that shouldn't steer you away from a scoop or two of ice cream. Malik Wilson visited Buzzed Bull Creamery St.

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Fort Zumwalt School District to upgrade North Middle School location

At its Dec. 1 meeting, the O'Fallon Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) unanimously approved the Fort Zumwalt School District's site plan for significant changes to its 16.88-acre property at 210 Virgil Street, the location of North Middle School with its 1,052 students.

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Checklist: Did you meet your HR KPIs this year?

HR key performance indicators (KPIs) help us to understand how our HR practices are contributing to our organizations as a whole and to gauge their impact on profitability. The main questions at hand are: How does an HR team go about measuring the success of their HR strategy at year-end?

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Small Business Administration

The federal government aims to award at least 23% of all contracting dollars to small businesses every year.

Find out how you can compete for (and win!) #fedgov contracts to grow your business

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Google Economic Impact | state detail: Missouri - Google

of economic activity In 2021, Google helped provide $5.92 billion of economic activity for tens of thousands of Missouri businesses, nonprofits, publishers, creators and developers Missouri businesses More than 360,000 Missouri businesses received requests for directions, phone calls, bookings, reviews and other direct connections to their customers from Google in

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Best New Restaurants 2022: Jalea

If there's one thing you should know about Jalea - St. Louis' sole cevicheria - it's that it's a family endeavor. Almost every family member has a part to play in running the restaurant, from management to bookkeeping. Chef Andrew Cisneros and his sister, Samantha "Mimi" Cisneros, own Jalea together; Andrew runs the kitchen while Mimi handles daily operations.

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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.

Midland States Bank is offering some of the best CD and Money Market rates around

Stop by, email, or call Mike Muller @ Midland States Bank in Weldon Spring to take advantage of some of the best rates around for you or your business. 636-949-1104 Certificates of Deposit - 36 Month 3.75% APY* - 18 Month 3.29% APY* - 9 Month 2.37% APY* - 3 Month 1...

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Lawmaker wants to use Missouri surplus to widen I-70

For decades, motorists crossing Missouri have cursed congestion on Interstate 70. And almost as long, the Missouri Department of Transportation has warned that the road, one of the first interstate highways to be built in the 1950s, needs major reconstruction. "The option to do nothing on I-70 is not there," Kevin Keith, then-director of MODOT, said in January 2012.

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The shift from work-life to life-work balance: What leaders should know

Work-life balance has been an employee mantra for decades. Its meaning has become engrained in our culture, as it's brought up in discussion in ways like, "Make sure you have a good work-life balance and take time to spend with your family without working too much."

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4 Body Language Habits To Be Persuasive

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. When it comes to persuasion, likeability is key. Consider the last time someone persuaded you to do something. Odds are you appreciated and trusted this individual. I would also assume that they did not use pushy language or forceful gestures.

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Tips for Reading the Room Before a Meeting or Presentation

Knowing how to read between the lines and pick up on colleagues' subtle social cues is a critical skill. After all, there's often an explicit conversation happening in a meeting or around the water cooler - and a tacit one. The best way to take the temperature of a room is to pay attention to the people in it.

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November Jobs Report: U.S. Employers Added 263,000 Jobs in November

America's jobs engine kept churning in November, the Labor Department reported Friday, a show of continued demand for workers despite the Federal Reserve's push to curb inflation by tamping down hiring. Employers created 263,000 jobs, even as a wave of layoffs in the tech industry made headlines.

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St. Charles County Strategic Highway Safety Action Plan

The purpose of this survey is to identify existing and future safety needs within St. Charles County, Missouri. This is a key step to strategically consider and plan for funding opportunities which could include, but are not limited to, State or Federal (i.e., Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL)) funding sources.

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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

Come give Terry the send off she deserves. Join us at the Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, December 21st from 11 am to 1 pm at Whitmoor Country Club...

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Recent Ribbon Cuttings

AutoNation USA Expands Footprint into Midwest With Opening of AutoNation USA St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (NOVEMBER 15, 2022) - AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN), America's most admired automotive retailer, announced the opening of AutoNation USA St. Louis, its 13th AutoNation USA store in the U.S. and first in the Midwest, introducing local Customers to a new way to buy pre-owned vehicles....

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Member Visits

Grandma's Cookies

A huge thank you to Grandma's Cookies located on Main Street in Historic St. Charles, for donating cookies to the race winners of the Santa’s North Pole Dash.

Stop in to see them for cookies, hot cocoa, cookie containers and other gifts for the holiday season.

Santa's North Pole Dash Recap

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