January 6, 2023 ~ 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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Building A Robust Employee Recognition Program - Insperity

Are you doing enough to recognize your employees? You may think you're doing enough to show employee appreciation, but perhaps your company lacks a formal employee recognition program. In a competitive talent market, it's important that your people strategy includes everything from succession and workforce planning to enhancing DE&I and building a positive workplace culture.

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Ellie Mental Health Opens Newest Location in Missouri

St. Charles, Missouri. - As the demand for mental health continues to skyrocket, Ellie Mental Health, a franchise that makes quality mental health services more accessible, is opening its first of four locations in the St. Charles community. With the help of Missouri entrepreneur, Andrew Steven...

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Connecting All Missourians

The Office of Broadband Development will carry out an extensive public engagement process as it plans for its Connecting All Missourians programs. These programs will be funded under the Digital Equity Act (DEA) and the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program, both part of the Infrastructure, Investment, and Jobs Act (IIJA).

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O'Fallon, Mo., council OKs complex with Carl's Drive-In spinoff, go-kart track, rides

O'FALLON, Mo. - An entertainment center featuring an offshoot of Carl's Drive-In, an iconic Brentwood diner, and a go-kart track has won approval of the O'Fallon City Council. The council voted 9-1 on Monday night to approve plans for the complex, which also will include a 40-foot-high slide, a 50-foot-high sky tower ride and a large swing carousel ride.

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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issues certificate affirming necessity of Spire STL Pipeline

ST. LOUIS (Dec. 15, 2022) - Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) reissued a permanent Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for the Spire STL Pipeline, ensuring continued operation of the natural gas pipeline which delivers a critical source of energy for more than 6...

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'Patience is a virtue': Brands on how to negotiate B2B pricing decisions

Patience, open communication and human contact are crucial when navigating price changes in the B2B world, particularly in the current climate. With prices for B2B goods and services often less transparent than the cost of B2C products, companies that sell to other companies could be walking a tightrope when they discuss price rises with their clients.

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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.

Boone Center, Inc. Names Esposito New Chief Operations Officer

Tim Esposito has joined Boone Center, Inc. (BCI) as Chief Operations Officer (COO). In this role, Esposito is responsible for multiple departments within BCI Packaging, the nonprofit's contract packaging subsidiary that provides jobs for 235 adults with intellectual and developmental disabiliti...

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Minimum Wage Rate Set for Private Employers for 2023

Jefferson City - The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations announces the state minimum wage rate for 2023 has been established, according to state law, at $12.00 per hour, effective January 1, 2023. Pursuant to Proposition B, which was approved by Missouri voters on November ...

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8 little-known benefits of employee assistance programs - Insperity

It is often assumed that employee assistance programs (EAPs) are only for people seeking counseling and mental health support. Of course, an EAP provides those services, but that's not the extent of what an EAP can do - not by far. In fact, that's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to EAP benefits.

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Women's Business Centers

WBCs provide free, to low-cost counseling and training and focus on women who want to start, grow, and expand their small business.

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How to Rehearse for an Important Presentation

If you want to deliver a spellbinding presentation, rehearse far more than you've done in the past. But you don't want to sound too rehearsed, so you'll need to balance memorization with spontaneity. Nail down the first two and last two minutes of your speech, and leave room for improvisation in between.

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You can keep traveling with an old ID until 2025. Real ID deadline delayed (again).

The Department of Homeland Security announced Monday that the Real ID deadline would be extended another two years, delaying implementation until May 7, 2025. The law was previously set to come into effect on May 3. "The extension is necessary, in part, to address the lingering impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the ability to obtain a REAL ID driver's license or identification card.

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Upcoming Events

January 2023 Biz Brew

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 January 2023

Meeting Sponsored by Millennium. Marijuana is legal, now what? Missouri's New Marijuana Amendment: What It Means for Employers and Employees. Join us as attorney Katherine M. Flett, with Danna McKitrick, educates us. Information covered will include a brief history of what lead us to this ...

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