May 17, 2019 ~ Chamber, Local & Regional Business News
Elite Members
Newsletter Sponsor:
2019 Small Business of the Year & 2019 City of St. Charles Employers of the Year Awards Luncheon
Video of Award Presentations
Courtesy of City of St. Charles Media Department
Sandhill Counseling and Consultation
2019 Small Business of the Year
Extreme Electrical Contractors
April's On Main
News You May Have Missed
FZ High Schools Rank Among America's Best

For the second consecutive year, each of Fort Zumwalt School District's four comprehensive high schools ranks among America's Best High Schools according to US News & World Report. Only the top 40 percent of the more than 17,000 schools ranked...

Read more
St. Louisans have one of the sexiest accents in America: ...

ST. LOUIS ( - St. Louisans have one of the sexiest accents in America, according to just-released survey. Big Seven Travel ranked St. Louis accents ninth. One of the big sticking points for our sexy accents is the use of the "ar" sound...

Read more
BBQ Dinner In Celebration Of Saint Charles 250 Years

Read more
Legislature passes a bold plan to spur economic growth,...

Following an extensive filibuster in the Missouri Senate, lawmakers have finally passed Senate Bill 68, a critical piece of legislation aimed at enabling a major General Motors expansion in Wentzville while addressing two of the biggest issues...

Read more
Esri plans 'significant expansion' in St. Louis - St....

California-based geospatial information company Esri said Wednesday that it will significantly expand operations in St. Louis, with plans to triple the amount of "professional services staff" it employs locally. The company currently employs...

Read more
2019 Mississippi River Flood the Longest-Lasting Since...

Mississippi River flooding has been ongoing for three months or longer in some locations, making it the longest-lasting flood there since the Great Flood of 1927, the worst flood in modern history on the lower Mississippi River. Take Vicksburg,...

Read more
Trump lifts tariffs on Mexico, Canada, delays auto tariffs

Bogged down in a sprawling trade dispute with U.S. rival China, President Donald Trump took steps Friday to ease tensions with America's allies - lifting import taxes on Canadian and Mexican steel and aluminum and delaying auto tariffs that would ...

Read more
Lindenwood University will end most undergraduate...

BELLEVILLE - Citing "ongoing financial and enrollment challenges," Lindenwood University will shut down most undergraduate programs on its Belleville campus after the 2019-2020 year, the school announced today. The 1,100 affected students can...

Read more
FLOOD WATCH: Sunset Fridays Headed 'On the Road'

We won't let flooding wash out Sunset Fridays 2019 ... we're taking the popular concert series "On the Road!" With 370 Lakeside Park closed due to flooding, our first Sunset Fridays concert in 2019 will be our first-ever Sunset Fridays on the...

Read more
Chulick: GM and Gov. Parson want to keep Wentzville...

In a time of automotive plant closures in Ohio and Michigan, General Motors is actually looking to invest $1 billion in its Wentzville plant, which according to Gov. Mike Parson would be the largest private sector investment in our state - ever.

Read more
Governor Parson's Statement on Final Passage of Senate...

Today, Governor Parson released the following statement on the final passage of SB 68, a comprehensive economic development strategy for growth across Missouri.

Read more
Walmart says it will raise prices because of tariffs

Walmart, America's largest retailer, said Thursday it will raise prices on some products as a result of the Trump administration's tariffs on Chinese goods.

Read more
Closures on Route 370 at Route 94 begin this week

The Missouri Department of Transportation will begin a project later this week on Route 370 at Route 94 that will have long-term, around-the-clock lane closures. Crews will close one lane in each direction of Route 370 at Route 94 late Friday...

Read more
$50 million incentive package for GM's Wentzville plant...

JEFFERSON CITY - A bloc of Republican senators ended a 27-hour holdout Tuesday, giving Gov. Mike Parson a victory in his bid to deliver a $50 million incentive package to General Motors.

Read more
Missouri Lawmakers OK $301M in Bonds for Bridge Repairs

By DAVID A. LIEB, Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri lawmakers approved a measure Friday that could authorize $301 million in bonds to repair 215 bridges across the state, allowing Gov. Mike Parson to make good on one of his top ...

Read more
Frenchtown Revitalization Partnership Launches Website...

The Frenchtown Revitalization Partnership, a group of business & property owners, residents, and community leaders charged with the revitalization of Historic Frenchtown in St. Charles, has launched a new website and social media pages.

Read more
Upcoming Chamber Events
Chamber Cycling Clinic & Ride

Come take a spin with your Chamber friends! We ll meet at 5:00pm, unload our bikes start out with a short clinic on some basic ride fundamentals which include how to fix a flat how to lube and care for your bike.

Read more
Biz Brew June 2019 - Mission Taco

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.

Read more
Lunch with Leaders - June 2019 - With O'Fallon Chamber

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

Read more
Morning Brew - June 2019 - Krispy Kreme

Networking Event - A perfect blend of friends and conversation! Stop by for a cuppa jo, a warm smile and new connections. You ll meet friendly chamber members from various industries. Bring your business cards to swap you ll leave with a...

Read more