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The 2019 Legislative Session brought huge progress for the Missouri business community, driven by the goals of #MO2030. Watch how our advocacy team worked tirelessly with state leaders and the #moleg to help bring economic growth to Missouri!...

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Dressbarn to shutter all stores - St. Louis Business Journal

Women's clothing chain Dressbarn said late Monday that it would wind down its retail operations, closing all of its approximately 650 stores. The chain has 11 St. Louis-area locations, according to its website. Officials said all Dressbarn stores ...

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MoDOT pushing for drivers to use 'Zipper Merge' to...

ST. LOUIS ( -- How do you merge when you see a lane closure ahead? Do you get over right away or wait until the lane ends? In Missouri, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) hopes you wait. MoDOT is pushing for drivers to do...

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St. Louis Blues on Twitter

We've waited a LONG time to be back and WE'RE NOT DONE YET!!! #WeAllBleedBlue #stlblues

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Around St. Louis, near-historic flood levels expected...

First tornadoes, and now floods. Again. After bands of extreme weather made a recent push across the state, major rivers are expected to bring near-historic flood levels to the St. Louis area over the weekend and into next week. Downtown, the...

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St. Charles County Ambulance District honored for safety

The Center for Patient Safety recently recognized the St. Charles County Ambulance District [SCCAD] with its EMS Patient Safety First Award. According to CPS Executive Director Alex Christgen, SCCAD leaders have shown dedication and resilience by ...

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NWS: EF-1 tornado hit St. Charles County Tuesday

( - Tuesday's severe storms caused damage as they moved through the News 4 viewing area, with heavy winds and pelting ran affecting a lot of people in the metro. A tornado was spotted near Augusta and Defiance in St.

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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 ...

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St. Louis Better for Blue-Collar Workers than Chicago,...

By Cole Lauterbach - Illinois Radio Network Chicago may be known as the economic engine of Illinois, but it's the St. Louis area that's got more opportunities for blue-collar workers, according to a new analysis.

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Saint Louis Zoo's 'Primate Canopy Trails' expansion will ...

ST. LOUIS - A new 35,000 square foot expansion to the primate exhibit is coming to the Saint Louis Zoo but you'll have to wait a couple years to see it. Heidi Hellmuth, Curator of Primates at the zoo, said the wait will be worth it.

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American Legion Having Tractor Pull

The American Legion Post 313 is having a tractor pull on Friday June 14 gates open at 3 pull starts at 7 and admission is $17.00. We will have ITPA, MSTPA, and X-Caliber and street stock truck. Then on Saturday June 15 the garden tractors will...

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Narwhal's Crafted on Twitter

SOON! - @StreetsofStC

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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.

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Route N Survey - Your Input Needed

MoDOT wants to hear from you on the future of Rte. N in St. Charles County. Share your concerns and preferences for Route N from I-64/Route 364 interchange to the South Point Prairie Road/Jackson Road intersection. Complete the survey at...

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City's bond rating increases

Moody's Investors Services has upgraded the city of St. Peter's bond rating to the highest rating the city has ever achieved. The city's general obligation bond rating has gone from Aa2 to Aa1, which means the city is now among the best-rated...

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Apply Today for Vision St. Charles County Leadership

Graduates of the Program state that enhanced communication skills, a new spark in creativity, exposure to a new network of business contacts, an increased knowledge of St. Charles County and its services as the leading reasons why they consider...

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Jefferson City Tornado Update

Friends, As you probably have heard, an EF-3 tornado hit Jefferson City at around 11:45pm last night. Though the damage citywide is extensive, thankfully there have been no fatalities. The tornado came within blocks of our headquarters, but our...

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Yes, GM subsidy is corporate welfare, but it's necessary ...

It's hard to argue that a $50 million state subsidy for an automaker isn't corporate welfare, but Rob Dixon doesn't like the term. Dixon, Missouri's director of economic development, had to defend Gov. Mike Parson's administration against...

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St. Louis area adds 5,300 jobs in April as manufacturing ...

St. Louis' goods-producing industries continued to hire in April as metro area employment expanded by 5,300. April's gain, according to seasonally adjusted figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, gives the area its best 12-month job growth...

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St. Louis ranks among top cities for recent college...

ST. LOUIS ( - In the last week, thousands of students graduated from St. Louis University, Fontbonne University, Webster University and Washington University. Those recent graduates are already in the city they need to be in to take that ...

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Grow Manufacturing St. Charles County - MFG Day

Growing manufacturing in St. Charles County Missouri.

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Celebrate St. Peters 2019 Main Stage Entertainment

The 2019 edition of Celebrate St. Peters Main Stage entertainment will feature award-winning classic rock and country artists, hometown favorites and a rising country star making her national, big-stage debut on the festival stage in St. Peters....

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Recognizing and Developing Women in Leadership

The ATHENA Leadership Foundation brings into focus outstanding professionals in the community while encouraging leadership opportunities for women of all ages and career stages. The International ATHENA Leadership Award program was introduced in...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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Recent Ribbon Cuttings
Turnkey Technologies Celebrates 25th Anniversary with...

CEO & President Chris Gherardini cut the ribbon celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Turnkey Technologies on Thursday, May 16, 2019. Joining Chris were his staff, family, friends, board members and ambassadors with the Greater St. Charles County...

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Ruma's Deli Celebrates Grand Opening with Ribbon Cutting

Owners Dana Bannister and Josh Thomsen celebrated the grand opening of the new Ruma's Deli, with a ribbon cutting on Monday, May 20, 2019. Joining Dana and Josh were family, friends, City of St. Charles Mayor Dan Borgmeyer, several members of the ...

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