November 11, 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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Hiring in a crisis: 10 strategies for uncertain times

As a business leader today, you may find yourself hiring in a crisis such as a(n): When an economic, social, or really any marketplace uncertainty is taking place, it's less often an isolated, short-term event. Typically, one crisis spurs other crises, which gives the experience a lengthier, episodic quality and complicates the conditions in which you recruit candidates.

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Ameren Missouri is committed to preserving and protecting natural resources.

Fact Sheet on Ameren's commitment to protect groundwater resources in St. Charles. Link to webpage on Ameren website about the issue.

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Trade tools for international sales

Nearly 96% of consumers live outside the United States, and two-thirds of the world's purchasing power is in foreign countries.

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Holiday Resources for Black-Owned Businesses - Google for Small Business

Certify your business on ByBlack Powered by the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. and presented by American Express, ByBlack is a National Directory and Certification Program designed to provide Black entrepreneurs a way to reach new customers and unlock contracting opportunities.

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Mo Heroes Connect

Missouri Job Centers are happy to provide services to those in the military community including Veterans, Transitioning servicemembers, and military spouses. If you are an employer looking to hire Veterans, please visit the section down below.

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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.

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Is your employee quiet quitting? Here's your action plan

Quiet quitting is the popular new Great Resignation-era term for an employee who hasn't quit (yet), but definitely exists on a spectrum of disengagement. As employees become increasingly fed up with some aspect of their job or company, they may withdraw from others and withhold discretionary effort, instead just doing the bare minimum to get by without attracting too much negative attention.

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CCRB Awards $830,000 in ARPA Grants for Youth Mental Health Services

At the October 24,2022 Board of Directors meeting, the Community and Children's Resource Board of St. Charles County (CCRB) granted funds totaling just over $830,ooo.oo for youth mental health and substance use treatment services in St. Charles County. The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA...

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New St. Charles County Greenway Open House

You told us you want a new greenway to connect the Dardenne Greenway at St. Charles Community College to the Katy Trail. Now we need your help to plan it! Join us as we kick off the planning process...

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What Self-Awareness Really Is (and How to Cultivate It)

Although most people believe that they are self-aware, true self-awareness is a rare quality. In this piece, the author describes a recent large-scale investigation that shed light on some of the biggest roadblocks, myths, and truths about what self-awareness really is - and what it takes to cultivate it.

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How To Craft the Perfect Professional Letter

While the business world has evolved over the years, there are a few things about it that haven't: elements of formality and respect. When you are addressing someone in a professional setting, especially a superior, there is a certain way to go about it. The same goes for addressing a professional letter.

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Upcoming Events

Lunch with Leaders November 2022

Speaker:Chancellor Jeff Pittman, St. Louis Community College Topic:State of the St. Louis Workforce Understanding the Greater St. Louis region's workforce is the first step in developing talent and building successful partnerships. Each year, the State of the St. Louis Workforce report expl...

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Morning Brew - November 2022

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 pocketful of new acquaintances! Always remember to bring ...

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Recent Ribbon Cuttings

Rent One Celebrates Grand Opening with Ribbon Cutting

Regional Manager Scott Jarvis celebrated the grand opening for Rent One in St. Charles with a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Celebrating with Scott was Store Manager David Sutton, employees of Rent One, board members and ambassadors with the St. Charles Regional Chamber. Rent On...

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Member Visits

Blazed Candle Co.

Wendy stopped in to say hello to Amber Anians, Owner of Blazed Candle Co. located at 4101 Mexico Road, Ste.L in St. Peters. Honestly, Wendy could have spent all afternoon in there. Not only does Amber have some great scents for her candles, the sayings are absolutely spot on! There’s something for everyone – celebrating a birthday, graduation, housewarming or just because. Along with candles, she has a selection of coffee mugs, dish towels, t-shirts, totes and many other whimsey items to browse through. If you’re shopping for holiday items for a hard-to-buy-for person, maybe you can find the perfect gift at Blazed Candle. Make time to stop in and say hello!! #scrcmembervisit

Fast Signs

Well lookie who was spending a beautiful Friday afternoon working hard in the office but our very own Russ Mason, Owner of Fast Signs in St. Peters (4101 Mexico Road, Ste. C). Russ and his crew created the Porta Potty clings for the upcoming Santa’s North Pole Dash and wanted to let me know he’s got an installer position available if anyone knows of a person looking for full (preferably) or part-time work. If you know of anyone wanting to work in a fast paced environment – give Russ a call at 636-875-7337


Shirt Kong

WOW!! What an operation! Wendy stopped in to visit Shirt Kong and officially place her order for the Santa’s North Pole Dash runner and volunteer shirts with Lauren Wolfrum. From the outside, the building looks small, but the inside is HUGE and they’ve got so many things happening there. If you’re looking for t-shirts, ringer t’s, hoodies or raglan apparel, make sure to check out Shirt Kong in St. Peters – 4011 S. Old Highway 94, Ste. 100.


Universal Staffing

Scott was in the neighborhood and dropped in to visit Matt Barton, owner of Universal Staffing of St. Louis. Universal Staffing is a new member and new to the St. Charles Region and provides temporary and permanent job placement to local manufactures and warehouses. If your business is looking for employees or you’re a perfect fit for a job in the manufacturing industry, give Matt Barton a call at 636-493-0900.

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