November 18, 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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How to tackle wage growth and remain competitive in a tough market

Wage growth, record-high inflation and an extremely competitive labor market have all put business leaders in a difficult position. Anyone involved in hiring and retaining employees is torn between important and seemingly contradictory objectives: Address employees' pain and concerns about the increased cost of living so you can prevent them from disengaging or leaving the company in search of a higher salary elsewhere.

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Your Competitors Aren't Always Who You Think They Are

When it comes to strategy, one way to meet radically new expectations in your industry is to draw from the impressive and surprising strategies that are being used in other industries. Why can't interacting with an insurance company be as responsive and transparent as interacting with Uber?

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Business Forward & Walton Family Foundation Briefing: Career Pathways and...

In this episode, Business Forward and the Walton Family Foundation hosted a discussion on innovation in education and workforce development. In this conversation with Business Forward Executive Director Liz Fairchild, a panel of employers and leading innovators in education explored the role of education in connecting learners with in-demand skills, best practices for career-connected learning, and how business leaders can support career pathways in their own communities.

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A taste of Jamaica at Main Street Diner in St. Peters

So many readers have asked us: Hey, where can we get good curried goat in St. Peters? Of course, all kinds of places across St. Petes feature merely adequate versions. If you want good curried goat, Jamaican-style, then you'll want to go the Main Street Diner ( 315 Main) in St.

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Children's early intervention center receives accreditation

St. Peters, Mo. (Nov. 16, 2022) - Missouri Accreditation of Programs for Children and Youth on Oct. 24, 2022, awarded a Certificate of Accreditation to United Services for Children. The accreditation distinguishes United Services as an exemplary program offering high-quality programming to St....

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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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360 West, Soda Fountain Express, and more to open at Westport Plaza

Westport Plaza continues to evolve, a decade after Lodging Hospitality Management (LHM) acquired the 42-acre Maryland Heights complex. Among the additions: The Porter, a 255-unit residential building (the first for the development), as well as two restaurants: 360 West and Soda Fountain Express, spinoff versions of their flagship equivalents.

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How to Prepare for Travel Chaos Over the Holidays

Americans are ready to re-embrace holiday travel this year. Here's how to save money and make the travel experience less stressful.

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Welcome to ByBlack

extensive national Black business directory developed by the US Black Chambers. And now, with the support of American Express, the only national certification exclusively for Black-owned businesses. ByBlack is designed to provide Black entrepreneurs a way to reach new customers and get access to valuable business resources.

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5 Ways Startups Can Prepare for a Recession

Startups face unique challenges during economic downturns. They typically aren't yet profitable and so are reliant on outside funding-and therefore are especially exposed when macroeconomic conditions change. To make it through a recession, startup CEOs should hit the road and talk to customers. They should also focus on preserving their company culture and retaining top employees.

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Upcoming Events

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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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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Recent Ribbon Cuttings

Chick-fil-a St. Charles Celebrates Grand Opening with Ribbon Cutting

With a HUGE welcome to the St. Charles Community, Owner / Operator Bri Dothager celebrated the grand opening of the St. Charles Chick-fil-a on Wednesday, November 16, 2022. Joining Bri were family, staff, St. Charles City Administrator Larry Dobrosky, Economic Development Director Mike Kling...

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NutriShop St. Peters Celebrates One-Year Anniversary with Ribbon Cutting

Celebrating One Year in Business, The St. Charles Regional Chamber joined husband and wife owners, Jessica and Nick Hollman for a ribbon cutting celebration on Thursday, November 10, 2022. NutriShop St. Peters is located at 12 Plaza 94 in St. Peters. The First Anniversary of a business is an...

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Lunch with Leaders Recap

Thank you to Bobby Garner Visuals for his photographs from the event

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