November 4, 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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St. Charles Convention Center + Helping Hands for the Holidays Now Collecting Donations

(St. Charles, MO) - The St. Charles Convention Center is now collecting donations for Helping Hands for the Holidays. St. Charles County residents can bring in winter coats or personal care items to donate, and the items will be handed out to fellow St. Charles County residents in need at the 1...

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Rates are up! Midland States Bank is offering some of the best CD and Money Market rates around

Midland States Bank is offering some of the best CD and Money Market rates around. Stop by, email, or call Mike Muller @ Midland States Bank in Weldon Spring to take advantage of some of the best rates around for you or your business. 636-949-1104 [email protected] - 36 Month CD 3.75%...

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Effective leadership: How to see the future through the fog

In our potentially recessionary, post-pandemic landscape, the future of the workplace is unclear. As the fog of uncertainty looms along the horizon, it is critical that we view the future with a refreshed perspective and playbook. During tumultuous periods especially, there are certain characteristics that distinguish good companies that get by - or even struggle - from great companies that thrive.

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National Veterans Small Business Week

Join us as we celebrate veteran-owned businesses across the country from October 31 - November 4, 2022.

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Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: A comparison for businesses

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act ("TCJA") changed deductions, depreciation, expensing, tax credits and other tax items that affect businesses. This side-by-side comparison can help businesses understand the changes and plan accordingly. Some provisions of the TCJA that affect individual taxpayers can also affect business taxes.

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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.

European trip offers St. Charles mayor, Sister Cities members new opportunities for growth

In 1943, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower became the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe. He planned and organized Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Normandy that ultimately led to Allied control of most of Western Europe. Eisenhower later accepted the surrender of Nazi Germany on May 8, 1945.

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Public comment period regarding Elm Point Wellfield contamination extended

"No matter who you are, or how educated you are on the topic, it's still important to get your voices heard," St. Charles Public Works Director Nick Gala said. ST CHARLES, Mo. - The City of St. Charles said the public comment period regarding contamination issues at the Elm Point Wellfield has been extended.

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What is employee voice? 10 ways to encourage your people to speak up

Most company leaders say that they want their employees to be heard. They want their employees to have a voice. But, when it comes down to it, what exactly does "employee voice" include? Is it simply just about speaking up when they have a concern?

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To Seem More Competent, Be More Confident

It's a common feeling: while you are busy doing a good job, others seem to be advancing much faster in their careers. What's going on? The answer in many cases is your contributions are not being seen and recognized.

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Boost your Holiday Retail Sales - Google for Small Business

1 Google/Ipsos, SMB Value of Websites Among Consumers, US, May 2018, n of 1,510 US consumers aged 18-64 2 Google/Ipsos, The Value of a Website with SMB Decision-Makers, May 2018 3 Google/Ipsos, SMB Value of Websites Among Consumers, US, May 2018, n of 1,510 US consumers aged 18-64 4 Google/Verto, Journey Finder, U.S., March 2018-July 2018

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Upcoming Events

November 2022 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 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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Recent Ribbon Cuttings

Comic Book Relief Celebrates New Location with Ribbon Cutting

Owner Michael Hetzler celebrated the grand opening of the new location for Comic Book Relief with a ribbon cutting on Friday, October 28, 2022. Celebrating with Michael were members of his family, customers, board members and ambassadors with the St. Charles Regional Chamber. Comic Book Relief...

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Member Visits

Old Town Donuts

One donut can bring happiness to many people – and that’s why we’re having Old Town Donuts-Cottleville provide their yummy goodness to runners at the Santa’s North Pole Dash on Saturday, December 3rd. Owner, Keith Took can be found between his two locations at 3941 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in Cottleville, along with a second location in the Florissant area. Donuts are made fresh daily – 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. Have an Old-Fashioned, cream filled, seasonal donut or a traditional long john and have your day start off great.

Blue Sky Promotions and Apparel

Say Hi to Laura, designer extraordinaire with Blue Sky Apparel & Promotions, LLC / UV Print Shop. Talk about a long time member, Kathy Gralike and Blue Sky has been a member for almost 20 years!! Not only is Laura working on a fabulous design on our Age Group Awards for the Santa’s North Pole Dash, Blue Sky is about to help brand your business by offering professional and casual wearables for your employees from brands you know – Under Armour, Nike, Port & Company. Look to Blue Sky for your employee recognition gifts and promotional products as well. With attention to detail and quick turnaround, you’ll be in business in no time!

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