October 7, 2022~ Chamber, Local & Regional Business News

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BCI Skills Center Launches Latest Partnership with Newco Enterprises

Program is a pathway to competitive work for adults with disabilities The BCI Skills Center-a vocational training facility for adults with disabilities that partners with local businesses to create custom programs-is currently accepting students for its latest manufacturing program in partne...

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Discover the old-fashioned charm of Halloween on Main Street St. Charles

Take a "spirited" journey through Halloween history at the Legends & Lanterns Festival. The annual event, taking place on weekends Oct. 15 to Oct. 30, brings to life many historical rituals and customs brought to the holiday by the Druids and Victorians to the ethereal atmosphere depicted in American ghost stories and Brothers Grimm fairy tales.

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National Small Business Week Awards

Nominations for 2023 are now open. Deadline to submit is December 8, 2022 at 3pm ET

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Becoming the Best You

Are you stuck in life? Need new business, or new strategies? This movement is for you. Welcome to BTBY conferences and TV Talk Show. Were we are just ordinary people doing extraordinary things. What is #BTBY? It is all about you and helping you to become the best version of yourself.

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What to Do if You Lose Your Phone

Losing your phone can be more than an inconvenience. It can also be a financial nightmare if someone uses it to access to your bank account, digital wallet or other sensitive information. That's why it's crucial to act quickly to find a missing device before it falls into the wrong hands.

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St. Charles County Strategic Highway Safety Action Plan

The purpose of this survey is to identify existing and future safety needs within St. Charles County, Missouri. This is a key step to strategically consider and plan for funding opportunities which could include, but are not limited to, State or Federal (i.e., Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL)) funding sources.

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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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Hogtoberfest is a meat raffle to benefit The Endowment for United Services. A generous friend of United Services for Children is donating the meat from a locally raised, natural-fed hog, which will be butchered by Amish processors in Bowling Green, Missouri. Raffle tickets cost $25 each. Purcha...

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ARPA funds to cover road work on six streets in unincorporated St. Charles County

At its Sept. 26 meeting, the St. Charles County Council approved E. Meier Contracting, Inc. of Weldon Spring to perform full asphalt reconstruction on six streets in unincorporated St. Charles County at a cost of $1,935,447, covered in full by federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds.

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The Curse of the Strong U.S. Economy

With GDP contracting in the first half of the year and a cratering stock market, it may seem surprising to describe the U.S. economy as "strong." While the haze of macroeconomic data is exceptionally contradictory, the current reality is that highly profitable firms are employing a record number of workers and paying them rising wages.

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Small Businesses and Child Care Survey

To best serve the needs of local communities in the distribution of child care relief funds, the state of Missouri is seeking information about the child care needs of small businesses across the state. We would appreciate 5-7 minutes of your time to answer these important questions.

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US hiring stayed solid in September as employers add 263,000

WASHINGTON (AP) - America's employers slowed their hiring in September but still added a solid 263,000 jobs - a dose of encouraging news that may mean the Federal Reserve's drive to cool the job market and ease inflation is starting to make progress.

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Upcoming Events

October 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 October 2022

This luncheon is our format for connecting you with business & community leaders. Program: Economic updates - Cities of St. Peters & St. Charles

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Recent Ribbon Cuttings

Exit 11 Drive-Thru Coffeehouse Celebrates Grand Opening with Ribbon Cutting

Exit 11 Drive-Thru Coffeehouse Owner Angela Garland, along with her husband Scott celebrated the grand opening of their newest location in St. Charles County with a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, October 4, 2022. Joining Angela and Scott were members of their executive team - Tonya Meyer, Marianne...

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