September 2, 2022~ Chamber, Local & Regional Business News

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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 Greater Saint Charles County Chamber of Commerce 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.

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Millennium-Customer education event-Fiber optic networks

Have you ever wondered what goes into a fiber network? This is an opportunity to see many of the products and material that go into building out a fiber optic network! We will have a mobile showroom on site, that you can take a walking tour through and also see the state of the art facility.

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8 things great leaders make time for every day

In a time where hybrid work is king, the Great Resignation continues to pull competitive talent in all directions and a recession clouds the market, great leadership remains a crucial element of business continuity and success. So, what makes a great leader?

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Stump Road improvements to continue as planned despite some residential concern

Several Dardenne Prairie residents have attended recent Board of Aldermen meetings to oppose a Stump Road improvement project that was approved and funded by a grant in 2019. The project will increase the 2,000-foot road from its current two lanes with ditches on the side to a road with a turn lane, curbs, draining systems and sidewalks.

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The 10 best U.S. cities for new grads to start a career-and none are New York or LA

For new college graduates, the best cities in the U.S. to begin a career aren't coastal - they're in the Midwest, according to a recent ranking that has St. Louis at the top of the list. Since college grads tend to earn less earlier in their careers, an analysis by insurance provider Insurify ranked cities in the U.S.

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Inflation Is Creating a 'Perfect Storm' of Challenges for Small Business Owners

Although inflation levels are showing signs of leveling-off, small businesses are still facing steep challenges and remain uncertain about the economy. While the Consumer Price Index saw prices fall slightly in the month of July, inflation remains near a 40-year high. The latest U.S.

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How to Calculate Your Social Security Break-Even Age

As retirement nears, you may be wondering when to start taking Social Security payments. These benefits are primarily based on your earnings during your working years and your age when you start receiving benefits. You can start payments at age 62, but your checks will be reduced.

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Email Newsletters: Nine New Best-Practices

Nothing in email marketing is static because ESP technology, inbox providers, and-most important-people's behaviors are constantly changing. That change extends to the email newsletter, a mainstay of B2B marketing. To get a read on the latest newsletter trends, I spoke with our creative services and B2B teams here at Oracle marketing consulting about what they were doing when they overhauled our clients' newsletters.

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Boeing Makes Major Investment in Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Center

Greater St. Louis, Inc. joined leaders from Boeing, regional elected officials, the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, and others to celebrate the $5 million investment made by Boeing to develop the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Center (AMICSTL). Boeing, a member of the Executive C...

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Why level of service matters when choosing a PEO

What should you look for in a professional employer organization (PEO) when it comes to service? If you've never used a PEO before, you need to know that the level of HR support, breadth of services offered and the delivery model for those services can vary widely among what seem to be very competitive providers.

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"St. Louis Is #1 City to Start Your Career!" - CNBC Report

A new report by CNBC ranks St. Louis as the #1 location in the country for college grads to start a career, besting other cities like New York, San Francisco, Denver, and Nashville.St. Louis received a perfect score in the new ranking, reaffirming some of our region's most appealing assets - St...

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Veteran-owned businesses

SBA offers support for veterans as they enter the world of business ownership. Look for funding programs, training, and federal contracting opportunities.

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St. Charles County approves Gateway Bike Plan update

At its Aug. 29 meeting, the County Council unanimously approved Resolution 22-12 to adopt the county's Gateway Bike Plan Update. According to meeting materials, the plan update will create a bicycle component in the county's transportation network that accommodates all users and promotes consistent design and development of bicycle facilities.

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A US Freight Rail Crisis Threatens More Supply-Chain Chaos

Federal regulators and the White House have been scrambling to prevent poor service and a possible strike from jamming up a vital but often overlooked network. Early this summer, farmers worried that millions of chickens in California's Central Valley might soon peck each other to death.

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Press Release: September 9 deadline approaching for St. Louis area flood victims to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance - The Missouri Times

The Missouri Department of Labor's Division of Employment Security will accept applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) through September 9, 2022, from individuals in the City of St. Louis and St. Louis and St. Charles Counties whose employment was lost or interrupted due to severe storms and flooding that occurred July 25-28, 2022.

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Upcoming Events
September 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 September 2022

This luncheon is our format for connecting you with business & community leaders. Program: Join us in our pre-celebration of AMERICAN BUSINESS WOMEN'S DAY (actually held on 9/22) Take a moment to reflect on the contributions and achievements of the millions of women business owners & in the...

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Recent Ribbon Cuttings

Compass Health Network Dental Clinic

Governing Board Member Joi Niedner celebrated the grand opening of Compass Health Networks newest Dental Clinic with a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, August 31, 2022.

Joining Joi was Katrina McDonald Fuller, Executive VP of Corporate Services, Deputy Director of Dental Operations – Eastern Region Christian Campbell, their dentists, hygienists and staff of Compass Health Network Dental Clinic. Also on hand were Board Members, Ambassadors and staff with the St. Charles Regional Chamber.

Located at 2645 Muegge Road in St. Charles, the Dental Clinic provides children and adults with exceptional dental care and ongoing preventative oral health services in a courteous and compassionate atmosphere. Their clinics have state-of-the-art equipment and accepts most private insurance, Medicaid, and a sliding fee scale for customers without dental coverage. Services offered include urgent care visits, fluoride treatments, routine extractions, crowns and bridges, dentures and partials and much more.

For more information on Compass Health Network and their dental clinic call 636-357-9340 or visit their website at

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