September 23, 2022~ Chamber, Local & Regional Business News

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ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO - The St. Charles County Department of Public Health will partner with area organizations to provide free flu shots for those ages 6 months and older during a drive-through vaccination clinic from 2:30-7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21, on the Yellow Parking Lot at St. Charles Comm...

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Dock construction to begin in Klondike Park

At its meeting on Sept. 12, the St. Charles County Council approved the development and construction of a public "courtesy dock" at Klondike Park. This item originally was part of the Consent Agenda - Approval of Purchases, where several items are approved en masse if no council member asks for a separate vote on a specific item.

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20 Types of Grants Available

There are many different types of grants available depending on what you are looking for. A grant program can help provide funding for your business, research, or education. In this article, we'll go over a list of the top 20 types of grants available for your organization today.

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Feeling understaffed? 7 helpful tips for leading a lean team

If you are feeling like your business is understaffed - that you have more work than employees to handle it all - you are not alone. Between The Great Resignation and a looming economic downturn that has necessitated layoffs, many companies across the U.S. are experiencing a talent shortage.

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Your company's offer of 'unlimited' time off is basically a sham

Elle Bell needed a break. Stress and job pressure had built up to the point that a doctor recommended Bell, a 26-year-old PR consultant from Leeds, in the UK, take a few weeks off from work. Her employment contract entitled her to 14 days of sick leave, and she planned to use another two weeks of vacation to take the medically recommended break.

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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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Explore Cottleville's restaurant scene with our food & drink guide

Nestled in St. Charles County, the small city of Cottleville boasts an eclectic mix of locally-owned eateries. If you're looking for a new area to find wine, spirits, beer, coffee, casual dining and upscale fare, put Cottleville at the top of your list.

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Promote your Biz on the Chamber's Podcast for FREE

Did you know, as a member of the St. Charles Regional Chamber, you can promote your business through the Local St. Charles podcast? What a great way to talk about your business and community involvement! Done in conjunction with Ken Tucker and ChangeScape Web, members of the St. Charles Regi...

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Fed raises interest rates by 0.75% again: Here's how it will hit your wallet and portfolio

The Fed's next big rate hike came Wednesday afternoon: a third consecutive 75-basis-point increase. Even though the Fed doesn't directly control consumer interest rates, they will follow suit so people should be prepared. Rates on everything from credit cards, autos, mortgages and more will rise.

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Your definitive guide to employee training: Why, when and how

Employee training is one of the most significant investments in time and money that your organization may make, but it's also one of the most critical initiatives impacting the long-term success of any business. After all, employees don't just walk in the office door initially with all the information they need to do their jobs well.

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MoDOT to shift lanes on Cave Springs interchange over Interstate 70 starting September 26

ST. CHARLES COUNTY - Drivers traveling on the Cave Springs interchange over Interstate 70 will notice lane shifts starting the week of September 26. Crews will begin preparations for the lane conversion Monday, September 26 from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., weather permitting.

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Carl's Drive-In owner wants to create a new burger-and-entertainment destination in Winghaven

Carl's Drive-In, the 16-stool burger-and-root-beer spot on Manchester Road in Brentwood, is looking to grow. David Kraemer, a longtime Carl's fan who bought the drive-in in 2021, is eyeing a piece of property in Winghaven on Highway 40, off the DD exit, with a plan for a burger-and-entertainment destination out west.

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2 Ways to Think About Interest Rates Over the Next Year

When it comes to borrowing money to start and or grow your business, choosing between fixed and variable rates is a key decision. When I am asked where our economy is headed these days, my answer is simply this: Uncharted territories. There has never been a time in our history in which the U.S.

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Missouri Senate passes tax cut and credits, House passes its own tax credit bill

Missouri House members will meet next week to consider two Senate bills passed on Wednesday: a permanent income tax cut and an agriculture bill that includes a set of tax credits. The Missouri Senate voted 24-4 to pass the tax cut and 26-4 for the agriculture tax credits.

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Upcoming Events

Morning Brew - September 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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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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Recent Ribbon Cuttings

McDonald's Celebrates Remodel with Ribbon Cutting

Owner Chris Giarla, celebrated the grand reopening of his newly remodeled McDonalds with a ribbon cutting on Thursday, September 22, 2022. Attending the event was St. Peters Mayor Len Pagano, Alderman Terri Violet, Alderman Rocky Reitmeyer and Alderman Nick Trupiano, as well as Board Members an...

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Haymon Law Office Celebrates New Location with Ribbon Cutting

Owner Glennetta Haymon, Esq. celebrated the grand opening of her new location for Haymon Law Office with a ribbon cutting on Thursday, September 15, 2022. Joining Glennetta were family, friends, board members and ambassadors of the St. Charles Regional Chamber. Located at 1480 Woodstone Drive...

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September Lunch with Leaders ~ What You Missed

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