September 30, 2022~ Chamber, Local & Regional Business News

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Occupational Medicine Physician joins Advanced Bone & Joint

Advanced Bone and Joint has been faithfully serving Saint Charles County for over 40 years with excellent orthopedic care. In recent years, they have added sports medicine and pain management to complement their services. This year, as they open their new state-of-the-art 45,000 square foot fac...

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5 signs your job application process is scaring away top talent

When you're hiring for an open position, are you getting the number and quality of applicants that you want? If not, your job application process could be part of the problem. A frustrating job application process can scare off good talent. If it's too difficult or confusing, busy jobseekers simply won't apply.

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Community & Children's Resource Board Welcomes New Staff Member

The Community & Children's Resource Board is excited to announce the team is expanding. Please welcome Tavana Darris as the Communication Specialist. Tavana earned a Bachelor in Communications from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and has managed various communications within the fundraisin...

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Baking For Charity

ST. CHARLES, MO (September 27, 2022) - Two Duchesne students are using their baking talents to raise money for St. Louis charities. Juniors Julia Winkeler and Katie Hill began holding bake sales for their fellow students in the halls of Duchesne last year as part of an assignment for STEM cl...

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How to Get an SBA Loan

Are you looking to start or grow your business but need financing? SBA loans might be a great option for you. An SBA loan is government-backed and can help any qualified business owner get the funding they need. This article will discuss what you need to know about getting an SBA loan.

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How St. Louis high schools are emphasizing STEM at a pivotal time

The Roboteers have come a long way. The robotics team at Lutheran High School of St. Charles County started as an after-school club nearly a decade ago. In 2018, the school began offering for-credit engineering classes. Then, during the pandemic, the team transformed a passion for engineering into a public service.

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How to Communicate Confidently as the Only Woman in the Room

Some say it's intimidating to be the only woman in the room, and as someone who has been the only woman in the room on many occasions, I can empathize. However, I want you to remember one thing the next time you're the only woman in the room: The only reason you're in that room is because you have earned the right to be there.

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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.

With each day, we are closer to the launch of the ARPA Small Business Grant Program! Seeing that this is a first come, first served grant and time is of the essence, it is critical that small businesses across the state stay up to date on the latest developments. With this in mind, the Missouri Chamber Federation has established a “Small Business Grant Program Updates” mailing list for anyone interested in the Small Business Grant to sign up and receive the latest information on the program and reminders when the application opens. 


We encourage you to sign up for the “Small Business Grant Program Updates”. Step-by-step details on how to subscribe are included below. 


How to subscribe:

  1. Click here to sign up:
  2. Enter your email address
  3. Select “Small Business Grant Program Updates”
  4. Select “Submit”
  5. Enter your state, region, and county
  6. Select “Submit”


Please contact Taylor, at, or at 573-508-2411 if you have any questions regarding this grant. 

The hidden link between new hires and employee engagement

Employee engagement (whether with tenured employees or new hires) continues to be top of mind for business leaders in The Great Resignation era, where retention is crucial in the war on talent. Actively disengaged employees are not as productive or happy as their engaged counterparts.

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Duchesne Class Trip to London and France Planned for 2024

ST. CHARLES, MO (September 27, 2022) - Duchesne High School is excited to announce that its students will have the opportunity to participate in a class trip to London and Paris in June of 2024. The journey will feature 11 days of traveling and touring London and Paris, exploring the deep hist...

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Hough maneuvers tax cut bill through special session

Sen. Lincoln Hough had a big week last week during the Senate's special session. Hough moved SB 3 and SB 5 be combined into one bill and then moved to perfection. He also moved for the adoption of it. The bill is a compromise one that has been worked on for months.

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Brats of the World in Troy, Missouri, brings international flavors to the backyard barbecue

Jeff Suchland wants to help you travel the world from the comfort of your own backyard - all you need is a grill and some brats. The third-generation farmer is perhaps best known as the face of Alpacas of Troy, a family-run operation in eastern Missouri that raises approximately 40 alpacas for fiber that's spun into yarn or felted and knitted products.

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This Office Has a Bar -- But Staff Don't Go There Just to Drink

This story appears in the March 2017 issue ofEntrepreneur . Subscribe " It's 10 a.m. on a Wednesday at Diageo, one of the world's largest producers of spirits (and owner of brands such as Johnnie Walker, Captain Morgan, Guinness and Smirnoff).

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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

St. Charles City - County Library Celebrates New Bookmobile with Ribbon Cutting

The St. Charles City - County Library District, along with the Friends of the Library and the Library Foundation celebrated the delivery and grand opening of the new Bookmobile with a Drive - Thru ribbon cutting on Tuesday, September 27, 2022. Attending the event was St. Peters Mayor Len Pagan...

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Lindenwood University Unveils New Esports Arena with Ribbon Cutting

Lindenwood University unveiled the new Jim Trenary ESports Arena at Lindenwood University with a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, September 27, 2022.

Attending the event was Lindenwood University President John Porter, Jim Trenary and family, St. Charles Mayor Dan Borgmeyer, and Ambassadors with the St. Charles Regional Chamber.

With representatives of the eight Esports teams and their coaches on site, the new Esports venue features a mothership gaming system, smaller monitors for multiple players to play and individual computers for single player matches. The program is split into two groups: Varsity, which is reserved for our flagship teams and complete in official collegiate leagues and The Community Club is open to any LU student who enjoys video games and wants to play against other students.

The LU Esports also hosts LAN tournaments and watch parties for their own Varsity teams as well as professional events. Students who see themselves as competitive gamers and are on a path to becoming a professional player may be eligible for scholarships.

For more information on the Esports programs, teams and scholarship guidelines, email, follow@LULionsEsports on twitter or complete the Lindenwood Recruitment Form at:

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