September 9, 2022~ Chamber, Local & Regional Business News

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BCI Names Corrigan Outside Sales Leader

Brian Corrigan has joined Boone Center, Inc. (BCI) as Outside Sales Leader. In his new role, Corrigan is responsible for securing new business for the nonprofit's contract packaging subsidiary, BCI Packaging, that provides jobs for 235 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. "...

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Businesses Invited to Connect With Lindenwood University Students

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Creating A Strategic Plan

Developing a strategic plan, which is essentially a roadmap for your business, enables you to gauge your company's performance, strengths, and weaknesses over a period of time. It also provides your employees and management with directives to follow and work towards.

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What's in the New 401(k) Retirement Bills

Retirement plans could see some major changes if proposed new legislation is approved by Congress. "They have so many bills," says Ed Slott, president and founder of Ed Slott and Company. "Some people call the whole batch SECURE 2.0. There's an EARN Act (Enhancing American Retirement Now). One is the Retirement Protection Act.

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How to retain employees and thrive during the Great Resignation

What began in late 2020 as a spate of post-pandemic turnover has quickly accelerated into a much larger and widespread phenomenon: what everyone now commonly refers to as The Great Resignation. These conditions have persisted for a few years now, and affect all industries and job categories. So what is going on?

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St. Peters-based technology directly connects students and employers

A St. Peters-based company is changing the way high school students plan their future and how high school talent is recruited with a workforce development social networking tool that directly connects them with colleges, employers and the military. ScholarPath launched in multiple St.

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Here's what taxpayers need to know about business related travel deductions | Internal Revenue Service

Tax Tip 2022-104, July 11, 2022 - Business travel can be costly. Hotel bills, airfare or train tickets, cab fare, public transportation - it can all add up fast. The good news is business travelers may be able off-set some of those cost by claiming business travel deductions when they file their taxes.

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STL Wins $25M Build Back Better Grant!

By speaking with one voice and putting forth one collaborative proposal with input from across the bi-state St. Louis metro, the St. Louis region has succeeded in winning a $25 million highly competitive federal Build Back Better Regional Challenge grant."One voice with one plan led to a big wi...

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Salvation Army Celebrating 75th Anniversary of Tree of Lights

The 75th Tree of Lights is here! The Salvation Army's Tree of Lights Campaign is a historic tradition that rings in the Christmas season throughout the region. This year, we are celebrating our 75th Tree of Lights. This very special anniversary showcases the dedication and generosity of our reg...

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Before your brand posts on social about 9/11, read this - PR Daily

The 21st anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks will take place on Sunday. Many people and brands will take to social media that day to post memories or commemorations of that terrible day. Should your brand?

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Strategic HR management: 5 critical steps for HR professionals

If you think it's important to have a business plan and strategic vision, you need a human resources (HR) plan, too. It's just as critical - and especially so in a post-pandemic workplace where having a people strategy can make all the difference in building an engaged, successful workforce.

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How media monitoring can calm a crisis - PR Daily

Every day it seems like there's a new local, national or international crisis. Many of these present real challenges to your organization - but also opportunities for responding with speed, sensitivity and grace. Join Ragan and NewsWhip for the free webinar, "How Media Monitoring Can Calm a Crisis."

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Small-Business Grants for Minorities: 10 Opportunities

Minority business owners face challenges when starting or expanding a small business, including access to affordable small-business loans. Business grants and financial assistance can help bridge the funding gap. Here are some of the best small-business grants and other useful financing resources for minority-owned businesses.

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August jobs report: U.S. payrolls grew by 315,000 last month, unemployment rate rises to 3.7%

The U.S. labor market grew as expected in August as more people entering the workforce pushed the unemployment rate higher last month. Here are the highlights from the Labor Department's monthly jobs report released Friday, compared to consensus estimates from Bloomberg. Non-farm payrolls: +315,000 vs. +298,000 expected Unemployment rate: 3.7% vs.

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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

Topic: Emergency Communication for Business - Businesses never know when they might be faced with a disaster or tragedy. Our panel this month will share tips on how business managers / owners can prepare themselves when they need to face the media. Panelists: Jeannie Smith, Francis Howell School District & Mary Enger, St. Charles County Government.  Also, join us in 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

Foss Swim School - St. Charles

School Director Marissa Stewart celebrated the grand opening of the newest location of Foss Swim School with a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, September 6, 2022.

Joining Marissa was members of the management team including Director of Field Operations Casey Fogerty, Office Manager Jenne Wafford, Foss Swim School staff, board members and ambassadors of the St. Charles Regional Chamber.

Located at 1916 Zumbehl Road in St. Charles, FOSS Swim School was established in 1993 and has locations across the country. By teaching their students water safety skills along with a focus on stamina and strength, students become more confident in the water. The curriculum teaches developmentally-appropriate safety skills at every age and ability level, creating more confident swimmers and parents.

For more information on FOSS Swim School in St. Charles, please call 636-204-5404 or visit their website at

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