August 28, 2020 ~ Chamber, Local & Regional Business News
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Mask Required posters available

The Chamber has created two new posters for businesses who wish to require face masks be worn to their establishment. You can print one and post it on the entrance to your business or you can come by the Chamber office and we will be happy to...

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Less Than 6 Spaces Remain
In conjunction with St. Charles County Parks, join us for a night under the stars, Tuesday, September 8th, 7:30 pm at Brommelsiek Astronomy Park. Enjoy a charcuterie board for two and a bottle of your choice of red or white wine.

Stargazing and guided “tours” with the Astronomical Society of Eastern Missouri (ASEM) will be provided with 5 different telescopes for viewing.

Guests are encouraged to social distance by bringing their own blanket or lounge chairs. This is a great opportunity for astronomy enthusiasts or anyone who wants to relax and spend a memorable evening under the Missouri night sky. 

Price: $80 per couple; (not intended for children)

Rainout date: Thursday, September 17th
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Terry's Done It Again!!
It's A Sell-Out
Our 60th Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Tuesday, September 29th! This year, our tournament will be held at St. Peters Golf Club - recently named "One of the Top 25 Most Improved Courses in the U.S." Come see what all the buzz is about.

Our waitlist has been enabled and we have ONE Super Hole Sponsorship available due to a last minute cancellation. Want to chat with all the golfers? This is your Lucky Break!!

Questions? Just call Terry at 636-946-0633 x 104
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$250 worth of savings for $30
Due to COVID-19, the Chamber Board voted to cancel Sip & Savor St. Charles County this year.

This event would have made it difficult for attendees to social distance. Additionally, restaurants may not be fully staffed.

We wanted to still find a way to promote and support local restaurants, breweries, wineries, and disilleries and replace revenue lost as the result of cancelling this year's evnet.

More than 35 local establishments have agreed to provide an offer in our passport - many are 20% off, $10 off $50 or more, buy one get one free, or free appetizer / dessert with the purchase of two entrees.

This is a great way for you to show your support for the Chamber while supporting an industry that has been impacted the most by the pandemic.

Watch your inbox for additional details!!
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Upcoming Events
PLEASE NOTE: Effective July 21, 2020 - As a leading business organization in St. Charles County, the Greater St. Charles County Chamber will be following the CDC guidelines of social distancing and wearing masks at all Chamber events in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep the economic environment healthy in our community.

If you do not have a mask to wear at Chamber events, one will be provided to you at no charge. We will also have hand sanitizer available.

If you are being tested for COVID - 19, but have not yet gotten the results back yet, DO NOT ATTEND our events.

Thank you in advance for complying. If you haven’t done so already, we ask that you implement a policy of also following the CDC guidelines in your business.
Starry Starry Nights - A Night Under the Stars

In conjunction with St. Charles County Parks, join us for a night under the stars at Broemmelsiek Astronomy Park. Enjoy a charcuterie board for two and your choice of red or white wine. Stargazing and guided tours with the Astronomical Society of ...

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Monthly Marketing MeetUp September 2020 - Virtual

Monthly Marketing Meetup

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Santa's North Pole Dash
Sponsorships are still available for Santa's North Pole Dash!
We're still planning a live event and already have 600+ registered to participate. Our deadline to get added to the back of the runners / volunteers shirts is Tuesday, August 31st, so don't wait -
call 636-946-0633 to find out what's available and BE SEEN!