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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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News You May Have Missed
BREAKING: SBA in consultation with @USTreasury announced today that the #PaycheckProtection Program will re-open the week of January 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers.
Key updates include:
• Has no more than 300 employees; and
• Can demonstrate at least a 25% reduction in gross receipts between comparable quarters in 2019 and 2020

For more information on SBA’s assistance to small businesses, visit http://sba.gov/ppp or http://treasury.gov/cares
Listen to the Local St. Charles podcast through Apple Podcasts or Spotify at: Podcasts

Check out a list of our members and their episode here:
Jeff Waple, DDI Media https://podcasts.bcast.fm/e/1n2zvwvn

Josh Wilcutt of IT One Source https://podcasts.bcast.fm/e/68r904yn

Cathi Lenihan of Spectrum Business            https://podcasts.bcast.fm/e/1n3yrw7n

Rachel Zimmerman of Zimmerman Benefits https://podcasts.bcast.fm/e/lnq3q2wn

Jane Grayson of Grayson Accounting https://podcasts.bcast.fm/e/0njw95y8

John Dawson of Brian Dawson Roofing and Construction https://podcasts.bcast.fm/e/v85ww9w8

Kristin Whiteside of Ample Storage https://podcasts.bcast.fm/e/58z55mln

Becki, Marcia, and Danielle of Lilac Ivy Boutique https://podcasts.bcast.fm/e/p8m0p5xn

Jeff Marshall and Wendy Hausmann of Minuteman Press St Peters https://podcasts.bcast.fm/e/rn7kpr2n
As a benefit of membership, you can sign up to be featured in the Local St. Charles Podcast at no charge by going to: this website.
New nacho pop-up restaurant launches in St. Charles

Loaded is open Wednesday through Friday from 12 to 8 p.m. ST CHARLES, Mo. - A new pop-up restaurant has opened its doors in the streets of St. Charles. It's called Loaded and it specializes in one of America's favorite snacks: nachos. To get your ...

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PPP Second Draw Borrower Application Form

Paycheck Protection Program Second Draw Loan Borrower Application Form

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Scholarship seeks to reward young heroes

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes recently announced the launch of its 2021 awards. The online application system opened Jan. 4, 2021. Submissions are due by April 15, with the winners currently scheduled to be announced in September. The...

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Chamber Benefit Plan health insurance now available...

When it comes to providing employees with cost-saving health care coverage, small businesses are at a big disadvantage compared to their larger counterparts. Because of their smaller size, their claims risk pool is spread out across a much...

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CiCi Awards 2021 Corporate Investment Awards

While 2020 has certainly presented some challenges on the corporate investment front, many large projects continued apace, and the year is shaping up to be a strong one. The 15 Corporate Investment winners of Trade & Industry Development's 2021...

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Four Ways to Tackle Your Sales Enablement Strategy...

The cascading effects of COVID-19 have affected global business in more ways than can be counted, and likely in ways we don't yet fully realize. But one area of growth during the pandemic has remained consistent: sales enablement.

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Damaging brand image is rarely harmful because it...

Ben & Jerry's has started making dog food. Yes, dog food. And yes, under the same Ben & Jerry's brand name. The new snack comes in pumpkin and cookie or peanut butter and pretzel flavours, utilising many of the same ingredients used in the...

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How 8 Founders Are Preparing for Continued Economic...

5 min read This story appears in the October 2020 issue ofEntrepreneur . Subscribe " We asked eight of the entrepreneurs featured on our 100 Powerful Women list: How are you preparing for continued economic uncertainty? "I founded my company in...

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How to Ace an Online Job Interview

Unemployment may be at a record high, but-don't look now-lots of companies are actually hiring. So, your résumé caught someone's eye? Great, you've got an interview. The catch is that you're not being invited to the office, you're going to be...

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MoDOT to delay I-70 Cave Springs to Fairgrounds...

ST. CHARLES COUNTY -The Missouri Department of Transportation will shift the timeline of the I-70 Cave Springs to Fairgrounds project to further evaluate significant public response. The additional time will allow MoDOT and St. Charles County...

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Help is Just 3 Easy Numbers Away

DID YOU KNOW HELP IS JUST 3 EASY NUMBERS AWAY? The winter months are a difficult time for people in need, especially the homeless. But, it can also be a very challenging time for those with behavioral and mental health challenges. Seasonal...

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St. Charles County lifts 11 p.m. curfew on bars,...

ST. CHARLES, Mo. - The 11:00 p.m. curfew for restaurants, bars and nightclubs in St. Charles County is being lifted. St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann said in a letter to business owners that the COVID-19 numbers in St. Charles County...

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MoDOT to hold virtual open house for interchange...

The Missouri Department of Transportation will hold an open-house virtual public meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 26 from 4-6 p.m. on Webex. Participating residents can learn more about the Route 94, Route 364 and Muegge Road Interchange Improvements...

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Traveling (or Returning) to the U.S.? Prepare to Take a...

Beginning Jan. 26, international travelers bound for the United States must show negative coronavirus test results before boarding their flights. Here's what you need to know. Starting Jan. 26, international travelers arriving in the United...

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The 2021 Marketing Menu has all event sponsorships and advertising opportunities that the Chamber plans to offer next year. Please look over the booklet and if you are interested in reserving a sponsorship or taking advantage of our advertising packages, we've created an easy fillable .pdf for you to complete and send back directly from your computer.
What restaurants should know about the second round of...

The CARES Act, which was signed into law on March 27, contained $376 billion in relief for American workers and small businesses, but the first round of Payroll Protection Program (PPP) funding created so much confusion that many small business...

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O'Doul's and Match connect for sober-curious virtual dates

O'Doul's and Match today (Jan. 14) are partnering to offer Virtual Date Kits, per details emailed to Marketing Dive. O'Doul's is a non-alcoholic beer marketed by AB InBev. The kit includes limited-edition O'Doul's cans in Match's signature blue...

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Gearing Up For a Big Launch Day? 5 Strategies to Execute ...

7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. We're living in a strange time. A time where one tweet can completely derail weeks or even months of hard work gearing up for a big launch. Having helped hundreds of women...

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How Law Enforcement Gets Around Your Smartphone's Encryption

Lawmakers and law enforcement agencies around the world, including in the United States, have increasingly called for backdoors in the encryption schemes that protect your data, arguing that national security is at stake. But new research...

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Why We Really Need to Stop Calling People "Superwomxn"

Those seemingly upbeat terms can actually be damaging to people's mental health. Here's what to say instead, and how to ease the pressure of "doing it all." It's used in headlines. It's used in everyday conversation (your friend/colleague/sister...

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Upcoming Events
Chamber U - What Does the 2020 Tax Year Look Like???

Join us for our next Chamber U -

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VIRTUAL Morning Brew Blitzr - January 2021

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...

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