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ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO - Racers and spectators now can register to join in the excitement of the area's first Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Championships Qualifier at Kinetic Park, formerly Youth Activity Park. The event will take place on the...

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Handling Disengaged Employees Who Are 'Sheltering In...

When a storm's bearing down on an area and it's unsafe or unfeasible to evacuate, we've all heard meteorologists and government officials advise residents to shelter in place until the danger passes.

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Square BrandVoice: The Best Business Podcast Episodes...

Listening to a business podcast can feel like you're in a casual conversation with another entrepreneur, and it can inspire you both personally and professionally. Podcasts can be an invaluable resource for business owners at any stage, bringing...

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Wristbands, T-shirts and social media: Americans...

Planning a wedding traditionally involves fraught decisions about the venue, menu and whether to invite that long-lost cousin. But as the nation tip-toes out of the pandemic, Joe Bibelhausen and Katie McKalip have added an unwelcome item to their ...

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Remote Workers Incentives: A New Strategy for Economic...

Economic Development, like many industries, has a "follow the leader" mentality; especially when a program or effort is proven successful or gains a lot of attention. Case in point: remote worker incentives. The rise of the remote worker is one...

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Keep USA Clean

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Retention Problem: When Long Tenure Hurts Your Business...

We often associate long employee tenure with top workplaces - and frequently there's a correlation. But just as high turnover can interfere with your company's growth on one end of the employee retention spectrum, long tenure - the opposite...

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Help! What Should I Do About My Cliquey Coworkers?

I've been at my job for about three years, and I really like it. The work is always interesting and challenging, my manager pushes me to grow and always has my back, and my work-life balance is the envy of my friends.

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SCCAD Debuts $32M Consolidated HQ Facility

Expanded training capacity, improved simulation labs, an enhanced emergency operations center, and comprehensive fleet maintenance capabilities are among the key features of St. Charles County Ambulance District's [SCCAD] state of the art...

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The wrong way to email someone for career advice - and...

If you're emailing someone for guidance, one general rule of thumb from podcast host Manoush Zomorodi is: "Dole out bits of nice wherever possible." Here, she shows us an email that rubbed her the wrong way, plus one that she would have loved...

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Upcoming Events
Morning Brew - June 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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61st Annual Golf Tournament - GSTCCC

Whitmoor Country Club

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Lunch with Leaders at Water's Edge ~ June 16th
Recent Ribbon Cuttings
Gitzell FairTrade International
Zellipah Githui, President of Gitzell FairTrade International celebrated the grand opening of her new business venture with a ribbon cutting on Thursday, June 17, 2021.

Gitzell FairTrade International works with individuals from the Island of Bali and Sub-Sahara Africa to produce an assortment of natural handmade art & craft goods. Gitzell FairTrade International brings these items to the US as a wholesaler and helps these artisians earn a decent living by selling their products at a fair and sustainable market price.

Gitzell FairTrade International is located at 2099 Exchange Drive in St. Charles. 

Gitzell FairTrade International is holding an open house where the public can come and shop her selection of handmade products at retail prices in her warehouse. The open house / warehouse sale will be held Friday – Sunday, June 18 – 20th. For more information, please call 314-378-6452 or visit their website at gitzellimports.com
Westlake Ace Hardware
General Manager Rena Payne celebrated the grand opening of Westlake Ace Hardware with a board cutting on Friday, June 18, 2021.

Joining Rena were her corporate partners, assistant managers and employees. Also on hand was Molly Dempsey from St. Charles County Government and members of the Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce ambassadors and Chamber staff.

Westlake Ace Hardware is located at 915 Jungermann Road and is your neighborhood hardware store. Selling everything from Traeger pellets and accessories to paint and power tools, for personalized service from small business owners in your community, Westlake Ace Hardware is where to shop for all your home improvement needs.

For more information on Westlake Ace Hardware, please call 636-239-6761 or visit their website at https://www.westlakehardware.com/store/westlake-ace-hardware-st-peters
Terry McCrum ~ On The Road
Member Visit to Gordon Food Service
Terry stopped in to Gordon Food Service Store to pick up a few things for the golf tournament and she ran into Rodney. Rodney said thing are going very well.

Gordon Foods is located at 311 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, St. Peters, 63373. Stop in to their selection of food, paper products, and kitchen accessories and be sure to say hello to Rodney.

Want Terry to stop into your place of business? Email her at [email protected]