March 12, 2021~ Chamber, Local & Regional Business News
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Can you believe it?? More than a month away and we only have room for 20 more couples! If your business is looking to get some great exposure, we only have THREE sponsorships available - our Flashlight Sponsor, our Dessert Sponsor and a new one this year - our Cutlery Sponsor - no forgetting the forks and knives with this one!! Call the Chamber office if you're interested in any of these opportunities. All include a set of tickets, bottle of wine and a fantastic night!
Greater St. Charles County Chamber Signs Onto Letters and Joins Coalitions Urging Legislators To Take Action
Coalition: Missouri Can’t Wait -

A broad coalition of stakeholders have come together to inspire action on one of the most important competitiveness issues our state is currently facing – our transportation funding crisis.
Led by: Missouri Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Became a member: Yes
Coalition Letter on Extension of the Paycheck Protection Program Deadline

The undersigned organizations, representing millions of American small businesses, urge extension of the deadline for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) through December 31, 2021.
Led by: U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Co-Signers: See bottom of letter
Became a member: No – just signed letter
Build by the Fourth of July -

It seems each Congress and every new Administration includes infrastructure as a top priority. Despite broad support from diverse coalitions, however, too often they fail to act. Our nation must launch a massive investment program in transportation, energy, water and communications technologies. 
Led by: U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Co-Signers: See bottom of letter
Became a member: Yes
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Missouri Vaccine Navigator, a secure registry tool to assist Missourians in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine
Although vaccine supply nationwide is still quite limited, this registration process will help connect Missourians with more avenues to receive a vaccine.

This will also help our health care teams determine where the greatest demands for vaccines exist throughout the state.
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Chamber Members to feature themselves with FREE Podcast on Local St. Charles!
Promote yourself and your business, products & services with a Podcast on Local St. Charles. We are teaming up with Chamber Member, Ken Tucker, from ChangeScape Web. Ken will interview you in a simple chat!

2021 Children's Trust Fund Grants Awarded

The Community and Children's Resource Board of St. Charles County announces the St. Charles County Children's Trust Fund License Plate Program Grant awardees for 2021. The 2021 recipients are: The Child Center (Teen Safety Matters staff training...

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Why Your Business Should Have A Promotion Policy - Insperity

There may come a day when it's time to develop a formal employee promotion policy for your growing business. After all, taking on more customers or expanding your business offerings often requires key managers who can take on more advanced...

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Becki, Marcia, and Danielle of Lilac Ivy Boutique

In this episode, we talk with Becki, Marcia, and Danielle of Lilac Ivy Boutique - a women's fashion boutique located in Cottleville, MO. Learn more about their unique approach to running a boutique!

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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.
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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Help! I'm Drowning in Admin and Can't Get My Actual Job Done

For years now, companies I've worked for have cut budgets by (first) cutting support staff. But that means senior staff are doing more and more administrative work. I'm not saying this is beneath us; admin work is crucial.

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Federal Stimulus Bill Has Huge Tax Change For Gig Workers

Tucked inside the American Rescue Act is a tax change that has big implications for tax revenue and the gig economy. Starting for tax year 2022, many contractors with gig economy companies like Uber , DoorDash and Lyft will be getting 1099 forms...

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Improve Workplace Efficiency Starting Today with These 5 ...

Workplace efficiency means getting work done with the least amount of time and effort wasted. While many factors can contribute to or hamper efficiency, implementing a few key changes can increase productivity, improve workplace efficiency,...

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Business Will Lead the Next American Century

Over the past 12 months, our nation has seen a decade of disruption. What we've collectively experienced will change our lives, businesses, communities, and world-permanently. Now, coming out of the global pandemic, we have a once-in-a-generation ...

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$1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill with $1,400 stimulus...

WASHINGTON - The Democratic-controlled House gave its final approval to President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package Wednesday, sending the bill with $1,400 checks, billions to help schools and colleges reopen, and funding for...

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Boone Center, Inc. to Host Derby in the Park

Boone Center, Inc. (BCI) will host its first Derby in the Park event on Saturday, May 1 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at 370 Lakeside Park located at 1000 Lakeside Park Dr. in St. Peters, Mo. All proceeds will benefit BCI's mission to support and...

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Purchasing property - Promising preservation: Uncorking...

C hange is brewing in Augusta, birthplace of the nation's first viticultural area. It's a $100 million transformation that some think will be more cataclysmic than when the Missouri River changed course in the 1870s and left Augusta high and dry.

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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.
How To Capture Institutional Knowledge - Insperity

When your employees stay in the same role for extended periods, they accrue institutional knowledge - or information and understanding about the systems, relationships and tactics that make your company run optimally. This valuable combination of ...

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First look: St. Louis CITY SC shares updated renderings...

On Thursday, St. Louis CITY SC shared updated renderings of the club's plans for its stadium district. St. Louis' MLS expansion team is scheduled to begin play in 2023. A stadium designed by St. Louis-based architecture firm HOK and Julie Snow,...

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Intent Data: What It Is and How to Get Started

Use of intent data is growing, and for good reason: It's hard to pass up the promise of gaining greater visibility into people when they are actively looking to buy. But as with most new digital marketing tools, there is a lot of confusion about...

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How brands can use 'human-centred' AI to help create...

Many companies are investing in enterprise AI - from AI assistants to predictive analytics and intelligent workflows - to help unify people, process and technology and emerge from the pandemic smarter and more resilient.

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Katy Perry predicts Lake Saint Louis' Michael Gerow will ...

Lake Saint Louis' Michael Gerow got what looked like an easy golden ticket to Hollywood on Sunday night's (March 7) "American Idol" on ABC. Judge Katy Perry went so far as to say the 16-year-old was top 10 material.

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Spirit Airlines to begin flying from St. Louis to 5...

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Spirit Airlines will begin flying out of St. Louis soon. The airline will start beginning flights to five locations beginning this May. The destinations from St. Louis Lambert Airport include Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Pensacola,...

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Crews to close Route 79 at Firma Road during day next...

ST. CHARLES COUNTY - Motorists should be aware of Route 79 closing next week for emergency overlay repairs. Crews will close northbound and southbound Route 79 at Firma Road on Monday, March 15 and Tuesday, March 16 during the day. The closures...

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MoDOT - Interstate 70 Cave Springs to Fairgrounds

Interstate 70 Cave Springs to Fairgrounds Design-Build Project Update

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As part of St Charles Community College's (SCC) investment and ongoing commitment to career and technical education, funds have been allocated for the development of a career and technical training facility in St. Charles County.  

SCC is committed to providing educational and training opportunities that equip students with the skills and knowledge to successfully begin a career. 

SCC invites you to participate in its Regional Workforce Skills & Interest Survey. Your feedback will help ensure career and technical programs offered by SCC yield a highly skilled workforce for our region. We appreciate your participation and value your feedback.
Upcoming Events
Lunch with Leaders March 2021

Previously known as our General Membership Meeting, this luncheon is our format for connecting you with business community leaders. Program: networking, Networking, NETWORKING! Catch up with your fellow Chamber Members in a socially distanced...

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Morning Brew - March 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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Chamber U - "Capital strategy in a new era & financial...

Join us for our next Chamber U -

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Chamber U - How to Engage and Motivate today's 5...

For the first time in history, there are five generations in the workforce today. Each generation speaks its own language, so to effectively reach, engage and motivate today’s generationally diverse workforce, you can no longer rely on a one-size-...

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10:00 a.m. - Registration and Lunch
12:00 p.m - Shotgun Start
 5:30 p.m -  Awards, Drinks and Buffet Dinner
Ribbon Cutting & Biz Brew at Rec Hall STL
Rec Hall STL Celebrates Grand Opening with Ribbon Cutting

Rec Hall STL celebrated their grand opening on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 with a ribbon cutting at their new facility located at 800 S. Duchesne Drive in St. Charles. Cutting the ribbon were owners Mark Musselman, Luke Wade and Chris Honstain. St. ...

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