March 5, 2021~ Chamber, Local & Regional Business News
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We're looking for several sponsors to help pull this event together. If you're interested in any of these sponsorships or maybe being creative and developing a new sponsorship, give the Chamber office a call at 636/ 946-0633.
Our second Starry Starry Nights is on the calendar for Thursday, May 6th beginning at 7 pm. Once again, this event will take place at the Broemmelsiek Park Astronomy Site and is limited to 50 couples.

We are happy to bring this unique event to you in cooperation with the Astronomy Society of Eastern Missouri and St. Charles County Parks.
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!

Chamber University
Mobile 60 Minutes with Norma Davey Click Here to Register
Jeff Marshall and Wendy Hausmann of Minuteman Press St...

Jeff Marshall of Minuteman Press St Peters We talk with Jeff Marshall and Wendy Hausmann of Minuteman Press St Peters about the printing, branding, and promotional products and services they offer.

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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.
BCI Skills Center Announces Upcoming Job Training Courses

Nonprofit's vocational training facility is a pathway to competitive work for adults with disabilities The BCI Skills Center-a vocational training facility for adults with disabilities that partners with local businesses to create custom...

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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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Construction Begins on Route 364 Ramps Near Heritage...

ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO ­- A much anticipated addition to Route 364, also known as the Page Extension, in St. Charles County is one step closer to reality today: Construction has started on eastbound and westbound slip ramps near Heritage Crossing ...

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Humor In The Workplace: What's Funny, What's Not - Insperity

Using humor in the workplace can boost your team's spirits, make work more fun, ease tension when the going is tough, and help build trust among groups. A clever observation or lighthearted joke can also make leaders seem more approachable and...

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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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Coalition Letter on Extension of the Paycheck Protection ...

Dear Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Chairman Cardin and Ranking Member Paul: The undersigned organizations, representing millions of American small businesses, urge extension of the deadline for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) through...

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3 Essential Tips for Successfully Running a Remote Business

Running any business comes with countless challenges, but to make a successful remote-based one, it takes a specific mind and skill set. Sure, you've got to stand out to start, but after garnering the attention of your market, having the right...

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Missed yesterday's webinar?

Or want to rewatch? It's now available for streaming on-demand (free!). Learn about how to get your staff vaccinated, when your employees will be eligible, and if employers can require vaccination or offer incentives. And don't miss the next...

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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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Hoffmann To Acquire Sixth Missouri Vineyard - Hoffmann...

The Hoffmann Family of Companies is set to acquire Mount Pleasant Estates, its sixth Missouri vineyard, through a signed Letter of Intent, adding to the 700 + acres that have already been purchased in the area. Established in 1859 with buildings...

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St Charles Boat Show

March 4th - 7th, 2021 The Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association wants to welcome you to the St Charles Boat Show for 2021! This is the premiere show for boating enthusiasts all over the Midwest and certainly in the St Louis market.

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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.

The Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles, Missouri, is excited to announce a unique summer art camp where art and activities encourage team-building, develop artistic skills, and present innovative ways art impacts the world! This green-themed art...

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ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO ­- St. Charles County is prepared to transition to Phase 1B-Tier 3 of the State of Missouri vaccine distribution plan, County Executive Steve Ehlmann confirmed today. Governor Mike Parson announced last week that those in...

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Hiring In The 'Career Consumer' Era: 3 Rules - Insperity

Today's job candidates aren't just looking for a job, they're looking for a brand experience. Hopeful job hunters have transformed into savvy career consumers - behaving like customers shopping for the best product or service among many choices....

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Modern roundabouts boost traffic safety and efficiency | ...

To keep traffic moving safely and efficiently, engineers are increasingly turning to the modern roundabout, an upgrade on the traditional design that its supporters say is safer and more efficient than traditional traffic circles or signalized...

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4 Tax Tips Every Small Business Needs to Know

Ten months of 2020 were consumed by a pandemic and all its economic and personal financial ramifications. Countless small businesses had to close their doors, many for good. Many others just managed to stay afloat, while some were able to pivot...

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CSWW Healthy Workplace Award Application & Glossary

Pending Deadline: Have Applications completed by March 15, 2021 to be eligible to receive the Healthy Workplace Award. Have Employer and Employee Surveys completed by March 15, 2021 if your organization is participating in the Certification...

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COVID-19 Town Hall

St. Charles County Government is hosting a virtual town hall at 12 p.m., Friday, March 12, to answer YOUR questions about the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccination efforts in the county. The discussion will feature County Executive Steve Ehlmann,...

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Bolstering Missouri's apprenticeship career pathways

Despite high unemployment numbers during the pandemic, many Missouri employers still lack candidates with the right skills. As our state seeks to grow its economy and recover from the impacts of COVID-19, workers who find themselves unemployed or ...

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Hoffmann Family of Companies acquires 162-year-old...

Founded in 1859, Mount Pleasant sits on 125 acres and grows nine grape varieties AUGUSTA, Mo. - A Florida company seeking to turn Augusta, Missouri, into a national wine destination added another piece to its portfolio with the acquisition of a...

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Dallavalle Tract developer receives approval to proceed...

On Feb. 25 the St. Peters Board of Aldermen passed Bill No. 21-13 by a vote of 7-0 approving a new Luetkenhaus Properties plan for the Dallavalle Tract property at 721 Spencer Road. Alderman Terri Violet (Ward 4) was absent and excused. The land...

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$55M residential development in Dardenne Prairie moves...

The multifamily project is to include five, three-story apartment buildings consisting of 120 one-bedroom units and 60 two-bedroom units DARDENNE PRAIRIE, Mo. - Dardenne Prairie officials have given zoning approval to an apartment and villa...

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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
Biz Brew & Ribbon Cutting for Rec Hall STL

We are happy to celebrate the grand opening of Rec Hall with a combination Ribbon Cutting Biz Brew.

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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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10:00 a.m. - Registration and Lunch
12:00 p.m - Shotgun Start
 5:30 p.m -  Awards, Drinks and Buffet Dinner