November 12, 2021~ Chamber, Local & Regional Business News
Elite Members
Where do you go to re-group from a fast paced day of shopping, look over your list and see who else you need to buy for? Check out La Belle Vie located in the heart of Frenchtown at 1200 North Second Street. Sit in a cozy chair by the fireplace while you devour your jalapeno popper sandwich and a cool glass of wine. It’s a great place to meet your gal pals for brunch and celebrate the holidays with a delicious quiche and latte too. Ample street parking and lots of cozy nooks and seating arrangements await you.
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Santa's North Pole Dash
We're looking for some AMAZING Volunteers for this years' race. From being a much needed course marshal to helping with the Children's Snowman Shuffle and handing out finisher medals and bottled water. Each job only lasts 1.5 to 2 hours and that time goes by FAST!

All volunteers get a shirt and if you have someone who needs service hours - this is something to look at!
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Upcoming Events
The EDC Holiday Gala

The EDC Holiday Gala is just around the corner! Join us for drinks and appetizers as we ring in the holiday season and celebrate a year of partnership and friendship.

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Lunch with Leaders December 2021

Previously known as our General Membership Meeting, this luncheon is our format for connecting you with business community leaders.

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Recent Ribbon Cuttings
 St. Charles Animal Shelter & Five Acres Animal Shelter
Celebrates Partnership with Ribbon Cutting
Five Acres Animal Shelter Supervisor (Randolph location) Kayla Kammerer and Ward 7 Councilman Michael Flandermeyer celebrated the grand reopening of the newly remodeled St. Charles Animal Shelter on Tuesday, November 9, 2021.

Joining Kayla and Michael was City of St. Charles Mayor Dan Borgmeyer, animal control staff members, volunteers with Five Acres Animal Shelter, ambassadors and staff with the Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce.

Located at 2835 W. Randolph Street in St. Charles, Five Acres Animal Shelter and the City of St. Charles have combined forces to allow Five Acres Animal Shelter to care for the animals in the St. Charles City Animal Shelter. The Animal Control Officers will still provide animal control services for the city. The Randolph location of Five Acres is a no-kill shelter and accepts strays and surrendered animals – not just dogs and cats. Other animals such as hamsters, gerbils, rabbits, birds, hedgehogs and other pets will be accepted and either fostered or available for adoption.

For more information on hours of operation, services provided and pets that are available for adoption please visit their website at or and click on the animal welfare services tab. You can also call their office at 636-949-3395 to inquire about a lost animal that may have been picked up by one of the Animal Control officers through the City of St. Charles.
November Lunch with Leaders
St. Charles Convention Center