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Board of Directors Application

The Executive Committee (proceeding in accordance with Section 3.16) shall nominate, from the membership (including Entity Designees) of the Chamber, a slate of directors to replace the elected directors whose regular two-year terms are expiring...

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Although it’s just September, the Chamber is looking toward the new year. With that in mind, the Board of Directors is compiling a list of members, in good standing, from which a few will be chosen to serve on the Board of Directors.

Members are encouraged to consider nominees / themselves to serve on the board, and submit their completed application to President Scott Tate by Friday, October 1,2021. You can find the application to the right of this story.

A candidate for the Board will typically possess the following qualifications:
  1. A pattern of attending meetings and events held by the Chamber for at least one year prior to becoming a Board member;
  2. Hold a position of authority in his/her place of business;
  3. Be involved in other non-profit, service, civic, cultural or charitable organizations in St. Charles County; and
  4. Possess such other qualifications as the Executive Committee deems appropriate.

To view a list of the 2021 Board of Directors, click here to be directed to the Chambers About Us section of the website.

The Board provides guidance and oversight for all Chamber activities, policies, procedures, etc. Please consider nominating members you know will represent the Chamber to the best of their ability.
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If you would like your runners shirt delivered prior to raceday, you MUST register prior to November 17th. Any registrations after this date will have their shirts shipped the week of December 6th.

Interested in taking part this year?? Click the button below to register today.
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Recent Ribbon Cuttings
Course Coffee Roasters
Owner & Roaster Brandon Runk celebrated the grand opening of Course Coffee Roasters with a ribbon cutting on Thursday, September 9, 2021.
Joining Brandon, his wife Sarah and their employees were City of St. Charles Councilman Christopher Kyle, owners from neighboring businesses, customers, family and friends.
Course Coffee Roasters is located at 1218 / 1220 North 2nd Street in the Frenchtown neighborhood of St. Charles. Brandon and his team are a micro coffee roaster who source their beans from direct trade distributors and build personal connections with the farms, countries and organizations who support fair trade and ethical practices. By roasting the beans in small batches, Course Coffee Roasters are able to  offer custom, single origin coffee for both other businesses and individuals.
For more information on Course Coffee Roasters, their products and menu, please visit or call 217-481-6244.
St. Charles County Ambulance District
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 headquarters facility, which opened this week. The facility was completed ahead of schedule and under budget by nearly $2 million.

“The opening of this facility represents a milestone in the history of our organization,” said SCCAD Chief Kelly Cope. “When planning every detail throughout the design and construction process, we considered the needs of the District not only today, but also decades into the future.” 
The new building consolidates operations from five existing SCCAD facilities – administration, training, and finance/human resources buildings in St. Peters, a logistics and fleet maintenance facility in Cottleville, and a non-emergency transfer hub in O’Fallon. 

“Though we’re excited about many facets of this all-inclusive project, we’re particularly enthusiastic about the training capabilities it affords our team and the community at large,” said Cope. “The flexible space can accommodate over 200 individuals in a single room when fully utilized, enabling us to host a variety of training opportunities for first responders in our region.

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