September 18, 2020 ~ Chamber, Local & Regional Business News
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Mask Required posters available

The Chamber has created two new posters for businesses who wish to require face masks be worn to their establishment. You can print one and post it on the entrance to your business or you can come by the Chamber office and we will be happy to...

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Starry Starry Nights
Please Take a Moment and Thank Our Sponsors
Lunch With Leaders
Annual Golf Tournament
Terry's Done It Again!!

Our 60th Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Tuesday, September 29th! This year, our tournament will be held at St. Peters Golf Club - recently named "One of the Top 25 Most Improved Courses in the U.S." Come see what all the buzz is about.

Thank you to all our sponsors and to those who registered.

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​REMINDER: The Greater St. Charles County Chamber Does...

The Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce only supports issues we believe is in the best interest of our community, local businesses, and our members - never candidates.

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Celebrate American Business Women's Day and Support the...

Celebrate American Business Women's Day and Support the Chamber!

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Masks and Music on Main | Saint Charles, MO 63301

Shop, Dine, & Stroll along Historic Main Street during Masks & Music! Live acoustic music along Main Street. Spend the day on Main, shopping, dinging, and reDiscovering Saint Charles!

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Photos: ExpectUs protests in St. Charles

An ExpectUs protest in St. Charles stayed calm with no arrests on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. The event, titled,"We see you St. Charles," started at the AMC Theatre at 311 Lombard Street before traveling to the mayor's house and finally to the...

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United Way of Greater St. Louis Launches Annual Campaign

This past week United Way of Greater St. Louis launched its annual campaign. United Way supports over 160 nonprofit agencies providing critical services to people in need in St. Louis and the surrounding region. Due to the coronavirus, the past 6 ...

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Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce Seeking...

Since 1957, the Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce has recognized local leaders for their dedication to serving the Greater St. Charles County community. Nominations for the 2020 Citizen of the Years and Lifetime Distinguished Service ...

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Free Flu Shots at Drive-Through Clinic Oct. 7

St. Charles County Department of Public Health, Area Organizations To Provide Free Flu Shots at Drive-Through Clinic Oct. 7 ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO - Avoiding a dual pandemic with two contagious respiratory illnesses - COVID-19 and influenza (the...

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St. Charles businesses warn customers become abusive...

ST. CHARLES, Mo. ( - Small business owners on Main Street in St. Charles say customers refusing to wear a mask have verbally abused their employees. Erica Priest owns "Sweet Poppins" on Main Street and requires all customers who enter...

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SSM ends labor and delivery and trauma services at St....

ST. CHARLES - Ending childbirth services and some complex surgeries at SSM Health St. Joseph, while controversial, are necessary steps to ensure quality patient care and secure the future of the long-established hospital in downtown St. Charles,...

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Bicentennial of Daniel Boone's death observed this month

To mark the bicentennial of the death of legendary Missouri frontiersman Daniel Boone, St. Charles County is hosting a two-day celebration later this month. The county parks and recreation department is sponsoring "Daniel Boone: A Bicentennial...

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Indoor baseball training facility proposed for part of...

Xtreme Baseball, LLC has proposed creating an indoor baseball training facility in the end unit of the existing Rustique Building at 1306 Rustique Square in O'Fallon, just north of the I-64 outer road. The facility would include a lobby, office,...

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St. Peters finalizes budgets and rates

At its Sept. 10 meeting, by a vote of 9-0, the St. Peters Board of Aldermen approved bills establishing the city's budgets for 2020 and 2021. Rocky Reitmeyer (Ward 1) was absent. Bills 20-93 and 20-94 respectively set the city's budgets.

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Public Meeting for a New City Hall building

The City of Saint Charles has been evaluating multiple options for a new City Hall building!

On Tuesday, September 29th, join us at the Foundry Art Centre from 4:00-7:00pm to view the possible options and provide your feedback! The meeting will also be available virtually on the City's website afterwards.

Masks will be required at this event.
Managing Forward - Full Series

The Managing Forward Series is six online courses to reinforce and strengthen your small business for the future. Hosted by the Missouri SBDC and facilitated by subject matter experts from the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at the University ...

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What is the Riverpointe project in St. Charles?

St. Charles's newest project boasts big results, at least according to the mayor-4,000 new jobs, $1.5 billion in development, and at least 1 million more annual visitors. Riverpointe is a 325-acre development currently being built by the city of...

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Many face mask mandates go unenforced as police feel...

WASHINGTON - In Florida, the Miami-Dade Police Department has cited hundreds of businesses and individuals for not following face mask rules, and the county has collected nearly $300,000 in fines. Many other cities have taken a more lax approach. ...

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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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Parks staff work to ensure parks, programs remain safe ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO - Despite limiting program participants and postponing some events because of the COVID-19 pandemic, St. Charles County Parks already has had a record year for...

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Prisoner of War and Missing in Action Watchfire Ceremony ...

The only Watchfire recognition event in the State of Missouri St. Charles, MO - In honor of National POW/MIA Day, the Saint Charles Veterans Commission is hosting a POW-MIA Recognition Watchfire Ceremony at 6:30pm on Friday, September 18th at...

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St. Charles bakery out thousands after scammer pretends...

ST. CHARLES, Mo. ( -- Jackie Huebbe owns Sugarbot Sweet Shop and Little O's Soda Shop on Main Street in St. Charles and right now she's working to try to save her businesses. "I don't like asking for help or admitting that we really need ...

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Transportation Future Summit - Missouri Chamber of...

October 21-22, 2020 Register Details The road to stronger transportation infrastructure begins here. The Missouri Chamber, state leaders and industry stakeholders are united in the goal to drive Missouri's future as a logistics hub - from roads...

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T-7A Red Hawk

Boeing T-7A Red Hawk is an all-new advance pilot training system designed specifically for the U.S. Air Force training mission.

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St. Charles County school superintendent to retire in June

Tom Muzzey will retire in June as superintendent of the Orchard Farm School District, school leaders said Wednesday. Muzzey was appointed superintendent in 2013, replacing Dan Dozier, who retired after leading the St. Charles County district for...

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Dardenne Prairie plan seeks strategic economic development

On Sept. 9, the Dardenne Prairie Planning & Zoning Commission discussed the latest rendition of the city's Comprehensive Plan. At that same meeting, a public hearing was also held to gauge feedback from city officials and residents.

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O'Fallon approves reduced property tax rate for 2020

O'Fallon has approved a total 2020 property tax rate of $0.5162 per $100 assessed valuation, reduced by $0.04 from the 2019 total property tax rate of $0.5562. Bill No. 7215 establishing the rate was passed by a vote of 10-0 at the Sept. 10 City...

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MERIC Releases Long-term Industry Projections

Last Updated: 9/10/2020 About Projections - Employment projections are a multi-step process. Historic industry employment trends and other factors are analyzed to project future industry employment. Industry staffing patterns are then used to...

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It's a GOOD Thing

Sponsor-A-Highway reaches thousands of people on the roads, each and every day. Signs are located on highways where other marketing is not available. At a lower cost than ALL other outdoor advertising, sponsorship is budget-friendly.

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Upcoming Events
PLEASE NOTE: Effective July 21, 2020 - As a leading business organization in St. Charles County, the Greater St. Charles County Chamber will be following the CDC guidelines of social distancing and wearing masks at all Chamber events in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep the economic environment healthy in our community.

If you do not have a mask to wear at Chamber events, one will be provided to you at no charge. We will also have hand sanitizer available.

If you are being tested for COVID - 19, but have not yet gotten the results back yet, DO NOT ATTEND our events.

Thank you in advance for complying. If you haven’t done so already, we ask that you implement a policy of also following the CDC guidelines in your business.
Morning Brew - September 2020

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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Biz Brew October 2020

BIZ BREW - Serving straight up business and spirited conversation. Come and enjoy beverages, snacks and engaging discussions with fellow chamber members and guests. * *Always remember to bring lots of your business cards to pass around.

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Lunch with Leaders October 2020

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

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