December 1, 2017 ~ Chamber, Local & Regional Business News
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Trump visits St. Charles to talk tax reform

OPO Start Ups and Cassandra Erin Studio's, two St. Charles small businesses, featured in Presidents speech.

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Boeing takes next step with its ballistic missile system ...

The Boeing Co. passed a key review in its design for America's next intercontinental ballistic missile. The Air Force validated Boeing's technical requirements for its Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program. The November review...

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New apartments planned in St. Peters - St. Louis...

Two separate apartment projects planned in St. Peters could soon add nearly 300 new units to St. Charles County. Benton Homebuilders is planning a 100-unit project at 4680 Central School Road on land it acquired in May from Shirley Service and...

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Penn National Gaming in talks to buy Pinnacle; 3 St....

Penn National Gaming Inc. is in discussions to buy Pinnacle Entertainment Inc., Pinnacle said Thursday, in a combination that would see three St. Louis-area casinos affected. Pinnacle operates Ameristar St. Charles and River City Casino in Lemay. ...

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High school students to job shadow community professionals

St. Charles and Lincoln County high school students and St. Charles Community College (SCC) students will be out in the community Nov. 8-10 and Nov. 14-17, job shadowing or being mentored by a professional in their field of interest through a...

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St. Louis not among finalist cities for MLS expansion...

Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber announced Wednesday that Cincinnati, Detroit, Nashville and Sacramento are among the group of finalist cities that will compete for two expansion franchises. The announcement puts an end - at least for...

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St. Charles Christmas Traditions Is the Best Old-Time...

This time every year, Main Street in St. Charles transforms into a holiday wonderland with St. Charles Christmas Traditions, a festival that allows visitors to step back in time and experience the season the old-fashioned way. We're talking...

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NETcinity Community App Launching in
St. Peters and St. Charles
We are excited that NETcinity will soon be launched in St. Charles & St. Peters! Check out the video above then visit the Apple App or Google Play store and download the app. What a great way to get local information and offers from local businesses sent directly to your phone!

Click here to find out how to get a beacon placed in your business.
Startups Take Home $50,000 at St. Charles County Demo Day

More than 220 attendees watched five startups take home a combined $50,000 in cash prizes, along with additional in-kind services, at the annual St. Charles County Demo Day held Wednesday, November 8 th at OPO Startups in St. Charles. The...

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Regional Chamber Honors Legislators, Elected Leaders at...

The St. Louis Regional Chamber held its annual "Championing a Greater St. Louis" Dinner at the Missouri Athletic Club in downtown St. Louis on November 28 th. The awards event recognized the service of members in the Illinois and Missouri General ...

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Third annual 'Hour of Code' coming to St. Charles County

For the third consecutive year, the Missouri Job Center of St. Charles County will host a number of special activities to encourage interest and pursuit of information technology careers during Hour of Code Week, Dec. 4-8, according to a press...

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GM Aims for Self-Driving Taxi Fleet by 2019

General Motors Co. said the robotaxi service it is developing could potentially eclipse the profits it earns in the core automotive business within a decade.

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Missourians can fly with current IDs for up to 1 more year

Missouri has received a temporary federal waiver that will allow state residents to board airplanes and enter federal installations using their current driver's licenses ...

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Inventor Forge in St. Charles recruits displaced makers...

The Inventor Forge Makerspace, a St. Peters facility for inventors and makers that opened last summer, is looking to make itself the new home for those displaced in the wake of the recent closing of TechShop in Cortex.

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Missouri right-to-work law headed for public vote

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Following a review Missouri's Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft has certified that a new right-to-work law will be put to a public vote next year. Aschroft on Wednesday certified the measure after his office and local...

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Upcoming Chamber Events
Santa's North Pole Dash - December 2
# 2017SantaDash  Move over #MOvember, it's #HOHOHOcember! This Saturday is the date for our biggest fundraiser of the year - the 7th annual Santa's North Pole Dash!

We've got over 2,400 registered to run and we're ready to go! I have to thank all our sponsors for helping make this event a success -
Hat Sponsor - SSM Health - St. Joseph St. Charles
Glove Sponsor - Mercy
Bib Sponsor - Advanced Bone & Joint
Children's Snowman Shuffle - Living Word Christian School
Finish Line - Coldwell Banker Gundaker - Sandra Meranda
Pace Car - Fast Lane Classic Cars
Porta Potty Sponsor - Marble Tech Industries
Tent Sponsors - Lindenwood Dental, Raising Cane Chicken Fingers, Napleton Honda and MICDS
And the following: SSM Physical Therapy, NHC, Villages of St. Peters, Villages of St. Peters Memory Care, Lake St Charles, Smoke Free St Charles County, My Way Mobile Storage, Dalton Electric, Newco Coffee, Study Metrix, AAA Home Services, Concentra Medical, Alarm 24, American Bandstand, Sommer Investments, St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau, Absopure and Ameristar Casino Resort Spa.
Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon Dec 2017

December 5, 2017 - 1100 Whitmoor Drive St. Charles MO 63304 Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon. Recognition of incoming & outgoing board of directors, Ambassador of the Year and Year End wrap up.

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Morning Brew - December 2017

December 12, 2017 Networking Event - Join us for our annual End of the Year breakfast hosted and provided by Lake St. Charles Retirement. This is one event you don't want to miss! Make sure to RSVP...

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Biz Brew - Multi-Chamber Holiday Party

December 6, 2017 December Biz Brew - Serving Straight Up Business and Spirited Conversation. JIngle & Mingle at this 4-Chamber holiday party! Meet friends from the O'Fallon, Western St. Charles and Cottleville - Weldon Springs Chambers of Commerce!

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Upcoming Community Festivals & Events
Member Visits
Gibson Printing, INC. , 5903 Suemandy Road, for your printing needs: Custom Logo Design, Stationery, Business Cards, Envelopes, Letterhead & more! call  Sherry  at (636) 970-6316
Congratulations,  Alternative Behavioral Care , on your One Year Anniversary with the Chamber! #GSTCCCVisits
Wendy & Lori had fun saying hello to fellow chamber members while supporting another members event,  St Charles Rotary 's  Taste of St. Charles  - yes! We were WORKING! It falls under Other Duties As Assigned! ... & SOMEBODY had to do it! 
Event Photos From This Week
Elves at Work - Santa's North Pole Dash Prep
Volunteers are hard at work getting runner packets together for the big race!
Our "sleigh" for the day! Thanks to Brian and Pete at Storage Masters for helping us deliver our packets to Fleet Feet.
Over the river and through the woods, Scott & Wendy took a trip to Absopure to pick up the water to be used for the Newco coffee and pancake breakfast!