December 8, 2017 ~ Chamber, Local & Regional Business News
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Saint Charles City Council in Opposition of Trash...

Last night the Saint Charles City Council unanimously...

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St. Charles CAPS students Compete in Elevator Pitch Finals

Twelve elevator rides, one pitch. This sums up what Sunday, December 3rd was like for three St. Charles CAPS students who participated in the Saint Louis University Teen Pitch competition finals.

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What To Look For In A City When You're Relocating For Work

While fewer Americans may be relocating for work than in past decades, there are still plenty of people moving to new locales when opportunity arises. No matter how exciting movies and TV shows make it look to branch out and conquer a new city,...

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Masterclock keeps time, all over the world

Tucked in a small shopping center in St. Charles, near pizza shops, a tire store and a grocery store, Masterclock hardly looks like a manufacturer with a worldwide reach. Some people think it's a repair shop or a retail store. Some are just puzzled.

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St. Charles, Jefferson and Franklin counties set to form ...

St. Charles, Jefferson and Franklin counties may join together to form a "regional medical examiner office" that will handle autopsies, medical examining and death investigations. The St. Charles County Council gave a first reading at its Dec. 4...

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Francis Howell, Fort Zumwalt 'school district report...

The Francis Howell and Fort Zumwalt school districts both have received excellent report cards this year. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education [DESE] released its 2017 Annual Performance Report [APR] data for school...

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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.
Board Candidate Filing Now Open - Orchard Farm School...

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Proposition P for Parks and Stormwater | St. Charles...

In 2014 the St. Charles Parks & Recreation Department retained the services of Kimley Horn & Associates and Counsilman-Hunsaker to conduct an existing facilities audit and an Aquatics Master Plan. The 3 current aquatic facilities located at...

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St. Charles School District picks insider as next...

ST. CHARLES * The St. Charles School Board has hired the district's head of human resources as its next superintendent. Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Jason Sefrit will take the place of current Superintendent Jeff Marion, who will...

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A new subdivision may soon replace a green St. Charles...

ST. CHARLES * For decades, Bob Sandfort's family turned aside builders' efforts to acquire their 150-acre-plus farm site on the north side of busy Interstate 70, even as new subdivisions and businesses sprouted up around it. "We just didn't...

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Jungermann to close temporarily due to construction...

A portion of Jungermann Road north of the Boone Hills Drive area is expected to be closed temporarily in both directions starting later this month due to construction activity. The closure is part of series of changing traffic patterns and lane...

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Upcoming Chamber Events
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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2018 Lunch with Leaders Sponsorships Available
Sponsor our LwL monthly program for just $250!
For more information or to reserve your date, contact Lori at or by phone at 636-946-0633

Jan 9 – Community Council - Networking + info on new Chamber MEWA Insurance Program
Feb 6 – Old Hickory Golf Club - Dan Mehan, MO Chamber – Upcoming Legislative Session
Mar 6 – Le Belle Coeur - County Exec Ehlmann – County Update  –  SOLD
April 10 – 18 N. Central - Joe Regan, Regional Chamber – Regional issues they’re working on in Jeff City
May 1 – St. Charles Convention Center - Small Business of the Year Luncheon – see Terry, many options available
June 5 – Lindenwood University – Round Table: TBD, Potentially discuss issues for upcoming Day at the Capitol
July 10 – SCCC NAH Campus – Networking
Aug 7 – PFEM – City of St. Peters Updates
Sept 11 – St. Peters Cultural Arts Center – Lunch with a Board Member –  SOLD
Oct 2 – Bogey Hills Country Club – City of St. Charles Updates
Nov 6 – Hollywood Casino – Networking
Dec 4 – Whitmoor – Annual Meeting
Upcoming Community Festivals & Events
Santa's North Pole Dash a HUGE Success
Over 2,400 runners and walkers signed up to join in the fun for the 7th annual Santa's North Pole Dash.
The race was emceed by County Councilman Mike Elam and City of St. Charles Mayor Sally Faith officially started the race.
Mark your calendars for next years' race - Saturday, December 1st. Interested in sponsoring?? We're already reserving spots!
Event Photos From This Week
Ribbon Cuttings - Beer Sauce Shop
Andrew Tessmer and Rick Duree cut the ribbon on their new business - Beer Sauce Shop, located at 318 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, suite C in St. Peters.
Beer Sauce Shop carried over 500 varieties of craft beer – with 8 tapped at any given time and bottles to take home with you. The Sauce Bar highlights over 250 small batch sauces and rubs that you can try before you buy. 
December Annual Meeting Recap
The December Annual Meeting was held on Tuesday, December 5th at Whitmoor Country Club. Over 120 members and guests attended.

Congratulations to Keith McNames (shown above) and Missy Palitzsch, both of whom are retiring off the Board of Directors.

Other retiree's include Patrick Sweeney as our Ambassador's Chairman, Keith McNames and James Borchers as Co-Chairs of Public Policy, Mark Peimann and Ken Tucker as Co-Chairs for the TechComm Committee and Matt Salin as Chairman of the Young Professionals.
New members were welcomed and introduced at the meeting and included (from left to right) Chairman of the Board Anne Ritter, Deanna Orf (Krilogy Financial), Jamie Ovlia (Primrose School of St. Charles), Nick and Julie Moyneur (Dream Vacations), Keith and Jeanne Liston (Liston Design Build), Marita LaChapell and Julie Wikoff (Align Financial), and Mia Turner (Jess MIA Collections.

Ending the meeting, Anne Ritter passes the gavel to 2018 Chairman of the Board Drew Weber.