February 16, 2018 ~ Chamber, Local & Regional Business News
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Year End Celebration Honoring our
Citizen of the Years
Our annual Year End Celebration honoring our Citizen of the Years will be held tonight, Friday, February 16th at Ameristar Casino Resort Spa. This year, we will be honoring the lifelong volunteerism of Mike Sommer (shown with his wife Chrissy below). We will also be recognizing our Lifetime Distinguished Service award recipients: Civic - Jerry Hollingsworth; Humanitarian - Denise Liebel; Cultural - Richard Baum and our Chamber Champion - Keith McNames.

This event isn't possible without the support of our terrific sponsors - St. Charles Jaycees, Tom Wootten Insurance Agency, Inc. and The Landings of O'Fallon.
Newest Member Benefits
Healthcare Benefits
Many small businesses in our community continue to search for affordable health coverage options. That’s why the Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce  is proud to partner with the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry to create a new health program that offers potential savings to businesses with 50 or fewer eligible employees. This new program is called the Missouri Chamber Federation Benefit Plan. It uses an innovative structure that enables smaller employers to join together to share in the overall claims risk. This creates a larger self-funded pool providing greater stability and financial protection backed by Anthem’s stop loss coverage. This is called a multiple employer welfare arrangement, or MEWA.
We encourage our members who have  50 or fewer eligible employees  to look into this new health coverage option. It is possible that many employers in our business community could find a cost savings by participating in the Missouri Chamber Federation Benefit Plan.

The first step to take is to visit  https://mochamber.com/mewa/  to learn more and follow the link to get a quick rate estimate. The website also includes a list of participating brokers your company can contact to begin the process of joining this new health care coverage option.

Members currently able to provide the coverage include J.W. Terrill and Crane Insurance Agency.
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St. Louis Gains Another New England Destination with New ...

Posted on February 15, 2018 in Media Releases Southwest Airlines is expanding service to New England with the announcement of new non-stop service between St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) and Hartford, CT (BDL). Southwest Airlines...

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Sonaca Group's LMI Aerospace looks internally for new...

LMI Aerospace's parent company, Belgium-based Sonaca Group, said Thursday that Lawrence "Ed" Dickinson III has been named LMI's chief executive officer, effective immediately. Dickinson replaces Cliff Stebe, who has served as LMI's interim CEO...

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Hotel operator Midas launches $100 million fund to build ...

Midas Hospitality, a growing hotel operator in the St. Louis area, has plans to raise up to $100 million to help fund future acquisitions and development. The money raised will be deployed in key markets such as Charlotte, N.C., Dallas, Atlanta,...

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BCI Honors True Manufacturing, MillerCoors/Summit, Geri...

Boone Center, Inc. (BCI) recently recognized several key supporters with special year-end awards. MillerCoors and Summit Distributing were jointly awarded BCI's 2017 Award of Excellence. Together, the companies partnered with BCI as a first-time...

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County municipalities moving toward place use taxes on...

St. Charles County municipal officials continue to move toward asking their voters to support a "use tax" to make up for lost sales tax revenue from out-of-state and some internet purchases. The O'Fallon City Council gave a first reading to an...

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County Council approves resolution to name creek for...

A small creek near Cottleville that most St. Charles County residents hardly notice when they cross over it on Route 364 may receive some new notoriety - if Washington officials approve. The creek, now known as Tributary B, could be renamed to...

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2018 Small Business of the Year Award

Every year since 1963, the President of the United...

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The public is invited to learn more about the Gutermuth...

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The #SCCMore Speaker Series continues at 7 p.m. on March...

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Whitesell named Director of St. Charles County Center...

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St. Charles County Emergency Communications Receives...

The St. Charles County Department of Emergency Communications has been recognized as the world's 252 nd Medical Accredited Center of Excellence (ACE) by the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch ® (IAED ™). St Charles County Emergency...

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5 steps to more financially stable employees - Insperity

Are financially stable employees more productive? Should your staff's financial wellness be a priority for your business? The short answer: Yes. It's understood - employees have a lot on their minds, right? And why wouldn't they? The jobs they...

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Hiring and Keeping Great Employees: An Employer's Guide

As an employer, one of the most important things is to find the right people to help you run your business. It can be easier said than done sometimes, but once you have the right team, it's smooth sailing.

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News from St Charles Economic Development

Tyler Barteau is the newest member of the City of St. Charles Economic Development team serving as the department's intern. Tyler is a part of the Center for Advanced Professional Studies or CAPS program, which helps students interested in...

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Hammond elected chairman of St. Charles County Council...

St. Charles County Councilman Dave Hammond [District 4] has been named chairman of the council this year succeeding Councilmember Mike Elam [District 3]. The council elected Hammond as chairman in January as part of the annual election of chairs...

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Upcoming Chamber Events
Biz Brew - February 2018 - Third Wheel Brewing

February 21, 2018 Join us at Third Wheel Brewing for our February Biz Brew gathering - Serving Straight Up Business and Spirited Conversation. Come & Network with your fellow peers.

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Morning Brew - February 2018

February 27, 2018 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...

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Lunch with Leaders March 2018

March 6, 2018 Previously known as our General Membership Meeting, this luncheon is our format for connecting you with business & community leaders. Program: County Executive, Steve Ehlmann, will give an update on St. Charles County. This luncheon ...

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Member Visits this Week
Meet Matt Brewer. Matt says that supplies are coming in for the spring and summer season. From grilling to gardening,  Brewer True Value Hardware  will have what you need.  #GSTCCCVisits
Needing a massage... too stressed? Stop by and talk to the Doctors and Therapists at Crosby Chiropractic And Acupuncture  #GSTCCCVisits .
Cort must be out selling houses. If you are in the market to buy or sell, call him at 636-946-5000.  Schneider Real Estate