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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!

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Tuesday, February 13 th
SSM Health–Kisker Outpatient Center
1475 Kisker Road
St. Charles, MO 63304
*Appointments available from 7am-6:40pm
Thursday, February 15th
SSM Health – St. Charles Outpatient Center
711 Veterans Memorial Parkway
St. Charles, MO 63303
*Appointments available from7:30am-3pm
Have You Had Your Yearly Mammogram??
On Tuesday, February 13th and Thursday, February 15th special 3D mammography events will be held for GSTCCC members at two convenient SSM Health Breast Care locations within St. Charles, offering flexible times. The SSM Health Breast Care locations provide a relaxed and private environment as well as an on-site radiologist for immediate consultation (if needed). All you need to do is sign-up for a time slot, provide a phone number for registration and SSM will take care of the rest. Food will be provided at the breast care center and you will receive a special gift when you leave.  Remember...Early Detection Saves Lives!   
Year End Celebration Honoring our
Citizen of the Years
Our annual Year End Celebration honoring our Citizen of the Years will be held on Friday, February 16th at Ameristar Casino Resort Spa. This year, we will be honoring the lifelong volunteerism of Mike Sommer (shown below, left). 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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Mid Rivers Mall offering cheap leases to spur growth

ST. PETERS, Mo. - Mid Rivers Mall in St. Peters has begun a new concept to attract customers and retailers. The mall is offering a cheap lease to the entrepreneurs. It's a plan that could save troubled mall across the country.

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St. Louis Lambert International Airport

Final numbers are out for passenger and operations in 2017. Best year since 2007 in passengers and positive growth across the operations spectrum. Great year and more growth for 2018 with new...

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American Railcar appoints John O'Bryan as new president, ...

American Railcar has appointed John O'Bryan as president and CEO, following the departure of former CEO Jeffrey Hollister at the end of last year. O'Bryan has been serving as interim CEO since Hollister left the St. Charles-based railcar...

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MoDOT St. Charles County News

Here's the latest news from MoDOT St. Charles County Area Engineer.

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St. Charles County agrees to pay $1.5 million for Route...

St. Charles County officials have agreed to spend $1.5 million in county funding for a study that may help jump-start the process of making road improvements along an increasingly congested section of Route N in the western part of the county. At ...

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St. Louis Golf Expo - February 9-11

FRI -11am to 5pm, SAT - 10am to 5pm, SUN - 10am to 4pm

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Applications & Permits | St. Charles, MO - Official Website

Many residents have noticed a number of utility boring companies in the area. In an effort to keep residents informed, The Department of Engineering created a webpage where active utility permits for Charter, AT&T, Verizon and Spire will be listed.

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St. Charles County Connection - February 2018

At its Jan. 29 meeting, the St. Charles County Council approved Veterans Tribute Park as the name of the park in development between Pitman Hill and Kisker Roads. After receiving suggestions that the park should honor an individual or all members ...

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As Greitens touts tax cut proposal, he declines to get...

Gov. Eric Greitens reiterated Thursday that his plan to cut the state's tax will not be paired with a fuel tax increase. The governor's comments to members of the Missouri Press Association come as both Republicans and Democrats are getting...

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2018 Small Business of the Year Award

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

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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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The newest St. Louis greenways to hike or bike

"Take a hike" used to mean "Get lost." But the metro area's greenways just keep getting longer, lusher, and better connected, with wayfinding signs and bike route intersections. Here's what's coming on the River Ring trail system, whether you...

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Instagram Will Finally Allow Businesses to Schedule...

It seems the day has finally come. Over the last 24 hours, Facebook announced via Instagram's Business Blog that it is making major changes to Instagram's Graph API-which will soon allow all business profiles to schedule their posts.

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Ameren says it will renew accelerator program for...

Ameren must have liked what it saw in its initial "Ameren Accelerator" program last year, because the utility is bringing it back to foster another round of energy-focused startup company growth. The St.

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Is commuter stress killing your employees' productivity? ...

Commuter stress isn't a new phenomenon. The term "road rage" was even coined as a result of it. But, have you considered the toll long commutes may have on your workforce - and your business? Studies show that average commute times vary widely...

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Arch Grants Not Discouraged By Amazon Rejection

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - In wake of Amazon's snub, Arch Grants executive director Emily Loshe-Busch thinks we can build our own tech giant right here. She says the Amazon bid portrayed St. Louisans as scrappy and determined and she believes it.

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First Capitol Drive Enhancements

The contractor has completed installing the new 12" watermain just east of Fifth Street to 4th Street. The contractor will continue installing the new watermain, working toward Main Street.

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St. Charles County Health eNews Feb 2018

To recognize local eateries for practicing outstanding food safety, employee education and sanitation, the Division of Environmental Health and Protection presents its 24 Carrot Gold Food Safety Excellence Awards. Honorees must possess a valid...

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Trump signs budget deal, ending government shutdown

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Friday signed a $400 billion budget deal that sharply boosts spending and swells the federal deficit, ending a brief federal government shutdown that happened while most Americans were home in bed and most...

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St. Charles Hosts Leadership Team From Independence, MO

The City of St. Charles enjoyed hosting the Independence, MO Leadership Team. Sights included New Town, OPO Startups, Historic Main Street and Streets of St. Charles. Their goal is to enhance their...

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February Lunch with Leaders Recap
Thank you to Dan Mehan of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry who spoke at our February Lunch with Leaders. Dan provided an update on the Missouri Chamber's legislative agenda and the Chamber's stance on the Transportation Funding legislation that is working its way through the system.

Many thanks to Lake St. Charles Retirement for sponsoring our February meeting.
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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Ribbon Cuttings this Week
Mid Rivers Mall opened their first Pop - Up Shop on Thursday, February 8th. Small businesses and entrepreneurs can rent space for one week and gain valuable exposure and traffic that the mall provides!
Les Bon Temps opened at 1211 Jungermann Road in St. Peters - just in time for Mardi Gras! Go by and try their Jambalaya or Gumbo!
Please welcome LRL Commercial Cleaning to St. Peters! They provide a variety of cleaning services to commercial businesses in the St. Louis / St. Charles area.