January 19, 2018 ~ Chamber, Local & Regional Business News
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Mike Sommer Named
2017 Citizen of the Years
Last month, the Chamber's Citizen of the Years Selection Committee, consisting of past board chairs and past Citizen of the Years Award recipients, met to select the recipients of the Chamber's 2017 Citizen of the Years and Lifetime Distinguished Service Awards.

Congratulations to the Chamber's 2017 Award Recipients

Citizen of the Years Award
Mike Sommer

Lifetime Distinguished Service Awards
Civic: Jerry Hollingsworth
Cultural: Richard Baum
Humanitarian: Denise Liebel

Chamber Champion
Keith McNames

The Chamber will recognized these individuals along with their Chamber Champion at their annual Year End Celebration on Friday, February 16, 2018, from 6pm to 10pm at Ameristar Casino Resort Spa.

Invitations will be mailed in early-January 2018.
NETcinity Community App Launching Soon
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!   
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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Biz Brew - February 2018 - Third Wheel Brewing

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Regional Day at the Capitol
Scott Tate and Wendy Rackovan were invited to join the St. Louis Regional Chamber of Commerce at St. Louis Regional Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, January 17th. Lunch at the Governor's Mansion included guest speakers Drew Erdmann, Chief Operating Officer with the State of Missouri and Joel Walters, Director of the Department of Revenue. Following a brief tour of the Mansion, the delegation visited lawmakers at the Capitol including Senator Nasheed, Rep. Marsha Haefner and Sen. Jill Schupp.