March 23, 2018 ~ Chamber, Local & Regional Business News
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58th Annual Golf Tournament
Limited Player Space Available 
The clock's ticking if you're interested in playing in the 58th Annual Chamber Golf Classic! With only 5 teams left, it's sure to be a sell-out once again this year!

The tournament this year will be held on Tuesday, June 19th at Bear Creek Golf Club. Registration and lunch begin at 10 am with a shotgun start at Noon.

Contact Terry at 636-946-0633 if you're interested in reserving a four-some for your team.
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Chamber News
Healthcare Benefits Now Offered to Members
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  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.
Greater St. Charles County
Chamber of Commerce Partners With
Facebook Community Boost
Since 2011, Facebook has invested more than $1 billion in training, technology, tools, support and research to help people and small businesses.

They are inspired by what small businesses have been able to do using Facebook, but they want to do more, especially for those transitioning careers that require more digital skills training. That is why Facebook has launched the Facebook Community Boost program which will visit 30 cities across the United States in 2018.

They are coming to St. Louis the week of March 26 th , bringing a week-long localized program that will bring together small business owners, entrepreneurs, job seekers and community groups to enable them to learn how to use technology to grow their business and develop new skills. Some of the workshops being offered include: Facebook for small business 101/201/301, digital skills educating, becoming a supplier, financial readiness and together programming to help make it easier to run and grow a business.

The event will take place from March 26-29 th  at The Globe, 710 North Tucker Blvd.
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Mayors' Charity Ball

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Ribbon Cutting and Community Celebration For Centennial...

Join us as we officially open the new pedestrian bridges over highways 364 and 94 in St. Charles County! Two new pedestrian bridges in St. Charles County will officially open with a ribbon cutting and community celebration on Saturday, April 7,...

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The Founder of Panera Bread: 'I Wish I'd Fired More People'

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Ride the Rivers Century - Trailnet

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Upcoming Chamber Events
Morning Brew - March 2018

March 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 April 2018

April 10, 2018 Previously known as our General Membership Meeting, this luncheon is our format for connecting you with business & community leaders. This meeting is sponsored by ADIO Family Chiropractic

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Biz Brew - April 2018 - BeerSauce Shop

April 11, 2018 Join us at BeerSauce Shop for our April Biz Brew gathering - Serving Straight Up Business and Spirited Conversation. Come & Network with your fellow peers. It's Business During Hours! Join us for a fun, Beer and Sauce pairing. $1...

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Groundbreakings & Ribbon Cuttings
Groom Theory Lounge Celebrates Grand Opening
Owner, Haven Hobbs celebrated the grand opening of his new barber shop - Groom Theory Lounge with a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, March 20, 2018.

Groom Theory Lounge is located at 2444 West Clay Street in St. Charles. For more information on the services provided, please call 630-999-4152.
Complete Car & RV Repair marks New Ownership with ribbon cutting
Kim Barks celebrates her new status into business as New Owner of Complete Car & RV Repair.

Located at 3309 New Town Blvd in St. Charles, Complete Car & RV Repair offers many services to the car, truck and RV owner including body repairs, maintenance and complete rebuilds. For more information please call 636-724-2232 or visit their website at
League of Chambers Reception for new Missouri Highways & Transportation Commissioner Bob Brinkmann