November 17, 2017 ~ Chamber, Local & Regional Business News
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Healthcare Benefits Exclusively for Chamber Members -...

This program enables smaller employers to join together to share in the overall claims risk. By being part of a larger, self-funded pool, employers have financial protection backed by Anthem’s stop loss coverage.

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Business News You May Have Missed
St. Louis tapped as first city in Facebook tour to help...

A team of Facebook staffers plans to come to St. Louis in 2018 in a bid to help small businesses, entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations sharpen their digital skills both on and off the social media platform. St. Louis will be the first stop...

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Startups Take Home $50,000 at St. Charles Demo Day,...

Estimated reading time: 3 minute(s) More than 220 attendees watched five startups compete to take home a combined $50,000 in cash prizes, along with additional in-kind services, at the annual St. Charles County Demo Day held Wednesday, November...

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Right-to-work draws less than enthusiastic reaction from ...

Missouri's proposed right-to-work law drew a less than enthusiastic reception at a recent luncheon from some businessmen and politicians in St. Charles who one might think were amenable to it. The discussion, which took place at a Greater St....

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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.
A hospital without patients

CHESTERFIELD, Mo.― Located off a superhighway exit in suburban St. Louis, nestled among locust, elm and sweetgum trees, the Mercy Virtual Care Center has a lot in common with other hospitals. It has nurses and doctors and a cafeteria, and the...

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Youth sports complex narrows sites to St. Peters and...

Big Sports Properties and the BASE Foundation say they've narrowed their search for a location to build a giant amateur sports complex to the former Mills mall property in Hazelwood and a site in St. Peters. Backers of the project, which include St.

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One of the St. Louis Region's Most Successful Young...

Estimated reading time: 3 minute(s) At the recent Arch Grants gala, a phrase was used throughout the evening to describe one of the most important goals of the St. Louis startup ecosystem: Attracting and/or retaining talented entrepreneurs. Bryan ...

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St. Charles County hires from within to fill county...

St. Charles County didn't have to look very far for its new parks and recreation director. Ryan C. Graham, who has been a county parks and recreation department employee since 2007, was appointed director by County Executive Steve Ehlmann. His...

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Cracking the mystery of retailer success

"Sometimes, I feel like I'm in a Nancy Drew mystery. I just wish I had her little roadster." Pam Hammond, owner of Paddington Station, the "eclectic emporium" in Ashland, Ore. - certainly seems like a grown-up version of the clever, perky girl...

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Planning and zoning commission recommends denial of...

A proposed solid waste transfer site near the Family Arena failed to get the endorsement of the St. Charles County Planning and Zoning Commission, which recommended denial of a conditional use permit needed for it to operate. The commission voted ...

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Ehlmann submits recommended 2018 budget amid sales tax...

Buying online could have an impact on the financial issues facing St. Charles County government in coming years. It's an issue that has county officials concerned despite a better economy, low unemployment and increased revenue from other...

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Small Business Saturday is on Nov 25

Small Business Saturday celebrates and helps you discover small businesses. Participate in the Shop Small® movement and promote neighborhood small businesses.

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Upcoming Chamber Events
Santa's North Pole Dash - December 2
This year's  # 2017SantaDash  is urgently looking for a few good volunteers! We'll even give you a shirt & feed you pancakes! 
Sign up today! It's SUPER FUN!!! Many simple tasks to choose from!

Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon Dec 2017

December 5, 2017 - 1100 Whitmoor Drive St. Charles MO 63304 Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon

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Morning Brew - December 2017

December 12, 2017 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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Biz Brew - Multi-Chamber Holiday Party

December 6, 2017 December Biz Brew - Serving Straight Up Business and Spirited Conversation. Come & Network with your fellow peers & other Chamber friends. Additional info still being planned - check back soon!

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Upcoming Community Festivals & Events
Member Visits
Always great to visit with our long time members at  El-Mel INC . Check out their huge supply of Traeger Pellets for smoking your turkey at their store located at 2139 First Capitol Drive (at the St. Charles water tower!)
Stop by  Gordon Food Service Store  & pick up your gobbler or some delicious cheesecake! 311 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, St. Peters
Wendy  did a member visit as she was getting her eyes checked & new glasses ordered with Dr. Trista Pabisz from  Midwest Eye Associates !
Event Photos From This Week
Morning Brew at Newco, Inc. - Nov. 14th
Many thanks to our friends at Newco (Coffee), Inc. for hosting our November Morning Brew!
Didn't attend?? You missed the chance to network and exchange business cards with over 50 potential clients!
Even our dignitaries were there - 2006 Citizen of the Years, Mr. Dan Borgmeyer and our newly named 2017 Citizen of the Years Mr. Mike Sommer!!