November 3, 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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Commutes get longer, with no construction relief in...

Joe Schnell 's commute from his home in the Cherokee Street neighborhood to his job as kitchen manager at Dewey's Pizza in Edwardsville used to be a dependable 35 minutes. That was before the northbound Interstate 44/55 ramp to the Poplar Street...

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Republicans release tax plan, cutting corporate and...

The House plan, released after weeks of internal debate, conflict and delay, is far from final and will ignite a legislative and lobbying fight as Democrats, business groups and other special interests tear into the text ahead of a Republican...

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More than 40 Missouri nursing homes earn top U.S. News...

Forty-eight Missouri nursing homes were given a top 5-level ranking in U.S. News & World Report's newly released report on the Best Nursing Homes for 2017-2018. U.S. News evaluated more than 15,000 homes nationwide for this year's ranking, and...

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10.30 Amalfi Coast

Join the Missouri Chamber on our trip to the Amalfi Coast from March 17-25. Explore Galli's Isles in front of Positano and visit the Emerald Grotto near Conca dei Marini...

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Arcus Awards

The Arcus Awards are presented to companies, organizations and institutions that demonstrate exceptional commitment to leading the St. Louis region’s authentic economic strengths and championing a better tomorrow for our region.

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More than 40 Million fire extinguishers recalled

More than 40 million fire extinguishers in the U.S. and Canada are being recalled because they might not work in an emergency. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says on its website that it's aware of one death because of a problem with...

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Hiring Rebounds in October, Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.1%

U.S. employers hired at a strong pace in October, and revisions showed the labor market weathered hurricane damage better than previously estimated.

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East-West Gateway Approves Project to Address Flooding...

ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO. - The East-West Gateway Council of Governments (EWGCOG) this week voted in favor of moving forward with a project that would eliminate problematic flooding on a stretch of Highway 67 in North St. Charles County, and add...

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Fort Zumwalt South's yearbook earns prestigious award

The Fort Zumwalt South High yearbook won multiple awards in the annual Premier Print Awards competition for printers worldwide. The awards attract more than 30,000 entries and recognize the best work in more than 50 print and finishing...

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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.
Eight local hospitals score 'A' ranking in Leapfrog...

Eight hospitals in the St. Louis region earned top grades in the Leapfrog Group's Hospital Safety Grades report for Fall 2017. The Leapfrog report, released Tuesday, looks at data such as the number of infections, errors and accidents at the...

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American Railcar Industries hit by drop in demand as...

A drop in demand for new railcars caused a 17 percent decline in revenue during the quarter ended Sept. 30 for St. Charles-based American Railcar Industries Inc. (ARII: Nasdaq) Net income totaled $8.9 million for the quarter, up from $7.7 million.

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Best Buy kicks off holiday free shipping, expands...

Best Buy Co. Inc. will again try to win over holiday shoppers with free online shipping and has also added same-day delivery capabilities to 15 additional markets. Richfield-based Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) is offering free shipping on orders from...

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Dr. Timothy Smith attends National Headache Foundation...

National Headache Foundation Vice President & StudyMetrix founder, Dr Timothy Smith was in Chicago, IL, for the NHF Board of Directors meeting on October 29, 2017. Three new members of the board...

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Find networking a little overwhelming? Try these tips...

MSNBC's JJ Ramberg shares three ways that you can become better - and more confident - at networking.

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Governor's Council on Disability seeks nominations for...

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - The Governor's Council on Disability is currently accepting nominations for its 2017 annual awards, including the Inclusion Award, the Youth Leadership Award, and the Website/IT Award. The deadline for submitting nominations ...

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Apprenticeship 101 Breakfast Forum Planned for November 15

ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO --- Apprenticeships are a tried...

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Francis Howell launches Mobile Market

Francis Howell School District recently launched a Mobile Market in an effort to help its families in need. The market was set up as part of a partnership with Sodexo USA and the St. Louis Area Foodbank. One day a month from 2-3:30 p.m., it...

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Upcoming Chamber Events
Santa's North Pole Dash - December 2
Are you a fan of the movie "A Christmas Story"? Join us for our 7th annual Santa's North Pole Dash to be held on Saturday, December 2nd in Historic St. Charles where our theme this year is based off this holiday classic.

All registrants receive a themed shirt, hat, beard, gloves, pancake breakfast and finishers medal - based off the bunny costume from the movie. It even has an opening for you to put your own photo to BE THE BUNNY!!

Early bird pricing ends on Halloween, so register today! Only 3,000 finisher medals available. Click the image to see our sponsors and to register.
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 - November 2017

November 14, 2017 - 3650 New Town Blvd St. Charles MO 63301 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....

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Biz Brew - Hollywood Casino

November 8, 2017 Join us at Hollywood Casino for our November Biz Brew - Serving Straight Up Business and Spirited Conversation. Come & Network with your fellow peers. We'll meet in the 99 Hops House, located just to the left as you enter the...

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Rest of the Year!
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Upcoming Community Festivals & Events
Member Visits
Terry visiting Melinda from  Roemer Originals Jewelry Store , 1163 First Capitol Drive | (636) 947-7207
Member visit to  KDAR Company  - wholesale distributor for lawn & garden, welding (Hot Max brand), automotive & tool industry. Stop in say hi to Dax! 3671 New Town Blvd | 636/493.9920
Event Photos From This Week
Public Policy - Pio's Restaurant Fri. Nov. 3rd
Tim Wies, owner of TJ Wies Contracting presents his position on Right to Work, which may be on the November 2018 ballot as a constitutional amendment.
Arguing an opposing view on Right to Work was Matt Panik of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
More than 50 people attended the Public Policy meeting, held at Pio's Restaurant.
Public Policy meets the first Friday of every month - at Noon, upstairs at Pio's. All members are welcome to attend. Lunch buffet is provided for $10 + tip per person.