December 16, 2020
We hope this newsletter serves as a news, issues, and information resource for business owners, their employees, property owners, and developers.

If you have any questions about this newsletter, please contact Marketing & Communications Specialist, Kennedy Robinson, at (636) 227-9000 or
1) Message to Ballwin Businesses
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone this year... but especially you, our business community. We are thankful to have you all in our community & encourage you to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns.

I will continue communication efforts aimed at reminding residents to support our Ballwin businesses however they can & to shop local, especially during the holidays.

Wishing you, your families, and your employees a happy holiday season!

-Marketing & Communications Specialist
Kennedy Robinson
2) Welcome to Ballwin!
We'd like to welcome the following new businesses to Ballwin! We're so glad you chose to make our community home for your business, and we look forward to having you here for many years to come.

  • BeerSauce Shop (opened September 18th)
  • Foss Swim School (opened October 14th)
  • P'Sghettis Pasta & Sandwiches (opened October 26th)
  • Planet Fitness (opened November 27th)
3) Business License Discounts
In the City of Ballwin, there are two ways in which fees are assessed for business licenses. The first is based on a business' gross receipts for the previous year, and the second is based on the business' square footage.

During the November 23rd Board of Aldermen Meeting, Mayor Pogue recommended reducing the 2021 business license fee by 20% for the businesses that pay their annual fee based on square footage, since all other business licenses will automatically be adjusted based on their 2020 receipts. This recommendation was unanimously approved by the Board and was asked to be included in the 2021 budget.

The 2021 budget was presented to the Board on Monday, December 14. The budget, including the business license discount brought forth by Mayor Pogue, was approved.

If you have questions on anything mentioned above, please contact our Finance Department at (636) 227-9000.
4) Business Emergency Contact Information
Our Police Department is in the process of reviewing and updating their Business Emergency Contact Information. They are asking you to update your information via their online form here. After the form is submitted, an officer will follow up and drop off a Ballwin Police Business Partner Sticker for placement in your front window. If you have any questions, please contact either Officer Stephens or Officer Carr at (636) 227-9636.
5) Shop Ballwin First 2021 Starts Soon
Our 2021 Shop Ballwin First program is almost underway. If you haven't yet registered, it is not too late. We are accepting registrations through the end of this month.

The Shop Ballwin First program is 100% free! It is a great way to promote your business locally to residents & community members. You will also be eligible for a free feature in one of our upcoming Ballwin Life Magazines. To get started, all you need to do is create a discount offer, fill out this form, and email it to

For those that have already registered for this program, this is a reminder that your discount offer goes into effect on January 1, 2021 and expires December 31, 2021.
6) Partner with Ballwin Parks & Recreation
Every year, the Ballwin Parks and Recreation department puts on countless programs and events for our community. This means there are several sponsorship opportunities available for organizations and businesses of all sizes and partnership capabilities.
Our department will work with you individually to find the perfect sponsorship option for you. Our sponsors help make our events possible and allow us to continue providing the quality parks & recreational services our community enjoys. If you're interested, please send an email to Fitness Manager Matt Struemph at
7) West County Chamber of Commerce Benefit Plan
The West County Chamber of Commerce offers an affordable healthcare option for employees and businesses (depending on qualifications). The Chamber Benefit plan is a multiple employer welfare arrangement (MEWA) designed for small businesses who are members of a qualified Chamber of Commerce.
8) Upcoming City Meetings
The dates for our upcoming Government meetings are listed below, as well as the deadline to submit information for consideration for the Planning & Zoning Commission.

For more information on our Mayor & Board of Aldermen, click here.
For more information on or our Planning & Zoning Commission, click here.

  • Monday, January 4: Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting (deadline was 12/8/20)
  • Monday, January 11: Board of Aldermen Meeting
  • Monday, January 25: Board of Aldermen Meeting
  • Monday, February 1: Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting (deadline is 1/8/21)
  • Monday, February 8: Board of Aldermen Meeting
  • Monday, February 22: Board of Aldermen Meeting
  • Monday, March 1: Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting (deadline is 2/5/21)
  • Monday, March 8: Board of Aldermen Meeting
  • Monday, March 22: Board of Aldermen Meeting
  • Monday, April 5: Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting (deadline is 3/5/21)

Meeting information (including dates & times) is subject to change. Make sure to check the City's website or call (636) 227-9000 for the most up-to-date information.
9) Contact Us
There's a staff member available to handle your needs. You can always contact the Ballwin Government Center during business hours (M-F, 8 a.m. - 5p.m.) at (636) 227-9000.