Greater Maryville Chamber of Commerce | December 2018
Your monthly news & updates
Chamber Christmas Parade to Winter Wonderland, This Friday!
Join us Friday December 7th for the Parade to Winter Wonderland!

We will follow 2nd Street West to Main, and turn North as we lead Santa to Winter Wonderland at Franklin Park!

If your business or organization would like to register a float for the Christmas Parade fill out  this form and return it to the Chamber. Please fill out this form and turn it into the Chamber or bring it to lineup!

If you are interested in being a vendor at Winter Wonderland contact  Jordyn Swalley with Maryville Parks and Recreation.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date for any weather concerns the evening of the parade!
Have you won with Shop Merryville?
Don't forget Shop Merryville to win! Visit the Chamber website to see a list of the participating businesses!

Shopping to win continues until December 16th and we will draw the Grand Prize winners on Monday, December 17th!

Happy Holidays!
Health Care for Small Businesses,
from your Chamber!
Last fall the Missouri State Chamber of Commerce created the exciting opportunity for small businesses to band together, creating a group Healthcare plan. Unfortunately at that time, it was unavailable to Nodaway County based on corporate agreements of which we were later informed.

Your Chamber has worked hard to ensure that our members get the best benefits possible. We are excited to announce that the MEWA Healthcare program is officially available to our members!

Join us for Breakfast or Lunch, on January 29th at Bank Midwest, to learn more about the program and get all of your questions answered. We will have an insurance representative and Missouri State Chamber representative in attendance to insure you receive the most accurate information.

Please RSVP to the Chamber,
*For Businesses with 2-50 full time employees*
Legislative Coffee, Friday, December 21st
Government is ever changing, here in Nodaway County we are blessed with the constant support and involvement of Represent Allen Andrews and Senator Dan Hegeman.

Twice yearly you are invited to a Chamber Member only Legislative Breakfast with Senator Hegeman and Representative Andrews. Please join us and community leaders Friday December 21st, at 7:30 a.m., in the Nodaway County Administration Building.

Hear about what we can expect from the upcoming 2019 session, ask questions, connect with our representatives and enjoy a light breakfast.

This event is FREE! We hope to see you there.
We want to recognize you!
The Greater Maryville Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2019 Annual Banquet Awards dinner.

Yearly we recognize businesses and individuals for the following categories: Business of the Year, New Member of the Year, Distinguished Service, Spearhead, and Community Service. Descriptions for each award can be found here. Nominations must be submitted by December 18th.

If you have a nomination please contact the Chamber! And save the date to join us January 22nd, for "An Evening in Emerald City".
Welcome to the Chamber
First Friday Coffee
Join us Friday December 7th, at Citizens Bank & Trust for First Friday Coffee! Kick off your Friday with good coffee and even better conversation, 105 N. Main, beginning at 7:30 a.m.
December Chamber Events & Meetings
First Friday Coffee
Friday, December 7th, 7:30 a.m.
105 N Main, Maryville

Christmas Parade
Friday, December 7th, 6:30 p.m.
Along Main Street from 2nd to 7th
Ending at Winter Wonderland Park
Maryville

Chamber Ambassadors Meeting
Monday, December 10th, Noon
208 N. Main, Maryville

Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting- El Nopal
Tuesday, December 11th, 11 a.m.
El Nopal
2717 S Main, Maryville
Grand Opening

Chamber Social- Ugly Sweater Party!
Wednesday, December 12th, 5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
220 N Main, Maryville, MO

Shop Merryville Grand Prize Drawing
Monday, December 17th

Coffee With Our Legislators
Friday, December 21st, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Nodaway County Administration Building
Lower Level
403 N Market, Maryville
Member Events
Help Welcome Athletes- Mel Tjeerdsma Classic
Hughes Fieldhouse
December 7th- 8th

As the Hughes Fieldhouse kicks off it's tourism impact for the first time on December 7th by hosting the Mel Tjeerdsma Classic. Please help us welcome the 14 college track and field teams, show your excitement with your businesses welcome sign and be prepared for an influx in business visitors all weekend.

Thank you for making Maryville a friendly city to visit!
Children's Business Fair Informational Meeting
Maryville Public Library
Thursday, December 13th
5:00-6:00 p.m..

Youth 8-through high school have the opportunity to create their own businesses, make money through a one-day business fair, and earn prizes. To learn more attend the informational meeting December 13 at 5 pm in the lower level of the library.

509 M. Main Street
Maryville, MO
Holiday Harmony Concert
First United Methodist Church
Sunday, December 16th
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Join the Nodaway Chorale for our concert, "Holiday Harmony" sure to be filled with Christmas cheer! Maryville High School's Spectrum Chorus will join us as guest performers. 
 
Admission Free. Tax-deductible donations welcomed at the door. Reception to follow.

Graciously sponsored by the J.L. Houston Co.

102 N. Main
Maryville, MO
Santa Visiting in Maryville
Santa Claus will be visiting in several locations in Maryville:

December 1 - 12:00-2:00 p.m.  Minnie Lane, 112 E. Third Street
December 7 - 7:00 p.m.  At Winter Wonderland Park following Christmas Parade
December 18 - 6:00 p.m.        Oak Pointe Assisted Living and Memory Care, 817 S. Country Club Rd.

If Santa is coming to your business or organization, please call the Chamber office (660-582-8643) and let us know.
"Socks For Troops" Holiday Donation Event
Shoe Sensation
Through December 24th

Shoe Sensation is supporting #GivingTuesday by hosting its 3 rd annual “Socks For Troops” companywide. Each store will be collecting socks for active duty military or local veterans in our local communities until December 24th.

While the military does provide clothing including socks, extra socks are one of the top requests of U.S. personnel overseas and the Socks for Troops program was developed to help fill this need.

Customers may bring in new socks to be donated, or Shoe Sensation has military approved socks in store and customers will be able to receive 20% off the socks donated. Contact your local Shoe Sensation to donate or for details on where the socks will be delivered.

Mary Mart Shopping Center
1414 S. Main
Maryville, MO
Want your event here?

Are you holding a community event and want to make sure chamber members know about it? List your event on the Community Calendar section of the Chamber website before the last Monday of each month to ensure it being listed in our Chamber Newsletter!

*Events will only be listed in the Chamber Newsletter if they are being hosted by a Chamber Member*
The Greater Maryville Chamber of Commerce | (660)582-8643 | chamber@maryvillechamber.com