April 2016 Volume 20  Issue 3

Our Featured Investor

American HomeCare
905 East Main Street
Suite B
Park Hills, MO 63601
Phone: 573-431-6599

Shirley Gamble & Everyone at the American HomeCare for Hosting an Extraordinary First Friday Coffee this month!!

It was Fantastic!!

Inside this Edition
New Ambassadors
April Investor Meeting
First Friday Coffee
Inaugural Disc Golf Tournament
Commercial Open House
13th Annual Firecracker Run
Investor News
Investor Events
Investor Job Listings
Investor Deals
Seminars, Training, & Workshops
Our Cash's Digital Future
Turn LinkedIn Views Into Sales

Welcome NEW Investors!!

Thank You for Re-Investing in 2016!!

T.H. Morgan Inc. - Memorial & Decorative Flowers
Since 2014

Williams & Sechrest PC
Since 2012

Kary Buckley Towing & Recover, Inc.
Since 2009

Missouri Baptist University
Since 2015

Mineral Area Overhead Door
Since 1997

Moss Media
Since 2016

Missouri Job Center
Since 2013

Since 2009

Crown Pointe Golf Club Crown Pointe Golf Club
Since 2012

William Bess Insurance
Since 1992

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Chamber News   
Stay on top of all the Chamber happenings between newsletters by regularly visiting the Chamber website at www.phlcoc.net or following us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn & Pinterest!
Welcome To Our Two Newest Ambassadors!

Please join us in welcoming the two newest members to our Ambassador Program - Sara Pinkston from Pharmax Pharmacy and Patti Adams from Southeast Economic Development Fund !

We're excited to have both of these beautiful ladies on-board to help us promote and represent the Chamber, their businesses, and you businesses!  Our Ambassadors will be out visiting Chamber Investors within the next few months! Watch for them - they're excited to meet you!!

The Ambassador Program is made up of volunteers from the Chamber membership, to assist the Chamber in various activities.  Ambassadors serve a term of one calendar year, beginning in January.  Service may continue if agreed upon by the Ambassador and the Chamber.  For more information about the Ambassador Program or how to get involved, visit the Program's Web Page on our website at: Ambassadors Program

Click Here to view a list of all 2016 Chamber Ambassadors.

April Investor Meeting - Featuring Central's Assistant Superintendent, Troy Bollinger
Please join us for the April Investor Meeting on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at 12:00 p.m. at the North College Center at Mineral Area College.
Lunch to be Catered by MAC And will be $10.00 per person.

This's month's guest will be Assistant Superintendent, Troy Bollinger from Central Schools.

The topic for our April meeting is " The State of the School".

About Troy Bollinger
Mr. Bollinger began his career as Assistant Superintendent at Central on July 1 of 2009.

Prior to his employment at Central, he worked for 2 years as the Superintendent of the Richland R-I School District, and for 6 years as the Assistant Superintendent of the Bloomfield R-XIV School District.

During Bollinger's stint as assistant superintendent with the Bloomfield School District, he served as the director of transportation, director of buildings/grounds, director of maintenance and custodial, director of food services and summer school director.

Prior to his administrative experience, Bollinger taught junior high social studies and physical education at the Scott County R-IV School District from 1985-1993.
Bollinger graduated from Oran High School and went on to receive his bachelor of science degree in education from Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO) in 1985. He received his master's degree in school administration from SEMO in 1993 and his specialist's degree in school administration from SEMO in 1999.

Our April Business Spotlight is on  American Home Care

Monthly investor meetings provide Chamber investors with a variety of information through guest speakers.  Topics range from small business information to governmental issues and assistance to community interests.  Monthly meetings keep investors abreast of current chamber happenings and provide an excellent networking opportunity.

Register Your Attendance Here:    April Investor Meeting
May First Friday Coffee to be Hosted by NHC Desloge

Join us at  NHC Desloge  located at 801 Brim Street, in Desloge, beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, May 6, 2016 for coffee and doughnuts!

First Friday Coffee Events are held the first Friday of each month at various investor locations. 

This is a relationship building event for Chamber Investors, clients and potential clients.

Visit with other investors and members of the business community and learn about the sponsoring business or organization and their products and/or services while enjoying coffee, a light breakfast provided by the sponsoring business or organization.

Register your attendance here:  FFC May 2016
Inaugural Disc Golf Tournament!

We are super excited to announce that the Inaugural Disc Golf Tournament is scheduled and plans are shaping up!  We have set a date of  Saturday, May 21,  2016  at the  Brand New Disc Golf Course in Columbia Park, Park Hills!
The Chamber will host a  Ribbon Cutting for the new course prior to tee-off on tournament day!

Representatives with information on nationally sanctioned tournaments are helping us to plan this very first annual event. They are excited for the opening of the new course and have indicated that it has every ability to be named  one of the best disc golf courses in the state! They have also indicated that this course has the potential to  bring visitors from all over the state, and eventually, the country!!
We are currently in need of:



Click Here to learn more about the sponsorship opportunities.  Please contact the Chamber Office ASAP if you are willing to sponsor!

Special Thanks to our Marker Disc Sponsor - Missouri Baptist University - We appreciate your partnership!!!

Learn more about the tournament, or register a team online at:

Commercial Open House

The Downtown Park Hills Association and Park Hills - Leadington Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with First Bank, are excited to announce the area's very first  Commercial Open House Event.  
This event, scheduled for June 16, 2016, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. will be to showcase five of the available buildings for sale or rent in the Park Hills business district. 
The focus is to give interested established and/or new business owners the opportunity to talk with property owners, real estate agents, and financial investors about potentially locating their business in Park Hills!
Watch your mail invitations & announcements!
13th Annual Firecracker Run

The Chamber's 13th Annual Firecracker Run will be here before we know it!! Scheduled for June 25th, this annual walk/run is one of two Chamber events that benefit the Chamber's Annual Scholarship Fund!
The event begins and ends at Central High School and includes:
  • 1-Mile Walk
  • 1-Mile Run
  • 5K Walk
  • 5K Run
  • Free T-Shirt to the First 150 Entries
  • Official Timing By Cape Road Runners
  • Medals to Top 3 Winners in Each Age Group (Runs Only)
  • Participation Ribbons to all Walkers
We are currently  seeking t-shirt sponsors, participants, and volunteers!!
To register online visit the event page on our website at:  Firecracker Run 2016
Anyone interested in sponsoring or volunteering, please contact the Chamber office at info@phlcoc.net or 573-431-1051.

Investor Announcements
Share your News, Events, Job Openings and Deals with us and we'll share them with others! Login to your member center and add as many as you'd like!  In a hurry? Email your announcements to info@phlcoc.net or drop the information off at the Chamber office, and we'll help put it in front of thousands!
Investor News
Investor Events
How often do you check the Chamber Events Calendar?
Looking for something to do?  One of the best places to get you event fix is on the Chamber's website.  Click the event link to find out more about some of the great events coming soon:
And this is only a few of several events coming in August!  See the entire list on the Chamber's Online Event's Calendar !

Investor Job Listings
Your fellow Chamber Investors have Employment Opportunities available now!
Are you, or is someone you know, looking for employment?  We've got the low-down on some of the area's current job openings!  Look who's hiring right now:

Find out what other local companies are in need of employees on the Chamber's Job Listings page!  


Investor Deals
Have you checked out this month's Hot Deals
on the Chamber's website yet? 
Don't miss out on these Chamber Investor's "Hot Deals" available on the Chamber's Website!
Check our Hot Deals page often -  New Deals Added Regularly!!

Would you like to receive notifications each time new deals are added to the website?  If so, CLICK HERE and subscribe to the "Hot Deals eNewsletter" and we'll send you an email each time a new Hot Deal is available!

Seminars, Training & Workshops  
Are you looking for opportunities to improve on something old or learn something new?  We have several learning opportunities, business and personal interests, for you and your employees listed on the Chamber's Event Calendar!
Various training opportunities are offered by Chamber Investors and the St. Louis SCORE ( St. Louis SCORE offers free business counseling and resources, low-cost workshops, and free business scan services. ) See what benefits YOU
Find out more about these and other upcoming seminars, training opportunities and workshops on the Chamber's Seminars, Training, and Workshops page!

All About Business 
Interesting business related articles to help exercise your brain, peek your curiosity, increase your knowledge, or simply to make you smile; all intended for finding ways to enhance your business.
New Rules For Our Cash's Digital Future
By: John Rampton, Entrepreneur & Investor.
Image Credit: Getty Images
Today's technology and the preferences for digital transactions is now reshaping how we do business and make purchases.

Way back in 2000, a new millennium began. Little did we know then, that sixteen years later, there would be a group of consumers that would influence business as much as Millennials have, including pushing for a change in how financial transactions are handled. While the use of eCash payments has evolved during this time, today's technology and the preferences for digital transactions is now reshaping how we do business and make purchases.

Back to the Future
To understand the changes, let's first go back in time to 2000 and an article fromDirect Marketing about how eCash would change the future of online shopping and transactions between businesses. The article profiled eCash Technologies Inc. (sold to InfoSpace in 2002, which is now known as Blucora), a company that originally started out as DigiCash and introduced the concept of an online cash currency where consumers and retailers could receive online payments without having to use credit or debit cards.

Continue reading here: New Rules for Cash's Digital Future

How to Turn LinkedIn Profile Views Into Sales
By: John Nemo - Founder & CEO, LinkedIn Riches
Image Credit: Getty Images
Here's how to combine LinkedIn's powerful analytics with a quick, automated 1-on-1 marketing tool to generate more sales opportunities for your business.

Whether or not they will ever say so publicly, LinkedIn has created the best online selling platform for professionals on the planet.

Here's why: LinkedIn has put 400 million professionals together in one place, and organized the party in such a way that it's easy for us to instantly identify who someone is, where he or she works, where he or she lives, what his or her job entails, and even what he or she enjoys away from the office.

Better yet, there are fast, efficient and scalable ways to instantly sort, organize and tag your top prospects on the platform so that you don't waste time on gatekeepers or professionals who don't want the product or service you're offering.

Perhaps best of all, LinkedIn also creates the instant context and timing so critical to building the type of personalized, 1-on-1 relationship that results in a sale.

Vanity vs. Reality
A great example of that theory in practice has to do with what many would consider little more than a "vanity" metric - the "Who's Viewed Your Profile?" feature on LinkedIn.
Admit it - you love looking to see who's checking you out your LinkedIn profile, don't you?

I'm going to spend the rest of this post showing you how to engage all those virtual visitors in real-time, helping quickly build and scale those LinkedIn lurkers into warm sales opportunities on the platform.

Continue reading here:  How to Turn LinkedIn Views into Sales
Thank you to this month's Business Spotlight: