July 19, 2013Volume 17  Issue 13
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Mineral Area College
5270 Flat River Road
Park Hills, MO 63601
Email:  MAC

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Chamber News   
Congratulations to The Printing Co.!

The Printing Co

Park Hills - Leadington Chamber Board Members, Ambassadors and Investors were on hand to help congratulate The Printing Co. on their recent move into their newly remodeled location last Friday.  Their new home, located at 205 East Liberty is absolutely beautiful!

The Printing Co. has been a valued chamber investor since July of 2012.  The Printing Co. is a family-owned commercial printer headquartered in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. They offer full service printing, design, production and promotional products.


Find Out More About The Printing Co. Here:   THE PRINTING CO   


Rita Martin Named the 2nd Quarter Acclaimed Ambassador

Rita Martin

Please help us congratulate Chamber Ambassador, Rita Martin, of The Printing Co., on being named "Acclaimed Ambassador" for the second quarter of 2013!

Rita has shown her Chamber dedication by attending 13 of the possible 14 chamber activities throughout the second quarter, along with introducing the Chamber to others by inviting guest to various meetings and events!


One Chamber Ambassador is recognized each quarter and annually for their outstanding attendance, participation and dedication to the Chamber through their attendance and volunteer hours at many of the chamber's meetings, ribbon cuttings and sponsored events.


The Printing Co. has been a valued Chamber Investor since 2012 with Rita Martin serving as their Chamber Representative since joining. Martin agreed to serve as a first-time Chamber Ambassador in 2013 and has shown an outstanding amount of dedication to the position. We truly appreciate all that she does to support us.


As a token of gratitude, Martin received a certificate of appreciation, a gift basket with more than $100 in gifts from the 2013 Ambassador Program Sponsors as well as a free lunch from the Chamber.


Special thanks to our Ambassador Program Sponsors: Three Dames Dreamin' LLC, Habitat for Humanity of St. Francois County, Belgrade State Bank, Parkland Health Mart Pharmacy, Parkland Health Center, Main Street Grill, Show-Me Rent-to-Own, Goodson Realty, Humana by Marketpoint and KREI/KTJJ Radio. We appreciate your support of this very important program!


For more information on becoming a Chamber Ambassador, or Ambassador Program Sponsor, visit our Ambassador Program Page or call the Chamber office at 573-431-1051.



Happy Retirement to John Kennedy!

John Kennedy

The Park Hills - Leadington Chamber of Commerce would like to extend some very happy retirement wishes to John Kennedy.

Kennedy officially retired from his position as Park Hills City Administrator on Friday, July 5. We wish him and his wife Kathy many years of fun times together in retirement!

Thank you so much, John, for your dedication to the City of Park Hills, and for your cooperative efforts in many of the Chamber's endeavors over the years past! Best wishes!!



City Wide Yard Sale
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The Park Hills/ Leadington City Wide Yard Sale will be on Saturday, August 10.  Permits will be on sale at the Chamber office July 22 - August 5 ONLY.  Permits MUST be purchased at the Chamber office.

Park Hills Businesses!!  The City of Park Hills has recently approved small business participation in the City Wide Yard Sale!  Purchase your permit from the Chamber office, and you are allowed to host a Sidewalk Sale on event day!  For more information, Call the Chamber Office at 573-431-1051!

Draw Customers Into Your Business on the 10th!!  Purchase a promotional spot on the back of the Yard Sale Map!  Just $50 puts your coupon, event announcement of other important business information in the hands of more than 200 area residents and visitors!  Only THREE spots still available!  Contact the Chamber Office to find out more!!

Thank you to Mineral Area Office Supply for agreeing to be our 1st event sponsor!!


Maps to be on sale August 7-10th!   


See Yard Sale Participation Guidelines Here:  CITY WIDE YARD SALE 


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Have you utilized the NEWS RELEASE benefit of your Chamber Investment?  Several of our Investors have!

If you have an important announcement you'd like to share, you can do so by submitting a News Release from your Member Center.  We currently have 16 important announcements listed in the News section on our website.

And what's really cool?  After your news release is uploaded and approved, it automatically posts to the Chamber's Facebook and Twitter pages!  With very little effort, you've shared your announcement with THOUSANDS of people!

And the BEST part?  There's no limit on the number of releases you can submit, and, it's FREE!  Submitting News Releases is one of your many chamber benefits included with your investment!

To list your own "NEWS RELEASE", just log in to your Chamber Member Center and upload it today.  Call the Chamber Office for assistance if needed. 


See All the Current News Releases Here:  NEWS   


Investor Announcements 
City of Park Hills
Park Hills Summer Concert #5 - "Open Range Blue Grass Band"

Open Range Bluegrass Band   
The Park Hills Parks & Recreation Department is excited to announce concert #5 of it's 6-concert series slated for 2013!

Sponsored by Ken's Cards & Coins, bluegrass lovers will stomp to the beats of "Open Range Bluegrass Band" 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. on July 19 at the Columbia Park Amphitheater.

Find out more about the "Open Range Bluegrass Band" and the Concert by clicking here:  SUMMER CONCERT #5.

The Daily Journal

Salute to Local Heroes

Salute to Heroes   
It took September 11, 2001 to help us realize that heroes walk among us everyday. They include firefighters, EMTs, police officers and the military. A hero can also be someone who shows that a life is only worth living when it's shared by helping others.

The Daily Journal wants to help honor the hero in your life.

Be a part of this Keepsake Edition that will publish on September 11, 2013. Submit your heroes photo and story at dailyjournalonline.com/hero.

Find out more here:  Salute to Local Heroes


LocalTek Launches El Tapatio iPhone App

El Tap   

The team at El Tapatio wanted to provide their customers with easy access to their menu and specials and be able to provide the customers that have downloaded their restaurant and menu app with push notifications of specials, events, and app only promotions.

LocalTek developed the app using advanced technology to allow for dynamic menu updates, photo sharing, and more.

See more details here:  El Tapatio App

Serenity HospiceCare

Serenity HospiceCare Names New Director of Spiritual Services

Brandon Leach   
The Director of Spiritual Services is a brand new position, created by Serenity's Executive Director, Shelley Layton.  "Serenity HospiceCare has a rich history - one that is deeply immersed in God and spirituality," said Layton.  "Part of my vision for the organization was to nurture an environment of renewed spirituality - to really get back to the basics of doing God's work.  This position was created as a result of that desire."

Find out more here:  Serenity Spiritual Services

Southeast Missouri Family Violence Council

SEMO Family Violence Council Hosts Golf Tournament to Benefit ''A Friend's Place''
SEMO FVC Golf Tournament   
SEMO Family Violence Council is gearing up for their annual Golf Tournament again this year!  Funds from the tournament will help the SEMO FVC continue to provide shelter and services to victims of domestic and sexual violence in our communities.

They are currently seeking teams and hole sponsors.  

Find out more here:  SEMO FVC Golf Tournament   

Around Missouri  

Governor Nixon Signs Senate Bill 1 and Secures Workers' Comp Reforms After Years of Impasse


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Employers will be facing significantly less financial and legal liability as a result of Senate Bill 1, which Gov. Nixon signed into law today.  At the same time, hundreds of injured workers will now receive the benefits they are due.  


"This was critical legislation, not just from a financial standpoint but also from a standpoint of system integrity," said Daniel P. Mehan, Missouri Chamber president and CEO.  "It shouldn't have taken as long as it did to make these changes, but the Trial Bar fought us every step of the way.  Working through the General Assembly, employers have taken these issues out of the hands of activist courts and the Trial Bar, and we are taking responsible measures to fix them."


SB 1 contains provisions to address the Second Injury Fund and provide benefits for employers.

To Continue Reading, Click Here:  
Senate Bill 1 Passes

All About Business 
Can You Explain Your Marketing to a 6-Year-Old?

When a young boy asks this entrepreneur to explain the definition of marketing, some pretty profound things happen.


Marketing to a 6 Year Old


The other day, I was trying to explain to my 6-year old son what I do at Marketo, and he asked, "What is marketing?"


I thought for a second, and said, "Marketing is what you do in business when you want to help convince people to buy what you have to sell."


I thought that was a pretty good explanation--good enough that I posted it as a LinkedIn update.  Lo and behold, that single post generated more Likes and Comments than any other LinkedIn update I've ever made.


Clearly something about work and kids and b2b marketing connects with people.

To Continue Reading, Click Here:  
Explaining Marketing to a 6-Year-Old

How to Get a Customer Excited

Customers get excited when you show them something to get excited about.


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Sales messages always consist of a claim or a series of claims that you're making about yourself, your firm or your product.

For a sales claim to be effective, the customer must believe it, remember it, and want to take action based on it.  Therefore, every sales claim must pass three hurdles:

  1. Is it credible?
  2. Is it meaningful?
  3. Is it memorable?

Why 'Exciting' Isn't Exciting

In my recent post, 8 Words to Avoid When Selling, I pointed out that the word "exciting" wasn't itself exciting.  That's because most companies use the word "exciting" in their sales claims like so:

  • "Our product is exciting!"

Let's run the claim through the criteria stated above:


To Continue Reading, Click HereGet Your Customers Excited   
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