June 14, 2013Volume 17  Issue 11
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Park Hills, MO 63601
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Chamber News   
June Investor Meeting Features The Missouri Chamber of Commerce
June 18th - 12:00 p.m. - Charboneau's
Missouri Chamber of Commerce

We're excited to have Missouri Chamber of Commerce President/CEO, Daniel Mehan, joining us as our guest speaker this month!


As the president/CEO of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mehan oversees the operation of the state's largest business association with more than 3,000 employers that provide jobs for more than 425,000 Missouri employees. Under Mehan's leadership, the Missouri Chamber governmental affairs team has achieved strong results for Missouri employers, including civil justice reform and broad workers' compensation reform. The Missouri Chamber has also been instrumental in holding the line on employers' taxes and has helped secure numerous economic development initiatives.


Find Out More or Register your Attendance by Clicking Here:  JUNE INVESTOR MEETING 


Firecracker Run - Two Weeks Away!
Firecracker Run
We already have nearly 40 participants registered for the event!!  If you know anything at all about the Firecracker Run, you know that this is one of the Chamber's largest events, and requires a huge amount of man power.  We are currently looking for volunteers to help for just a couple of hours the day of the race.  Not only is it easy to help out, but you can cheer on the runners too!  If you can lend an hour or two, call the Chamber Office today! 


Find out all the details about the event on the Firecracker Run Event Page on the Chamber's Website or on the Chamber's Event Facebook Page.

Thank you to our event sponsor: 

For more information on the event, visit the event page here:  Firecracker Run  


First Friday Coffee on WEDNESDAY!!!

July FFC

Please make note!!  Due to the Independence Day holiday, our event host, Mineral Area College, has chosen to move the event from the First Friday to the First WEDNESDAY in July.

We hope you'll adjust your calendars and plan to join us!!


Find Out More or Register your Attendance by Clicking Here:  JULY FIRST FRIDAY COFFEE   


Investor Announcements 
City of Park Hills
Park Hills Parks & Recreation Host Concert #2 of the 2013 Summer Concert Series

City on a Hill   
The Park Hills Parks & Recreation Department is excited to announce concert #2 of it's 6-concert series slated for 2013!

Sponsored by The Daily Journal, Southern Gospel fans will be treated to the sounds of "City on a Hill Quartet" from 7-8:30 p.m. on June 21  

Find out more here:  CONCERT 2 - CITY ON A HILL

Friends In Action Club House

Mental Health Walk Raised $2,800

Mental Health Walk   
BJC Behavioral Health, NAMI, and the St. Francois Co. Mental Health Board would like to thank everyone who attended the walk, provided a vendor table, and/or donated to support the cause.

Find out more here:  MENTAL HEALTH WALK


LocalTek Launches Mobile App Development for Small Businesses

LocalTek has just launched their new iPhone app, v1.0 was just approved in the Apple App Store on May 4th and features news from LocalTek, information on services provided, featured customers, and easy access to contacting LocalTek through click to dial, email, and Facebook.

Find out more here:  APP FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

Mineral Area College

College for Kids Registration Underway at MAC

CFK Begins Soon   
Mineral Area College is gearing up unique classes for its youngest students. College for Kids offers 45, hands-on, dynamic classes designed to engage kids in the learning process through exploration, experimentation, and creative thinking. Kids who are completing kindergarten through 7th grade are invited to enroll in the July 1-26 program.

Find out more here:  COLLEGE FOR KIDS

MAC Plans Financial Aid & Admissions Open House

MAC Header   
Recognizing that the thought of re-entering the classroom can initially be a scary experience for some, Mineral Area College is holding an open house and question-and-answer session from 9-11 a.m., Tuesday, June 18, at the North College Center, the building located near the Hwy. O entrance of the Park Hills campus.

Find out more here:  OPEN HOUSE

"Biloxi Blues" to Take the Stage at MAC

Biloxi Blues   
Neil Simon's "Biloxi Blues," Neil Simon's semi-autobiographical play, will be performed by Mineral Area College's Little Theatre Guild from June 20-22.

Find out more here:  BILOXI BLUES


NHC Desloge Participates in CMS/MIZZOU Grant

CMS Mizzou Grant   
The University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing today announced a $14.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). MU researchers, led by Marilyn Rantz, Curators' Professor of nursing, will use the funds, distributed over four years, to implement a project aimed at reducing avoidable re-hospitalizations among nursing home residents.

Find out more here:  CMS/MISSOU GRANT

Ozark Thunder Indoor Gun Range

Conceal & Carry Classes - June 29, 2013

Ozark Thunder Indoor Gun Range LLC is offering a Conceal & Carry (CCW) Class on Saturday, June 29, 2013 beginning at 8:00 a.m. at their facility located at 5157 Flat River Road in Leadington.

Find out more here:  CONCEAL & CARRY CLASSES

Parkland Health Center

Coffee With a Doc
Coffee With a Doc
Parkland Health Center invites you to "Join us for coffee and conversation as Dr. Kotagiri discusses Shingles and Strep, how we get them, and more importantly, how we avoid them. We'll buy the coffee."  June 21, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Bauhaus Kaffee in Farmington.   

Find out more here:  COFFEE WITH A DOC

The Printing Co

June Special
Printing Co June Special

Serenity HospiceCare

Stephanie Boyers Receives Serenity Service Spotlight Award 

Shelley & Stephanie

No one at Thursday's Serenity HospiceCare team meeting was the least bit surprised when Stephanie Boyer, LPN, was announced as the latest recipient of the Serenity HospiceCare Service Spotlight Award.  "In many ways, Stephanie epitomizes all that a hospice nurse should be," said Robyn Walton, Director of Nursing and Stephanie's supervisor.

Find out more here:  STEPHANIE BOYER 

Kim Long Joins Serenity HospiceCare Board

Kim Long
Serenity HospiceCare is very excited to announce they've added another new face to their growing board of directors:  Kim Long.
Kim has a long-standing career with KREI for the last 25 years as the General Sales and Station Manager.  She is certainly no stranger to serving our local community through multiple board directorships. 

Find out more here:  KIM LONG  

United Way of St. Francois County

United Way Sponsors Children's Used Book Swap

Book Swap   
United Way of St. Francois County is sponsoring a Children's Used Book Swap on Friday, June 21, 2013. Bring books your children have read and take books your children will read. Free to all. 

Find out more here:  BOOK SWAP

Around Missouri  
Missouri State Historic Site 

Missouri Mines Rock Swap
Rock Swap  
Madison County Extension Center 

OSHA Record Keeping Training

OSHA Training  
2012 Economic Census 

The window of opportunity is closing on the 2012 Economic Census. Businesses that received Economic Census forms at the end of 2012 only have until June 30, 2013 to be included.

Why Participate?

Response to the Economic Census is important for your industry, your community and your business. Your trade association and chamber of commerce rely on information from the Census for economic development and business decisions.


Government agencies, analysts and business organizations nationwide also rely on Census information for planning and key economic reports. See how Census statistics are used.

Information provided by the Economic Census can also help you support decisions and planning for your own business. Learn how our statistics can help your business.


Did you Know?

We can help you access and learn how to use Economic Statistics. Perhaps you would like to compare your business to others. Perhaps you would like to compare your community to others. Would you like to use data to identify business markets? How about using data in business plans and loan applications?

Contact our Information Services Specialists at (630) 288-9250 or via email at chicago.pdsp@census.gov. We also offer free workshops and webinars on using the Census Bureau's American Factfinder. We can help!


More information about the Economic Census, including how to complete the form, electronic reporting, statistics and more can be found on our webpage at:



All About Business 
5 Types of Investors and How to Impress Them 

From "the non-responder" to "smiley," each type of investor has his or her own preferences and ways of doing business. Here's how to work with each.

5 Investor Types


Let's assume your business has a few things going for it--maybe a lot of things. You have your financial projections under control. You know how to tell your story to investors. But when you interact with different investors, you can still get totally different outcomes, even when the facts about your business don't change. What's going on here?
Investors often are making logical, merit-based decisions about where to place their capital. But their own personalities, styles of interacting, and other intangibles matter, too.

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5 Signs of Burnout

Long-term overwork doesn't just cause physical exhaustion and a short temper. Here are some less expected tells that you're on your last reserves.


5 Signs of Burnout

Exhaustion isn't just easy to identify, it's actually pretty impossible to ignore. Fuzzy thinking, a short temper, drooping eyelids, and the need to practically hook yourself up to the coffee pot with an IV drip are all tried and tested signs that you're physically spent.


But burnout is a more complex beast.


Sure, you can get physically burnt out and feel any of the above symptoms, but sometimes burnout is more about monotony, lack of motivation, empty creative reserves or the slow but steady accumulation of little stressors and slightly too long workdays. This sort of burnout can creep up on you, slowly changing the way you function at work and at home and go unrecognized until it reaches a final, critical stage.


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