March 22, 2013Volume 17  Issue 5
Belgrade State Bank
414 North State Street
Desloge, MO  63601
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Hump Day BBQ 22 - SOLD OUT!!
Fred Schnable - Hump Day BBQ 2013

Sending out a HUGE bundle of THANKS to all who participated in this year's Hump Day BBQ!

We sold ALL 350 plates!! We've heard nothing but constant raves about how awesome the food was! 2013 is proving to be a top-notch year already!!

So many people are due a pat on the back! There's too many to name individually, so just a quick shout-out to the Chefs, the Servers, the Delivery Drivers, the Partakers, the Promoters, & the Cleaners! I sure hope we haven't missed anyone, because without all of you, we couldn't do what we do!

Still Time to Sign Up For Part Two!

Thanks to Bruce & Tiffany Marler and those in attendance, Part 1 of the Social Media & Online Marketing Seminar was a wonderful learning success!

Part 2 is still two weeks away, which means there's still time to sign up!  This time, we'll be learning about Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and several other social media sites.  Bruce and Tiffany will be bringing us up-to-date on the do's and dont's of Social Media Marketing! 

To find out more, or register for the event, visit the event page at:  SOCIAL MEDIA SEMINAR

Seeking Hole Sponsors & Teams

The Chamber Golf Tournament Committee is deep into the planning stages for it's 14th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament at Crown Pointe Golf Course.

Now is the time to secure your hole sponsorship or team spot!  Look at the benefits you'll receive from doing one or both:

Corporate Participation - $350
  • 4 Golfers
  • Cart Rental & Greens Fees
  • Tee Signage with Your Company Logo
  • Company  Logo Placed on the Chamber's Website Event Page with Links to Your Page
  • Company Promotion on the Chamber's Facebook Pages, Two Local Radio Stations and in the Chamber Newsletter
  • Free Beverages All Day
  • Dinner Following the Tournament
  • Attendance Prizes
Team Participation - $300
  • 4 Golfers
  • Cart Rental & Greens Fees
  • Free Beverages All Day
  • Dinner Following the Tournament
  • Attendance Prizes
Hole Sponsorship - $100
  • Signage with Your Company Logo Located at one Tee Box
  • Company Promotion During the Awards Dinner, on the Chamber's Website Event Page, Facebook Pages, on Two Local Radio Stations and in the Chamber Newsletter
Find out more details and/or register your team by clicking here:  CHAMBER GOLF TOURNAMENT

Chamber Cares - Feed the Kids Food Drive

The Park Hills - Leadington Chamber of Commerce will be partnering with several Chamber Investors to "Feed the Kids" this May!

We are currently seeking Chamber Investors who would be interested in collecting food items, specifically those geared toward kid friendly foods, at their business during the week of May 13th-18th.

Participating businesses will encourage customers to donate food items during this time, and then a representative from that business will bring all the items collected to either of our drop-off sponsors "Turner Chevrolet - Cadillac Co., Inc." on Friday 17th or "New Era Bank" on Saturday, May 18th so that the food may be divided and distributed to The Elvins Food Pantry and Immaculate Conception/St. Vincent De Paul Food Pantry.

Investors currently committed to collecting items include:
  • Turner Chevrolet - Cadillac Co., Inc.
  • Pharmax Pharmacy - Leadington
  • Show-Me Rent-To-Own - Park Hills
  • East Missouri Action Agency Outreach - Desloge
  • Central Methodist University
  • Parkland Health Center
  • Belgrade State Bank - Desloge
  • Park Hills Library (They will be collecting the ENTIRE month of April!)
If you are interested in participating, please let us know ASAP so that your business name can be included on the flyer, on our event page, our Facebook page and during our monthly radio interviews.

Thank you in advance for your participation!

Investor Announcements 
City of Park Hills

Workers' Compensation Rate Guide 
  Workers Compensation
Are you paying the lowest premium possible for your workers' compensation insurance? We can help you find out by giving you the lowest rates filed with the Department by Insurance companies for your class code.

Find out more here: Workers' Comp Rate Guide

Govenor Nixon introduces accredited, non-profit university in Missouri so more working adults can afford and obtain high-quality, online degrees

Govenor Nixon
Gov. Jay Nixon said today that a new partnership between the State of Missouri and nationally recognized, non-profit Western Governors University (WGU) will help thousands of working Missourians obtain an affordable college degree.

Find out more here:  WGU College Degree

Daily Journal

Job Fair Job Fair
The Daily Journal, KTJJ and ODACS are proud to present the Spring Job Fair on Wednesday, March 27, 2013.  

Find out more here: Job Fair

Go VOTE for the Business You Think Would Most Benefit From a FREE Website Makeover

Eight of the nine businesses in competition for a free website makeover by LocalTek are your fellow Chamber Investors!  Choose which business you think is most in need and go vote today!  Voting ends March 29th.

Which investor will you vote for?  Investor Contestants include:

Kens Cards & Coins
Red Dot Shoppe
BreeMar Banquet Hall
The Coffee Grill
Charboneau's Restaurant
Main Street Grill
Lemon Drop Cafe
St. Francois County Rotary

Parkland Meetup: Tech/Startup Series
- Event #2

The Parkland Meetup team is very happy to announce their second Meetup. This one is being held at Main Street Grill in Park Hills. After the success and full house at our first event the Parkland Meet Up Series y cannot wait to see everyone at the second event!

 Find out more here: Parkland Meetup Series

Mineral Area College

Blood Drive

Mineral Area College Hosts Blood Drive  

MAC blood drive March 27 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   For more information, contact Peggy Lake at 314-239-6173 or  


MAC Student Named to All-Academic Team MCCA-- all academic team  dickinson  

A Mineral Area College student was honored by the Missouri Community College Association March 5 in Jefferson City.

Find out more here:  Gregory Dickinson 



MAC's McMillian Wins State Award
  MCCA-- governor's award for excellence in teaching McMillian
Mineral Area College Associate Professor of Business Roger McMillian has received the Governor's Award for  Excellence in

Find out more here:  Roger McMillian   


Parkland Health Center

Parkland Health Center Announces Star Service Team Member for February Pam Gibson

Parkland Health Center is pleased to announce that Pam Gibson has been selected as the Star Service Team Member for February 2013.

Find out more here:  Pam Gibson 
Serenity HospiceCare

Serenity HospiceCare Becomes Level Two Partner of We Honor Veterans We honor Vets

"Serenity HospiceCare has recently achieved "We Honor Veterans" Level 2 Partner Status! Thanks to the hard work of our V.A. Specialist, Dennis Rogers, LCSW, who has done an OUTSTANDING job of bringing awareness of these critically-needed resources to veterans in our community."

Find out more here:  Serenity HospiceCare Honoring Vets

SEMO Family Violence Council

Coordinated Community Response Meeting 
SEMO Family Violence Council
Southeast Missouri Family Violence Council cordially invites you to attend the Coordinated Community Response Meeting for St. Francois County on March 29 at 12:00 p.m. at Pasta House (lunch on your own).

This meeting will be about what the organization offers and how they may serve some of the agencies in the community.

Southeast Missouri Family Violence Council is a non-for-profit organization, which offers free alternatives for victims and children of domestic violence. They seek to diminish domestic violence and sexual assault on a community wide level by providing shelter, supporting victims to take control of their lives, and to realize their strengths and abilities. As member of the community, you play an important role in reducing family violence.

If you have any questions, feel free to call Sandy Tripp at 573-358-3913. RSVP at

Team Turner Chevrolet

Let Us Prepare Your Easter Dinner Desserts Strawberry Pie

Strawberry, Peanut Butter or Cookies & Cream Pies.  Just $9.00 each!

Find out more here:  Team Turner Pies 
United Way of St. Francois County

Girl's Night Out 
  United Way of St. Francois County
United Way of St. Francois County is excited to announce it's Girls' Night Out Spring Fling Thursday, April 25, 2013 from 5-7 p.m. at Twin Oaks Vineyard & Winery.

Find out more here: United Way's Girl's Night Out

Around Missouri  
Missouri Chamber of Commerce Direct

Missouri Chamber applauds Senate as they advance broad-based tax relief  

Missourians could soon see the biggest tax overhaul in the state in nearly 90 years under a proposal that received first-round approval in the Senate this week. Senate Bill 26, sponsored by Sen. Will Kraus, would cut personal and corporate state income taxes while freeing up capital for job creators across the state. The last time the state Legislature cut income taxes was in 1921.

Find out more here:  Broad-Based Tax Relief

Missouri Division of Tourism

Missouri Division of Tourism Makes Funds Available to Promote Civil War Sites

Battlefields, courthouses, historic homes, driving tours and historic reenactments. These are some of the types of attractions and activities the Missouri Division of Tourism (MDT) hopes to further support through its Civil War 150 Promotion Program.

Find out more here:  Civil War Promotions Program 

All About Business 
8 Ways to Nip Procrastination in the Bud


Putting things off is career hampering, stress
ful and bad for your health. Here's how to get working.

You have a project to do, but it's big and complex and  overwhelming. Or maybe you've done a task so many times before that the thought of repeating it for the umpteenth time turns your stomach. Or it could be that your to-do list is so long you honestly believe you will never ever finish it.


The common denominator here is dread, and it usually directly precedes procrastination.

To Continue Reading, Click Here:  Nip Procrastination 

7 Tech Trends to Try in 2013

A new perk for business travelers, the next generation of Wi-Fi hotspots, and a way to make recruiting easier: These trends might make life easier.

The following trends I've noticed may affect everything from how you travel for business and run building operations to your recruiting practices and product design. Keep your eye on them.


To Continue Reading, Click Here:  7 Tech Trends 

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