November 15, 2013Volume 17  Issue 19
Our Featured Investor

Parkland Health Mart Pharmacy
617 Cowling Street
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Desloge, MO 63601
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November Investor Meeting
Congratulations Turner
Congratulations Goodson
Congratulations Rita Martin
Christmas Parade
Affordable Care Act Seminar
Holiday Hours
December First Friday Coffee
Investor Renewals
Pictures With Santa
Food for Fines
Project Graduation Trivia
Holiday Craft Fair
Twelve Days of Christmas
Paparazzi Benefit
Lovers. Liars & Rock & Roll
Messiah at MAC
Dancing Jazz
PHC ER Receives Top Honors
Communicating With Your Kids
Serenity Gets Creative
Season of Hope 2013
Order Your Christmas Cards Today
Holiday Excitement in Missouri
Master Networking
New Credit Card Rules

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Chamber News   
November Investor Meeting Features, Dr. Desi Mayberry, Parkland Health Mart Pharmacy and a FOSTER KIDS CHRISTMAS DRIVE!
This month's Investor Meeting will feature Dr. Desi Mayberry of Central R-3 Schools.  Dr. Mayberry will be discussing the school system, what's going on and what's coming up. 

We will also hear from Parkland Health Mart Pharmacy at this month's Investor Meeting.  Parkland Health Mart  is the featured Investor for November.  They will have a 3-minute commercial and a special give-away!


Finally, we will be hosting a special drive at this month's investor meeting.  Bring your donations for the upcoming Foster Kids Christmas Party and we'll deliver them for you!  We will be collecting New, Unwrapped Toys, Walmart Gift Cards and $10 Unwrapped Gifts for any child ages 0-19.   


Find out more about our featured guest speakers and register your attendance here:  NOVEMBER INVESTOR MEETING 


Congratulations - TURNER CHEVROLET

The Park Hills - Leadington Chamber of Commerce was honored to celebrate the grand re-opening of one of the communities longest established businesses on Friday, October 18, 2013.

Turner Chevrolet-Cadillac Co. Inc. began it's long-lived legend in the Park Hills, formerly Flat River, area in October of 1949 when M.E. Turner and C.W. Stevens became partners and bought the interest of O.W. Bequette in Mid-Town Chevrolet located at 107 West Main Street in Flat River.

Joe Turner joined the family owned business in 1963.  That same year, plans were begun for a new location.  Land was bought a building was built, and dealership officially moved locations in January of 1965, to it's current home at 1005 East Main Street.  Mr. Stevens retired soon after the move.  M. E. Turner and Joe Turner operated the business until M.E. Was forced to retire due to ill health in December of 1977.  From that point until now, Joe Turner has continued to maintain ownership of the thriving, highly-respected dealership.


Revitalization of the 12-year old facility began in September of 2012 as construction began on the building's facelift.  Today, Joe and his wife Sue are proud to introduce to the community their beautiful, bright, modern facility along with a vision of another 64+ prosperous years for Turner Chevrolet-Cadillac Co., Inc.!

Congratulations to Joe, Sue & the entire team at Turner Chevrolet-Cadillac Co. Inc.!!


Congratulations - GOODSON REALTY

Goodson Realty Owner, Deb Goodson, holds the scissors as Carla House and Delena Kofron assist with the ribbon during a recent Park Hills - Leadington Chamber of Commerce hosted Ribbon Cutting. A magnificent group of family, friends, agents and staff members of Goodson Realty, as well as, Board Members, Ambassadors and Investors of the Chamber were on hand to celebrate the realtor's recent relocation to 107 Strauss Drive in Park Hills. (Located in the former Don Bess Studio's building right next to Hunt's Dairy Bar.)


Those attending were allowed to tour the facilities, viewing the many incredible upgrades that were made to the building.


Congratulations to Deb and her team on their beautiful new home, and thank you to all who came by to help us celebrate with her! 


If you couldn't make it to the ribbon cutting ceremony, we encourage you to stop by in the near future to take a look at the facilities and congratulate the Goodson Realty Crew!


Congratulations - RITA MARTIN

Congratulations to Rita Martin of The Printing Co.! Rita was named the Chamber's 3rd Quarter Acclaimed Ambassador at the Chamber's October 15th Investor Meeting! This is the second consecutive quarter that Rita has claimed this title and rightly so! Rita has shown incredible dedication to the Chamber throughout 2013 as a Chamber of Commerce Ambassador and representative.

If you've attended any Chamber meetings or events in 2013, chances are you've met Rita; And if you haven't, you should! She is typically one of the first to arrive and last to leave, making a very conscious effort to meet and greet everyone she sees.

Rita is a tremendous asset to the Chamber and we couldn't be more pleased to be recognizing her as the 3rd Quarter Acclaimed Ambassador!

Special thanks to our Ambassador Sponsors who support the Ambassador program and provide the complimentary gifts for each of our quarterly winners. They include: Three Dames Dreamin' LLC, Habitat for Humanity of St. Francois County, Inc., Belgrade State Bank, Parkland Health Mart Pharmacy, Parkland Health Center, Main Street Grill, Show-Me Rent-to-Own, Goodson Realty, Dawn Penberthy of Humanna Market Point and KREI/KTJJ Radio!

Find out more about our Ambassador Program and how you can become an Ambassador by clicking HERE!



Put Your Favorite Christmas Candy on Display at This Year's Christmas Parade

Register TODAY for the Chamber's Annual Christmas Parade Scheduled for December 5th.  This year's theme is "Christmas Candy".

As usual, we will have entertainment and official lighting ceremonies at both the Leadington Plaza and the Park Hills Farmer's Market.  This year, however, there will also be some special recognition by each City at those locations as well!

ALL BOOTH SPOTS AT THE FARMER'S MARKET HAVE BEEN FILLED!  Thank you to all the booth sponsors!  They include:
  • Park Hills Lion's Club
  • Belgrade State Bank
  • C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Homes
  • Omega Club
  • Origami Owl Independent Designer
  • It Works Global
  • Casey's General Stores
  • Paparazzi
  • Gladbach Petroleum
Thanks to you all, we have filled BOTH pavilions at the Farmer's Market this year!!  We appreciate your participation!

Find out more information and register online here:  2013 CHRISTMAS PARADE


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The Park Hills - Leadington Chamber and East Missouri Action Agency invites you to come find the answers you need about the new Affordable Health Care Act, Cover Missouri.

Tuesday, November 19th at 5:30 p.m. at the Mineral Area College North College Center.

Certified Counselors will help you find out if you qualify; help you with the application process; explain what happens if you don't apply; tell you about the tax credits and more.

This no cost, informational seminar is open to the public and being hosted by East Missouri Action Agency and the Park Hills Leadington Chamber of Commerce. 



With the holidays just around the corner, we wanted to update you on our year-end holiday closings.  The Chamber Office will be closed on the following days for the Thanksgiving Holiday:

Thursday, November 28, 2013 and Friday, November 29, 2013

We will also be closed beginning at 1:00 p.m. on December 16, 2013 and continuing through January 1, 2014.  We will re-open at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 2, 2014.

We hope these closures do not cause you any inconvenience, and wish you all an incredible holiday season!!



KFMO - B104 Radio will be hosting the December First Friday Coffee event on Friday, December 6th from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the station offices located at 804 St. Joe Drive in Park Hills! 

Join us for hot coffee, tasty pastries and great conversation!  Register your attendance here:  December First Friday Coffee



Just a quick reminder!  It's nearly investor renewal time!  Watch your mail beginning in December for your renewal invoice.

Renewal time is a great time to consider Enhanced Memberships as well!  If you aren't sure what an enhanced membership is, give us a call, we'll outline the details!!

Thank you in advance for your continued dedication!!


Investor Announcements 
Belgrade State Bank

Pictures with Santa 

Belgrade State Bank Cool Owl Kids are invited to our Desloge branch located at 414 North State Street on Thursday, December 5 from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. to tell Santa their wish list and to take home a complementary picture with Santa.

Visits from Santa at our other branches can be found online at

City of Park Hills Public Library

Food for Fines

The Park Hills Public Library will be holding a "Food For Fines" food drive November 15 - December 20.

We ask that all items donated be kid friendly foods ex. single serve mac & cheese, pop-top soups and pastas, granola bars, snack size fruit or pudding cups, peanut butter crackers, juice boxes etc.

Central R-3 Schools

Project Graduation Trivia Night - TOMORROW
Central High School Project Graduation is hosting it's annual Trivia Night on Saturday, November 16th.

A team consists of 10 people with a cost of $10 per person.  Each senior is responsible for filling at least one table at the cost of $100.

Food, door prizes, 50/50 and a silent auction will also be available.

See more information here:  PROJECT GRADUATION TRIVIA 

Central R-3 Schools

Project Graduation Holiday Craft Fair
The 2014 Project Graduation is hosting a Holiday Craft Fair December 8 from 1:00-6:00 pm in the Central High School Practice Gym.

Shop for Holiday Gifts!  Art, Crafts, Food & Various Booths.


Downtown Park Hills Association

Twelve Days of Christmas

The Downtown Park Hills Association is hosting a Twelve Days of Christmas Celebration in Downtown Park Hills December 1st through the 12th with a number of ways to participate!

Win a Turkey!  Thanks to Park Hills Country Mart, you can register for 1 of 10 turkeys to be given away!  Just stop by one of the following downtown businesses to register: 
  • Country Mart
  • Not Just Comic
  • First Bank
  • Four Sisters Resale Shop
  • Bates Insurance
  • Ken's Cards & Coins
  • Razzel Dazzel
  • Car Title Loans of America
  • The Hope Chest
  • Park Hills River Mart  

25% Off All Jewelry! Stop by The Hope Chest during regular business hours December 1st through the 12th, mention the Twelve Days of Christmas Promotion and receive at 25% discount on all jewelry purchases.  The Hope Chest is located at 210 West Main Street in Downtown Park Hills. 


Free Cinnamon Rolls! On Wednesday, December 11, 2013, buy a $5.00 breakfast at the Park Hills Senior Center and get a X-large cinnamon roll free.  Breakfast includes: biscuit & gravy, sausage or bacon, scrambled eggs, hashrounds, & drink.  From 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Carry outs, local deliveries (provided by AmHeart Hospice), or  dine in.  For more information or to call in an order call 573-431-4974.


Pictures With Santa! Also on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. the Park Hills Public Library will be having a Christmas Story Hour. Pictures will be taken with Santa, Christmas stories will be read, and each child that attends will make a Christmas ornament. Registration is limited to the first 50 children that sign-up. Please call 573-431-4842 or stop by the library to register.   


Friends in Action Clubhouse
$7.00 Paparazzi Jewelry to Benefit Clubhouse
On Friday November 22, 2013. The party will be held at Valley Creek Coffeehouse in Maple Valley, 812 Valley Creek Dr, Farmington, from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Friends in Action Clubhouse has teamed up with Paparazzi Jewelry to help raise money for a larger clubhouse.

Our consultant for the evening will be Dawn Schwent, and she has offered to donate $2 of every sale to the clubhouse. EVERYTHING is only $7. Click on the link below to check out the jewelry and accessories.
Phone: 573-785-0114



If you can not make it to the party be sure to contact Dawn with your order.

Mineral Area College

MAC Theatre Guild to Present "Lovers, Liars and Rock & Roll"

Lies and love triangles abound in Mineral Area College Little Theatre Guild's latest comedic musical, "Lovers, Liars and Rock & Roll," written by former MAC Theatre Director, Rick Giles.

A story of lost love and re-kindled romance, "Lovers, Liars, and Rock & Roll" features familiar rock hits past and present, with a cast of characters that will keep you on your toes with their astonishing antics! 

Find out more here:  "Lovers, Liars & Rock & Roll" 

Mineral Area College

MAC Community Choir Gets a "Handel" on the Holidays 
Harry Cecil

Mineral Area College's Community Singers and MAC Singers will present the holiday classic "Messiah" on Sunday, Dec. 8, featuring 60 performers under the direction of MAC Vocal Music Instructor Harry Cecil.

The performance will take place at 4 p.m. at Memorial United Methodist Church at 425 North Street in Farmington. Admission is $5, and the group will be joined by The Rosewood Ensemble, a St. Louis-based professional string quartet.
Find out more here:    Handel's Messiah   

Mineral Area College

Dancing Jazz at Alexander's December 11

Mineral Area College's Music Department will be hosting the fifth annual evening of holiday jazz and big band dancing upstairs in Alexander's at the Factory in Farmington.

"It's a great way to kick off the holiday season," he said. "Come join us for a relaxing evening of food and some wonderful jazz music. The event is open to the public and the dress is casual."
Find out more here:  DANCING JAZZ 

Parkland Health Center

Parkland Health Center Emergency Department Receives Top Honors from Heart Lifeline Alliance

Parkland Health Center received top honors during the recent annual Heart Lifeline Alliance Symposium.  Parkland's emergency department was honored for having the fastest time in the entire alliance in implementing its "STEMI Protocol," a streamlined set of medical steps and partnerships that take place during a patient's life-threatening heart attack in which time can make the difference between life and death. 


Find out more here:   HEART LIFELINE ALLIANCE      
Parkland Health Center

Building Healthy Communication With Your Child

A class presented by BJC Behavioral Health, and designed for parents who are seeking additional communication skills that can make smoother interaction between them and their child.


Serenity HospiceCare

Serenity HospiceCare Gets Creative
Who knew the staff at Serenity HospiceCare was so imaginative?  "I think everyone was surprised at the level of creativity and competitiveness that this contest brought about" said Director of Patient Care, Jenni Thorn.  On October 24, Serenity HospiceCare held their first Pumpkin Decorating Contest at their office, on the campus of Mineral Area College.


Find out more here:    SERENITY CREATIVITY  

SEMO Family Violence Council

WOD-A-THON to benefit SEMO FVC

Come join us at 573 Fitness to help raise money for The SEMO Family Violence Council.  The money raised for this event will help the supply the shelter with food and utilities. 


Find out more here:   WOD-A-THON    
St. Francois County Community Partnership

Season of Hope 2013
Since 1999 St. Francois County Community Partnership has coordinated a community-wide effort to provide holiday gifts for the children of families who live in poverty in our county. Last year 1,385 children had a great holiday because of donations from people like you. Many of these children would not otherwise receive any gifts.

The referrals for this program must meet income guidelines and must come from one of the five school districts in this county, East Missouri Action Agency, or Children's Division. If you wish, you may even request a child/family to sponsor in your town or of a specific sex or age group. Children ages birth to age 18 are served through Season of Hope.


Find out more here:   SEASON OF HOPE    
The Printing Co.

Christmas Cards From The Printing Co.

The Printing Co. is your source for Christmas cards. Whether you would like to pick a stock design or go custom we can get the perfect card for your business.

See their "HOT DEAL" here:   CHRISTMAS CARDS 

Around Missouri  

Holiday Excitement for 2013  


Festivals and family events are not limited to summertime in Missouri. We know how to throw a party any season of the year. As an example, we present a few samples of holiday festivals and activities for your enjoyment.

Voted one of the "Top 100 Small Town Getaways" by Midwest Living, the historic river town of Kimmswick radiates all of the warmth and charm of bygone days. More than 25 unique shops and restaurants in historic buildings invite you to linger, shop and chat. The holiday season kicks off with a Christmas preview the Saturday before Thanksgiving. The shops stay open late, offering culinary delights to satisfy even the most discerning palates; Carmel Pecan Levee High Apple Pie´┐Ż from the legendary Blue Owl Restaurant & Bakery is a year-round tradition. The festivities continue December 6 to 8 at the annual Cookie Walk and Christmas Festival, where a ticket gets you a cookbook filled with recipes of scrumptious holiday treats. Be sure to stash the extra cookies in your treat bag as you nibble your way along a path lined with luminaries.

Find Out More Here:  HOLIDAY EXCITEMENT 2013  

All About Business 
How I Became the Kind of Person Who Can Work a Room

I used to dread networking events. Then a colleague let me in on his secret strategy.    



I did it. I went to a cocktail party where I didn't know anyone, and successfully chit-chatted for two hours. (Not to myself. I actually spoke with other people.)


I have never been good at the kind of networking where you're supposed to walk into a room full of strangers and walk out with "connections." The very idea makes me cringe. But as a writer and reporter, I get invited to more than my fair share of meet-and-greets. Every now and then, I read an invite and think, "Eeek. I really should go. But I won't know anyone." Sometimes I go, sometimes I don't. Some of these events are better than others. I rarely have fun.  


The Secret to My Big Turnaround


These days, I'm actually looking forward to networking receptions. It's as if all these events are part of a big game, and I've finally figured out how to play.

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New Credit Card Rules Slap Merchants

The new regulations are supposed to make the credit card information you store more secure--but you're going to pay for it.



New security standards released today by Visa, Mastercard, and other credit card companies are going to have a big impact on any business that accepts credit card payments from customers.


The rules, formulated by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council, which represents the major card brands, are aimed at making your customers' credit card data more secure--but they will undoubtedly add to your administrative and operational costs too.


Take a look at the requirements you must follow, as of January 1, 2014:

   To Continue Reading, Click HereNEW CREDIT CARD RULES         
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