July 31, 2014Volume 18  Issue 05
Our Featured Investor

The Printing Co.
325 East Liberty
Farmington, MO 63640

Inside this Edition
City Wide Yard Sale
2nd Quarter Acclaimed Ambassador
August First Friday Coffee
August Investor Meeting
Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings
Map Project Still Needing Sponsors
Investor News
Investor Events
Investor Job Listings
Investor Deals
Don't Fire Difficult Employees
Franchising Turned Upside Down
Welcome NEW Investors!!

Continental Title of Missouri

  Title Cash of MO

  Cinderella's Boutique

Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC


Quick Links

Board of Directors
Chamber Ambassadors
Events Calendar
Look Who's Still Investing!!

BJC Friends In Action Clubhouse
Since 1996

Boyer & Associates, PC
Since 2005

Busenbark Granite
Since 2005

Since 2011

Campbell's Outboard
Since 2011

Pharmax Pharmacy
Since 1996

Piramal Glass
Since 1979

Save A Lot
Since 1999

Ozark Modern Insulation
Since 1986

Southeast Missouri Behavioral Health
Since 1997
Connect with Us

Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter View our profile on LinkedIn
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!

Annual City Wide Yard Sale August 9th

The Chamber's Annual City Wide Yard Sale is scheduled for August the 9th.  Permits to participate are available for purchase at the Chamber Office until the end of business day on Monday, August 4th.

Maps with sale listings will be available at the Chamber Office Wednesday, August 6th through Friday, August 8th.  You will also be able to purchase maps the day of the sale at Park Hills River Mart or The Main Street Grill.

For permit pricing, visit our City Wide Yard Sale Event Page at: City Wide Yard Sale 2014
Valle Awarded Acclaimed Ambassador Title Again in 2014!

Congratulations to Chamber Ambassador, Kelly Valle, of KFMO 1240 AM & B104 FM Radio! Kelly was named the Chamber's 2nd Quarter Acclaimed Ambassador at the July Investor Meeting at Charboneau's A & C Restaurant! He received a huge gift basket filled with lots of great goodies from our generous Chamber Ambassador Program Sponsors, as well as, complimentary lunch from the Chamber Board!

Kelly earned the most ambassador points throughout the second quarter of 2014 by making an extra effort to attend nearly all of the Chamber meetings, ribbon cuttings and events. Congratulations Kelly!  

Gifts were compliments of the following Chamber Ambassador Sponsors: Three Dames Dreamin', Serenity Hospicecare, Belgrade State Bank, William Bess - American Family Insurance Agent - Park Hills, MO, Parkland Health Center, Main Street Grill, The Printing Co., Central Methodist University, Home Pools and Spas, Mineral Area College, and Pharmax Pharmacy!
August First Friday Coffee Moved to SECOND Friday in August

Be sure to mark your calendars!  Park Hills River Mart is hosting the August First Friday Coffee Event at their NEW LOCATION and you're getting a "sneak peak" prior to their grand opening! 

In order to be closer to completion, they have asked to postpone the event one week, so, the August First Friday Coffee will be held on the SECOND FRIDAY - August 8th.  Adjust your calendars accordingly, you won't want to miss this one!!

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.

Reserve your attendance here:  First Friday Coffee August 2014
August Investor Meeting

Due to the recent closing of Charboneau's Restaurant, we've received a flood of phone calls and emails in regards to the monthly Chamber Investor Meetings. The Chamber Board will decide and a permanent solution at the upcoming board meeting, however, for August, we have already made arrangements to meet at the North College Center at Mineral Area College.

Lunch will be catered by Main Street Grill. Because a buffet style lunch will not be available, we are requesting that anyone planning to attend, register on the chamber's website.  You will be able to register your attendance and choose your meal.  Money will be collected the day of the meeting. 

Register online at AUGUST INVESTOR MEETING .  You should be able to log-in using just your email address.  If you have any problems logging in, contact the Chamber office at 573-431-1051, and we'll be glad to help.

We are also excited to announce that our featured guest for August will be Congressman Jason Smith!

Congressman Smith is a seventh-generation Missourian, a citizen-legislator, and a champion for the rights and values of farmers and rural Missourians.


Thank you for your registration cooperation!

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.

The August business spotlight is  Park Hills River Mart.
Several Ribbon Cutting Scheduled for the Month of August!
Ribbon Cutting
Please mark your calendars for a handful of celebrations in August!  Click each link to find out details for each of the events listed below:
We hope to see you there!!
Still Seeking Sponsors for the Chamber's Map Project

The Chamber and Village Profile are still in search of sponsors for  our 2014-2015 Official Community Map!


Village Profile has the most advanced publishing media technology available. Your decision to support this map by advertising on it is an absolute networking win for you, our business community and the entire Park Hills - Leadington area.



The Community Map is one of the the most requested items here at the Chamber.  Nearly 1,000 maps per year are distributed from our office!

If you would like more information on the map project and your opportunity to get your business name into the hands of thousands, call our Village Profile Rep, David Harris at 630-973-9576 or by email at: dharris@villageprofilemail.com.

See more information on the map project here:
Community Map Project

Thank you for your support of this very important community project!!

Investor Announcements   
Share your News, Events, Job Openings and Deals with us and we'll share them with others!  Email your announcements to info@phlcoc.net or drop the information on at the Chamber office, and we'll help put it in front of thousands!

Investor News
Here's what's happening with your fellow Chamber Investors!
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? 
Hot Deals
Don't miss out on these and other "Hot Deals" available on the Chamber's Website!

Check our Hot Deals page often -  New Deals for August to be added soon!! 

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.

Don't Fire Difficult Employees. Try Adapting First
By: Geoffrey James  Inc.com

Before you decide to get rid of problematic employees, make an effort to turn their personal weaknesses into business strengths.


The post "3 Types of Employees You Should Fire Immediately" by fellow Inc.com contributor, Jayson Demers, contains an excellent description of three types of difficult-to-manage employees.


However, while Demers's diagnosis is spot-on, I find his prescription--fire them immediately--overly simplistic and I disagree with some of his basic assumptions about sound management practice.


For example, in the first paragraph, Demers writes:


"As a business owner, your time is limited; you hired a team of capable professionals because there's no way you can do it all. Even if your organization runs like a well-oiled machine, there's usually at least one team member who causes you more stress than the others."


With all due respect to Demers (who is a successful CEO himself), this way of defining management is in my opinion a recipe for micromanagement.


Continue reading here:   DON'T FIRE DIFFICULT EMPLOYEES  


Why the Federal Ruling on McDonald's Just Turned Franchising Upside Down

 BY Erik Sherman Inc.com 

The National Labor Relations Board says McDonald's is the joint employer of franchise workers--and that could mean a lot of confusion and problems for franchise owners.


In a move that could ultimately have a huge impact on all franchising, the general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board has said that McDonald's is the joint employer of workers at its franchise locations. If ultimately upheld, that could put McDonald's at the epicenter of class action suits over fast food worker wages and working conditions.


Traditionally, franchise owners themselves were considered sole employers of their workers. Because they operated as separate legal entities, franchisers were isolated from any labor disputes. By declaring that McDonald's is a joint employer, the NLRB has shaken that structure.


"Corporations that exercise sufficient control over their franchisees cannot claim ignorance," said Catherine Ruckelshaus, general counsel and program director for the National Employment Law Project, in a Tuesday conference call held by the organizations supporting the lawsuits. "This accountability means ensuring that the franchises comply with the basics of the law."


Continue reading here:   FRANCHISING UPSIDE DOWN
July's Featured Investor

Click the banner to learn more about
The Printing Co.!