July 2015 Volume 19  Issue 05

Our Featured Investor

Inflatable Fun
St. Francois County

Thank you to Lucas & Erin for Hosting the June First Friday Coffee!

You did an awesome job!
Inside this Edition
12th Annual Firecracker Run
City Wide Yard Sale
2nd Quarter Acclaimed Ambassador
August First Friday Coffee
Ribbon Cutting
Glow Golf Tournament
Investor News
Investor Events
Investor Job Listings
Investor Deals
Seminars, Training, & Workshops
5 Wearables for Work
5 Steps to Speed Up Learning

Welcome NEW Investors!!
Look Who's Still Investing!!

Ameren Missouri
Since 1949

Bates Insurance
Since 2014

Daily Journal The Daily Journal
Since 2011

Harvey & Mary Lee Faircloth
Since 1999

Park Hills Lion's Club
Since 2011

Pleasant View Estates
Since 2015

Since 1999

C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Homes
Since 2005

Rhinehart Electric
Since 2014

Sweetheart Chocolates
Since 2014

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Chamber News   
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12th Annual Firecracker Run

Benefiting the Chamber Scholarship Fund

With 116 registered participants at this year's Annual Firecracker Run, nearly everyone was a winner! 

Congratulations to those who took home medals & trophies, and to those who participated, be it walking, running, sponsoring, or volunteering! 

This year's event help to begin funding the Chamber's new Scholarship Program!  We appreciate all those involved. 

Also, a special thanks to Central High School, The Park Hills Police Department, The St. Francois County Ambulance District, and Boy Scout Troop 417.  It truly takes and army to make this event successful!

Mark your calendars now for next year's event to be held on Saturday, June 25.  Find the list of this year's winners and their times on the Chamber's   Firecracker Run Facebook Page!

City Wide Yard Sale Coming in August
The Annual Park Hills - Leadington City Wide Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, August 8, from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Area residents and local businesses are invited to host yard sales, rummage sales, garage sales, and sidewalk sales on this day.

In order to participate, you must purchase a permit from the CHAMBER OFFICE.  Permits will go on sale Monday, July 20th.  There are three types of permits available.

Maps of the area sales will be on sale at the Chamber Office August 5-7 and at Park Hills River Mart on August 8.  All maps include a list of the sale addresses.  Some sales include map pinpoints for easier locating and a list of items for sale.



For more detailed information about the permit fees, and map pick-ups, etc., visit the event on the Chamber's website by clicking here:    City Wide Yard Sale 2015

Roberts Named 2nd Quarter Acclaimed Ambassador!

Congratulations to Tish Roberts of Culligan Soft Water in Leadington for earning for the "2nd Quarter Acclaimed Ambassador" Title! Tish battled hard for the title last quarter, earning 44 points... just one more than another very competitive Ambassador!

Chamber Ambassadors are recruited annually to help promote and assist the Chamber in the community and at Chamber events & meetings. Ambassadors earn points for attending events and meetings, recruiting & mentoring new investors, and providing the Chamber Board and Directors with assistance in other duties as needed.

Tish was honored at the July Investor Meeting with lunch compliments of the Chamber, and a huge bag of goodies compliments of our Ambassador Sponsors that included things such as a first aid kit, a t-shirt, coffee mugs, wine, home decor, and concert tickets!

We can't thank Tish enough for her dedication to our Chamber. Investors like her help make us succeed!

Special thanks to our Ambassador Sponsors for supporting the Ambassador Program and providing our much deserving champions with some incredible gifts. Our Sponsors include:
Bates Insurance to Host Augst First Friday Coffee at NEW LOCATION

Join us at Bates Insurance's New Location - 918 East Main Street - beginning at 7:30 a.m. to 9:00. a.m. on Friday, August 7, 2015 for coffee and doughnuts!

Be there by 8:15 a.m. for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony too!

First Friday Coffee Events are held the first Friday of each month at various investor locations. 

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.

Register your attendance here:      FFC August 2015

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Please join us for a Ribbon Cutting and Celebration of the new home of Bates Insurance!!

Bates Insurance has recently relocated to their newly remodeled facility at 918 East Main Street, and we want to share their excitement!

We'll cut the ribbon during the First Friday Coffee at Bates Insurance on Friday, August 7, 2015 at 8:15 a.m.  Please plan to celebrate with us!

Register your attendance here:  Ribbon Cutting August 7

Glow Golf in October!

Mark your calendars NOW!  The Park Hills - Leadington Chamber of Commerce is hosting it's very first Night-Time Glow Golf Tournament on Friday, October 9th at Crown Pointe Golf Course!

ONLY 18 TEAMS PERMITTED!  Lots of fun things being planned, including a Best Dressed Glow Golf Cart Competition; 9 Holes of Par 3; The Margarita Cart; Hole in One Prizes; Dinner; and more!

We are currently seeking Hole Sponsors, Teams, Beverage Cart Sponsors, and Door Prize Donors.  Click Here GLOW GOLF for all the details or to register!

Investor Announcements   
Share your News, Events, Job Openings and Deals with us and we'll share them with others! Login to your member center and add as many as you'd like!  In a hurry? Email your announcements to info@phlcoc.net or drop the information off 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? 
Don't miss out on these Chamber Investor's "Hot Deals" available on the Chamber's Website!
Check our Hot Deals page often -  New Deals Added Regularly!!

Seminars, Training & Workshops  
Are you looking for opportunities to improve on something old or learn something new?  We have several learning opportunities, business and personal interests, for you and your employees listed on the Chamber's Event Calendar!
Various training opportunities are offered by Chamber Investors and the St. Louis SCORE ( St. Louis SCORE offers free business counseling and resources, low-cost workshops, and free business scan services.) See what benefits YOU:
Find out more about these and other upcoming seminars, training opportunities and workshops on the Chamber's Seminars, Training, and Workshops page!

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.
5 Wearables to Get You Going at Work

By: Tess Townsend  Inc.com
Image Credit: Getty Images
Bad back, idle mind, forgetfulness -- whatever your problem is, there's probably a wearable for it.

Does your back hurt from slouching over your keyboard all day? Having trouble focusing after lunchtime? Do you remember that great idea you had the other day? Whatever's holding you back from doing your best work, there's probably a wearable claiming to solve the problem.


Wearables targeting health and wellness still fall into a regulatory gray area, but that hasn't slowed down the release of innovative products. Here are five gadgets that can help you improve your productivity by calming you down, augmenting your memory and even reminding you to breathe.


Continue reading here:   Work Wearables         

Five Simple Steps to Speed Up How You Learn New Skills


By: Val Wright - President, Val Wright Consulting

Image Credit: Getty Images  

From fear to 50 laps, lessons from learning to swim.


Forget the common advice of doing something that scares you every day, instead try something that is simply new to you every day, that is what successful leaders regularly do.


I have always been a terrible swimmer. Ever since age 12 when I had a bad experience in a wave pool, I have not liked swimming, putting my head underwater, or even water itself very much. On holidays I was one of those crazy ladies who would swim breaststroke inefficiently with my head out of the water. Everyone assumed it was because I was protecting my hair, but it was really because I was terrified of swimming underwater.


When we moved to Southern California two years ago, I found myself surrounded by swimming pools and I knew I wanted to rapidly develop my three daughters into strong swimmers. Two immediately found it easy, but the third hated it. I realized that I couldn't sit on the sidelines encouraging her to put her head underwater when I wouldn't do it myself, so four weeks ago I decided to get serious and learn to swim properly. Here are my lessons that you can apply to learning any new skill:


Continue reading here:  Speed Up How You Learn

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