July 2016 Volume 20  Issue 5

Our Featured Investor

First State
Community Bank
365 West Main Street
Park Hills, MO 63601
Phone: 573-431-0223

To Chris, Jake, Jim, & everyone at First State Community Bank for hosting the July First Friday Coffee!  We look forward to your presentation at the Investor Meeting later this month too!

Fantastic Turn-Out!!

Inside this Edition
Investor Appreciation Month
Firecracker Run Recap
Chamber Office Closed
July Investor Meeting
City Wide Yard Sale
First Friday Coffee
Ribbon Cutting
New Ambassador
Parkland Celtic Festival
Investor News
Investor Events
Investor Job Listings
Investor Deals
Seminars, Training, & Workshops
11 Tiny Habits About Your Personality
Your Daily Routine is Killing Your Productivity

Welcome NEW Investors!!

Thank You for Re-Investing in 2016!!

Downtown Park Hills Association
Since 2006

Harvey & Mary Lee Faircloth
Since 1999

Leadco Community Credit Union
Since 1974

NHC Healthcare
Since 2002

Park Hills Lions Club
Since 2011

Piramal Glass
Since 1979

Rhinehart Electric
Since 2014

Shelter Insurance
Shelter Insurance - David Hagerty
Since 1988

St. Francois County Rotary
Since 2008

US Bank
Since 1979
Giggle Break!

Three Nurses

Three nurses went to heaven, and were awaiting their turn with St. Peter to plead their case to enter the pearly gates. The first nurse said, "I worked in an emergency room. We tried our best to help patients, even though occasionally we did lose one. I think I deserve to go to heaven." St. Peter looks at her file and admits her to heaven. 

The second nurse says, "I worked in an operating room. It's a very high stress environment and we do our best. Sometimes the patients are too sick and we lose them, but overall we try very hard." St. Peter looks at her file and admits her to heaven. 

The third nurse says, "I was a case manager for an HMO." 

St. Peter looks at her file. He pulls out a calculator and starts punching away at it furiously, constantly going back to the nurse's file. After a few minutes St. Peter looks up, smiles, and says, "Congratulations! You've been admitted to heaven ... for five days!"

Visual Giggle

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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 & Pinterest!

June is over, and our very first Investor Appreciation Month has been recorded as a fun success!  

Special thanks to our Ambassador Club and Board Members for helping to deliver small tokens of our appreciation to each of our Chamber Investors!

Congratulations to the big winners in June:
  • 2 Free Investor Meeting Lunch Tickets: First State Community Bank
  • 2 Free Investor Meeting Lunch Tickets: Fit to be Clean  
  • 2 Free Investor Meeting Lunch Tickets: Ameren Missouri

  • 2 Free Investor Meeting Lunch Tickets: Unico Bank

  • Free Enhanced Membership: Ursula Warren

  • 4th of July Gift Basket: Stacey Wright

  • 4 Cardinals Baseball Tickets: Christie Davis

During the month of June, we also welcomed more than 1,000 new fans to our Facebook Page!  That means the reach we now have when sharing Chamber & Investor News, Events, Deals, Jobs, and more, has expanded to incredible numbers!  Many of our Facebook posts have seen a reach upwards of 20,000!  Talk about promoting your events, announcements, and job postings!!

Not on Facebook?  You can view all of the appreciation photos on our website here: Chamber Photo Gallery  

We enjoyed Appreciation Month and hope you did too!

118 Participate in the 13th Firecracker Run

The Chamber's 13th Annual Firecracker Run was unflawed with 118 participants and a huge support system of volunteers!
This year proved to be the year for family registrations and online payments.  More families registered to participate than in years past, and thanks to our new online payment feature, participants had the ability to pay early for discounted prices which, in turn, made check in and registration at this year's even a breeze!
Thank you to all who participated, those who volunteered, Central Schools, Park Hills PD, and Park Hills Boy Scout Troop 417.  You each play a crucial role in making this event fantastic!
Also, a huge thank you to all of our t-shirt sponsors:
  • American HomeCare
  • AT&T Desloge
  • Bates Insurance
  • Belgrade State Bank
  • Central Methodist University
  • Continental Title of Missouri
  • Country Mart
  • Domino's Pizza
  • First Bank
  • Isagenix
  • KFMO / B104.3 Radio
  • Maloney, Wright & Robbins, CPA's
  • Mineral Area College
  • Missouri Baptist University
  • MSMiller, Inc.
  • O.D.A.C.S. Inc. (Drug & Alcohol Collection Services)
  • Park Hills River Mart
  • Parkland Health Center
  • Pharmax Pharmacy #1343
  • Proffer Wholesale Produce, Inc.
  • Road ID
  • Save-A-Lot
  • Signs Etc
  • Southeast Missouri Community Credit Union
  • St. Francois County Health Center - WIC
  • The Pasta House Company
  • Turner Chevrolet-Cadillac Co., Inc.
  • US Bank

This year's shirt was unique in that it was custom drawn by a local artist!  Thank you Brandon Warren!  Your designs were beautiful!!

Chamber Office Closed
The Chamber office will be closed Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, July 13, 14, 15, and again on the following Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, July 20, 21, & 22.

We will resume regular business hours on Monday, July 25.

We apologize for any inconvenience! 
July Investor Meeting - Logo Branding with AnnMarie (Nichols) Weidenbenner

Please join us for the July Investor Meeting on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at, 12:00 p.m. at The Coffee Grill, located at 3413 Rosener Road in Park Hills.
AnnMarie  (Nichols)  Weidenbenner  will be our featured speaker for July.  Mrs. Weidenbenner will be discussing the importance of  Logo Branding  for your business.

AnnMarie is a Graphic Designer who graduated from Farmington High School.  After high school, AnnMarie went on to receive her Bachelors of Fine Art for Communication Design from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. In need of a change in scenery, she moved to sunny Florida to pursue her career in design.

Since moving to Florida, AnnMarie has collaborated with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Disney Golf, Arnold Palmer, and more recently C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Homes, and Bloomin' Brands; the parent company of Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba's, Bonefish Grill, and Fleming's Prime Steakhouse.

AnnMarie currently resides in Tampa, Florida with her husband Matthew, and their cat Steve.
Lunch to be Catered by The Coffee Grill And will be $10.00 per person. Reservations will still be required.

Our July Business Spotlight is on   First State Community Bank
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.

Register Your Attendance Here:     July Investor Meeting

City Wide Yard Sale - August 13

Park Hills/ Leadington City Wide Yard Sale Permits on Sale July 25, 2016 - August 8, 2016

The two-city sale is slated for Saturday, August 13, 2016.   

Sponsored by the Park Hills - Leadington Chamber of Commerce.   There were 103 Sales Registered in 2015

Park Hills residents  must  purchase a permit in order to sell.  Leadington residents are not required to purchase a permit to sell, however to be included in the map and advertising opportunities, special permit is required. 
  1. $5.00 - Basic Option: Includes Sellers Permit and Address is Placed on a List of Area Sales.
  2. $6.00 - Premium OptionIncludes Sellers Permit and Address is Placed on a List of Area Sales, and is Pin-Pointed on a Local Street Guide.
  3. $7.00 - Ultra Option: Includes Sellers Permit and Address is Placed on a List of Area Sales, and is Pin-Pointed on a Local Street Guide, and is Allowed Space to List 5 Major Items of Sale.
  • Permits MUST be purchased at Chamber Office.
  • Does NOT count toward resident's annual yard sale limit in Park Hills.
  • Permits will be sold during office hours, July 25, 2016 - August 8, 2016.
  • All permits MUST be purchased by August 8th in order to be included on the Map.
  • Maps will be available for purchase August 10, 11,  & 12 for $1.00 at the Chamber Office and Park Hills River Mart Convenience Store located at 10 Flat River Drive in Park Hills.
  • The City Wide Yard Sale info will be published in The Daily Journal's "Community Calendar" & "Yard Sale" sections; on two local radio stations; on the local cable channel, and the Chamber's Website and Facebook Pages as well as on posters placed throughout the two towns.
All permits must be purchased prior to 4:30 p.m. Monday, August 8th

Maps featuring area sales will be available at the Chamber office August 10 th  thru the 12 th  for $1.00. 


Visit the Chamber Office at 12 Municipal Drive in Park Hills to purchase a permit or call 573-431-1051 for more information.

August First Friday Coffee to be Hosted by Friends In Action Clubhouse

Join us at Friends in Action Club House  located at 5089 Flat River Road, in Leadington, beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, June 3, 2016 for coffee and doughnuts!

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 2016
Ribbon Cutting - Afterglow Restaurant & Bar

Congratulations to Keith Kennon! He is the new owner of  Afterglow Restaurant & Bar  located at 5089 Flat River Road in Leadington.

Afterglow Restaurant & Bar has new owners, a new menu, new specials, is newly remodeled, and much more!

They offer a full menu with daily $5.99 lunch specials, a full bar with daily drink specials, and weekly entertainment. Friday & Saturday is Steak Night, Thursday is Ladies Night and Tuesdays are "Crabby Tuesdays" with All You Can Eat Crab Legs!

Stop in, grab some lunch and welcome Keith and his crew to the Chamber and the Community!
Welcome to our Newest Ambassador!

Please join us in welcoming the newest members to our Ambassador Program - Shawn Merritt  from American Family Insurance - Edward Felker Agency

We're excited to have Shawn on- board to help us promote and represent the Chamber, his businesses, and your businesses!  Our Next time you see Shawn, be sure to welcome him to the Chamber and the Ambassador Club!

The Ambassador Program is made up of volunteers from the Chamber membership, to assist the Chamber in various activities.  Ambassadors serve a term of one calendar year, beginning in January.  Service may continue if agreed upon by the Ambassador and the Chamber.  For more information about the Ambassador Program or how to get involved, visit the Program's Web Page on our website at: Ambassadors Program

Click Here to view a list of  all 2016 Chamber Ambassadors.
Parkland Celtic Festival - 2016

The Parkland Celtic Festival planning is in full swing! The entertainment schedule is already full for this year's 3-day event with entertainment beginning  at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, September 16, 2016 and the final performers taking the stage at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 18.
Aside from the Live Music and traditional Irish & Scottish Dancing, there will be a huge array of Unique Vendors, Carnival Rides, a Classic Car Cruise, Guinness Beer Sampling, Authentic Imported Irish Food & Goods, Old Thyme Pony Rides, and Iron Works Blacksmith Shop, and so much more!
The Park Hills - Leadington Chamber will also be selling Authentic Irish Seasoned, Guinness Beer Battered Sausages, Fish, and Home-Fried Chips!
The event is sponsored by Prairie Farms Dairy and the Claddagh Irish Dance School, with proceeds to benefit the Downtown Park Hills Association.  The Street Festival is happening in Downtown Park Hills in the 200 & 300 blocks of West Main Street on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 16, 17, & 18, 2016.
Sponsors and Vendors are still being accepted.
View a full schedule of events here: Parkland Celtic Festival Brochure or on their website at ParklandCelticFestival.com
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!
Click the headline to read the story!
Read these stories and others now listed on the Chamber's News Page within our website!

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!!

Would you like to receive notifications each time new deals are added to the website?  If so, CLICK HERE and subscribe to the "Hot Deals eNewsletter" and we'll send you an email each time a new Hot Deal is available!

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!
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.
11 Tiny Habits That Reveal a Lot About Your Personality, According to Science

By: Shana LeBowitz, Business Insider
Image Credit: Getty Images
Even small behaviors can be a window into your overall approach to life.

There are so many actions throughout your day that go unremembered--pulling off a few sheets of toilet paper, sending a quick email to a colleague, picking up toiletries at the drugstore.

But these small, seemingly insignificant behaviors can provide meaningful insights into your emotions, your personality traits, and the way you approach life in general.

We dug up psychological research and expert opinion on what different daily habits might reveal about you.

Note that none of this information is definitive, and that these general findings might not apply to you specifically. Rather, they can provide starting points for learning more about your own and others' motivations.

Continue reading here:  11 Tiny Habits

5 Signs Your Daily Routine Is Killing Your Productivity

By: Kat Boogaard, Contributor, Inc.com
Image Credit: Getty Images
This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice. 

I'll be the first to admit that I'm a total creature of habit. I love predictability and stability. They help me to feel focused, organized, and on top of things.

But, not too long ago, I made a major shift to my morning routine. Rather than writing my to-do list when I first sat down at my desk in the morning, I decided to use that time to tackle loose ends--those things that were previously taking up precious real estate on my to-do list, but could easily be taken care of with very little thought or time.

After I made that switch, I realized the system I was relying on to help me was really only a hindrance. It was slowing me down. Yet--for some reason--up to that point, I continued to push forward with that standard schedule I had grown accustomed to.
Yes, routines can undoubtedly be effective for increasing your productivity and approaching your day with some strategy. But, there comes a point when your desire to stick with the predictable manages to only get in your way. Here are five signs you've gone from routine to rigid.

Continue reading here:  Daily Routine Killer
Thank you to this month's Business Spotlight: