June 2014Volume 18  Issue 04
Our Featured Investor

Powell Automotive
402 Fifth Street
Park Hills, MO 63601

Inside this Edition
11th Annual Firecracker Run
Ribbon Cutting - MAB Cupcakes
New Park Hills Ex-Officio
Office Closed for Independence Day
July First Friday Coffee
July Investor Meeting
Upcoming Ribbon Cutting
Investor News
Investor Events
Investor Job Listings
Investor Deals
20 Awesome Things
6 Selling Secrets
Welcome NEW Investors!!

Quick Links

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

Ameren Missouri
Since 1949

Since 1974

Awesome Sunsets
Since 2010

B104 / KFMO Radio
Since 1974

Belgrade State Bank
Since 2008

The LIFE Center
Since 2005

Since 2013

Main Street Grill
Since 2012

Maloney, Wright & Robbins, CPA's
Since 2010

Manley, Karraker & Karraker, PC
Since 2009
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!

11th Annual Firecracker Run - SATURDAY

We've got 135+ participants already registered for this year's event with many more expected!  Only 150 T-Shirts are guaranteed, so if you haven't registered yet, do so quickly to ensure yours!  Register Online at FIRECRACKER RUN 2014!

Still needing 3-4 Volunteers!! We need the following:
  • One person to assist with Goodie Bags
  • One person to assist with Refreshments
  • Two people to assist with Course Monitoring
If you can lend just a couple of hours, please contact the Chamber office at 573-431-1051 ASAP!

Thank you to all the sponsors who graciously support this beloved community event!  They include:
  • Amy Ann's Florist
  • Belgrade State Bank
  • Central Methodist University
  • Complete Vision Care
  • Congressman Jason Smith
  • Culligan Soft Water
  • Daily Journal
  • Domino's Pizza
  • Edward Jones - Ken Douglas
  • First State Community Bank
  • Goodson Realty
  • In Loving Memory of Ken Mosier
  • Kary Buckley Towing & Recovery, Inc.
  • KFMO/ B104 Radio
  • KREI/ KTJJ Radio
  • Leadco Community Credit Union
  • Maloney, Wright & Robbins, CPA's
  • Mineral Area College
  • New Era Bank
  • No Limits / The Shirt Stop - Shirts, Signs & Awards
  • O.D.A.C.S. Inc.
  • Park Hills River Mart
  • Parkland Flower Girl
  • Parkland Health Center
  • Parkland Health Mart Pharmacy
  • Pharmax Pharmacy
  • Proffer Produce
  • Red Wing Shoe Company
  • RoadID
  • Save-A-Lot
  • Southeast Missouri Behavioral Health
  • Turner Chevrolet-Cadillac Co., Inc.
  • US Bank
Ribbon Cutting - MAB Cupcakes

The Park Hills - Leadington & Farmington Chamber's of Commerce co-hosted one their tastiest ribbon cuttings ever on June 20th.  Mandy Potter, owner of MAB Cupcakes prepares to cut the ribbon in the photo as family, friends, customers and members of both Chambers are gathered to help her celebrate MAB's Grand Opening.


MAB Cupcakes is located at 752 Maple Valley Drive and specializes in gourmet cupcakes. Their recipes are unique and everything from the cookies to the fillings and toppings are all homemade!


If you haven't already, be sure to "like" them on Facebook. Contact Mandy at 573-915-9888.  And, check out their specialty cupcake flavors on their website at www.mabcupcakes.com.  


The Chamber Board Welcomes Newly Named Park Hills Ex-Officio

Members of the Chamber board were honored to welcomed Mayor David Easter to the Chamber Board at a recent board meeting.  Mayor Easter was recently appointed by the City of Park Hills to serve as the Park Hills Ex-Officio.  


Easter was officially sworn in by Chamber President, Jeff Williams, at the June meeting of the Chamber Board of Directors.  Easter replaces former Park Hills Ex-Officio, Matt Whitwell, and will serve a three-year term on the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.


We are honored and excited to be working closely with Mayor Easter, and are confident his position on the board will be a valuable asset to the Chamber.

Chamber Office Closed Independence Day

The Chamber Office will be closed on Friday, July 4, 2014 in observance of Independence Day.  Have a safe holiday!

We will resume regular business hours on Monday, July 7, 2014.

We apologize for any inconvenience!

First Friday Coffee Moved to SECOND Friday in July Due to Independence Day

Join us and your July First Friday Coffee Host, The Printing Co., at The Coffee Grill on Friday, July 11th from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. for coffee, doughnuts & lots of relationship building!

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.

July Investor Meeting

The regularly scheduled Investor Meeting for July will be Tuesday, July 15th at 12:00 p.m. at Charboneau's A & C Restaurant

In July we are welcoming the NFL Linebacker for the Washington Redskins - Will Compton. Will is a North County graduate who will be talking to us about his journey to become a Redskins' Linebacker; life on the "Practice Squad"; and the value and integrity of working hard to achieve your dreams.

Will Compton is a Professional Athlete for the Washington Redskins, a Speaker, and Business Professional.  Find out more about Will on the Chamber's July Investor Meeting page.

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 July business spotlight is The Printing Co..

Ribbon Cutting Scheduled for Central High School's New Multipurpose Center and Football Stadium
Ribbon Cutting
Please mark your calendars and join us in congratulating Central High School on the Completion of their brand new multipurpose center which includes their new football stadium.  The event will take place:
  • Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. 
We hope to see you there!!

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
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 July!  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!

Find more Hot Deals Now! 

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.

20 Awesome Things to Say That Will Radically Improve Your Life

The biggest problem with deciding to do something is deciding to wait to do it. Why put off doing something you really want to do?

Anything worth doing is worth doing now. Here are 20 things you need to say to yourself this week - not because you plan to do something but because you've already done it. And each is a lot easier to accomplish than some grand, sweeping, hopefully-life-changing-but-in the-end-you-never-manage-to-accomplish pledge. So let's get started...

Continue reading here:   20 AWESOME THINGS  


6 Selling Secrets That Will Help You Hire Stronger People  

The customer is king, except, it seems, when it comes to hiring. 

In recruiting, when the demand for talent is greater than the supply, all of the steps shown in the funnel are required. When the supply of strong talent is greater than the demand, shortcuts can be taken. This talent-surplus process is shown by the active-candidate path on the left of the funnel. The problem for most companies is that they use a surplus process even in a scarcity situation.


For most companies, the entire recruiting and hiring process is too transactional. It starts by filtering people on the basis of their skills and experiences, weeding out the weak, using the interview to minimize mistakes, and having candidates agree early on to a price range (compensation) before they even know the job. While demeaning, the process might actually work if there is an excess of top people available. If not, it will backfire: Companies will wind up working way too hard to hire people just like whom they've always hired.

Continue reading here:  6 SELLING SECRETS
June's Featured Investor

Click the banner to learn more about
Powell Automotive!