March 2015 Volume 19  Issue 02

Our Featured Investor

Rhinehart Electric
301 Seventh Street
Park Hills, MO 63601


Thank you to James for Hosting the March First Friday Coffee!

You did an awesome job!

Inside this Edition
March Investor Meeting
Hump Day BBQ
April First Friday Coffee
Renewal Time
Investor News
Investor Events
Investor Job Listings
Investor Deals
Seminars, Training, & Workshops
Learn From Bezos's Sleep Habits
7 Skills That Predict Success

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

Southeast Missouri Behavioral Health
Since 1997

Harvest Christian Centre
Since 2012

Missouri Natural Gas Company
Since 1974

Culligan Soft Water
Since 2012

First State Insurance Agency
Since 1984

Leadco Community
Credit Union
Since 1974

Ozark Modern Insulation & Leadbelt Buck Stove
Since 1986

Belgrade State Bank
Since 2008

City of Leadington
Since 2005

Southeast Economic Development Fund
Since 2014

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March Investor Meeting


Please join us for the March Investor Meeting on Tuesday, March 17th at, 12:00 p.m. at the Mineral Area College, North College Center in Park Hills.


Lunch to be Catered by Mineral Area College. And will be $10.00 per person.




Our March guest speaker is Joh Barry, Director of the Show-Me Heroes Program.  Find out why more Missouri businesses are hiring veterans and service members, and about incentives associated with becoming a Show-Me Heroes Business!

Our March Business Spotlight is on Rhinehart Electric! 


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.

Volunteers Needed - To Help & Eat!

The Chamber's Annual Hump Day BBQ is just around the corner... Wednesday, March 25, 2015 to be exact!

Orders are beginning to come in!  Don't forget!  In order to be able to serve all 350 plates, we're going to need lots of help!  Please see the volunteer sign up sheet here: BBQ Volunteer Sign-Up and let us know when you can help!!

Be sure to secure your plate by clicking here to order: Hump Day BBQ 24


Southeast Economic Development Fund to Host April First Friday Coffee

Join us at SEED$ from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00. a.m. for coffee and doughnuts on Friday, April 3, 2015!

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 April 2015

Investment Renewals Are Now Due!

We are still needing 2015 Investment/membership renewals from a handful of Investors!  The final deadline for renewal is April 30 2015.

Login to your Investor Center to see if you're dues are up-to-date.  Don't let your Chamber benefits expire!!


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 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.
What You Can Learn From Jeff Bezos's Sleep Habits

By: John Boitnott
Image Credit: Getty Images
Losing sleep because you're burning the midnight oil? You're doing it wrong. Listen to how one top entrepreneur kept his mind sharp by fine-tuning his sleep habits.

Jeff Bezos is considered one of the top minds in business today, having grown Amazon from an online bookseller to the top online marketplace in the world for everything from shoes to electronics. His deep focus on customer service has become legendary, but if you think Bezos is a workaholic, think again. The CEO places a high priority on a good night's sleep, even when deadlines loom and pressure is high.


Don't cut back on sleep.
In fact, you will most likely want to increase your amount of sleep if you're one of those entrepreneurs who typically pulls 12-hour workdays or burns the midnight oil often. Bezos is one of several successful names like Sheryl Sandberg and Jennifer Lopez who have championed the restorative power of eight hours of sleep instead of overworking. In 1999, the founder told The Wall Street Journal that eight hours of sleep gives him the alertness and clarity of thought necessary to tackle each day's challenges. Instead of sacrificing rest to work around the clock, building his company, Bezos ended his day and went to bed.

Continue reading here:   Jeff Bezos's Sleep Habits       


7 Critical Skills That Predict Success

By: Suzanne Lucas  

Image Credit: Sutterstock 

If you want to succeed in life, psychologists have figured out the skills you'll need. Since knowing is half the battle, see how you're doing and where you need to improve.


What skills do you really need to succeed? In school, they taught us history and algebra and if we got good SAT scores they said we'd succeed. But are those the skills we really need? Developmental psychologist Susan Engel researched the skills that actually predicted success. I'll give you a hint--differential calculus isn't on the list. Here are the 7 skills that are critical for success.


1. Reading.

Of course, you can read. If you couldn't you wouldn't be reading this. Engel defines reading as follows: "It means having the ability to read an essay or book and understand it well enough to use the information in some practical way or to talk about it with another person."


I'd like to ask a different question: Do you read? Do you apply what you've learned? Share it with others? People who read fiction, for instance, are more empathetic. That empathy can certainly help you be a better boss.


Continue reading here:    7 Critical Skills that Predict Success

March's Featured Investor

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Rhinehart Electric