May 2014Volume 18  Issue 03
Our Featured Investor

Central Methodist University
5270 Flat River Road
Park Hills, MO 63601
Inside this Edition
CMU Hosts First Friday Coffee
Chamber Golf Tournament
Ribbon Cutting - Bening Motor Company
Groundbreaking - Habitat Home #20
Groundbreaking - Central Football Stadium
Ribbon Cutting - T.H. Morgan
Acclaimed Ambassador
New Board Membeer
Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings
Firecraker Run Meeting
May Investor Meeting
Office Closed for Memorial Day
Hot Deals!
"The Biggest Winner"
MAB Cupcakes Opens Store
MAC Foundation Golf Tournament
Legacy Fest
Serenity Celebrates Staff
Rotary Blood Drive
A Night at the Ballgame
ManiCURE Mondays
Grand Opening Universa Fitness
Personality Success
Confidence Booster
Welcome NEW Investors!!

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Chamber News   
Central Methodist Hosts May First Friday Coffee

This month's First Friday Coffee at Main Street Grill was a huge success... please note the coffee cups - compliments of our May First Friday Coffee Sponsor Central Methodist University!  


With one of the largest turnouts yet, this month's event was tons of fun!


Thank you to everyone who attended, and to CMU for hosting this month's event!  Be sure to visit their page and learn more about the courses they offer!

Chamber Golf Tournament FRIDAY!

The Chamber will host it's annual Golf Tournament this Friday, May 9th, 2014 at Crown Pointe Golf Course.  Teams are able to register for the tournament through Wednesday.  


Special thanks to this year's hole sponsors:

Ken's Cards & Coins 


Find out more information now by visiting our event page at: 2014 Chamber Golf Tournament  

Ribbon Cutting - Bening Motor Company

Congratulations to Bening Motor Company! The Park Hills - Leadington Chamber of Commerce celebrated with them on April 1st as their brand new Leadington location opened at 100 Chat Road!

Owners John Bening and Shawn Waters, their family members and friends, as well as Chamber Board Members, Ambassadors & Investors were in attendance for the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Bening Leadington is the 4th addition to the Bening Motor Company family with other locations in Cape Girardeau, Perryville and Jackson. The Leadington location offers a huge selection of beautiful used vehicles at incredible prices.

We encourage you to stop by Bening Motor Company to congratulate them on their recent opening and while you're there, take a look at their incredible selection of used vehicles.

Find out more about Bening Motor Company Here!

Photo: Holding the ribbon is Keisha Hovis (left) and Owner, John Bening (right). Owner, Shawn Waters, holds the scissors.
Groundbreaking - Habitat House #20
Congratulations to St. Francois County Habitat For Humanity! Members of the Habitat Board, the soon to be New Homeowner, Chamber Board Members, Ambassadors and Investors, and Friends and Family Members joined in for the groundbreaking of Habitat Home #20 on Wednesday, April 23.

The Habitat for Humanity began it's mission of eliminating poverty housing in 1998. Habitat for Humanity builds, in partnership, with income eligible families and volunteers. The homes, once constructed, are sold to the partner families through no-interest loans made by Habitat.


Thank you to everyone who attended and supports this wonderful project. To find out more about Habitat and how you can participate, visit their website at

Central Breaks Ground on New Football Stadium

Central R-III Schools and the Park Hills - Leadington Chamber of Commerce conducted a ceremonial groundbreaking for renovations of the current athletic complex for students, student-athletes, staff, and the community on April 17th.  The new complex will consist of new industry leading RamTurf Synthetic Turf, Joske Running Track, relocating the home and visitor bleachers, sidewalks and more.

The new complex will host activities including, but not limited to, Physical Educational classes, band, dance, cheer, athletic practices, community events, public use access, elementary activities, district and/or state events and more.  The turf field and track will host multiple events annually.

We want to congratulate Central Schools and thank the community for helping to put this much needed improvement into play!

Ribbon Cutting - T.H. Morgan: Decorative & Memorial Flowers

Congratulations to T.H. Morgan - Decorative & Memorial Flowers
in Leadington Plaza on their recent opening!

Park Hills - Leadington Chamber of Commerce Board Members, Ambassadors, and Investors helped Owners, Todd & Brenda Morgan celebrate their fifth-annual opening with a ribbon cutting and business blessing (offered by Chamber Ambassador, Reverend Brad Dush) on April 30, 2014.


T.H. Morgan, Inc. is a seasonal specialty shop, offering silk floral pre-made arrangements. Shop for headstone saddles, hanging baskets, grave sprays, and more with many flowers starting at just $.99 per bundle. They have more than 40 varieties of head bunches in all types and colors.


T.H. Morgan is located at 102 St. Francois Plaza in Leadington and is open Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. & Saturday- Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. April 26th through May 26th ONLY. They WILL be open for your convenience on Memorial Day!

We encourage you to stop by, welcome them to the community, and take a look at their beautiful flower inventory!


Photo: Holding scissors, Todd & Brenda Morgan, Owners. Also pictured, various representatives of the Park Hills - Leadington Chamber of Commerce

2014's 1st Quarter Acclaimed Ambassador - Kelly Valle

Congratulations to Chamber Ambassador, Kelly Valle, of KFMO 1240 AM & B104! Kelly was named the Chamber's 1st Quarter Acclaimed Ambassador at the April 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 first quarter of 2014 by making an extra effort to attend nearly all of the Chamber meetings, ribbon cuttings and events. Way to go 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!
Danielle Basler Joins Chamber Board

Please join us in welcoming Danielle Schnable Basler of Mineral Area College to the Chamber Board! Danielle will be fulfilling the remainder of an unexpired term recently vacated by Jean Merrill-Doss. Jean retired the board in March to devote more time to personal affairs. She will be missed tremendously, but wish her the very best in her future endeavors.

Danielle is the Executive Director of the Mineral Are
a Council on the Arts at Mineral Area College. She was installed to the Chamber Board at Tuesday's Investor Meeting. Danielle has been very active in the Chamber, it's meeting and events since beginning her position at Mineral Area College and we fill she will be a very valuable asset to the Chamber Board! Please join us in congratulating Danielle on her new appointment!!
Three Ribbon Cuttings Scheduled for May
Ribbon Cutting
Please mark your calendars and join us in welcoming the following businesses to the Chamber and our community:
Click each of the links above to see more details on each event.
Firecracker Run Meeting

The Firecracker Run Committee will meet on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. at The Main Street Grill in Park Hills to begin planning the annual event.

Anyone interested in helping with the planning and execution of this event is invited to attend.
May Investor Meeting

The regularly scheduled Investor Meeting for this month will be Tuesday, May 20 at 12:00 p.m. at Charboneau's A & C Restaurant.  Our guest speaker is yet to be announced.  Please watch your email for more details.

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.

This month's business spotlight is Central Methodist University.
Chamber Office Closed for Memorial Day

The Chamber Office will be closed on Monday, May 26, 2014 in observance of Memorial Day.  Have a safe holiday!

We will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, May 27, 2014.

We apologize for any inconvenience!

Investor Announcements 
Hot Deals!!

Have you checked out this month's Hot Deals on the Chamber's website yet? 
Hot Deals
Memorial & Decorative Flowers:  Silk Decorative & Memorial Flowers Starting at $.99 Each. Seasonal Store: Only Open 4-26-2014 to 5-26-2014.

SUMMER SWEEPSTAKES - From Complete Vision Care:  Complete Vision Care in Leadington is hosting a Summer Sweepstakes! Monthly Drawings for ACUVUE Oasys UV-Protecting Contact Lenses & Grand Prize Drawing for a Pair of UV-Protecting Sunglasses

Mayday Mayday We have an event!:  Let The Printing Co help with your next event.
Better Bodies & Jay Sheets Presents "The Biggest Winner

Better Bodies & former 'Biggest Loser' Contestant, Jay Sheets, present "The Biggest Winner", a 5-week fitness competition.
Beginning on June 2, 2014, Jay and contestants will meet 90 minutes weekly.  Sessions will consist of nutrition & exercise discussions plus JAY coaching YOU while you exercise!!

The cost is $150 for the 5-week fitness session and participation is limited to the first 20 enrollees!

Find out more here:  THE BIGGEST WINNER         
MAB Cupcakes to Open New Store Front in May!

MAB Cupcakes is moving right along with construction and will be opening the week of May 19th!
Here's a Bit of Information on the New Shop Opening Soon!
  • It is located at 752 Maple Valley Drive in the Maple Valley Shopping Center. 
  • The Phone Number is 573-915-9888  (The phone will be answered from 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.  If you call after 7:00 p.m. your call will be answered the next business day after 8:00 a.m.)
  • The business hours will be Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. with extended hours by order appointment.
Find out more here: MAB Cupcakes Opens Soon!     
MAC Foundation Golf Tournament

Support MAC's Tradition

For thirty years, MAC Foundation, a 501(C) (3) corporation, has joined forces with alumni, friends and businesses to support quality, affordable education and encourage the success and prosperity of students, businesses and citizens MAC serves.

This year's annual fundraising golf tournament will provide crucial funds to supply MAC's thriving music department with much -needed, up-to-date musical instruments.


Find out more here: MAC GOLF TOURNAMENT 
Legacy Fest

Educate, Celebrate & Entertain Baby Boomers Seniors & Families
Legacy Fest is a trip down Memory Lane for seniors, and an opportunity for them to celebrate their history with younger family members. With live music covering various decades of the 20th century, volunteers in period clothing, food, games, and other entertainment (including a "pop-up" museum).

Admission is free for all attendees. Proceeds from the sale of sponsor/exhibitor space will be evenly divided and donated to the senior centers of the five participating counties.

Find out more here:  LEGACY FEST    
Serenity Celebrates Administrative Staff

In honor of "Administrative Professionals Day," which fell on Wednesday, April 23, Serenity HospiceCare took time to recognize and celebrate their staff whose hard work and dedication are invaluable to the organization's success. 


"Today was an opportunity for us to show our administrative staff just how much we appreciate what they do," said Sandy Lauser, Business Manager.  "Each one of them has a special role here, and without them, the care we provide patients and families just wouldn't be possible."

Rotary Club Hosts Blood Drive

The St. Francois County Rotary Club will be hosting a blood drive at the Farmington Fire Department on Tuesday, May 20th from 2:30 p.m. - 6:30 pm.


Help ensure lifesaving blood products are available for patients in need.  Every two seconds, a patient in the U.S. relies on blood and platelet donors for a fresh start.

Find out more here:  BLOOD DRIVE  
A Night at the Ballgame with United Way

Join the United Way and KFMO/B104 Radio for a night of St. Louis Cardinals Baseball!
Thursday, July 10, 2014, the St. Louis Cardinals will play the Pittsburgh Pirates and you could be there!

Tickets are only $15 per person and 1/2 of the ticket sales will be donated to the United Way of St. Francois County in support of LOCAL agencies in St. Francois County.

ManiCURE Mondays in May

Support the United Way of St. Francois County
Each Monday in May from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. is ManiCURE Monday at The Feminine Touch!  10% of proceeds from all nail services (hands & feet) will be donated to the United Way of St. Francois County.

Find out more here:  MANICURE MONDAYS IN MAY    
Grand Opening of Universal Fitness

Come celebrate their new location!
Universal Fitness in Park Hills will host a Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Find out more here:  GRAND OPENING        

All About Business 
This is the Personality Trait That Most Often Predicts Success

Research shows that being conscientious will help you succeed in the long run.

The only major personality trait that consistently leads to success is conscientiousness.  


"It's emerging as one of the primary dimensions of successful functioning across the lifespan," Paul Tough writes in How Children Succeed. "It really goes cradle to grave in terms of how people do."  


Tough says that people who test high in conscientiousness get better grades in school and college, commit fewer crimes, and stay married longer.


They live longer, too, he says. And not just because they smoke and drink less. They have fewer strokes, lower blood pressure, and a lower incidence of Alzheimer's disease.


Continue reading here:  PERSONALITY SUCCESS 

Two Quick Exercises That Will Boost Your Confidence


Stanford professor Deborah Gruenfeld demonstrates a simple truth about power and posture.

A big client meeting. An investor pitch. A keynote address. In any of these situations, an extra shot of confidence can go a long way.


Turns out, it's easier to get that little boost than you might think. In a video recently posted by Stanford's Graduate School of Business, Deborah Gruenfeld, a professor of leadership and organizational behavior there, demonstrates a quick and simple way for you to boost your confidence level in just a few seconds.


Gruenfeld's basic message is that your posture doesn't just reflect your level of confidence, insecurity, or anything else. Instead, your posture sends messages to your brain that tell you how to feel. If you need to feel confident, you want your posture to send your brain that message.


Continue reading here:  CONFIDENCE BOOST
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