September 2015 Volume 19  Issue 07

Our Featured Investor

Ozark's Modern Insulation / Leadbelt Stove & Fireplace
1313 N. St. Joe Drive
Park Hills, MO 63601

Thank you to Lance Sechrest & Crew for Hosting the September First Friday Coffee!

Excellent Event!
Inside this Edition
October First Friday Coffee
Ribbon Cutting - Krak N Jak's
October Investor Meeting
Glow Golf Date Change
Trunk N Treat
Tushies & Toes
Investor News
Investor Events
Investor Job Listings
Investor Deals
Seminars, Training, & Workshops
Women Make Better Business Owners
9 Reasons to Never be Late

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

Boyer & Associates, PC
Since 2005

Dix Garden Center by MCII Sheltered Workshop
Since 2012

East Missouri Action Agency
Since 1987

Goodson Realty
Since 1999

H & R Block
Since 2007

Home Pools & Spas
Since 2013

  Piramal Glass
Since 1979

Proffer Produce Proffer Wholesale Produce, Inc.
Since 2012

Sam Scism Sam Scism Motors, Inc.
Since 1974

SEMO Community Credit Union Southeast Missouri Community Credit Union
Since 2005

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Chamber News   
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Parkland Celtic Festival Incredible

The Park Hills - Leadington Chamber of Commerce would like to send out massive amounts of praise to Charles & Mariann Politte and the Downtown Park Hills Association for bringing a whole lot of excitement to Downtown Park Hills for the Parkland Celtic Festival last weekend!

We've heard tremendous compliments on the event including lots of excitement for the continuation of the annual event in 2016!  A lot of hard work and dedication went into planning the tremendously successful event and we can't thank the Politte's enough!

We would also like to thank the Chamber Investors who took time out of their weekend to help man the Chamber's tent at the event.  We appreciate your participation!

October First Friday Coffee at The LIFE Center

Join us at    The LIFE Center located at 725 E. Karsch Blvd. in Farmington beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, October 2, 2015 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 October 2015
Ribbon Cutting - October 9, 11:00 a.m.

Krak N Jak's Bakery & Donuts is now open in Leadington Plaza!  Join us on Friday, October 9, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate their grand opening.

Register your attendance now: Ribbon Cutting

October Investor Meeting - Derek Gibson

Please join us for the October Investor Meeting on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at, 12:00 p.m. at the Mineral Area College North College Center.

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

This month's special guest is Derek Gibson!!
Derek Gibson has gone from an undrafted free agent to Double A in just over a year with the Cardinal organization.

Our October Business Spotlight is on The LIFE Center!

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:  October Investor Meeting
The Date Has Changed for the Glow Golf Tournament!

Mark your calendars! The Park Hills - Leadington Chamber of Commerce Night-Time Glow Golf Tournament has been moved to  Saturday, October 24th!

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, and Door Prizes.  Click Here GLOW GOLF for all the details or to register!

Trunk N Treat Participants Wanted

The Downtown Park Hills Association is preparing for the Annual Trunk N Treat in Downtown Park Hills on October 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  They are currently seeking businesses and organizations to participate as candy sponsors.

Sponsors are asked to decorate their vehicle trunk (or a table) and pass out treats to the local trick or treaters on Halloween.

This is a perfect opportunity to get your business or organization active in the community!

If you are interested in participating, please register online at: Trunk N Treat 2015
2nd Annual Chamber Cares: Tushies & Toes Drive

Plans for the 2nd Annual Chamber Cares: Tushies & Toes Drive are in full swing.  Several Investors have already begun signing up to be drop-off points for the drive.

Just like last year, donations will benefit the Central R3 Schools.  The drive will begin November 1, 2015 and conclude at the December Investor Meeting, on December 15, 2015.

If you are interested in being a drop-off point please register online at: Chamber Cares: Tushies & Toes Drive

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.
Why Women Make Better Business Owners than Men

By: David Finkel
Image Credit: Getty Images
Ever wonder why women owned businesses are 1.7 times more productive than male owned businesses? Here are 3 reasons why women make better business owners than men.

Later this month I've been invited to speak at the National Association of Women Business Owner's annual conference in San Antonio, TX on the subject of how women business owners can spark and sustain real growth in their companies.

I might seem an odd choice to be included on the keynote panel on this subject, after all, I'm a man. But I do have an inside view into the subject, having built one of the most successful business coaching companies in the United States, Maui Mastermind. This has given me behind the scenes access to thousands of business owners, the majority of whom are women.

So when I say that on the whole women make better business owners than men I hope you'll hear me out.

Continue reading here:  Why Women Make Better Owners   
9 Extremely Good Reasons You Should Never Be Late Again
By: Minda Zetlin   Co-Author 'The Geek Gap'
Image Credit: Getty Images

Showing up just a few minutes late to meetings and appointments? It may matter more than you think.

Think about the last meeting you attended or the last appointment you had. Did you arrive right on time, or even early? Or were you--just a little bit--late?

Go ahead, admit it. I'll confess that I'm no paragon of punctuality myself. And I have lots of company. Recent research by Blue Jeans Network shows an astonishing 81 percent of meetings fail to start on time. But just because tardiness is rapidly becoming the norm doesn't make it OK. For all of us who've let sloppiness about time turn into a daily or weekly habit, it's time to stop.

Here's why:

1. It's impolite.

I come from New York City, and although it's a wonderful town in many ways, it's arguably the rudeness capital of the world. So I wasn't surprised to learn that people on the East Coast are the worst offenders when it comes to showing up late for meetings.

Continue reading here:  Never Be Late Again 
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