September 2017 Volume 21  Issue 5
Featured Investor
The River Worship Centre
300 West Main Street
Park Hills, MO 63601
Phone: 573-431-9200

Thank you to D.J. Edwards for hosting the August 2017 First Friday Coffee! We really enjoyed seeing the incredible improvements and great things yet to come at your new home, and piece of our history - the former Movie Theater!

Inside this Edition
August First Friday Coffee
September Investor Meeting
Ribbon Cutting American HomeCare/ Kindered At Home
Investor News
Investor Events
Investor Job Listings
Investor Deals
Seminars, Training, & Workshops
All About Business: Management - "25 Time Management Hacks"
All About Business: Leadership - "Hurricane Harvey and Lessons of Leadership in Times of Crisis"
All About Business: Personal Growth - "6 Simple Habits for Personal Growth"

Welcome NEW 2017 Investors!!

Wizzard Carpet Care

Louie Seiberlich

Culver's of Farmington

Coljac Artisan Cafe


St. Francois County
Fair Board

Cafe Redux


Thank You for Continuing to Invest in Our Chamber!!

Belgrade State Bank
Since 2008

Better Bodies
Since 2014

Casey's General Store #1075
Since 2009

Casey's General Store #1300
Since 2009

City of Leadington
Since 2005

Cull igan Soft Water
Since 2012

First State Community Bank
Since 1998

He art & Soul Hospice
Since 2015

Leadco Community Credit Union
Since 1974

Parkland Pregnancy Resource Center
Since 2009

Piramal Glass
Since 1979

Redfield Collision Center
Since 2009

Shelter Insurance
Shelter Insurance - Dave Hagerty
Since 1988

The River Worship Centre
Since 2016

The Printing Co.
Since 2012

Giggle Break!

Job Security...

Workers from different trades were asked, 
" What is the number one rule in your profession?

Here were some responses... 

Plumber: " Don't chew your fingernails.

Roofer: " You are fired before you hit the ground.

Camp counselor: " Don't lose the kid.

Scuba diver: " If it moves, it wants to kill you.

Photographer: " Take the lens cap off."

Visual Giggle

Have a Great Labor Day Weekend!!

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Chamber Office Closed for Labor Day & Staff Vacation

The Chamber Office will be closed on Monday, September 4, 2017, in observance of Labor Day.  We will also be closing at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 7th and remain closed until Tuesday, September 12th.

We apologize for any inconvenience! Have a Wonderful Labor Day Weekend!
September Investor Meeting - Discussing the St. Francois County Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Please join us for the August Investor Meeting on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at, 12:00 p.m. at Cafe Redux, located at 3413 Rosener Road in Park Hills.

Jessica McKnight, Director, and Amber Elliot, Assistant Director of the St. Francois County Health Department will be discussing the County's new Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. 

According to the National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws (NAMSDL), a prescription drug monitoring is a statewide electronic database which collects designated data on substances dispensed in the state. A recent study of national data found implementation of prescription drug monitoring has led to a 30 percent reduction in the rate of prescribing opioids between 2001 and 2010.

The program being implemented within St. Francois County is designed to monitor the prescribing and dispensing of Schedule 2, 3 and 4 controlled substances by professionals licensed to prescribe them in the county.


Lunch to be Catered by Cafe Redux And will be $10.00 per person. Reservations Required.

Our August Business Spotlight is on  American Family Insurance - Edward Felker Agency!
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:     September Investor Meeting
Ribbon Cutting - American HomeCare/Kindred At Home

Please join us for a Ribbon Cutting as we celebrate the new location of American HomeCare!

We'll cut the ribbon at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, September 14 at 12:15 p.m. There will be an Open House from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

We hope you'll plan to attend!!

This is a free "relationship building" event, designed to welcome new businesses, industries, and organizations to the community, as well as congratulate those who have moved, changed ownership, or experienced other major improvements or alterations to their company or organization.

Register Your Attendance Here:  Ribbon Cutting American HomeCare
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
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!
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!
F ind 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 you and your business.
25 Time Management Hacks that Actually Work

By: John Rampton, Entrepreneur & Investor

Image Credit: Getty Images
After you have worked four 25 minute periods your body needs a 15-30 minute break.

Have you ever wondered why some people are uber-productive? You know the people who always respond to emails and finish projects on time. It's not because they work 80 hours a week.

They're so productive because they're masters of time management.
While time management is a skill that everyone should as soon as possible, it can be strengthened at any time. And you can start by reviewing these 25 time management hacks.

1. Create a To-Do-List
Do you have an overwhelming number of tasks? Then a to-do list is an ideal way to organize your thoughts and tasks. Crossing off those completed tasks one by one is immensely satisfying as well.
If you're not much of a writer, there are online versions like Todoist,Wunderlist, and to use.

2. Schedule Your Day
Plan your entire day first thing in the morning. This includes everything from tasks like checking emails to hosting meetings to the travel time of your daily commute. As Benjamin Franklin said, "If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!"

Hurricane Harvey and Lessons of Leadership in Times of Crisis

By: Jim Haudan, Co-Founder & CEO, Root
Image Credit: Getty Images
You don't need the title of a leader to be one.

On Sunday evening as Hurricane Harvey's devastation became more visible, J.J. Watt, the star football player of the Houston Texans decided to act by going on social media and encouraging people to raise money to help. He started the effort by committing to contribute $100,000 personally and set a broader goal of raising $1 million.

In the spirit of recognizing that difficult times bring out the best in humanity, he asked others to join him. After increasing his personal contribution, other contributions started to come in and just four days since his first plea, more than 100,000 people have joined the effort. As of Thursday morning, the fund had reached $10 million and is expected to keep growing. Watt's action also  ignited the human spirit in other celebrities as they replicated his approach with their own fundraising efforts.

Equally impressive were the volunteers from Louisiana that formed the so called "Cajun Navy" and brought their bass boats, air boats, recreational boats and Cajun spirit to Houston to rescue people from their flooded streets and homes. Authorities and private citizens continued to go into harm's way to save residents. The stories of personal suffering and human fatalities are sad, tragic, and heartbreaking. And at the same time, some moments stand out as examples hope and inspiration that rise above the devastation of Harvey. Moments where hundreds and thousands of people take a collective stand to act and help people in trouble, often without regard for their own safety.

6 Simple Habits for Personal Growth If Meditating Isn't Your Thing

By:  Jordan Scheltgen, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Cave Social

Image Credit: Getty Images
You don't need to spend hours doing meditation or attending classes to experience personal growth. These daily activities can kick-start personal growth without being a giant time-commitment.

Contrary to popular belief, you don't have to spend hours meditating, learn multiple languages or do a yoga retreat to grow personally. There are ways to accelerate your personal growth without having to sacrifice giant amounts of time.

Yes, the best way to learn Spanish would be to move to Spain and enroll in a language class. However, you have a job, relationships and commitments you have to keep intact.

Practicality matters.

In this article you'll learn 6 daily activities you can implement around your current schedule to facilitate personal growth.

1. Learn another language, slowly
According to a  study at Penn State, learning another language strengthens connections between certain regions of your brain. Learning a language can seem daunting from the outset but programs like Duolingo and Rosetta Stone allow for you to learn languages at your own pace. These are good starting points. It's important to note, nothing will replace actually practicing speaking with native speakers. Chances are your local library has free classes--a great way to take your skills past what online programs offer.

2. Practice gratefulness
If meditating isn't for you (I get it), then try practicing a gratefulness exercise. Pick one thing before you go to sleep and focus on how grateful you are for that one thing to be in your life. It could be a family member, your job or your favorite sports team, it doesn't matter. The key is that you learn to appreciate what you have, right now.

Continue reading here: 6 Simple Habits for Personal Growth

Thank You Again to August's Business Spotlight!