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May 19, 2017

Panda Massage
Audrey Chen
878 Missouri Ave., Ste. 3
St. Robert, MO 65584
(573) 337-4040

Chamber Office Closed - May 29th, the Chamber office will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.

A turning point for Missouri: Legislature meets lofty goals for 2017 session

For many years, Missouri has been stuck in a state of almost. The big reforms, the ones needed to truly chart a new course for Missouri, tended to come up just short - blocked by a governor's veto, a filibuster or a failed override vote. Read the full Story. (story from the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry)

Eggs & Issues Luncheon

The Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber welcomes State Senator Dan Brown, State Representatives Steve Lynch and Robert Ross to the annual Eggs and Issues Lunch on May 24th at the Hampton Inn at 11:30 a.m. This event is one of the highlights of the year as our local State Officials report on the issues and challenges brought to the Missouri Congress during its most recent session and answer questions from the audience.

This is a Chamber members' only event. There is no charge and the meal is being provided by CenturyLink and catered by Andy's 417. There is limited seating. RSVP by calling the Chamber office at (573) 336-5121 or e-mail by 9 a.m. May 22nd to reserve your seat. If you reserve a seat and are unable to attend without notifying the Chamber, you will be charged for the meal.

*The Regular Standing Luncheon List does NOT apply to this event*

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ChamberMaster and MyChamberApp Workshop

Join us for a free seminar on how to use ChamberMaster and MyChamberApp to enhance your membership benefits. These resources are a good business tool to enhance networking and visibility. May 30th from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. at the Chamber office. Space is limited, register online, call 573-336-5121 or email to reserve your spot today.

Chamber Luncheon

June 14th at 11:45 a.m. at El Jimador, located at 220 Marshall Dr. in St. Robert. Our sponsor will be the Infuze Credit Union. RSVPs are required, please contact the Chamber Office to RSVP before 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 9th. Luncheon cost is $12 per person. Seating is Limited! Click here for full luncheon schedule.

**Please note** The Chamber of Commerce is excited to have such a large number of its members attend monthly luncheons. Due to the large number of last minute Chamber luncheon attendees, a policy has been put into place by the Chamber Board of Directors. Anyone who responds after the RSVP cut-off time of 9:00 a.m. the Tuesday before the luncheon will be placed on a waiting list and notified if a seat becomes available. Anyone who shows up without an RSVP may be charged an additional $12. If an RSVP is received and the reservoir does not attend the luncheon, the reservoir will be charged $12 for the meal. The decision was made to charge this amount to compensate our Chamber member restaurants for the last minute adjustments they must make to their menus.

Chamber Benefits Workshop

Do you REALLY know your Chamber Benefits? Are you looking for Visibility or Recognition for your business or organization, maybe Networking or Community Involvement is what you want. Whatever you're looking for, the Chamber will help you utilize the benefits of your membership.

On Wednesday, June 21st the Chamber is hosting a workshop to educate you, our member on the benefits we provide and how to use them to enhance your overall membership. The workshop will be held in the Tourism Meeting room, next to the Chamber office from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Space is limited, please RSVP by June 19th at or call 573-336-5121.

Veteran of The Year!

Now Accepting Nominations
The Waynesville - St. Robert Area Chamber of Commerce's annual Veterans' Day Ceremony & Parade is just around the corner and there is a lot to be done. One of those items is selecting a Veteran of the Year nominee and the Chamber needs your help. From now until August 25, 2017 the Chamber of Commerce will be collecting members' nominations. In order to nominate someone a one-page letter highlighting why your candidate is qualified to receive this honor must be sent to the Chamber along with a brief history of your nominee and their picture.

The Veteran of the Year Award distinguishes a veteran from any rank from the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy with an honorable discharge. The veteran has to be a resident from Pulaski County, agree to accept the tribute, and be present at the Veterans' Day Ceremony & Parade Marshall on November 11, 2017.

Nomination forms are available at the Chamber office or can be downloaded by clicking here. If you have any questions contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121, or e-mail

2017 Sponsorship Opportunities

Click here for information on Chamber Sponsorship Opportunities. For more information on any Chamber event contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121 or email

Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings

Ribbon Cutting for Sellers - Sexton Mazda Grand Opening - June 14th at 1:30 p.m. at 341 VFW Memorial Dr. in St. Robert.

Ribbon Cutting for Armed Services YMCA of Missouri - August 2nd at 5 pm for their location at Bldg. 493 Replacement Ave. on Ft. Leonard Wood.

The May Newcomer Spotlight Business is:

We are locally owned, have free local delivery, a convenient drive-thru and service ALL patients, not just PCRMC patients. Check out our gift shop!


Ribbon Cuttings

Team Ellis - RE/MAX Professional Realty
320 Ichord Ave. Ste. X
Waynesville, MO 65583
(573) 774-2653

Avery's Angels Gastroschisis Foundation
(573) 842-7719

1. The best fudge comes from Uranus, and is homemade. Made fresh daily by our famous fudge packers.

2. The largest selection of Taffy in the area.

3. A place you can find odd items that can't be found anywhere else.

4. We support our locals - by carrying locally made products, such as honey, wines, cheese, jams, and much more.

5. We carry a ton of retro candy- that will bring back childhood memories.


Employment Opportunities

Bartender & Server Postions

Hoppers Pub in downtown Waynesville is hiring bartenders and servers; must be 21 or older and have weekend and evening availablity.

Apply in person at 318 Historic 66 E or call 573-855-0421 for more information.

Bookkeeper/Office Manager Needed

David M. Lowe, Attorney at Law office is looking for an experienced Bookkeeper/Office Manager for a busy law office. Must have working knowledge of Quickbooks and accounting software. Benefits package available after waiting period. Email resume to or fax to 573-774-6164.

Plumber and Backhoe Operator

Looking for full-time plumbers and full-time utility experienced backhoe operators. Must have a clean driving record, DMV report and valid driver's license at time of applying. Pay is commensurat with experience. Wiseman Services, Inc. dba Bell Plumbing is a drug-free company and an Equal Opportunity Employer. Phone: 417-533-5328; Fax: 417-533-3281; E-mail:

Front Desk Representative

Baymont Inn & Suites is currently looking for a front desk representative for 32-40 hours a week. Scheduled hours would be from 3:00pm - 11:00pm. To apply, please drop off resume and fill out application at Baymont Inn and Suites located at 139 Carmel Valley Way, St. Robert, MO. No phone calls will be accepted.

Traffic advisory at Piney Hills Drive

Demolition of Sturgis Heights facilities is underway on post, causing brief blockages on Piney Hills Drive, in the vicinity of Sturgis Drive. Motorists and pedestrians may experience minimal delays. A flagger will be directing traffic. Expect delays of five to 10 minutes at various times of the day. Dates and duration are weather dependent.

I-44 Speedway Military Appreciation Day

I-44 Speedway Military Appreciation Day is May 20th, sponsored by Navy Federal Credit Union, includes LM, MOD, SS, CH, 6SH. Active & Retired military personnel admitted to Grandstand free. Also features kid's big wheel, trikes, bikes races.

Registration open for annual Volkslauf

Pre-registration for the 18th annual Volkslauf 10k Fun Run hosted by the U.S. Marine Corps Detachment is currently open through May 31. Late registration will be available from June 1 through June 10. This year's event takes place on June 10 and ends with a meal and awards presentation at Happy Hollow on post. For more information, visit Facebook at 2017VolkslaufMudRace, or register in person at Building 1706.

Military Appreciation Day baseball at Hammons Field

The 12th annual Springfield Cardinals Military Appreciation Day, sponsored by Infuze Credit Union, is set for June 24, 2017, at Hammons Field. Free tickets for all Military ID card holders are now available at Infuze Credit Union Fort Leonard Wood Branch, Building 494, located at 5000 Illinois Avenue, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by special arrangement by emailing Military ID must be presented at the time of ticket pick up. The Springfield Cardinals will take on the Arkansas Travelers. Tickets include a voucher for a free hot dog and drink. Game time is 6:10 p.m., gates open at 5:10 p.m., and pre-game ceremonies begin at about 5:30 p.m. Hammons Field is located at 955 E. Trafficway, Springfield, Missouri, 65802. Military appreciation night caps off with a fireworks display immediately following the game. For more information, call 573-329-8847

Graduation is Friday

Waynesville High School graduation will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 19, at Tiger Stadium, weather permitting. Those with a ticket will be admitted to the home side bleachers.

In the event of inclement weather, graduation will be held in the gym. Only those with a ticket will be admitted to the gym. A live video feed will be available for view in the WHS Auditorium.

The WHS parking lot will open at 5:30 p.m. Gates will open at 6 p.m.

Waynesville Career Center Video Production students will provide live coverage of the 2017 Waynesville High School graduation ceremony on Cable America Channel 12/Digital Channel 18-9 and online. The ceremony will also be streamed live in high definition on the Waynesville Channel 12 & TigerTV Facebook page, Live coverage of the ceremony begins at 7:30 p.m. CST.

DVD copies of the 2017 Waynesville High School graduation ceremony will also be available for purchase. The cost is $13 per disc (including shipping) and all proceeds benefit Waynesville Career Center SkillsUSA. DVD order forms will be distributed via the senior e-mail. For additional order forms contact TigerTV at

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Happy 40th Anniversary to Sellers-Sexton Ford-Lincoln-Mazda


Volunteers Needed

The Pulaski County COAD is looking for three Disaster Case Managers to assist with the recovery efforts of the April 2017 flooding.

Disaster Case Managers partner with a disaster-affected individual or family in order to plan for and achieve realistic goals for recovery following a disaster. The Disaster Case Manager serves as a primary point of contact, assisting the Client in coordinating necessary services and resources to address the client's complex disaster recovery needs in order to re-establish normalcy.

The disaster case management process involves:
* Outreach
* Screening and Intake for Case Management Services
* Assessment of Disaster Recovery Needs
* Recovery Planning
* Action and Advocacy (Coordination & Implementation)
* Monitoring Recovery Progress
* Closure

Training is provided for interested individuals. If you are interested in becoming a Disaster Case Manager, please email for full job description or if you have any questions.


USO Update

Volunteer Shifts Needing To Be Filled

Friday, May 19th
3 pm - 6 pm 1 Volunteer

Saturday, May 20th
12 pm - 3 pm 1 Volunteer
3 pm - 7 pm 3 Volunteers

Sunday, May 21st
10 am - 12 pm 2 Volunteers
12 pm - 3 pm 4 Volunteers
3 pm - 6 pm 4 Volunteers

**We are also looking for a volunteer to pick up and drop off our Panera Bread donation. Pick up will be around 10 pm on Friday Nights at Panera Bread in St. Robert. Drop off will be the FLW USO on Saturday mornings between 10 am - 11 am. If you are interested, please let us know!

If you could assist with any of these shifts, please let us know by calling 573-329-2039.


Self Defense Workshop

Learn ways to defend yourself with acquaintances, in your home, on the phone, in a hotel, on the street, and in your car.

Instructor: Renata Maiorino
University of MO, Columbia, Retired
Age requirements: Must be age 18 or older
Space is limited: 30 persons per class, one class per person
Primary audience: Women (Men are welcome)

Registration form:
Rotary Club of Pulaski County Facebook Page
Please email Tammie Black at to get registered
Contact: Cheryl Cawley 573-774-3666
Choose Session: Choose one of two timeslots available
What to wear: Comfortable gym clothing
Water provided: Please do not bring food or other drinks


Bernard named Rotary Student of the Month

Gabby Bernard, a Waynesville High School senior, was recognized as the Rotary Student of the Month on Tuesday, May 16, during the regular meeting of the Rotary Club of Pulaski County. She is a member of the National Honor Society, takes multiple AP courses and plays the trumpet in band. She plans to pursue a career in music therapy.


Member Events

Little Italy of the Ozarks Festival

Friday May 19th & Saturday May 20th - St. James Winery & Public House Brewing Company's The Gardens - Little Italy of the Ozarks Festival


Annual Mercy Me Run

Join us for the 14th Annual Mercy Me Run - Peace. Love. Cure. on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

All races begin at 8:30 a.m. at:
Mercy Hospital Lebanon
Medical Building or South Parking Lot, 120
Hospital Drive, Lebanon, MO 65536
Call 417-533-6192 for more information; registration is available at

The run includes registration, swag bag, post-race refreshments, the potential to win a prize and silent auction.

Who Benefits?

Launched in 2003, the MercyMe Run, presented by Mercy Hospital Lebanon became one of the area's first major running events. Now, it its 14th year, the event brings a brand new partnership with Lebanon teen philanthropist, Alee Becker and her highly acclaimed Peace Love Cure run. We are also pleased to welcome the Mercy - Lebanon Auxiliary as they host the first-ever 1M heart fun run. Participants will help brighten the journey for cancer patients in Lebanon.


Blood Drive

Waynesville Medical Plaza will be hosting a blood drive with Community Blood Center of the Ozarks on May 24th, 2017 from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. The blood drive will be located downstairs in the Waynesville Medical Plaza Community Room. Score LifePoints on every donation. Photo identification required. Eat well and drink plenty of fluids prior to the blood drive!


Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremonies

Join the Harry S. Truman Chapter 152, National Sojourners in honoring our veterans on Memorial Day, Monday May 29, 2017. Two ceremonies will be held, the first wreath laying will be at Fort Leonard Wood's Post Cemetery, off Polla and Cemetery Roads at 8:30 a.m. The second wreath laying will be held at Sunset Memorial Cemetery off Old 66 near the Buckhorn Exit, at 10:30 a.m.

Each group or individual making a presentation is asked to make a short one - three minute dedicatory comment. We encourage you to recognize-by-name-each veteran member who has passed away since Memorial Day 2016.

Please contact Klaude Miller to arrange for participation in these ceremonies: 573-855-4021.


Memorial Day Ceremony

Memorial Day will be observed Monday, May 29th at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Fort Leonard Wood, located at Polla Road and H Highway. The ceremony which begins at 1:00 pm is open to the public. Only vehicles with a handicap plate or placard will be permitted to park on Cemetery grounds. All others will be directed to a parking area on Polla Road where shuttle service will be provided.


Don’t Let Your Business Get Hacked Seminar

Tuesday, June 6 Time: 11:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m. Cost is $8(includes lunch) at Columbia College Auditorium located at 550 Blues Lake Parkway in Rolla. Registration is required at Questions: Call 573-341-7584

Contact Travin Shelton, Ph. 573-3416272 or email at or Karen Leatherman, Ph. 573-341-4551 at


"We Are Your Voice" Women Uplifting Women Conference

Saturday, June 10th, 2017 at The ARK in Waynesville. All participants will receive information, free child care, and free breakfast, lunch, & snack during the conference. Gift bags and door prizes will be awarded. Please RSVP by June 3rd, 2017 to Hazel E. Snell, Mid Missouri Women Veterans Post 1783 Adjutant at 573-528-8299.


Annual Golf Tournament

Pulaski County Extension will be hosting their 4th Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 10th, 2017 at Oak Hills Country Club, 13351 Canuck Ln, Dixon, MO. Tournament is 18 holes, 2 person scramble, 8:00am shotgun start with $25,000 Hold in One Prize! For more information, contact Blane Mathis at 573-759-2323 or visit



The Retroplex is hosting Extremicon on June 17th and 18th, from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Saturday includes a Karate Tournament with registration at 9 a.m.; tournament at 10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. Magic the Gathering tournament at 10:30 a.m.; and an Art Auction at 2 p.m.

Sunday includes Smashathon at 9 a.m. (donations for the Little Heroes Playground); a Car Show with registration at 9 a.m., show from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Karate Demonstration Tiger Extreme Force at 1:15 p.m.; Cosplay Contest 2 p.m.

Tickets available at Contact


Tiger Golf Tournament

July 21st, Four Person Scramble at the Piney Valley Golf Course on Fort Leonard Wood. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the start of the tournament at 9 a.m. To register contact Matt Clutts at 573-338-0916 or; cost is $85 per person.


MOCA Health and Wellness Fair

MOCA is hosting it's 5th annual Health and Wellness Fair on August 3rd from noon to 4 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center located at 101 North Pine St. in Richland. Refreshment provided.

Vendors wanted: This event will be an excellent opportunity to showcase and inform the public of available resources. It would also be a great networking and public relations opportunity. If you attended last year’s health fair, we would love to see you again. If you were unable to join us last year, we are looking forward to seeing you this year. To reserve a space or donate to this year’s event, please contact us at 573-765-3183 by the end of the business day June 30th, 2017. You may also e-mail any questions or return registration form to Kelly Birdsong at or Kathy Drake at


On Course for a Cause

August 11th at the Piney Valley Golf Course. Tee off with the Armed Services YMCA at our ON COURSE FOR A CAUSE Golf Outing at Piney Valley Golf Course. This event will be a four man scramble that will also feature opportunity to tee it up with some special celebrity friends of the ASYMCA. Come out and enjoy a great day of golf and support the Cause of the ASYMCA and help fund life-changing programs that allow kids here in FLW area to learn, grow and thrive.

Come golf with celebrity friends, Andy McCollom, Matt Gifford, and Scott Bailes. The cost is $65 per person or $240 per Foursome. Contact the ASYMCA at 573-329-4513 or visit our web site:


Relay for Life

August 19th at the Richland Shady Dell Park from 12 10 p.m. To register a fundraising team or as a Cancer Survivor or Caregiver visit


Wahzhazhe: An Osage Ballet

Friday, September 8, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at Leach Thertre in Rolla.

The Osage ballet, Wahzhazhe, brings together unique and diverse qualities of our region's history and culture: a reverence for classical ballet that was the legacy of two famous Osage ballerinas, Maria and Marjorie Tallchief, and the richness of Osage traditional music, dance, and textile arts.


Shatner's World: We Just Live in It

Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Leach Thertre in Rolla.

**August 1, 2017: Tickets available to crowdfunding donors. Crowdfunding details coming soon

**September 5, 2017: Tickets available to General Public.

In SHATNER'S WORLD... a one-man force of nature delivers a larger-than-life performance complete with his laugh-out-loud humor, signature storytelling, and select musical numbers in his inimitable style. Through anecdotes, songs, jokes, and even some poignant moments, you will experience William Shatner's phenomenal path from classically trained "Shakespearean actor to cultural icon, brilliantly creating the most important character he has ever played...William Shatner."


"Strong Chambers of Commerce may be measured in many ways:  by the number of members, activities, economic development, community growth, etc.  We thank our members for continuing their investment in the Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce, in their business, and in our community.  Your membership makes our Chamber stronger.  By being a member you are identifying yourself with Waynesville-St. Robert's leading business organization."

 Chamber Events
May 24, 2017
Eggs & Issues Luncheon
May 29, 2017
Chamber Office Closed
May 30, 2017
ChamberMaster & MyChamberApp Workshop
June 14, 2017
Chamber Luncheon
Ribbon Cutting for Seller - Sexton Mazda Grand Opening
June 21, 2017
Chamber Benefits Workshop

*For more details see Chamber Announcements on the left.

Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce
137 St. Robert Blvd., Ste. B
St. Robert, MO 65584
fax: 573-336-5472