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March 27, 2015

What the Chamber did this week for our members!

* The Chamber attended the Committee of Fifty Fort Leonard Wood Farewell Dinner for MG Smith and CSM Murphy. The Chamber partnered with the Committee of Fifty to present them both with small tokens of our appreciation to help them remember Pulaski County. It was an evening filled with laughter and stories. We wish them both the best and are thankful for their time in our community.

If you would like any information on any of the items listed and how it can affect your business please contact me.

Cecilia Murray, IOM
Executive Director

Chamber Board Positions Open

The Waynesville - St. Robert Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors announces the opportunity for members in good standing to be considered for open board positions for the term of 2015 - 2018. Requests for consideration shall be made by completing the application form and delivering the completed form to the Chamber office no later than seven (7) days before the Nominating committee meeting. The Nominating Committee shall consider all requests made. Contact Cecilia at chamberdirector@wsrchamber.com with any questions.

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Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction

The 2015 Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce's Annual Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction to be held on Saturday, March 28th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the St. Robert Community Center. This event is the largest and primary fundraiser the Chamber holds each the year.

Restaurants will be handing out fine samples of all their favorite menu items during this event. A variety of specialty baskets from area businesses will also be up for bid. Among baskets filled with chocolates, themed baskets, or baskets with great consumer value. A silent auction and door prizes are also included in this fun filled event. Doors open 11:00 a.m. with the Auction beginning at 12:30 p.m. Come early to browse the wonderful items for bid and start sampling the delicious food offered by area restaurants.

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Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 12-5 years old and children 4 and under are free. Tickets are available at the Chamber office.

For more information call (573) 336-5121 or e-mail chamber@wsrchamber.com.

Win a Free Ticket to the Taste!

Visit the Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction web site and be the first to spot the basket that travels through time?

The first person to call the Chamber office at 573-336-5121 with the correct answer will win a free ticket to attend the Taste on Saturday.

Community Forum

The Chamber will host the annual Community Forum on April 14th in the library of the Waynesville High School. The panel discussion will begin at 6:30 p.m. Speakers for the evening will include representatives from Fort Leonard Wood, St. Robert, Waynesville, Waynesville R-VI School District, and Pulaski County. The community is invited to attend the forum and will have the opportunity to ask questions. Questions must be submitted in person. This event will be broadcast on Channel 12. Click here for the event page.

Chamber Four Person Scramble

FORE! The Chamber is excited for the upcoming Four Person Scramble on April 23rd. The tournament will be an 18-hole four person scramble with a shotgun start at 10:00 a.m. at Piney Valley Golf Course on Fort Leonard Wood. Team check-in will be at 9:00 a.m. A meal will be provided for teams after they complete the tournament. Awards will be given after the tournament is complete as well as door prizes donated by Chamber members.

Registration for teams is now open. There is a $50 entry fee per person. Mulligans will be available for $20 per team and a 5' String is $10 per team. There is a limit of 30 teams so register today! Registration forms and entry fee payment must be received at the Chamber office by April 14th. Click here for form and flyer.

Event sponsorships are available!

Hole sponsorships are available for $100 per hole. A Hole sponsor will receive a sign at the hole and there business will be listed on the event web page and in all press releases.

Cart sponsorship are available for $50. Cart sponsors will have a sign on a cart and will be listed on the event web page.

The Chamber is also collecting door prizes. Chamber members who donate a door prize will be announced at the event and listed on the event web page.

Click here for a copy of the sponsorship form.

Tour of Fort Leonard Wood

On April 30th AUSA, Committee of Fifty, Friends of the Fort, Support the Fort and Phelps for the Fort will be offering a tour of Ft. Leonard Wood beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 2:30 p.m. We are excited to be able to offer the community this opportunity to tour Fort Leonard Wood and witness the transformations that have impacted our communities in so many positive ways over the years. The tour will be leaving from the Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber Office, located in the lower level of the Visitor's Center at 137 St. Robert Blvd., Ste. B in St. Robert, as always please remember to park in the back of the building. Lunch will be provided by AUSA during the tour. Space is very limited so please R.S.V.P. to 573-336-0221 or email info@ausaflw.org no later than April 24th. For flyer click here.

2015 Sponsorship Opportunities

Click here for information on 2015 Sponsorship Opportunities. For more information on any Chamber event contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121 or email chamber@wsrchamber.com.

Help make Pulaski County a Certified Work Ready Community

Pulaski County has been approved by the Missouri State Investment Board as a Work Ready Community In Progress.
There are now 43 Counties participating in the Work Ready Community In Progress Certification Program.

The goal of Certified Work Ready Communities is to attract, retain, and develop a workforce with the education and fundamental skills necessary to succeed in the 21st Century.

The designation demonstrates Pulaski County's dedication and commitment to preparing their workforce for the jobs of today and the jobs of the future. The CWRC in Progress status grants Pulaski County up to two years to attain full CWRC Certification.

Employers are needed to help Pulaski County reach the CWRC Certification. There is no cost involved and does not obligate an employer to anything. It simply indicates you have heard of the NCRC and that you would prefer candidates who apply for your job openings to have a certificate.

To support this effort, go to http://workreadycommunities.org/business/form.
This is a very short registration and only takes two minutes.
The goals for Pulaski County are updated monthly and can be viewed at any time at www.workreadycommunities.org.

Show-Me Heroes Chamber Challenge

The Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber encourages all business members to take the pledge to actively recruit Veterans and Service Members for available positions.

Take the Show-Me Heroes pledge by clicking here and fill out your pledge form.

The Chamber is proud of what the local area has to offer and is constantly looking for new ways to share it with the community. Dollars spent local stay local which helps the community to continually grow and prosper.

Anyone with a Shop Local Key Tag can visit a participating business and receive a discount or take advantage of a special offer. For a list of participating businesses click here.

For more information about the Shop Local Key Tag Program visit www.keepitlocal.biz.

Shop Local Participant Form

1. We are located at 22975 Hardy Lane, St. Robert, MO. Phone: 573-336-5066

2. We have Jerseys for Football, Baseball, Soccer sporting goods.

3. We custom make t-shirts and all kinds of apparel printing.

4. Need t-shirts for you next event, come see us first

5. We carry Western Boots, Belts, Hats, Buckles, Purses.

Based on the clues below, guess what Chamber member business is being described. Click the link below to submit your guess. Any Chamber member guessing the correct business will be put in a drawing each month to receive a free luncheon. There is a new clue for a different Chamber member each week so you have multiple opportunities to be added into the drawing. Your correct answer must be submitted each Thursday by 3:00 p.m. to be entered into the drawing. The answer for the previous week will be posted with the new clue in each Friday's update.

This business in St. Robert joined the Chamber in 2003. This business is a media partner with the Chamber and supports shopping local. You can listen in on their morning show or tune in during their lunch box.

Who is This Member?

Last Week's Answer: Secrest Tees, More, and Western Store

Hiring Our Heroes transition summit and hiring fair at Fort Leonard Wood

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation will be hosting a free transition summit and hiring fair for service members, veterans, and military spouses May 5 and 6 at Fort Leonard Wood. Request your assistance in informing your members of this key event.

This event hosts key federal and state agencies, influential military leaders, innovators in the business and employer community, and local community leaders. This summit features participation by and speakers from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Hiring Our Heroes, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Defense's Transition to Veterans Program Office, the U.S. Army, Soldier for Life, and the U.S. Army's Installation Management Command. This summit will feature panel events, recruiter training, workshops, and facilitated discussions focused on improving competitive employment for service members, veterans, and military spouses in addition to a networking reception and opportunities for all involved. #HiringOurHeroes

Employers and job seekers can register at http://www.uschamberfoundation.org/event/fort-leonard-wood-transition-summit. Many thanks in advance.

Sixth Grade Center receives praise in Super Session

Dr. Brian Henry, superintendent, delivered praises to the Sixth Grade Center staff during his Super Session at the end of February.

Henry praised the team for:
- receiving the 2015 Exemplary PLC Award. Every PLC team is continuing to deepen their discussions on student learning and to win the award after just two full school years of existence is outstanding. Teachers came together from five different buildings when the WSGC was opened in August 2012.

- the steering team's retreat that focused on the responsibilities of an effective PLC. The team openly discussed areas of strengths and weaknesses and then put structures in place to address those. Now, the team reviews building data on a monthly basis as a direct result of that retreat so that adjustments can be made as needed.

- Scoring 100% on the Positive Behavior Systems evaluation every year since opening the school and for becoming a leader in the field. This year the Sixth Grade Center hosted the SET training for several other districts. Office referrals have gone down significantly each year and a lot of this can be attributed to teachers creating welcoming classroom environments and following the process for creating a tier II behavior plan for students who exhibit chronic minor behaviors.

- Allowing students to be proactively involved in the school's day-to-day operations through Student Leadership Groups (LEAD).

LEAD groups provide 21st Century skills in real-world situations. All of the LEAD groups do extraordinary things, but he particularly praised the PTSO LEAD group for holding a 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families Night that allowed students to present ways Steven Covey's 7 Habits could be used at home in family situations.

USO Update

Shifts Needing Filled
This week we have a few open shifts and would love if we could fill these, if you can help fill in please let us know!

Saturday, March 28 10 am - 12 pm 1 volunteer; 12 pm - 3 pm 3 volunteers; 3 pm - 7 pm 3 volunteers

Sunday, March 29 12 pm - 3 pm 3 volunteers; 3 pm - 6 pm 4 volunteers

**Please call 573-329-2039,
if you are able to fill any of these shifts. We appreciate any support we can get in filling these shifts this week.**

We are in need of volunteers for April 2: all day; event needs 2-4 volunteers.

RSVP: lnelson@usomissouri.org

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Splash Designs is Moving

On April 6th Splash Designs is moving to their newly remodeled state of the art showroom and manufacturing Facility. The new location is minutes from Fort Leonard Wood in West Waynesville, two minutes from the Waynesville exit on Hwy. 17.

Splash has an Art Staff and Manufacturing Team working hand in hand to finish projects fast!

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The Pain Train

Pain, Prescriptions, Abuse, Recovery & Alternatives presentations and sessions will be held at the Main Post Chapel on Fort Leonard Wood on April 1st. The Main Post Chapel is located on the corner of Constitution and Minnesota.

Presentations on Prescriptions, Addiction, and Alternatives will be at 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 2:30. One hour sessions on Recovery and Family Education will be at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. Information booths for alternative pain management, recovery group and family support groups will open at 10:30 a.m.

ASAP training credit will be given to civilian employees and military members.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information call ASAP at 573-596-0119. Photo ID is required to enter Fort Leonard Wood.

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Dinner and Auction

The 10th Annual Dinner and Auction that helps to support the Elderly Meal Program will be held April 25th at the Waynesville-St. Robert Senior Citizens Center. The dinner is at 3:30 p.m. and the auction is at 5:00 p.m.

The menu is BBQ pork steak from the Outside grill and chicken, baked beans, green beans, potato salad & coleslaw, hot rolls, ice cream and homemade desserts.

Everyone is welcome. If you would like to donate please drop off gently used or new items to the Waynesville-St. Robert Senior Citizens Center. Hours of operation; Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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March Madness NCAA Tournament

Come out and watch your favorite NCAA team playing on multiple big screens during regular business hours; now thru April 6th. So grab your friends and come by BlackJack for some MADNESS! Ask about our beverage specials! Family & MWR reminds you to party responsibly; ask about our Designated Driver Program. For more information on game times and menu specials call 573-329-5633.

Special Madness dates:
March 26-27: Semi Finals / Menu Special: 16 wings for the price of 12 and Domestic Draft Beer at Happy Hour Prices!
March 28-29: Elite 8 / Menu Special: All sandwiches are $8
April 4: National Semifinals / Menu Special: Final Four Plate - Endless BBQ Nachos. Regular price for endless refills.
April 6: Championship Game / Menu Special: $12 - 12 wings and one pitcher of beer.

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AAMVC receives $1,500 for Wreaths Across America

Our AAMVC treasurer, Kyle Pritchard, and president, Virgie Mahan, met at Sellers-Sexton today to happily accept a $1500 check for FLW's participation in Wreaths Across America. A Mazda test drive promotion in February generated the windfall for the Association.

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Don't Wait! Vaccinate!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 ~ 12 noon
Mercy Hospital Lebanon, Conference Rooms
Don't Wait! Vaccinate! With featured panel guests: Dr. Jack Hopkins, Dr. Karen Hopkins, and Dr. Emmanuel Ajayi

Part of First to Know Mercy's Vision of Excellence Series
- Immunizations can save your life.
- Vaccination is very safe and effective.
- Immunization protects others you care about.
- Immunizations can save your family time and money.
- Immunization protects future generations.
- Q & A with the docs.

A light complimentary lunch will be served.
Each guest receives a special gift. R.S.V.P. to Lori Berry at 417-533-6009 or lori.berry@mercy.net by April 8, 2015.

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Mother-Son Date Night

The Mother-Son Date Night is scheduled for Friday, May 8th, from 5pm to 7pm at the St. Robert Community Center. Entertainment will be provided by Pyro Pat Productions. Tickets are $20 per couple and $5 per additional son. Vendors are needed. Vendor fees start at $25 per table. For more information about Girl Adored Parties & More, call (573) 458-9298 or visit TheBestBirthdayEver.com or www.Facebook.com/GirlAdored.

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Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

Youth Mental Health First Aid Course on April 16th at The ARK Community & Sports Center 25625 Highway 17 in Waynesville. Open to anyone who works with youth. (Teachers, ministers, childcare workers, volunteers, etc.) For more information contact Mischelle Weible, Administrative Assistant 573-774-6177 or email Pulaskico@missouri.edu.

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis.

Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

Seating is limited, please reserve early. Registration deadline is April 9th. For more information visit the follow web sites.

http://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/cs/take-a-course/course-types/youth/
http://thearkcsc.com/
http://extension.missouri.edu/pulaski

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Diabetes Outreach

Learn why spirituality Important with a Chronic Disease. During this session we will discuss the definition of spirituality, and whether it contributes to our overall well-being. Guest Speaker Dr. Philip Cox, PCRMC Chaplain. We will also examine the role of faith regarding our physical health. This outreach is free to the public.

Saturday, April 4, 2015 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Phelps County Regional Medical Center Private Dining Rooms
Questions contact: 573.458.7659.

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4 acre Free Yard Sale Event

Old Towne Antiques is sponsoring a 4 acre Free Yard Sale Event on Good Friday and Saturday (April 3,4). This is free to all vendors as well. 7AM - 6PM.

All sellers and buyers are welcome. For vendors, spaces (70 of them) are first come, first serve (10 are covered). Bring whatever you have to sell - old stuff, new stuff, produce, baked goods, non-profits, Made-in-Missouri, food vendors, musicians, etc!

Don't forget, Old Towne Antiques has 9 buildings of goods: 5 buildings of Antiques and Collectibles, Repurposed, etc. along with 4 additional buildings of Flea Market items. These buildings are open 362 days per year, 9am - 6pm. We have 7 mens and 7 women's restrooms available at 2 entrances as well.

For more information, visit www.oldtowneantique.com.

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T-Shirt Fundraiser for Kids' Harbor

The 2015 Kids' Harbor T-shirt fundraiser is going on now. Go Blue! Every Friday durning the month of April and help us raise awareness for Child Abuse Prevention.

Call Kids' Harbor, Inc. at 573-348-6886 or visit the web site at www.kidsharbormo.org to place your orders.

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Missouri Insurance Marketplace Extends Enrollment

Special Enrollment Period for Tax Season now to April 30th for Consumers, Taxpayers and Patients who are living in a state with a Federally-facilitated Marketplace and currently not enrolled in coverage through the Marketplace for 2015. Attest that when they filed their 2014 tax return they were subject to a penalty for not having health coverage in 2014. Attest that they first became aware of, or understood the implications of, the Shared Responsibility Payment after the end of open enrollment (February 15, 2015) in connection with preparing their 2014 taxes.

AVOID PENALTIES in 2015 if you don't have coverage you'll pay the higher of these two amounts:

2% of your yearly household income. (Only the amount of income above the tax filing threshold, about $10,000 for an individual, is used to calculate the penalty.) The maximum penalty is the national average premium for a bronze plan.

$325 per adult and $162.50 per child under 18, not to exceed $975 for a family of 4.

Call a Certified Application Counselor at 573-458-3676 or email enrollmo@pcrmc.com to learn about premium tax credits, cost share reductions insurance options and penalties.

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Looking for a place to get your Missouri State Motorcycle Inspections done?

Let MWR help you!

The MWR Auto Skills Center does Missouri State Motorcycle Inspections! (they also do Missouri State for POVs)

Conveniently located right on FLW, Bldg. 1383 Nebraska Ave.
CALL 573 596-0243 to set up your appointment today!

Shop Hours:
Self Help & Full Service:
Mon, Wed, Thur & Fri 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sat, Sun & Hol 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
CLOSED Tuesdays
573-596-0243

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Spring into Savings with Balfour Beatty

Enjoy the convenience of living on-post and receive $500 off your April rent! (Rent special applies to Stonegate Community)

Now leasing to Active Duty and Retired Miltary. Call 855-977-1556 today.

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"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
March 27, 2015
12:00 p.m. Committee of Fifty Luncheon
March 28, 2015
11:00 a.m. Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction
April 1, 2015
9:45 a.m. Ribbon Cutting for Factory Connection #232
10:00 a.m. The Pain Train
4:00 p.m. Ribbon Cutting for Realty Executives
April 2, 2015
4:00 p.m. Ribbon Cutting for Scentsy Family (Scentsy/Velata) - Loretta Mask
April 3, 2015
Chamber Office Closed
April 4, 2015
10:00 a.m. Diabetes Outreach


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**If you have any information for our community calendar please email info@wsrchamber.com.

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Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce
137 St. Robert Blvd., Ste. B
St. Robert, MO 65584
573-336-5121
fax: 573-336-5472
chamber@wsrchamber.com
www.waynesville-strobertchamber.com