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October 21, 2016

New American Funding
Kevin Gibbs
690 Missouri Ave., Ste. 25
St. Robert, MO 65584
(573) 842-7305

Make an informed Decision this Election Year

We are facing many issues this election season at a State and Federal level. It is important for us, the people of this nation to educate ourselves on the candidates and issues that will be on the ballots on November 8th. Please visit the Secretary of State web site so you may make an informed decision.

Chamber Luncheon Sponsorship Lottery

In order to provide our membership with an equal opportunity to host a monthly luncheon, the Chamber will hold a lottery drawing each November to determine the following year's sponsors. To be entered into the lottery, business names and contact information must be emailed to the Chamber no later than October 31, 2016. At the November luncheon on the 9th at the Waynesville Career Center the drawing will be held and sponsors will be assigned for the next calendar year in the order they are drawn. This policy took effect with the 2011 luncheons. The cost to host a luncheon is $250 and with that your business will be featured in the monthly Chamber newsletter, given 15 minutes of speaking time at the luncheon and have the opportunity to place materials at each table. Sponsors also donate two door prizes to be given away during the luncheon.

For more information contact the office at 573-336-5121. To add your name to the list please email

First Annual Route 66 Challenge

Watch this video then get your team together and register today for this game of strategy and fun. Registration is $45.00 for a team of two with an additional charge of $5 per additional team member ages 6 and up. There are three ways to register; online at, at the Chamber Office, 137 St. Robert Blvd., Ste. B between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and the day of the race. Limited to 25 teams. Open to public. Drivers must have a valid driver's license. All occupants must be covered by the registered vehicle insurance policy. Driver's License, Proof of Insurance, and Vehicle Registration must be shown at check in. Motorcyclist are welcome, same rules apply. Click the here for the flyer.

"In Your Honor" Veterans' Day Parade

The Waynesville-St. Robert Area Chamber of Commerce and the cities of Waynesville and St. Robert invite you to participate in the 2016 Veterans' Day Parade and Ceremony on Friday, November 11th beginning at 11 a.m.

The parade will line up in the Waynesville Middle School parking lot beginning at 9:30 a.m. The parade will officially step off following the ceremony at 11:30 a.m. and will go right on Route 66 to the downtown square of Waynesville ending in the Waynesville city park.

For questions or to make your reservations to participate in the parade (reservations are required), call the Chamber office at 573-336-5121 or e-mail The deadline for parade entry registration is October 31st by 5:00 p.m. The parade may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.

Chamber Quarterly +1 Luncheon

November 9th at 11:30 a.m. at the Waynesville Career Center, located at 400 G.W. Lane. Our sponsor will be Alfermann, Gray, & Co.,LLC.. Members are encouraged to bring a guest. RSVPs are required, please contact the Chamber Office to RSVP before 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 8th. Luncheon cost is $12 per person. 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.

Shop Small Business Saturday®

Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Local Small Businesses by Hosting Small Business Saturday® Event in Waynesville and St. Robert with its endorsement of and participation in the seventh annual Small Business Saturday on November 26th. Created by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses nationwide.

Celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the day has given small businesses across the country a huge boost. Recognizing the importance of supporting small independently-owned businesses in our community, the Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce our support for Small Business Saturday. The community is encouraged to take part in our Small Business Saturday on November 26th. Stop by participating businesses to show your support of small businesses and pick up some Shop Small giveaways.

How to get involved:

-Visit to find out where to Shop Small® near you.
-Learn how you can rally your friends and family at
- "Like" the Small Business Saturday page on

Small Business Owners Visit by November 11th to help you:
-Promote your business with free in-store signage,
sample social media posts and other marketing
assets from American Express
-Maximize your small business' exposure with free, personalized online advertising.
-Use our interactive map to find and rally other local small businesses in your area
-Learn more about how other small business owners have made the most of the day

Tell the Chamber! If your business is participating in Shop Small Business Saturday contact the Chamber and share what your business is doing and receive FREE promotional items (while supplies last). Deadline to sign up to be listed on the Its All Here Local web site is November 21th.

The Chamber will promote all participating local businesses as well as list all special Small Business Saturday deals on at no cost.

Nominations Open for the 2016 Citizen of the Year

The Waynesville - St. Robert Area Chamber of Commerce is preparing for its annual Citizen of the Year Award to be presented at our Community Leadership Awards Banquet. From now until November 15, 2016 the Chamber of Commerce will be accepting nominations from Chamber members. A one page letter outlining the candidate's qualifications and experience will comprise the formal nomination form, as well as a cover sheet including the following information: nominee's name, home address, office address, home phone number, office phone number, sponsor, point of contact, day phone number, and a 150 word summary of the nominee with his/her photo.

The Citizen of the Year Award is meant to recognize a person who has performed outstanding and dedicated service to the community and/or towards helping others over time not for a particular year of service. The individual nominated must have provided such service in the Waynesville-St. Robert area. Please mail or e-mail your nominations to: Waynesville-St. Robert Area Chamber of Commerce, 137 St. Robert Boulevard Ste. B, St. Robert, MO 65584, E-mail:

If you have any questions contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121, or e-mail at

Click here to download the 2016 Citizen of the Year Nomination Form.

Now Accepting Nominations for Various Community and Business Awards

The Waynesville - St. Robert Area Chamber of Commerce is preparing for its annual Community Leadership Awards Banquet. The following awards will be presented at the event, submit your nominations to the Chamber by November 15, 2016.

Charitable Business of the Year
Outstanding Contributor of the Year
Educator of the Year
Community Non-Profit of the Year
Community Improvement Award

More information about each award and the nomination forms are available at the Chamber office or by clicking here. If you have any questions contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121, or e-mail at

Promote Your Business to the Spouses at Fort Leonard Wood!

The Waynesville-St. Robert Area Chamber of Commerce will host the Fort Wood Community Spouses Club (FWCSC) community caravan on November 4th.

The Chamber is collecting door prizes to be given during the event and other items, such as coupons, fliers, or small gifts, to put together a goody bag for each of the ladies.

click image for flyer

This is a great opportunity to showcase your business. If you are interested in contributing to the goody bags or would like to donate a door prize please drop them off to the Chamber by 5:00 p.m. on October 30th. If you have any questions please call the Chamber office at 573-336-5121 or email

Business Listing Updates Needed for the 2017 Membership Directory

The Chamber is making every effort to insure your listing in the Membership Directory is correct before the book is printed. We ask that you please fill out the update form by clicking here. Please provide us with any corrections you find as by November 15th. Thanks for your help.

Advertise in the 2017 Membership Directory and Community Profile

Daily Guide was awarded the bid to print this year's Chamber Community Profile and Membership Directory.
Click on image above for advertising information. Deadline is January 4, 2017

Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings

Ribbon Cutting for Tom's Meat Market - October 21st at 12:30 p.m. at 240 Marshall Dr. Ste. 4 in St Robert.

Ribbon Cutting for Cost Cutters - November 1st at 9:30 a.m. at 332 Marshall Dr., Ste. 12 in St. Robert.

Ribbon Cutting for A Place for Grace - November 4th at 3 p.m. at 413 Historic Rt. 66 West in Waynesville.

2016-2017 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

The October Newcomer Spotlight Business is:

A salon with a unique boutique, we can help accessorize your new look. We promise individual attention and great value for all of our customers.


Installation takes part in "Make a Difference Day"

Make a Difference Day is scheduled for 8 a.m., Saturday. Make a Difference Day is an annual day of community service. Hundreds of volunteers take part in community projects around the world, and the Fort Leonard Wood community participates each year. Read more.

Partridge's PBL Focus is on Military Topics

Partridge Elementary's building-wide PBL focus is off to a great start with the first quarter topic being military for the school located on Fort Leonard Wood.

Each grade level has a different driving question, but regardless of the grade level, teachers are seeing increased engagement, critical thinking skills and overall excitement from the students.

"Students are learning how to work together and practice their public speaking skills while also learning grade level standards," said Principal Melissa Vernon.

Along with PBL, the building is implementing Stephen Covey's 7 habits this year. LEAD groups with a focus on helping the school and community will be introduced during the second semester. Staff members are completing a book study and presenting their chapter at faculty meetings.

"At the last meeting we learned that leadership is about effectiveness, doing the right things. Management is about efficiency, doing things right," Vernon said.
"As educators we must create schedules and lesson plans but we must also lead by example and inspire others."

On a daily basis, Partridge students relate situations back to the habits. Staff members, students and parents strive to live these habits daily and they are a part of everyone's vocabulary.

To date discipline referrals have decreased from 12 this time last year to three.

"I believe a big part of this is due to the teachers' hard work in instilling the habits," Vernon said. "At Partridge, we believe that positive habits create a positive habitat and at Partridge we definitely have a positive habitat!"

As they have in the past, staff members celebrate student success through paws for praise, monthly calls home and daily morning announcements celebrating academics, behavior and the social aspect.

"We continually work to refine the PLC process and our teachers are focused on student results and instructional strategies that are proving to be effective," Vernon says.

"The Uninvited"

Just in time for Halloween, the WHS Theatre Department and Thespian Troupe 1669 will present the play, "The Uninvited" by Tim Kelly on Oct. 27-30 at Waynesville High School.

Performances will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, Friday, Oct. 28, and Saturday, Oct. 29. The Sunday matinee will begin at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 30. All performances will be in the WHS Auditorium.

Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for students, and $3 for senior citizens and children under 5 years of age. Senior citizens who have a Waynesville R-VI Senior Citizens Athletic Pass will be admitted free.

Dramatists Play Service, Inc. states the following about the play, "Seeking to escape the demands of life in London, Pam Fitzgerald and her brother, Roddy, an aspiring playwright, discover a charming house in the west of England, overlooking the Irish Sea. The house, Cliff End, has long been empty, and they are able to purchase it at a suspiciously low price from crusty Commander Brooke, the village curmudgeon. The reason is soon apparent: The house has an unsavory reputation. Fifteen years earlier a murder may or may not have occurred by the gnarled tree that can be viewed from the parlor window. Slowly the Fitzgeralds begin to sense the evil spirit that still inhabits the house, announcing its presence with a sudden, bone-chilling cold. Their housekeeper's cat will not enter the nursery, where the sound of a weeping woman adds to the tense atmosphere, and the scent of a flowery, exotic perfume called mimosa comes and goes. The village doctor, the local gossip, and a former governess, visit with strange stories of the beautiful Mary Meredith, who once lived in the house and of the striking, unstable Carmel, who posed for a painting that led to her destruction. With the help of Mary's daughter, Stella, a beautiful young girl whose mysterious birth holds the key to the puzzle, and a seance arranged by an actress friend of the Fitzgeralds, Cliff End is forced, at last, to reveal its dark secrets. The action then builds steadily to a truly terrifying climax, in which the ghost is discovered to be not only real but dangerous."

Senior citizens age 60 and older who reside in the Waynesville R-VI School District may pick up their athletic passes during business hours at the WHS Athletics Office or at the Superintendent's Office in Waynesville.

Time to register for Dodge Brawl tournament

It's time for youth and adult teams to register for the 5th Annual Dodge Brawl Tournament that will be held on Saturday, Oct. 22.

The AmeriCorps VISTA Snack in a Pack program will participate in Make a Difference Day by hosting the tournament in the Waynesville Middle school gyms.

An adult and youth dodge brawl tournament will run simultaneously. Teams can have 6-10 players. All proceeds from the 2016 Dodge Brawl event will support Snack in a Pack for the 2016-17 school year.

Registration fees before Friday, Oct. 21 are $80 for adult teams and $60 for youth teams. On Oct. 22, the cost will be $100 and $80 respectively.

To register a team or learn more, please contact the Waynesville AmeriCorps VISTA office at (573) 842-2651 or send an email to

Snack in a Pack provides meals to approximately 300 district students who might otherwise go hungry over weekends and holiday breaks; 75% of those served are military-affiliated students.

Parking Lot Renovation

Everything gets worn down eventually, including parking lots. The Waynesville High School parking lot has never been repaved and it shows in many places.

The parking lot asphalt was "starting to fail in many areas," according to Chris Berger, assistant superintendent of operational services.

Cracks and holes littered the lot. In some areas, the cracks could swallow a person's heel.

Most of the lot is being redone, except for the 9th grade center's section because it is less than five years old. "Instead, it is only being sealed and re-striped as it is newer and in much better condition," says Berger.

Willard Asphalt continues to finish working on the project and has been working on days that students are not present to minimize interruption of daily activities. If weather delays occur, then Willard might have to ask students to park in a different location for the work to be completed.

Willard's work includes grinding up the high school parking lot, digging out chunks, and repaving it all. Since the 9th Grade Center is just getting a touch up, Willard will focus on the rest of the lot.
Berger and Kevin Pritchard, director of operations, decided it was time to repair and repave the lot and give it a fresher look. The two bidders were Melrose Quarry & Asphalt ($405,500.00) and Willard Asphalt ($285,525.00).

Story by Hannah Bailey, WHS student

Employment Opportunity

Armed Forces Bank

AFB currently has 2 part time Personal Bankers, as well as the Supervisor position available at our PX location.

Previous banking experience is preferred.

Interested applicants may apply online at or drop off a resume with either contact listed below.

PX Contact: Lisa Richardson 816-412-3567

Armed Forces Bank on Fort Leonard Wood is currently hiring Personal Bankers. Personal Bankers serve and assist customers through teller transactions, disputes, accounts, and loans, to create a high level of customer service. There is an obligation to sell and promote products to create new business for the bank. The Personal Banker will also watch for fraud and illegal activities.

Principal Accountabilities
Perform teller transactions; cashes checks, makes cash/check deposits, saving and checking withdrawals, place check orders, scanning work on imager, and handles cash. Requirement to open checking savings, money market, VIP, holiday club and business accounts. Requires the opening of CDs, IRAs and Consumer loans. Assist customers with VDC issues, giving balances, answering questions about accounts, and promoting products. Teller will also take complaints and try to better bank relationships with all customers. Preform various duties in maintaining branch appearance. Balance your cash drawer to remain in compliance 100%. Complete all BVS assignments in a timely manner, as requested. Complete cash sheets, buy and sell money to Vault, make sign boards, make calls on the deficit report and decorate for customer comfort.

Two years of banking and cash handling experience is required, typing 50 WPM, must be flexible to work all shifts. Have excellent phone skills, ability to communicate with customers and employees on a professional level. Experience with ten-key calculator; basic knowledge of general office equipment, copier, fax, etc.; basic computer proficiency; experience with Word, Intergrated Teller, Navigator, Novell, Deposit Pro, ONE Interface, Excel, Imager, ProSign, RPOS and EasyPay knowledgeable; the ability to follow directions given and complete them in a timely manner; ability to organize proof work with very little direction; problems requiring analysis based on precedent; strong decision making skills; excellent professional judgement and attention to detail; sales aptitude. Procedures are established, but conditions change; initiative must be exercised to overcome minor obstacles. Attendance and adherence to dress code is a must.


Hiring for production Technicians. SERVPRO of Rolla specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke, or water damage situation.
40 hours/week, flexible to work overtime when required
Hours 7:30 am-4:30 pm, Mon-Fri. (work hours and days are subject to change in order to accommodate job requirements)
Pay Rates: Start at 10:50 per hour (based upon experience)
Benefit package.

Apply in Person: SERVPRO of Rolla 11205 Twitty Dr. Rolla, MO 65401 or Email inquires to:
Come join our bright green clean up team!
Also must be able to pass Background check, Driving record, Drug Screen and Physical Assessment

STM Christian Daycare/Preschool Academy

Seeking immediate hire for a childcare provider; the position is full time, with a starting salary of $9.00/hour. Experience in childcare is required. Applicants must meet the following requirements:

*Be 18 years of age or older
*Complete the Missouri/national Registry Background Check within 10 days of being hired
*Be able to work and function in a high pace environment
*Possess a current physical within 20 days of being hired
*Possess traits of integrity, trust, flexibility, accountability, and dependability
*Possess means of transportation and valid driver's license

Serious applicants apply to Margaret Curry, Campus Director at 573-336-2168 or 573-528-7614; 577 Old Route 66 in St. Robert; or

2016 Missouri Business Conference

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler invites Chamber members to the 2016 Missouri Business Conference in Warrensburg. The event will take place on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 8 am - 4 pm on the University of Central Missouri campus in Elliott Student Union 240. This free, one-day conference serves as an opportunity for small business owners and entrepreneurs to network with each other, learn more about how to grow their businesses, and find out about business services available to aid in their day-to-day functions.

The conference is free but advanced registration for lunch is required by Monday, October 24. For more information about the event, you can visit the Congresswoman's website, the University of Central Missouri website, or contact Austin Cramer at 573-442-9311 for details.

Thank you for your time and consideration, and we hope to see you at the event!


USO Update

Volunteer Shifts Needing To Be Filled

Friday, Oct. 21
3 pm - 6 pm 1

Saturday, Oct. 22
12 pm - 3 pm 2
3 pm - 7 pm 3

Sunday, Oct. 23
12 pm - 3 pm 2
3 pm - 6 pm 2

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

Wish List

To help reduce expenses, the Fort Leonard Wood USO Club needs the donation of supplies that are regularly used throughout the USO.

Should you have any of these items or would like to purchase these items and would like to donate them to our organization, please contact Christina at 573.329.2039 or by emailing at

With your donation of any item on this list, you actively become a part of our mission to strengthen America's military service members.
1. Large plastic totes with lids
2. Individually Wrapped Snacks
3. Black Permanent Markers (all sizes)


Business Asset Protection Class

Webster University's Ft. Leonard Wood campus is looking for businesses and organizations willing to be the subject of a term project for its Business Asset Protection class. What the class does is look at a business or organization from a safety and security perspective to determine what risks the businesses may have from a physical, IT, and legal/regulatory viewpoint, then provide recommendations on how to reduce or eliminate those risks. What makes this class unique is that the majority of the students are Army and Marine Corps Military Police Captains currently participating in the MP Captain's Career Course at Ft. Leonard Wood. These students already come in with a strong background in physical security and law enforcement, so the course is more focused on the business aspects of asset protection.

The benefit of being part of the term project is the students get exposed to issues that concern real world businesses and organizations rather than trying to infer these from a textbook or case studies. The benefit to the businesses and organizations is they get an independent review of their operations by a team of Soldiers and Marines that have training and experience in ensuring the safety and security of personnel and materiel under battlefield conditions.

We estimate it will take 2-4 hours of the organization's time during the 9 week course. Events include providing an overview and tour of the businesses facilities, which usually lasts between 1-2 hours. There's usually a follow-up visit or phone calls over the next few weeks as the teams continue to gather information and refine their recommendations, then the last week of class the students provide an Outbriefing of their findings and recommendations to the business or organizations managers and staff. This usually takes 45 minutes to an hour. Deliverables are a report of their findings and the final outbriefing that are provided to the businesses and organizations. All recommendations are confidential and are only shared between the business who participates, the students that work on the project, and the professor of the class. Should you be interested in being a subject of this project or want further information, please contact Gary Hacker at, or 314-809-5118.


Beer & Pizza A Movie in the Gardens

Top Gun Thursday, October 20 at 6:30 PM
As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Thursday, October 27 at 6:30 PM
Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, journeyman Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."

Princess Bride Thursday, November 3 at 6:30 PM
While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride.

Please join us! 540 State Route B St. James, Missouri 65559. Movies will take place outdoors in The Gardens, between St. James Winery and Public House Brewing Company. Please bring appropriate clothing and blankets as needed. Limited seating available, feel free to bring your own.


Salvation Army Needs Bell-Ringers

The Salvation Army needs Bell-Ringers for the 2016 holiday campaign. These funds support Salvation Army programs to help those in need right here in Pulaski County.

Churches, businesses and large groups have first priority and may sign up BEFORE November. Individual sign-ups start on November 1st.

Simply go to and click on Bell-Ringing to pull up the calendar and sign up. Or you can call Kathy or Bill Grier at 573-337-1089/1116.


Mark your Calendar with these events at Public House Brewery

Monday October 31st - Trivia Night - Rolla Public House Brewery
Monday November 7th - Trivia Night - Rolla Public House Brewery
Tuesday November 8th - Brewers Stash - Rolla Public House Brewery
Monday November 14th - Trivia Night - Rolla Public House Brewery
Tuesday November 15th - Sip N Paynt - Rolla Public House Brewery
Wednesday November 16th - Sip N Paynt - St. James Public House Brewery
Monday November 21st - Trivia Night - Rolla Public House Brewery
Sunday November 27th - Country Cooking with Gabe - St. James Public House Brewery
Monday November 28th - Trivia Night - Rolla Public House Brewery
Monday December 5th - Trivia Night - Rolla Public House Brewery
Monday December 12th - Trivia Night - Rolla Public House Brewery
Tuesday December 13th - Brewers Stash - Rolla Public House Brewery
Monday December 19th - Trivia Night - Rolla Public House Brewery
Tuesday December 20th - Sip n Paynt - Rolla Public House Brewery
Wednesday December 21st - Sip n Paynt - St. James Public House Brewery

Member Events

Halloween in the Park

October 21st for 6 - 9 p.m at the Community Center. The City of St. Robert is hosting Halloween in the Park with free hotdogs, chips, and soda, haunted hayride, family hayride, candy and games. Costume contest begins at 6:30; 1st and 2nd place prizes available per age group.

For more information contact or call 573-451-2625.


Help Abused and Neglected Children of Pulaski County

Stop into Wendy's of St. Robert anytime on November 4th from 10 am. - 10 p.m., 30% of qualifying sales will be donated to CASA of South Central Missouri.


Judgement House "Deadly Encounter"

October 19 - 22 at Westside Baptist in Waynesville.
Nightly tours available. Call 573-855-9539 to schedule your tour
Visit us on face book at WestsideWaynesville or our web page at for tour dates & times. Free Event.


Benefit 4-Person Scramble

October 22nd at 11 a.m. hosted by Kids' Harbor at Tan-Tar-A Golf Resort. Eighteen holes of Golf with cart, lunch and all proxies and mulligans included in the $100 entry fee. Cash payouts for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the 3 flights based on full field of 144 players.

Hole sponsorships available for $150.

To register or sponsor visit or call Mike Smith at 573-348-2233.


Free Sports Physicals at PCRMC

The PCRMC Waynesville Medical Plaza will offer free sports physicals for athletes in grades 7-12 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Waynesville Medical Plaza for students planning to participate in the winter sports program.


QuickBooks Online Bookkeeping Class

Event Information Hosted By: Sheila M. Flint CPA LLC - Columbia College - Missouri S & T Small Business & Technology Development Center Registration required; class is limited to 20 people.

Registration deadline Oct. 24th Wednesday, October 26, 2016 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon 3 hours of training with Q and A

Location: Columbia College 550 Blues Lake Parkway Rolla, MO 65401 Room #124 Computer Lab Personal Laptop welcome and Wi-Fi available

Class fee: $90.00 Payable to: Sheila M Flint CPA, LLC. Please contact Sheila Flint's office with any questions at 573-368-5460 or

Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U. S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.


Veterans' Day Breakfast

The Maries County Bank is proud to honor our American Veterans for their sacrifices and achievements. Please join us for breakfast and allow us to say "Thank You" on Wednesday, November 2nd from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the St. Robert Branch on Route 66.

Sign up to win a MCB Employee sponsored trip on the Central Missouri Honor Flight or a new American Flag.

For more information call 573-336-4411 or visit


Free Workshop Access to Capital for Veteran-Owned Small Business

Wednesday, November 2 Time: 11:30 a.m. -1:00 (includes free lunch) at 900 Innovation Drive, Rolla, MO Space is limited -registration required. Register today! Who should attend? Veterans looking for capital to start, grow and succeed with their own small business. All are welcome (veterans and non-veterans)

Why attend? Become familiar with loan programs, capital options and other resources available to assist those starting, growing and succeeding with their own small business.

Panelists include: U.S. Small Business Administration, Meramec Regional Planning Commission, a local SBA participating lender, Justine PETERSEN (a SBA micro lender), Veterans Business Resource Center.

Questions or need more information? Angie Wells, or 314-539-6613; Karen Leatherman, or 573-341-4551

Hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) St. Louis District Office and the Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC) at Missouri S&T.


Women's Group Annual Bazaar

The women's group at the Church of God, St. Robert, Mo. will be hosting their annual Bazaar, Bake Sale, Flea Market, and Vendor event on Saturday, November 5th. Breakfast and lunch items for sale. Homemade pies and baked goods. Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Location: 466 Old Rt. 66, St. Robert, Mo. Point of contact, Lindall Mostajo, CWC Chairperson, 573-433-5235.


Annual Bazaar at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church

Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church of 981 Z Highway, St. Robert will be holding their Annual Bazaar on Saturday, November 12th from 9 am until 2 pm.

A lunch will be served from 11 am until 2 pm consisting of Chili or Turkey Veggie Soup or Hot Dogs, Rolls, Drink and Pie for $6.00. If you want just Pie and Coffee, it is $3.00. There will be craft items, baked goods, cross stitch items and more available.

If you have any questions, call Marion Munson at 573-736-5196.


Armed Services YMCA Field of Heroes 2016

November 11-12th - To show respect to ALL our heroes- past and present, The "Field of Heroes" is an opportunity for us all to honor those that we consider our HEROES. Your hero may be a service member currently serving our country, a veteran, a firefighter, police officer, EMT, or maybe it's your grandfather. We all have heroes in our lives.

In conjunction with the city of Waynesville and the Veterans Day Parade, the Armed Services YMCA will be presenting a field of flags, arranged in the style of Arlington National Cemetery, along the parade route and each flag will be available for sponsorship to allow you to recognize a specific hero in your life. 3 x 5 flags will be on poles and arranged in precision rows on Nov. 11-12th, 2016. All proceeds will go to support programs for the families of our service members stationed right here in Missouri.

Participants will have the opportunity to sponsor a 3'x5' flag for $50.00 or a 15" boot flag for $25.00. On each flag or boot flag will be the name, branch of service and date of service of the honoree. A commemorative card listing the date of the event as well as the honoree's information will be provided to each person that sponsors a 3x5 flag or boot flag.

The public will be allowed to walk through the Field of Heroes and spend some time amongst the reverence being paid to these heroes. Photos will be permitted. All proper flag etiquette will be rendered, including having the field properly lit at night.
Our goal is to have 300 3x5 flags and 200 boot flags on this field representing 500 heroes at this event.

Corporate or individual sponsorships are offered at the $500/$1000/$2500 level. Each sponsor's name will be listed on pre-event materials and a banner displayed the entire weekend. Guardian Sponsors ($2500 level) will also receive a commemorative flag in display case and a plaque to read" Flown at Field of Heroes Nov. 11-12th, 2016".

For more information, or to order a flag or be a sponsor, contact the ASYMCA at 573-329-4513 or


Breakfast with a Veteran

You are invited to join Complete Collision Center in paying respect to the Veterans of the United States Armed Forces on November 11th from 7 a.m.-11 a.m.

Breakfast is free and open to the public. Serving: pancakes, eggs, bacon, pastries and drinks!

For more information call 573-451-3042; please Rsvp By November 4th. Complete Collision Center 787 Hwy Z in St. Robert


Holiday Extravaganza

November 17th at the Hampton Inn in St. Robert hosted by Good Samaritan of the Ozarks from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be a live and silent auction, bake shop, and Santa Pull. All proceeds from this event benefit Genesis: A Place of New Beginnings


2016 Fort Wood Community Spouses' Club Annual Holiday Craft and Antique Fair

Saturday, November 19th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Nutter Field House on Fort Leonard Wood. Shop for antiques and original handmade crafts and enjoy edibles form Santa's kitchen and Mrs. Claus' Pantry. Santa will arrive at 12:30. Admission is $5 for ages 12 and up. For more information contact


"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
October 21, 2016
Ribbon Cutting for Tom's Meat Market
October 29, 2016
Route 66 Challenge
October 31, 2016
Deadline for Parade Entry
November 1, 2016
Ribbon Cutting for Cost Cutters
November 4, 2016
Fort Wood Community Spouses Club (FWCSC) community Caravan
November 4, 2016
Ribbon Cutting for A Place for Grace
November 11, 2016
Veterans' Day Ceremony and Parade
November 15, 2016
Citizen of the Year Award & Community Adwards Nomination Deadline
Deadline for Business Listing Updates
November 26, 2016
Shop Small Business Saturday

*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