2013 Chamber Year in Review
2013 was a great year for the Chamber. We grew to over 440
members and continue to grow and support the business community
of the Waynesville-St. Robert area. We were awarded the Missouri
Chamber of the Year. Throughout the year the Chamber hosted
many events including ribbon cuttings, ground breakings, luncheons,
the Veterans' Day Parade, kicked off the second year of the
Leadership Pulaski County program and our major fundraisers
such as the Taste of Pulaski County and the Polar Meltdown
Chili Cook-off. Click here
to see pictures that highlight the Chamber events of 2013.
The Chamber looks forward to 2014 and wishes all of its members'
safe and happy holidays.
The Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce attended the
Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry's 2013 Annual Meeting
& Awards Banquet on November 14th at Union Station in
Kansas City, Missouri. At the awards banquet, the Waynesville-St.
Robert Chamber of Commerce was presented the 2013 Missouri
Chamber of the Year Award and was also surprised with a Missouri
Senate Resolution presented by Senator Dan Brown, Missouri
16th Senatorial District. Representing the Waynesville-St.
Robert Chamber of Commerce, listed from left to right, were
Phil Tackett (Board Vice President), Marsha Mercer (Board
Treasurer), Cecilia Murray (Executive Director), Don Murray,
Leanna Weathers (Office Manager), Lisa Thomas (Administrative
Assistant), and Mike Dunbar (Board President).
2014 Luncheon Sponsors
The Chamber would like to thank all the businesses who took
part in the Luncheon Sponsorship Drawing. The following is
a list of the 2014 Luncheon Sponsors as drawn during the November
January - Bow & Barrel Sportsman Center
February - Phelps County Homecare
March - Cable America
April - Cape Air
May - Waynesville R-VI School District
June - David M. Lowe, Attorney at Law
July - Just Because . . .
August - Ozark Technical Community College
September - Janet's Designs from Nature
October - Hoppers Pub
November - Well Fargo Home Mortgage
December - The Village
Shop Small Business Saturday November 30th!
Thanks to all the businesses that participated
in Shop Small Saturday and for those that came out to shop
locally. It was a great day!
2013"In Your Honor" Veterans' Day Ceremony
Chamber would like to thank all of the local organizations
that participated in the parade as well as the members of
the community who came out to celebrate and honor our veterans.
to see pictures from the Veterans' Day Ceremony and Parade.
The next Veterans' Day Ceremony and Parade will take place
in Waynesville on November 11th, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.
The second class of Leadership Pulaski County
attended its third session on November 14th. The focus on
this session was education, media and technology. The class
toured the new 9th Grade Center and Waynesville Career Center
where a discussion on Social Media and Technology was held.
The afternoon was spent touring OTC, Maranatha Baptist Academy,
and KFLW. Click here
to see pictures from the third session. The class looks forward
to its next session on Volunteerism and Community Service.
The Class will be volunteering at the Angel Store.
Limited sponsorships are still available. If
you are interested in contributing to the building of community
leaders by becoming a 2013-2014 Leadership Pulaski County
sponsor or would like more information on the program contact
the Chamber office at 573-336-5121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
On December 2nd the Chamber Surprise Patrol
visited two Chamber member businesses to recognize them as
the Chamber Business Showcase member recognition program recipients
for December. The December Business Showcase recipients are
Mid Missouri Credit Union - Waynesville
and Panera Bread. The
Surprise Patrol visited both businesses and dropped off a
special sign that will be displayed throughout the month.
Business Showcase recipients are drawn each month. The Surprise
Patrol will be out again in Janurary to recognize the next
Polar Meltdown Chili Cook-off
The Chamber will kick off 2014 with the seventh
annual Polar Meltdown Chili Cook-Off to be held on January
25th at the St. Robert
Community Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. An event the whole
family can enjoy, the Polar Meltdown Chili Cook-off lets you
come in from the cold and let your spirits melt into a pot
of delicious chili served up by one of our hometown chefs!
Admission for this event is $5 (10 and under are free). Tickets
may be purchased in advance through the Chamber office beginning
in December. Limited tickets will be available at the door.
Teams are made of no more than six members while
individual teams are made of no more than three members. All
competitors will be expected to follow the rules and regulations
set forth by the Chamber of Commerce and Pulaski County Health
Department. The entry fee for this event is $75 per business
team, $50 non-profit team, $25 per individual and the deadline
to enter is January 3rd. A late entry fee will apply to all
entrants after that date. Booths are 8'x10', include two 110
electric power receptacles (average 10 amps per outlet) and
will be decorated by each team.
Event sponsorships are also available.
Spicy Sponsorship - $500:
Ad in the event's printed tab,
Business or organization's name listed on event flier and
in all press releases
A table at the event
Hot Sponsorship - $250:
Ad in the event's printed tab
Business or organization's name listed on event flier and
in all press releases
Mild Sponsorship - $100
Business or organization an ad in the event's printed tab
The Polar Meltdown Chili Cook-off is sure to
offer some great food so come out and enjoy an afternoon of
fun and excitement at the seventh annual Polar Meltdown Chili
Cook-off where the only chill you'll feel is a spicy one!
If you are interested in registering a team, rules and registration
information is available on the Chamber web site, www.wsrchamber.com.
For more information including team registration click here.
Membership Directory Listing
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 December
6th. Thanks for your help.
Marketing Opportunities in the upcoming 2014 Community
Profile and Membership Directory
Daily Guide was awarded
the bid to print this year's Chamber Community Profile and
Click on image above for advertising information
2013-2014 Sponsorship Opportunities
for information on 2013-2014 Sponsorship Opportunities. For
more information on any Chamber event contact the Chamber
office at 573-336-5121 or email
The Chamber would like to introduce the new
E-plaque now available to members. This plaque may be placed
on your business web site or social media page to increase
your credibility through the recognition of Chamber membership.
for the web site code and instructions to add the new Chamber
Membership E-plaque to your company web site.
Character Word of the Month
The Chamber is partnering with the Waynesville
School District in promoting their character word of the month.
Each month a character word is chosen to be the focus of character
development. The Chamber is encouraging its members to apply
this word within their business each month. Businesses can
put up a sign or put the word on their marquis as well as
encourage employees to focus on what the character word means
The character word for December is:
Love/Caring means to be concerned about or to the extent
of; to feel interest or concern; to feel strong affection
for another arising out of kinship or personal ties.
What does love/caring mean to you,
your business, and the community?
Aaron's Sales & Lease has been serving
the Saint Robert/Waynesville area since 2007. Aaron's as
a whole was founded in 1955 and currently has over 2100
stores nationwide. We provide our customers with the opportunity
to buy furniture, electronics, appliances, and computers
both retail and over time with our "no credit needed"
lease to own option. Every customer who walks into our store
is automatically pre-approved the minute they walk through
our doors. All of our products are backed with a low price
guarantee and free delivery and set up. Customers who take
advantage of our lease to own program also can enjoy the
benefits of 120 days Same As Cash, flexible and affordable
payment options, merchandise repair with a limited extended
warranty after purchase, and no processing fees.
Our dedicated sales staff is driven to provide
the very best personal shopping experience from the minute
you walk into our store. This allows our customers to buy
the products that fit their lives the best, and select a
purchase option that fits their budget the best possible
way. Leading off our sales department is Bryan Kaolowi,
a member of our team for the last 3 years. With extensive
product knowledge and excellent people skills, he ensures
that everyone who walks into our store leaves happy, even
if they walk in having the worst of days.
Our Accounts department is located in store
and is dedicated to getting our customers to ownership of
their product, no matter what hardships may arise. Christin
Garcia, who heads up our Customer Accounts department, has
been a member of our team for the last 3 years. She personally
makes it her duty to help our customers in any way possible.
You may contact us at (573) 336-5959 or view
our products directly at www.aarons.com.
What an honor it was to accept on behalf of
our Chamber, the 2013 Missouri Chamber of Commerce of the
Year in Kansas City this past month. This honor is due to
the tremendous efforts by all our members, the ambassadors,
our great staff and directors. Senator Dan Brown made a
special presentation to the Chamber that evening and told
a state wide audience how great our community is. This State
wide acknowledgment and recognition for the Chamber efforts
is greatly appreciated.
We had another successful Shop Local campaign
Saturday November 30, 2013. It was a great day for our local
businesses and our community. The Chamber has started planning
in cooperation with our local media to make Shop Local and
It's All Here a year round campaign. The Chamber goal is
to have a strategy for our Community's long term Sustainability.
I will continue to update the membership as details are
finalized for this new initiative.
Our Community is a wonderful place to live
and work. Our businesses both retail and service are among
the best in the Country. Please remember to support all
local area businesses both retail and service as they support
our tax base that allows us to provide services and benefits
to our citizens, they provide the volunteers that support
our nonprofit organizations and they are an important part
of the engine that keeps our community proposing.
As always please feel free to contact me if the Chamber
can be of any assistance to you.
were honored to receive the Missouri Chamber of the Year
last month. We share this honor with all of our members
that help make this the best Chamber in the state!
The community has many holiday events to put
you in the spirit and provide quality family time. During
this busy holiday season take a moment to be grateful for
all the blessings in your life. The Chamber is thankful
for your friendship and membership. Be sure to continue
to shop and dine locally to support our community. We kick
off 2014 with the Polar Meltdown Chili Cook-Off and are
looking for more businesses to put a team together. We are
also in need of sponsors for this event.
This time of year the office is busy preparing
for the next year. The Chamber is making every effort to
insure your listing in the upcoming Membership Directory
is correct before the book is printed. We ask that you please
make us aware of any changes in contact name, address, phone
number, web site or email address. We appreciate your help
in keeping our records updated.
The Chamber is starting to work on our 2014
Calendar of Events. Don't forget to send in your community
calendars as soon as you can. It helps prevent multiple
events on the same day.
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
If you have any questions or concerns please
give me a call at 573-336-5121.
Cecilia Murray, IOM
What are all these blue jackets about? I
hear that all the time...let me tell you. We are the Chamber
of Ambassadors. We serve our Chamber, our membership,
and our community with integrity. We serve as goodwill
representatives of the Chamber. Welcoming new members,
speakers and special guests. We also serve as an extra
pair of hands for the chamber staff during events. Most
important roll of Ambassadors play is the promotion of
understanding and confidence in the Chamber among its
membership of Waynesville/St. Robert and surrounding business
area. Chamber membership to businesses, organizations
I became a member because I felt a huge
need to be involved in the community. I felt this was
the right place for me to be...helping others and growing
By being a active member carries with it
a sense of accomplishment and inner satisfaction from
the knowledge that I am doing my share of an important
job. And although everyone in the community benefits from
the work of the Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, we feel
a sense of pride that we have been a part of doing something
great in our community.
Get involved, attend ribbon cuttings, basket auctions,
etc. Meet new people and spend locally whenever possible.
When you see a blue jacket, thank them!
They put in a lot of hard work and love into our community!
And lets all admit it the blue jackets are really cool!
Thank you for letting me serve you as the
2013 Chamber of Ambassadors President.
County Missouri represented at the Route 66 Summit - The Road
Ahead November 20-21st , hosted by the World Monument Fund
and the National Park Services Route 66 Corridor. This invite
only event brought together 94 leaders and organizations representing
Historic Route 66.
Leaders from State Tourism Departments, Tourism Bureaus Chambers,
Main Street programs', national and state associations, National
Parks programs, to museums and privately owned businesses
along the corridor came together to discuss preservation programs,
success stories, Rutgers survey results, expanded marketing
opportunities and developments. Collaboration in uniting in
marketing efforts, of the Internationally recognized Historic
Route 66, as a group using various organizations were also
a focus . Two full days of guest speakers included experts
from Brand USA (federal tourism department), International
Route 66 associations and key leaders along the route.
Route 66 is one aspect of tourism that the Pulaski County
Tourism Bureau markets; targeting leisure, both domestic and
international, and groups; motor coach and individual groups,
through a variety of outlets. Print advertising placements
and editorial in Route 66 specific magazine and websites to
development with area partners on a self guided print and
audio tour. Pulaski County offers 33 intact miles of the 2,400+
miles, running through 8 states. Travelers of Route 66 want
to immerse themselves into the historic experience of this
great American roadway visiting historic sites and museums,
over-nighting in motels, enjoying unique dining experiences,
shopping and site seeing in unique communities with expenditures
estimated at a conservative $38 million a year.
Pulaski County has huge potential for greater development
along the route. The county is well known for sites such as
Devil's Elbow, the steel bridge and the Elbow Inn that have
been in existence for years. Communities along the route are
making strides and we are becoming known for more every day.
Additional developments are needed to keep those travelers
within our 33 miles for a longer period of time. Attractions
that are available need to be open consistent hours to capture
travelers, way finding signage to highlight stops along the
route and development of attractions that preserve the history,
offer interaction for the traveler and combine influences
from impacted cultures such as Native and African American
. As the county looks for new developments in tourism; Historic
Route 66 is one area that should not be overlooked.
Rutger's conducted an in-depth study of the corridor highlighting
economic impact, traveler profiles and development statistics.
The final report may be reviewed at http:/www.wmf.org.
December 20-21st Pulaski County will be the place to be!
The Route 66 Basketball Shootout will be held at the Waynesville
High School. This regional event features premiere high school
teams from across the midwest to include several defending
state champions. For the complete schedule visit http://www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com/Shootout.
If the holidays have snuck up on you, be sure to check out
our calendar of events at http://www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com.
Parades, festivals and interactive story telling continue
through mid December. For those planning events in 2014, please
contact the Bureau on how you can get the word out about your
The Pulaski County Tourism Bureau Board of Directors and
staff wish each and every one of you a Merry Christmas and
a prosperous New Year.
Make it a great day!
Beth Wiles, CDME
Pulaski County Tourism Bureau
137 St. Robert Blvd. Suite A
St. Robert, MO 65584
(877) 858-8687 Toll-free
(573) 336-6355 Ext. 104
(573) 336-2985 Fax
end of 2013 is almost here! Another year will soon be history
and 2014 will bring new opportunities.
A new initiative to certify our Pulaski County work force
is underway. We had our first meeting November 13 to organize
the team needed to be designated as a work ready community.
The committee make up must come from Chamber of Commerce,
Economic Development Professionals, Elected Officials, Education
Representatives, Community Colleges, Local Workforce Development,
Workforce Investment Board, and Employers/Business. The committee
will do an assessment and determine goals as determined by
the Missouri Department of Economic Development. The accreditation
is from the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC).
The NCRC , was developed by ACT, is an industry-recognized,
portable, evidence-based credential that certifies essential
skills for workplace success.
The NCRC measures skills employers believe are critical to
job success. Individuals can earn the NCRC by taking three
WorkKey assessments: 1) Applied Math 2) Locating Information
3) Reading for Information. The committee's goals will include,
where the test will be administered in Pulaski County.
The committee will have up to two years to accomplish the
criteria to become certified. There are currently 38 counties
in Missouri working on this initiative. It is important that
Pulaski County be designated as a Work Ready Community. Current
and potential employers who may consider Pulaski County as
a location will want to know about the quality of the workforce.
Certification answers many questions and tells employers their
needs will be met. Being part of the Certified Work Ready
Community initiative will give Pulaski County exposure on
ACT's national website, and Missouri's website. This is an
economic development tool we will need to have in today's
137 St. Robert Blvd. Suite B
St. Robert, MO 65584
the Banks of the Roubidoux!
The City is dressing up for the holiday season and looking
forward to several community events. The Annual Lions' Club
Christmas Parade will take place on Sunday, December 1st
at 2:00 pm. The Waynesville Downtown Business Association's
"Christmas on the Square" will be Thursday, December
5th, 6:00 to 9:00 pm on the Square in downtown Waynesville.
Bring the family and enjoy these events.
Another exciting thing that has happened in Waynesville
is the repainting and repair of the Bell Bluff Nativity
Scene by several community volunteers. We thank JoAnn Rosipal,
John Rosipal, Janet Rozmiarek, Patti Espinoza, the Shrine
Club and Bales Construction for making sure that this iconic
feature of the season is in place again. The Nativity Scene
started in the 1950's as the Lions' Club Nativity Scene.
It sets on private property and can be seen from I-44 across
Laughlin Valley, greeting everyone visiting Waynesville.
The City continues to work with Benton and Associates, a
professional hydrology team, concerning flood mitigation
concerns. The engineers are paving the way through the permit
process concerning the Mitchell Creek area, as well as looking
at engineering for detention ideas across the Interstate.
Removal of gravel and debris from the creek bed will be
the largest part of this project and we have contacted our
state officials, Rep. Lynch and Sen. Brown, to help us with
grants, the many departments and permits. Former Waynesville
Mayor Bill Ransdall has also been helpful in connecting
us with the right partners. The City is working almost every
day on flood issues and we hope to have all the plans in
place by the spring. Dealing with all the agencies and departments
concerning natural resources can be very problematic. However,
we have found a desire to help the City and our citizens
with every agency. DNR has visited us and last week the
Conservation Department walked the creek area with us and
discussed many issues. Both agencies have been very helpful.
We have also found the FEMA representatives very helpful.
COAD continues to work to help our citizens who suffered
damage from the flood. There are still many families dealing
with the losses and this time of year would be an excellent
time to reach out to your neighbors and offer a hand. Good
Samaritan and COAD have names of families who could use
FEMA has given early approval to several City projects for
mitigating and repairing areas affected by the flood. These
projects were approved by the Council at the November meeting.
They include moving the Kiwanis' baseball field in the Roubidoux
Park to the middle school property, relocating our street
department to an area out of the flood plain, rebuilding
the RV Park and relocating the shower house in the RV Park
to higher ground, relocating the Roubidoux Bridge lift station
to North Street and paving several damaged streets. We are
interested in mitigating flood issues within the City, and
now is the time to do it.
The budget for fiscal year 2014 was presented at the November
City Council meeting. It is $17.4 million, with many important
infrastructure projects included. The City had several projects
planned and in the works when the August flood stopped us
all in our tracks. We are beginning to recover and plan
to get them started soon. The flood has cost the City over
$380,000 to date. We are fortunate to have had cash reserves
to use for those emergency expenses and hope to be reimbursed
in part by FEMA, but of course, that takes many months.
Our plan is to borrow from reserves and pay monies back
when we are reimbursed. Your Council is dedicated to building
our reserves, but also, moving forward with important projects.
We continue to install the sewer and water lines to the
new cinema location. We are also expecting to see a new
water tower begin to rise at the Waynesville Industrial
Park across I-44. The footings are in and the steel should
be arriving soon. The Phelps County Regional Medical Clinic
will break ground December 6th at 1:00 pm on their new four
story clinic on G. W. Lane. The public is invited to attend.
Have a great holiday season and enjoy the Christmas festivities
in our community. The City Hall will be closed December
24 and 25 for our employees to enjoy their families. REMEMBER
TO SHOP LOCAL!
From the banks of the Roubidoux,
Mayor of Waynesville
The City of St. Robert City Hall Offices will
be closed on the following days for the holiday season in
observance of Christmas: Wednesday, December 25, 2013 and
Thursday, December 26, 2013; and for the New Year: Wednesday,
January 1, 2014. The City of Saint Robert will like to take
this opportunity to wish everyone a safe & prosperous
The City of St. Robert is also getting ready
to host their 5th Annual Outdoor Sportsman Show at the St.
Robert Community Center. The event will be held on Friday,
February 21, 2014 from 5:00pm - 8:00 pm and Saturday, February
22, 2014 from 10:00am to 5:00pm. The City of St. Robert
is seeking vendors such as scuba diving, trail riding, ATVs,
trucks, RVs, fishing, hunting, boating, camping, and much
more! Anything involving the good ol' outdoors will be perfect
for this event! Vendor booths are FREE and include one 6x2
table and 2 chairs. Electric booths are available also but
they are limited and on a first come first reserved basis.
Please email St Robert Parks and Recreation Clerk, Trinity
Edwards at email@example.com
or call 573-451-2625 and reserve your booth today!
IMPOUND/BOARDING FEE INCREASE: The City of
Saint Robert Animal Impound/Boarding fees increased effective
December 1st. The Impound fee will be $10.00 and boarding
fee will be $8.00 per day.
CPR/FIRST AID CLASS: Saint Robert Fire and
Rescue hosts a BLS, a Basic Life Support Course (CPR), for
anyone who is interested in learning this very vital, life-safety
technique. We have regularly scheduled classes at a cost
of fifty dollars ($50) for anyone who is interested. Classes
are held on the first and third Thursday of every month,
from 8 am to 12 noon. We have also started a class for basic
First Aid through The American Heart Association as well.
It is from 1pm to 4pm on the same Thursdays as CPR classes.
If you would like to participate in one of our CPR and/or
First Aid classes, please call our office at 573-451-2000,
ext. 3102 and ask for Danielle to schedule a class date.
The City of St. Robert would like to send
out a HUGE THANK YOU to the following sponsors, businesses
and volunteers that helped make the 7th Annual Halloween
in the Park a great success this year! Ft. Wood Quick Lube,
2 Blondz, Kim's Package, Bellarmine Church, MVP Marketing,
LLC, Dollar General, Napa Auto Parts, Action Automotive,
CM Archer Engineers & Surveyors, RKC Fabrication &
Design, Car-Tunes, All Towne Suites, Paul's Furniture Outlet,
Paula Glynn, Lynch's Furniture & Appliance, Sunshine
Café, AABC Lock & Key Service, GW Pizza, Hawthorn
Bank, Wendy's, Hick's Services, Uncle Buck's, Pumpkin Patch,
Route 66 Diner, Sonic Drive-In, Total Command, Colton's,
Wal-Mart, Gene's Plumbing, Harmony Baptist Church, MPRA,
Bale's Construction, Mobil on the Run, King Auto Glass,
Sweet Water BBQ, Citizen's Mortgage, Lowe's, McDonalds,
Crocker's Paranormal Optimistic Society, Bank of Iberia,
Bassett Insurance, Fort Wood Hotels, First State Bank, American
Legion Post 331, Aaron's Sales & Leasing, Pizza Hut,
Star Restaurant, Sunshine Café, Sandra Brinkley,
Shirley Caracci, Pulaski Young Marines, Pulaski Fine Arts
Association, Piney Ridge Boys & Girls Bridge, Marine
Corps EEIC, Marine Corps CBRN, Marine Corps Motor Transport
and Marine Corps Military Police.
COSTUME CONTEST WINNERS: Newborn - 3 Years
Old: 1ST Place - Peyton Gerber, 2nd Place - Adrian; 4 -
5 Years Old: 1st Place - Samantha Kervin, 2nd Place - Zame
Small; 6-9 Years Old: 1st Place - Christopher, 2nd Place
- Annie; 10 - 12 Years Old: 1st Place - Kristi Estes, 2nd
Place - Shireen Thapa; 13+ Years Old: 1st Place - Lamar,
Monica & Lorenzo, 2nd Place - Jay & Ginger Rhine.
The City of St. Robert would also like to send out a HUGE
THANK YOU to the sponsors of the City of Saint Robert's
1st Annual Golf with a Fire Fighter Golf Tournament! Sponsors
were: Colton's, Paul's Furniture, El Jimador, Chop Stix,
Secrest, St Robert Family Dental Center, Seeger Toyota,
Seller Sexton, Papa John's, US Bank, Ultimate Fashion, NAPA,
Wal-mart, Chi-Styles, and Dominos. It was a great success!
Like us or Visit us on FACEBOOOK at! www.facebook/city-of-saint-robert-missouri.com
Just Because. . .
November 22, 2013
115 N. Benton, Ste.
Waynesville, MO 65583
Phelps County Regional Medical Center Ground Breaking
- December 6th at 1:00 p.m. A ground breaking ceremony will
be held for the new four story PCRMC Medical Clinic to be
located on G. W. Lane St, near the high school and adjacent
to the VA Clinic. The public is invited to attend the beginning
of a great asset and addition to our community.
Ribbon Cutting for Jessi's Braids and Beauty Boutique
- December 7th at 1 p.m. at 945 Missouri Ave., Ste.
2 in St. Robert.
Ribbon Cutting for Missouri Career Center - December
10th at 3 p.m. at 194 Eastlawn Dr., Ste. G in St. Robert.
Chamber Luncheon - December 11th at 11:45 a.m. at
the Hampton Inn and catered by Sweetwater BBQ. Our sponsor
will be Aaron's Sales & Leasing. Please contact the
Chamber Office to RSVP before 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, December
**Please note** The Chamber of Commerce is excited to
have such a large number of its members attend monthly luncheons.
Unfortunately, due to the large number of last minute Chamber
luncheon attendees a policy has been put into place by the
Chamber Board of Directors. This policy started in APRIL
2005; anyone who responds after the R.s.v.p. cut-off time
(9:00 a.m. the Tuesday before the luncheon) or shows up
without an R.s.v.p. may be charged an additional $10. If
an R.s.v.p. is received and they do not attend the luncheon
there may be a $10 charged for the meal. The decision was
made to charge this amount to compensate our Chamber member
restaurants for the last minute adjusts they must make to
Chamber Office Closed -
December 25th the Chamber office wil be closed in observance
Chamber Office Closed - Januray 1st the Chamber
office will be closed in observance of New Year's Day.
the complete monthly calendar
The January Newcomer Spotlight Business is:
Fort Leonard Wood Command Orientation
38 packets were handed out in November.
There will not be a Command Orientation in December.
Newcomer Materials are due to the Chamber Office by the
2nd Wednesday of each month. Newcomer Spotlight Businesses
are selected randomly. You must be taking advantage of this
benefit to be considered. If you are not currently participating
in this FREE program, you should be!
Advertise as little or as often as you wish in the Waynesville-St.
Robert Chamber "VOICE" Newsletter. Our
Newsletter comes out once a month, and will include a hyperlink!
Banner Ad; Top of the Page Exclusive
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$200 (for six months)
$350 (for twelve months)
Flier; PDF format
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Chamber Board of Directors:
PRESIDENT - Mike Dunbar
VICE PRESIDENT - Phil Tackett
TREASURER - Marsha Mercer
Brad Budolfson, Carrie Williamson, Mike Freeman, Dr. Chris
Berger, Katrina Lynch-Allen, Tracy McCord, and Carey Heitman
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - Cecilia Murray
OFFICE MANAGER - Leanna Weathers
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - Lisa Thomas