Chamber News

Chamber Quarterly +1 Luncheon

The Chamber is excited to announce that once per quarter it will host an extended luncheon called the Quarterly +1. These luncheons will begin at 11:30 a.m. and end at 1:00 p.m., and will have an extended agenda which includes special updates and announcements.

The Quarterly luncheons will take place on February 13th, May 8th, August 14th, and November 13th in 2013. If you know a current Chamber member who has not been to a luncheon in a while or if you are speaking to someone about possibly joining the Chamber, please invite them to attend the luncheon with you. Any perspective member must attend with a currently active member as their guest.

There are no seating limits for the Quarterly +1 Luncheons so it is a great opportunity to get involved and updated on the community and network with fellow Chamber members. RSVPs are due the Tuesday before the luncheon by 9:00 a.m. Guests of Chamber members must also have an RSVP to attend. Cost is $10 per person. All regular Chamber luncheon policies apply.

For more information on the new Quarterly +1 Luncheon or to RSVP contact the Chamber office by calling 573-336-5121 or email

Community Leadership Awards Banquet - Citizen of the Year Nominees Announced

The Waynesville - St. Robert Area Chamber of Commerce is preparing for its annual Citizen of the Year Award to be presented at the Community Leadership Awards Banquet. This memorable event will be held on Friday, February 15, 2013 at the St. Robert Community Center with social hour beginning at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:00 p.m. The Community Leadership Awards Banquet is held to commemorate the hard work and dedication to the community exhibited by our area leaders, non-profit organizations, and civic groups. The Citizen of the Year is also announced.

This year three outstanding volunteers are nominated for Citizen of the Year. The nominees for the 2012 Citizen of the Year are Ken Bassett, nominated by the Salvation Army Pulaski County Local Unit, Susan Marshall, nominated by the Pulaski Family Activity Coalition, and CSM (Ret) Richard Morris, nominated by the Rotary Club of Pulaski County. The Citizen of the Year award is intended to recognize individuals who perform outstanding and dedicated service to the community and/or help others over time in the Waynesville-St. Robert area.

Tickets for the Awards Banquet are available at the Chamber Office. You must have a ticket to attend this event. Tickets will not be available at the door. The deadline to purchase tickets is February 8th. For more information about the Citizen of the Year and the Community Leadership Awards Banquet please contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121 or e-mail

Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction - What will be in your Basket?

This year the Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce's Annual Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction to be held on Saturday, March 23rd from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the St. Robert Community Center. Have you thought about what you'll be putting in your basket? All items submitted are greatly appreciated and help to make this event the largest and primary fundraiser the Chamber holds throughout 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, early shopping for that special gift basket will be a cinch. 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. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 12-5 years old and children 4 and under are free. Pre-event tickets are available at the Chamber office.

We have sponsorships available that includes your name in all press releases, on fliers and an ad in the printed tab. As a sponsor you are welcome to have a booth at the event! The Chamber hopes to receive a basket or gift certificate from every member business to support our largest fundraiser of the year. Also needed are silent auction items and door prizes to give away during the event.

Don't forget to register your restaurant today! The deadline to register a restaurant is February 22nd. This event is open to all Pulaski County restaurants. Don't hesitate to contact the Chamber and let us know if your business would like to donate a basket, gift certificate or silent auction item, call (573) 336-5121 or e-mail but space is limited.

Chamber Four Person Scramble

The Chamber golf tournament is back! After a few years off, the Chamber is excited for the upcoming Four Person Scramble on April 25th 2013. 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 15th.

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.

2013 Polar Meltdown Chili Cook-off

Fort Wood Hotels by Ehrhardt Properties won the Best of Show Award for the fourth consecutive year of the Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce Polar Meltdown Chili Cook-Off held Saturday, January 19th.

The 2013 Polar Meltdown Chili Cook-Off judges were Mike Niess from Culver's, Savie Makrdis from Ryan's Family Steakhouse, and Deanna House from Waynesville R-VI School District.

Awards were given for the following categories:

Participation Ribbons:
Mid Missouri Credit Union - Fire in the Hole
Columbia College Fort Leonard Wood
Free Women's Center of Pulaski County - Purple People Feeders
Vance Ewing - Bow and Barrel Sportsman Center

Showmanship Award:
1st Place: City of St. Robert - Outlaws
2nd Place: Fort Wood Hotels - Pirates of the Chili Bean
3rd Place: City of Waynesville - Croaker's Cookers

People's Choice Award:
1st Place: Fort Wood Hotels - Pirates of the Chili Bean
2nd Place: True Light Temple - Chili Masters
3rd Place: Hopper Pub - The Mean Green Chili Machine

Grand Champion Chili:
First State Bank - The Habanero Hotties

Best of Show Award:
Fort Wood Hotels - Pirates of the Chili Bean

The People's Choice Award is awarded to the team that raises the most donations during the event. Event attendees voted for their favorite chili by making cash donations at the team booths. These funds are specifically designated for the Chamber's Right Choice Scholarship. With the money donated this year the Chamber will be able to award five $250 scholarships! The Showmanship and Grand Champion Chili is decided by the judges and the Best of Show is a combination from all three categories. By winning the Best of Show Award, Fort Wood Hotels earned a free entry into next year's event.

The Chamber would like to thank the community for their support as well as all of the event sponsors, teams, and volunteers for making this event a success.

Click here to see pictures from the 2013 Chili Cook-off.

Community Forum

The Chamber hosted its annual community forum on January 28th in the Waynesville High School Library. Speakers for the evening included COL Iverson and COL Pfeffer from Fort Leonard Wood, Mayor George Sanders from the City of St. Robert, Mayor Luge Hardman from the City of Waynesville, Dr. Judene Blackburn, Superintendent of the Waynesville R-VI School District, and Gene Newkirk, Pulaski County Presiding Commissioner. Each speaker gave an update and then the panel was opened to questions from those in attendance.

Click here to see pictures from the event.

2013 Chamber Web Site Coupons

Did you know the Chamber has coupons on its web site? The Chamber is excited to promote your business and promoting your coupon is another great way to draw attention to your business. As a Chamber member, it is FREE to put a coupon on the web site. Email the deal you would like to offer and your logo in jpg format to The Chamber staff will design your coupon to fit the web site format and email it to you for your approval before it is posted. The new coupon will also be announced on the Chamber's Facebook page and will be posted on the Chamber's coupon page for one year. Thank you to the businesses who have already submitted a coupon for 2013. If you have any questions contact the Chamber office. Click here to see the current coupon page.

Leadership Pulaski County

On January 13, 2013 the Leadership Pulaski County class attended their fifth session on education, technology and media. The day began with a visit from Dr. Blackburn, superintendent of the Waynesville R-VI School District, followed by tours of the 6th Grade Center, Waynesville High School and Waynesville Career Center. A print media panel followed. The afternoon was spent touring Maranatha Baptist Academy, KFLW, KDFB, Drury University, and ended with a home school panel discussion. Click here to see pictures from the fifth session. The class looks forward to its last session and graduation in February. The February session will focus on healthcare, social services, environment, and public safety.

Limited sponsorships are still available. If you are interested in contributing to the building of community leaders by becoming a 2012-2013 Leadership Pulaski County sponsor or would like more information on the program contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121 or email

Character Word of the Month

Beginning in November 2012 the Chamber partnered 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 to them.

The character word for February is:

Honesty is a noun meaning the quality or fact of being hones; uprightness and fairness. Honesty is also truthfulness, sincerity, frankness, and freedom from deceit or fraud.

What does honesty mean to you, your business, and the community?

Chamber Business Showcase

On February 1st the Chamber Surprise Patrol visited two Chamber member businesses to recognize them as the Chamber Business Showcase member recognition program recipients for February. The February Business Showcase recipients are Comfort Inn and Blue Heron Properties. 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 March to recognize the next recipients.

Meet Your Chamber Board



Board member, Mike Freeman has worked for Sellers-Sexton Inc. for 28 years. His favorite thing about the Chamber is seeing great community volunteers in action. Mike and his wife, Marie, have been married for 28 years and dated five years prior to their marriage.


2012-2013 Chamber Board of Directors

2013 Sponsorship Opportunities

Click here for information on 2013 Sponsorship Opportunities. For more information on any Chamber event contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121 or email

Chamber Membership E-Plaque

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. E-mail for the web site code and instructions to add the new Chamber Membership E-plaque to your company web site.

Bridging Members Program

The Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce a new membership benefit aimed at bridging our members and supporting our local community.

Beginning in April of 2011 Chamber members are encouraged to report to us when they visit another member's establishment. At the end of the month the member with the most visits will have the opportunity to have a video posted to our web site...FREE! This only works if you're honest about who you're doing business with and remember EVERY VISIT COUNTS! Just follow this link, bookmark the page, and remember to let us know about your visits! For more information about this program call the Chamber office at 573-336-5121.

Hummin' Bird Events is the Bridging Members winner for January 2013!

Click here to log in your visits now!

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Greetings everybody! The Chamber office is going to have an extremely busy month. The Community Leadership Banquet will be on February 15, 2013. The Banquet is a great event, which allows our Community to say thank you for the hard work and dedication that our volunteers' demonstrate on a daily basis.

The Chamber will also graduate its first class from the Leadership Pulaski County program. This group of leaders has participated in a six month training program that has improved their leadership skills and about given them valuable insight to our great community. Congratulations to those graduates and to our Chamber staff for a great program.

As we move forward in 2013, we need to stand united in our community endeavors, whether that is in business, our community volunteer work, our support of this area and the military. The future is bright but we must present a united front as we move through these uncertain times. Just remember, we are all in this together

As always please feel free to contact me if the Chamber can be of any assistance to you.

Your Pres.,

Mike Dunbar

Chamber Chatter

The Polar Meltdown Chili Cook-off was another year of fun and success. The weather was a little warm for chili but we were grateful for those that came out to support this event. We also raised enough from the People's Choice award donations to present five scholarships this year to high school seniors. The Community Forum was an informative night and we appreciate all our guest speakers and Mike Dunbar for moderating the event.

Next on the calendar is the Leadership Awards Banquet. We have a hard working group of nominees this year for Citizen of the Year. Plan to attend to hear what they have given to our community and who this year's winner will be. There are also several other awards presented during the event as well as honoring all of our community leaders for all they do.

Have you scheduled your Chamber Ribbon Cutting? If you are a new member and would like a Ribbon Cutting give the Chamber a call. Ribbon Cuttings help bring Chamber members to your business and provides you with media coverage. If you have decided not to hold a Ribbon Cutting let us know so we can provide you with your Chamber Membership Plaque that can be displayed at your business.

We would like to thank the members that have made the commitment to sponsor our events in 2013. If you have not already done so please show your support for the Chamber by faxing us your signed sponsorship form and helping to make our events successful. We are currently preparing for our upcoming fundraiser the Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction. We will be calling all those that have not filled out a sponsorship form and asking for your help.

If you have any questions or concerns please give me a call at 573-336-5121.

Cecilia Murray, IOM
Executive Director

President's Message

Adam Dye

My name is Adam Dye. As a member of this community for most of my life, I am proud to now be one of the newest ambassadors of the Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce. I have been married to my beautiful wife, Elizabeth, for 13 years. She has been working for JAG on Fort Leonard Wood for the last 8 years. We are the proud parents of 4 beautiful daughters, all of which attend a different school in the Waynesville School District. For the last four years I have been the General Manager at Aaron's Sales & Lease in Saint Robert, where I have the privilege of providing "WOW" customer service to the members of our community. Soon, I will be joining the team at Lynch's Furniture and Appliance in St. Robert. In addition to my work I am also a member of AUSA, The Committee of Fifty, The Military and Governmental Affairs Committee, and The Board of Management for the ASYMCA. I spend my spare time with my family doing outside activities, and having family game night. Being an Ambassador gives me the opportunity to improve our community and be a role model to our future leaders.

Tourism Notes

The Pulaski County Tourism Bureau would like to announce the 2013 Board of Directors Rick Morris; Board President (2 year term), Ursula Lebioda; Vice President, Betsy Thomson; Treasurer and Leon Saxon; Secretary. We would like to also welcome the returning board members for three year terms; Roger Graves; Dixon Chamber of Commerce, Ronnie Layman; Crocker Chamber of Commerce and Dawnelyn Schneider; Richland Chamber of Commerce.
I would also like to introduce Katie Dreadfulwater, Visitor Services Representative, to the Visitor Center team. Katie will be working the Visitor Center reception area, maintaining the day to day operations of the Center, inquiry fulfillment and assistant. Please stop by and welcome Katie to the Bureau. She has lived in Pulaski County for four years and her husband recently retired from the military. Many of you already know other members of our staff. Karen Hood; Marketing Relations Manager works with our tourism business partners and opportunities that they may take advantage of; group/reunion sales and itinerary planning, tradeshow promotions and print media placement and creative. Mitzi Sparks; Visitor Services Representative oversees our database which is a collection of partner information, leads and inquiries, brochure inventory and research and stats. Laura Huffman; Event and Social Media Coordinator, gathers event information and promotes events and tourism partners through various social media outlets, collection of internet stats and programs, signage and book keeping.

As with any business, Pulaski County Tourism Bureau; your destination marketing agency has a business and marketing plan. For a full listing of our planned advertising placements visit our Partner section of Our marketing plan includes print, direct marketing, tradeshow participation, internet, radio, cable and billboard campaigns targeted state-wide, regionally, nationally and internationally and targeted to specific interests.

Non-profit event planners may begin applying for Co-operative Marketing Grant monies. Our grant application, guidelines and reimbursement forms are available online in the partners section of our website,, or you may call our staff at 573.336.6355 if you need assistance. This grant program is designed to help you market your Pulaski County event to bring visitors to our area and assists those organizations with advertising costs for flyers, print, radio and cable advertising. For more information please review the guideline information on the website listed above.

Keep connected with the Bureau through our social media outlets, there are so many exciting things happening in beautiful Pulaski County! Search for Pulaski County USA and find us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Youtube. Also join us on Wordpress, a blog site for additional information about tourism in Pulaski County. You may also request to subscribe to our monthly partner blog by emailing Laura at This blog provides information such as marketing tips, bureau activities, upcoming events, new tourism businesses, columns on area and statewide attractions, all subjects that will help you better service your guests and customers.

Where it's always a great day…Pulaski County USA!

Beth Wiles
Executive Director
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

The unemployment numbers for 2012 are now available. The December unemployment rate for Pulaski County was 7.1 % compared to December 2011 at 7.5 %. The yearly average for 2012 was 7.98 % compared to 8.1% for 2011. The lowest unemployment month in 2012 was September at 6.8 % and the highest unemployment month was February at 9.3 %. The Department of Economic Development also reported the Pulaski County work force in December 2012 as 19,267. The number for 2011 was 20,814 and that means there were 1547 less people in 2012 eligible to be in the work force. I have had several requests in the month of January from Retail business prospects about the area. I have a recruitment brochure updated and ready for distribution. I will be attending The ICSC Heartland States Idea Exchange meeting in Kansas City January 31, and February 1.Retailers that are expanding in the region will be there available for one on one visits. Two years ago at the ST. Louis show two retailers that attended the show, now have business in Saint Robert. The Pulaski County Growth Alliance is working on two projects that will bring additional jobs to Pulaski County. We hope to announce those projects this year. The Meramec Regional Community Foundation has grant applications available for the 2013 awards program. If you want more information on these grants you may contact the Meramec Regional Community Foundation at 573-265-2993 or me at 573-336-2123. Very soon new equipment will arrive at the Waynesville Motor Vehicle License Office for renewing and issuing driver's license. You will no longer receive your new license at the office. You will be issued a temporary license and your new license will be mailed to you. Also, there are new rules for renewals of driver's license that affect everyone. Please call the license office for the details of what is required. The number is 573-774-8400.

Wayne Morgan
Executive Director
137 St. Robert Blvd. Suite B
St. Robert, MO 65584
573-434-2304 cell


Dear Citizens:

The New Year has begun for the City, full of promise and full of high expectations for even better things for our citizens. There were many goals achieved in 2012 and even more on our list of objectives for the new year. 2012 saw a new animal shelter, a new website, the purchase of new park property and the building of a new pavilion and toddler playground in Roubidoux Park, the completion of the waste water upgrade, the addition of $500,000 to reserves, the upgrade of electric feeder line # 1, the beginning of the Waynesville Industrial Park, the reduction of crime and drug trafficking in the City, the completion of several airport grants and the forming of the Waynesville Downtown Business Association.

2013 will see the completion of the Safe Routes to School Sidewalk and the Trail of Tears/Bridge Lighting project, the building of a bridge/culvert project on Old H Highway, the planning of the T Highway Intersection/MoDOT Cost Share project, the building of welcome signs on Highway 17 and West Waynesville, the paving of the second downtown municipal parking lot and a continued focus on commercial development in West Waynesville and on the downtown square.

The City has begun its budgeting process for the coming fiscal year. Departments and supervisors are meeting and prioritizing their needs and projects. Last year's budget was $16.2 million and we expect the same, or more, this year.

Discussion continues concerning one way traffic around the downtown square. Several issues have been addressed and action should be expected in the next few months. This is on the agendas of three of our committees. Several stakeholders have already expressed their support of this action, including the Pulaski County Sheriff, the Post Office and the Waynesville Downtown Business Association.

A recent meeting with MoDOT concerning traffic congestion in the City has led to the Council approving our application for a Cost Share program with MoDOT to build a three lane road from the I Bank area to the T Highway intersection. Included in the project will be a large roundabout to address the problems at Pioneer Ridge, as well as the T Highway intersection. Another announcement involves the traffic from Hunter's Point onto H Highway, headed to Polla Road. MoDOT announced the building of a signal light at that intersection to allow people from Hunter's Point to get onto H Highway.

The speed limit on Ichord Avenue was changed in November and with the approval of MoDOT, the signage is expected this week. The speed limit will be 35 mph. The Police Department will position the speed trailer along Ichord in an effort to inform the public. They also plan an announcement to the high school students. Heads up!

The sidewalk project continues, but the cold weather has delayed work. We also are deciding on options to repair the water tower on Sunset Drive. Electric feeder line work is continuing, as we work to make our electric service more reliable.

I was thrilled to tour the home of Karen Foster this week. Her home is one of ten homes that took advantage of the DREAM grants for modernization and weatherization work. Each home was eligible for $20,000 for such projects as handicapped accessible features, new windows, new doors, storm doors, etc. We are pleased that our citizens were able to use this $200,000 grant. Thanks to all who participated.

Be sure and shop local! March 2, the Cities of Waynesville and St. Robert are co-sponsoring a "Blast from the Past" dance for the family. Proceeds will go to purchase new equipment for our Youth Sports Leagues. March 16 is St. Pat's Fest on the Square, sponsored by the WDBA.

From the banks of the Roubidoux,

Mayor Hardman

The City of Saint Robert would like to reminder its citizens that winter storms can be trying for all of us, motorists, residents and snowplow operators alike. Our goal of keeping streets open, keep essential traffic moving and returning streets to safe, travelable conditions quickly can only be accomplished with your help. Illegally parked vehicles are the biggest obstacle that effective snow removal efforts. The only street that parking is allowed during inclement weather is the North side of Hoyle Street. Vehicles that violate the winter parking ban or otherwise hinder snow removal are subject to be ticketed and towed at the owner's expense, Ordinance #2328. Please support our efforts by parking your vehicle in conformance with the inclement weather parking ban. When a snow storm begins, the Public Works Department responds by salting the routes. Salting these roadways serves two purposes: to keep traffic moving, and to help prevent snow from bonding to the pavement. The City's policy is to plow the full width of the street, curb to curb, during each storm. Once snowfall has stopped and plowing is winding down, salt trucks begin post-storm salting. Streets are salted to achieve bare pavement conditions and sanded to improve traction. While we try to minimize the amount of snow that gets plowed into driveways it is unavoidable. Clearing driveway openings is the responsibility of the property owner. Plow blades cannot be lifted as they pass by a driveway. Snow will be plowed into driveways as we perform curb-to-curb plowing. You may wish to clear your driveway several times during the storm or wait until the storm and plowing activities have ended. Shoveling, plowing or blowing snow back into the street when clearing driveways and sidewalks is prohibited by city ordinance #2158. By working together, we will be able to provide the important services of our winter maintenance program- Keeping streets open, keeping essential traffic moving and returning streets to safe travelable conditions quickly. Your support and cooperation is essential and greatly appreciated.

Also, The City of Saint Robert has a lot of exciting upcoming events, everyone is encouraged to attend. The City of St. Robert would like to remind everyone about our 4th Annual Outdoor Sportsman Show coming up at the end of February! The event will be held at the St. Robert Community Center located at 114 JH Williamson Jr. Drive. The event dates and times are as follows:
Friday, February 22nd from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 23rd from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Vendors will be at the event promoting their outdoor sports, activities and businesses such as scuba diving, hiking, hunting, fishing, ATV's, camping and much more. There will be live broadcasts and on site concessions for sale. Over 40 door prizes will be given out throughout the two day event!
This event will be a lot of fun and we hope to have a record turnout this year. Every year our Outdoor Sportsman Show grows in attendance, vendors and door prizes and that would not be possible without the support from our local community!

Come out and have a great time, The City of Saint Robert and The City of Waynesville are teaming up to host the "Blast from the Past" benefit dance on March 2, 2013 from 6pm-10pm at the Saint Robert Community Center. All proceeds will go to benefit the Youth Sports Programs for St Robert and Waynesville, and will be used to purchase new sports equipment. Snacks available for purchase: Soda, water, pizza, hotdogs, chips and popcorn. 1st and 2nd place prizes awarded for best dressed and the Dance contest. Pre-Purchase tickets from the City of Saint Robert or City of Waynesville City Hall Monday - Friday from 8am to 5pm. Tickets are only $10.00 per ticket.

The City of St. Robert will be holding a job fair for the St. Robert Tiger Typhoon Aquatic Center on the 5th of February, 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. at the Municipal Center in the Council Chambers. Please join us to learn about the upcoming summer hire positions that include Head Lifeguards, Lifeguards, and Concessions/Pool Attendants. Assistance with your resume, application and how to obtain lifeguard certification will be available. For more information please call (573) 451-3301.

Hummin' Bird Events

January 15th

Tai Kimes & Michele Fuemmeler
St. Robert, MO
(573) 227-2238

Aire Serve of Mid Missouri

January 16th

Robert & Sandra Roper
P.O. Box 273
Waynesville, MO 65583

Tax Matters of St. Robert

January 17th

Janet Pelaquin
575 Marshall Dr.
St. Robert, MO 65584
(573) 337-2934

Cape Air New Ticket Office Location

January 23rd

Andrew Bonney
229-A Historic Rt. 66 E
Waynesville, MO 65584
(573) 774-0143

Benton Street Counseling

January 28th

Mary Ann Wyatt, MA., PLPC &
Keline L. Hiday, MA., PLPC., RASAC
119 N Benton St.
Waynesville, MO 65583
(573) 433-2833
Fax: (573) 433-2829

New Members

Secrest Heating & Air Conditioning LLC
Al Secrest, Jr.
22975 Hardy Lane
St. Robert, MO 65584
(573) 336-3219
Fax: (573) 336-7032

Leander Corbett

Benton Street Counseling, LLC
Mary Ann Wyatt, MA., PLPC &
Keline L. Hiday, MA., PLPC., RASAC
119 N Benton St.
Waynesville, MO 65583
(573) 433-2833
Fax: (573) 433-2829

L. Louise Brantley
1104 W Historic Rt. 66 Ste. C
Waynesville, MO 65583
(573) 774-3534
Fax: (573) 774-3534

Outreach Center MOEC
Tim & Miki Collier
1018 Missouri Ave., #1
St. Robert, MO 65584
(573) 336-2266

Southern Spice Cafe
Tim & Miki Collier
690 Missouri Ave., #5
St. Robert, MO 65584
(573) 336-2058

Bott Radio Network
Sue Stoltz
1701 N. Bishop Ave., Ste. 15
Rolla, MO 65401
(573) 647-6285
Fax: (573) 426-4450

Liberty Tax Service
Vera Smith
215 St. Robert Blvd.
St. Robert, MO 65584
(573) 336-4829

Ribbon Cutting for Bott Radio Network - February 7th at 1 p.m. at the Chamber office, 137 St. Robert Blvd., Ste. B.

Chamber Quarterly +1 Luncheon - February 13th at 11:30 a.m. at the St. Robert Community Center, catered by Colton's Steakhouse & Grill. Our sponsor will be Jones Investment Group. Please contact the Chamber Office to RSVP before 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 12th.

Community Leadership Awards Banquet - February 15th at the St. Robert Community Center with social hour beginning at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:00 p.m. This event is held to commemorate the hard work and dedication to community exhibited by our area leaders, non-profit organizations and civic groups, as well as announces the Citizen of the Year. Tickets are now available at the Chamber office, and must be purchased by February 8th.

Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction - March 23rd from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the St. Robert Community Center. Restaurants will be handing out samples of their favorite menu items. A variety of specialty baskets from area businesses will also be up for bid. 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 items for bid and start sampling the food. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 12-5 years old and children 4 and under are free. Pre-event tickets will be available at the Chamber office. For more information, visit or call the Chamber office at 573-336-5121.

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The February Newcomer Spotlight Business is:

Maranatha Baptist Church & Academy

Fort Leonard Wood Command Orientation
20 packets were handed out in January.

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!


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Chamber Board of Directors:

PRESIDENT - Mike Dunbar


TREASURER - Marsha Mercer

Brad Budolfson, Jackie Farris, Mike Freeman, Laura McVay, Katrina Lynch-Allen, Tracy McCord, and Carey Heitman

Chamber Staff:


OFFICE MANAGER - Jenna Farquhar


March Newsletter information is due to the Chamber by Febraury 22nd.

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