Chamber News

2013 Polar Meltdown Chili Cook-off - Team registration deadline is January 4th!!!

The Chamber will kick off 2013 with the sixth annual Polar Meltdown Chili Cook-Off to be held on January 19th at the St. Robert Community Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. An event the whole family can enjoy, the Polar Chili Cook-off let's 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. Limited tickets will be available at the door.

Chamber members are encouraged to get together a team, enter the Cook-off, and take part in a spirited competition. Awards will be presented to the top three teams in both the People's Choice and Showmanship categories. People's Choice will be decided by the largest amount of cash donations for their booth/team. Showmanship will be chosen based on the judge's impression of overall presentation of theme, demonstrations, performances, etc. In addition the Judges' Choice Grand Champion Chili Award will be presented to the judges' pick as best chili. Finally the Best of Show winner will be determined by a combination of the judges' votes and the People's Choice votes. The Best of Show winner will receive a special recognition, free booth and first choice of booth space for the 2014 cook-off. All funds rasied from the People's Choice votes will be used for the Right Choice Scholarship fund.

Teams will be made of no more than six members while individual teams will be 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 4th. A late entry fee of $100 per business team, $75 non-profit team, and $50 per individual will apply to all entrants after that date. For an additional $15 teams that pre-register can take advantage of the Early Bird Selection and pick their booth's location at the event. Booths are 8'x10', include two 110 electric power receptacles (average 10 amps per outlet) and will be decorated by each team.

If cooking isn't your cup of tea there are also event sponsorships available beginning with the Spicy level that includes an ad in the event's printed tab, your business or organization's name listed on event flier and in all press releases, your logo and a link on the event web page, and a table at event for $500. The Hot level includes your business or organization's name listed on event flier and in all press releases as well as on the event web page with a link for $250. Finally there is the Mild level which lists your business or organization in the event's printed tab and on the event web page for $100.

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 fifth annual Polar Meltdown Chili Cook-off where the only chill you'll feel is a spicy one!

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, registering a team or more information contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121.

For rules and entry form click here.

Click the image below to view the flier.

Community Forum

The Chamber will host the annual community on January 28th in the library of the Waynesville High School. The panel discussion will begin at 6:30 p.m. Speakers for the evening will include representatives from Fort Leonard Wood, St. Robert, Waynesville, Waynesville R-VI School District, and Pulaski County. The community is invited to attend the forum and will have the opportunity to ask questions. Questions must be submitted in person. This event will be broadcast on Channel 12.

Economic and community development is important to the residents of Pulaski County. This forum will help inform the community with regards to current development issues. For more information contact the Chamber office

Community Leadership Awards Banquet

The Waynesville - St. Robert Area Chamber of Commerce is preparing for its annual Community Leadership Awards Banquet. This memorable event will be held on Friday, February 15, 2012 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. For more information about the Citizen of the Year and the Community Leadership Awards Banquet contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121 or e-mail

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.

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

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.

2013 Chamber Calendar of Events

For more information about any of the upcoming Chamber events click on the name of the event or contact the Chamber office.

January 19th Polar Meltdown Chili Cook-off
January 28th Community Forum
February 15th Community Leadership Awards Banquet
March 23rd Taste of Pulaski County and Basket Auction
April 11th Tour of Fort Leonard Wood
April 25th Golf Tournament (Fort Leonard Wood Piney Valley)
April date and time TBA Chamber University - How to Supervise People & Lead a Team Glenn Shepard Seminar
May 10th Chick-fil-A Leadercast
May 18th The Challenge
May 29th Eggs & Issues Lunch
July 25th Membership Social
August 8th Operation Workforce Job Fair
August 19th to August 23rd Chamber Volunteer Week
August 23rd Chamber Volunteer Luncheon and Pictures
September date TBA Community Pride Night
October 5th Frog Race
November 11th Veterans' Day Ceremony & Parade
November 30th Shop Small Business Saturday
September to November CHOICES Program Presentations
September to February Leadership Pulaski County

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

2012 CHOICES Program

The Chamber and Pulaski County Rotary Club hosted a luncheon to thank the sponsors, presenters, and schools for their continued support in making the CHOICES program a success for Pulaski County.


This year's sponsors were Bank of Iberia, Baymont Inn & Suites, Daily Guide, Drury University, Edward Jones, Fort Leonard Wood Thrift Shop, Fort Wood Hotels, Laclede Electric Cooperative, Mercy Clinic - St. Robert, Rotary Club of Pulaski County, Security Bank, Stryker Orthodontics, Wal-Mart, and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.


Debbie Austin Rotary Club of Pulaski County
Michelle Cabanes Fort Wood Hotels
Carol Cody Kids' Harbor Too
Dan Deering Waynesville R-VI School District
Russ Dixon Mid Missouri Credit Union
Linda Gifford Rotary Club of Pulaski County
Eric Goser Jones Investment Group
Ollie Jackson Rotary Club of Pulaski County
April Kroenke April Kroenke Photography
David Lowe David M. Lowe, Attorney at Law
Jason Mills Mid Missouri Credit Union
Lara Osmon Greater Ozarks Chapter, IAAP
Dawn Payne Life Care Center
Glen Popejoy Cross Creek Realty, LLC
Rosalind Pride Ozarks Technical Community College
Janel Rowell Fort Wood Hotels
Ron Selfors Rotary Club of Pulaski County
Theresa Steward American Family Insurance Steward Agency
Sarah Traub University of Missouri Extension Office
Kricket Webster Drury University
Nola Wood Pulaski County Sewer District
Kay York Greater Ozarks Chapter, IAAP

Click here to see pictures from this year's CHOICES program.

Leadership Pulaski County

On December 13, 2012 the Leadership Pulaski County Class spent the afternoon of their fourth session volunteering at the Angel Store. The class voted to do a volunteer service project for the Good Samaritan Center and chose to spend an afternoon helping with their Christmas gift program. Class members helped greet shoppers, pick out items, wrap presents, and stock shelves.

The focus of the class's fourth session was volunteerism and community service. Speakers representing several non-profit organizations participated in a panel discussion of volunteerism within Pulaski County. The class also discussed the importance of giving back to the community in order to make it a better place for everyone.

Click here to see pictures from the fourth session. The class looks forward to its January session which will focus on education, technology, and media.

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

Chamber Christmas Card Design Winner

The Chamber would like to thank Lance Moyer for designing the Chamber's 2012 Christmas card. Lance is a senior at Waynesville High School and is in his second year of graphic design at the Waynesville Career Center.

Pictured are Chamber Executive Director Cecilia Murray, Lance Moyer, and Beth Keith, Waynesville Career Center Graphic Design Instructor.

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.

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 January is:

Attitude is a manner, disposition, feeling or position with regard to a person or thing. Attitude can also be a tendency or orientation, especially of the mind.

What does attitude to you, your business, and the community?

Chamber Business Showcase

On the January 2nd the Chamber Surprise Patrol visited two Chamber member businesses to recognize them as the Chamber Business Showcase member recognition program recipients for January. The January Business Showcase recipients are Anytime Fitness and Mercy Therapy Services. 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 February to recognize the next recipients.

Meet Your Chamber Board

Board member, Katrina Lynch-Allen has owned and operated Lynch's Furniture and Appliance for one and a half years. Her favorite thing about the Chamber is the monthly luncheons which provide, "great food and great fellowship!" Something you might not know about Katrina is she loves to scrapbook.


2012-2013 Chamber Board of Directors

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.

Click here to log in your visits now!

Featured Business

Mercy Clinic Family Medicine - St. Robert is very proud to be the January Chamber luncheon sponsor. Our facility opened its doors in 1989 with one physician and 3 staff members. Currently we have grown to 7 full time physicians, 2 nurse practitioners and 32 full time co-workers and that is just on the first floor. The 2nd floor consists of visiting specialists including OB/GYN, general surgery, orthopedics, podiatry, and adult and pediatric cardiology. Also located on the same floor is physical therapy and cardiac rehab. On the St. Robert Mercy campus you will find the Life Line II helicopter, a pharmacy and home medical supply. The St. Robert facility is open 80 hours a week with walk-in care available 7 days a week. Our physicians and medical staff are dedicated to caring for you and your family with compassion, hometown friendliness and medical expertise. Being a part of Mercy allows us to bring the blessings that a larger healthcare system has to the Pulaski County area. Our extended care includes Hospice, home medical care, and outreach testing just a few miles away.

Happy New Year! The New Year always brings with it a new hope and belief that we all get a fresh start and that the New Year will be better than the last. My wish for each of you is that 2013 will be a great year.

The Chamber will continue to be active in our community with many events. Please see our calendar for a listing of our events so you can get it on your schedule now and be ready to participate.

As always remember our Veterans' and the troops serving our Country. They are the reason we continue to enjoy the Freedoms we have today.

Wishing each of you a Happy New Year!

Your Pres.,

Mike Dunbar

Chamber Chatter

The Chamber is kicking off a fun 2013 with the Polar Meltdown Chili Cook-off on the 19th and ending the month by gathering to hear updates from the Community Forum speakers on the 28th.

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. Your sponsorship helps to make our events successful. We are also 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

Melissa Shelden

I'm Melissa Shelden, President of the Chamber Ambassadors Club for 2013. I would like to thank Shawn Cordry, 2012 President, for all his hard work and dedication to the Ambassadors. Your 2013 Ambassador Board is Melissa Shelden, President; Betsy Thompson ,Vice President; Karen Hood, Treasurer; Ilse York , Secretary; and Dawn Payne Sergeant at Arms. The most important roll of Ambassadors is the promotion of understanding and confidence in the Chamber among its membership and the surrounding business area, and to promote Chamber membership to businesses, organizations and individuals. Being an Ambassador is a wonderful way to get involved in the community!!! When you see a blue jacket, thank them! They volunteer a lot of hours to behind the scenes work. If you are interested in being an Ambassador contact one of us or the Chamber. We would love to talk to you!!! In advance I would like to thank each Ambassador for all your hard work, volunteer time, and your smiling faces in the year to come.

Tourism Notes

The 2013 Marketing plans have been set! Anytime that you would like to see what marketing efforts the Tourism Bureau is reaching out in, simply log on to our industry partner section of the website. Our efforts continue to grow in outreach in a variety of marketing outlets. From internet presence of the website, keyword purchases, app store, banner ads, target and niche market email blasts, social media outlets and online magazines to print magazines and inserts, organizational and association membership directories, radio, cable television, billboards, tradeshows and brochure distribution. We reach out to the leisure traveler as well as specialized travelers such as motor coach, bank travel clubs, reunion groups, sporting event planners and media outlets. We analyze what we do and how we can make the most impact. Many times the local community does not see what we do, as we are spending our marketing dollars in outer markets to bring visitors to the area. Our efforts are seen statewide as well as in key markets and states; Illinois, Oklahoma and Kansas, United States wide and in some cases internationally. Many of our efforts are geared towards specific hobbies or interests such as outdoor enthusiasts, history buffs and Route 66er's. The Visitors Center is also a fantastic marketing outlet as well! How so, you ask? In several ways! We will distribute your brochures and we also make referrals every to visitors that call or come in the center. We want to provide the most current and helpful information to our visitors and keeping us in the "know" allows us to do that. We are also able to share this information through many channels; speaking engagements, tradeshows, media releases and more.

You may also keep up-to-date on what is going on in the community and the exciting things we are doing as your destination marketing organization by joining us on our social media outlets. Find us by searching for PulaskiCountyUSA, from Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Google+. For a quick link to our social media visit our website

2013 is approaching and the end of December we will have the 2013 Official Visitors Guide for Pulaski County. You may take a sneak peak and view it online on our website at The 2013 Missouri Travel Guide has been delivered and is available to pick up at the Visitors Center. Other destination guides will be arriving over the next month or so.

Pulaski County Tourism Bureau staff will be out and about representing tourism in Pulaski County over the next few months. We will be attending outdoor enthusiast's shows in Kansas City, St. Louis and Chicago, and St. Robert, as well as a Working Women's Show in St. Charles. Other shows geared towards the motor coach business are also planned; Bank Travel, Heritage Club, Missouri Bank Travel.

Upcoming events in January include the Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloader Tradeshow and the Waynesville-St. Robert Chili Cook-off and Bluegrass in the Barn. Also mark your calendars for opening night of PFAA's performance of Wuthering Heights and The Ark's Women's Expo the first weekend of February! Don't forget you can share our calendar listings by visiting the calendar at and clicking on the specific event you want your friends and family to know about.

Wishing each and everyone one of you a prosperous 2013!

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

I am forecasting that Pulaski County will see tax revenues increase in 2013. There are several projects that will start and finish in 2013. Those businesses will add additional revenues. I think the unemployment rate will average close to 8% for 2013. If the weather cooperates agricultural business should have a good year. There is $545 million dollars construction ongoing on Fort Leonard Wood. This will provide good paying jobs for the area and a demand for goods and services. The Waynesville Industrial Park will open more opportunities. I expect new buildings for the park and the Pulaski County Growth Alliance will make an application for a Spec Building project. We will continue to target military related businesses, homeland security business, data and call centers. These industries match our workforce in the area. Relationships building with the targeted industries are crucial to success. Therefore we will be attending trade shows and advertising to those targeted industries in 2013. The Entrepreneur Club will continue to be an integral part of our economic development efforts in 2013. We believe that new startups will bring new investment and jobs to the area. The Pulaski County Growth Alliance will continue the management of the Waynesville Motor Vehicle and License Office in 2013. We welcome your suggestions on how to improve service. If the Pulaski County Growth Alliance is to reach our goals we need to increase our membership base. The board of directors designed an investment schedule to fit any business budget. If you would want to participate with the Pulaski County Growth Alliance contact us at 573-336-2123.

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


Dear Citizens:

The Christmas season was a wonderful time for the City of Waynesville. Some say the largest Christmas parade ever witnessed was sponsored by the Waynesville-St. Robert Lions' Club. The annual Christmas on the Square was a huge success with estimates of 4000-5000 people attending the first Christmas event sponsored by the newly formed Waynesville Downtown Business Association. Thanks to all our volunteers who work hard to offer these events to our community. The Nativity Scene was lit that night and continues to float above the downtown area, reminding us of the real reason for our Christmas celebrations.

Municipal election sign-ups have opened and will run until the close of business on January 15. If you are interested in serving with local government, there are positions open in each of the four wards. Please call City Hall with any questions.

Recently our state DREAM consultant visited City Hall and met with the local DREAM committee. Andy Struckhoff brought many good ideas for making our downtown area more attractive and welcoming. One idea involves planning and implementing a way finding signage program for our downtown area. We hope to plan that in the coming year and work toward implementation in 2014. He also brought results of a retail/business analysis, which included many interesting notes about potential businesses. The DREAM designation has brought many good ideas and networking opportunities for the City.

Our Safe Routes to School Sidewalk project is going well and as they finish the sidewalk project, Maggi Construction will be installing vintage lighting along Rt. 66 from the downtown stop lights to the Roubidoux Bridge. This project also includes lighting the Roubidoux Walking Trail, building new sidewalks off Rt. 66 into Laughlin Park and the building of a Trail of Tears exhibit in Laughlin Park. Once completed, the City will work with the National Park Service in the coming year to install an interpretive walking exhibit and exhibit panels at the site itself. Tourism is a major goal of the City and this project will place us prominently on the National Historic Trail.

We are planning the building of a stone welcome sign at the corner of Beasley's Heating and Air Conditioning on Highway 17 North. The Beasley family has offered, without cost, an easement to allow this sign to welcome people to our City. Thanks to them for being good citizens. As the weather permits, we will begin this project.

In January, we will be reviewing our goals for the coming year and the accomplishments of the City staff during 2012. We have been very busy and expect 2013 to be more of the same.

We look forward to more excitement in the New Year with the appearance of Lindsey Yenter on the NBC show, "The Bachelor". Lindsey is the daughter of Commanding General Mark Yenter and his wife, Lisa, from Fort Wood. Once again, Waynesville and the community will be highlighted on national television. Good luck to Lindsey!

Happy New Year to everyone! Be safe and enjoy your family and friends.

From the banks of the Roubidoux,

Mayor Hardman

The City of Saint Robert hopes everyone had a terrific Holiday Season and welcome to the New Year. The City of St Robert offices will be closed on Monday, January 21 2012 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Day. The month of December was a very busy one for the City of Saint Robert. Starting at the beginning of the month with the Christmas Parade and Holiday in the Park, The City of Saint Robert was honored to be a part of the Dedication of Williams Elementary and Early Childhood Center on Fort Leonard Wood. The City of Saint Robert also held an awards ceremony on Dec 24th where we honored some of our employees for years of service: Debra Adkins 33years, Valice Holman 25years, Roger Terrell and James Whittaker 15years, Dwight McKinnon and Rodney Ramsay 10years, Dustin Goodwin, Dan Boevingloh, Brian York and Nathan Reck 5years, Jeffery Teeeters, Tyson Russell, Mathew Sapp, Nathan Carmon, and Jessica Wiles 3years and Douglas Cage, Jimmy Gray, Michael Childers, James Humphrey, Sharon Gifford, Jacob Schwartz, Bryan Gibbs, Reymond Wright, Jeffrey Kinsley, Jason Williams, Alan Cristoffer, Wallace Moore, Scott Crider, Christopher Smith, Cory Dye, John Ripperger and Torsten Spahn 1year and our Employee of the Year is Roger Terrell.

Please don't forget to sign up you Little Princess for our 1st annual "Little Princess Party" at the Saint Robert Community Center on Saturday, February 2nd 2013 from 9am-11am! Bring your little Princess to enjoy snacks, games, craft making and pictures! Princesses must be ages 2-10, spaces are limited to the first 50 princesses, and they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian 18 years or older. Registration fee is $10.00 per Princess, Pre-Register today at Tiger Typhoon Aquatic Center call 573-451-2625. Princess Apparel Encouraged!!

The City of St. Robert is gearing up for their 4th Annual Outdoor Sportsman Show located at the St. Robert Community Center. The event will be held on Friday, February 22nd from 5pm to 8:30pm and Saturday, February 23rd from 10am to 5pm of the 2013 year. Vendors will be present promoting various different outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, canoeing, resorts, trucks and ATV's, scuba diving and much more! Vendors are already signing up but there are plenty more spots available. Door prizes will be given out and concessions will be sold. It will be a lot of fun and we hope to see everyone at the event! If you are interested in becoming a vendor for the Outdoor Sportsman Show please contact or call 573-451-2625.

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.

Lost in the Woods Antiques & Collectibles

December 4th

Dave and Jayne Hasik
218 B Historic Rt. 66 East
Waynesville, MO 65583
(573) 433-2855

The Cellular Connection

December 14th

Scott Moorehead
658 Missouri Ave., Ste.
St. Robert, MO 65584
(573) 336-36-42

New Members

Assurance Brokers, Ltd.
Ralph McQuiggan
2236 Mason Ln.
Ballwin, MO 63021
(888) 868-6560
Fax: (314) 821-5779

Tutsi Rolls Gymnastics
Dawn Nelson
Pippin Youth Center, Fort Leonard Wood
(573) 765-3760

The Cellular Connection
Scott Moorehead
658 Missouri Ave., Ste.
St. Robert, MO 65584
(573) 336-36-42

Pulaski County Museum and Historical Society
415 Historic Rt. 66 W
Waynesville, MO 65583
(573) 855-3644

American Home Solutions LLC
Kevin Sargent
20698 Trophy Lane
Newburg, MO 65550
(573) 336-2829

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

Mercy Hospital Lebanon
Mike Gillen
100 Hospital Drive
Lebanon, MO 65536
(417) 533-6012
Fax : (417) 533-6021

Mercy Clinic - Richland
Natalie Decker
904 South Pine St.
Richland, MO 65556
(573) 765-2956
Fax: (573) 765-2938

Mercy - Rolla
1605 Martin Springs Dr., Ste. 360 B
Rolla, MO 65401
(573) 458-6866
Fax: (573) 458-6877

TNT Outdoor Signs & Digital Billboard Advertising
Tim & Terri Wagoner
21810 Spruce Rd.
Waynesville, MO 65583
(573) 774-6720

Danielle Carroll
179 Lincoln St., #405
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 849-8883

Chamber Luncheon - January 9th at 11:45 a.m. at the Chopstix. Our sponsor will be Mercy Clinic. Please contact the Chamber Office to RSVP before 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 8th.

Ribbon Cutting for Hummin' Bird Events - January 15th at 2:55 p.m. at Vidies Bistro in Downtown Waynesville.

Ribbon Cutting for Aire Serv of Mid Missouri - January 16th at 10 a.m. at 505 Historic Rt. 66 W. in Waynesville.

6th Annual Polar Meltdown Chili Cook-off - January 19th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the St. Robert Community Center. An event the whole family can enjoy, the Polar Chili Cook-off lets you come in from the cold and let your spirits melt into a bowl 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. Limited tickets will be available at the door. For more information or to register a team visit or call 573-336-5121.

Chamber Office Closed - January 21st in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Ribbon Cutting for Cape Air - January 23rd at Noon for their new ticket office location at 308 Historic 66 East in Waynesville.

Committee of Fifty Luncheon - January 25th at 12:00 p.m. at the Hampton Inn in St. Robert. Please R.s.v.p. by calling 573-336-5121 or send an email to by January 24th.

Chamber Community Forum - January 28th at 6:00 p.m. in the library of the Waynesville High School. The community is invited to attend the forum and will have the opportunity to ask questions. Speakers for the evening will include representatives from Ft. Leonard Wood, St. Robert, Waynesville, Waynesville R-VI School District, and Pulaski County.

View the complete monthly calendar

The January Newcomer Spotlight Business is:

Fort Leonard Wood Command Orientation
Command Orientation was not held in December. 13 packets were handed out in November.

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


February Newsletter information is due to the Chamber by January 25th.

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