Chamber News

Chamber Board Slate

The Nominating Committee of the Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has met and nominated 2 candidates for the Board of Directors.

St. Robert - There is one (1) board seat open in St. Robert.
1. Carrie Williamson - 3 Year Term (Smith & Turley)

Waynesville - There is one (1) board seat open in Waynesville.
1. Mike Freeman - Incumbent 3 Year Term (Sellers-Sexton Ford-Lincoln-Mazda)

The following is the Chamber's process for electing new board members. Members have the right to nominate by petition. The deadline for filing a petition is May 7, 2013 by 5 p.m. The petition must bear the genuine signatures of at least 5% of the members in good standing of the Chamber. Petitions may be dropped off or mailed to: Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce, 137 St. Robert Blvd., Ste. B, St. Robert, MO 65584 for consideration.

Article IV Board of Directors (from By-Laws)
Pursuant to Section 3: Selection and Election of Directors
A Nominating Committee of not less than three (3) members of the Chamber Board of Directors shall be appointed by the President of the Board by March of each year. At the April Board of Directors meeting, the Nominating Committee shall present to the President of the Board a slate of candidates. Each candidate must be an active member in good standing and must have agreed to accept the responsibility of a directorship.

Additional names of candidates for directors can be nominated by petition bearing the genuine signatures of at least five percent (5%) of the members in good standing of the Chamber. Such petition shall be filed with the Nominating Committee at the Chamber office within ten (10) days after notice has been given of the names of those nominated. The determination of the Nominating Committee as to the legality of the petition(s) shall be final.

If no petition is filed within the designated period, the nominations shall be closed and the nominated slate of candidates shall be declared elected by the Board of Directors at their regular May Board meeting. If a legal petition shall present additional candidates, the names of all candidates shall be arranged on a ballot in alphabetical order. Instructions will be to vote for the vacant number of directors only. The President shall send the ballot to all active members via U.S. mail, facsimile or e-mail at least fifteen (15) days before the regular May Board meeting. The ballots shall be marked in accordance with instructions and returned to the Chamber office within ten (10) days of mailing. The Nominating Committee shall count and tabulate the ballots, and certify the results to the Board of Directors. Any improperly marked ballot(s) shall not be counted. Ballots will be kept on file for thirty (30) days following the tabulation of the ballots and are open to inspection by any active member. The Board of Directors shall at its regular May Board meeting declare the candidates with the greatest number of votes elected. In the event of a tie, the tie shall be broken by the flip of a coin. The President shall conduct the flip in the presence of the candidates.

Click here to view a full version of the Chamber By-laws.

Community Listening Session Response Thank You

The Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors would like to thank the community for their participation in the community listening session hosted by Fort Leonard Wood on April 30th in response to proposed reductions in the Army 2020 PEA report. There is no doubt of the communities' support of Fort Leonard Wood. This was demonstrated by the more than 1,200 small business owners, veterans, students, elected officials, and citizens who responded as a region to present a positive unified message to Army leaders.

The Chamber would also like to thank Joe Driskill and his committee of community leaders, business owners, and volunteers for the work they put in to prepare for the presentation. The ability of the regional communities to mobilize in less than two weeks was extremely important to the success of the response presented.

The community is encouraged to continue their involvement in support of Fort Leonard Wood by remaining engaged through community groups as well as continued communication with government officials at all levels. For more information on getting involved in the community contact the Chamber office.

For more information on the session and to see photos click here.

Chamber Quarterly +1 Luncheon

The Quarterly luncheons will take place on May 8th, August 14th, and November 13th in 2013. 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.

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

The Challenge - Register Your Team Today!!!

The newest Chamber community event, The Challenge, will be May 18th in the Waynesville City Park. Check-in will begin at 9:00 a.m. and the Challenge starts at 10:00 a.m. Participants will make up teams of two and will race to complete challenges. The first team to successfully complete all challenges and cross the finish line will be the event winner. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams.

This is a perfect event for families, co-workers, or other groups to compete against each other while they enjoy a morning being outside and active in the Waynesville City Park. The Challenge will test your physical and mental capability during a variety of tasks as you attempt to get through the course made up of ten separate challenges as fast as possible. Don't go too fast or you might miss something and have to try again. The Challenge is not a 5K or triathlon race. Walking or running, if you choose, will be required to get to different locations throughout the park.

Register your team today! At least one person per team must be 18 years old or older. All teams that register at the Chamber office before close of business on May 8th will be guaranteed a race day shirt. Race day registration is available but shirts availability and sizes will be limited.

Challenge Event Flier

Team Registration Form

Thank you to Riley Luttrell, a junior in the Graphic Design class at the Waynesville Career Center, for designing the logo for the Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce's newest event, the Challenge. Riley's home school is Iberia High School. He is a member of the track team, National Honor society and the Iberia High School Drum Major.

Eggs and Issues Luncheon

The Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber welcomes State Senator Dan Brown and State Representative Steven Lynch to its annual Eggs and Issues Lunch at the Hampton Inn beginning at 11:30 a.m. on May 29th. This event, sponsored by CenturyLink, is one of the highlights of the year as our local State Senator and Representative report on the issues and challenges brought to the Missouri Congress during its most recent session and answer questions from the audience. This is a Chamber members only event. There is no charge and the meal is being provided by CenturyLink and catered by Andy's 417. RSVP by calling the Chamber office at (573) 336-5121 or e-mail by 9 a.m. May 20th to reserve your seat. If you reserve a seat and are unable to attend without notifying the Chamber, you will be charged for the meal.

Leadership Pulaski County - Now Accepting Applications!

Leadership Pulaski County is a community based leadership program designed to identify, educate, and develop leaders. The goal of Leadership Pulaski County is to identify community leaders, expand the leadership potential of participants by increasing their knowledge of Pulaski County, as well as connect current and potential leaders by improving communication. Sessions will introduce participants to the different aspects of leadership within Pulaski County as well as develop an awareness of the importance of leadership to the community's growth and development. Participants will be provided the opportunity to network with individuals that represent many different aspects of the community including business, government, military, and volunteer organizations. Leadership Pulaski County is designed to develop, inspire, and motivate the leaders of Pulaski County.

Leadership Pulaski County program participants are selected from applications submitted to the selection committee based on merits through a highly competitive admissions process. Participants are expected to have established careers, demonstrate talent and leadership qualities, and participate in community activities. All participants must also demonstrate a personal commitment to serving the community, show potential for a significant role in the community in the future, and a willingness to commit the time and energy necessary to complete the program. The sponsoring organization or business must also fully support participation in Leadership Pulaski County.

Individuals from all aspects of Pulaski County are eligible to apply. The number of participants for each class is limited. All applications must be postmarked by June 5, 2013 to be considered for the 2013-2014 class.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2013-2014 Class of Leadership Pulaski County. Click the links below for more information.

Program Flier

Program Application

Non-Profit Organization Scholarship Application

LPC Sponsorship Opportunities

Veteran of the Year Award Now Accepting Nominations

The Veteran of the Year Award is meant to recognize a veteran from any rank from the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy with an honorable discharge. The individual must be a Pulaski County resident and has agreed to accept the award and be the Veterans' Day Ceremony & Parade Marshall on November 11, 2013.

Nominations for the Veteran of the Year Award will be accepted from any Chamber member. The nomination process shall be made public by the call for nominations through utilizing the local newspapers, radio stations, and Chamber newsletter. A one-page letter outlining the candidate's qualifications and experience will comprise the formal nomination form along with a brief bio summary of the nominee and a digital photo.

Nominations are due to the Chamber office no later than August 30, 2013.

Click here to downloard a nomination form.

Tour of Fort Leonard Wood

On April 12th AUSA, Committee of Fifty, Friends of the Fort, Support the Fort and Phelps for the Fort members and guests toured Fort Leonard Wood. Click here to see picture from the day.

Chamber Four Person Scramble

After a few years off, the golf tournament returned on April 25th to great success. Thank you to all of the teams who came out to enjoy a great day on the golf course, our event sponsors, and members who donated items for the play goody bags. To see photos from the event click here.

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 May is:

Confidence is full trust; belief in the powers, trustworthiness, or reliability of a person or thing; the belief in oneself and one's powers or abilities; self-confidence; self-reliance; assurance; or certitude; assurance.

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

Chamber Business Showcase

On May1st the Chamber Surprise Patrol visited two Chamber member businesses to recognize them as the Chamber Business Showcase member recognition program recipients for May. The May Business Showcase recipients are Glik's Outlet and Rocky Top Pets/Kennel. 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 June to recognize the next recipients.

Meet Your Chamber Board


Board member Tracy McCord has worked for Mid Missouri Credit Union for almost 14 year. Her favorite thing about the Chamber is the engagement in the community and the communication and support that it gives to its Chamber members to help their business grow. Something you might not know about Tracy is before beginning her career in the financial industry she was a cosmetologist.


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

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! Click here to log in your visits now!

Check out the new video from out most recent winner: Sue Stoltz with Bott Radio Network

Featured Business

For nearly 15 years, Michels Frames & Things has been making the walls of your homes and offices more beautiful with their creative custom framing. The preservation of works of art on paper and canvas, memorabilia, textiles and objects is the primary objective for all artwork framed at Michels.

Joyce Michels is a Master Certified Picture Framer, certified through the Professional Picture Framers Association, an international organization that promotes custom framing worldwide. Joyce is on the Board of Directors for that organization, serving as liaison to 3 regional chapters in the US, as well as for the committee that oversees the Certification Programs. In addition, she teaches advanced framing techniques and continuing education classes to framers from around the world.

Michels Frames & Things offers a variety of framing and decorating services for your convenience:

-Hanging services are available in your home or office.
-Consultation appointments in your home or office are available for decorating/redecorating. *Artwork may be ordered in custom sizes and may be printed on a variety of media including
aluminum, acrylic and bamboo!
-Check-ups for existing artwork may help prolong the life of treasured piece.
-Over 2000 frame mouldings and approximately 1800 colors/textures of matboard are available.
-Specialty techniques such as French lines and panels, painted or gilded bevels, hand-wrapped
fabric mats and decorative cuts are but a few of the many decorative options available.
-Photo restoration service is offered, along with special transformative editing techniques.

In addition to custom framing, Michels Frames & Things carries a full line of cross stitch supplies. DMC and Anchor floss, Kreinik metallics and a variety of stitching fabrics are available for all levels of experience. If you are new to stitching, we'll help you get started.

And for the ladies - we have a great selection of Bauble Lulu beads and accessories. The beads are interchangeable to wear on necklaces, earrings, rings and bracelets - AND they will fit your Pandora® accessories as well.

Whatever your framing needs are, Michels Frames & Things wants to be your "Go To Framer". If you mention that you are a Chamber member, you'll receive a 15% discount on any purchases - anytime!

Greetings everybody! Wow has the Chamber been busy on your behalf. I am not sure how your staff has been able to keep up. Not counting daily activities, ribbon cuttings, luncheon, board meeting and just answering the phone, here is a recap:

1) Leadership, Organization and Coordination of the COMMUNITY CALL TO ACTION to provide public comment to the Army PEA 2020 document. This generated over 2300 Community comments from around the region. This truly demonstrates our commitment to this area and our support for Ft. Leonard Wood and to the service our military provides to this great Nation.

2) Leadership, Organization and Coordination of the Community response for the Army Community Listening Post conducted April 30, 2013. We had a goal of 1000 attendees and had nearly 1300 in attendance. This far exceeds attendance of any other Listening Post. We owe a huge thank you to Joe Driskill and Sustainable Ozarks for preparing the best presentation I have ever seen. To all those who attended our planning sessions, provided valuable input, rallied our citizens to make sure our attendance and participation far exceeded our goals---THANK YOU!!! Our community should be PROUD of ourselves for producing such an outstanding response. To our military friends, thank you for allowing us to voice our concerns and let you know we SUPPORT OUR SERVICE MEMBERS.

3) Host the Chamber Golf Tournament that allowed 15 teams to have a fun filled day. Thanks to all the participants and our SPONSORS.

May promises to be just as busy so get out into our community and support your local Chamber members.

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

Your Pres.,

Mike Dunbar

Chamber Chatter

I am proud to live in this community! I was so grateful to see everyone come out in support of Fort Leonard Wood at the Listening Session. It confirmed why my family calls this home. A big thank you to everyone involved.

This month is filled with fun as we prepare for our upcoming events. We are still signing up teams for The Challenge on May 18th, so get your team together. "Eggs and Issues" is fast approaching. All the issues from Jefferson City will be discussed. This is a luncheon you don't want to miss, make sure you register early!

Leanna and I attended the MAKO conference in Branson. This was the third year for the four state Chamber conference and we learned lots of fun ideas to help our members. Thanks to Jenna for taking care of everything at the office.

Remember to help honor our Veterans on Memorial Day by attending the community Wreath Laying Ceremonies and the ceremony at the Ft. Leonard Wood Veterans' Cemetery.

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

Cecilia Murray, IOM
Executive Director

President's Message

Chantel Higdon

My name is Chantel Higdon. I was born in Poplar Bluff Mo and I grew up in a small town named Piggott, in Northeast Arkansas. I graduated from Clay County Central High School in Rector, AR (Class of 1998). That is where I met my wonderful husband and best friend Tyler. We married in June of 1999, and we have 3 beautiful little girls', twins Adalie and Avery (6) and Abigail (3). We have been stationed in Alaska at Elmendorf AFB (3yrs) and at Little Rock AFB (7yrs) until being stationed here at Fort Leonard Wood in 2009. When we received our orders to come to Fort Leonard Wood I was to say the least not too happy about coming back to Fort lost in the woods, since we was here in 1999 for my husband's Technical Training school, however now that we are here and I have seen firsthand how this community gives back to our military, I am extremely proud to be a part of this community. I have been to many cities/towns and I have never seen as much support that I see here. I can see why these two towns and Pulaski County have received the Purple Heart. My husband is now the Instructor Supervisor for the Payments and Construction Equipment Operator course, assigned to the364 TRS Det 1 here at Ft. Leonard Wood. So I am proud to say I am a United States Air Force Wife of a Dirt Boy! I joined the US Bank team in 2011 as there Branch Manager, I have always worked for banks everywhere we go, I love helping customers reach their goals, whatever they may be. I am always here to help wherever I can. I am a new Chamber Ambassador, member of the Committee of 50, member of Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber, and St. Robert Parks committee. I am honored to be your Ambassador for US Bank for the Chamber and I want to give back to a community that does so much for others.

Tourism Notes

The first weekend in May we begin our spring hours and will be open 6 days a week, Monday through Friday 8am-5pm and Saturday's 9am-3pm. Memorial weekend we officially open on Sundays with the hours of 9am-3pm. Please let your staff, guests and customers know that we are here to assist them with ideas of things to do in Pulaski County. And if you are planning a getaway, remember that we have over 750 brochures on attractions across the state of Missouri.

Occasionally I like to reintroduce our team. I think it is important for you to know what each of their specialties are. As you enter the Visitors Center you will be greet by our Visitor Services Representative's; Mitzi Sparks and Katie Dreadfulwater. They are our onsite marketing team; meeting and greeting visitors referring travelers to various sites and businesses throughout the county. Educating all people they come into contact with regarding activities, events and detailed programs that have been designed to assist them throughout the county. Mitzi also oversees distribution of the Official Visitors Guides throughout the state and responds to the leads we receive from external ad placements. She oversees the research program, businesses updates and board correspondence. Katie oversees our retail area, Visitor Center needs and special programs.

Karen Hood, Marketing Relations Manager, markets and coordinates our group and reunion business. Have you ever wanted to host your regional or statewide conference or educational opportunities? Or maybe you are a veteran and would like to bring your reunion to Pulaski County? Maybe your church group would like assistance in obtaining bids for a retreat or float trip in Pulaski County. Karen will be happy to assist you in planning and co-coordinating with partners throughout the county. Karen also works with area partners regarding opportunities to highlight their business over and above the complimentary marketing programs that we offer as your destination marketing organization. She also designs and places our print media.

Laura Huffman, Social Media and Events focuses on collection of events occurring and promoting those large events through all our social media channels as well as the design of the LED sign slides. She researches and develops creative on area attractions, businesses and history that are released through the Pulaski County USA blog, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and other social media outlets. She also researches, develops and co-ordinates the creative scripts for our radio placements that run local, regional and state-wide.

The staff of the bureau must be quick learners, observant, mindful, engaging, creative, caring, professional and passionate at all times. We are the communicator between your business and people planning their vacations, meetings, bus tours, reunions, sporting activities, group retreats and those visitors that stop in the Visitors Center.

The more we know, the more we can assist you, your business, and our visitors. Keeping this in mind the Bureau is asking you to Talk To Tourism. Please click this link for a downloadable sign to post at your desk and to share with your staff as a reminder to keep us forefront in your mind. So….HYT2T? First 5 people that call 336.6355 to tell us what in the world HYT2T means will win a free gift!!!
As always, stay connected with what is happening in Pulaski County by visiting our online calendar located at You won't want to miss the array of activities in May! You may also view the Group Calendar so that you can display welcome signs to all the groups coming to Pulaski County. We have several buses and international groups coming through in May. We encourage you to do this, as you know we are…."A Welcome Place in America's Heartland!"

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 asked frequently about what grants are available for business and industry. The answer is there just aren't many grants available. The answer is usually to look for low interest loans. I serve on the Meramec Regional Development Corporation which is a 501 (C) 3 not-for-profit corporation. Meramec Regional Development Corporation is also a Small Business Administration Certified Development Corporation (CDC). Meramec Regional Development Corporation serves primarily Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Osage, Phelps, Pulaski and Washington Counties. However, MRDC has been in involved with the SBA 504 Loan Program throughout the State of Missouri. The SBA 504 Loan Program usually requires borrower's contribution of 10 % equity. The Bank will typically take a first lien of 50 % and the SBA will take a second position on 40 %. The financing is fixed rate of 20 years on Real Estate and 10 years on machinery and equipment. There are also job creation requirements of 1 new job for every $65,000.00 of the loan. The Meramec Regional Development Corporation also offers RLF,IRP, and Microenterprise loan programs. Again job creation is a requirement for these loans. These loans have fixed rate loans of 15 years on real estate, 10 years on machinery/equipment and 7 years on working capital. As of March 31, 2013 the IRP had over $100,000.00 available to loan. The RLF had $174,469.00 to loan, and the Microenterprise Fund had $78,065.00, and there is an RLF disaster fund available of $234,196.00. If you are interested in any of these programs contact me and I will have a MRDC staff person contact you.

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


Dear Citizens:

Spring has arrived and with it the start of several anticipated projects in the City of Waynesville. Work continues on the west Waynesville sidewalk project and that work has now reached the downtown area, as the vintage lighting, new sidewalks into Laughlin Park, the lighting of the Walking Trail and the completion of the Trail of Tears exhibit site are beginning to take shape. We are excited about these long-planned improvements. Many of these ideas took shape in 2004 with an idea from long-time resident, Charli Hartley. We applaud her vision and thank her for sticking with this project through these past years. We also received news this week that the cost share program through the National Park Service has been approved and monies have been allocated for completing the signage portion of the Trail of Tears site. This will include the site itself, as well as an interpretive walking trail exhibit that will wind from Laughlin Park into the upper Roubidoux Park. The City also thanks the Pulaski County Tourism Bureau for being partners in the Trail of Tears project. Our workers have also completed the new Welcome Sign located on Highway 17 North, on property donated by Rachelle and George Beasley. We have plans for another Welcome Sign in the West Waynesville area later in the summer.

At this month's Council meeting, we swore in new councilman, Jim Mathews, along with incumbents Mike France and Diana Stanford. Newly elected councilman, William Paolicelli, and incumbent, Michael Curtis, will be sworn in on April 22 at City Hall. Mike France was chosen as the Mayor pro Tem. New committees will be formed this month and new chairmen selected for those committees. Our committees can be found on our website at

Chief of Police Bob Carter announced his upcoming retirement from the Waynesville Police Department. After 24 years of service to the City, Chief Carter will retire on Nov. 1. He will also be helping the City transition to new leadership for the department. Bob came up through the ranks of the Waynesville Police from Reserve, to Patrolman, to Sergeant and Assistant Chief and in 2008, Mayor Hammock appointed him Chief of Police. Bob has been instrumental in many improvements in the department and has worked hard to lower the crime rate and solve crimes against our citizens. Bob will enjoy his time fishing and hunting and the City applauds him and his service. A timeline for the replacement of Chief Carter will be announced at the next Police Committee meeting.

This month, I recognized some "Good Citizens" from the Briar Pointe neighborhood. Elizabeth McKim, Autumn Miller and Katelyn Ramirez responded to a rash of recent car break ins by delivering a handwritten warning to all their neighbors to secure their vehicles and be on the alert. Chief Bob Carter took part in a presentation recognizing their initiative. As mayor, I want to recognize people who serve our community and never expect anything in return.

Several upcoming projects were begun at this month's meeting, including the approval of plans for the low water crossing structure to be built at the tennis court area on Old H Highway. This will be started as soon as school is out. We also began the paperwork on the T Highway project with MoDOT. I would remind the public that there has been no engineering on this project. This paperwork simply begins the process. Many have expressed concerns and questions about the proposed roundabout at that location. I assure you, there will be opportunity for public input. The Council also approved the bid of Bales Construction to build a community hangar at the Waynesville-St. Robert Regional Airport. This money is from a MoDOT grant and will continue to improve our air service there. We are proud a local business was the low bidder.

In 2008, the City adopted a Comprehensive Plan for the City and this plan governs many of the decisions that the Council makes. These goals and objectives are very diverse and address many aspects of our community. For example, one goal was to improve the entrances to our city and to make people feel welcome. Our new Welcome Signs, our banners and the hard work of our local Garden Club to provide beautiful plants at the downtown Welcome Sign are good examples of that goal. The tulips blooming right now are beautiful and we thank the Garden Club for their work. We have several objectives that address our streets, traffic flow and traffic congestion. We continue to work on several areas of concern. Because of budget constraints, we have to plan the more expensive projects carefully, but please know that there are many plans in the making to improve our quality of life in Waynesville.


From the banks of the Roubidoux,

Mayor Hardman

Congratulations 2013 Seniors!! The City of Saint Robert would like to take the time wish the classes of 2013 Congratulation on your achievement!

The City of Saint Robert would like to take this opportunity to invite everyone to the unveiling and ribbon cutting ceremony of the City of Saint Robert's welcome sign. That will be held on May 10, 2013 at 9:00am.

The City of Saint Robert would also like to take this time to let residents know:
The City of Saint Robert Mayor George Sanders has scheduled a Town Hall meeting for Tuesday, May 14th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Saint Robert Community Center, located at 114 J.H. Williamson Jr. Dr. Join in this visioning session and join in the excitement and enthusiasm for improving the quality of life in Saint Robert. Please take this time to visit with Mayor Sanders and the Aldermen.

The city offers yard waste pick-up. Lawn mowing season has begun and the City of Saint Robert wants to make you aware that we offer our residents curb side pick-up of tree branches, grass clippings, and leaves each Monday. Leaves and grass clippings must be bagged and not exceed 40 pounds per bag. Limbs must be bundled. Each bundle cannot exceed 4 feet in length and 40 pounds. Any bags containing items other that clippings, leaves or branches will not be picked up. Items must be located by the curb no later than 7 am on Monday. This service is only for the personal use of our residents. We are unable to assist Private Lawn Care Services in the disposal of yard waste. For more information please call 573-451-2000 ext 1144.

Looking for a Summer Job? The City of Saint Robert Tiger Typhoon Aquatic Center is now recruiting for Head Lifeguards, Lifeguards, and Concessions/Pool Attendants. Visit St Robert City Hall or go online to for more information!

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Nerium International

April 16th

Jackie Hendrix, Brand Partner
(918) 320-0159

CPR - Cell Phone Repair

April 19th

Rick Rouse
690 Missouri Ave., Ste. 15
St. Robert, MO 65584
(573) 336-7012

Armed Services YMCA of Missouri
New Location

April 30th

Linda Bright
403 School St., Ste. 2
Waynesville, MO 65583
(573) 329-4513

New Members

Joshua Deatherage Builders, LLC
Josh Deatherage
724 Rural Route 3
Cabool, MO 65689
(417) 204-4949
Fax: (417) 204-4948

Nerium International
Jackie Hendrix, Brand Partner
(918) 320-0159

Relay for Life Pulaski County - American Cancer Society
Ashley Miller
3322 South Campbell Ave. Ste. G
Springfield, MO 65807
(417) 447-1477
Fax: (417)881-7955

Faith Baptist Church
Pastor Mike Curtis
25083 Republic Rd.
Waynesville, MO 65583
(573) 528-3573

Factory Connection #232
Tracy Lovan
220 Marshall Dr., Ste. 2
St. Robert, MO 65584
(573) 336-7967
(573) 336-7967


Chamber Quarterly +1 Luncheon - May 8th at 11:30 a.m. at the St. Robert Community Center, catered by Vidies Bistro. Our sponsor will be Michels Frams and Things.. Please contact the Chamber Office to RSVP before 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 7th.

Ribbon Cutting for Relay for Life Pulaski County -American Cancer Society - May 9th at 6 p.m. at the Hampton Inn in St. Robert.

Ribbon Cutting for Military Spouse Portable Career Planning - May 10th at 1 p.m. at the Chamber office, 137 St. Robert Blvd., Ste. B.

Ribbon Cutting for American Home Solutions - May 10th at 1 p.m. at the Chamber office, 137 St. Robert Blvd., Ste. B.

Ribbon Cutting for Kimberly F. Lowe, Attorney at Law - May 15 at 11 a.m. at 400 Historic Rt. 66 E. in Waynesville.

The Challenge - May 18th in the Waynesville City Park Participants will race to stations and complete challenges. The first team to successfully complete all challenges and cross the finish line will be the event winner. Teams are made up of two people. Teams that pre-register at the Chamber office will receive a t-shirt. For more information contact the Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce at 573-336-5121.

Ribbon Cutting for Factory Connection #232 - May 22nd at 10 a.m. at 220 Marshall Dr., Ste. 2 in St. Robert.

Chamber Office Closed - May 27th in observance of Memorial Day.

Eggs & Issues Luncheon - The Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber welcomes State Senator Dan Brown and State Representative Steve Lynch to its annual Eggs and Issues Lunch at the Hampton Inn beginning at 11:30 a.m. on May 29th. This event, sponsored by CenturyLink, is one of the highlights of the year as our local State Senator and Representative report on the issues and challenges brought to the Missouri Congress during its most recent session and answer questions from the audience. This is a Chamber members only event. There is no charge and the meal is being provided by CenturyLink and catered by Andy's 417. RSVP by calling the Chamber office at (573) 336-5121 or e-mailing by 9 a.m. May 23rd to reserve your seat at this 'must attend' event. If you have a reservation and are unable to attend without notifying the Chamber, you will be charged for the meal.

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The May Newcomer Spotlight Business is:

Pulski County Museum and Historical Society

Fort Leonard Wood Command Orientation
34 packets were handed out in April.

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


June Newsletter information is due to the Chamber by May 24th.

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