Chamber News

Missouri Chamber of the Year!

The Waynesville -St. Robert Chamber of Commerce has been selected by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce as the 2013 Chamber of the Year. Chamber Board of Directors President Mike Dunbar made the announcement in front of an enthusiastic audience during the October 9th monthly Chamber luncheon. He broke the exciting news by saying, "You guys, the Chamber of Commerce, have been picked Missouri Chamber of the Year!" The audience then erupted in applause and cheered. Mike Dunbar continued his comments by saying "Our little Chamber of Commerce has been picked amongst the big guys, speaks well to each of you, because you guys are the face of the community and the face of our chamber. Congratulations to each one of you for making us that way". Dunbar then proceeded to praise the Executive Director, Cecilia Murray and her staff for all their hard work. Cecilia Murray, Executive Director then took the opportunity to thank the Board of Directors and Ambassadors. "Without you the staff would not be able to do what we do everyday and for our members, we appreciate all the support you give us throughout the year and we are really excited to share this with you."

There will be a Meeting and Annual Award Banquet of the Missouri Chamber in Kansas City on November 14th. The Executive Board members and staff will be on hand to accept this award. The Chamber's mission is to be the motivating force in advocating, coordinating, leading, and promoting existing and future businesses. They also provide other programs and events that enhance the quality of life through programs, services, community development, recognition, and pride. The Board Members, Ambassadors, Economic Development Committee, Governmental & Military Affairs Committee, and volunteers worked hard at supporting this mission. Some of this past year programs and events included: Army 2020 Fort Leonard Force reduction community reply, Choices Program, Community Leadership Awards Banquet, The Challenge, Shop Local, Monthly Luncheons, Ribbon Cuttings, Polar Meltdown Chili Cook-off, Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction, Community Pride Night, Veterans' Day Ceremony & Parade, and Leadership Pulaski County. To find out about more programs and events offered, please visit the Chamber website at

"In Your Honor" Veterans' Day Parade

The Waynesville-St. Robert Area Chamber of Commerce and the cities of St. Robert and Waynesville invite you to participate in the 2013 Veterans' Day Parade and Ceremony on Monday, November 11th beginning at 11 a.m.

The ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. before the parade at the St. Robert Municipal Center where the parade will form. The parade will step off at 11:30 a.m. from this location and conclude at the St. Robert Community Center.

The drop-off location for the parade will be the Paul's Furniture Outlet parking lot. Drop-offs will not be allowed at the St. Robert Municipal Center. If you have more than one vehicle in the parade you must arrive to the line-up together to be in the parade together. Line-up will be between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. We encourage participants to attend the ceremony which will be held before the parade starts. The parade may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.

For questions or to make your parade reservations (reservations are required), call the Chamber office at 573-336-5121 or e-mail

6th Annual Frog Race

The Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber held the 6th Annual Frog Race in conjunction with Frogtober Fest in Waynesville Park on October 5, 2013. This year 107 frogs were adopted. Frogs were drawn from a kiddie pool due to the weather conditions the race could not be run on the Roubidoux. The Chamber raised over $1,000 to continue their community service projects. First place, winning $75, was Ultimate Gymnastics', "Ultimate Gymnastics." Second place, winning $50, was Jess Bam's, "Nero." Third place, winning $25, was Ursula Lebioda's, "Oktoberfest." The winners of both first and second place were present to see their frogs compete in the championship race. Cash prizes were donated by First State Bank and the Frog Race sponsor was Sonic Drive In. Click here to see pictures.

Community Pride Night

Thank you to all of the sponsors and volunteers who participated this year! This event would not have been a success without your hard work. Click here to see pictures from the event.


Nominations Open for the 2013 Citizen of the Year

The Waynesville - St. Robert Area Chamber of Commerce is preparing for its annual Citizen of the Year Award to be presented at our Community Leadership Awards Banquet. From now until November 15, 2013 the Chamber of Commerce will be accepting nominations from Chamber members. A one page letter outlining the candidate's qualifications and experience will comprise the formal nomination form, as well as a cover sheet including the following information: nominee's name, home address, office address, home phone number, office phone number, sponsor, point of contact, day phone number, and a 150 word summary of the nominee with his/her photo.

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

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

Click here to download the 2013 Citizen of the Year Nomination Form.

Chamber Business Showcase

On November 1st the Chamber Surprise Patrol visited two Chamber member businesses to recognize them as the Chamber Business Showcase member recognition program recipients for October. The November Business Showcase recipients are The Flower Bin and Odyssey Scuba & Travel. 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 November to recognize the next recipients.

Leadership Pulaski County

The second class of Leadership Pulaski County attended its second session on October 10th. The focus on this session was the history of Pulaski County and tourism. The day began with a trip to the Old Courthouse Museum and the Old Stagecoach Stop in downtown Waynesville. Here, the class participants learned about the history of Pulaski County and how that history affects the area today. After lunch, the class went to the Pulaski County Visitors Center where they learned about tourism in the Waynesville and St. Robert communities. After touring the center the class traveled around the county to Dixon, Crocker, and Richland learning about different aspects of tourism within the county. Click here to see pictures from the second session. The class looks forward to its November 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 2013-2014 Leadership Pulaski County sponsor or would like more information on the program contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121 or email

Shop Small Business Saturday November 30th!

On November 30th, between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses nationwide. This day is designed to promote area merchants and encourage consumers to spend their dollars locally. The Chamber is proud of what the Waynesville-St. Robert area has to offer and wants to share it with the community. Take this opportunity to meet and support the businesses that support your community. Dollars spent locally keep more businesses alive which keeps the community alive. Last year, over one hundred million people came together to Shop Small® in their communities on Small Business Saturday®. Start your holiday shopping in Waynesville-St. Robert. It's All Here! Come out on November 30th and explore, discover, and shop!

How to get involved:

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

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

Tell the Chamber!

If your business is participating in Shop Small Business Saturday contact the Chamber and share what your business is doing. The Chamber will promote all participating local businesses as well as list all special Small Business Saturday deals on at no cost. If ten businesses register by noon on November 15th at the Chamber will receive promotional items to giveaway on Shop Small Business Saturday.

Promote Your Business to the Ladies at Fort Leonard Wood!

The Waynesville-St. Robert Area Chamber of Commerce will host the Fort Wood Community Spouses Club (FWCSC) community caravan on December 6th. The Chamber is collecting items, such as coupons, fliers, or small gifts, to put together a goody bag for each of the ladies. The Chamber is also collecting door prizes to be given during the event. This is a great opportunity to showcase your business. If you are interested in contributing to the goody bags or would like to donate a door prize please drop them off to the Chamber by 5:00 p.m. on November 29th. If you have any questions please call the Chamber office at 573-336-5121 or email

2014 Polar Meltdown Chili Cook-off

The Chamber will kick off 2014 with the seventh annual Polar Meltdown Chili Cook-Off to be held on January 25th at the St. Robert Community Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. An event the whole family can enjoy, the Polar Meltdown Chili Cook-off lets you come in from the cold and let your spirits melt into a pot of delicious chili served up by one of our hometown chefs! Admission for this event is $5 (10 and under are free). Tickets may be purchased in advance through the Chamber office beginning in December. Limited tickets will be available at the door.

Teams are made of no more than six members while individual teams are made of no more than three members. All competitors will be expected to follow the rules and regulations set forth by the Chamber of Commerce and Pulaski County Health Department. The entry fee for this event is $75 per business team, $50 non-profit team, $25 per individual and the deadline to enter is January 3rd. A late entry fee will apply to all entrants after that date. Booths are 8'x10', include two 110 electric power receptacles (average 10 amps per outlet) and will be decorated by each team.

Event sponsorships are also available.

Spicy Sponsorship - $500:
Ad in the event's printed tab,
Business or organization's name listed on event flier and in all press releases
A table at the event

Hot Sponsorship - $250:
Ad in the event's printed tab
Business or organization's name listed on event flier and in all press releases

Mild Sponsorship - $100
Business or organization an ad in the event's printed tab

The Polar Meltdown Chili Cook-off is sure to offer some great food so come out and enjoy an afternoon of fun and excitement at the seventh annual Polar Meltdown Chili Cook-off where the only chill you'll feel is a spicy one! If you are interested in registering a team, rules and registration information is available on the Chamber web site, For more information including team registration click here.

Chamber Luncheon Sponsorship Lottery

At the November 13th luncheon at the Waynesville Career Center the drawing will be held and sponsors will be assigned for the next calendar year in the order they are drawn. This policy took effect with the 2011 luncheons. The cost to host a luncheon is $250 and with that your business will be featured in the monthly Chamber newsletter, given 15 minutes of speaking time at the luncheon and have the opportunity to place materials at each table. Sponsors also donate two door prizes to be given away during the luncheon.

The following businesses have been entered in the Lottery:

Bow and Barrel Sportsmen Center, Cape Air, Cable America, CenturyLink, David M. Lowe, Attorney at Law, Eagle Realty Group & Associates, Hopper's Pub, Ireland Architects, Janet's Designs from Nature, Jones Investment Group, "Just Because", Life Care Center of Waynesville, Mid Missouri Credit Union, OTC, Phelps Regional Homecare, Phelps County Regional Medical Center, Pulaski County Sewer District #1, Security Bank, Southern Spice, Splash Designs, The Village at St. Robert, and the Waynesville R-VI School District, Wells Fargo.

Membership Directory Listing

The Chamber is making every effort to insure your listing in the Membership Directory is correct before the book is printed. We ask that you please fill out the update form by clicking here. Please provide us with any corrections you find as by December 6th. Thanks for your help.

Marketing Opportunities in the upcoming 2014 Community Profile and Membership Directory

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

2013-2014 Sponsorship Opportunities

Click here for information on 2013-2014 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.

Character Word of the Month

The Chamber is partnering with the Waynesville School District in promoting their character word of the month. Each month a character word is chosen to be the focus of character development. The Chamber is encouraging its members to apply this word within their business each month. Businesses can put up a sign or put the word on their marquis as well as encourage employees to focus on what the character word means to them.

The character word for November is:

Honor can be used as a noun meaning high respect; esteem or a privilege. Honor can also be used as a verb meaning regard with great respect; fulfill an obligation or keep an agreement.

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

Featured Business

Pulaski County Sewer District #1 currently serves a population of over 10,000+. Staying up to date with our facilities and services is necessary to continue keeping our environment safe, protecting public health and welfare as well as sustaining for generations to come.

PCSD#1 processes 4,200+ utility bills each month. PCSD#1 maintains and operates 5 recirculating sand filter treatment plants, 1 aerated lagoon (4-cell, 3 acres), 1 land application lagoon, and 2 activated sludge plants. PCSD#1 services 100+ lift-stations, 445 step systems, 70+ miles of gravity sewer lines, 20 miles of pressure lines and 1,371 manholes. We also have state of the art laboratory facilities where we conduct all our own NPDES and operational testing and analysis.

Board of Trustees: Gary Porter, Chairman; Bob Simpson, Vice Chairman; Carl Jensen, Secretary; Nathan Purdome, Treasurer; and Ray Campbell, Trustee

Office Staff: Nola Wadley, Manager; Pat Whiting, Charlie Witteman, Kylie Eldredge, Jennifer Brinkley, Rae Drew, and Melody Delacerda.

Operations Staff: Jack Eldredge, Manager; Zach Shepherd, Dirk Laraby, Billy Jewett, Alan Baldwin, Mike Hueppelsheuser, Donald Jones, CT Ogle, and Patrick Sanders.

Greetings everybody!

I am proud to announce that the Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce has been named the 2013 Missouri Chamber of Commerce of the Year. This honor is due to the tremendous efforts by all our members, the ambassadors, our great staff and directors. This State wide acknowledgment and recognition for the Chamber efforts is greatly appreciated.

Our Community is a wonderful place to live and work. Our businesses both retail and service are among the best in the Country. Please remember to support all local area businesses both retail and service as they support our tax base that allows us to provide services and benefits to our citizens, they provide the volunteers that support our nonprofit organizations and they are an important part of the engine that keeps our community proposing.

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

Your Pres.,

Mike Dunbar

Chamber Chatter

We are preparing to pay tribute to our local Veterans with a Ceremony and Parade in St. Robert on Monday, November 11th. In addition the deadline is fast approaching for the Citizen of the Year nominations. Also this is the time to start your holiday shopping and help keep your dollars local. Be sure to shop local on Small Business Saturday on November 30th. I look forward to seeing everyone around St. Robert and Waynesville!

This time of year the office is busy preparing for the next year. The Chamber is making every effort to insure your listing in the upcoming Membership Directory is correct before the book is printed. We ask that you please make us aware of any changes in contact name, address, phone number, web site or email address. We appreciate your help in keeping our records updated.

The Chamber is starting to work on our 2014 Calendar of Events. Don't forget to send in your community calendars as soon as you can. It helps prevent multiple events on the same day.

As Thanksgiving approaches I am thankful for the board, ambassadors, staff and members that make this the BEST Chamber in the state of Missouri! It is because of you that we were chosen the Chamber of the Year. Thank you for all you do to make this an amazing community.

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

Cecilia Murray, IOM
Executive Director

President's Message

Bryan Kaolowi

My name is Bryan Kaolowi. I've been a member of this community for almost twenty years, and I am now proud to be one of the newest ambassadors of the Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce. I have been married three years now to my beautiful wife, Kristin, who also grew up in the area. She has been working for the USPS on Fort Leonard Wood for the last year. We are the proud parents of a beautiful daughter, which will be attending the Waynesville School District soon. For the last three years I have been the Sales Manager at Aaron's Sales & Lease in Saint Robert, where I have the privilege of providing the highest quality of customer service to the members of our community. I've also served as a combat engineer in the Army and received my training right here on Ft. Leonard Wood. On my down time, I like to get involved in any volunteer work and spending quality time with family and friends. I am very excited to be an ambassador in that it gives me the opportunity to improve our community and be a role model to our future leaders.

Tourism Notes

With the government shut down in October, many facets were affected across the country. We definitely felt this throughout our communities; individual households' and various business industries. The tourism industry as a whole felt repercussions immediately across the nation. Millions of dollars lost in tourism expenditures due to the closing of federally funded tourist sites. This immediately affected tour companies, lodging, restaurants, retail shopping and other attractions as people canceled trips due to the close of these attractions as well as those that cancelled vacations due to their household budgets being slashed. Pulaski County tourism industries also felt the effect with cancellations of individual travel and within 9 hours of the shut-down announcement one of the slated motor coach tours cancelled, which impacted; Devils Elbow, St Robert, Waynesville and Richland, directly affecting; lodging, restaurants, shopping, attractions and tour guide services. We were fortunate as the motor coach has rescheduled for next Spring, but many tourism industries many not recoup the tremendous losses they suffered.

As announced previously this month, Pulaski County will be the host for the 2015 National Speleological Society Conference. Meetings will be conducted over the next 20+ months to solidify the details of this educational conference that is projected to bring in between 1200 and 1500 "cavers'. This group consists of professional's from all over the world, with interests in caving, research, archeology, cave diving, etc., in which they attend seminars and field studies. This conference will impact the county's economy touching lodging, outdoor recreation, restaurants, nightlife, attractions, transportation, shopping and service providers. Stay tuned for additional details and be thinking of ways you can become involved; from welcoming signs throughout the county, to offering ways to extend their stay, special incentives, menu items, drink specials, etc., geared towards our spelunker friends.

In October we provided an afternoon tour of the world of tourism to the Waynesville-St Robert Chamber of Commerce Leadership class. We offered a sneak peek into our world of what we do as a bureau and the ways in which we market, which often times are not seen by our local community as we market outside Pulaski County to bring visitors to our area. We also took time to showcase our wonderful area visiting attractions in Waynesville, Dixon, Crocker and Richland and discussing attractions and events that operate year round. I think the class was surprised at what we do as well as the programs we offer and what awesome activities and hidden gems we have in Pulaski County. If you too want to know what we do, I encourage you to log into our partner section of the website, or stop into our Visitors Center and visit with our staff. We are here to help!

As the destination marketing organization for Pulaski County we work with visitors that are looking for a destination, planning a trip and even those visitors while they are in the area or traveling through Pulaski County. Everything we do, we look at as a visitor would. We analyze our travel experiences; what we enjoyed, what was difficult what enhanced the trip. You can do this too! How many of you travel for vacation or business? Think back to those times - what did you do during your travels? What made that time memorable? Was it the gracious welcome you received? Was it the helpful and memorable people that you met? Was it the beauty, the attractions, cleanliness, clear signage? Was there special services or fun activities that enhanced your travel? How can you incorporate your experiences as a traveler into your business or organization that you are involved in to enhance tourism in your community?

Don't forget to stay connected with tourism by visiting our website; You will find quick links to our calendar and social media outlets. Be-in-the-knowof area events, attractions, and our marketing efforts. You will also find information on groups and reunions visiting Pulaski County and I encourage you to roll out the red carpet and welcome these special visitors to our great county.

Make it a great day!

Beth Wiles, CDME
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 attended the 2013 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition October 21-23 in Washington DC. The opening ceremony is very impressive. The United States Army Band and Choir performed. There were renditions of soldiers throughout history starting with the Revolutionary War to present day
in Afghanistan. It brought back memories to me as I was in the Army Missouri National Guard during the Vietnam area. Each era had soldiers dressed in their time period. As I walked the Exposition Hall it appeared that there was about the same amount of exhibitors as previous years. The amount of displays is tremendous and takes hours to walk the exhibit halls. Monday evening the Fort Leonard Wood Chapter and the St. Louis Chapter of AUSA held a meeting at Clyde's Restaurant. We heard comments from LTG Robert B. Flowers US Army Retired. Tuesday morning the Committee of Fifty Breakfast was held at the Senate Russell Building hosted by Senator Blunt. General Cone, the TRADOC Commander was the featured speaker for the breakfast. He made it clear that some difficult decisions were going to be made. I was able to attend several seminars on doing business with different Government Agency's. Monday the session had a panel made of Army, Air Force, Navy, and Defense Logistics Directors for Small Business Procurement. Tuesday the session I attended was on Prime Contractors and Sub contracting with them. I learned that large contractors depend on small contractors for a large portion of their business. The Wednesday session I heard from MG Todd T. Semonite Deputy Commanding General and Deputy Chief of Engineers from the Corps of Engineers. The Corps of Engineer Office for our area is at Kansas City, Mo. I now have an Army Small Business Directory at a Glance file which has the contacts to every procurement office. If you are interested in this list feel free to contact me at

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

From the Banks of the Roubidoux!

Dear Citizens:

I hope you are enjoying the fall weather. The colors are gorgeous this time of year. The City has spent the month of October saying "goodbye" and "good luck" to Waynesville Police Chief Bob Carter. Bob is retiring on November 1st, after 24 years with the City. He rose from a reserve officer, to patrolman, to sergeant, to assistant chief and in 2005, to being appointed Chief of Police by Mayor Cliff Hammock. Bob spent 21 years in the Army and we wish him many years of enjoyment in his third career: retirement. Bob will be honored at a City luncheon on October 30.

ONGOING PROJECTS: The City Council approved the financing package for the T Highway/Rt. 66 Lane project at the October meeting. This project will be financed through a state funding mechanism. Half of the cost will be paid by MoDOT and the City will finance the remaining cost over a ten year period. This project will not begin until 2015.
A water tower will be built on the Waynesville Industrial Park property across the Interstate. This should begin shortly.
Sidewalks have been installed on the Old H Bridge project. Hand railings will follow shortly, as we finish this project.
The City has hired Benton and Associates to engineer improvements and changes to the Mitchell Creek area, as well as design mitigation for the water coming from across the Interstate. This engineering cost will be funded in part by FEMA.
The City sewer is being extended to the new cinema project. We expect a groundbreaking for the Phelps County Medical Clinic on November 15th. Watch for details.

The City received news in October that Waynesville has been chosen as the site of the National Speleological Association's national meeting in July of 2015. We are excited about this event and the opportunity to showcase our area. The NSS are cavers and they are thrilled to be coming to one of the most cave rich areas in the Midwest. They have partnered with the Tourism Bureau, the City, the Shrine Club and the Waynesville School District to offer sites and seminar locations for the more than 1500 participants expected to attend this annual event.

Waynesville will also be the host of the South Central Mayor's group. With the mayor of Lebanon, I helped to facilitate the first meetings of this group. We met in Lebanon for our first meeting and then recently, in Rolla. I will host the mayors at Hopper's in downtown Waynesville on November 7th. We will be discussing revitalization of the downtown area and the recent flood event. This is a great opportunity for networking with towns as far away as West Plains and St. James.

The City continues to work on our new budget. The Council recently voted to change our fiscal year from April to January. This makes our budget year coincide with the calendar year. We have had several meetings with department heads and plan several good projects in the year ahead. We will give more details as the budget takes shape. At the October Council meeting, the Finance Committee reported $4.3 million in City accounts and $1.8 million in reserves.

Several new stores have opened in Waynesville and we welcome them to our City. REMEMBER TO SHOP LOCAL!

From the banks of the Roubidoux,

Luge Hardman
Mayor of Waynesville

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In observance of Veteran Day the City of Saint Robert City Hall Offices will be closed on Monday, November 11, 2013 The City of Saint Robert will like to take this opportunity to thank every Veteran!

Holiday in the Park! The holiday season is upon us again and the City of Saint Robert Parks and Recreation will be hosting its 14th annual Holiday in the Park event! The event will be held at the St. Robert Community Center on Sunday, December 1st from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. As always, the event will be held immediately after the Lion's Club Christmas parade. Mr. and Mrs. Clause will visit the event this year and warm themselves up with soup and cocoa that will be served to everyone while supplies last. While they are there, you will have free photo opportunities with Santa and carriage rides outside! There will be coloring tables for the kids, while parents do some shopping with over 30 local craft & home-based vendors. This event, like all other City events, would not be possible without the generous donations of time and resources from our wonderful community. The City is always grateful for any and all donations. We gladly accept donations of all kinds, money, candy canes, holiday décor, and volunteers! If you are interested in being a vendor or making a donation please contact St Robert Parks and Recreation Clerk, Trinity Edwards at 573-451-2625 or email All donations can be sent to St Robert Municipal Center at 194 Eastlawn Ave Ste A, St. Robert, MO 65584.

Thank You! The 1st Women's Expo was a Great Success! Friday, October 18th the City of St. Robert hosted the 1st Annual Women's Expo. The event was a great success with over 200 people in attendance! Over 40 vendors were present. Door prizes were drawn hourly and demonstrations from the vendors were held every 15 minutes. The Youth Sports program for Waynesville and St. Robert provided the concession stand with all benefits going towards the Youth Sports equipment. The City of St. Robert looks forward to having this event annually and for it to grow each year. We would like to thank all who attended the vendors, volunteers and Freedom Elementary…this event would not have been possible without you!

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October 8, 2013

Karen Stark

Work from Home

October 8, 2013

Leslie Denning
Dixon, MO 65459

The Sugar Shack...A California Cakery

October 15, 2013

Angela Wood
115 N. Benton #7
Waynesville, MO 65583

Ogle Chiropractic and Rehab

October 15, 2013

Dr. Tabby Ogle & Dr. Shane Ogle
103 Ichord Ave., Suite B
Waynesville, MO. 65583
(573) 774-4177

Dead Rabbit Saloon

October 29, 2013

Jarheads, LLC
25810 Highway W
Waynesville, MO 65583

Studio 5 Salon and Boutique

November 1, 2013

LeeAnn Woods
403 VFW Memorial Drive
St. Robert, MO 65584

New Members

Dead Rabbit Saloon
Jarheads, LLC
25810 Highway W
Waynesville, MO 65583

Studio 5 Salon & Boutique
LeeAnn Woods
403 VFW Memorial Drive
St. Robert, MO 65584

Just Because...
Twyla Cordry
115 N. Benton St. Ste. 1
Waynesville, MO 65583

Fort Knox Alarm
Bill Meenan
13980 Elm Drive
Plato, MO 65552


"In Your Honor" Veteran's Day Parade - 2013 Veterans' Day Parade and Ceremony on Monday, November 11th. The ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. before the parade at the St. Robert Municipal Center where the parade will form. The parade will step off at 11:30 a.m. and will go from the Municipal Center, turn right onto Missouri Avenue, turn left onto Old Rt. 66, turn around at Citizens Mortgage Company, and end at the St. Robert Community Center.

Chamber Quarterly +1 Luncheon - November 13th at 11:30 a.m. at the Waynesville Career Center. Our sponsor will be Pulaski County Sewer District. Please contact the Chamber Office to RSVP before 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 12th.

**Please note** The Chamber of Commerce is excited to have such a large number of its members attend monthly luncheons. Unfortunately, due to the large number of last minute Chamber luncheon attendees a policy has been put into place by the Chamber Board of Directors. This policy started in APRIL 2005; anyone who responds after the R.s.v.p. cut-off time (9:00 a.m. the Tuesday before the luncheon) or shows up without an R.s.v.p. may be charged an additional $10. If an R.s.v.p. is received and they do not attend the luncheon there may be a $10 charged for the meal. The decision was made to charge this amount to compensate our Chamber member restaurants for the last minute adjusts they must make to their menus

Chamber Office Closed - November 14th at noon and remain closed until November 18th at 8 a.m. The Chamber staff will be in Kansas City receiving the MO Chamber of the Year Award.

Ribbon Cutting for Just Because… - November 22nd at 11 a.m. at 115 N. Benton St., Ste. 1 in Waynesville.

Ribbon Cutting for Bow and Barrel Sportsmen Center - November 22nd at 6 p.m. at 22940 Harlan Lane in St. Robert. Immediately following the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony there will be tours of the Facility and the Ranges will be open to the public (Ammo will be available for purchase for range use only) Refreshments and finger foods will be provided by Vidies Bistro. RSVP Tammy Renfro by November 4th at 319-429-1071 or

Chamber Office Closed - November 28th and 29th in observance of Thanksgiving.

Shop Small Business Saturday - On November 30th, between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses nationwide. This day is designed to promote area merchants and encourage consumers to spend their dollars locally. The Chamber is proud of what the Waynesville-St. Robert area has to offer and wants to share it with the community. Take this opportunity to meet and support the businesses that support your community. Dollars spent locally keep more businesses alive which keeps the community alive. Last year, over one hundred million people came together to Shop Small® in their communities on Small Business Saturday®. Start your holiday shopping in Waynesville-St. Robert. It's All Here! Come out on November 30th and explore, discover, and shop!

View the complete monthly calendar

The November Newcomer Spotlight Business is:

Fort Leonard Wood Command Orientation
19 packets were handed out in October.

Newcomer Materials are due to the Chamber Office by the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Newcomer Spotlight Businesses are selected randomly. You must be taking advantage of this benefit to be considered. If you are not currently participating in this FREE program, you should be!


Advertise as little or as often as you wish in the Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber "VOICE" Newsletter. Our Newsletter comes out once a month, and will include a hyperlink!

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Chamber Board of Directors:

PRESIDENT - Mike Dunbar


TREASURER - Marsha Mercer

Brad Budolfson, Carrie Williamson, Mike Freeman, Dr. Chris Berger, Katrina Lynch-Allen, Tracy McCord, and Carey Heitman

Chamber Staff:


OFFICE MANAGER - Leanna Weathers


December Newsletter information is due to the Chamber by November 20th.

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