The first class of the Chamber's new program,
Leadership Pulaski County met for the first time in September.
The class began with a welcome and orientation dinner followed
by a day on Fort Leonard Wood. Click here
to see picture from the first session. The 2013-2014 Leadership
Pulaski County class will meet once a month for six months.
Each monthly session will focus on a different aspect of Pulaski
County as well as the individual leadership skills, roles,
and opportunities each participant can utilize to contribute
to the growth of the community. The class looks forward to
its second session in October which will focus on history
Limited sponsorships are still available. If
you are interested in contributing to the building of community
leaders by becoming a 2013-2014 Leadership Pulaski County
sponsor or would like more information on the program contact
the Chamber office at 573-336-5121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chamber Welcomes New Staff Member
My name is Lisa Thomas. I grew up in Owensboro,
KY and after high school moved to Louisville, KY. I went to
college at Spalding University and graduated with a Bachelor
of Science in Communication Studies and a Bachelor of Arts
in English/ Writing. While in college, I was able to get two
travel scholarships to study in Ireland and Israel. I met
my husband my last year of college while he was stationed
in Fort Knox, KY. My husband is in the US Army and we have
3 children. His Military career has taken us to Fort Knox
(twice), Fort Irwin, CA, Ansbach, Germany, and Fort Leonard
Wood, Missouri. While in California, I worked for the San
Bernardino County Library as a Literacy Specialist. I also
worked in the Development Department for St. Joseph Children's
Home in Louisville, KY. I then took some time off to be with
my children, but found many exciting volunteer opportunities
as a Military Spouse. I am excited to be the newest addition
to the Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce and be apart
of the amazing things that happen in this community!
6th Annual Frog Race Saturday!
Chamber is proud to announce the 6th Annual Frog Race sponsored
by Sonic Drive In on October 5th in the Waynesville City Park
in conjunction with Frogtober Fest. During this event Chamber
frogs will jockey for position as they race down the Roubidoux
all striving to win.
Stop by the Chamber office and either enter
a lone frog for $5 or a team of 3 for $10. The more frogs
you have the better your chances of walking away a winner!
The 1st place prize is a $75 cash, 2nd place prize is a $50
cash and 3rd prize is a $25 cash, all prizes are donated by
First State Bank.
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Contact the Chamber office at (573) 336-5121
or e-mail email@example.com
for more information.
No other event on the Chamber Calendar elicits
as much excitement and enthusiasm as Community Pride Night
which will be held in conjunction with the Tiger homecoming
game on October 11th. FREE hotdogs and soda will be given
away before kickoff during the Chamber's huge annual tailgate
party which begins at 5:00 p.m. in front of the new ninth
Chamber Luncheon Sponsorship Lottery
In order to provide our membership with an equal opportunity
to host a monthly luncheon the Chamber will hold a lottery
drawing each November to determine the following year's sponsors.
To be entered into the lottery business
names and contact information must be sent into the Chamber
no later than October 31, 2013. At the November luncheon
on the 13th 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.
For more information or to add your name to the list please
contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"In Your Honor" Veteran's Day Parade
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
Nominations Open for the 2013 Citizen of
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: email@example.com.
If you have any questions contact the Chamber
office at 573-336-5121, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
to download the 2013 Citizen of the Year Nomination Form.
On October 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 October Business Showcase recipients are Skyline
Cycles & Central College of Cosmetology.
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
2013-2014 Sponsorship Opportunities
for information on 2013-2014 Sponsorship Opportunities. For
more information on any Chamber event contact the Chamber
office at 573-336-5121 or email
The Chamber would like to introduce the new
E-plaque now available to members. This plaque may be placed
on your business web site or social media page to increase
your credibility through the recognition of Chamber membership.
for the web site code and instructions to add the new Chamber
Membership E-plaque to your company web site.
Character Word of the Month
The Chamber is partnering with the Waynesville
School District in promoting their character word of the month.
Each month a character word is chosen to be the focus of character
development. The Chamber is encouraging its members to apply
this word within their business each month. Businesses can
put up a sign or put the word on their marquis as well as
encourage employees to focus on what the character word means
The character word for October is:
Responsibility is used as a noun meaning the
state of being the person who caused something to happen,
a duty or task that you are required or expected to do, or
something that you should do because it is morally right,
legally required, etc.
What does responsibility
mean to you, your business, and the community?
Technology is constantly charging ahead and
any successful business person knows staying on top of tech
trends in one way to keep your company in the spotlight. The
Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber is helping their members stay
on the cutting edge by being the second chamber in the state
of Missouri to join up with MyChamberApp.
MyChamberApp is a smartphone application that
provides subscribers with a local chamber membership directory
in the palm of their hand. "This makes a great travel
companion," said chamber executive director Cecilia Murray.
"Area phone numbers are instantly at your fingertips."
With the push of a button consumers can pinpoint, contact
and with GPS-enabled mapping, find their way into local businesses.
The Waynesville-St. Robert area sees a large
number of visitors who will find a great benefit in this app
as it helps them navigate their way through unfamiliar streets
to area businesses. Locals also will see a benefit in the
opportunity to contact businesses quicker and easily learn
about any deals without any cost or hassle. Everyone is encouraged
to download this free app by visiting www.mychamberapp.com/download-2
or visiting their phone's application feature.
"We're delighted to be able to offer this
benefit to our members," said Murray; the only businesses
listed through this app are chamber members who are able to
update their listings, create coupon deals, and offer member
to member discounts. To learn more about becoming a part of
the chamber contact their office at (573) 336-5121 or e-mail
Public Presentation of the Completed Fort
Leonard Wood Joint Land Use Study
The Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) will be hosting
a public presentation on October 3rd to provide information
on the completed Fort Leonard Wood Joint Land Use Study (JLUS).
The meeting will be held at the St. Robert Municipal Center,
Municipal Courtroom, 194 Eastlawn Ave; Ste A., St. Robert,
MO 65584 on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
The study focused on the relationship between Fort Leonard
Wood and the surrounding communities. In March and June, community
input meetings were held in Laclede, Phelps, Pulaski and Texas
counties during the preparation of the study. The study highlights
practical steps may be taken to foster compatible growth around
the installation and to enhance regional cooperation and coordination
on land use matters and other issues of mutual importance.
For additional information, please visit www.FortLW-JLUS.com
or contact the Meramec Regional Planning Commission at (573)
I started my business as a drafting company, in which I
drafted for other architects, in 1995. When I passed my
architectural licensing exam in 2000 I started my own Architectural
firm which was called Ireland and Associates and in 2007
I changed the name of the company to Ireland Architects
to explain better what services my company provides. In
addition to traditional Architectural services, we can offer
many types of services for our clients, such as feasibility
studies, code research, specialized medical design, zoning
information and re-zoning assistance, pre-design services
and overall help with getting through the process of a renovation
or new building project. Many people renovate a business
only every 25 years so most people don't have the experience
to know what they need to look for, aware of the time it
takes or are aware of the process, that's where we can help
- this is what we do every day. We work primarily with commercial
design so we are aware of the regulations and codes necessary
to make your project run smoothly. You have a full time
job, let us taking care of your building project. We can
be reached at 417-881-3313, email email@example.com,
or visit our web site at www.irelandarchitects.com
This is a sad day for our Country because
as I write this message our Government is in a "Partial
Shutdown" as it is phrased. That is unless you have
just been furloughed and told that you will be contacted
when you can return to work. I hope for our Country, that
this shut down is very short and that our Congressional
Leaders will step back and realize that the very ones being
affected are among the finest individuals and Patriots that
serve our Country. They may not wear a uniform but the work
they do is no less important.
The Chamber functions that have been scheduled
will continue as planned even though; we are all very concerned
for the future of our Country.
The government shut down emphasizes the importance
for our Chamber to continue looking for innovative ways
to maintain our sustainability both for our membership and
our community. To ensure Community Sustainability we must
strive to establish a local economy that will be viable,
environmentally sound and socially responsible. Sustainability
requires participation from all sectors of the community
both to define the community needs and to identify and implement
innovative and appropriate solutions.
As Chamber members, we need to support each other. Before
leaving town, to either shop or dine out, think first of
your local Chamber member. You will not only save on gas
but will demonstrate your support for our local area.
As always please feel free to contact me if
the Chamber can be of any assistance to you.
is a busy month as we continue to present the Choices program
to all the 8th graders in the County. It all kicks off on
October 5th with the Frog Race during Frogtober Fest at
the Waynesville City Park. Then the next Friday night we
will hold Community Pride Night at the Waynesville High
School Homecoming football game on the 11th. We will celebrate
a black and orange pride day with the Homecoming Parade
in the afternoon and then everyone will join us for a tailgate
party like never before!
Leanna and I attended the CCEM conference
in Kansas City to gain valuable insights and ideas from
seminar speakers and other Chamber staff from around the
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.
If you have any questions or concerns please give me a call
Cecilia Murray, IOM
What I like best about being a Chamber Ambassador-
The Ambassadors are an extremely fun and
interesting group to be part of. This hard-working group
of community volunteers provides membership mentoring
to new and existing Chamber members and assist Chamber
staff as needed.
Top 5 List
5. Connecting with all the business associates
I've met over the years. Being an ambassador with the
Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce gives me the
opportunity to learn about all the wonderful businesses
that we have right here.
4. I wanted to be an Ambassador in order
to meet more people. I did not know that when I became
an Ambassador I would make so many new and incredible
friends. This is an opportunity to learn about different
aspects of business, City issues and the vast interest's
people have in their daily lives.
3. I believe we are better together. Being
an ambassador gives me the opportunity to connect and
partner with local business owners, support their growth
and serve the community I love.
2. As a "connector" of people,
I love how being an Ambassador helps me be even more effective.
The Ambassador program helps me expand my "hood'ya"
list (who do ya know who...) so I can help our Members
find the resources, people and products they need so they
can work smarter and not harder! It's all about RELATIONSHIPS,
and the Ambassador program is relationships on steroids!
1. It's a win- win for all!
want to encourage everyone to get out and enjoy all the great
fall activities in Pulaski County USA! Did you know Pulaski
offers 5 area farms in which you and your family can hug a
pig, feed an alpaca, enjoy a hayride, learn about antique
tractors, play in a corn box, get lost in Pulaski County's
largest precision cut corn maze (7 acres of twists and turns!),
catapult a pumpkin, watch your toddler laugh and squeal on
a zipline and find that perfect pumpkin for Halloween. Those
wanting to get their "spook" on have a choice of
haunts around the county; Haunted Hill, Haunted Village, Spooktacular
Walking Trail and paranormal investigations at the Talbot
House and even a chance to start in a horror film!
There are so many events going on, there are too many to
list here! Frogtober Fest, rodeo's, car shows, 5K's just to
name a few. I am encouraging you to connect with us on social
media so that you are in the know. Simply search for Pulaski
County USA on Facebook, Twitter (#pulaskicountyusa), and Youtube
and follow us! The Bureau also offers up a blog and we invite
you to follow us at PulaskiCountyUSA.wordpress.com, every
week Laura blogs about the weekly events, attractions and
businesses in Pulaski County. We also encourage you to share
our postings with all your friends. Be proud of our beautiful
and patriotic area.
I have spoke a lot about the various marketing outlets that
we use to promote Pulaski County. As business owners you know
you have to reach your potential customers in a variety of
ways, whether it is radio, TV, print, social media, billboards,
to even more detailed outlets that pertain to the internet;
keywords, pay per click and on and on, A key component to
targeted marketing is, you have to go where your potential
customer is. Are you? Ffor example maybe your business demographic
is for women. Start thinking about how you reach them
it through a tradeshow geared towards women? Is it a publication,
that women read or a social media channel (Pinterest), a radio
or TV channel that women are engaged in? If your demographic
is men and you want to promote for example fishing/floating,
go to their sources; message boards on fishing, outdoor tradeshow,
print (outdoor publications) Or say it is a special event;
I.E. Rodeo. Send direct mailers and posters to saddle clubs,
associations, and arenas. Locate message boards that center
around rodeos. Be very direct in your message and who you
are aiming for. As you can see it takes a lot of thought,
time and quite frankly, money to get your message out and
heard, but if you directly target your audience advertising
can be extremely successful. Now that you start seeing business
coming in, the next important step is to ask. Ask your new
customers how they heard about you. Keep a tally, whether
it is detailed or not, but this will help you gage what is
truly working for you both in time and money. Now listen.
Engage your customer what do they like? What was their experience?
What were they expecting? You can take all this information
and make the next go around bigger and better. Then apply
what you learned about your customers to reach even more and
become better in the process.
What if a marketing plan doesn't work? Don't just throw up
your hands and say it didn't work! You have too much invested
to do that! There is a reason, and many variables can factor
in. Where you not timely in your promotion? Did you not have
enough lead time for them to plan? Did you not offer a service
that they were expecting? Did you place advertising in the
wrong outlets for what you were trying to do? Did you not
reach out to your target market or demographic? Was it customer
service? Was it previous reputation? Was it inconsistency
in the message? You must look at the whole experience.
Explore and Examine
Ask and Analyze
Making it a great day
Beth Wiles, CDME
Pulaski County Tourism Bureau
137 St. Robert Blvd. Suite A
St. Robert, MO 65584
(877) 858-8687 Toll-free
(573) 336-6355 Ext. 104
(573) 336-2985 Fax
attended the Missouri Governor's Conference on Economic Development
September 5-6, 2013. This year the conference was held Thursday
noon to Friday at 1:30 pm. This is one day less than previous
conferences. The conference had two general sessions, breakout
sessions, awards ceremony, and a keynote speaker.
The first general session was an in depth looks at the Small
Modular Reactor technology. The task force for the state of
Missouri is comprised of representatives of Ameren, Westinghouse,
and the University of Missouri. This task force is working
on bringing the Westinghouse SMR to Missouri for nuclear energy
and manufacturing of the components in Missouri. The initiative
process is now in the third year and would be a huge economic
development opportunity for Missouri.
The second general session was highlighting the automotive
industry in Missouri. The Ford Motor Co. is celebrating its
100th year in Kansas City. The discussion was the expansion
of Ford products in Kansas City. Automotive sales are exceeding
available production. Tier 1, 2, 3, and 4 manufactures are
needed to supply the assembly lines. Pulaski County could
attract manufactures in those tier groups. A tier 1, 2, 3,
& 4 manufacturer must be within 4 hours of the assembly
plant. They could supply the plants in St. Louis and Kansas
The breakout sessions were on work force initiatives, the
new incentive program Missouri works, and a session on innovation
and entrepreneurship. The awards part of the program recognized
businesses from the metropolitan areas of the state. Our state
Missouri saw an award "Advancement Award "goes to
University of Central Mo.at Warrensburg.
The keynote speaker was Austan Goolsbee a professor at the
University of Chicago's Booth School of Business. Professor
Goolsbee is a very entertaining economist and I enjoyed his
thoughts on the future global economy.
In my twenty years of attending this conference it was one
of the better ones!
137 St. Robert Blvd. Suite B
St. Robert, MO 65584
the Banks of the Roubidoux!
Recovery from the August 6th flash flood has been steady
and consistent in the City. We still have many families
dealing with the devastation of their homes. The City wishes
to thank all of the estimated 1800 volunteers who gave time
and energy in the weeks following the event. Please contact
the COAD office at 337-2286 or Good Samaritan at 774-4040
for information and assistance.
The City suffered approximately $900,000 in damage and FEMA
has declared Public Assistance for the entire County. This
will help to recoup some of the damage to our roads and
infrastructure. We were greatly disappointed that FEMA did
not declare Individual Assistance for the County. This decision
is being appealed. The City hired a team of expert hydrologists
from MST the week following the flood and at the September
Council meeting a preliminary report was given. The City's
focus is on mitigation. What can we do to lessen the chances
of this devastation happening again?
We were told that the biggest problem for the City and specifically,
the Mitchell Creek area, is the over 4000 acres of watershed
that it now serves. "This flood came from South of
the Interstate.", Dr. Morris said. Most of this land
is in the County and has no controls or regulations on water
detention. The City does have these safeguards, but we are
the destination of most of this water from the County. The
flood has been determined to be a 100 year Flood Event,
with pockets of even higher estimates. The hydrology engineers
said we must increase the amount of water that can be safely
sent down Mitchell Creek. We need to remove massive amounts
of gravel from the creek bed to increase its flow. We need
to stabilize the creek beds. We need detention on the other
side of the Interstate. All of these mitigating factors
have to be paid for and that will be our next goal. We will
be coming to you with some proposals, as well as utilizing
the FEMA monies that we applied for, and were tentatively
approved for, by the agency. We will also be working through
DNR and the Corps of Engineers and looking for grant opportunities.
I will be contacting our elected state representatives for
their help. I will be contacting the Governor's office and
call in his offer of help for the City. We will keep you
informed as things develop. We will be hosting a formal
presentation of the hydrology study at the Planning and
Zoning Meeting, Tuesday, October 8, at 5:30 p.m. at City
The City is announcing a very generous donation from Russell
and Mildred Dial to the Waynesville Park System. The Dials
moved to Waynesville in 1960 and purchased the Clark Motel,
along Route 66. Russell was a City Council member from 1968-75.
He died in 1993. Mildred continued to run the motel until
she sold it in 2001 to the County Library Board. Mildred
was a friend to all who knew her. She died last September
and in her will, left $70,000 to the Parks. The Dials loved
Waynesville and they will be long remembered for this wonderful,
selfless gift. We will memorialize them, as we use these
funds to begin the Roubidoux Park Stage Project and the
"No Boundaries" Playground for handicapped children
and their families. We think they would be pleased.
In a special Council meeting on September 23rd, the Council
voted to name a new Police Chief for the City of Waynesville.
My nomination is Lt. Dan Cordova, from the Pulaski County
Sheriff's Department. He comes highly recommended and from
the beginning of the process, I involved the Police Committee
and all Council members. We had 15 applicants, interviewed
9 and narrowed that number to 4. All four candidates were
superb and it was a hard decision. I chose Lt. Cordova because
he brought such a wide array of experiences, professionalism,
excellent references and will bring progressive thinking
to the department. As Chief Bob Carter leaves us after many
years of service, I think the Police Department will be
in good hands. I hope the community will welcome and support
our new Police Chief.
I recently signed the paperwork with the National Park Service
to begin our exhibit for the Trail of Tears site in Laughlin
Park and the interpretive walking tour to be built along
the Roubidoux Walking Trail. The Trail of Tears site weathered
the flood well and had no damage. The engineering on that
project was done with a 100 year flood in mind. We are looking
forward to a great stop on the National Historic Trail within
the next year.
From the banks of the Roubidoux,
Mayor of Waynesville
Attention Residential Trash Customers! Effective on October
2nd, 2013 The City of Saint Robert's residential trash customers
will be able to place their recyclables by the curb for pick
up every Wednesday. All recyclables must be placed on the
opposite side away from your regular trash. For example if
you place your trash on the right side of the driveway, then
your recyclables will need to be placed on the left side.
Recyclables must be separated and clean. The Recycle Center
no longer accepts GLASS or TYPES 3-7 PLASTICS. Plastics-Type
1 clear and Type HDPE opaque and colored will be accepted.
Items must be in separate containers. CANS-tin cans and aluminum
cans. PAPER-Office paper, newspaper, packing paper, magazines.
(Please DO NOT mix cardboard with regular paper.) CARDBOARD-Corrugated,
cardboard, and Paper Board.
Fall Clean Up Day is set for Wednesday, October 9, 2013. Items
to be picked up should be placed by the curb no later than
7:00 a.m. The following items WILL be picked up: Appliances
(i.e.) washing machines & dryers, heaters, construction
waste: (i.e.) sheetrock & lumber (minimal amounts that
will fit into a trash can), empty paint cans, furniture, VCRs,
microwaves, freezers (ONLY if the Freon is removed from unit).The
following items will NOT be picked up: tires, yard debris
:( i.e.) leaves, branches & soil. Vehicle or lawn mower
batteries, TVs, and computer monitors. *** If you have large
appliances that need picked up, you must call Zeigenbein Sanitation,
as it has to be picked up in a separate vehicle. If you have
any questions, you may call Zeigenbein Sanitation at 336-4848.
The Women's Expo will be held on Friday, October 18, 2013
from 4pm-10pm at the Saint Robert Community Center. Vendors
include but not limited to: Crafts, Indoor/Outdoor Décor,
Landscaping, Spa, Beauty, Accessories, Cooking, DYI projects,
Fitness, Health/Nutrition, Shopping, Event Planning, Food/Drink
Tasting, Children products, Bra Fitting, Fashion, Scrapbooking,
Hairstyling, Nails, Makeovers, Family Activities, Antiques,
Photography, Picture Framing, Day care centers, Quilting,
Local Artist & Bakeries, Self Defense, Financial, Freezing/Canning,
Life/Home Organization, Animal Shelters, Fall Farms, Clubs
for Women, Couponing & a Host of Others!!!!! Contact Trinity:
573-451-2625 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Join us for a fun
evening and Visit with vendors, view stage demonstrations
& door prizes.
The Trick or Treat Hours are Set! The City of Saint Robert
has scheduled Trick or Treat for October 31st between the
hours of 6:00pm and 9:00pm. The City of Saint Robert wants
to wish everyone a fun and safe evening!
The City of Saint Robert Halloween in the Park at the Saint
Robert Community Center is Friday, October 25, 2013. As in
years past, this event would not be possible without the assistance
of our local businesses. This year's event will include trick
or treat goodie bags, a costume contest, food, games, family
hayride, haunted hayride, bonfire, and more. We are asking
our local business owners to help us with monetary donations,
donations of candy, or game sponsorship. Any help you can
give would be greatly appreciated. Last year, the entire event
was funded by community donations. Let's make this year even
better. Thank you very much for your continued support of
this great community. Donations can be dropped off at Tiger
Typhoon Aquatic Center or mailed to 194 Eastlawn Ave. Ste.
A, St. Robert, MO 65584. If you would like to sponsor a game
or activity or have any questions, please contact 573-451-2625
Holiday in the Park! As always the Holiday in the Park will
be held immediately after the Lion's Club Christmas parade.
Mr. and Mrs. Clause will be visiting the event this year to
warm themselves up with warm soup and cocoa that will be served
for everyone. While they are there you will have photo opportunities
with Santa and Mrs. Clause. Mrs. Clause will be reading some
of her favorite holiday stories to the kids. One of Santa's
live reindeer will also be waiting patiently for Mr. and Mrs.
Clause outside so you have some additional photo opportunities.
There will be local craft and home based vendors at this year's
event, so you can do a little shopping while your kids color
at our Holiday Coloring Station inside. This event, like all
of the other City of St. Robert's events, would not be possible
without the generous donations, of time and resources, from
our wonderful community. We are always grateful for any and
all donations. We will gladly accept donations of candy canes,
holiday décor, and monetary donation. We would also
appreciate the donation of your time, by volunteering at this
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2700 N. Belt Hwy
St. Joseph, MO 64505
The Sugar Shack...A California Cakery
115 N. Benton #7
Waynesville, MO 65583
The UPS Store
143 Replacement Ave., Bldg. 487
Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473
Lead Pastor Mark Rowden
819 State Hwy 2
St. Robert, MO 65584
20180 Hwy 28
Dixon, MO 65459
Donnita Patterson-Brown, Independent Beauty
101 Renee Lane
Waynesville, MO 65583
Frog Races - October 5th the 6th Annual Frog Races
will be held by the Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce
in conjunction with Frogtober Fest at the Waynesville City
Park. "Adopt" a frog for $5 or a team of 3 for
$10. Frogs will race down the Roubidoux and the first heat
will begin at 1 p.m. The Frog Race is sponsored by Sonic
Drive In. For more information please contact the Chamber
office at 573-336-5121 or email@example.com.
Ribbon Cutting for Karen Stark, It Works - October
8th at 10 am at the Chamber office, 137 St. Robert Blvd.,
Ribbon Cutting for Work from Home - October 8th
at 10:15 at the Chamber office, 137 St. Robert Blvd., Ste.
Chamber Luncheon - October 9th at 11:45 a.m. at
The Hub German Restaurant. Our sponsor will be Ireland Architects.
Please contact the Chamber Office to RSVP before 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday, October 8th. Seating is Limited.
Chamber Community Pride Night - October
11th at 5:00 p.m. in front of the new ninth grade center.
Join the Chamber at a tailgate party before the Homecoming
Football Game of the Waynesville High School Tigers. Free
hot dogs and soda handed out during the event. For more
information contact our office at 573-336-5121.
Chamber Office Closed - October 14th
in observance of Columbus Day.
Ribbon Cutting for Ogle Chiropractic and
Rehab - October 15th at 1 p.m. at 103 Ichord Ave., Ste.
B in Waynesville.
Chamber office Closed for the Morning
- October 21st,
the office will be closed for the Chamber Board Retreat. Reopening
at 1:00 p.m.
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The October Newcomer Spotlight Business is:
Fort Leonard Wood Command Orientation
19 packets were handed out in September.
Newcomer Materials are due to the Chamber Office by the
2nd Wednesday of each month. Newcomer Spotlight Businesses
are selected randomly. You must be taking advantage of this
benefit to be considered. If you are not currently participating
in this FREE program, you should be!
Advertise as little or as often as you wish in the Waynesville-St.
Robert Chamber "VOICE" Newsletter. Our
Newsletter comes out once a month, and will include a hyperlink!
Banner Ad; Top of the Page Exclusive
$300 (for six months)
$500 (for twelve months)
Side Bar Banner Ad
$200 (for six months)
$350 (for twelve months)
Flier; PDF format
$50 (a month)
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Chamber Board of Directors:
PRESIDENT - Mike Dunbar
VICE PRESIDENT - Phil Tackett
TREASURER - Marsha Mercer
Brad Budolfson, Carrie Williamson, Mike Freeman, Dr. Chris
Berger, Katrina Lynch-Allen, Tracy McCord, and Carey Heitman
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - Cecilia Murray
OFFICE MANAGER - Leanna Weathers
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - Lisa Thomas