Chamber News

Welcome to the 2013-2014 Chamber Year!

The 2014-2015 Chamber Year began July 1, 2014. The New Chamber President, Phil Tackett selected "Moving Forward United" as the theme for this year. He announced the theme at the annual Membership Social. Below is a photo of the 2014-2015 Chamber Board of Directors showing unity in moving forward.

Membership Social & Bottle Auction

During the Membership Social the Chamber said farewell to Board Member Katrina Lynch-Allen and welcomed Shawn Cordry and Melissa Shelden. Additionally, the Chamber thanked Mike Dunbar for his time as Chamber President and welcomed the incoming President Phil Tackett for the 2014-2015 year. This Social also included the Chamber's Bottle Auction. Chamber Members donated bottles with unknown contents. The $3,000 raised will fund the Chamber's shop local ad campaign and Shop Small Business Saturday. The Chamber would like to thank Hampton Inn for hosting the event, Di Trapani's Italian Bistro for providing the food, the National Speleological Society, Citizens Mortgage Company for their sponsorship, and all of the Chamber businesses that donated a bottle for the auction. To view pictures and video from the event click here. At the social the Chamber released a fun video about Chamber membership click here to view.

Meet Your Board

President Phil Tackett retired from the Army on February 28 2009, after 36 years of honorable service and was an Army Professional Forums Facilitator as a contractor working on Fort Leonard Wood.

Mr. Tackett has been a member of the Waynesville-St Robert Chamber of Commerce since his retirement. He serves on the Government and Military Affairs Committee. Mr. Tackett has been the Vice President of the Board for the last two years. Phil and his wife, Paula have chosen to make the Waynesville-St. Robert area their home.

Leadership Pulaski County

The Leadership Pulaski County Program applications were received and processed. Letters of acceptance were mailed at the end of June. The 2014-2015 class will begin in September. If you are interested in contributing to the building of community leaders by becoming a 2014-2015 Leadership Pulaski County Supporter contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121 or email

LPC Sponsorship Opportunities

Chamber Quarterly +1 Luncheon

Once per quarter the Chamber hosts an extended luncheon called the Quarterly +1. These luncheons will begin at 11:30 a.m. and end at 1:00 p.m., and will have an extended agenda which includes special updates and announcements.

The remaining two Quarterly luncheons for 2014 will take place on August 13th, and November 12th. 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 Quarterly +1 Luncheon or to RSVP contact the Chamber office by calling 573-336-5121 or email

Now Accepting Veteran of the Year Award Nominations

The Waynesville - St. Robert Area Chamber of Commerce is preparing for its annual Veterans' Day Ceremony & Parade. From now until August 29, 2014 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 along with a brief bio summary of the nominee and a digital photo.

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, 2014.

Nomination forms are available at the Chamber office or can be downloaded by clicking here. If you have any questions contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121, or e-mail

Operation Workforce Job Fair

Looking for Employees? Then plan to attend. The Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce presents the 10th Annual Operation Workforce Job Fair. Operation Workforce is a workforce recruitment program promoting the connection between employees seeking part-time/full-time positions with employers providing those employment opportunities. Interviewing booths will be available for on-site employee/employer interviews.

This event will take place Thursday, August 28, 2014 at the St. Robert Community Center from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with set up from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Participating Businesses are:

Armed Forces Bank
Life Care Center of Waynesville
Military Police Regimental Association
Pulaski County Growth Alliance Entrepreneurs Club
Shaklee Independent Distributor
Thirty-One Gifts Independent Senior Director


If you would like to have a booth print out your form here and send it to the Chamber office at 137 St. Robert Blvd. Ste. B, St. Robert, MO 65584. For more information, please contact the Chamber office at (573) 336-5121 or e-mail

CHOICES Program Sponsors Needed

The Chamber, in partnership with the Pulaski County Rotary Club, will be presenting the Choices Program to all 8th grade classes in the county. This program is aimed at challenging students to think about their future career options based on the level of education they decide to achieve, as well as, the impact their choices will have on others and the world around them. The Chamber is currently seeking volunteers from the business community to help with this program. Class room sponsorship are also available for $150.

School Districts
Crocker 2 Classes
Dixon 4 Classes
Laquey 4 Classes
Maranatha Baptist Academy 1 Class
Richland 2 Classes
Waynesville 16 Classes

Be a CHOICES Presenter

The CHOICES Program is a highly participatory classroom seminar, presented by local volunteers from both the Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club. It uses interactive exercises to help students learn the impact of their choices and how to take control of their lives through wise decision-making when it comes to time and money management as well as education.

The success of this project can be summed up best in the words of a student after completing the CHOICES presentation, "It (self-discipline) means pushing myself to do the right thing even if it's hard." By focusing on real world topics such as time management, job opportunities, self-discipline, and staying in school CHOICES drives home the lessons that are so often overlooked.

The Chamber and Rotary Club will present CHOICES to every school district in Pulaski County during the 2014-2015 school year. If you would like to get involved as either a presenter or a donor please contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121.

2014 Community Pride Night

A new school year is almost upon us and with that comes another season of Tiger Football! No other event on the Chamber Calendar elicits as much excitement and enthusiasm as Community Pride Night! This year's celebration will be held on October 10th in conjunction with the homecoming festivities, and like always hotdogs and sodas are provided free of charge outside the gate.

The Chamber cannot manage this event without your help! Sponsorships are available for $50 and include your business name on a sign at the event and in all press releases. With your sponsorship you may have a booth at the event to promote your business. We encourage you to get involved with the Chamber as we take a night to recognize all the Waynesville Tiger athletes. For more information contact our office at (573) 336-5121 or click here.

7th Annual Frog Race

The Chamber is proud to announce the 7th Annual Frog Race sponsored by Sonic Drive In on October 4th 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.

Contact the Chamber office at (573) 336-5121 or e-mail for more information.

Nominations Open for the 2014 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 14, 2014 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.

2014 - 2015 Sponsorship Opportunities

Click here for information on 2014 -2015 Sponsorship Opportunities. For more information on any Chamber event contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121 or email

Chamber Business Showcase

On August 1st the Chamber Surprise Patrol visited two Chamber member businesses to recognize them as the Chamber Business Showcase member recognition program recipients for August. The August Business Showcase recipients are Wee Wonders Child Development Center and Secrest Heating & Air Conditioning. 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 September to recognize the next recipients.

Offer a discount or special offer to your business through the Chamber's Shop Local Key Tag.

Anyone with a Shop Local Key Tag can visit a participating business and receive a discount or take advantage of a special offer. Key Tags are FREE and available at all Chamber events as well as the Chamber office. Key Tags will be available during regular office hours at the Chamber office.

This program is open to any type of Chamber business including retail, restaurants, fitness, service businesses, or any business wishing to give a special promotion to residents. Your discount or special promotion needs to be good through December 31, 2014. Please fill out the form below with your discount or special offer to indicate that you are interested in participating in this program.

Shop Local Participant Form

For more information about the Shop Local Key Tag Program visit

Chamber Membership E-Plaque

The 2014 -2015 Chamber Membership E- Plaque is 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.

Let Us Count the Ways the Chamber helped YOU this past year!

9,429 Newsletters Distributed and 2,343 Views Online
40,885 Weekly Updates Distributed and 9,081 Views Online
27,087 Web site Visits*
459 Welcome Packets Distributed**

2,724 Member Referrals
88% Member Retention Rate for 2013-2014
Chamber Represents 6,752 Employees
74% of the Businesses in Waynesville-St. Robert are Chamber Members
80 New Members
37 Ribbon Cuttings
Chamber held 145 Events with 3,298 in Attendance and 6,209 Pictures Taken

That's a total of over 108,500 ways!

* Web stats are July 2013-June 2014 and represent unique user visits
** 330 distributed at Command Orientation and 129 in office.

Featured Business

The OTC Waynesville Center is located at 600 GW Lane Street in Waynesville. The new one-story building is 28,560 square feet on 4.5 acres, with 324 available parking spaces. It features 11 classrooms, two computer labs, two science labs, a quiet study space and administrative offices. Students can work toward fulfilling the requirements of a four-year degree, or pursue one of the following degree programs: Transfer degree, Teaching, Early Childhood Development, or Business and Marketing.

Hello and Welcome to another month here at the Chamber. At our Membership Social on 31 Jul 14, I "officially" assumed the role of President of the Chamber. For those members who could not attend, below are the remarks I made.

"Good evening everyone! I am excited about the coming year for the Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce. I want to express my appreciation to Mike Dunbar for the many hours that he has spent over the past two years making this a better Chamber. Mike has been instrumental in many accomplishments for our Chamber and we can never repay him for all that he has done. Working with Mike over the last two years has been a learning and rewarding experience for me. Thanks Mike for a job well done and for taking the time to help make this a better place to live and have a business. As your new President for the next year, I hope to continue the tradition of our Chamber to coordinate the efforts of commerce, industry and the professions in maintaining and strengthening a sound and healthy business climate in the Waynesville-St. Robert area. I will always promote the theme of shop local and support our chamber members. Our area has a lot to offer. We as Chamber members just need to continue to get the message out. I look forward to working with all of you and want you to please feel free to contact me with any suggestions.Our theme for this year is MOVING FORWARD….UNITED. Just yesterday, the SOP and Waynesville R-VI School District released press releases. The 2014 Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment (SPEA) analyzed the socioeconomic impact of possible future cuts at Army installations, including Fort Leonard Wood. The SPEA allows community members to submit their response to the findings and to participate in a listening session.The SPEA projects that Fort Leonard Wood could lose up to 5,400 military and civilian positions by 2020. After losing approximately 1,000 Soldiers and 200 civilian positions at Fort Leonard Wood due to the 2013 Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA), additional loses would have an even greater negative economic impact on the region. As Joe Driskell said yesterday, "The most important thing people can take away is they have an opportunity for comment... unless the Army hears from people, they will assume people don't care as much as they did last year."

This makes this year's theme of moving forward….United even more meaningful. As we have to date, we need to continue to work together as stakeholders to make the region an ever better place to live, work and play, while enabling FLW sustainability and growth. I pledge to all chamber members that the chamber board, staff and committees will work diligently with our Regional communities, governments and organizations, Fort Leonard Wood, and state and federal enablers working together as stakeholders to make Waynesville, St. Robert and Fort Leonard Wood successful. "

"Moving Forward….United"

Phil Tackett

Chamber Chatter

As we start a new Chamber year I would like to welcome Phil Tackett as our new Board President. I am looking forward to the next year and the new ideas he will bring to the Chamber. I also look back over the last two years and thank Mike Dunbar for his dedication, advice, service, motivation, commitment, friendship, caring and time. He has been a blessing to the Chamber and through his leadership we grew as an organization. I personally can't thank Mike enough for all he has done to mentor me. We have a great Board of Directors that work hard to put the membership first in all we do.

As school is about to start the Chamber, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Pulaski County, will present the CHOICES program for the 8th year. This program is presented to all 8th grade classes in Pulaski County. We now need volunteers to attend training at the end of this month to prepare to be presenters. We need enough volunteers to have one in each classroom and a few in reserve in case we need fill ins. Please contact me as soon as possible if you are interested in this program.

The Chamber staff has started to make our fall sponsorship calls and if you have turned in your form for the year we appreciate your continued support. Don't miss the deadline to register for your free booth at the Regional Job Fair on August 28th. This is an opportunity to collect resumes or even interview candidates. We are also preparing for the Frog Race on October 4th and the Community Pride Night at this year's homecoming football game of the Waynesville Tigers on October 10th. Show your Tiger Pride and become a sponsor!

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

Cecilia Murray, IOM
Executive Director

President's Message

My name is Taylor Olson and I am a military contractor working as a BlackBoard Help Desk Technician for the MSCoE Lifelong Learning Center. Prior to my help desk position I worked for the Pulaski county tourism bureau and server as an AmeriCorps VISTA in the Waynesville School District.

My family moved to the area in 2000 and I graduated from Waynesville High School in 2005. I attended the University of Central Missouri and graduated with a dual bachelor's degree in Political Science and History. While in College I served as a senator for the Student Government Association and was President of the Model United Nations. I was also a member of and Scholarship Chair of the Alpha Kappa Lambda national fraternity. I spent a semester abroad in Australia learning their culture and studying their governmental processes. I thoroughly enjoyed my time studying aboard as it really helped me to expand my thoughts globally and allowed me to interact with many people of different cultures.

I joined the Chamber in April. I currently serve on the Government & Military Affairs Committee and Economic Development Committee. With my involvement on these committees I am looking for ways to continue to expand Fort Leonard wood's role in the area as well as ways to bring other substantial businesses to augment the economic impact in Pulaski County.

I love to travel, read, and work on computers. I am really looking forward to being more involved in the communities of Pulaski County. I am very proud to be a new member of the Ambassador's Club.

Tourism Notes

NSS 2015 Convention registration officially opened last week! Tourism staff; Karen and Laura worked at the 2014 NSS Convention in Huntsville Alabama promoting the upcoming convention. We expect upwards of 1,200 people to attend this convention in Waynesville next July. Watch our social media channels and help spread the word of this fantastic week-long event. Anyone with an interest in caves may attend; whether you are a hobbyist, researcher, student or professor. As a business owner how can you be involved? Develop specials, (and tell tourism!), place welcome signs throughout the community and welcome this fantastic group to Pulaski County. For more information please visit this link.

VROOOOM! Fireball Run is just 60 short days away! Pulaski Pride, Team #10, Rep. Steve Lynch and Chamber Director Cecilia Murray are rarin' to go. This team is made of two go-getters! They are planning their strategy, have already earned extra points, have received their first box of travel hints and are ready to win this exciting travel game across America's Frontier! Remember all 40 teams along with film crews will be in Pulaski County October 2nd and 3rd! Be sure to welcome them to the area both with signs and attending the various events that will be announced soon!

The Tourism Bureau is working on the 2015 Official Visitors Guide. Please verify your listing information by visiting All tourism related businesses; accommodations, attractions, restaurants and shopping receive complimentary listings in our guide. If you would like to highlight your business with an advertisement, please contact Karen Hood, Marketing Relations Manager at, for additional information. The Visitors Guide is an excellent resource for visitors planning their vacation as well as a reference piece while in the area. These guides are distributed in a variety of outlets; mailed to those requesting information from our various marketing campaigns, distributed in Visitors Centers across the state, at several tradeshows and distributed in local businesses. This guide features articles of the area, detailed business listings, county and city maps and vacation planning assistance.

Further your marketing efforts! Not every town has a tourism bureau and visitors center available to help spread the word...but we need your help in knowing more about you! Please contact us with updated information about your business. Keep us supplied with your rack cards and flyers. Tell us about new services, products and specials. We refer thousands of visitors to Pulaski County businesses!!

How else can you become involved with tourism?
Develop Travel Deals! Your tourism bureau offers a Travel Deals program inviting tourists to take advantage of travel offers in Pulaski County. Make your own offer or partner with other hospitality professionals and devise a travel deal no one can pass up!

Provide us with rack cards and brochure to be distributed from the Visitors Center and in personalized welcome bags for groups visiting Pulaski County.
Provide us with awesome photographs or video, for us to incorporate into our marketing efforts; be it print, social media, or video production!
We are continually developing new programs to meet our tourist's needs. Have you seen our specialty brochures? Good Times Guide, Antique & Sweet Trail, Veterans Memorial Trail, Walking and Hiking Trails...just to name a few....

We would like to offer a special thank you to Toshia Neal our summer VISTA Volunteer. She was a great help to the Visitor Center staff; assisting with visitors, processing brochures, research and collection of partnership data. Thank you Toshia!

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

Pulaski County has been approved by the Missouri State Investment Board as a Work Ready Community In Progress. There are now 43 Counties participating in the Work Ready Community In Progress Certification Program. The Pulaski County steering committee is chaired by Wayne Morgan Executive Director of the Pulaski County Growth Alliance. Members of the committee are; Gene Newkirk, Luge Hardman, James H.Morgan, Cecilia Murray, Gary Doerhoff, Darrell Vaughan, Rosalind Pride, David Miller, David Dougan, Cheri Tune, and Geoffrey Bieniek.

The goal of Certified Work Ready Communities is to attract, retain, and develop a workforce with the education and fundamental skills necessary to succeed in the 21st Century. The designation demonstrates Pulaski County's dedication and commitment to preparing their workforce for the jobs of today and the jobs of the future. The CWRC in Progress status grants Pulaski County up to two years to attain full CWRC Certification.

Employers are needed to help Pulaski County reach the CWRC Certification. There is no cost involved and does not obligate an employer to anything. It simply indicates you have heard of the NCRC and that you would prefer candidates who apply for your job openings to have a certificate. To support this effort just go to This is a very short registration and only takes two minutes. The goals for Pulaski County are updated monthly and can be viewed at any time 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!

As we enter the month of August, I ask the community to take a moment to remember the flood of 2013. Our hydrology engineers say that the August flood was determined to be a 100 year flood, with pockets of a 500 year flood seen along the Mitchell Creek/Hull Valley neighborhood. Twenty inches of rain in a three day period is something that no city can be adequately prepared for.

I ask you to remember the young family we lost. Jessica and Elyjah Lee cross my mind every day. I continue to send our deepest condolences to their family and would like to announce for the Lee family that a memorial will be held on August 6 at 6:00 p.m., at the Roubidoux Bridge in downtown Waynesville. You may park in the RV Park area.

I ask you to remember the damage to over twenty homes throughout the City, the life changing upset, the loss of security and the financial loss to our citizens and the widespread destruction throughout the county. As events developed a year ago, it was obvious the kind of community we live in; as people from all over the county, EMT personnel and first responders, our neighboring cities, the military and private businesses came to our aid and helped us make it through those first few weeks. We say thank you for that response.

This year has gone by quickly, but we have not been idle in the City of Waynesville. The draft report from our hydrology team has been received by the City and the major findings confirm some of the initial observations about the flood and the Mitchell Creek area. Key components they recommend to improve conditions on Mitchell Creek and in the City include: replacing the low water bridge on Dyer Street (which serves to keep the gravel level in the Creek artificially high), reduce the gravel load in the creek bed by installing a structure upstream to serve as detention and a gravel trap. This report will be discussed throughout the month of August at committee meetings and the City Council meeting. It is our intention to do everything we can to make our City safer.

The City suffered over a million dollars in damage to our infrastructure, roads, equipment and emergency response costs. We are working with FEMA and SEMA to recover some of that financial loss. This year has been busy working with FEMA, DNR and the Corps of Engineers getting permission and input concerning many of the storm water issues we face. Over the years, Mitchell Creek has become the watershed for thousands of acres of land, much of it under development, and because much of that land lies in unincorporated areas of the county, there are no controls or regulations that create detention for the water. The City has worked hard to remove over 40 dump truck loads of debris, trash and trees from the Mitchell Creek area, the Ichord Avenue area and the Pearson Hollow area near T Highway. Major work in the creek bed has to receive special permission and we continue to work on that process. Our staff has cleaned drainage areas and replaced several culverts, as we began a City-wide evaluation of what we could do to improve our storm water systems.

The City is working on several important projects to address issues brought to light by the flood. They are:

*We have repaired the R-V Park, re-routing electricity there to avoid future destruction and plan the replacement of the shower
house with a moveable bath facility.
*We will shortly demolish the two metal buildings located in the R-V Park area and the street department will be
re-located in the bottom of the old cinema building, as we take possession of that building.

*We have submitted a grant to build a low water bridge on Dyer Street.
*We are working with FEMA to remove the lift station at the Roubidoux Bridge and get it out of the Creek area, moving it to North Street.
*We are moving our baseball fields to City property located behind the County Annex and placing soccer fields in the lower area.
*We are working to purchase land across the Interstate to serve as a detention area to slow water coming into Waynesville and to build a gravel collection area.

Please know that the City Council and I are very serious about improving the City's situation. We continue to work with FEMA and other agencies to get these projects completed. It has been a busy and, sometimes, frustrating year working on some of the issues, but we will not quit. Our thoughts this month are with our citizens who suffered loss of life and loss of property. As I said last year, we will persevere and we will soldier on!

From the banks of the Roubidoux,

Luge Hardman
Mayor of Waynesville

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Community Night with Springfield Cardinals is Saturday, August 16th at 7:10 p.m., Tickets are $13 includes commemorative t-shirt (while supplies last) & coin and 2500 fans receive Mercy 10 years of Cardinals History Canvas. Community events include First Pitch and Take me out to the Ball Game. Tickets are available at St. Robert's & Waynesville's City Halls, Chamber of Commerce, and Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

The City of Saint Robert will be hosting its 2nd Annual Golf with a Fire Fighter Golf Tournament. The Tournament will be an 18 hole 2 person golf scramble. It will be held on August 30, 2014 with a shotgun start at 9 am. Registration begins at 8 am at the Saint Robert Municipal Golf Course. Post-Tournament BBQ will begin at 11am. Cost is a $30 entry fee. You can also reserve a cart for an additional $25 fee. Carts are limited so please reserve your cart as soon as possible. Mulligans will also be available for $5 for 2 and Gimme Strings for $5. Please reserve a spot by contacting the St Robert Fire and Rescue by phone at 573.451.2000 Ext 3102 or email or you can stop by or call the Saint Robert Municipal Golf Course at 140 Duffer Dr Saint Robert 573.451.2000 Ext 1306.

The City of Saint Robert will also be hosting Glow in the Dark Golf Tournament on Saturday, August 23rd,2014. Registration will be at 6:30PM, and shotgun start will be at 7:00 p.m. there is a $20 entry fee for all players, Kids 16 and under is $10. The tournament will be 18 holes with 9 played before dark and 9 played after dark. Food will be provided. Prizes awarded for closest to the pin and longest putt as well as 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes. Please reserve a spot by contacting the St. Robert municipal golf course 140 Duffer Lane St. Robert, MO 65584 573-451-2000 EXT 1306.

Come celebrate your summer by cooling off with us at Tiger Typhoon Aquatic Center. Prices for Tiger Typhoon are: 3 & under-Free; Ages 4-54 - $3.00; 55 & up - $2.00. Season Passes are available for the prices: Individuals Season Passes-$60.00; Senior Season Passes-$35.00; Family Season Passes-$125.00 (4 member total per family & MUST include at least one adult); Family ADD A CHILD-$25.00 per child. Just a couple of reminders; all swimmers ages 10 and under must be accompanied by a guardian age 16 or older. All children that wear diapers are required to wear either swim diapers or plastic pants with elastic legs and elastic waist at all times. Parents, if you forget the swim diapers or plastic pants the City of Saint Robert has swim diapers available for purchase. For information regarding reserving a party deck or indoor pool for birthday parties or special events please call 573.451.2625.

Are your kids between the ages 4-15 and love to play soccer? If so, registration starts June 30th thru Aug 1st for the WSR Sports Recreation Fall Soccer season beginning Sept 6th. Or are your kids between the ages 6-11 and love flag football or cheerleading? If so, Registration starts June 30th thru Aug 1st for the WSR Sports Coed Flag Football & Cheerleading season beginning Sept 6th and ending Oct 18th. The registration fee is $35.00 for each sport. Sign up at the Building Department located inside the Saint Robert Municipal Center. Coaches are needed! For more information please contact the Recreational Sports Department by emailing or by calling 573.451.3344 or you can visit us at the Building Department the entrance faces Eastlawn Ave at the Saint Robert Municipal Center.

We would like to remind everyone that the St. Robert Municipal Golf Course has instituted an honor box system for your convenience. For more information regarding the Golf Course, please call 573.451.3344. For more information on our Park System please call 573.451.2625. Thank you in advance for your support.

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Thirty One Gifts Independent Senior Director

July 9, 2014

Robin Pruitt
107 Montrose St.
Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473
(513) 328-7748

Discount Storage

July 18, 2014

Charles Hamilton
20180 Hwy 28
Dixon, MO, 65459
(573) 336-7741

Wal-Mart Re-Grand Opening

August 1, 2014

Curt Wieda
185 St. Robert Blvd.
St. Robert, MO 65584
(573) 336-5103


New Members

The Crest Magazine
Shawn Withington
P.O. Box 130
Dixon, MO 65459
(855) 75-CREST ext. 1

Don Jose
Issa Labastida
560 Old Rt 66
St. Robert, MO 65584
(573) 336-4373

Real Estate Manitenance Management Services, LLC.
John Masters
P.O. Box 913
St. Robert, MO 65584
(573) 855-4062

American Legion - Women Veterans
Maria Vigil
(573) 855-1373

Market Basket
Barbara Bolan302 W. Washington
Richland, MO 65556
(573) 855-0221


Ribbon Cutting for Denny's - August 8th at 10 a.m. at 231 St. Robert Blvd. in St. Robert.

Chamber Quarterly +1 Luncheon - August 13th at 11:30 a.m. at the The ARK Community and Sports Center with catering by Sweetwater BBQ. Our sponsor will be Ozarks Technical Community College. Please contact the Chamber Office to RSVP before 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 12th.

Ribbon Cutting for Real Estate Maintenance Management Services - August 15th at 4 p.m. at the Chamber Office, 137 St. Robert Blvd. in St. Robert.

Ribbon Cutting for Don Jose - August 19th at 10:30 a.m. at 560 Old Rt. 66 in St. Robert.

Operation Workforce Job Fair - August 28th at the St. Robert Community Center from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce presents the 10th Annual Operation Workforce Job Fair. Operation Workforce is a workforce recruitment program promoting the connection between employees seeking part-time/full-time positions with employers providing those employment opportunities. Interviewing booths will be available for on-site employee/employer interviews. For more information, please contact the Chamber office at (573) 336-5121 or e-mail

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The August Newcomer Spotlight Business is:

Fort Leonard Wood Command Orientation
20 bags were handed out in July.

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 - Phil Tackett


TREASURER - Marsha Mercer

Brad Budolfson, Carrie Williamson, Dr. Chris Berger, Tracy McCord, Carey Heitman, Melissa Shelden, and Shawn Cordry

Chamber Staff:


OFFICE MANAGER - Leanna Weathers


September Newsletter information is due to the Chamber by August 25th.
Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce
137 St. Robert Blvd., Ste. B
St. Robert, MO 65584
fax: 573-336-5472
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