Meet Your Board
A graduate of College of the Ozarks in Branson, Missouri,
Brad Budolfson moved to Lebanon in May of 2005. Brad has a
degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing.
He has involved himself in this community through the Rotary
Club of Pulaski County, the Friends of the Fort in Lebanon,
and serving the Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce
as both a board member and an ambassador.
When not being active in the community or working, Brad enjoys
all sports. With an extensive background in golf, you will
most likely find him hitting the links in his spare time,
but he also enjoys basketball, tennis, disc golf, biking,
The Fort Wood Community Spouses Club went on a tour of Waynesville
and St. Robert on November 7, 2014. Click here
to see pictures from the day. The Chamber would like to thank
all of the businesses who hosted and donated items. The ladies
also enjoyed the breakfast provided by Comfort Inn and lunch
provided by Sellers-Sexton. Thank you for being such wonderful
hosts to the ladies of Fort Leonard Wood.
2014"In Your Honor" Veterans' Day Ceremony
Chamber would like to thank all of the local organizations
that participated in the parade as well as the members of
the community who came out to celebrate and honor our veterans.
to see pictures from the Veterans' Day Ceremony and Parade.
The next Veterans' Day Ceremony and Parade will take place
in Waynesville on November 11th, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
Shop Small Business Saturday November 29th!
Thanks to all the businesses that participated
in Shop Small Saturday and for those that came out to shop
locally. It was a great day! Click here
to see pictures.
Mark Your Calendars! 2015 Chamber Calendar
For more information about any of the upcoming Chamber events
click on the name of the event or contact the Chamber office.
January 24th Polar
Meltdown Chili Cook-off (St. Robert Community Center)
from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Community Leadership Awards Banquet (St. Robert Community
Center) at 5:30 p.m.
March 28th Taste
of Pulaski County and Basket Auction (St. Robert Community
Center) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m..
April 14th Community
Forum (High School Library) at 6:30 p.m.
April 23rd Golf Tournament (Fort Leonard Wood Piney
Valley) with a shotgun start at 10 a.m.
April 30th Tour
of Fort Leonard Wood from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m
May 27th Eggs
& Issues Lunch (Hampton Inn) at 11:30 a.m.
July 30th Membership
Social (Hampton Inn) at 6 p.m.
August 17th to August 21st Chamber Volunteer Week
August 21st Chamber Volunteer Luncheon and Pictures
(Hampton Inn) at 11:30 a.m.
August 27th Operation
Workforce Job Fair (The ARK Community and Sports Center)
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
September 12th The Challenge (Waynesville City Park)
October 3rd Frog
Race (Frogtober Fest in Waynesville) 1 p.m.
October date TBA Community
Pride Night (Waynesville High School Homecoming Football
Game) 5 p.m.
November 11th Veterans'
Day Ceremony & Parade (St. Robert) 11 a.m.
November 28th Shop
Small Business Saturday
September to November CHOICES
September to February Leadership
2015 Luncheon Sponsors
The Chamber would like to thank all the businesses who took
part in the Luncheon Sponsorship Drawing. The following is
a list of the 2015 Luncheon Sponsors as drawn during the November
January - Just Because. . .
February - Ireland Architects
March - Bow and Barrel Sportsman Center
April - Security Bank
May - Free Women's Center
June - Life Care Center of Waynesville
July - Splash Designs
August - Wells Fargo
September - Cable America
October - Walker Real Estate Team
November - Waynesville R-VI School District
December - Cellar 66
Chamber Luncheons are the second Wednesday of
each month. Check the
weekly update for specific information each month. Chamber
Luncheons are members only.
2015 Sponsorship Opportunities
for information on 2015 Sponsorship Opportunities. For more
information on any Chamber event contact the Chamber office
at 573-336-5121 or email
Quarterly +1 Luncheon
The Chamber held its Quarterly +1 Luncheon on November 12th
at the Waynesville Career Center. The luncheon was sponsored
by Wells Fargo. We had 88 members and guests in attendance.
The Chamber is challenging its members to beat this number
at the next Quarterly +1 Luncheon which will take place at
the Greater Community Fellowship Hall on February 11th from
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
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. RSVP's
are due the Tuesday before the luncheon by 9:00 a.m. Guests
of Chamber members must also have an RSVP to attend. Cost
is $10 per person. All regular Chamber luncheon policies apply.
For more information on the new Quarterly +1 Luncheon or
to RSVP contact the Chamber office by calling 573-336-5121
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2014-2015 class of Leadership Pulaski County
attended its third session on November 13th. The focus on
this session was education, media and technology. The class
toured the 6th Grade Center and Waynesville Career Center
where a discussion on Social Media and Technology was held.
The afternoon was spent touring OTC, Maranatha Baptist Academy,
and KJPW. Click here
to see pictures from the third session. The class looks forward
to its next session on Volunteerism and Community Service.
The Class will be volunteering at Life Care Center Waynesville
and help with the Snack in a Pack Program.
If you are interested in contributing to the
building of community leaders by becoming a 2014-2015 Leadership
Pulaski County Supporter or would like more information on
the program contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121 or
Polar Meltdown Chili Cook-off
The Chamber will kick off 2015 with the eighth
annual Polar Meltdown Chili Cook-Off to be held on January
24th 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 5th. 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 by clicking here.
On December 1st the Chamber Surprise Patrol
visited two Chamber member businesses to recognize them as
the Chamber Business Showcase member recognition program recipients
for December. The December Business Showcase recipients are
Michels Frames & Things and American
Family Insurance-Steward Agency . 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 January 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
Local Participant Form
For more information about the Shop Local Key
Tag Program visit www.keepitlocal.biz.
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.
for the web site code and instructions to add the new Chamber
Membership E-plaque to your company web site.
The character word for December is:
"Too often we underestimate the power
of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest
compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have
the potential to turn a life around. ~Leo F. Buscaglia
"Love is when the other person's happiness
is more important than your own." ~H. Jackson Brown,
Definition: Love/Caring means to be concerned
or solicitous; have thought or regard; to be concerned or
have a special preference; to make provision or look out;
to have an inclination, liking, fondness, or affection; to
feel concern about; or to wish, desire, like.
What does Love/Caring
mean to you, your business, and the community?