Chamber News

Leadership Pulaski County - Now Accepting Applications!

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

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

Individuals from all aspects of Pulaski County are eligible to apply. The number of participants for each class is limited. All applications must be postmarked by June 6, 2014 to be considered for the 2014-2015 class.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014-2015 Class of Leadership Pulaski County. Click the links below for more information.

Program Flier

Program Application

Non-Profit Organization Scholarship Application

LPC Sponsorship Opportunities

"Raise it Up" on Flag Day

"Raise It Up! Anthem for America" is a nationwide celebration for the bicentennial of the Star-Spangled Banner on Flag Day, June 14, 2014. The Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce invites every citizen in Pulaski County to join them at the Waynesville High School Football Stadium on Flag Day, June 14th at 9 a.m. to proudly sing our National Anthem, The Star Spangled Banner. We will raise our Pulaski County voices to join in on the celebration with the objective to be part of the National Museum of American History's goal of setting a new Guinness World Record for the largest collective National Anthem performance in history.

You are encouraged to wear red, white and blue and join the Chamber on June 14, 2014 as Pulaski County makes history. For more information call 573-336-5121 or email

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Help us spread the word by printing the flier to hang up in your business or to handout to clients/costumers, employees, friends, and family. Thank you

Attention Members with Marquees - Please post this Flag Day event on your marquee.

Promote your Business to Leadership Missouri

The Leadership Missouri Class will be visiting our area on June 13th. The Chamber is collecting promotional items and coupons to put in goody bags to be given to the class participants. We will need at least 30 items. If you are interested in contributing to the goody bags please drop off the items at the Chamber by 5:00 p.m. on June 11th. If you have any questions please call the Chamber office at 573-336-5121 or email

Membership Social

The 2014 Membership Social will be July 31st at 6 p.m. at the Hampton Inn. Sponsoring this event is Citizens Mortgage Company with Di Trapani's Italian Bistro providing the food. This annual membership social is a night of networking, fun and entertainment. The Bottle Auction will be held again this year, members are encouraged to donate wrapped bottles with unknown contents to be auctioned off. The money raised will help fund the Chamber's It's All Here shop local ad campaign including Shop Small Business Saturday. The cost to attend the Social is $15.00 per person. Please call the Chamber office at 573-336-5121 no later than 9:00 a.m. July 21st to make your reservations.

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.

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

The Challenge

The Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce hosted The Challenge for the second year on May 10th in the Waynesville City Park. Teams of two raced around the park to complete mental and physical challenges. The first three teams to complete the entire set of challenges were awarded medals and cash prizes. The first place winners were also awarded two round trip airline tickets from Fort Leonard Wood to St. Louis from Cape Air.

Adrienne Echelberry and Gwen Andrewcarage took first place winning $75 and airline tickets; LeeAnn Woods and Andrew Glenn took second place winning $50; Shawn and Pamela Collins took third place winning $25.

Thank you to all of the teams that competed in this exciting event and to the event sponsors: Anytime Fitness, Renegade Radio 107.9 The Coyote, Cape Air, City of Waynesville, Fort Wood Hotels, Pulaski County Tourism, and Secrest Tees & More.

Click here for pictures and videos.

Eggs & Issues

The 2014 Eggs & Issues Luncheon was held on May 28th at the Hampton Inn. The Chamber would like to thank State Senator Dan Brown, State Representative Steve Lynch and State Representative Robert Ross who reported on the issues and challenges brought to the State of Missouri during its most recent session and answered questions from the audience. This year's Eggs & Issues luncheon was well attended. The Chamber would also like to thank CenturyLink for their sponsorship and for providing the meal catered by Andy's 417. Plan on attending the next Eggs & Issues in May 2015!

View pictures and video from the event.

The Right Choice Scholarship 2014 Recipients

The Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the recipients of the 2014 Right Choice Scholarships: Alyssa Arnold, Alison Bonner, Matthew Howell, and Hunter Sadler. Alyssa Arnold will be attending John Brown University in Arkansas, Alison Bonner will attend the University of Missouri in Columbia, Matthew Howell will be attending the University of Central Missouri, and Hunter Sadler will attend the University of Missouri in Columbia.

Funds for the scholarship were raised at the Polar Meltdown Chili Cook-off event hosted by the Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce in January 2014. Due to the generous donations from the People's Choice Award the Chamber was able to award four scholarships this year!

Applicants for this scholarship are required to clearly communicate their personal goals through a written essay. They must also exhibit those leadership skills and academic proficiency that would suggest a desire and ability to succeed at their next level of education.

The Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that based on these students' current accomplishments they have fulfilled the requirements of this scholarship and were selected by the Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors as the winners of its Right Choice Scholarship.

Alyssa Arnold will attend John Brown University in Arkansas

Alison Bonner will attend University of Missouri in Columbia

Matthew Howell will attend the University of Central Missouri

Hunter Sadler will attend University of Missouri in Columbia

Community Minded Ambassadorial Scholarship 2014 Recipient

The Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Club is proud to announce the recipient of the Community Minded Ambassadorial Scholarship, Kaley Caracci.

Applicants for this scholarship are required to clearly communicate the importance of giving back to the local community and community involvement. Leadership must also be demonstrated through the understanding of and participation in community involvement. Applicants must also exhibit leadership skills and academic proficiency that would suggest a desire and ability to succeed at their next level of education.

The Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Club is pleased to announce that based on Kaley's current accomplishments she has fulfilled the requirements of this scholarship and was selected by the Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Club as the winner of its Community Minded Ambassadorial Scholarship. Kaley will attend the St. Louis University in the fall.

2014 Sponsorship Opportunities

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

Chamber Business Showcase

On June 2nd the Chamber Surprise Patrol visited two Chamber member businesses to recognize them as the Chamber Business Showcase member recognition program recipients for June. The June Business Showcase recipients are Route 66 Candy Shoppe and The Daily Guide. 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 July 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 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.

Greetings everybody!

I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day Weekend as we remember those that gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect the Freedoms that we enjoy today.

Summer is always a busy time of year for everyone including the Chamber. Stay involved in the local area. Perhaps even plan a weekend that involves exploring our area. There are so many things to do from outdoor events, a great aquatic park, museums, and shopping or just enjoying many of our fine restaurants.

You can find almost everything you need from our Chamber members that have their businesses located in our Community. Dollars you spend locally stay local, which allows the Community to continue to grow and prosper. The quality of goods and services that are available in our Community cannot be beat anywhere in the State.

So Remember---Shop Local-It's All Here!

Your Pres.,

Mike Dunbar

Chamber Chatter

Summer has arrived! As everyone starts making vacation plans be sure to mark your calendars for our Membership Social on July 31st at the Hampton Inn. If you are looking for employees be sure to register for a free booth at this year's Job Fair in August. This year's Community Pride Night has been set for October 10th in conjunction with the Waynesville High School Homecoming Parade. This is going to be a memorable day and be on the lookout for more details.

Be sure to join the Chamber on June 14th at the Waynesville High School Football Stadium as we all sing the National Anthem. It is a way for our community to join the Smithsonian Institute and be counted toward a world record on Flag Day. We know we are the most patriotic community let's show the rest of the world!

Take time to download the free smart phone app called MyChamberApp. It is an essential tool to provide our entire member's contact information at your fingertips. All Chamber members are listed and it keeps your business accessible to people on the go.

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

Cecilia Murray, IOM
Executive Director

President's Message

Paula Tackett

Hi!! My name is Paula Tackett.

I am proud to have been chosen as an Ambassador for the Waynesville-St Robert Chamber of Commerce.

My husband, CW5 (R) Philip Tackett and I moved to Fort Leonard Wood in August 2003. We were blessed to have been included in many community activities and subsequently in March 2008, we decided to choose the Waynesville-St Robert area as our retirement home.

We are the proud parents of two daughters: Stephanie Wright (Macungie, PA) and Beth Bellerby (Waynesville) and four grandchildren: Courtney (19), Caden (12), Camilee (10) and Haylie (6).

Throughout our 36+ years of Army life, I have been involved in many volunteer positions to include: Coach/Director of Cheerleading Programs from Youth Services to High School levels; Secretary of Youth Booster Clubs; Advisor/Volunteer for Family Readiness Groups; AFAP and Yellow Ribbon Room Volunteer; various positions in Fort Wood Community Spouses Club; Secretary of Military Police Regimental Spouses Board; Military Police Regimental Association volunteer; Secretary of USO Advisory Council, United States Army Warrant officer Association volunteer; ASYMCA volunteer and most importantly a volunteer for the Waynesville-St Robert Chamber of Commerce.

My husband and I are very actively involved in activities promoted by our local Chamber of Commerce, so, I am very excited to be a member of the Ambassador's Club. The Ambassadors Club serves as the "Welcome Wagon" for this community. I am anxious to become more involved in promoting our community!!

Tourism Notes

Pulaski County has been receiving some great press lately!

Have you seen the St. Louis Post Dispatch this week or how about the summer issue of Show-Me Missouri Magazine's 7 page spread? Did you know we worked with the Missouri Division of Tourism to have a photo shoot held in Pulaski County for a very well known publication... more to come on that 2015. If you've seen the Czech Republic that was traveling Route 66 this past week they are working on shooting a video production. Have you visited the website? How about the Pulaski County USA blog that is picked up by news sites throughout the state?

Your tourism bureau works diligently to spread the word of tourism and the media is a huge component of our marketing efforts.

Bloggers are also a great media resource. We are working now on a Familiarization Tour with a "Mommy Blogger" She has over 48K views a month on her stories of travel with her children. Mommies are a huge demographic for Pulaski County, they many times are the decision maker in the household of where the family will vacation. Pulaski County makes a perfect choice for families; gentle waterways, history; Route 66, Civil War and military history, shopping and sweet shops!

We had a unique blogger that walked through Pulaski County this past week. "Ian Walks Across America" spent two days in Pulaski County. He began his journey March 1st at the statue of Neptune in Huntington Beach, VA, day 77 brought him to Saint Robert. The next day he met up with a great group from Pathways that joined him for his walk through Waynesville, and by end of day he set up camp with the Catterjee's at Gasconade Hills Resort. Take a few minutes to visit his website and Facebook page and watch his journey across the United States. A special thank you to Baymont Inn & Suites, Saint Robert for offering Ian a comfortable bed to rest in after his 30mile walk from Rolla.

As the official travel season begins, be sure to stock up on information at your businesses! The Visitors Center offers; The official Pulaski County Visitors Guide, Good Times Guide, Phone application, Antique & Sweet Trail, Driving tours of Route 66, Frisco Railroad and Historic Fort Leonard Wood, Veterans Memorial Tour, Waynesville Down Town Walking Tour and a Progressive Dine Around program.

May 27th kicks off the summer season and the Visitors Center is open 7 days a week; Monday-Friday 8am-5pm, Saturdays and Sundays 9pm-3pm. Come by and see us! We have plenty of information on local attractions as well as brochures on things to do throughout Missouri.

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

On May 22, 2014 I filed an application for Pulaski County to become a Missouri Certified Work Ready Community. Individuals can earn a National Career Readiness Certificate. There are four certificate levels; Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Individuals earn their designation by taking three Work keys assessments tests issued by ACT. The three tests areas are applied mathematics, locating information, and reading for information. Those who become certified will have credentials that verify their skills in problem solving, critical thinking, reading and using work-related text, applying information to solve problems, applying mathematical reasoning to work related problems, setting up and performing work-related mathematical calculations, locating, synthesizing, and applying information that is presented graphically, comparing, summarizing, and analyzing information presented in multiple related graphics.

I also attended an Employer Summit in Jefferson City to hear employers' experiences using the NCRC Work keys program. On the program was a company from Washington, Missouri that is owned by a company from India. They selected to open their facility in Washington, because Franklin County is a Mo. Certified Work Ready Community. They were confident there was a workforce to meet their needs. Another company from Joplin, Missouri stated it has saved them money in their hiring process. The NCRC screens applicants and helps them find the right workers for jobs at all levels. There are now over one million certificates that have been issued and are recognized in 40 states. There are now over 1400 employers who are using the NCRC Work keys Program in the state of Missouri. There are 4 counties in Missouri who have obtained the Work Ready Community designation. There are 35 counties in progress to reach the designation. Pulaski County will have two years to reach the goals established by the Missouri Department of Economic Development to be a Missouri Certified Work Ready Community. If you would like to participate in this program email 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 nice weather. The City Council recognized the American Legion Post # 331 as "Good Citizens" for their work in organizing and sponsoring the Annual Easter Egg Hunt in the Roubidoux Park. It has gotten bigger and better each year. Our thanks for all your "EGGCELLENT" work!

Other City announcements and updates:

*the Roubidoux Park Stage project has begun, but will not be finished until the October time frame, hopefully, in time for Frogtober Fest.
*the Council voted unanimously to extend fireworks within the City limits to July 3, 4 and 5, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
*the City has installed the first of our "local history" signs. It is located at the Municipal Parking Lot beside the Post Office and highlights
the Baker Hotel on Route 66. This lot will be paved and striped this year.
*the Code Red, our automated notification system for citizens, is close to being operational. Our staff will be training with the software shortly and
the mapping with 911 has been completed.
*the City Hall will now be open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day, in an effort to serve our citizens better.
*MoPEP, our utility consortium, has begun receiving solar powered electricity, one of the first in the state. The Butler Solar Energy Farm began producing in
March and supplying the 35 member cities.
*the new water tower at the Industrial Park is being painted.
*the Roubidoux Spray Park is open, with operating hours posted. Enjoy!

The City's financial situation continues to improve over the last several years. The City has completed the fourth month of our new fiscal year. We have a stable and positive cash flow. As of May, the City had fund balances of over $3.8 million, with $1.1 million in restricted accounts and over $1.8 million in our reserve and savings accounts. Since 2005, our bond rating from the S and P Fund has moved from a B+ to an A. This is an outstanding rating for a small municipality and we are very proud of it. Our audits over the last ten years have always been "clean", with very few notations for improvement. Our auditors have made the following observation, "The City of Waynesville has continued to grow and make progress, in spite of a sluggish national economy." Over the last five years, the Council has made several "bold moves" in investing and growing the City. I would also say they were "intelligent moves", as we refinanced several bond issues from interest rates as high as 9% and 6%, to 1% and 2%. In the refinancing, the City has also been able to bundle major projects that had to be done. Many of the projects would have been problematic and would have carried penalities for the City if not accomplished in a timely manner.

The City wishes to say "goodbye and happy retirement" to the Superintendent of the Waynesville R-VI Schools, Dr. Judene Blackburn. Dr. Blackburn has been a good partner over the last eleven years. Recently, the City planned a partnership of installing sidewalks along G. W. Lane Street, as well as planning an alternate road to the high school. These projects are very much needed and with the leadership of Dr. Blackburn, they will become a reality in the future. We wish her many happy years with her family and welcome Dr. Brian Henry on board.

SHOP LOCAL! Have a safe and happy summer season! Freedom Fest on the Square is June 21st in downtown Waynesville.

From the banks of the Roubidoux,

Luge Hardman
Mayor of Waynesville

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The summer time excitement is in full swing around the City of Saint Robert with the full facility opening of the Tiger Typhoon Aquatic Center was on May 26. 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.

Pulaski County Regional Fair the fair is coming back to the City of Saint Robert from June 11-14, 2014 at the Saint Robert City Park off of J.H. Williams Dr. There is no charge for attendees to get into the carnival or vendor areas. Fair events and attractions include: Queen Pageant, Live Music, FFA Events, Livestock and Tractor shows, and more. For more information visit

We would like to remind everyone that the St. Robert Municipal Golf Course has instituted an honor box system for your convenience. Currently we have placed user friendly information in our Golf Course Community Letter. For more information on this letter, or 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.

The St. Robert Budget billing program sign up starts in June. To qualify for the budget program, the utility customer must have services with the City for at least 1 year, no disconnection due to nonpayment; no more than two delinquent payments in the last year and the current account must be at a zero balance. The budget amount is based on the last 12 months, for electric and gas only. Water and sewer services will not be included in the budget amount. The full budget bill must be paid every month. If a budget customer is shut off for nonpayment or delinquent two times, the customer will be taken off of the budget program and not eligible for twelve months. Extensions are not allowed. Applications for the budget program can be picked up at City Hall. If you have any questions regarding the budget program, please call Utility Billing and talk to Fredrica at 573-451-3343.

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 July 26, 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.

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Cellar 66

May 1, 2014

Twyla Cordry
115 N. Benton St. Ste. 5
Waynesville, MO 65583
(573) 528-7675

Appliance Docs, LLC.

May 2, 2014

Dan Byington
357 Hwy Z, Ste. 9
St. Robert, MO 65584
(573) 451-2150

Kayleen Photography

May 3, 2014

Kayleen Flores
1603 Historic Rt. 66 W.
Waynesville, MO, 65583
(573) 528-2979

Sew It Seams

May 6, 2014

Brenda Flanigan
318 Historic Rt. 66 W.
Waynesville, MO, 65583
(573) 774-5002

I Love Ice Cream

May 8, 2014

Vic & Terri Weir
115 N. Benton St., Ste. 6
Waynesville, MO 65583
(573) 953-0031

Seeger Toyota of St. Robert

May 15, 2014

Tom Seeger
169 St. Robert Blvd.
St. Robert, MO, 65584
(573) 336-7111

New Members

Barbara's Babies Dog Obedience School
Barbara Pruitt
19175 Redding Rd.
Richland, MO 65556
(573) 528-8650

Thirty One Gifts Independent Senior Director
Robin Pruitt
107 Montrose St.
Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473
(513) 328-7748

Ditzfeld Transfer, Inc.
Ron Ditzfeld
305 Curry Dr.
Sedalia, MO 65301
(660) 530-3159
fax: (660) 530-3154

Memorial Chapels & Crematory of Waynesville/St. Robert
Martin Vernon
202 Historic 66 West
Waynesville, MO 65583
(573) 774-6111

Wymer Brownlee
Aaron Brownlee
201 N. Grand Ave. Ste. 100
Enid, OK 73701
(580) 237-0060

FMS Lawyer PL
Frank Smith
10000 Stirling Road, Ste. 12
Cooper City, FL 33024
(954) 985-1400

Route 66 Diner
Les Mironuck
126 St. Robert Blvd.,
St. Robert, MO 65584
(573) 336-8989


Chamber Luncheon - June 11th at 11:45 a.m. at El Jimador. Our sponsor will be Cape Air. Please contact the Chamber Office to RSVP before 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 10th. Seating is Limited.

**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.

Ribbon Cutting for J and K's Restaurant - June 13th at 10 a.m. at 1100 Historic Rt. 66 W. in Waynesville.

"Raise it Up" on Flag Day - June 14th, "Raise It Up! Anthem for America" is a nationwide celebration for the bicentennial of the Star-Spangled Banner on Flag Day. The Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce invites every citizen in Pulaski County to join them at the Waynesville High School Football Stadium on Flag Day, June 14th at 9 a.m. to proudly sing our National Anthem, The Star Spangled Banner. We will raise our Pulaski County voices to join in on the celebration with the objective to be part of the National Museum of American History's goal of setting a new Guinness World Record for the largest collective National Anthem performance in history. You are encouraged to wear red, white and blue and join the Chamber on June 14, 2014 as Pulaski County makes history. For more information call 573-336-5121 or visit

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The June Newcomer Spotlight Business is:

Fort Leonard Wood Command Orientation
34 bags were handed out in May.

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


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Chamber Board of Directors:

PRESIDENT - Mike Dunbar


TREASURER - Marsha Mercer

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

Chamber Staff:


OFFICE MANAGER - Leanna Weathers


July Newsletter information is due to the Chamber by June 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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