of Pulaski County and Basket Auction
This year the Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce's
of Pulaski County & Basket Auction to be held on Saturday,
March 29th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the St. Robert Community
Center. Restaurants will be handing out fine samples of all
their favorite menu items during this event. A variety of
specialty baskets from area businesses will also be up for
bid. Among baskets filled with chocolates, themed baskets,
or baskets with great consumer value, early shopping for that
special gift basket will be a cinch. A silent auction and
door prizes are also included in this fun filled event. Doors
open 11:00 a.m. with the Auction beginning at 12:30 p.m. Come
early to browse the wonderful items for bid and start sampling
the delicious food offered by area restaurants. Tickets are
$10 for adults, $5 for children 12-5 years old and children
4 and under are free. Pre-event tickets are available at the
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What Will Be in Your Basket? - Have you thought about
what you'll be putting in your basket? All items submitted
are greatly appreciated and help to make this event the largest
and primary fundraiser the Chamber holds throughout the year.
Don't hesitate to contact the Chamber and let us know if
your business would like to donate a basket, gift certificate
or silent auction item, call (573) 336-5121 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
To ensure that your basket is listed
in the printed event tab the deadline
for baskets is Friday, March 7th.
WANTED: Taste of Pulaski County and Basket
The chamber is needing two (2) more $500 sponsors for our
Annual Taste of Pulaski county & Basket Auction.
Sponsorships are a great way to market your business and
show support of this fun event. All sponsors will have their
name in press releases, logo on flyers and advertising, logo
and link on the event website, and an ad in the printed program.
for the sponsorship form and email it to chamber@wsrchamber,
fax to 573-336-5472 or call 573-336-5121. Don't Delay.
Tour of Fort Leonard Wood
On April 10th AUSA, Committee of Fifty, Friends
of the Fort, Support the Fort and Phelps for the Fort will
be offering a tour of Ft. Leonard Wood beginning at 8:30 a.m.
and ending at 2:30 p.m. We are excited to be able to offer
the community this opportunity to tour Fort Leonard Wood and
witness the transformations that have impacted our communities
in so many positive ways over the years. The tour will be
leaving from the Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber Office, located
in the lower level of the Visitor's Center at 137 St. Robert
Blvd., Ste. B in St. Robert, as always please remember to
park in the back of the building. Lunch will be provided by
AUSA during the tour. Space is very limited so please R.S.V.P.
to (573) 336-5121/573-336-0221 or email email@example.com
no later than April 4th. Click here
The Chamber will host the annual community on
April 14th in the library of the Waynesville High School.
The panel discussion will begin at 6:30 p.m. Speakers for
the evening will include representatives from Fort Leonard
Wood, St. Robert, Waynesville, Waynesville R-VI School District,
and Pulaski County. The community is invited to attend the
forum and will have the opportunity to ask questions. Questions
must be submitted in person. This event will be broadcast
on Channel 12.
Four Person Scramble
The Chamber golf tournament is back! The Chamber is excited
for the upcoming Four Person Scramble on April 24th 2014.
The tournament will be an 18-hole four person scramble with
a shotgun start at 10:00 a.m. at Piney Valley Golf Course
on Fort Leonard Wood. Team check-in will be at 9:00 a.m. A
meal will be provided for teams after they complete the tournament.
Awards will be given after the tournament is complete as well
as door prizes donated by Chamber members.
Registration for teams is now open. There is a $50 entry
fee per person. Mulligans will be available for $20 per team
and a 5' String is $10 per team. There is a limit of 30 teams
so register today! Registration forms and entry fee payment
must be received at the Chamber office by April 15th.
Event sponsorships are available!
Hole sponsorships are available for $100 per hole. A hole
sponsor will receive a sign at the hole and there business
will be listed on the event web page and in all press releases.
Cart sponsorship are available for $50. Cart sponsors will
have a sign on a cart and will be listed on the event web
The Chamber is also collecting door prizes. Chamber members
who donate a door prize will be announced at the event and
listed on the event web page.
for a copy of the sponsorship form.
Mark Your Calendars! 2014 Chamber Calendar
For more information about any of the upcoming Chamber events
or contact the Chamber office.
2014 Sponsorship Opportunities
for information on 2014 Sponsorship Opportunities. For more
information on any Chamber event contact the Chamber office
at 573-336-5121 or email
Leadership Awards Banquet
The Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce
2013 Citizen of the Year is Ollie Jackson. Ollie was nominated
by the Rotary Club of Pulaski County.
The Chamber had 182 in attendance at the Community Leadership
Awards Banquet held at the St. Robert Community Center. During
the banquet they handed out 89 Community Leadership Awards.
The 2013 Organization of the Year, the Leonard Wood Institute
worked with the Chamber and other organizations, businesses,
and government officials to coordinate an Army 2020 PEA Strategic
Planning meeting, letter writing campaign, and worked on the
presentation given at Army 2020 Listening Session. These actions
resulted in the adjustment of proposed changes from a reduction
of 3,900 soldiers and civilian workers to 885.
The 2013 Volunteer of the Year, Richard Baptist was recognized
his dedication to the success of the Chamber and its largest
fundraiser serving as the auctioneer at our Taste of Pulaski
County and Basket Auction. With his energy and enthusiasm
he has raised thousands of dollars for the chamber over the
At any Chamber function you're sure to see the bright blue
jackets worn by the members of the Chamber's Ambassador Club.
They are the Chamber's army of volunteers and it is a special
privilege to honor them for their dedicated service. The 2013
Ambassadors of the year is Russ Dixon. The Ambassador of the
Year is determined by attendance at Chamber functions throughout
the year. Russ attended 97 out of 105 Chamber events during
2013. The Chamber also recognized Ambassadors Janel Rowell,
R.J. Dick and Alana Hancock and presented them with a five
year service pin.
To view more photos from the evening click here.
On February 20th the Leadership Pulaski County
class attended their sixth and final session focused on healthcare,
social services, environment, and public safety. The day began
with panel discussions focused on environmental conservation,
public safety, and disaster preparedness. The afternoon included
tours of the Waynesville Rural Fire Department, Mercy Medical
Clinic, VA Clinic and the 911 Center.
Following the session, the Leadership Pulaski
County class attended a special graduation dinner to celebrate
the completion of the program.
to view photos from the session and graduation.
Information on the second Leadership Pulaski
County class will be available soon!
On March 4th the Chamber Surprise Patrol visited
two Chamber member businesses to recognize them as the Chamber
Business Showcase member recognition program recipients for
March. The March Business Showcase recipients are Bank
of Crocker - Waynesville Branch and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.
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 April 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 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 March is:
Confidence is full trust; belief in the powers, trustworthiness,
or reliability of a person or thing; the belief in oneself
and one's powers or abilities; self-confidence; self-reliance;
assurance; or certitude; assurance.
What does confidence mean to you, your
business, and the community?