Meet Your Board
Tracy McCord was born in Santa Monica, California and graduated
from Palmdale High School. She followed her interests in cosmetology
and began work at a few salons near her hometown of Acton,
CA. In 1997 Tracy and her family decided to move to Lebanon
to be close to her parents after their retirement. Tracy has
worked at Mid Missouri Credit Union 10 + years, where she
is the Senior Vice President of Marketing.
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 last Quarterly luncheons for 2014 will take place on
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
Chamber Luncheon Sponsorship Lottery
At the November 12th luncheon 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.
The following businesses have been entered into the Lottery:
Bow and Barrel Sportsmen Center, Cable America, Cellar
66, Citizens Mortgage Company, David M. Lowe, Attorney at
Law, Fort Wood Hotels by Ehrhardt Properties, Free Women's
Center of Pulaski County, Ireland Architects, Jones Investment
Group, Just Because. . ., Life Care Center of Waynesville,
Mercy Clinic - St. Robert, Security Bank, Splash Designs,
Sunny 104.5, Walker Real Estate Team, Waynesville R-VI School
District, and Well Fargo Home Mortgage
7th Annual Frog Race
The Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber held the
6th Annual Frog Race in conjunction with Frogtober Fest in
Waynesville Park on October 4, 2014. This year 257 frogs were
adopted. The Chamber raised over $1,000
to continue their community service projects. First
place, winning $75.00 was Kevin Hillman's "Bumbo".
Second place, winning $50.00, was Clorice Reyes' "Tati".
Third place, winning $25.00, was Tristan Vela's "Pumpernickel".
The third place winner was present to see their frog compete
in the championship race. The cash prizes were provided by
First State Bank. Thank you to our sponsor Sonic Drive-in,
everyone who adopted a frog and to all of the volunteers who
helped make the Frog Race a success. Click here
to see pictures.
The 2014-2015 class of Leadership Pulaski County
attended its second session on October 9th. The focus on this
session was the history of Pulaski County and tourism. The
day began with a trip to the Old Courthouse Museum and the
Old Stagecoach Stop in downtown Waynesville. Here, the class
participants learned about the history of Pulaski County and
how that history affects the area today. The class then toured
the Pulaski County Visitors Center where they learned about
tourism in the Waynesville and St. Robert communities. After
touring the center the class traveled around the county to
Dixon, Crocker, and Richland learning about different aspects
of tourism within the county. Click here
to see pictures from the second session. The class looks forward
to its November session which will focus on education, technology,
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
2014 Community Pride Night
other event on the Chamber Calendar elicits as much excitement
and enthusiasm as Community Pride Night. Thank you to all
of the sponsors and volunteers who participated this year!
This event would not have been a success without your hard
work. Click here
to see pictures from the event.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions contact the Chamber
office at 573-336-5121, or e-mail at email@example.com.
to download the 2014 Citizen of the Year Nomination Form.
Shop Small Business Saturday®
Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce Celebrates
Local Small Businesses by Hosting Small Business Saturday®
Event in Waynesville and St. Robert- The Waynesville-St. Robert
Chamber of Commerce announced its endorsement of and participation
in the fifth annual Small Business Saturday on November 29th.
Created by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday
is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses nationwide.
Celebrated every year on the Saturday after
Thanksgiving, the day has given small businesses across the
country a huge boost. Recognizing the importance of supporting
small independently-owned businesses in our community, the
Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce
our support for Small Business Saturday. The community is
encouraged to take part in our Small Business Saturday on
November 29th. Stop by participating businesses to show your
support of small businesses and pick up some Shop Small giveaways.
How to get involved:
to find out where to Shop Small® near you.
-Learn how you can rally your friends and family at ShopSmall.com
- "Like" the Small Business Saturday page on facebook.com/ShopSmall
Small Business Owners Visit ShopSmall.com
to help you:
-Promote your business with free in-store signage,
sample social media posts and other marketing
assets from American Express
-Maximize your small business' exposure with free, personalized
-Use our interactive map to find and rally other local small
businesses in your area
-Learn more about how other small business owners have made
the most of the day
Tell the Chamber!
If your business is participating in Shop Small Business Saturday
contact the Chamber and share what your business is doing.
The first 10 members that contact the Chamber will receive
a $25 American Express Gift Card to hold a drawing on November
29th for your customers. The Chamber will also provide promotional
items to the first 20 businesses that contact us. There will
be a welcome mat, tote bags for your customers and several
other fun items. The Chamber will promote all participating
local businesses as well as list all special Small Business
Saturday deals on itsallherelocal.com
at no cost.
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 3rd. 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 on the Chamber web site, www.wsrchamber.com.
For more information including team registration click here.
2014 - 2015 Sponsorship Opportunities
for information on 2014 -2015 Sponsorship Opportunities. For
more information on any Chamber event contact the Chamber
office at 573-336-5121 or email
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 Paul's
Furniture Outlet and Seda's Gift Shoppe and PS Computer. 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
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 November is:
Quote: I am not bound to win, but I am
bound to be true. I am not bound to
succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.
- Abraham Lincoln
Definition: Honor can be used as a noun meaning
high respect; esteem or a privilege. Honor can also be used
as a verb meaning regard with great respect; fulfill an obligation
or keep an agreement.
What does Honor mean to
you, your business, and the community?