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Meet Your Board

Tracy McCord

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.


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 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.

Leadership Pulaski County

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, and media.

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 email

2014 Community Pride Night

No 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 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 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:

-Visit to find out where to Shop Small® near you.
-Learn how you can rally your friends and family at
- "Like" the Small Business Saturday page on

Small Business Owners Visit 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 online advertising.
-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 at no cost.

2015 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, For more information including team registration click here.

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 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 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.

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?

Featured Business

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage is excited to be the sponsor for the November Chamber of Commerce luncheon. They have been a member of the Chamber for several years and are very supportive of their goals.

Ina Fernandez and Michele Lippy are the representatives of Wells Fargo in St. Robert. As long-time residents, Ina and Michele are dedicated to serving their customers and this community.

Wells Fargo is committed to working for their customers and "doing things right." They have several loan programs to meet your home ownership dreams - whether you are purchasing a new home, refinancing your current home to lower your payments or wanting a home equity loan to "spruce up the place" or consolidate debt. AND they can do these loans in ALL 50 states! Not ready for a home loan just yet? They also have resources to help you prepare for homeownership and feel more comfortable in today's real estate market.
They will work for their customers today AND tomorrow. Since being founded in 1852, Wells Fargo has continued to provide superior customer service and a wide range of options for all of your needs. Please stop in at 945A Missouri Avenue (just outside the main gate of Fort Leonard Wood) or call them at 573-336-1277. Their website is They look forward to helping you!

Here is hoping all had a great month of October and you got out and about to visit the many fall activities taking place in our community.

Our Community is a wonderful place to live and work. Our businesses, both retail and services are among the best in the Country. Please remember to support all local area businesses both retail and service as they support our tax base that allows us to provide services and benefits to our citizens, they provide the volunteers that support our nonprofit organizations and they are an important part of the engine that keeps our community proposing.

As always, there is a lot going on at the Chamber. The upcoming Veterans' Ceremony and Parade on November 11th is a great community event for everyone to come together and honor our veterans. Upcoming is Shop Small Business Saturday which is a great opportunity to support our local businesses and show our community and Chamber pride. Be sure to shop local on Small Business Saturday.

In addition the deadline is fast approaching for the Citizen of the Year nominations. Also this is the time to start your holiday shopping and help keep your dollars local.

November is the season for Thanksgiving. With everything going on in the world we should all be thankful for all of the things we have, especially our wonderful community that is a great place to live, shop, and play. Thanks to each and every one of you for what you do for our community and our country. I wish all a very safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

As always please feel free to contact me if the Chamber can be of any assistance to you.

Phil Tackett

Chamber Chatter

We are preparing to pay tribute to our local Veterans with a Ceremony and Parade in Waynesville on Tuesday, November 11th. In addition the deadline is fast approaching for the Citizen of the Year nominations. Also this is the time to start your holiday shopping and help keep your dollars local. Be sure to shop local on Small Business Saturday on November 29th and don't forget to use your Shop Local Key Tags for discounts! I look forward to seeing everyone around St. Robert and Waynesville!

This time of year the office is busy preparing for the next year. The Chamber is making every effort to insure your listing in the upcoming Membership Directory is correct before the book is printed. We ask that you please make us aware of any changes in contact name, address, phone number, web site or email address. We appreciate your help in keeping our records updated.

The Chamber is starting to work on our 2015 Calendar of Events. Don't forget to send in your community calendars as soon as you can. It helps prevent multiple events on the same day.

As Thanksgiving approaches I reflect on how grateful I am for the last 10 years as your Executive Director. The Chamber and community have grown and been blessed through these years. This is not to say there haven't been challenges along the way but we have all grown stronger from them. I am also blessed with a staff, board and volunteers who help make my job easier. I had the time of my life this year with my team mate State Representative Steve Lynch as we represented Pulaski County on the Fireball Run. That was an experience of a lifetime! Last by not least I am most grateful for my wonderful husband and kids. They help keep me balanced and remind me what life is all about. I hope you all know how thankful I am to have you in my life.

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

Cecilia Murray, IOM
Executive Director

Tourism Notes

Many of you were involved in the Epic film production of Fireball Run which touched communities and various attractions throughout Pulaski County. Much of the initial promotion revolved around the October 2nd and 3rd Start/Finish lines. What many did not know, where the secret missions that occurred much of the afternoon on October 2nd. These missions were secret, as part of the traveling game play, which involved the teams having to figure out clues to reach their assigned missions, complete specific activities, meet certain individuals or take particular photographs in order to earn points. While the game was played, from Sept 27-Oct 4th, the Start/Finish lines in each of the eight destinations were streamed live via, and all the missions were filmed. As we speak the Fireball Run production team are reviewing film and editing Season 8. We expect the episodes to be revealed in summer 2015 with plans of our very own Pulaski County celebration.

The Fireball Run series is a massive production, involving 8 destinations, game play for 40 teams, 8 charity drives, over 100 missions, 8 Start Lines, 8 Finish Lines, 8 Banquets and the search for 40 missing children. The Pulaski County Missions included: Communities of Pulaski County, Armed Services YMCA, B & B Theater Patriot 12 -Pulaski County Sheriff Department, Bow and Barrel Sportsmen Center, BSC Outdoors, Crocker Frisco Depot Museum, Deep Woods Farms, Lost in the Woods Antiques, Mahaffey Museum Complex, Old Stagecoach Stop, Pulaski County Courthouse Museum, St Robert Municipal Center -St. Robert Police Department, Talbot House -Crocker Optimistic Paranormal Society, and Waynesville Park - Frogfest Committee, along with the Team Banquet held at The Cave Restaurant and Resort. This production took the entire County and community members to make it successful.

Karen Hood did a phenomenal job overseeing this project over the last 16 months. Laura Huffman did a fantastic job creating the social media campaign that began 6 months out and will continue. I want to thank the Tourism Board for providing the support to allow our organization to take advantage of this unique marketing opportunity.

Representative Steve Lynch and Waynesville-St Robert Chamber Director Cecilia Murray as Team #10 Pulaski Pride: These two individuals represented Pulaski County at its finest; engaging, promoting, professional and personable with a determination to win, market and network.

To our sponsors your contributions are deeply appreciated. Thank you.
Fireball Run Sponsors
Security Bank of Pulaski County
USA Tours
Waynesville Downtown Business Association
Waynesville - St. Robert Chamber of Commerce

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

Veterans who are transitioning to roles as owners of their own small business will find several resource programs. For example, the U. S. Small Business Administration has partnered with the Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs, Score, Small Business Development Centers, and other resource partners to create the Boots to Business program, This program provides transitioning service members the knowledge, tools and resources they need to evaluate opportunities and become successful entrepreneurs.

Following its successful launch in 2012, Boots to Business aims to make the nuts and bolts of starting and growing a business to the 250,000 service members from all branches of the military that transition each year.

For veteran entrepreneurs who need financing, the SBA's Patriot Express Pilot Loan Imitative offers loans of up to $500,000 to start or grow a small business via a nationwide network of participating lenders. Patriot Express loans feature the SBA's lowest business loan interest rates, generally 2.25 percent to 4.75 percent over prime depending upon the loan's size and maturity, as well as an expedited approval turnaround time. The loan can be used for most business purposes, including start-up, expansion, equipment purchases, working capital, inventory, or business occupied real-estate purchases.

To help veteran owned businesses connect with public and private sector customers for their products and services, there's the Department of Veterans Affairs 'web site The site also includes a database listing businesses more than 51 percent owned by veterans or service connected disabled veterans. This is a valuable tool for promoting a new business to potential federal and private sector customers.

Lastly there is the Veteran Fast Launch Initiative. This is a collaboration of Score and the Wal-Mart Foundation. This initiative provides veterans a discounted business startup reduction on items such as software and business services. Also, the Pulaski County E-Club provides resources and mentoring to persons wanting to start their own business.

For more information contact me at 573-336-2123 or

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:

As we enter the holiday months, I wanted to take my media time this month to remind you all of the importance of sales tax to your local communities. As a nation, we are quickly becoming dependent on Internet buying and using the Internet to transact much of our business. Please bear in mind what an impact that has on your City and County. Last year, I bought all of my Christmas presents in Waynesville and St. Robert. I challenge you to do the same.

The importance of local sales tax cannot be overlooked. The building and maintenance of roads, maintaining and building our parks system, offering law enforcement and fire protection are many of the local services that are impacted by sales tax. Building new sidewalks, new road and bridge projects, new signage, the new park stage and the National Park Service project are some examples of current uses of sales tax.

The City of Waynesville's budget this past fiscal year was $17.7 million and approximately 18% of that general revenue comes from sales tax. An average retail business in the downtown area contributes approximately $4500 per year and in West Waynesville, approximately $50,000 per year. We also receive taxes for our park system through a special 1/2 cent sales tax for capital improvements. This is the money that will fund our new "Little Heroes" Accessible Playground over the next two years.

Our local business community sponsors our youth recreational teams; they sponsor the PFAA on the Square; they are the volunteers who make our festivals and events possible; they sponsor the yearbook; they are the members of the Chamber of Commerce and the Waynesville Downtown Business Association. Without them and their giving spirit, many special events would not happen in our community. Please support them, they are your neighbors.

My message today is remember the benefit of buying local. You may think, "I will save some money on taxes.", but please consider what that means to the overall health of our community. Whenever you can, please SHOP LOCAL! The benefits are many and varied and are felt in every area of the community.
Dates to remember in Waynesville: the Annual Veterans' Day Parade, 11:00 am in Waynesville - December 4th, Christmas on the Square - December 7th, the Annual Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Pulaski County Kiwanis Club.

From the banks of the Roubidoux,

Luge Hardman
Mayor of Waynesville

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The City of St. Robert will hold a public hearing to discuss a 25% water and sewer rate and associated fees increase. The hearing will be held Thursday, November 6th at 6:00 p.m. in the St. Robert Court Room at the St. Robert Municipal Center located at 194 Eastlawn Avenue. The City wishes to encourage all St. Robert water and sewer customers to attend the hearing.

Starting Monday, November 10th, at 8:00 p.m. running to 4:00 a.m., Tuesday morning, the I-44 overpass at Y-highway and Missouri Ave will be closed to all through traffic due to the construction of the pedestrian foot bridge. Also, starting at 10:00 p.m., November 10th until 4:00 a.m., November 11th, I-44 will be closed at Exit 161, both East and West bound lanes due to the construction of the pedestrian foot bridge. By-pass routes will be provided.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call 573-451-3316.

The holiday season is upon us again and that means that the City of Saint Robert Parks and Recreation will be hosting the 15th annual Holiday in the Park event! The event will be held at the St. Robert Community Center on Sunday, December 7th from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. As always, the event will be held immediately after the Lion's Club Christmas parade. Mr. and Mrs. Clause will visit the event this year and warm themselves up with soup and cocoa that will be served to everyone while supplies last. Free photo opportunities will be available with Santa along with carriage rides available outside! There will also be coloring tables for the kids while parents do some shopping with 30 local craft & home-based vendors. This event, like all other City events, would not be possible without the generous donations of time and resources from our wonderful community. We are always grateful for any and all donations. We are gladly accepting monetary donations, donations of candy canes, holiday décor, and volunteers are most welcome! If you are interested in being a vendor or making a donation please contact St Robert Parks Clerk, Lisa Lane at 573-451-2625 or email All donations can be sent to St Robert City Hall at 194 Eastlawn Ave Ste A, St. Robert, MO 65584.

Starting October 13 and running through the rest of our winter season, Tiger Typhoon will be offering Swim Lessons for Mom & Tots and children from ages 3-10 for $45 a month on Monday and Wednesday. Come join us!

The City Transfer Station offers paper shredding of bulk paper. This is a "By Appointment Only" service. No metal beyond the size of a staple is allowed and individuals must remain at the Transfer Station while their paper is being shredded. Cost for this service is calculated on a time use basis and as follows:
1- 15 minutes $10.00
16- 30 minutes $12.50
31- 45 minutes $18.75
46- 60 minutes $25.00
If you have any questions, please contact the Transfer Station at 573-336-5155.

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Old Towne Antiques & Eatery

October 23, 2014

John Jordan
401 Schofer St.
Rolla, MO 65401
(573) 336-3368

New Members

Kitten Division
Barbara Freeman
20426 Hwy 28
Dixon, MO 65459
(573) 680-6561

Shoe Sensation #889
215 St. Robert Blvd.
St. Robert, MO 65584

Team RWB FLW/Ozarks
Nii Akofiosowah
(636) 262-8735

We would like to wish you a Happy Anniversary and acknowledge this celebration with a photo that will be featured on Facebook and our Weekly Update! Our goal in sharing this photo with the community is to acknowledge, promote, and bring visibility to our Chamber Members. Please contact us for a photo at 573-336-5121 or feel free to email us your own photo.

The following Chamber businesses are celebrating anniversaries in November.

Furniture Express - 5th
Waynesville Motor Vehicle & License Office - 5th
Norvi & Faulkner - 10th
Pulaski County Sewer District - 25th


Veterans' Day Ceremony & Parade - November 11th, the Waynesville-St. Robert Area Chamber of Commerce and the cities of Waynesville and St. Robert invite the public to enjoy the 2014 Veterans' Day Ceremony and Parade on Tuesday beginning with the ceremony at 11:00 a.m. The parade will line up in the Waynesville Middle School parking lot beginning at 9:30 a.m. The parade will officially step off following the ceremony at 11:30 a.m. and will go right on Route 66 to the downtown square of Waynesville ending in the Waynesville city park. For questions or to make your reservations to participate in the parade (reservations are required), call the Chamber office at 573-336-5121 or e-mail The deadline for parade entry registration is October 31st by 5:00 p.m. The parade may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.

Chamber Quarterly +1 Luncheon - November 12th at 11:30 a.m. at the The Waynesville Career Center. Our sponsor will be Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. Please contact the Chamber Office to RSVP before 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 11th.

Ribbon Cutting for Shoe Sensation #889 - November 20th at 9 a.m. at 215 St. Robert Blvd. in St. Robert.

Shop Small Business Saturday - 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.

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The November Newcomer Spotlight Business is:

Fort Leonard Wood Command Orientation
30 bags were handed out in October.

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!


Advertise as little or as often as you wish in the Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber "VOICE" Newsletter. Our Newsletter comes out once a month, and will include a hyperlink!

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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


December Newsletter information is due to the Chamber by November 21st.
Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce
137 St. Robert Blvd., Ste. B
St. Robert, MO 65584
fax: 573-336-5472
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