Chamber News

Meet Your Board

Melissa Shelden

Melissa S. Shelden is the owner of Westside Salon in Waynesville, Missouri. She has been a stylist for over 14 years .And with the vision to always open her own salon, Westside Salon opened on April 1 2005.

Melissa is married to Mark Shelden, who serves as Head Custodian at Westside Baptist Church in Waynesville. Melissa and Mark have 4 children and 1 son-in-law. Sara and her husband Martin Salgado, Chris, Jessica and Donal. Melissa and Mark live the country life in their home in Devils Elbow. They joke how they have to drive to the "city" each day for work.

Melissa has served on other committees in our community. Leadership Pulaski County-2014 Class President, Chamber Ambassador Club-President 2013- Vice-President 2012, Ambassador of the Year 2011, Waynesville FFA Booster Club President 2012-2013.

Melissa is excited to continue serving as a Chamber Ambassador and being the newest member of the Board of Directors. "With my experience and knowledge I have gained, I am looking forward to bring my leadership skills and compassion for our community to the Chamber's Board of Directors. Thank you for allowing me to serve our Chamber and our Community

Chamber Board Positions Open

The Waynesville - St. Robert Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors announces the opportunity for members in good standing to be considered for open board positions for the term of 2015 - 2018. Requests for consideration shall be made by completing the application form and delivering the completed form to the Chamber office by Thursday, April 2nd. The Nominating Committee shall consider all requests made. Contact Cecilia at with any questions.

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Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction

The Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce would like to extend thanks to all who came out to be a part of the 2015 Taste of Pulaski County and Basket Auction. The Chamber raised over $20,000.

Sponsors for this event included:

City of St. Robert Daily Guide
KFLW 98.9 The Fort Fort Wood Hotels by Ehrhardt Properties
Laclede Electric Cooperative Lamb's Donuts
Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper Bottling Company Ozark Technical Community College
Phelps County Regional Medical Center Security Bank
The ARK Community & Sports Center  

Restaurants for this event included:

Auntie Anne's

Colton's Steakhouse & Grill-St. Robert

Di Trapani's Italian Bistro Domino's
Don Jose Mexican Bar & Grill

GW Pizza

Market Basket Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper Bottling Company
Sweetwater Bar-B-Que Velata
Vidies Catering Wendy's

Special Thanks for this year included:

Chamber Ambassadors Chamber Board of Directors
City of St. Robert Daily Guide
KFLW 98.9 The Fort Richard Baptiste
Sherrie Norris Micah Beasley, Miss Pulaski County's Outstanding Teen

Other Volunteers:

Mike Freeman
Future Famers of America
Dale Thomson
Brian Hancock

Donations for this year included:

Andy's 417 Fidelity Communications Co.
Hawthorn Bank

Hogan Land Title of Pulaski County

Wal-Mart Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

Door Prizes for this year included:

Buckhorn Lanes Cafe Korea
Chubby's Car Wash Firestone
GW Pizza Lindsay Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge
Maurice's Post Pawn Store
St. Robert Glass Secrest Tees, More, & Western Store
Splash Sweetwater Bar-B-Que

Silent Auction Items for this year included:

Eircil's Jewelry Laura's Jewelry Designs
Michel's Frames & Things Waynesville Career Center

Baskets and Gift Certificates for this year included:

Aaron's Sales and Leasing All American Real Estate
American Cancer Society/Relay for Life American Family Insurance - Steward
Anytime Fitness


Auntie Anne's Pretzel - Fort Leonard Wood Aussie Jacks
B&B Theatres
Bank of Crocker
Bank of Iberia
Bassett Insurance
Baymont Inn
Bell's Extended Stay
Bott Radio Network
Bow & Barrel Sportsman Center
Buckhorn Carpet/Quality Furniture
Buffalo Wild Wings
Cable America
Café Korea
Cape Air
Carey Heitman - State Farm Insurance
Central College of Cosmotology
Century 21 Prestige, Inc.
Chubby's Car Wash
Citizen's Bank of Newburg
Citizens Mortage - Cellar 66 - Just Because
City of St. Robert
City of Waynesville
Cleaning by Barb
Colton's Steakhouse and Grill
CPR: Cell Phone Repair
David M. Lowe, Attonery at Law
DB Woodworks
Di Trapani's Italian Bistro
Don Jose
Don Murray
Eclectic Originals Edward Jones
El Jimador
Elegant Nature by Alana
Elite Land Title
Every Blooming Thing
Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation
Farris Brothers
First Command
First State Bank
Fort Leonard Wood Thift Shop
Fort Wood Community Spouses Club
Fort Wood Hotels
Forum Dental
Friend of the Chamber - Carolyn Rego
Girl Friday
Greater Community Missionary Baptist Church
Gretchen Barnes - Thirty-One
Grumpy's Outback
H&R Block
Headline Spa & Salon
Hopper's Pub
Howard Johnson
Iberia DJ Serivce
Investment Realty
Jones Investment Group
Juice Plus
Kayleen Photography
King Auto Glass
Kingdom Kia
Kwik Kar
La Familia
Laclede Electric
Liberty Tax Service
Life Care Center of Waynesville
Lindsay Chrysler
Lowe's Home Improvement
Lynch's Furniture
Market Basket
Meeks Building Center
Mercy Home Health & Hospice
Mid America Bank
Mid Missouri Credit Union
Mid Missouri Insurance
Mid Missouri Motors
Military Police Regimental Association
Missouri Eagle
Missouri Ozarks Community Action
Mobil on the Run
Ocean Buffet
Odyssey Scuba
Ogle Chiropractic
Old Towne Antiques
On Media
Ozark Coca-Cola
Ozark Technical College
Pampered Paws
Paul's Furniture
Professional Property Management
Public Brewing House
Public Radio KMST
Pulaski County Board of Realtors
Pulaski County Business Graphics
Pulaski County Humane Society
Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society
Pulaski County Sewer District
Pulaski County Tourism Bureau
Ray of Sunshine Cafe
Results Radio
Rock Top Pets
Route 66 Diner
Scentsy - Loretta Mask
Secrest Heating & Air Conditioning, LLC
Secrest Tee, More & Western
Security Bank
Seda's Gift Shoppe
Seeger Toyota
Serenity Spa and Wellness Center
SHAKLEE Independent Distributors
Smith & Turley
Sonic Drive-In
Southern Spice Café
Southwend Laundromat
Splash Design
St. Robert Glass
State Representative Steve Lynch
Stonebrooke Church
Studio 5
Styrker Orthodontics
Sweetwater BBQ
Talbot House
Tax Matters
Tax Pros and More
Team Ellis-RE/MAX
The ARK Community & Sports Center
The Daily Guide
The Hillbilly Store
The Hub Restaurant
Thomas Enterprises
Townsend Wellness Center
US Bank
Velata - Loretta Mask
Veteran's United Home Loans
Victorian Place of Vienna
Victor's Crown Counseling
Waynesville Career Center
Waynesville Gun & Pawn
Waynesville School District
Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce
Westside Salon
Vidies Catering  

To see Taste pictures click here. To view video click here.

Community Forum

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. Click here for the event page.

Chamber Four Person Scramble

FOUR! The Chamber is excited for the upcoming Four Person Scramble on April 23rd. 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 14th. Click here for form and flyer.

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 page.

Click here for a copy of the sponsorship form.

Attention Members!

For our Spring Golf Tournament we are looking for golf balls and tees to give out to the teams. If you have any golf balls or tees with your logo (logo not a requirement) and would like to make a donation please contact the Chamber by emailing or calling 573-336-5121. The deadline to donate is April 17th.

Chamber members who donate a door prize will be announced at the event and listed on the event web page.

Tour of Fort Leonard Wood

On April 30th 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 573-336-0221 or email no later than April 24th. For flyer click here.

Eggs & Issues

The Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber welcomes State Senator Dan Brown and State Representative Steve Lynch to its annual Eggs and Issues Lunch at the Hampton Inn beginning at 11:30 a.m. on May 27th. This event, sponsored by CenturyLink, is one of the highlights of the year as our local State Senator and Representative report on the issues and challenges brought to the State of Missouri during its most recent session and answer questions from the audience.

This is a Chamber members only event. There is no charge and the meal is being provided by CenturyLink and catered by Andy's 417. We still ask that you R.s.v.p. by calling the Chamber office at (573) 336-5121 or e-mailing by 9 a.m. May 22nd to reserve your seat at this 'must attend' event. If you are unable to attend without notifying the Chamber, you will be charged for the meal.

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 5, 2015 to be considered for the 2015-2016 class.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015-2016 Class of Leadership Pulaski County. Click the links below for more information.

Program Flier

Program Application

Non-Profit Organization Scholarship Application

LPC Sponsorship Opportunities

Chamber Business Showcase

On April 1st the Chamber Surprise Patrol visited two Chamber member businesses to recognize them as the Chamber Business Showcase member recognition program recipients for April. The April Business Showcase recipients are Hoppers Pub and Secrest Tee, More & Western Store. 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 May 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, 2015. 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 April is:

Definition: noun; the fact or condition of being accountable; responsibility.

Quote: Accountability breeds response-ability. Stephen Covey

What does accountability mean to you, your business, and the community?

Featured Business

Five things you didn't know about SBPC - A Better Way to Bank

1) In November 1941 construction began on Ft. Leonard Wood; Security Bank was the only Bank in the Waynesville area, and was the depository for the construction company that had the contract to build Fort Leonard Wood.

2) We have 4 ATM's in Waynesville and St. Robert; one at each of our locations in St. Robert and Waynesville and our newest ATM located at B&B Movie Theatre;

3) We offer long term fixed rate home loans-VA, FHA, USDA and Conventional

4) We have mobile banking, both Android and Apple that allows you to view account balances, transfer money, make bill payments and much more;

5) Our employees' children go to five different area school districts-our staff and board lives and works Pulaski county area.

Chamber Chatter

The Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction was a Blast from the Past as we celebrated our 10th Anniversary! A big thank you to all the Chamber members who made donations; restaurants who shared their outstanding food; Ambassadors/Board of Directors/Volunteers who helped with the event and those in attendance to include the bidders. This was our second largest year ever and the most baskets received (141). Mark your calendars now for the 2016 Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction on April 2nd. The last weekend of March is Easter so we felt it would be best to move to the first weekend of April. The theme will be Super Heroes!

The Chamber extends our deepest sympathy to Board President Phil Tackett and his family for the sudden loss of his father. Our continued thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Contributions may be made in his father Earl Tackett's memory to the Food Pantry at Cannonsburg Trinity United Methodist Church, 11620 Midland Trail, Ashland, KY 41102.

Be sure to attend the Community Forum on April 14th as we hear from our community leaders. As the spring weather is approaching we are planning the Golf Tournament for later this month. We are looking for door prizes and golf balls/tees, sign up your team to come out for a day of fun in the sun.
If you have any questions or concerns please give me a call at 573-336-5121.

Cecilia Murray, IOM
Executive Director

President's Message

Laura Schoephorster

Hello, I am Laura (Brock) Schoephorster. I work for Citizens Bank of Newburg at our St. Robert location at 907 Old Route 66. I am very excited to be assisting with our awesome Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors once again.

I was born in the Waynesville Hospital to Bill and the late Velma Elam and have lived in Pulaski County all my life; graduating from Waynesville High School more years ago than I care to admit. Recently I married Terry, with the long last name we have all become to know, from Clinton, Iowa. I live on my family farm in the Laquey area with my son, Logan, and 2 granddaughters, Alexis and Alara. My oldest, Mason, currently resides at the Lake of the Ozarks. Tyler, my youngest, is a senior at Missouri State University in Springfield completing her degree in Elementary Education.

In October 2014, I had the privilege of going to work for Citizens Bank of Newburg as Vice President, bringing over 32 years of banking experience in all areas of the banking world. I am a 2007 graduate of the School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and enjoy any educational opportunities life presents.

This community is my life and I look forward to working hand in hand with the Chamber and promoting our great community.

Tourism Notes

The Bureau's newest program brochure is a great resource of attractions that are accessible to everyone. Thank you to Moons Over Missouri - Morgana Gray for brainstorming the idea, and Clorice Reyes, Visitor Services Representative with the Tourism Bureau for researching and designing the program. Approximately 20% of American's have a disability which limits access to many areas of travel, with as many as **650 million worldwide . For recommendations for accessible tourism visit the UNWTO website.

The Missouri Division of Tourism (MDT) is already planning its 2016 Official Missouri Travel Guide. Qualified tourism-related businesses in Missouri can now submit information for FREE inclusion in the 2016 Official Missouri Travel Guide. The deadline for submissions is June 5, 2015. Make sure your business is included in this annual publication, which is distributed at nine Official Missouri Welcome Centers, at special events, and by convention and visitors bureaus and chambers of commerce across Missouri. Approximately 300,000 copies of the 2016 edition will be printed. If your business has an existing listing on or has appeared in past editions of the Travel Guide, just log on to the Industry Portal,, enter your username and password, and update both your and Travel Guide listings. Remember, not all businesses listed on are eligible appear in the Travel Guide. Please consult MDT's Listing Criteria to determine eligibility.

The Missouri Stories Scriptwriting Fellowship is a national competition for screenplays and television pilot scripts with story lines set in Missouri. Those with an interest in learning more about the competition and mentoring event visit; Pulaski County would make a great backdrop for all kinds of stories highlighting our rich history and natural beauty. Don't forget we have several beautiful resorts, historic buildings, scenic rivers and Route 66!

Making 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

One of the economic development boards I serve on is the Meramec Regional Development Corporation.

The Meramec Regional Development Corporation is a 501 C3 volunteer loan board that partners with the Meramec Regional Planning Commission and area banks to provide additional financing resources to assist small business in creating jobs. The MRDC board consists of a mixture of local individuals in the finance industry, non-profit sector, business owners, and government officials.

There are 3 representatives from Pulaski County who serve on the board. The other members are Carol Carson and Gerry Lewis. There are representatives from the 8 county area composing the Meramec Regional Planning Corporation. MRDC has staff members who work with potential borrowers and their banks and present their projects to the MRDC board for review and loan approval or recommendation.

The loan programs available are SBA 504 loan, Revolving loan fund, Micro Enterprise program, and Intermediary relending program. The Staff also provides loan packaging services for USDA Business and Industry Loans, and SBA 7(a) loans. These programs help new business and existing business reach their financial objectives.

In summary the benefits of MRDC programs are as follows.
* Assists with job creation and retention
* Shares risk between the local partner bank and other entities
* Reduces owner injection
* Provides long-term fixed rates
* Provides gap financing.

The MRDC has funds available in the revolving fund, micro enterprise fund, and IRP. For more information contact MRDC staff Maria Bancroft at 573-265-2993 or me at 573-336-2123.

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:

Many thanks to the citizens for turning out in record numbers for the Fort Leonard Wood Listening Session. It was an historic night with all the statewide elected officials, as well as our Congressional delegation, being in attendance. Hopefully, our visitors got the message that our community loves our military neighbors and we offer many positive opportunities for growth in the future.

We say goodbye this month to Gen. Leslie Smith and his wife, Vanedra, and CSM Terrence Murphy. They have been great to work with and the City wishes them the best as they move to their next assignment and the CSM into retirement. We also say goodbye to Mayor George Sanders of St. Robert, as he chose not to run for re-election. George and I have been personal friends for many years and I wish him and Faye many happy years together. Debbie Adkins also, leaves St. Robert after serving many years as the City Clerk. We wish Debbie and Doug a great retirement, also.

And leaving the Waynesville City Council this month are Will Paolicelli and Jim Mathews, as they also, chose not to run for re-election. We thank them for their service and wish them good luck. I have enjoyed working with Will and Jim. Remember that Municipal and School Board elections are April 7th. Be sure and vote.

Several projects are taking shape in the City. We are extremely proud to have installed the Trail of Tears exhibits in Laughlin Park, as part of the National Historic Trail. We plan a dedication ceremony in the next few months. Possibly, when the Cherokee Riders come through as part of their annual "Remember the Removal" ride in June, we will plan a joint affair.

We continue to work on the Dyer Street low water bridge, the Roubidoux Park Stage, the hard surfacing of the walking trail and the Route 66 widening project. Our Street Department has moved into the new Waynesville Municipal Center and we continue to work on remodeling that facility to move our City services there in the near future. The fund raising for the Little Heroes Playground has taken off and we have almost reached the halfway mark. Jim Bales, with the help of Signs in Time, has built some thermometers to show the progress of the fundraising. You can see them around town. Thanks to Jim and Tom, and to Billy Fenton for helping to install them. Everyone should be a part of the Little Heroes Playground.

Remember our City-wide Spring Clean up Day is April 8th. The American Legion Riders are hosting an Easter Egg Hunt in Roubidoux Park on April 4th. Remember to SHOP LOCAL and support your friends and neighbors.

Have a great April!

Luge Hardman
Mayor of Waynesville

Eclectic Originals

March 12, 2015

Cheryl Keeton
225 Historic Route 66 E
Waynesville, MO 65583
(573) 774-3411

Metro Business College

March 24, 2015

Mary Gapsch
1202 East Highway 72
Rolla, MO 65401
(573) 364-8464

New Members

Kaolowi, Bryan
Bryan Kaolowi

The Ishaya Foundation
P.O. Box 534
St. James, MO 65559

Scentsy Family (Scentsy/Velata) - Loretta Mask
Lorettea Mask
20415 Sweetwater Rd.
Waynesville, MO 65583

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 April.

Kids' Harbor Too - 10th
Westside Salon - 10th


Ribbon Cutting for Realty Executives - April 1st at 4:30 p.m. at their new location at 320 Ichord Ave., Ste. X in Waynesville.

Ribbon Cutting for Scentsy Family (Scentsy/Velata) - Loretta Mask - April 2nd at 4 p.m. at the Chamber office, 137 St. Robert Blvd., Ste. B.

Chamber Office Closed - April 3rd in observation of Good Friday.

Chamber Luncheon - April 8th at 11:45 a.m. at Di Trapani's Italian Bistro. Our sponsor will be Security Bank. Please contact the Chamber Office to RSVP before 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 7th.

**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 Fairfield Inn - April 8th at 1:45 p.m. to celebrate their remodel and share their new look at 131 St. Robert Blvd.

Community Forum - April 14th, the Chamber will host a Community Forum 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.

Chamber Four Person Scramble - April 23rd, 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. 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. Registration forms and entry fee payment must be received at the Chamber office by April 14th. Click here for form and flyer.

Tour of Fort Leonard Wood - April 30th, 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. 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 573-336-0221 or email no later than April 24th. For flyer click here.

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The April Newcomer Spotlight Business is:

Fort Leonard Wood Command Orientation
54 bags were handed out in March.

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 - 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



May Newsletter information is due to the Chamber by April 27th.
Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce
137 St. Robert Blvd., Ste. B
St. Robert, MO 65584
fax: 573-336-5472
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