Welcome to the 2015-2016 Chamber Year!
The 2015-2016 Chamber Year began July 1, 2015.
The New Chamber President, Mike Freeman selected "Community
Engagement " as the theme for this year. He announced
the theme at the annual Membership Social. Below is a photo
of the 2015-2016 Chamber Board of Directors showing where
they are engaged within the community.
Membership Social & Bottle Auction
During the Membership Social the Chamber said farewell to
Board Members Carey Heitman, Brad Budolfson, Marsha Mercer,
and Tracy McCord and welcomed Deborah Baker, Josh Deavours,
Alana Hancock, and Janel Rowell. Additionally, the Chamber
thanked Phil Tackett for his time as Chamber President and
welcomed the incoming President Mike Freeman for the 2015-2016
year. This Social also included the Chamber's Bottle Auction.
Chamber Members donated bottles with unknown contents. The
$3,170 raised will fund the Chamber's shop local ad campaign
and Shop Small Business Saturday. The Chamber would like to
thank Hampton Inn for hosting the event, Market Basket for
providing the food, Citizens Mortgage Company for their sponsorship,
and all of the Chamber businesses that donated a bottle for
the auction. To view pictures from the event click here.
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 remaining two Quarterly luncheons for 2015 will take
place on August 12th, and November 18th. 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 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 28, 2015 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, 2015.
Nomination forms are available at the Chamber
office or can be downloaded here
or by clicking on the image below. If you have any questions
contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for a job? Looking for Employees? Then
plan to attend. The Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce
presents the 11th Annual Operation Workforce Job Fair. Interviewing
booths will be available for on-site employee/employer interviews.
This event will take place Thursday, August 27, 2015
at the The ARK Community and Sports Center from 10:00 a.m.
to 2:00 p.m. with set up from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
OPERATION WORKFORCE is a workforce recruitment program promoting
the connection between employees and potential employers.
For more information contact the Chamber office at (573) 336-5121.
Participating Businesses are:
Armed Forces Bank
Fort Wood Hotels
Life Care Center of Waynesville
Metro Business College
Mid Missouri Credit Union
Missouri Ozarks Community Action
Pulaski County Growth Alliance Entrepreneurs
Victor's Crown Christian Counseling
Young Living Essential Oils
Employers will need to fill out the form
and submit it to the Chamber office by August 20th.
part in the Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber fun community event,
The Challenge, scheduled for September 12th in the Waynesville
City Park. Check-in will begin at 8:00 a.m. with Pre-registration
at 8:30 a.m. and the Challenge starts at 9:00 a.m. Participants
will make up teams of two and will race to complete challenges.
The first team to successfully complete all challenges and
cross the finish line will be the event winner.
Pre-Register by August 28th: $20 per person,
$10 for children 12 and under. T-shirts limited to Pre-Registrations
only. Same-day Registration is $25 per person, $12 for children
12 and under. Teams of 2, one person on each team must be
18 or older. Cash Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 teams
to finish the challenge. (1st Place-$75, 2nd Place-$50 and
This is a perfect event for families, co-workers, or other
groups to compete against each other while they enjoy a morning
being outside and active in the Waynesville City Park. The
Challenge will test your physical and mental capability during
a variety of tasks as you attempt to get through the course
made up of separate challenges as fast as possible. The Challenge
is "Amazing Race meets Minute to Win it." Walking
or running, if you choose, will be required to get to different
station locations throughout the park.
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For infomation on sponsoring this event please call 573-336-5121
or email email@example.com.
The Leadership Pulaski County Program applications
were received and processed. Letters of acceptance were mailed
at the end of June. The 2015-2016 class will begin in September.
Limited sponsorships are still available. If you are interested
in contributing to the building of community leaders by becoming
a 2015-2016 Leadership Pulaski County sponsor contact the
Chamber office at 573-336-5121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On August 3rd the Chamber Surprise Patrol visited
two Chamber member businesses to recognize them as the Chamber
Business Showcase member recognition program recipients for
August. The August Business Showcase recipients are Bell's
Extended Stay and Ozark Technical Community College/Waynesville
Education Center. 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 September
to recognize the next recipients.
2015 Community Pride Night
A new school year is almost upon us and with
that comes another season of Tiger Football! No other event
on the Chamber Calendar elicits as much excitement and enthusiasm
as Community Pride Night! This year's celebration will be
held on October 2nd in conjunction with the homecoming festivities,
and like always hotdogs and sodas are provided free of charge
outside the gate.
The Chamber cannot manage this event without your help! Sponsorships
are available for $50 and include your business name on a
sign at the event and in all press releases. With your
sponsorship you may have a booth at the event to promote your
business. We encourage you to get involved with the Chamber
as we take a night to recognize all the Waynesville Tiger
athletes. For more information contact our office at (573)
336-5121 or click here.
Nominations Open for the 2015 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 13, 2015 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: email@example.com.
If you have any questions contact the Chamber
office at 573-336-5121, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
to download the 2015 Citizen of the Year Nomination Form.
2015 - 2016 Sponsorship Opportunities
for information on 2015 - 2016 Sponsorship Opportunities.
For more information on any Chamber event contact the Chamber
office at 573-336-5121 or email
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. Please fill out the form below
with your discount or special offer to indicate that you
are interested in participating in this program.
Local Participant Form
For more information about the Shop Local Key
Tag Program visit www.keepitlocal.biz.
The 2015 -2016 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.