Chamber News

Meet Your Board

Carrie Williamson

Carrie Williamson is an attorney at Smith & Turley, a law firm located in St. Robert that serves Pulaski and Phelps Counties. She is an active Missouri Master Gardener and is currently serving as a member of the Pulaski County Extension Council and on other committees in the Pulaski County area.

After graduating from Waynesville High School in 1988, Carrie attended MU and Stephens College, where she received Bachelors of Science degrees in Animal Science and Equestrian Science. In 2003, Carrie earned a Master in Business Administration from Webster University and in 2010, she received her law degree from the MU School of Law. In 2012, Carrie graduated with the Chamber's first Leadership Pulaski County class.

When she is not working to help her clients address their legal issues, you may find Carrie at work in her garden, volunteering as a Master Gardener and at Chamber activities, or spending time with her family hiking and enjoying the out of doors in some of Missouri's great natural areas.

Carrie is excited by the recent growth and development of the Waynesville-St. Robert area and hopes that, by serving as a member of the Chamber Board, she can contribute to the continued growth and development of our communities.

Community Leadership Awards Banquet - Citizen of the Year Nominees Announced

The Waynesville - St. Robert Area Chamber of Commerce is preparing for its annual Community Leadership Awards Banquet. This memorable event will be held on Friday, February 13, 2015 at the St. Robert Community Center with social hour beginning at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. This event is held to commemorate the hard work and dedication to community exhibited by our area leaders, non-profit organizations and civic groups, as well as announces the Citizen of the Year.

This year four outstanding volunteers have been nominated for Citizen of the Year. The nominees for the 2014 Citizen of the Year are Tim Berrier, Kelly Howley, Chuck Lynn, and Bill O'Neal. This award is intended to recognize individuals not for a particular year of service, but rather to recognize a person who has performed outstanding and dedicated service to the community and/or towards helping others over time in the Waynesville-St. Robert area. Click link for photos and bios.

Thank you to our Sponsor:

Tickets for the Awards Banquet are now available at the Chamber Office. You must have a ticket to attend this event. Tickets will not be available at the door. Deadline to purchase tickets is February 5th. For more information about the Citizen of the Year and the Community Leadership Awards Banquet please contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121 or e-mail

Chamber Quarterly +1 Luncheon

Once per quarter the Chamber will host 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 Quarterly luncheons will take place on February 11th, May 13th, August 12th, and November 18th in 2015. 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 new Quarterly +1 Luncheon or to RSVP contact the Chamber office by calling 573-336-5121 or email

2014 CHOICES Program

The Chamber and Pulaski County Rotary Club hosted a luncheon to thank the sponsors, presenters, and schools for their continued support in making the CHOICES program a success for Pulaski County.


This year's sponsors were Armed Forces Bank, Bank of Iberia, Baymont Inn & Suites, Carey Heitman State Farm Insurance, Citizens Mortgage Company, Columbia College, Daily Guide, Di Trapani's Italian Bistro, Edward Jones, Elite Land Title, Fort Leonard Wood Thrift Shop, Fort Wood Community Spouses Club, Fort Wood Hotels, Kayleen Photography, Laclede Electric Cooperative, Mid Missouri Credit Union, Mid Missouri Motors, Ozarks Technical Community College, Phelps County Regional Medical Center, Pulaski County Sewer District, Rotary Club of Pulaski County, Security Bank, Stryker Orthodontics, and Wal-Mart.


Michelle Beckley Fort Wood Hotels
Rosalind Pride Ozark Technical Community College
Elizabeth Wright Juice Plus
George Heib Free Women's Center
Danny White Rotary Club of Pulaski County
Kate Ward Cross Creek Realty
Cheryl Bohannan Boy Scouts of America
Ollie Jackson Rotary Club of Pulaski County
Don Murray Rotary Club of Pulaski County
Art Connor Ozark Property Inspection Services
Joyce Connor Fort Leonard Wood PAIO
J.P Flores Kayleen Photography
Marianne Ward Waynesville R-VI School District
Melissa Shelden Westside Salon
Russ Dixon Mid Missouri Credit Union
Eric Goser Jones Investment Group
Janel Rowell Fort Wood Hotels
David Lowe David M. Lowe, Attorney at Law

Click here to see pictures from this year's CHOICES program.

2015 Polar Meltdown Chili Cook-off

Fort Wood Hotels by Ehrhardt Properties walked away with the Best of Show Award at the Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce Polar Meltdown Chili Cook-Off held Saturday, January 24th.

The 2015 Polar Meltdown Chili Cook-Off judges were Robert Martin with Buffalo Wild Wings, Chris Landes with Colton's Steakhouse and Grill, and Brandie Fredrick with Vidies Catering.

Awards were given for the following categories:

Participation Ribbons:
"The Fire House" City of St. Robert
"Croaker's Chili Chicks" City of Waynesville
"Luau Kahunas" Free Women's Center of Pulaski County
"Ellie's Kitchen" Pulaski County Republican Club
Victor's Crown Christian Counseling Center

Showmanship Award:
1st Place- Columbia College
2nd Place- "Creatures" Lay Z Day Canoes and Camping
3rd Place- Fort Wood Hotels by Ehrhardt Properties

People's Choice Award:
1st Place- Fort Wood Hotels by Ehrhardt Properties
2nd Place- "Boiling Spring Wave Runners" Boiling Spring Campground
3rd-Place- Bow and Barrel Sportsman Center

Judges' Choice Champion Chili:
1st Place- Fort Wood Hotels by Ehrhardt Properties
2nd Place- Bow and Barrel Sportsman Center
3rd Place- "Fire in the Hole" Mid Missouri Credit Union

Best of Show Award: Fort Wood Hotels by Ehrhardt Properties

The People's Choice Award is awarded to the team that raises the most donations during the event. Event attendees voted for their favorite chili by making cash donations at the team booths. These funds are specifically designated for the Chamber's Right Choice Scholarship. With the money donated this year the Chamber will be able to award four $250 scholarships! The Showmanship and Judges' Choice Champion Chili is decided by the judges and the Best of Show is a combination from the Showmanship and Judges' Choice Champion Chili categories. By winning the Best of Show Award, Fort Wood Hotels by Ehrhardt Properties earned a free entry into next year's event.

The Chamber would like to thank the community for their support as well as all of the event sponsors, teams, and volunteers for making this event a success. For more information on upcoming Chamber of Commerce events visit

Click here to see pictures from the 2015 Chili Cook-off.

What Will Be in Your Basket?

This year the Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce's Annual Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction to be held on Saturday, March 28th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the St. Robert Community Center. 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

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2015 Sponsorship Opportunities

Click here for information on 2015 Sponsorship Opportunities. For more information on any Chamber event contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121 or email

Leadership Pulaski County

The 2014-2015 class of Leadership Pulaski County attended its fourth session on January 8th. The focus on this session was City, County, State, & Federal Government and Economic & Workforce Development. Click here to see pictures from the fifth session. The class looks forward to its February session which will focus on Healthcare, Social Services, Environment, and Public Safety.

If you are interested in contributing to the building of community leaders by becoming a 2015-2016 Leadership Pulaski County Sponsor or would like more information on the program contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121 or email

Chamber Business Showcase

On February 2nd the Chamber Surprise Patrol visited two Chamber member businesses to recognize them as the Chamber Business Showcase member recognition program recipients for February. The February Business Showcase recipients are Signs in Time and Stryker Orthodontics. 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 March 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 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. 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 February is:

Quote: "Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom." Thomas Jefferson

Definition: noun, plural honesties.
The quality or fact of being honest/uprightness and fairness; truthfulness, sincerity, or frankness/freedom from deceit or fraud.

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

Featured Business

Ireland Architects has been involved in the Waynesville-St. Robert area for many years through the Chamber of Commerce, the Tourism Bureau and community events. With family in the area, we feel we understand the unique perspective Pulaski County people have. We supported the community by sending letters when the Fort was considering force reductions because we understand the detrimental impact that would have on the community. Ireland Architects has experience in designing many type of facilities, such as day cares, retail strip centers, medical facilities, restaurants and offices. So next time you are thinking about an addition, renovation or new commercial building, please give us a call at 417-881-3409 and ask for Stephanie, the owner.

Greetings everybody! The Chamber had an extremely busy month in January. In addition to the Ribbon Cuttings and Grand Openings, I attended the Missouri Chamber 2030: "An Agenda to Lead" meeting in Springfield. The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is working on a new initiative aimed at positioning Missouri as a global leader for economic growth. Missouri Chamber President Dan Mehan and Ted Abernathy, who is heading up the Missouri Chamber's work on Missouri 2030, led the discussion of the meeting and provided comparative economic data and results from their recent survey of more than 1000 Missouri employers. They also want to learn about challenges our members face which could be addressed in a collaborative statewide plan.

The Chamber, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Pulaski County, held a Choices program "Thank You" Luncheon to celebrate the completion of our 9th year. CHOICES is an interactive decision-making workshop that empowers teens to achieve academic success in pursuit of their career and life aspirations. A total of 550 students in 28 classes this year were taught by 19 presenters. On the feedback forms this year a student said "I learned I have to work hard for what I want to do and believe in myself." and a teacher said "CHOICES brings a real world voice to what educators say!" This luncheon is a way for us to thank our sponsors and presenters that make this program a success.

The Polar Meltdown Chili Cook-off was another great success and will allow the Chamber to again fund scholarships for High School Seniors as they start their next adventure whether that is attending college, a vocational school, or entering the work force.

Volunteers are truly the life blood of this community. Each time you give of your time, you are making a difference in someone's life and making this a better place to live. Thank you for all that you do and know that you are making a difference.

The Community Leadership Banquet will be on February 13, 2015. The Banquet is a great event, which allows our Community to say thank you for the hard work and dedication that our volunteers' demonstrate on a daily basis. Our Community has a Can-Do attitude that is unique. We continually bond together on all tasks and strive to make our area a better place to live.

The Fort Leonard Wood Community Listening Session is scheduled for March 2nd at 5:30 p.m. in Nutter Field House. The listening session is an opportunity for the local community to provide public input to the Finding to No Significant Impact for the Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Army 2020 Force Structure Realignment. This is a chance for the public to share their thoughts and concerns on the potential force reductions with Army leaders and subject-matter experts.

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

Phil Tackett

Chamber Chatter

The Polar Meltdown Chili Cook-off was another year of fun and success. The weather was unseasonably warm but we were grateful for those that came out to support this event. We also raised enough in the People's Choice award to present four scholarships this year to high school seniors.

Next on the calendar is the Community Leadership Awards Banquet. We have a hard working group of nominees this year for Citizen of the Year. Plan to attend to hear what they have given to our community and who this year's winner will be. There are also several other awards presented during the event as well as honoring all of our community leaders for all they do.

Have you scheduled your Chamber Ribbon Cutting? If you are a new member and would like a Ribbon Cutting give the Chamber a call. Ribbon Cuttings help bring Chamber members to your business and provides you with media coverage. If you have decided not to hold a Ribbon Cutting let us know so we can provide you with your Chamber Membership Plaque that can be displayed at your business.

We would like to thank the members that have made the commitment to sponsor our events in 2015. If you have not already done so please show your support for the Chamber by faxing us your signed sponsorship form and helping to make our events successful. We are currently preparing for our upcoming fundraiser the Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction. We will be calling all those that have not filled out a sponsorship form and asking for your help.

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

Cecilia Murray, IOM
Executive Director

President's Message

Beth Bellerby

Hello Chamber Members! My name is Beth Bellerby and I am a recent inductee to the Ambassador's Club. I am the Executive Assistant with the Military Police Regimental Association (MPRA) headquartered on Fort Leonard Wood. Check us out on I attended Morehead State University in Morehead, KY and graduated in May 2005 with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a focus in Management. Upon graduation I was "transplanted" to the Fort Leonard Wood area in May 2005. Officially Pulaski County became home for my daughter, Haylie, and I in November 2008 and have been here ever since. I began getting involved with the Chamber in late 2012 with the MPRA as a business member of the Chamber and was blessed to be a class member of Leadership Pulaski County Class 2. I have also taken part on the Government & Military Affairs Committee and always looking for innovative ways to continue to help share the great work the Chamber does in Pulaski County. I am very proud to be a recent member of the Ambassador's Club and look forward to this opportunity to get to know you, our members, as individuals and as businesses, and continue to help the Chamber blossom!

Tourism Notes

The Pulaski County Tourism Bureau would like to announce the 2015 Board of Directors:

Rick Morris; Board President
Ursula Lebioda; Vice President
Betsy Thomson; Treasurer
Leon Saxon; Secretary

We would like to also welcome new board member Shawn Cordry as the Waynesville-St Robert Chamber Representative, which was previously held by Marcia Mercer. Returning board members for three year terms are Gayle Helms-Outfitters and Rick Morris-Hotelier.

Additional members serving include; Roger Graves; Dixon Chamber of Commerce, Ronnie Layman; Crocker Chamber of Commerce, Ursula Lebioda - Restaurant, Janel Rowel - Waynesville-St Robert Chamber of Commerce, Leon Saxon; Restaurant, DawnElyn Schneider; Richland Chamber of Commerce Molly Maxwell-Stribling - Hotelier, and Betsy Thomson - Business Interest.

The Bureau is excited for the upcoming marketing plan for 2015. Which is incorporating several new campaigns such as Content Marketing, Geo-targeting and Banner Rich Media. Pulaski County will play host to several large events with the First Annual JROTC Invitational Drill Meet March 14th, the Square Dance Club Mid West Regional's May 29-31st, National Speleological Convention aka #NSS2015 the week of July 13-17th. Widows Sons Grand Gathering September 3rd-7th and the fall bringing several military reunions to the area. There are several other group events that are being worked on by various individuals so keep your eyes and ears open for those announcements! We are also looking forward to the Fireball Run Episodes which will be released in early summer, with a local premier being planned.
2014 saw a dip in the overall guest tax revenue thru November Many factors contribute to this, change in travel, decrease in graduations, fluctuations in nightly room rate and the new tiered per diem rates. As I analyze the data reported through Nov we are down 5.82% compared to 2013, but up just over 1% from projected budget. Analyzing the cabin, vacation home, bed and breakfast, and RV rentals we are actually up 18% much which was due to new accommodations when analyzing apples to apples there was an increase in the segment of 1.90%. October was the one month in which an increase over the previous year occurred primarily due to multiple military reunions that were in the area throughout that time period. Room nights exempt from the guest tax (91 day consecutive night stay in a calendar quarter) are down 4% over 2013.

The Bureau recently hosted the American Bus Association Route 66 Familiarization Tour. This tour was for group tour planners that devise trips and sell to their clients. They had a wonderful time visiting Pulaski County enjoying a relaxing presentation and lunch at Cellar 66 and a "taste" of the Route 66 Step on Guided Tour that Terry Primas conducts. Within this group we had several that had an interest in booking a trip to our area for specific activities, as well as adding on a stop for their group as they travel through the area.

As with any business, Pulaski County Tourism Bureau; your destination marketing agency has a business and marketing plan. For a full listing of our planned advertising placements visit our Partner section of Our marketing plan includes print, direct marketing, tradeshow participation, internet (in various forms), radio, cable and billboard campaigns targeted state-wide, regionally, nationally and internationally and targeted to specific interests. Redesign of the Good Times Guide and completion of the People with Disabilities guide.

Katie will be contacting area businesses for updated information for the Guest Resource Guide which are available in our lodging partners establishments and is in process of distributing the 201 Official Visitors Guide to Center's across the state and to our local partners.

The 2015 Cooperative Marketing Grant program has started off strong this year with 9 event planners already submitting their applications for funding. I project that the funding will be promised by the end of March at the rate applications have been coming in. Please remember that the Bureau does promote events within our marketing plan and as long as we know about the event in plenty of time we will incorporate promotion of large events into what we are already doing; radio, print, pay-per-click, social media and other programs. Our grant application, guidelines and reimbursement forms are available online in the partners section of our website,, or you may call our staff at 573-336-6355 if you need assistance. This grant program is designed to help you market your Pulaski County event to bring visitors to our area and assists those organizations with advertising costs for flyers, print, radio and cable advertising.

I had someone ask me the other day, how does tourism do all of this marketing? The answer; we are able to do this through a 3% Guest Tax that is collected from visitors that overnight in our hotels and other accommodations throughout the county. This money is used for our marketing campaigns, to service the visitors and run a state-of-the-art Visitors Center. The more focus we give to increasing over nights (be it strong events, leisure vacations, motor coach, conventions, reunions), the more this drives our revenue to continue and build upon our marketing placements.

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

In April 2013 I filed an application for a Spec Building to be built in the new Waynesville Industrial Park. The application was to utilize a Community Development Block Grant from the Missouri Department of Economic Development. In July 2013 I received notification that the application was accepted with certain conditions to be met. The first hurdle was an environmental review of the property. This was a process that took 12 months to complete. The City of Waynesville Staff did this task and satisfied the requirements that the State and Federal Governments impose on doing projects.

This report represents two reams of paper. The use of this project requires three entities, a municipally, a non for profit organization, and financial institutions. The program is a 1% loan for 60 months. The loan amount is $841,500 and is to be paid when a tenant is secured for the facility. The spec building will be a shell building 20,000 sq.ft, with 22 ft ceiling height. The building will be built to expand to 40,000 sq.ft. We are very close to final acceptance. We have had great participation by our lending institutions and the Waynesville City Council. We have 5 local banks that will be providing financial letters of credit for this project. I think it is possible construction will be done this year.

Last year the Missouri Partnership had 33 project searches, 20 searches were for existing buildings, 4 searches were for buildings and sites, and 2 searches were for spec buildings.

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 begin a new year, the City wishes you all the best in the days ahead. It was a busy Council this month, as we voted to retain the services of Zeigenbein Sanitation for another year, including an effort to improve our recycling here in Pulaski County.

I want to compliment our citizens for their reaction to the electrical outage earlier in the month. We received not one complaint, and in fact, received countless complimentary comments concerning our workers and their efforts to restore power in the cold of -3 degrees. I am very proud of our City workers and even more proud of our citizens for being understanding and caring.

The City will host a special Public Meeting concerning Mitchell Creek and flood mitigation topics on February 5th, at 5:30 pm at City Hall. All are welcome and encouraged to attend to hear this update. The City recently received permission from the Corps of Engineers to do gravel and debris removal in the creek bed.

2015 is shaping up to be another very eventful year for the City of Waynesville. We discussed our goals for the coming year at this month's Council and I will review just a few of them with you. The City of Waynesville will be:

* moving ahead with the construction of a speculative building in the Waynesville Industrial Park
* updating our Comprehensive Plan for the City with the Planning and Zoning Commission
* beginning the process of moving our Street Department and City Hall into the new Municipal Center
* encouraging citizens to utilize the Code Red, an automatic notification system
* completing the Roubidoux Park Stage
* continuing the fundraising for the Little Heroes Playground Project
* planning an additional bathroom near the Spray Park
* moving our baseball fields to higher ground and converting the present fields to soccer fields
* completing the Trail of Tears exhibit in Laughlin Park
* completing the hard surfacing of the Roubidoux Walking Trail
* purchasing a modular bathroom facility for the RV Park
* completing a fuel system grant at the Waynesville-St. Robert Regional Airport
* beginning an update on the Airport Master Plan
* reviewing and updating Animal Control Ordinances
* installing an exercise yard at the Animal Shelter
* continuing aggressive enforcement of local laws
* designating a detective for our Police Department
* continuing the MoDOT project of widening Route 66 to T Highway
* beginning a sidewalk project on G. W. Lane Street with a partnership with the School System
* installing new automatic meter readers in Hunter's Point and areas in West Waynesville
* planning an alternate route to the High School
* working on storm water issues in Mitchell Creek and other critical areas
* beginning the planning of the extension and connection of Risky Road to Discovery Lane
* continuing the interconnection of our electric feeder lines
* completing the electric extension off T Highway
* installing a computerized monitoring system in our water wells and towers
* installing more fire hydrants
* adding a new valve system in Pioneer Ridge to increase the water pressure there
* re-lining of the Sunset Water Tower
and even more. It will be a very busy year in Waynesville, as we continue to make improvements to our City infrastructure.

The City of Waynesville joins the community is saying "thanks" to Coach Rick Vernon for his many years of coaching, teaching and counseling the students of Waynesville. We wish him all the best in his retirement.

Once again, I remind you to SHOP LOCAL! Shopping local makes these improvements possible. Happy New Year!

From the banks of the Roubidoux,

Luge Hardman
Mayor of Waynesville

St. Robert City Hall will close February 16th in observance of President's Day.

6th Annual Outdoor Sportsman Show
The City of St. Robert invites you to our 6th Annual Outdoor Sportsman Show coming up at the end of February! The event will be held at the St. Robert Community Center located at 114 JH Williamson Jr. Drive. The event dates and times are as follows:

Friday, February 20th from 5:00 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 21st from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Vendors will be present to promote their outdoor sports, activities and businesses such as scuba diving, hiking, hunting, fishing, ATV's, camping, clubs/organizations and much more. There will be an onsite concession stand and door prizes will be given out throughout the event!
This event is always fun and we hope to have a record turnout this year. Every year our Outdoor Sportsman Show has grown in attendance, vendors and door prizes and that would not be possible without the support from our local community! We are still in the process of signing up vendors so if you would like to promote your outdoor activity/business please contact Parks Facility Clerk, Lisa Lane or Lisa Reinhard at or call 573-451-2625.

I-44 Pedestrian Bridge
As we near completion on the Pedestrian Bridge there are only a few items left to complete. The largest item is the lighting. The lighting is set to arrive in mid-March. The City had several options and decided to go with LED lighting on the bridge as well as the sidewalk to the north of the bridge. Last week we had a Substantial Completion Walk-Through with MoDOT and the contractor which went very well with only a few items of concern that the contractor will address.

In the upcoming months, a few things that will be going on, before the anticipated completion date of April 3rd and before the City takes possession of the bridge, are lighting of the bridge and sidewalk, some landscaping and the cross walk markings. We will post the opening as we get closer to completion.

St Robert Winter Golf League
. Play 10 nine-hole rounds from October 1, 2014 - April 1, 2014
. Play whenever you can
. League scorecards are yellow and are available in the club house or honor box
. Please place scorecards in honor box when round is complete
. $10 for each 9-hole round for adults, $8 per each 9-hole round for juniors under 16
. Prizes for low average, low score, coldest round, etc.
. Awards banquet and scramble to be held in April 2015
For more information, please contact
573-451-2625 or visit us on Facebook

Transfer Station
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.

On March 6, the City of St. Robert will hold its Annual Business Appreciation Breakfast at the St. Robert Community Center.

Real Estate Maintenance Management Services - REMMS

January 12, 2015

John Masters
(573) 639-2529

Public House Brewing Company: St. James

January 22, 2015

Josh Goodridge and Josh Stacy
551 State Route B
St. James, MO 6559
(573) 261-3333

DA Spot Fashions, LLC. - New Location

January 26, 2015

Rose Cohan
946 Missouri Ave. Ste. 6
St.Robert, MO 65584
(573) 451-2149

Navy Federal Credit Union - New Location

January 27, 2015

Mark Wright
332 Marshall Dr. Ste. F
St. Robert, MO 65584
(573) 336-4879

New Members

Public House Brewing Company: St. James
Josh Goodridge and Josh Stacy
551 State Route B
St. James, MO 65559
(573) 261-3333

Special Olympics Missouri
Tracy Davis
2945 S. Brentwood Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63144
(314) 961-7755

St. Robert Fitness
Kevin & Crystal Wass
530 Marshall Dr., Ste. A
St. Robert, MO 65584
(573) 336-1979

Dixon Nursing & Rehab
Theresa Lasher
403 E. 10th St.
Dixon, MO 65459
(573) 759-2135
(573) 759-2600

Tre' Spa and Salon
Catherine Johnson
24530 Southside Rd. Ste. C
Waynesville, MO 65583
(573) 774-3411

Chemical Corps Regimental Association
Johanna Nard
495 S. Dakota Ave., Bldg 1607
Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473
(573) 329-0600

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 February.

Beasley's Heating & Cooling - 25th


Ribbon Cutting for Tre' Spa and Salon - February 6th at 11 a.m. at 24530 Southside Rd., Ste. C in Waynesville.

Ribbon Cutting for Girl Adored - February 7th at 1 p.m. at 881 Old Route 66, Ste. 2-E in St. Robert.

Chamber Quarterly +1 Luncheon - February 11th at 11:30 a.m. at the Greater Community Fellowship Hall. Our sponsor will be Ireland Architects. Please contact the Chamber Office to RSVP before 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 10th.

**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.

Community Leadership Awards Banquet - February 13th, at the St. Robert Community Center with social hour beginning at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. This event is held to commemorate the hard work and dedication to community exhibited by our area leaders, non-profit organizations and civic groups, as well as announces the Citizen of the Year. You must have a ticket to attend this event. Tickets for the Awards Banquet are now available at the Chamber Office. Tickets will not be available at the door. Deadline to purchase tickets is February 5th.

Chamber Office Closed - February 16th in observance of President's Day.

View the complete monthly calendar

The February Newcomer Spotlight Business is:

Fort Leonard Wood Command Orientation
45 bags were handed out in January.

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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Flier; PDF format
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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


March Newsletter information is due to the Chamber by February 25th.
Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce
137 St. Robert Blvd., Ste. B
St. Robert, MO 65584
fax: 573-336-5472
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