Meet Your Board
Carey Heitman represents State Farm Policyholders for Pulaski
County and surrounding area. Carey began his career with State
Farm Insurance Companies in 1999 and has been a State Farm
Agent since 2004.
Carey has been a Member of the Pulaski County Chamber of
Commerce since 2004. He supports various committees and organizations
in the Pulaski and Phelps county area.
After Graduating from Rolla High School, Carey attended the
University of Missouri Columbia, where he played college golf
and graduated with a Bachelor of Science. He then received
his secondary education from the American College in Pennsylvania,
where he received his Chartered Financial Consultant designation.
In addition to his insurance and financial service duties
for State Farm and his clients, Carey also runs a small farm
in Pulaski County. When he is not working to help his customers
manage their risks and recover from the unexpected, you will
find him playing golf, fishing, or hunting.
Carey is proud to be an influence for the flourishing Pulaski
county area and is honored to serve the community and its
local businesses. He looks forward to being on the Chamber
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. 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 5th. 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.
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 by clicking here.
Leadership Awards Banquet
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.
Tickets will be available at the Chamber office. For more
information about the Citizen of the Year and the Community
Leadership Awards Banquet contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
Mark Your Calendars! 2015 Chamber Calendar
For more information about any of the upcoming Chamber events
click on the name of the event or contact the Chamber office.
January 24th Polar
Meltdown Chili Cook-off (St. Robert Community Center)
from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Community Leadership Awards Banquet (St. Robert Community
Center) at 5:30 p.m.
March 28th Taste
of Pulaski County and Basket Auction (St. Robert Community
Center) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m..
April 14th Community
Forum (High School Library) at 6:30 p.m.
April 23rd Golf
Tournament (Fort Leonard Wood Piney Valley) with a shotgun
start at 10 a.m.
April 30th Tour
of Fort Leonard Wood from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m
May 27th Eggs
& Issues Lunch (Hampton Inn) at 11:30 a.m.
July 30th Membership
Social (Hampton Inn) at 6 p.m.
August 17th to August 21st Chamber Volunteer Week
August 21st Chamber Volunteer Luncheon and Pictures
(Hampton Inn) at 11:30 a.m.
August 27th Operation
Workforce Job Fair (The ARK Community and Sports Center)
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
September 12th The
Challenge (Waynesville City Park) Time TBA
October 3rd Frog
Race (Frogtober Fest in Waynesville) 1 p.m.
October date TBA Community
Pride Night (Waynesville High School Homecoming Football
Game) 5 p.m.
November 11th Veterans'
Day Ceremony & Parade (St. Robert) 11 a.m.
November 28th Shop
Small Business Saturday
September to November CHOICES
September to February Leadership
2015 Sponsorship Opportunities
for information on 2015 Sponsorship Opportunities. For more
information on any Chamber event contact the Chamber office
at 573-336-5121 or email
The 2014-2015 class of Leadership Pulaski County
attended its fourth session on December 11th. The focus on
this session was Volunteerism and Community Service. The Class
will be volunteered at Life Care Center Waynesville and helped
with the Snack in a Pack Program. Click here
to see pictures from the fourth session. The class looks forward
to its January session which will focus on City, County, State,
and Federal Government & Workforce Development.
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
On January 2nd the Chamber Surprise Patrol visited
two Chamber member businesses to recognize them as the Chamber
Business Showcase member recognition program recipients for
January. The January Business Showcase recipients are Lamb's
Donuts and Post Realty and Associates. 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 February 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
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.
The character word for January is:
"Nothing can stop the man with the right
mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth
can help the man with the wrong mental attitude." ~Thomas
Definition: Attitude; noun meaning a settled
way of thinking or feeling about someone or something, typically
one that is reflected in a person's behavior.
What does attitude mean
to you, your business, and the community?