The 2015-2016 class of Leadership Pulaski County
met for the first time in September. The class began with
a welcome and orientation dinner followed by a day on Fort
Leonard Wood. View photos from the welcome
dinner and first
session. The Leadership Pulaski County class will meet
once a month for six months. Each monthly session will focus
on a different aspect of Pulaski County as well as the individual
leadership skills, roles, and opportunities each participant
can utilize to contribute to the growth of the community.
The class looks forward to its second session in October which
will focus on history and tourism.
If you are interested in contributing to the
building of community leaders by becoming a 2015-2016 Leadership
Pulaski County Supporter or would like more information on
the program contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121 or
Chamber Luncheon Sponsorship Lottery
In order to provide our membership with an equal opportunity
to host a monthly luncheon, the Chamber will hold a lottery
drawing each November to determine the following year's sponsors.
To be entered into the lottery business
names and contact information must be sent into the Chamber
no later than October 30, 2015. At the November
luncheon on the 18th 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.
For more information contact the office at 573-336-5121.
To add your name to the list please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"In Your Honor" Veteran's Day Parade
Waynesville-St. Robert Area Chamber of Commerce and the cities
of Waynesville and St. Robert invite you to participate in
the 2015 Veterans' Day Parade and Ceremony on Wednesday, November
11th beginning at 11 a.m.
The parade will line up in the St. Robert Municipal Center
parking lot. The parade will officially step off following
the ceremony at 11:30 a.m., and will go from the Municipal
Center, turn right onto Missouri Avenue, turn left onto Old
Rt. 66, turn around at Citizens Mortgage Company, and end
at the St. Robert Community Center. Missouri Ave and Old Route
66 will be closed from 11:30 a.m. to approximately 1:30 p.m.
It is recommended that commuters find alternate routes.
The drop-off location for the parade will be the Paul's Furniture
Outlet parking lot. Drop-offs will not be allowed at the St.
Robert Municipal Center. If you have more than one vehicle
in the parade you must arrive to the line-up together to be
in the parade together. Line-up will be between 9:30 a.m.
and 10:30 a.m. We encourage participants to attend the ceremony
which will be held before the parade starts. The parade may
be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.
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 email@example.com.
The deadline for parade entry registration
is Wednesday, October 30th by 5:00 p.m. The parade
may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.
Promote Your Business to the Ladies at Fort
The Waynesville-St. Robert Area Chamber of Commerce
will host the Fort Wood Community Spouses Club (FWCSC) community
caravan on November 6th.
The Chamber is collecting items, such as coupons, fliers,
or small gifts, to put together a goody bag for each of the
ladies. The Chamber is also collecting door prizes to be given
during the event. This is a great opportunity to showcase
your business. If you are interested in contributing to the
goody bags or would like to donate a door prize please drop
them off to the Chamber by 5:00 p.m. on October 31st.
If you have any questions please call the Chamber office at
573-336-5121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Fireball Run Team 10 - Pulaski Pride Sponsors
Team 10, Cecilia Murray and Representative Steve
Lynch traveled down the east coast promoting Pulaski County's
economic development and tourism while competing in a live-sized
trivia game and helping to find Allyson Corrales, a missing
child from Kansas City. Our own Pulaski Pride team came in
at tenth place overall and third in the Sports Car Class.
The team could not have done it without the
support of the community and great sponsors. Team 10 and the
Chamber thanks you!
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
the month. The October Business Showcase recipients are Sanman's
Car Care and AireServ of Mid Missouri. 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.
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.
"Walker Real Estate Experts was honored
to be voted "Best of the Best Real Estate Agency 2015"
by the Daily Guide.
Walker Real Estate Experts employ a unique
business model that has all employees specializing in one
particular aspect of real estate in the Fort Leonard Wood,
Rolla and Lebanon communities. This fosters unparalleled
service as each step of the real estate process is guided
by a true expert.
What makes Walker Real Estate Experts unique is that all
of our team members are retired military members, military
spouses or children of military families. We know the meaning
of home is where the military sends you, and we can help
you make the transition as stress-free as possible."
Welcome to the October newsletter. The autumn
weather brings the beautiful colors of fall. I encourage
you to get out and enjoy this wonderful season. While you're
out, stop at one the fine chamber member restaurants and
savor the excellent food. Our community is blessed with
a variety of excellent choices for dining. Have you heard
the "buzz" in the air? Fireball Run Team 10 blasted
off! They traveled the east coast promoting Pulaski counties
Route 66 and our great Waynesville-St. Robert-Ft. Leonard
On another note, the September Chamber "networking"
lunch was a huge success!!! We have heard some great comments
from many of our members who loved the opportunity to network
with others and share what their business offers. The feedback
was so positive that the board approved having this event
4 times per year! I encourage you to attend these lunches
and share your information with other chamber members. Your
chamber strives to offer community opportunities so your
business can be "engaged" with others.
That's your Chamber at work. Community Engaged
for your benefit.
"It's not what the Chamber does for
me, but what you do with the Chamber."
you receive this Fireball Run will be over for Steve and
I. Team 10 Pulaski Pride appreciates all the community support
as we shared how wonderful our community is as we traveled
down the East Coast. There is a GoFundMe account set up
so you can help us cover the cost of this epic adventure.
Lastly, we are asking for donations to help us with our
October Luncheon Auction to raise funds.
October is always a busy month as we continue
to present the Choices program to all the 8th graders in
Pulaski County. The events kicked off on October 2nd with
the Community Pride Night at the Waynesville High School
Homecoming football game. We celebrated a black and orange
pride day with the Homecoming Parade that afternoon. Then
everyone joined us for a tailgate party like never before
where we handed out 1,500 free hot dogs! The next day was
the Frog Race on October 3rd during Frogtober Fest at the
Waynesville City Park. Adopted frogs had been in training
and were prepared for the race to win cash.
Chamber is starting to work on our 2016 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.
If you have any questions or concerns please
give me a call at 573-336-5121.
Cecilia Murray, IOM
we move into fall, this is the perfect time to experience
tourism in your own back yard with a scenic drive or a day
at one of our fall harvest farms and festivals.
Did you know Pulaski offers 5 area farms all offering different
experiences from petting zoos, educational opportunities to
learn about antique tractors or milking processes. Adults
and children alike enjoy the various games offered from pumpkin
catapult, pumping bowling, corn box, corn mazes, duck races,
zip-line and taking a hayride out to the patch to find that
perfect pumpkin to carve and place on your porch.
There are plenty of haunts in Pulaski County too! Check out
the Lazy Day Haunted River Float, the frightful Haunted Hill
or the COPS Paranormal Investigations at the Talbot House,
every weekend in October.
Fall festivals and special events range from Spooktacular
Walking Trail in Richland, the Halloween Bash at the Shrine
Park, Kelly Miller Circus to benefit the Waynesville Little
Hero's Park, Route 66 Ocktoberfest, Zombie Run 5K, Ken Mellon
- Jukebox Junkie and Sammy Sadler - Tell It Like It Is will
be featured at The Barn in Dixon, and that is not all...check
out the details of area events on PulaskiCountyUSA.com
A few of the marketing projects that the Bureau is working
on: we freshen up our billboards along Hwy 63 N in Calloway
County and Hwy 65 in the Springfield Market. Working on the
scripts for the 2 Brand USA videos and we will be hosting
the crew the first week in October to shoot the destination
video and a Route 66 segment for a video we have partnered
with Springfield and Joplin. Released our fall geo-targeting
campaign which features a fall get-away quiz and contest in
the Oklahoma market. Work has begun on the 2016 Visitors Guide.
And we attended the Missouri Outdoor Communicator's Conference,
which we won the bid last year to host this conference in
fall of 2016.
The Bureau has hosted several groups to the area ranging
from several different military reunions, the Czech Republic
Route 66 Association, the Route 66 Association of Missouri
for a 2 night event, and a bank travel club. Speaking engagements
included presentations to the Route 66 Association of Missouri
Motor Tour and the Fort Leonard Wood Spouses Club.
Several regional meeting were attended; the first general
membership meeting for Naturally Meramec an agritourism network,
Emerging Markets , a Route 66 Caucus with Missouri legislators.
and the Missouri Travel Council Crisis Workshop.
The Bureau is also excited for the formation of the new Roubidoux
Grotto, watch their Facebook page for upcoming meetings and
To connect with the Bureau and staff visit PulaskiCountyUSA.com.
You will find the Bureau promotional Facebook Page and don't
forget to subscribe to the blog which features a weekly event
listing and interesting information of things to do and historic
information. You may also connect with Beth, Karen and Laura
on our professional pages which offer up tidbits on marketing,
groups and events.
Making it a great day
Beth Wiles, CDME
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
am starting this article writing about the Waynesville Motor
Vehicle and License Office. The Pulaski County Growth Alliance
obtained the contract management rights November 2009 to operate
the DMV and renewed a contract April 2014 to April 2018. We
are fortunate to have a wonderful facility to do motor vehicle
and license business. This facility was built for a motor
vehicle license operation. We had the facility built with
customer service and a pleasant atmosphere in mind. I know
DMV's have a reputation for being unpleasant! The Waynesville
office is known for great customer service statewide. It is
not only our facility that is great, but we have excellent
employees who serve the public.
We will have some changes in personnel effective October
1, 2015. Amanda Rule our office manager has accepted a position
with the State of Missouri. Amanda has done an outstanding
job for Pulaski County and we wish her well in her new position.
We are pleased to announce that Victoria Sharpensteen is being
promoted to the office manager position. Victoria has over
four years experience in motor vehicle and licensing operations.
We are also, pleased that Paula Daniels a former DMV employee
is joining the staff. Other staff members are: Donna Foster,
Beverly Comte, Kayla Taylor, and Deborah Voiles.
The Waynesville Motor Vehicle and License Office are open
8:00 AM to 5 PM daily Monday thru Friday. The office is also
open the last Saturday of the month from 8 AM to Noon. If
you have questions about your transactions please call 573-774-8400,
I have written several times about the importance of having
available buildings for business and industry. The project
to build a spec building for the Waynesville Industrial Park
has hired Ireland Architect's to design and assist in the
construction of an Industrial Building. We are hopeful bids
for contractors will be completed in October and construction
started this fall.
137 St. Robert Blvd. Suite B
St. Robert, MO 65584
the Banks of the Roubidoux!
This month has turned into another busy one. The tire
recycling project turned into a huge job for the City's
workers. It was to be a one day job for the City and it
became a week. I want to publicly thank them for their hard
work. Everyone chipped in and gave time to the project.
We expected maybe 5000 tires and instead, 10,000 showed
up. We were surprised with the number and I am told that
it took twelve semi trucks to haul them away. A good project,
but we weren't prepared for the numbers. Betty Atterberry
had received a grant from DNR and asked us to be a sponsor
and help with the removal. This was a good community project
and removed thousands of tires, that in many cases, would
have ended up in the rivers and woods.
We are busy working on the budget for next year and I
always enjoy it. I know that sounds strange, but it is interesting
to hear each supervisor talk about their plans and projects
for the next year and then prioritize them all. Last year,
the budget was $17.9 million. This year it appears to be
less, as we have finished several big projects. Projects
to look for in the coming year are: the Dyer Street Bridge,
the new Farmer's Market pavilion, major work on G. W. Lane
Street, the building of a spec building in the Industrial
Park, the beginning of the Little Heroes Playground, the
Route 66 widening work and the completion of the new City
Hall. It will be a tight budget with so many important projects
to fund, but we will make it work. City and state governments
are governed by laws that must be followed. For example,
we must balance our budgets. We also, are limited as to
the amount of debt service we can carry. These are both
good rules for local governments. The budget process is
a great way to determine goals and objectives and carry
through with them.
The project to remove the Roubidoux Lift Station from
the creek bed began in earnest this month. This iconic feature
of the downtown area near the bridge has become a huge environmental
problem over the years. With the help of a FEMA grant, the
sewer lift station will be moved onto North Street, out
of the way of flood waters. We plan to complete this before
the end of the year. Another project from the flood event
will be the demolition of our street department buildings
at the RV Park. We plan to construct a pavilion on that
site for the Pulaski County Farmer's Market. There will
be a bathroom facility and ample parking for them.
The City is sponsoring the Kelly Miller Circus on October
14th. There will be two shows, 4:30 and 7:30 in the Roubidoux
Park. Advanced ticket sales will benefit the Little Heroes
Playground. Tickets will be pre-sold and we expect to sell
out both shows. You may purchase tickets at the City Hall,
the I Bank and Security Bank. Advanced prices are $12 for
adults and $6 for children. Kelly Miller Circus features
animal acts, trapeze acts and clown performances. Please
purchase your tickets and help us spread the word. See you
at the Circus!
Oktoberfest on the Square is October 17. The local churches
will host Pumpkin Fest in the Roubidoux Park, October 31.
Enjoy the activities this month and remember to shop local!
From the Banks of the Roubidoux!
Mayor of Waynesville
The City Of St Robert Will Host the Annual Halloween in the
This annual event will occur on October 23rd, 2015 from 6P.M.
- 9P.M. at the St. Robert Community Center.
Halloween in the Park is coming up and we hope to see you
there. We offer a night of spooktacular family fun for all
ages. The fun will include hayrides, costume contests, games,
bonfire, candy, and free food. If you or your business would
like to donate or would like more information on this event,
please contact our offices at (573) 451-3343. This event is
made possible with the help of our community!
Veterans Day Parade
On November 11th, St. Robert will be hosting the Veterans
Day Parade. St. Robert and Waynesville alternate hosting the
parade. The parade will start at the St. Robert Municipal
Center parking lot. Ceremony starts at 11 a.m. and the parade
will follow at 11:40 a.m.
WSR Youth Sports Program
Registration begins in October for the following sports: Basketball,
Volleyball, and Cheerleading. You can register your child/children
at the Tiger Typhoon Aquatic Center. For more information
on our sports program, please call 573-451-2000 ext. 1129.
Shop with a Cop
We are currently requesting donations to support the children
of our community. Any donations can be dropped off at the
St. Robert Police Department or at City Hall. Shop with a
Cop will take place December 19th, 2015. More information
will be provided closer to the day of the event. Thank you!
Young Living - Oils for U & Pets 2
September 3, 2015
3 Bars Performance Home of CrossFit 1064
September 10, 2015
Combate Xtreme MMA Academy, LLC.
September 15, 2015
Aaron's Sales & Leasing Re-Grand Opening
September 25, 2015
Veterans United Home Loans - Fort Leonard
October 1, 2015
Combate Xtreme MMA Academy, LLC.
104 Ashley May Ln.
Waynesville, MO 65583
500 GW Lane
Waynesville, MO 65583
Compass Health - Pathways
1800 Community Drive
Clinton, MO 64735
Victorian Place of Vienna by Americare
112 Parkway Rd.
Vienna, MO 65582
95 Ichord Ave.
Waynesville, MO 65583
Mission Outpost Outdoor Outfitters, LLC.
14400 Hwy Z
St. Robert, MO 65584
Boost Mobile by Wireless Four
690 Missouri Ave., Ste. 9
St. Robert, MO 65584
Waynesville Youth Football (WYF)
P.O. Box 4052
Waynesville, MO 65583
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
Free Women's Center of Pulaski County - 5th
Hoppers Pub - 5th
Howard Johnson - 5th
Kwik Kar Automotive - 5th
Sunny 104.5 / Mid Missouri Media, Inc. - 5th
Ribbon Cutting for Vivid Impressions Photography, LLC.
- October 7th at 5:30 p.m. at 12967 Hwy 17 in Plato.
Young Professionals Conference - Saturday, October
17, 2015 at Ozarks Technical Community College - Waynesville
Campus. Check-In begins at 8:30am and program will begin
at 9:00am. Space is limited to 30 participants which includes
high school students, college students, and young adults
currently in the workforce. SPACES STILL AVAILABLE! The
registration form is available here.
There is NO cost for the participants. Contact Kate at email@example.com
or 573-336-5121 for more information.
Ribbon Cutting for Mid Missouri Women Veterans Post
1783 - October 31st at 2:30 p.m. at Price Cutter Restaurant
the complete monthly calendar
The October Newcomer Spotlight Business is:
Fort Leonard Wood
111bags were handed out in September.
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!
Banner Ad; Top of the Page Exclusive
$300 (for six months)
$500 (for twelve months)
Side Bar Banner Ad
$200 (for six months)
$350 (for twelve months)
Flier; PDF format
$50 (a month)
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Chamber Board of Directors:
PRESIDENT - Mike Freeman
VICE PRESIDENT - Phil Tackett
TREASURER - Janel Rowell
Carrie Williamson, Dr. Chris Berger, Melissa Shelden, Shawn
Cordry, Josh Deavours, Alana Hancock, and Deborah Baker
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - Cecilia Murray
OFFICE MANAGER - Leanna Weathers
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - Lisa Thomas
AmeriCorps VISTA - Kate Thomas