Chamber News

Networking Chamber Luncheon

The September Chamber Luncheon will focused on networking. Bring business cards to hand out as you network with fellow Chamber members. There will not be updates from the Cities, County, Fort Leonard Wood, School District and the Pulaski County Tourism Bureau. We will hear from our sponsor, Cable America and from the Chamber on upcoming events and programs.

In addition to networking, the Chamber will hold a live and silent auction with the proceeds going toward the It's All Here Shop Local Ad Campaign and the cost of sending Team 10 - Pulaski Pride to compete in Fireball Run 2015 - Space Race on the east coast. The items to be auctioned live are a 2015-2016 Waynesville R-VI Athletics Fall Family Pass expires November 1st, donated by Westside Salon and Marlin Model 60 SB 22 LR, self loader stainless steel, 14 shot tubular magazine, Monte Carlo birch stock and valued at $299. Donated by Waynesville Gun and Pawn.

RSVP by 9 a.m. Tuesday, September 8th. The Luncheon is September 9th at 11:45 a.m. at the Hampton Inn with Andy's 417 Catering.

Chamber Quarterly +1 Luncheon

The Chamber held its Quarterly +1 Luncheon on August 12th at the ARK Community and Sports Center. The luncheon was catering by Sweetwater BBQ and sponsored by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. We had 94 members and guests in attendance. The Chamber is challenging its members to beat this number at the next Quarterly +1 Luncheon which will take place at the Waynesville Career Center on November 18th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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. RSVP's 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

Chamber Volunteer Week

The week of August 17 to 21, 2015 was the fourth Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce Volunteer Appreciation Week. The Chamber would like to recognize and thank all of the volunteers that contribute to the success of the Chamber throughout the year as well as the businesses that support their volunteer efforts. Each day of Volunteer Appreciation Week was dedicated to recognizing one of the five volunteer groups that make up the Chamber's volunteers: Chamber Ambassadors Club, Chamber Board of Directors, Economic Development Committee, Governmental & Military Affairs Committee, and CHOICES program presenters.

The Chamber distributed fliers to all of the local Chamber member businesses who employ a Chamber volunteer to display during the week. These fliers demonstrate and recognize the business' commitment to the Chamber and the success of the business community. Volunteer Appreciation Week culminated with a special volunteer recognition luncheon sponsored by Sellers-Sexton Ford-Lincoln-Mazda on Friday, August 21st. Click here to see video and pictures from the recognition luncheon.

For more information on getting more involved in the Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce talk to any Chamber volunteer or contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121.

Operation Workforce Job Fair

OPERATION WORKFORCE is a workforce recruitment program promoting the connection between employees and potential employers. OPERATION WORKFORCE is a workforce recruitment program promoting the connection between employees and potential employers. This event took place Thursday, August 27, 2015 at The ARK Community and Sports Center with over a 100 potential employees coming through.

The following businesses were in attendance:

Armed Forces Bank
Fort Wood Hotels
Inchiban Japanese Steakhouse
Jones Investment Group
Life Care Center of Waynesville
Metro Business College
Mid Missouri Credit Union
Missouri Ozarks Community Action
Missouri Career Center - Workforce Development
Missouri State University - Waynesville
Panera Bread Company
Piney Ridge Center
Pulaski County Growth Alliance
SHAKLEE Independent Distributors
Silverstone Place
Victor's Crown Christian Counseling Center
Waynesville R-VI School District - VISTA/AmeriCorps
Young Living Essentials Oils

Click here to view photos from the event.

Leadership Pulaski County

The fourth class of the Chamber's Leadership Pulaski County Program will begin this month. If you are a member of the 2015-2016 Leadership Pulaski County Class more information will be sent to you individually. If you are interested in contributing to the building of community leaders by becoming a 2015-2016 Leadership Pulaski County Supporter contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121 or email

LPC Sponsorship Opportunities

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.

8th Annual Frog Race

The Chamber is proud to announce the 8th Annual Frog Race sponsored by Sonic Drive In on October 3rd in the Waynesville City Park in conjunction with Frogtober Fest. During this event Chamber frogs will jockey for position as they race down the Roubidoux all striving to win.

Adopt Me

Stop by the Chamber office and either enter a lone frog for $5 or a team of 3 for $10. The more frogs you have the better your chances of walking away a winner! The 1st place prize is a $75 cash, 2nd place prize is a $50 cash and 3rd prize is a $25 cash, all prizes are donated by First State Bank. Click here for the web page and adoption form.

Promote Your Business to the Ladies at Fort Leonard Wood!

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

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:

If you have any questions contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121, or e-mail at

Click here to download the 2015 Citizen of the Year Nomination Form.

Chamber Business Showcase

On September 1st the Chamber Surprise Patrol visited two Chamber member businesses to recognize them as the Chamber Business Showcase member recognition program recipients for September. The September Business Showcase recipients are Goodrich Gas and Cross Creek Realty. 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 October to recognize the next recipients.

2015 - 2016 Sponsorship Opportunities

Click here 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.

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.

Featured Business

CableAmerica is a full service telecommunications company serving the St. Robert/Waynesville area for over 30 years. We currently have cable systems in over 30 communities in Missouri, Arizona and Michigan. Construction of new cable lines continue as these communities expand.

CableAmerica offers the fastest internet speeds available in the St. Robert/Waynesville area, a full line of telephone services and high-definition television choices to our residential and business customers. Our state-of-the-art fiber optic transmission lines are designed to provide advanced video services, fast, reliable internet connections and also allow CableAmerica to stay at the forefront of providing new and innovative services that our customers demand. To ensure our high standard of service, CableAmerica uses the latest technology in high-end equipment being manufactured in the communications industry today.

CableAmerica's commitment to customer service is evident in every employee from the President of the Company to the Customer Service Representatives and Technicians. The Company prides itself on never compromising customer service and technical prowess. Customer service is available 7 days a week with every customer having access to all levels of management to have any of their concerns addressed. Whether it is our customer service representatives available to answer questions or resolve problems or highly skilled technicians available at all hours to fix any troubles, we truly strive to practice customer service excellence.

CableAmerica Customer Service may be contacted at 57-33-5284 or

I trust everyone is having a blessed month and enjoying this wonderful weather. The Chamber staff and Board have been working diligently on your behalf and we are looking forward to a great upcoming month. The Chamber Social and Volunteer Recognition Lunch was a success. I hope you were able to attend and meet some of your co-members. I would like to welcome our newest Chamber members as well as our long time associates and encourage them to get engaged in the many Chamber events. This is a great way to get your business name and services out to the community and to other members.

Have you been hearing the "buzz" about Team 10 and The Fireball Run? The race is about to begin as Steve and Cecilia take to the road to promote our great community and places to visit. While the guests are here, they have the opportunity to visit your business! Along with the promotion of our area, Steve and Cecilia will assist in the search for Allyson Corrales. Allyson is one youngster on the "Missing Child" register. The Chamber is looking for sponsorship of the event. In addition, we will be auctioning off local business gifts and services. All of the proceeds will go to the "Fireball Run" expense account. If you are interested in assisting in sponsorship or gifts-services to be auctioned off, please contact the chamber office and see how you can be involved. Any monetary gift or donation is greatly appreciated.

Until next time, see you at another Chamber sponsored event!

Mike Freeman
"It's not what the Chamber does for me, but what you do with the Chamber."

Chamber Chatter

This month kicks off our Leadership Pulaski County program and we have a class of fifteen people that will learn the different aspects of leadership within Pulaski County. They will develop an awareness of the importance of leadership to the community's growth and development. They will be spending the day at Ft. Leonard Wood for their first session.

Fireball Run will kick off at the end of this month. Team 10 Pulaski Pride appreciates all the community support as we prepare to share how wonderful our community is as we travel down the East Coast. There is a GoFundMe account set up so you can help us get there. We also need your vote for Team 10. All the information on how to help can be found on our team page at Lastly, we are asking for donations to help us with our Facebook Auction to raise funds. Check out the auction items each day at and place your bids!

The Chamber Board and Staff are preparing for our yearly Retreat to plan the upcoming year. We encourage our members to let us know how we can better serve you. If you have ideas or concerns please contact me so we can discuss them at our Retreat.

The Chamber staff is gearing up for a busy fall as we prepare for all the upcoming events. It all kicks off with the Community Pride Night at the Waynesville High School Homecoming football game on October 2nd. We will celebrate a black and orange pride day with the Homecoming Parade in the afternoon and then everyone will join us for a tailgate party like never before!
Then the next day, October 3rd, the frogs will be ready to race during the Frogtober Fest at the Waynesville City Park.

The schools in the county will start seeing our Choices Program presenters over the next couple of months as we share this program with all 8th grade students. The Chamber would like to thank the Rotary Club of Pulaski County for their continued partnership.

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
Executive Director

President's Message

Shawn Cordry

Volunteering in a Small Community

It is so important to help make things happen in a small community. When we all give just a little it makes a HUGE difference. And you can see it throughout the community. From the Chili Cook off, Taste of Pulaski County and Basket Auction, Community Pride Night, Frog Race, Veterans Day Ceremony and Parade to YMCA functions to Waynesville down town events to our Annual County Fair- None of it would take place without Volunteers.

They are the silent group that gives of their time in many ways to help functions come together so the community can have entertainment throughout the year. So if you have free time even just a little offer yourself to help make this community an awesome place to live.

And the secret is - the little you give comes back 10 fold one way or another. When you see a volunteer thank them and consider being one of many that create things in our community for us all to enjoy.

The Chamber of Commerce has a new program for you to assist in finding out ways to contribute to our wonderful Home - Pulaski County.

Contact the Chamber of Commerce at 573-336-5121 or go to our website:

'Give to the world the best you have and the best will come back to you"

Be a Volunteer!

Tourism Notes

Cooler weather leads to great fall activities in Pulaski County! Our 4 fall harvest farms have been hard at work preparing for the upcoming season. These farms are located near Richland, Dixon and Crocker that provide fun and exciting experiences that families, church, scout and school groups. Each farm offers different types of activities such as corn or round hay bale mazes, zip line, pumpkin catapult, corn cannons, corn crib, hay stacks and rides, children's games, milking operation tours and antique tractor displays. Many offer the opportunity to feed and pet; pigs, goats, sheep, alpacas, mules, chickens. Other outdoor adventures offer up haunted river floats and beautiful fall floats, festivals, driving tours and hiking and walking trails. Be sure to check out our Digital Downloads on for trail apps.

Fall marketing placements include Missouri Life, Show Me Missouri, Route 66 and ShowMe Route 66 , 417, MPRA and AEA magazines, Geotargeting in Oklahoma along the I-44 corridor, Veterans tradeshow, state-wide and regional and local radio. We have had several blogs written about Pulaski County by BLT Travel, Route66MC, RoadsRUs, IWriteMyWorld, a feature in the American Outdoors Magazine and several stories in the fall issue of ShowMe Route 66.

We are currently working on two videos through the Brand USA (the nation's destination marketing organization for international travel) and they will be shooting on location the first part of October. One will be a destination video focused on Pulaski County international travel interests and the second video is in partnership with Springfield and Joplin focusing on Route 66.

Karen is beginning work on selling advertising for the 2016 Official Visitors Guide. 30K are printed and distributed to leads that have seen our marketing and are considering a vacation in Pulaski County. They are also distributed to Welcome and Visitors Center throughout the state of Missouri and at local lodging properties. For more information email We are also working on updating the complimentary listings within the guide. You may download a copy of the guide at and call Clorice at 573-336-6355 with your changes.

The Visitors Center moves to fall operating hours after Labor Day. Hours of operation until spring are Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. The Center does offer an outdoor kiosk featuring Visitors Guides, maps, specialty brochures and event listings.

Following the NSS Convention a group of locals came together to establish a local grotto. The Roubidoux Grotto has finalized their paperwork and applied to the NSS for approval. The first official General Membership meeting is slated for Sept 15, 6:30-8pm in the Pulaski County Visitors Center Meeting Room, located in the lower level. Parking and entry is available at the back of the Visitors Center. Anyone interested in spelunking is invited to attend.

The first regional Naturally Meramec Consortium was held Aug 25th at the Meramec Regional Planning Office in St. James. This is an 8 county regional agritourism organization to assist in networking and marketing businesses that compliment and support each other in enhancing the visitor cultural experiences. Guest speaker, Peter Hofherr CEO of St. James Winery explained the importance and power of networking and collaboration. The group also discussed and prioritized business needs and points of action. This organization will be of interest to many in our area - farmers, outfitters, retail outlets, lodging and attractions. To be added to their mailing list email Connie at Part of business success is becoming INVOLVED, taking advantage of marketing, networking and educational opportunities.

Welcome Groups: Please make these groups feel welcome in Pulaski County by welcoming them to Pulaski County on your outdoor signs and banners.
They have chosen to spend their time and money in our county! Let them know you appreciate them.

Sept 3-7 Widows Sons National Gathering
Full Tilt and Wingmen
Sept 11 - Hawthorn Bank
Sept 11 - Mo Route 66 Hub and Spoke Motor Tour (2 nights)
Sept 11-13 19th Engr Reunion
Sept 16-20 169th Engineer Reunion

Much of our marketing is done outside Pulaski County in order to bring visitors to our area, but you can see many of the things that we are doing through our social media channels. Be sure to "Like" us on Facebook , Subscribe to our Youtube Channel and follow us on Pinterest! Sign up for Pulaski County email alerts and the Weekly Event Blog? check out our quicklnks at Print off and share with your hotel guests, leave copies near your register or with your restaurant ticket.

So connect with us to keep in the loop and get out and enjoy this wonderful and beautiful county of ours!

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

The news the last few days has been the stock market correction. I can remember when I didn't believe the Dow could hit 10,000. Then in 2007 it plunged to 7,000 and everyone feared a crash. Businesses started to lay folks off or go out of business. I think it was called "The Great Recession!" Earlier this year it was 18,000 and some economists said the recession was over! I think the volatile of dropping 1,000 in a day shows that technology distorts the true picture of our economy. I track sales tax numbers and unemployment numbers of Pulaski County. The unemployment numbers for Pulaski County 2005, 2006, 2007, & 2008 averaged about 5.4%. The recession years 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 bounced around 8% to 9%. The last quarter of 2013 we saw 6.6% and 2014 were 6% to & 7%. The first half of 2015 average was 6.8 %. The sales tax numbers for Pulaski County2014 verses 2015 for the first half are up about 111,000. The second quarter of 2015 was the second highest quarter in Pulaski County history at 95,088,185. The highest quarter was the second quarter of 2012 at 96,402,582. Recently I did a retail marketplace profile report with a 25 mile radius of 496 Old Route 66 Saint Robert. The population showed 104,973 and 36,736 households with a disposable income of $36,085. The retail sales verses potential retail sales showed a surplus of 7.1 %. This means we are capturing outside dollars verses our local potential. The report also shows leakage in department stores, clothing stores, and heath &personal care stores. This information indicates our community could attract those types of businesses.

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 the weather is changing and school is starting, I want to urge you all to slow down and watch for the kids. I also want to invite you all to a special Patriot Day concert in the Roubidoux Park at the new Roubidoux Stage on September 11, at 7:00 p.m. The 399th Army Band will be performing a patriotic concert for the community. It is free and open to the public. Please bring your lawn chairs or blankets, as we welcome the Army band and dedicate the stage to the community. Thanks to the Dial family for this wonderful addition to the Park system.

The City has welcomed several new businesses to Waynesville this month. Combate Extreme Sports is open in West Waynesville and their neighbors, River Bend Gymnastics, is also open for business. Stonebrooke Center is back on track with their construction and have announced a planned opening in January, as they become the final piece along G. W. Lane Street. The Waynesville Medical Plaza held a grand opening in August also, and along with Sinks Pharmacy, are offering "world class health care" in Waynesville. The City is also excited to welcome Ghai Properties to Waynesville, as they build a Burger King in the Express Stop in West Waynesville. They tell us to expect an opening in the Oct/Nov time frame.

I have had several people asking for an update on the T Highway Widening project and I want to pass along the information we have from MoDOT concerning this work. This is a Cost Share Project with the City and was approved nearly two years ago by the City Council to address traffic flow issues along Route 66 and at the T Highway junction. The project will include a three lane road from Ichord Ave. to T Highway and a roundabout, or traffic circle, at T Highway. It will have space for sidewalks in the future. Resurfacing from the I Bank to Buckhorn is also included in this project.

MoDOT is in the process of acquiring easements, designing and putting together a plan for moving several of our utilities along Route 66. MoDOT District Engineer, Preston Kramer, tells us that bids will be let in April of 2016. He also says that traffic will always have access to that intersection and that the major work will take place next summer when school is not in session and the target date for completion is the fall of 2016.

Remember to shop local and support your neighbors! Remember school is open!

Luge Hardman
Mayor of Waynesville

Tiger Typhoon Aquatic Center Hours
Our outdoor facility hours have changed due to our lifeguard staff going back to school. The outdoor facility will be open weekends only through the Labor Day holiday. The outdoor portion will close for the season on September 8th. The indoor pool area is open all year round. For more information on the Aquatic Center please call 573-451-2625

Get Your Brick on Route 66!
Fund raising is underway for the Route 66 Neon Park, located within the City of St. Robert, George M. Reed Roadside Park. 4x8 personalized bricks are avail-able for a $100 donation. For additional information on donation and
Sponsorship opportunities please visit

Vendors Needed For Women's Expo
September 25th 4-8 p.m. at the St. Robert Community Center. Looking for vendors; crafts, indoor/outdoor décor, landscaping, spa, beauty, accessories, cooking, DIY pro-jects, fitness, health/nutrition, shopping, event planning, food/drink tasting, children products, fashion, scrapbooking, family activities, antiques, photography, picture framing, daycare centers, quilting, local artists, bakeries, self-defense, financial, animal shelters, clubs for women, etc. If you would like to be a vendor or want more info on this event please call 573-451-2625.

City of St Robert's Halloween in the park October 23rd 6-9 pm at the St. Robert Community Center
Halloween in the Park is coming up and we're still in need of some essential items to host our event. If you or your business is willing to donate any of the items listed or would like to make a monetary donation, please contact our offices at (573) 451-3343 as soon as possible. We could not host this successful event without the help of our community! ITEMS NEEDED: hot dogs, hot dog buns, bowls, spoons, napkins, condiments, hot cocoa, candy, and treats.

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 City Hall. Shop with a Cop will take place December 19th. More information will be provided closer to the event. Thank you!

Golf Events
September 5th: End of League Golf Scramble 4 p.m.
September 19th: Glow in the Dark Golf
October 10th: Speed Golf 10 a.m.
For more information on these or general golf questions, please call 573-451-2000 ext. 1306.

Waynesville Medical Plaza

August 11, 2015

Christy Wilson
100 GW Ln.
Waynesville, MO 65583
(573) 774-2792

River Bend Gymnastics

August 24, 2015

Richard & Sally Houle
102 Ashley May Ln.
St. Robert, MO 65584
(573) 774-3547

New Members

Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar
Jay Zheug
240 Marshall Dr., Ste 8
St. Robert, MO 65584
(917) 868-6905

Bales Construction Co. Inc.
Brandon Bales
1901 Historic 66 W
Waynesville, MO 65583
(573) 774-2003
(573) 774-6163

3 Bars Performance Home of CrossFit 1064
Dain Doughty
1064 Old Rt 66
St. Robert, MO 65584
(573) 451-2420

Flat Branch Mortgage
Jim Yankee
320 Ichord, #2
Waynesville, MO 65583
(573) 424-1974

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 September.

Outreach Center MOEC - 5th
Reznicek Dental Group, LLC - 25th
Timber Ridge Builders, Inc. - 10th


Chamber Office Closed - September 7th, the Chamber Office will be closed in observance of Labor Day.

Chamber Luncheon - September 9th at 11:45 a.m. at Hampton Inn with Andy's 417 catering. Our sponsor will be Cable America. Please contact the Chamber Office to RSVP before 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 8th.

**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 3 Bars Performance Home of Cross Fit 1064 - September 10th at 2 p.m. at 1064 Old Rt. 66 in St. Robert.

Ribbon Cutting for Affinity Orthopedic & Sports Therapy - September 24th at Noon at 24530 Southside Rd., #E/F in Waynesville.

Ribbon Cutting for Re-Grand Opening of Aaron's Sales & Leasing - September 25th at 10 a.m. at 220 Marshall Dr., Ste. 4 in St. Robert.

View the complete monthly calendar

The September Newcomer Spotlight Business is:

Fort Leonard Wood Command Orientation
120 bags were handed out in August.

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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Chamber Board of Directors:

PRESIDENT - Mike Freeman


TREASURER - Janel Rowell

Carrie Williamson, Dr. Chris Berger, Melissa Shelden, Shawn Cordry, Josh Deavours, Alana Hancock, and Deborah Baker

Chamber Staff:


OFFICE MANAGER - Leanna Weathers


AmeriCorps VISTA - Kate Thomas

October Newsletter information is due to the Chamber by September 28th.
Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce
137 St. Robert Blvd., Ste. B
St. Robert, MO 65584
fax: 573-336-5472
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