February 17, 2023 ~ Chamber, Local & Regional Business News

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The St. Charles Regional Chamber has brought a whole new way to shop local through a new online marketplace.

On Wednesday, February 1, 2023 the St. Charles Regional Chamber is launching a brand new platform for small businesses to come together to sell products and services online. "Providing this platform to the community is one way the St. Charles Regional Chamber is helping our businesses to expa...

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Love is in the (office) air! Why you need a workplace dating policy - Insperity

Ah, love. It can strike anywhere - including the workplace. According to the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), workplace romance is on the rise with one-third of U.S. employees reporting that they are currently romantically involved or have been involved previously with a co-worker.

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Saint Charles Announces a Call for Artists for an Upcoming Street Festival

Saint Charles, MO - We're painting the pavement in Frenchtown! The City of Saint Charles has announced a call for artists for Paint the Town: A Frenchtown Street Mural Art Festival, to be held on Second Street in the City's hip Frenchtown borough on May 19-21. Join this three-day publ...

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Learn about Construction with Build My Future STL!

Build My Future STL 2023 coming to the Family Arena on April 26 and April 27! Businesses & organizations can register and sponsor NOW; school registration coming soon!

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FZ opening registration for Kindergarten 2023

Fort Zumwalt School District reminds all residents that children who will be 5 years old on or before July 31 can be enrolled for Kindergarten. Staff at 14 elementary schools look forward to meeting the Class of 2036 beginning March 1. Parents can contact their school to learn more about the in...

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ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO - The St. Charles County Council approved at its regular meeting on Monday, Feb. 13, the termination of a lease on land owned by the City of St. Charles that has been the location of St. Charles County Parks' Louis H. Bangert Memorial Wildlife Area since 2007.

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Help Clean Up Saint Charles at Mission: Clean Stream on March 25

Saint Charles, MO - Help us clean up our community's waterways by volunteering at the annual Mission: Clean Stream event! On Saturday, March 25, 2023, beginning at 9 a.m., City staff and volunteers will be picking up trash at multiple locations throughout the City. Individuals, families, scout ...

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How to Tell If a Company's Culture Is Right for You

During the interview process, you had a singular goal: to get an offer. Now that you have one, you must determine whether the job and organization are a good fit for you. Your first port of call: prospective colleagues. Ask to spend a few hours with your potential team for a group meeting or brainstorming session.

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US stocks fall as investors digest new inflation data and Fed comments on more rate hikes ahead

US stocks fell Thursday on persistent inflation worries, as wholesale prices rose month over month in January by 0.7%. That followed a hotter-than-expected reading on consumer prices earlier this week. Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester said a rate hike of 50 basis points would've been appropriate at the February FOMC meeting.

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Feature Your Business
on Our Podcast

You're invited to promote your business through the Local St. Charles podcast. Done in conjunction with Ken Tucker and ChangeScape web, members of the St. Charles Regional Chamber have the opportunity to share their successes, their stories, and their challenges. Podcasts are published on Apple, Spotify, through the Chamber's facebook page, in this very e-newsletter and through the Local St. Charles (news section) on the Chamber's website.

The format is a video Livestream through StreamYard and then turned into a podcast. You'll need to submit interview questions, a bio sheet and headshot to complete the booking process.

Click here to start the process and submit your name for a guest appearance.

St. Charles shuts down another water well tainted with contaminants

The city of St. Charles has now shut six of the seven wells that provide drinking water to its residents. The closure of city well No. 7 (CW-7) came after the city detected contaminants during its recent testing of that well. On Jan.

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New 'honky tonk' brings country to Historic Main Street

Since its first known use in 1889, 'honky tonk' has carried mostly negative connotations as tawdry country music nightclubs or dance halls. But there's nothing of poor quality at Main Street Honky Tonk, especially regarding its musical acts. Dustin English and Paul Wegeng bought Uncle Joe's Bar and Grill last April.

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5 Nonprofit HR Challenges And How To Fix Them - Insperity

Are nonprofit HR challenges any different than those for-profit companies face? If so, what are they? And how can nonprofit leaders address them? Here's a close look at what makes nonprofit HR unique and five challenges you can learn to avoid. Reviewing the structural differences between for-profit and nonprofit organizations helps expose the roots of many nonprofit HR challenges.

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ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO - The St. Charles County Police Department Criminalistics Laboratory is in the process of adding another resource to its toolkit in solving crimes in the area, specifically enhancing the reliability and validity of complex DNA samples. A new DNA analysis software, called...

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Governor Parson Announces Funding Available for New Partnership Programs between Businesses and Child Care Providers

(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) - Today, Governor Mike Parson announced that new grant funding is available through the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's Office of Childhood for eligible child care providers and businesses and/or community partners who want to work together to ...

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Frenchtown to host second-annual Mardi Gras Parade

Saint Charles, MO - Dress up in your finest purples and greens and let the good times roll! The City of Saint Charles is proud to present their second-annual Mardi Gras Parade, beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 18. This family- and kid-friendly parade kicks off at Eco Park (1802 N.

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Boeing adds 900 St. Louis jobs, looks to its future. And a new fighter jet.

BERKELEY - Boeing added hundreds to its St. Louis-area workforce last year, with an eye toward the next generations of defense aircraft. The company added 900 jobs in the region in 2022. Many were engineers, who will be needed as the company shifts to future products, Steve Nordlund, senior site executive for Boeing St.

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Jalisco Pizza opens in St. Charles

Jalisco Pizza opened in the former Stef's Pizza space ( 3831 Elm, St. Charles), in a strip mall near New Town, earlier this month. Owner Leonardo Ortiz has combined flavors of his home state in Mexico with a traditional Italian pizzeria to offer a new dining experience in St. Charles.

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Upcoming Events

February 2023 Biz Brew 4:00 - 6:00pm

BIZ BREW - Serving straight up business and spirited conversation. Come and enjoy beverages, snacks and engaging discussions with fellow chamber members and guests. Always remember to bring lots of your business cards to pass around.

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Morning Brew -February 2023

Networking Event - A perfect blend of friends and conversation! Stop by for a cuppa jo, a warm smile and new connections. You'll meet friendly chamber members from various industries. Bring your business cards to swap & you'll leave with a pocketful of new acquaintances! Always remember to bring ...

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Member Visits

St. Charles Barber College

Since 2005, Leo “Desi” Price has been training students in the art of barbering – everything from haircuts, straight razor shaves, color and texture services. St Charles Barber College has graduated 530 students with a 98% job placement rate. Clients are welcome to get a regular haircut for just $8 or Straight Razor Shave for just $10 which includes multiple hot towel steam applications and close shave buffing / product application for a completely relaxing experience. To learn more or check out their hours of operation, visit www.StCharlesBarberCollege.com or call 636-724-7670.

Fierce Creative Agency

If you want to stand out from your competitors and make a statement, you’ve got to Be Fierce and that’s the strategic approach Kate Manfull and her team takes with each of their clients at Fierce Creative Agency. Kate and her team can help you with all your design needs – from logo design, graphic design and tying it all in with branding, Fierce Creative can bring your ideas to life – and tell your story with compelling visuals and creative copy to match. With clients including Big Cedar Lodge, Karr Bick, KemperSports and Spectrum Brands, Fierce Creative Agency can help national and local businesses tell their story in a unique and imaginative way. For more information, check out their portfolio at www.firececreative.agency or give them a call at 636.410.8276

Exit 11 - Double Drive Thru Coffee

There is nothing like starting the day with an ice cold Mocha Frappe and burrito bowl from Exit 11 located at 5218 Hwy. 94 (just an exit before the merge onto Hwy. 364 in Weldon Spring. Owner Angela Garland invites you to try out their organic and rainforest certified coffee beans hand roasted at their Washington, MO facility - and order your specialty brewed coffee just how you'd like it - sugar-free, vegetarian, keto-friendly, dairy-free, and gluten-free, along with a wide variety of milks and dairy alternatives. Make sure to take a pastry or homemade breakfast with you and kick your day off right. With a double drive through line and ordering right at the window, you'll get fast, friendly service in no time at all. Check out their website for more information at www.exit11coffee.com

Recent Ribbon Cuttings

New Moon Studios School of Music Celebrates 1-year Anniversary with Ribbon Cutting

Owner Gina Korte celebrated her first year in business with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, February 14, 2023. New Moon Studios School of Music is located at 115 Olympic Way in St. Peters. Joining Gina were family, friends, music instructors, Aldermen Joyce Townsend and Dr. Gregg Sartori...

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Guaranteed Roofing & Contracting Celebrates New Offices with Ribbon Cutting

Owners Anthony Koessel and Jake Gehrin celebrated new office space of Guaranteed Roofing & Contracting with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, February 16, 2023. Joining Anthony and Jake was members of their staff, family, friends, Board Members and Ambassadors with the St. Charles Regiona...

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