March 10, 2023 ~ Chamber, Local & Regional Business News

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Onboarding remote employees: How to get it right

Now that your company has fully embraced work-from-home options for your team, it's time to dive deeper into onboarding for remote employees. While it takes a bit of extra effort and creativity, successfully onboarding remote employees doesn't have to be complex.

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Introducing: The WashMO Blend - Exit 11 Coffee

Exit 11's new coffee roast is based on our very own Washington, Missouri Our newest coffee roast has been in the making for a long time. Since 1990, to be exact. For this new roast, we wanted to create a coffee that tastes like home.

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St. Charles County Election Authority to Offer 'No Excuse' Voting at Satellite Location

Beginning with the April 4, 2023 General Municipal Election, the St. Charles County Election Authority will offer all St. Charles County voters the opportunity to vote early without an excuse at a satellite location specifically for this purpose. With the change in Missouri law that went into effect Aug.

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Sutton, Jannings Assume New Leadership Roles at Boone Center, Inc.

Boone Center, Inc. (BCI)-a nonprofit that improves the lives of adults with disabilities through employment opportunities-announced new leadership changes, including two internal promotions that took effect February 6. Jeremy Sutton, who was curriculum manager at the BCI Skills Center, has b...

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Duchesne High School Adds New Position, Seeks Candidates

ST. CHARLES, MO (February 28, 2023) - With an increased focus on the importance of alumni involvement and support, Duchesne High School has created the position of Director of Alumni Engagement and asked former Director of Annual Giving and Community Relations Nancy (Rothermich) Kohl '78 to tra...

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Learn to Love Networking

"I hate networking." It's a familiar refrain. But in today's world, networking is a necessity-and fortunately, an aversion to it can be overcome. Drawing on laboratory experiments and on studies at a large law firm, the authors have identified four strategies that can help people become more excited about and effective at building relationships: Focus on learning.

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LinkedIn Data: The 10 Most In-Demand Marketing and Sales Skills

Social media expertise is the most in-demand marketing skill and customer service expertise is the most in-demand sales skill, according to recent research from LinkedIn. The report was based on an analysis of LinkedIn data.

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Like just about every sports team owner, Shelly Clark would love to win a championship or two. But that isn't necessarily the top priority on her list as CEO of the St. Louis Ambush. There are more important things to Clark, such as the Major Arena Soccer League team's supporters having a good time at games and creating long-lasting memories.

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6 remedies for HR disconnect in your organization

Despite your best intentions, sometimes HR becomes out of touch with the rest of the company. Your HR team thinks everything is going great, but in fact, employees are unsatisfied, aggrieved or disengaged. If you suspect that an HR disconnect is intensifying at your organization, you're not alone, and you're not without tools for mending it.

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Troubleshooting Your Small Business: How to Spot and Fix Problems

As a small business owner, it's important to stay on top of any issues that may arise. From financial and operational problems to organizational structure issues, there are a number of areas that need to be addressed in order to keep your business running smoothly, and the St. Charles Regional ...

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Bill aims to amend Missouri Constitution to allow state-licensed casino on the Osage

JEFFERSON CITY - A Missouri House committee considered a bill Wednesday evening that would put a constitutional amendment before voters to expand casino gambling. House Joint Resolution 23 would put a measure on the ballot that, if passed, would allow the Missouri Gaming Commission to grant a license for a casino on the Osage River.

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Inc. Magazine names Exit 11 Coffee one of the fastest-growing privately owned companies in the Midwest

Exit 11 Coffee has not only kept up with the mainstream coffee industry, but it's also thriving. Case in point: Inc. Magazine just named the local coffee chain one of the fastest-growing privately-owned companies in the Midwest. The company ranked 76th on the list.

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Applications for US jobless aid rise by most in 5 months

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits last week jumped by the most in five months, but layoffs remain historically low as the labor market continues to be largely unaffected by the Federal Reserve's interest rate hikes. Applications for jobless claims in the U.S.

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Upcoming Events

Lunch with Leaders March 2023

This meeting is Sponsored by: Dan Borgmeyer for Mayor Speaker: St. Charles County Executive, Steve Ehlmann Topic: St. Charles State of the County address

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Morning Brew - March 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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New Member Coffee / Chamber 101

Everything you need to know about utilizing your chamber membership and succeeding. Intended for new businesses joining the Chamber and new contacts for existing businesses. Sponsored by the City of St. Charles - learn about their Small Business Workshop Series and enjoy coffee and donuts cour...

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2023 Annual Golf Tournament

Individual Player / Team of Four Individual Player - $175Includes cart usage, green fees and admittance to the evening awards ceremony Team of Four - $700 (Reserves 4 attendees)Includes cart usage, green fees an admittance tot he evening awards ceremony Sponsorships Ace Sponsor - $3000 (M...

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Member Visits

Nutrishop St. Peters

Say Hello to Jessica Holman ’s better half, Nick Holman . They are the owners of Nutrishop St. Peters, located at 12 Plaza 94 (in the Schnucks Plaza) in St. Peters. Nutrishop St. Peters is Veteran-Owned (Jessica from the Air Force and Nick from the Marines) and they both can help you figure out the best way to achieve your desired goals. Are you looking for a supplement for wellness and immune support? They can help you with that. Do you work out a lot and are looking for a way to get the most from your time at the gym? They’ve got Pre-Workout products that stack with other products that might be just what you need. What about detox & cleanse? Listen – don’t start doing these products on your own. Go talk to Jessica and Nick to get knowledgeable answers to all your questions and make a smart investment to your health. Visit their website at or call them at 636-206-3600.

Martian Car Wash

Say Hello to Justin Carlson, owner of Martian Car Wash located at 6088 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in St. Peters. All car washes are not created equal – Martian Car Wash offers RFID payments, no-drip buff dry, free vacuums and great pricing on exterior washes and interior cleaning. Guaranteed to offer service that’s out of this world, swing by and get the road salt and grime from your vehicle while experiencing fantastic customer service. For more information call Martian Car Wash at 636-219-2158 or check out their website at

March Biz Brew - Hatchet Haus

Recent Ribbon Cuttings

Alexander Realty Celebrates New Offices with Ribbon Cutting

Owners Renee and Mark Ottinger celebrated new offices for Alexander Realty with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, March 2, 2023. Joining Renee and Mark were Real Estate agents associated with Alexander Realty, family, friends, Board Members and Ambassadors with the St. Charles Regional Ch...

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Senior Benefit Services Celebrates New Offices with Ribbon Cutting

Licensed agent Luke Atchison and Executive Vice President Clint Guier celebrated the new offices of Senior Benefit Services with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, March 8, 2023. Joining Luke and Clint were fellow agents, brokers and team members of Senior Benefit Services, Economic Devel...

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