March 31, 2023 ~ Chamber, Local & Regional Business News

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Changescape Web Announces New Facebook Ad Service that Allows Businesses to Create Lead-Grabbing Ads in Just 3 Clicks

Captivating Facebook ads don't have to be hard to create! With our Facebook Ads IQ System, you can:Create lead-grabbing ads in just three clicksUse proven templates to build ads they can't scroll pastStock your business with quality leadsCollect (and ...

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St. Charles County prosecutor Tim Lohmar abruptly resigns

ST. CHARLES COUNTY - In a surprise move, St. Charles County Prosecutor Tim Lohmar announced Thursday he was resigning, less than five months after he was reelected to another four-year term.

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7 Small Business Tax Deductions You Need To Know

We may earn an affiliate commission from partner links on the Entrepreneur Guide. These do not affect our editors' opinions. There are a number of tax deductions that small businesses can take advantage of come tax filing season. We have named seven that you won't want to miss out on.

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Midland States Bank is offering some of the best CD and Money Market rates around!

Midland States Bank is offering some of the best CD and Money Market rates around! Here today. Gone Tomorrow (Or at least really, really soon) - Stop by, email, or call Mike Muller @ Midland States Bank in Weldon Spring to take advantage of some of the best rates around for you or your bus...

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The Art of Strategy Is About Knowing When to Say No

In Hubspot's early days as a startup, CEO Brian Halligan prided himself on being a "yes man" - saying yes to every exciting and half-way feasible idea someone on his team pitched. But this eventually resulted in a chaotic lack of focus for his employees. So, he learned to say no.

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How to talk to employees nervous about job security

Whenever there is economic uncertainty or public, mass lay-offs, it's understandable why many employees may be worried about their job security. After all, one of the primary tactics that employers may deploy to help weather a recession is to cut company expenses, which often involves downsizing the business and a round (or several) of lay-offs and furloughs.

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Five Ways to Use Social Media to Build Brand Reputation as an Expert

Webinar A strong social presence is integral to your brand's growth. But knowing how to strategically leverage social to become a true authority in your market? That's another ball of digital wax altogether. Join expert Jon-Stephen Stansel to learn his proven tactics for social media success.

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Ambassadors of Harmony Spring Concert - Foundry Art Centre

Doors open at 7pm, Show starts at 8pm The Foundry Art Centre is pleased to present an Evening with the Ambassadors of Harmony®, the region's premier men's a cappella chorus, known for powerful and musically masterful performances. The chorus represents the St. Charles Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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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.

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Google Business Profile - Get Listed on Google

Whether you're a restaurant, store, or service provider, your profile helps customers do business with you easily and directly with product inventory, ordering, bookings, quotes, and more.

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The under-the-radar reason so many people are sick of their jobs

When was the last time your boss told you "good job" and really meant it? If you're like many American workers, your answer is probably "not recently." According to a Gallup survey of more than 15,000 American workers, just 32% of people felt engaged in their jobs at the end of 2022, and the number of workers who reported being actively disengaged climbed during the pandemic.

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Liliana's Italian Kitchen is opening a Cottleville location in April

Liliana's Italian Kitchen, a family-owned South County restaurant, is expanding to Cottleville, as reported by St. Louis Magazine. They'll open their second location at 3891 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in April. Owner Tim Pieri describes Liliana's as "simple food done right." For this location, Pieri is partnering with longtime friends Curtis Henderson and Shawn Raphael.

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Why creating a culture of HR compliance could reduce risk

Owning and operating a business is inherently risky - financially, legally, personally. While you can never shield yourself from every negative outcome, creating a culture of HR compliance can protect you and your company from many common business risks.

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Are You Developing Skills That Won't Be Automated?

The future of work looks grim for many people. A recent study estimated that 10% of U.S. jobs would be automated this year, and another estimates that close to half of all U.S. jobs may be automated in the next decade. The jobs that are likely to be automated are repetitive and routine.

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Midland States Bank Can Help with an SBA 7(a) to 504 Refi

Midland States Bank is an SBA Preferred Lender that offers various loans for your business, including general small business loans, real estate, and equipment loans. The SBA 504 Refi loan program is a strategic debt restructuring solution that helps small business borrowers, especially during ...

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First Look: Chillax Tap & Co. bottle shop and bar in St. Peters

The second location of bottle shop and bar Chillax Tap & Co. is in soft opening mode beginning today, Tuesday, March 29, at 1320 Triad Center Drive in St. Peters, ahead of the bar's grand opening on Saturday, April 1. The 6,000-square-foot bar's facilities include a food counter operated by Vails Brothers, an event space and two outdoor patios.

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Biz Brew - Miss Augusta, part of the Hoffmann Family of Companies

Following their Ribbon Cutting celebration at 4 pm, please join Marketing & Customer Events Director Molly Dempsey as she introduces us to Miss Augusta, a 105′ Skipperliner Yacht featuring three decks for enjoyment. Enjoy the enclosed climate-controlled interior or bask in the sun from the third...

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Lunch with Leaders April 2023

This meeting is Sponsored by: Boys & Girls Club of St. Charles County Speaker: Dan Mehan, Missouri Chamber President & CEO Topic: Missouri 2030 + Legislative Update

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Love where you live and show pride in our great community with gear from Local 636. Located at 905 North Kingshighway in St. Charles, Local 636 celebrates all the great cities in St. Charles County. Shop a variety of t-shirts, quirky maps or hats. Want to know what’s going on in our neighborhood? Check out their podcast which showcases the powerful stories and people throughout our community. Visit for more information or to check out some of their episodes.

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