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July 2018

IN THIS ISSUE 2 :: New & Renewing Members 2 :: New Resident Mailing 3 :: Joint Luncheon 3 :: Trivia Night & New Teacher Bags 4 :: Steak Raffle 5 :: Affton Community Days 6 :: Golf Tournament 8 :: Member News 9 :: Member Events 11 :: Member Discounts

SAVE THE DATE July 4 :: Wednesday Office Closed July 10 :: Tuesday Ambassador Committee Meeting Affton Chamber Office 10:00 am July 11 :: Wednesday Joint Membership Meeting w/Lemay Holiday Inn St. Louis-So Co Ctr 11:15 am-1:00 pm July 13 :: Friday New Resident Mailing Inserts Due Affton Chamber Office 1:00 pm July 18 :: Wednesday Economic Development Meeting Affton Chamber Office-lower level 9:00 am July 26 :: Thursday Affton Community Days Meeting Affton Chamber Office-lower level 5:00 pm August 2 :: Thursday Board of Directors Meeting Syberg’s 5:30 pm

We’re excited to be featured in the St. Louis Business Journal’s List of Largest Chambers of Commerce!

We couldn’t do it without YOU!

MISSION STATEMENT The Affton Chamber of Commerce exists to support the business and general interests of the greater Affton area, and to provide opportunities to network, advertise, and educate its member businesses.

MORE FOR LESS REMODELING, LLC Angela & Chris Courtwright 4109 Lois Ln. (63125) 314.686.3278 www.MoreForLessStl.com We are a local, family-owned and operated remodeling company. Our goal on every project is to provide more quality, with less headache for the homeowner. We have an 'A' rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and will provide references upon request. We pride ourselves on sourcing the highest quality materials possible that meet your vision and budget, as well as a beautiful finished product every time. We understand that each and every client has different needs, and that each project requires the highest level of service we can offer. We will always be available to address your concerns, listen to your needs and effectively communicate the status of your project. To schedule your free design consultation and estimate, contact the experts at More For Less today!

DO YOU KNOW A BUSINESS WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM AFFTON CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP? As a member, YOU are our best salesperson because YOU know the value of membership! Recruit a new member & you can choose:

lunch at a member meeting or business card newsletter ad Your name or business must be indicated as referring them on the application. The new member cannot have been a member during the past 2 years.

Thanks to the following businesses and organizations for renewing their memberships. Year joined is in parentheses. Listed renewals are May 24-June 20.

Kona Ice of Arnold (2017) Park Forest Apartments & Townhomes (1999) Willingham Insurance Agency LLC (2014)

Restaurants | Churches | Financial Institutions Service-Based Businesses or any member trying to reach new customers: You provide 200 half-page inserts & $40 and we do the rest! New Resident Mailing is sent quarterly to new homeowners in 63123 welcoming them to our area. Drop off 200 half-page* inserts & $40 by 1 pm on Friday, July 13. *Have so much to tell new Affton residents that you need a full sheet? Simply double the price ($80) and fold the sheets (in half or tri-fold)!

OFFICER BLAKE SNYDER MEMORIAL HIGHWAY A portion of Gravois Road, between Mackenzie and Tesson Ferry roads in south St. Louis County, will be named the Officer Blake Snyder Memorial Highway. Snyder, a four-year veteran of the St. Louis County Police Department, was fatally shot while responding to a disturbance call in Green Park on October 6, 2016. He is survived by his wife and a young son. State Representative Doug Beck sponsored the measure honoring Officer Snyder and State Senator Scott Sifton handled the bill in the Senate. Former Governor Greitens signed the bill into law on June 1. 2

There will be a dedication ceremony later in the summer. Thanks to the members that donated to erect the signage: Affton Chamber of Commerce; Dane Huxel, State Farm; Great Southern Bank; Checkpoint Surveying, LLC; Cindy’s Photo; DECA Realty; Harster Heating & Air Conditioning; J & J Construction & Remodeling; and Sharpshooter Pit & Grill.

PARTNERS Diamond...Dane Huxel - State Farm, J & J Construction & Remodeling Platinum...Harster Heating & Air Conditioning, St. Anthony’s | Mercy Medical Center

WEDNESDAY, July 11 11:15 am Registration 11:50 am Lunch Holiday Inn St. Louis South County Center 6921 S. Lindbergh, 63125 $18 members | $23 non-members register at www.afftonchamber.com by July 6

Local elected officials will speak about the legislation that was passed this year that affects business owners and residents in St. Louis County. How will your businesses and lives be affected? Invited to attend: State Senator Scott Sifton, 1st District State Representative Doug Beck, 92nd District State Representative Bob Burns, 93rd District County Councilman Pat Dolan, 5th District County Councilman Ernie Trakas, 6th District County Prosecuting Attorney Robert P. McCulloch

CALL YOUR FRIENDS… MAKE A TEAM! TRIVIA NIGHT COMMITTEE IS FORMING NOW! Are you interested in planning a fun night for Chamber members, their families, and residents to test their knowledge? Contact Lois Mans at 314.283.1981 or gmans@farmersagent.com

Welcome New Teachers The Affton Chamber provides a welcome bag for new teachers at Affton & Bayless School Districts, Cor Jesu Academy, Holy Cross Academy & Lutheran High School South. We include one of our directories...you can include an item too! Logoed promotional items & coupons are welcome...flyers & business cards by themselves are not. Items for one or all schools are due by July 31. Call the office or watch your email for amounts!

PARTNERS Gold…The E & A CFO Group, Great Southern Bank, Silver…Mark Bernard Realty


Buy tickets: Chamber office & events Kenrick’s Meats & Catering Sharpshooter Pit & Grill

$5 Win a Freezer Filled with 100 Steaks Winner Drawn at Affton Community Days | September 15th You do not have to be present to win. Must pick up or take delivery by September 30. Delivery only in Metro St. Louis area. Proceeds to benefit: Affton Community Days Parade & Festival

Ticket Sponsor


Steaks Provided by

PARTNERS Bronze...Bethesda Health Group, Commerce Bank, Gapsch CARSTAR Collision Center

Saturday, September 15, 2018 Parade @ 10 am Affton High School, south on Mackenzie, ending at St. Louis Islamic Center

Festival 11 am-7 pm Lutheran High School South Smash Band | Memories of Elvis Bubble Bus | Inflatables | Climbing Wall Hot Food | Cold Drinks | Beer Garden Vendors | Games

Online Registration is Available Now! visit www.afftonchamber.com

Thanks to our current sponsors: Commerce Bank Enterprise Bank & Trust Great Southern Bank Harster Heating & Air Conditioning J & J Construction & Remodeling Mark Bernard Realty Saint Anthony's Medical Center | Mercy State Farm Insurance-Dane Huxel The E&A CFO Group

The Chamber Parade Float We need YOU to join in the unique and fun experience of planning & decorating the Affton Chamber’s parade float...bring your co-workers, friends, and family members! Interested? Contact the Chamber office today!

HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING CO. Family Owned & Operated since 1950 Residential & Commercial Sales & Service on All Major Brands Free Estimates on New Equipment Financing Available Maintenance Agreements 24 Hour Emergency Service

314-631-5300 636-464-7837 9900 Gravois Road, St. Louis, Mo. 63123

www.harsterheating.com PARTNERS Bronze...Rainmaker Sales Support, Syberg’s: An Eating & Drinking Company



Grand Sponsor:

2018 Golf Committee Trevor Willingham, Farmers Insurance—Chair Marty Carr, DECA Realty—Co-Chair Mark Bernard, Mark Bernard Realty Duane Dormeier, Checkpoint Surveying, LLC Tony Pelizzaro, State Bank of Waterloo Shari Roberts, State Farm Insurance-Tammy Luechtefeld


BEVERAGE TENT SPONSORS Delmar Gardens/Garden Villas South Sam’s Club #8205

HOT DOG SPONSOR St. Louis Altenheim


Event Volunteers


Jake Baretich, J & J Construction & Remodeling John Belanger, Crestwood-Sunset Hills Chamber Dr. Steve Brotherton, Affton School District Terri Ems, Retired Resident Lisa Graf, Crestside Heating & Cooling Heather Madden-Yehling, John G’Sell, DDS Greg & Lois Mans, Greg Mans Farmers Ins. Agency Charles Montgomery, 24-7 Animal & Pest Control Peg Most, South County Times Cindy Tiefenbrunn, Cindy’s Photo Chris Rackley, Bommarito Chevy South Jake Rackley, Volunteer Jim Slama, R.G. Ross Construction Co. Dick Walkenbach, Insurance Concepts Carmen Worley, Friendship Village

St. Anthony’s Medical Center | Mercy

HOLE IN ONE SPONSOR Bommarito Chevy South

SPECIALITY SPONSORS Closest to the Pin—Great Southern Bank Longest Drive (Men) - Fran Ann Engraving Longest Drive (Ladies) - Commerce Bank


J & J Construction & Remodeling • Mark Bernard Realty MB Health • South County Times 6

Affton Veterinary Clinic Dane Huxel-State Farm Agent Sharpshooter Pit & Grill The Off Track Saloon

PARTNERS Diamond...Dane Huxel - State Farm, J & J Construction & Remodeling Platinum...Harster Heating & Air Conditioning, St. Anthony’s | Mercy Medical Center

Congratulations to our winners….

Flight A—First Place Checkpoint Surveying, LLC

Flight A—Second Place Mixed Team—William & Austin Willis

Cooler of Fun Winner— St. Louis Co Police Department—Affton Sponsored by Garden Villas South

Closest to the Pin Jake Marler, Affton Fire Protection District Longest Drive—Men Duane Dormeier, Checkpoint Surveying, LLC

Flight B—First Place John L. Ziegenhein & Sons Funeral Homes

Longest Drive—Women Beth Daniels

Flight B—Second Place Harster Heating & Air Conditioning

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this year’s event…. AB-InBEV ABC Animal & Insect Innovations Aberdeen Golf Club Affton Elks Lodge No. 2635 Affton License Office/ Beacon Virtual Assist. Affton Fire Protection District Affton Veterinary Clinic Andre’s Banquet Centers AT&T Austin Willis Barb Myles Bartolino’s South Beth Daniels Cecil Whittaker’s Pizza Checkpoint Surveying, LLC Cindy’s Photo Commerce Bank Cotton’s Ace Hardware Crestside Heating & Cooling DECA Realty Delmar Gardens/Garden Villas South Domian Asphalt Paving Doug Havelka Dr. John G’Sell

Feed My People First Bank Fran Ann Engraving Friendship Village Gapsch Carstar Collision Center Georgetown Apartments Great Southern Bank Greg Mans Farmers Insurance Agency Harster Heating & Air Conditioning Happy Joe’s Pizza Insurance Concepts-Dick Walkenbach J&J Construction & Remodeling John L. Ziegenhein & Sons Funeral Homes Laborers’ Local 110 Mark Bernard Realty MB Health Mid America Arms Pasta House Precision Garage Door of St. Louis R.G. Ross Construction Co. Ryan Daniels Sam’s Club #8205 Sharpshooter Pit & Grill South County Times Sonus Benefits

PARTNERS Gold…The E & A CFO Group, Great Southern Bank, Silver…Mark Bernard Realty

St. Anthony’s Medical Center |Mercy St. Louis Co Police Department-Affton State Bank of Waterloo State Farm Insurance-Tammy Luechtefeld Syberg’s-an eating & drink co. Tapawingo National Golf Club The First Tee The Off Track Saloon The UPS Store-Grasso Plaza William Willis

Thanks to Cindy Tiefenbrunn of Cindy’s Photo for capturing great event photos...you can view them at https://cindysphoto.shootproof.com/ gallery/6864571


If you have hired someone, received an award, or added to your family, send it to mandy@afftonchamber.com by the 15th of the month for publication in the next month’s newsletter.

Affton School District has hired Matthew Chaney as Assistant Principal for Gotsch Intermediate School and Deidra Brinker as Assistant Principal for Mesnier Primary School.

The Affton Fire Protection District is proud to announce that it has reduced its Insurance Service Office (ISO) rating to a Class 2 from a Class 3. This rating is used in the calculation of both residential and commercial insurance rates. This reduction is the result of the efforts of the Firefighters, Administration, and the Board of Directors to increase training levels, assure our Hydrants are operational, inspect each business in the District, and to work with the ISO to meet goals. The Affton Fire Protection District recommends its residents and business owners reference this reduction when it comes time to purchase or renew residential or business insurance policies.


The Affton Board of Education was named outstanding for the fourth consecutive year! They earned the 2018 Outstanding Board of Education Award in Human and Organizational Capital from the Missouri School Board Association (MSBA). Happy Retirement to Dr. Steve Brotherton, Superintendent, and Stephanie True, Director of Instructional Programs.

PARTNERS Bronze...Bethesda Health Group, Commerce Bank, Gapsch CARSTAR Collision Center

SUBMIT YOUR EVENT TO OUR CALENDAR! If it is submitted by the 15th of the month, it will be published in the next month’s newsletter.

Did you know the Calendar is one of the most visited pages on our website?

Need help posting? Contact mandy@afftonchamber.com.

Swim Club Summer Camp July 9-13 | July 23-27 | August 6-10 9:00 am-3:00 pm Indian Hills Swim Club (4210 Lasata Drive) IHSC camp is a fun-filled week of constant activity, including swim instruction, water safety, sports, arts/crafts, and learning games. All camp leaders are Red Cross lifeguard and CPR certified. Open to nonmembers. Designed for AGES 5-12. CAMP IS RAIN OR SHINE! Full day camp $175/week; half day camp $95/ week. www.indianhillsswimclub.com or 314.544.9177

Bike Through History Along Grant’s Trail Friday, July 21 10:00 am-12:00 pm Ulysses S. Grant NHS (7400 Grant Road) Every 3rd Saturday through July you can join a National Park Service Ranger on a 4-mile round trip bike ride along Grant's Trail. The free bike trip includes a tour of the Sappington Home. All ages are welcomed but reservations are required. Call 314-842-1867 ext. 230. 21st Krajiski Teferic Festival Saturday, August 18 Creve Coeur Soccer Complex The Krajiski Teferic Festival is a way for Bosnian refugees to come together and visit. This is a great way for local businesses to advertise and promote their business and products. There will be entertainment, a day long soccer tournament food, and drinks. To participate or sponsor, call Indira Sabic at 314.686.3519.

JB BLAST Tuesday, July 3, 2018 7 pm @ JB Park Amphitheatre

Enjoy music under the stars in the Veterans Memorial Amphitheater in Jefferson Barracks Park and a brilliant fireworks display to celebrate our country’s birth! Concessions will be available. Call (314) 615-4386 for more information. Admission is FREE

Tower Tee Farewell Concert Sunday, July 8 1:00-9:00 pm Tower Tee Golf Complex (6727 Heege) A day of fun, food, drinks, and great music (Rogers & Nienhaus, Joe Dirt, and That 80s Band)! FREE and open to the public. Please no outside alcohol...food and beer available (cash only). Feel free to bring chair, blanket, umbrella, and picnic lunch.

Food Truck Thursday Thursday, July 12 4:30-7:00 pm Affton Christian Church (9625 Tesson Ferry) Bring your friends and meet your neighbors for a change of pace from your everyday dinner! For more information, call 314.631.5777.

4th of July Breakfast Wednesday, July 4 8:00-11:00 am Oakland House (7801 Genesta St.) Delicious Homemade Country Style Buffet featuring DR. DAN The Pancake Man who will make edible art for you to enjoy using only batter and a griddle. Entertainment by Sparkles & Company. Oakland House Tours. 50/50 Raffle. $18.00 per person ($8.00 for children 10 and under). Call 314.352.5654 for reservations.

Salem Lutheran Men’s Club BBQ Saturday, July 14 10:30 am until SOLD OUT! Salem Lutheran Church (8343 Gravois) Help support Salem Lutheran Church and School! Smoked Ribs, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Brats, Pork Steaks, Chicken, Fries, Slaw, German & American Potato Salad, Baked Beans. Soda and Water for sale. Benefitting Grades 1-4.

PARTNERS Bronze...Rainmaker Sales Support, Syberg’s: An Eating & Drinking Company


June Membership Meeting

Sponsored by:

June 14, 2018

Thanks...  Delicious lunch at Genesis Banquet Center.  Meeting Sponsor: J & J Construction & Remodeling.  Greeters Dane Huxel, State Farm; and Rich Whited, PenTech Computer Services.

The 50/50 amount of $38 was won by Craig Snavely, Snavely Insurance Goupr. Lois Mans, Greg Mans Farmers Insurance Agency won an attendance prize donated by Lularoe. Want to see your name mentioned here? Attend a meeting, buy 50/50 tickets & win OR donate an item for the 50/50 drawing.

New Member

New Member

Lindsay Carrington Lularoe


Lisa Chilton & Beatriz Nunez Hernandez Language Access Multicultural People (LAMP)

PARTNERS Diamond...Dane Huxel - State Farm, J & J Construction & Remodeling Platinum...Harster Heating & Air Conditioning, St. Anthony’s | Mercy Medical Center

Thanks Thanks to Trevor Willingham of Willingham Insurance Agency for his service on the Affton Chamber Board of Directors and chairing the Golf Tournament & Trivia Night committees.

Our Condolences to The family of Jim Slama of R. G. Ross Construction Company. He passed away suddenly on June 13. Jim was a long-time member of the Affton Chamber, serving on many committees and was a past member of the Board of Directors.

Shop Chamber Members!

See more offers and details at afftonchamber.com

Add your offer to this list by emailing mandy@afftonchamber.com Ad Source One—10% discount. Crown Optical—10% off all eyeglasses, contact lenses, sunglasses & accessories. Not valid with insurance or other discount plans. The E & A CFO Group—One month free payroll or other accounting service with 1 year commitment. Call for free quote. F2 Garage Door Solutions—Free safety inspection for garage door and garage door opener! Fran Ann Engraving—10% off purchase from store. John G’Sell DDS—10% discount off services. Gateway Alarm, Inc.—Receive 3 months free monitoring with a new system. Gateway Tree Care—10% off services. Morris Family Chiropractic—FREE Consultation/Exam and Report of Findings. Precision Garage Door of St. Louis—Free tube and tune-up with any repair service. Salon Inertia—15% discount. Stingy Brim Writing Services—10% off of any of our Writing Services-copywriting, social media, branding, advertising, promotional materials & more. Torched Fitness—10% off boot camp. Willingham Insurance Agency—FREE insurance review at your business or home to help you make the right decisions for you. Ziegenhein Funeral Home—10% off of ANY casket with “traditional" funeral service of a US Veteran or paid in full pre-need traditional funeral contract.

PARTNERS Gold…The E & A CFO Group, Great Southern Bank, Silver…Mark Bernard Realty


PRSRT STD U.S. Postage

AFFTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE www.afftonchamber.com 9815 Mackenzie Road Affton, MO 63123-5424



2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Officers President President-Elect

MAY 2018


 New Members: Surco, Inc.; The Stephenson Agency;


Vargas Quality Painting LLC; Cloverleaf Strategies

 Held May General Membership Meeting  Monthly Board of Directors Meeting  Hosted Annual Chamber BBQ  Committee Meetings: Affton Community Days, Ambassadors, Economic Development, Golf Tournament

 Member Communication: 3 E-Blasts (5 members participated) and a Monthly E-News.

 Website: 3,196 views of afftonchamber.com; top visited pages: Calendar, Member Directory, and Affton Community Days; 4,788 impressions of banner ads on website & member’s area with 43 click-thrus. 12


Dr. Steve Brotherton Retired Vacant Michael Bamvakais Dill, Bamvakais & Newsham, PC Erica Chandler Affton School District Dane Huxel State Farm Insurance

Directors Jake Baretich Mark Bernard Keith Brooks Carrie Carrigan Duane Dormeier Lois Mans Cindy Tiefenbrunn Suzanne Welker Dr. Eric Werner Rich Whited Ex-Officio Chief Nick Fahs Capt. Melissa Webb Lisa Rackley Mandy Montgomery

J & J Construction & Remodeling Mark Bernard Realty Sharpshooters Pit & Grill Great Southern Bank Checkpoint Surveying LLC Farmers Insurance Agency Cindy’s Photo The Comic Grind Morris Family Chiropractic PenTech Computer Services Affton Fire Protection District St. Louis County Police-Affton Executive Director Office Assistant

Saturday, September 15th Parade 10 am Affton High School to St. Louis Islamic Center

Festival 11 am-7 pm Lutheran High School South

The Affton Community Days Parade & Festival are made possible by the financial contributions of our members and the community. Thank you for your support! 

Presenting Sponsor (exclusive)—$2,500

“Presented By” & logo on all marketing materials, Presenting Verbiage on Signage at Main Stage, “Presented By” & logo on Affton Community Days website & on front cover of booklet distributed along parade route.

Patron (non-exclusive)


Promoter (non-exclusive)

Supporter (non-exclusive)


Signage at Sponsored Area Company Name on Affton Community Days website & in booklet distributed along parade route please select area:  Security  Chamber Tent  Tables & Chairs  Festival Set Up  Food Tent  Hometown Hero  Beer Garden Parade Bands *SOLD*


Signage at Sponsored Area Logo on Affton Community Days website & in booklet distributed along parade route please select area:  Beer Garden Band  Inflatables


Signage at Sponsored Area Company Name on Affton Community Days website & in booklet distributed along parade route please select area:  Sound System  Main Stage  Golf Carts

Signage at Main Stage “Presented By” & Company Name on entertainment schedule, Logo on Affton Community Days website & in booklet distributed along parade route

Enthusiast (non-exclusive)

Monetary Donation


Company Name on Affton Community Days website & in booklet distributed along parade route

For more information or to become a sponsor contact: Affton Chamber of Commerce 314.631.3100 | info@afftonchamber.com | afftonchamber.com Please return this form to the Chamber office at 9815 Mackenzie Road, Affton, MO 63123

Business:_________________________________________ Name:_________________________________ Address:___________________________________City:__________________________Zip Code:_________ Telephone:___________________________Email Address:________________________________________ Method of Payment:  Check (enclosed)

 Credit Card

Credit Card Number:_____________________________________ Expiration Date:____Security Code:_____

For Office Use Only: Date & Time:__________________

AFFTON COMMUNITY DAYS PARADE APPLICATION September 15, 2018 | Parade Start: 10:00 am Floats & Vehicles arrive by 9:00 am | Marchers arrive by 9:30 am

“A Day at the Beach”

Organization Name ( ) *Daytime Phone

Contact Person Email Address


Alternate Email Address

Email confirmation will be sent within one week of receipt. If you do not receive confirmation, call 314.631.3100.

Mailing Address


Type of Entry: □ Entry with music □ Entry without music


Zip Code

□ Horses (must provide own clean up) □ Other

Please describe entry as accurately as possible:

Total number of vehicles Total length of entry Due to space limitations in the line-up area, you must provide exact number of vehicles in your entry. Total number of persons participating in your entry NEW IN 2018: Participants cannot be dropped off at Affton High School. Instruct them to park at Lutheran High School South and ride the shuttle bus.

Number of horses

_________ Submitted by: Date:

* NOTE: We must have a valid daytime phone number or we will mail the application back to you. In most cases, entries will be positioned in the order in which the applications are received. Any entry received after September 1, 2018 will not be included in the judging line-up. Entries received after the deadline may or may not be allowed to participate and will be placed at the end of the parade if space is available. Return to:

Affton Community Days 9815 Mackenzie Rd. Affton, MO 63123-5424 affton-days@sbcglobal.net

Questions? affton-days@sbcglobal.net or 314.631.3100 Submit online at afftonchamber.com

On behalf of my group or organization listed above, I agree to hold the Affton School District, St. Louis Islamic Center, Affton Chamber of Commerce, and the Affton Community Days Committee harmless from any and all liability, actions, causes of actions, claims, demands for suits whatsoever resulting from or arising out of personal injuries, loss of, or damage to property or involving impairment of, or damage to any right because or in any way related to participation in the Affton Community Days Parade.


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JOIN US after the parade for more fun at the FESTIVAL! Lutheran High School South | 11 am-7 pm

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