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October 2018

IN THIS ISSUE 2 :: New & Renewing Members 3 :: October Meeting & Auction 5 :: New Resident & Snyder Dedication 8 :: Member Events 9 :: Member News 11 :: Member Discounts

SAVE THE DATE October 4 :: Thursday Trivia Night Committee Meeting Affton Chamber Office 4:00 pm October 8 :: Monday Office Closed October 9 :: Tuesday Ambassador Committee Meeting Affton Chamber Office 10:00 am October 10 :: Wednesday Trivia Night Committee Meeting Affton Chamber Office 4:00 pm October 11 :: Thursday General Membership Meeting Andre’s South Banquet Center 11:15 am October 13 :: Saturday ‘At the Movies’ Trivia Night Rooftop Church 7:00 pm October 15 :: Monday New Resident Inserts Due @ 1 pm Affton Chamber Office October 17 :: Wednesday Economic Development Meeting Affton Chamber Office-lower level 9:00 am 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.

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Thanks to the following businesses and organizations for renewing their memberships. Year joined is in parentheses. Listed renewals are August 25-September 20.

Shirley Eckert (2010) The Stellar Hog (2017)

Our Condolences to Tammy Luechtefeld, State Farm for the passing of her step-son, Alexander Marley. Alexander was executive chef at Andre’s South Banquets & Catering. Our condolences to their staff. The Village of Wilbur Park for the passing of their Chairman Joseph Wilhite.

IT’S MEMBERSHIP DRIVE TIME! Do you know a business that isn’t a member, but should be? This is a great time to join!

If they join between October 1 and December 31, the rest of 2018 is FREE! Not sure of all the benefits of being a member? Visit afftonchamber.com/ join.html or contact the Chamber office

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 the new member on their application. The new member cannot have been a member during the past 2 years.


PARTNERS Diamond...Dane Huxel - State Farm, J & J Construction & Remodeling Platinum...Harster Heating & Air Conditioning, Mercy Hospital South

School District Update: Affton, Bayless & Lindbergh

presented by Dr. Travis Bracht, Ron Tucker, Ed.S., and Dr. Brian McKenney Thursday, October 11 11:15 am Registration | 12 noon Lunch Andre’s South Banquet Center 4254 Telegraph, 63129 $15 members | $20 non-members

register at www.afftonchamber.com by Friday, October 5 meeting sponsor

Annual Awards & Dinner Auction Gala Saturday, February 2, 2019 Andre’s South Banquet Center

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

Nominations are needed for: Business Person of the Year Citizen of the Year Commercial New Construction Commercial Renovation Residential Renovation Nomination Form is included in this newsletter or can be submitted at afftonchamber.com. Deadline for nominations is November 16. Awards will be presented at Annual Awards & Dinner Auction Gala. 3

September Membership Meeting

Sponsored by:

September 13, 2018 Thanks...

 Delicious lunch catered by Orlando’s Catering  Meeting Sponsor & Site Host: Affton Historical Society  Greeters Lois Mans, Farmers Insurance-Greg Mans Agency & Suzanne Welker, The Comic Grind

New Member Amy Lewis

New Member Pat Knott


Behrmann Company

New Member Amanda Willis

New Member Scott Albin

Grant Hickman Real Estate Advisors

Catch 22 Photography

The 50/50 amount of $52 was won by Dr. Travis Bracht, Affton School District. Want to see your name mentioned here? Attend a meeting, buy 50/50 tickets & win OR donate an item for the 50/50 drawing.


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

OFFICER BLAKE SNYDER MEMORIAL HIGHWAY DEDICATION Saturday, October 27 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Affton White-Rodgers Community Center 9801 Mackenzie Road 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. 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.

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 Monday, October 15. *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)!

Congratulations to the Steak Raffle winner…

Aley Holman

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


A Day at the Beach!


PARTNERS Diamond...Dane Huxel - State Farm, J & J Construction & Remodeling Platinum...Harster Heating & Air Conditioning, Mercy Hospital South

PARADE MARSHALS A special thank you to Lutheran High School South for hosting this year’s event!

COMMITTEE Ray Absolon, Dan Schroeder, & Capt. Webb, St. Louis Co. Police Jake Baretich, J & J Construction & Remodeling Keith Brooks, Sharpshooter Pit & Grill Terri Ems, Resident Stacey Georges, St. Louis Teachers’ Recycle Center Ed Menzennerith, St. Louis Co. OEM Mandy Montgomery, Affton Chamber of Commerce Angie Muegge, Sharpshooter Pit & Grill Lisa Rackley, Affton Chamber of Commerce Cindy Tiefenbrunn, Cindy’s Photo Dick Walkenbach, Insurance Concepts Suzanne Welker, The Comic Grind Rich Whited, PenTech Computer Services

Mike Bamvakais, Dill, Bamvakais & Newsham PC Diane Boyer, The E & A CFO Group Sue Casaleggi, ABC Animal & Insect Innovations LLC Brett Cox, Resident Brett Evans, Gateway Metro Credit Union Dick Walkenbach, Insurance Concepts Russell Weber, O'Connor Insurance Suzanne Welker, The Comic Grind Dr. Eric Werner, St. Louis Bone & Joint Center Rich Whited, PenTech Computer Services

PARADE JUDGES Janet Peistrup, Affton School District Katy Glass, Bayless School District A special thank you to the Church at Affton for allowing us to use their lot for the Judges Stand!

SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS 24-7 Animal & Pest Control | ACPD | Affton Fire Protection District Affton Plaza | Affton School District | Bayless School District Church at Affton | Commerce Bank Crawford-Butz Insurance Agency | Crestside Heating & Cooling Dane Huxel-State Farm Agent | Enterprise Bank & Trust Fran Ann Engraving | Fred’s South County Auto Repair Friends of Ernie Trakas | Gapsch CARSTAR Collision Center Georgetown Apartments | Glenn Eckert-State Farm Agent Great Southern Bank | J & J Construction & Remodeling John L. Ziegenhein & Sons Funeral Homes Mark Bernard Realty | Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy-Affton Mercy Hospital South | Our Urgent Care | Republic Services Reinhold Electric | River City Casino & Hotel Sharpshooter Pit & Grill |Saint Louis Community College-Meramec Saint Louis County Police & OEM | Saint Louis Islamic Center Tammy Luechtefeld-State Farm | The E & A CFO Group

PARADE AWARDS Theme of Parade—Crestwood Heating & Cooling Judge’s Choice—Girl Scout Troop 1858 Most Original Entry—Bayless Art Club Best Church Entry—Rooftop Church Best School Entry—Gotsch Junior Cheerleaders Thanks to all parade participants for making this one of the biggest and best parades! PARTNERS Gold…The E & A CFO Group, Great Southern Bank, Silver…Mark Bernard Realty

FLOAT VOLUNTEERS Jake Baretich, J & J Construction & Remodeling Keith Brooks, Sharpshooter Pit & Grill Carrie Carrigan, Great Southern Bank Jim & Sandy Kettelkamp, Desktop Graphics Greg & Lois Mans, Greg Mans Farmers Insurance Agency Charles Montgomery, 24-7 Animal & Pest Control Mandy Montgomery, Affton Chamber of Commerce Captain Melissa Webb, St. Louis Co. Police-Affton/Southwest Rich Whited, PenTech Computer Services A special thank you to Affton Fire Protection District for allowing us to use their space to build our float!

SPECIAL THANK YOU St. Louis County Police and OEM, & MoDOT Staging/Parking Areas & Transportation: Affton High School, St. Louis Islamic Center & Affton School District Photographer: Cindy Tiefenbrunn, Cindy’s Photo VIP Convertibles: Bob & Linda Brendel, Tom Kohnen, & John Marnatti Mercy South for providing First Aid Inftatable Workers: Lutheran HS Band Bayless HS Students: Asia Abkemeir, Evan Case, Azra Dubinovic, Edward Ramos, and Ellen Tran Beer Tent Volunteers: Sharpshooter Pit & Grill Employees The following volunteers: CJ Baretich, Linda Moder, Drew Baretich, Eric Roberts, Claude D’Amico Bonnie Fiebiger, Karen Gibson, Mark Casaleggi, Rod Welker, Chris Rackley, Charles Montgomery, Bob Burtelow, Dan Tiefenbrunn Photographers: Colin Bates & Josh Brown, Affton High School


SUBMIT YOUR EVENT TO OUR CALENDAR! If it is posted 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.

Health & Safety Fair Saturday, October 6 | 9:00 am - 12:00 noon St. John Paul II Parish Center | 4960 Heege Road Hosted by Affton Christian Food Pantry. FREE flu shots, Mammogram van, blood sugar checks, and so much more! Mammograms require appointment; call 314.996.5170 to schedule yours!

Homecoming Parade & Game Saturday, October 13 9:30 am Parade 1:00 pm Varsity Football Game Happy Birthday, Bayless! To celebrate "Learning and Growing together since 1868," they are hosting a Homecoming Parade. The parade not only serves to recognize their growth and success as a District, but also marks their FIRST VARSITY HOME FOOTBALL GAME!! So bring your friends on floats, on feet, in car, or tow and join in their shared celebration! To participate, visit http://hs.baylessk12.org/

Trinity UCC Worldwide Communion Sunday Outdoor Worship Sunday, October 7 | 10:30 am Mathilda-Welmering Park | 8301 Mathilda Ave. Worship Service presenting the Lord's Word, Communion, Pet Blessings, Fellowship and Friendship, Fun, Free BBQ, Covered dishes welcomed. All are welcome, bring your friends!

7th Annual Craft Fair Saturday, November 3 | 9 am - 3 pm Affton Christian Church | 9625 Tesson Ferry Food and beverages available for purchase. Proceeds from space rental and the food sales are being donated to Affton Christian Food Pantry. Elevator and handicapped restrooms available. Please come and enjoy all the different crafts ready for purchase. Support our crafters and a worthy cause. For more info, call 314.631.5777.


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

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

Erica Chandler, APR, Director of Communications for Affton School District, has been recognized as a National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) Front-Runner for the 2018-2019 school year. NSPRA Front-Runners are members identified by the NSPRA Executive Board as emerging leaders who are doing outstanding work for their schools, their state chapters, and for NSPRA. The annual distinction recognizes four members, each from a different region across the country.

Effective October 1, St. Anthony’s Medical Center will have a new name: Mercy Hospital South. At this pivotal time, they are also announcing their new president: Sean J. Hogan. With deep roots in both health care and the St. Louis area, Sean has been active as a member of numerous boards and councils including the Regional Health Commission, St. Louis Metropolitan Hospital Council, Missouri Hospital Association, National Multiple Sclerosis Gateway Area Chapter and several others. He is also the current board chair of Notre Dame High School. In addition to Sean’s stellar career credentials and roots in the community, he’s also somewhat of a legacy: His father was a physician at St. Anthony’s for more than 30 years.

R. G. Ross Construction Company has completed the Gravois Greenway Orlando's to River des Peres Greenway - Phase 1. This project consisted of replacing a portion of the existing bike path and extending it with an ADA accessible trail North East ½ mile to Hoffmeister. Along with the extension of the trail, was the building of a new trail head park area with ADA accessible restrooms, playground, tables and seating, as well as drinking fountain and bike repair station. The new trail head and parking area has video surveillance for the user’s motor vehicle safety while enjoying a ride. The facility, which is located in a floodplain, was constructed to be waterproof, in the event of flood waters. PARTNERS Bronze...Rainmaker Sales Support, Syberg’s: An Eating & Drinking Company, Woodard Cleaning & Restoration Inc.


Meet & Greet @ Southview Assisted Living

Grand Re-Opening @ Merx Flooring

September 18, 2018

September 11, 2018


PARTNERS Diamond...Dane Huxel - State Farm, J & J Construction & Remodeling Platinum...Harster Heating & Air Conditioning, Mercy Hospital South

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To advertise in this newsletter, contact or submit your camera-ready artwork to:

Affton Chamber of Commerce 314.631.3100 info@afftonchamber.com 9815 Mackenzie Road Affton, MO 63123 Business Card - starting at $30 Quarter Page - starting at $50 Half Page - starting at $75 Full Page - starting at $450 Flyer Insert - $100/month E-Blast to Members $25

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. St. Louis Bone and Joint Center—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. 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.

DO YOU HAVE THIS CARD? It can save you money! Just present this card when you check out to save on office supplies and printing. Need one? Contact the Chamber office. PARTNERS Gold…The E & A CFO Group, Great Southern Bank, Silver…Mark Bernard Realty


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



2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Officers President President-Elect



 New Members: Amanda Willis with Grant Hickman


Real Estate Advisors & Frontier Mortgage

 Held August General Membership Meeting  Monthly Board of Directors Meeting  Made & Delivered New Teacher Welcome Bags to Affton & Bayless School Districts, Dressel Elementary, Holy Cross Academy & Lutheran High School South

 Committee Meetings: Affton Community Days, Ambassadors, Economic Development, Trivia Night

 Member Communication: 2 E-Blasts (2 members participated) and 1 E-News

 Website: 2,696 views of afftonchamber.com; top visited pages: Affton Community Days, Member Directory, and Calendar; 4,217 impressions of banner ads on website & member’s area with 48 click-thrus 12


Dr. Steve Brotherton Individual Vacant Michael Bamvakais Dill, Bamvakais & O’Keefe, PC Erica Chandler Affton School District Dane Huxel State Farm Insurance

Directors Jake Baretich J & J Construction & Remodeling Mark Bernard Mark Bernard Realty Keith Brooks Sharpshooters Pit & Grill Carrie Carrigan Great Southern Bank Lois Mans Farmers Insurance Agency Cindy Tiefenbrunn Cindy’s Photo Suzanne Welker The Comic Grind Dr. Eric Werner St. Louis Bone & Joint Center (Morris Family Chiro) Rich Whited PenTech Computer Services Ex-Officio Chief Nick Fahs Capt. Melissa Webb Lisa Rackley Mandy Montgomery

Affton Fire Protection District St. Louis County Police-Affton Executive Director Office Assistant

Presenting Sponsor

Beverage Sponsor DANE HUXEL AGENT

 Poker Hand Sponsor 

Popcorn Sponsor

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Return completed form and check made payable to: Affton Chamber of Commerce, 9815 Mackenzie Rd., Affton, MO 63123-5425 or Fax completed form & credit card information to 314-631-3102 We accept Discover, Mastercard, Visa & American Express Paid by  Check  Credit Card Total Payment @ $160 per table___________ Credit Card #______________________________ Name_________________________________ Name of Card _____________________________ Address_______________________________ Exp. Date_____________CVV Code____________ Zip___________________________________ Billing Address #_______ Billing Zip Code _______ Phone________________________________ Signature_________________________________

Annual Awards Nomination Form Please check one. You may duplicate this form to nominate in more than one category. Deadline is November 16, 2018.

Form must be completed in its entirety to be a valid nomination _______ I want to nominate an individual for Business Person of the Year. Recognition of a successful business leader in the Affton community; someone who has demonstrated ethical business practices, distinguished herself/himself with their dedicated & energetic leadership. This person has given her/his services to enhance the quality of business life & embodies community leadership through the combination of business, civic, & community activities. _______ I want to nominate an individual for Citizen of the Year. Recognition of an individual who has made substantial volunteer contributions with dedicated service in the interest of the Affton community. _______ I want to nominate a business for Commercial New Construction. New construction of commercial project in 63123 & is completed during 2018; must include photos and be current member of the Affton Chamber of Commerce. _______ I want to nominate a business for Commercial Renovation. Renovation project in 63123 & is completed during 2018; must include photos and be current member of the Affton Chamber of Commerce. _______ I want to nominate an individual for Residential Renovation. Renovation project in 63123 & is completed during 2018, must include photos.

Nominee’s Name ___________________________________________________________ Street Address______________________________________________________________ City, State, Zip ________________________________ Phone: _______________________ Please tell us why the nominee deserves this award. List any accomplishments, awards, or honors the nominee has received. This section will be used to determine who receives this award. Please attach additional pages if necessary.

_______________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ Nomination submitted by:


Submit completed forms to: 9815 Mackenzie Road, Affton, MO 63123

Phone: 314.631.3100

Fax: 314.631.3102


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