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April 2019

IN THIS ISSUE 2 :: New & Renewing Members 3 :: FLASH, New Resident Mailing 3 :: Ribbon Cutting 4 :: Spring BBQ 5 :: Community & Business Expo 6 :: Golf Tournament 7 :: Shout Outs 9 :: Affton Community Days Parade 10 :: Member Events

SAVE THE DATE April 3 :: Wednesday Affton Community & Business Expo Affton High School Commons 3:30-6:00 pm April 5 :: Friday FLASH Networking Event Holiday Inn South County 7:00-9:00 am April 9 :: Tuesday Ambassador Committee Meeting Affton Chamber Office 10:00 am April 13 :: Saturday Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening Affton Veterinary Clinic 10 am-3 pm | Ribbon @ 12 noon April 15 :: Monday New Resident Inserts Due Affton Chamber Office 1:00 pm April 16 :: Tuesday Golf Tournament Committee Mtg Affton Chamber Office 9:00 am April 17 :: Wednesday Economic Development Meeting Affton Chamber Office-lower level 9:00 am April 18 :: Thursday Joint Membership Meeting Westborough Country Club 11:15 am

Expand your networking circle with members of the Webster Groves-Shrewsbury-Rock Hill Chamber! Thursday, April 18 11:15 am Registration | 11:50 am Lunch Westborough Country Club 631 S. Berry Road, 63122 $20 members | $25 non-members

register at www.afftonchamber.com by Friday, April 12 Speaker: Mark Klipsch

Mr. Klipsch is an entrepreneur, business development consultant, speaker & #1 Best Selling author. He has over 30 years of professional experience, with a discipline in marketing, business development, and risk management in both the for profit and non-profit space.

meeting sponsor

Learn more about the Chief Silvernail Crusher Race presented by Woodard on June 15! www.crusherrace.com

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.



Lisa Clancy 41 S. Central Ave. (63105) 314.615.5441 www.stlouisco.com/Your-Government/ County-Council/Council-District-5 Currently serving a four-year term representing District 5 on the St. Louis County Council, and excited to see how I can work with the Chamber and the Affton community.

Jan Boergadine 7826 Wimbledon Dr. (63119) 314.962.5055 www.villageofmarlborough.com The Village of Marlborough was incorporated on December 13, 1944 and has a population of 2,235 (based on the 2000 Census). Situated along the old Route 66, by the intersection of Watson and Laclede Station Roads, Marlborough's location is convenient to most St. Louis area amenities and attractions. Our mission is to support a quality of life that facilitates growth, safety, health, and prosperity for our residents, businesses, and visitors with a safe and thriving environment to live and work.

LIUNA EVENT CENTER Kip Quevreaux 4532 S. Lindbergh (63127) 314.226.1010 www.liunaeventcenter.com LiUNA Event Center is a beautiful, newly remodeled venue located in Sunset Hills and specializes in Weddings, Proms, Rehearsal Dinners, Corporate Events, Seminars, Trade-shows, and Galas. They can accommodate up to 350 people, or can be divided for a smaller event space.

Thanks to the following businesses and organizations for renewing their memberships. Year joined is in parentheses. Listed renewals are February 22-March 20.

Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy-Affton (1991) Minuteman Press (2014) Sam’s Steakhouse (2017) Seven Holy Founders Parish (1997) Surco, Inc. (2018)

PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL GROUP Jacob Stansfield 14755 North Outer 40, Suite 110 (63017) 636.449.0729 www.principal.com/stlouis Are you seeking ways to help achieve financial success and alleviate financial stress? I can assist with personal and business strategies targeted to help achieve your goals. I specialize in educating individuals and businesses about investing for the future, and planning for the unexpected.

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 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.

State Representative Bob Burns

for providing replacement flags (that flew over the Missouri State Capitol) for the First Responder Memorial Flagpole in front of the Chamber office. 2

PARTNERS Diamond...Dane Huxel - State Farm Agent, J & J Construction & Remodeling, Sharpshooter Pit & Grill

Hosted by these fine Chambers of Commerce:

Speed Networking with THREE other Chambers Expand your circle while enjoying breakfast! NEW THIS YEAR: One-on-One Speed Networking Bring lots of business cards to share! sponsored by:

Friday, April 5 | 7:00-9:00 am Holiday Inn South County 6921 S. Lindbergh, 63125


MUST PREPAY | MEMBERS ONLY | NO WALK-INS | RESERVATIONS REQUIRED register at www.afftonchamber.com mail your check or call with credit card info

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, April 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)!

Saturday, April 13 Ribbon Cutting 12:00 noon Open House 10:00 am-3:00 pm Affton Fire Pumper 11 am-1 pm

Affton Veterinary Clinic 8455 Gravois Road RSVP at www.afftonchamber.com by April 5 to allow your host to plan

PARTNERS Platinum...Great Southern Bank, Harster Heating & Air Conditioning, Mercy Hospital South


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e or sell nt! Purchas for a great eve us plan to help

Volunteers Needed Two-Hour Shifts Wear Your Company Attire Network with Other Workers Contact the Chamber office for shift availability and to sign-up!


PARTNERS Gold…The E & A CFO Group, Tammy Luechtefeld - State Farm Agent Silver…Gapsch CARSTAR Collision Center


Wednesday, April 3 ● 3:30-6:00pm Affton High School Commons 8309 Mackenzie Road ● 63123

Affton Christian Food Pantry Affton Fire Protection District Affton Plaza JV, LLC All Family Care Amanda Willis w/Grant Hickman Real Estate Advisors Andre's Banquet Center Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties Camp Invention Costco Wholesale The E & A CFO Group Enterprise Bank & Trust Feed My People Gapsch CARSTAR Collision Center Gateway Metro Federal Credit Union Great Southern Bank Greg Mans Farmers Insurance Agency J & J Construction & Remodeling Kona Ice of Arnold Language Access Multicultural People (LAMP) Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy

Melanie Layer Creative, LLC Merx Flooring, LLC Needy Paws Rescue Rooftop Church Nicholas Rousseau, Videographer Saint Louis Bread Company Saint Louis Carpenters JAP Saint Louis County Library Saint Louis County Police - Affton Salem Lutheran Church & School Sharpshooters Pit & Grill Sonus Benefits South County Times State Farm Insurance-Huxel State Farm Insurance-Luechtefeld Syberg's-An Eating & Drink Co. Trinity United Church of Christ Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site University of Missouri Extension in Saint Louis County

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Contact the Chamber office if you can help! Bayless Broncho | Affton Cougar St. Louis County Police & Affton Fire Protection District Vehicles

Thanks to Harster Heating & Air Conditioning for advertising the Expo on the electronic billboard! PARTNERS Bronze...Cindy’s Photo, Commerce Bank, Syberg’s: An Eating & Drinking Company


Tuesday, June 11 10:00 am Shotgun Start - 8:30 am Check In

$125 per golfer includes 18 holes with cart, lunch, dinner & drinks PGA Sponsors

ServPro of Affton/Webster Groves | Pasta House Golf Ball Sponsor

Beverage Cart Sponsor

Dane Huxel-State Farm

Woodard Cleaning & Restoration Beverage Tent Sponsors

Amanda Willis

Contest Hole Sponsors

Fran Ann Engraving Great Southern Bank

Hole-In-One Sponsor

Bommarito Chevy South

w/Grant Hickman Real Estate Advisors

Commerce Bank JR Cigars Sponsor

Hot Dog Sponsor

St. Louis Altenheim

Woodard Cleaning & Restoration Hole Sponsors

Gapsch Carstar Collision Center | Harster Heating & Air Conditioning J & J Construction & Remodeling | Mercy Hospital South | Syberg’s: An Eating & Drink Co.

Interested in sponsoring? Interested in volunteering that day? Call or email the Chamber office.


PARTNERS Diamond...Dane Huxel - State Farm Agent, J & J Construction & Remodeling, Sharpshooter Pit & Grill

Our Condolences to Harry Kuhnert, Jr. .of the Gravois Kiwanis Club on the passing of his father, Harry, Sr.

Have you used an Affton Chamber member and had a great experience? We want to know about it!

MAY MEMBERSHIP MEETING Thursday, May 16 Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site Lunch on the Lawn Network while learning the history of Whitehaven Tours will be available

Meeting Sponsorships ... $100 one luncheon attendee 3-5 minute “commercial” at meeting exclusive rights to place materials on tables recognition on all promotional materials July September November December Call the Chamber office if you're interested!

Kenrick’s Meat & Catering "When time is limited, Kenrick’s has been a lifesaver. The prepared foods make a great dinner in a pinch." -Cindy Tiefenbrunn, Cindy’s Photo Fran Ann Engraving "Rich and Debbie completed 5 ServPro name badges. They look perfect & great customer service." -Gerard Schmidt ServPro of Affton/Webster Groves Watch here every month for more featured Shout Outs!

You can see all the Shout Outs or submit your own at afftonchamber.com/shout-out.html. Or email it to shoutout@afftonchamber.com

PARTNERS Platinum...Great Southern Bank, Harster Heating & Air Conditioning, Mercy Hospital South


March Membership Meeting March 14, 2019 Thanks...     

Delicious lunch provided by LiUNA Event Center Meeting Sponsor: Feed My People Speaker: Kyle Juvers from Better Together STL Greeters Jake Baretich, J & J Construction and Charlie Merx, Merx Flooring Photos provided by Cindy Tiefenbrunn, Cindy’s Photo

The 50/50 amount of $54 was won by Mike Bamvakais of Dill, Bamvakais & O’Keefe, PC. He generously donated it to Helping Hands. Dick Walkenbach of Insurance Concepts won the attendance prize donated by meeting sponsor Feed My People. Paul Lints of Citizens National Bank won the attendance prize donated by ServPro of Affton/Webster Groves. 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 Gold…The E & A CFO Group, Tammy Luechtefeld - State Farm Agent Silver…Gapsch CARSTAR Collision Center

Saturday, September 21 Parade @ 10 am Affton High School to Bayless Elementary School

Online Registration Available April 15 visit www.afftonchamber.com

Submit your parade theme by April 4 … www.afftonchamber.com or Facebook Beginning in 1993, the Affton Community Days Festival has been sponsored by the Affton Chamber of Commerce and has taken place within Affton. After careful discussion and deliberation, the Board of Directors has decided not to hold the festival this year due to the increasing costs of the event. Even though the Affton Chamber is not hosting the festival, they will still uphold the standing tradition of the annual Affton Community Days parade that has taken place since 1984. On Saturday, September 21, 2019, the parade will begin at 10:00 am from Affton High School, traveling south on Mackenzie, then proceeding down Gravois Road to Weber Road, and ending at Bayless Elementary School.

This year, the parade organizers are seeking the help of local residents to come up with a theme! The person that submits the winning theme will be a VIP in the parade with a car provided. Their name & picture will be announced through the Chamber’s newsletter, website & social media, and then submitted to the local newspapers. Parade theme submissions may be made by visiting the chamber’s website and Facebook page. Also, they will be accepted at the Community & Business Expo which will be held on Wednesday, April 3rd at the Affton High School Commons from 3:30-6:00 pm. Deadline for entries is Thursday, April 4, 2019.

4324 Weber Road Affton, MO 63123

(314) 631-2440 kenricks.com home of...

Meats • Catering • Prepared Food

10% Discount

any Full Service or Delivery for over 25 people Affton Chamber member businesses only


PARTNERS Bronze...Cindy’s Photo, Commerce Bank, Syberg’s: An Eating & Drinking Company


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.

Pianos for the Pantry Saturday, April 27 6:00 pm Seven Holy Founders Parish Center (3741 Rock Hill Rd.) Join the Affton Christian Food Pantry for an evening of fun! Dinner, Dessert Dash, Open Bar, Silent & Oral Auction. Live music from Spanky Entertainment Dueling Pianos. $50/Person - Tables of 8. Reserve your table and pay with credit card at afftonchristianfoodpantry.com/ events. Affton School District Community Day of Service Friday, May 10 All Affton Schools will participate, with the goal of every student and staff member engaging in some type of community service or random act of kindness during the day. Affton businesses, churches, and community members are invited to participate. For more information, contact Erica Chandler at 314.633.5908 or echandler@afftonschools.net.


St. Louis County Police Citizen Police Academy Thursdays, May 2-June 20 Grace Union Church (3900 Union Road) The Affton Southwest & South County Precincts will be hosting a joint Citizen Police Academy. This is a great opportunity for you to see what the various units within the St. Louis County Police Department do on a daily basis. Fill out the application before April 25 at www.surveymonkey.com/r/SoCoAffton. Adult Egg Hunt Friday & Saturday, April 12 & 13 | 8-10 pm Jefferson Barracks Park (345 North Road) Search 250 acres of Jefferson Barrack Park for thousands of eggs redeemable for terrific prizes! Advance registration & payment required. Tickets are nonrefundable. Call 314.615.5KRC for more info; online registration available at: friendsofjeffersonbarracks.com/ egg_hunt_store.php.

PARTNERS Diamond...Dane Huxel - State Farm Agent, J & J Construction & Remodeling, Sharpshooter Pit & Grill

Shop Chamber Members!

Opening Sunday at the Ballpark Sunday, April 7 | 1:15 pm Cards v. Padres - $25 in advance. Price includes hot dog & soda. Fans, 16 and over, receive a lightweight windbreaker. All kids 15 & under receive a voucher for another select regular season game. Contact Sara at 314.631.4900 x313 or visit www.feed-my-people.org/ events. 15th Annual Trivia Night Saturday, April 13 | 6:00 pm Immaculate Conception Church (2300 Church Rd., 63010) It's a St. Louis Thing! Best themed table prize, prizes, 50/50, silent auction, mulligans, games & more! Table of 8=$160, Premium Table of 8=$240 (incl. 2 drink tickets/ person, mulligans & a dedicated table runner). Contact Sara at 314.631.4900 x313 or visit www.feed-mypeople.org/events. Chef’s Challenge Tuesday, June 18 | 6:00-8:00 pm Orlando Gardens Banquet Center (4300 Hoffmeister) Occurring during National Hunger Awareness Month, this reality-style cooking competition features several of St. Louis' top culinary talents - all competing for "Feed My People Chef of the Year." Includes live & silent auctions, wine pull, dessert auction, and 50/50! Contact Wendi Neckameyer at 314.631.4900 x308 or visit www.feed-my -people.org/currentevents.

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. Insite Advice—Free Extended Internet Marketing Analysis ($300 value) PenTech Computer Services—10% off email hosting. Get yourname@yourcompanyname.com! Precision Garage Door of St. Louis—Free tube and tune-up with any repair service. Salon Inertia—15% discount. St. Louis Bone and Joint Center—FREE Consultation/Exam and Report of Findings. Torched Fitness—10% off boot camp. 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.

2019 Trivia Night Saturday, May 16 | 6:00 pm Affton White-Rodgers Community Ctr (9801 Mackenzie) The Butterfly Project, Gateway Metro Federal Credit Union’s community service team, invites you to join in a night of trivia and fun with proceeds benefiting The National Children's Cancer Society (NCCS). Cost is $150 per table of 8-10 people; includes light snacks and nonalcoholic beverages. Alcoholic beverages allowed but will not be sold. RSVP to marketing@gmcu.org. PARTNERS Platinum...Great Southern Bank, Harster Heating & Air Conditioning, Mercy Hospital South


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



2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Officers President President-Elect

FEBRUARY 2019  New Member: WealthPlan Advisors Group LLC  Held February Membership Meeting  Monthly Board of Directors Meeting  Annual Awards & Dinner Auction Gala  2 One-on-One Consultations with members for the    

Member's Area & Traffic Catcher Site. Toured Affton High School for Expo Committee Meetings: Ambassador, Affton Community Days Parade, Auction, Community Directory, Economic Development, Golf Tournament Member Communication: 3 E-Blasts (5 members participated) and 1 E-News Website: 2,527 views of afftonchamber.com; top visited pages: Calendar, Member Directory, and Business Links; 19,083 impressions of banner ads on website & member’s area with 67 click-thrus

Vice-President Secretary Treasurer

Directors Jake Baretich Dr. Steve Brotherton Marty Carr Lois Mans Charlie Merx Dave Schneider Cindy Tiefenbrunn Suzanne Welker Dr. Eric Werner Rich Whited

J & J Construction & Remodeling Individual Deca Realty Co. Inc. Farmers Insurance Agency Merx Flooring Woodard Cleaning & Restoration Cindy’s Photo The Comic Grind St. Louis Bone & Joint Center PenTech Computer Services

Ex-Officio Chief Nick Fahs Capt. Melissa Webb

Affton Fire Protection District St. Louis County Police-Affton

Lisa Rackley Mandy Montgomery


Michael Bamvakais Dill, Bamvakais & O’Keefe, PC Carrie Carrigan Great Southern Bank Keith Brooks Sharpshooter Pit & Grill Erica Chandler Affton School District Dane Huxel State Farm Insurance

Executive Director Office Assistant



 Check In 8:30 am  Shotgun Start 10:00am  Lunch included  Buffet Dinner Immediately Following Conclusion of Golf Rounds  Raffle Basket Winners Announced  Presentation of Awards


THANK YOU CURRENT SPONSORS! Bommarito Chevy –South Commerce Bank Dane Huxel-State Farm Deca Realty Delmar GardensGarden Villas South Fran Ann Engraving Gapsch's Carstar Collision Center Great Southern Bank J&J Construction & Remodeling Harster Heating & Air Conditioning Mercy Hospital South Pasta House ServPro of Affton/Webster Groves St. Louis Altenheim Syberg’s-An Eating & Drinking Co. Tammy Luechtefeld-State Farm Amanda Willis with Grant Hickman Real Estate Advisors Woodard Cleaning & Restoration

Tuesday June 11th at

Tapawingo National Golf Club

Shotgun Start @ 10:00am Rain or Shine

Affton Chamber of Commerce 9815 Mackenzie Rd | Affton, MO 63123 Phone: 314-631-3100 Email Us! info@afftonchamber.com Visit Us on the Web! www.afftonchamber.com Connect With Us On Facebook!

PGA Sponsors:



Provide beverages and snacks on course to golfers, opportunity to decorate golf cart. Includes: signage and half page program ad (Three available)

Includes: (2) golf foursomes, full page back cover program ad and company logo on all promotional materials, large banner displayed at check-in and dinner/awards at event conclusion


 PGA SPONSOR …….……………... $750


Includes: (1) golf foursome, full page inside back cover program ad and company name on large banner displayed at check-in area and at dinner/ awards at event conclusion

 SCORECARD SPONSOR…….……$300 Includes: company name/logo on all scorecards

 GOLF BALL SPONSOR ……..…….$250 Includes: quarter page LD program ad and company SOball name/ logo on golf sleeves given to attendees  POKER HAND SPONSOR…………$250

Includes: Opportunity to provide playing cards with your company logo, signage at official poker stop, quarter page program ad, newsletter listing and website listing.


Opportunity for company representative(s) to be located at the contest area and talk with all the golfers. Includes: quarter page program ad, newsletter listing and website listing.


Includes: quarter page program ad, newsletter listing and website listing.

_____ Closest to the Pin - SOLD _____ Longest Drive (Men) - SOLD _____ Longest Drive (Ladies)

 HOLE SPONSOR …………….…… $125

Includes: an 18” x 24” sign at sponsored hole, includes business card program ad

“Meet and Greet” the participating golfers. Includes: signage and quarter page program ad (One available)

Quarter page ad in Golf Program, Recognition at Lunch & Dinner, Recognition in Chamber Newsletter and Website. (unlimited availability)

 REGISTRATION  Complete and Mail Registration or Register Online at www.afftonchamber.com Name: _______________________________________ Company: ____________________________________ Address: _____________________________________ City/State/Zip: _________________________________ Phone: (

) ______________________________

E-mail: ______________________________________

 IN KIND DONATION SPONSORS • Soda/Water Drink Sponsor • Snack Sponsor

• Signage Sponsor-Printing

• Program Sponsor-Printing

 DONATE GOODY BAG ITEM Approximately 100 items needed

 ADVERTISING   FULL PAGE (4.5w x 7.5h) …………….…… $75  HALF PAGE (4.5w x 3.75h) ……………..… $50  QUARTER PAGE (4.5w x 2h) …….….…… $25

PLAYER #1 Name: _______________________________________ Company: ____________________________________ PLAYER #2 Name: _______________________________________ Company: ____________________________________ PLAYER #3 Name: _______________________________________ Company: ____________________________________

 All ads will appear in black & white ***  Please email ad in a .jpeg or image file to the Chamber

PLAYER #4 Name: _______________________________________ Company: ____________________________________


PAYMENT TOTAL: _______________

GOLF FOURSOME PLUS…………………..$600

 VISA/MC/DISCOVER/AMEX  Invoice Me  Check Card No._______________________________ Expiration __________ Security Code _______

Includes foursome with hole sponsorship

GOLF FOURSOME ……………..…………. $500 INDIVIDUAL ENTRY ………..…..…………..$125 Participation fee includes: Lunch • Golf Cart • Goody Bag • Dinner Support For YOUR Business Community!

Checks payable to: Affton Chamber of Commerce

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