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August 2019

IN THIS ISSUE 2 :: New & Renewing Members 3 :: August Meeting 3 :: Community Directory 4 :: Affton Community Days 4 :: Member News 5 :: Trivia Night 9 :: Member Events 11 :: Member Discounts

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SAVE THE DATE August 6 :: Tuesday Ambassador Committee Meeting Affton Chamber Office 10:00 am

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August 6 :: Tuesday Business After Hours Fran Ann Engraving 4:30-6:30 pm August 8 :: Thursday General Membership Meeting Royale Orleans Banquet Center 11:15 am August 15 :: Thursday Affton Community Days Meeting Affton Chamber Office 4:00 pm

August 21 :: Wednesday Economic Development Meeting Affton Chamber Office-lower level 9:00 am August 29 :: Thursday Lunch & Learn with a librarian Affton Chamber Office-lower level 12:00 noon-1:00 pm August 29 :: Thursday Affton Community Days Meeting Affton Chamber Office 4:00 pm

Thursday, August 29 12:00-1:00 pm Affton Chamber Office lower level 9815 Mackenzie Road Learn how to market and grow your business with FREE resources from the St. Louis County Library. Discover market demand, find potential clients, create mailing lists, analyze competitors, access legal forms, explore grants, and more! Most of these digital resources can be accessed from the convenience of your office or home.

presented by

Mel Lambert, Reference Librarian, St. Louis County Library RSVP at www.afftonchamber.com

Registration strongly encouraged to help our presenter customize to your needs.

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.


JAMES J. SLAMA SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

Thanks to the following businesses and organizations for renewing their memberships. Year joined is in parentheses. Listed renewals are June 21-July 25.

Lisa Slama 6422 Raywood Ave. (63123) 314.638.8823 The James J. Slama Scholarship Foundation was established in 2018 in memory of Jim Slama, an acitve member of the Affton Chamber of Commerce and the St. John Paul II parish (formerly St.Dominic Savio). Jim was a big supporter of Catholic education, and this foundation seeks to help families with Catholic high school tuition, particularly in Jim's parish and/or Holy cross Academy. It is our hope that we can expand scholarship opportunities to more families, for high school and college some day.

Amanda Willis w/Grant Hickman Real Estate Advisors (2018) Behrmann Company (2018) Park Forest Apartments & Townhomes (1999)

TOTAL ACCESS URGENT CARE Doug Purvis 9538 Gravois Road (63123) 314.932.0817 www.tauc.com Total Access Urgent Care’s mission is to create fast, friendly, and affordable healthcare in every community.

Best wishes to the students, teachers & administrators on their first day back at: Affton School District, Bayless School District, Cor Jesu Academy, Holy Cross Academy, Lindbergh Schools, Lutheran High School South, St. Louis Carpenters J.A.P., and the Special School District.

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI EXTENSION IN ST. LOUIS COUNTY Amy Armstrong 132 East Monroe (63122) 314.400.7632 www.extension.missouri.edu/stlouis MU Extension is an educational agency that improves people’s lives with programs for youth, families, businesses, communities, and horticulture.

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

or

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.

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


Thursday, August 8 11:15 am Registration | 11:50 am Lunch Royale Orleans Banquet Center 2801 Telegraph, 63125

Network - Meet New People

$15 members | $20 non-members

register at afftonchamber.com by Friday, August 2

Make Connections Meeting Sponsorship Available…$100 Contact Chamber office if you’re interested!

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

Did you receive your Monthly SIR? What’s a SIR?

It’s a Statistics Information Report!

Community Directories are HERE! The new edition is in our office NOW and is being delivered to advertisers and distribution points. If you’d like a stack for your lobby or customers, please contact the Chamber office. Thanks to Lois Mans, Greg Mans Farmers Insurance Agency for the cover designs; Cindy’s Photo for the back cover photo; and Indox Services for printing this edition.

This new feature of the Member’s Area gives you a snapshot of your online presence through our website. Included are counts of online Membership Directory and Traffic Catcher Site views for your organization. Watch for your email with the subject: “Your Affton Chamber Monthly Statistics Information Report” If you have any questions, please contact the Affton Chamber office...we're happy to help!

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

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presented by

AFFTON COMMUNITY DAYS PARADE Saturday, September 21 @ 10 am Affton High School to Bayless Elementary School

Sponsorships Available This event is made possible by the financial contributions of our members and the community. Sponsorships begin at $50 and may include recognition on web, social & print media, and/or event signage.

Parade Marshals Needed contact the Chamber office

Online Registration visit www.afftonchamber.com to enter or sponsor

Thanks to our current sponsors: Affton Plaza Great Southern Bank Harster Heating & Air Conditioning J & J Construction & Remodeling Mercy Hospital South O’Connor Insurance

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!

- save the date 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.

FALL BBQ Saturday, October 5

Woodard Cleaning & Restoration was named a Top Workplace in the St. Louis region for 2019, as presented by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch! The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey measuring several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection.

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


Saturday, October 12 @ 7 pm Test your knowledge of the decades!

$20 per person / $160 table of 8

Decorate yourself or your table! Register at www.afftonchamber.com Beverage Sponsor

Poker Hand … $100

Popcorn Sponsor

Round Sponsor … $100

Round Sponsors

Commerce Bank Harster Heating & Air Conditioning Syberg’s-An Eating & Drink Co.

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

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Joint Membership Meeting July 11, 2019

Sponsored by:

Thanks...

Meeting Partner: Lemay Chamber of Commerce Orlando Gardens Banquet Center for the delicious lunch. Meeting Sponsor: PenTech Computer Services Meeting Speakers: State Senator Scott Sifton, 1st District; State Rep. Doug Beck, 92nd District; State Rep. Bob Burns, 93rd District; State Rep. Jim Murphy, 94th District and County Councilman Ernie Trakas, 6th District.  Greeters Charlie Merx, Merx Flooring and Rob Smith, Gapsch CARSTAR Collision Center  Photos provided by Cindy Tiefenbrunn, Cindy’s Photo    

The St. Louis Cardinals tickets donated by Gapsch Carstar Collision Center were won by guest Muriel Gassner, Signarama. Want to see your name mentioned here? Attend a meeting, buy 50/50 tickets & win OR donate an item for the 50/50 drawing.

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


Blood Drive in honor of Dan Tiefenbrunn June 26, 2019 A big thanks to everyone that supported our first blood drive! The 52 units collected will help 156 hospital patients. Thanks to Affton Fire Protection District for providing space for the Red Cross to set up.

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

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GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE The Affton Chamber is excited to partner with the Missouri Chamber of Commerce to offer a selffunded medical plan called the MCF Benefit Plan. This is a multiple employer welfare arrangement (MEWA). MEWAs enable smaller employers to join together to share in the overall claims risk. By being part of a larger, self-funded pool, employers have financial protection backed by Anthem’s stop loss coverage.

To find out if you qualify for this new option, contact Sonus Benefits at 314.677.2550

Your Company Name Here

NEW MEMBERSHIP PLAQUES The Affton Chamber of Commerce is discontinuing sending out current year segments for the black plastic membership plaques. Instead, new members are receiving the new, wooden plaque shown above. If you would like to replace your black plastic plaque with the new design, the cost is only $8 to cover production. Order yours by emailing or calling the Chamber office!

Send an E-Blast to over 400 member reps for only $25! E-Blasts are a weekly email of member-submitted ads, offers, events and/or coupons sent each Thursday. Multiple members can participate each week.

To Participate: Submit a full page (.jpeg or image file) to the Chamber office along with $25 payment. Subject line of email will include names of participating members. Contact the Chamber today to reserve your space!

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


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.

Oakland House Tour Sunday, August 18 | 2:00-4:00 pm Oakland House (7801 Genesta Street) Tour the Historic Oakland House, built in 1853, led by a period dressed docent. Tour is free to members. $5.00 per person for general public. Affton Historical Society Open Luncheon Wednesday, August 21 | 11:00 am-1:30 pm Oakland House (7801 Genesta Street) Have lunch & tour the beautiful Historic Oakland House, built in 1853. Cost is $18; please RSVP 2 weeks in advance to Dot at 314-300-8213.

ULYSSES S. GRANT NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE EVENTS (7400 Grant Rd.) More info at www.nps.gov/ulsg Events with reservations, call 314-842-1867 ext. 230.

Concerts at the Park: Soulard Blues Band Thursday, August 15 | 7:00-8:00 pm A free concert is a great way to enjoy the summer. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Free, no reservations required. Free Yoga Saturday, August 10 | 9:00-10:00 am Join Yoga Buzz and unroll your mat at the park! Enjoy a 1 hour, all levels class on the shady lawn. After class, breathe in some history – enjoy self-guided tour of the home and property surrounding it. Pre-registration is not required, but is appreciated. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one.

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

SHOP LOCAL!

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

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Did you know…

Unlock your Membership! Wednesday, September 4 8:00 am -9:00 am Affton Chamber office

you can increase your Search Engine Optimization (SEO) by creating a Traffic Catcher Site (TCS) at www.afftonchamber.com!

Want to learn more?

Attend our Key to the 123 Seminar on September 4 or contact the Chamber office. “Your website features are very impressive!”

-Gateway Metro Federal Credit Union

Can’t make it? Contact us to set up a 1-on-1! Learn how to make the most of your Affton Chamber membership by taking advantage of opportunities to network, market your business, use online tools, and more!

New Members, New Representatives, and Prospective Members Welcome

Complimentary Coffee and continental breakfast provided. Please RSVP at afftonchamber.com.

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“I learned so much about the Chamber today!”

-Beatriz Nunez, Language Access Multicultural People

POST CLASSIFIED ADS & HELP WANTED Did you know that Affton Chamber members can post classified ads on our website? It is included in your membership! Visit the Classified Ads or Help Wanted pages at afftonchamber.com to submit yours.

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


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.

Thanks… Dave Johnston, Affton Realty for providing addresses for our quarterly New Resident Mailing.

Participants: Affton Historical Society, Feed My People, Gateway Metro Federal Credit Union, Harster Heating & Air Conditioning, Lutheran High School South, Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy -Affton, State Farm Insurance-Tammy Luechtefeld, Syberg’s-An Eating & Drink Co. Save the date for the next New Resident Mailing... 200 inserts | $40 half-page | $80 full-page Tuesday, October 15 @ 1 pm

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) Precision Garage Door of St. Louis—Free tube and tune-up with any repair service. St. Louis Bone and Joint Center—FREE Consultation/Exam and Report of Findings.

Newsletters are sent to every member and emailed to additional representatives.

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

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

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PRSRT STD U.S. Postage

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

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ST. LOUIS, MO PERMIT No. 3156

TIME-DATED MATERIAL

2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Officers President President-Elect

JUNE 2019 • New Member: Cardinal Ritter Senior Services • Held June General Membership Meeting • Monthly Board of Directors Meeting • Hosted Blood Drive in honor of Dan Tiefenbrunn • Conducted the Key to the 123 Seminar • Met with St. Louis County Librarian to plan Lunch & Learn • Committee Meetings: Economic Development, Golf Tournament

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

• Website: 1,192 page views (643 unique visits); top visited pages: Calendar, History of Affton, and Member Directory; 17,579 impressions of banner ads on website & member’s area with 60 click-thrus

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Vice-President Secretary Treasurer

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

Directors Jake Baretich Marty Carr Alex Knebel Lois Mans Charlie Merx Dave Schneider 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 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 Affton Fire Protection District St. Louis County Police-Affton Executive Director Office Assistant


Saturday, September 21 Parade 10:00 a.m.

Presented by:

Parade Route: Affton High School to Bayless Elementary School Theme:

“Affton Gives Back”

The Affton Community Days Parade is made possible by the financial contributions of our members and the community.

Thank you for your support! 

Presenting Sponsor (exclusive)

$750

“Presented By” & logo on all marketing materials, including Facebook. Banner at beginning of parade with logo. Thank you Affton Plaza. 

Golf Cart Sponsor (exclusive)

$400

Company Name & Logo on Golf Carts, logo recognition on chamber website, all social & print media, and listed in chamber newsletter. 

Band Sponsor (two available)

$300

Logo recognition on chamber website, all social & print media, and listed in chamber newsletter. Thank you Great Southern Bank, Harster Heating & Air Conditioning

Judges Stand Sponsor

(non-exclusive) $200 Signage located at Judges Stand, logo recognition on chamber website, all social & print media, and listed in chamber newsletter. Thank you Mercy Hospital South

Scholarship Sponsor (non-exclusive) $100 Company name on chamber website, all social & print media, and listed in chamber newsletter

Thank you J & J Construction& Remodeling, O’Connor Insurance

Banner with sponsors name, logo recognition on chamber website, all social & print media, and listed in chamber newsletter. 

Supporter Sponsor (non-exclusive) $150

Shuttle Bus Sponsor (non-exclusive)

$50

Company name on chamber website, all social & print media, and listed in chamber newsletter 

Monetary Donation

$_______

Monetary donation receives: Company Name listed on Affton Community Days website and listed in chamber newsletter

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:_________ Phone:___________________________Email Address:____________________________________________ Method of Payment:  Check (enclosed)

 Credit Card (AmEx, Discover, MasterCard, Visa)

Credit Card Number:_______________________________ Exp Date:____ CVV Code:_____ Billing


Each round will be decade specific starting 1920’s to the present!

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Beverage Sponsor

Popcorn Sponsor

DANE HUXEL AGENT

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TO REGISTER, CLICK ON WWW.AFFTONCHAMBER.COM OR CALL THE CHAMBER: 314-631-3100 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___________________________________ Phone________________________________ Signature_________________________________


AFFTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

THROUGH THE DECADES

TRIVIA NIGHT

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12th 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:30)

Rooftop Church 9217 Gravois Road, Affton, MO 63123

Popcorn Sponsor

Each round will be decade specific starting 1920’s to the present!

G Presenting Sponsor | $500 | SOLD-J&J Construction G Poker Hand Sponsor |$100| 1 Available • • • • • • •

Table of 8 at event Company logo on all answer sheets On-site signage Acknowledgement by emcee during event Logo as “Event Sponsor” on all promotional materials Logo placement on screen at beginning and conclusion of slides Option to provide company ink pens or pencils (company provides)

G Beverage Sponsor | $250 | SOLD-Dane Huxel Agent • • • •

On-site signage Acknowledgement by emcee during event Name and logo featured on all event promotional materials Option to provide company koozie cups for beverages

G Popcorn Sponsor | $100 | SOLD-The E&A CFO Group • • •

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On-site signage Acknowledgement by emcee during event Name and logo featured on all event promotional materials Company logo on all envelopes containing poker hands

G Round Sponsor | $100 | 7 Available • • • •

On-site signage Acknowledgement by emcee during event Name and logo featured on all event promotional materials Name and Logo placement on round answer sheet & slide

G Silent Auction/Raffle Donations | Cost: Your Choice! •

In addition to sponsorships or purchasing tables, we welcome any Silent Auction or Raffle items you wish to donate. Please list items on the reservation form.

On-site signage Acknowledgement by emcee during event Name and logo featured on all event promotional materials

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) ______ Charge: ______ Charge Card Number:_____________________________________ Expiration Date:____Security Code:_____

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