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January 2019

IN THIS ISSUE 2 :: New Members & New Resident 2 :: Ribbon Cutting 3 :: January Meeting 3 :: Community Directory 5 :: Annual Awards & Auction 6 :: Renewing Members 7 :: Member Shout Outs 8 :: Member News 9 :: Member Events 11 :: Member Discounts

SAVE THE DATE January 1 Office Closed January 8 :: Tuesday Ambassador Committee Meeting Affton Chamber Office 10:00 am January 9 :: Wednesday Ribbon Cutting Wireless Lifestyle Sprint 11:30 am January 10 :: Thursday General Membership Meeting Orlando Gardens Banquet Center 11:15 am January 15 :: Tuesday New Resident Inserts Due Affton Chamber Office 1:00 pm January 16 :: Wednesday Economic Development Meeting Affton Chamber Office-lower level 9:00 am January 21 Office Closed 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.

CAROL HOUSE QUICK FIX PET CLINIC Wendy Heckman 1218 S. Jefferson Ave. (63104) 314.771.7387 www.carolhousepetclinic.org Our mission is to reduce pet overpopulation by providing an effective, accessible and affordable spay/neuter option. Our mission is also to educate both pet owners and non-pet owners alike about the benefits of spay and neutering your pet. By reducing the number of unwanted dogs and cats that are born, we will also reduce the number that enter local shelters only to be euthanized.

Wednesday, January 9 11:30 am Wireless Lifestyle Sprint 9425 Gravois Road (in Affton Plaza)

D2R CONTRACTING Matthew Ernst 517 Oakwood Drive (63026) 314.215.6013 D2R is here to help bring your dreams to reality! Whether you have a dream or need help building one, we are here to assist with any of your design needs. At D2R Contracting, we've built our livelihoods on remodeling people's homes. From the simple to the lavish, we've experienced it all and we can help you bring your dreams to reality every step of the way. No job is too small or too big. Kitchens, bathrooms, room additions, repair services, and custom furniture. Call or email today for your free estimate.

WIRELESS LIFESTYLE SPRINT Roger Bieri 9425 Gravois Road (63123) 314.396.8559 We are a Sprint Dealer with 33 locations in the St. Louis area with a strong focus on community and dedicated to giving our best customer service in the wireless industry.

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 Tuesday, January 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)!

2019 MEETING SPONSORHIPS AVAILABLE ... $100 one luncheon attendee | 3-5 minute “commercial� at meeting exclusive rights to place materials on tables | recognition on all promotional materials January March April May June July September October November December Call the Chamber office if you're interested! 2

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

Meet Affton’s County Council Members County Council Member Lisa Clancy, District 5 County Council Member Ernie Trakas, District 6

Whether you live or work in Affton, meet your County Council Members and let your voice be heard!

Thursday, January 10 11:15 am Registration | 12 noon Lunch Orlando Gardens Banquet Center 4300 Hoffmeister, 63125 $15 members | $20 non-members

register at www.afftonchamber.com by Friday, January 4

Annual Awards & Dinner Auction Gala February 2 Affton Community & Business Expo April 3 Spring BBQ May 11 Golf Tournament June 11 Affton Community Days September 21 Trivia Night October 12

2019-2020 COMMUNITY DIRECTORY print & digital editions help you connect with local residents, businesses & organizations Watch your mailbox for your verification form & participation details. Please review and return by February 1! Enhanced Listings & Additional Categories available. Display Ads begin at only $175. First 8 PAID Full Page Advertisers are featured on the cover. If you are interested in bidding on printing the directory, please contact the Chamber office for details. PARTNERS Gold…The E & A CFO Group, Great Southern Bank, Silver…Mark Bernard Realty


Thanks to everyone who wrapped, donated and volunteered this year for our "Helping Hand" Families. With your generosity, we were able to assist eleven families! Every family was overwhelmed with our community's generosity! Thanks to all that donated generously: ABC Animal & Insect Innovations; Brian Albl, Gateway Tree Care; Ameren Missouri; Mike Bamvakais, Dill, Bamvakais & O’Keefe; Bommarito South Chevy & Mazda; Diane Boyer, The E & A CFO Group; Deca Realty; Terri Ems; Financial Resolutions; First Bank; Frontier Mortgage; Gateway Tree Care; Harster Heating & Air Conditioning; J&J Construction & Remodeling; John G’Sell, DDS; Julie Northrip, Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site; Record Printing & Publishing; Salem Lutheran Church & School; Sharpshooter Pit & Grill; Single Tree Real Estate; State Farm-Tammy Luechtefeld; Surco, Inc.; Traffic Safety Special thanks to First Bank employees & Amanda Willis with Grant Hickman Real Estate Advisors for helping wrap gifts and Affton Fire Protection District & St. Louis County Police-Affton Southwest Precinct for delivering to the families!


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

Affton Chamber of Commerce

Annual Awards & Dinner Auction Gala Presented by:

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Sponsor Advertise Attend Donate Volunteer

Andre’s Banquet Center

Maximize your exposure! Sponsorships begin at $100

4254 Telegraph Road $40 per ticket tables of 8 or 10 available

Reach potential buyers! Ads begin at $25 $40 per person includes dinner, open bar & bid number

Doors Open & Silent Auction 5:30 pm Open Bar begins at 6:00 pm Buffet Dinner Served 6:30-7:30 pm Live Auction begins at 8:15 pm Awards Ceremony following Auction

Donate a product or gift certificate to find new customers! Help us make this night special by volunteering!

see newsletter insert for more details

Major Sponsors

Wall of Wine Sponsor

First Responder Sponsors Jewelry Raffle Sponsor Section Sponsors

Supporter Reuter Merkle Law Firm, LLC

Affton Veterinary Clinic Amanda Willis with Grant Hickman Real Estate Advisors Insurance Concepts-Dick Walkenbach

Design & Print Sponsor Farmers Insurance-Greg Mans Agency Invitation & Program Sponsor Indox Services Official Photographer Cindy's Photo PARTNERS Bronze...Rainmaker Sales Support, Syberg’s: An Eating & Drinking Company, Woodard Cleaning & Restoration Inc.


Thanks to the following businesses and organizations for renewing their memberships. Year joined is in parentheses. Listed renewals are November 21-December 19.

Affton Athletic Association (1977) Affton Education Foundation (1988) Affton Fire Protection District (1984) Affton Historical Society (1974) Affton Realty (2001) Affton School District (1973) Affton School Parents Club (1974) All Family Care (2009) Ameren Missouri (2011) Bayless School District (1995) Beishir Landscape Maintenance, Inc. (2012) Brinkmann's Jewelry (1990) C.E.S. Pest & Termite Control, Inc. (2000) Callahan's Tuxedo, Alterations & Travel Co. (2010) Center St. Louis (2014) Church of the Reformation-Lutheran (2003) Citizens National Bank (1991) City of Lakeshire (2010) Commerce Bank (1972) Cor Jesu Academy (2003) Crestside Heating & Cooling (1988) Deca Realty Co. Inc. (1994) Dill, Bamvakais & O'Keefe, PC (1973) Domian Asphalt Paving, Inc (1992) Donelson Cycles Inc. (1971) Edward Jones-Roper (2009) Terri Ems (1993) Essex Industries (1973) Federhofer's Bakery (1975) First Community Credit Union (2008) Gateway Insurance (2007)


Gateway Metro Federal Credit Union (2012) Georgetown Apartments (1991) Gravois Kiwanis Club (2002) Heartland Industries, Inc. (1977) Holy Cross Academy (2016) J & J Construction & Remodeling (2009) Peggy Keilholz (2015) KidStreet Daycare & Learning Center (2012) Lutheran High School South (2005) Marlborough Trails Apartments (2004) Marty's Auto Shop (1989) MB Health (2013) McDonalds--Mackenzie Pointe (2001) Merx Flooring, LLC (2003) Midwest BankCentre (2005) O'Connor Insurance (2011) Pasta House Co. (1983) Petsway (2014) Reinhold Electric (2002) Rooftop Church (2017) Saint Mark Catholic Church (2009) Simon Says Early Childhood Center (1999) STL Auto Care (2013) The Teachers' Lounge (2013) Town of Grantwood Village (2001) Traffic Safety, Inc. (2000) Unique Journeys, LLC (2009) Verizon Wireless-Cellular Sales (2017) Victory Speech Therapy & Autism Consulting (2010) Wilmington Clinic (2008) Patricia Yaeger (2002)

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

Rich Whited, PenTech Computer Services for donating office equipment to the Chamber!

Have you used an Affton Chamber member and had a great experience? We want to know about it! Sharpshooter Pit & Grill "Every time I stop at Sharpshooters for a meal I have been extremely impressed. The service, food, & price is extraordinary. I highly recommend them." -Cindy Tiefenbrunn, Cindy's Photo

St. Louis Altenheim

for hosting a great Business After Hours!

Harster Heating & Air Conditioning "Great Service!" -Jake Baretich, J & J Construction & Remodeling 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

State Farm-Tammy Luechtefeld

for inviting us to their First Responders Open House!

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 Gold‌The E & A CFO Group, Great Southern Bank, Silver‌Mark Bernard Realty


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.

Congratulations to Greg & Lois Mans of Greg Mans Farmers Insurance Agency on the birth of their new grandchildren, Jorden & Miyah. Happy Retirement to Pete Polizzi & Phil’s Bar-B-Que! Thanks for serving the Affton area fro 57 years!


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.

Have you put your 2018 Affton Chamber Member cling on your door or window?

It was sent with your 2018 Membership Investment invoice.

Trivia Night Saturday, January 26 | 6:00 PM Andre’s South Banquet Center (4254 Telegraph, 63129) $25 per person (8 per table) includes buffet dinner, open bar & a night of fun! Benefitting Affton High School Parent Boosters. For more information, call 314.638.8770.

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


Sponsored by:

Joint Membership Meeting December 18, 2018

Thanks...      

Our meeting partner, Crestwood-Sunset Hill Chamber of Commerce. Delicious lunch at LiUNA Event Center. Meeting Sponsor Gateway Tree Care. Speaker Tom Murphy, Sonus Benefits. Greeter Jake Baretich, J & J Construction & Remodeling. Photo’s courtesy of Cindy Tiefenbrunn, Cindy’s Photo

Cindy Tiefenbrunn, Cindy’s Photo; Mandy & Lisa, Affton Chamber of Commerce

Carrie Carrigan, Great Southern Bank and Alex Knebel, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties

Dr. Johnson, Johnson Chiropractic; Mary Scott, Make Believe TV; Brett Evans, Gateway Metro Credit Union

Winners “Ugly Sweater Contest” Brett Evans, Gateway Metro Credit Union and Peggy Schneider, Sam’s Club

Gary Chippendale, All Family Care; and Cindy Wilson, St. Louis Altenheim

Dick Walkenbach, Insurance Concepts; Randall Higgins, SpeedPro, STL; Peggy Schneider, Sam’s Club; and Jan Mulaney, Servpro of West Kirkwood/Sunset Hills

Welcome new member Sandy Johnson, Realty Executives of St. Louis

Rich Whited, PenTech Computer Services; Carrie Carrigan, Great Southern Bank; and Marty Carr, Deca Realty


Erica Chandler, Affton School District; Dr. Steve Brotherton, Retired; and Dr. Travis Bracht, Affton School District

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

At the Joint Membership Luncheon, the following Affton Chamber members won attendance prizes: Brett Evans, Gateway Metro Federal Credit Union Jim Eye, Indox Services Shane Hutchens, Gateway Tree Care Lois Mans, Greg Mans Farmers Insurance Agency Tom Murphy, Sonus Benefits Shari Roberts, State Farm-Tammy Luechtefeld Michael Weiderman, Minuteman Press Want to see your name mentioned here? Attend a meeting, buy 50/50 tickets & win OR donate an item for the 50/50 drawing.

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. 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. 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


PRSRT STD U.S. Postage

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



2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Officers President President-Elect



 New Members: Diane Ayer & Sinak Plumbing


 Held November General Membership Meeting


 Monthly Board of Directors Meeting  Annual Board Planning Session  Attended Ground Breaking for Affton Fire House #2  Committee Meetings: Ambassador, Auction, Economic Development, Trivia Night

 Member Communication: 3 E-Blasts (4 members participated) and a Monthly E-News.

 Website: 3,606 views of afftonchamber.com; top visited pages: Calendar, Business Links, and Member Directory; 4,416 impressions of banner ads on website & member’s area with 43 clickthrus. 12

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 Mark Bernard Dr. Steve Brotherton Lois Mans Charlie Merx Dave Schneider Cindy Tiefenbrunn Suzanne Welker Dr. Eric Werner Rich Whited

J & J Construction & Remodeling Mark Bernard Realty Individual Farmers Insurance Agency Merx Flooring Woodward 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

Executive Director Office Assistant

Affton Chamber of Commerce 26th Annual Awards & Dinner Auction Gala Saturday, February 2, 2019 5:30 pm Doors Open 6:30 pm Dinner Buffet

Andre’s South Banquet Center 4254 Telegraph Road Saint Louis, Missouri 63129 Presenting Sponsor

Kindly Respond by January 18, 2019 Name(s):

Tables of 8 or 10 available.

_______Reservations at $40 each = $________ Credit Card Number Exp Date____________________ Name on Card Billing Address & Zip Signature

Security Code____________________

 Check Enclosed

Presenting Sponsor Dane Huxel Dane Huxel

 Presenting Sponsorship Exclusive Sponsorship


- (8) Tickets to Auction, Seating at Reserved Table premium location - Back Page Ad (7½” w x 9¾” h black & white) in Auction Program - Logo on Invitation and all promotional material - Signage at Event, Recognition in Media (newsletter, website, etc.)


 Major Sponsorship


- (4) Tickets to Auction - Half-Page Ad (7½” w x 5” h black & white) in Auction Program - Signage at Event, Recognition in Media

(newsletter, website, etc.)

 Section Sponsorship



- (2) Tickets to Auction - Business Card Ad (3½” w x 2” h black & white) in Auction Program - Signage at Event, Recognition in Media (newsletter, website, etc.)

- Signage at Event, Recognition in Media


(newsletter, website, etc.)


- (2) Tickets to Auction - Quarter-Page Ad (3½”w x 5” h black & white) in Auction Program - Signage at Event, Recognition in Media


(newsletter, website, etc.)

 Wall of Wine Sponsorship

- Full-Page Ad (7½” w x 9¾” h black & white) in Auction Program - Signage at Event, Recognition in Media

 Supporter Sponsorship

(newsletter, website, etc.)

 Jewelry Raffle Sponsorship

 First Responder Sponsorship


- (2) Tickets to Auction - Quarter-Page Ad (3½”w x 5” h black & white) in Auction Program - Signage at Event, Recognition in Media


(newsletter, website, etc.)

- This sponsorship designed for someone unable to attend event but still would like to support

 In-Kind Resource Sponsorship

- Quarter-Page Ad (3½”w x 5” h black & white) in Auction Program - Signage at Event, Recognition in Media (newsletter, website, etc.)

- Designed for companies offering their resources for the following items: - Print Auction Invitation - approximately 350 copies - Print Auction Program - approximately 350 copies - Print Awards Program - approximately 350 copies - Donate Flowers Deadline for inclusion in Auction program is Friday, January 18, 2019 ** Ads for Program will appear in Black and White. Please email ad in a JPEG or image file **

Name____________________________________________ Business Name_________________________________________ Address ________________________________________________________________________________________________ City _____________________

State ______

Zip ________

Phone _______________________________________

MC, Visa, Discover, AmEx # _____________________________________________Exp. _____________ V-Code_______

Send completed form and payment to: Affton Chamber of Commerce, 9815 Mackenzie Road - Affton, MO 63123

affton chamber of commerce

2019-2020 Community Directory Update Your Business Listing & Reserve Your Display Ad “Shop Affton Chamber First”

Included In Your Membership—Community Directory Listing Affton Chamber of Commerce Members receive a Four-Line Listing in the 2019-2020 Community Directory Company Name Phone Number Contact Name Address, Zip Code If you need to update your information, please email lisa@afftonchamber.com. Listings in additional categories and additional lines are available for an additional fee. Maximum character count is 40 per line.

2019-2020 EDITION 8,000 printed mailed directly to select local residents mailed quarterly to new 63123 residents available at libraries, financial institutions & businesses available digitally

Advertising Opportunities □ Outside Back Cover * .................................A (5” wide x 7.75” height) ............. $750.00 □ Inside Front Cover * ...................................A (5” wide x 7.75” height) ............. $650.00 □ Inside Back Cover * .......................................A (5” wide x 7.75” height) ............. $550.00 □ Full Single Page * ........................................... B (5” wide x 7.75” height) ............. $450.00 □ One-Half Page ................................................ C (5” wide x 3.5” height) ............... $325.00 □ One-Fourth Page............................................ D (5” wide x 2.5” height) ............... $175.00 □ Centerfold (2 full pages, black & white) ........ AA (10.25” wide x 7.75” height) .... $800.00

(full color) (black & white) (black & white) (black & white) (black & white) (black & white) (black & white)

* First 8 paid full page advertisers will be featured on the front cover □ Electronic artwork will be submitted. Please send JPEG or PNG, in 300 dpi or higher. □ Please help me with my company ad. For design help, please contact the Chamber 314-631-3100. Most ads will be $30 and include a proof emailed to you for approval.

Finalize Mail/E-Mail Before Deadline—Friday, February 1, 2019 Please total your selected advertising options from above and indicate accordingly in spaces provided

Make Checks Payable to

Affton Chamber A) Additional Category Listing ($20 each category)……………………………………………$___________ of Commerce B) Enhanced Line Listing ($10/per line)……………………………………………………………..$___________ C) Ad price…………………………………………………………………………………………………………$___________ D) Additional Fee for Basic Ad/typesetting……………………………………………………… $___________ Total Due: ___________

Please select from the following payment options and indicate accordingly. Payment must be made in advance Name____________________________________________ Business Name________________________________________________ Address_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ City _____________________ G Check Enclosed

State ______

Zip ________

Phone ______________________________________________

G MC, Visa, AmEx, Discover Card # _____________________________________Exp. _______ V-Code _______

Send completed form and payment to: Affton Chamber of Commerce, 9815 Mackenzie Road - Affton, MO 63123

AFFTON COMMUNITY & BUSINESS EXPO Sponsor / Exhibitor Registration Form

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Affton High School Commons (8309 Mackenzie Road, 63123) Vendor set-up from 2 - 3 p.m. // Vendor networking from 3 - 3:30 p.m.

 Major Sponsor : $350    

Priority Sign-Up for Inclusion in Ads: Friday, February 22

One (1) booth in “prime” location Logo on all promotional materials (if paid by March 1) Business name in newsletter and on website Electric (optional; if needed, no additional charge)

 Restaurants & Caterers : $150 deposit   

Limited to Chamber members Must provide 400 samples available to visitors Deposit check of $150 to be held and returned (deposit checks will not be

Registration Deadline for Sponsors & Booths: Friday, March 22

returned in the event of a no-show) 

Please list the food and/or beverage that you will serve:

 Bag Sponsor : $75  

Limited to Chamber members Company logo on the bag distributed to all attendees

Exhibitor Booth Please check all that apply:  $150 Affton Chamber Member Booth  $275 Non-Chamber Member Booth  $100 Home-Based Business Booth (can be split between two businesses)  $0 Churches & Schools (fee waived if event is promoted to congregations and families)  $25 Electric (limited number of booths available with electricity) For the purpose of booth placement, will you have a display of 3-feet or taller?  Yes

Contact Email Address Total Enclosed: $

Company Phone

Mail: Affton Chamber of Commerce, 9815 Mackenzie Road, Affton, MO 63123 Call or Email: 314.631.3100 or info@afftonchamber.com Sponsored by:

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