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July 2019

IN THIS ISSUE 2 :: New & Renewing Mbrs 2 :: Community Directory 2 :: New Resident Mailing 3 :: Joint Meeting | Teacher Bags 3 :: Trivia Night 4 :: BAH | Lunch & Learn 5 :: Golf Tournament 6 :: Member News 8 :: Affton Community Days 10 :: Member Events 11 :: Member Discounts

SAVE THE DATE July 4 & 5 Office Closed July 9 :: Wednesday Ambassador Committee Meeting Affton Chamber Office 10:00 am July 11 :: Thursday Joint Membership Meeting with Lemay Chamber Orlando Gardens Banquet Center 11:15 am-1:00 pm July 15 :: Monday New Resident Inserts Due Affton Chamber Office 1:00 pm July 17 :: Wednesday Economic Development Meeting Affton Chamber Office-lower level 9:00 am July 30 :: Tuesday Golf Tournament Tapawingo National Golf Club 10:00 am August 6 :: Tuesday Business After Hours Networking Fran Ann Engraving 4:30-6:30 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! Show off your membership in one of the Largest Chambers of Commerce in St. Louis! Need a new door cling or wooden plaque? Contact the Chamber office!

Your Company Name Here

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.

CARDINAL RITTER SENIOR SERVICES Chris Baechle, CEO 7601 Watson Road (63119) 314.961.8000 A Continuum of Quality Care for Senior Adults. With our social service programs, affordable housing, independent living, assisted living, dementia care, nursing facilities and volunteer opportunities, we honor choices and maintain the quality of life for senior adults by “doing the right thing, in the right way, for the right reason, every time.” This is how we live our mission. It is our way of life at Cardinal Ritter Senior Services.

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

Dobbs Tire & Auto Centers Inc. (1975) Language Access Multicultural People (LAMP) (2018) Rainmaker Sales Support (2006)

Our Condolences to Charlie Brown, Affton Historical Society on the passing of his wife, Barb. The family and employees of Federhofers Bakery on the passing of their matriarch, Merle Federhofer.

Restaurants | Churches | Financial Institutions Service-Based Businesses or any member trying to reach new customers:

2019-2020 Community Directories are coming to you soon! The new edition will be available in our office by the beginning of July. Watch the mail for your copy. 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. 2

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, July 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)!

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

Thursday, July 11 11:15 am Registration 11:50 am Lunch

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?

Orlando Gardens Banquet Center 4300 Hoffmeister, 63125

Invited to attend: State Senator Scott Sifton, 1st District State Representative Doug Beck, 92nd District State Representative Bob Burns, 93rd District County Councilwoman Lisa Clancy, 5th District County Councilman Ernie Trakas, 6th District

$18 members | $23 non-members register at by July 5

CALL YOUR FRIENDS‌ MAKE A TEAM! :: registration coming soon ::

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

Welcome New Teachers

The Affton Chamber provides a welcome bag for new teachers at Affton & Bayless School Districts, Cor Jesu Academy, Dressel Elementary, Holy Cross Academy, Lutheran High School South & Salem Lutheran. We include one of our 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 Platinum...Great Southern Bank, Harster Heating & Air Conditioning, Mercy Hospital South


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Thursday, August 29 12:00-1:00 pm Affton Chamber Office-lower level 9815 Mackenzie Road RSVP at Registration strongly encouraged to help our presenter customize to your needs.


PARTNERS Gold‌The E & A CFO Group, Tammy Luechtefeld - State Farm Agent Silver‌Gapsch CARSTAR Collision Center

Due to flooding at Tapawingo, the Golf Tournament is



foursomes or individuals welcome

enjoy the outdoors

donate an item for the

network with other members


Tuesday, JULY 30 10:00 am Shotgun Start 8:30 am Check In

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

Affton/Webster Groves

Golf Ball Sponsor Woodard Cleaning & Restoration Beverage Tent Sponsors Amanda Willis

Scorecard Sponsor MB Health

w/Grant Hickman Real Estate Advisors

Commerce Bank Delmar Gardens & Garden Villas South Lunch/Dinner Sponsor South County Times JR Cigars Sponsor Woodard Cleaning & Restoration

Beverage Cart Sponsors Affton Plaza Affton Veterinary Clinic Dane Huxel-State Farm Gapsch Carstar Collision Center Merx Flooring

Contest Hole Sponsors American Roofing & Exteriors Fran Ann Engraving Hot Dog Sponsor Great Southern Bank St. Louis Altenheim Hole-In-One Sponsor Bommarito Chevy South

Hole Sponsors Andre’s Banquet Centers | Bartolino’s South | Bayless School District | Deca Realty Dill, Bamvakais & O’Keefe, PC | Edward Jones-Dan Roper | Gapsch Carstar Collision Center Harster Heating & Air Conditioning | J & J Construction & Remodeling | MB Health Mercy Hospital South | Orlando Gardens Banquet Center | R.G. Ross Construction Company Syberg’s: An Eating & Drink Co.

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


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

Congratulations to Dill, Bamvakais & O’Keefe, PC on being named one of the Best Law Firms by the St. Louis Small Business Monthly!

Congratulations to Dick Walkenbach of Insurance Concepts on his retirement. Best wishes!

Congratulations to Linda Henry from the St. Louis County Executive’s office on her retirement. Best wishes!

Congratulations to St. Louis Altenheim on being named one of the Best Homes in the Nation by US News & World Reports!

Congratulations to St. Louis County Police-Affton Southwest Precinct Officers Mike Costa, Goran Katic, and Dan Schroeder! They are now motorcycle certified officers after undergoing intense training. They will now be able to utilize their motorcycles for community relations, parades, radar, and traffic control.

4324 Weber Road Affton, MO 63123

(314) 631-2440 home of...

Meats • Catering • Prepared Food

10% Discount

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



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

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

It’s a Statistics Information Report! 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!

The Affton Chamber of Commerce is connecting with second graders in the state of Maine. They are trying to receive a postcard from all 50 states. Good luck, Great Salt Bay Community School!

- save the date -

FALL BBQ Saturday, October 5


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

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


June Membership Meeting June 13, 2019

Thanks... • Affton Fire Protection District for hosting the meeting & helping provide the program • St. Louis County Police-Affton Southwest Precinct for helping provide the program • Meeting sponsor J & J Construction & Remodeling • Delicious lunch catered by Kenrick’s Meat & Catering • American Red Cross for speaking about our upcoming Blood Drive • Greeters Lois Mans, Greg Mans Farmers Insurance Agency & Suzanne Welker, The Comic Grind • Photos courtesy of Cindy Tiefenbrunn, Cindy’s Photo

The 50/50 amount of $37 was won by Gary Chippendale, All Family Care. Tanya Essner, Verizon Wireless-Cellular Sales & Gerard Schmidt, ServPro of Affton/Webster Groves each won a handcrafted cutting board from the meeting sponsor, J & J Construction & Remodeling. 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

We asked our newest board member to answer a few questions so we can get to know him better.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties Before settling in St. Louis, I grew up in St. Rose, IL; a small town located about an hour east of St. Louis. I graduated from Fontbonne University, where I met my wonderful wife, Kelly. Kelly and I have been married for almost two years, and this fall we are expecting our first child (a baby girl!). We also have a fun-loving Akita dog, Yogi. Life is good! Hiking, camping, golfing, woodworking. "Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do." - Jeff Olson, The Slight Edge.

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.

Online Registration Available Now! visit to enter or sponsor

Outer Banks, North Carolina.

Parade Marshals Needed contact the Chamber office

My experience with the Chamber has been incredibly positive so far. It truly is a special group of people. I wanted to join the Board of Directors so I can give back to not only this Chamber but also the entire Affton community.

I'd like to help the Chamber surpass its fundraising goals for the annual golf tournament on a yearly basis. Photo provided by Cindy’s Photo.

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


Newtritious You Tuesdays, Sept. 10-Oct. 22 | 6-7 pm Mercy Hospital South Auditorium (10010 Kennerly road) This free, seven-week, in-depth wellness, nutrition, and lifestyle program features tips from dietitians, physical therapists, and social workers. Space is limited, and advance registration is required. Pre-register at Oakland House Tour Sunday, July 21 | 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 Thursday, July 25 | 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.


Build A Vet Saturday, July 20 | 10:00 am-2:00 pm VFW Post 3944 (10814 Midland, 63114) Free clothing giveaway; all brand new suits, shirts, shorts, tux, ties & dress pants. Women will receive a voucher. Must show VFW, American Legion or AmVets membership. First come, first served. ULYSSES S. GRANT NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE EVENTS (7400 Grant Rd.) More info at Events with reservations, call 314-842-1867 ext. 230. Concerts at the Park: U City Summer Band Thursday, July 18 | 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. Throw Back Thursday: Free Children’s History Program Every Thursday in July | 10:00-11:30 am Free hands-on history programs for children and their families on Thursday mornings in the summer. Activities are most appropriate for ages 5 and up, but younger siblings will certainly find something fun to do as well. Reservations are required.

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

Annual Auction & Awards Dinner Gala Saturday, February 1 Andre’s South Banquet Center

Shop Chamber Members!

See more offers and details at

Add your offer to this list by emailing 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.

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

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! 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.

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


PRSRT STD U.S. Postage

AFFTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 9815 Mackenzie Road Affton, MO 63123-5424




2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Officers President President-Elect

MAY 2019

• New Members: Sedara Sweets & Ice Cream • Held May General Membership Meeting • Monthly Board of Directors Meeting • Hosted Annual Spring BBQ • Ribbon Cutting at Sedara Sweets & Ice Cream. • Attended Feed My People Business After Hours. • Attended Oakland House Sign Painting Party • Committee Meetings: Affton Community Days Parade, Ambassadors, Economic Development, Golf Tournament • Member Communication: 2 E-Blasts (2 members participated) and a Monthly E-News. • Website: 1,446 page views (717 unique visits); top visited pages: Member Directory, Calendar, and History of Affton; 16,096 impressions of banner ads on website & member’s area with 34 click-thrus.

Vice-President Secretary Treasurer

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


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 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



 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! Affton Fire Protection District Affton Plaza Affton Veterinary Clinic American Roofing & Exteriors Andre’s Banquet Centers Bartolino’s South Bommarito Chevy –South Commerce Bank Dane Huxel-State Farm Deca Realty Delmar GardensGarden Villas South Dill, Bamvakais & O’Keefe, PC Edward Jones—Dan Roper First Bank Fran Ann Engraving Gapsch's Carstar Collision Center Great Southern Bank J&J Construction & Remodeling Harster Heating & Air Conditioning Kenrick’s Meats & Catering MB Health Insurance Mercy Hospital South Merx Flooring

Orlando Gardens Banquet Centers Parker Insurance Park Forest Apartments & Townhomes Pasta House R.G. Ross Construction Co. ServPro of Affton/Webster Groves South County Times 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 July 30th 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! Visit Us on the Web! 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

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 program ad and company name/ logo on golf ball sleeves given to attendees


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) - SOLD

 HOLE SPONSOR …………….…… $125

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

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


“Presented By” & logo on all marketing materials, including Facebook. Banner at beginning of parade with logo. Golf

Cart Sponsor (exclusive)


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

Sponsor (two available)


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


Sponsor (non-exclusive) $150

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


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


Bus Sponsor (non-exclusive)


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 | | 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 Zip:______

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