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November 2019

IN THIS ISSUE

2 :: New Mbrs & Key to the 123 3 :: November Luncheon 4 :: Renewing Mbrs & Awards 9 :: Ambassador Spotlight 9 :: Member News 11 :: Member Events

SAVE THE DATE November 11 Office Closed-Veterans Day November 14 :: Thursday General Membership Meeting Orlando Gardens Banquet Center 11:15 am-1:00 pm November 15 :: Friday Annual Award Nominations Due November 20 :: Wednesday Economic Development Meeting Affton Chamber Office-lower level 9:00 am November 26 :: Tuesday Ambassador Committee Meeting Affton Chamber Office 10:00 am November 28 & 29 Office Closed-Thanksgiving November 30 :: Saturday Small Business Saturday Shop the 63123! December 4 :: Wednesday Key to the 123 Seminar Affton Chamber Office-lower level 8:00 am

Saturday, November 23 7:00 pm

Affton Plaza Commerce Bank Harster Heating & Air Conditioning John G’Sell, DDS Syberg’s-An Eating & Drink Co. The UPS Store-Grasso Plaza Woodard Cleaning & Restoration 3 ROUNDS STILL AVAILABLE!

Test your knowledge of the decades! Tables of 8

Decorate yourself or your table! Register at www.afftonchamber.com VOLUNTEERS NEEDED DONATIONS NEEDED

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.


HAPPY JOE’S PIZZA & ICE CREAM

Satish Pardeshi 7918 Watson Road (63123) 314.961.4074 Home of the taco pizza! Great food, games, & fun atmosphere. Gluten-free options at no extra charge. Groups, parties, sports teams welcome! We also have great birthday party packages. Call us to make a reservation.

GABE JONES

Individual Member

SHOW ME ELECTRICAL SERVICES

Keelyn Schwegel PO Box 28827 (63123) 314.571.9756 www.showmeelectrical.com Show Me Electrical Services is a full-service company for both residential and commercial electrical needs. We are committed to going above and beyond our customer’s expectations. Our mission is to provide exceptionally qualified services to all of their customers while staying competitive with pricing.

STL TAX

James Coats 8128 Gravois (63123) 314.645.1614 www.stltax.com STL TAX is a Saint Louis based accounting firm that offers personal and small business tax preparation, small business accounting, and tax trouble help. Our CPA is an expert in Missouri and Federal taxes, Quickbooks, payroll services, and small business accounting services.

VIVIAL LLC

J.R. Howard 13500 Riverport Dr., Suite 110 (63043) 636.939.1501 www.vivial.net Vivial’s mission is to help their customers grow their business, whether that is through their easy-to-use and affordable local marketing technology or a custom marketing campaign that they create, implement, and monitor.

IT’S MEMBERSHIP DRIVE TIME!

Unlock your Membership! Wednesday, December 4 8:00 am -9:00 am Affton Chamber office Can’t make it? Contact us to set up a 1-on-1! Do you know a business that isn’t a member, but should be? This is a great time to join!

If they join between October 1 and December 31, the rest of 2019 is FREE! Not sure of all the benefits of being a member? Invite them to the Key to the 123 on December 4, visit afftonchamber.com/ join.html or contact the Chamber office 2

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 Please RSVP at afftonchamber.com.

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


The New Tax Law After 1 Year Practice is Very Different From Theory presented by Joe Eckelkamp, The E & A CFO Group Lots of myths/misconceptions exist about the impact of 2017’s tax law changes (TCJA). The law of unintended consequences also applies. Now that we’re through a full tax cycle under those rules, we know some predictions were incorrect, some are being felt more slowly than expected, and some were dead-on accurate. Find out the real outcome.

November Membership Meeting Thursday, November 14 11:15 am Registration - 11:50 am Lunch Orlando Gardens Banquet Center 4300 Hoffmeister, 63125

MEETING SPONSOR

$15 members | $20 non-members

register at afftonchamber.com by Nov. 8

2020 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 Call the Chamber office if you're interested!

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

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Nominations are needed for: Business Person of the Year - Citizen of the Year Commercial New Construction Commercial Renovation - Residential Renovation Nomination Form is included in this newsletter or can be submitted at afftonchamber.com. Deadline for nominations is November 15. Awards will be presented at Annual Awards & Dinner Auction Gala on February 1, 2020 at Andre’s South Banquet Center

Thanks to the following businesses and organizations for renewing their memberships. Year joined is in parentheses. Listed renewals are September 20-October 24).

Anserphone (2018) Mackenzie Crossing (8001 Mackenzie LLC) (2018) Single Tree Real Estate Team (2018)

Rich Whited for helping prepare the October newsletter mailing. Jim Eye of Indox Services for dropping off yummy cupcakes as a treat to the Chamber staff! Yvonne Merlotti of Affton Plaza for delivering beautiful flowers to the staff...they really brightened up the Chamber office!

Our Condolences to Pastor Matt & Michele Herndon of Rooftop Church for the passing of their son, Mitchell Cindy Tiefenbrunn of Cindy’s Photo for the passing of her husband Dan

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


Thanks… • Amanda Willis with Grant Hickman Real Estate

Advisors for providing addresses for our quarterly New Resident Mailing. • Participants: Affton Christian Food Pantry, Eden United Church of Christ, First Bank, Gateway Metro Federal Credit Union, Harster Heating & Air Conditioning, Petsway, State Farm-Tammy Luechtefeld, Syberg’s-An Eating & Drink Co., Unique Journeys

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY November 30, 2019 (Saturday after Thanksgiving)

CELEBRATE & SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESSES & all they do for their communities!

Save the date for the next New Resident Mailing... 200 inserts | $40 half-page | $80 full-page Tuesday, January 15 @ 1 pm

Planning special sales...send us the details & we’ll promote it on our Facebook page.

2020 PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM

ANNUAL INVESTMENT INVOICES

See the newsletter insert for more details. Interested in this enhancement to your membership? Contact the office!

will be mailed the first week of November. Your annual investment is due January 1.

If you don’t receive yours, please contact the office.

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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Affton Gives Back

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


Presented by:

PARADE MARSHALS

COMMITTEE Ray Absolon, Dan Schroeder, & Capt. Webb, St. Louis Co. Police Jake Baretich, J & J Construction & Remodeling Terri Ems, Resident St. Louis Co. Office of Emergency Management Representatives Mandy Montgomery, Affton Chamber of Commerce Lisa Rackley, Affton Chamber of Commerce Cindy Tiefenbrunn, Cindy’s Photo Dick Walkenbach, Insurance Concepts Suzanne Welker, The Comic Grind Rich Whited, PenTech Computer Services

SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS Affton Fire Protection District Affton Plaza Affton School District Bayless School District Church at Affton Dill, Bamvakais & O’Keefe, PC Fran Ann Engraving Fred’s South County Auto Repair Gapsch CARSTAR Collision Center Great Southern Bank Harster Heating & Air Conditioning J & J Construction & Remodeling MB Health Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy-Affton Mercy Hospital South O’Connor Insurance St. Louis County Police Department

PARADE AWARDS Theme of Parade—Girl Scout Troop 1858 Judge’s Choice—Military Vehicle Preservation Association Most Original Entry—Bayless Cub Scouts Pack 66 Best Church Entry—Rooftop Church Best School Entry—Affton High School Cougarettes Thanks to all parade participants for making this one of the biggest and best parades!

Sue Casaleggi, ABC Animal & Insect Innovations LLC Ed Jardon, Jardon Accounting & Tax Service Peggy Keilholz & Judy Keller, Residents Alex Knebel, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties Gerard Schmidt, ServPro Dave Schneider, Woodard Cleaning & Restoration Dick Walkenbach, Insurance Concepts Russell Weber, O'Connor Insurance Suzanne Welker, The Comic Grind Dr. Eric Werner, St. Louis Bone & Joint Center Rich Whited, PenTech Computer Services

PARADE JUDGES Dawn Martin, Lutheran High School South Cathy Pozzo, Affton School District Laura Thomas, Lindbergh Schools A special thank you to the Church at Affton for allowing us to use their lot for the Judges Stand!

FLOAT VOLUNTEERS Jake Baretich, J & J Construction & Remodeling Carrie Carrigan, Great Southern Bank Jim & Sandy Kettelkamp, Desktop Graphics Charles Montgomery, 24-7 Animal & Pest Control Mandy Montgomery, Affton Chamber of Commerce Rich Whited, PenTech Computer Services A special thank you to Affton Fire Protection District for allowing us to use their space to build our float!

SPECIAL THANK YOU St. Louis County Police and OEM, & MoDOT Staging/Parking Areas & Transportation: Affton High School, Bayless School District & Affton School District Photographers: Erica Chandler, Affton School District; Colin Bates, Affton High School; and Jim Kettelkamp, Desktop Graphics VIP Convertibles: Bob & Linda Brendel, Bommartio Chevy, Linda Paul, and Ken Lammert, Resident

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

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October Membership Meeting

Sponsored by

October 10, 2019

Thanks…

 Speakers: Dr. Travis Bracht, Affton School District; Ron Tucker, Ed.S.,

Bayless School District; and Dr. Tony Lake, Lindbergh Schools.  LiUNA Event Center for the delicious lunch.  Meeting Sponsor/Flu Shot Provider: Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy-Affton  Greeters Jake Baretich, J & J Construction& Remodeling and Lois

Mans, Lois Mans Farmers Insurance Agency

New Member J.R. Howard Vivial LLC

Affton Chamber Treasurer Dane Huxel, State Farm, presents donations to Affton (top) and Bayless (bottom) High School Bands for their participation in the Affton Community Days Parade.

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


We asked our Ambassadors to answer a few questions so we can get to know them better. Watch for more spotlights in the months to come. Photo provided by Cindy’s Photo.

Merx Flooring I am happily married to my best friend and business partner, Stacey. We have 2 adult children, Anthony and Tamara, and our dog Kenzie and we live and work in Affton.

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 Officer Heather Arras, St. Louis County Police-Affton Southwest Precinct for being named Officer of the Year at the South County Police Business Association Banquet.

I love to boat, ride my UTV and spend time with friends and family at our lake house.

Happy Anniversary to Traffic Safety! They celebrated 20 years on September 9.

Here’s the deal!

Happy Anniversary to the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site! October marked 30 years from the date that President George W. Bush signed U.S. House Resolution 1529 into law making White Haven in Grantwood Village a historic site of the National Park Service.

I love to take cruises and visit new places.

Just love to connect with new people and show them the benefits of our chamber and community.

Attract new businesses that will be beneficial to our community.

Congratulations to Dane Huxel, State Farm for receiving the Distinguished Young Alumni Service Award from the Southeast Missouri State University Alumni Association.

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

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FALL BBQ—OCTOBER 5, 2019 It was a great day for a BBQ! The food was awesome, the weather was perfect and the day was a big success! Thank you to our wonderful volunteers and community who help make this event possible. A special thank you to Jake & CJ Baretich of J&J Construction and Remodeling for organizing the barbeque. Special thanks to Lois Mans, Lois Mans Farmers Insurance Agency for the photos!

Ticket Sponsor:

Thank You Volunteers! C.J. Baretich, J & J Construction & Remodeling Kenny Bomerschein, Maverick Softwash Bob Brendel Linda Brendel Bob Burtelow, Harster Heating & Air Conditioning Mike Butz, MB Health Marty Carr, Deca Realty Co. Inc. Mark Casaleggi, ABC Animal & Insect Innovations LLC Sue Casaleggi, ABC Animal & Insect Innovations LLC Jim Eye, Indox Services Bonnie Fiebiger, Financial Resolutions LLC John G'Sell, DDS Mike Hale, Maverick Softwash Jim Kettelkamp, Desktop Graphics Sandy Kettelkamp, Desktop Graphics Alex Knebel, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties Nancy Luechtefeld, Unique Journeys, LLC Tammy Luechtefeld- State Farm Insurance-Luechtefeld

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Greg Mans, Lois Mans Farmers Insurance Agency Lois Mans, Lois Mans Farmers Insurance Agency Yvonne Merlotti, Affton Plaza Charlie Merx, Merx Flooring Mark Miles, Affton License Office Charles Montgomery, 24-7 Animal & Pest Control Mandy Montgomery, Affton Chamber of Commerce Lisa Rackley, Affton Chamber of Commerce Gerard Schmidt, ServPro Robert Seay, MB Health Luis Seise, State Farm Insurance-Huxel Rob Smith, Gapsch CARSTAR Collision Center Dick Walkenbach, Insurance Concepts Suzanne Welker, The Comic Grind Dr. Eric Werner, St. Louis Bone and Joint Center Rich Whited, PenTech Computer Services Inc. Amanda Willis, Amanda Willis with Grant Hickman Real Estate Advisors

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


Run Through History Saturday, November 23 | 10:30-11:30 am Ulysses S. Grant NHS (7400 Grant Rd., 63123) Join a park ranger on a 90-minute, 3 mile relaxing run from Ulysses S. Grant’s home, White Haven, to St. Paul’s Cemetery and back. Runners will explore the history of Grantwood Village and the original site of Grant’s “Hardscrabble” cabin. Free reservations are required. Call 314-842-1867 ext. 230.

Santa Comes to Affton Community Center Sunday, December 1 | 3:30-4:30 pm (9801 Mackenzie, 63123) Watch Santa Claus arrive on a fire truck from the Affton Fire Protection District! He’ll light the holiday tree and pass out treats to children. Enjoy a dance recital by Footnotes and don’t forget your camera for a great photo opportunity! Call 314-615-8822 for more information.

Family Open Play Volleyball Saturdays | 9:00-11:30 am Affton Community Center (9801 Mackenzie, 63123) All skill levels welcome. Parents must be present. This is a great opportunity to practice and play in a noncompetitive, fun environment. Dates may vary due to special events. Please call 314-615-8822 for more information. Holiday Craft Fair Benefitting BackStoppers Friday, November 15 | 3-7 pm Woodard Cleaning & Restoration (2647 Rock Hill Ind. Ct., 63144) Come shop at Woodard's! To become a vendor, visit www.woodard247.com/craftfair.com. 8th Annual Craft Fair Saturday, November 16 | 9 am-3 pm Affton Christian Church (9625 Tesson Ferry, 63123) Free Admission - Food and beverages available for purchase. 100% of the proceeds from space rental and the food sales are being donated to the Salvation Army Disaster Fund.

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.

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

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TIME-DATED MATERIAL

2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Officers President President-Elect

SEPTEMBER 2019 • New Members: Gabe Jones • Held September Membership Meeting • Affton Community Days Parade • Conducted the Key to the 123 Seminar • Committee Meetings: Affton Community Days

Parade, Ambassadors, Economic Development, Trivia Night

• Member Communication: 4 E-Blasts (6

members participated) and a Monthly E-News.

• Website: 3,854 page views (2,275 unique visits);

top visited pages: Member Directory, Calendar, and Trivia Night; 9,241 impressions of banner ads on website & member’s area with 114 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

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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


Annual Awards Nomination Form Please check one. You may duplicate this form to nominate in more than one category. Deadline is November 15, 2019.

Form must be completed in its entirety to be a valid nomination _______ I want to nominate an individual for Business Person of the Year. Recognition of a successful business leader in the Affton community; someone who has demonstrated ethical business practices, distinguished herself/himself with their dedicated & energetic leadership. This person has given her/his services to enhance the quality of business life & embodies community leadership through the combination of business, civic, & community activities. Cannot nominate individuals that have received this award in the past. _______ I want to nominate an individual for Citizen of the Year. Recognition of an individual who has made substantial volunteer contributions with dedicated service in the interest of the Affton community. Cannot nominate individuals that have received this award in the past. _______ I want to nominate a business for Commercial New Construction. New construction of commercial project in 63123 & is completed during 2019; must include photos and be current member of the Affton Chamber of Commerce. _______ I want to nominate a business for Commercial Renovation. Renovation project in 63123 & is completed during 2019; must include photos and be current member of the Affton Chamber of Commerce. _______ I want to nominate an individual for Residential Renovation. Renovation project in 63123 & is completed during 2019, must include photos.

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

_______________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ Nomination submitted by:

Phone:

Submit Online: afftonchamber.com | Mail: 9815 Mackenzie Road, Affton, MO 63123|Scan & Email: Lisa@afftonchamber.com


Saturday, February 1, 2020 5:30-10:30 pm Andre’s Banquet Center 4254 Telegraph Road St. Louis, MO 63129 Presenting Sponsor Dane Huxel

 Presenting Sponsorship –

$1,000

Exclusive Sponsorship

- (8) Tickets to Auction, Seating at Reserved Table premium location - Inside Front Cover 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

$500

- (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

$250

- (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.)

$100

- Signage at Event, Recognition in Media (newsletter, website, etc.)

$350

- (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

$350

- 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

$350

- (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 17, 2020 ** 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


Saturday, February 1, 2020 5:30-10:30 pm Andre’s Banquet Center 4254 Telegraph Road Presenting Sponsor Dane Huxel

Affton Chamber of Commerce

2020 Annual Awards & Dinner Auction Gala Program Advertising Form

By placing an ad in the Affton Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards & Dinner Auction Gala program you can: • Reach potential buyers for your product and/or service • Enhance your image and promote good community/business relations • Help the Chamber continue its mission to promote the business and general interests of the greater Affton community, and to provide opportunities to network, advertise and educate its member businesses.

PLEASE REVIEW OPTIONS BELOW AND INDICATE SELECTED AD SIZE Deadline for inclusion is Friday, January 17, 2020.

** Ads for Program will appear in Black and White. Please email ad in a PNG or JPEG image file **

Ad Size □ Full Page Ad

□ Half Page Ad □ Quarter Page Ad □ Business Card Ad

Dimensions (w x h) 7½” x 9¾”

Cost $100

7½” x 5”

$ 75

3½” x 5”

$ 50

3½” x 2”

$ 25

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


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