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September 2019

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IN THIS ISSUE 2 :: New & Renewing Members 2 :: Key to the 123 & New Resident 3 :: September Luncheon 4 :: Trivia Night 5 :: Fall BBQ 9 :: Member News & Thanks 9 :: Ambassador Spotlight 10 :: Member Discounts

SAVE THE DATE September 2 Office Closed September 4 :: Wednesday Key to the 123 Affton Chamber Office-lower level 8:00 am September 12 :: Thursday General Membership Meeting Garden Villas South 11:15 am-1:00 pm September 18 :: Wednesday Economic Development Meeting Affton Chamber Office-lower level 9:00 am September 19 :: Thursday Affton Community Days Meeting Affton Chamber Office 4:00 pm September 21 :: Saturday Affton Community Days Parade 10:00 am September 24 :: Tuesday Ambassador Committee Meeting Affton Chamber Office 10:00 am October 5 :: Saturday Fall BBQ Schnucks Parking Lot 11:00 am-6:00 pm

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

Thanks to our sponsors: Affton Plaza Dill, Bamvakais & O’Keefe, PC Fred’s South County Auto Repair Gapsch Carstar Collision Center Mercy Hospital South Great Southern Bank | MB Health Harster Heating & Air Conditioning J & J Construction & Remodeling Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy—Affton O’Connor Insurance

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

Support Bayless Music Booster… purchase BBQ & snowcones at the end of the parade!

Food Trucks @ Affton Plaza (Gravois & Mackenzie) 12-6 pm

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.

MAVERICK SOFTWASH Mike Hale 11 Worthington Access Dr, Suite D (63043) 314.283.7736 www.mavericksoftwash.com Roof and exterior cleaning. We are an alternative to pressure washing. We remove dirt, grime mold, algae, fungus, etc. We clean, treat, and disinfect.

Thanks to the following businesses and organizations for renewing their memberships. Year joined is in parentheses. Listed renewals are July 26-August 22).

Sam’s Club (2005)

Unlock your Membership! Wednesday, September 4 8:00 am -9:00 am Affton Chamber office 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 Please RSVP at afftonchamber.com.

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.

Get Well Soon Charlie Brown, Affton Historical Society is recovering from hip surgery. 2

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, October 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, September 12 11:15 am Registration 11:50 am Lunch Garden Villas South 13457 Tesson Ferry, 63128 park in reserved spots near entrance or pull in front circle for valet

Learn what’s new and happening in Affton Plaza and possibilities in the Phase II Development.

$15 members | $20 non-members register at www.afftonchamber.com by September 6




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


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 Poker Hand … $100 Round Sponsor … $100 Commerce Bank Harster Heating & Air Conditioning Syberg’s-An Eating & Drink Co.



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




(or until food runs out) at Schnucks Parking Lot 10070 Gravois Road at Valcour CARRYOUT ONLY

DINNERS: $10.00 INCLUDES (2) SIDES PORK STEAKS | HALF CHICKEN 1/3 SLAB RIBS | (2) BRATWURSTS Sandwiches Also Available: Hamburgers, Brats & Hot Dogs

Volunteers Needed

Two-Hour Shifts | Wear Your Company Attire | Network with Other Workers Contact the Chamber office to sign-up!

4324 Weber Road Affton, MO 63123

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

Meats • Catering • Prepared Food

10% Discount

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


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


PGA Sponsors:

2019 Golf Committee


Marty Carr, DECA Realty—Chair Dane Huxel, State Farm Alex Knebel, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties Shari Roberts, State Farm Insurance-Luechtefeld Gerard Schmidt, ServPro Dave Schneider, Woodard Cleaning & Restoration Rich Whited, PenTech Computer Services

Woodard Cleaning & Restoration



MB Health

GOLF BALL SPONSOR Woodard Cleaning & Restoration

HOLE IN ONE SPONSOR Bommarito Chevy South

SPECIALITY SPONSORS Closest to the Pin Great Southern Bank Longest Drive (Men) Fran Ann Engraving Longest Drive (Ladies) Commerce Bank 6


LUNCH SPONSOR South County Times

St. Louis Altenheim

BEVERAGE CART SPONSORS Affton Plaza Affton Veterinary Clinic Dane Huxel-State Farm Gapsch Carstar Collision Center Merx Flooring

BEVERAGE TENT SPONSORS Amanda Willis w/Grant Hickman Real Estate Advisors Delmar Gardens/Garden Villas South

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

Congratulations to our winners….

Closest to the Pin Brent Wood,

State Farm InsuranceLuechtefeld Longest Drive—Men Tom Mullins, Affton Fire Protection District

Longest Drive—Women

Flight A—First Place State Farm Insurance-Luechtefeld

Flight B—First Place Kenrick’s Meats & Catering

Flight A—Second Place Friends of the Chamber

Flight B—Second Place Olson Roofing Systems, LLC

Cooler of Fun Winner— Steve Weinmann, Kenrick’s Meats & Catering Sponsored by Delmar Gardens/Garden Villas South

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this year’s event…. AB-INBEV ABC Animal & Insect Innovations Affton Fire Protection District Affton Plaza Affton Veterinary Clinic Alex Knebel-Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties Amanda Willis w/Grant Hickman Real Estate Advisors Andre’s Banquet Centers Bartolino’s South Barb Myles Bayless School District Beth & Ryan Daniels Busey Bank Cindy’s Photo Commerce Bank Crestside Heating & Cooling Dill, Bamvakais & O’Keefe, PC DECA Reality Delmar Gardens/Garden Villas South

Edward Jones-Dan Roper Sam’s Club #8205 First Bank ServPro Fran Ann Engraving Sharpshooter Pit & Grill Friends of the Chamber South County Times Gapsch’s Carstar Collision Center St. Louis Co Police Department-Affton Great Southern Bank State Farm Insurance-Luechtefeld Indox Services Syberg’s-an eating & drink co. Harster Heating & Air Conditioning Tapawingo National Golf Club J&J Construction & Remodeling UPS Store, The John G’Sell, DDS Family Dentistry Woodard Cleaning & Restoration Kenrick’s Meats & Catering Thanks to Cindy Tiefenbrunn MB Health of Cindy’s Photo for capturing great Mark Roberts event photo’s...you can view them at Mercy Hospital South https://cindysphoto.shootproof.com/ Merx Flooring gallery/9884667 Olson Roofing Systems, LLC Orlando Gardens Banquet Center Park Forest Apartments & Townhomes Parker Insurance Group Pasta House Event Volunteers R.G. Ross Construction Co. Scott Albin, Catch 22 Photography Lisa Graf, Crestside Heating & Cooling Alma Hamidovic, Gateway Metro Federal Credit Union Ree Hamlin, Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy Sandy Kettelkamp, Desktop Graphics Tammy Luechtefeld, State Farm Agency Heather Madden-Yehling, Dr. John G’Sell Charles Montgomery, 24-7 Animal & Pest Control Peg Most, South County Times Chris Rackley, Bommarito Chevy South Jacob Stansfield, Principal Financial Group Dick Walkenbach, Insurance Concepts Sue Young, Crestside Heating & Cooling

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


August Membership Meeting August 8, 2019

Thanks... Royale Orleans Banquet Center for a delicious lunch. Greeter Karen Gibson, Enterprise Bank & Trust.

The 50/50 amount of $28 was won by Elizabeth Breig-Warren; Dill, Bamvakais & O’Keefe, PC. Lisa Slama, James J. Slama Scholarship Foundation won a new teacher welcome bag that the Chamber gives to area schools. Charlie Merx, Merx Flooring and Michelle Archer, Woodard Cleaning & Restoration Inc. each won a Slamapalooza t-shirt from the James J. Slama Scholarship Foundation. Jim Eye, Indox Services won chairs and backpacks donated by Gapsch Carstar Collision Center. New Member

New Member

Lisa Slama James J. Slama Scholarship Foundation

Annika Hillerbrand Total Access Urgent Care

Russ Ahlheim, Ad Source One won the networking Connect Four (x4). Want to see your name mentioned here? Attend a meeting, buy 50/50 tickets & win OR donate an item for the 50/50 drawing.

Ribbon Cutting at Total Access Urgent Care August 22, 2019


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.

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

Photo provided by Cindy’s Photo.

Congratulations to Lois Mans on becoming the primary Farmers Insurance agent at her location!

Grew up in Virginia but St Louis is Home. Cindy Tiefenbrunn, Cindy’s Photo for photographing the new Ambassadors & Board of Directors members.

I enjoy time with my family, real estate, and a good martini.

Rich Whited for helping prepare the August newsletter mailing.

Today is up to me.

Gerard Schmidt, ServPro for helping prepare the new teacher welcome bags.

St. Maarten

Ambassadors Charlie Merx, Merx Flooring; Gerard Schmidt, ServPro; and Rob Smith, Gapsch Carstar Collision Center for delivering the 2019-20 Community Directory to the advertisers and distribution points. 24-7 Animal & Pest Control for spraying the Chamber office.

I enjoy meeting new people and helping others to maximize their potential.

More ENGAGEMENT from its members.

New Teacher Welcome Bag participants: Affton Veterinary Clinic, First Bank, Gateway Metro Federal Credit Union, Greg Mans Farmers Insurance Agency, Jardon Accounting & Tax Service, Kona Ice of Arnold, Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy, Saint Louis County Library-Grant’s View, Saint Louis County Library-Weber Road, Servpro, State Farm InsuranceTammy Luechtefeld, Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site.

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


Business After Hours

Fran Ann Engraving—August 6, 2019

Thanks to Rich & Debbie for hosting a great event!

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.

Welcome New Member

WealthPlan Advisors Group


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.

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

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 mercy.net/NewtritiousYou 5th Annual Gravois Kiwanis Golf Tournament Monday, Sept. 16 | 1:00 pm Sugar Creek Golf Course (5224 Country Club Drive, 63049) Fee: $125 golfer; $500 team includes Lunch, Dinner and Beverages. Entry Deadline: September 6. Sponsorships also available. Contact Jim Fritz 314.722.0466.

Manna Mile Walk & Race Against Hunger 5K Saturday, Sept. 21 | 8:00 am Jefferson Barracks Gold Star Pavilion Back by popular demand! Registration Fees: Race Against Hunger 5K - $35; Manna Mile Walk - $25. $5 discount for donation of 5 or more canned goods and/or personal care items. Entry fee includes after party! For Coats & Coffee Giveaway for Veterans Saturday, Sept. 7 | 9:00-11:00 am VFW Post 3944 (10814 Midland, 63114) Lois Mans Agency H.E.R.O.E.S. Care is honoring all who served with 2000 FREE brand new men's coat giveaway. Coffee, Donuts and Soda will be served. Women will receive a voucher for FREE clothing. For more information, call 314-638-8890 or email lmans@farmersagent.com.

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


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

JULY 2019

• New Members: James J. Slama Scholarship • • • • • • • •


Foundation, Total Access Urgent Care, University of Missouri Extension in St. Louis County Joint Membership Meeting with Lemay Chamber Monthly Board of Directors Meeting Annual Golf Tournament Prepared New Resident Mailing to 200 residents. Prepared New Teacher Welcome Bags Committee Meetings: Affton Community Days Parade, Ambassadors, Economic Development, Golf Tournament, Trivia Night Member Communication: 3 E-Blasts (4 members participated) and a Monthly E-News. Website: 1,382 page views (724 unique visits); top visited pages: Affton Community Days, Calendar, and History of Affton; 17,601 impressions of banner ads on website & member’s area with 72 click-thrus.

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


2020 Board of Directors Ballot

The nominating committee of the Affton Chamber of Commerce has submitted the following individuals for election to a three-year term on the Board of Directors. Please vote for five (5) individuals. Write-ins accepted. ______ Dr. Tara Brooks, Affton Veterinary Clinic ______ Erica Chandler, Affton School District ______ Alex Knebel, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties

______ Yvonne Merlotti, Affton Plaza ______ Charlie Merx, Merx Flooring

_____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________


I am interested in learning more about serving on the Board of Directors for the Affton Chamber of Commerce.

Please sign your ballot and return by fax or mail no later than October 14, 2019. Affton Chamber of Commerce 9815 Mackenzie Road Affton, MO 63123

Fax: 314.631.3102




Company Name

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

• • •

Beverage Sponsor

Popcorn Sponsor


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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_________________________________




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 • • • • • • •

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 • • •

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

G Poker Hand Sponsor |$100| 1 Available • • • •

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.

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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