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February 2016

Mouse Races Saturday, February 20 7 pm Dinner / 8 pm Races Begin

Andre’s South Banquet Center 4254 Telegraph (63129)

$25 per person includes Open Bar & Dinner Adults Only (21 & older) • Individuals or Tables of 8-10 (Chicken Marsala, Pasta con Broccoli, House Italian Salad & Rolls)

MAY BRING SNACKS FOR DURING THE RACES!

PAID RESERVATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12

Ten Races Mouse Roulette 50 / 50 Current Sponsors:

Great Southern Bank • Harster Heating and Air Conditioning J&J Construction & Remodeling • Merx Flooring Neighbors Credit Union • Park Forest Apartments & Townhomes Syberg’s-Gravois • The UPS Store-Grasso Plaza

Small Items Needed for Wheel of Fortune

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.


CHAMBER NATION 101 Friday, February 12 @ 11 am Chamber Office

AFLAC

Craig Smelik 8039 Pontiac (63123) 314.853.0286 craigsmelik@gmail.com We provide a cash flow to the policy holder when an accident or illness occurs.

LAS FUENTES MEXICAN RESTAURANT

Jorge Maya & Jerry Flores 8025 Mackenzie Road (63123) 314.932.7552 • Fax: 314.932.7553 www.enjoylasfuentes.com • lasfuentes8025@gmail.com Authentic Mexican restaurant. Family oriented with complete / full bar. Will open mid-February. Descriptions are written by the new members. When you’re in their area, stop by or call them and welcome them to the chamber.

Las Fuentes Mexican Restaurant Saturday, February 13 @ 11 am Networking & Refreshments

Learn about... ∙ about new website features ∙ how to log in to members only area ∙ about Traffic Catcher Sites ∙ how to register for events online ∙ offer coupons on our website

Help us plan...RSVP to 314.631.3100 or info@afftonchamber.com

If you’re interested but unable to attend at these times, please contact the Chamber office and we can arrange a training session.

Think it’s too difficult? It’s not! Take it from someone who knows... ...It was incredibly quick and easy to set up our Chamber Nation page. Our page really showcases what we do and we've already had numerous link clicks onto our webpage from the traffic catcher site. We adore this new paradigm for local marketing and lead generation! -Bekah Harbison Social Media Manager, RainMaker Sales Support

MISSING SOMETHING? The Member-to-Member Discounts have moved to

www.afftonchamber.com

Don’t see yours there? Update your Chamber Nation profile! Not sure how? Come to Chamber Nation 101!

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PARTNERS Platinum...Harster Heating & Air Conditioning, Dane Huxel - State Farm, Park Forest Apartments & Townhomes, St. Anthony’s Medical Center


Reach Out and Generate Leads on LinkedIn Thursday, February 11, 2016 Andre’s South Banquet Center $15 members / $20 non-members (includes lunch) RSVP at www.afftonchamber.com Learn how to maximize your use of LinkedIn:  Specific ways to quickly pump up your LinkedIn profile to attract more prospects:  How and WHY to expand your network beyond your immediate acquaintances and what to do with the new connections once you have them  How to use LinkedIn tools to find and engage with prospects  How to maximize your use of LinkedIn groups to build relationships with prospects and gain qualified leads for your business and more Kathy Bernard is a LinkedIn sales/recruiting/fundraising training expert who speaks to groups like yours about how members can maximize their use of LinkedIn to establish their brand and generate business leads. Kathy has earned numerous awards and received powerful testimonials based on her success in helping individuals and businesses meet their goals. She has received 27 awards for communications/social media excellence while at Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Brown Shoe and CBS Radio. She now uses her award-winning communications abilities to translate complex concepts into powerful action steps to help people further their business goals.

PARTNERS Gold…The E & A CFO Group, Great Southern Bank, J & J Construction & Remodeling, Neighbors Credit Union Silver…American Eagle Credit Union, Spectrum Business

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Interested? Call or email the Chamber office. next committee meeting: february 16, 4 pm @ chamber office

Monday August 1

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PARTNERS Bronze...Commerce Bank, Gapsch CARSTAR Collision Center, Morris Family Chiropractic, SSM St. Clare Health Center, Syberg’s: An Eating & Drinking Company


Thanks to the following businesses and organizations for renewing their memberships. Year joined is in parentheses. Listed renewals are December 23-January 26.

2 Brothers Handyman Service (2014) A Plus Printing Services (1995) Ad Source One (2003) American Eagle Credit Union (2010) C3, LLC (2013) Cecil Whittaker's Pizza (2000) Center St. Louis (2014) Commerce Bank (1972) Crawford-Butz Insurance Agency (1975) Crestside Heating & Cooling (1988) Crown Vision Center (1998) Dave Mungenast St. Louis Honda (2009) Delmar Gardens & Garden Villas South (2005) Donelson Cycles Inc. (1971) Erb Equipment Co. (1973) Evren Senol of RE/MAX Results (2009) Federhofer's Bakery (1975) First Bank (2013) First Community Credit Union (2008) Fran-Ann Engraving (1997) Gapsch's Carstar Collision Center (1991) Genesis Banquet Center (2013) Gravois Kiwanis Club (2002) Great Southern Bank (2011)

Holsome Health Holistic Spa & Boutique (2014) HR Block-Grasso Plaza (2011) Jardon Accounting & Tax Service (2001) Peggy Keilholz (2015) Kenrick's Meats & Catering (1982) Kutis Funeral Home (1973) Lindenwood University-South County (2014) Lutheran High School South (2005) Mops in Motion, Inc. (2002) Record Printing & Publishing (2004) Regions Bank (1988) Saint Anthony's Medical Center (1991) Saint Louis County Library (2012) Sam's Club #8205 (2005) Senior Health & Long Term Care Specialist (2011) Simon Says Early Childhood Center (1999) Spectrum Business (2009) St. Louis County Council - District 6 (2008) Stark & Company CPA's (2010) State Representative, 93rd District (2013) Syberg's-An Eating & Drink Co. (1987) The Teachers' Lounge (2013) Unique Journeys, LLC (2009) Willingham Insurance Agency LLC (2014)

The 50/50 amount of $74 was won by Charlie Merx of Merx Flooring. Ed Jardon of Jardon Accounting & Tax Service won the halfgallon of milk donated by Oberweis Home Delivery Sales. Want to see your name mentioned here? Attend a meeting, buy 50/50 tickets & win OR donate an item for the 50/50 drawing.

AFFTON SPONSOR

Friday, April 8 @ 7:00 am

PARTNERS Committed...Burns Auto Service, Holsome Health Holistic Spa & Boutique

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Introducing your newest Affton Chamber of Commerce board member… Tammy Scott Holsome Health Holistic Spa & Boutique

Wednesday, February 24 4:30-6:30 pm

4245 Bayless Refreshments...Networking...Fun!

Tammy L. Scott, owner of Holsome Health Holistic Spa & Boutique, empowers others to restore their natural balance and maintain stress for optimal health. A Reiki Master Teacher and Licensed Medical Massage Therapist with nearly 20 years experience, Tammy specializes in energy work, and offers unique, individual sessions, group workshops, Food-Healing classes, Qigong, meaningful gifts and more.

January Meeting

 Delicious lunch at Orlando Gardens Banquet Center  Greeters Patricia Cowan, RainMaker Sales Support & Dr. Eric Werner, Morris Family Chiropractic  Photographer Cindy Tiefenbrunn, Cindy’s Photo  Elevator Speach speaker Fred E. Miller

Jake Baretich of J & J Construction & Remodeling for removing snow at the Chamber office!

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PARTNERS Platinum...Harster Heating & Air Conditioning, Dane Huxel - State Farm, Park Forest Apartments & Townhomes, St. Anthony’s Medical Center


January Membership Luncheon

NEW MEMBER Craig Smelik, Aflac

Photos © Cindy’s Photo

PARTNERS Gold…The E & A CFO Group, Great Southern Bank, J & J Construction & Remodeling, Neighbors Credit Union Silver…American Eagle Credit Union, Spectrum Business

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Citizens Police Academy AFFTON SCHOOL DISTRICT February 17 & 18, 3:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Mesnier Primary School cafeteria, 6930 Weber Road Appointments may be made for parents and guardians to complete the registration process while their child completes a kindergarten screening on Feb. 17 and 18. Appointments may be made by calling 314/849-5566. All Affton Kindergarten classes are full-day and offered at no cost. Children of Affton School District residents may be enrolled if the child will have reached the age of five (5) years on or before July 31, 2016. BAYLESS SCHOOL DISTRICT February 15, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. & March 16, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Bayless Elementary School Bayless offers a full-day, tuition-free kindergarten program. If you are unable to register on the dates listed above, you may register after April 1st in the District Registrar’s office Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. If you have any questions, please call 314/256-8100.

March 24-May 12 Thursdays, 6-8 pm South County Precinct community room 323 Sappington Barracks Rd. Co-Hosted by: Affton Southwest & South County Precincts Seats are limited, register early at precincts. There will be guest speakers, practicals where you actually get to do mock traffic stops and a homicide investigation, and several field trips. The Citizens Police Academy was developed to promote understanding and cooperation between the Department and the people it serves. The goals of the program are: to provide greater awareness and understanding between our department and the citizens we serve; to inform participants with an understanding of the operations and resources of St. Louis County Police; and to provide insight into the divisions and functions of the department.

Only $100 includes one lunch, 3-5 minutes to speak to attendees, exclusive rights to put materials on attendee tables, logo and/or company name on all promotional materials. Call the office to reserve your spot!

Our Condolences to Jim Helton of Orlando Gardens Banquet Centers, on the passing of his mother.

Now Accepting Back-of-Ticket Ad Bids

Over 1,000 tickets printed & distributed to members, their employees, customers, friends & family!

Please email your bid to lisa@afftonchamber.com.

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Holsome Health Holistic Spa 5233 Weber Road 314.413.1144

Complimentary Body/Energy Work with 60 or 90 Minute Appointment FREE Hot! Chocolate organic lip balm with purchase of bath bomb or body butter 10% OFF for Chamber Members - Gift Certificates Available Food Healing Workshop Coming Soon

PARTNERS Bronze...Commerce Bank, Gapsch CARSTAR Collision Center, Morris Family Chiropractic, SSM St. Clare Health Center, Syberg’s: An Eating & Drinking Company


2015 Award Recipients Upper Left: Marty Carr presenting to Business Person of the Year Dr. Steve Brotherton Upper Right: President Carrie Carrigan with Citizen of the Year Lorraine Sullivan, presented by Kathleen & Mark Sullivan Lower Left: Chief Jim Fritz presenting to Firefighter & Paramedic Mark Bryant (with President Carrie Carrigan) Lower Right: Captain Christopher Stocker presenting to Officer Paul Gordon

PARTNERS Committed...Burns Auto Service, Holsome Health Holistic Spa & Boutique

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Thanks to all of our sponsors!

Thanks to our volunteers!

PRESENTING SPONSOR

Sue Casaleggi, ABC Animal & Insect Innovations Marty Carr, DECA Realty Diane Boyer, E&A EFO Group, The Evren Senol, Evren Senol of RE/MAX Results Tammy Scott, Holsome Health Life Energy Center Dick Walkenbach, Insurance Concepts Charlie Merx, Merx Flooring Dr. Eric Werner, Morris Family Chiropractic Rachel Lovelace, Neighbors Credit Union Tina Blum, Neighbors Credit Union Bob & Linda Brendel, Novus Auto Glass Jan Frazier, Volunteer Joan Edleson, Volunteer Nikki Waters, Volunteer Terri Ems, Volunteer Trevor Lovelace, Volunteer Anna Casaleggi, Volunteer Lynn Leaderbrand, Walela Earth Energy Jewelry Neighbors Credit Union auction bank workers: Tina Blum, Kellie Diers, Gina Fleming, Megan Carter, and Megan Guse Bayless School District students: Ethan Cook, Kiet Ha, Elma Mujezinovic, Elma Mehmedovic, Meris Saric, Karlee Dunaman, Emina Ahmetovic, Maggie Brooks

Dane Huxel—State Farm WILD CARD RAFFLE SPONSOR J & J Construction & Remodeling

DRAFT LOTTERY SPONSOR Affton Veterinary Clinic

PHOTO BOOTH SPONSOR Renewal by Andersen

BAR OF CHAMPIONS SPONSOR Board of Directors

SECTION SPONSORS Bethesda Insurance Concepts-Dick Walkenbach Neighbors Credit Union John L. Ziegenhein & Sons Funeral Homes AWARD UNDERWRITING Great Southern Bank St. Anthony’s Medical Center

SUPPORTERS American Eagle Credit Union Andre’s South Banquet Center Checkpoint Surveying Great Southern Bank

VOLUNTEER TABLE SPONSOR Park Forest Apartments and Townhomes OFFICIAL AUCTION BANK Neighbors Credit Union

MASTER OF CEREMONIES Roy Wunsch, Feed My People

ORAL AUCTION AUCTIONEER Rich Whited, PenTech Computer Services

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Exceptional Educators Awardees

Scott DeNoyer, Lutheran South; Karen Czaicki, Lindbergh; Amy Rose, Affton; Shannon Smyka, Holy Cross; Lisa Carnehl, Salem Lutheran; Anna Barton, Bayless.

PARTNERS Platinum...Harster Heating & Air Conditioning, Dane Huxel - State Farm, Park Forest Apartments & Townhomes, St. Anthony’s Medical Center


Thank You 2016 Auction Contributors! 2 Brothers Handyman Service ABC Animal & Insect Innovations LLC Affton Center Stage Affton Chamber of Commerce Affton Fire Protection District Affton School District All Family Care American Eagle Credit Union America's Incredible Pizza Andre's Banquet Center Are We There Yet?, LLC Autoglass Xpress Bachman Machine Company Bayless School District Biggie's Restaurant Botanical Design Studio Callahan's Tuxedo, Alterations & Travel Co. Casa Loma Ballroom Cecil Whittaker's Pizza Church of the Reformation-Lutheran Cindy's Photo City Museum Cotton's Ace Hardware of Affton Crestside Heating & Cooling Crestview Senior Living Cutco Store Deca Realty Co. Inc. Delmar Gardens & Garden Villas South Discovery Center Dobbs Tire & Auto Centers Inc. Donelson Cylces Edg-Clif Farms & Vineyard El Maguey Mexican Restaurant Essex Industries F2 Garage Door Solutions, LLC Federhofer's Bakery First Bank First Tee Driving Range Fortel's Pizza Den Fran-Ann Engraving Friendly's Sports Bar & Grill - Affton Fuzzy's Taco Shop General Grant Car Wash & Detail Center Grand Country Music Hall Great Southern Bank Gus' Pretzels H. C. Sharp, Company Happy Joe's Pizza Harster Heating & Air Conditioning Healthcare Complete Hodak’s Holsome Health Holistic Spa & Boutique Imo's Pizza Infinity Hair Design J & J Construction Jardon Accounting & Tax Service

Jerry Reinhold John G'Sell, DDS John L. Ziegenhein & Sons Funeral Homes Kenrick's Meats & Catering Kutis Funeral Home LaZBoy Lindbergh Schools Lodge at Grant's Trail Lots of Curb Appeal Magic House Marlborough Trails Apartments Massage Envy Medical West Meramec Lakes Golf Course Merx Flooring, LLC Mid America Arms Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis Missouri Botanical Garden Monuments of St. Louis Museum of Transportation Nana's Farmhouse Neighbors Credit Union O'Connor Insurance Office Depot Olivette Lanes Orlando Gardens Banquet Center Park Forest Apartments & Townhomes Petsway PRP Wine International Raging Rivers Rainmaker Sales Support Ravanelli's Restaurant Reuter Merkle Law Firm, LLC

River City Casino & Hotel Rodan + Fields-Amanda Willis Roger S. Lahr, Atty at Law Sabrina Tate Golf Instruction Saint Anthony's Medical Center Saint Louis Philharmonic Orchestra Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra Sam's Club #8205 Sam's Steakhouse Schlafly Bottleworks South County Times Southview Assisted Living St. Louis Rams State Farm Insurance-Huxel Studio Hair Design Sunset Lanes Syberg's-An Eating & Drink Co. Terri Ems The Healthy Shopper The Pageant The Teachers' Lounge Top 1 Hair, Nails & Skincare Tower Tee Golf Complex Twisted Sisters Nails Unique Journeys, LLC Upper Limits Indoor Rock Climbing Gym Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Wacky Warriors Wolfs Flower Shop World Martial Arts Academy World's Largest Toy Museum Yorkshire Cleaners, Inc. Zisser Tire & Auto

Harold O. Kessler Beautification Awards

Above: Commercial Renovation: Mary & Mike Leeper, Dairy Queen; Karl Keller, Petsway; Cortney Fogarty, O.D. Right: Residential Renovation: Philip & Jacqueline Capriano

PARTNERS Gold…The E & A CFO Group, Great Southern Bank, J & J Construction & Remodeling, Neighbors Credit Union Silver…American Eagle Credit Union, Spectrum Business

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PRSRT STD U.S. Postage

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

P AID ST. LOUIS, MO PERMIT No. 3156

2016 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Officers President

Carrie Carrigan Great Southern Bank President-Elect Dr. Eric Werner Morris Family Chiropractic Vice-President Dr. Steve Brotherton Affton School District Secretary Fonda Totten F2 Garage Door Solutions Treasurer Dane Huxel State Farm Insurance Directors Keith Brooks Sharpshooters Pit & Grill Marty Carr Deca Realty Patricia Cowan Rainmaker Sales Support Chief Jim Fritz Affton Fire Protection District Kayla Lackner American Eagle Credit Union Charlie Merx Merx Flooring Tammy Scott Holsome Health Holistic Spa & Boutique Capt. Christopher Stocker St. Louis County Police-Affton Suzanne Welker Park Forest Apartments & Townhomes Trevor Willingham Willingham Insurance Agency Lisa Rackley Mandy Montgomery

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Executive Director Office Assistant


Mouse Races Saturday, February 20, 2016 7 pm Dinner / 8 pm Races Begin

Andre’s South Banquet Center 4254 Telegraph (63129)

$25 per person

includes Open Bar & Dinner Adults Only (21 & older) • Individuals or Tables of 8-10 (Chicken Marsala, Pasta con Broccoli, House Italian Salad & Rolls)

MAY BRING SNACKS FOR DURING THE RACES!

PAID RESERVATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12

Ten Races Mouse Roulette 50 / 50 Current Sponsors:

Great Southern Bank • Harster Heating and Air Conditioning • J&J Construction & Remodeling Merx Flooring • Neighbors Credit Union • Park Forest Apartments & Townhomes Syberg’s-Gravois • The UPS Store-Grasso Plaza

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Total Payment @ $25 per person

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PAID RESERVATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY FEBRUARY 12, 2016 Return completed form and check made payable to: Affton Chamber, 9815 Mackenzie Rd., Affton, MO 63123-5425. OR Fax completed form and credit card information to 314.631.3102. We accept Discover, Mastercard, & Visa.


AFFTON COMMUNITY & BUSINESS EXPO Sponsor / Exhibitor Registration Form

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 from 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Affton High School Commons (8309 Mackenzie Road, 63123) Vendor set-up from 1:30 - 3 p.m. // Business to Business networking from 3 - 3:30 p.m.

 Major Sponsor : $350    

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

 Restaurants & Caterers : $150 deposit   

Priority Sign-Up for Inclusion in Ads: Tuesday, March 1 Registration Deadline for Sponsors & Booths: Friday, April 8

Must provide 400 samples available to visitors Deposit check of $150 to be held and returned (deposit checks will not be returned in the event of a no-show) Please list the food and/or beverage that you will serve:

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)  $15 Tablecloth (no charge if you bring your own table covering) For the purpose of booth placement, will you have a display of 3-feet or taller?  Yes  No

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Address Total Enclosed: $ Drop off or mail to: Affton Chamber of Commerce, 9815 Mackenzie Road, St. Louis, MO 63123 FAX to: 314.631.3102 Call or Email: 314.631.3100 or info@afftonchamber.com Sponsored by:

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