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January 2016

You’re Invited Saturday, January 23, 2016 5:30 pm Doors Open 6:30 pm Dinner Buffet

Andre’s South Banquet & Catering 4254 Telegraph Road Saint Louis, Missouri 63129

$40 per person RSVP by January 11, 2016

2015 Honorees see page 5

Presenting Sponsor

Dane Huxel

Sports Sponsor

Lottery Sponsor

Photo Booth Sponsor

Supporters

American Eagle Credit Union Andre’s South Banquets & Catering Checkpoint Surveying, LLC

Section Sponsors


TIF Public Hearing

Affton Plaza January 28, 2016 7:00 pm Seven Holy Founders 6741 S. Rock Hill Road

brown bag lunch State Representative Bob Burns Friday, January 15 • Noon-1 pm Commerce Bank • 10185 Gravois Road RSVP by 1/14 at afftonchamber.com

New Resident Mailings FOR ALL OF 2016! Affton Community Days Committee Tim Kinealy, Timothy J. Kinealy, CPA, LLC; Jake Baretich, J & J Construction & Remodeling; Suzanne Welker, Park Forest Apartments & Townhomes; Rachel Lovelace, Neighbors Credit Union; Dick Walkenbach, Insurance Concepts; Debi Ajemian; Jerry Reinker, Senior Health & Long Term Care Specialist; Kayla Lackner, American Eagle Credit Union; Dan Schroeder, St. Louis County PoliceAffton Ambassador Committee Dr. Eric Werner, Morris Family Chiropractic; Kayla Lackner, American Eagle Credit Union; Patricia Cowan & Donna Lynde, RainMaker Sales Support; Carrie Carrigan, Great Southern Bank; Marty Carr, Deca Realty; Tammy Scott, Holsome Health Holistic Spa & Boutique; Charlie Merx, Merx Flooring; Dane Huxel, State Farm; Janet Johnson, Mehlville-Oakville Alumni Association Auction Committee Carrie Carrigan, Great Southern Bank; Rachel Lovelace, Neighbors Credit Union; Sue Casaleggi, ABC Animal & Insect Innovations; Dr. Eric Werner, Morris Family Chiropractic; Diane Boyer, The E & A CFO Group; Lynn Leaderbrand; Jan Frazier; Joan Edleson Affton Community & Business Expo Committee Dr. Steve Brotherton & Erica Chandler, Affton School District; Kayla Lackner, American Eagle Credit Union Economic Development Committee Patricia Cowan, RainMaker Sales Support & Terri Ems Golf Tournament Committee Marty Carr, Deca Realty & Trevor Willingham, Willingham Insurance Agency Mouse Races Committee Terri Ems; Fonda Totten, F2 Garage Door Solutions; Jake & CJ Baretich, J & J Construction & Remodeling; Rachel Lovelace, Neighbors Credit Union Trivia Night Committee Dane Huxel, State Farm & Rachel Lovelace, Neighbors Credit Union

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No need to remember every quarter!

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$ Print on BOTH SIDES to maximize your exposure.

800 half-page flyers*

No larger than 8½”x5½” on 20 lb. paper

Deliver to Chamber office by

Jan. 15 @ 1 pm *$320 for 800 full-page flyers (must be folded)

FLYERS tell residents about your products or services COUPONS track your results & attract new customers MENUS an abridged version to entice new diners

Don’t want all year? Each quarterly mailing is $40 for 200 half-page inserts.

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


The Elevator Speech How to Craft YOUR Elevator Speech Floor by Floor with NO SWEAT!

General Membership Meeting Thursday, January 14, 2016 Orlando Gardens Banquet Center $17 members / $22 non-members (includes lunch) RSVP at www.afftonchamber.com We’ve all had this happen: We’re at a chamber meeting, networking event, or seminar, and the leader says, “Before we get started, let’s go around the room and introduce ourselves. Tell us who you are and what you do. Give us your “Elevator Speech.” Many of us start sweating when we heard those words because our Elevator Speech always seems to be a “work in progress.” We avoid eye-contact with the leader, hoping we won’t be the first person called to speak. On the other hand, we worry we might have to present immediately after someone delivers a Killer Elevator Speech, that WOWS the entire audience. YIKES! Our guest had this problem, also. To conquer it, he developed an Elevator Speech Template. It works great for him, and will for you, also. He’ll be sharing it with us at this meeting! Fred E. Miller is a speaker, a coach, and author. His books, "NO SWEAT Public Speaking!" and "NO SWEAT Elevator Speech!" are purchased internationally and have rave reviews on Amazon.com.

PARTNERS Gold...J & J Construction & Remodeling; Timothy J. Kinealy, CPA, LLC

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HOLIDAY MEMBERSHIP LUNCHEON 2016 Board of Directors

2016 Officers

Dane Huxel, Fonda Totten, Dr. Steve Brotherton, Dr. Eric Werner. Not pictured: Carrie Carrigan

Thanks to our Retiring Board Members Pictured left to right, front row: Patricia Cowan, Tammy Scott, Suzanne Welker, Kayla Lackner. Back row, left to right: Charlie Merx, Keith Brooks, Dane Huxel, Fonda Totten, Dr. Eric Werner, Dr. Steve Brotherton, Chief Jim Fritz, Marty Carr, Trevor Willingham. Not pictured: Carrie Carrigan, Captain Chris Stocker.

Rachel Lovelace, Jake Baretich, Terri Ems. Not pictured: Tim Kinealy

Retiring 2015 President Marty Carr Deca Realty

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New Member Brian Fraley Healthcare Mobility

New Member Mark Miles Affton License Office

PARTNERS Bronze...All Family Care, American Eagle Credit Union, Commerce Bank, Gapsch CARSTAR Collision Center, Neighbors Credit Union,


Announcing our 2015 Honorees: Business Person of the Year Dr. Steve Brotherton

Citizen of the Year Lorraine Sullivan

First Responders of the Year

Dr. Steve Brotherton

Mark Bryant, Affton Fire Protection District Paul Gordon, St. Louis County Police-Affton Southwest Precinct

Lorraine Sullivan

Exceptional Educators Award

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

Harold O. Kessler Beautification Awards Commercial Renovation Clarkson Eyecare · Dairy Queen · Petsway

Residential Renovation

Philip & Jacquelynn Capriano

Please help us celebrate at the Annual Gala on January 23!

PARTNERS Bronze...Evren Senol-RE/MAX Results, SSM Health - St. Clare Hospital Syberg’s an eating & drinking company

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Introducing your newest Affton Chamber of Commerce board member… Trevor Willingham

Willingham Insurance Agency In April 2014 I started my own agency. After years of running other companies I decided to start my own business. I joined the Affton Chamber in July 2014 hoping to be more involved in my families’ community. I’m involved in insurance to help people. Having always put others before myself, I enjoy helping other members of the community. This philosophy is helping me grow my business in the community. I live with my wife, Stefanie, who is an escrow closer at Title Partners, and my son, Carter. We enjoy the community and spending time with family and friends. We intend to stay in this area and hope to move my agency storefront to Affton within two years. I enjoy being a part of the Chamber and look forward to being more involved with Chamber activities. I would like to thank the Chamber for taking us along for the ride.

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The 50/50 amount of $72 was won by Rich Whited of PenTech Computer Services. Trevor Willingham of Willingham Insurance Agency and Suzanne Welker of Park Forest Apartments & Townhomes each won a travel blanket donated by American Eagle Credit Union. Lee Williams of Bethesda Health Group won QuikTrip gift card donated by Gateway Tree Service. Rebecca Ulsas of Advance Carpet One won the gift certificate for a one hour session at Holsome Health Holistic Spa & Boutique. Want to see your name mentioned here? Attend a meeting, buy 50/50 tickets & win OR donate an item for the attendance prize drawing.

Our Condolences to Tammy Scott of Holsome Health Holistic Spa & Boutique, on the passing of her mother on December 16.

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


December Meeting

 Delicious lunch at Royale Orleans Banquet Center  Greeter Kayla Lackner, American Eagle Credit Union  Photographer Cindy Tiefenbrunn, Cindy’s Photo  Santa Claus Rich Whited, PenTech Computer Services  Great Street Initiative speaker Glenn Powers, St. Louis County Director of Planning

Helping Hands

 Delivering to families: Ed Jardon, Jardon Accounting & Tax and Dick Walkenbach, Insurance Concepts  Adopting a family: ABC Animal & Insect Innovations; Affton Veterinary Clinic; Ameren Missouri; DECA

Realty; Gateway Insurance; John G'Sell, DDS; MB Health; Neighbors Credit Union; Sabrina Tate Golf Instruction; ServPro of Affton/Webster Groves  Donors: December Holiday Luncheon Attendees; Terri Ems; First Bank; J&J Construction & Remodeling; The E&A CFO Group; Gateway Tree Service; Harster Heating & Air Conditioning Kayla Lackner of American Eagle Credit Union for her generous gifts to the Affton Chamber staff!

PARTNERS Gold...J & J Construction & Remodeling; Timothy J. Kinealy, CPA, LLC

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Congratulations on Your Ribbon Cutting! Friendly’s Sports Bar & Grill 3971 Bayless Avenue St. Louis, MO 63025 Phone: 314-256-0900 www.friendlyssportsbar.com

SAVE THE DATE Tuesday, April 19, 2016 3:30 pm—6:30 pm Affton High School Sponsored by:

Park Forest Apartments & Townhomes and Spectrum Business

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? Contact the Chamber office for more information!

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PARTNERS Bronze...All Family Care, American Eagle Credit Union, Commerce Bank, Gapsch CARSTAR Collision Center, Neighbors Credit Union,


Thanks to the following businesses and organizations for renewing their memberships. Year joined is in parentheses. Listed renewals are November 20-December 22.

24-7 Animal & Pest Control (2012) A T & T (1979) Affton Realty (2001) Affton School Parents Club (1974) Affton Veterinary Clinic (2009) Affton White-Rodgers Community Center (1998) All Family Care (2009) Ameren Missouri (2011) American Roofing & Exteriors (2012) Americom Imaging Systems, Inc. (2013) Andre's Banquet Center (2012) Arina's Alteration and Tailor Shop (2003) Arnold Air Inc. (2011) Bayless School District (1995) Beishir Landscape Maintenance, Inc. (2012) Bridgeview Electric Inc. (2011) Burns Auto Service Inc. (1985) C.E.S. Pest & Termite Control, Inc. (2000) Callahan's Tuxedo, Alterations & Travel Co. (2010) Cindy's Photo (2008) Collaboratech (2007) Crestview Senior Living (2008) Dairy Queen (2009) Deca Realty Co. Inc. (1994) Dill, Bamvakais & Newsham, PC (1973) Dobbs Tire & Auto Centers Inc. (1975) Eberhart Pharmacy (2005) Edward Jones-Roper (2009) Edward Jones-Zarinelli (2002) Extra Space Storage (2000) Financial Resolutions LLC (1993) Fortel's Pizza Den (1983) Friendship Village (2014)

Gateway Metro Federal Credit Union (2012) H. C. Sharp, Company (1997) Happy Joe's Pizza (1997) Imo's Pizza (2006) Insurance Concepts (1996) John G'Sell, DDS (2009) KidStreet Daycare & Learning Center (2012) Lampe Graphics L.L.C. (2001) Lost Your Pet.com (2013) Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy (1991) Merx Flooring, LLC (2003) Mid America Arms (2001) Natural Healing Therapies (2007) Neighbors Credit Union (1995) O'Connor Insurance (2011) Petsway (2014) Phil's Bar-B-Que (2001) Plumbing Engineers, Inc. (2010) Pulaski Bank (1975) Reuter Merkle Law Firm, LLC (2001) Saint George Catholic Church (2013) Saint Louis Carpenters J.A.P. (2003) Seven Holy Founders Parish (1997) Sharpshooters Pit & Grill (2014) Southside Jewelry & Pawn (1998) State Representative, 94th Cloria Brown (2008) StL Economic Development Partnership (2005) Van Plumbing Co., LLC (1988) Village at Mackenzie Place (2011) Wilbur Park, Village of (1998) Will Electronics, Inc. (2004) Wilmington Clinic (2008) Winkeler Assoc., Inc., John (2000)

PARTNERS Bronze...Evren Senol-RE/MAX Results, SSM Health - St. Clare Hospital Syberg’s an eating & drinking company

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If you have hired someone, received an award, or added to your family—whatever is news worthy—send it to mandy@afftonchamber.com. The deadline is the 15th of the month for publication in the next month’s newsletter.

Congratulations to Dane Huxel, State Farm and his wife, Stephanie, on the birth of their third child, Clay Matthew!

Mouse Races NOW accepting bids for

Bid Request

Steak Raffle Tickets

Contact the Chamber office for details!

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Saturday, February 20 @ 7 pm Andre’s South Banquet Center $25 per person includes buffet dinner & open bar

Race Sponsorships $100

recognition in newsletters and at the event naming the 6 mice in the race you sponsor

Race Sponsors Harster Heating & Air Conditioning J & J Construction and Remodeling Park Forest Apartments & Townhomes Syberg’s-Gravois The UPS Store-Grasso Plaza Can’t make meetings but would like to work at the event? Call the committee chair Fonda Totten (314.544.8113).

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


Souper Bowl for Hunger February 5, 2016 路 5-8 pm St. George Parish Center $5 donation for bowl of soup or chili, roll & drink Hosted by Bayless High School Bronchos Hand Painted Bowls by art students Food prepared by culinary students Live Entertainment by music students

10% Discount to Affton Chamber Members

PARTNERS Gold...J & J Construction & Remodeling; Timothy J. Kinealy, CPA, LLC

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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

To advertise in this newsletter, contact or submit your camera-ready artwork to:

Affton Chamber of Commerce 314.631.3100 info@afftonchamber.com 9815 Mackenzie Road Affton, MO 63123 Business Card - starting at $30 Quarter Page - starting at $50 Half Page - starting at $75 Full Page - starting at $450 Flyer Insert - $100/month E-Blast to Members $25 12

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

Executive Director Office Assistant


Affton Chamber of Commerce 23rd Annual Auction & Awards Dinner Gala Saturday, January 23, 2016 5:30 pm Doors Open 6:30 pm Dinner Buffet

Andre’s South Banquets & Catering 4254 Telegraph Road Saint Louis, Missouri 63129 Presenting Sponsor Dane Huxel Lottery Sponsor

Sports Sponsor

Kindly Respond by January 11, 2016 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


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

Contact

Company

Email

Phone

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:


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:

Harster Heating and Air Conditioning • J&J Construction & Remodeling Park Forest Apartments & Townhomes • Syberg’s-Gravois • The UPS Store-Grasso Plaza

Number of Persons (8-10 per table)

Paid by

Total Payment @ $25 per person

Credit Card #

Name

Name on Card

Address

Exp. Date

CVV Code

City, State, Zip

Billing Address #

Billing Zip

Phone

Signature

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.


Mouse Races Five Race Sponsorships Available $100 per race includes naming rights for the 6 mice in that race

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

Andre’s South Banquet Center 4254 Telegraph (63129)

Ten Races Mouse Roulette 50 / 50 Current Sponsors:

Harster Heating and Air Conditioning • J&J Construction & Remodeling Park Forest Apartments & Townhomes • Syberg’s-Gravois • The UPS Store-Grasso Plaza

Yes! I would like to be a Race Sponsor!

Paid by

Sponsorship includes naming the 6 mice.

Credit Card #

Company

Name on Card

Contact

Exp. Date

CVV Code

Phone

Billing Address #

Billing Zip

Email

Signature

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

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