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FENTON FOCUS PRESENTED BY: FENTON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WWW.FENTONMOCHAMBER.COM

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► Full year of exposure for your business ► Targeted distribution to 10,000 homes & businesses ► Diverse advertising rates for every budget ► Additional publicity through Chamber website ► Five-line listing included with annual dues

Exposure for your business in just three easy steps! 1. Update your Business Listing & Category 2. Choose from Affordable Display Ad Options 3. Mail/Fax Registration Form to Chamber Office

Watch your mailboxes for Community Guide information! Remember that your listing will be published for a full year so be sure and pay careful attention to the way you want it to appear… Also, what better reason do you need to sign up for advertising space in the guide!

DEADLINE: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH

 CITIZEN POLICE ACADEMY COMING……...4

 YOU’RE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE……………..8

 BACK 2 SCHOOL SOCIAL MEDIA A SUCCESS …...13


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president’s corner... The Fenton Area Chamber of Commerce was honored to welcome U.S. Congresswoman Ann Wagner as our guest speaker at the September Membership Luncheon, held at Fenton’s own RiverChase Community Center (if you have not had a chance to visit RiverChase, please take a minute to stop by and learn about the many amenities they have to offer) and catered by Viviano’s Festa Italiano. Congresswoman Ann Wagner’s visit was definitely a highlight following a very busy August! On August 14th, the Chamber hosted a seminar to assist our members in learning about the very complex “Affordable Care Act” at which we had a panel of speakers who proved to be quite knowledgeable on the topic. A special thank you to Paul Carcagno with Fortune Insurance and David Christoff with Fischer & Christoff for chairing this event .

The following week, the Chamber hosted another highly successful Golf Tournament on August 19th at Tapawingo National Golf Club with 148 golfers and many more volunteers, sponsors and other contributors. I would like to send my gratitude to Vance Scherrer who served as Chairman of the Golf Committee along with everyone involved in making this day a great success. Additionally, whoever allowed us to have perfect weather that day… thank you, thank you, thank you! The 2nd Annual Fenton Days was held on August 24th and, though it was hot, most everyone seemed to have a great time, starting with a Parade, followed by kids’ activities, food and game booths and ending with the spectacular Fireworks display. Now on to current business… This fall will bring our annual Community Guide publication which will be directmailed to area homes and businesses! By now, you should have received your 2013-2014 Community Guide Registration Form in the mail to 1) double check your business listing/category info and make any necessary changes and 2) take the opportunity to purchase display advertising space for additional exposure for your business . Remember, this guide will come out right before the Holiday shopping season and is mailed to 10,000 homes and businesses in Fenton and surrounding areas! I hope to see you all at the October Membership Luncheon which will be held at Swing-A-Round Fun Town on Wednesday, October 2nd. This meeting will provide plenty of networking time along with good, old-fashioned fun! Take a moment to go to the Chamber website and sign up for the luncheon if you haven’t done so already! Thank you all for your continued support of the Chamber and, as always, SHOP CHAMBER MEMBERS FIRST! Sincerely, Greg Bresler President—Fenton Area Chamber of Commerce General Manager—Andre’s Banquet Facilities & Catering

Pinnacle Partnership

SSM St. Clare Health Center Pinnacle Partnership

St. Anthony’s Medical Center & Urgent Care


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2013 Board of Directors OFFICERS PRESIDENT Greg Bresler - Andre’s Banquet Facilities & Catering 1st Vice President Scott Borlinghaus - Fabick CAT 2nd Vice President Jim Berberich - Al’s Automotive & Tire

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Congratulations On Your Ribbon Cutting!

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Member Article: David Davis of Davis Law, LLC

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SLCL Information/Chamber Anniversaries

Secretary Vance Scherrer - SERVPRO of Fenton/South Ballwin Treasurer Lori St. Clair - On Target Bookkeeping Services, LLC

DIRECTORS Larry Belgeri - Westside Personnel Services

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2013 FACC Golf Tournament Recap

Paul Carcagno - Fortune Insurance Jodi Clinton - Commerce Bank Ginny Goede - The Jewelry Connection

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Commerce Bank Article: Remote Deposit

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Good News/Thank Yous

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Upcoming Calendar of Events

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Welcome New Members!

Michael Griffin - UniGroup Rick Nadler - Grand Rental Station Dale E. Roethemeyer - Edward Jones Debbie Schirmer - Maritz Immediate Past President Dale E. Roethemeyer St. Louis County Police Liaison Captain Jeff Bader City of Fenton Liaison Mayor Mike Polizzi

STAFF Executive Director — Jeannie Braun Assistant Director — Lisa Rackley Communications Coordinator — Kelly O’Daniel Administrative Assistant — Betty Rottler

The mission of the Fenton Area Chamber of Commerce is to promote, support & represent business for the betterment of our members and the community. Pinnacle Partnership

Grand Rental Station


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Citizen Police Academy The St. Louis County Police Department, Fenton and West County Precincts, will co-host a “Citizen Police Academy”. The academy will begin on Wed, September 18th. It will run for eight consecutive Wednesdays, with graduation on November 6th. Classes will be from 7PM to 9PM. The academy will be held in the conference room of the WEST COUNTY PRECINCT, located at 232 Vance Road. The precinct station is located just ½ mile west of Highway 141 on Vance Road. The Citizens Police Academy is a great opportunity to gain personal knowledge and experience in how actual police officers patrol their beats, conduct traffic stops and investigate crime. Law enforcement professionals in the fields of Homicide, Robbery, Burglary, Drug Enforcement, Tactical Operations, and the Crime Scene Unit instruct classes. The academy will also include a field trip! The Citizens Police Academy is open to all St. Louis County residents and is free of charge. Advanced registration is required and seating is limited. For more information or to reserve a seat, contact Officer Aaron Dilks at 636-349-8120 or Officer Vincent Bazzoni at 314-615-0700.

www.fentonmochamber.com

Pinnacle Partnership

Fabick CAT

Pinnacle Partnership

Maritz

Prestige Partnership

Drury Hotels


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Congratulations on Your Ribbon Cutting! American Hairitage Salon 26 Western Plaza; Fenton MO Phone: 636-349-1155 Contact: Stephanie Matthews

Find them on Facebook!!

Prestige Partnership

Jim Butler Chevrolet

Prestige Partnership

Express Employment Professionals


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Rockwood Educator Named Missouri's Teacher of the Year!

Neighbors Credit Union Hosts Multiple Credit Report Seminars On August 13, 15 and 22, 2013 Neighbors Credit Union hosted their free annual Credit Report Seminars. Eric Clark, Vice President of Lending from Neighbors Credit Union, conducted the seminars. The seminars explained what a credit report and score is and how to read them with systematic instructions. Members learned where consumer-reporting agencies get their information from and what factors are used to calculate their score. Each registered guest received free educational materials and a copy of their own credit report and score to follow along with during the presentation. And, three lucky winners at each seminar walked away with gift cards and Cardinals baseball tickets that were given away as prizes. Nearly 100 attendees participated in the discussion at the seminars. Eric Clark, VP of Lending, stated, “Since credit reports are an important part of our financial lives, many of our members are eager to understand credit and find ways to utilize credit reporting to their advantage. I truly enjoy being able to share this valuable information. As a credit union, we aspire to share knowledge to improve our members’ financial future. Enabling members through knowledge is how our credit union lives out our mission every day.” For more information on upcoming Neighbors Credit Union Seminars, please visit www.NeighborsCU.org.

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Jamie Manker, the Rockwood School District 2013 Teacher of the Year, has been named the 2013 Missouri Teacher of the Year. “I am honored and humbled,” Manker said. “My students are my reward and my reason for success. I am an outstanding teacher not because of what kids see me do while lecturing in front of them but because of what kids are able to do while I stand beside them.” Manker teaches social studies at Rockwood Summit High School. RSHS Principal Renee Trotier says Manker “embodies all of the characteristics of a quality educator. She works hard. She’s thoughtful. She’s knowledgeable. She’s collaborative. Most importantly, she treats her students with great respect. We’re very proud of her!” Manker holds both a bachelor’s degree in History and a master’s degree in Education from Truman State University. In addition, she earned National Board Certification, the profession’s top teaching honor, in 2009. Rockwood School District Interim Superintendent Dr. Terry Adams says the district is very proud of Jamie Manker. “This is an incredible honor, and it’s a reflection of the high quality educators who work in Rockwood.” Manker will now go on to compete in the National Teacher of the Year Program. Taken from Rockwood School District website: rockwood.k12.mo.us

Prestige Partnership

UniGroup

Pacesetter Partnership

Olde Towne Fenton Business Association


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Are Your Employment Verification (I-9) Forms Ready for Inspection? Article written by: David Davis of Davis Law, LLC Over the past few years, the number of employment verification audits conducted by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has increased significantly. During that time, the fines collected and criminal penalties imposed have also increased significantly. So are your I-9 forms ready for inspection? Civil penalties can range from $110 to $16,000 per violation. Criminal penalties can range from $3,000 per violation to six months in jail. If your I-9 forms are not ready for inspection, then you should take the time now to get them ready. While many federal employment laws only apply to employers with a certain number of employees, the employment verification requires all employers to complete an I-9 form and verify the employment eligibility of each person hired. The forms must be retained for a minimum of three years after the date of hire or one year after the date of termination, which ever is greater. The I-9 forms and the required supporting documentation should be kept in a separate file (not the employee’s personnel file) in alphabetical order. Having a single file with all the I-9 forms will make complying with an inspection request must easier. Also, make sure that you are using the most recent I-9 form. ICE introduced a new I-9 form this year, which employers were required to start using on May 8, 2013. The current I-9 form can be found at: http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf. The handbook to assist employers with completing form I-9 can be found at: http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/m-274.pdf. David Davis is an attorney and founding member of Davis Law, LLC. He counsels and defends employers with regard to all areas of employment law. For more information, please see the firm’s website www.davis-law-llc.com.

Pacesetter Partnership

Clayton Corporation

Pacesetter Partnership

Fortune


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Get in the Halloween Spirit! Flick-or-Treat Friday, October 18th

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RiverChase of Fenton

-990 Horan Drive, Fenton MO 63026-

All Chamber Members are invited to participate in the Trunk or Treat portion of this event! Come join the fun, decorate your vehicle and pass out candy to the trick-or-treaters!

VEHICLE REGISTRATION IS FREE Contact Kate at RiverChase to register your vehicle by calling (636) 343-0067. Registration is required and must be completed by the deadline of Friday, October 11th. See you there!!! ***Chamber Office will not accept registration forms***

Pacesetter Partnership

State Farm Insurance/Marty Wilder Agency

Pacesetter Partnership

Jefferson College


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St. Louis County Library Offers Business Cards! Business firms & institutions within the St. Louis County Library District may be issued a BUSINESS CARD provided that an officer with the authority to do so signs as guarantor. This card entitles the business to full borrowing privileges. Business card holders are entitled to request interlibrary loans. Once a BUSINESS CARD account is established, multiple cards may be issued to the business if the proper documentation is provided. An applicant for a business card must complete a Responsibility Form which can be obtained from any Branch location. A letter on company stationery, accepting responsibility for fines, losses and damages and signed by the guarantor is acceptable in lieu of the Responsibility Form.

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Congratulations on your Chamber Anniversary! Aim to Amaze Outdoor Services - 5 years McDonald’s/Valley Park - 5 years Citizens National Bank - 1 year Lowe’s Home Centers, Inc. - 1 year Radiant Research, Inc. - 1 year Tosti’s Transmission - 1 year Stay tuned to next month’s newsletter for more Chamber anniversaries!

Business cards are good for a full year and are able to be renewed. A new Responsibility Form must be filled out each year.

For more information, contact your local SLCL branch!

Pacesetter Partnership

Edward Jones—Sean C. King

Pacesetter Partnership

Westside Personnel Services


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Title Sponsor:

Masters Sponsors:

Hole-in-One Sponsors:

2013 Golf Committee Vance Scherrer, Chair

Vicki Carpenter

Greg Bresler, Co-Chair

Ginny Goede

David Adams

Steve Jackson

Larry Belgeri

Diane Quitmeyer

Deb Bokamper

Jeannie Braun & Lisa Rackley

SERVPRO of Fenton/South Ballwin

Prism Touch Massage

Andre’s Banquet Facilities & Catering The Jewelry Connection AXIUS Financial

Jackson Auto & Tire

Westside Personnel Services Design Consultant

Pacesetter Partnership

Edward Jones-Dale E. Roethemeyer

Partner Club

The Private Bank

Fenton Area Chamber of Commerce

Vogel Heating & Cooling


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Thank you to everyone who contributed to this year’s event! A T & T Missouri American Eagle Credit Union Ameriprise Financial - Tim Kohn Andre's Banquet Facilities & Catering Anytime Fitness AXIUS Financial - David Adams Bark Park at Unger BELFOR Property Restoration Bender, Inc. Bethesda Health Group Bi-State Landscape Supply, Inc. Blue Chip Pest Services Breakthrough Pain Relief Clinic Brookwood Dental Center Burger King—Fenton & Valley Park Cardinal Vending Co. Carrollton Bank Charter Business Clayton Corporation Commerce Bank Coughlin, Donovan, Niehaus & Scherle P.C.

Crescent Farms Golf Club The Current News Magazine Deb Bokamper—Design Consultant

Delmar Gardens-Meramec Valley Dirxion Software, LLC Dobbs Tire & Auto Centers Drury Inn & Suites Edward Jones - Dale E. Roethemeyer Edward Jones - Matt Thomason Edward Jones - Sean C. King Elite Cuisine, LLC Enerco Electric Company Express Employment Professionals Fabick CAT Fairfield Inn By Marriott The Falls Golf Course Farmers & Merchants Bank First Community Credit Union Fortune Friendship Village of Sunset Hills Grand Rental Station Grey Eagle Harter Bakery Insperity—Hilda Orosco Jackson Auto and Truck Jay B. Smith Funeral Homes Jeffco Guttering & Siding

The Jewelry Connection Jilly’s Café and Steakhouse Jim Butler Chevrolet Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Maritz Martin-Jetco Heating & Air Conditioning

MCA Management Company McAlister's Deli Meramec Valley Bank Mercy Clinic Urgent Care Miken Technologies Mungenast St. Louis Motorsports Northwestern Mutual O. Voorhees Painting Old Vienna On Target Bookkeeping Services, LLC Jewels by Julie—Julie Krapf PNC Bank Prestige Print Solutions The Private Bank—Diane Quitmeyer Que Pasa! Mexican Restaurant Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Riverside Golf Club Rockwood Bank

RSP Senior Living SAMMY J Balloon Creations Sam's Club #4741 SERVPRO of Fenton/South Ballwin Siebert Agency Ltd. - Bill Siebert Snyder’s of Hanover Southern Metal Processing SSM St. Clare Health Center St. Anthony's Medical Center & Urgent Care

Sugar Creek Golf Course Tapawingo National Golf Club UniGroup Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Victorian Sales Vivian Company, Inc. Viviano's Festa Italiano Vogel Heating & Cooling Weis Comfort Systems Inc. Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Westside Personnel Services York Equipment Zipp Express

A special thank you to our wonderful, dedicated group of volunteers! Bryan Allen PNC Bank Diane Bade UniQue Ideas ‘N More Harold Bade UniQue Ideas ‘N More Deb Bokamper Design Consultant Misty Brown Breakthrough Pain Relief Clinic Vicki Carpenter Prism Touch Massage Kristy Carder Kristy Carder Enterprises, LLC Jodi Clinton Commerce Bank Deja Cox Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. Katie Doris U.S. Bank Betty Glidewell, Siebert Agency Ltd. - Bill Siebert Lon Goede Volunteer Ashley Green Extra Help, Inc. Angela Haldeman Charter Business Kim Harrell Fairfield Inn By Marriott Joe Hellon Blue Chip Pest Services Cindy Helmkamp American Eagle Credit Union Shan Herwig Mungenast St. Louis Motorsports April Hill Charter Business Lisa Huseman Z Total Body, LLC Thad James SAMMY J Balloon Creations Vicky James Sunnyhill, Inc.

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Michelle Kempf On Target Bookkeeping Services, LLC Tim Kilper American Solutions for Business Tim Kohn Ameriprise Financial Jen McCook Z Total Body, LLC Mary Ann Meyer Delmar Gardens/Meramec Valley Tracy Mills American Eagle Credit Union Jan Mullaney, SERVPRO Hilda Orosco Insperity Darlys Preslar Bark Park at Unger Ryan Rakel Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. Sally Rapp Rapp Payroll Solutions, LLC Angela Reynolds U.S. Bank Dale Roethemeyer Edward Jones Allyson Schoenberg Neighbors Credit Union Lori St. Clair On Target Bookkeeping Services, LLC Dawn Thrower Steve Thrower Insurance Agency Anita Thurman Bender, Inc. Lee Williams Bethesda Health Group Judy Wood Rockwood Bank Carmen Worley Friendship Village of Sunset Hills Linda Wulf St. Clare Health Center Foundation Shelly Yates Delmar Gardens/Meramec Valley

American Eagle Credit Union

Partner Club

Thank you to Deb Bokamper for her help and support as the tournament Volunteer Coordinator! Thank you to Joe Hellon & Thad James for going above and beyond at this year’s golf tournament! Please accept our sincere apologies if we left off anyone on this list!!!

Coughlin, Donovan, Niehaus & Scherle, P.C.


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Local Community Events FREE BINGO (FOR SENIORS 55+) AT DELMAR GARDENS

Tuesday, September 17th; 2:30pm-3:30pm; 1 Arbor Terrace; Fenton MO. Free Bingo for Seniors 55 and over. Every 3rd Tuesday of each month. Delicious snacks and drinks. Seating is limited so please RSVP! Call 636-343-0016 for more information or to RSVP.

HAPPY HOUR ART AT THE STUDIO CORNER IN FENTON

Saturday, October 5th; 5:00pm-7:00pm; 14 Fenton Plaza; Fenton MO. Art & Drinks every first Saturday of the month, featuring a different project every time. Cost: $30 if you bring your own drinks; $40 drinks provided. All supplies are included in cost. Please preregister…the event will be cancelled if no one is signed up. For more information, please call Camille at 636-326-9100.

FREE DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP AT SSM ST. CLARE

Wednesday, October 9th; 6:30-8:30pm; 1015 Bowles Ave, Fenton MO. SSM St. Clare Health Center offers a free monthly support group designed to provide informational programs for those battling diabetes to help them better manage and gain greater control over their condition as well as improves their overall quality of life. This session will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. For more information, call toll free 866-SSM-DOCS.

FREE BINGO (FOR SENIORS 55+) AT DELMAR GARDENS

Tuesday, October 15th; 2:30pm-3:30pm; 1 Arbor Terrace; Fenton MO. Free Bingo for Seniors 55 and over. Every 3rd Tuesday of each month. Delicious snacks and drinks. Seating is limited so please RSVP! Call 636-343-0016 for more information or to RSVP.

FLICK OR TREAT AT RIVERCHASE OF FENTON

Friday, October 18th; 6:00pm-10:00pm; 990 Horan Drive, Fenton MO. Get in the Halloween spirit this year… wear your favorite Halloween costume and bring the entire family! We will be playing the animated feature, “Monster House” on a large movie screen. Movie sponsored by: First Community Credit Union in Fenton. Activities include: trunk or treat, slime station, free balloons by SAMMY J Balloon Creations, Halloween costume contest & crafts! Open to the Public. Cost is $4.00 for residents and members; $5.00 for Non-residents and Non-Members. Free to participate as a host vehicle for the trunk or treat event…must register by October 11th. For more information, call Kate at 636-343-0067.

SENIOR STRASSENFEST AT RIVERCHASE OF FENTON

Friday, October 25th; 5:30pm-7:30pm; 990 Horan Drive; Fenton MO. Come celebrate German culture and tradition! The Button Box Club will be playing Slovenian, German, European and American music. The band features guest dancers, vocals and jokes! A German dinner will be served. Bring your own beer or wine for your table! (no glass bottles) Cost is $10/person… Pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Kate at 636-343-0067.

LEGISLATIVE GET-TOGETHER AT ST. LOUIS BREAD CO.

Tuesday, November 5th; 7:00pm-8:00pm; 453 Old Smizer Mill Road; Fenton MO 63026. Now that our successful legislative session has concluded, it is time to get your feedback and input on the changes we made to our laws this year, as well as changes we may need to consider in future sessions. In an effort to provide an open line of communication with all residents of the district to discuss these issues, Rep. John McCaherty will hold a series of get-togethers in Fenton & Arnold. Come and let your voices be heard on the issues that are truly important to you!

Do you have a Community Event to share? Email it to exdir@fentonmochamber.com Partner Club

SERVPRO of Fenton/South Ballwin

Partner Club

Martin-Jetco Heating & Air Conditioning


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What Type of Business Does Remote Deposit Work Best For?

Back to School with Social Media A Success!

Article written by: Jodi Clinton, Commerce Bank, Fenton Banking Center Manager

Any small business that accepts checks from customers is a good candidate for using Remote Deposit. Why is Remote Deposit such a good product for small business owners? Convenience is the main reason. It reduces trips to the bank by allowing you to electronically submit deposits 24/7. All you need is a computer and internet connection, along with the scanner. A software application converts the checks into images and sends them directly to your bank for deposit. The check images are then stored in a searchable database for your reference later on. You might be wondering if Remote Deposit is safe to use. I always recommend that business owners make sure the bank’s service is encrypted with the highest level of internet security available. You’ll also need to make sure that your business computer meets minimum system requirements, including processor speed, operating system, internet browser and high speed internet access to name a few. Your banker can help you determine whether you meet these requirements.

Social Media Expert Karen Fox, better known as "Karen THE Connector" conducted three sessions to assist Chamber members in getting started with Social Media for their businesses. Topics included: Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Pinterest and Google Plus. A huge thank you to our social media guru, Karen, for putting on this series! And what would the series be without attendees so thank you to everyone who made this event successful!

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Small Business Remote Deposit is a simple and efficient way to make your bank deposits into your small business account without ever having to leave the comfort of your office. Not only that, you’ll be improving your funds availability, cash flow and operating efficiency. What’s not to like! For more information, contact Jodi Clinton at Commerce Bank, please call 636-349-6714.

Committed Member

Schmersahl Treloar & Company CPA’s

Committed Member

Midwest BankCentre


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Our sincere apologies for using last year’s ad in the Golf Tournament Program! We appreciate the continued support of our Edward Jones advisors!

Committed Member

Extra Space Storage Committed Member

SAMMY J Balloon Creations


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Good News Congratulations! Jim Nottelmann of Citizens National Bank on the birth of his newest granddaughter!

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Thank You ! Thank you to everyone who attended the Ribbon Cutting of American Hairitage Salon! (see page 5 for photos) Thank you to the speakers who took part in the Affordable Care Act Seminar: Steve Martenet of Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield; Martin W. Mraz of Coughlin, Donovan, Niehaus & Scherle, P.C.; Apollo Carey of Sandberg Phoenix & Von Gontard; Ken L. Schmidt of Missouri Association of Health Underwriters! Also, a huge thank you to those who helped put the ACA Seminar together, especially Paul Carcagno with Fortune Insurance, and to Andre’s West for their hospitality.

Welcome Back!

Thank you to all of the wonderful volunteers who helped at the Chamber booth during Fenton Days and thank you to Andre’s West for your collaboration with us for the event!

Mike Schumacher of RiverChase of Fenton! We are very happy to see you back with the Chamber!

Thank you to our recent enews sponsors, Construction Appliance by AUTCOhome, Fischer & Christoff, and CJS Roofing Company.

Do you have good news to share with the Chamber? Email us your information at exdir@fentonmochamber.com or call the Chamber Office today!

Thank you Karen Fox, a.k.a. Karen THE Connector, for your support of the Chamber through your efforts with the Back to School with Social Media programs (see pg. 13). In addition, thank you to everyone who took part in the threepart series of social media schooling. A very special thank you to U.S. Congresswoman Ann Wagner for taking time out of your busy schedule to speak with the Chamber membership at our recent luncheon! Also, thank you to our other special guest, John Gonzales with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for joining us! Thank you to Charter Business and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for sponsoring the September Luncheon and to RiverChase of Fenton for their hospitality! Thank you Grand Rental Station for allowing us to use their speakers for our luncheon… they worked great!!!

Our Condolences Please keep Frank & Fonda Totten and their family in your thoughts with the recent passing of Frank’s father, Eugene “Sonny” Totten.

Committed Member

Thank you to everyone who donated a door prize at the Membership Luncheon: Karen THE Connector, Mary Kay Cosmetics-Linda Branham, Lutheran Senior Services at Meramec Bluffs, SAMMY J Balloon Creations, Ad Source One, Travelers Lane-Pat Lane, McManus Construction, Inc., UniQue Ideas ‘N More, Bark Park at Unger, and Charter Business. Thank you to everyone who attended the Ribbon Cutting of Underwood Insurance-Allstate! What a great showing of support for a fellow Chamber member!

On Target Bookkeeping Services, LLC

Committed Member

Carrollton Bank


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August 14—Affordable Care Act Seminar at Andre’s West

September 4—Membership Luncheon at RiverChase of Fenton

Sponsored by: Charter Business & U.S. Chamber of Commerce

U.S. Congresswoman

Ann Wagner

Committed Member

McManus Construction Inc.

Committed Member

The Grounds Guys of Fenton


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Upcoming Calendar of Chamber Events Tuesday, September 17th—Legislative Update Luncheon at Team Activities for Special Kids (TASK)—11:30am-1:00pm;

980 Horan Drive; Fenton MO. You are invited to hear from our State Legislators - Senator Eric Schmitt, Representative Mike Leara and Representative John McCaherty - regarding the Current Session. This is also an opportunity to learn how to be more involved in the decision making legislative process at Jefferson City. There is no cost to attend this event; Boxed lunches are available to order from Russell’s Café & Bakery for $12… includes your choice from available sandwich options, pasta salad, cookie and a drink. Orders should be placed through online registration via the Chamber website by September 15th. Contact the Chamber Office with questions.

Wednesday, October 2nd— Kick Back Luncheon at Swing-A-Round Fun Town—11:00am-1:00pm; 335 Skinker Lane, Fenton. Kick back with the Fenton Chamber at a casual edition of our General Membership Luncheon at Swing-A-Round Fun Town in Fenton! We welcome you to join us for lunch, but we encourage you to sign up for the special one-hour unlimited game play! What's not to enjoy??? Lunch will be pizza, salad, chips and cookies. Casual dress is recommended for this luncheon. We want you to come, relax and have fun!!! Cost: $17 members (includes one-hour game play)/$12 lunch only, $20 guests (includes one-hour game play)/$15 lunch only. Please RSVP by Friday, September 27th online or by contacting the Chamber Office.

Tuesday, October 15th—New Resident Mailing Flyers Due to Chamber Office by 4:00pm—1400 South Highway Drive

(Maritz Campus), Suite 99, Fenton MO. Get noticed by new residents to the Fenton and surrounding communities! Each quarter, the Fenton Chamber sends out a "Welcome Packet" to new residents within the previous three months. To participate, just drop off/mail in 200 half-page flyers and $50 payment to the Chamber Office by this date... It's that simple! If you plan on participating in the mailing, please RSVP so that we know to expect your flyers. You must supply all 200 copies. Contact the Chamber with any questions.

Friday, October 18th—Chamber Members Invited to Participate in RiverChase Flick-or-Treat—5:30-9:00pm; 990 Horan

Drive, Fenton MO. RiverChase invites area businesses to participate in their first annual event! It’s purpose is to provide a fun and safe Halloween event for the whole community. The event will include an outdoor movie “Monster House” sponsored by First Community Credit Union, kids activities, music, and free balloon entertainment by SAMMY J Balloon Creations. All Chamber members are invited and encouraged to participate in the Trunk or Treat portion of the event where you will decorate your vehicle and pass out candy/snacks to the trick-or-treaters. All candy must be pre-packaged and unopened. THERE IS NO COST TO PARTICIPATE IN TRUNK OR TREAT. Please call Kate at RiverChase to register your vehicle at 636-343-0067. Deadline to register is Friday, October 11th.

Register for these and all other events online at www.fentonmochamber.com or call (636) 717-0200

ONLINE PAYMENT IS AVAILABLE FOR ALL EVENTS!

Committed Member

Rataj-Krueger Architects, Inc.

Committed Member

Mary Kay Cosmetics-Linda Branham


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New Members Welcome Our Newest Members!

Please join us in welcoming our newest Chamber members by patronizing their businesses. Their Chamber membership reflects their integrity as a responsible business owner and demonstrates their commitment to the community. Arch Consultants & Home Inspections Fenton, MO 63026 Phone: 314-620-8564 Bob Gummersheimer, P.E. www.archchi.com

Final Cut & Color Salon 1067 Gravois Road Fenton, MO 63026 Phone: 636-326-1711 Contact: Linda Conboy

Guilded Crafts 313 Gravois Road Fenton, MO 63026 Phone: 636-326-1296 Contact: Lisa Gellman www.guildedcrafts.com

New Member Referrals!

Jana Rice, REALTOR St. Louis, MO 63116 Phone: 314-452-4744 Contact: Jana Rice realestateshewrote.com

Lindenwood University South County Campus 12224 Tesson Ferry Rd, Ste. 200 St. Louis, MO 63128 Phone: 636-627-6610 Contact: Donnie Wieland www.lindenwood.edu

Ultimate Faux Furs, LLC 12955 Gravois Road Sunset Hills, MO 63127 Phone: 314-974-1928 Contact: Mary Nolan

Ginny Goede of The Jewelry Connection referred Final Cut & Color Salon Darlys Preslar of Bark Park at Unger referred Jana Rice, REALTOR Bill Nolan of Nolan Office Interiors referred Ultimate Faux Furs, LLC

Thank you to all of the new members who attended the September Membership Luncheon at RiverChase!

Pictured (left to right): Greg Bresler-Andre’s Banquet Facilities & Catering, FACC President; Lori St. Clair-On Target Bookkeeping Services LLC, FACC Board of Directors, David Davis-Davis Law LLC; Deanna Skyles & Heather Slaughter-Hillsboro Title; Donnie Wieland-Lindenwood UniversitySouth County Campus; Sheila DeHart-Tidy Up Organizing; Mary NolanUltimate Faux Furs LLC; Jeannie Braun-FACC Executive Director.

WELCOME TO THE FENTON CHAMBER! Committed Member

Z Total Body, LLC

Committed Member

Nolan Office Interiors


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SEPTEMBER 2013

FENTON FOCUS

Renewing Members for August Accounting Solutions Group of St. Louis • Aim to Amaze Outdoor Services All Wett Water Restoration & Reconstruction • Bethesda Health Group Burger King-Bowles Avenue • Chris Cakes STL • Citizens National Bank CJS Roofing Company • Creative Memories-Terri Cissi • Delmar Gardens/Meramec Valley Denny Dennis Sporting Goods • Deb Bokamper-Design Consultant • Domino’s Pizza E-Clarity Payment Solutions • Feed My People • Fenton Family Eyecare Fibrenew of Southwest St. Louis • The Jewelry Connection • Isringhaus Printing, LLC Lowe’s Home Center’s, Inc. • McAvoy & Bahn L.C. • McDonald’s-Valley Park Mercy Clinic Family Medicine-Fenton • Mercy Clinic Women’s Health-Fenton Premier Care Orthopedics/Sports Medicine • Radiant Research, Inc. Ronald E. Emmenegger Enterprises, Inc. • Tosti’s Transmission • UniQue Ideas ’N More

Thank you to our Partnership Renewal… Jim Butler Chevrolet!

Committed Member

Axius Financial

Committed Member

Construction Appliance by AUTCOhome


FENTONFOCUS Fenton Area Chamber of Commerce 1400 South Highway Drive, Suite 99 Fenton MO 63099

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PAID Fenton MO Permit No. 119

(636) 717-0200 (636) 717-0214 Fax www.fentonmochamber.com

Membership Luncheon Wed. October 2nd 11:00am to 1:00pm

New Resident Mailing Due! Tuesday, October 15th Flyers due to the Chamber by 4:00pm

Swing-A-Round Fun Town 335 Skinker Lane; Fenton MO

1400 South Highway Drive Suite 99, Fenton MO 63099

Kick back with the Fenton Chamber at a casual edition of our Membership Luncheon! We welcome you to join us for lunch, and we encourage you to sign up for the special 1-hour unlimited game play! What's not to enjoy??? Lunch will be pizza, salad, chips and cookies.

Get noticed by new residents to the Fenton and surrounding communities! Each quarter, the Fenton Chamber sends out a "Welcome Packet" to new residents to the area within the previous three months. To participate, just drop off/mail in 200 half-page flyers and $50 payment to the Chamber Office by this date... It's that simple!

Cost: $17 members; $20 guests*

Cost: $50, Provide 200 flyers

*** pricing includes $5 for one-hour unlimited game play ***

Cost for lunch only is $12 members; $15 guests

Please direct your questions to the Chamber Office at (636) 717-0200.


2013 September Fenton Focus