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

JUNE 2014

UniGroup President, “Undercover Boss” Star Speaks at June Luncheon UniGroup President Rich McClure encouraged Chamber Members to support free enterprise in his remarks at the June luncheon. McClure – the leader of United Van Lines, Mayflower Transit and several other transportation-related companies under the $1.7 billion UniGroup umbrella – has seen firsthand how business investments can create American jobs and support families. McClure shared a few stories about the faces of free enterprise – including those from his recent experience working with frontline workers during the filming of 2011 CBS reality show “Undercover Boss”. They included small business owners and entrepreneurs who are living the American dream. Free enterprise and the investment in jobs, McClure said, make the dream of growing a business and providing for a family possible for many. “Business and free enterprise are under attack,” he said, “Business is not the enemy –but the key to creating jobs.” Small business produces two out of every three American jobs, is nearly 40 percent of gross national product (GNP) and is the engine behind many technological innovations. They are worth protecting. McClure said if business leaders do not speak up, others will. He encouraged every individual to talk to their elected leaders and encourage them to make public policy that is job-creation friendly.

 ARTICLE: HOW TO USE HASHTAGS PROPERLY....9

 BUSINESS/COMMUNITY FAIR RECAP..………...10/11

JUNE

See page 5 inside!

 JUNE AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT……………..16


president’s corner ...

2014

For me, the event that always reminds me that school is out and summer has started is the Business & Community Fair. Thank you to everyone who made this year’s event a success! We could not have done it without the support of our sponsors, vendors, volunteers and all other contributors. We had a wonderful luncheon this month with a speaker that was really exciting to host. Rich McClure is president of UniGroup, parent company of United Van Lines and Mayflower Transit. UniGroup is headquartered right here in Fenton! Rich shared some insights from his time at the helm of some of America’s best-known companies and talked about our role in protecting free enterprise and creating jobs. Rich also shared some of the unexpected lessons he learned from his experience on CBS’ “Undercover Boss”. The start of summer also marks the halfway point of the year. This is a great Greg Bresler (far right) pictured with FACC Exec. time to evaluate your business goals for the year and the track you are on in Director, Jeannie Braun, and UniGroup President, accomplishing these goals. At a time of the year that many families are Rich McClure at the June Member Luncheon! going on vacation, it is important to make sure your business is not going on vacation. While you are re-evaluating your goals, examine what role the Fenton Chamber is playing in your business plan. Here are a few questions to ask yourself…Have you made as many events as possible to gain face time with other members? Have you worked on your elevator speech and networking skills? What advertising, sponsorship or volunteer opportunities have you taken advantage of? The Chamber works hard to ensure we offer the most value possible for your membership. This year, the Fenton Chamber has been highlighting a membership benefit each month. This month’s “Benefit of the Month” is our smartphone mobile app. Some of the advantages of the app include access to a list of all current members, the ability to register and search the calendar for upcoming events, updates on Fenton community news, viewing of special member discounts and direct connection to the Chamber Office… It’s the Fenton Chamber at your fingertips. I would like to close this month’s article by congratulating our current Assistant Director, Lisa Rackley. Lisa will be the new Executive Director of the Affton Chamber of Commerce. Lisa has served the Fenton Chamber for 10 years and will be greatly missed by all! Thank you, Lisa for your dedication to the members and mission of the Fenton Chamber! … AND, as always, the Fenton Area Chamber of Commerce always has your back so Find it in Fenton First!! Sincerely, Greg Bresler, FACC President 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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in this issue …

2014 Board of Directors OFFICERS PRESIDENT Greg Bresler - Andre’s Banquet Facilities & Catering

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Benefit of the Month: Mobile App

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FACC Celebrates 25 Years of Golf

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Article: How to Properly Use Hashtags

1st Vice President Scott Borlinghaus - Fabick CAT 2nd Vice President Al’s Automotive & Tire Secretary Vance Scherrer - SERVPRO of Fenton/South Ballwin Treasurer Lori St. Clair - On Target Bookkeeping Services, LLC

DIRECTORS Paul Carcagno - Fortune Insurance

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2014 Business & Community Fair Recap

Jodi Clinton - Commerce Bank Karen Fox - Karen THE Connector Deb Fruend - Team Activities for Special Kids Ginny Goede - The Jewelry Connection

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St. Anthony’s Announces Addition

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Good News & Thank Yous

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Ambassador Spotlight: Michael Rohrbacker

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Welcome our Newest Members!

Ellis Hawkins - SSM St. Clare Health Center Rick Nadler - Grand Rental Station Dale E. Roethemeyer - Edward Jones Debbie Schirmer - Maritz Melissa Sullivan - UniGroup 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

OUR MISSION IS TO… promote, support & represent business for the betterment of our members and the community.

Administrative Assistant — Betty Rottler

Pinnacle Partnership

Grand Rental Station


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Fenton Celebrates Memorial Day! On May 26, the annual City of Fenton Memorial Day Ceremony was held at Heroes Memorial in Fenton City Park to honor all of those who have sacrificed so much for our freedoms. This year's guest speaker was Sr. Vice Commander Missouri Department of American Legion, Dennis Woeltje. The Memorial Day Ceremony is presented by the Fenton Park Department and Scout Pack 778. Mr. Dennis Woeltje

Thursday, June 26th 8:00-9:00am at AT&T Wireless Store 701 Gravois Road, Suite 101

$10 members; $15 guests RSVP online or call 636.717.0200

Mayor Mike Polizzi welcoming guests!

H. Doug Hawkins

PHOTO CREDIT: FENTON PARKS & RECREATION

Pinnacle Partnership

Fabick CAT

Pinnacle Partnership

Maritz

Prestige Partnership

Drury Hotels


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The Fenton Chamber… at your fingertips! In today’s tech-focused world, we realized a mobile app is a great way to connect our local businesses with the community using technology. Our mobile app delivers tremendous value not only to our members, but also to the community as a whole. We see this mobile app as a destination for mobile internet users seeking information about the Fenton Community. The mobile app also gives our members valuable exposure to countless potential customers. This means that no matter where people are, or what they’re doing – they will have access to information about the Chamber, Fenton and our members!

IN THE APP, YOU CAN…     

Shop Local with Listing of Current Members Search & Register for Upcoming Events Stay informed and up to date with Fenton Chamber & Fenton Community News View Special Member-Offered Discounts Questions? Need help? You can contact the Chamber Office directly from the app!

APPLE · ANDROID · BLACKBERRY · WINDOWS

Prestige Partnership

Jim Butler Chevrolet

Prestige Partnership

UniGroup


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Awards FIVE College Scholarships Alliance Credit Union awarded $1,000 to five Dennis J. Sommer Scholarship for Excellence in Education recipients at its 66th Annual Meeting on May 22, 2014. Scholarships recipients were selected on their ability to highlight the differences between banks and credit unions and the significance of those differences in an essay. Academic achievements, letters of recommendation and community involvement were also considered in the selection process. This is the 18th year of Alliance Credit Union’s scholarship program, which has awarded more than $60,000 in college scholarships to date. “Investing in the future leaders within the communities we serve is the best investment a local credit union can make," said Alliance CEO Tim Stephens. “That’s why honoring the scholarship recipients is the highlight of our Annual Meeting each year.” Eligibility: applicants must be Alliance C.U. members (or the son, daughter or grandchild of a member), as well as either a full-time college or high school student that will be a full-time college student in the following year.

Pacesetter Partnership

Express Employment

Olde Towne Fenton Business Association


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MONDAY, AUGUST 18TH at Tapawingo National Golf Club - 13001 Gary Player Drive, Sunset Hills SPONSOR.

PARTICIPATE.

ADVERTISE.

VOLUNTEER.

There’s a sponsorship for every level of participation and for every budget!

Individual Golfer

Bus. Card - $25 1/2 Page - $50 Full Page - $75

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to ensure a successful Chamber event...

SPONSORSHIPS START

Cost: $600

Your ad will appear in the event’s program, handed out that day

Anytime 9:30am-4:30pm Set-up 7:00-8:00am Registration 8:00-10:00am Dinner 4:00-5:30pm Clean-up 5:30-6:30pm

AT JUST $150…

Check out the insert in this newsletter for available sponsorship opportunities!

Cost: $150

Golf Foursome Foursome Plus (includes Hole Sponsor)

Cost: $700

Deadline for inclusion in program is August 1

SIGN UP TODAY!!!

DON’T MISS OUT!

Pacesetter Partnership

Clayton Corporation

If you can volunteer, call the Chamber Office

Pacesetter Partnership

Fortune


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2014 -15 Community Guide

BID REQUEST PUBLICATION PRINTING

Quantity: 10,000 copies Finished Size: 8.5� x 5.5� Cover: Prints 4 over 1 on 10pt. Glossy Card Stock Pages: Prints 1 over 1 on 60# White Finishing: Saddle-stitched and folded to finished size Shipping: Bulk packed and split-shipped to mailing company (8000) and Chamber Office (2000)

Wednesday, July 23rd

* A Current Year Sample will be available upon request *

Watch for more information & registration!

8:30-11:30am at FACC Office with Karen THE Connector

LAYOUT & DESIGN Work directly with the Fenton Area Chamber of Commerce to design and layout the above detailed publication. This will include listings of all current members along with additional print advertisements throughout the publication. Proposals should be submitted in writing to the Fenton Chamber Office. We look forward to receiving your proposal and will contact you after presenting all proposals to the Fenton Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

Pacesetter Partnership

State Farm Insurance/Marty Wilder Agency

Pacesetter Partnership

Jefferson College


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HOW TO PROPERLY USE HASHTAGS IN YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING Hashtags are increasingly important in social media marketing campaigns. They enable content marketers to get in front of their target audience and identify social media conversations that are relevant to their business. Only 24% of tweets include hashtags, but those that do receive twice the engagement of those without them. When used well, hashtags can be powerful tools!

WHAT ARE #HASHTAGS?

#PINTEREST

Hashtags are, in short, labels for content. They serve as a way to track topics on social media platforms. Anyone who shares content can add one to their messages and posts, helping people quickly find information on that same topic. The syntax is a word or phrase preceded by the hash/ pound sign (#), such as #contest and #sweepstakes. Each hashtag is clickable and redirects users to a page displaying all messages/images with the same hashtag. The use of hashtags enables people to interact only with the content that they find relevant. The following are the social media platforms that support hashtags.

Pinterest uses the same hashtag approach as the other platforms. You apply a tag which represents the topic of the post so that people can find your content in related searches. The hashtag is bolded slightly in your post, and it becomes a search link that forwards users to pinterest.com/ search/?q=Yourhashtag. When people now run that same search by clicking the hashtag on someone else’s profile, they’ll discover your content in the mix.

#TWITTER If you use Twitter, you know that the use of hashtags there is prevalent. They can help you organize your tweets and use your voice to deliver targeted brand messages. You can view trending hashtags on the sidebar of your Twitter page as well as via www.hashtags.org. It’s easy to join in on a hashtag conversation by clicking on one in your own tweets or those of others. You can track hashtags to see which ones resonate most with your audience.

#FACEBOOK Facebook added hashtag support in June 2013, and their use hasn’t really caught on, relative to other platforms. Each hashtag on Facebook has a unique URL, and clicking on one will redirect you to its feed. You can also click on hashtags that originate on other services. You can search for hashtags from the Facebook ‘search’ bar using the syntax #Yourhashtag or by typing www.facebook.com/ hashtag/Yourhashtag into your web browser. In each case, replace ‘Yourhashtag’ with the tag which you are trying to find. You can also create posts directly from the hashtag feed or search results.

Pacesetter Partnership

Edward Jones—Sean C. King

#INSTAGRAM Using hashtags on Instagram can help maximize your reach and create a network of influential brand followers. If you do not employ hashtags on Instagram posts, your photos effectively remain private, making it difficult for your target audience to discover you. Instagram “photo challenges” contain a unique set of hashtags. For example, #TBT or #ThrowbackThursday encourages users to post old/retro photos. Use at least one hashtag per photo to maximize shares, thus reaching a larger audience.

#GOOGLE+ Using hashtags is a good way to get your Google+ posts noticed in search engine results. When users click on a hashtag in Google+, the search results page (SERP) includes the original hashtag as well as posts with similar tags and keywords. Users can choose to arrange hashtagged posts chronologically or see the “Best of” posts at the top of their streams. Google+ will also intuitively add hashtags to posts if it thinks that they are relevant.

DON’T OVERUSE #HASHTAGS! Make sure to use a maximum of two hashtags per post. Including too many will leave the bad impression that you are spamming your followers and fishing for new ones.

Pacesetter Partnership

Westside Personnel Services


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Thank you to all of the sponsors, vendors, volunteers and any other contributors who made this year’s Business & Community Fair such a successful event!

PREMIER SPONSORS: OTHER SPONSORS:

Pacesetter Partnership

Edward Jones-Dale E. Roethemeyer Partner Club

Vogel Heating & Cooling


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Thank you to everyone who contributed to this event! ABF Security AFLAC - Nicholas DeFelice Allstate - Kuhn Agency, LLC American Eagle Credit Union American Hairitage Salon Andre's West Banquet Center AXIUS Financial - David Adams Bethesda Health Group The Bluffs Chiropractic & Family Wellness Bon Vivant Adult Day Club Breakthrough Pain Relief Clinic Brown Mackie College - St. Louis Calloway Insurance Agency Campbell's Pro Tree Service, LLC Canterbury Enterprises, Inc. Cardinal Vending Co. Chiropractic Wellness Center Circle of Concern CMIT Solutions of St. Louis Southwest Coldwell Banker Gundaker - Mike Travaglini Culver's of Fenton Current News Magazine Mungenast St. Louis Honda/Motorsports David's Guitar Loft Delmar Gardens of Meramec Valley Embroidery Town Farmers Insurance/Sparks Agency Fabick CAT Feed My People

Partner Club

Fenton Fire Protection District Fortune Insurance Freedom Chiropractic, LLC Grand Rental Station Graphics Factory Great Clips - Gravois Bluffs HealthMarkets Insurance - Jeffrey Wolf Jay B. Smith Funeral Homes Jefferson College Jilly's Cafe and Steakhouse Jim Butler Chevrolet Joe Boccardi's Ristorante Kitcheneez - Nancy Cross LegalShield - Faye Whobrey Lindenwood University - South County Mailing Methods, Inc. Maritz Martin-Jetco Heating & Air Conditioning Mary Kay Cosmetics - Linda Branham MCA Management Company McAlister's Deli Menchie's Frozen Yogurt Midwest BankCentre Neighbors Credit Union Nerium International - Shelly Hacking New York Life Insurance - Rochelle Freeman Olde Towne Fenton Veterinary Hospital On Target Bookkeeping Services, LLC Our Savior Lutheran Christian Academy

American Eagle Credit Union

Partner Club

Park Lane Jewelry - Julie Krapf Partners in Education - Rockwood PC Tech Penn Station East Coast Subs PRORehab, P.C. Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Renewal by Andersen RiverChase of Fenton Ryan Nusbickel SAMMY J Balloon Creations SERVPRO of Fenton/South Ballwin Show Me Weights SSM St. Clare Health Center St. Anthony's Medical Center St. Louis County Library - Meramec Valley St. Louis County Police - Fenton Precinct St. Louis CyberKnife St. Luke's Hospital The Studio Corner Sunnyhill, Inc. Supplement Superstores - Fenton Team Activities for Special Kids (TASK) UniGroup UniQue Ideas 'N More Valley Park Dental Care Westside Personnel Services Xtreme Krav Maga & Fitness Z Total Body, LLC

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


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Community Events WOMEN & WHEELS: A FREE CAR CARE SEMINAR

Monday, June 16th; 6:00-8:00pm; Al’s Automotive & Tire; 643 South Old Highway 141, Fenton MO. Join us for Women & Wheels, a FREE car care seminar designed specifically for women! Topics include: regular maintenance, recognizing problems, being car care aware, emergency road checklist. We will have plenty of refreshments, fun and prizes at this informative event! We have limited seating, so reserve your spot today! Call 636-343-1972 or visit our website at www.alsautoandtire.com. Program presented by Al's Automotive & Tire and ACDelco!

FREE BINGO FOR SENIORS (55+) AT DELMAR GARDENS

Tuesday, June 17th; 2:30-3:30pm; Delmar Gardens of Meramec Valley; 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 to 636-343-0016.

“FAMILY MOVIE FRIDAYS” AT ST. ANTHONY’S

This summer, St. Anthony’s will host this free event that will show family-friendly films and offer health and safety information to help parents and their children. There will be three “Family Movie Fridays”, each event featuring a different movie and educational theme. Movies held in the auditorium on 1st floor of St. Anthony’s Medical Center. Friday June 20th—Movie: “The Lego Movie”, Theme: Helmet Safety; Friday July 11th—Movie: “Finding Nemo”, Theme: Water Safety; Friday July 25th—Movie: “Tangled”, Theme: Water Safety. For more information, call 314-268-4669.

ULTIMATE EMBROIDERY BLAST BY FENTON SEW & VAC

Saturday & Sunday, June 21-22; 9:00am-5:00pm; St. Louis Soccer Park; 1 Soccer Park Road, Fenton MO. Join us for two fun-filled days of hands-on embroidery, suitable for all levels! Have you ever wondered: How to embroider on different textures, What stabilizer to use and when, How to embroider continuous lace, How to hoop and embroider t-shirts properly - - this event is for you! Cost: $99 which does include lunch and snacks. To register for this event or for more info, please call 636-343-8088.

FLICK ‘N FLOAT MOVIE AT RIVERCHASE: ‘FROZEN’

Saturday, June 21st; Activities Start 7:45pm, Movie Starts 8:30pm; 990 Horan Drive, Fenton MO. Join us for the first of 2 family movies shown on the big screen at the outdoor pool. Enjoy a special visit from SAMMY J Balloon Creations, along with other fun activities. Concessions will be available. Event cost: $5 adults, $4 children, or $15 family of four. For more information on this movie series, please contact RiverChase of Fenton at 636-343-0067. The second movie of this series will be “The Lego Movie” shown on July 19th.

SATURDAYS—OLDE TOWNE MARKET IN FENTON

Open every Saturday from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Located at the Olde Towne Fenton Pavilion at Gravois Road & Old 141. Now in its second year, the market will feature vendors showcasing items such as fresh produce, homemade jams and jellies, kettle corn and other delicious treats! Open until the last weekend in October. Vendors/crafters/entertainers interested in participating at this ongoing event are needed. Please call 636-343-0067 for more info.

Do you have a Community Event to share? Email it to exdir@fentonmochamber.com or Submit it online at www.fentonmochamber.com Partner Club

SERVPRO of Fenton/South Ballwin

Partner Club

Martin-Jetco Heating & Air Conditioning


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St. Anthony’s Names Newest Addition to Office of the President

Thank you to everyone who volunteered/contributed to this year’s

Business & Community Fair! Jeffrey Wolf/HealthMarkets Insurance delivered posters throughout the area

St. Anthony’s Medical Center donated hand sanitizer for goody bags

Cardinal Vending Co. donated mints for goody bags

Karen Fox/ Karen THE Connector created video, shared with Chamber members

Lori St. Clair/On Target Bookkeeping placed, picked up signage for event

Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer, Beverly Bokovitz, MSN, R.N., has recently been promoted to Office of the President at St. Anthony’s Medical Center. Bokovitz, who joined St. Anthony’s in January, will continue to serve as Chief Nursing Officer. Her promotion will be effective July 1st. For the full press release regarding this announcement, please go to www.stanthonysmedcenter.com/news.

Partners in Education-Rockwood helped vendors unload and get set up

Grant Watson/Rockwood Summit ensured setup of location & on-site help

Rae Yin Judy Wood Shawna Cass Jan Mullaney Angela Reynolds

Committed Member

Deb Bokamper Job’s Daughters —Bethel #43 St. Louis Attack Ryan Nusbickel

Schmersahl Treloar & Company CPA’s

Committed Member

Midwest BankCentre


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June Membership Luncheon sponsored by:

Committed Member

Extra Space Storage Committed Member

SAMMY J Balloon Creations


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Good News

Thank You...

Congratulations, Erb Equipment Company! Through their “Rental Give Back Program” with the help of loyal customers, they raised $22,534 for local charities! A portion of each rental sale from all 8 Erb locations was set aside to donate to the charity of each store's choice. Way to go!

Thank you to everyone who made this year’s Business & Community Fair a success! This includes sponsors, vendors, attendees, volunteers and all other contributors. Thank you!

Bi-State Landscape Supply, Inc. is celebrating its 40th anniversary in business, operating out of their High Ridge location(s) since 1987! Congrats on 40 years and we look forward to many more! Congratulations to Emily Martin with Aschinger Electric Company who was recently named to St. Louis Business Journal’s Class of 2014 "Most Influential Business Women"! There were nearly 250 nominations for this category, all recognized for helping the growth of the St. Louis business community while making a difference with local charities and nonprofit organizations.

Andre's Banquet Facilities & Catering was listed by St. Louis Business Journal in the Top 20 of “Largest Caterers”, ranked by local off-site sales volume in 2013 in St. Louis, AND 4th in revenue growth over the last year! Way to go, Andre’s!

Thank you, Westside Personnel Services and Jilly’s Café & Steakhouse for donating door prizes to give out at the recent Business & Community Fair! Thank you to the June Luncheon sponsor, On Target Bookkeeping Services LLC! Your support is appreciated! Thank you to our fantastic speaker, UniGroup President Rich McClure. Rich gave us his outlook on today’s business climate, insights into business success, and even some comical highlights from his “Undercover Boss” role. Thank you to Sharon Hartweck with Take Shape For Life for donating back her winnings from the 50/50 raffle to put towards our purchase of an AED Machine. This brings our total raised to $695. Thank you for your contribution, Sharon! Thank you to the following who donated a door prize at the June Membership Luncheon: SAF Company LLC, Mary Kay Cosmetics/Linda Branham, Travelers Lane/Pat Lane, UniQue Ideas ‘N More, Lutheran Senior Services at Meramec Bluffs, Services by Mary, American Hairitage Salon/Amber Fry, Leader Publications, American Eagle Credit Union, SAMMY J Balloon Creations. Thank you to all of our members, new members, and guests in attendance at June’s CHAMBER 101 meeting!

Jim Butler Chevrolet recently agreed to the purchase of four acres down the road from its dealership, which it plans to use for a $2 million expansion of its service center. Congratulations! Way to go, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK! They recently hosted its annual Movers for Moms® collection drive to provide critical gifts to local women staying in community shelters this spring. More than 7,000 items were collected and delivered to The Women’s Safe House in St. Louis!

Committed Member

Thank you, Nancy Cross with Kitcheneez! Nancy held a raffle at the recent Business & Community Fair and donated her proceeds of $35 to our AED Fund. What a tremendous showing of support for the Chamber!

On Target Bookkeeping Services, LLC

Committed Member

Carrollton Bank


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Michael Rohrbacker Carillon Group Why are you an Ambassador? “I like to make people feel at ease. Many people have a hard time breaking the ice so I introduce myself .“

What is your favorite part about the Fenton Chamber? “My favorite part about the Chamber is how friendly everyone is at Chamber events.” What we’re known for!

Name two things many people do not know about you. “I am a serial entrepreneur… and I am always looking for new ideas.”

“I am a VORACIOUS reader!”

Committed Member

Capital Source Solutions, LLC


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* Upcoming

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Chamber Events *

► Monday, June 16th—Ribbon Cutting (Name Change) at Prudential Alliance Realtors—1:30-2:30pm; 400 Old Smizer Mill Road, Fenton MO 63026. Celebrate with Prudential Alliance Realtors as they change their name to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Alliance Real Estate! Come show your support for a fellow Chamber member for this exciting business event!

► Tuesday, June 17th—Ribbon Cutting at Farmers Insurance/Sparks Agency—3:00-4:00pm; 2019 Smizer Station Road,

Fenton MO 63026. Join Chamber members and staff as we welcome Farmers Insurance/Sparks Agency into the Chamber family and the Fenton community! You are welcomed and encouraged to attend this Ribbon Cutting... what a great way to show your support of a fellow Chamber member! Come and help us give them a warm CHAMBER WELCOME!

► Friday, June 20th—Ribbon Cutting at Guilded Crafts in Olde Towne Fenton—4:00-5:00pm; 313 Gravois Road; Fenton MO. Join the Fenton Chamber as we celebrate yet another Grand Opening! Stop by and welcome Guilded Crafts to the Chamber and to the Fenton community! What a great way to support a fellow Chamber Members and to find out what they have to offer!

► Thursday, June 26th—Connect Over Coffee at AT&T Wireless Store—8:00am-9:00am; 701 Gravois Rd, Ste. 101, Fenton MO. Join us at AT&T for a light breakfast and networking! You will learn about what AT&T has to offer small businesses and you will have a chance to see & test some of the most popular technology on the market! Small Business specialists will be in attendance to answer any questions you might have or to inform you about what kind of technology might best suit your business needs! You won’t want to miss this exciting morning networking event. Cost: $10 members, $15 non-members/guests. Please RSVP by Tuesday, June 24th.

► Wednesday, July 2nd—Scholarship Member Luncheon at Andre’s West—11:00am-1:00pm; 211 South Old Highway 141, Fenton MO. Annual celebratory luncheon is held to recognize this year's 12 FACC Scholarship Recipients. We will invite all recipients and their families to attend as we honor their achievements so please join us! Watch for more information regarding this event. Cost: $20 members; $25 guests. Please RSVP by the Friday prior to the event. Sponsor: Edward Jones - Sean C. King.

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

Have you done business with a Chamber Member?

WE WANT TO KNOW!

Committed Member

Rataj-Krueger Architects, Inc.

Committed Member

Mary Kay Cosmetics-Linda Branham


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Welcome Our Newest Members! Join us in welcoming our newest Chamber members by patronizing their businesses. Chamber membership reflects business integrity and demonstrates commitment to the community. American Family Insurance Brian LaValle Agency 558 Gravois Road, Suite 203 Fenton, MO 63026 Phone: 314-591-7361 insurance-agency.amfam.com/ MO/brian-lavalle/

Campbell’s Pro Tree Service 605 N. McKinley Avenue Union, MO 63084 Phone: 573-466-9364 Contact: Janice Campbell www.campbellsprotreellc.com

Embroidery Town

Arnold, MO 63010 Phone: 636-296-1347 Contact: Jane Townsend www.emb-town.com Gift Boutique/Custom Apparel

Labor Ready a TrueBlue Company 1710 Fenpark Drive Fenton, MO 63026 Phone: 314-872-3444 Contact: Nichole Knight www.laborready.com

Mailing, Methods, Inc. 8850 Sterling Place Caseyville, IL 62232 Phone: 314-241-4090 Contact: Chris Holtsman www.mailingmethods.com

New York Life Insurance Rochelle Freeman

1 City Place Drive, Suite 260 Creve Coeur, MO 63141 Phone: 314-994-6495 www.newyorklife.com/agent/rlfreeman

Pictured (from left to right): Lori St. Clair—FACC Board Member/On Target Bookkeeping Services; Jeannie Braun—FACC Executive Director; Rochelle Freeman—New York Life Insurance; Alex Frost— Harlin Mitauer Recycling; Jason Mainard—Sandler Training at the Rubicon Institute; Nichole Knight & Rob Givens—Labor Ready; Jane Townsend—Embroidery Town; Greg Bresler—President of FACC/Andre’s Banquet Facilities & Catering/FACC President.

Committed Members

Nolan Office Interiors

Kitcheneez—Nancy Cross

NEW MEMBER Referral Program

Refer a new member to the Fenton Chamber and receive your choice of ONE from the following rewards:

(1) Paid Luncheon Business Card Ad in the Fenton Focus Newsletter 50% off a 1/4 page ad in Fenton Focus Newsletter In order to count as a referral, the new member must identify you on the application so be sure that you make good connections and leave them with your business card!


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Renewing Members for May American Hairitage Salon • BranCo Construction • Bravura Realtors Breakthrough Pain Relief Clinic • Calloway Insurance Agency • Cardinal Vending City Wide Maintenance • Coggno Online Training • Crowe Technologies, Inc. Envision Eye Specialists • Fenton Community Charitable Association • Fit Gym Great Clips/Dierbergs Crossing • Haislar Construction • Heartland Industries Karen THE Connector - Karen Fox • Kyvon, Inc. • The Little Gym of Fenton Mercury Communications • Mercy Corporate Health • Organization In Bloom Reliance Bank • Snyder’s of Hanover • St. Louis Ambush • Stiern Laser, Inc. The Studio Corner • Waterproof Solutions • Wilke Window & Door

In honor of all of the dad’s... Happy Father’s Day to you!

“Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad .”

Committed Members

AXIUS Financial

Construction Appliance

HealthMarkets Insurance - Jeffrey Wolf


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

Pre-sort standard auto US Postage

PAID Fenton MO Permit No. 119

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

Scholarship Luncheon

New Resident Mailing Due!

Wednesday, July 2nd 11:00am—1:00pm

Flyers due to FACC Office by 4:00pm

Andre’s West Banquet Center 211 S. Old Highway 141, Fenton MO

1400 South Highway Drive Suite 99, Fenton MO 63099

Annual celebratory luncheon held to recognize this year's 12 FACC Scholarship Recipients. We will invite all of the recipients and their families to attend as we honor their achievements. Please join us to celebrate these individuals! Watch for more information regarding this event. Sponsor: Edward Jones - Sean C. King

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: $20 members; $25 guests

Cost: $50, Provide 200 flyers

Please RSVP by Friday, June 27th online or contact the Chamber Office.

Tuesday, July 15th

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


June 2014 Fenton Focus