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Fenton is in the path of totality for the Great American Eclipse, coming August 21st! Observers will see approx. 1m 55s of totality! ► A solar eclipse is a lineup of the Sun, Moon & Earth. The Moon, directly between the Sun and Earth, casts a shadow on our planet. If you’re in the dark part of that shadow (the umbra), you’ll see a total eclipse. If you’re in the light part, you’ll see a partial eclipse.

SOLAR ECLIPSE PATH FOR THE STATE OF MISSOURI

► Totality is safe to look at. During the time that the Moon’s disk covers that of the Sun, it’s safe to look at the eclipse. In fact, to experience the awesomeness of the event, you must look at the Sun without a filter during totality. ► Yes, the Sun is a lot bigger. Our daytime star’s diameter is approximately 400 times larger than that of the Moon. What a coincidence that it also lies roughly 400 times farther away. This means both disks appear to be the same size. ► You won’t need a telescope. One of the great things about the total phase of a solar eclipse is that it looks best to naked eyes. The sight of the corona surrounding the Moon’s black disk in a dark sky is unforgettable. That said, binoculars give you a close-up view — but still at relatively low power — that you should take advantage of several times during the event.

This year’s Golf Tournament will be one for the books since it will actually take place on the day of the Solar Eclipse! Plans are already in the works to make this year’s tournament one to remember! Watch for information about opportunities and ways you can get involved in this popular annual event!

 ACCELERATE YOUR IMPACT AS A LEADER… 5

 FENTONOPOLY IS BACK FOR 2ND EDITION …..... 7

 IMPORTANT IRS FORMS TO KNOW……………... 12


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2017 Board of Directors OFFICERS

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FACC Bid Requests

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Accelerate Your Impact as a Leader by Dan Coughlin, The Coughlin Company

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FENTONOPOLY Is Back! Multiple Opportunities Available

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Effective Uses of Popular Social Platforms

PRESIDENT Paul Carcagno - Fortune Insurance 1st Vice President Mary Jauer - EXIT Elite Realty 2nd Vice President Secretary Deb Fruend - Team Activities For Special Kids Treasurer Lori St. Clair - On Target For Profitable Growth

DIRECTORS Scott Borlinghaus - Fabick CAT David Burlis - Express Employment Professionals Dr. Nathan Free - Freedom Chiropractic Ginny Goede - The Jewelry Connection Ellis Hawkins - SSM Health St. Clare Hospital

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Thank You: Dinner Auction

Laura Roth - UniGroup Rob Schneider - Leader Publications, Inc. Michele Van Tuyl - UniQue Ideas ‘N More Chuck Winkle - Maritz

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Good News & Thank You’s

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Upcoming Chamber Events

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Welcome our Newest Members!

Jim Winslow, Jr. - Sky Zone - Fenton Immediate Past President Lori St. Clair

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS St. Louis County Police Liaison Captain John Wheeler City of Fenton Liaisons Nikki Finkbiner Mayor Mike Polizzi Chamber Attorney David Davis, Davis Law LLC

OFFICE STAFF Executive Director

Jeannie Braun

Director of Communications

Kelly O’Daniel

Events & Membership Administrative Assistant

Angie Kavanaugh Betty Rottler

PINNACLE CLUB| Fabick CAT • • • Grand Rental Station • • • Maritz • • • SSM Health - St. Clare Hospital


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BIDS NEEDED “Glow in the Dark” Items - Anything Fun!

T-Shirts (Screen-printed) Polo Shirts (Embroidered) Die-Cut Handle Bags (12” x 15” - 15” x 18”)

Please submit all bids to Jeannie Braun via email: exdir@fentonmochamber.com If you have questions, please contact the Chamber Office at 636-717-0200

PINNACLE CLUB| St. Anthony’s Medical Center & Fenton Urgent Care • • • PRESTIGE CLUB| Drury Hotels


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Accelerate Your Impact as a Leader by Dan Coughlin, The Coughlin Company Author’s note: This article is based on my presentation at the Fenton Chamber of Commerce Luncheon Meeting on February 1, 2017.

LEADERSHIP ACTION: See the enormous importance of value, values, and purpose. I shared with the audience two experiences I had at Nordstrom’s, one in Chicago and one in St. Louis. In Chicago, a shirt salesman kept the store open thirty minutes after the official closing because I was rushing to get there from Bloomington, IL after I left my shirt and jacket back at my home in Fenton. In St. Louis, the shoe shine salesman carried a bag of shoes out to my car so I could focus on my then three-year-old son.

► Then I asked the audience three questions: 1. Value is anything that increases the chances that the other person will achieve what he or she wants to achieve. What was the value that the customer (me) received in these two stories? 2. Values are the way people consistently behave based on what they feel is important. What were the values the employees demonstrated in these two examples? 3. Purpose is why the person feels his or her efforts really matter. Why do you think that these two employees felt their work really mattered?

The Three Keys to Every Business In the past 20 years, I’ve provided over 3,000 executive coaching sessions to more than 200 executives and business owners in Fortune 100 companies, mediumsized businesses, and family-owned businesses. I am convinced that no matter what industry you’re in or how many employees you have, there are always three things that matter: value, values, and purpose.

► Now here’s your homework assignment: 1. What is the value that customers receive from your organization? 2. What values do you want your employees to demonstrate in delivering that value? Every employee needs to really know the answers to these two questions. It can’t just be on the wall. It has to be discussed regularly throughout your organization.

3. If an employee does a great job, why does he or she feel that the work really matters? Each employee has to answer this question for himself or herself by identifying how various people benefit from his/ her efforts: the customer, the organization, the work group, his or her family, himself or herself, and his or her community. A person cannot do truly great work over the long term unless he or she feels really purposeful in doing the work.

ABOUT DAN COUGHLIN: Dan Coughlin is president of The Coughlin Company, Inc., a management consulting firm focused on improving executive effectiveness and significance. He teaches “The Any Person Mindset Management Approach”. Visit his free Business Leadership Idea Center at www.thecoughlincompany.com - Sign up there for his bi-weekly article on business leadership called, The Any Person Mindset. You can reach him at dan@thecoughlincompany.com.

PRESTIGE CLUB| Drury Hotels - Drury Inn & Suites - St. Louis Southwest • • • Hampton Inn - St. Louis Southwest


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Help St. Louis County Become Work Ready! St. Louis County needs your help to achieve certification as an ACT, Inc. Certified Work Ready Community. A Certified Work Ready Community is a third party verification process, by ACT Inc., that measures the skills of our community workforce. How will this help your company? When you screen applicants for jobs, you can view their ACT rankings on Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information & Locating Information. A job seeker with documented skills reduces your cost of hiring, speeds training, lowers turnover and improves the quality of your new hires - thus more quickly becoming productive for you.

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FACC Executive Director Assists DECA Students Jeannie Braun recently volunteered her time to assist the DECA students from Rockwood Summit with business plan presentations. Prior to going and hearing these students present their business plans, Jeannie was given several to review. She took notes and prepared questions to ask them regarding their respective plans. Doing things like this for emerging leaders is extremely important to the Fenton Chamber and we are proud to be able to help!

► For St. Louis County to become a Work Ready Community: Private employers like you are needed to recognize the ACT certification as a sound foundation to document essential workrelated skills. ► Register Online: workreadycommunities.org/business/form Signing up does not legally bind your company or require you to hire certified applicants, but it does show evidence of your support to quantify the quality of our workforce. By signing up, you help ensure we continue to provide the skills necessary for your business to thrive in the future. For more information, visit workreadycommunities.org - or - Call Robert Lee: 314-679-3392, blee@stlouisco.com

PRESTIGE CLUB| Jim Butler Chevrolet • • • Pear Tree Inn - Fenton • • • UniGroup • • • PACESETTER CLUB| cHb Advisors, LLC


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FENTONOPOLY IS BACK! The first edition was printed back in 2004. Opportunities are available now for the SECOND EDITION of Fentonopoly! Space is limited - first come, first served.

MEMBER PRICING ► 36 Property Spaces ……………. $250 each Includes: Your Business Name & Logo (Contact Chamber Office if you want a specific space)

► Board Game Corner ……………. $350 each Includes: Your Business Name & Logo (2 available)

► Back of Realty Card ……………. $500 each Includes: Your Business Name & Logo (1 available)

► Money Denominations ……….... $500 each Includes: Your Business Name & Logo ($1, $5, $10 & $20 available… $50, $100, $500 SOLD)

Example of another community’s game board!

DON’T WAIT - WE WILL SELL OUT!

If you have questions or to register, please contact the Chamber Office at 636-717-0200

PACESETTER CLUB| Edward Jones - Sean C. King • • • Edward Jones - Dale E. Roethemeyer • • • Express Employment Pros


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February Luncheon | Sponsored by: Waterproof Solutions

March Luncheon | Sponsored by: Bi-State Landscape Supply

PACESETTER CLUB| Fortune • • • Jefferson College • • • State Farm - Marty Wilder Agency • • • Westside Personnel Services


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… and how to effectively use them! Facebook: Consumer Engagement

Instagram: Inside Scoop

 Use photos with questions. Create a post (with an

 Share content that is “about your brand.” Post

image preferably) and ask questions such as “What would be a good caption for this?”

photos of design sketches, a team meeting, something funny that happened outside your office walls - this brings a “behind the scene” look.

 Incorporate people who use your brand. When posting, mention a customer who follows the page or “shout out” to a person who recently commented. ● Engage with questions. Keep the content focused on feedback from customers and keep them offering their perspectives.

Twitter: Offering Perspective  Use for news about your niche. Share news/other “stories” relevant to your niche that users can gain insight or information from.

 Use polls and ask questions. Polling the audience is a great way to keep users engaged and to offer opinions. Users will also share those polls with others growing your presence. ● Ask for a “Re-Tweet” or just say “RT”. A re-tweet is someone else sharing your “tweet” or “post” giving you credit and exposure.

 Use interesting photos. Post images that look artsy or different to catch your customers’ eyes. Have fun with the ideas you can create.

 Use bio and links to relevant offerings. Update the “bio” section often, giving users a direct link and upcoming offerings that they don’t want to miss out on.

Pinterest: Educating  Be an educator. Share relevant information and facts that people can learn ideas, tips, tricks, and other facts from simply looking at your boards.

 Build on networks like yours. Add other contributors to your “board” to further expose your brand and use that exposure as a traffic source to your site.

 Share inspirational posts. Inspiring other people is one of the most common reasons to “pin” something, and therefore doing the same can help your brand.

Information provided above was taken from an article online at www.business2community.com

PARTNER CLUB| American Eagle Credit Union • • • Commerce Bank - Fenton • • • Martin-Jetco Heating & Air Conditioning


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DIANE BADE UniQue Ideas 'N More KATHY BARNES Barnes LTD Support Services TRACY DICKEY American Eagle Credit Union DEB FRUEND Team Activities for Special Kids, Inc. KRISTIE GABEL Elite Cuisine, LLC

SSM Health St. Clare Hospital Bentley Animal Hospital ∙ Carrollton Bank Fabick CAT ∙ SAMMY J Balloon Creations American Eagle Credit Union Andre’s Banquet Facilities & Catering The Jewelry Connection UniQue Ideas ‘N More Bender, Inc. (program) CJS Roofing Company Commerce Bank (bank sponsor) Flashtastic Photobooths (photos) Garlich Printing Company Jay B. Smith Funeral Homes Jilly’s Café & Steakhouse (dessert) Lutheran Senior Services Meramec Bluffs Meramec Valley Bank On Target For Profitable Growth Rhino Hyde Productions (video) Speed-e-Way Printing Service South County Times State Farm - Marty Wilder Agency Suzie Paints, LLC Team Activities for Special Kids (TASK) Kadean Construction Company State Farm - Ryan Fico Agency

THAD JAMES SAMMY J Balloon Creations LINDA WITTE MARSHALL Mutual of Omaha KAREN MIZE Carrollton Bank KURT SCHUMER DDI Media, LLC MICHELE VAN TUYL UniQue Ideas 'N More LINDSAY WINKLER Bi-State Landscape Supply, Inc. JEFF WOLF HealthMarkets Insurance FENTON CHAMBER STAFF Jeannie, Angie, Kelly & Betty

A huge thank you to all of our contributors to this event!!! Nathan W. Maurer Principal / Vice President

12955 Gravois Road Sunset Hills, MO 63127 Fax (314) 645-4731 Office (314) 645-4700 n_maurer@nolanofficeinteriors.com

PARTNER CLUB| PNC Bank - Valley Park • • • Route 66 Promotions • • • SERVPRO Fenton/South Ballwin/West Kirkwood/Sunset Hills


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A Pane in the Glass ABF Security Advanced Audiology Associates Ageless Design by Deb Bokamper Allusions Hair Salon American Eagle Credit Union America's Incredible Pizza Company Andre's Banquets & Catering Aquaport, City of Maryland Heights AUTCOhome Appliances AVON Beauty Center Gravois Bluffs Bender, Inc. Bentley Animal Hospital Bi-State Landscape Supply, Inc. The Billy Goat Chip Company Blue Chip Pest Services Body Balance Chiropractic Bott Radio Network Bridal Cave Carrollton Bank cHb Advisors, LLC Chemistry Multimedia, LLC Chesterfield Sports Fusion CJS Roofing Company, LLC CMIT Solutions St. Louis Southwest Commerce Bank Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant The Corner Butcher Current News Magazine Dairy Queen - Orange Julius Dave & Buster's DDI Media, LLC Delmar Gardens - Meramec Valley Design 522 DeWolf Studios Drury Inn & Suites - Fenton Edward Jones - Dale E. Roethemeyer Edward Jones - Matt Thomason

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Edward Jones - Sean C. King Edward Jones - Tim Weber Elite Cuisine, LLC Embroidery Town Epic 6 Laser Tag & Sports Arena EXIT Elite Realty - Mary Jauer Express Employment Professionals Fabick CAT Farmers Insurance/Sparks Agency Feed My People Fenton Family Eyecare Fenton Fire Protection District Flashtastic Photobooths Fortune Insurance Four Hands Brewery Freedom Chiropractic, LLC Garlich Printing Company Gateway Escape Rooms Gateway Motorsports Park Gateway Paintball Grabber School for Hair Design Grand Country Music Hall Grand Rental Station Great Clips - Dierberg's Crossing Head to Toe Studio HealthMarkets Insurance - Jeff Wolf Hillsboro Title Company Home Free Corp Hussey Eyecare Imo's Pizza Jay B. Smith Funeral Homes JCPenney - Fenton The Jewelry Connection Jilly's Cafe and Steakhouse Jim Butler Chevrolet Jim Marshall, Artist Joe Boccardi's Ristorante Joe Fischer, Jr. - Retired Member

Joyce Meyer Ministries, Inc. Kadean Construction Company Karen THE Connector Kristy Carder Enterprises, LLC Lawn Groomers, Inc. Lazy River Grill Leader Publications, Inc. LegalShield - Faye Whobrey Lindbergh Schools The Little Gym of Fenton Lutheran Senior Services Meramec Bluffs Maritz Martin-Jetco Heating & Air Conditioning Mary Kay Cosmetics - Mary Tinsley MCA Management Company The Melting Pot Menchie's Frozen Yogurt - Fenton Meramec Heights Collision Center Meramec Valley Bank Mercy Clinic Pediatrics - Fenton Missouri Botanical Garden Missouri Dept. of Economic Development Moolah Theatre and Lounge The Muny at Forest Park Mutual of Omaha - Linda Witte Marshall Myseum Nothing Bundt Cakes - Chesterfield Office Supply Solutions Olde Towne Fenton Business Association On Target For Profitable Growth PNC Bank - Valley Park Pretzel Boy’s Que Pasa! Mexican Restaurant Reinhold Electric, Inc. Remax Results - Kirk McCullen Rhino Hyde Productions Rieger Landscaping & Gardening Route 66 Promotions

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Russell's Cafe & Bakery SagePoint Financial Saint Louis Billikens Saint Louis Distillery SAMMY J Balloon Creations Schlafly Brewery The Sheldon Concert Hall & Art Galleries SERVPRO of Fenton/South Ballwin Sherman Auto Sales, Inc. Sherwin-Williams - Fenton Sky Zone Trampoline Park - Fenton South County Times Speed-e-Way Printing Service Square One Brewery & Distillery SSM Health - St. Clare Hospital St. Louis County Police - Fenton St. Louis County Police - West County St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra State Farm - Marty Wilder Agency State Farm - Ryan Fico Agency Stems by Stacy Suzie Paints, LLC Tapawingo National Golf Club Team Activities for Special Kids, Inc. Time for Dinner, LLC Total Hair Care Two Men And A Garden U.S. Bank UniGroup UniQue Ideas 'N More Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. Vogel Heating and Cooling Wal-Mart - Fenton Waterproof Solutions We Rock The Spectrum - Fenton Weekends Only Westside Personnel Services Z Total Body, LLC

PARTNER CLUB| Vogel Heating & Cooling • • • COMMITTED CLUB| AUTCOhome Appliances • • • AXIUS Financial - David Adams


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Important IRS Forms to Know About Before Filing Your Taxes The Biggie: Form 1040

For Itemizers: Schedule A

 Form 1040EZ: Primarily for people under 65 who have simple tax situations and can’t claim any credits or deductions, with the exception of the Earned Income Tax Credit. Taxable income has to be under $100,000.

For Those with Investment Income: Schedule B

The Form 1040 is the star of the tax show — it’s the form where you tally your income and deductions and calculate your actual tax bill.

 Form 1040A: Although you can’t itemize, you can claim certain popular tax credits, and you can deduct your student loan interest, IRA contributions and a handful of other things. Taxable income has to be under $100,000.  Form 1040: Anyone can use it. You can itemize and claim all allowable deductions and credits.

For itemizing your deductions — property taxes, charitable contributions, mortgage interest, medical expenses, state taxes, etc. Its tax bill-reducing powers make it one of the single most valuable pieces of tax paper in the stack. This form tallies all taxable interest and dividends over $1,500 that you received during the year. Note the word “taxable.” The lower the total, the lower your tax bill, which is one reason accounts such as IRAs and 401(k)s can be so valuable — they don’t raise taxable income.

Freelancers & Small Businesses: Schedule C

Schedule C (or the simpler Schedule C-EZ) is what you use to report profits and losses from freelancing, consulting or contractor work. It’s also where you deduct expenses related to growth and development of your business: advertising, home office expenses, office supplies, etc..

For Investors: Schedule D

If you trade stocks, bonds or other instruments, Schedule D is for you, because it’s where you tally your capital gains and losses for the year. Report both types: up to $3,000 of your net losses could be deductible.

For Regular Employees: The W-2

The W-2 is a form your employer sends back to you which shows, among others, how much you earned, what you contributed to your company’s retirement plan and the amount of taxes withheld on your behalf. A copy goes to the IRS, so be sure you report information accurately.

For Homeowners & Students: Form 1098

If you have a mortgage, you’ll get one of these tax forms in the mail. It shows the interest (over $600) you paid on your home loan during the year, and that mortgage interest is generally deductible. Students might get a 1098-T, which reports tuition payments made, or a 1098-E, which reports interest paid on student loans—both may be deductible.

For People Who Made a Mistake: Form 1040X

If you filed your return and then realized you made an error, the 1040X will save you. You may need to include copies of your other tax forms when you file it. Note that you’ll have to file this form on paper and mail it the old-fashioned way, so be sure to keep a copy of all supporting documents, and consider sending it certified mail.

For People Who Need More Time: Form 4868

File this form with the IRS by the April deadline — you can even do it online — to get an extension until October. Don’t miss extended deadline: IRS can issue a late-filing penalty of 5 percent of the amount due for every month or partial month

COMMITTED CLUB| Bott Radio Network - St. Louis • • • Carrollton Bank • • • Chemistry Multimedia, LLC


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Circle of Concern Celebrates 50 Years of Feeding Families!

Vice President Mike Pence visited Fabick CAT in Fenton on February 22nd. During his visit, he toured the facility and spoke to hundreds on hand about minimizing government regulations and the administration’s plans to help small businesses grow and succeed. Fabick CAT, which employs 1,110 people in 37 locations, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year! Thank you, Scott Borlinghaus of Fabick CAT, for inviting Executive Director, Jeannie Braun, and Board President, Paul Carcagno to attend.

Photo courtesy of: Fenton Current News Journal

COMMITTED CLUB| Farmers Insurance - Sparks Agency • • • HealthMarkets Insurance - Jeff Wolf • • • Karen THE Connector


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Watch for a video from the Auction, courtesy of Rhino Hyde Productions! Have photos to share? Please send them to: kellyo@fentonmochamber.com COMMITTED CLUB| Mary Jauer - EXIT Elite Realty • • • Midwest BankCentre - Fenton Branch • • • Nolan Office Interiors


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Good News

Thank You...

Congratulations to Tim Bommarito of NextStep For Life and wife Erin on the birth of their baby boy!

Thank you to Nothing Bundt Cakes - Chesterfield for helping us celebrate, FACC President, Paul Carcagno’s birthday by donating a wonderful cake!

Marty Wilder with State Farm Insurance will retire at the end of March - congratulations to Marty and all that he has accomplished in his business. Marty will continue to support the Fenton Chamber as a “Retired Member”.

Thank you to February Luncheon sponsor, Waterproof Solutions, to our speaker Dan Coughlin (see pg. 5), and to everyone who attended!

Congratulations to staff members, Kelly and Angie who are celebrating their anniversaries with the Fenton Chamber in March. Kelly has been with the Chamber for 6 years and Angie for 2 years!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Auction: donors, sponsors, attendees volunteers, committee, and every aspect in between. A special “thank you” to SSM Health St. Clare Hospital for their commitment as this year’s “Major Sponsor”! (see pgs. 10 & 11) Thank you to March Lunch sponsor, Bi-State Landscape Supply, Inc., to several members of the Fenton Fire Department (Chief Steitz, Deputy Chief Kaminski, and Captain Anderson) for the informative program, and to all of our Chamber Members in attendance! Thank you to everyone who attended the birthday event at Circle of Concern as they celebrated their 50th year of feeding local families - see page! Thank you to Joe Fischer, Jr. (retired member) for all of your work with the Small Business Success Group - we sincerely appreciate your time put into this group and it is certainly a wonderful opportunity for our Members! Thank you to our dedicated Past Presidents (pictured in photo below) for attending a meeting at which they discussed growth of the Fenton Chamber moving forward.

COMMITTED CLUB| On Target For Profitable Growth • • • Rapp Payroll Solutions • • • SAMMY J Balloon Creations


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Fri. April 21st | 7-9am @ Andre’s South Banquet Center - 4254 Telegraph Road | St. Louis 63129 -

$20 - MEMBERS ONLY! *REGISTRATION & PRE-PAYMENT REQUIRED* Join Fenton, Lemay, Affton & Sunset Hills/Crestwood, Chambers of Commerce, or "F.L.A.S.H", for breakfast and coffee while making connections with members from four different area chambers. Limited space.

Fenton Chamber Sponsor: www.fentonmochamber.com

COMMITTED CLUB| State Farm - Ryan Fico Agency • • • Stems by Stacy • • • UniQue Ideas ‘N More • • • Verve Design Studio


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Upcoming Chamber Events

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► Wednesday, April 5th—Membership Luncheon at Andre’s West Banquet Center—11:00AM - 1:00PM

211 S. Old Highway 141 | Fenton—Wear your Cardinals gear as we celebrate the return of Cardinals Baseball to St. Louis - you won't want to miss this themed luncheon! We will have a few short Social Media sessions to present, lots of Networking Time and even some fun giveaways! Luncheon Sponsor: SERVPRO of Fenton/South Ballwin | RSVP by Friday, March 31st ($5 late fee after this date)

► Thursday, April 13th—Digital Marketing Workshop with Will Hanke at Chamber Office—8:30AM - 10:30AM

1400 S. Highway Drive | Fenton—In this workshop we’ll dive into a few very popular ways to market your website online. We’ll learn how to create a simple ad on Facebook, understand SEO basics, and learn how to build a sales funnel that separates the suspects from the prospects – and gets them to open their wallets! Cost: $37 for Members // $47 for Non-Members

► Monday, April 17th—New Resident Mailing Flyers Due to Fenton Chamber Office by 4:00PM

1400 S. Highway Drive | Fenton—Get noticed by new residents! Each quarter, the Fenton Chamber sends out a "Welcome Packet" to new residents in the communities of Fenton, Valley Park, High Ridge and Sunset Hills. To participate, just drop off/mail in 200 halfpage flyers plus $50 payment or 200 full page flyers plus $75 payment to the Chamber Office by this date... It's really that simple!

► Wednesday, April 19th—Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting For JDOG Junk Removal & Hauling—11:00AM

VFW Post 2593 - 2301 Church Road | Arnold—You're invited to celebrate the Grand Opening for one of our newest Chamber Members, JDOG Junk Removal & Hauling! We will join several other Chambers of Commerce of which JDOG is a member to do a Ribbon Cutting and officially welcome them into the community. Lunch will be provided by Pappy's Smokehouse - You'll also enjoy freebees, raffles, and the chance to win a grand prize! Come out and support your fellow Chamber Member!

► Friday, April 21st—F.L.A.S.H. Multi-Chamber Networking at Andre’s South—7:00AM - 9:00AM (MEMBERS ONLY)

4254 Telegraph Road | St. Louis—Join Fenton, Lemay, Affton, Sunset Hills/Crestwood, Chambers of Commerce, or "F.L.A.S.H", for our version of Speed Networking! Enjoy breakfast and coffee while making connections with members from four different area chambers. Sponsored by: Express Employment Professionals | THIS IS A MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! Registration is required as space is limited. Walkins will not be accepted. Pre-Payment is also required. Pre-Paid Partnerships are unfortunately not included for this event.

► Wednesday, April 26th—Small Business Success Group at Fenton Chamber Office—8:00AM - 9:00AM

1400 S. Highway Drive | Fenton—TOPIC: Sales & Marketing Roundtable—The Small Business Success Group offers its attendees Education Opportunities and Quality Networking for all of our Small Business Owners! These monthly one-hour meetings (4th Wednesday of month) focus on various topics, including: Websites, Social Media, Tax & Legal Issues, Profitable Growth, and more!

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A PARTNERSHIP MEMBER??? CONTACT THE FENTON CHAMBER TODAY! CALL 636-717-0200


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Join us in welcoming our newest Chamber members by patronizing their businesses or referring their business. Chamber membership reflects business integrity and demonstrates a commitment to the community. Cobalt Communications, Inc.

Molitor Financial

1735 Westpark Center Drive | Fenton Phone: 314-644-2640 Contact: John Mancini www.cobaltusa.com

3636 S. Geyer Road, Ste. 100 | Fenton Phone: 217-649-2118 Contact: Drew Stiegemeier

Datamax - SumnerOne

Money Mailer - St. Louis South

Contact: Gerard Schmidt 6691 Manchester Avenue | St. Louis Phone: 314-633-1439 www.datamaxstl.com

P.O. Box 1647 | Fenton Phone: 636-764-3922 Contact: Cindy Liberman www.moneymailerstl.com

Referred by: Diane Lavin - Advance Mailing

Referred by: UniQue Ideas ‘N More

His and Hers Construction

Office Team A Robert Half Company

Joined at the Prestige Club partner level! 2043 Trade Center Dr., Ste. E | St. Charles Phone: 636-294-1133 Contact: Michael Holloran www.hisandhersroof.com

12400 Olive Boulevard | St. Louis Phone: 314-878-7535 Contact: Carrie Cacciatore www.roberthalf.com/officeteam

JDOG Junk Removal & Hauling

Roofing & Restoration 2480 Executive Dr, Ste. 112 | St. Charles Phone: 314-400-2122 Contact: Tom Simmons www.rapidresponseroof.com

12430 Tesson Ferry Road | St. Louis Phone: 314-882-5589 Contact: William Megl www.jdog.com

St. Louis Recycling & Waste Solutions 1710 Fenpark Drive, Ste. 2 | Fenton Phone: 636-326-8282 Contact: Shawn Smedley www.stlouisrecycling.com Referred by: Angela Reynolds - U.S. Bank

St. Vincent DePaul Thrift Store - Fenton 625 Gravois Road | Fenton Phone: 314-881-6041 Contact: Troy Hosty www.svdpstlouis.org

Rapid Response

Pictured (left to right): Jeannie Braun - FACC Executive Director; Paul Carcagno - Fortune / Board President; Vance Scherrer - Rapid Response Roofing & Restoration; Carrie Cacciatore - OfficeTeam; Kara Guckes - AFLAC; Shawn Kerley - Supreme Lending; Mary Jauer - EXIT Elite Realty, FACC Board

Pictured (left to right): Jeannie Braun - FACC Executive Director; Mary Jauer - EXIT Elite Realty / FACC Board; Gerard Schmidt - Datamax; William Megl - JDOG Junk Removal & Hauling; Cindy Liberman & Travis Mayer Money Mailer STL South; Paul Carcagno - Fortune/ FACC Board President


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Thank You for Renewing! Ad Source One ∙ Alliance Credit Union ∙ American Solutions for Business - Tim Kilper Andre’s Banquets & Catering ∙ Aschinger Electric Co ∙ AT&T Missouri ∙ Blake Floor Company Borgetti’s Bar & Grill ∙ BranCo Construction ∙ Clayton Corporation ∙ CMIT Solutions St. Louis Southwest Coldwell Banker - Mike Travaglini ∙ Control Devices, LLC ∙ Crowe Technologies, Inc. ∙ Culver’s Fenton Current News Journal ∙ Dairy Queen-Orange Julius ∙ Embroidery Town ∙ Envision Eye Specialists Epic 6 Laser Tag & Sports Arena ∙ Fenton Family Dentistry ∙ Fenton Family Practice ∙ Fieser Funeral Home Fieser Nursing Center ∙ Friesen Family Medicine ∙ H&R Block - Dierberg's Fenton Crossing Haislar Construction, Inc. ∙ Heartland Industries, Inc. ∙ Hely Heating & Cooling ∙ Leader Publications, Inc. Lisa Bushur CPA Team, LLC ∙ M. Carder Industries, Inc. ∙ Manpower International Mary Kay Cosmetics - Mary Tinsley ∙ Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt ∙ Mercy Multiplied ∙ Office Furniture Resources Olde Towne Fenton Vet ∙ Pfitzinger Graphics ∙ Pony Bird, Inc. ∙ Power Supply Industries Rieger Landscaping & Gardening ∙ Rockwood Bank ∙ Rockwood School District ∙ St. Louis County Government State Farm - Bond Agency ∙ Stengel Signs, Inc. ∙ Steve Smith Studios, Inc. ∙ Sylvan Learning Center Tapawingo National Golf Club ∙ Team Activities For Special Kids (TASK) ∙ Tosti’s Transmission TownePlace Suites - Fenton ∙ We Rock The Spectrum - Fenton

American Eagle Credit Union | AXIUS Financial - David Adams Express Employment Professionals | Fabick CAT | Farmers Insurance - Sparks Agency Midwest BankCentre - Fenton | St. Anthony’s Medical Center | St. Anthony’s Fenton Urgent Care St. Anthony’s Charitable Foundation | UniQue Ideas ‘N More


FENTONFOCUS Fenton Area Chamber of Commerce 1400 South Highway Drive, Suite 99 Fenton MO 63099 (636) 717-0200 (636) 717-0214 Fax www.fentonmochamber.com

Membership Luncheon Wednesday, April 5th

New Resident Mailing Due! Monday, April 17th

11:00am - 1:00pm

Flyers due to Chamber by 4:00pm

Andre’s West Banquet Center

1400 South Highway Drive

211 S. Old Highway 141 | Fenton MO

Maritz Campus | Ste. 99 | Fenton, MO 63099

Wear your Cardinals gear as we celebrate the return of Cardinals Baseball to St. Louis - you won't want to miss this themed luncheon! We will have a few short Social Media sessions, lots of Networking time and some fun giveaways! Registrations made after Friday, March 31st will be charged a $5 late fee per luncheon policy.

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, drop off/mail in 200 half-page flyers plus $50 fee or 200 full-page flyers and $75 payment to Chamber Office!

$20 members; $25 guests

Cost: $50 / $75, Provide 200 flyers

Please RSVP for this event by calling 636.717.0200 or register & pay online.

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

Feb/March 2017 "Fenton Focus" Newsletter  
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