Sept/Oct 2017 "Fenton Focus" Newsletter

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Redevelopment momentum is picking up in positive ways for Fenton Logistics Park, the 295-acre site that had formerly served as Chrysler’s assembly plant. Scott Haley, KP Development managing director and project leader, said that construction was completed this summer on the first 158,000-square-foot building for the site, and now construction is beginning on the second. “We have three executed leases on the first two buildings,” revealed Haley, who also said the undisclosed companies will announce their moves closer to the time that they are taking occupancies.

Alkem Laboratories will occupy 32,086 square feet in the park’s first speculative building - 2050 Fenton Logistics Blvd.

Haley said so far, the future tenants are “expanding, growing” businesses that need industrial, light manufacturing and office spaces. He also said that KP Development team members are contributing details and information to the St. Louis Economic Partnership team attempting to attract Amazon’s second North American headquarters location to St. Louis.

The first two buildings are located east of what used to be named Mraz Lane, now called Fenton Logistics Park Boulevard. Fenton Mayor Josh Voyles said a group of city representatives did a walk-through of the first building recently. “It’s fantastic, and we’re hearing the demand is higher than anticipated, so hopefully that may mean more jobs coming to Fenton in the future.” Clayton-based KP Development purchased the Fenton site in 2013, and created a master plan to work towards securing new businesses that Haley said he hopes will create 1,500 to 3,000 jobs over the development period of the site. The property is bordered by Interstate 44 and strategically situated near the interchange of Interstates 44 and 270, while also featuring rail access served by Burlington Northern. KP Development team members think the site provides a convenient, easy-to-access Midwest location that has exceptional potential for office, industrial, traditional distribution centers and e-fulfillment. Buildings as large as 500,000 square feet can be done there.  FACC TO HOST FIRST “APPY HOUR” EVENT … 2






Wed. November 15th 8:00 - 9:30am @ FACC

$10 Members | $15 Guests RSVP Required by Nov. 13th

Discover apps that can improve productivity and creativity on a daily basis! We also want to hear from you... share with attendees your "go-to" app that you can't live without! Join us for a morning "appy hour" event... we'll provide the coffee and pastries! You’ll leave with some tools that you can put to use right away… don’t miss this event!




2017 Board of Directors OFFICERS


NEW EVENT: A.M. “Appy Hour”


FENTON-OPOLY Games Now Available

PRESIDENT Paul Carcagno - Fortune Insurance 1st Vice President Mary Jauer - EXIT Elite Realty 2nd Vice President Secretary Deb Fruend - Team Activities For Special Kids


September & October Luncheons

Treasurer Lori St. Clair - On Target For Profitable Growth

DIRECTORS Scott Borlinghaus - Fabick CAT


Congratulations on Your Ribbon Cutting

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


2017 Golf Tournament // Sporting Clays

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


Good News & Thank You’s


Upcoming Chamber Events


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 Josh Voyles 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




MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Small Business Saturday 2017 is on Saturday, November 25!

We are truly saddened to share with you that Sandie Grassino passed away last month. Most recently Sandie worked for ABF Security and Current News Journal. She was a staple of the community and she truly cared about those in it, notably the local Veterans. Sandie was a published author of two amazing books and a retired school teacher, cherished by all of her students at Northwest High School. She will be missed by all those whose lives she touched.

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




>> BOARD GAMES AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE! WHO WANTS TO PLAY FENTON-OPOLY? We are excited to announce that the board games are in and are available for purchase! This unique board game features many Fenton Chamber businesses and provides a fun way to learn about what the Fenton area community has to offer! ASK ABOUT SELLING BOARD GAMES AT YOUR OFFICE/RETAIL LOCATION!

American Eagle Credit Union Andre's West Banquet Center CJS Roofing Company, LLC Commerce Bank - Fenton Delmar Gardens - Meramec Valley Edward Jones - Tim Weber EXIT Elite Realty – Mary Jauer Express Employment Professionals Fabick CAT Farmers Insurance/Sparks Agency Fortune Insurance Jefferson College The Jewelry Connection Jim Butler Chevrolet Martin-Jetco Heating & A/C Olde Towne Fenton Vet On Target For Profitable Growth SAMMY J Balloon Creations SERVPRO of Fenton/South Ballwin Sky Zone Trampoline Park - Fenton SSM Health - St. Clare Hospital Sugar Creek Family Dental Suzie Paints, LLC Team Activities for Special Kids UniQue Ideas 'N More Victorian Sales Viviano's Festa Italiano World Metal Buyers

PRESTIGE CLUB| Drury Inn & Suites - St. Louis Southwest • • • Hampton Inn - St. Louis Southwest • • • His & Hers Construction, LLC




September Luncheon | Sponsored by: SSM Health St. Clare Hospital

New Members: SRP, The Elder Care Law Practice, American Family Insurance - Andrea Maitland Agency, Internet Results, WPS Commercial, Scott Link - Stifel Financial, VR Gateway Business Brokers, Interim Healthcare, Randstad

PRESTIGE CLUB| Jim Butler Chevrolet • • • On Target For Profitable Growth • • • Pear Tree Inn - Fenton • • • UniGroup




October Luncheon | Sponsored by: Mary Jauer - EXIT Elite Realty

NEW MEMBER: The Walking Cradle Company

PACESETTER CLUB| cHb Advisors, LLC • • • Edward Jones - Sean C. King • • • Edward Jones - Dale E. Roethemeyer




DO YOU HAVE A COFFEE MUG WITH YOUR COMPANY LOGO ON IT??? Drop one off to the Fenton Chamber Office! We are setting up a “Coffee Bar” and would like to proudly display a mug from all of our Chamber Members!

QUESTIONS? CALL 636-717-0200

PACESETTER CLUB| Express Employment Professionals • • • Fortune • • • Jefferson College • • • Westside Personnel Services




Congratulations on Your Ribbon Cutting! Sparks Agency

WPS Commercial

Farmers Insurance

(Waterproof Solutions) 1804 Larkin Williams Road Fenton, MO 63026 Phone: 636-600-9980 Kerri Whitener

1805 Smizer Station Road Fenton, MO 63026 Phone: 314-909-1140 Teresa Sparks, Agent

Precision Chiropractic 2952 Dougherty Ferry Rd Valley Park, MO 63122 Phone: 314-596-4070 Dr. Beth Bagley

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







PARTNER CLUB| PNC Bank - Valley Park • • • Route 66 Promotions • • • SERVPRO of Fenton/South Ballwin




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




2018 FACC

Scholarship Applications Scholarship Applications for high school seniors (Class of 2018) will be available soon… watch for more information about qualifications.

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




>> RESERVE ADVERTING & UPDATE YOUR LISTING The Fenton Chamber is excited to announce that it’s time to start on the extremely popular “Explore Fenton” Lifestyle Magazine! As you know, 2017 was the first year for the full-size style magazine… we’re here to tell you that it was a huge success with Chamber Members and the community as a whole! Now is the time to make sure you get noticed in this year’s magazine!!! Not only will the magazines be mailed to all Chamber Members, but they will also be distributed in grocery stores, city offices and buildings, new member packets, relocation packets and more!

FACC Members in good standing receive:  Four-line listing in the category of your choosing (plus option to enhance with additional lines and/or categories)

 Opportunity to place a full-color advertisement

 Exposure all year round… all over the Fenton area

FOR MORE INFO: CALL 636-717-0200

COMMITTED CLUB| Divine Energy Studio • • • Farmers Insurance - Sparks Agency • • • HealthMarkets Insurance - Jeff Wolf


Thurs. November 9th at Fenton Chamber (located in Maritz South building)



This open house style event is perfect for both current and non-members/prospective members alike. You'll enjoy food and beverages while learning about new programs, opportunities, benefits, and how we’re helping the business community grow.

open 11am - 2pm

 New programs and opportunities for 2018

food & beverages donated by:

 New benefits of membership for 2018  Share your ideas with the Fenton Chamber  Which member benefits are you missing out on?  Learn about the “behind the scenes” work that the Fenton Chamber does for it’s members


food & beverages by:

Register online or call us at 636-717-0200

COMMITTED CLUB| Karen THE Connector • • • Mary Jauer - EXIT Elite Realty • • • Midwest BankCentre - Fenton Branch



Good News

Thank You...

Congratulations to Romona Kaminski of the Fenton Fire Protection District on being promoted to Assistant Chief (formerly Deputy Chief! We also welcome new Fire Marshal, Chris Thiemann!

Thank you to the following month’s luncheon sponsors: (September) SSM Health St. Clare Hospital; (October) Mary Jauer - EXIT Elite Realty!

Congrats to Dr. Scott Hussey and staff at Hussey Eyecare on their move...still in Dierbergs Crossing, just a few doors down from their former location! Deb Bokamper with Ageless Design recently received an award from the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) for a “Universal Design” project that she completed.

Congratulations to Jim Butler Chevrolet in Fenton on being recognized nationally by General Motors as “Dealer of the Year” for the second year!!! Congratulations to Tracy Dickey of American Eagle Credit Union and her husband as they recently welcomed a new baby boy, Emmett!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the recent Sporting Clays Challenge, especially all of our sponsors, participants, donors and volunteers! Thank you to Dr. Debbie Bennett of SSM Health for her sharing important information on Breast Cancer at our September Luncheon! Thank you all of our Chamber Members who continually support fellow members by attending Ribbon Cuttings, Open Houses, After Hours, Breakfast events, etc.! Thank you Chris Kuban of Chemistry Multimedia & PR and Venton Blandin & Terry Cancila with KMOV for speaking at our October Luncheon! Thank you to everyone who participated in Fenton-opoly board game… we had a blast putting it together and it’s going to be a huge hit with the community! Thank you to everyone who came out to the Fenton Days Parade & Festival, sponsored by Fabick Cat, celebrating 100 Years in business! The Fenton Days committee put much time and effort into the planning and execution of this great community event! Congratulations and thank you to all of the sponsors, vendors, parade participants, volunteers, and all others who contributed to making this year's Fenton Days event a huge success!

COMMITTED CLUB| Rapp Payroll Solutions • • • SAMMY J Balloon Creations • • • State Farm Insurance - Ryan Fico Agency




Kathy Barnes

Barnes LTD Support Services

Deb Bokamper Ageless Design

Courtney Hoff

Express Employment Professionals

Karen Jung

Commerce Bank - Fenton

Tasha Knight

Web Design by Knight

Chris Kuban

Chemistry Multimedia & PR

Linda Marshall

1558 S. Broadway St. Louis, MO 63104

Mutual of Omaha

Karen Mize

Carrollton Bank

Suzie Smith

Suzie Paints, LLC

Teresa Sparks

Farmers Insurance - Sparks Agency

Mary Tinsley

Mary Kay Cosmetics

Lindsay Winkler

Bi-State Landscape Supply

COMMITTED CLUB| Stems by Stacy • • • Stifel Financial - Scott Link • • • Verve Design Studio




Upcoming Chamber Events



► Wednesday, October 25th—Business Success Group | Topic: Labor Law Issues—8:30AM - 9:30AM

1400 S. Highway Drive | Fenton—Join fellow Business Owners for another great networking/educational session! This month, our own David Davis of Davis Law LLC will be giving some great information about Labor Laws, especially concerning Small Businesses. Coffee & pastries will be provided. If you plan to attend, please register via

► Wednesday, October 25th—Mamm-O-Gram-Athon at SSM Health St. Clare Hospital—7:00AM - 5:30PM

1011 Bowles Avenue | Fenton—Members, Family and Friends are invited to join SSM Health Breast Care for an all-day mammogram extravaganza at St. Clare Hospital. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Receive a free gift with participation. There will also activities, including photo booth, raffles and more! For more information, call 636-496-2000.

► Thursday, October 26th —”CHAMBER 101: Get the Most Out of Membership” at FACC Office—8:00AM - 9:00AM

1400 S. Highway Drive | Fenton—Enjoy coffee and pastries while our team highlights the many benefits of Chamber membership, including tools and ways to maximize participation. You will leave the meeting with a better understanding about what the Chamber is, what we do, and how you can utilize opportunities offered by the Chamber to grow business and cultivate business relationships. This event is complimentary to attend; we just ask that you please RSVP via

► Wednesday, November 1st—Membership Luncheon & Holiday Vendor Fair at T.A.S.K.—11:00AM - 1:00PM

980 Horan Drive | Fenton—Find out what your fellow Chamber members have to offer you this holiday season! We have moved this this popular, end-of-year event to the November luncheon in order to give everyone more time to make their Holiday List! Booth cost is $50 and includes: (1) 6-ft table, (1) lunch, and signage at the event. Vendor booths will open at 10:30am!

► Thursday, November 9th—Chamber Open House… Discover What’s New at Chamber Office—11:00AM - 2:00PM

1400 S. Highway Drive | Fenton—You're invited to discover what's new at the Fenton Chamber! This open house style event is perfect for both current and non-members/prospective members alike. You'll enjoy food and beverages while learning about new programs, opportunities, and membership benefits for 2018. Find out how the Fenton Chamber is constantly working "behind the scenes" for it's members and share with us your ideas to help the Chamber and the business community grow! RSVP IS REQUIRED

► Wednesday, November 15th—A.M. “Appy Hour” at the Fenton Chamber Office—8:00AM - 9:30AM

1400 S. Highway Drive | Fenton—Discover apps that can improve productivity and creativity on a daily basis! We also want to hear from you... share with attendees your "go-to" app that you can't live without! We'll provide the coffee and pastries! MUST RSVP!!!





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. Divine Energy Studio, LLC

Joined as a Committed Member! 1803-A Smizer Station Rd. | Fenton Phone: 314-550-4082 Contact: Tammy Elkins Referred by: Farmers Insurance/Sparks Agency

Russ Siebert Insurance, LLC 524 Gravois Road | Fenton Phone: 636-343-1200 Contact: Russ Siebert

Ryan McMillen - State Farm

Fenton United Methodist Church

127 Schneider Drive | Fenton Phone: 618-521-6651

800 Gravois Road | Fenton Phone: 636-343-5010 Rev. Lee Porch, Pastor

Referred by: Marty Wilder (Retired Member)

Interim HealthCare

SRP Home Repair, LLC & Remodeling

Phone: 636-375-1837 Contact: Scott Flora

1736 Westpark Center Dr. | Fenton Phone: 636-717-9292 Contact: Crystal Barr

Referred by: Angela Reynolds - U.S. Bank & Josh Voyles - Keller Williams Realty

Internet Results, LLC

Joined as a Committed Member!

Stifel Financial - Scott Link

Phone: 314-346-8073 Contact: David Amdur

520 Maryville Centre, #410 | 63141 Phone: 636-530-6644

Legacy Service

VR Gateway Business Brokers of St. Louis

1732 Westpark Center Dr. | Fenton Phone: 314-775-4793 Contact: James Rowden

Randstad 1375 N. Highway Drive | Fenton Phone: 636-827-5680 Contact: Julie Barlow

Referred by: Shawn Kerley - Supreme Lending & Mary Jauer - EXIT Elite Realty

Rockwood Summit Biodiesel Project 1780 Hawkins Road | Fenton Phone: 636-891-6800 Contact: Darrin Peters

12981 Maurer Ave, Ste. C | Fenton Phone: 254-495-4499 Contact: Jeff Kalil

The Walking Cradle Company 1000 Biltmore Drive | Fenton Phone: 636-203-4550 Contact: Mark Lemp

Woodruff Consulting, Inc. 1742 Gilsinn Lane | Fenton Phone: 314-570-8980 Contact: Kerry Woodruff




Thank You for Renewing! Ageless Design ∙ Aim to Amaze Outdoor Services ∙ Alexander Tire & Automotive Alkaline Water Plus ∙ American Family Insurance - Loren Stuckmeyer ∙ American Legion Post 400 American Roofing & Exteriors ∙ Americom Imaging Systems ∙ The Bluffs Chiropractic & Family Wellness Brannan’s Marine & Motorsports ∙ Brew Haus 141 ∙ Canterbury Enterprises, Inc. ∙ CDR, Inc. Coughlin, Donovan, Niehaus & Scherle P.C. ∙ Davis Law, LLC ∙ Edward Jones - Tim Weber Electrical Connection ∙ Farmers & Merchants Bank ∙ Feed My People ∙ Fenton Athletic Association Fenton Family Eyecare ∙ Great Clips - Gravois Bluffs ∙ GTX Express ∙ Harster Heating & Cooling Hussey Eyecare ∙ Jeffco Complete Exteriors ∙ The Jewelry Connection ∙ Kingsmen Services Lawn Groomers, Inc. ∙ Leach Painting ∙ LegalShield - Faye Whobrey ∙ LIFECHURCH - St. Louis Lutheran Senior Services at Meramec Bluffs ∙ McDonald’s - Bowles Avenue ∙ Meramec Valley Bank MO House Rep. Shamed Dogan ∙ Nothing Bundt Cakes - Chesterfield ∙ Premier Care Orthopedics Que Pasa! Mexican Restaurant ∙ Romaine Creek Veterinary Center ∙ S & S Screen Graphics, Inc. Schaefer Autobody Centers ∙ Signature Signs & Graphics, Inc. ∙ Sky Zone Trampoline Park - Fenton Specialty Mailing ∙ St. Louis ARC ∙ St. Louis College of Health Careers ∙ St. Louis Community College St. Louis County Police - Fenton ∙ St. Louis County Police - West County ∙ St. Paul Catholic School Suzie Paints, LLC ∙ Two Men And A Truck ∙ The UPS Store ∙ Young Living Essential Oils

HealthMarkets - Jeff Wolf (Committed) | Jim Butler Chevrolet (Prestige)

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

Luncheon & Holiday Fair Wed. November 1st

11:30am (Booths open at 10:30am) Team Activities For Special Kids 980 Horan Drive | Fenton MO

Find out what your fellow Chamber members have to offer you this holiday season! We have moved this this popular, end-of-year event to the November luncheon to give everyone more time to make their Holiday List! Booth cost is $50 and includes: (1) 6-ft table, (1) lunch & signage. * $5 late fee for registrations made after Fri. Oct. 27 *

$20 members; $25 guests Please RSVP for this event by calling 636.717.0200 or register & pay online.

Wed. November 15th 8:00am - 9:30am 1400 South Highway Drive Suite 99, Fenton MO 63099 Discover apps that can improve productivity and creativity on a daily basis! We also want to hear from you... share with attendees your "go-to" app that you can't live without! Join us for a morning "appy hour" event... we'll provide the coffee and pastries! You’ll leave with some tools that you can put to use right away!!!

$10 members; $15 guests Please direct your reservations to the Chamber Office at (636) 717-0200.