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NOVEMBER 2015

9815 Mackenzie Road • Affton, MO 63123 • 314.631.3100 • fax 314.631.3102 • www.afftonchamber.com • info@afftonchamber.com

CALENDAR OF EVENTS R = Reservations required for this event (afftonchamber.com). (#) = Turn to this page for an article about this event.

Start your day with a HOT breakfast in front of the “television” to catch up on Affton news!

Chapman Ventures plans for Affton Plaza Meet your new 2016 Board Members Weather ▪ Traffic ▪ Sports Anchored by: Scott Zarinelli, Edward Jones Carrie Carrigan, Great Southern Bank Be prepared with your 30 second infocommercial when our anchors interview the “crowd at the windows.”

Thursday, November 12

Check-In: 7:15 am ▪ Breakfast: 7:30 am

Genesis Banquet Center

2651 Telegraph (63125) $12 members / $17 non-members prepaid

Meeting Sponsor RESERVATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6

—NOVEMBER— 12 GOOD MORNING AFFTON! R(1) 7:15 am @ Genesis Banquet Center (2651 Telegraph) Meeting Sponsor: American Eagle Credit Union 17 CHAMBER NATION TRAINING R(3) 11 am @ Chamber office, lower level 18 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING 9 am @ Chamber office, lower level 18 AMBASSADOR COMMITTEE MEETING 12:30 pm @ Friendly’s Sports Bar & Grill (3971 Bayless) 26 & 27 OFFICE CLOSED: THANKSGIVING 28 SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY (2) —DECEMBER— 1 CHAMBER NATION TRAINING R(3) 11 am @ Chamber office, lower level 10 HOLIDAY LUNCHEON R(10) 11:15 am @ Royale Orleans Bnqt Ctr (2801 Telegraph) St. Louis Great Streets Initiative, Glenn Powers 16 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING 9 am @ Chamber office, lower level 25 OFFICE CLOSED: CHRISTMAS 1 14 18 20 23

—JANUARY 2016— OFFICE CLOSED: NEW YEAR GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING R 11:15 am @ Orlando Gardens Bnqt Ctr (4300 Hoffmeister) No Sweat! Elevator Speech, Fred E. Miller OFFICE CLOSED: MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING 9 am @ Chamber office, lower level AFFTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GALA R(5) @ Andre’s South Banquet Center (4254 Telegraph)

—FEBRUARY 2016— 11 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING 15 OFFICE CLOSED: PRESIDENT’S DAY 20 MOUSE RACES @ Andre’s South Banquet Center (4254 Telegraph)

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PENTECH COMPUTER SERVICES

Rich Whited 9816 Winternight Ln. (63126) 314.578.1448 www.usroute66.net • rich@usroute66.net Hosting email accounts including yourname@usroute66.net. Descriptions are written by the new members. When you’re in their area, stop by or call them and welcome them to the chamber.

The office will be closed Thursday & Friday, November 26 & 27

Know someone who would benefit from Affton Chamber membership?

MEMBER REWARDS PROGRAM This program is available to all Chamber members, as you are our best salespeople—you know the value of membership! Recruit a new member & receive a reward! Your choice of:  One (1) complimentary lunch at a member meeting.  One (1) business card ad in the newsletter. Requirements:  Your name must be listed on the new member’s application (make sure to write your name on applications you give out).  The new member cannot have been a member during the past 2 years.

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY November 28, 2015

(Saturday after Thanksgiving) CELEBRATE & SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESSES & all they do for their communities! Planning special sales...send us the details & we’ll promote it on our Facebook page.

attend December 10 meeting ($2 of the cost is used to purchase grocery gift cards for the families)

adopt a family (watch for the list of families)

donate cash, grocery/discount store gift cards or NEW clothing

volunteer your time to deliver to families

help 63123 families in need

(recommended by member schools & churches)

December 1-11

contact the Chamber office to help

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


2016 Chamber To Do List 

Pay 2016 Annual Investment (invoices will be mailed around November 1 & are due January 1)

Check out Partnership Options (pay once for multiple sponsorships; now you can include your dues) find out more at tinyurl.com/2016afftonpartnership

Attend Meetings (network with other members; learn something new)

Volunteer at an Event or Get Involved in a Committee (help out and get to know more members)

CHAMBER NATION

BOOT CAMP

Tuesday, November 17 @ 11 am Tuesday, December 1 @ 11 am It’s time to get back to basics! You can learn... ∙ about new website features ∙ how to log in to members only area ∙ about Traffic Catcher Sites ∙ how to register for events online ∙ offer coupons on our website

If you’re interested but unable to attend at these times, please contact the Chamber office and we can arrange a training session.

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

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Membership Meeting October 8, 2015 Genesis Banquet Center

Photos Š Cindy's Photo

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New Member

New Member

Amanda Willis Rodan + Fields

Rich Whited PenTech Computer Services

New Member Tom Cole St. Louis County Older Resident Program

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


Genesis Banquet Center for preparing the delicious lunch at October meeting. All Family Care for sponsoring the October meeting. Did you miss our April meeting speaker Cathy Weaver, author of Networking on Steroids? Watch here every month for an excerpt of her 26 tips…

M Be memorable - it’s not all about business - share your life. N Network before you NEED to. O Open-ended questions - never ask simple yes or no questions.

Wayne Shaw of Five 9s Consulting for a great presentation about Cyber Security at the October meeting. Fonda Totten of F2 Garage Door Solutions for selling 50/50 and greeting at the October meeting. New Resident Mailing participants: All Family Care; American Eagle Credit Union; Burns Auto Service; Great Clips-Affton; Harster Heating & Air Conditioning; Imo’s Pizza-Reavis Barracks; Natural Healing Therapies; SSM Health-St. Clare Hospital; Syberg’s Restaurant; Unique Journeys.

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

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The 50/50 amount of $51 was won by Carrie Carrigan of Great Southern Bank. Anthony Dobson of Lindbergh School District won the umbrella & pedometer donated by Bethesda Health Group. Lee Williams of Bethesda Health Group won the sunless tanner donated by Rodan and Fields-Amanda Willis Want to see your name mentioned here? Attend a meeting, buy 50/50 tickets & win OR donate an item for the attendance prize drawing.

August 1, 2016

Tapawingo National Golf Club Looking for new planning committee members! Interested? Call or email the Chamber office.

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Find out more about our members, events & the community by liking the Chamber on Facebook

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


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

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

Happy Anniversary to… Carondelet Park Rec Plex ... 90 years Gateway Metro Federal Credit Union … 80 years Dave Mungenast St. Louis Honda … 50 years The Delmar Gardens Family … 50 years Happy Joe’s Pizza … 40 years O’Connor Insurance … 40 years Mackenzie Dental Group … 30 years Garden Villas South … 25 years A Plus Printing Services … 20 years Mops In Motion … 20 years All Family Care … 10 years Arnold Air … 10 years The UPS Store-Grasso Plaza … 10 years

Are you celebrating a milestone next year? If your company or organization is celebrating its 10th, 20th, 30th, etc. anniversary, fax or email us and we’ll include your name and how many years here during the next year.

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

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Our 10th Annual Trivia Night was a success with 15 tables...having fun and raising funds! The purchase of silent auction items raised $270 for the Helping Hands Charity. Thanks to Jake Baretich for donating his 50/50 winnings back to the Helping Hands program! Round Sponsors: State Representative Bob Burns; County Councilman Pat Dolan; Gateway Tree Care; Great Southern Bank; Harster Heating & Air Conditioning; State Farm-Dane Huxel; Neighbors Credit Union; Park Forest Apartments & Townhomes; Timothy J. Kinealy, CPA, LLC; Unique Journeys Auction Donors: Gateway Tree Service; Syberg’s; Sharpshooter’s Pit & Grill; Mid America Arms; Norwex; Rodan+Fields, Independent Consultant Amanda Willis; US Bank; Trattoria Toscana; State Farm—Dane Huxel; Holsome Health Holistic Spa & Boutique Committee & Workers: Co-Chairs Dane Huxel, State Farm and Rachel Lovelace, Neighbors Credit Union; Sheryl Taylor, American Cancer Society; Tammy Scott, Holsome Health Holistic Spa & Boutique; Donna Lynde, RainMaker Sales Support; Bob & Linda Brendel, Novus Auto Glass Repair & Replacement; Jake & CJ Baretich, J & J Construction & remodeling; Rich Whited, PenTech Computer Services; Marty Carr, Deca Realty; Connie Cohen, volunteer; Greg & Barney, Affton Community Center.

1st place: Affton School District

2nd place: RainMaker Sales Support

3rd place: Holsome Health Holistic Spa & Boutique

Last place: Gateway Tree Care

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


24-7 Animal & Pest Control Deca Realty Farmers Insurance-Trevor Willingham John G’Sell, DDS Juice Plus+, Tim Peniston Great Southern Bank O’Connor Insurance State Farm Insurance-Dane Huxel Howard Stein, Independent Insurance Broker Want to see your Company Name here every month? Upgrade your annual investment for only $50!

Benefits include Member Lunch, Email Blast, Business Card Ad in Newsletter , Member Spotlight or ½-Page New Resident Insert & Company Name in Every Newsletter.

Shop Chamber Members! To take advantage of the following discounts, take along your newsletter as proof of membership or stop by the Chamber office to pick up a card showing you are a current member. Add your company to this list!!! A Plus Printing Services—10% discount on printing & copying. ACN—$100 Visa gift card if we can’t beat current credit card processing rates (thru Anovia Payments, min $3000 monthly sales required) Ad Source One—10% discount. Advance Carpet One—10% discount on any non-sale item. Computer St. Louis—20% off an hour of service. Crown Optical—10% off all eyeglasses, contact lenses, sunglasses & accessories. Not valid with insurance or other discount plans. The E & A CFO Group—One month free payroll or other accounting service with 1 year commitment. Call for free quote. Extra Space Storage—Receive 5% off your monthly rent. Ask Patrick for details. F2 Garage Door Solutions—Free Installation with Purchase of Garage Armour Security Kit ($35.00 value). Fran Ann Engraving—10% off purchase from store. John G’Sell DDS—10% discount off services. Gateway Alarm, Inc.—Receive 3 months free monitoring with a new system. Great Clips-Schnucks Plaza—Haircuts: $10.99, $5 off perms, & 20% off products. Holsome Health Holistic Spa & Boutique—10% discount off services. Infinity Hair Design—15% OFF your first precision haircut or color. Mehlville-Oakville Alumni Assoc—$5 discount (regularly $15) for Alumni by Choice Membership for non-alumni owned businesses Mops in Motion, Inc.—$10 discount on cleaning service of 3 hours or more. Morris Family Chiropractic—Meet the Doctor “Special”: New Patient Free Services: Consultation, Exam & Report of Findings. Oberweis Home Delivery Sales—.99 delivery charge for 1 year & free cooler (must order 1 item every 4 weeks, $128.99 value). Office Depot—Use the Chamber discount card for an average 15-30% savings on many items. Park Forest Apartments—Application fee waived and 13 month lease with 1 month free. Pauline’s Place Adult Day Care, LLC—Any enrolled senior family member who is admitted for a year will receive a $10 discount with private pay attendance of 6 or more Monday to Friday hours. Southern Floral Shop—10% discount on each order, or free mylar balloon with a purchase. Workbench Furniture Restoration—10% off of refinishing. Ziegenhein Funeral Home—FREE METAL CASKET with "traditional" funeral service for US Veteran or paid pre-need funeral contract If you would like to see your business in this monthly column, simply offer a discount by WRITING OUT the discount and emailing or faxing it to the Chamber office. Your dues must be current.

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

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HELP AFFTON HAVE GREAT STREETS! Learn more about this program at the December Holiday Luncheon! Thursday, December 10 11:15 am Royale Orleans Banquet Center $17 per member RSVP by December 4

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


Do you have a Community Event to share? Email it to mandy@afftonchamber.com. The deadline is the 15th of the month for publication in the next month’s newsletter. We will also place it on our Affton Community Events web calendar when it is received. HOLSOME HEALTH HOLISTIC SPA Intro to Feng Shui - What Can Feng Shui Do For Me? is Tuesday, November 3, 6:30-8 p.m. at Holsome Health Holistic Spa (5233 Weber Road). Facilitated by Samantha Shields, Certified Feng Shui Practitioner and Interior Alignment Practitioner. Only $10 cash. For more information, contact Tammy L. Scott, 314.413.1144 or tlscott@holsomehealth.com. AFFTON CHRISTIAN CHURCH Craft Fair is Saturday, November 7, 9 am-3 pm at Affton Christian Church (9625 Tesson Ferry). All crafts must be handmade. No flea market type items. $15 for one 6 x 10 space ($25 for two spaces). Space fees and Food Court proceeds will be donated to the Cougar Packs Program. For more information, contact Barb Grofe, 314.631.5777. Free Thanksgiving Dinner is Thursday, November 26, 11:30 am-2 pm at Affton Christian Church (9625 Tesson Ferry). Come enjoy a true Thanksgiving Dinner with all the fixins and you won't even have to clean up! Limited area of transportation and delivery available upon request. Please call by November 20 for these services. RSVP requested but not required. For more information, contact Rev. David Woodard 314.631.5777 or pastordavid@inasmuchas.org.

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

Congratulations to Affton Fire Protection District Chief Jim Fritz! He recently completed his MBA and was named Kiwanian of the Year by the Gravois Kiwanis Club. Congratulations to Roy Wunsch of Feed My People! He received the Kiwanian of the Year award from the Kiwanis Club of South County. Congratulations to Trevor Willingham of Farmers Insurance and his new wife, Stefanie, on their recent wedding. St. Louis County Police Affton Precinct parking lot was recently repaved and restriped with blue paint to honor the nine officers that lost their lives this year. C-SPAN’s Campaign 2016 Bus, a 45-foot interactive, multimedia learning center, made a stop while in the St. Louis area at Affton High School. Students stepped aboard the bus to learn about the public affairs network’s programs and resources, including its in-depth coverage of the U.S. Congress, White House, federal courts, and the American political process. Congratulations to Bayless Elementary, Bayless Junior High and Bayless High School for winning the 2015 National School of Character award.

FEED MY PEOPLE Bringing Fashion into Action is Sunday, November 15, 12-3 pm at River City Casino Event Center (777 River City Casino Blvd.). Luncheon & Fashion Show featuring reimagined clothing, shoes & accessories from Feed My People's Thrifty Hanger Thrift Stores. For more information, contact Roy Wunsch, 314.631.4900. GIRL SCOUTS OF EASTERN MISSOURI Girl Scouts GO is Saturday, November 28, 8 am (5-mile) and 9 am (1-mile) at Girl Scout Service Center (2300 Ball Drive). Girl Scouts' annual five-mile run and one-mile family walk is a great way to stay active over the Thanksgiving holiday! Girls, their families and the community at large are invited to come out and participate in this fun event. For more information call Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri 314.592.2300. AFFTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY Santa House is December 5-13 at Oakland House (7801 Genesta). Weekdays 9 am-1 pm; weekends 11 am-3 pm. Cost $3 per person. Each visit includes story time, puppet show, visit with Santa, and a home-baked cookie from Mrs. Claus. Reservations required for weekdays, call 314.963.3132. For more information, call 314.353.2636.

10% Discount to Affton Chamber Members

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

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AFFTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE www.afftonchamber.com 9815 Mackenzie Road Affton, MO 63123-5424

P AID ST. LOUIS, MO PERMIT No. 3156

2015 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Officers President

Marty Carr Deca Realty President-Elect Carrie Carrigan Great Southern Bank Vice-President Dr. Eric Werner, Morris Family Chiropractic Secretary Fonda Totten F2 Garage Door Solutions Treasurer Tim Kinealy Timothy J. Kinealy, CPA, LLC Directors Jake Baretich J & J Construction & Remodeling Dr. Steve Brotherton Affton School District Patricia Cowan Rainmaker Sales Support Terri Ems Individual Chief Jim Fritz Affton Fire Protection District Dane Huxel State Farm Insurance Kayla Lackner American Eagle Credit Union Rachel Lovelace Neighbors Credit Union Charlie Merx Merx Flooring Capt. Christopher Stocker St. Louis County Police-Affton Suzanne Welker Park Forest Apartments & Townhomes Lisa Rackley Mandy Montgomery

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Executive Director Office Assistant


 Presenting Sponsorship

$1,000

- (8) Tickets to Auction, Seating at Reserved Table located at premium location - Back Page Ad (7½” w x 9¾” h black & white) in Auction Program - Logo on Invitation and all promotional material - Signage at Event, Recognition in Media (newsletter, website, etc.) - Exclusive sponsorship

 Major Sponsorships

$500

- (4) Tickets to Auction - Half-Page Ad (3½” w x 2” h black & white) in Auction Program - Signage at Event, Recognition in Media (newsletter, website, etc.) - Multiple sponsorships available

 Lottery Raffle Sponsor

 Section Sponsorship

$200

- (2) Tickets to Auction - Business Card Ad (3½” w x 2” h black & white) in Auction Program - Signage at Event, Recognition in Media (newsletter, website, etc.) - Multiple sponsorships available

 Underwriting Award Honorees $100 - This sponsorship furnishes an Award Recipient’s Complimentary Ticket to Gala - Table Signage and name on Awards Program

 Supporter Sponsorship

- Signage at Event, Recognition in Media (newsletter, website, etc.)

$250

- (2) Tickets to Auction - Quarter-Page Ad (3½”w x 5” h black & white) in Auction Program - Signage at Event, Recognition in Media (newsletter, website, etc.)

- This sponsorship designed for someone unable to attend event but still would like to support - Multiple sponsorships available

 In-Kind Resource Sponsorship - Quarter-Page Ad (3½”w x 5” h black & white) in Auction Program - Signage at Event, Recognition in Media (newsletter, website, etc.)

- Exclusive sponsorship

 Sports Items Sponsor

$250

- (2) Tickets to Auction - Quarter-Page Ad (3½”w x 5” h black & white) in Auction Program - Signage at Event, Recognition in Media (newsletter, website, etc.) - Exclusive sponsorship

- Designed for companies offering their resources for the following items: - Auction Invitation - approximately 350 copies - Auction Program - approximately 350 copies - Awards Program - approximately 350 copies Deadline for inclusion in Auction program is Friday, January 8, 2016 ** Ads for Program will appear in Black and White. Please email ad in a JPEG or image file **

Name____________________________________________ Business Name_________________________________________ Address ________________________________________________________________________________________________ City _____________________

$50

State ______

Zip ________

Phone _______________________________________

MasterCard, Visa, Discover Card # ____________________________Exp. _____________ V-Code _______________________

Send completed form and payment to: Affton Chamber of Commerce, 9815 Mackenzie Road - Affton, MO 63123


Affton Chamber of Commerce

2016 Annual Awards & Dinner Auction Program Advertising Form By placing an ad in the Affton Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards & Dinner Auction program you can:  Reach potential buyers for your product and/or service  Enhance your image and promote good community/business relations  Help the Chamber continue its mission to promote the business and general interests of the greater Affton community, and to provide opportunities to network, advertise and educate its member businesses.

PLEASE REVIEW OPTIONS BELOW AND INDICATE SELECTED AD SIZE Deadline for inclusion is Friday, January 8, 2016. ** Ads for Program will appear in Black and White. Please email ad in a PNG or JPEG image file **

Ad Size □ Full Page Ad

□ Half Page Ad □ Quarter Page Ad □ Business Card Ad

Dimensions (w x h) 7½” x 9¾”

Cost $100

7½” x 4¾”

$ 75

3½” x 5”

$ 50

3½” x 2”

$ 25

Name_________________________________________ Business Name_________________________________________ Address _____________________________________________________________________________________________ City _____________________

State ______

Zip ________

Phone _____________________________________

MasterCard, Visa, Discover Card # __________________________Exp. _____________ V-Code _______________________

Send completed form and payment to: Affton Chamber of Commerce, 9815 Mackenzie Road - Affton, MO 63123

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