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JULY 2015

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

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am to 1 pm Closed for lunch 1-2. Call before stopping by after 2.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS Thursday, July 9 Orlando Gardens Banquet Center 4300 Hoffmeister (63125)

Registration: 11:15 am / Lunch: 11:45 am Cost: $15 members/$20 non-members prepaid

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Speaker: Barry Coziahr

Social Media Marketing Made Simple Learn to use social media marketing like a pro to grow your business.

• What social media marketing really is and why it’s important

• Various social media networks and tools: how they interact, ways to leverage their strengths, and how to evaluate them for best use for your business or organization

• How other businesses are using these low-cost tools to gain visibility, develop relationships, and drive sales and engagement

• How to incorporate it into your business life without losing productivity.


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RESERVATION POLICY If you make a reservation & do not show up, we will invoice you. We give a count to the venue on the deadline & we are required to pay for that number of attendees. If you must cancel after the deadline, please call or email at least 24 hours before the meeting and we will try to fill your spot. If we are able to do so, we will not invoice you.

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R = Reservations required for this event (314.631.3100) (#) = Turn to this page for an article about this event. —JULY— OFFICE CLOSED FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY JB BLAST at JB Park Amphitheatre (2) GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING R(1) 11:15 am @ Orlando Gardens Bnqt Ctr (4300 Hoffmeister) Meeting Sponsor: SSM St. Clare Health Center ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING 9 am @ Chamber office, lower level NEW RESIDENT INSERTS DUE @ 1:00 PM (10) BROWN BAG LUNCH w/Cty. Cnclmn. Kevin O’Leary R(2) 12-1 pm @ Commerce Bank (10185 Gravois) AMBASSADOR COMMITTEE MEETING (5) 12:30 pm @ Chamber office, lower level —AUGUST— GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING R 11:15 am @ Garden Villas South (13457 Tesson Ferry) Meeting Sponsor: Delmar Gardens & Garden Villas South MEET & GREET CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST R 8-9 am @ American Eagle Credit Union (6600 Chippewa) ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING 9 am @ Chamber office, lower level SOCIAL HOUR AMBASSADOR COMMITTEE MEETING 12:30 pm @ Chamber office, lower level —SEPTEMBER— GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING R 11:15 am @ Orlando Gardens (4300 Hoffmeister) Meeting Sponsor: Medical West ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING 9 am @ Chamber office, lower level LUNCH & LEARN: FIREARM SAFETY R

County Councilman Kevin O’Leary


Tom Cole 6120 Pebble Hill Drive (63123) 314.481.9999 St. Louis County Older Resident Program provides a variety of services to people 60 and older who live in St. Louis County. Volunteers are needed to assist with providing the service. Descriptions are written by the new members. When you’re in their area, stop by or call them and welcome them to the chamber.

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.

Friday, July 17 Noon-1 pm Commerce Bank (10185 Gravois) MEMBERS ONLY! RSVP by July 16 info@afftonchamber.com / 314.631.3100 Find out what’s happening in YOUR local government. Great opportunity to connect with your legislator in a small group setting! Attend with or without a “brown bag” lunch.

WELCOME NEW TEACHERS Help welcome the new teachers to the area schools by providing promotional items (not flyers or business cards) for a Welcome bag from the Chamber & our members. The Chamber usually provides a copy of the current directory and an Affton map. If you would like to provide items for one or all of the schools, please deliver them to the Chamber office by July 31. Call the office or watch your Weekly Update for the number of new teachers!

JB BLAST Friday, July 3, 2015 7 pm @ JB Park Amphitheatre

Thanks to the following businesses and organizations for renewing their memberships. Year joined is in parentheses. Listed renewals are May 23-June 24.

Holsome Health Holistic Spa & Boutique (2014) RockShow Academy (2011) Shop N Save (2011)


Enjoy music under the stars in the Veterans Memorial Amphitheater in Jefferson Barracks Park and a brilliant fireworks display to celebrate our country’s birth! Concessions will be available. Call (314) 615-4386 for more information. Admission is FREE

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

Affton Chamber of Commerce is becoming a part of the Chamber Nation © by implementing new management software. It will help the staff optimize their time and provide additional benefits to members!

New Benefits include:

 Update Your Company Information & Contacts  Upload Logo, Pictures & Video’s  Offer Coupons & Discounts  Post Job Opportunities  Submit Press Releases or Post Articles  Register For Events Online (Online Payments Coming Soon)  Post Your Events to a Community Calendar

You can do all of this and more through the Special Member Area with the User Friendly Interface!

But wait, there’s more…

 Take advantage of the Traffic Catcher System (TCS) for FREE! If you DON’T have a website, Chamber Nation will set up a landing page for you. If you DO have a website, Chamber Nation will link it to your existing site.

Watch your inbox for the Special Invitation with your user name and temporary password to activate your additional benefits!

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


Meet and Greet at Dr. John G’Sell


AMBASSADOR PROGRAM  Looking for a fun way to interact with other Chamber members?

 Interested in meeting new and existing businesses at the Chamber?

Become a Chamber Ambassador Today! Call the Chamber office 314.631.3100

NEXT EVENT: August 18th at American Eagle Credit Union


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

Thank you to everyone who attended the

Sponsored by:

Hosted by:

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


Thank You!

to everyone who braved the weather and participated in this year’s tournament...you’re the best! HOLE SPONSORS

2015 GOLF COMMITTEE Chair - Marty Carr, DECA Realty Trevor Willingham, Farmers Insurance Ed Jardon, Jardon Accounting & Tax Carrie Carrigan, Great Southern Bank Jerry Reinker, Senior Health & Long Term Rachel Lovelace, Neighbors Credit Union Lunch Sponsor: Saint Louis Bread Company-Grasso Plaza Dinner Sponsor: Andre’s Banquets & Catering Dessert Sponsor: Federhofer’s Bakery Hole-in-One Sponsor: Bommarito Chevrolet South Beverage Tent Sponsor/Cooler of Fun: Delmar Gardens & Garden Villa’s South Beverage Cooler Sponsor: American Eagle Credit Union


Specialty Hole Sponsor: Great Southern Bank Sam’s Club #8205 Friendship Village-Sunset Hills Scorecard Sponsor: St. Anthony’s Medical Center Golf Ball Sponsor: Timothy J. Kinealy, CPA

Donated by: Delmar Gardens & Garden Villa’s South


American Eagle Credit Union Commerce Bank DECA Realty Domian Paving Inc. Eagle Bank & Trust Friendship Village Sunset Hills John G’Sell, DDS Gapsch CARSTAR Collision Great Southern Bank Harster Heating & Cooling Insurance Concepts, Dick Walkenbach J&J Construction & Remodeling Kenrick’s Meats & Catering Laborers’ Local 110 Roger Lahr, Attorney At Law MB Health McDonald’s – Mackenzie Pointe Midwest BankCentre Park Forest Apartments & Townhomes Sam’s Club #8205 SSM St. Clare Health Center The UPS Store-Grasso Plaza American Eagle Credit Union Are We There Yet? LLC Crestside Heating & Cooling Dane Huxel – State Farm DECA Realty Essex Industries Great Southern Bank Happy Joe’s Pizza Holsome Health Holistic Spa & Boutique Imo’s Pizza McDonald’s – Mackenzie Pointe Midwest BankCentre Neighbors Credit Union Oberweis Home Delivery Sales Pasta House Corporate Quail Creek Golf Club Spectrum Business

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


MB Health St. Anthony’s Medical Center

VOLUNTEERS Dane Huxel – State Farm Dick Walkenbach – Insurance Concepts Jake Baretich – J&J Construction & Remodeling Kayla Lackner-American Eagle Credit Union Lisa Graf – Crestside Heating & Cooling Rachel Lovelace – Neighbors Credit Union Sherry Bollasina – SOZO Global Sheryl Taylor – American Cancer Society Sue Young – Crestside Heating & Cooling Susie Duggan – Oberweis Home Delivery Sales Tammy Scott – Holsome Health Holistic Spa & Boutique Terri Ems—Volunteer

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


Boxes with 8,000 directories arrived at the Chamber office in early June. Members should receive their copy around the same time as this newsletter. Almost 1,500 directories were mailed to the new residents in 63123 from the past 2 years. Stacks for residents/customers are being distributed to member financial institutions, directory advertisers, and Affton libraries. If you would like to have a stack at your location, please contact the Chamber office. Thanks to Lynn Leaderbrand for designing the directory cover.


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…


Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Respect their time & talents!


Always have your name in your email address. Make it easy to remember you!

Facebook - Use it - personal & business pages. You never know where your next customer will come from!


Interested in becoming a member of the Affton Chamber Board of Directors? Let us know by calling or emailing the office! The nominating committee will be putting together a list of names soon. Qualifications:  Must be a member in good standing (dues are current) for at least one year as of January 1, 2016. Responsibilities:  Three year term with 2 term limit.  Monthly board meeting on first Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm.  Frequent attendance at Chamber meetings and events.  Chair or co-chair a committee. If you have any questions or would like more information, please call or email the Chamber office by July 15.

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

24-7 Animal & Pest Control Great Southern Bank Deca Realty O’Connor Insurance Farmers Insurance-Trevor Willingham State Farm Insurance-Dane Huxel John G’Sell, DDS Howard Stein, Independent Insurance Broker Juice Plus+, Tim Peniston 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. 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. 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 Company—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. 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 discount card we sent you 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 St. Clare Health Center Syberg’s an eating & drinking company


QUARTERLY New Resident Mailing ...Andre’s South Banquet Center for the delicious lunch at the June meeting.

$35 Print on BOTH SIDES to maximize your exposure.

200 half-page flyers*

No larger than 8½”x5½” on 20 lb. paper

Deliver to Chamber office by

July 15 @ 1 pm *$70 for 200 full-page flyers (must be folded)

FLYERS tell residents about your products or services COUPONS track your results & attract new customers MENUS an abridged version to entice new diners

The 50/50 amount of $58 was won by Pam VonderHaar of Evren Senol RE/MAX Results. Janet Johnson of Mehlville-Oakville Alumni Assocation won a gallon of chocolate milk donated by Oberweis Home Delivery Sales.

...Anna Strackeljahn of the St. Louis County Library, Marty Carr of Deca Realty, Dr. Steve Brotherton of the Affton School District, and Larry Chapman of Chapman Ventures for presenting Affton Renewed! at the June meeting. ...State Senator Scott Sifton for being the guest legislator at the June Brown Bag Lunch. ...Commerce Bank for hosting the June Brown Bag Lunch. ...John G’Sell DDS for hosting the June Meet & Greet Breakfast. ...Tory Carr, daughter of Marty Carr from Deca Realty, for helping prepare goody bags for the golf tournament. ...Tammy Scott of Holsome Health Holistic Spa & Boutique for helping prepare the Community Directory mailing. ...Syberg’s an eating & drinking company for providing meeting space for our Board of Directors meeting. …Renewal by Andersen for sponsoring the June Social Hour. ...American Eagle Credit Union for donating and delivering a file cabinet to the Chamber office. ...Southern Floral Shop for providing bows & ribbon for the Chamber’s ribbon cuttings.

Affton School District Janet Broderick Scholarship Recipients: Alayna Chapie | Johnathon Frey | Katherine McAlister Bayless School District Affton Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Recipients: Felicia Johler | Jenny Ho | Ismar Sehovic

County Councilman Kevin O’Leary won 6 months of home delivery donated by Oberweis Home Delivery Sales. Want to see your name mentioned here? Attend a meeting, buy 50/50 tickets & win OR donate an item for the attendance prize drawing.


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. AFFTON CHRISTIAN CHURCH Food Truck Thursday is Thursday, July 16, 4:30-7:30 pm at Affton Christian Church (9825 Tesson Ferry). Food trucks scheduled: Curbside Cookery, Locoz Tacoz & Destination Desserts. For more information, call 314.631.5777. INDIAN HILLS SWIM CLUB Summer Camp session will be held July 6-10 and July 20-24. Two options are available during those weeks: 9-12pm ($85/ week) or 9-3pm ($155/week). Kids Night Out! is Saturday, July 18, 5-9:30 pm. $25/child includes, pizza, swimming and FUN! Non-members welcome! For more information, call 314.544.9177. BETHESDA HEALTH GROUP FREE Personal Emergency Medical Kits are available through BethesdaHealth.org/safety. These kits provide essential data including patient info, medications, allergies, emergency contacts, physicians, and medical history to first responders in case of an emergency.

AFFTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY Oakland House Open Luncheon is Thursday, July 23 at Oakland House (7801 Genesta). 11 am Tour, 12 Noon Lunch. $15 per person includes the tour. Open to everyone and provide a wonderful opportunity to meet up with friends, celebrate a special event or just treat yourself. Menu varies with the season and includes salad, entree, dessert & coffee or tea. Please make reservations 2 weeks in advance by calling Dot Huebener at 314.300.8213. Independence Day Breakfast Buffet is Saturday, July 4, 8-11 am at Oakland House (7801 Genesta). $15 per person ($6 for 10 & under) includes delicious homemade country style buffet featuring Dr. Dan, The Pancake Man, who will make edible art for you to enjoy using only batter and a griddle! Entertainment provided by The Banjo Kids! Oakland House Tours and Silent Auction. Paid Reservations due July 1. For more information, call Charlie Brown at 314.353.2636. ROCKSHOW ACADEMY Three sessions of Ice Princess Camp are being held July 2024, 27-31, and August 3-7, 9 am-12 noon at RockShow Academy (8809 Gravois). Come sing, dance, learn & play! For ages 4-12. See rockshowacademy.com for more info! Karaoke Night is Friday, July 31, 7-11 pm at RockShow Academy (8809 Gravois). All ages welcome! Admission is $7 in advance, $10 at the door. To reserve your spot, call 314.875.9024 or email rockshowacademy@gmail.com.

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.

Affton School District is pleased to announce that the Affton Board of Education has earned the 2015 Outstanding Board of Education Award in Teaching, Learning and Assessment from the Missouri School Board Association (MSBA).

Find out more about our members, events, and the community by becoming a fan of the Chamber on Facebook

10% Discount to Affton Chamber Members

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


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Happy Anniversary to… Carondelet Park Rec Plex ... 90; Gateway Metro Federal Credit Union … 80; Citizens National Bank … 60; Dave Mungenast St. Louis Honda … 50; Happy Joe’s Pizza … 40; Mackenzie Dental Group … 30; A Plus Printing Services … 20; Mops In Motion … 20; Arnold Air … 10; The UPS Store-Grasso Plaza … 10.

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.

All Around Town................................................... 11 Bits N Pieces........................................................ 11 Calendar ................................................................ 1 Member to Member Discounts ............................... 9 New Members ........................................................ 2 Pictures ............................................................... 4-7 Renewing Members ............................................... 2 Thanks ................................................................. 10


2015 CHAMBER OFFICERS 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 BOARD MEMBERS 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 President

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