Volume 3, Issue 2
Sikeston Regional Chamber “Where Southern Hospitality
Celebrating 100 Years of Service!
February Spirit Award: Sikeston BMU Linemen
The Sikeston community has been blessed during this year’s winter months. Experiences as the ice storm of 2009, remains as a reminder that even though temperatures are below freezing, it could always be worse.
In This Issue 2- Shop, Sell, & Support Local 2- Calendar of Events 3- SRC At-A-Glance 3– Farmer’s Recognition Awards 4– Vision Sikeston 5– Annual Awards Banquet Nominations 5– 2014 City Map 5 & 6- Board of Directors & Staff 6- Newsletter Sponsors 6- Welcome New Members
Pictured: BMU linemen performing routine duties
Taking precautions, through maintenance of power lines and electrical equipment, BMU displays diligence as they serve the citizens of Sikeston.
That service would not be possible with out the allegiance of their skilled linemen. In the midst of mother nature’s worst, BMU’s linemen are called to duty. These men work tirelessly long hours to ensure the power, that provides modern day comforts and conveniences, doesn't go out. Gratitude for their service should not go unspoken. To the linemen serving the City of Sikeston, we sincerely thank you!
Local Highlights Why do we celebrate?
In 1796, to honor our first U.S. president, citizens began celebrating George Washington’s birthday. Therefore, making it a nationally recognized holiday.
Didn’t get the chance to tryout for American Idol? It’s your lucky day! Talent Auditions will be held February 22, for the Kenny Rogers Children’s Center Telethon, located at the West Park Mall in Cape Girardeau.
The Federal Government later re-established this celebration, in 1880, to honor all U.S. presidents. Therefore, If selected, contestants will renaming it President’s Day. perform live, on March 29, at the KRCC Telethon. Let us remember our founding fathers as we enjoy this day away from the desk.
Dr. Ben Carson Take advantage of the opportunity to listen to Dr. Ben S. Carson, author of America the Beautiful, shares insights from his incredible life journey to explore what is good about America and where we have gone astray. This event will take place on February 22, at the Sikeston Field House.
Shop, Sell, & Support Local
Historic Downtown Sikeston is Hosting a delicious event you don’t want to miss, February 7-8. The Valentine Chocolate Walk is sure to satisfy your cravings for
sweet deals and yes, chocolate treats! Enter, at participating downtown shops, for a chance to win the virtuous grand prize for the Valentine in your life.
Sikeston Area Calendar of Events
18– Land Clearance Redevelopment Meeting 19– Compost Site Open
3– Library Board Meeting
20– Vision for Tomorrow S.P.I.C. Meeting
3– City Council Meeting
22– Dr. Ben Carson to speak in Sikeston
6– Common Core Educational Meeting
22- Kenny Roger Telethon Idol Auditions
7 & 8- Valentines Day Chocolate Walk
24– Board of Adjustments Meeting
8– Compost Site Open
24– City Council Work Session
10– Housing Authority Meeting
25– Tourism Advisory Board Meeting
10– Park Board Meeting 11- Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting 11– BMU Board Meeting
25– VNA Grief Support Group Meeting 28– Final Friday Coffee
14– Valentines Day 17– City Offices Closed: President’s Day Visit www.Sikeston.net for more event details
SRC At-A-Glance February 14 February 17 New Website Reveal Closed www.sikeston.net Presidentâ€™s Day
February 28 Final Friday Coffee @ 8:00am-9:00am Host: Parengo Coffee 109 W. Malone
Farmerâ€™s Recognition Luncheon
During the January member luncheon, SRC was honored to present the 2013 awards to the following individuals:
Agri Service Award Ken Walters
Farm Woman of the Year Sheila Beggs
Sikeston Jaycee Outstanding Young Farmer Taylor Burke
Farm Family of the Year The Rinehart Family
Board of Directors Executive Committee
Annual Awards Banquet Nominations Nomination forms are available at the Chamber office for the following categories: Small Business of the Year Business of the Year Civic Group of the Year Citizen of the Year SRC Volunteer of the Year Lifetime Achievement Community Volunteer of the Year
President: Mike McReynolds, Mike Rentals, Inc. Vice President: Justin Taylor, Edward Jones SRC Investments 2014 Please submit your nominations 2nd Vice to the Chamber by March 3, 2014. President: Mackenzie Scherer, Shelter Insurance Secretary/Treasurer: Lisa Heuring, Missouri 2014 City Map Delta Medical Center At Large: Debbie Glenn, Manpower Dear SRC Members: At Large: Larry Eby The Sikeston Regional Chamber is in the process of producing the city map for Clarity Telecom Additional Voting Directors Beth Johnson, Mitchell Insurance Cindy Farrenburg, Slusher Inc. Zach Fayette, Focus Bank Jacob Priday, Monsanto Matt Tanner, First State Community Bank Mike Tomaszewski, Tetra Pak Laura Collins, Willow & Co. Ben Alcorn, ESI.Comm Brooke Buchanan, Personal Expressions Todd Mueller, Do it Best Corp.
2014. This map covers Sikeston/Miner and the communities within a 10-mile radius. We will be printing 12,000 city maps which will be circulated over the duration of two years. This presents a great opportunity for local merchants to show newcomers, existing consumers, and tourists what their business has to offer. These maps are distributed at the Chamber office, area hotels, museums, libraries, and various area businesses. As we have discovered in recent years, current and future residents, tourists, and potential businesses have been very receptive of this resourceful map therefore, creating an increased demand. We are excited about the new design concept for the 2014 maps; larger, glossy, in color, and a more user friendly format. The cost of the ads has increased due to these improvements and the 24 month campaign shelf life. Pricing of ad opportunities vary based upon the size desired. Ad sizes and pricing are as listed below. If your business wishes to place an ad in the 2014 map, please contact the Chamber office.
Advertising Opportunities Small (2 ¼ in. x 1 ½ in.) $300 Medium (3 ¼ in. x 2in.) $600 Large- four available (3 ½ in. x 4in.) $900 Full Fold- three available (3 ½ in. x 9in.) $1,300
Terry Williams, Southern Bank Tim Mitchell, Heartland Wood Products Ex-Officio Clyde Hawes, New Madrid Co. Commissioner Jon Douglass, City of Sikeston Ed Dust, Sikeston Economic Development Frank Tatum, Mayor of Miner Jamie Burger, Scott Co. Commissioner Pastor Rick Lovall, The Sanctuary Pastor John Neeley, Tanner Street Church of God Steve Borgsmiller, SEMO State Sikeston Michelle Reynolds, Three River College Tom Williams, Sikeston Public Schools SRC Staff Executive Director: Susan Glasgow Lawrence Program Director: Kaitlin E. Ray
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