Chair’s Letter – August 2021
“Summertime and the livin’ is easy….*” Yes, the dog days of summer are upon us; the heat and the humidity. Did you know that when Great Britain maintained a Counsel’s Office in St. Louis, its employees received “tropical duty pay” during the summer?
When I was growing up, our family always went on vacation in August. It was the time of year when the business where my father worked slowed down enough that he could take time off. So, there we were going on a trip, quite often to the Lake of the Ozarks, and dreading the day after Labor Day when school would start.
No such August slow-down is taking place in your Chamber this month. On August 5, we have our Scholarship Bowl at Crest Lanes. Sponsorships are still available. Just call the Chamber Office. August 10th is our Women In Networking lunch at Amore Pizza. On August 12th we have our Business After Hours at Dooley’s Florists. August 18th is our monthly Membership Lunch, this month at Orlando’s. At this time, I don’t know what the program will be, but it will have to be really good to top our July program ?
On August 24th, we will have a MEWA Health Insurance Seminar. If you are looking for health insurance for you and your employees, you should plan on attending. We are having our New Member Orientation on the 25th. Come and learn more about your Chamber. Both of these events will be held at the Chamber Office. Call the office for reservations. Finally, on the 26th we will have our FUEL Lunch at Cugino’s.
Looking ahead to September, it is not to early to make your reservations for our 8th annual Women’s Empowerment Seminar. Sponsorship and Vendor packages are available through the Chamber Office.
So, as you can see, August is a very full month. Also, don’t forget that we can always use help on our committees.
*“Porgy and Bess” by George and Ira Gershwin