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President’s Report – December 2019

President’s Report – December 2019

Hello December! It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The holidays bring so much hope for what’s to come.  Hopefully, this season allows you to stop from your busy day-to-day and cherish those most dear to you.  As we look ahead and close out 2019, I want to thank you for working, living, and serving our North County community.  Together, we are making a difference for our community and look forward with anticipation for 2020.

Just a reminder, we are still collecting new toys and cleaning supplies for are area member non-profits! Our non-profits do so much for those in need in our community, please drop by the chamber office until December 16th and help us give the gift of joy and hope!

Please be sure to sign up for our December Luncheon as we will present the State of the Chamber: Where you’re Investments are Invested! The luncheon will be at Norwood Hills Country Club on December 18th at 11 a.m.  We will also have our Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest that afternoon, so please sign up and celebrate the last Chamber luncheon of 2019!

This year’s Nite of Stars Masquerade Ball was incredible! If you were unable to attend this once a year event, it was spectacular and absolutely magical! Our committee did such a wonderful job creating a memorable evening.  Thanks to Chair, Kitty Harrison for spearheading such a wonderful event and to all the committee members, Board of Directors, and chamber members that donated, gave and volunteered to make the event a success.  We couldn’t have pulled off Nite of Stars without you and of course, Jaime and Danielle worked tirelessly to make sure that no detail was missed.  We danced the evening away with DJ Scott Palermo, while Kent Miller Photography captured the evening forever!  Thank you to Jon Vogt and Patty Sosa for making the ambiance of the evening so magical! We also had a photo booth sponsored by Delmar Gardens! Specials thanks to everyone that donated silent and live auction items!

Special thanks to Table Centerpiece Sponsor: Dooley’s Florist & Gifts; Hallucination Station Bar Sponsors: Fogarty’s House of Vapor, and Hendel’s Restaurant; The Sweet Spot Candy Sponsor: Sugary Bliss Candy Buffet; Auction Sponsor: Specialists of North County & Behavioral Health; Table Décor Sponsor: Catering To You Banquet Center; and Valet Sponsor: SSM Health DePaul Hospital – St. Louis

Thank you to our amazing volunteers: Dr. Elizabeth Perkins, Huvona Watkins, Suzy Snow, Dhari Pearson, Kevin Green, Dana & Rod Grimm, Joe Jenkins, and Mikey Berliner! Y’all are the best!

Thank you to our 2020 Partners: Elite Sponsor Christian Hospital; Premier Partner SSM Health DePaul Hospital – St. Louis; Gold Partner – Garden Plaza of Florissant; Executive Partners: Delmar Gardens North Family, Emerson Family YMCA, Gary’s Auto Service, Handyman TrueValue Hardware; Life Development Support Center, Inc; St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley, US Bank, and Valley Industries.  Small Business Partners: 1st Financial Federal Credit Union; Citizens National Bank; Denny & Associates; Dooley’s Florist & Gifts; Goldmark Enterprises; Paramount Bank; St. Catherine Retirement Community; Trinity Catholic High School; and Vantage Credit Union.

Also, please note that the Chamber office will be closed for the season From Tuesday, December 24th until Wednesday, January 1st, 2020! See you all in 20!!!

I leave you with my last quote for the year: “Remember when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received, only what you have given; a full heart, enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice, and courage” – Saint Francis of Assisi

Venus Martz
Chamber President

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