President’s Report – May 2021
The merry, merry month of May is here! We had a wonderful April, filled with events, seminars and networking opportunities!
We had the most successful Music Trivia to date, sponsored again by SSM DePaul Health Center and DJ’d by our one and only Big Papa G! A big thanks to Mayor Tim Lowery and the City of Florissant for helping us move the event from the JFK Center to the Eagan Center to allow for more folks while still adhering to social distancing guidelines!
You will not want to miss next year’s fun and games and food and prizes! Thanks to the Chair of the event chair: Tom Gilliland and committee members Bret Berigan from Christian Hospital, Dana Grimm from the Daniel and Henry Co, and Mike Moehlenkamp from Gary’s Auto. A special thank you to our volunteers: Dana Grimm with the Daniel and Henry Co, Scott Palermo with A Skeetz Production, Tom Gilliland with Vivial, Mike and Lisa Moehlenkamp with Gary’s Auto, Derick and Ronna Wellman with Amore Pizza, Carl Lathan with Hope Hospice, Mary Keirath with Seniors Helping Seniors, Rebecca Zoll with North County Inc, Heike Janis with the Ferguson-Florissant School District, Lisa Collier with Grand Center Toastmaster’s Club 5000, Mikey Berliner, and Joe Jenkins, and all the family and friends that helped set up or break down. We couldn’t have pulled off this successful event without you! A HUGE shout to Jaime Jenkins and Danielle Berliner for all their hard work and creativity! We partied like it was 1999!!!
We were also delighted to present our 2021 Scholarship award winners their monies during our April Luncheon. The awardees were truly amazing young individuals! Congratulations to Merit Scholarship Winners: Morgan McKenzie, Hazelwood Central High School; Emily Yn, Villa Duchesne High School; Jayce Barnes, Trinity Catholic High School; Perseverance Recipient: Ja’Nya Hill, Riverview Gardens High School; Humanitarian Recipient: Lozell Stiles III, Hazelwood Central High School; and the Florissant Jaycees awarded Lauren Swindle, Trinity Catholic High School! Special thanks to our chair Bret Berigan and the amazing committee that read through over 50 applicants in January!
The City of Florissant and the Greater North County Chamber of Commerce will host its 2021 Business Showcase and Career Fair on Saturday, May 15th, 2021 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Florissant James J. Eagan Center located at 1 James J. Eagan Drive, Florissant, MO 63033.
At 9 a.m., A Career Workshop, “How to put your best foot forward when searching for a job” will be presented by Thomas Pullen and Michelle Martin Bonner from the St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley. 2021 Presenting Sponsors are North County Inc., St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley, and Veterans United Home Loans.
Member Vendor tables start at $99. If you’re interested, please call the Chamber office at 314-831-3500 or CLICK HERE.
Sign up now for the “Legal Seminar” with attorney Rick Dorsey. It’s free and space is limited! Thursday, May 13th at 9:30 a.m. at the Chamber office located on 420 W Washington in Florissant.
A Friday is always better when you’re out in the sunshine! Spend your day golfing with us on Friday, June 4th at the Florissant Golf Course, shot-gun start at 10 a.m. Thank you to event sponsor SSM Health DePaul Hospital! CLICK HERE or call us at 314-831-3500.
Last, but certainly not least, we are collecting Back to School items this quarter. Please drop donations off at the Chamber office located at 420 Washington Street, Florissant, MO 63031.
A big HAPPY WORKAVERSARY To our very own, Danielle Berliner for making up our Dream Team at the office! 3 Years down, 30 more to go!
I leave you with this quote from Henry David Thoreau, “This world is but a canvas for our imagination!”