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President’s Report – October 2021

President’s Report – October 2021

It’s October! Bring out all things pumpkin spiced including lattes, pies, and candles! What a year it’s been!! It’s crazy that it’s the last quarter in 2021! But we’ve learned, we’ve sanitized, we’ve vaccinated, and we’re coming out swinging and better than before! As we near the departure of 2021, our Community Service Committee is asking for donations for our Holiday Toy Drive. From October 1st to December 11th, drop off new, un-wrapped toys to the Greater North County Chamber office to help families in need in our community for the 2021 Holiday Season!

Thank you to everyone that attended 2021’s Women’s Empowerment Seminar!   Thank you to our presenting sponsors: the Emerson Family YMCA and event sponsor SSM Health DePaul Hospital.

Lunch sponsors: Ameriprise Financial Services, Beauty Supply Refresh LLC, and Central Bank.  Our Dessert Sponsors: Right Handyman Service, Terrabis, and the Walker Scottish Rite Clinic at Maryville University.

I’d like to thank all our speakers: Kenny Brown – A.R.C. Angels Foundation, Jorina Celeridad – Girls Getta Grip, Dr. Robyn Lawrence – Get Well Family Chiropractic, Halina Conti – Ameriprise Financial, and Kaelyn Winter – SSM Health!  And of course, thanks to our Women’s Empowerment Seminar Chair, Halina Conti for all her support and hard work! This event wouldn’t have been a success without Jaime and Danielle, that give 1001% of their energy!

We are partnering with the City of Florissant for their 2021 Boo Bash on October 22nd from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Sunset Park! The cost to participate is $5 for businesses! If you would like to join in the fun, call the Chamber office and we’ll forward you the application form!

Sign up now for our Membership Meeting on October 20th at Catering To You! Guest speakers will be Dr. Jeff Pittman, Chancellor of St. Louis Community College and Hart Nelson, Vice Chancellor of Workforce Solutions at St. Louis Community College to talk about Workforce Development in the region.  The meeting will be sponsored by St Louis Community College at Florissant Valley and our non-profit organization is Good Shepherd Art Center.  Be sure to sign up now!

Please join us for October’s Business After Hours on Thursday, October 14th at 5 p.m. at Helfer’s in Florissant! Stay for 5 minutes or hang out with us for 2 hours!

Be sure to get your professional head shot taken on November 5th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Chamber Office.  $40 professional photos taken by none other than Kent Miller Photography! Call us to reserve your spot at 314-831-3500.  It will be clean and safe and social distanced!

I leave you with this, “It is our choices that show us what we truly are far more than our abilities” – Albus Dumbledore.

Happy Halloween everyone!

Venus Martz

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