President’s Report – September 2019
Hello September! It is my absolute favorite time of the year with warm summer air turning crisp and falling into autumn. We had a successful Career Fair in August! Thanks to event sponsor The City of Florissant and presenting sponsor A Savvy Employment Solution’s. A special thanks to committee members Dr. Elizabeth Perkins, Brian Douglas, Yolanda Allen-Jackson, Bob McGartland, Dr. Joycelyn Pugh-Walker, and Julie Berthold. We had free seminar/workshops during the event: Retooling Your Career, Resume Writing, and Selling Yourself: Resume Building, Interview Tips, and Soft Skills. Thanks to our moderators Dr. Elizabeth Perkins, St. Louis Community College; and Rebecca Zoll, North County Inc. A special thanks to all our panelists for the day: Lysa Young-Bates, St. Louis Community College; Robert Lee, Missouri Job Center; Ellen Lutzow, The Lutzow Law; Phillip C. Boyd, Ferguson-Florissant School District; and Latoya Anthony, Chik Fil A.
Ladies! Reserve your calendar for Friday, September 13th for the Chamber’s Annual Women’s Empowerment Seminar: Taking to Wheel of Your Life! Presented by The City of Ferguson and sponsored by SSM Health DePaul Hospital and North County Inc. We have lined up phenomenal speakers for the day with Lisa Moehlenkamp, Fleishman Hillard; Dr. JoAnna Thomas, Lifestyle Chiropractic and Fitness; Dr. Betsy Krebs, SSM Health DePaul Hospital; Diane Distl and Theresa Throgmorgan, Beck Estate Planning and Elder Law; and a fashion and make-up show by celebrity make-up artist Nettie Kelley, Nettie Kelley Make-up Studio. Call the chamber office today! Sponsorships are available.
We are also looking to fill 5 new board seats. You must be a Chamber member in good standing (Associate members and members that are less than a year are not eligible). The five new directors will take their seat in January 2020 and serve a 3-year term. A nominating committee will select the new board members, if you are interested, please fax/e-mail/drop off your nomination form.
Sign up now for our Membership Luncheon on September 18th at at Catering To You! It will be a speed networking event, so bring your business cards! Luncheon sponsor will be SSM Health DePaul and the non-profit of the month is the St. Ferdinand Thanksgiving Dinner and the Dwight E Patton Foundation.
Please join us for September’s Business After Hours on Thursday, September 12th at Steve Robbins in Old Florissant from 5-7 p.m. Bring a friend, a spouse or a colleague! The more the merrier!
Be sure to sign up for our upcoming Social Media Seminar on Thursday, September 5th at 9:30 a.m. at the Chamber office. This is a free seminar, but space is limited, so please call us at 314-831-3500.
As the change of season begins, I leave you with this quote said best by Albert Einstein, “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”