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									                                                1299 Bryan Road, O’Fallon, MO 63366 • (636) 240-1818 • www.ofallonchamber.org
                                                A Publication of the O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce                                                      December 2010

    CHAMBER PARTNERS: CenturyLink • City of O’Fallon • Delmar Gardens of O’Fallon • O’Fallon Family YMCA
                                         SSM St. Joseph Hospital West • Suburban Journals • PNC Bank

 Save the Date and Join the Fun for the
                                                                                                                          hold? What about season tickets to the
                                                                                                                          Frontier League Champion River City Ras-
15TH ANNUAL                                                                                                               cals, how about dozen Cocktail Cupcakes
                                                                                                                          from the Bakery Shoppe, a gym member-
                                                                                                                          ship (for those that won’t be offended),
 presented by the O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce                                                                            or some other gift that the recipient will
                                                                                                                          remember for the rest of the year.
Saturday, February 19, 2010                                            I hope this newsletter finds you and your          O’Fallon is home to all kinds of great
7:00 pm to Midnight                                                    family doing well. Have you had an op-             shops. We have the big box retailers that
O’Fallon City Hall                                                     portunity to go through the Celebration of         you can’t go without, and the smaller
                                                                       Lights at Fort Zumwalt Park yet? If not, it is a   mom & pop shops that you wouldn’t want
100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, MO 63366
                                                                       holiday must! Plan on coming by Thursday,          to go without. As I said last month, and will
                                                                       December 16th when Chamber represen-               continue to, please keep your shopping
Black Tie Optional Gala
This event is open to the public. Tickets are $40 per per-             tatives will be working the gate and wel-          dollars local. O’Fallon is a great commu-
son and must be purchased in advance at the Cham-                      coming visitors.                                   nity not only because of the people in it,
ber office located at 1299 Bryan Road in O’Fallon.                                                                        but because of our amenities. Our public
                                                                       On to even more fun stuff- SHOPPING! Yes,          safety is phenomenal, we get to boast
Sample from the area’s best Wineries, Breweries and                    I know I was preaching last month about            seven gorgeous parks, and on top of all
Restaurants. Dance the night away with that special
                                                                       the importance of shopping locally, but            of that our roads are missing potholes! All
someone. View and purchase beautiful art of all types
from local artisans.                                                   it’s a theme that you’ll get used to. If your      of this is possible because of the sales tax
                                                                       Black Friday shopping trip ended with              dollars generated from the folks that are
                                                                       more presents for you than family and              “Keeping it in the O”!
For more information on tickets or                                     friends, and you still have quite a bit of
sponsorship, call the O’Fallon Chamber                                 shopping to do, keep reading!                      I encourage you to Shop Chamber, Shop
of Commerce at (636) 240-1818.                                                                                            Local and Shop Often! For a full list of
                                                                       So, now I’ll ask what you are planning on          O’Fallon Chamber members, please visit
                                                                       getting those hard to buy for people in            our website at www.ofallonchamber.org or
Event proudly sponsored by                                             your life. I would like to encourage you to        call the office at 636-240-1818.
Krey Distributing
                                                                       look beyond the usual. Everyone loves a
                                                                       nice sweater, but how many can a closet                     Erin Williams

     Ribbon Cuttings                                                                                                               President/CEO
                                                                                                                                   O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce

Bernadette Printing Group/Jet Envelope          China King III          Creative Smiles Dental Care             Jesse’s Jewels               Paws & Relax Pet Spa
      601 Cannonball Lane                8626 Veterans Memorial Pkwy       3011 Winghaven Blvd.                2307 Highway K                  1330 Sunburst Dr.
     O’Fallon, Missouri 63366                O’Fallon, MO 63366             O’Fallon, MO 63368                O’Fallon, MO 63366              O’Fallon, MO 63366
           636-542-5900                         636-240-2229                   636-561-6035                      636-272-4880                    636-272-7297
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                                                                           Thank you to all our Ambassadors and Committee
                                                                           members for making 2010 a great year!
                                                                           We truly appreciate all that you do!

                                                                                                                       Chair: Alissa Moore, Liberty Mutual
                                                                                                                       Adam Hopper, PNC Bank
                                                                                                                       Beth Johnson, M&I Bank
14th Annual Art, Wine and Brew Gala                             15th Annual O’Fallon Chamber
                                                                Golf Committee                                         Brent Adams, COUNTRY Financial
Committee Chair: Cheryl Kent, Travel Leaders/
                                                                Committee Chair: Stacee Gilmore, Promotions            Bob Sanders, First State Bank
Jan’s Travel and Cruise
                                                                Pronto                                                 Brian Richardson, KFAV 99.9 FM
Cindy Elking, Quintessential Catering
                                                                Angela Guzman, LongHorn Steakhouse                     Cathy Struckhoff, M&I Bank
David Monahan, Seal Maxx of Greater St. Louis
                                                                Dave Evans, Fitness Experts                            Cindy Elking, Quintessential Catering
Julie Feast, Ameren Missouri
                                                                Dr. Jim Ottomeyer, Frontier Integrated Health          Frank Karll, Suburban Journals
Kelly Nation, Krey Distributing
                                                                Center                                                 Greg Kinder, Autotech Auto Center
Lily Hunter, First National Bank
                                                                Ellen Wade, Delmar Gardens of O’Fallon                 Jeff Arneson, JLJ Technology
Linda Dillon, Commerce Bank
                                                                Joseph Fahrney, Residence Inn-O’Fallon                 Jim Zingg, Sonn Signs
Lori North, O’Fallon Community News
                                                                Kyle Weaver, USA Mortgage                              Kathy Gage, Marvelous Maids
Regina Ruppert, Vintner’s Cellar
                                                                Marty Rueter, Salvation Army                           Kim Starbuck, F&M Bank and Trust
Terry Bell, Pro-Image Solutions
                                                                Rick Oliver, SunRise United Methodist Church           Kristen Ferguson, Schaefer Autobody Centers
                                                                Ron Epps, F&M Bank and Trust                           Kurt Bahr, Kurt Bahr for State Rep.
26th Annual Firecracker 10K, 5K and
1 Mile fun run                                                  Teri Reiter, Delmar Gardens of O’Fallon                Laurie Nobe, Community Living, Inc.
Committee Chair: Shanna Palans, Wharf                                                                                  Lee Lauer, Lauer Financial Services
Pharmacy                                                        1st Annual O’Fallon Chamber                            Linda Dillon, Commerce Bank
Chris Franklin, River City Rascals                              Trivia Committee                                       Mark Crank, Game World Events/Marcos
Dr. Shane Bates, Georgia Chiropractic                           Committee Chair: Tim DeGhelder, St. Charles            Productions
                                                                City-County Library District
Dr. Matthew Nicholson, Back Pain Center                                                                                Maureen Wheeler, US Bank
                                                                Brian Richardson, KFAV 99.9 FM
Heather Deatz, O’Fallon Community News                                                                                 Michael Sicilia, Heartland Bank
                                                                Christine Trotter, USO of Missouri
Jeanne Scrogum, O’Fallon Family YMCA                                                                                   Nina DeAngelo, Reliance Bank
                                                                Greg Kinder, Autotech Auto Center
Lori North, O’Fallon Community News                                                                                    Phil Cantazarro, Gateway Creative
                                                                Mark Crank, Game World Events/ Marcos
Michelle Stuckey, River City Rascals                                                                                   Rick Oliver, SunRise United Methodist Church
Scott Wilcox, Snap Fitness                                                                                             Rose Mack, City of O’Fallon
                                                                Rose Mack, City of O’Fallon
Stacee Gilmore, Promotions Pronto                                                                                      Tom Hogan, Suburban Journals
                                                                Sue Proost, Blue Ribbon Enterprises

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  Members and guests enjoy networking      Missouri Chamber of Commerce employees; Brian                     Non-profit members gave information          Members and guests enjoy networking
and a delicious breakfast at Good Morning Gerau, Jackson, Christine Bryant, Joplin, and Laura                about their organizations during the        at the October Business After Hours event
  O’Fallon, a quarterly breakfast that was Badolato, O’Fallon, receive graduation certificates                    October After Hours event.                held at Delmar Gardens of O’Fallon.
 held at Trigg Banquet Center in O’Fallon.       for Chamber Management Academy.

Members and guest take time for a quick                      Members and guests learn how to retain          Brian Richardson, KFAV 99.9 Fm and Mark        The 1st annual Annual Chamber Trivia
 photo at the October luncheon held at                        customers and get referrals during the       Crank, Gameworld Events/Marcos Productions,      Challenge was a success. Participants
         Old Hickory Golf Club.                                       October luncheon.                    emceed the 1st Annual Chamber Trivia event.        enjoyed 10 greats rounds of fun!

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   The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook. -                                                                        William James

            i e                                   9 Years
                                                  Christian High School
                                                                                                    New Members October
                                                                                                    Accessibility Home          Mississippi Valley

       St o g                                     Iverson-Tomasino-Goerss Eyecare Associates

                                                  8 Years
                                                  COUNTRY Financial

                                                  6 Years
                                                                                                    Sarah Floyd
                                                                                                    PO Box 843
                                                                                                    O’Fallon, MO 63366
                                                                                                                                Curt Darabcsek
                                                                                                                                O’Fallon Resident.
                                                                                                                                O’Fallon, MO 63366
Thank you for renewing your membership            First National Bank of St. Louis
                                                                                                    B&H Cleaning                Mulherin Marble &
in the O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce.
                                                  Hair Saloon For Men                               Bob Bone                    Granite Inc.
Our community continues to prosper                                                                                              Mary Hardy
                                                  Hawkins Construction & Flatwork Contracting Co.   1939 Wentzville Pkwy,
as successful businesses are working to                                                             Suite 160                   105 N. Cool Springs Rd.
strengthen our economic climate; insuring         Huber, Ring, Helm & Co.,P.C.                                                  O’Fallon, MO 63366
                                                                                                    Wentzville, MO 63385
that all citizens enjoy an exceptional quality    5 Years                                           314-565-8327                636-441-3533
of life.                                          Nationwide Insurance – Matt Estal
                                                                                                    Best Friend’s Diner         Nurses and Company
The Board of Directors and Chamber Staff          4 Years                                                                       Cindy Marsh
                                                                                                    Mark Rackovan
would like to thank the following members                                                                                       115 Piper Hill Drive
                                                  Beltone Hearing Aid Center                        10 Country Heights Court
for renewing their Chamber investment this                                                          Lake St. Louis, MO 63367    Suite 200
month. We encourage our members to                Game World Events/ Marcos Productions Inc                                     St. Peters, MO 63376
invest in each other.                             Quintessential Catering                                                       636-926-3722

20 Years                                          SSM St. Charles Clinic Medical Group - Dardenne   Excel Performing Arts
                                                                                                                                O’Fallon Orthodontics
                                                                                                    Anne Callaway
First State Bank                                  3 Years                                                                       Lynn Whelan
                                                                                                    144 O’Fallon Plaza
17 Years                                          Blome International                                                           2410 Hwy K
                                                                                                    O’Fallon, MO 63366
                                                                                                                                O’Fallon, MO 63368
Blue Ribbon Enterprises, LLC                                                                        636-978-4444
                                                  2 Years                                                                       636-978-8381
15 Years
                                                  Morning Star Church                               Fresh Coat Painters
Crider Health Center                                                                                                            O’Fallon To Biz Net
                                                                                                    Jeff Lottmann
                                                  1 Year                                                                        Deanna Spell
10 Years                                                                                            1734 Clarkson Road
                                                  Enterprise Rent-A-Car                                                         120 Abington Drive
El Tio Pepe                                                                                         Suite 112
                                                                                                                                St. Peters, MO 63376
Oasis Office Automation                           Signature Health Services                         Chaesterfield, MO 63017
Save on Mail, Inc.                                Twin Oaks Estate                                  636-256-2500
                                                                                                    Graphics Sign Company       Productions, LLC
                                                                                                    Joyce Lauer                 Mark Sullivan
                                                                                                    538 Salt River Road
                                   Calling all Shoppers…                                            St. Peters, MO 63376
                                                                                                                                2611 Bayshore Blvd,
                                                                                                                                Suite 1101
                                   Before you go shopping this holiday season, check out our        636-278-5441                Tampa, FL 33629
                                   member’s coupons at www.ofallonchamber.org. Click on
                                   the Coupons and Discounts tab to start saving! This page         Laser Vein Center
                                   features various discounts and coupons to a number of local      Thomas Wright               T.C Herring & Assoc.
                                   Chamber Member businesses. Keep checking monthly to find         3449 Pheasant               Terry Herring
                                   discounts to your favorite local businesses.                     Meadow Drive                414 Ancestry Dr.
                                                                                                    Suite 100                   St. Peters, MO 63376
                                                                                                    O’Fallon, MO 63368          636-294-3058

                                       O’ Fallo n Gara ge
                                                                                                                                Villa Theresa
                                                                                                    Marshall Wireless           Cindy Waldron
                                                                                                    Daniel Marshall             206 N. Main
                                                                                                    1836 Wentzville Pkwy.       O’Fallon, MO 63366
                                                 Complete Auto Repair                               Suite C-7                   636-240-5754
                                                                                                    Wentzville, MO 63385
                                     203 S. Main                     Towing Service
                                     O’Fallon, MO 63366               636-278-4400
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                                                                                                                         Notes from the kitchen
                                                                                                                         Bookin’ And Cookin’ With
                                                                                                                         River City Catering/Stumpy’s BBQ
                                    embe t

                                  M       h
                                                                                                                         The Reason For The Season

                                  S                                                                                      At River City Catering/Stumpy’s BBQ, our main focus is
                                                                                                                         providing high quality catered food and beverages, to
                                                                                                                         your specifications at an extremely reasonable price.
Jan Stanczak is the owner of Travel Leaders/Jan’s Travel      agents and personalized service are their trademarks.      There are no orders too small or large. We can stay
and Cruise. With two locations, her Kirkwood and              Whether you need expertise with vacation travel,           and serve, drop off only or you can pick up at one of
                                                                                                                         our convenient locations.
O’Fallon agencies have been dedicated to providing            business travel, a honeymoon or simply an airline
area communities with personalized service for over           ticket, you can feel assured that all your travel needs    All the important food groups are available; Italian,
24 years. It’s been 6 years since Jan relocated one of        will be handled by a travel professional with Travel       BBQ, hot breakfasts, corporate luncheons, appetizers,
her offices to the O’Fallon area. Since then, she has         Leaders/Jan’s Travel and Cruise. For the ladies…           box lunches, wedding and special event planning.
become very involved with the O’Fallon community.             single, widowed, divorced or married to a partner that     Call now to confirm your holiday order, 636-939-3555,
                                                              doesn’t like travel? Give them a call so they can tell     and ask for George!
She’s a member of the O’Fallon Chamber of                     you about their ladies travel club…Girls on the Go!
Commerce, Lake St. Louis-Dardenne Prairie Chamber of                                                                     To wow your friends and family this holiday season,
Commerce, Women’s Business Association, Women Out             Throughout the year, Jan’s offices collect travel sized    try the following recipe the next time you get together
West and Destination WingHaven Business Association.          toiletries (from hotel stays) for the homeless. They are   with them.
In December 2009, she relocated her office within             also currently participating in Warners’ Warm-Up X
                                                                                                                         Penne Pasta, In a Sun-dried Tomato Cream Sauce
O’Fallon to the Boardwalk area in the WingHaven               collecting new and gently used coats for those in need.
neighborhood where she is actively assisting in                                                                          INGREDIENTS:
rejuvenating that area.                                       Jan lives in O’Fallon with her husband, Bob and their      Penne rigata pasta noodles
                                                              two sons.                                                  ½ and ½ cream
 No matter what you’re looking for in your next vacation                                                                 Shredded mozzarella cheese
experience, Travel Leaders/Jan’s Travel and Cruise            Travel Leaders/Jan’s Travel & Cruise.                      Grated parmesan cheese
experts can help you find it! Many of Jan’s agents are        636-561-2626 or online at                                  Sun dried tomatoes
certified Destination Specialists with expertise in various   www.travelleaders.com/ofallonmo                            Fresh chopped parsley
travel destinations around the world. Knowledgeable                                                                      Salt, pepper and garlic granules combo

                                                                                                                         1) Boil noodles in salt water until almost tender-start
                                            Bring your family and friends out for O’FALLON’S ANNUAL                      noodles and water at the same time. 2) Drain water
                                                                                                                         and put noodles right into a Teflon coated cooking
                                            CELEBRATION OF LIGHTS, RUNNING FRIDAY, NOVEMBER                              skillet.
                                            26TH – THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30TH. Celebration of                               3) Add cream to noodles, completely covering the
                                                                                                                         noodles and turn heat to high.
                                            Lights is held in Fort Zumwalt Park and is open Sunday                       4) Add shredded cheese and seasoning. 5) Bring
                                            –Thursday from 6:00-9:00 p.m. and Friday- Saturday, 6:00-                    mixture to a slow bubbling boil, using rubber spatula
                                            10:00 p.m. Walk-thru night is Tuesday, December 14th,                        to stir. 6) When your pasta is bubbling, slowly add
                                                                                                                         parmesan cheese to thicken. Keep in mind that the
                                            cost during walk-thru is $2 per person. Admission for the                    sauce will continue to thicken after you stop adding
                                            Celebration of Lights is as follows: Cars: $9; Vans: $15;                    the cheese 7) Add sun dried tomatoes. 8) Serve
                                                                                                                         immediately, garnish with parsley on the plate, have
                                            Buses: $1per person, minimum of $25.                                         extra parmesan available.

Celebration of Lights is not only a fantastic way to kick off your holiday season, but also a                            You now have a heart warming work of love that can
great way to support local service organizations. Boy Scouts, Optimists, Lions, and Chamber                              be served as a main dish or side with green and red
                                                                                                                         accent (seasonal colors).
are just some of the organizations that will have displays and be able to raise money for
their organizations through the Celebration.                                                                             May god bless you, your family and our Nation.

For more information, contact O’Fallon Parks & Recreation, 636-474-2REC (2732).                                          George
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Matt Ostrander, President of Mick’s Exterminating, attended
                                                                         DECEMBER IS A MONTH OF GIVING AT PNC
                                                                         BANK’S HIGHWAY K & MEXICO BRANCH

                                                                         PNC Bank’s Highway K & Mexico Branch is partnering with
                                                                         the St. Charles County-based Community Living to raise
                                                                                                                                                     BELLEZA SALON NOW CARRIES BARE

                                                                                                                                                     Belleza Salon is excited to announce the arrival of Bare
                                                                                                                                                     Escentuals. Bare Escentuals is all natural mineral based
Dupont’s Launch meeting for AltrisetTM Termiticide in                    funds to enrich the lives of those with disabilities. During                makeup and skin care. Belleza is offering a free $50 makeup
Scottsdale, AZ during the week of September 20th. The new                December, the branch will donate $25 to Community Living                    application with a $50 purchase. Their Holiday gift card
product will be available for pest control professionals use             for each checking account opened. Those opening checking                    special is buy $50 get $10, buy $100 get $25, and buy
in the spring of 2011, and are the first of its kind; with all           accounts also will be entered into a drawing for “$1,000 to                 $200 get $75 in coupons good for any salon service Dec
the power needed to get rid of termites, yet developed to                Pay Your Bills!” Visit the branch at 1400 Mexico Loop Road                  26-Feb 28, 2011. Belleza Salon is now open on Sundays!
minimize harmful effects on the environment. The product’s               East (in front of Lowe’s), or call 636-272-2449.
label contains no warnings or signals regarding harmful effects                                                                                      On December 3rd, Belleza will be holding “Dresses and
produced as a result of the product’s use. It is the first and           About PNC The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (www.                      Diamonds”, a fundraiser for the Cinderella Project. The
only liquid termiticide to be classified as reduced-risk under           pnc.com) is one of the nation’s largest diversified financial               event promises lots of food, drinks and fun! The Cinderella
the U.S. EPA reduced-risk program. Other product benefits                services organizations providing retail and business banking;               Project helps underprivileged girls go to prom. Call Belleza
include termite elimination in less than three months when               residential mortgage banking; specialized services for                      today to find out more about the event, 636-300-3437.
used according to the label, residual protection for more than           corporations and government entities, including corporate
five years and the complete halt of termite feeding within               banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth
hours of the product’s first application. Mick’s Exterminating           management and asset management.
works tirelessly to ensure clients receive the most innovative                                                                                       FRIAR TUCK BEVERAGE’S “FEATURE WINE OF
and effective products on the market for extermination needs.                                                                                        THE MONTH” CLUB
“We are extremely excited to provide this ground-breaking,
environmentally friendly product to our clients,” said Matt              O’FALLON’S CORNUCOPIA OF CARE FOOD DRIVE                                    Every Saturday from 1-5 pm, Friar Tuck offers tastings of 3-4
                                                                         HELPS LOCAL FAMILIES                                                        wines and 2-3 beers at no charge. Also, being a member of
Ostrander. “Having a pest infestation can be a daunting
and stressful situation for people; Mick’s Exterminating                                                                                             the “Feature Wine of the Month” club saves you 25-35% on
                                                                         With the holidays approaching, O’Fallon-area residents,                     select wines every month. There is no fee to join! Stop by
is dedicated to reducing this stress, and to providing the
                                                                         organizations, schools and businesses are invited to donate                 Friar Tuck today to sign up, 4635 Highway K. You can reach
best solution for our client’s needs.” Mick’s Exterminating
                                                                         non-perishable canned or boxed food and personal care                       them by phone at 636-300-4300.
offers over 35 years of providing professional residential and
                                                                         items to O’Fallon’s10th Annual Cornucopia of Care Food
commercial pest control solutions. To learn more about Mick’s
                                                                         Drive. The drive, which is directed by the City’s Volunteer
Exterminating, visit www.micksexterminating.com or call us
                                                                         Services Department, will be held Monday, November 8,
at 636.978.5700 for St. Charles County, 636.528.2700                                                                                                 THOMAS KINKADE/HUMBLE HEART GALLERY
                                                                         through Saturday, December 18.
in Lincoln County and for other surrounding areas, dial
800.291.5712.                                                                                                                                        To Celebrate Thomas Kinkade Humble Heart Gallery’s
                                                                         “Donating food and personal care items helps families who
                                                                         are struggling to pay bills stretch their budget a little more,             6th Anniversary and New Location, the Gallery is all
                                                                         and still have food on the table,” said Kathy Halstead,                     DECKED out for the Holidays. Stop in at our New location
THERE’S A LOT HAPPENING AT BIG RIVER –                                   O’Fallon’s Manager of Volunteer Services. “The donations                    at 2309 Hwy K, O’Fallon, Mo. in front of Ashley Furniture.
O’FALLON THIS FALL!                                                      are distributed to people in our own community, including                   New Christmas items arriving daily starting at $4.99. Along
                                                                         seniors, single parents, and families.”                                     with the Newest Releases, a collection of some hard to find
On September 29, Big River Running was voted the 2010 Best                                                                                           paintings that have been sold out for years are on display.
Runners Store by The Riverfront Times! We are so appreciative of         Items may be dropped off at the following sites:                            For more information call us at 636.379.2002 or visit www.
those who voted for us. This award means a lot to us and it belongs                                                                                  humbleheartgallery.com
as much to our customers as it does to us. You are all a part of the     O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street
Big River community. Don’t forget to check out our ever-growing          Renaud Spirit Center, 2650 Tri Sports Circle
Monday Night Group Run/Walk. Join us at the store every Monday           Lindell Bank O’Fallon, 4521 Highway K
at 6:00 p.m. for a four or six-mile loop in O’Fallon. And while          Fox’s Pizza Den, 1120 Technology Drive, Ste. 119
you’re at the store, take a look at our brand new fall apparel. It’s
time to break-out the long sleeves, gloves and hats! Have you            Donations also are welcome at the following events:                               Helping seniors maintain their independence
finished your half or full marathon training? Then now is the time
to get fitted for a new pair of shoes. Our experienced staff is always   The Tree Lighting Ceremony at O’Fallon City Hall, 6 – 8 p.m.
happy to assist you with your running or walking needs.                  on November 17

Finally, starting in October Big River Running will be collecting        The Celebration of Lights in Fort Zumwalt Park, November
cans of food for Operation Food Search. Stop by and drop-off a           26 – December 30 (closed December 25); get $1 off the
                                                                                                                                                                                                Call Right at Home
canned good in one of our big, blue containers. As always, if you        cost of drive-through admission Wednesday through Sunday 1 to 24 hours of service/ Live In Services
have any questions please call the O’Fallon store at                     with a donation. Gates open at 6:30 p.m.                 Med Reminders Dementia/Alzheimer’s Care                    636-379-9955
                                                                         Contact Volunteer Services at (636) 379-5507, or volunteer@ofallon. Veteran? Call to see if you qualify for          info@rahstcharles.com
636.379.3888 or go to our website at www.bigriverrunning.com.
                                                                         mo.us, or visit www.ofallon.mo.us/Volunteer for more information.   the VA Aid & Attendance Benefit!        www.rightathome.net/stcharles

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    Board of Directors
         EXECUTIVE BOARD                           Stacee Gilmore
                                                  Promotions Pronto
           Russ Craven
      Chairman of the Board                        Adam Hopper
       Craven and Associates                         PNC Bank                                                                          December 2010
    Julie Feast, 1st Vice Chair
                                                     Jon Kruse
                                                   St. Louis Rams
                                                                             Wednesday, December 1st                           Monday, December 13th
                                                                             Business Partners Meeting, call for information   Afternoon Leads Group
   Cindy Elking, 2nd Vice Chair                                                                                                Chamber Office
                                                    Larry Nolte
      Quintessential Catering                                                8:00-9:00 am                                      12:00-1:00 pm
                                            Bank of Old Monroe - O’Fallon
    Nick Ippolito, Treasurer
                                                   Richard Oliver            Thursday, December 2nd                            Tuesday, December 14th
   Managerial Accounting Services
                                           SunRise United Methodist Church                                                     December General Membership Luncheon
                                                                             Morning Leads Group                               Stegton Regency Banquet Center
      Cheryl Kent, Secretary
Travel Leaders/Jan’s Travel and Cruise
                                                    EX-OFFICIO               Chamber Office                                    11:30 am-1:00 pm
                                               Dr. Bernard DuBray–           8:00 am
  Dr. Jim Ottomeyer, Past Chair
                                                                                                                               Wednesday, December 15th
   Frontier Integrated Health Center                                                                                           Business Partners Meeting, call for information
                                              Ft. Zumwalt School District
                                                                             Wednesday, December 8th                           8:00-9:00 am
       BOARD OF DIRECTORS                                                    Art & Wine Committee Meeting
                                                   OFFICE STAFF                                                                Thursday, December 16th
           Jeff Arneson                                                      Chamber Office                                    Morning Leads Group
                                                   Erin Williams
           JLJ Technology                                                    8:30-9:30 am                                      Chamber Office
                                                                                                                               12:00-1:00 pm
          Susan Campbell
                                                   Laura Badolato
            Varsity Gear
                                             Director of Member Services
                                                                             Thursday, December 9th                            Friday, December 24th
                                                                             Ambassador and Committee Member Christmas Party   Chamber Office Closed-Christmas Eve
           Tim DeGhelder
St. Charles City-County Library District                                     Chamber Office
                                                                                                                               Monday, December 27th
                                                                             5:00-7:00 pm                                      Chamber Office Closed-In observance of Christmas Day

  We Want You Back!
                                                                                                                               Friday, December 30th
                                                                                                                               Chamber Office Closed-New Year’s Eve

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