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November 24, 2015


Shop Local, Shop Small Business day is Saturday, Nov 28, and the businesses in North County are going to celebrate with some great deals!  Show your support by taking selfies at your favorite local businesses. Tag the businesses in each photo and share them with #ShopSmall and then share them on the Chamber Facebook page!


It is one of our favorite times of the year! It is time to give our Veterans the best holiday season ever! Don’t worry, you can help!

With your donation, you can help ensure that each Veteran receives a gift this holiday season. Past years have seen our Veterans receive baseball caps with their names embroidered on the back, gift cards for the Canteen, and clocks displaying time and temperature!

The Missouri Veterans Home-St. Louis is a 300 bed skilled care nursing facility located at 10600 Lewis and Clark Boulevard in St. Louis, Missouri that provides care to America’s Heroes at their time of need. All funds raised during this campaign will be placed into a special fund used for holidays and events we celebrate with our Heroes throughout the year.

Donations of all sizes, both large and small, are always appreciated. This year for just $30.00 you can make a difference in the “holiday spirit” experience for one of our Veterans.

Making a donation to the Adopt-A-Vet program couldn’t be easier! You may send in a check or money order to St. Louis Veterans Home Committee, 3905 Germania St., St. Louis, Missouri 63116; you may make a donation online at www.slvhc.org; or you can call the Volunteer Services office at 314-340-6389 extension 239 to make a credit/debit card donation. Each donation is tax deductible as the St. Louis Veterans’ Home Committee is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.  Thank you for giving back to those that have given so much to each of us!


Welcome New Chamber Member - Shepherding Images Studio/Good Shepherd Gallery

The Chamber held a ribbon cutting and welcomed new member Shepherding Images Studio/Good Shepherd Gallery located at 252 S. Florissant Ave., in Ferguson, phone number is (314) 522-1155.  Shown in the photo from left to right is Dan Bish, Community Development Coordinator -City of Ferguson, Carolyn Marty, Chamber President, Sister Glynis Mary McManamon, and Keetra Thompson, Life Is A Party and Chamber Board Member.  Make sure you look at the Chamber Facebook page for more photos of the gallery.

November Business After Hours

The Greater North County Chamber would like to thank Dooley's Florist & Gifts for hosting our November Business After Hours! Everything looked beautiful and our members enjoyed the evening! Check out more pictures on the Chamber Facebook page.

November Membership Luncheon

The chamber held our annual Member to Member showcase at our November membership meeting held at Crowne Plaza St. Louis Airport.  We would like to thank all of the members that sponsored a booth.  We also recognized the new members that were at the luncheon with their membership plaques.  Shown in the photo from left to right are Geno Dos-Reis, 'Design It'; Castity Perry, Brown Mackie College-St. Louis ; David Greer, Dairy Queen-Florissant; Tamekia Juszcyk, Reliance Bank , and chamber Vice-Chair Elizabeth Wade.

Welcome New Chamber Member Budget Florist

The Greater North County Chamber welcomed new member Budget Florist  with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, November 13.  Shown in the photo cutting the ribbon is co-owner Vivian Vaughn along with co-owner Frank Jones, Florissant Mayor Tom Schneider, Chamber President Carolyn Marty, Chamber Ambassadors and friends.  The new business is located at 79 Florissant Oaks Shopping Center.  Stop by and see they great selection of decor or give them a call at 314-837-8188.  Be sure to check out our Facebook page for additional photos of the event.

Welcome Kunkel's Auto Repair


The Chamber welcomed new member Kunkel's Auto Repair with a ribbon cutting ceremony at their Florissant location.  Shown in the photo cutting the ribbon is owner Randy Kunkel along with Florissant Mayor Tom Schneider and Chamber President Carolyn Marty.  Also joining in on the festivities were Chamber Ambassadors, Board Members, family and friends.  Thank you to Vickie Kunkel for providing a wonderful lunch and delicious cake!  Kunkel's Auto Repair is located at 1290 North Lindbergh Blvd.  The phone number is 314-837-2277.  Check out our Facebook page for additional photos of the event.

Christian Hospital Ribbon Cutting

The Chamber held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new multi-million dollar renovation of the hospital cafeteria.  Shown cutting the ribbon is Christian Hospital Foundation Board Chair, Don Zykan.  The all new facility has multiple stations with a great variety of food and drinks.  Check out our Facebook page for additional photos as well as a video of the event.

Cardinal Glennon Office at SSM Health DePaul

The chamber held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly expanded Cardinal Glennon office at SSM Health-DePaul Hospital.  The new office is in Suite 300 of the North Medical Building at 12255 DePaul Dr.  Additional photos are available on the GNC Chamber Facebook page.

October Business After Hours

The Greater North County Chamber would like to thank Helfer's Pastries & Deli for hosting our October Business After Hours!  A nice time was had by everyone that attended.  The Fall decorations were beautiful and the food and drinks were delicious!  Check out the Chamber Facebook page for more photos.

October Membership Luncheon

The Greater North County Chamber of Commerce held is monthly Membership Luncheon on Wednesday at The Atrium in the Paul Detrick Building at Christian Hospital.  We welcomed 3 new members with a plaque presentation. Pictured in the photo from left to right are: Chamber Chairman, Jon Vogt: James Elliott & Belinda Farrington with Mers MO Goodwill Industries: Don Zykan with Progressive Waste Solutions: and Chamber Vice Chair, Elizabeth Wade.  For more photos from this luncheon check out our Facebook page.

Congratulations to our $500 Raffle Winner

Congratulations go out to Eileen Dyall, winner of the Greater North County Chamber of Commerce $500 raffle.  Eileen is the owner of Curves/Jenny Craig.  She purchased her $10 raffle ticket at our July Business After Hours at Pulaski Bank.  The drawing was held at our October Membership Meeting.  Eileen was not present when her name was called but was thrilled to learn she was the winner!  Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket.

Women's Empowerment Seminar

The Greater North County Chamber of Commerce held its second annual Women's Empowerment Seminar at Catering To You Banquet Center on Wednesday, October 15.  We would like to thank our host, former television education reporter Sharon Stevens for doing such a wonderful job as the Master of Ceremonies.  We would also like to thank our two guest speakers, Tamiko Cuellar and Karen Fox for sharing such valuable insights and information to our attendees.  Halina Conti, Sharon Johnson and Lauren Treat, the co-chairs did a wonderful job in organizing the seminar.  Thank you to our event sponsor, The Bridge at Florissant; meal sponsors, Halina Conti, Ameriprise Financial and Sharon Johnson, Central Bank of St. Louis; and table sponsor, SSM Health, DePaul Hospital.  Check out our Facebook page for additional photos of the event.

September Business After Hours

A huge thank you to Trinity Catholic High School and The Federation of Catholic Schools for hosting a great Business After Hours.  Plenty of great food, drink and some great networking for all of our members and their guests that joined us for the event.  More photos of the evening are available on the Greater North County Chamber of Commerce Facebook page.

Curves Ribbon Cutting


Congratulations Eileen Dyall, owner of Curves on the installation of all new exercise equipment at her 3833 Vaile Ave. franchise in Florissant. Joining Eileen in the ribbon cutting were employees and members of Curves, Chamber board, staff and ambassadors and Curves members.  Stop by and check it out or give Eileen a call at 314-837-1103.

September Membership Luncheon

The Chamber welcomed four new members with a plaque presentation at our September membership meeting.  Pictured in the photo from left to right are chamber chairman, Jon Vogt; Dr. Christina Lynch & Dr. Candice Coffey, Back Care Clinic; Alfred Long, Sr., Renewed Mind Life Coaching LLC; Mia Blanchard, Bentwood Townhomes; and Lisa Echols, Cruise Planners.  Be sure to log on to our Facebook page for additional photos.



Music Trivia Night

The Greater North County Chamber held its annual Music Trivia Night on September 12 at the JFK Community Center in Florissant.  We would like to thank our sponsors, Presenting Sponsor, SSM Health-DePaul Hospital; Round Sponsors, BlueStar Construction, Christian Hospital, Florissant Glass, Gary's Automotive Service, Life Care Center of Florissant, My Blooming Health Mobile, Neighbors Credit Union, and World Martial Arts Academy; Bar Sponsor, Ahleim & Dorsey, LLC; Lottery Tree sponsor, Catering To You Banquet Center; and Booze Bucket Sponsors, Jon Vogt, Elizabeth Wade, Brice VanSant, Rick Dorsey, Colleen Hannibal, Bret Berigan, Rosemary Hodges, Ricky Hopkins, Sr., Dhari Pearson, Melissa Rakers and Judy Taylor.  And a huge thank you to our V.I.P. table food sponsors, Cannoli's, Catering To You Banquet Center, Las Fuentes, Locker Room, Mattingly's,  Papa Murphy's Pizza and Phat Boys BBQ  Check out our Facebook pages for photos of the event.