July 24, 2014

Ferguson Food Truck Event

The City of Ferguson hosted a "Food Truck Lunch" in the heart of downtown Ferguson at Plaza 501 on Monday, July 21.  The beautiful weather brought out lots of people who enjoyed their lunch outdoors and away from the office that day.  Everything from pasta to dessert was showcased by the many food truck vendors.  Check out the calendar on the City of Ferguson website at www.fergusoncity.com for upcoming events!

St. Louis County Executive Candidate Forum

The Greater North County Chamber of Commerce partnered with The League of Women Voters to host a candidate forum for the St. Louis County Executive position.  We would like to thank  St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley for providing the location and the League of Women Voters that moderated the forum.  We would also like to thank the five candidates that participated that evening for taking the time out of their busy schedules to attend. This forum provided the residents of North County the opportunity to ask questions of each candidate on issues of concern.  The answers to these questions will help the voters in St. Louis County make educated decisions on election day.

July Membership Meeting

A huge thank you to Kathy Bono with Delmar Gardens North & Jeana Klenc with Garden Villas North for hosting a wonderful July membership luncheon.  The food was excellent and the bright and beautiful setting of the room made you feel like you were outdoors.  We would also like to thank our guest speakers Jennifer Cordia and Chris Cebollero from Christian Hospital who spoke about Christian Hospital's  "Community Health Access Program".  Please be sure to check out our Facebook page for additional photos.

Celebrating the City of Black Jack


Each month the Greater North County Chamber of Commerce highlights one of our member cities.  In the month of July we are celebrating the City of Black Jack.  On Tuesday, July 15, members of the chamber staff and board of directors presented Mayor Norm McCourt and the city council with an appreciation plaque at the monthly council meeting.

July Business After Hours

We would like to thank Pulaski Bank and Papa Murphy's Pizza for hosting a great July Business After Hours on July 9 at Pulaski's Hazelwood location.   All of our members and guests that attended were treated to some delicious fresh baked pizza provided by Papa Murhpy's and some very refreshing drinks provided by Pulaski Bank.  The non-profit charity that was highlighted at the event was Accessible Play.  The main focus of this wonderful charity is to provided accessible playground equipment at local parks for children living with disabilities.  We also enjoyed some great music provided by Big Papa G entertainment and even played a little "mini game" of Music Trivia just to give everyone a feel for our upcoming Music Trivia Night on September 13.  Be sure to check out our facebook page for additional photos of the event and for information on upcoming GNC Chamber and Chamber member events.

June Business After Hours

What great weather for a wine garden Business After Hours.  Thank you to Christina & Nate Bennett at Hendel's for hosting such a great event.  This is the 4th year in a row that Hendel's has hosted our June Business After Hours.  Over 75 people enjoyed great food, drink and casual networking.   Many stayed afterward to watch the Next Great Baker competition on the big screen tv's featuring Hendel's own pastry chef Lia Weber.  Be sure to check out our facebook page for additional photos of the event.


June Membership Luncheon

It was wall to wall members at the June luncheon at Norwood Hills Country Club on the 18th.  Thank you to our June sponsor, SSM DePaul Health Center.  We would like to thank Bellefontaine Neighbors' Mayor Bob Doerr for taking the time out of his busy schedule to come to our meeting and share all of the great things happening in his city.  June was our "Speed Networking & Bingo" meeting.  Prizes were given to those members that were lucky enough to get a BINGO.  Join us in July at Delmar Gardens North for another great meeting!

June "Featured City" Bellefontaine Neighbors


Each month the GNC Chamber will be featuring one of our member cities.  For the month of June we celebrated the City of Bellefontaine Neighbors.  Chamber staff and board members attended the June 19 Board of Aldermen meeting and presented Mayor Doerr and the Aldermen a plaque in recognition of their continued membership in the Greater North County Chamber of Commerce.

Prudential Select Properties becomes Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties

On Tuesday, June 17th, Prudential Select Properties became Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties!  They celebrated their brand change with a ribbon cutting ceremony.  Cutting the ribbon is Maryann Vitale, president of the Hazelwood real estate company, and Earl Lee, chief executive officer for HSF Affiliates LLC.  Longtime member Rory Schwartz is the Broker-Manager at the Northwest Office in Hazelwood at 5494 Brown Road, Ste 113. Phone number is (314) 838-8661. 


Red Door ReSale Ribbon Cutting

The Greater North County Chamber of Commerce welcomed new member Red Door ReSale with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, June 13.  Red Door ReSale is located at 408 St. Anthony in Florissant next to Pirrone's Pizza.  Red Door ReSale carries a variety of items such as glass, pottery, records, toys, sports items, furniture and more!  Visit them on Facebook - Red Door ReSale.  The phone number is (314) 488-5154.  Cutting the ribbon are owners Joe & Cindy Eisele, Florissant Mayor Tom Schneider, Chamber Board members, and ambassadors.


2014 Annual Golf Tournament


Another great golf tournament is the books!  We would like to thank our event sponsor, SSM DePaul Health Center; Eagle Sponsors, Commercial Bank and Lutheran Senior Services at Hidden Lake; Birdie Sponsors, Christian Hospital, The City of Florissant and Valley Industries; Lunch Sponsor, Vantage Credit Union; Dinner Sponsor, Hutchens Mortuary; Beverage Cart Sponsors, Here Today, Norwood Hills Country Club and Schaefer Auto Body Centers; Putting Contest Sponsor, Nimmons Wealth Management; Closest To the Line Sponsor, Handyman True Value Hardware; Closest To the Pin Sponsor, Life Care Center of Florissant; Trophy Sponsor, Danna McKitrick, P.C. Attorney at Law; Pin Flag Sponsors, Black Jack Fire Fighters, Labor Ready and Zykan Family Partnership; Tub of Booze Sponsor, Catering To You Banquet Center; Cigar Cart Sponsor, Schaefer Auto Body Centers; Attendance Prize Sponsor, White Auto Body Centers and Gus’ Pretzel Sponsor, Black Jack Fire Chief Mike Gantner.  We would also like to thank our “Hole In One Challenge” Sponsor, Paul Cerame Auto Group.  Our excellent dinner was provided by Longhorn Steakhouse.  Last but not least we want to thank our many Hole Sponsors, Prize Donors, Golfers and Volunteers without whom this event would not have been as successful.  Please be sure to check out our facebook page for additional photos of the tournament.