Fifteen individuals have been selected to the 2018 class of Outstanding Young Professionals, sponsored by The Missourian and the Washington Area Chamber of Commerce. This year, the selection committee received more nominations than ever before in the 6-year history of the awards! Thank you to everyone who took the time to submit a nomination! The 2018 OYP Class includes:
The Member Luncheon is quickly approaching! The event will be held in the main hall at the Knights of Columbus in Washington (1121 Columbus Ln) on Monday, September 24.
This year, the event will be catered by Droege's Catering Company.
Red Potato Salad
Green Beans w/ Ham
Rolls & Butter
Assorted Cookies & Brownies
Tea, Lemonade, Water
The program will include the presentation of the Outstanding Young Professionals Class of 2018. Thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate someone. We had a lot of qualified candidates! A representative from the Young Ambassadors, a new joint steering committee formed by the Chamber, Downtown Washington, and the City of Washington, will report on upcoming plans for the Young Professionals networking group.
Tickets to the Member Luncheon are $12/person. Please RSVP to Cheryl (636-239-2715 x102) by Friday, September 14 if you would like to attend the luncheon. Payment is due Monday, September 17 and can be brought to the Chamber Office (323 W Main Street) or mailed to PO Box 752, Washington, MO 63090.
The 12th Annual Washington Jaycees' Brewfest (and Spirit Tasting) will be held on Saturday, September 8 at the Farmer's Market in historic Downtown Washington.
Here's what you need to know:
1. Admission to the tasting area is $15 in advance, $20 at the door
2. Admission price includes a commemorative glass
3. Over 50 microbrew beers from over 18+ breweries will be poured for tasting, including: John G's Tap Room Home of Augusta Brewing Company, Point Labaddie Brewery, The Old Bakery Beer Company, Urban Chestnut Brewing Company, Boulevard Brewing Company, Deep Sleep Brewing Company, Good News Brewing Company, Missouri Beer Company, Public House Brewing Company: Rolla, Social Call Brewing, Schlafly Beer, Logboat Brewing Company, Elysian Brewing, O'Fallon Brewery, Mother's Brewing Company, SweetWater Brewing Company, Alaskan Brewing Co., and Golden Road Brewing!
4. This year we have partnered with food vendor StreetSide Tacos who will be on-site during the event and providing items for purchase
5. Live music by The Tall Poppies will be played throughout the duration of the event
6. Back by popular demand! Mixed drinks will be available for purchase from Pinckney Bend Distillery and Wood Hat Spirits
7. Proceeds from the event will benefit ongoing community projects sponsored by the Washington Jaycees
To pay in advance, visit the downtown Post office or purchase tickets online.
Your glass will be reserved. Tasting hours are from 4 - 8 pm.
For questions or inquiries contact event chairpersons Frank Hemmer or Jake Westhoff.
Chamber members have access to an online job board included with membership to the Chamber! Members are encouraged to submit information on current job openings through their ChamberMaster accounts. If you do not currently have access to ChamberMaster, please contact Amanda to have a username and password assigned.
Information on job openings can also be e-mailed to the Chamber Office to be posted.
Members can also add a detailed description, logo, photos, YouTube video, and other details to enhance their listing on the Chamber website. It's a great way to attract more attention from our online visitors! Examples below are from the Washington Farmers' Market listing.
Franklin County will be celebrating its 200th year in 2019. As a member of their marketing committee, I wanted to share their website and facebook page. Additionally, we are working to come up with a variety of marketing/promotional campaigns.
Marketing ideas are coming together, so I wanted to reach out each of our members to let you know about one idea …a public art project. Some of you may be familiar with the St. Louis 250th birthday cakes. If not, these were fiberglass cakes placed throughout the St. Louis region as far out as Franklin County. The cakes were a huge success, drawing tourists, art lovers, and people who enjoy a good scavenger hunt. We are considering doing something similar, but on a smaller scale, and instead of cakes, kites! When you think of Ben Franklin (for whom our county is named), you think of the kite experiment. Also, the kites would be made of stainless steel, to withstand the elements.
The kites will be approximately 5-feet tall, including the tail, and can hang on a building or they can be free-standing (with the proper equipment.) We are wanting sponsors who will display a kite painted by themselves or by a local artist. These kites will be on display from approximately March through the end of 2019, which is the county’s bicentennial. Similar to the St. Louis cakes, people will be looking to find all of the kites throughout the county. The sponsors will have the opportunity to use this as a draw to their business or destination. At the end of the year, prizes will be given to “hunt winners”. The sponsorship is a $200 investment, but we believe the marketing value will certainly out-weigh the cost. We hope this county-wide bicentennial project has piqued your interest and will want to participate when the kites become available!
Mary Beth Rettke
Washington Tourism Director
Come experience a Tasting of Fall Fun, Local Restaurants, Music and Drinks from all over Franklin County! Over 20 vendors donate their time and product so all ticket revenue goes to support Foundations for Franklin County!
The event is held 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 4 at Hillermann Nursery & Florist (2601 E 5th Street, Washington). Tickets are $25 in advance and can be purchased here. Tickets can also be purchased at the event for $30 each.
Come experience a Tasting of Fall Fun, Local Restaurants, Musics and Drinks from all over Franklin County! Join us for an evening of great food and fun! Over 20 vendors will be there with all their yummy goodness. Our wonderful partners are donating their time and products, so your ENTIRE TICKET PRICE goes to support Foundations for Franklin County!
Neighborhood Reads bookstore and The Missourian are throwing a party for teachers on Thursday, Aug. 30, and the theme is reading!
Educators who attend the Teacher Appreciation open house from 5 to 7 p.m. will take home free classroom books, all paperback advance reading copies. Additional books will be given away as door prizes. The bookstore will offer credentialed educators a 20 percent discount on books during the event.
The Missourian will share information on its youth literacy programs, including Missourian In Education, which provides classroom newspapers and curriculum to teachers at no charge, and Book Buzz, which delivers 100 new, hardback books every month to area school libraries, and writing opportunities for students.
The Teacher Appreciation event will be held at Neighborhood Reads bookstore in downtown Washington, 401 Lafayette St., across from the library. The bookstore is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m. To learn more, visit neighborhoodreads.com.
Thursday, August 23rd
11:30 AM-12:30 PM
1717 Madison Avenue
Washington, MO 63090
Light appetizers will be provided
For questions, feel free to reach out to Kendra Hunt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-600-5519.
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We are celebrating emergency responders everywhere! Show your support for work so hard to care for our community and put their lives on the line for our protection. After your run or walk, post a pic to Facebook with #BeCauseY.
$5 per participant. Law enforcement, fire fighters, first responders, active military and veterans run for free! Optional event shirts available for purchase before August 1. Kids Dash will be held before the race at 7:55 a.m with emergency vehicles flashing! Register for the run or walk at the Y or online at www.gwrymca.org/fourrivers. Route starts and ends at the Y.
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