A ribbon cutting was held recently for ReBoot Computers and More. Learn more about them at their website, rebootcomputersandmore.com.
Nearly 200 people enjoyed the networking, awards presentation, and food at the 5th Annual Member Luncheon on Monday, September 25th at the Knights of Columbus Hall. After a delicious lunch from Sugarfire Smoke House, members of the Outstanding Young Professionals Class of 2017 were presented with certificates. Members attending the luncheon also received the first copies of The Missourian's special insert featuring the OYP class. Thanks to everyone who attended the event!
Special appreciation to our sponsors: Missourian Media Group, Bank of Franklin County, Bank of Washington, Citizens Bank, Eric Park & George Meyer with LPL Financial, First State Community Bank, KFAV 99.9 FM,
Rent-A-Center, US Bank, and USA Mortgage
We are excited to announce the selection of twelve local employees to receive Outstanding Young Professional awards. Members of the OYP Class of 2017 were chosen based on their contributions to the Washington-area, both in business and volunteer service. We had a number of excellent candidates nominated for the award, and it is clear the future is bright for the greater Washington area. Thank you to everyone who took time to make a nomination!
The OYP Class of 2017 includes:
Award winners will be recognized at the Member Luncheon on Monday, September 25. The luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall (upper level) in Washington. Cost is $12/person. Please RSVP to Cheryl at the Chamber Office (636-239-2715 x102) by Friday, September 15. View a printable invitation.
A special supplement, featuring the 2017 recipients and the businesses they represent, will be published in the September 27th edition of The Missourian.
The OYP awards were established in 2013 by the Chamber and the Missourian Publishing Company to recognize the up-and-coming generation of Washingtonians. Including the Class of 2017, we have honored 60 Outstanding Young Professionals. Members of past classes are listed on our Award Winners page. Nomination forms, along with requirements and nomination procedures are available for the 2018 Outstanding Young Professional awards.
Neighborhood Reads, Washington's new independent bookstore opened in historic Downtown Washington, Missouri on June 15, 2017. Located in a home built in 1898, the store also carries a variety of unique gift and book-related items, including cards, journals, tote bags, puzzles and games for children. Follow their Facebook Page for information on upcoming programs and Story Times!
Compassus, formerly Optum Hospice & Palliative Care, recently held a Ribbon Cutting and Open house for their newly renovated and expanded office space. The Washington office coordinates care for client in Pike, Lincoln, Motgomery, Warren, St. Charles, St. Louis, Gasconade, Jefferson, Crawford, Washington, and Franklin counties.
Together, the Washington Area Chamber of Commerce and Washington Missourian are recognizing the up-and-coming generation of area leaders. Following are the rules for the “Outstanding Young Professional Awards.” Awards will be presented at a Chamber luncheon on Sept. 25, 2017.
Nominees shall be an employee of a company or organization which holds a membership with the Washington Area Chamber of Commerce. Nominees must be 40 years or under as of January 1, 2017.
Judging will be done by a committee of five: three from the Membership PR committee of the Washington Area Chamber of Commerce and two from the Washington Missourian. The committee reserves the right to determine additional persons for consideration.
A Ribbon Cutting was held in June for the new conference space at Ming Senior Services in Union.
Our Urgent Care Washington opened its doors on April 17, 2017 to provide occupational medicine, x-ray, rapid lab testing, and immediate care for injuries and illness. Residents, workers, and visitors to Washington, MO or any of the surrounding communities can walk-in or make an appointment to be seen during the hours of 8am to 8pm, 7 days per week. Our Urgent Care accepts most major insurances or patients are offered cash pay alternatives.
B & B BBQ has been selected to cater the 2017 Summer Membership Mixer. All members offering catering services were invited to bid on the event. The Mixer will be held at the Swine Pavilion at the Fairgrounds on Thursday, June 1. The event begins at 6 p.m. with drinks, followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Reservations are due to Cheryl (636-239-2715 x102) Monday, May 22.
Special Thanks to our mixer sponsors:
Thanks to Craig Callaway for providing the sound system!
The weather could not have been more perfect for the third annual Chip and Ale Ladies' Golf Day, held Friday, May 12, at Wolf Hollow Golf Club. It's difficult to choose a favorite part of the day, because everyone is a winner at the Chip and Ale...
Food - Sandwiches and brownies bigger than your hand (Firehouse), Summer Salad (Joe's Bakery & Delicatessen), Pizza (Imo's)
Drinks - Paul was in his element mixing made-to-order drinks. Plus, who doesn't love a gin & tonic from Pinckney Bend Distillery?
Caddies - There is so much to comment on here... Bragging rights go to Steve Sullentrup (playing for Grey Eagle Distributors) for being selected in the first round of the auction. Bob Jones presented his team members with bouquets of flowers (his signature), for the third year, Shawn Mayall was the obvious choice for "Best Dressed," and newcomer Tim Tobben had the best introduction submitted for the auction booklet (props to Jay Nowak for Cabana Boy Tim's write-up)! We are very fortunate to have so many great men in the community that support the chamber in this not-quite-traditional way!
1st - Kelly Toelke, Rhonda Grannemann, Sandy Buckling, Bob Jones
2nd - Michelle Leesmann, Jeanne Micke, Rachel Jacquin, Lee VanRoekel
1st - Joyce Nieder, Karen Skornia, Carol Elbert, Chris Hudson
2nd - Donna Klott, Janet Groom, Michelle Edwards, Luke Meyer
Closest to the Pin - Michelle Straatmann
Longest Drive - Lee VanRoekel
American Family Insurance— Casey Zastrow, The Blue Duck, Greg Marquart Distributing,
Hawthorne Inn, Imo’s Pizza, Modern Auto, Pinckney Bend Distillery, Sephora, Urban Accents,
Wolf Hollow Golf Club
Chamber Director of Marketing