You'll find more than you expect at Johnnie Brock's Party Store in Washington! In addition to the HUGE inventory of costumes (all sizes, all personalities!) and Halloween decor, the "party" section of the store is sprawling. Every color scheme you can imagine is there, and themes galore - Luau, Red Carpet, Milestone birthdays/anniversaries, kids characters, and so much more. Plus, with over 850 mylar balloon options, they are sure to have the one you need to brighten someone's day!
Shop here for your next party - even if it's just a drive-by celebration!
And Stay Local for your Halloween Costume needs!
Hope Ranch of Missouri has been awarded 70% Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) Tax Credits for business corporations and eligible entities. We have an opportunity for companies to donate to our capital campaign to build a residential center and school for abused and neglected children on donated land in Stanton, MO.
For your donation of $1,000 or more, your company would receive a 70% tax credit for Missouri State taxes. This credit can be used over 5 years. Attached is a flyer which explains the tax savings.
Hope Ranch of MO will provide you with a simple application with instructions. Mail the completed application and materials to the Hope Ranch to validate the forms and send them to Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED). The DED will process the application and send you a Certificate of Eligibility and the MO tax credit form for your state tax return.
A flyer with Frequently Asked Questions is available here. To apply, e-mail Ellen Aubuchon. For more information about Hope Ranch of MO please visit their website at www.hoperanchmo.org and like their Facebook Page, Hope Ranch MO.
This is a wonderful opportunity to help your community with a gift that gives back!
Awards will be presented to the OYP class at the October 5 Member Luncheon.
Tickets for the "Thankful for our Community" Raffle are now available from Chamber Board and Staff members. Tickets can also be purchased at the Chamber Office (open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.) and at upcoming Chamber events:
$3 – 1 ticket $5 – 2 tickets $10 – 5 tickets
Over 100 prizes! Drawings held daily in November.
We also have an online purchasing option!
Our blog is a great way to get extra exposure for your business - Check out these great options!
Ask the Expert columns are written by members with helpful information relevant to other member businesses and/or the general public. Articles are published on the blog, shared on the Chamber' Facebook Page, and linked in the Weekly Update email to members.
How to participate: Send your article text, along with relevant photos (if possible) to Amanda. Be sure to include an "About the Author" clip and photo to be included!
Member Features highlight big accomplishments or newsworthy items from our members. Features generally cover things like major anniversaries/milestones, new locations/expansions, awards, etc. Like our "Ask the Expert" columns, Member Features are published on the blog, shared on the Chamber' Facebook Page, and linked in the Weekly Update email to members.
How to participate: Send a press release with photos (if possible) to Amanda, or simply let us know you have something big going on, and we will write the feature ourselves. Be sure to include or provide info for an "About Us" section - A few short sentences summarizing your business.
We're excited for a brand new program featuring our amazing members. The "Thankful for our Community" Raffle will showcase multiple prizes every day in the month of November, with extra exposure for our donors in the months prior, when shoppers are preparing for holiday shopping!
Donors will be promoted and tagged in an individual Facebook Post prior to November with a prize image including business logo. Images will also be saved in a Raffle Album.
All prizes and donors will be listed (with link to donor website or Facebook page) on the raffle webpage at www.washmochamber.org/raffle.
Donors receive an additional mention on social media when their prize is awarded.
We hope to have our prize list complete by September 1st, and will begin selling raffle tickets in mid-August. Tickets will be available at the Chamber Office, or through Chamber Board members, Staff, and Ambassadors. Interested in donating? Complete our form!
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 Monday, October 5, 2020.
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, 2020. View our Member Directory.
Nominations are due at the Chamber Office by August 21, 2020.
Nominations shall consist of the Official Nomination Form, including the following three questions
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.
The Outstanding Young Professional Awards were created in 2013. To date, the Chamber and Missourian have honored 90 recipients. Information on past honorees is available at www.washmochamber.org/PastAwardWinners.
As part of our ongoing efforts toward Member engagement and satisfaction, we are scheduling some Zoom meetings to review benefits of the Chamber and expand on some ways businesses can maximize their membership! The meetings will also give members a bit of face to face (via screen) time, with part of the call dedicated to member introductions. Each call will last approximately 30 minutes. Participants will have a chance to ask questions and offer feedback to help us build a better Chamber and community! Pre-registration is required, and Zoom information will be e-mailed to participants the morning of the call.
Click a date and time below to register. You can also access details and registration from the Community Calendar on the Chamber's website.
Tuesday, July 28 - 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 30 - 10:00 a.m.
Monday, August 3 - 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 11 - 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 13 - 2:00 p.m.
Can't attend a scheduled meeting? Feel free to contact the Chamber Office (636-239-2715) for an introduction to our online member system, and check out these Member Resources! Top 10 Membership Benefits ~ Getting the Most Out of Your Membership ~ Membership Guide
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