The Member Benefits Guide has been updated for 2019. The guide gives an overview of the Chamber's mission and vision, as well as Board and staff listings. Board Room rental and even information is also included, as well as an application for membership. The Benefits Guide is available on the Chamber website under the "Membership" tab, and printed copies are available for at Chamber Office.
The Sponsorship Opportunities Brochure is also available under the "Membership" tab on the website. Options are available for individual events, or as an "Everywhere" package.
Congratulations to Becky Cox, Joe Maniaci, and Tanya McCormack, who have been elected to the Chamber Board of Directors. They were chosen through a membership-wide ballot that included six nominees, selected by a committee of past board chairs. Terms begin January 1, 2019.
Cox, Maniaci, and McCormack will join 13 others on the 2019 Board of Directors.
On Friday, January 18, the community is invited to share ideas and participate in discussion aimed at building a brighter future for East Central College.
The event will be held 12:30-4:00 p.m. in the John Edson Anglin Performing Arts Center.
The conference-style event will feature a keynote speaker and three EdTalks on topics that will form the foundation of the event. Following these talks, community members will have the opportunity to join small group discussions. The input from these discussion groups will inform the college’s strategies for the next five years and beyond.
More information is available at www.eastcentral.edu/soar. For a printable flyer, please click here.
For a printable list of events, please click here!
January 10 - Business Breakfast (Knights of Columbus)
February 15 - Government Forum (YMCA)
March 16 - Annual Banquet (Knights of Columbus)
May 9 - Music at the Market (Farmers' Market)
May 10 - Chip and Ale Ladies' Golf Day (Wolf Hollow)
June 6 - Summer Mixer (Fairgrounds)
June 13 - Music at the Market (Farmers' Market)
June 28 - Cajun Festival (Farmers' Market)
July 11 - Music at the Market (Farmers' Market)
August 4 - Fair Kick-off Party (Farmers' Market)
September 12 - Music at the Market (Farmers' Market)
October 7 - Member Luncheon (Knights of Columbus)
October 10 - Music at the Market (Farmers' Market)
October 26 - Pumpkin Palooza (Farmers' Market / Downtown)
December 1 - Olde Fashioned Christmas (Farmers' Market / Downtown)
December 12 - Winter Mixer (City Auditorium)
For information on sponsoring any of these events, view our sponsor brochure, or see this blog post for the highlights.
Becky Cox - Four Rivers Area Family YMCA
My name is Becky Cox. I am devoted and proud wife and mom. My husband, David, and I have two children who are our greatest joy. Drew is 13 and Kate is 8. Our kids have taught us many lessons about patience, love, and working hard to overcome obstacles. We are a church-going, bedtime story-reading, bike-riding, homework-procrastinating, fun-loving family.
I am the executive director at our Four Rivers Family YMCA where I get to help people and serve our wonderful community every day. I volunteer with several service groups including WINGS, Kiwanis Club of Washington, Rotary Club of Washington, and Our Lady of Lourdes.
I appreciate the opportunity to serve with the Washington Chamber of Commerce if you find me to be a good fit.
Erin Freese - hth companies, inc.
Erin Freese was born and raised in Washington, MO. She’s a proud graduate of Washington High School and bleeds black and gold for her alma mater. Erin graduated from the University of Missouri – Columbia with a Masters of Accountancy degree. Upon graduation, Erin was employed by PricewaterhourseCoopers (PwC) in St. Louis working in their assurance practice. After five years at PwC, Erin moved back to Washington, MO to raise her family in the community that raised her. Erin has been employed at hth companies (hth) for more than 7 years. Today, Erin is the V.P. of Outsourced Services at hth companies. She sits on hth companies’ executive team and is responsible for outsourced accounting activities and various human resource functions. In addition, Erin is the President of Sieve Contractors, where she is actively involved in the company’s day to day operations.
Erin is the mother of two young, energetic boys. When she’s not at work, Erin is cheering for her children from the sidelines of the soccer field or sitting the bleachers at her boys’ baseball games. Erin volunteers at Clearview Elementary and facilitates the head room mother role in her son’s classroom. In addition, Erin is also a member of one of the local P.E.O chapters. Erin believes in the importance of a strong community, which is the primary reason she and her husband moved back to Washington. It take a village to raise a family, and Erin loves the village in which she is part of. She would be honored to be a member of the Washington Area Chamber Board.
Greg Johnston - WashPC
Greg Johnston has been a resident of Washington, Missouri since 2007. He is also the owner of WASH PC and AiroNet. Greg holds an associates of science degree in network engineering and has obtained a series of credentials and certifications throughout the years. He started his entrepreneurial journey in 2009, and has become a trusted and devoted part of this community. Through hard work, dedication and the support of his staff, and clients, his business has grown substantially throughout the years. Greg, along with his employees, has made WASH PC and AiroNet very reputable and dependable local businesses. He has a strong desire to build professional and long-lasting relationships with fellow business owners and community members. He resides in Washington with his wife, Jodie, and three children, Gus, Mack and Mazie.
Joe Maniaci - Performance Food Group
Joe Maniaci has been a Washington resident since 1985. He and his wife, Karen, have two adult childrne - Olivia (Haddox) and Sal. Joe is an Area Manager and has been with PFG Middendort for 15 years. He served 12 years on the Washington Town & Country Fair board, and served as chairmas in 2017. He’s also a member of the Elks Lodge, Knights of Columbus, and Our Lady of Lourdes Parish.
Tanya McCormack - Mercy
Tanya (Jones) McCormack was born and raised in Washington and attended St. Francis Borgia through high school. She started the Audiology Division at Patient’s First Health Care in 2007 and has been expanding the practice since with Mercy. She has been featured on the Morning Show “Ask the Doctor” Segment on KLPW, volunteered at Homestead, traveled on two medical missions to Honduras, and has been a guest lecturer and mentor with Health Occupations.
She and her husband, John, live in Washington with their three children, Emily (11), Kellen (9), and Brynn (6). Tanya has been heavily involved in the Clearview Parent-Teacher-Student Organization for the past 5 years, co-chairing the School Dinner Auction for two years, and currently serving as the vice president. She has also been involved in the United Way Power of the Purse for the past 4 years. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and dogs, playing golf in the Ladies Scramble League at the Country Club, shopping at the local stores, and enjoying the local eateries and amenities. Coming from a long time of family members highly involved in the betterment of the community, Tanya is truly honored to be given the opportunity to become a Chamber of Commerce Board Member. She will bring positive energy and fresh ideas. She looks forward to giving back to the community that has given her so much.
Jeff Trentmann - Hochschild, Bloom & Co.
My name is Jeffrey Trentmann and I graduated from St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in 2006. I received my Bachelor’s in Science with a major in Accounting in 2010 and my Master’s in Business Administration in 2011 from Southeast Missouri State University. I received my Certified Public Accountant license from the State of Missouri in 2014 and am currently employed at Hochschild, Bloom & Company, LLP in Washington as a Supervisor. I have been a member of the Washington Jaycees since 2014 and the current the President of the organization. I enjoy volunteering and performing community service, watching and playing sports and spending time with my wife, Johanna, and daughters, Camilla and Lucille.
The 14th Annual Soup Day for United Way will be held on Tuesday, October 23 at Otis Campbell's (216 W Front Street). Orders include soup, bread, and a cookie for only $7! There are 23 soups to choose from. For a pre-order form, please click here. Pre-orders must be submitted by 10:30 a.m. on Monday, October 22.
The Chamber's Young Professionals group is being re-launched!
A Happy Hour networking event will be held Thursday, October 25 at Otis Campbell's (216 W Front Street, Washington). Mayor Sandy Lucy will welcome the group, but there is no formal program.
Don't forget to bring business cards to share, plus one to enter in our door prize drawing!
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