Buzz Sutherland is a man whose smooth blend of home spun characters and outrageous facial expressions keep audiences rolling with laughter. Besides performing in major comedy clubs across the country, Buzz has opened for many big name acts and has appeared on HBO's "Comic Relief," MTV's "Half Hour Comedy Hour" and as the host of Disney/KPLR's "Kids Connection." Buzz's style of comedy is contagious as he plays with the audience rather than talking to them. He is sincerely and seriously committed to entertain audiences with humor that is "98% clean and 100% funny."
“It’s All About Family”
What is the key to personal and professional success? Quite simply, it's family! If we all take the skills and knowledge we get from growing up in a family, then we have more of a head start to success than you would ever imagine. Treat each person in a work day with the same attention, eye contact, and focus you would a family member and watch what this simple change does to empower your communication abilities and your own self-confidence.
Whether listening to the brilliantly simple observations of his eight-year-old daughter, learning to think outside the box from his four-year-old son, or the simple art of patience he's learned from his wife, professional speaker Buzz Sutherland will take you on a hysterical journey into how we can all improve our day-to-day experiences. Because when it comes to success in your personal or professional life...It's All About Family.
Buzz will be our featured speaker at the Chamber Banquet - Saturday, March 16, 2019. More details here!
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!
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.
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 Chamber is coordinating a Question & Answer forum with State and Federal elected officials. The event will be held Friday, February 24th at Four Rivers Area YMCA. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., with the forum beginning promptly at Noon.
Invited officials include:
Missouri State Senator Dave Schatz
Missouri State Representative Justin Alferman
Missouri State Representative Paul Curtman
Missouri State Representative Nate Tate
Plus staff from the local offices of
US Senator Roy Blunt
US Senator Claire McCaskill,
Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer.
Cost is $12/person. Please RSVP to Becky at the Chamber Office (636-239-2715 x106) by February 21. Join the Facebook Event for updated information as officials confirm their attendance.
The Business Breakfast Meeting is just around the corner! The event will be held at the Washington Knights of Columbus Hall (upper level) on Thursday, January 12th. Breakfast is served at 7:30 a.m. with the meeting following at 8:00 a.m. Annual reports from the Chamber and Fair will be given, along with an update from the Economic Development Director. Tickets are $12/person and reservations are due by Thursday, January 5. Please RSVP to Tessie at the Chamber Office - 636-239-2715 x100. Don't forget to share our Facebook Event!
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