How easy is it for people to find your business on the our website?
Our Directory has a number of categories to help, so please take a few moments to review yours!
To find out what categories are currently associated with your account, go to the Chamber homepage, click Directory, and then type your business name in the search bar. The search function will suggest pages for you, so select yours to get to "your" page on the Chamber site. Once on your member page, your categories are listed under your business name.
Would you like to be listed in more categories? No Problem!! Check our list below for current categories, and then contact Amanda to have your profile updated, or request your own username and password to make updates yourself. **User account invitations were sent to all members without a log-in on Thursday, April 11. Check your junk mail and then contact Amanda if you didn't receive one!
This is also a great time to see what other updates you need to make on your page, too! If you don't have a logo, pictures, and social accounts linked, please send that information to Amanda, or sign into your account to make the changes.
CHAMBER DIRECTORY CATEGORIES (See a printable list HERE)
Since 2015, we have hosted a Ladies' Golf Day unlike any other...
Teams, made of 3 ladies, bid on their final player/caddy, a male, and his prize package!
Packages are valued at $200 or more.
Participants are spoiled with a great lunch, drinks, cart rental, and golf, plus pizza at the end of the day.
For more information, please contact Cheryl Quennoz at the Chamber office - (636) 239-2715 x102.
Thank you to the following businesses for supporting our Chip and Ale Ladies' Golf Day!
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 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.
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.
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.
We hope you enjoy this look at some of our favorite moments with Tessie over the years...
Three Open Chamber Board Positions
Completed ballots due Friday, December 1.
G.H. Tool & Mold
JJ Desmond was born and raised in Washington. He has worked for G.H. Tool & Mold as the IT Systems Administrator for 20 years. JJ served nine years on the Washington Town & Country Fair Board and was a board member for the Lakeside Music Festival. He lives in Washington and has two teenage sons, Brayden and Ian.
Eric Eoloff is president of Mercy Hospital Washington and lives in the Washington community with his wife, Gina. In his role, he is accountable for the safe, efficient and high-quality operations at this award-winning hospital employing nearly 1,000 area residents. Prior to accepting his leadership role here locally in September 2016, Eric was president of Mercy Labs and had executive oversight of laboratory operations at Mercy’s 33 hospital laboratories. Eric has worked for Mercy for about 12 years. He was chief operating officer and vice president of operations of Mercy Hospital St. Louis between 2006 and 2012. Eric received his master’s degree in health care administration from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Oregon.
Hillermann Nursery & Florist
Scott Hillermann is the Vice President of Hillermann Nursery & Florist. He is a second-generation owner helping lead the family business into the next generation. Scott attended St. Francis Borgia Regional High School and studied horticulture at East Central College. He and his wife, Gail, have three children.
Scott has experience in every department that Hillermann Nursery has to offer, but his focus is as facility manager, safety manager, and the buyer for the growing landscape department. Scott has been involved in the community for many years through the Lion's Club, St. Francis Borgia Parish, and as a coach for Little League baseball. He was a member of the Chamber's Outstanding Young Professionals Class of 2014. Scott is looking forward to the direction Washington is headed and is excited for the opportunity to help lead the way through the Washington Chamber of Commerce.
Steve Strubberg was born and raised in Washington, graduating from Washington High School before earning a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Kansas. He began working for Horn Architects as a Project Manager in 1994 and became Owner/Principal in 2013.
Steve is currently the Vice-Chair of the Washington Historic Preservation Commission and a member of the Rotary Club. He previously served on the Washington Clean Energy Board and Downtown Washington Inc. Design Committee, and volunteered as a coach for Washington Soccer Association and Washington Little League Baseball & Softball. Steve and his wife, Lori, live in Washington with their three children.
Legacy Embroidery & Screen Printing
Karen Timpe was born and raised in Washington. She and her husband, Herb, have two adult sons, Phil and Andrew. Karen has worked as an Account Manager at Legacy Embroidery and Screen Printing for 12 years. She is a lifelong member of St. Francis Borgia Parish and serves on the Pastoral Council. She is a past member of the SFB Grade School Athletic Association and the SFBRHS Ladies' Golf Committee. Karen has volunteered at the Washington Town & Country Fair, SFB Fall Festival, SFBRHS Dinner Auction, and SFBRHS Project Graduation.
WEG Transformers USA
Jeff Trentmann, a Certified Public Accountant, is the Lead Accountant for the Distribution Transformer plant at WEG Transformers USA (formerly CG Power Systems USA). He is a graduate of St. Francis Borgia Regional High School and holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and a Master's in Business Administration from Southeast Missouri State University. He is actively involved with the Washington Jaycees and will begin his term as president in December 2017. Jeff lives in Washington with his wife, Johanna, and their daughter. He enjoys volunteering and performing community service, watching and playing sports and spending time with family.
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