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Chamber News
April 2004 - General Membership Meeting
By Leslie Tupper, Secretary
Apr 12, 2004, 10:37

Daniel Mehan the President and CEO of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce greeted a full room bustling with energy as he addressed 60 Eureka Chamber members gathered for lunch at the general membership meeting on April 7. 

Daniel Mehan the President and CEO of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce

Dan discussed upcoming legislation that would directly affect employers as he described the impact of the new legislators in state government. Medical malpractice, other liability issues and employer unemployment costs are three important legislation issues.  He also described the offerings and assistance available through the Education Foundation and Missouri Center for Business Services arms of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce.  For more information go to

New members to the Eureka Chamber were introduced by Angela Weeks Jones Membership Chairperrson.  Winners for drawings at the meeting are:  Daniel Messerla of CDS (free lunch), Dave Faust of Faust Construction (free Chamber Chatter ad), Mike Klenke of Holiday Inn (free Business Spotlight) and Joan Schmid of Edward Jones a (floral centerpiece).

Carlos Arnavat, Vice President and Webmaster, announced that had 2300 hits in February and 3292 hits in March.  He suggested that members take advantage of the business builder’s and sponsor level opportunities.  He also stressed it has never been a better time to advertise off the Chamber’s site.

Leilanai Archambault, Eureka Days Co-Chair announced that Eureka Days planning was well underway and she was looking for volunteers to work at the booths.  To volunteer contact her through the chamber office 636-938-6062.

Leilanai Archambault, Co-Chair Eureka Days 2004

Tourism committee Chair, Judy Brown, reported efforts to promote businesses at the upcoming dog show, plans to expand the craft fair to include an art fair, and surveys of local businesses to help increase tourism.  Their next meeting is on April 20, 2004.  All interested persons are invited to attend. 

Judy Brown, Tourism Chairperson

Mike Wiegand, Governmental Affairs Chair reminded the members of the “Meet the Legislators” breakfast at 7:30 to 8:30 am on April 16.

Mike Weigand, Governmental Affairs Chairperson

Alderman Tim Jones announced an opportunity to invest in municipal bonds and the progress in the Allenton project.  Mayor Kevin Coffey complemented Tim and his board for their hard work and leadership.  He said everything in Eureka is based on families.

Tim Jones, Alderman

Executive Director Gary O’Grady announced several upcoming evens and invited businesses to find ways to tap into the events.  He also requested referrals to farmers who may want to participate in a farmers market in Eureka.

Gary O'Grady, Executive Director

President Pat Feder stated that 32 Eureka High students have applied for the three - $1,000 scholarships to be awarded by the Chamber.  He complemented the Media Committee for the press and presence for recent ground breaking and grand openings.

Dr. Pat Feder, President



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