The Chamber is the voice of the business community on local, county, and state issues. The Chamber hosts an Annual Legislative Forum where we invite our State Legislators to a reception and present our Legislative Agenda to them. The Legislative Agenda highlights our concerns related to economic development, transportation, education, healthcare, etc. that may have an impact on Northwest St. Louis County. In addition the Chamber endorses and supports various issues that may arise affecting the business community in a positive way.
The Chamber is proud to actively support the community in which is serves. One way we do this is through our “Chamber Cares” program. A different nonprofit organization in our service area is selected to receive donations collected from our membership. Some of the nonprofits we have collected donations for so far include: Community Helping Ministry, KidSmart, American Red Cross, The Center for Head Injury Services, and Community Action Agency. The Chamber has contributed more than $12,000 to local area nonprofits.
The Chamber is committed to supporting education on all levels. The Chamber, during its Monthly Membership Meeting, recognizes a “Student of the Month” from each of our member school districts (Ritenour, Hazelwood & Pattonville) and its two private schools (Lutheran North and Christian Academy). In addition, the Chamber awards yearly scholarships to a deserving senior from each of these schools. The Chamber understands the importance of developing well-educated, community-oriented students and the positive impact they can have on our future.
Business Referral Service
Hundreds of Chamber member referrals are given each week to tourists, those interested in relocating to the area, fellow Chamber members, and to the general public. The Chamber is like an area phone operator, but we only refer Chamber members to those who call.
The Chamber is an information center for the area offering local phone directories, local and state maps, and important contact information. In addition, the Chamber office provides a literature display for you to market your company’s marketing materials.