Friday, January 25, 2013
The Olivette City Council voted to end the city's membership in the Creve Coeur-Olivette Chamber of Commerce Tuesday night.
The Creve Coeur-Olivette Chamber of Commerce will continue to go by the same name, despite the fact that Olivette has decided not to continue as a chamber member, the organization's Executive Vice President Nancy Gray confirmed Thursday. Tuesday night, the Olivette City Council voted not to renew the city's membership in the Chamber, citing a dissatisfaction with the organization's leadership and general questions about what the city has gotten out of the arrangement. Gray forwarded the following statement Thursday issued on behalf of the chamber's Board of Directors: The board of directors of the Creve Coeur-Olivette Chamber of Commerce is disappointed in the City of Olivette's decision to not renew its membership. We have 36 member …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Council members in Olivette have voted to end the city's membership in the organization.
The Creve Coeur-Olivette Chamber of Commerce may not be hyphenated much longer. Tuesday, a disillusioned Olivette's City Council voted 3-2 to end the city's membership in the organization. Former Olivette Mayor and Council member Jean Antoine led an uphill charge to end the relationship. The matter came before the city council because dues were due Feb. 1. Normally, the council does not vote on issues during the managers’ workshop. “I just don’t see what value we are getting for our money,” said Antoine. Missy Waldman, former mayor, who also sits on the council, took the opposite position. “We don’t have anything special going on for our businesses. We could be cutting off our noses to spite our faces,” said Waldman. Olivette would appear …
Friday, January 18, 2013
The organization presented honors Thursday for businessperson, volunteer and rookie of the year
The Creve Coeur-Olivette Chamber of Commerce handed out the hardware Thursday at the organization's monthly membership meeting. This year, the chamber named Scott Schaefer, Vice President of Schaefer Autobody, as Businessperson of the Year, Select Personnel's Kathy Franklin as Volunteer of the Year and Mary Barry of American Eagle Credit Union a rookie of the year. Check out our photo gallery of the award presentations, which also featured proclamations from Creve Coeur Mayor Barry Glantz and representatives of St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley, State Representative Jill Schupp, and U.S. Representative William Lacy Clay.
Friday, December 21, 2012
New board members were sworn in during the organization's December meeting Thursday. Monsanto's Teresa Crossland will serve as President in 2013.
The Creve Coeur-Olivette Chamber of Commerce held the organization's monthly membership meeting Thursday at the Marriot in West St. Louis County, drawing a close to 2012 and ushering in a new President for 2013, Monsanto's Teresa Crossland, and a new board of directors. Take a glance at photos from the event, which also included raffle prizes from local businesses and entertainment from members of the Pattonville High School band. In addition, seven new businesses who officially joined the chamber earlier this month were recognized.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Chamber members gathered Friday at the Hair Saloon in Creve Coeur for informal networking.
Members of the Creve Coeur-Olivette Chamber of Commerce gathered Friday morning at Hair Saloon in Creve Coeur's Bellerive Shopping Center to get caught up on some post-election networking and upcoming events. Monday November 12 is the deadline to register for the chamber's annual trivia event, being held at the Olivette Community Center Saturday November 17. You can register for the trivia night on the Chamber's website. For more information on Chamber membership, contact the office at 314.569.3536.
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Community business leaders gathered for some food and fun Thursday night.
Creve Coeur-Olivette Chamber of Commerce members had a chance to network and socialize for one of the organization's "After Hours" events Thursday night at the Jos A. Bank shop on Lindbergh Blvd. Thursday night. Along with food and drinks, there was a chance to shop with additional discounts and a chance to win raffle prizes. Editor's Note: In the interest of full disclosure, yours truly won a raffle item--an opportunity to select a tie. It was returned Friday just so there was no question whatsoever regarding conflict of interest. At least it was "Patchy-Looking".
Thursday, July 26, 2012
The longtime Mayor will likely continue to be a fixture at ribbon-cutting events in the area.
The Creve Coeur-Olivette Chamber of Commerce announced earlier this week that it had hired former Creve Coeur Mayor Harold Dielmann to be the agency's new Membership Director. Dielmann, 82, left office in April after spending a total of 28 years as Mayor of the city. In an interview with Patch at the end of his tenure, he indiciated interest in working in marketing, and real estate, where he still maintains an active license. In a press release, the Chamber said it "believes his long association with the city of Creve Coeur and his many business contacts make him a great asset to growing memberships in our area."
Monday, July 16, 2012
Commerical property owners and the Chamber of Commerce have lined up in opposition to proposals set for discussion Monday night.
In an effort to conform with a recent St. Louis County Circuit court ruling and what city staff says is a plan to reduce confusion in Creve Coeur's signage codes, a proposed re-write is on the table for a public hearing Monday night in front of the Creve Coeur Planning and Zoning Commission. Read The Staff Report The revision includes everything from reducing the size of election signage (from 24 to 12 square feet per candidate/issue), to allowing for the use of "sandwich board" signs. Other areas include limits to office building signage in buildings taller than three stories. While the staff report indicates that under some situations, businesses would be able to have more signage than is currently allowed, there are cases that would put…
Monday, May 7, 2012
Our weekly look at a deadline you need to keep in mind or you'll miss out.
Welcome to "Last Chance", our weekly reminder of a deadline coming up you need to know about here in Creve Coeur. This week, we're letting Creve Coeur-Olivette Chamber of Commerce members know that you know that you only have until May 15 to register for this month's membership luncheon, which is being held at the Jewish Community Center on May 17. The featured speaker will be Brad Goss from the law firm SmithAmundsen who will discuss immigration compliance issues. Are you involved with an event that has a deadline coming up? Put it on our calendar
Monday, January 23, 2012
Ben Bishop knows his NHL time may have to come with another organization.
The St. Louis Blues have a good problem, if there are any, for a National Hockey League squad. They have not one, but two goalies who have performed so well since the hiring of new head coach Ken Hitchcock that the backup goalie at the season's start is heading to the NHL All-Star Game and last week was given a contract extension. Brian Elliot's opportunity has come at the expense of Ben Bishop, the former Chaminade netminder who spent time with the big club last season but who has put up all-star numbers of his own for Peoria in the American Hockey League. In a speech last week to the Creve Coeur-Olivette Chamber of Commerce, Blues CEO Mike McCarthy said Bishop is "ready for the NHL". Bishop is an unrestricted free agent at the end of the…