Fenton Area Chamber of Commerce
by Fenton Area Chamber of Commerce on June 9th, 2017

​The Fenton Area Chamber of Commerce presented 13 local high school seniors with scholarships at the annual Scholarship Luncheon on Wednesday, June 7th at Andre’s Banquets & Catering at Sunset Hills Golf Course. Since 1987, the Fenton Chamber has had the privilege of awarding 335 high school graduates with over $275,000 in scholarship funds to further their education.
 
This year’s scholarship recipients: from Rockwood Summit – Lauren Bishop, Jacob Burlison, Gianni Carcagno, Rachel Cooper, Clayton Lieberman, McKenna Mitchell, Michaela Murphy, Cody Sehie, Daniel Voss; from Lindbergh High School – Kieran Holbrook; from Northwest High School – Haley Miller & Donnazia Trigg; from Cor Jesu Academy – Kathleen Curran.
 
Kathleen Curran was awarded the 2017 Ginny Goede Scholarship, established in 2002 as a tribute to her untiring dedication to the Chamber, to helping others and to giving back to the community.  Kathleen spent the summer before her senior year at Cor Jesu Academy helping build and repair homes in Appalachia; she was also a group leader for the Teen ACTS retreat at Sacred Heart parish. In addition community service, Kathleen was President and Founder of the Spanish Club, Vice President of the History Club and achieved a High Honors Award for her Grade Point Average. Kathleen plans to major in Computer Science with a specialization in Cyber Security, her dream job being to work for the government, serving to protect our national security. Kathleen will attend DePauw University in Indiana this fall.
 
Members of the Fenton Area Chamber of Commerce along with the high school graduates and their families, were in attendance to honor the many outstanding successes and accomplishments of these scholars from the 63026 zip code.
 
This event is sponsored by Edward Jones – Sean C. King.  Awards were presented by Sean King (Edward Jones), Ginny Goede (The Jewelry Connection) and Missouri House Representative Shamed Dogan (District 98). Scholarship Recipients were also awarded with an official proclamation from the Missouri House of Representatives, recognizing each recipient’s achievements, including their receipt of a 2017 Fenton Chamber Scholarship. 
​Pictured (left to right): Michaela Murphy – Rockwood Summit; McKenna Mitchell – Rockwood Summit; Clayton Lieberman – Rockwood Summit; Rachel Cooper – Rockwood Summit; Jacob Burlison – Rockwood Summit; Haley Miller – Northwest High School; Lauren Bishop – Rockwood Summit; Deb Fruend – T.A.S.K., FACC Scholarship Committee; Ginny Goede – The Jewelry Connection, FACC Scholarship Committee; Rep. Shamed Dogan – Missouri House Representative (District 98); Kathleen Curran – Cor Jesu Academy; Sean King – Edward Jones; Jeannie Braun – FACC Executive Director

by Fenton Area Chamber of Commerce on May 23rd, 2017

​Recent flooding events have put a huge strain on many businesses in Fenton and surrounding communities. The Fenton Area Chamber of Commerce is committed to providing assistance to these businesses, many who were also affected by the 2015 flooding, through a “Dress Down to Dry Out” flood relief fundraiser.
 
How does the fundraiser work? During the first week of June, June 5th through 9th, participating businesses will choose one day out of the week to have their employees “dress down”, meaning casual attire, for a small monetary donation ($1, $5, etc.). If employees already wear casual attire, participating businesses may choose to host a themed dress day instead: St. Louis Cardinals day, college colors days, Hawaiian shirt day, patriotic colors day, etc.
 
The Fenton Chamber invites all local businesses to participate in this fundraiser! Upon registering to participate, businesses will nominate a “captain” to oversee donation collection and will also receive a flyer to hang up at their location. This fundraiser is an easy way for area businesses to help raise money and provide assistance to those businesses affected by 2017, and 2015, flooding events. When a business is affected in this capacity, it is not merely structural with the challenge of rebuilding, but it also has a direct impact on employees and, in turn, the community.
 
To register your business as a participant or for additional fundraiser information, please visit www.fentonmochamber.com or contact the Fenton Chamber office directly at 636-717-0200. Thank you in advance for your participation in this fundraiser.

by Fenton Area Chamber of Commerce on April 24th, 2017

​The Fenton Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to share a brand new publication with the community: the “Explore Fenton” 2017 Lifestyle Magazine. This publication aims to provide quick reference tools and information about living, working and playing in the Fenton area in addition to a categorical Fenton Chamber business membership directory.
 
The “Explore Fenton” Magazine includes the following information: Local Attractions & Family Entertainment, Outdoors/Parks & Recreation, Lodging, Shopping, Restaurants, Helpful Numbers, Education Opportunities, Healthcare Services, “Made in Fenton” Products and more!

Copies of the magazine can be picked up at the following convenient area locations:
 
Fenton Area Chamber of Commerce
1400 South Highway Drive, Ste. 99 (Maritz) – Fenton MO
Phone: 636-717-0200
 
St. Louis County Library – Meramec Valley
625 New Smizer Mill Road – Fenton MO
Phone: 314-994-3300
 
Fenton City Hall
625 New Smizer Mill Road – Fenton MO
Phone: 636-343-2080
 
RiverChase of Fenton Recreation Center
990 Horan Drive – Fenton MO
Phone: 636-343-0067
 
Please patronize those businesses advertised in this publication who made the printing of this magazine possible. Inclusion in this publication’s directory, as well as the opportunity to advertise, is a benefit of membership in the Fenton Area Chamber of Commerce. If you are interested in being listed in the 2018 “Explore Fenton” Magazine, please contact the Fenton Chamber for membership information: call 636-717-0200 or visit www.fentonmochamber.com.

by Fenton Area Chamber of Commerce on April 21st, 2017

On Wednesday, April 19th, the Fenton Chamber of Commerce joined Crestwood/Sunset Hills Chamber, South County Chamber and Affton Chamber to celebrate new area business, JDog Junk Removal and Hauling, with a Ribbon Cutting! JDog is owned and operated by proud military veteran, William Megl.

Per company website: “The JDog brand is about our Military Veterans! When you see our camo- wrapped trucks and our uniformed teams you know you can expect quality service while supporting your Veteran community. When our teams enter your home, you can have peace of mind knowing that your home and belongings will be respected. The price you were quoted is what you will pay, and when our teams leave your home or business, it will be swept clean and clutter free. You will be amazed at your new space, sense of freedom and that you supported a military Veteran!”
 
JDog provides Commercial & Residential pickup services: downsizing and clean-outs, construction debris, donation hauling, local moves, recycling, appliances and furniture, swing sets and sheds, hot tubs and pools, mattresses and box springs, carpeting, TVs and more!
 
For more information, to get a quote, or to schedule a pickup, call JDog Junk Removal & Hauling of South County at 314-882-5589. You can also visit them online at www.jdogjunkremoval.com or find them on social media!

by Fenton Area Chamber of Commerce on April 10th, 2017

On March 28th, Fenton Chamber staff, board members and ambassadors joined Central States Bus Sales, Inc. owner Jeff Reitz, Central States employees, Rhodey Construction, Inc., Jefferson County Executive Ken Waller, and the architects of the project to break ground on what will be the new home of Central States Bus Sales! The site is located at Sugar Creek Road and Highway 30 behind the Walgreens.
 
Per website: Since 1975 Central States has served the transit needs of schools, churches, daycares, retirement communities, transit services, airports, casinos and more in the Midwest. Central States is a new and used bus distributor for commercial and school buses.
 
For more information about Central States Bus Sales, call 636-343-6050 or visit www.centralstatesbus.com.