The Fenton Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that seven members of the Board of Directors became CPR Certified in the Heartsaver program which was offered through the Fenton Fire Protection District. Participants in this certification included Greg Bresler of Andre’s Banquet Facilities & Catering; Jodi Clinton of Commerce Bank; Paul Carcagno of Fortune Insurance; Rick Nadler of Grand Rental Station; Melissa Sullivan of UniGroup; Vance Scherrer with SERVPRO of Fenton/South Ballwin; and Jeannie Braun, Executive Director of the Fenton Area Chamber of Commerce.
In coordination with this effort, the Board of Directors has also started fundraising efforts to purchase an AED Machine (Automated External Defibrillator) which will be brought to and available at all meetings and events hosted by the Fenton Chamber. The Board wants to be proactive with regards to the continued safety of all event attendees by being prepared should an emergency situation arise.
For more information, or if you would like to make a contribution to the AED Machine Fund, please contact the Fenton Area Chamber of Commerce at 636-717-0200.
FENTON CHAMBER MEMBERS PLEDGE TO “FIND IT IN FENTON FIRST” WITH NEW CAMPAIGN TO BRING 10 PERCENT OF SPENDING BACK TO LOCAL BUSINESSES
FENTON, MO (January 28, 2014) – Representatives from dozens of Fenton-area businesses will be taking the pledge to bring 10 percent of their business to local organizations in 2014. The “Find it in Fenton First” campaign kicks-off at the Fenton Area Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at Andre’s West banquet facility.
“Local businesses who shop other local businesses multiply their impact,” said Fenton Area Chamber of Commerce President Greg Bresler. “When a business succeeds in our community, they bank with local banks, advertise in local newspapers and purchase local services such as accounting and printing. It is logical for local businesses to support each other.”
Attendees at the campaign launch will learn about other benefits of shopping local, including:
A Strong Local Economy: When you shop locally, you simultaneously create jobs, fund more city services through sales tax, invest in neighborhood improvement and promote community development.
Community Funding: Purchases made locally contribute to the fund for city-provided entities, including police and fire departments, senior services, libraries, street maintenance, parks, trails and much more. It also allows businesses to support important events and charitable causes.
Attractive Climate for New Business: A healthy and vibrant business community helps attract new business development.
Community Pride: Shopping locally lets others know you are proud of the community you live and work in.
About Fenton Area Chamber of Commerce
The Fenton Area Chamber of Commerce promotes, supports and represents businesses in the City of Fenton and both unincorporated St. Louis and Jefferson County areas of Fenton for the betterment of its members and the community. For more information visit fentonmochamber.com.
The Fenton Area Chamber of Commerce supports, promotes & encourages shopping local and keeping business in Fenton. The organization also serves as a link between our members and the community, providing members with tools to succeed in business through networking, marketing, and educational opportunities.