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The Daily Guide - Waynesville, MO
  • Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce named Mo. Chamber of the Year

  • The Waynesville – St. Robert Chamber of Commerce has been selected by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce as the 2013 Chamber of the Year.
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  • The Waynesville – St. Robert Chamber of Commerce has been selected by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce as the 2013 Chamber of the Year.
    Chamber Board of Directors President Mike Dunbar made the announcement during the October monthly Chamber luncheon.
    "Our little Chamber of Commerce has been picked amongst the big guys, speaks well to each of you, because you guys are the face of the community and the face of our chamber," Dunbar said. "Congratulations to each one of you for making us that way".
    Dunbar then congratulated executive director Cecilia Murray and her staff for all their hard work.
    Murray, Executive Director then took the opportunity to thank the Board of Directors and Ambassadors.
    "Without you, the staff would not be able to do what we do everyday and for our members, we appreciate all the support you give us throughout the year and we are really excited to share this with you."
    A meeting and Annual Award Banquet of the Missouri Chamber in Kansas City will be held in Kansas City on Nov. 14. The Executive Board members and staff will be attending to accept this award.
    The Chamber's mission is to be the motivating force in advocating, coordinating, leading, and promoting existing and future businesses. They also provide other programs and events that enhance the quality of life through programs, services, community development, recognition, and pride.
    The Board Members, Ambassadors, Economic Development Committee, Governmental & Military Affairs Committee, and volunteers worked hard at supporting this mission.
    Some of this past year programs and events included: Army 2020 Fort Leonard Force reduction community reply, Choices Program, Community Leadership Awards Banquet, The Challenge, Shop Local, Monthly Luncheons, Ribbon Cuttings, Polar Meltdown Chili Cook-off, Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction, Community Pride Night, Veterans' Day Ceremony & Parade, and Leadership Pulaski County.
    To find out about more programs and events offered, visit the Chamber website at www.wsrchamber.com.
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