Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce recently hosted the 7th Annual Business Leaders Award Ceremony at the Hollywood Casino and Hotel.
The Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce hosted the 7th Annual Business Leaders Award Ceremony, which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the Maryland Heights community. The Maryland Height’s Business Leaders of the Year award showcases business achievements and excellence. The annual award is intended to identify and recognize individuals who embrace principled leadership, strategic thinking, the pursuit of excellence and balanced workplace values. The awards breakfast ceremony took place November 28 at the Hollywood Casino and Hotel. The award recipients were:
Thursday, December 29, 2011
In 2012 the chamber will focus on membership retention and a new look.
The Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce (MHCC) will kick off the new year with its monthly member luncheon on Wednesday, January 11. Its 2012 calendar, below, includes business after hours events, luncheons, an annual golf tournament and other networking opportunities. Kim Braddy, executive director of the chamber, said the focus for 2012 will be on membership retention and giving back to the community. "Membership retention includes providing value and benefits for the membership," Braddy said. As for giving back, the chamber has selected a member charity to support each month in the coming year. The Maryland Heights community was faced with several challenges in 2011 including the April tornadoes and state of the economy. However in …
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
The local chamber of commerce held a holiday gala on Dec. 14.
The Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce held its annual holiday gala on Dec. 14, a press release indicated. The money raised at the event benefited the organization's education fund, according to the release, which gives college scholarships to local high school students. The organization also unveiled a new logo, designed by Scott Palermo of A Skeetz Productions.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
The Chamber's coat drive will benefit students at Parkway and Pattonville school districts.
The Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce is trying to give a bit of warmth to local students in need. The chamber is collecting coats for Parkway and Pattonville school districts this holiday season. Kristen Stensby, office manager at the Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce, said the organization will collect coats until its Dec. 14 luncheon. As of Wednesday morning, Stensby said the Chamber had collected four coats — but she hoped more would come in at the organization's November luncheon. The Chamber will give the coats directly to the school districts. School officials will then give the coats to school social workers and councilors, who will give the coats to students in need. Stensby said the process is in place to maintain anonymoty…
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
District still sees achievement gaps between minority and white students. The Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce is to present Pattonville with a Public Service Award.
At Tuesday night’s Pattonville School Board meeting, the board heard the results of an evaluation of its Minority Achievement Program. The goal of the program is to get rid of the achievement gap between minority and white students. Though minority students increased proficiency in communication arts and math across all grade levels this year, minority student still scored lower than white students overall. Dr. Donette Green, Assistant Superintendent of Special Services for Pattonville, said the gap between white and minority students is narrowing, but the district still has a long way to go. Green said the number of students in Advanced Placement, honors and college credit courses has increased for both minorities and white students. Drop…
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
The Chamber will hand out plants to tornado victims Wednesday at the Maryland Heights Centre.
The Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce will hold a plant giveaway Wednesday for Good Friday storm victims. Kim Braddy, the chamber’s executive director, told Maryland Heights Patch the plants are coming from a South County nursery that is going out of business. The nursery decided to donate its remaining inventory to tornado victims and is using the chamber to distribute them, Braddy said. Braddy said there will be a variety of plants to choose from, such as holly bushes. The chamber will hold the giveaway at the Maryland Heights Centre from noon to 4 p.m. Tornado victims will need to provide a photo ID and proof of residency. Braddy said the chamber will have a list of addresses hit by the storm and workers will cross-reference their …