Get To Know Your WSCC Chamber Membership

The Western St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce as many events, programs, and committee’s that are here to help expand your reach, improve your business, and impact your community. 

Monthly & Annual Events

Amp Up Your Membership

Wondering how to get the most out of your WSCC Chamber membership? Join us, Chamber Ambassadors, and Board Members to learn how to Amp Up Your Membership. During this event, we run through the benefits and programs available to help members be fully engaged and aware of everything their WSCC membership has to offer. ALL MEMBERS ARE WELCOMED, new and old. 

Biz Bits

45% of businesses fail within the first year. Why? Because they get bogged down in the day-to-day, get burned out, and struggle to find time to work on their business. The WSCC Chamber wants to help by delivering monthly Biz Bits by subject matter experts in 30-minute bites.

Biz Bits occurs on the first Tuesday of every month on Zoom from 8:30 – 9:00 AM. 

Celebration Ball

The Celebration Ball is an Annual WSCC Chamber Event that occurs sometime in February. This event celebrates one year coming to an end and the beginning of a new year together. While each year has its ups and downs, the WSCC Chamber is thrilled to have the opportunity to acknowledge everyone’s extraordinary efforts. We recognize a few outstanding businesses and individuals at this event who are nominated and voted on by fellow WSCC members for their contributions to the community and the Chamber from the previous calendar year. The WSCC Chamber is grateful to our wonderful members for helping us grow and succeed each year. 

Dinner Theater

Dinner Theater is one of the WSCC Chamber’s Annual events open to members and the public to participate. Each year there is a different interactive theme. Are you ready for dinner and a show?

End Of Summer Bash

The WSCC Chamber and The St. Louis Renaissance Festival are thrilled host the Annual End of Summer Bash. Together we host a FREE event for our community where we and event sponsors will donate a variety of over 8,000 school supplies along with gifts for teachers. Since the End of Summer Bash is hosted on the STL Renaissance Festival site, there is much room for game, vendor space, and fun! This is one of our largest community outreach events of the year.

Food For Thought

The monthly Food for Thought event is an opportunity for WSCC members to share and learn from each other.  What has worked, what did not work, how they handled a challenging situation, what they would do better next time, along with so many other valuable lessons and knowledge. The purpose of the event is to gain knowledge from fellow members, then take these skills and incorporate them into their everyday business practices. Food for Thought occurs on the last Friday of each month from 12:00 – 1:00 PM at Prado’s in Lake St. Louis. 

General Membership Meeting

The WSCC Chamber General Membership Meetings occur on the 2nd Thursday of every month from 11:15 AM – 1:00 PM. The location and caterer change each month. Registration starts at 11:15 AM -12:00 PM, where members are welcome to network and get their lunches. From 12:00 – 1:00 PM, is the program where members get to hear from the Sponsor of the Month and Charity of the Month along with WSCC Chamber updates. It’s always a great time when the WSCC membership can get together.

Golf Tournament

The WSCC Chamber’s Annual Golf Tournament occurs sometime in the Spring months at Incline Village Golf Course in Foristell. It is a 6,008 years, 18-hole course that challenges all who come to play. Breakfast & Lunch is provided along with refreshments at different holes from the Super Tee Box Sponsors and Mobile Tee Box Sponsors. There will be raffle tickets available and a helicopter golf ball drop at the end. Each team consists of 4 plays. 

Happy Hour

WSCC Chamber Happy Hour occurs each month on a Tuesday, generally from 4:00 – 6:00 PM. Happy Hours are a great opportunity for the Chamber to highlight local restaurants and provide the WSCC membership with a friendly, casual networking night. The WSCC Chamber’s goal with the Happy Hour event is to help the members that cannot get away during the day a chance to network. There is no attendance cost; the only cost associated with this event is the drinks and/or appetizers members get. 

Legislative Lunch

Legislative Lunch occurs bi-monthly at Stone Summit Steak & Seafood from 12:00 – 1:00 PM. This event helps our members stay involved and up-to-date with what is going on in their community. We host a variety of speakers from state and local representatives to our cities mayors’. They provide our members with current information along with upcoming initiatives and events.

Meet Your Neighbors

Meet Your Neighbors is a weekly occurring video segment where the WSCC Chamber provide our community’s local businesses a great way to promote themselves and share a little bit about who they are, what they do, and who they serve. The WSCC Chamber is ready to educate, promote, and empower the community’s and WSCC member’s businesses. There is no fee attached to this event for WSCC members. 

Membership Appreciation

The WSCC Chamber loves our members, and every year we pick a day to celebrate them with an appreciation party! We like to thanks our members for the time, energy, and experience they bring to the Chamber. It is because of the WSCC members’ dedication and continued support that we are able to be successful. This event is a fun night out with a good time guaranteed. Dinner and games are provided. 

Morning Meet-Up

Morning Meet-Ups occur on the last Friday of each month from 8:30 – 9:30 AM at various locations. Except for November and December, where the event occurs the first Friday due to the holidays. The WSCC Chamber uses our Morning Meet-Ups as a way to highlight one of our member’s businesses each month, along with providing a networking opportunity to those who attend. There is always coffee and a light breakfast provided by the host. 

Movie Nights

Movie Nights with WSCC occurs on Thursday before the movie is set to be released to the public. Tickets will be available through the WSCC Chamber office at a lower price. The Chamber rents out a theater, so it will only be WSCC members and their guests in the theater. This event is a fun night out with fellow members, friends, and family. 

Progressive Dinner

The Annual Progressive Dinner event is a walking tour of old town Wentzville. The walking tour stops at some of your favorite local restaurants that make up your dinner. Each location will have something different to complete the dinner. 

Ribbon Cuttings

Ribbon Cuttings can be for more than just a business opening; the WSCC Chamber would like to help your business host a Ribbon Cutting event for a business anniversary, grand-reopening, etc. The WSCC Chamber tries to hold Ribbon Cutting on Tuesdays at 1:00 PM, but it can be held at a most convenient time for the business. This event option is exclusive for WSCC members. 

Taste of the County

The WSCC Chamber Taste of County event is when our favorite local restaurants get together to feature the best item on their menu.  

Trunk-Or-Treat

The WSCC’s Annual Trunk-Or-Treat event is one of our biggest community event we host at B&B Threatre in Wentzville. If you are looking for a fun way to promote your business to the community, this is a great event to be involved in. Businesses can rent a trunk space to hand out candy and business information out to the trunk-or-treaters. 

Wine & Dine

The WSCC Chamber partners with local chamber member restaurants to bring you a night filled with delicious foods and wines. 

WSCC Chamber Game Show

The Game Show is an exciting way for WSCC members to promote their business and allows the community to get to know them in a fun setting. Each month the game, participates, and location changes, so two Game Shows are alike! If your business is looking for a new, fun way to promote themselves for free, this is definitely the way. 

Everyone wins a prize donated by other WSCC members. If your business is intreated in donating a prize, your business name will be mentioned in the video.

Programs

Chamber Insurance

For chambers of commerce across Missouri, the Chamber Benefit Plan has led to increased membership and enhanced what they are already doing: advocating, assisting, and accelerating small businesses. For all the chamber partners, the benefit plan adds significant, tangible value to their membership. In the current climate for small businesses, saving money while providing a benefit to retain employees is invaluable. 

Few Facts About Chamber Insurance Benefit Plans:

  • MOmewa.com is your portal to the Chamber Benefit Plan. Just submit a census for a free quote
  • Over 27,000+ participants throughout the state
  • Administered by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Competitive, medically underwritten rates
  • Fixed, predictable monthly payments
  • A variety of plan designs, including 10 PPO and three HSA options
  • It is available to small businesses that meet two simple criteria
    • Are members of a qualifying Chamber of Commerce
    • Have 2-50 eligible employees

The WSCC Chamber has two representative to contact to learn more information.

Rachel Zimmerman with Zimmerman Benefits

Address: 1314 Jeffco Blvd, Suite 465, Arnold, MO 63010

Phone: (636) 219-1025

Email: rachel@zimmermanbenefits.com 

 

Barbara Goode with Danny & Associates, Inc.

Address: 1022 Peruque Crossing Ct, Suite B, O’Fallon, MO 63366

Phone: (636) 887-4700

Email: barb@dtdinsurance.com

Billboard Advertising

The WSCC Chamber wants to help our members spread the word about their businesses. Get cheap billboard advertising at two great locations! One of our billboards is off Hwy 64 & the Winghaven Blvd. exit (right by the movie theater and soccer field) while the other location is off of Hwy 61 & Wentzville Pkwy. It is $100 per 4-week cycle and location. There are 13 cycles in a year, and members are able to book a full years worth of billboards. 

Email Blast

Email Blast is a promotion email that the Chamber creates on behalf of a member in good standing and sends out to our WSCC members email list. Typically, it contains texts, graphics, company logo, website link, and contact information – whatever the member sends to us. A test Email Blast will be sent back for approval before sent out. WSCC members can get 3 Email Blast for $75. 

Facebook Groups

The WSCC Chamber launched our new networking platform for members. Facebook Groups provide a place to connect with members who share a similar business to expand business knowledge, brainstorm ideas, promote events, and so much more. We want to help our members build and develop a community, resources, creativity, and knowledge.

GoShopWest.com

The WSCC Chamber launched our new online community shopping site free for our members to used for their businesses. Each member gets their site to load their products onto and sell to the community and fellow WSCC members. The purpose of this site is to be a one-stop shop for the community to shop local. The WSCC Chamber wants to help you stay ahead and give our members the tools to continue to thrive in their business. 

Job Postings

Are you looking for another way to promote job opening? The WSCC Chamber would love to help!  We will post the job opening on our Facebook page and on our website. Send us the position(s) open, job description(s), and any graphics.

Leads Groups

Are you interested in growing your networking group, getting more referrals, and keep up-to-date with upcoming WSCC Chamber events? Then join one of the three Leads Groups. Only one representative from each industry is allowed in a Leads Group at a time. The WSCC Chamber currently has three Leads Groups: Westplex Leads, Leads At The Crossroads, and Wentzville Professional Leads Group. Learn more about each group and what industries are still available by clicking on the buttons below. Members are welcome to try out each leads group to figure out which group best benefits them before officially joining one. 

WSCC Chamber Sponsorships

Is your business looking for more ways to promote their brand without breaking the bank? The WSCC Chamber has many sponsorship opportunities at all different price ranges that best benefit our members. These sponsorships are promoted to the WSCC membership and the public. We have seasonal sponsorships, event sponsorships, and chamber extras available.

Committees

Ambassadors

The Ambassadors are the Chamber’s premiere volunteer organization composed of high-energy, outgoing, and dynamic business men and women who serve as the goodwill committee. The Ambassadors work together as a team to increase membership retention and to improve awareness of Chamber benefits. Ambassadors also act as a liaisons related to networking/social events sponsored by the Chamber. 

Ambassador Objectives:

  • To actively promote membership in the WSCC Chamber
  • To facilitate networking among members
  • To encourage meaningful participation and involvement in the WSCC Chamber programs in order to enhance the membership benefits received by each member, strengthen member commitment, and increase long term member retention
  • To contact members as necessary to inform them about upcoming events and/or build connections

Business Development

The Business Development Committee focuses their efforts on key initiatives to support all forms of businesses in the community.

Legislative Committee

The Legislative Committee is responsible for keeping WSCC members informed on local and state legislative issues and initiatives that would affect their businesses. They help find speakers for the bi-monthly Legislative Lunches and assist in planning the Chamber Visit Day to Jefferson City to meet with legislators. 

If you would like more information, questions, or to learn how to become involved, reach out to Western St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce at (636) 327-6914 or at belle@gowscc.com.