Fenton Area Chamber of Commerce
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.

by Fenton Area Chamber of Commerce on December 16th, 2016

​The 12th Annual Fenton Chamber Awards & Holiday Luncheon was one that attendees will not soon forget! Close to 150 attendees gathered at Fabick CAT for this year’s end-of-year luncheon and holiday celebration. The sponsor of this luncheon was Fischer Christoff Bartmess, Advisors. The following are notable award announcements:
 
City of Fenton Mayor Mike Polizzi recognized Jeannie Braun, Executive Director of the Fenton Area Chamber of Commerce, for the tremendous work that she does by presenting an official proclamation which states that, going forward, December 7th will be "Jeannie Braun Day"! Jeannie has been with the Fenton Chamber since 2002 and Executive Director since March 2004. During this time, she has dedicated her time, her talents and her commitment to the Fenton business community in order to grow the Fenton Chamber to what it is today.
 
Nine Fenton Chamber Members received awards in various categories, as nominated by their fellow Chamber Members. Congratulations to the following members chosen by their peers to receive a 2016 award:
 
- Ambassador of the Year (#1):  Russ Ahlheim – Ad Source One
- Ambassador of the Year (#2):  Angela Reynolds – U.S. Bank
- FACC “Rising Star” Award:  Jim Winslow, Jr. – Sky Zone Trampoline Park (Fenton)
- Norma Radeackar “Lifetime Achievement” Award:  Joe Fischer, Jr. – Fischer Christoff Bartmess
- Chamber Spirit Award:  Rob Schneider – Leader Publications 
- Volunteer of the Year:  Suzie Smith – Suzie Paints
- New Member of the Year:  Nothing Bundt Cakes (Chesterfield)
- Board Member of the Year:  Chuck Winkle – Maritz
- Business of the Year:  UniQue Ideas ‘N More

by Fenton Area Chamber of Commerce on September 28th, 2016

​On July 15th, State Farm-Ryan Fico Agency celebrated its Grand Opening in Fenton with a Ribbon Cutting, joined by agency owner Ryan Fico, his wife, Grace, staff and fellow business community members of the Fenton Chamber. This new office is located in Brookwood Center (Bowles Avenue & 141) at 926 Brookwood Center.
 
As an insurance agent of State Farm, Ryan and his team offer the following services: Auto Insurance, Home & Property Insurance, Life Insurance, Health Insurance, Banking Products, Annuities and Mutual Funds. To find out information on any of these services, including rates and availability, please contact the Ryan Fico Agency.
 
Give the Ryan Fico Agency team a call at 636-600-9075 or stop by during office hours: Monday-Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm (Evenings & Weekends by appointment only). You can also view Ryan’s State Farm profile page online at www.statefarm.com or you can find his business page on Facebook!

by Fenton Area Chamber of Commerce on July 8th, 2016

​The Fenton Area Chamber of Commerce presented 12 local high school seniors with scholarships at the annual Scholarship Luncheon on Wednesday, July 6th at Andre’s West Banquet Center in Fenton, Missouri.  Since 1987, the Fenton Chamber has had the privilege of awarding 322 high school graduates with over $260,000 in scholarship funds to further their education.
 
This year’s recipients: from Rockwood Summit High School – Joel Crumrine, Taylor Dedic, Kayla Drake, Shannon Griffin, Austin Henry, Abigail Phillips, Kevin Schmidt and Jack Welker; from Lindbergh High School – Natalie Schodl; from Northwest High School – Katherine Meyer; from Ursuline Academy – Caroline Adams; and from Cor Jesu Academy – Gabrielle Picard.
 
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) as the honors and achievements of each scholar were announced.  Scholarship Recipients were also awarded with an official proclamation from the Missouri House of Representatives, recognizing their receipt of a 2016 Fenton Chamber Scholarship.
​Caroline Adams was awarded the 2016 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.  Caroline completed over 240 service hours while attending Ursuline Academy – that’s DOUBLE the requirement that was necessary for graduation.  Some of these hours were spent with Nurses for Newborns as well as rebuilding homes devastated by tornadoes in Joplin, Missouri.  Finding TOMS Shoes’ mission and model as an inspiration, she hopes to open her own “Give Back” type company someday.  Caroline plans to study Strategic Communications and Anthropology at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri this fall.

by Fenton Area Chamber of Commerce on July 5th, 2016

GINNY GOEDE

Co-Owner of The Jewelry Connection

What makes the Fenton Chamber so great?
I believe any successful organization has a great deal to do with leadership. Our Fenton Chamber is not only innovative, but responsive to the needs of the community. Our Board stays attuned to its mission and is very welcoming to new members.

Favorite aspect of the Fenton Chamber:
Being a part of watching 30 years of history unfold in the city, being able to meet so many wonderful people, and having the opportunity to work with the Board of Directors and members.

Favorite Quotes: "Life is Service, Guide by Love" and "Together we can do more!"

Favorite Movie:  White Christmas

Hobbies and/or interests:  I love being President of St. Clare Hospital Auxiliary. It has grown from 6 to 72 members in 5 years, setting goals for fundraising to increase patient satisfaction. I find great satisfaction in helping other people.

Two things we may not know about you:
- I still live on the farm in Fenton that I was born on 81 years ago.
- I've been active on committees and worked with organizations since I was a child, both internationally and locally.