Annual Year End CelebrationAnnual Year End CelebrationHonoring our Citizen of the Years, Lifetime Distinguished Services Awards, and Chamber ChampionFebruary 24, 2017 at 6:00pmAmeristar Casino St. CharlesJoin us for a cocktail hour, hors d'oeuvers, and dinner in the Discovery Ballroom of Ameristar Casino Resort Spa$95 per personTable of 10 - $950(Business / Cocktail attire)Are you interested in staying the night on property? Contact Ameristar Casino Resort Spa by phone (636) 949-7777, or online to book your stay and use the Room Discount Code: CCCB17A for a discounted rate, available for reservations made prior to Thursday, February 9, 2017.
The Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Dr. Bernard J. DuBray has been named our 2016 Citizen of the Years.
Currently in his 32nd year as Superintendent for the Fort Zumwalt School District, Dr. DuBray is the longest serving superintendent in the same K-12 school district in the State of Missouri. He is currently completing 48 years as an educator having served as a teacher, coach, principal, and assistant superintendent.
In addition, will also be recognizing our recipients of the Lifetime Distinguished Service awards and our Chamber Champion which include:
- Civic : Phyllis A. Schneider; Phyllis is involved with the ATHENA Leadership Foundation, an organization founded to support, develop and honor women leaders. The program inspires women to reach their full potential and strives to create balance in leadership worldwide. In the past, she has served as Executive Director for the SCC Foundation and the St. Peters Chamber of Commerce. Phyllis also served as Director of United Services for Children – West campus (US West).
- Cultural: Dennis Hahn; a Life Member of the St. Charles County Historical Society, and a member of the Fernando de Leyba Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) since its charter in 1997. He has served as the Chaplain and President of the group. During his membership in SAR Dennis documented the History of Fort San Carlos, St. Louis, Missouri. His research and documentation resulted in the placement of Historical markers at Ball Park Village commemorating the Battle of Fort San Carlos and at Daniel Boone Village in Defiance, Missouri.
- Humanitarian: Bruce Sowatsky; First Executive Director for the Community & Children’s Resource Board (CCRB) in 1999. Bruce served on the Family Stress Council when the Child Center was founded and brokered the partnership that built Crisis Nursery in Wentzville. He has also served as fundraising chairman and President for the St. Charles Kiwanis Club and Lt. Governor for Division 6 of MO-ARK Kiwanis International region.
- Chamber Champion: Patrick Sweeney; His contribution to the Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce during the 2016 year is to be commended. He serves as co-chair for the Ambassadors committee and has volunteered at our annual Sip & Savor St. Charles County and Santa’s North Pole Dash. Patrick was also instrumental in sponsoring our Speaker Series for James Cunningham of the Food Network/ Cooking Channel and our annual golf tournament.