• Annual Year End Celebration

    Honoring our Citizen of the Years, Lifetime Distinguished Services Awards, and Chamber Champion
    January 31, 2020 at 6:00pm
    Ameristar Casino St. Charles
    Your inclusive package includes two cocktails, hors d'oeuvers, and dinner in the Discovery Ballroom of Ameristar Casino Resort Spa
    $95 per person
    Table 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.

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  • The Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for our 2019 Citizen of the Years and Lifetime Distinguished Service recipients in the categories of Civic, Cultural and Humanitarian.  Nominations will be accepted until Noon on Friday, October 18, 2019.

    Click HERE to download your nomination form.


  • 2018 Year End Celebration

    On February 1, 2019, we were pleased to present Thomas Stephenson with our 2018 Citizen of the Years award for his activism and community involvement.  We also recognized our recipients of the 2018 Lifetime Distinguished Service awards and our Chamber Champion which include:

    • Civic : David Borgmeyer; David is a retired banker and active in many civic organizations including the Boy's Club of St. Charles, St. Charles American Legion Green Mules Drum & Bugle Corp., Knights of Columbus, St. Charles Historical Society, St. Charles Optimist Club, Community Council of St. Charles County, St. Charles Senior Center and St. Charles Crimestoppers.
    • Cultural: Jerry Reese; He has spent the past 24 years serving on the City of St. Charles School District school board and the St. Charles City Council.  Jerry was instrumental in the approval of Meals on Wheels to make sure that the citizens of St. Charles receive their meal assistance five days a week. Jerry has a passion for arts in the City of St. Charles and has been an active board member at the Foundry Arts Centre.
    • Humanitarian: Kelly Behlmann; Founder of Disabled Athlete Sports Association (DASA) - a non-profit St. Louis based organization which offers the opportunity for all individuals who live with a physical, visual or hearing disability be given the opportunity to participate in therapeutic sports and fitness activities designed to improve self-esteem and promote growth and well-being.
    • Humanitarian: Catherine Lammert; Served as Executive Director of Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support, Inc. combining her personal loss experience of the death of her son, Christopher with her 30 years as a professional in the perinatal loss field.  She is an advocate for bereaved families and has authored perinatal bereavement materials and publications and provided hundreds of educational opportunities.
    • Chamber Champion: Jeff Waple; Current Co-Chair of the Ambassador's Committee, and recently offered a fundraising opportunity to the Chamber.  Due to his help and guidance, the Chamber successfully created and implemented a program that has, not only, raised thousands of dollars in non-dues revenue for the Chamber, but has also received national accolades.


  • 2018 Year End Video

  • Past Award Recipients


  • Citizen of the Years Award Recipients

    1957    Joseph M. Jenkins, M.D.

    1958    J. Ed Travis, Jr.

    1959    Frank B. Rauch

    1960    Paul Blessing

    1962    Agate Weber

    1963    Ed Pundmann, Sr.

    1964    Hugh I. Homes

    1965    Grover Parker

    1966    Thorlet Alderson

    1967    Henry Vogt

    1969    Homer Clevenger

    1970    Ralph J. Borgmeyer

    1971    Charles Hafer, Jr.

    1972    Roland T. Pundmann

    1973    Russell J. Crider, M.D.

    1974    Ted Schoetker

    1975    H.K. Stumberg

    1976    Hon Webster F. Karrenbrock

    1977    James M. Fitz

    1978    Charles W.Boswell

    1979    Henry P. Rauch

    1980    Henry Elmendorf

    1981    Norbert Wapelhorst

    1982    Mary Lou Ahmann

    1983    William O. Mullins

    1984    Jane Crider

    1985    Douglas Boschert

    1986    Ed Pundmann, Jr.

    1987    David C. Baue (Posthumously)

    1988    John Becker

    1989    Larry Kelley

    1990    Theodore Bruere

    1991    Tom Boschert

    1992    Elizabeth Rauch

    1993    Dr. J. Michael Conoyer

    1994    Ernest W. Dempsey

    1995    Ben Blanton

    1996    William H. (Bill) Weber

    1997    Ray Harmon

    1998    Dr. Henry Clever

    1999    Robert G. McKelvey

    2000    Rayford M. Pickett

    2001    Melvin Washington

    2002    Grace Harmon

    2003    Wm. Randolph Weber

    2004    John Deal

    2005    Mel Wetter

    2006    Dan Borgmeyer

    2007    Grace Nichols

    2008    Keith Hazelwood

    2009    James Rau

    2010    Gary Shaw

    2011    Joe Daues

    2012    Jerry Scheidegger

    2013    Lisa Baue

    2014    Lucy Rauch

    2015    Don Boschert, Jr.

    2016    Dr. Bernard DuBray

    2017    Mike Sommer

    2018    Thomas E. Stephenson

  • Lifetime Distinguished Service Awards Recipients


    Stephen Balckhurst

    Lester Plackmeyer

    Rev. Frederick Nieder

    Rev. Theopil Stoerker

    Dr. Franc McCluer

    Msjr. A.T. Strauss



    Paul F. Diehr…Humanitarian

    John R. Frank…Cultural

    W. Ernest Hedges….Civic



    Elizabeth Rauch…Humanitarian

    Melvin Washington…Cultural

    Paul Knoblauch… Civic



    Dr. Eugene Canty…Humanitarian

    Dr. Kenneth & Leona Greenlaw…Cultural

    Catherine Pundmann…Civic



    Betty Wertz…Humanitarian

    Charles Schwendeman…Cultural

    Paul Waters… Civic



    Fran Pieper… Humanitarian

    Patt Holt…Cultural

    Tom Boschert…Civic



    Dr. James Spainhower…Humanitarian

    Cordelia Stumberg…Cultural

    J.B. “Brownie” Dawkins…Civic



    Elvera “Babe” Hackman…Humanitarian

    Dr. Robert Fleming…Cultural

    Raymond Harmon…Civic



    Dr. Henry Clever…Humanitarian

    Sterling Zumwalt…Cultural

    Shirley Hutchins…Civic



    Chuck Thorne…Humanitarian

    Dean Eckert…Cultural

    Glen Remington….Civic



    Jim Larkin…Humanitarian

    Marvin Hohman…Cultural

    Leo Bahr…Civic



    Gene Steinhoff…Humanitarian

    Gloria Goellner…Cultural

    John Dengler…Civic



    James L. Schneider…Humanitarian

    Clara E. Scott…Cultural

    J. Robert Meyer…Civic



    Dee Pundmann…Humanitarian

    Glen Bishop…Cultural

    Ried Bronson…Civic



    Thomas A. Cronan… Humanitarian

    Joe Daues…Cultural

    Penny Pitman…Civic



    Dorothy Herzog…Humanitarian

    Kenneth Beckham…Cultural

    Ron Kjar…Civic



    Andrew McColloch…Humanitarian

    Janet Watkins…Cultural

    Judge Grace Nichols…Civic



    Ron Hollis…Humanitarian

    Archie Scott…Cultural

    John Deal…Civic



    Phyllis Sydnor Johnson…Humanitarian

    Dr. Dennis Spellmann…Cultural

    Ann Watkins Hazelwood…Civic



    Fr. Richard J. Tillman…Humanitarian

    Rich Brooks…Cultural

    Jean Maurice Thro…Civic



    Harold Burkemper…Humanitarian

    Warlene Patricia Greer Reed…Cultural

    Gary Shaw…Civic



    Miriam Mahan…Humanitarian

    John Nichols…Cultural

    Herman Elmore…Civic



    Dr. Earl J. Wipfler,Jr., M.D.,...Humanitarian

    Dr. Robert M. Sandfort, Ph.D.,...Cultural

    Keith Hazelwood….Civic



    Mary West…Humanitarian

    Gene Steinhoff…Cultural

    Jill Baue…Civic



    Cathy Glosier…Humanitarian

    Bill Goellner…Cultural

    Don Boschert, Jr.,…Civic



    Richard Sacks…Humanitarian

    Herbert Pundmann…Cultural

    Lisa Baue…Civic



    Anita Hockett…Humanitarian

    Dorothy Boshears…Cultural

    Robert L. (Bob) Scott…Civic



    Jackie Borgmeyer…Humanitarian

    Donna Hafer…Cultural

    Lorna Frahm…Civic



    Mike Ricketts…Humanitarian

    Mimi Jackson…Cultural

    Joe Briscoe…Civic



    Loretta MacCallum…Humanitarian

    Mary Reese…Cultural

    Mike Sommer…Civic



    Denice McKeown…Humanitarian

    Joan Koechig…Cultural

    Keith Schneider…Civic



    James  P. Devereux, Sr.,…Humanitarian

    William (Bill) S. Rupp…Cultural

    Jan Beardsley…Civic



    Tom Kuypers…Humanitarian

    Serena Boschert…Cultural

    Matt Johannesman…Civic



    Merle Schneider…Humanitarian

    Dan Foust, Sr.,…Cultural

    Randy Schilling…Civic



    Bruce Sowatsky…Humanitarian

    Dennis Hahn…Cultural

    Phyllis Schneider…Civic



    Denise Liebel…Humanitarian

    Richard Baum…Cultural

    Jerry Hollingsworth…Civic



    Catherine Lammert...Humanitarian

    Jerry Reese... Cultural

    David Borgmeyer...Civic


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