On this coming Monday, July 23, the Lake St. Louis-Dardenne Prairie and Wentzville Chambers of Commerce will vote on whether or not to merge into one larger organization.
These two Chambers have colaborated frequently on projects like the Wentzville School District Back-to-School Fair, ribbon cuttings and after hours networking events. There are over 100 common members in the two Chambers, and a 45% crossover of those regularly attending the monthly luncheon general membership meetings.
A merger would pool resources, both financial and human, and produce a more efficient organization. It would also increase the marketing/networking area for all members.
The cities of Dardenne Prairie, Lake St. Louis and Wentzville all support the merger. And, the Boards of Directors of both Chambers voted unanamously to support the merger.
I want to encourage all members of both organizations to exercise your right to be heard and vote "yes" for growth and the support of business in Western St. Charles County.