Thursday, November 15, 2012
An advertisement for a sales event at Kirkwood Mitsubishi led a longtime Kirkwood resident to think he won hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars.
Edwin Parker, 75, of Kirkwood, calls a recent mail advertisement for a sales event at Kirkwood Mitsubishi a fraud and a scam. The longtime Kirkwood resident and minister of Freedom Church in Valley Park thought that he won a sizable prize after he played a scratch-off game included in a mailer for the event that ran Nov. 5-12. When Parker went to Kirkwood Mitsubishi to claim his prize, he discovered he only won $3. The fine print of the ad notes the majority of winning amounts of the "up to $3500 cash prize" is $3. "It's probably the best thing I've ever seen to fool the people, and the people of Kirkwood," Parker said, adding that it was the biggest fraud he had ever seen. Parker said he went to claim his prize thinking that money, a gas …
Monday, April 9, 2012
Options for retirement living is the topic of this month's General Membership Luncheon of the Kirkwood-Des Peres Area Chamber of Commerce.
The Kirkwood-Des Peres Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its April General Membership luncheon Tuesday at Bethesda Gardens from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Cost for the luncheon is $20 for Chamber members who RSVP, $25 for non-Chamber of Commerce Members and walk-ins. John Pennington, an expert on senior living and President of Kedney Marketing Services, will speak. The topic of the luncheon is: What are the options out there for senior retirement living today? Learn more about the event by visiting the Kirkwood-Des Peres Area Chamber of Commerce website. Register for the event by clicking the link at the top of the page.
Monday, March 26, 2012
Chamber members can learn how to get more brand for their marketing bucks through the business organization's March Marketing Monday.
Professional speaker and marketing expert Bill Ellis will present, "Getting Your Brand's Worth," from 12-1 p.m., today at the Kirkwood Public Library. The presentation is part of the Kirkwood-Des Peres Area Chamber of Commerce's Marketing Mondays. Ellis will deliver actionable and effective strategies and tactics based on his own Seven C’s of Branding, the principles of the books Endless Referrals and The Go-Giver. "Ellis will provide his unique insights and practical applications to get More Brand for Your Marketing Buck," the chamber says in its newsletter. "You will leave with a better understanding of your own brand and how you can more effectively deliver your brand message." The event is free for chamber members but they must …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Mayoral and city council candidates respond to questions about Kirkwood's economy.
The Kirkwood-Des Peres Area Chamber of Commerce has unveiled responses to a questionnaire sent to mayoral and city council candidates about Kirkwood's economy. The document was crafted by the business organization's Public Policy Committee to help voters make an informed choice when casting their ballots April 3, the chamber says. Joseph Godi is challenging incumbent Art McDonnell for Mayor of Kirkwood, while four candidates are vying for three open seats on the Kirkwood City Council. They include incumbents Gina Jaksetic and Gerry Biedenstein, and challengers Jim Wilder and Nancy Luetzow. The chamber received responses from all of the candidates except Godi who was unable to respond due to a family matter. Kirkwood Patch is working with …
Friday, January 27, 2012
The Kirkwood-Des Peres Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its 66th annual dinner on Feb. 3.
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Friday, January 27, 2012
The following information was supplied by Jim Wright, president of the Kirkwood-Des Peres Area Chamber of Commerce. The Kirkwood-Des Peres Area Chamber of Commerce will honor community leaders and business owners at the 66th Annual Installation and Awards Celebration on Friday, Feb. 3 at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac. Citizen of the Year - Bill Burckhalter and the staff of the Kirkwood Train Station In 2003, Amtrak eliminated staffing the train station. It was the city's vision to have volunteers meet the trains daily, but needed someone to run the station as well as oversee the volunteer program. They met with Bill Burckhalter and hired him as the new station manager and volunteer coordinator, with the charge to find volunteers for the …