I grew up as the 5th child of nine kids near New Melle, MO and now live in Lake St. Louis. I have three adult daughters and seven grandchildren. I attended Francis Howell High School, obtained an Associate’s Degree from St. Charles Community College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with emphasis areas of Finance and Marketing from the University of MO – St. Louis. I’ve worked in finance most of my career and have held positions of VP of Finance and Accounting, CFO and President/CEO of several financial institutions. Today I am a Certified Financial Planner and Retirement Income Certified Professional with Principal Financial Group.
Principal helps people and companies around the world to build, protect and advance their financial well-being with our retirement, insurance and asset management expertise. A member of the FORTUNE 500®, the Principal Financial Group has over $629 billion in assets under management and serves 22 million customers with offices in 19 countries.
Principal’s expertise spans the globe, but we’re bound by one common purpose: to give you the financial tools, resources and information you need to live your best life.
I help individuals and business owners focus on your financial goals by putting strategies to work for you. Your goals – my focus. I’m committed to helping you succeed.
I’m new to the Chamber, but believe visibility and participation in the organization can be invaluable to all of our businesses. I recommend everyone commit time to the Chamber and help each other’s businesses grow.
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6893 Lake Saint Louis Blvd
Lake Saint Louis, Missouri 63367
The O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce & Industries is pleased to announce that Nina DeAngelo has been named Vice President of the Chamber.
DeAngelo has served as Director of Member Engagement for the Chamber for almost 6 years, overseeing member retention and engagement, and other committees within the organization. Prior to becoming a staff member, DeAngelo was a member of the O’Fallon Chamber and held a seat on the Board of Directors.
Chamber Chairman of the Board, Bob Engert said, “Nina is a proven leader. Since the Chamber is in a time of transition, we’re taking the opportunity to shine a brighter light on the core functions of the organization. This move will allow the Chamber to more effectively leverage the experience and influence Nina has gained from her time working with the Chamber and the community. I am excited for this opportunity for her and the organization.”
The O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce and Industries announced the appointment of Kathy Duck as their new President and CEO. Duck’s first day in the role will be December 3.
As President and CEO, Duck will build and implement strategies to strengthen the business community in O’Fallon and surrounding areas. She will also focus on collaborative efforts with neighboring communities to enhance the quality of life in St. Charles County.
“We are very excited to have Kathy join the team,” said Bob Engert, of Edward Jones and 2018 Chair of the O’Fallon Chamber Board of Directors. “Having experience in the Chamber industry, she will bring great energy and vision to this role, and we are eager to work with her.”
Duck’s previous professional experience includes serving as Executive Director of Small Business for the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce in Oklahoma, as well as Loaned Executive for the Tulsa Area United Way’s 2013 Campaign.
“I'm excited and grateful for the opportunity to serve O’Fallon businesses and the community,” said Duck. “The City of O’Fallon is a fast-growing community and full of passionate citizens. I am looking forward to continuing to dream big with O’Fallon Chamber members and community leaders. “
Duck holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas, and is pursuing her Institute for Organization Management Graduate Recognition from the US Chamber of Commerce.
“The O’Fallon Chamber leadership has been diligently searching for a new President/CEO for the last several months,” said Chris Highfill of Grace River Church and Vice Chair of the O’Fallon Chamber Board of Directors. “Kathy’s enthusiasm for helping communities, was the right fit to guide our city to a prosperous future.”
Dr. R. James Ottomeyer III (Dr. Jim) has been in private practice for over 20 years. He prides himself on his dedication to God, his family, his country, his community, and of course, his patients. When you become a patient of Dr. Jim's, he treats you as if he was treating his own family. He was born in St. Louis, MO where he lived until 8 years old. His family moved to Cedar Rapids, IA, and he came back home to St. Louis after graduating from The University of Iowa. He is married to the love of his life and has 4 amazing children. Dr. Jim loves helping people and his dedication to helping others in his community has helped him build one of the largest and most successful practices in the St. Charles County region. Dr. Jim attended Logan University where he received his Doctorate of Chiropractic, B.S. in Life Sciences, and his certifications in Sports Chiropractic and Acupuncture. He further continued his education and received his Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from John Thomas College.
At Frontier Integrated Health Center, have a dedicated staff of board certified chiropractic physicians, acupuncturists, massage therapists naturopathic physicians and nutritionists who pride themselves on going out of their way to ensure our patients are receiving the best possible health care. Our friendly and professional front desk staff and office manager do whatever it takes to provide the very best experience for our patients creating a comfortable environment to promote healing and to achieve the best possible health outcomes . We are your chiropractor in O'fallon, MO!
In the next year, we plan on building a new state of the art Chiropractic and Functional Medicine facility at 199 Frontier Park and Feise Rd across from Fresh Thyme Market. This will be a 5000 square foot facility that will house over 7 physicians and approx. 10 staff members. This has been a dream for many years, and we have finally made plans to make this possible. We have been truly blessed by our patients, and our growth over the years has been incredible. The O’fallon Chamber of Commerce and our community involvement has been a key part in our success in the past, the present and in the future. It is an exciting time at Frontier Health!
Manufacturing Day is a program of the National Association of Manufacturers and was started in 2012. Last year, 595,341 people participated in Manufacturing Day nationwide, including 267,607 students. A survey of those students showed that the program has a powerful impact. Nearly 90 percent of the students who attended an event said they became more aware of manufacturing jobs in their communities. In addition, 84 percent of students who participated in Manufacturing Day were more convinced that manufacturing provides interesting, rewarding careers. The payoff is that 64 percent of these students said they were more motivated to pursue a manufacturing career and 71 percent said they would share their experience with others.
“Businesses across Missouri tell us that workforce is a major issue and that it’s increasingly difficult to find the employees they need for the jobs they have. This problem is especially pronounced in manufacturing, where outdated stereotypes about factory work help to drive people away from today’s good paying, high-tech production jobs,” said Daniel P. Mehan, Missouri Chamber president and CEO. “We are proud to help promote Manufacturing Day in Missouri because we know it makes a real difference. I encourage Missourians to attend the events in their communities and help celebrate the importance of manufacturing in our economy.”
2018 Manufacturing Day for St. Charles County will be on October 2nd. Scott Tate, Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce president and CEO said “This is a great event for both the manufacturers and students in St. Charles County. Being able to show our younger generation what the modern-day manufacturing world is like and the career opportunities available to them is exciting. At the same time, our manufacturers here in St. Charles County will surely be excited to see the over 750 students in attendance at this event.”
St. Charles Community College Workforce Development, St. Charles County Workforce & Business Development, the Missouri Job Center, O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce and Industries, the Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce and many manufacturers in St. Charles County will be hosting an Expo at the St. Charles Community College as well as offering multiple tours for the students.
To learn more about Manufacturing Day, visit www.mochamber.com/mfgday/.
For more specific information about St. Charles County Manufacturing Day go to: www.growmanufacturing.org.
The O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce & Industries is pleased to announce that the 26th Annual Golf Tournament presented by Country Financial will be held at The Falls Golf Course in O’Fallon, MO. This annual event is open to the public. Everyone is encouraged to participate, from first-time golfers to weekend warriors; this is an opportunity to enjoy eighteen holes of golf and all of the extra tournament fun at a great price.
Date: Monday, September 10, 2018
Time: 8:30 am – Registration
10:00 am – Shotgun Start
Location: The Falls Golf Club, 1170 Turtle Creek, O'Fallon, MO 63366
Cost: $125 per person or $500 for a foursome
All golfers will receive an attendance gift, 18 holes of spectacular golf with cart and drinks on the course, lunch sponsored by Countryside Flooring America, and an awards steak dinner sponsored and catered by by The Brass Rail Steakhouse.
On course activities planned include the ever popular Cooler of Fun from Delmar Gardens & Garden Villas of O’Fallon plus many more activities. The planning committee works to ensure that all participants have fun with on the course games like “Closest to the Keg” “Stopwatch” and “Hole in One”. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top teams in A & B Flights. There will also be prizes awarded for Men's & Ladies: longest drive and closest to the pin.
Don’t miss this opportunity to play an amazing course. Call the Chamber office at 636-240-1818 or go online to www.OFallonChamber.org/Golf to register.
A big thank you to the 2018 sponsors: Country Financial, The Brass Rail Steakhouse, Counrtyside Flooring America, Extreme Electrical, CATCO, Edward Jones – Bob Engert, Marshall Ford, Component Bar Products, City of O’Fallon, Schaefer Auto Body, and FTL Finance.
Golf Tournament proceeds to benefit the mission of the O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce & Industries: The O'Fallon Chamber of Commerce & Industries is committed to promoting the economic vitality of O’Fallon and the St. Charles County Region by engaging its members in networking and educational opportunities while advocating for pro-business public policy.
O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce & Industries Releases New Tools to Promote Community - Grow O'Fallon 2018
O’Fallon, MO - The O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce and Industries recently unveiled Grow O'Fallon, Missouri, which is its primary marketing program for talent retention and attraction.
The program includes a digital magazine, print magazine and significant exposure on Livability.com, a national website with information about more than 15,000 of America’s best places to live and visit. All of the high-quality, easy-to-share content promotes the community’s favorable business climate and enviable quality of place. Targeted print and global digital distribution aims to reach out-of-market talent to attract them to our career opportunities and quality-of-life amenities, as well as to retain talented local individuals.
The program includes many tools for business people and residents to learn about and share with others the many success stories of the community:
Livability Media publishes Grow O'Fallon, Missouri , which has support from and targeted distribution
through the O'Fallon Chamber of Commerce and Industries .
PRESIDENT & CEO
The O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce & Industries, the 2017 ACCE Category 1 Chamber of the Year, is currently accepting resumes for its next President & CEO.
EXPERIENCE: Interested parties should have at least 5 years’ experience in Senior Management, with preference to those with experience in Chamber Senior Management. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
TO APPLY: Please submit your resume and cover letter, including current salary, to ExecutiveSearch@OFallonChamber.org or by mail to OCCI Executive Search, 4101-C Mexico Road, St. Peters, MO 63376 before August 15, 2018.
REPORTS TO: Chamber Chair of the Board, Executive Committee & Board of Directors
NATURE OF POSITION: Full-time. Exempt from overtime pay.
SUMMARY: The President & CEO is the chief executive officer and administrative officer for the Chamber. He/she is expected to provide visionary leadership for the O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce & Industries and is responsible to the Board of Directors for the full range of activities needed to ensure the Chamber’s success in meeting its objectives in business and community development, external relations, membership and member services, communications, workforce development programs, government affairs and special programs. He/she is responsible for strategic planning, interpretation of policy, organization structure, budget and finances, volunteer development and membership growth, the employment, development and supervision of staff and the maintenance of the Chamber’s headquarters.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The President & CEO is responsible for the following essential functions:
ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO – Welders are in great demand in the region and across the nation! Learn about exciting opportunities at the Welding Career & Training Expo from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at the Missouri Job Center of St. Charles County.
Organized by the St. Charles County Department of Workforce & Business Development and St. Charles Community College, the expo will include stations for attendees to try a virtual welder, meet with instructors and employers, and learn about training opportunities and scholarships. Attendees also can win prizes and enjoy light refreshments.
“The American Welding Society estimates there will be a shortage of nearly 300,000 welders in the U.S. by 2020,” says Scott J. Drachnik, Director of the County’s Workforce & Business Development Department. “Currently there are companies throughout St. Charles County and the St. Louis region eager to hire experienced welders or ready to train new welders. Expo attendees can find out about all the opportunities available and gain a better understanding of what it’s like to work in this field.”
To register or for more information about the Welding Career & Training Expo, contact Fay Aubuchon at 636-922-8546 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, the Missouri Job Center of St. Charles County and St. Charles Community College provide the following related opportunities:
MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Enger, Director of Communications, 636-949-7900, ext. 1856, email@example.com
About St. Charles County:
Founded in 1812, St. Charles County is one of the fastest growing counties in Missouri, and the state’s third largest county in both population and economic share. St. Charles County consistently ranks one of the healthiest places to live in Missouri in the County Health Rankings report published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. It is home to 12 scenic county parks encompassing more than 2,800 acres with additional land under development and more in reserve for future development.
With a population of 385,840, St Charles County is home to large employers including General Motors, Citi, MasterCard Worldwide and Boeing. It is ranked among the top 25 counties in the nation in high-tech job growth by the Progressive Policy Institute and consistently has the lowest unemployment rate in the Metropolitan St. Louis area.
St. Charles County Government employs nearly 1,100 in more than 30 departments and offices, who work to make the county an excellent place to live, work and shop. For more information, please visit sccmo.org.
Mayor Bill Hennessy and O’Fallon City Council Appoint New City Administrator
Mayor Bill Hennessy and the City Council of O’Fallon, Missouri, approved the appointment of David Strahl as O’Fallon’s new City Administrator during tonight’s O’Fallon City Council meeting. The appointment of Strahl concludes a national search that began in May of this year. He will officially begin his tenure with O’Fallon on October 2, 2017.
Strahl comes to O’Fallon from Illinois, where he served in numerous roles in city management, most recently serving nearly 23 years as the Assistant Village Manager and Acting Village Manager for Mount Prospect, Illinois. Altogether, he brings more than 30 years of experience in city management and public administration to O’Fallon.
Strahl was selected after a lengthy interview process that included candidates from around the country. The process was led by Mayor Bill Hennessy, the entire City Council and members of City staff.
“As we went through this process, we looked at some extremely talented applicants from throughout the country,” said Hennessy. “We wanted a candidate who has proven experience in strategic planning, sound financial management, economic development and employee relations. Dave’s experience, knowledge and personality are an excellent fit for O’Fallon. Dave will be a tremendous asset to our residents and businesses as we move forward.”
Strahl said he was drawn to O’Fallon by the talented City staff and O’Fallon’s reputation as a great place to live and work.
“As someone who has spent his entire career in the Midwest, I was very aware of O’Fallon’s numerous national recognitions, including as one of America’s safest cities and one of the country’s best places to live, work and raise a family,” said Strahl. “As I went through the interview process, I got to know Mayor Hennessy, the City Council and many of the extremely impressive directors and staff leaders. I am grateful for the opportunity to join this talented team and work together to implement the vision of our elected officials.
“I am humbled to be invited to become a part of the O’Fallon community and I am ready to immerse myself fully into all that the region has to offer,” said Strahl. “I already was very excited about the opportunity to come to O’Fallon, but after spending some additional time with the City’s excellent Management Team, I am even more eager to start working with this tremendous group.”
Strahl has a Masters of Public Administration, Urban Management from Northern Illinois University and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Manchester College. He is a member of the International City/County Management Association and the National Public Employee Labor Relations Association.