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Small businesses are vital to a local community and have always been an integral part of the U.S. economy and growth. With that being said, it's no surprise small businesses generate the majority of jobs in the US. According to the SBA, small businesses (500 employees or less) create 1.5 million jobs annually and account for 64% or created jobs. Throughout the month of November, we will be featuring Fenton Chamber member small businesses, highlighting the importance of shopping small, and encouraging community members to shop locally and keep dollars local. *More information on this program to come*
Recognizing the economic significance of the St. Louis Mid-County Region, several Chambers of Commerce - Kirkwood-Des Peres Area, Crestwood-Sunset Hills Area, Affton, Creve Coeur-Olivette, Eureka, Fenton, Lemay, South County, Webster Groves/Shrewsbury/Rock Hill Area - have partnered together to present the 5th Annual Mid-County Region Area Chambers of Commerce Economic Outlook Breakfast. Bringing together business, civic, legislative, and municipal leaders to discuss the role COVID-19 has had on the Regional and State economy.
- (Virtual Panelist) Alex Garza, M.D., Incident Commander, St. Louis Regional Pandemic Taskforce
- Simone Cummings, Ph.D., Dean, Walker School of Business & Technology, Webster University
- Craig Fehr, CFA, Principal Advancement Strategist, Edward Jones
Carol Daniel, KMOX Anchor, and Radio Personality