Hollister Chamber Notes March 20

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Last Chance for the Easter Egg Hunt

The 24th Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 11th. We need your support to hold this community event. Sponsorship opportunities are very reasonable, and it is a great way to put your name in front of hundreds of families. We can’t do it without you, and if you or your business is interested in donating prizes for kids aged 3-9 or in a financial contribution, please contact the Chamber for more details. 417-334-3050.

Hollister After Hours

The March Hollister After Hours will be held on Tuesday, March 31 at 5:30 PM. This month, Ryan Sanders American Family Insurance is hosting the event at his new location on Bus. 65 in Hollister. Contact Ryan at (417) 334-0704 or the Chamber at 334-3050 for more details.
Upcoming Luncheon

Hollister Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

Thursday, April 9th at 11:30 at The Keeter Center. Our guest speakers will be Dick Erickson and Tom Keohan with SCORE, counselors to America’s small businesses. Lunch is sponsored by Fidelity Logic. We have an opening for one more sponsor, and if you are interested, please contact 334-3050. Sponsorships are great opportunities to talk about your company, organization, or to advertise for your special event.

Boys & Girls Club: Dining to Donate

Join the Boys & Girls Club of the Ozarks in celebrating National Boys & Girls Club Week by “Dining to Donate” at Applebee’s on Wednesday, March 25 starting at 6:00 pm. Download a Dine to Donate flyer from the Club’s website ( and a portion of your meal will be donated to the Club!

Hollister Project Graduation Golf Scramble

Hollister High School’s Project Graduation is hosting a Golf Scramble on Sunday, March 29, at Murder Rock Golf and Country Club. Lunch is served from noon to 1:00 with the shotgun start scheduled for 1:30. There is a $300 entry fee per four-person team. Team and Individual Prizes will be awarded. For an entry form or additional information, contact Tammy Matthews at 337-8496 or 224-1795.

City of Hollister Spring Clean Up

The Hollister Annual Spring Trash Clean Up will be held the second Tuesday in April. Only customers of the City of Hollister’s trash service can put any large allowable items out for collection along with their regular trash and one appliance may be put out for collection free of charge. Refrigerant must be removed from refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioners by a certified and licensed technician stating “CFCs Removed” Regular trash collection day Tuesday, April 14, 2009. Items not allowed are batteries, tires, yard waste, paint cans, oil, and major construction material.

A To Z Restoration, Inc new brand roll-out

A To Z Restoration, Inc new brand roll-out on Tuesday, April 7th 9am to 4pm, 130 Industrial Park Drive, Hollister. Hourly giveaways, equipment demonstrations, great food, Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting at 9:30 am, $20 onsite auto upholstery cleaning, entertainment by American Kids at 1:30 pm, and accepting personal hygiene item donations for Christian Action Ministries.

Skaggs Regional Medical Center welcomes new member to its staff,

Dr. Robert Halterman, OB/GYN. Halterman brings with him more than 20 years of experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is now accepting patients at Skaggs Family Health Clinic, 545 Branson Landing Blvd., Suite 508, (417) 335-7540.

Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings

April 7th 9:30 am – A to Z Flood, Fire, and Smoke Restoration

Branson Airport: Airshow Sponsorship Opportunity

The Branson Airport welcomes you to partner with us on our grand opening events. As an Air Show sponsor, you will have access to opportunities not available to the public, including a show center sponsor Chalet with food and beverages throughout the weekend, a spectacular night air show that will include all air show performers at a private meet and greet, and depending on the sponsorship level, an opportunity to fly in the show! Various sponsorship levels include aircraft rides in performing aircraft, branded air show apparel, VIP parking, VIP tickets and General Admission Tickets, photo opportunities with performers, and the opportunity to share your corporate/organization products with air show attendees. Go to, under the sponsor tab at the top of the web page. There are 2 PDF files available for download, the packet with level descriptions and the sponsorship application form. Take a look, and sign up so that we can add your name/logo to our marketing materials, including our wbsite, television and radio spots, and our very special 80 page commemorative air show program booklet. We want to work with you to meet your corporate needs.

Billboard for Rent

Billboard for rent starting May 1, 2009. It is a 10×20 lighted billboard on 165 by Eagle Eye Automotive (Quebec Rd.). Everyone coming from the Pointe Royale and Fall Creek Condo area going towards Branson will see the sign. Right now Aspire Medical Spa is on the available space. Please call Megan for more detail. 230-5196.

Seminar on the Employee Free Choice Act/Card Check Bill

If you have questions, or need advice on how to talk to your employees about this issue, you will find answers at the EFCA—Card Check Seminar on Thursday, March 26, from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Clarion Hotel at the Palace. Organized labor’s top legislative priority is the deceptively-named Employee Free Choice Act, better known as the Card Check Bill. If passed, the secret ballot election will be gone! Companies will have only have ten days to respond to union negotiations and only ninety days to agree to a union contract. If negotiations fail, a government mediator will impose mandatory binding arbitration the company will be obligated to honor for two years. Presented by Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Branson Lakes Area Lodging Association, Missouri Hotel & Lodging Association, Branson Chamber of Commerce
Back Stage Connections

Backstage Connections carries flame retardant for the treatment of fabric, lumber and other items. 417.336.4970

Fall Creek Bakery

Fall Creek Bakery is open for regular hours (Tuesday through Friday, 7:30-2:00) but all items (bran muffins, cinnamon rolls, Danish pastries, breads, cookies, cakes and other desserts) are just a phone call away. Give us a call at 417 334-1673 (one day in advance, please) and your special order will be waiting for pick-up or delivery at a time arranged for your convenience.

CenturyTel Has Solutions to Help You Improve Your Organization

Business customers eligible for 10-20% discounts in Branson and Hollister – please inquire, also VOIP phone systems, Metro Ethernet and Business Class DSL for extremely fast data and internet transport, Fax Delivery right to your PC, Professional Services to monitor or manage your data equipment including protection against viruses; spam; worms, – secure service management, Business Long Distance – very low rates – check this link out for easy billing management – Contact David Wilcock, Business Account Manager 417-334-3570 or

Hollister Founders Day

On May 2, area residents, visitors, and tourists will celebrate the early years of Hollister and Taney County. This 6th year of celebration continues our countdown toward the 100 year centennial celebration in 2010. The Founders Day Celebration is funded entirely by donations – your support is critical to continue these celebrations. Please make a contribution by mailing a check to: Hollister Founders Day Celebration PO Box 638, Hollister, MO 65673 or call 337-8315 for more details.

Megan Plate Edward Jones

Megan Plate’s Edward Jones office says, if you miss April 15th, your retirement may never be the same.

CAM Needs

Help us collect the following items for families in need: tuna helper, boxed potatoes, crackers, jelly. Cash donations are always welcome! Drop any of these items off at: 202-B Vaughn Street Branson, MO 65616 Phone: (417) 334-1157 Fax: (417) 334-8057 .

Patronize Your Fellow Chamber Members’ Businesses

One way we can all fight the current state of the economy is to do business locally with our fellow chamber members. Next time you need goods or services, visit the Hollister Chamber Member Directory or contact the Chamber directly at 334-3050 to find a business that can fit your needs. Some businesses even offer discounts to fellow Hollister Chamber members! See the Members Only Discount below for more details.

Hollister Project Graduation

High school graduation is just around the corner and the planning is in full swing for the 2009 Hollister Project Graduation, an all night, drug and alcohol free celebration for our graduating seniors. Although Project Graduation is designed for the Hollister graduating seniors, school funds cannot be used for this event. The success of this project depends on the generosity of businesses, like yours, in the community. Please consider supporting this worthwhile event. Project Graduation needs donations of food, gift certificates, prizes, and yes, even cash! Donations will be accepted from now until May. Remember that your donation is tax deductible and businesses will be recognized in the local newspapers. Please make checks payable to: Hollister Project Graduation PO BOX 1336 Hollister, MO 65673-1336

7 Habits of Highly Effective People

The Branson Believers & Ozarks Technical Community College’s Center for Workforce Development will once again offer the popular “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” workshop on March 24 – 26. The 2 ½-day workshop cost is $325 and includes a weekly planner, 7 Habits manual, continental breakfast and lunch and will be held at OTC’s Branson Education Center. For more information or to register for this high-demand class, please contact Lynda Doepker at 417-447-8904 or via email at

Frequent Shopper Program at the Spirits Shop.

Visit the Spirits Shop and earn frequent shopper discounts. If you spend $1 – $100 cash or credit on fuel and grocery items per week, earn a 1% discount. Spend over $100 and get a 1.25% discount. These discounts are based on your weekly purchases and will reset every Sunday. Stop by the Spirit Shop and sign up today!

Members Only Savings

Let your Chamber membership save you money. Visit these businesses to participate in their savings plans for fellow Hollister Area Chamber of Commerce members and let us know if you want to participate in this program!

A to Z Restoration 10 % discount Laurie Solt 417)334-2275
CenturyTel 20% Loyalty Plan Lynn Crismon (417) 334-9241
Action Ministries Tax Credit for Cash Donations Joan Westfall (417) 334-1157
Fidelity Logic 10% discount on flat panel TVs 40 inches and larger: Rick Brockett (417) 334-9660
Tyler Mortgage Free appraisal, Mark or Joe Tyler (417) 739-1723
Myer Hotels. Ask for the Preferred Value Rate and save 15%. 877-FUN-STAY. Best Western Center Pointe Inn, Best Western Music Capital Inn, Comfort Inn West, Comfort Inn & Suites, Comfort Inn at Thousand Hills

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