June 24, 2019
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The 35th Annual Firecracker Run is next week!  Here are details for our runners and volunteers for the event: 

Runners Packet PickUp
        July 2 & 3
        9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
        O'Fallon Chamber Offices
        Volunteers can also pick up their shirts during these times

Run Set Up
        July 3
        9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
        CarShield Field
        Logistics, Vendors, Food and Drinks delivered at this time.

Firecracker Run Race Times
        July 4
        10K start 7:00 AM
        5K start 7:10 AM
        CarShield Field
        1 Mile Fun RUn start 8:00 AM


Barb Goode - Denny & Associates
          I’m a true blue Missouri girl (St. Louis to be specific).  I grew up in St. Ann, MO just down the street from Northwest Plaza when it was a thriving outdoor mall.  What a great place to ride bikes that was!  Since then I’ve lived all over St. Louis and vicinity, including Florissant, Hazelwood, Maplewood, and even Eureka before finally settling with my family in O’Fallon.
        I met my husband when we were just babies (age 20) and after 8 years of friendship and dating we were married in 1990.  In the years that followed we were blessed with 2 wonderful children, a girl and then a boy!  My youngest child has Autism.  Receiving this diagnosis both shook and shaped my life.  Now that he is 23 years old, I can honestly say that he has taught me so much more about life, love and happiness than I could have ever taught him.  I became an advocate for him, which led me into the world of non-profit.  I volunteered and later became the Walk Manager for the Autism Speaks Walk, which is a 20,000 person event that raises money for Autism Research.  For years this was my true passion and a fabulous source of knowledge about autism and the resources available to my child and so many others.  However, as time passed this career path became very difficult to sustain due to the very long hours that it took me away from my family.
        I’ve always been a volunteer and this volunteerism led me to an event where I reconnected with Kelly Rector, the President of Denny & Associates, Inc.  We had known each other for years because our daughters had done gymnastics together when they were young.  Kelly, knowing my skill set asked me to come work with her at Denny & Associates.  “But I am not a salesperson.” I told Kelly.  Her response, “I don’t need you for sales, I need you for everything else!”  And so… a new career in Health Insurance was born.
        Denny & Associates falls right in line with my need to help others.  Now I get the pleasure of helping both groups and individuals find the right plans and options that best fit their need and budget.  Our mission is to guide our clients of every shape and size through the complexity of the insurance industry by evaluating and choosing plans to protect themselves, their families and their employees.  We will create a plan to fit their personal needs and do so with the service and respect they deserve.
        Through my new career path with Denny & Associates, I was led to the O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce & Industries where I found that I could volunteer my time and efforts to not only help my company, but also my community and the other businesses within it.  I became an Ambassador for the O’Fallon Chamber and eventually became a member of the Board.  My absolute favorite part about being in the Chamber is building personal relationships with its members.  After all, when someone asks me for a referral, I love saying, “I have a friend that I trust that I can put you in contact with!”


St. Peters Golf Club
Kristen Bennett/Dan Emrick
Join Date: 06/05/2019

Thrivent Financial
Jared Gray
Join Date: 06/18/2019

Momentum Cycles
Chris Dial
Join Date: 06/18/2019

Shelter Insurance
Matt Brouder
Join Date: 06/20/2019

2019 Chamber Partners:


                BJC HealthCare        Extreme Electrical
                City of O'Fallon         Mercy
                Countryside Flooring America


 Autumn Home Care           Beseda Flooring
Krey Distributing


      Bob Engert - Edward Jones       KFAV 99.9 FM
      Laser Lipo & Vein Center          Great Southern Bank
      Westplex 107.1 FM


American Eagle Credit Union       KSLQ 104.5 FM
Bank of Franklin County              LSL Finishes
CATCO                                       730 AM KWRE
Denny & Associates                    The Glass Guru of O'Fallon
EDC - Community Strong            OsteoStrong - O'Fallon
First State Bank                         Promotions Pronto
Gibson Printing                          Shannon Norman Law
Grace River Church                    US Bank
HBB Tech 
(powered by MCS)             West Community CU   

Monday Connection - June 24, 2019