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  • Helping our Missouri community grow since 1979

  • 103 South Oak Street
    Union, MO 63084
    636-583-8979
    Fax:636-583-4001
    director@unionmochamber.org
    assistant@unionmochamber.org
     
  • Servpro of Franklin County Chamber Spotlight

  • The August Chamber Spotlight is Servpro of Franklin County. Servpro of Franklin County will celebrate 10 years in Union this October.

     

    They perform fire & water clean-up and restoration, mold & bio mitigation, air duct cleaning, and carpet cleaning. Servpro is completing an expansion to their current building which will double their size and give them more warehouse & office space and a training center.

     

    Servpro of Franklin County would like to remind everyone that they are "Here to Help".

  • Franklin COunty Birth Services

  • The July Chamber Spotlight is Franklin County Birth Services. They are located in Washington, MO and have been serving all of Franklin County for 2 years.

     

    Stephanie Herron, owner of Franklin County Birth Services, is a birth and postpartum doula, she is a trained, non-medical birth professional doula. FCBS is the leading Doula organization in Franklin County that takes pride in offering nonjudgmental and unbiased support to their clients. Doulas can add an extra set of hands to every birth, giving extra emotional and physical support, during the pregnancy, birth, and postpartum stages.

     

    Stephanie started this business with Nicole Rekart, but recently took over FCBS and would not be able to continue giving support to clients without Nicole’s support as a backup doula. Stephanie is in the process of getting her Child Birth Educator certification and plans to hold birthing classes for all of Franklin County at the studio she shares with Megaboo Photography, and is offering free consultations, in person and via Skype/Facetime.

     

    Not everyone wants or desires a doula, but there is evidence that doulas can be beneficial during and after pregnancy and birth. According to the ACOG (The American college of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) “Evidence suggests that, in addition to regular nursing care, continuous one-to-one emotional support provided by support personnel, such as a doula, is associated with improved outcomes for women in labor. Benefits found in randomized trials include shortened labor, decreased need for analgesia, fewer operative deliveries, and fewer reports of dissatisfaction with the experience of labor.”

  • ALIVE Chamber Spotlight

  • The June Chamber Spotlight is ALIVE. ALIVE, which stands for Alternatives to Living in Violent Environments, has been in Union for 18 years and is a non-profit agency providing critical support services to adults and children impacted by domestic violence. ALIVE works with victims of intimate partner violence and the children who witness abuse in the home. They are based in St. Louis and the Union office opened in 1999. Services include a 24 hour hotline, crisis intervention, adult and children counseling, court advocacy, case management, temporary emergency shelter, and education outreach in our communities. All of the services provided are at no charge to their clients.

     

    The office in Union opened because it was important to be in the County seat, close to the courthouse, as they spend a great deal of time in the courthouse working with clients.

     

    ALIVE's Annual Cell Phone Drive is underway through July 31, 2018. You can drop off used cell phones at the Scenic Regional Library or you can contact the office at 636-583-9863 for the closest location.

     

    ALIVE encourages everyone to understand just how serious domestic violence is in our County and should someone disclose that they are in an abusive situation, to refer them to ALIVE. ALIVE also provides informational training to businesses, churches, and civic groups at no charge.

  • Second Blessings Food Pantry Chamber Spotlight

  • The May Chamber Spotlight is Second Blessings Food Pantry. Second Blessings Food Pantry started as a 501c3 in April 2008. They are a food pantry that is available to Franklin County residents and allows the client to “shop” and choose the foods that they know they would use. Second Blessings is open every Thursday from 1:30pm – 3:00pm in the basement of the First Presbyterian Church located at 105 E Main St in Union. Everyone is required to complete the pantry application, supply photo id for all adults in the household, social security cards for all in household, and proof of residence.

     

    Second Blessings Food Pantry operates by volunteers only, no one is paid, and all money donated goes to helping the needy, supplies for the pantry, or gas and maintenance for their van that is used multiple times a week for food donation pick ups.

     

    Second Blessings saw a need in our community for the hunger challenged and help meet that need by not just giving shelf stable foods, but do their best to have fresh fruits, vegetables and meat available every week as well.

     

    Upcoming drives & fundraisers:
    May 19th Operation Food Search Food Drive at all Schnucks, Dierbergs, Country Mart, and some Walmarts
    June 20th Dine to Donate at Applebees Washington 4-8PM
    June 30th Second Blessings Food Drive at Sullivan Walmart
    Every third Tuesday they prepare, serve and clean for the free dinner called the Welcoming Table at the First Presbyterian Church in Union.

     

    Second Blessings Food Pantry is supported by the community and area businesses. They rely heavily on the generosity of donors and are looking for more area businesses to help support their mission.

  • Heartland Hospice Chamber Spotlight

  • The April Chamber Spotlight is Heartland Hospice. Heartland proudly provides hospice care wherever you call home: the house you lived in for decades, a skilled nursing center, an assisted living facility, or anywhere else you find the greatest comfort.

     

    Hospice is a special way of caring for people with terminal illnesses. Their services include: comforting care provided by an interdisciplinary team, pain & symptom management, psycho-social & spiritual support, medications, equipment & supplies, patient & family education, comforting treatments, therapies, and bereavement services.

     

    Their mission is to enrich lives. This begins with every life they encounter: their employees, patients and those who love and care for them, the communities in which they operate, stakeholders, and those who are yet to become clients. You don't have to give up hope to get hospice. Many patients and loved ones who care for them say they wish hospice care had started sooner.