August 2014


Chamber of Commerce NEWS



Chamber Events


August begins our Annual Membership Promotion! We are pleased with the number of members we have and are excited to see the renewals and new members joining our local chamber of commerce. Call today for further info.

Girls of Grace & Boys of Strength Ice Cream Social

Saturday, August 16th at the Flora Depot, there will be an Ice Cream Social for Girls from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. & for Boys from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Get your tickets at the Chamber office soon as this event will sell out quickly!

Lunch & Learn

We are excited about our upcoming Chamber Lunch & Learn scheduled for Tuesday, August 19th at Anthony’s Restaurant. Joel Hackney, Superintendent of Flora CUSD # 35 will be presenting “Planning for Continuous Improvement”. Lunch will be a pasta buffet, breadsticks and a drink for $7 each. Come, bring a friend to lunch and learn. You’ll be glad you came!

Chamber Member Spotlight

DAS-zle Dance & Tumble

DAS-zle Dance & Tumble has had the pleasure of instructing tumbling, dance, cheerleading and trampoline to both boys and girls of all ages and ability levels since 2005. However, owners Stacia Frech and Deslynn Lewis have more than 30 years combined coaching experience. The sisters are both lifelong residents of Flora and it has been a true dream being able to fulfill their passion in a community that they love.

The family owned business is located at 509 N. Olive Rd. in Flora. At DAS-zle Dance & Tumble, the highly qualified instructors offer both recreational and competitive activities. Along with physical fitness and learning new skills, they emphasize fun, discipline and how to work as a team. Their competitive trampoline & tumbling team has produced numerous state champions & multiple national champions. DAS-zle Dance & Tumble is also the home of a national and state champion cheerleading squad.

The studio is part of the United States Trampoline and Tumbling Association, the Amateur Athletic Union and the staff is level and safety certified. DAS-zle is also a proud member of the Flora Chamber of Commerce. They feel that is vital to be a part of local organizations that support the businesses and people of this great town. That is why you will see their athletes at events throughout the county showcasing their talents whenever they can.

Fall registration will take place on August 15th from 4:30-7:30 p.m. and August 16th from 10 a.m.- noon. Stop by so that your child can be one of the sparkles that makes DASzle shine! If you have any questions please call 618-662-KIDS or find them on Facebook.





PRESIDENT –Dan Graham   VICE PRESIDENT – Stephanie Hemphill
SECRETARY – Lisa Cash   TREASURER – Judy Mearns
DIRECTOR- Valerie Bute   DIRECTOR – Mandy Hargis
DIRECTOR – Joe Harris   DIRECTOR – Marie Headlee
DIRECTOR – Jennifer Henson   DIRECTOR – David Hudson
  DIRECTOR – Patti Jenkins   DIRECTOR – Michelle McGee
DIRECTOR – Jessica Muskopf   DIRECTOR – Ryan Muskopf
DIRECTOR –  Whitney Ruger   DIRECTOR – Jason Stroder
DIRECTOR – Amanda Goostree



I belong to the Chamber of Commerce because: I realize in unity there is strength; it is the best medium for serving my community as a whole; I believe in the future growth and progress of my city; it’s only qualification for membership is good citizenship; I want to work with my fellow townsmen for the common interest of all; I want to benefit from their concerted planning, counsel, and action; it is a clearing house for business information, business service, and community effort; membership pays a high rate of interest in service, personal contacts, community betterment and civic pride; experience and the records of the past have conclusively demonstrated its usefulness and justified existence, not only in this community but in practically every other part of the world.