Williams, Robinson, Rigler & Buschjost Named June Business of the Month

With roots that date back to 1930, Williams, Robinson, Rigler & Buschjost, P.C. is a full-service law firm that delivers exceptional representation to clients in the south-central Missouri area. Their lawyers handle all types of legal challenges and are focused on delivering the best possible results to the region’s individuals, families and businesses. Located in Rolla, they have the ability and experience to litigate complex actions, but maintain a small-firm atmosphere that emphasizes personalized service.

 

For decades, they have earned the respect of clients, colleagues and judges by obtaining strong results even during difficult circumstances. People they represent often recommend them to others because they are:

  • Established — Firm attorneys J. Kent Robinson and Joseph W. Rigler have earned AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Ratings by Martindale-Hubbell®, a recognition of their legal ability and ethics by attorneys familiar with their work. Their firm is also proud to be one of only two law firms in the region listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, considered the definitive guide to the most distinguished law firms in America.
  • Focused — They provide individualized attention to each client and carefully prepare a strategy that is tailored to your particular objectives.
  • Skilled — Their lawyers have the legal and practical knowledge to identify and execute unique solutions to legal concerns. In both trial practice and appellate proceedings, the firm’s civil litigation attorneys deliver exemplary advocacy.

Williams, Robinson, Rigler & Buschjost, P.C. has been a member of the Rolla Chamber of Commerce since 1965.

 

 


2017 AUSA BBQ

The Rolla Area Chamber of Commerce’s military relations committee, Phelps for the Fort, will once again host a community BBQ to raise awareness of the FLW Chapter of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA).

We would like to invite the public to join us on Thursday, June 1 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Park (Southview Drive) for BBQ and music from the 399th Army Band.

The cost for the meal is $10/person and $5/kid 12 & under.  Tickets are available at the Rolla Chamber office and at the event.

For more information, please call the Rolla Chamber of Commerce at 573-364-3577.


Memorial Day Service 2017

The Rolla Area Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to attend the 2017 Memorial Day Service that will be held on Monday, 29 at 10:00 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Park (Southview Drive).

Local organizations will present memorial wreaths during the program.  Our guest speaker will be Cpt. Robert L. Schwaneke, SC, USN, click here for his bio.

Seating for the service will be limited; everyone is encouraged to bring a backup chair.


Book Drive for Parents As Teachers

 

For the third year, the RACC Education Committee has teamed up with Rolla Books & Toys to host a book drive for Parents as Teachers from May 17-June 21.

During the drive, new books can be purchased at Rolla Books & Toys at a 20% discount.  A list of recommended books can be found at Rolla Books & Toys and at the Rolla Chamber of Commerce, or by clicking on this link.

If you are unable to purchase a book, but would still like to help out, cash donations will be accepted.  All new and used books can be dropped off at both locations anytime during the drive.

For more information on this effort, please contact the Rolla Chamber of Commerce at 573-364-3577.


Small Business Week Activities 2017

In celebration of Small Business Week (April 29-May 5), the Rolla Area Chamber of Commerce has put together a few events to both educate small business owners and encourage the community as a whole to shop local.

 

Shop Local Punch Card

For every $10 you spend at participating businesses from April 29-May 5, you will get a “punch” on the shop local punch cards.  When all five shopping bags are “punched”, you can turn in your completed card to the Rolla Chamber office (located at 1311 Kingsghighway) and you will be entered in a drawing for door prizes from these participating businesses. 

Participating Businesses Include: #TheWeekendTrend, All God’s Flowers, Alternative Hospice, Angie Dell Foster Agency – State Farm, Boutique Unique, Central Missouri Sportscards, CenturyLink, Cricket Wireless, Elissa’s at Benton Square, Front Porch Boutique, Hands On STEAM Studio & Gallery, Kent Jewelry, Kent’s Pest Control, Key Sport Shop, Lavish Salon & Spa, Lord’s Library-Christian Book Store, Mid Missouri Surplus, More Red Door Boutique, Morfar Pottery, Papa Murphy’s, Peace of Mind Productions, Peacock Stained Glass, Red Door Gifts, Revived Clothing Exchange, Rolla Books & Toys, Something Special Florist, StoneCrest Dance Center, Summer Birth Services, The Community Partnership Resale Shop, The Stitch Niche, Trips & More Travel Agency, Uptown Bridal & Florist

 

Getting Your Register to Ring Seminar

In today’s society, consumers don’t just want to buy items; they want to buy experiences.  That means building relationships to create long-term customers.  In this seminar, we will look at six basic influencers to increase the likelihood that consumers will buy, while maintaining the integrity that motivated your customers to shop with you in the first place.  

 

Whether you are selling a product or a service, this seminar is for you!  Reserve your spot today by contacting the Chamber office (573) 364-3577 or rollacc@rollachamber.org.

May 2

Columbia College

8:30-10:30 a.m.

$15/Chamber Members

$20/Non-Members

Speaker:  Tricia Skyles, Educational Consultant

 

Speed Networking

Would you like to meet new business contacts in the area?  If you said YES, then you should join us for this opportunity to network with some of Rolla’s most driven professionals.  Connect with new people, promote your brand, and create new business opportunities.

Seating is limited; please reserve your seat today by contacting the Chamber office (573) 364-3577 or rollacc@rollachamber.org.

 

May 4

Sidney’s

5:30-7:30 p.m.

No Cost to Attend

*must be a Chamber member to participate*


Rolla Chamber to Celebrate Small Business Saturday

 

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Mark your calendars for the 7th annual Small Business Saturday that will be celebrated in Rolla on Saturday, November 26.  On this day, consumers can play a part in supporting our local economy and small business owners by shopping and dining local businesses.

By shopping local and small, the majority of the money stays within our community.  Small business owners support our community, our charities, create jobs, and we appreciate each and every one of them.   Small Business Saturday provides us an opportunity to honor and celebrate the hardworking business owners that are fueling our local economy.

The Rolla Area Chamber of Commerce would like to invite the public to attend a special ribbon cutting on Monday, November 21 at 10:00 a.m. at the corner of 7th & Pine.  During this ribbon cutting Mayor Lou Magdits will be presenting a special Small Business Saturday proclamation. 

For more information on this effort, or for a list of local businesses, please contact the Rolla Area Chamber of Commerce at 573-364-3577 or www.rollachamber.org.

 


Glik’s – One Of America’s Oldest Retailers Continues To Thrive

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In 1890, Joseph Glik had the idea of selling top-quality merchandise from a horse-drawn wagon in rural areas of Missouri and Iowa. His reputation for customer service came to be as renowned as his affordable prices. Since that time, most every other retailer of the day has long since disappeared. Today, not only does Glik’s survive, it thrives and is recognized as the 14th oldest retailer in the United States and are celebrating their 118th anniversary.

Just as in the 1890s, retailers earn their stripes with fickle shoppers daily. That’s how Glik`s has weathered the years – by doing what retailers must – focusing 100 percent on customers and adapting to changing conditions. Glik’s has also fully embraced new technology while avoiding the pitfall of excessive debt.

Glik’s and the few other retailers in this exclusive category of longevity have weathered depressions, recessions, wars, the advent of mega stores, culture shifts and the onset of online retailing. Styles too have changed from simple jeans and overalls to the fashion forward and high-tech outdoor gear. However, consumers still flock to Glik’s, because Glik’s brings fashion forward, name brand apparel and strong customer service to its Midwest hometown markets.

Over more than a century, Glik`s has expanded their store base and established itself to the ever-changing consumer. Glik`s attention to fashion and dedication to customer service is nothing new, resulting in it now boasting more than 60 locations across nine Midwest states with continued plans for more growth. The Glik family personally selects each location in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and in South and North Dakota.

The Rolla Glik’s is located at 1260 Forum Dr.

 

About Glik’s

Glik’s is a family owned retail company carrying name brand apparel for young men and women. Brands include: North Face, Silver Jeans, Billabong, Hurley, Roxy, Fox, Under Armour, Miss Me and more.


Phelps County Bank Officially Dedicates its Solar Drive-Thru

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Phelps County Bank’s downtown Rolla location is now drawing some of its power from the sun  – thanks to a partnership between the bank and Missouri University of Science and Technology. The historic four-story building at 718 N. Pine was once the Edwin Long Hotel and has been the home of Phelps County Bank (PCB) for more than 50 years. The bank officially dedicated its “solar drive-thru” this week with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Missouri S&T researchers and students worked with PCB for several months to measure sunlight and shading patterns on the drive-through roof. The researchers, local engineers and electricians used that information to design a solar-powered energy system for Phelps County Bank. That system now provides electricity for the ATM machine, lighting and other electric systems at the drive-through.

“Phelps County Bank has a strong interest in renewable energy applications, and they approached us for assistance,” says Dr. Curt Elmore, professor of geological engineering at Missouri S&T. He and Dr. Mariesa Crow, the Fred Finley Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering at Missouri S&T, were leaders on the project.

“Since our solar system went live a few months ago, we’ve generated enough energy to power 13,244 lightbulbs for one day” says David Connell, chief executive officer at Phelps County Bank. “It’s the equivalent of 352 gallons of gas. And even on a cloudy day like this, we are generating energy.

“Phelps County Bank sees this as a long-term investment and a unique opportunity to collaborate with Missouri S&T,” Connell adds. “During our first meeting with Dr. Elmore, we discussed realistic expectations. Our installation costs for the solar panel system will slowly be offset by lower utility bills over the next several decades.”

The professors enlisted the help of students from Missouri S&T as well as from other universities who were on campus over the summer as part of a National Science Foundation program. The NSF’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program at Missouri S&T focuses on technologies for renewable energy application and management and is under the direction of Dr. Jonathan W. Kimball, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering.

“We also want to thank our local experts on the project: Bill Durrett with A.A. Electrical Company and Jeff Medows with Archer Elgin Surveying and Engineering,” Connell says. “We hope to continue this partnership and install additional solar systems at our other locations and stand-alone ATMs.

“Missouri S&T is a tremendous resource for this community and we won’t be shy about sharing our experience,” adds Connell. “Our mission is to be just one of many solar-powered Rolla businesses in the future.”

 

Contact: Linda Goff, linda.goff@mypcb.com