Friday, June 27, 2008

Hollister Chamber of Commerce Events


Backstage Connections: Fabrication and Welding


Backstage Connections is located in the Hollister Industrial Park. We have a full wood and steel fabrication shop with welding services available. Check out our website at or call 417-336-4970 for more information.



Community Church of Hollister: Angel Food Ministries


Once a month, you (or someone you want to help) can be blessed with frozen meats, fresh or frozen fruits & vegetables, and staple items at an extremely low price! And this is not "day-old" or "outdated" food. It's all fresh, top quality, name brand products, shipped from the manufacturers to the Angel Food Ministries HQ in Monroe, GA, and then to our area on refrigerated trucks. Best of all, Angel Food is for EVERYONE!! No Applications. No Qualifications.  No Limits on the Quantity Purchased.  For more information, call Rev. James Davidson of the Community Church of Hollister at 417-334-9002 or email at


The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Workshop 2-Day Workshop Now Enrolling for August 12-13, 2008


The workshop is being offered to the Branson/Lakes Area as part of an ongoing process of growth and development. The best way to improve any organization, family, or community is to improve yourself.  This workshop provides participants with a robust and tactical implementation of The 7 Habits into their lives.  This is a must for anyone looking to become a more effective person—regardless of position, or stage in life.  A five-step process will help empower participants: 1. Learn the basic principles underlying personal and interpersonal effectiveness.  These principles are habits of people who consistently achieve their desired results.  2. Commit to live these principles.  3. Apply the principles in daily work and personal situations.  4. Meet periodically to share experiences, account for commitments, and learn new principles.  5. Monitor effectiveness and work for continual correction and improvement.  The Result: As people apply the principles consistently over time, they develop habits of effectiveness.  These habits empower them to become more self-directed and less victimized by external circumstances.  When these habits are widely shared in an organization, the organization can move effectively towards its mission.  In a nutshell, the essence of this valuable training is to equip you with the principles, the perspective, and the tools to achieve your goals and live a rich, rewarding, and balanced life.  Workshop Dates: August 12-13, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Total Cost: $299 Includes: continental breakfast, lunch, weekly planner, and 7 Habits manual. Location: Ozarks Technical Community College at The Shoppes at Branson Meadows, 4440 Gretna Road, Branson, MO 65616.  To register, contact: Lynda Doepker at 417-447-8904 or Sponsored by the Branson Believers and Ozarks Technical Community College Center for Workforce Development.


Boy Scouts of America: Friends of Scouting Campaign


The Friends of Scouting, FOS, campaign keeps Scouting an affordable, effective youth development program. It funds the Council's infrastructure, or general operating portion of the budget, and provides a support system for the more than 16,000 members and 400 community organizations that partner with the Ozark Trails Council. The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath & Law.  For more information about how you can support Scouting, contact Jeff Barry at (417) 883-1636 x 252 or




Friday and Saturday, June 27 and 28, 2008 will be the First Annual Christmas for CAM.  This fundraiser and food drive is being organized by the Boy Scouts of America and Country Mart to benefit CAM's Food Pantry.  When you are out taking care of your shopping needs for the 4th of July weekend, stop by and show your support at the Country Mart locations on Hwy 248 and in Hollister at the South Towne Center.  These young men will be asking Country Mart patrons to donate Macaroni & Cheese, Ramen Noodles, Cold Cereal and Toilet Paper.  Pick some up while you are shopping or make a cash donation and CAM will do the shopping for you.  Donated food is greatly needed and will allow CAM to continue serving over 400 families every month.  Remember:  A cash donation of $20 can help feed a family of 4 for 10 days.  Christian Action Ministries is a 501 (c) (3) organization.  Donations are tax-deductible.

City of Hollister: 55 Years of Fireworks on the 4th of July

Celebrating 55 years of spectacular fireworks shows in the City of Hollister. We are ready and hope to see you on Friday, the 4th of July! Please send your contribution to help offset the cost of this show to: City of Hollister Fireworks Fund PO Box 638 Hollister, MO 65673.  Bring the family, lawn chairs, lawn blankets and cold drinks (sorry, no alcohol), and enjoy this great night of family fun in Hollister on the 4th of July.

Volunteers Needed:  4th of July

Since you're going to be at the City of Hollister's 55th Annual Fireworks display anyway, please consider donating about an hour of your time before the show begins.  Volunteers are needed to help "pass the boot" in order to help pay for the cost of this spectacular show.  Contact the Chamber at 334-3050 for more details.

Grape and Fall Festival: September 27th

Mark your calendars for the 10th Annual Grape and Fall Festival.  Gather up your best grape stomping friends, and register your team today!  We are also looking for vendors, volunteers, and sponsors.  We need your support to make this a fun-filled event for the whole family.  Call the Chamber at 334-3050 for more information.

Reminder:  Friday Facts is a FREE service provided to our members by the Hollister Area Chamber of Commerce


Please send news and information about your business or organization to by 12:00 pm on Thursdays to be included in the Friday Facts.  Call 334-3050 for more information.


Stupid Joke of the Week


Two cannibals are eating a clown. One says to the other, "Does this taste funny to you?"