Join your fellow Chamber members and guests at the General Membership Luncheon. Networking starts at 11:30 am, the program begins at noon and we are finished by 1:15 pm. Chamber Members, be sure to take advantage of the Early Bird Discount for the Luncheon Program of $25 for Chamber members who RSVP by noon the Friday before the Luncheon, after that the cost goes up to $35. $35 for Non-Members. Fruit & Veggie plates MUST be requested by 3 pm the Friday before the Luncheon. Late requests cannot be accommodated.
Speaker: Don Corrigan, Webster-Kirkwood Times Editor
Topic: The Media, COVID, and Squirrels. Don will speak about the local journalism scene and the pandemic. He also will talk about squirrels in the pandemic and his recently published, “Nuts About Squirrels.” Don has just finished writing his next book, “American Roadkill: Why We Run Over The Animals We Love,” which will go to press in November and will be out in early 2021 by McFarland Publishing. Corrigan’s squirrels and roadkill books are packed with humor, which is sorely needed in these times. All of Corrigan’s books are available at Naturally Inspired Gifts and proprietor Donna Overly is a bona fide chamber member.
Brief Speaker Bio: Don is editor and co-publisher of the two suburban weeklies, the Webster-Kirkwood Times, and the South County Times. He received a Gannett Foundation Writing Award for Environmental Reporting in 1988 to cover nuclear energy issues. He has reported for his newspaper group from Russia, Bosnia, Northern Ireland, and Vietnam. He is a frequent writer for St. Louis Journalism Review, where he has served on that publication's editorial board for more than 30 years. He was a professor of journalism at Webster University in St. Louis for more than 30 years. Twice he was selected as state college newspaper adviser of the year in Missouri and in 2001 was presented the National College Newspaper Adviser of the Year Award in New Orleans by College Media Adviser (CMA). He was named Distinguished College Newspaper Adviser of the Year in 2009 by CMA in Austin after announcing his departure from day-to-day college newspaper work, after 32 years of advising. The college paper, The Webster University Journal, won Best in State several times during his advising tenure. Don also served as an investigative reporter for the late Jack Anderson in Washington, D.C., and his work appeared in more than 1,000 daily U.S. newspapers.
Menu: Grilled Chicken, Chef’s Choice of Starch, Seasonal Vegetable, and Rolls & Butter. Dessert is Gooey Butter Cake.