The Affton Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary working partnership of business, industrial and professional people who recognize the wisdom of
coordinating their efforts for the Affton community betterment.
We are organized to promote the economic growth and development of our
area for the benefit of all our citizens. Chamber members believe that
service to the community is part of their responsibility as good citizens
and good neighbors. By participating in the activities of the chamber, all
of us, residents and business people alike, can continually make our area a better place to live and do business.
The Affton Chamber of Commerce, founded in 1947, is governed by an active
Board of eighteen directors. The directors are active business and community
leaders who are working toward the betterment of our area.
January 1999, the Chamber located to
a commercial location at 10205-A Gravois.
In 2002 we moved to a first floor
location at 10203 Gravois.
In December 2012, the Chamber moved to 9815 Mackenzie
Road (in front of the Affton Community Center & next door to the Ameren MO
facility-.2 mile South of Reavis Rd intersection).
The Chamber continues to grow stronger each month. At present, we
have over 300 members. These members are not just numbers, but they are the positive
forces of our community's economic well-being. This membership is our united
voice in the civic, social, education, and business sectors of the Affton area. Need
some questions answered--Maybe the answer is here.
in 2010, after the Affton
Community Betterment Association (ACBA) disbanded, the chamber board of
directors voted to include an associate category for Retired Residents (over 62).
This category has a very low annual cost and the Associate Members receive the monthly chamber newsletter, weekly updates (if they have Internet
access) and be invited to attend chamber functions. The dues for this category
was set at $25/year. The application form can be found on the Forms
In 1997 to celebrate our 50th Anniversary, our members purchased
"Monopoly" squares and
we produced an Affton-O-Poly game. If you didn't purchase one by now, we
are sorry to tell you that there are no more available!!!
In 2000, we worked with a map production company to produce the first
ever map of Affton. A limited supply are available at the chamber
office. The cost for postage and handling to
mail the map to you is $2.00. One side of the map is Affton and the other side is
Lemay. Stop by the chamber office at 9815 Mackenzie and pick up
your FREE map.
In early 2013 we published
over 7,500 new Community Directory and Buyer's Guides. Over 2,100 were mailed to area businesses and
residents. The rest are available at the chamber
office, the Tesson Ferry & Weber Library, the Affton License office, and at local member financial institutions.
Our member apartment complexes give one to each of their residents. This publication
is very popular with businesses and residents and the supply of the previous
directory was exhausted in 18 months. It's a great way for residents to
look at what products and services are available for purchase thru chamber
members. All members received 2 free listings and had the opportunity to purchase
an ad or enhance their listing with their web site address or tag line. You can
participate in this next publication (early 2015) by joining the chamber--it's very affordable.
The Affton-O-Poly, Affton map,
Decks of Cards, and Community Directory
are just 4 examples of opportunities we offered to our members as a
means to showcase their businesses. In October 2009, we held our 1st Business
Expo since 2004 and it was a success. The 4th annual Affton Community Expo will be
held in April 2013 at the Affton High School Commons.
Check out our Commercial
Properties page for available property and
our Community News page for job openings at Chamber Member businesses.
We have recently added demographics to the History Page, so it is
time to take a long look at our web site!
We contracted for a Commercial Database to be
developed of all commercial property in 63123, so we can work in
conjunction with the St. Louis County Economic Council in attracting
businesses to the Affton area (63123) and it was updated in 2004, 2007, and again in
2012. We list the available property on the Missouri LocationOne
web site & the link to the property listings is on our web site. If you know of someone looking for a great community where they
can start their business, tell them about the web site and the LocationOne web
We work behind the scenes supporting many different events
with donations such as the support we give each holiday season to families who had some bad luck in the past year and we
them a helping hand with gift certificates for area grocery stores and discount
We also support the local high school's Graduation Lock In
parties and other school events of our member schools, and Affton Days funds several scholarship programs.
Interested in membership? Click
here for an application.