The trips just keep getting better and better. Each year about 30-40 business men from the McPherson community travel to a major city to tour industries.
Mark your calendar for October 10-14th when the 2018 Men’s Chamber Trip heads to St. Louis, Missouri, but first you must sign up and pay by September 20th to save your seat – space is limited to the first 34. As always, it will be a terrific trip with plenty of group tours and activities as well free time to explore on your own. The bonus part of traveling on a Men’s Chamber Trip is getting to know other business men and making those valuable business connections, while learning more about another community.
Wednesday, October 10th
The motor coach will depart promptly at 7:00 a.m. from Peoples Bank & Trust parking lot. At approximately 10:30 a.m. travelers will tour the GM Assembly plant in Kansas City followed by lunch, then depart for St. Louis. Arrive at 6:00 p.m. and check in at the Drury Inn-St. Louis with social time and the wrap the evening off the ever so famous banquet at Carmine’s (which is absolutely delicious). At the banquet the honoree of the 2018 Men’s Chamber Trip Ambassador will be announced and recognized.
Thursday, October 11th
8:00 a.m. Rise and shine to depart for a city tour. A favorite stop in St. Louis is Busch Stadium followed by lunch. At 1:30 travelers will tour the Boeing Flight Museum, then the Bissinger’s Handcrafted Chocolatier. Arrive back at hotel at 5:00 for social time beginning at 5:30. The rest of the evening is free to explore other St. Louis attractions.
Friday, October 12th
9:15 a.m. Walk to the Gateway Arch and Riverboats and travel up to the top of the Arch and take a look at the view of St. Louis. Next stop is Tucker Theater at the Arch then on to a Riverfront Cruise and lunch. Kick the afternoon off with the Budweiser Brewery tour and then back to the hotel. Another free evening to continue your exploration of St. Louis.
Saturday, October 13th
Free day – experience the beer festival and perhaps get a tee time and try out an area golf course.
Sunday, October 14th
8:00 a.m. Depart hotel to head back to McPherson. Should arrive back home at about 4:30 p.m.
The very affordable price for double occupancy is $900 per person. The trip will include: Luxury motor coach travel (reclining leather seats, Wi-Fi, satellite TV, etc), tours, banquet and hotel stay at the Drury Inn. Just getting there sounds like a vacation!
Contact the Chamber at 620-241-3303 or stop by at 306 N. Main to get signed up. We are looking forward to another great trip.