Welcome to Twin City Area Chamber of Commerce
On behalf of the Twin City Area Chamber of Commerce, I’d like to welcome you to our cities. The Chamber of Commerce serves Festus, Crystal City and the surrounding area, a community rich in tradition yet progressive.
Neighborhoods vary from those such as one-hundred-year-old homes along tree lined cobblestone Mississippi Avenue to new Festus home developments sporting the latest designs. People move here to live and raise children in a small-town atmosphere and safety with many local conveniences, but are still able to utilize Interstate 55 for a quick commute to St. Louis County. People remain here for the strong sense of community and tradition.
The Twin City Area Chamber is proud of the varied business districts that include Festus Main Street, Bailey Road in Crystal City, Truman Boulevard (Highway 61-67), Veterans Boulevard (Highway A) and the Gannon Drive loop. After shopping, you may want to dine in one of more than 50 restaurants, or catch a movie showing at our eight-movie complex. After all of this, visitors can get a good night’s sleep at a local hotel.
Located in Jefferson County, Missouri, our community is a short drive to Jefferson College in Hillsboro, now boasting campus housing as well as several four-year programs in cooperation with St. Louis colleges.
Great recreational time can be spent at one of several parks, including scenic West City Park in Festus (complete with soccer fields and several ponds with ducks) and Crystal City Park (with tennis courts and a swimming pool). The YMCA of Jefferson County is located in Festus and offers sports, workout areas, aerobic programs, a gymnasium, an indoor track and swimming pool for year-round exercise and fun.
Enjoyable opportunities available through the Twin City Area Chamber include a free Sunday Concert in the Park Series each summer. Annually in September, Twin City Days, a three-day community festival offers a golf tournament, community breakfast, sports for children and adults, a dog show, Main Street Entertainment, a Craft Fair, a Custom & Antique Car & Tractor show, Seniors in the Park concert and lunch, Trivia Tournament, an oldies’ music dance and much more.
The holiday season in the Twin Cities has been kicked off with the Chamber Christmas Parade since 1948. Floats and decorated motor units, marching bands, sled dog clubs, antique cars, dance and acrobatic troupes, VIPs, equestrian units, horse-drawn carriages and of course, Santa Claus, all add to the event’s ability to warm the cool night air on the Monday after Thanksgiving.
Further enhancing the hometown atmosphere is the involvement of 40 churches, Boy and Girl Scout troops and many service organizations including Twin City branches of Kiwanis, Rotary, Optimists and the Lions Club. Three local newspapers and a radio station keep residents informed of what is happening in the area. The business community supports local schools, clubs, charities, celebrations and events.
Please feel free to stop by Twin City Area Chamber Office, call me at 636-931-7697 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org when you are in town or planning a visit to our area.
Claudia Kirn, Administrator
Twin City Area Chamber of Commerce