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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Behind the counter, behind the scenes

  • The Coffee Mine on East 10th Street had a new crew behind the counter Thursday morning.
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  • The Coffee Mine on East 10th Street had a new crew behind the counter Thursday morning.
    The Chamber Chicks had taken over.
    The Chicks are the all-female staff of the Rolla Area Chamber of Commerce.
    "We decided to start this new venture called Chamber Chicks Do My Job", said Chamber Executive Director Stevie Kearse. "It was created so that we could come and work for a couple of hours with our chamber member businesses and get a behind the scenes look at how they operate."
    The chamber boasts well over 450 area businesses who are members.
    Kearse said that when the idea was presented to chamber members last week at their monthly luncheon, owners were more than eager to have the Chicks spend some time at work with them.
    Accompanying Kearse behind the espresso machine was the Chamber Director of Tourism Aimee Campbell. Caroyln Peplow who is the membership director was in back in the food prep area diligently washing dishes.
    The Coffee Mine Manager Valerie Moersch commented that the ladies were doing well despite the fact that there were a lot of details and information to digest.
    "I think anytime that the chamber can come out is a good thing. It is a chance to promote businesses," she said. "When people come in and see that the chamber is active, it gives a public a better understanding what this group does."
    Moersch gave the Chicks a chance to try out some of the Coffee Mine's different drinks. Among them was chai tea which Kearse admitted was her knew favorite drink.
    The plan is for the Chamber Chicks to head out to a new business and spend a morning at work with them every other month.
    When asked if he feared for his job because these new incoming "employees," veteran barista Justin Boeker chuckled.
    "I don't know, he said. "They are doing a pretty good job."
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