Small Business Person
of the Year
Tom Wapelhorst has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Small Business Person of the Year award by the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce. Tom is the owner of Walters’ Jewelry, Inc., located at 230 North Main Street in historic St. Charles.
In earlier days, Walters’ Jewelry carried items such as gifts, crystal, china, silver, clocks and costume jewelry along with fine diamonds and gold jewelry. The store has evolved into a fine jewelry store, narrowing the focus of its business to high quality diamonds, gold and colored stones.
The jewelry business is a very competitive marketplace. More and more people are making their purchasing decisions based on the convenience of catalog and online shopping, TV advertisements and the variety of businesses located in shopping malls.
Walters’ Jewelry has prospered by providing their clientele with honesty, integrity and personal service to meet their needs.
Tom Wapelhorst is also an active participant in the St. Charles community, volunteering his time with the Parish Council of St. Peter Church and the Greater St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau. Tom and Walters’ Jewelry have also been a member of the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce since 1998.
Tom will be recognized at the May General Membership Meeting on Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at The Columns Banquet and Conference Center located at 711 Veterans Memorial Parkway in St. Charles.
Reservations are requested as the Chamber expects a large turnout. Lunch is $20. For more information or to make reservations, please contact the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce at 636-946-0633 or register on the Chamber’s online calendar at www.stcharleschamber.org