Uncommon Life is here to make recruiting employees to work and live in St. Joseph easier. The St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce has incorporated the Made with Uncommon Character brand to highlight why St. Joseph is a unique place…and why they should call it home. This includes tools for you as a recruiter or human resources specialist to use when hiring and getting new hires acclimated to the community.

Prospective Hires:

Community Tours

Have trained Chamber volunteers take your recruits on customizable tours of St. Joseph. St. Joseph has a lot to offer besides affordable housing. Let us take them on a tour of Downtown, the Parkway, museums, architecture, retail and more. ($50 cost)

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Gift Baskets

Leave your top prospects impressed with an Uncommon Character gift basket, with a high-quality t-shirt, campfire mug, stationary, brochure and visitor guide with information that will make them want to come back. $25

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Positive Language Campaign

When talking about St. Joseph to potential new employees, please remember to speak of our city fondly. Use this graphic as a reminder to talk about the things that make St. Joseph a great place to live.

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New Hires:

Welcome Rallies

It can be overwhelming trying to find out simple things when you’re a new resident. What daycare is trustworthy? What’s the best grocery store? Where is the most reliable dry cleaner? What service club is the most interesting? Twice a year, we’ll host a new resident welcome event with resources everyone needs when they’re new to town. We’ll also provide food, drinks and babysitters so the event will be fun for everyone.

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Uncommon Connect Icebreakers

Sometimes making new friends is the hardest part of moving to a new city. Our Uncommon Connect Icebreakers pair new employees (and their spouses) with friendly St. Joseph residents who have similar interests or age ranges. Help your new employee find a new golf buddy or their spouse find a friend to go to Parties on the Parkway with. Happy employees and families lead to greater longevity with a company.

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New Executive Welcome

Once your new employees get settled, don’t forget to officially welcome them into the St. Joseph business community. Send them to be honored at the New Executive Welcome, held by the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce each fall.

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Job Posting Board

Does your new employee have a spouse that will be looking for employment in St. Joseph? Please share this Chamber job posting page to help them find a job as well.

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Facebook Group

Encourage your new employees to get involved in the community and see positive things that are happening by following the Made with Uncommon Character social media channels and by joining the Uncommon Life Facebook group. Here new residents can ask questions and connect with other transplants and St. Joseph residents who want to help.

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