Elizabeth Phelps has been named assistant tourism director for the city of St. Charles. She most recently served as government relations director for the city of Farmington, New Mexico. Phelps is originally from St. Louis, and previously worked at Laumeier Sculpture Park.
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SSM Medical Group has announced the addition of Dr. Ahmareen Khan, who joins Dr. Mohsin Ehsan at their new office at 400 First Capitol Drive, Ste. 100, on the campus of SSM St. Joseph Health Center.
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Malorie Mattingly has joined Favazza & Associates, LLC, a St. Charles-based accounting and business consulting firm. She has five years of experience at Motor Control Specialties in Maryland Heights, and graduated from Missouri State University with a bachelor’s degree in finance.
The city of St. Charles and the Greater St. Charles Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) have developed a new program to promote shopping in the community. The Buck Shops Saint Charles encourages customers to shop at participating merchants from Nov. 1-24. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 888-947-9784.
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The Battlegrounds at Cedar Lake, a permanent mud run obstacle course in Wright City, recently collected 400 pairs of shoes for charity during its fifth bi-annual race. The shoes were collected in partnership with Barrel Aid, and will be supplied to people in need through Mission Haiti. The organization also donated $5,000 to The BackStoppers, Inc., a nonprofit that supports families of fallen heroes in the St. Louis region. In addition, 658 pounds of food were collected for Operation Food Search. The food will feed residents of Warrenton and Wright City through Agape Ministry of Warren County.
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First Bank served as a co-sponsor of the 13th annual Classic Carfest Charity Car Show on Oct. 11 at EPC, Inc. in St. Charles. Proceeds benefited Just Because We Care, a nonprofit in St. Charles that works to end the cycle of poverty in the Honduran mountain community by providing food, education, clothing and medical care.
AWARDS & HONORS
WalletHub.com has ranked the City of O’Fallon second in the nation for job growth among cities with a population of less than 100,000. There were 210 cities considered in the study, and O’Fallon was the only Midwestern city on the list. The rankings were determined using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
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U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt was honored with the Crystal Wagon Award from Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center, given in recognition of this contribution to the health and welfare of children. Blunt was a co-sponsor of the Children’s Hospital Graduate Medical Education Support Reauthorization Act, which was signed into law in April of 2014.
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The city of St. Charles economic development department has received a Gold Excellence in Economic Development award from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) for GrowSt.Charles.com. The award was presented during the IEDC Annual Conference in the category of Special Purpose Website for communities with populations between 25,000 and 200,000.
A champion for change
Saint Louis Crisis Nursery CEO DiAnne Mueller received the Champion for Change award, presented by Woman’s Place at its Iris Ball on Oct. 10. In addition to leading Crisis Nursery, a nonprofit agency that works to prevent child abuse, Mueller volunteers at the Family Stress Council and with the Domestic Violence Board. She was honored for her outreach efforts and her supportive role at Woman’s Place, which has locations in St. Louis and St. Charles.