Carl Bolm was selected as the newest board member for the Snow and Ice Management Association (SIMA). Bolm is president of BSR Services, and will have a three-year term on the national board.
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Dominic Pisoni and Mike Favazza Jr., both CPAs with more than 10 years of experience, recently joined Favazza & Associates CPA, LLC as partners.
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Mercy Clinic recently added the following doctors: family medicine physician Dr. Christopher Blanner joined Mercy Clinic Family Medicine-O’Fallon; family medicine physician Dr. Cristina Fernandez joined Mercy Clinic Family Medicine-Piper Hill in St. Peters; gastroenterologist Dr. Layla Jajjafar joined Mercy Clinic Digestive Disease-Lake Saint Louis; and family medicine physician Dr. Carl Peters joined Mercy Urgent Care and will practice at locations throughout the region.
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Neal Alster recently joined Frontenac Bank as the new Investment Professionals’ financial advisor. Investment Professionals, Inc. is a financial planning, asset management and risk mitigation firm. Kimberly Weishaupt also joined Frontenac Bank as senior VP of business development.
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The not-for-profit North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) recently held its Annual Meeting and Installation of Officers and Directors Dinner, where Mike Bridgins and Diane Hileman, both of St. Peters, were sworn in. One vacant board position from St. Charles County will be filled soon. NECAC is a 12-county social service, community health and public housing Community Action Agency that contracts with local service providers to operate self-sufficiency service programs for those in need.
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RE/MAX Tri-County agents Cathy Armfield and Sharon Patton recently earned their Seniors Real Estate Specialist Designation, which qualifies them to assist seniors in housing sales and purchases. This enables them to draw on a network of senior specialists including estate planners, CPAs, eldercare lawyers and more.
On behalf of the Home Builders Charitable Foundation, HBCF president Jim Brennan of McKelvey Homes, 2014 HBA president Tim Martin of McKelvey Homes, and HBCF contributor Kim Hibbs of Hibbs Homes presented a $7,720 donation to Rainbow Village, represented by Noel Bader and Jo-Ann Goldstein. The donation will be used to replace flooring in a Rainbow Village-owned home in St. Peters that houses four residents with developmental disabilities.
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The following new local businesses recently celebrated grand opening ceremonies: Aspen Trails, Carrington Place of St. Charles, Total Access Urgent Care in St. Charles, Crown Vision Center at 1901 First Capitol Drive in the new University Commons Center, and Just Us 2. Celebrating grand openings after a remodel are Applebee’s in St. Charles and Pundmann Ford. Real Living Now, ofLake Saint Louis celebrated its grand opening after the merger of Grassmuck Realty, LLC and Real Living Now Real Estate.
AWARDS & HONORS
Crider Health Center recently unveiled a new annual donor wall and presented the Confluence Award to Emil Hitt, a long-time supporter and past board member, at its Celebrate Healing event.
Civic group Progress 64 West hosts the 27th Annual Excellence in Community Development Awards Banquet on Wednesday, Nov. 26, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 16625 Swingley Ridge Road in Chesterfield. Tickets are $85 per person, or $695 for a table of eight. To register and pay, visit Progress64West.org and click on the registration link, or call 314-997-3390.