Celebrating community service
The Caroline Close Stuart Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution recently honored Steve Collier with a Community Service Award for his work with Restore St. Charles. The volunteer organization assists St. Charles County families in rehabilitating their homes so they have safe housing that meets current code requirements.
Provision Living Senior Living Communities, LLC, which operates Whispering Pines Retirement Community in Warrenton, has announced a new management team. Stephanie Horn will serve as executive director, LaFonda Johnson as assistant executive director and activities director, and Julie Willman as community relations director. The new team will oversee the community’s transition from Whispering Pines to Oak Pointe, a full-service assisted living and memory care community.
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Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri has appointed Shertina Gillespie, of MasterCard Worldwide; Dawn Kotva, of Express Scripts; and Karen Miller, of Sigma-Aldrich Corporation, to its board of directors.
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The Battlegrounds, a local mud run obstacle course, recently named Bob Holm as its new race director. In this position, Holm will oversee all course operations ranging
from adding and enhancing obstacles to ensuring mud runner enrollment and safety. He previously served as the company’s special event coordinator.
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Global Spectrum, manager of the St. Charles Convention Center, has promoted Katie Conoyer to director of sales. The company also has promoted Joe Capitanelli to sales manager and hired Kristin Bowen as marketing manager.
CoBank and Cuivre River Electric Cooperative recently teamed up through CoBank’s Sharing Success grand program to donate $10,000 for scholarships at St. Charles Community College.
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To promote financial literacy, 1st Financial Federal Credit Union employees recently took part in Junior Achievement’s J.A. Our Community Program at Heritage Primary School in Wentzville. The program is geared toward building a strong foundation of financial knowledge to help youth become successful adults.
AWARDS & HONORS
Rev. Fran Pieper was recently honored with the 2014 Community Service Award sponsored by Commerce Bank. A grant of $10,000 funded by the William T. Kemper and Commerce Bancshares foundations was given in her name to Saint Louis Crisis Nursery. Pieper initiated the Child Abuse Task Force and later was a founding member of the Family Stress Council of St. Charles County. The council’s work led to the opening of the Saint Louis Crisis Nursery site in St. Charles in 1992. Pieper also served as the first chair of the St. Charles Domestic Violence Board and was actively involved with the group for more than 11 years.
EVENTS & NETWORKING
O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce hosts its third annual Taste of Vegas Casino Night, presented by Krey Distributing, on Saturday, Feb. 21 at the O’Fallon City Hall Gymnasium, 100 North Main Street. The black-tie optional event begins at 6 p.m. with food, wine, beer and spirit samplings from area establishments. From 7:30-10 p.m., casino tables will be available, including Black Jack, Poker/ Texas Hold’em, craps and roulette. Live entertainment also will be provided. Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased by calling 240-1818 or online at OFallonChamber.org/casino.