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Operation Round Up coordinator Lonnie Tucker (left) with Flight Director Steve Paulsell, Logistics Manager Sharon Paulsell and Volunteer Coordinator Jan Bell of the Central Missouri Honor Flight.

Operation Round Up coordinator Lonnie Tucker (left) with Flight Director Steve Paulsell, Logistics Manager Sharon Paulsell and Volunteer Coordinator Jan Bell of the Central Missouri Honor Flight.

Honoring veterans

Cuivre River Electric recently awarded $5,000 to Veterans Coffee Talk of Troy in the form of a grant to help transport local veterans on their Honor Flight journey to Washington, D.C. Nine veterans were on the most recent flight, and an additional seven local veterans will have their flights funded this spring by the grant. Honor Flights are provided to veterans, with an emphasis on survivors of World War II and terminally ill veterans, who wish to visit memorials that honor their service.

PEOPLE

Tiger Docks has announced the addition of Chrissy Davis as human resources manager. The St. Charles-based company employs 20 people in dock design

Davis

Davis

and fabrication, installation, sales, marketing and project management.

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BJC Medical Group-Family Physicians of St. Peters recently welcomed Dr. Jennifer Nguyen, who joins Dr. Jennifer Hayes and Lisa Scott, FNP, in practice at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital. Nguyen provides both general adult care and general pediatric care.

PLACES 

Midwest BankCentre and Southern Commercial Bank have announced plans to merge in early 2015, subject to state and federal bank regulatory approvals. The two banks have combined assets exceeding $1.6 billion, and will rank among the top three locally owned banks in the St. Louis region.

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The St. Charles County Convention and Sports Facilities Authority and the city of St. Charles recently extended its management contract with Global Spectrum, which will continue operating the Saint Charles Convention Center through 2018. The company has managed the Convention Center since its opening in 2005. Global Spectrum Event and Exhibitor Services Manager Jennifer Wirtz also recently received her certified meeting planner (CMP) designation from the Convention Industry Council.

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Certified Financial Planner Lawrence Lund recently celebrated the grand opening of his new location at 1550 Wall Street, Ste. 211 in St. Charles.

AWARDS & HONORS

The St. Charles Human Relations Commission was recently named the 2014 Missouri Local Human Relations Commission of the Year by the Missouri Commission on Human Rights. The award was presented at the third annual Missouri Human Rights Conference in Jefferson City.

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The Financial Planning Association has announced Jack White of St. Charles to a three-year term on its board of directors. White, president and founder of Fidelis Financial Planning, LLC, began his term on Jan. 1.

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During the final two months of 2014, Cuivre River Electric Community Trust volunteers directed more than $12,000 in Operation Round Up funds to help local food pantries that serve area families.

NETWORKING & EVENTS 

The Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce hosts its Citizen of the Years Gala from 6:30-10 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 20 at Old Hickory Golf Club, 1 Dye Club Drive  in St. Peters. Judge Lucy Rauch is the recipient of the 2014 Citizen of the Years. Other recipients include Serena Boschert – Lifetime Distinguished Service (Cultural); Tom Kuypers – Lifetime Distinguished Service (Humanitarian); Matt Johannesmann – Lifetime Distinguished Service (Civic); and Linda Greathouse, the 2014 Chamber Champion. For tickets, visit gstccc.com or call 946-0633.

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Tickets are on sale for the O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce’s Taste of Vegas casino night, Feb. 21, from 6-11 p.m. at O’Fallon City Hall. Tickets are $40 per person and include tastings from O’Fallon’s finest restaurants, open bar, two raffle entries, $5,000 in gaming money and live entertainment.Purchase tickets online at ofallonchamber.org/casino.htm or by calling 240-1818.

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