Name change celebration
Brookdale St. Peters, formerly Emeritus at Oak Tree Village, recently celebrated its new name with a Cardinals-themed event for residents. The independent living community, located at 363 Jungermann Road on more than 13 acres in St. Peters, is operated by Brookdale Senior Living Solutions. It includes 164 senior living apartments along with 20 single-story attached villas.
Lisa Baue, president and CEO of Baue Funeral Homes, has been elected to the national board of Selected Independent Funeral Homes, the world’s oldest and largest association of independently owned funeral homes. Baue will be officially installed later this year at a September meeting to be held in New Orleans.
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O’Fallon-based dock manufacturer and marine products distributor Tiger Docks recently announced the addition of Bob Shea to its engineering department. Shea brings over 12 years’ experience in AutoCAD design, drafting and estimating. The company also has added Scott Stinehagen to its sales force for residential boat docks, lifts and marine accessories.
UAW Local 2250 employees at General Motors’ Wentzville plant recently organized food drive collections, raffles, and bake sales in support of the St. Louis Area Foodbank. GM Wentzville added a cash donation of $1,000. More than 4,650 meals will be provided by this year’s donations.
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Massage Envy Spa’s O’Fallon, Mo. clinic recently relocated to a new 4,000-square foot facility at 3062 Winghaven Blvd., in the Lakeside Shoppes in Winghaven.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Partners for Progress of Greater St. Charles recently announced the winners of its 2015 Progress Awards, recognizing them an an annual awards banquet held May 29 at the St. Charles Convention Center. Honorees include OPO Digital Startups, Economy Progress Award; Midwest Machine Tool Training Center (MMTTC), Education Progress Award; Missouri Wine Country, Quality of Place Progress Award; Unlimited Play, Health Progress Award; and Dr. James Evans of Lindenwood University, Lifetime of Progress Award.
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The City of St. Charles and the Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce co-hosted the annual Employer of the Year/Small Business of the Year Awards on Friday, May 8, recognizing several area businesspeople for their contributions to the community and region. Honorees included:
• Small Business of the Year: Just 4 Us Childcare & Learning Center
• Service: Sheri Steffens, owner, The Old Stone Chapel
• Manufacturer/Industrial: Ed Stephens, President and General Manager, Northrop Grumman/Cutting Edge Optronics
• Retail: Jean McMullen, owner, Missouri Artists on Main
• Sustainability: Jodi Devonshire and Tony Caruso, owners, Bike Stop Café
• Jack Heck Award: Lisa Baue, President, Baue Funeral Homes
EVENTS AND NETWORKING
The Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce holds its Annual Golf Tournament on Monday, June 8, starting at 10:30 a.m. at Old Hickory Golf Club, #1 Dye Club Drive in St. Peters. Cost is $150 per person or $600 per team of four. To register, visit gstccc.com; for more information, contact Terry McCrum at 946-0633 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce sponsors a Business After Hours event on Tuesday, June 9, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Rendevous Cafe & Wine Bar, 217 S. Main Street in O’Fallon. Register online at www.ofallonchamber.org or call Sara Henderson at 636-240-1818.