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Administrator Meghan Strassner cuts the ribbon to celebrate the opening of The Villages of St. Peters’ new memory care facility.

Administrator Meghan Strassner cuts the ribbon to celebrate the opening of The Villages of St. Peters’ new memory care facility.

Meghan Strassner, administrator of The Villages of St. Peters, led a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 8  to celebrate the grand opening of the community’s new 24-bed memory care facility. The Villages of St. Peters Memory Care, located at 5300 Executive Centre Parkway,  provides specialized care to residents with various forms of dementia and Alzheimers disease.  An affiliate of National HealthCare Corporation, (NHC), The Villages of St. Peters also includes a skilled nursing care center and an assisted living community.

PEOPLE

Personal training and fitness writer Sarah Walentynowicz has launched Fit RX, LLC, which provides individual and semi-private personal training along with group fitness classes. The company operates at Dudas Fitness, located at 1053 Wolfrum Road in Weldon Spring. Walentynowicz, who has worked as a personal trainer since 2006, holds a masters degree in fitness management and a bachelors degree in exercise science.

AWARDS AND HONORS

Sullivan

Sullivan

St. Charles County resident Pat Sullivan, who retired Oct. 31 as executive officer of the Home Builders Association of St. Louis & Eastern Missouri, was recently inducted into the home building industry’s Hall of Fame. The award, considered the local building industry’s highest honor, is given to those who have demonstrated more than 15 years of service to the HBA, the industry and the community. Sullivan is the first HBA staff member to receive the award, which coincided with his retirement after 35 years with the association.

EVENTS AND NETWORKING

The O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce & Industries hosts its 5th annual Trivia Night on Friday, Nov. 6, at Trigg Banquet Center, 300 O’Fallon Plaza in O’Fallon. Doors open at 6 p.m. and trivia starts at 7 p.m.  Both chamber members and the public are invited to attend. The cost of $160 per table of eight includes10 rounds of trivia, door prizes, a mulligan, beer and soda; participants may bring their own snacks. A prize for the best decorated Disney-themed table and best group costume also highlight the evening. For more information or to register a table, visit www.OFallonChamber.org/trivia or call the chamber office at (636) 240-1818.

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The O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce & Industries hosts a Morning Schmooze on Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 7:30-9 a.m. at Midwest BankCentre, 2299 Technology Drive in O’Fallon. The event is free fro chamber members. Register online at www.ofallonchamber.org.

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Local civic organization Progress 64 West holds its 28th Annual Excellence in Community Development Awards banquet on Wednesday, Nov. 25, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 16625 Swingley Ridge Road in Chesterfield. This year, Progress 64 West will honor and support the STEM initiative in metropolitan St. Louis. Maryville University President Tom Lombardi will be the keynote speaker. Organizations to be honored include Maryville University, Monsanto, Midwest Machine Tool Training Center, and Nike IHM Manufacturing. The Economic Development Center of St. Charles County also is set to receive a Community Enrichment Award. Scholarships totaling $7,500 will also be awarded to local high school students through the Louis S. Sachs Scholarship program, and donations will be made to support local STEM programs. Individual tickets are $85; tickets and sponsorship information are available by contacting Jim Susman at (314) 997-3390 or susgroup@gmail.com, or by visiting the organization’s website, www.progress64west.com.

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