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Andrea Grace, of St. Charles, recently was promoted to senior refrigeration account representative at Murphy Company.  Grace has been with Murphy Company for about 10 years, most recently serving as a customer service representative.


Family-owned realtor Schneider Real Estate, located at 1 Point West Blvd. In St. Charles, marked its 40th anniversary with a ribbon-cutting celebration on Oct. 29.  The event also celebrated the appointment of Schneider Real Estate’s new president, Cort Schneider and other new firm principals.

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The Travelers Protective Association (TPA), a fraternal benefit society based in St. Charles, recently awarded 38 third-quarter scholarships through its Scholarship Trust for the Hearing Impaired totaling $16,950. The grants, awarded nationwide to deaf or hearing impaired individuals, ranged from $200 to $750 per person and are used for mechanical devices, medical and specialized treatment, and education including speech classes and interpreters.

The trust has distributed over $2 million to approximately 5,000 recipients to date.


St. Charles-based 1st Financial Federal Credit Union recently was honored with two awards given annually by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) to recognize outstanding community development achievements. The company received first place in Missouri for the Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Member Service Award, along with honorable mention for the Dora Maxwell Responsibility Community Service Award. Both awards recognize 1st Financial’s commitment to the St. Louis and St. Charles communities through the STL Youth Jobs program and the Helping People 1st Grant program.

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Liz Connolly (left) and Courtney Schomburg of INhance IT! Home Staging

Liz Connolly (left) and Courtney Schomburg of INhance IT! Home Staging

O’Fallon-based INhance IT! Home Staging recently received a 2015 Top 5 Professional Staging Company Award at the Home Staging & Restyling Association’s annual Home Staging Summit in Dallas, Texas. INhance IT! offers full-service staging for occupied properties, vacant homes and builder display homes and other specialized projects, and has been in business for eight years.


The Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce holds a Morning Networking Coffee on Wednesday, Dec. 9, from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Lake St. Charles Senior Living Community, 45 Honey Locust Lane in St. Charles. The event is free for chamber members, but RSVPs are requested to the chamber office at (636) 946-0633.

New in the neighborhood

St. Luke's Urgent CareSt. Luke’s Urgent Care, located at 17421 Chesterfield Airport Road in Chesterfield Valley, is now open. St. Luke’s Urgent Care provides prompt treatment for minor medical emergencies from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week on a walk-in basis, and also offers onsite lab and X-ray services, pre-operative testing, sports physicals, workers’ compensation care and other corporate health services.

In addition, Dr. Rachel Dickerson, a board-certified physician in internal medicine and pediatrics, now offers primary healthcare services for patients of all ages at Chesterfield Valley Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, an adjacent office located at 17417 Chesterfield Airport Road.

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