Lindenwood University has named Marilyn Abbott as provost and vice president for academic affairs. Abbott has served Lindenwood for 18 years in a variety of academic roles as dean of sciences, associate provost, and interim provost. She also has 10 years of corporate experience in research and development with Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. She earned her Ph.D. in biological sciences from Purdue University, and also holds a BA in biology from Indiana University.
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Cedar Lake Cellars Winery and Event Venue recently promoted Christine Cuda to event manager and Morissa Haney to assistant winery manager. Cuda will handle event sales and management; Haney will serve as communication liaison between the winery’s management and staff, as well as assist with staff training and monthly inventory.
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Lori Tainter, vice president of member services and new media coordinator for the Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce, recently completed her first year at the Institute for Organization Management, a four-year leadership training program at the University of Arizona in Tucson. The Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is the premier nonprofit professional development program for association and chamber professionals.
During the holiday season, Coldwell Banker Gundaker’s St. Charles office adopted a family of 11 through the Sts. Joachim and Ann Care Service Adopt-a-Family program, marking the seventh year the St. Charles office has participated. Overall, the 2015 program provided holiday gifts and other needed items to more than 800 families in St. Charles County.
AWARDS AND HONORS
The St. Charles County Government has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement in Financial Reporting [CAFR] for the 2014 fiscal year by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada, a nonprofit professional association. St. Charles County has received the CAFR award, considered the highest recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, every fiscal year since 1989.
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The WingHaven Resident Owners Association [WROA] recently was honored with the Community Association of the Year Award from the Community Associations Institute. In addition, WROA Board of Directors President Dale Kling received the award for Community Association Volunteer Leader of the Year. The award is given to the community in the St. Louis region that best demonstrates excellence in association operation and governance.
EVENTS AND NETWORKING
The O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce & Industries holds a Business After Hours networking event on Tuesday, Feb. 9, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Town Square 12 Cine, 7805 Hwy. N in Dardenne Prairie. The event is free for chamber members; appetizers and drinks will be provided. Register online at www.ofallonchamber.org; for information, call Sara Henderson at (636) 240-1818.
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The O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce sponsors a Morning Schmooze on Thursday, Feb. 18, from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Wingate by Wyndham, 32 Research Park Circle in Weldon Spring. The event is free for chamber members. Register online at www.ofallonchamber.org.
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The Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce Sponsors the first of three 2016 Speakers Series events on Thursday, Feb. 25, from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Old Hickory Golf Club, 1 Dye Club Dr. in St. Peters. The speaker for February’s luncheon is Mich Hancock, owner of social media company 100th Monkey Media and executive director for TEDxGatewayArch, presenting “Your 2016 Social Media Update.” Tickets for the event are $30 for chamber members [$35 after Feb. 19] and $40 for guests [$45 after Feb. 19]. Register online at www.gstccc.com or by calling the chamber office at (636) 946-0633.