Larry Conner, longtime dietary manager at Twin Oaks Estate senior living community in O’Fallon, recently received the 24 Carrot Gold Food Safety Excellence Award from the St. Charles County Health Department’s Division of Environmental Health and Protection. Conner was nominated for the award by St. Charles County Health Inspector Rochelle Howell for outstanding food safety, sanitation and employee education efforts.
Lindenwood University has named Carol Felzien to serve as director, Hammond Institute administration. Felzien will provide marketing, special event planning and administrative support for directors overseeing the Hammond Institute for Free Enterprise’s three focus centers. Felzien previously spent nearly a decade as a member of the leadership team for the city of St. Charles, most recently as the city’s communications director.
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Bridget Nations recently was named executive director of Progress 64 West, a nonprofit organization that promotes growth along the I-64 corridor through St. Louis and St. Charles counties. Nations currently serves on the Chesterfield City Council, having been elected to represent Ward 2 for a two-year term in April of 2015. She was previously membership director at the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce and also worked as a Montessori educator for more than two decades.
St. Charles-based Give Kids A Smile provided nearly $315,000 worth of free dental care to 349 children in need at its clinic held Feb. 19 and 20 at Saint Louis University’s Center for Advanced Dental Education. The clinic was made possible thanks to a host of supporters and 600 volunteers, which included 93 dentists and dental students and 133 hygienists and hygiene students.
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The St. Charles branch of UFS recently relocated to a newly remodeled facility in Dardenne Prairie, located at 1048 Rondale Court. The new office houses eight employees and conference facilities for the company, which provides core data processing and technology solutions to more than 50 community banks.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Joann Price, a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Gundaker’s St. Charles County office, recently was inducted into the company’s Hall of Fame. Price has worked in real estate for 29 years, all of those with the CBG organization; she achieved a sales volume of $12.7 million in 2015, and is currently ranked 26th out of 1,400 agents with Coldwell Banker Gundaker Real Estate.
EVENTS AND NETWORKING
St. Charles area entrepreneurs can learn about pricing strategies in a three-part workshop series to be held on consecutive Tuesdays beginning April 12, presented by Missouri Venture Forum’s [MVF] volunteer trainer, Jim Elder. Workshops are from 10:30 until noon at OPO Startups, 119 S. Main St. in St. Charles. All workshops are free and open to the public, but advance reservations are required by visiting https://www.eventbrite.com/e/opo-education-pricing-strategies-for-entrepreneurs-tickets-22581748618.
Schedule and topics include:
• April 12: Pricing, Profits and Customer Value
• April 19: Research-Based Communications [Influencing Price Sensitivity]
• April 26: Pricing and Competition
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The O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce & Industries hosts a Morning Schmooze free networking event on Thursday, April 21, from 7:30-9 a.m. at Fit4Me Foods, 6219 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in St. Peters. Register online at www.ofallonchamber.org or Call Sara Henderson at (636) 240-1818.
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The Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce hosts its second 2016 FUSE event on Thursday, April 21, from 2:30-6 p.m. at Foundry Art Center, 520 North Main Center in St. Charles. Members can network in the Grand Hall or choose one or more breakout sessions. Scheduled presenters include TechComm Team, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and STL Today, The Berry Company, and AFLAC. The event is free for chamber members. To register, visit www.gstccc.com; for general information or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, call Lori Tainter at (636) 946-0633.