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Business Briefs for September 21



Megan Meier Foundation Executive Director Tina Meier celebrates with the foundation’s staff, clients and representatives of the Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce at its newly expanded St. Charles headquarters.]

Supporters of the Megan Meier Foundation recently marked the completion of its newly expanded resource center with a ribbon-cutting. Originally founded in 2007 with the mission of raising awareness to prevent bullying, cyberbullying and suicide, the Megan Meier Foundation is located at 515 Jefferson St. in St. Charles and now provides an art room, music therapy, group discussions and counseling services.

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Firehouse Subs recently opened a new location at 4508 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in Cottleville. Locally owned by franchisees Brian, Jaime and and Jon Collins, Firehouse Subs is open Sunday through Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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The Home Builders Charitable Foundation [HBCF], the charitable arm of the Home Builders Association of Greater St. Louis, recently presented donations to two St. Charles County organizations. The HBCF donated $15,000 to Sts. Joachim and Ann Care Services for its Repairing Homes Restoring Hope program, which serves low-income families and individuals in St. Charles, Lincoln and Warren counties. A check for $12,500 also was presented to Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County; the funds will be used to help fund two new construction builds in St. Charles.

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The Expert Realty Company recently presented a $1000 donation to Pedal The Cause, which provides funds for cancer research through its annual cycling challenge. Expert Realty clients Jeff and Sara Hinrichs nominated the nonprofit to receive the donation. The Lake Saint Louis-based realtor has pledged to donate 10 percent of its monthly commission to a charity nominated by its clients.




Engineering professional Amanda Brauer recently joined St. Charles County’s administrative staff as roads and traffic manager. Brauer replaces John Greifzu, who now serves as the county’s assistant director of administration. She will manage road projects and funding as well as future infrastructure improvements, and has more than 12 years of transportation engineering experience working for private engineering firms on a diverse range of projects.



Wentzville-based Synergy Group recently received two of the Society for Marketing Professional Services [SMPS] St. Louis’ top marketing honors, the Award of Excellence, for client website and rebranding projects.  The SMPS awards are presented every two years, recognizing outstanding achievement in marketing communications by professional service firms in the design and building industry.



The Greater St. Charles Chamber of Commerce holds a monthly Coffee & Networking meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 7:30 – 9 a.m. at Green Clean Commercial, 1520 South Fifth St., Suite 201 in St. Charles. New members who have joined the chamber after July 26 are asked to bring a small display representative of their business and be prepared to give a brief presentation.  Register online at www.gstccc.com;  for more information, call Terry McCrum at (636) 946-0633.

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The Western St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce, which serves businesses in Dardenne Prairie, Lake Saint Louis and Wentzville, holds a Morning Meet-Up on Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 7:30 – 9  a.m. at 6 North Café, located at 10 Cliff View Drive in Wentzville. RSVP to the chamber office at 636-327-6914.

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The Missouri Job Center of St. Charles County continues its Fall 2016 session of free “Intro to Coding” workshops in partnership with St. Charles Community College. The next sessions will be held from 1-3 p.m on Oct. 3, Nov. 7 and Dec. 5. All classes are held at the Missouri Job Center, 212 Turner Blvd. in St. Peters, and are facilitated by staff from the college’s computer science department. To register, call the center at (636) 255-6060.

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The O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce and Industries sponsors a Business After Hours networking event on Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at 100.7 FM The Viper, 1000 Lake St Louis Blvd., Suite 110 in Lake Saint Louis. Appetizers and drinks will be provided at this free event. Register online at www.ofallonchamber.com; contact Sara Henderson at 636-240-1818 for more information.


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