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Business News & Notes: June 21


Paul Dreher, his wife, Bethany, and sons, Tyler and Nathan, recently celebrated the grand opening of Gateway Swings, located at 9031 Veterans Memorial Parkway in O’Fallon. Gateway Swings offers high-quality swing sets and play sets made by Backyard Adventures in addition to trampolines, basketball poles, lacrosse goals and rebounders. Families are invited to stop in and test the displays.

Gateway Swings celebrates its grand opening.

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Siteman Cancer Center recently opened its newly expanded and renovated 37,000-square-foot outpatient facility at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, located at 10 Hospital Drive in St. Peters. In addition to allowing more physicians to serve patients, the facility offers access to the same advanced treatments, including more than 500 clinical trials, available at Siteman’s other satellite locations in the region and on the Washington University Medical Campus at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. The multidisciplinary, coordinated care provided by Washington University radiation oncologists, medical oncologists and surgeons at Siteman-St. Peters helps to ensure that patients can see as many as three physicians in one visit and determine a treatment plan.

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Anheuser-Busch Employees’ Credit Union [ABECU] and its divisions [American Eagle Credit Union and Purina Credit Union] was recently honored as a recipient of the 2017 Financial Capability Innovation Award presented by Everfi, Nasdaq and the Financial Capability Network. This award recognizes the credit union for its exceptional efforts in improving the financial capabilities of the communities it serves through education. ABECU and its divisions have 30 locations nationwide, including 14 in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

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Hawk Ridge Family Chiropractic staff and patients recently raised $5,300 for Faith Christian Family Church’s youth camp. With strong ties to the community, the Lake Saint Louis practice chooses various charities to support throughout the year.

Hawk Ridge Family Chiropractic

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Midwest BankCentre recently celebrated the opening of its second branch, located at 1820 First Capitol Drive in St. Charles, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The 5,200-square-foot bank, staffed by six banking professionals, features three indoor teller stations, customer computer kiosks, a 24-hour ATM and two drive-up banking lanes. A community meeting room, equipped with a big-screen TV, WiFi service and a whiteboard, is available to local student, community and business groups.

Midwest BankCentre ribbon-cutting ceremony


Wendy Rackovan, vice president of marketing & communications of the Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce, has been awarded a Regent Scholarship by the Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Given to professionals across the country, the Regent Scholarships recognize recipients for their involvement in industry professional organizations, community service and professional background.

Wendy Rackovan

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CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Michelle Herring, co-owner of CMIT Solutions of St. Charles/Chesterfield, to its 2017 Women of the Channel list. Herring earned the honor following nomination from the editors of CRN Magazine, who chose candidates based on their achievements as executives and the amount of influence they have over the technology channel.


A Small Business Coaching Event is from 9 a.m.-noon on Thursday, June 22 at Chesterfield Plaza Executive Suites Center, 17295 Chesterfield Airport Road, Suite 200 in Chesterfield. Panelists will facilitate a strategy sounding board for small to mid-sized business owners and managers in attendance. Includes light refreshments. Contact Milu Islam at (636) 530-3665 for more information.

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The Western St. Charles Chamber of Commerce hosts Lunch and Leads from noon-1 p.m. on Monday, June 26 at Rizzo’s Bar & Grill, 1155 Wentzville Parkway in Wentzville. Members and non-members are welcome. There is no fee, individuals pay for their own lunches. For more information, contact Tony Mathews at info@westernstcharlescountychamber.com.

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A Morning Meetup is from 8-9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 27 at Dardenne Prairie City Hall, 2032 Hanley Road in Dardenne Prairie. Members and non-members are welcome. RSVP to the Western St. Charles Chamber office at (636) 327-6914.

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The Greater St. Charles Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Golf Tournament from 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27 at Whitmoor Country Club, 1100 Whitmoor Drive in Weldon Spring. Registration begins at 10 a.m., followed by lunch. Ball throwing contest starts at 11:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at noon. Awards, drinks and buffet dinner follows golf at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $150 for an individual, $600 for a team of four. Register online at www.gstccc.com or contact Terry McCrum at (636) 946-0633 or terry@gstccc.com for more information.

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The Greater St. Charles Chamber of Commerce hosts a weekly Networking Happy Hour on Wednesday, June 28 from 4-7 p.m. at Kokomo Joe’s, 4105 N. Cloverleaf Drive in St. Peters. For more information, contact Madeleine Strupp or Angel Johnson at (636) 447-5656 or madeleine@kjfun. This event is free to attend and includes special pricing on food and drinks.

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