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Business Briefs: March 21


Five Acres Animal Shelter, one of the largest no-kill animal shelters in the St. Louis area and the only no-kill animal shelter in St. Charles County, was selected by The Jackson Galaxy Project to participate in the spring 2018 semester of Cat Pawsitive Pro, an initiative that introduces positive-reinforcement training to shelter cats. Supported by the Petco Foundation, the training program aims to increase feline adoption rates of shelter cats.

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Growler USA® has opened a location in St. Charles at 3833 Elm St. The pub features 100 taps sourced from local and regional breweries as well as a chef-driven menu with twists on American classics. The new location is owned and operated by St. Peters residents Jody and Nick Hester.

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Wireless Vision recently celebrated the grand opening of the T-Mobile, located at 6 Harvester Square in St. Peters, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Store Manager Eyad Daoud and District Manager Joel Cochrane, along with employees of the store, city of St. Peters Alderman Terri Violet and ambassadors with the Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce were present for the occasion.


Dr. Carol Ryan, of Troy-Wentzville Veterinary Clinics, recently was installed as president-elect of the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association [MVMA]. Ryan is a 1992 graduate of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. She previously was president of the MVMA Academy and a co-chairman of the Missouri State Medical Board.

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The region’s transit advocacy organization, Citizens for Modern Transit, recently announced that St. Charles resident Mallory Box is its new director of membership and programs. Box brings more than five years of marketing and public relations experience to the position, most recently serving as marketing director at The Elder & Estate Planning Law Firm. She received her bachelor’s degree in communication with a certification in public relations from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She currently serves on the board of directors for Pride St. Charles.

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Operations Lt. Michael McKee of the St. Charles County Department of Corrections recently received the national designation of certified jail manager from the


American Jail Association and the Jail Manager Certification Commission. He is one of only six corrections professionals in Missouri to achieve this recognition. McKee started his correctional career in 1981 as a deputy sheriff with the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department, serving in the jail division.


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

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The Greater St. Charles Chamber of Commerce sponsors a Morning Brew networking event from 7:30-9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 27 at Breeze Park, 600 Breeze Park Drive in St. Charles. There is no fee for chamber members. Contact Lori Tainter at lori@gstccc.com for details.

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

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The O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce & Industries hosts its Monthly Membership Meeting from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27 at Trigg Banquet Center, 300 O’Fallon Plaza in O’Fallon. The topic is “Employee Engagement Strategies.” Registration includes lunch and is $20 in advance; $25 after Friday, March 23. Register online or call (636) 240-1818.

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A Leads at the Lake event is from 8:30-9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 28 at Village Cafe, 6127 Ronald Reagan Drive in Lake Saint Louis. Email greg.waters@edwardjones.com or shannon.troupe@pnc.com for details.

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Progress 64 West hosts its fifth annual Legislative Update at 11:15 a.m. on Friday, March 30 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 16625 Swingley Ridge Road in Chesterfield. John Nations, president and CEO of Bi-State Development, moderates a legislative panel discussing infrastructure and transportation issues for the region. Individual seats are $75, which includes lunch. Call (314) 795-2200 for details; register at progress64west.org.

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