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Business Briefs: June 27

By: Kate Uptergrove


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[Left to right] Bill Brink of Classic Sign Services, winner of the Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year award, with Drew Weber and Scott Tate of the Chamber.

Bill Brink, owner of Classic Sign Services, recently received the 2018 Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award.  Mid Rivers Newsmagazine previously reported that the award was given to Daniel LaGarce, owner of Budget Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, who was a finalist. The paper regrets this error. Pictured with Brink [left] above are Scott Tate, president and CEO of the Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce, and Drew Weber, president of the Chamber’s board of directors.

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Wies

Insurance Group of St. Charles County, located at 1049 East Terra Lane in O’Fallon, recently hired Brian Wies as a sales producer. In this position, Wies will generate leads and develop new business, as well as handle renewals and oversee existing accounts in the property and casualty marketplace. Wies has worked in the insurance industry since 2012. Founded in 1992, Insurance Group of St. Charles County is a full-service insurance agency owned by Ben and Rhonda Fischer.  

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Cedar Lake Cellars, located at 11008 Schreckengast Road in Wright City, recently named Angela Mazzola as its events manager. Prior to this promotion, Mazzola served as the winery’s events coordinator. She has worked in the hospitality industry for more than 10 years. Mazzola earned a bachelor of business administration degree from Fontbonne University.

PLACES

The four St. Charles County chambers – Western St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce, Greater St.Charles County Chamber of Commerce, O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce and Industries, and Cottleville/Weldon Spring Chamber of Commerce – joined SCC administrators and Board of Trustee members to officially open the college’s Center for Healthy Living on its new campus at Dardenne Creek. The 69,000-square-foot building is home to all of SCC’s current and future nursing and allied health programming as well as a new agriculture program and other workforce training.

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HBA President Dale Black of CMS Homes with Lauren Grotegeers, resource development coordinator for Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County

The Home Builders Charitable Foundation recently presented a $12,500 donation to Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County for its 2018 Build Season. The organization is planning four new home builds this year – two in Wentzville and an attached home build in St. Peters. The homes will be built with universal design features. Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County strives to fulfill the mission of providing decent, safe, affordable and sustainable housing to deserving families in St. Charles County.

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The O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce & Industries recently celebrated the opening of CarStar Wentzville. CarStar, located 1675 W. Pearce Blvd., specializes in auto body repair.

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McAlister’s Deli has opened an O’Fallon location at 8670 Veterans Memorial Pkwy. 

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Washington University Orthopedics opened a location in O’Fallon in late May at Progress West Hospital, Medical Office Building #1, 20 Progress Point Parkway, Suite 114.

EVENTS & NETWORKING

The O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce & Industries hosts a Business After Hours event from 4:30- 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10 at Jan’s Travel & Cruise, 7326 Village Center Drive in O’Fallon. Admission is free; appetizers and drinks are provided. Details and registration online at ofallonchamber.org.

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The Greater St. Charles Chamber of Commerce hosts a Morning Brew event from 7:30-9 a.m. on July 24 at Lindenwood University’s Library and Academic Resource Center at The Grove, 209 South Kingshighway in St. Charles. Admission is free. Register online at gstccc.com. 

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The 4th Annual Accommodation for Success event is from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9 at Calvary Church, 3998 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in St. Peters. This annual event is hosted by the Workforce Development boards of St. Charles County, St. Louis County, St. Louis City, Jefferson-Franklin Counties and the Illinois counties of Madison and St. Clair in cooperation with numerous regional partners. Accommodation for Success includes informative workshops, awards and a networking luncheon for businesses and organizations. From 1-3 p.m., a Reverse Job Fair introduces to skilled workers to regional employers who are willing to make an accommodation. Admission is free, but early registration is suggested by visiting eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-accommodation-for-success-tickets-46725365827.

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