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Business Briefs: Oct. 24


Ryan and Andrea Crislip at the grand opening of their The Maids franchise in O’Fallon.

Ryan and Andrea Crislip recently opened a franchise of The Maids, a home cleaning service specializing in cleaning for health. Located at 250 Fort Zumwalt Square in O’Fallon, the new franchise is the third location of The Maids serving residents of the St. Louis and St. Charles area. As part of its commitment to health, The Maids has partnered with Cleaning For A Reason and will clean two homes per month for two consecutive months free of charge for women battling cancer in Cottleville, O’Fallon, Lake Saint Louis, Saint Peters and Wentzville. For details, visit maids.com or call (636) 294-9378.

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Third Wheel Brewing, located at 4008 N. Service Road in St. Peters celebrated a milestone this month with the brewing of its 100th batch. Earlier this year, Third Wheel Brewing was named one of the “Top 50 Best New Breweries” by Beer Advocate Magazine, the leading publication of the craft beer industry.  

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K9 Fit Club, a human and canine fitness club has opened its newest facility at 4871 Mexico Road in St. Peters. The new facility offers 24 science-based programs that are designed to help humans and dogs reduce stress, anxiety and depression, and decrease the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and osteoarthritis. Learn more at K9FitClub.com.

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Lindenwood University celebrated the official launch of its Economic Education Center [EEC] on Tuesday, Oct. 9 in St. Charles. The EEC represents a growing partnership between the School of Education and the Hammond Institute for Free Enterprise in the Plaster School of Business & Entrepreneurship. Attendees included Lindenwood administrators, faculty, staff and students; local educators; community partners; and other supporters.

Attending were Dr. Roger Ellis, dean of the Plaster School of Business & Entrepreneurship; Dr. Howard Wall, director of the Hammond Institute for Free Enterprise; Dr. Tawni Hunt Ferrarini, director of the Economic Education Center; Anthony Sanders, financial representative with Northwestern Mutual, Lindenwood University alum, and financial education advocate; Dr. Anthony Scheffler, dean of the School of Education; and Dr. Michael Shonrock, president of the Lindenwood University System.

Dr. Roger Ellis, Dr. Howard Wall, Dr. Tawni Hunt Ferrarini, Anthony Sanders, Dr. Anthony Scheffler, and Dr. Michael Shonrock


St. Charles-based Connections to Success recently named Julie Cavenaile as its new board president and welcomed Eric Madkins as a new board member. Cavenaile and Madkins bring years of diverse experience to their roles on the board and a commitment to helping the regional nonprofit further its mission to break the cycle of poverty in Missouri, Illinois and Kansas. Cavenaile is the product supply global quality control lead at Bayer and began serving on the Connections to Success Board in October 2015. Madkins currently serves as vice president, community development manager at Regions Bank.

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Dardenne Prairie resident Cari A. Noll has joined Midwest BankCentre as senior vice president-private banker. Noll has nearly 20 years in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Midwest BankCentre, Noll was senior vice president-private banker at Commerce Trust Co. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Lindenwood University.

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Mary Jane Clark with AMEC CEO Barry Hart

Mary Jane Clark, former communications manager of Cuivre River Electric Cooperative in Troy, was honored with the A.C. Burrows Award by the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives [AMEC] at that organization’s annual meeting Oct. 11 in Branson. Clark retired FROM CREC in May, following a 30-year career.

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Samantha Shadrach has been named director of human resources for St. Charles County. Shadrach, who comes to the county comes from Warrenton Oil Company, began her new position on Oct. 15. Previously, she also was the human resources program manager for student employment and regional campus director at Lindenwood University and was employed by True Manufacturing in O’Fallon as a human resource generalist. 


The O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce and Industries hosts its Fifty Shades of Great trivia event at 7 p.m. [doors open at 6 p.m.] on Friday, Nov. 2 at Trigg Banquet Center, 300 O’Fallon Plaza. Guests are encouraged to bring snacks, decorate their table and dress in creative black and white attire for a chance to win a prize. Cash bar. Admission is $240 for a table of eight. Register online at ofallonchamber.org.

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The Greater St. Charles Chamber of Commerce’s Lunch with Leaders, sponsored by Vivial, is from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at Hollywood Casino’s 99 Hops House, 777 Casino Center Drive in Maryland Heights. The program’s theme is “Networking, networking, networking!” Admission is $30 for members; $35 for non-member guests. Register online at gstccc.com.

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