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Business Briefs: Nov. 21

By: Kate Uptergrove


PLACES
Our Urgent Care has expanded to 1615 Jungermann Road in St. Peters. The new office is open from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. seven days a week Patients can check-in or schedule an appointment online at oururgentcare.com, although appointments are not necessary.
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Lindenwood University has opened a new Economic Education Center [EEC] representing a growing partnership between the School of Education and the Hammond Institute for Free Enterprise in the Plaster School of Business & Entrepreneurship. The EEC serves to help advance economic and financial literacy through professional development for K-16 educators, student programs, the distribution of educational resources, community outreach, fundraising and scholarship.
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Mercy Birthing Center Midwifery Care is set to open a new location for outpatient services 1120 Wolfrum Road in Weldon Springs in December. At the new location, midwives will see women for prenatal, postpartum and early newborn care as well as the well-woman and other gynecologic services offered to women of childbearing age.
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Saint Louis Crisis Nursery raised $145,000 with its Over the Top for Tots event. Over 550 participants browsed 25 vendor booths, mingled, shopped and enjoyed lunch, a live auction and inspiring stories from Crisis Nursery social workers. The Children’s Champion Award was presented to Angela Owen, region marketing activation manager for Coca-Cola North America, and Linda Markus, district manager for Shop ‘n Save/Supervalu. Penny Rogers, vice president at BancorpSouth, was the recipient of the Healing Hearts Award. The Guardian Angel Award winner is The Blue Ribbon Committee, which was formed almost 15 years ago to support the Crisis Nursery locations in St. Charles County. Sponsors for Over the Top for Tots include Platinum Sponsor: Epsilon; Gold Sponsors: Centene Corporation, Toyota/Bodine, SSM Health; Silver Sponsors: Barnes Jewish St. Peters Hospital, World Wide Technology; Bronze Sponsors: Carrollton Bank, Enterprise Bank & Trust, FastSigns St. Peters, Kara Gatto, Heartland Coca-Cola, Midwest Bank Centre, State Beauty Supply, and Total Access Urgent Care.

PEOPLE

Gattas

Nicole Gattas, an associate professor of pharmacy practice and assistant director in the office of experiential education at St. Louis College of Pharmacy, recently was honored with the 2018 Generation Rx Champions Award for her outstanding work in fighting prescription drug misuse. The award, presented by the Cardinal Health Foundation and the Missouri Pharmacy Association, recognizes a pharmacist who has demonstrated excellence in community-based prescription drug abuse prevention.
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Flinn

O’Fallon resident Brandon Flinn, business manager of the Eastern Missouri Laborers District Council, has been elected to the board of directors of Citizens for Modern Transit. He will serve a three year-term.
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McDorman

Heather McDorman, St. Charles Community College vice president for marketing and student life, was named the 2018 Communicator of the Year for District 5 at the National Council of Marketing and Public Relations annual conference. Additionally, the SCC marketing and communications department earned Gold Medallions in the Annual Report and Social Media categories and Silver Medallions for Original Photo and Notes-Cards-Invites.
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Bradley W. Cundiff has received recognition as 2018 Best in Missouri For Client Satisfaction from the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys.
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Duck

Kathy Duck has been named president and CEO of the O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce & Industries. Duck will assume the role on Dec. 3. Her previous professional experience includes serving as executive director of small business for the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce.

NETWORKING & EVENTS
The O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce is seeking talented members to perform at its member luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 27. Performers will have up to two minutes to give their organization a commercial through a song, skit or poem. No auditions required. Sign up now by emailing Cathy@OFallonChamber.org. Space is limited. The luncheon is from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Christy Banquet Center, 9000 Veterans Memorial Pkwy. in O’Fallon. Registration is $20 in advance; $25 after Nov. 23.
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Santa’s North Pole Dash & Children’s Snowman Shuffle takes place from 8-11 a.m. on Dec. 1. Volunteers are needed.

The Greater St. Charles Chamber of Commerce’s Santa’s North Pole Dash & Children’s Snowman Shuffle takes place from 8-11 a.m. on Dec. 1 in Historic Saint Charles. Spectators are welcome. Volunteers are needed. Learn more at gstccc.com.
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The Greater St. Charles Chamber of Commerce holds its annual meeting & awards luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Dec. 4 at Whitmoor Country Club, 1100 Whitmoor Drive in
St. Charles. Cost is $25 for chamber members [register by Dec. 1 to receive a $5 discount]; $35 for non-member guests. Register online at gstccc.com.

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