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Business Briefs: March 6


Sean Haley presented with the Outstanding Beginning Teacher Award.

Holt High social studies teacher Sean Haley was named Lindenwood University’s nominee for the Missouri Association of Colleges of Teacher Education Outstanding Beginning Teacher Award. Haley is in his first year of teaching but has strived to make an impact on Holt High by volunteering to coach wrestling and football, organizing the school’s Veterans Day assembly and being a beacon of support for students.

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The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the St. Charles County government by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada [GFOA] for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report [CAFR] for the fiscal year ending Dec. 31, 2017. The award is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management. St. Charles County Government has received the honor every fiscal year since 1989. The Certificate of Achievement was presented to Bob Schnur, who has served as St. Charles County director of finance since 2008.


Curt Coval, of Wentzville, has joined Wiegmann Associates as a senior project estimator. Coval is responsible for developing estimates for Wiegmann Associates HVAC design/build and plan/spec projects, both in St. Louis and nationally. Coval has 35 years of experience working in the construction industry.

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Investa Management, which includes BSR Services, Cedar Lake Cellars and Champion Salt, named Bob Simmons as its vice president of operations and Scott Sutter as its vice president of project management. With more than 30 years of operations management experience in the entertainment and sports venue industries, Simmons will oversee day-to-day operations including the direction and coordination of personnel and property for all Investa Management companies. Sutter will work with the company’s leadership to manage new and existing special projects that will generate long-term growth for the business. Additionally, he will implement projects that accomplish strategic goals and business objectives, developing cost-effective methods for all activities.


The Western St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce hosts its Membership Meeting from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. on Thursday, March 14 at Top Golf, 16851 N. Outer 40 Road in Chesterfield. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. Early online registration is $20 per person or $22 per person for walk-ins.

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The O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce and Industries holds its Membership Luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on March 26 at Christy Banquet Center, 9000 Veteran’s Memorial Parkway. Registration is $20 in advance; $25 after the Friday before the event and includes lunch. Register online at ofallonchamber.org or by calling Cathy Bounds at (636)240-1818.

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The Progress 64 West Legislative Update will feature a panel of representatives, including Pat Kelly from St. Louis Municipal League and a representative from Better Together, who will discuss the proposed St. Louis City-County merger. The event is at 11:15 a.m. on Friday, March 29 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. Tickets are $50 with lunch included. To register, call (314)795-2200 or email progress64west@gmail.com.

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