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Business Briefs: June 26


Kathy Kilo Peterson [in pink] celebrates the opening of her new State Farm office in O’Fallon. [Facebook photo]

State Farm agent Kathy Kilo Peterson celebrated the opening of her new office location with a ribbon cutting at 2342 Technology Drive, Ste. 101 in O’Fallon. Peterson has been a certified agent since 2000 and works with clients from St. Charles County, Lincoln County and beyond. Peterson can assist with an array of insurance needs, including home, automobile and personal valuables. For more information, call (636) 561-6460.

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Warrenton resident Jeremy Wood has joined Castle Contracting as project manager and estimator,  pursuing project opportunities, managing project estimating activities and overseeing day-to-day project operation within Castle’s MEP Civil and Utilities market.


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Dr. Azfar Malik was honored with the Pioneer of the Year award at the annual Asian American Chamber of Commerce of St. Louis Connections dinner. Malik is the founder and chief medical officer of CenterPointe Hospital in St. Charles and president of CenterPointe Behavioral Health Systems.

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Heather McDorman, vice president for marketing and student life at St. Charles Community College, was named the 2019 Communicator of the Year by the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations. The award recognizes a two-year college marketing professional who demonstrates leadership and ability in college communication. McDorman established marketing and communication contributing to college enrollment in addition to overseeing two rebranding efforts.



Park Lawn Corporation [PLC], a Canadian-owned funeral, cremation and cemetery provider has announced the acquisition of St. Charles-based Baue Funeral Home Company. Andrew Clark, PLC chairman and CEO, further announced the expectation that Lisa Baue and Baue’s team are joining PLC, which is a multinational company with locations in five Canadian provinces and 13 U.S. states.

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Turnkey Technology, 14 Research Park Drive, recently celebrated its 25th anniversary in St. Charles. Turnkey Technologies is a Microsoft Gold Partner and are the responsible vendor for all Microsoft Dynamics licensing in St. Louis and throughout the Midwest.

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Ruma’s Deli, 1500 Elm Street, opened in St. Charles. Ruma’s Deli offers traditional Italian meals including French bread pizza, house-made pasta and sandwiches.

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Craving the Curls, a boutique dessert shop at 215 N. Main Street in Historic Saint Charles, is open. The shop features made-to-order rolled ice cream and pillowy cones known as “puffle wraps.”

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Sts. Joachim & Ann Care Service received a $7,500 Operation Round Up grant through the The Cuivre River Electric Community Trust Board, which will assist some of the estimated 34,000 people in St. Charles, Lincoln and Warren counties in Sts. Joachim & Ann’s service area living below the poverty line. In 2018, Sts. Joachim & Ann served about 1,350 households [3,411 individuals] within the service’s housing assistance program. Since 1997, the agency has received about $135,000 in grants from the Cuivre River Electric Community Trust Board.


The Greater St. Charles Chamber of Commerce hosts its Lunch with Leaders program from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10 at Fort Zumwalt East High School, 600 1st Executive Avenue in St. Peters. This is a joint meeting with the O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Dan Mehan from the Missouri Chamber will discuss the upcoming legislative session. Registration is $30 for members; $35 for guests [$5 discount given for early registration]. Register online at gstccc.com.

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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 July 23 at Whitmoor Country Club, 100 Whitmoor Drive in Weldon Spring. Kyle Gaines, St. Charles County Ambulance District, is the guest speaker. Registration is $20 in advance; $25 after the Friday before the event and includes lunch. Register online at ofallonchamber.org.

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