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Business Briefs: Sept. 11


Angie Sloan

Angie Sloan of Heartland Hearing Centers, 6043 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in Cottleville, has been in customer service since 1985 and has experienced how important hearing is for both communication and the overall health for those who suffer. Heartland Hearing Centers and its team of hearing professionals provides an array of services, from hearing exams to custom-tailored technological solutions, including hearing aids. For more information or to make an appointment, call (573) 893-5551or visit heartlandhearing.com.

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Matthew Seeds was appointed as director of St. Charles County’s department of information systems. Seeds served as the director of information technology for the city of St. Charles for the last seven years. He has a master of business administration and a bachelor of arts in [political science and public management] from Lindenwood University.

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Kathleen McAlpine was named general manager at the St. Charles Convention Center. McAlpine earned her bachelor of science degree in education from Texas A&M University, where she also studied political science. She has over 30 years of experience in professional management.

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Allison Carroll is the new winery manager at Cedar Lake Cellars, a year-round winery and event venue. In this position, Carroll will oversee the company’s wine and beverage operations while promoting financial growth and expansion opportunities.

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Josh Willbrand is the new financial advisor at the St. Charles County office of Krilogy Financial®. Willbrand supports the creation of financial plans while leveraging the tools and resources of the Krilogy organization. Willbrand attended Missouri Baptist University and graduated from Missouri State University with a degree in business management.

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Carol Felzien joined the board of directors for Volunteers in Medicine [VIM] St. Charles to provide public relations and marketing support for the nonprofit, all-volunteer agency. Felzien is the director of administration at the Hammond Institute for Free Enterprise at Lindenwood University.


The Paper Crate opened earlier this summer at 325 Droste Road in St. Charles. Owner Shannon Silverman opened the business to share her knowledge of custom card making to others by offering classes. Monthly subscription boxes also are available.

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Main Street General Store, 143 N. Main Street, has opened in Historic Saint Charles. It is a one-stop shop for greeting cards and postcards, batteries and souvenirs. It carries nostalgia candies such as stick candy, moon pies, wax bottles and more.

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Tech Mahindra Ltd., a provider of digital transformation, consulting, business reengineering and software solutions, has opened at 2342 Technology Drive in O’Fallon. The new technology center will focus on developing cutting-edge technologies in areas such as micro services, automation, artificial intelligence, security, machine learning, cloud computing, big data, data and analytics and blockchain.


The Greater St. Charles Chamber of Commerce hosts its Lunch with Leaders program from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at Le Belle Coeur, 1410 South Fifth Street in St. Charles. Brainstorming for the 2020 planning meeting held in October will take place. 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 Sept. 24 at Morning Star Church, 1600 Feise Road in Dardenne Prairie. Executive Development Director Patrick McKeehan is the guest speaker. 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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