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Business Briefs: Jan. 15


The O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce & Industries attended the ribbon-cutting for the Diesel Barbershop in O’Fallon. [O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce & Industries Facebook photo]

Diesel Barbershop opened at 2432 Hwy. K in O’Fallon. The shop is part barbershop, part salon and part arcade. Customers can watch sports, play video games, listen to music and enjoy a cold beverage, all while getting a haircut, trim, shave, scalp massage or brow wax. 

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Visiting Care Giving Services, 1000 Country Club Road, recently opened in St. Charles. Visiting Care provides in-home services to individuals, allowing them to remain in the comfort of their own home, while getting the additional assistance and care they require. With in-home care, seniors, especially, often can remain more independent and delay transitioning to more long-term care facilities.


Clarendale of St. Peters, 1 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Ste. 230, recently announced that its management company has ranked highest in customer satisfaction in the J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Senior Living Study. Clarendale of St. Peters achieved the highest score in all seven study factors: resident services and activities, community staff, food and beverage, new resident orientation, resident cost, community and grounds, and resident apartment unit. Clarendale of St. Peters is managed by Life Care Services.


Aleah Leman with Craig Felzien, director of the Duree Center for Entrepreneurship [right], Dr. Bob Allen, assistant dean of the Plaster School of Business & Entrepreneurship [left], and Dan Ramacciotti, adjunct professor of Entrepreneurial Studies.

Aleah Leman, a junior, is Lindenwood University’s 2019 Student Entrepreneur of the Year. Leman’s financial plan for starting a for-profit business was selected out of more than 25 student submissions. Her  business, At Your Service Wedding Coordination, proved to be profitable based on the judges’ analysis. Leman hopes to start her venture after graduation from Lindenwood in 2021. This is the first year for the entrepreneurship award, with a prize of $1,000, which was funded by The Hammond Institute for Free Enterprise at Lindenwood University in St. Charles.


The O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce and Industries holds its membership luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Jan. 28 at Old Hickory Golf Club, 1 Dye Club Drive in St. Peters. 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 Greater St. Charles Chamber of Commerce hosts its 2019 Year End Celebration & Citizen of the Year and Lifetime Distinguished Service Awards from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31 at Ameristar Casino Resort Spa, 1 Ameristar Boulevard in St. Charles. Registration is $95, including dinner and two drink tickets. $950 for a table of 10.  Corporate sponsorships are available upon request.   Register online at gstccc.com.

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