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Business Briefs: Feb. 12


Visiting Care Giving Services celebrated its grand opening in December.

Visiting Care Giving Services celebrated the grand opening of its new business at 1000 Country Club Road in St. Charles. The company provides senior homecare, in-home health services, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, companion care services,  respite and long-term care assessments.

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Trailhead Brewing Co. has announced the sale of its brewery and operations to Schlafly Saint Louis Brewery. Trailhead Brewing Co. will become Schlafly Bankside.

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Petropolis is opening its second location and first pet care facility in St. Charles at 3550 W. Clay Street later this spring. The new Petropolis will offer all the company’s core services, including boarding, doggy daycare, training and grooming. Petropolis will share part of its space with The Academy of Pet Careers, which offers education for prospective dog trainers, groomers and vet assistants.


Orrie Covert has been named vice president for advancement and communications at Lindenwood University. He will manage the development, alumni, marketing and communications functions of the university. Covert earned his Master of Public Administration degree from Syracuse University and a certificate in fundraising and alumni programs from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.

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Ron Berrey, Ed.D., has retired from the Community and Children’s Resources Board. Upon Berrey’s retirement, Paul Boschert was appointed to the board. Boschert recently retired as the athletic and activities director in the Fort Zumwalt School District and holds a bachelor’s degree in physical education and mass communications. CCRB is the administrator for the Community Children’s Service Fund, which uses its funds for children and youth in St. Charles County to provide services that address the mental health needs of community youth. Also reappointed to the board were Pastor Raymond Horry and Nancy Schneider.

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Lindenwood University professor Dr. Rachel Ferguson will be a visiting research scholar at the Eudaimonia Institute at Wake Forest University this spring semester. Ferguson is a professor of managerial philosophy and serves as director of the Liberty & Ethics Center in the Hammond Institute for Free Enterprise. During her sabbatical, Ferguson will collaborate with Dr. Marcus Witcher on a book titled “Black Liberation in the Marketplace.” The Hammond Institute plans to showcase this collaborative work during Black History Month in February 2021.


The Greater St. Charles Chamber of Commerce hosts its Lunch with Leaders program from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at Bogey Hills Country Club, 1120 Country Club Road in St. Charles. A county and state update from MoDOT will be given by guest speaker Andy Tureck. 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 Tuesday, Feb. 25 at Christy Banquet Center, 9000 Veterans Memorial Parkway. in O’Fallon. 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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