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Business Briefs: June 24


The Roosevelt model from Payne Family Homes [Source: Payne Family Homes]

Payne Family Homes is offering detached villa living, distinctive floor plans, and carefree living at Village Point in St. Peters. The Roosevelt, a wheelchair-friendly plan that offers inspired design and union-quality craftsmanship across a stylish and versatile one-story, three-bedroom, two-bath, 1,800-square-foot home is one such floor plan. Learn more or schedule a tour by visiting paynefamilyhomes.com or call (314) 477-1218.

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Tommy’s Express Car Wash has broken ground at 101 Fallon Loop Road in O’Fallon. The new facility will feature a unique 110-foot interior tunnel and specialized high pressure and water reclamation equipment. 

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LaMarche & Associates Financial Planning and Insurance has opened at 9101 Phoenix Village Parkway in O’Fallon. LaMarche & Associates specializes in retirement, legacy and social security planning, life insurance, long-term care, Medicare supplements and tax strategies.

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Diesel Barbershop has opened at 3030 Winghaven Blvd. in O’Fallon. Diesel lauds itself as a modern-day version of the vintage corner barbershop. Customers can watch sports, play video games, listen to music and enjoy a cold beverage while getting a haircut, trim, shave, scalp massage or brow wax. 


Dr. Tawni Hunt Ferrarini, associate director of the Hammond Institute for Free Enterprise and the Robert W. Plaster Professor of Economic Education recently received the 2020 Patricia Elder International Award. The award recognizes “individuals whose outstanding and dedicated service and leadership have had a significant impact on the delivery or enhancement of economic education throughout the world.” Ferrarini also is the director of the School of Education’s Economic Education Center, which she founded in 2018.


A coalition of four St. Louis and St. Charles area senior home care providers have banded together to hire and train over 1,000 individuals from the hospitality and related sectors to become home health care providers over the coming months. The coalition includes Assistance Home Care, Martha’s Hands, Right at Home and Seniors Home Care. Jobs include non-medical, private duty in-home care, personal care and homemaker services for older adults wishing to remain in the comfort of their own home, as well as for families needing assistance with Alzheimer’s and dementia care.

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The Saint Louis Crisis Nursery received a grant for $25,000 from the United Way as part of the Phase 2 COVID-19 Crisis Response and Recovery Grant.  This grant will be used to expand the Crisis Nursery’s Emergency Fund and will help more than 115 families with 230 young children. The Emergency Fund provides critical funding for families facing eviction, utility disconnect, or other urgent safety and stability needs.

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