Linda Buschman its new executive director for Turning Point Advocacy Services. Buschman starts as Turning Point is expanding and renovating the organization’s domestic abuse shelter and will soon launch the Safe Today, Strong Tomorrow capital campaign to finance it. As a volunteer, she has been a member of Rotary Club, the Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce and the University of Missouri Extension Council of Warren County. She is 2019 alumni of the Vision St. Charles County Leadership program, holds a bachelor’s degree in English and music from Missouri Baptist University and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in business administration.
Clementine’s Naughty & Nice Creamery opened in Lake Saint Louis at 20 Meadows Circle Drive, Suite 208. The fourth and largest in the St. Louis area, the micro-creamery offers traditional ice cream or alcohol-infused offerings, including special summer concoctions and vegan options.
• • •
Petropolis, 3550 W. Clay Street, opened its Pet Enrichment Center this summer for its four-legged visitors. The 33,000 square feet of outdoor play space allows dogs to swim under a waterfall, tread through a river, run through tunnels and jump on a trampoline under the supervision of trained staff. Petropolis also offers training, boarding, day care and grooming.
• • •
Birthright of St. Charles has found a new home at 2125 Blue Stone Drive in St. Charles. With a home like environment, Birthright offers help through pregnancy dilemmas and offers support services and referrals, including home-based and professional counseling.
• • •
Vegan Deli & Butcher Shop opened this month in the retail space below 524 South Main Street in Historic Saint Charles. The first of its kind in St. Louis, the 1,700-square-foot, 45-seat business features Blueprint Coffee in its coffee shop along with morning offerings of vegan pastries, donuts, Danishes and croissants. For lunch, it will offer grab-and-go vegan versions of traditional soups, sandwiches and sides and made to order sandwiches Wednesday through Sunday. Vegan chef Chris Bertke has partnered with Jason and Heather Granger, owners of Peace Love Happy apothecary in St. Charles to bring the restaurant to Main Street.
The O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce and Industries holds its membership luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28 at Grace River Church, 101 Trade Center Drive in St. Peters. The guest speaker is Matt Granados from LifePulse on retaining employees. Registration is $20 in advance; $25 after the Friday before the event and includes lunch. Due to social distancing all attendees must be pre-registered and paid prior to the event. No walk ins will be allowed. Register online at ofallonchamber.org or by calling Cathy Bounds at (636) 240-1818.
• • •
The Greater St. Charles Chamber of Commerce hosts its Lunch with Leaders program from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 19 at Old Hickory, 1 Dye Club Drive in St. Peters. The program is on economic updates from the city of St. Charles and city of St. Peters. Registration is $30 for members; $35 for guests [$5 discount given for early registration]. Register online at gstccc.com.