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Business Briefs: Jan. 16

AWARDS

Stealth Creative
Stealth Creative’s CEO Mindy Jeffries celebrates the firm’s recognition as a 2020 Inner City 100 business, alongside members of her leadership team. (Source: Stealth Creative, Inc.)

The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City announced St. Louis’ Stealth Creative as the winner of the 2020 Inner City 100 award which recognizes the 100 fastest-growing firms in under-resourced communities across America. The winners were picked based on revenue growth and job creation during the four-year period from 2015 to 2019. Stealth Creative, led by CEO Mindy Jeffries, was ranked 64th out of 100 based on its four-year revenue growth rate of 113.26% and job creation of nine positions.

COMMUNITY CARE

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 458 in St. Peters recently donated over $6,000 to various veteran causes. Since its founding in 1989, the chapter annually donates many thousands of dollars to charities that support local veteran needs from medical issues to housing for the homeless.

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The O’Fallon Hoots, a prospect baseball league, recently presented just over $700 to Cuivre River Electric Cooperative’s Community Trust. An online jersey auction was held where fans could bid online for specialty jerseys worn by the players. Proceeds went to Community Trust’s outreach program, Operation Round Up, which has awarded over $6 million in grants to help area families, individuals, and community organizations in need since 1997.

O'Fallon Hoots donation
Hoots General Manager David Schmoll holds a check to be gifted to Operation Round Up trustees (from left) John Deutch, Doug Steinmeyer, Joyce Hollaway, Kyle Shell, Redonda Heitman and Linda Whalen. (Source: Cuivre River Electric Cooperative)

PEOPLE

Gail Thompson
Thompson

Gail Thompson was recently introduced as the new vice president and chief nursing officer at SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital – Lake Saint Louis. Thompson has over 30 years of healthcare leadership experience within SSM Health, including serving as the administrative director of nursing operations at the Lake Saint Louis location since 2016.

PLACES

Electro Savings Credit Union has opened their first St. Charles County branch located at 3235 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in St. Peters. The business has branches already established in St. Louis City and County. Electro Savings Credit Union has been serving the St. Louis region for 80 years, with their first branch located in the basement of Union Electric.

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Dierbergs Markets recently broke ground on its 26th location after receiving unanimous approval from the Lake Saint Louis Board of Aldermen. The main feature of the site plan is a 71,000-square-foot Dierbergs store located at the southwest corner of Ronald Reagan Drive and Orf Road. Additionally, the plans include about 17,000 square feet of adjoining retail space and two future building areas adjacent to Ronald Reagan Drive. With approval of this site plan, Dierbergs and Capitol Land Co. will begin leasing efforts early on in 2021 for the new retail space.

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Jack in the Box, located at 299 Salt Lick Road, recently re-opened for business. A ceremony was held on Dec. 18 and was attended by Missouri Jack LLC’s Franchise Marketing Director Trish Skorcz. Also in attendance were Jamie Needham, area director of operations; David Gilbert, restaurant manager; and Erin No, corporate regional marketing manager. 

EVENTS

The O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce and Industries holds its membership luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at the Water’s Edge Banquet Center in the St. Peter’s Golf Club, 200 Salt Lick Road in St. Peters. This luncheon will also include the chamber’s annual awards ceremony. Registration is $20 in advance; $25 after the Friday before the event and includes lunch. Preregistration is required online at ofallonchamber.org or by calling Cathy Bounds at (636) 240-1818. Social distancing will apply.

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