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Business Briefs: April 7

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Mercy Occupational ribbon-cutting
Mercy Occupational Health celebrates its new St. Peters location, the first one in St. Charles County, with a ribbon-cutting. (Source: Mercy)

Mercy Occupational Health recently opened its first location in St. Charles County at 107 Piper Hill Drive in St. Peters, making five locations across the metro area. Mercy Occupational Health partners with companies to achieve a healthier workforce, reduce time lost to illness and injury, raise morale and lower insurance costs with services from physicals, routine vaccinations, work-related injury care, drug and alcohol testing and virtual and on-site care for first aid and biometric screenings.

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SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital – Lake Saint Louis hosted a celebration in mid-March to welcome volunteers back to its campus. The celebration comes a little over a year after the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic. SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital – Lake St. Louis is a 215-bed hospital specializing in women’s health, maternity services, orthopedics and oncology services. 

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Sauce on the Side has opened its newest location at 1405 Beale Street, Suite 250, in the Streets of St. Charles. Offering fresh, hand-crafted calzones, salads and desserts, guests can dine-in or take advantage of delivery, takeout and curbside services.

PEOPLE

St. Charles County Ambulance District Chief Taz Meyer will retire April 30 after 20 years of service with the district and 35-plus years in the emergency medical services industry. Assistant Chief Kelly Cope, a 25-year veteran of the district, will take the reins as chief on May 1. Under Meyer’s leadership, the district added several programs including critical care transport, mobile integrated health, and the American Ambulance Association award-winning Substance Use Recovery Response Team. Cope is a member of the Priority Ambulance Leadership Foundation Class of 2020, and a graduate of Fitch & Associates Ambulance Service Manager program. 

COMMUNITY CARE

Mascots, located at 4881 Mexico Road in St. Peters, recently was the recipient of a random act of kindness, courtesy of Fish Window Cleaning. Fish cleaned Mascots’ windows for free. Like so many small businesses, Mascots, which frequently supports local charities, has struggled during the pandemic.

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First Bank raised $21,225 for local food pantries though a promotion it coordinated with its new in-store Interactive Teller Machine, located inside of Dierberg’s Markets. The initiative is providing badly needed funding to nine food pantries throughout St. Louis to help combat the increase in food insecurity within the community. 

EVENTS

The Greater St. Charles Chamber of Commerce hosts its Lunch with Leaders program from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21, at Piazza Messina, 5535 State Hwy. N in Cottleville. An opportunity for individuals to connect to local local business officials. Also includes and update from St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann. Cost is $30 for members, register early to receive $5 early registration discount; and $35 for guests. To register, visit gstccc.com or email lori@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, April 27 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. Preregistration is required online at ofallonchamber.org or by calling Cathy Bounds at (636) 240-1818.

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