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The go-to for popcorn and so much more

If you grew up in St. Louis, you’ve likely heard of C. R. Frank Popcorn. Family-owned and operated, C. R. Frank has been the go-to supplier for concession stands, church picnics and community events since 1925. From Sno-Kones to pretzels to cotton candy to popcorn, the taste of summer is C. R. Frank. But it’s also the taste of fall and a staple of holiday gift giving – as in decorative tins filled with crunchy caramel corn, “lick your fingers because it’s so good” cheese popcorn, classic Theatre Fresh Butter, or combinations, including a sweet-savory Chicago Mix of caramel and ...

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Where compassion and customer service meet

Russ Miller is the bank manager and vice president at Busey Bank. With more than 10 years of management experience in banking, Russ manages a team providing exceptional customer service in all aspects of business banking. Before joining Busey Bank, Russ worked for 20 years for a diverse range of organizations including A.G. Edwards & Sons Inc., Men’s Wearhouse and Southwest Bank. This all laid the foundation for his present position at Busey Bank. Russ’ passion for top-notch customer service is shown through his work at Busey Bank as well as his work in the community. Russ is a member ...

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Helping O’Fallon ride around in style for over 10 years

Total Customs and Tinting has been serving the O’Fallon area and beyond for more than 10 years – selling and installing sleek, high-quality vehicle accessories.  When customers visit Total Customs and Tinting, they can browse a wide selection of aftermarket accessories designed for cars and trucks, and then consult with the trusted staff about what fits their needs. Items and services offered by Total Customs and Tinting include window tinting; leather interiors and heated seats; sunroofs and sunroof repairs; truck bed liners and covers; truck steps and hitches; spoilers, bug shields and Rainguard; grilles, fenders and chrome trim; navigation and ...

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“Your one stop floor shop” for more than 30 years

Beseda Flooring & More is a full-service flooring and design center in St. Charles that has been serving customers since 1985. Proprietors Brian and Jill Beseda are longtime members of the community, and are proud to both live and work in St. Charles County. Brian firmly believes that when people do business locally, they not only get personal service and real value, but they help to strengthen their community and local economy as well. As a family owned and operated business, Beseda Flooring takes pride in the quality of its work, the quality of the products it sells and the ...

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Introducing Beautiful Rooms In A Box!

Since 1995, Nancy Barrett, ASID, has been creating “Beautiful Rooms” for delighted clients. As owner and founder of Beautiful Rooms, Nancy has maintained a business philosophy of providing excellent design service on every project, large and small, tailored to the client’s needs and wants. Award-winning Beautiful Rooms has been involved from concept to completion on every full-service design project which usually includes consulting, creating a plan, sourcing and procuring all furnishings, arranging delivery and managing the project timeline with trusted contractors. Although Beautiful Rooms will always provide full-service design, to lower the cost, some clients are interested in managing and ...

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Learning should be personal

More than ever, education is the key to a bright future. Sylvan Learning, a community resource for 30 years, is the leading supplemental education provider, offering remedial and enrichment programs to students from K-adult in reading, math, algebra, study skills, writing, college prep and test prep. Tammy Noel, executive director, has been with Sylvan for 23 years.  “I love helping families build a plan for success to help their children reach their fullest academic potential,” Tammy said. “The proven educational process helps students of all ages and all levels of capability.” A qualified, caring staff is committed to each child’s ...

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Serving the community for over 28 years

At family-owned St. Charles Restaurant Equipment, customers are part of the family, too. The business began when owners Clark and Denise Morelli started looked for solutions to their Pantera’s Pizza franchise. From there, they got into kitchen equipment sales.  The business has grown and expanded to a store-front location right along Hwy. 70 in St. Charles County [next to Cabinets to Go and Lumber Liquidators].  St. Charles Restaurant Equipment has formed long, committed friendships with many area restaurant owners, and is building new business partners and friendships every day. St. Charles Restaurant Equipment invites businesses to come see them and ...

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Legendary food and service spells success

Keeping it fresh while holding true to tradition has made Spiro’s St. Charles a culinary landmark. It’s also a commitment owner Steve Karagiannis takes seriously.  “While we’re doing new things to the menu, we don’t stray far from what made us famous. And that’s our steaks, service and prices,” Steve said.  Spiro’s St. Charles has made a reputation for itself as a dining destination renowned for excellent tableside service and an eclectic menu where steaks, lamb and classic Greek dishes are signature items.  In addition to traditional Greek fare, Steve is always adding new additions to the menu, which are ...

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Providing professional care to patients across St. Louis

For those experiencing discomfort from ear, nose and throat problems, Sound Health Services may be the perfect solution. Sound Health Services is the largest, private practice ENT doctor, audiology, speech pathology and allergy practice with 16 locations in the St. Louis Metro area. Sound Health Services is excited to announce that Mary S. Czerny, M.D. will now be seeing patients on the St. Luke’s Hospital campus as she joins Dr. Sheldon Davis with Ear, Head, and Neck Specialists.  Dr. Czerny is an experienced otolaryngologist specializing in both pediatric and adult ear, nose, and throat disorders and is also board-certified by ...

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An American spin on Mexican fare

Whether it’s a night out with friends or date night, Salty’s Fresh Mex offers fresh Mexican food with 10 different flavors of hand-shaken margaritas to wash it down.  Co-owned by husband and wife team Paul and Angie Wegeng, Salty’s Fresh Mex opened in Cottleville in 2016. The cozy space has both indoor and outdoor dining options. Its menu includes burritos, tacos, nachos, fajitas and Mexican-inspired bowls – all made fresh to order. In addition to serving lunch and dinner, come February, the restaurant will offer breakfast on weekends. The menu will feature both Mexican and American breakfast fare.   Paul ...

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