Several new real estate agents have joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Alliance Real Estate at its Town & Country office, including (clockwise from left) Dawn Munaco, Kelly Shaw, Gary Tegler, and Bryan Vancil.
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Balaban’s Tapas and Wine Bar has promoted Hollie Hollensbe, a local graduate of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, to event manager. Hollensbe will run Balaban’s catering and events programs both offsite and in the restaurant’s new banquet and private event space.
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St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley has named Diane Buhr to serve on the Productive Living Board for St. Louis County Citizens with Developmental Disabilities (PLB). The PLB oversees and administers a special St. Louis County property tax which generates approximately $19 million annually. More than 4,200 area citizens with developmental disabilities participate in PLB-funded programs.
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Gershman Mortgage recently added Kimberly Grasso as a senior mortgage loan officer at its Chesterfield office, located at 187 Hilltown Village Center. Grasso has over 25 years of experience in the mortgage industry, specializing in purchase market and jumbo mortgages.
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RubinBrown recently promoted Matt Finke, of Ballwin, and Jeff Sackman, of Ellisville, to partner.
A member of the firm’s Assurance Services Group, Finke also serves as a partner and chair of its recently formed Law Firms Services Group. Sackman serves as a partner in RubinBrown’s Assurance Services Group; he is also vice chair of the Private Equity Services Group and leader of the Private Club practice.
Boardwalk Pizza has opened in Ellisville, at 15638 Manchester Road in the Tammy Square Center.
Cardinals Clubhouse recently celebrated the opening of its new location at West County Center with a weekend of special offers, giveaways and appearances. The retail outlet offers officially licensed St. Louis Cardinals apparel, headwear and novelty products.
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The Mary Ryder Home, a facility that has served female St. Louis area residents in need since 1930, has named three new members to its board of directors. The new appointees include John Elser, II, of Edward Jones, a resident of Wildwood; Mark Heffernan of The Moneta Group, who resides in Des Peres, and Ladue resident Teresa Holderer of Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Pastor Michael McIntyre of Living Word Church in Wildwood recently was honored with the Robert and Martha Marble Mission Award. McIntyre was recognized for his outstanding service in missions, both locally and worldwide, for more than 30 years.
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The city of Chesterfield has been recognized with a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2013 budget by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). The award is given to municipalities which meet the highest principles of governmental budgeting and satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation.
EVENTS AND NETWORKING
The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce hosts a First Thursday Coffee networking event on Thursday, July 10, from 7:30-9 a.m. at Cornerstone Mortgage,17280 North Outer Forty Road. The event is free for chamber members and $15 for non-members. Register online at chesterfieldmochamber.com.
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Progress 64 West hosts a luncheon on Thursday, July 17 at 11:30 a.m. at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 16625 Swingley Road in Chesterfield. Speaker Greg Horn, district engineer, MoDOT St. Louis Region will discuss the proposed sales tax increase to fund transportation projects, to be decided by voters on Aug. 5. The event is free for Project 64 West corporate members and $30 for non-members. Register online at progress64west.org or call Jim Susman at 314-997-3390.
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West County Young Professionals hosts a happy hour evening of networking on Thursday, July 17, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Bravo! Cucina Italiana, located in West County Center. Members and non-members are welcome. Register online at westcountychamber.com.
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The West County Chamber of Commerce hosts a member appreciation event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 24, at the chamber office, 15965 Manchester Road, Suite 102 in Ellisville. The event is open to chamber members only. Register online, call the chamber office at 230-9900 or email email@example.com.
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Ballwin Schwinn owner Mark Latham recently celebrated 20 years in business serving West County cyclists.
Located at 15340 Manchester Road, Ballwin Schwinn is open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Latham and his team can be reached at 391-2666.