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Mark S. Potratz has been named director of public safety and emergency management at St. Louis Community College. Potratz is responsible for the overall safety and security of students, faculty, staff and visitors at all STLCC campuses and centers. He holds master’s degrees in administration management and criminal justice administration, as well as a bachelor’s degree in human resource management, all from Lindenwood University.

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Pulaski Bank has added Jimmie Howlett and Jerry Smith as vice presidents in the bank’s Community Lending division. Howlett and Smith will be responsible for developing and growing Pulaski’s small business banking efforts.

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The real estate team of Halterman Steinert and Associates announced its affiliation with Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty, effective in December of 2014.

 

PLACES

St. Luke’s Hospital’s recent “Imagine” Gala at The Chase Park Plaza raised $208,000 to support St. Luke’s Center for Cancer Care. The state-of-the-art facility offers the latest technology and medical expertise focused on cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and research.

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For the second straight year, Variety the Children’s Charity has been awarded the highest possible rating of “exceptional” for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency by Charity Navigator, the country’s largest independent charity evaluator.

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Eureka’s Endangered Wolf Center has joined forces with Ladue-based Sweetology on Cupcakes for Conservation. Visitors to the Endangered Wolf Center website (endangeredwolfcenter.org) or the Sweetology website (sweetology.com) can purchase a Cupcakes for Conservation kit to create wolf-themed cupcakes; a portion of the proceeds from the kits will benefit the center’s activities.

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

St. Louis Community College-Wildwood history instructor Barry Hapner was recently honored by Stanford University as part of its Teacher Tribute Initiative. Hapner was nominated by one of his former students, Elise Kostial, who attended STLCC for three semesters before transferring to Stanford.

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Electro Savings Credit Union recently was recognized with a first-place Desjardins Financial Education Award from the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) for its efforts to provide adults with free financial education, marking the second consecutive year Electro Savings has received the award.

 

EVENTS AND NETWORKING

The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce hosts its third annual Casino and Game Night on Friday, Feb. 6, from 6-11p.m. at Amini’s Home, Rugs and Game Room, 17377 Chesterfield Airport Road in Chesterfield Valley. Tickets are $50, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the USO of Missouri, Inc. For information and to register, visit chesterfieldmochamber.com.

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West County Chamber of Commerce holds a First Friday Coffee on Friday, Feb. 6, from 7:30- 9 a.m. at the Mercy Clinic building, 15945 Clayton Road, in the third floor conference room. Members and non-members are welcome. Register online at westcountychamber.com; for more information, call Deb Pinson at 230-9900 or email dpinson@westcountychamber.com.

Mark S. Potratz has been named director of public safety and emergency management at St. Louis Community College. Potratz is responsible for the overall safety and security of students, faculty, staff and visitors at all STLCC campuses and centers. He holds master’s degrees in administration management and criminal justice administration, as well as a bachelor’s degree in human resource management, all from Lindenwood University.

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Pulaski Bank has added Jimmie Howlett and Jerry Smith as vice presidents in the bank’s Community Lending division. Howlett and Smith will be responsible for developing and growing Pulaski’s small business banking efforts.

• • •

The real estate team of Halterman Steinert and Associates announced its affiliation with Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty, effective in December of 2014.

 

PLACES

St. Luke’s Hospital’s recent “Imagine” Gala at The Chase Park Plaza raised $208,000 to support St. Luke’s Center for Cancer Care. The state-of-the-art facility offers the latest technology and medical expertise focused on cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and research.

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For the second straight year, Variety the Children’s Charity has been awarded the highest possible rating of “exceptional” for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency by Charity Navigator, the country’s largest independent charity evaluator.

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Eureka’s Endangered Wolf Center has joined forces with Ladue-based Sweetology on Cupcakes for Conservation. Visitors to the Endangered Wolf Center website (endangeredwolfcenter.org) or the Sweetology website (sweetology.com) can purchase a Cupcakes for Conservation kit to create wolf-themed cupcakes; a portion of the proceeds from the kits will benefit the center’s activities.

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

St. Louis Community College-Wildwood history instructor Barry Hapner was recently honored by Stanford University as part of its Teacher Tribute Initiative. Hapner was nominated by one of his former students, Elise Kostial, who attended STLCC for three semesters before transferring to Stanford.

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Electro Savings Credit Union recently was recognized with a first-place Desjardins Financial Education Award from the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) for its efforts to provide adults with free financial education, marking the second consecutive year Electro Savings has received the award.

 

EVENTS AND NETWORKING

The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce hosts its third annual Casino and Game Night on Friday, Feb. 6, from 6-11p.m. at Amini’s Home, Rugs and Game Room, 17377 Chesterfield Airport Road in Chesterfield Valley. Tickets are $50, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the USO of Missouri, Inc. For information and to register, visit chesterfieldmochamber.com.

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West County Chamber of Commerce holds a First Friday Coffee on Friday, Feb. 6, from 7:30- 9 a.m. at the Mercy Clinic building, 15945 Clayton Road, in the third floor conference room. Members and non-members are welcome. Register online at westcountychamber.com; for more information, call Deb Pinson at 230-9900 or email dpinson@westcountychamber.com.

 

Westway CleanersGRAND RE-OPENING

Westway Cleaners, located two blocks north of Manchester Road at 53 Clarkson Road in Ellisville, celebrates its newly expanded quarters with a grand re-opening this month.  Westway Cleaners is open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m., and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. The business can be reached at 207-0054.

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