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Business briefs: May 24


PEOPLE 

Rep. Jean Evans, R-Manchester, was named Freshman Legislator of the Year for Family and Children Issues in the Missouri House of Representatives. Evans received the award from House Speaker Todd Richardson, who recognized her work to advance legislation that protects young people from abusive relationships and human trafficking.

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Lewis Rice announced the hiring of Chesterfield native John “Jack” Terschluse and Creve Coeur native Griffin Lowry for its Summer Associate Program in St. Louis. Terschluse and Lowry are both first-year law students at Washington University School of Law.

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Michael Hambley was recently hired as executive director of Friendship Village Chesterfield [FVC]. Hambley most recently worked as president and chief executive officer of an Ascension continuing care retirement community in Chattanooga, Tenn. Before that, he held a series of healthcare positions in Kansas, from executive director of an assisted living and skilled nursing community, to business development, chaplain and financial director positions for hospice and home care agencies.

Michael Hambley

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Suzanne Sheldon-Krieger was named chief compliance and risk officer for both Friendship Village Chesterfield [FVC] and Friendship Village Sunset Hills [FVSH]. Sheldon-Krieger holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Missouri. Upon graduation, she worked with underserved populations at Deaconess Hospital in St. Louis and the Family Care Health Center. Her law career started in 2001 with the Missouri Attorney General’s office. She then moved through three St. Louis law firms with increasing responsibility and spent five years as director of risk management and corporate compliance and in-house counsel at Lutheran Senior Services.

Suzanne Sheldon-Krieger

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Operation Food Search [OFS] recently hired Wildwood resident Brian Wieher as director of child nutrition programs. In this position, Wieher will manage OFS’ summer and after-school meal programs. He also will work with community partners to increase the number of children, from birth to age 18, who are connected to nutritious food throughout the year. Wieher is an award-winning school nutrition specialist with more than 20 years experience in developing, implementing and managing nutritional and other public health-related programs. He has extensive background in project management, public relations, customer service, food service and nutritional requirements for K-12 schools.

Brian Wieher

PLACES

Chesterfield-based Certified Care Management, which specializes in personalized care consultation regarding health, wealth and legal decisions for clients, recently celebrated its one-year anniversary in business. President Sharon Greenstein-Gorman is a certified care manager and brings over 10 years experience to the field of senior care and family advocacy.

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The West County Chamber of Commerce announced the nominees for the Don Essen Heart of the Chamber Award and the Heritage Award, which will be presented at the 60th Anniversary Gala. The Don Essen Heart of the Chamber Award nominees are Pam Budke, CHAMP Assistance Dogs; Shannon Drohan, Simply Organized; Robin Monks, Foresters Financial Services; April Bryant-Porter, 9round; and Debbie Ward, Silver Tablet Marketing. The Heritage Award nominees are Allen Roofing & Siding; ELCO Chevrolet-Cadillac; Hochschild, Bloom & Company; R. Jon Bopp, Attorney at Law; and West County EMS & Fire Protection District. The gala is on Saturday, June 10 at The Country Club of St. Albans, 3165 St. Albans Road. Tickets are $85 per person; $800 for a table of 10 and can be purchased by calling Deb Pinson at (636) 230-9900.

NETWORKING & EVENTS

A Creve Coeur Young Professionals meeting takes place on Wednesday, May 31 from 5-6:30 p.m. at Drunken Fish, 639 Westport Plaza in Maryland Heights. Contact Katie O’Dell at (314) 991-2602 for more information.

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A First Thursday Coffee is held on June 1 from 7:30-9 a.m. at NHC Town & Country Healthcare, 13995 Clayton Road in Town & Country. The event is free for chamber members and $15 for guests. For more information, call (636) 532-3399 or email info@chesterfieldmochamber.com.

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Party off the Parkway occurs the first Thursday of every month starting June 1 from 4-8 p.m. at Chesterfield’s Central Park, located at 16365 Lydia Hill Drive. Featuring food from local food trucks and restaurants, live music, pop-up beer gardens, a farmer’s market, light exercise programs and kids’ art events. Admission is free and open to the public. Contact Lisa Brozynski at communications@chesterfield.mo.us for more information.

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The Eureka Chamber of Commerce hosts a golf tournament on Friday, June 2 at Aberdeen Golf Club, 4111 Crescent Road in Eureka. $450 per foursome [includes lunch, dinner, beer and soft drinks]. Registration and lunch begin at noon; shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. Field is limited to 120 golfers. For more information, contact Shannon Haney at (636) 938-6062 or John Jones at (636) 938-1207. Register at www.eurekachamber.org/events.

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A First Friday Coffee is held on June 2 from 7:30-9 a.m. at the U.S. Army West County Recruiting Station, 13956 Manchester Road in Ballwin. Members and non-members are welcome to attend. Contact Deb Pinson at (636) 230-9900 or dpinson@westcountychamber.com for more information.

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A West County Young Professionals meeting takes place on Thursday, June 8 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Walnut Grill, 1386 Clarkson-Clayton Shopping Center in Ellisville. Members and their guests are welcome. There is no fee; individuals pay for their own lunch. Register online at www.westcountychamber.com or call Deb Pinson at (636) 230-9900 for more information.

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