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Business News & Notes: June 21


PEOPLE

Chesterfield resident Justin Relihan recently was promoted to vice president of legal services for Nidec Americas Holding Corp. Relihan will develop and implement the legal and compliance strategy for Nidec Americas Holding Corp. and Nidec’s Appliance, Commercial and Industrial Motor Americas operations, while supporting the businesses’ growth objectives.

Justin Relihan

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Rep. Bruce DeGroot [R-Chesterfield] recently received the Legislator of the Year award from Missouri Creditors Bar, Inc. for his ongoing efforts to improve Missouri’s legal climate and justice system.

Rep. Bruce DeGroot receives award from Missouri Creditors Bar, Inc.

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Town & Country-based Energizer Holdings, Inc. named Timothy W. Gorman as interim chief financial officer. Gorman has served as vice president and controller, chief accounting officer of Energizer Holdings since September 2014. Prior to that, he served as senior vice president and controller of PepsiAmericas, Inc. Gorman holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Indiana University.

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Flagstar Bank Home Lending division, located in Creve Coeur, recently hired Michael Parsons as senior loan officer. Flagstar Bank is a leading originator of mortgage loans with retail locations in 21 states and a wholesale network of more than 1,000 brokers and agents in all 50 states.

PLACES

The city of Creve Coeur Economic Development Committee [EDC] has announced the winners of this year’s Creve Coeur Business Awards as Pumpernickles Deli – Favorite Restaurant Award; PayCom – Most Innovative Business Award; and The National Council of Jewish Women – Heart of the Community Award. The awards recognize local businesses and organizations for their outstanding innovation and contributions to the Creve Coeur community. The EDC selected the winners of the Most Innovative Business Award and the Heart of the Community Award. The winner of the Favorite Restaurant Award was selected by public vote.

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Rainbow Village has received a grant of $75,000 from the Jefferson Foundation to help provide a permanent, accessible home for three brothers living with cerebral palsy. Rainbow Village enhances the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities by providing safe, affordable and well-maintained neighborhood homes. The organization maintains 85 homes throughout the St. Louis area and Jefferson County.

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Project MEGSSS, an education nonprofit that delivers math curriculum to high-potential students in grades four through eight, recently received a $15,000 grant from The Saigh Foundation. Project MEGSSS serves more than 200 students each year through summer math enrichment programs, after-school gifted classes and various workshops across the St. Louis area. The Saigh Foundation was established by the late Fred M. Saigh and assists St. Louis area organizations that benefit children and youth, primarily in the areas of education and health care.

NETWORKING AND EVENTS

The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce sponsors a Business After Hours from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, June 22 The event, hosted by Accelerated Wealth, 14755 N. Outer 40 Road, Suite 514, in Chesterfield, is free for members and $15 for guests. For more information, call (636) 532-3399 or email info@chesterfieldmochamber.com.

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The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce hosts a Business Over Breakfast meeting from 7:30-9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 27 at Mimi’s Cafe, 17240 Chesterfield Airport Road in Chesterfield. Dick Mueller of FranSelect will lead a discussion about franchising. Cost is $15 for chamber members and $20 guests. For more information, call (636) 532-3399 or email info@chesterfieldmochamber.com.

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The St. Louis Area Baldrige Community of Excellence group hosts guest speaker Larry Potterfield from 8-10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 27 at the William D. Purser Center at Logan University, 1851 Schoettler Road in Chesterfield. Potterfield, founder and CEO of MidwayUSA, will address customer focus, strategic planning and continuous improvement, and employee satisfaction and engagement. The event is free to attend and open to the public. Registration is required; visit www.baldrigecommunitymeetingatloganuniversity.eventbrite.com.

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The Creve Coeur Chamber of Commerce hosts a Young Professionals Meet-Up event from 5-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28 at Houlihan’s, 1085 N. Mason Road in Creve Coeur. Contact For more information, contact Katie O’Dell at (314) 991-2602.

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A First Thursday Coffee is from 7:30-9 a.m. on July 6 at Apex Network Physical Therapy, 13732 Olive Blvd. in Chesterfield. 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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