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Business Briefs: July 26

By: Emily Redington


Rusted Chandelier Owner Patti Porter

Rusted Chandelier, a home accessory boutique featuring a home décor inventory that inspires creativity and promotes conversation, is celebrating its five-year anniversary. Located at 118 N. Kirkwood Road in Kirkwood, they offer custom florals and interior design.

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For the 25th straight year, the city of Creve Coeur received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting and, for the 12th consecutive year, has been awarded the Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting. The accolades are the highest recognitions in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting given by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.

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Representatives from Ameren Missouri recently presented Bi-State Development with a check for $243,194. Bi-State upgraded more than 1,900 light fixtures at its Metro transit facilities to LED fixtures through the Ameren Missouri BizSavers program, which provides cash incentives to businesses making cost-effective, energy-efficient upgrades. The updated lighting delivers an annual savings on energy costs of more than $236,000. The new LED fixtures have improved illumination and reduced overall energy usage at the facilities, saving 3.2 million kilowatt-hours of electricity each year.

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Pictured is the newly named Mr. and Mrs. Theodore P. Desloge Jr. Outpatient Center, Building B.

The new outpatient services building on the west campus of St. Luke’s Hospital recently was named the Mr. and Mrs. Theodore P. Desloge Jr. Outpatient Center, Building B in appreciation and recognition of the couple’s lead gift to the hospital’s Advancing Excellence with Exceptional Care Campaign. Construction of the $40 million, five-story, 106,000-square-foot building was completed in December 2016. The building adjoins the Mr. and Mrs. Theodore P. Desloge Jr. Outpatient Center, Building A, which St. Luke’s opened in 2008. The Mr. and Mrs. Theodore P. Desloge Jr. Outpatient Center, Building B houses expanded physical therapy, neurology, wound care and hyperbaric medicine services, an anticoagulation clinic and physician offices.

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Seniors Home Care has received the 2017 Best of Home Care – Employer of Choice Award from Home Care Pulse. The award is granted to top-ranking home care providers, based on caregiver satisfaction scores gathered by Home Care Pulse, an independent satisfaction research firm for home care.



Ridgefield Arena, a boarding and horse facility in Wildwood, announced the hiring of Sarah Ferguson as office manager. Ferguson has 15 years of horse experience and has been riding at Ridgefield for over 10 years. In addition to office work, she will teach riding lessons.

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Care and Counseling announces the addition of two full-time clinicians to its professional counseling staff. Austin Wilmot, MSW, LCSW, is a psychotherapist who works with individuals, families, parents and children to explore and address emotional and behavioral concerns. In his work with children, Wilmot provides a variety of mediums for play and other forms of expression. He specializes in working with children and families facing life-threatening illness or medical challenges. Diane Chandler-Riddlespriger, MS, LPC, NCC, CCMHCC, is a licensed professional counselor who works with clients of all ages. She has a special interest in supporting couples and families working through conflict resolution, anxiety and depression. Chandler-Riddlespriger also specializes in working with veterans and their families as well as women and older adults with personal life issues and grief/loss. She currently is pursuing her doctoral degree in counseling education and supervision. Both clinicians will see clients at Care and Counseling’s main location at 12141 Ladue Road in Creve Coeur as well as at satellite offices located throughout the greater St. Louis area.



A First Thursday Coffee is from 7:30-9 a.m. on Aug. 3 at Nothing Bundt Cakes, 159 Lamp & Lantern Village 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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A First Friday Coffee is from 7:30-9 a.m. on Aug. 4 at Cape Albeon, 3380 Lake Bend Drive in Valley Park. 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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The West St. Louis County Working Warriors veteran’s group meeting is from 9-10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 9 at Lucky’s Market, 15830 Fountain Plaza Drive in Ellisville. Members and non-members can register online at www.westcountychamber.com.

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