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Business Briefs: Nov. 15

The historic Big Chief Roadhouse


Co-owners Stephanie Mullholland and John Fox are celebrating five years in business at the historic Big Chief Roadhouse, located at 17352 Manchester Road in Wildwood. Fox, also Big Chief’s executive chef, delivers freshly prepared dishes using produce from the restaurant’s 9,000-square-foot garden while sourcing meats from local farms.

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Studio Hill Vineyard recently harvested its first batch of Norton grapes – 2,000 to 3,000 pounds – for a private label wine. To mark the occasion, a Centennial Crush event was held to celebrate the first grape crop as well as the 100-year history of the Studio Inn, built in 1917 as the summer home of Irene Walter Johnson, St. Louis philanthropist and widow of Oscar Johnson, co-founder of the International Shoe Company.

St. Albans resident Jeff Winterat Centennial Crush

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New Country 92.3 WIL recently was awarded the 2017 Station of the Year award in the major market category from the Country Music Association [CMA]. This is the first CMA Station of the Year award for Creve Coeur-based Hubbard Radio.

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St. Louis County Library recently received the Missouri Library Association’s Community Partnership Award for 2017. The library was recognized for its partnership with Operation Food Search, a nonprofit organization working to end hunger in the greater St. Louis area. In 2017, the library collaborated on three projects with OFS: the Summer Lunch Program, Food for Fines, and Choice: Healthy Living for Seniors. This summer, seven library branches hosted the lunch program, feeding 15,329 children.

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Sign of the Arrow, a nonprofit retail destination with an extensive selection of designer needlepoint and specialty gifts, recently awarded 18 grants to St. Louis area agencies. Sign of the Arrow was established in 1966 by the St. Louis Alumnae Club of Pi Beta Phi to provide philanthropic support to the community. All of the shop’s proceeds benefit area agencies. It is staffed by 80-plus community volunteers who give in excess of 22,000 hours annually. Sign of the Arrow has donated more than $3.7 million to 187 different charities since its inception.


Linda Sanders

St. Andrew’s Charitable Foundation recently announced the hiring of Manchester resident Linda Sanders as chief development officer. In this role, Sanders will be responsible for the direction of St. Andrew’s philanthropic fund development strategy, expansion of its philanthropic support and acceleration of funding for new innovations. Sanders has a more than 20-year track record improving organizational effectiveness and results through delivery of leading-edge fundraising programs. For seven years, she served as director of development for Variety the Children’s Charity, where she was responsible for the annual fund, major, planned and endowment giving. Prior to that, Sanders served as the senior director of leadership giving at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, where she provided strategic oversight for a $125 million comprehensive campaign.

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Daniel T. Bloomfield

Daniel T. Bloomfield has joined Midwest BankCentre’s Chesterfield branch as a senior vice president of commercial lending. He has 29 years of commercial banking experience. Bloomfield is an associated Certified Commercial Investment Member and is active in Progress 64 West.

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Mark Sutherland, vice president of marketing strategies at Missouri Partnership in St. Louis, was one of 34 individuals to recently graduate from the 27th Leadership Missouri program. Leadership Missouri was founded by the Missouri Chamber Foundation to identify current and emerging leaders throughout the state, enhance their leadership skills and deepen their knowledge of the state’s opportunities and challenges. Headed by Missouri Chamber Vice President of Education Brian Crouse, participants attend a series of seven two-day sessions where they meet with Missouri’s current leaders, travel the state and participate in panel discussions, presentations and service projects.


The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce sponsors a Business After Hours from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16 at Rock and Brews, 17258 Chesterfield Airport Road in Chesterfield. The patio is reserved exclusively for the chamber event, which is free for members and $15 for guests. For more information, call (636) 532-3399 or email info@chesterfieldmochamber.com

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A Business Roundtable is from 7:30-9 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16 at Midwest Bank Centre, 500 Chesterfield Center, Suite 100 in Chesterfield. For more information, call (636) 532-3399 or email info@chesterfieldmochamber.com

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The Creve Coeur Chamber of Commerce’s Membership Luncheon is from 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16 at Orlando’s Event and Conference Center, 2050 Dorsett Village in Creve Coeur. Susan Trautman from Great Rivers Greenway will speak on the progress of the Great Rivers Greenway Project.

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The West County Chamber of Commerce’s Government Affairs & Transportation Forum is from 7:30-9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 17. The event is open to the public. Location to be determined, for more information, call or email Deb Pinson at (636) 230-9900 or dpinson@westcountychamber.com. Register online at www.westcountychamber.com.

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Progress 64 West holds its 30th Annual Excellence in Community Development Awards Banquet at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22 at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton, 16625 Swingley Ridge Road in Chesterfield. Lisa Nichols, CEO of Technology Partners, is the keynote speaker. Register and pay at progress64west.org. Sponsorship opportunities available, contact Bridget Nations at (314) 795-2200 or progress64west@gmail.com for more information.

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