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Business Briefs: Nov. 22

Charlotte’s Rib BBQ celebrates 40 years in business.


Charlotte’s Rib BBQ, located at 15467 Clayton Road in the Claymont Shopping Center at the intersection of Kehrs Mill and Clayton roads in Ballwin, is celebrating its 40th anniversary. The award-winning restaurant serves St. Louis barbecue featuring traditional flavors. Menu items include ribs, beef brisket, pulled pork, smoked chicken, fried catfish, salmon and shrimp. Sandwiches are made from sugar-cured ham, beef brisket and pulled pork, plus homemade desserts. Charlottes Rib offers dine-in, carryout and catering Tuesday through Sunday.

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Chesterfield-based consulting firm Experience-on-Demand [EOD] has selected five St. Louis area nonprofits to participate in the firm’s first annual Pro Bono Capacity Building Project. Agencies were required to submit information on their mission as well as what project assistance they were requesting and how their participation would impact the communities they serve. EOD was founded in 2008 to help small and midsize organizations improve performance and bottom line results.



Dale Black, partner at CMS Homes, has been elected the 84th president of the Home Builders Association [HBA] of St. Louis & Eastern Missouri. Located in Creve Coeur, the HBA is a local trade association of more than 600 member firms representing the residential construction industry.

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Bluetail Medical Group announced that Chris Wolf, D.O., has joined its Chesterfield office. A sports medicine and regenerative orthopedic specialist, Wolf specializes in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. Wolf also is the team physician for the North American Prospects Hockey League CarShield AAA Hockey teams in St. Louis. Prior to joining Bluetail Medical Group, he served as an associate professor at the University of Missouri where he directed the brain injury and concussion program. Wolf earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Missouri. He is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, and subspecialty boarded in brain injury medicine. He also has completed a teaching fellowship in osteopathic manipulative medicine.

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Chesterfield resident Aleksandr Ivanov has joined Murphy Company as service operations manager. In this role, he will provide computer and other technical support, including handling data and developing enhanced procedures for payroll, fleet management and coordinating with the MIS team to implement new technologies. Ivanov holds a bachelor’s degree in management and leadership from Maryville University.

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Susan Mathis, chief executive officer of CenterPointe Hospital, recently was awarded a Beyond the Best Award. For 25 years, she has held behavioral health senior leadership positions, and is regarded as an innovative and effective leader and change agent. Mathis previously served as CenterPointe’s chief operating officer prior to her appointment as CEO in January 2016. She holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in nursing from Saint Louis University. Mathis is an adjunct faculty member at Maryville University, Goldfarb College of Nursing and UMSL. She also is a member of the Maryville University School of Nursing Advisory Board.


A Lunch ‘n Learn event is from 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at Walnut Grill, 1386 Clarkson-Clayton Center in Ellisville. Mark Woodward and Steven Summers will make a presentation on workers’ compensation. For more information, call (636) 532-3399 or email $15 for members, $20 for guests.

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The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual Winter Festival Dinner and Auction from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1 at The Carousel House at Faust Park, 15185 Olive Blvd. in Chesterfield. Live music, food and drink, silent and live auction items, and a festive holiday atmosphere. $55 for members, $100 for two tickets; $75 for non-members. For more information, contact

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A First Friday Coffee is held from 7:30-9 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 1 at Orchard Village Apartments, 115 Pineycliff Lane in Manchester. Members and non-members are welcome to attend. Contact Deb Pinson at (636) 230-9900 or for more information.

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The Eureka Chamber of Commerce hosts a Trivia Night fundraiser from 6-11 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1 at Brookdale Farms Barn, 8004 Twin Rivers Road in Eureka. $850 for a table of eight.

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A Chesterfield Young Professionals event is from 6:30-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at AR Workshop, 135 Chesterfield Towne Center in Chesterfield. BYOB. Projects vary in price, attendees must pay online for their project upon registration. Register at and enter code CHAMBER to receive $10 off.

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A First Thursday Coffee is held from 7:30-9 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7 at Cornerstone Mortgage, 17280 N. Outer Forty in Chesterfield. The event is free for chamber members and $15 for guests. For more information, call (636) 532-3399 or email

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