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Business briefs: Dec. 20

Friendship Village expansion


FV Services, INC., the parent organization for Friendship Villages of St. Louis, has announced a $201 million expansion project in Chesterfield and Sunset Hills. At the core of this expansion is the construction of additional senior living apartments, expanded assisted-living facilities and all-new skilled nursing buildings, complete with rehabilitation clinics, therapy gyms and fitness classrooms. The project also will bring a variety of amenities to current and expanded facilities, including outdoor spaces, courtyards, activity kitchens, salons, horseshoe courts, an ice cream parlor and a large chapel.



Mary Giles

Wildwood resident Mary Giles was named to the 2017 Super Lawyers Rising Star list for the second consecutive year. An attorney with Briner Law Group of Chesterfield, Giles’ practice focuses on real estate and title resolution matters. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri and her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Dayton. Giles is an active member of the Wildwood Board of Adjustment and a board member of the Villa Duchesne Alumnae Association.

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Missouri Rep. Jean Evans recently received the Catalyst Award from the St. Louis Regional Chamber of Commerce for her continuing efforts to help area businesses create a thriving job market in the St. Louis and West County regions.

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Chesterfield-based Brinkmann Constructors has promoted Andy McDonell to vice president and appointed him to lead its regional office in Kansas City. During McDonell’s 18 years with Brinkmann Constructors, he has led many of the company’s major multifamily, renovation, senior living and institutional/government projects. His construction experience spans 30 years.

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Franklin Shelton

Franklin D. Shelton Jr. has joined Midwest BankCentre as a vice president and commercial lender. He will market the bank’s credit products to serve both low- to moderate-income customers and emerging market communities. He also will serve as credit administrator for the bank’s community and economic development loan portfolio and will partner with local organizations to build marketing and community service alliances. Shelton has 28 years of banking and finance experience. He currently serves on the board of the Metro St. Louis Coalition for Inclusion and Equity and is a member of the Heartland St. Louis Black Chamber of Commerce.

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Dr. Ronald Margolis, CEO and founder of Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute – a multidisciplinary clinical organization with over 50 providers in the St. Louis region – has been named as the Silver Key Award recipient of Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri for his contribution to mental health in Missouri. Since 2008, Margolis has lead a technical team working with the Missouri Primary Care Association to help 35 primary care organizations with over 100 clinic sites to implement an integrated care model.

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Robert Bauer, partner at UHY LLP and managing director of UHY Advisors MO, Inc., has been re-elected to serve on the National UHY Advisors board of directors. Bauer served on the firm’s strategic planning committee before being elected to the board of directors in 2015. He joined UHY in 1984 and currently manages tax engagements for businesses with revenue from $10 million to $2.8 billion, providing middle market company advice on tax structuring for mergers and acquisitions. Bauer’s professional memberships include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants; president of the St. Louis Estate Planning Council and immediate past treasurer for Sunset Country Club.

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Kiel S. Peregrin has joined Bethesda Health Group as the organization’s new corporate vice president of long-term care. Peregrin will be responsible for overall operations of the long-term care division, including regulatory compliance, clinical outcomes, service excellence, workforce development and financial performance for Bethesda’s six skilled nursing and two assisted living communities. Prior to joining Bethesda, Peregrin was regional director of operations and director of rehabilitation services for Heritage Enterprises, where he led an 800-member team in operations management for eight communities in Illinois and Indiana.



A Business Roundtable is from 7:30-9 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 21 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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A First Thursday Coffee is from 7:30-9 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 4 at Block Advisors, 317 Clarkson Road, Suite 101 in Ellisville. 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 Friday, Jan. 5 at Mungenast St. Louis Acura, 13720 Manchester Road in Manchester. 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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