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Business Briefs: March 14

By: Emily Redington

Jenny Goskie of Farmers Insurance® celebrates the opening of her office with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.


Farmers Insurance® agent Jenny Goskie recently celebrated the grand opening of her new office in Wildwood, located at 16753 Main St. in the city’s Town Center. Goskie combines her insurance understanding and know-how with a personalized and straightforward approach to help make consumers more knowledgeable about their insurance coverages and options.

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Devin Cline is the new interim contemporary worship leader at Living Word Church, located at 17315 Manchester Road in Wildwood. Cline is pursuing music and audio engineering education through Florida-based Fullsail University.

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Bill H. Maynard, director of golf course maintenance operations at The Country Club of St. Albans, recently completed his term as the 81st president of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America. Maynard has been a member since 2010 and was elected secretary/treasurer in 2015 and vice president in 2016.

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Dr. Cohen and Alhussain, of Ballwin, at the Give Kids A Smile event.

Dr. Gene Cohen, DDS, of Chesterfield, provided free dental care to children during the most recent Give Kids A Smile event held at Saint Louis University’s Center for Advanced Dental Education. Volunteers provided 357 kids with $283,445 in free dental care. Give Kids A Smile has hosted 33 consecutive free dental clinics in St. Louis since 2002, providing a total of $9.1 million in care to over 16,000 kids.


Mercy Hospital St. Louis has earned certification as one of the world’s most technologically advanced hospitals by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society [HIMSS]. Certification at HIMSS Stage 7 puts Mercy Hospital St. Louis in the top 6 percent of hospitals internationally, related to its use of IT and electronic health records [EHR] capabilities. Stage 7 is an industry-recognized barometer signifying an organization’s highly effective use of technology in delivering care. Well ahead of government incentives, Mercy made the strategic decision in 2004 to install Epic EHR software, making it one of the first in the nation to implement a fully integrated electronic patient record system.

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The Saint Louis Crisis Nursery recently held an Eat. Shop. Love. event at Plaza Frontenac, where the nonprofit collected over 400 handbags and $1,000 for struggling moms. The Nursery asked supporters to bring gently used handbags filled with toiletries, lotions, gift cards and gas cards as well as gently used accessories to the event.


The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce holds its monthly General Membership Meeting from 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21 at Persimmon Woods Golf Club, 6401 Weldon Spring Road in Weldon Spring. $35 for members, $40 for guests registering by March 21; discounts available before March 19. Walk-ins will not be guaranteed a meal.

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The West County Chamber of Commerce hosts its monthly General Membership Meeting from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday, March 22 at The Wildwood Hotel, 2801 Fountain Place. Guest Speaker Brian McRae will discuss “The Five Commitments of a Radically Referable Business.” $25 for members, $30 for non-members; a $5 surcharge for registration less than 48 hours and walk-ins. Register at westcountychamber.com.

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The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce sponsors a Business After Hours from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 22 at The Sheridan at Chesterfield, 16300 Justus Post Road, Suite 145. Free for members, $15 for guests. For details, call (636) 532-3399 or email info@chesterfieldmochamber.com.

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Progress 64 West hosts its fifth annual Legislative Update at 11:15 a.m. on Friday, March 30 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 16625 Swingley Ridge Road in Chesterfield. John Nations, president and CEO of Bi-State Development, moderates a legislative panel discussing infrastructure and transportation issues for the region. Register and pay at progress64west.org. For details, call (314) 795-2200. Individual seats are $75 and includes lunch.

CORRECTION: The West County Chamber of Commerce’s Government Affairs & Transportation Forum was incorrectly listed in the March 7 issue of West Newsmagazine as taking place on Friday, March 16. This is not a valid event. The Forum was held on Feb. 16. West Newsmagazine regrets this error.

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