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Business Briefs: March 21

By: Emily Redington


Cutting the ribbon at Living Word Church in 2008 are [front row, from left] Pastor Laura Taylor, Pastor Nancye Dunlap, former Wildwood Mayor Ed Marshall, Pastor Michael McIntyre and Connie Davidson of Building Design & Logistics, and builder Mark Kamp; [back row] Leadership Chair Mick Rembold, Finance Chair David Steele and Pastor JC Sowers.

PLACES
For the fifth consecutive year, VFW 6274, 115 Mimosa Lane in Ballwin, is being recognized as a top-performing Missouri Lottery retailer. Each year, the Lottery recognizes businesses that sold more than $250,000 in the Club Keno Draw Game the previous year. VFW 6274 generated more than $107,000 for public education programs in Missouri through Club Keno sales last year. To date, lottery sales have contributed more than $5.9 billion to the state and public education. During the most recent fiscal year, education programs in St. Louis County received more than $22 million in funding.
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Seniors Home Care recently announced it received both the 2018 Best of Home Care® – Provider of Choice and Employer of Choice Awards from Home Care Pulse. These awards are given to top-ranking home care providers based on client and caregiver satisfaction scores gathered by Home Care Pulse. Seniors Home Care now ranks among a handful of home care providers across the country who have proven their ability to provide an exceptional working experience to employees as well as the highest quality care to clients.
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Living Word Church, 17315 Manchester Road in Wildwood, celebrates its 10th anniversary on Sunday, April 15. Pastor Adam Mustoe from Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Kansas City will preach a special message at the 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. worship services. Following the services is a Youth Choir Ballpark Food Day Fundraiser and Silent Auction. For details, visit livingwordumc.org.
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For the third consecutive year and sixth time, Mercy Hospital St. Louis was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by IBM Watson HealthTM, formerly Truven 100 Top Hospitals. The Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals® study uses independent and objective research to analyze hospital and health system performance in 11 specific areas including survival rates, inpatient expenses, length of stay and patient satisfaction.

PEOPLE

Spidle

IMPACT Strategies has hired Wildwood resident Craig Spidle as director of construction operations. In this newly created role, Spidle will focus on the delivery and execution of services for construction projects. He has 38 years of construction industry experience, most of which has been spent in executive level roles in the St. Louis region including positions with Sverdrup Corporation, CRB Builders and Burns & McDonnell.
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St. Luke’s Medical Group has added five new physicians: Vikram Agarwal, MD; Ji Huang, MD; Surajit Majumdar, MD, FACP; Mowaffaq Said, MD and Randa Sawaf, MD. An expert in multimodality cardiovascular imaging, Dr. Agarwal is a cardiologist and serves as medical director of the cardiovascular imaging team. He earned his master of public health degree at Harvard and received his medical degree from Rural Medical College of Pravara Medical Trust in Loni, India. Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Huang has a special interest in preventive medicine with a focus on weight management and nutrition. She earned her medical degree from Hunan Medical University in Hunan, China, and completed her residency in internal medicine at Mercy Hospital St. Louis. Dr. Majumdar is board certified in internal medicine and has a special interest in treating hypertension, diabetes and obesity. After earning his medical degree from Calcutta Medical College, he completed his postgraduate degree in internal medicine from the University of Calcutta – Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research. Board certified in nephrology and internal medicine, Dr. Said has a special interest in kidney disease. Dr. Said earned his medical degree from Jordan University School of Medicine. After completing his residency at Marshall University School of Medicine, he completed a fellowship in nephrology and a fellowship in renal transplants at the University of Alabama – Birmingham. Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Sawaf focuses on preventive medicine and has a special interest in managing hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes. After earning her medical degree from Damascus University, she conducted research at Saint Louis University’s Division of Endocrinology. She then completed her medical training at Forest Park Hospital where she fulfilled both her internship and residency.

NETWORKING AND EVENTS
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 in Wildwood. Guest Speaker Brian McRae will discuss the topic “The Five Commitments of a Radically Referable Business.” Members and non-members are welcome. $25 for members, $30 for non-members. There will be a $5 surcharge for registration less than 48 hours and walk-ins. Register at westcountychamber.com. For more information, contact Heather Zerweck at (636) 230-9900 or hzerweck@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 in Chesterfield. The event is free for members and $15 for guests. For more information, call (636) 532-3399 or email info@chesterfieldmochamber.com.
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The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce hosts a Lunch ‘N Learn event featuring Mark Robinson speaking on “Conflict Management in the Workplace” from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27 at Walnut Grill, 1386 Clarkson Clayton Center in Ellisville. $15 for members, $25 for non-members.. For more information, 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 more information, call (314) 795-2200. Individual seats are $75, which includes lunch.
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The Creve Coeur Chamber of Commerce hosts a Small Business Networking Group from 8-9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 3 at the Paragon Building, 12400 Olive Blvd. in Creve Coeur.
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A First Thursday Coffee is held from 7:30-9 a.m. on Thursday, April 5 at CycleBar, 1657 Clarkson Road in Chesterfield. 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 held from 7:30-9 a.m. on Friday, April 6 at Fantastic Finds, 30 Henry Ave. in Ellisville. Members and non-members are welcome to attend. Contact Heather Zerweck at (636) 230-9900 or hzerweck@westcountychamber.com for more information.

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