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Business briefs: June 6

By: Kate Uptergrove


Third Wheel Brewing has been named one of the nation’s top 50 new breweries.

Third Wheel Brewing, located at 4008 N. Service Road in St. Peters, has been named one of the nation’s top 50 new breweries across the United States and Canada, according to the most recent edition of BeerAdvocate, the leading craft beer publication and online beer community. Third Wheel Brewing offers a wide range of beer styles from pilsner to “crazy big stouts” as well as a wide range of pub fare perfect for pairing. 

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Insurance Group of St. Charles County recently purchased Insurance of Ellisville, a family owned and operated company that was founded in 2016 by owner Benjamin Moore. Insurance Group of St. Charles County, 1049 East Terra Lane in O’Fallon, is a member of Valley Insurance Agency Alliance, a cohesive family of over 100 independent insurance agencies in Missouri and Illinois. 


Rainbow Village, a Creve-Coeur-based provider of homes for adults with developmental disabilities, hosted its 22nd Annual Somewhere Over the Rainbow Gala and honored Lawrence K. Otto, U.S. Bank St. Louis market president, with the Tice Humanitarian Award, and Summit Transportation and Cushman & Wakefield with the Pillar of the Community Award. Van and Jeanie Brokaw, Josh and Sarah Hager, Zack and Rachel Boyers, and Tom and Becky Minogue served as event chairs. 

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Hon. Rodney W. Sippel, chief justice of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, was honored with the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis’ Distinguished Lawyer Award, the highest honor BAMSL gives. It is given annually to a lawyer who has made a great and lasting contribution to the St. Louis region in the area of law and community service, has motivated other lawyers to work in the public interest, and who exemplifies lawyers as good citizens contributing significantly to the community. 

Additionally, Shatrasha L. Stone, assistant city counselor in the city counselor’s office for the city of St. Louis, received the John C. Shepherd Professionalism Award, given annually to a BAMSL young lawyer [36 years of age or younger] who exemplifies BAMSL’s Tenets of Professionalism in the tradition of John C. Shepherd. 

Honorees receiving the Young Lawyers’ Division Awards of Merit  included Allison Gerli, The Center for Family Law; Jessica Mendez, Armstrong Teasdale LLP; Jamie McGavic, Pedano, O’Shea, McGavic & Hogenmiller, LLC; Ethan Hatch, Schlichter, Bogard & Denton, LLP; and Kristen Sparks, The Garnholz Law Firm, LLC. 

Honorees receiving Presidential Awards included Patrick I. Chavez, Edward D. Jones & Co., L.P; Andrew M. Hartnett, Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.; Hon. Charles E. Rendlen III, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri; and the Hon. Kathy Surratt-States, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. 

Receiving the Ronda F. Williams Community Awareness Award was Bill DeWitt, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer, St. Louis Cardinals; and Tom Stillman, chairman and governor, St. Louis Blues.


The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce holds it general membership meeting from 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20 at Green Trails Church, 14237 Ladue Road in Chesterfield. Admission is $25 for members; $30 for non-member guests through June 15. Admission increases by $5 from June 16 through June 18. Walk-ins are not guaranteed a meal. Register online at chesterfieldmochamber.com or by calling (636) 532-3399. 

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The West St. Louis County Chamber of Commerce General Membership Meeting Luncheon is from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday, June 28 at The Wildwood Hotel, 2801 Fountain Place in Wildwood. Guest speaker Judy Ryan shares “Improving Your Business by Improving Your Culture.” Admission is $25 for members; $30 for non-member guests. There is a $5 surcharge for registration less than 48 hours and walk-ins. To register, call (636) 230-9900 or visit westcountychamber.com.

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