Bethesda Thrift Shop, 14660 Manchester Road, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary in 2018. The store employs five staff and receives support from more than 25 volunteers each month. It is owned and operated by Bethesda Lutheran Communities, a leading provider of support and services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. All of the shop’s net profits benefit Bethesda’s services. The store opens at 9 a.m. Monday-Saturday and is closed Sundays.
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In 1993, Susan Backer Conklin opened Therapy Relief, 16216 Baxter Road, Ste. 330, in Chesterfield with an aim to become the first-choice provider of speech language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, applied behavior analysis [ABA] and music therapy. Learn more at therapyrelief.com.
Chesterfield Service – Heating/Cooling and Major Appliance Repair recently was awarded the Bryant® Medal of Excellence. Only 15 Bryant dealers across North America achieve this honor each year.
Jim Curran, senior vice president of Hays Companies has been elected to the Meramec Valley Bank board of directors. Curran has been involved with corporate insurance for the past 16 years. Celebrating its 100-year anniversary, Meramec Valley Bank is an FDIC-insured commercial bank headquartered at 199 Clarkson Road in Ellisville.
• • •Beck Flavors, a century-old, full-service flavor company located in Maryland Heights, has announced the promotion of Matt Carr from vice president to president, Paul Tripi from business development manager to vice president and Charley Beck to partner.
Health Protection & Education Services, founded in 2000 by Dr. Robert Paine, St. Luke’s Hospital chief of medicine, emeritus, recently added an Achilles EXP II [bone density measurement tool] to aid in its mission of serving a diverse population, many of whom do not know they are at risk for osteoporosis. The Achilles EXP II was acquired with the assistance of Christine M. Candio, RN, FACHE, president and chief executive officer of St. Luke’s hospital.
Therapeutic Massage by LK has opened at 16024 Manchester Road in Ellisville. Owner Lauren Kroepel LMT has been offering massage therapy since 2012. She can be reached at (501) 749-5556.
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St. Louis West D1 Training, a fitness center owned and operated by Super Bowl XLIX champion Dan Connolly and Ryan Roth, is now open at 14015 Manchester Road in Ballwin. The training center offers five age-based programs including Rookie [ages 7-11], Developmental [ages 12-14], Prep [ages 15-18], Boot Camp [adults], and Strength Training [adults]. Learn more at d1training.com.
NETWORKING & EVENTS
The West St. Louis County Chamber of Commerce General Membership Meeting Luncheon is from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23 at The Wildwood Hotel, 2801 Fountain Place in Wildwood. Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge, director of St. Louis Lambert International Airport is the featured speaker. 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.