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Business Briefs: Sept. 26


Summit Health and Fitness owner Eric Kaplan and his team celebrate their Ellisville grand opening with West St. Louis County Chamber members.

Summit Health and Fitness, a personal training studio and private gym, has opened at 6111 Manchester Road in Ellisville. Owner/trainer Eric Kaplan and his team are dedicated to helping clients develop an efficient and effective routine tailored to their needs. Summit offers personal training; semi-private training [2-3 people]; group exercise and yoga classes; and specialty classes [8-10 people]. Learn more at summithf.com.


Great Rivers Greenway has announced three new staff members. Michelle Bock, of Frontenac, has joined the agency as chief operating officer; Shaughnessy Daniels, of Florissant, has been hired as community engagement manager; and Michael Steinlage, of Ballwin, joins as project manager. The three will work with other staff members and partners to fulfill Great Rivers Greenway’s mission of connecting the St. Louis region through the development of greenways so people can enjoy more of their lives outside.

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Debbie Pregler, a counselor at Chesterfield Elementary, has received a Ph.D. in counseling from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Pregler is a licensed professional counselor, national certified counselor, and a national certified school counselor.

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Dennis and Terri Shy, owners of Paul Davis Restoration of West County, along with the local Cloaks of Valor program recently hosted a veteran’s ceremony to honor Paul Davis employees and technicians Timothy Beck and Chris Tettaton, for their military service, and exceptional service and professionalism on the job. Beck served in the U.S. Army from 2006 until 2011 as an E4 Specialist in the 552nd MP Company. His unit was part of Operation Iraqi Freedom from September 2007 to December 2008. He was also a part of Operation Iraqi Enduring Freedom from June 2010 to June 2011, after which he was honorably discharged. Tettaton began his service with the United States Marines Corps and was deployed through the U.S. Army. He was one of the first of the troops in Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom 1. From 2004 until 2006, he worked for the Marine Corps. During that time, he also worked at 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment. He was medically retired in 2006. Each man received a Quilt of Honor in recognition of their military service. 

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Patricia Bedborough, CPA, MBA, SFO, chief financial officer for Parkway, has received The Association of School Business Officials International’s 2018 Distinguished Eagle Award. The award honors visionary K–12 school business leaders who have improved student achievement and enriched their school communities. Bedborough will receive a $2,500 college scholarship to present to a high school student and will be formally recognized at ASBO International’s 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo, Sept. 21-24, in Kissimmee, Florida.

Networking and Events

The West St. Louis County Chamber of Commerce holds a First Friday Coffee from 7:30-9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 5 at Electro Savings Credit Union, 16500 Manchester Road in Wildwood. Members and non-members are welcome. Contact Heather Zerweck at (636) 230-9900 or hzerweck@westcountychamber.com for more information.

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The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce’s general membership meeting is from 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17 at Wings of Hope, 18370 Wings of Hope Blvd. in Chesterfield. Admission is $30 for members; $35 for guests. A $5 discount applies for registrations through Friday, Oct. 12; a $5 surcharge applies to registrations after Oct. 15. Walk-ins will not be guaranteed a meal. Register online at chesterfieldmochamber.com or by calling (636) 532-3399.

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The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce’s 17th annual Annual Gumbo Flats Pumpkin Run begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20 in Chesterfield Towne Center, at the corner of Long Road and Edison Avenue. A 5K, 10K route and Children’s Fun Run are featured. Learn more online and register online at chesterfieldmochamber.com or by calling (636) 532-3399.

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