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Business Briefs: Dec. 19

By: Kate Uptergrove


West St. Louis County Chamber members and Gambrill Gardens leadership cut the ribbon on the newly renovated senior living community in Ellisville. [Higher Focus photo]

Gambrill Gardens, located at 1 Strecker Road in Ellisville, recently celebrated its grand reopening after a more than $4 million renovation that began in late 2016. New and remodeled amenities include enhanced lighting, a redesigned dining room, a casual bistro, an overnight suite for resident guests, fitness center, movie-room, salon, activity area, dining room, lobby and reception area, and extensive outdoor patio areas. The improvements were planned around enhancing the physical, social and emotional health of Gambrill Gardens residents. For nearly 40 years, Gambrill Gardens [gambrillgardens.com] has served seniors on its 25 acres in the heart of West County. Learn more by calling (636) 207-3717.

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TinySuperheroes Founder Robyn Rosenberger [second from left] with Midas Hospitality CEO David Robert, Controller Tina Van Leer and Assistant Controller Angie Becker.

The Midas Hospitality Family Foundation raised more than $15,758 for TinySuperheroes through its trivia night and paper cape sales at 35 of its hotels. Founded in 2013, TinySuperheroes is a local organization that seeks to empower extraordinary children as they overcome illness or disability.  TinySuperheroes has created more than 15,000 capes for these children.

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Logan University has partnered with Missouri Baptist University in Chesterfield on an articulation agreement that establishes a new 3+3 dual-degree, pre-chiropractic program between the two institutions. The program makes it possible for qualified students to earn both a bachelor of science degree in exercise science from MBU and a doctor of chiropractic degree from Logan’s College of Chiropractic in just six years, one year less than the traditional academic study required by a Doctor of Chiropractic degree program. 


John Suelthaus, president of Kingbridge Homes, has been elected the 85th president of the Home Builders Association of St. Louis & Eastern Missouri. The HBA is a local trade association of more than 600 member firms representing the residential construction industry.

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Creve Coeur Director of Public Works Jim Heines has been named the 2018 recipient of the Missouri American Public Works Association Public Works Leader of the Year Award. Heines joined the city of Creve Coeur in 1989 as a maintenance worker and rose through the ranks to his current role as director in 2009. 

CORRECTION: Angela Stratton has joined Meramec Valley Bank as assistant vice president/retail and facility manager, not associate vice president as listed in the Dec. 12 business section.

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