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Business Briefs: March 6


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Friendship Village Chesterfield
Friendship Village Chesterfield

Friendship Village senior living communities have been rated among America’s best nursing homes by a recent U.S. News & World Report, 2018-19 Best Nursing Homes study. Locations in Sunset Hills and Chesterfield both received high scores in the overall ranking, receiving five out of five possible marks. Less than 2 percent [10 of 520] of nursing homes in the St. Louis area received this ranking. The most recent U.S. News & World Report evaluated and rated more than 15,000 nursing homes nationwide. Overall ratings are based on health inspection findings, nursing staffing and medical quality measures. 

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The Jean Griswold Foundation announced that it has awarded a grant to Rainbow Village for its work to help seniors and residents in need live healthy, fulfilling lives in their own homes. Rainbow Village provides safe, affordable and well-maintained neighborhood homes to local residents with developmental disabilities. The nonprofit received the grant to help them continue to build customized homes that fit each resident’s specific needs. 

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After a 28-year history in its former downtown St. Louis location, Kemoll’s restaurant reopened under the rebranded Kemoll’s Chop-House. The 8,000-square-foot restaurant occupies the former Dierdorf & Hart’s restaurant space in Westport Plaza, located at 323 Westport Plaza in Maryland Heights. 

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Joella’s Hot Chicken is coming to 1070 Town & Country Crossing Drive in the Town & Country Crossing Shopping Center. This is the first Missouri location for the national chain featuring Nashville-style chicken. The 4,000 square-foot restaurant also will offer outdoor seating. 

EVENTS & NETWORKING

The Town & Country-Frontenac Chamber of Commerce hosts its general membership meeting from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20 at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, 1855 S. Lindbergh Blvd. in Frontenac. Representatives from Missouri Baptist Medical Center Community Education are the guest speakers. Admission is $25 for members; $30 for nonmember guests. To register, visit tcfchamber.com or email twildman@charter.net.

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The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce hosts its general membership meeting at noon [doors open at 11:15 a.m.] on Wednesday, March 27 at Persimmon Woods Country Club, 6401 Weldon Spring Road in Weldon Springs. Admission is $30 for members; $35 for guests. A $5 discount applies for registrations through March 22; a $5 surcharge applies to day-of walk-ins; walk-ins will not be guaranteed a meal. Register online at chesterfieldmochamber.com or by calling (636) 532-3399.

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The West St. Louis Chamber of Commerce hosts its general membership meeting from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday, March 28 at The Wildwood Hotel, 2801 Fountain Place in Wildwood. President/CEO of the Better Business Bureau, Michelle Corey, will be the guest speaker. Admission is $25 for members; $30 for nonmember guests. There is a $5 surcharge for registration less than 48 hours prior to the luncheon and for walk-ins. To register, visit westcountychamber.com or call (636) 230-9900.

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The Progress 64 West Legislative Update will feature a panel of representatives, including Pat Kelly from St. Louis Municipal League and a representative from Better Together, who will discuss the proposed St. Louis City-County merger. The event is at 11:15 a.m. on Friday, March 29 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. Tickets are $50 with lunch included. To register, call (314)795-2200 or email progress64west@gmail.com

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