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Business Briefs: June 26

PLACES

Members of the West St. Louis County Chamber of Commerce and community leaders join in the opening of Salty Spa in Ellisville.

Owners Dane & Irina Carlton recently celebrated the opening of their Salty Spa at 15925 Manchester Road in Ellisville. Salty Spa is equipped with high-end salt rooms [halotherapy], infrared saunas and oxygen bars to help people with allergic and respiratory conditions, including asthma. Salty Spa is the first West County spa to offer halotherapy, during which a person breathes in microscopic salt particles “to aid in detoxifying the respiratory system, healing skin conditions, promoting better breathing, and better sleep.” Learn more at stlsaltyspa.com.

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St. Luke’s Hospital, Medical Facilities Corporation and NueHealth LLC have announced plans to develop a new ambulatory surgery center [ASC] on the west campus of St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield. The new center will be located on the top floor of the Mr. and Mrs. Theodore P. Desloge, Jr. Outpatient Center, Building B at 111 St. Luke’s Center Drive. It  will initially offer five specialties, including orthopedics, gynecology, gastrointestinal  plastic surgery and general surgery. 

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MY SALON Suite of St. Louis – Manchester opened its first St. Louis location at 445 Lafayette Center this month. Services ranging from hair stylists to nail technicians, massage therapists, spa professionals and skin treatment experts are offered. 

PEOPLE

RB Clark III [left] with Chris Natsch

Retired banker RB Clark III passed the gavel to Chris Natsch as the president of Progress 64 West. Natsch is a broker at Crane Agency and has served on the board of directors for Progress 64 West since April 2017.

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Rev. Andy Bryan becomes the new lead pastor of Manchester United Methodist Church on July 7. A special reception at each of the morning services is planned. Details at manchesterumc.org. Bryan replaces Rev. Greg Weeks, who retires on June 30 after nine years as lead pastor.

AWARDS

Dr. Kelly Lane-deGraaf, assistant professor of biology at Fontbonne University, is the recipient of a $22,000 Bayer Fund grant to expand the Girls-in-Science Summer Research Experience. Lane-deGraaf founded the program in 2015 to give seventh- to ninth-grade girls a chance to design and participate in legitimate scientific research in biology, ecology and chemistry. Girls-in-Science also connects the girls to working women scientists and Fontbonne’s scientific research programs.

EVENTS

The West St. Louis County Chamber of Commerce hosts its general membership meeting from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday, July 25 at The Wildwood Hotel, 2801 Fountain Place in Wildwood. Bill DeWitt III, president of the St. Louis Cardinals, will be the guest speaker. Attendees are encouraged to wear their Cardinals gear. 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, call (636) 230-9900 or visit westcountychamber.com.

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