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Business Briefs: July 10


PLACES

Kevin Amant, owner of Amant’s Floor Care, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Amant’s Floor Care, 17005 Manchester Road in Wildwood, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Family-owned and operated, Amant’s Floor Care has offered floor cleaning services to the St. Louis region since 1969. Under the current-day ownership of Kevin Amant, the company  offers award-winning floor cleaning and restoration options for all surfaces, including carpet, ceramic tile and grout, marble, stone, vinyl and wood. Amant’s employees have more than 25 years of experience on average. To learn more, call (636) 458-2500 or visit floorcleaningstlouis.com.

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The city of Creve Coeur has recognized winners of its fourth annual Business Awards. Winners included: Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, which won the Heart of the Community Award 2019; Poké Munch, which won the Favorite Restaurant Award 2019 and Green Business Award 2019; and The Yield Lab, part of the growing 39º North Ag-Tech district that is working to connect entrepreneurs with agriculture technology companies, which won the Most Innovative Business Award 2019.

PEOPLE

Lili Schliesser has joined the executive committee of the Rockwood Drug-Free Coalition as its new project coordinator. 

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Jane Harbron has been named as the Assistance League of St. Louis’ president for the 2019-2020 term. After a 35-year career at IBM as consulting partner and sales executive, Harbron joined Assistance League in 2009. For more than 30 years, the nonprofit has responded to the unmet needs of thousands of St. Louisans. 

NEW & NOTABLE

Hidden Valley Ski Resort, 17409 Hidden Valley Dr. in Wildwood, opened its new ZipTour zipline on Saturday, June 29. The ZipTour offers a total of four spans of varying lengths and includes both zipline and scenic chair lift experiences. 

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Porto’s Peri Peri is coming to the Manchester Meadows Shopping Center, 13951 Manchester Road in Town & Country. Porto’s is a casual Portuguese chicken restaurant that’s famous for infusing its secret Peri Peri sauces into its dishes. There are several stores in Illinois, Indiana and Texas; however, the Town & Country location is the first in Missouri.

EVENTS

The Town & Country-Frontenac Chamber of Commerce hosts its general membership networking breakfast from 7:30-8:45 a.m. on Wednesday, July 17 at St. Louis Hilton-Frontenac, 1335 S. Lindbergh Blvd. in Frontenac. Admission is $25 for members; $30 for nonmember visitors. 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, Aug. 21 at St. Louis Community College-Wildwood, 2645 Generations Drive. Bring your business cards for speed networking, Admission is $30 for members; $35 for guests. A $5 discount applies for registrations through Aug. 19; 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, July 25 at The Wildwood Hotel, 2801 Fountain Place in Wildwood. The guest speaker is Bill DeWitt III, president of the St. Louis Cardinals. Wear your 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, visit westcountychamber.com or call (636) 230-9900 or

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