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Business Briefs: July 24


Pet Supplies Plus’ new self-serve pet wash now is open at 15311 Manchester Road in Ballwin.

Pet Supplies Plus, 15311 Manchester Road, Ballwin, celebrated the opening of its new self-serve pet wash on June 8. Pet Supplies Plus is a supermarket-style pet supply and food store franchise with store locations across the country. The new self-serve pet wash offers customers everything needed to wash a dog, including shampoo and conditioner. Towels and dryers are also provided. Customers can wash pets onsite without creating a mess at home and for a one-time cost. A Dirty Dog Discount Card allows customers to purchase multiple washes with a discounted rate. The self-serve pet wash is available at many Pet Supplies Plus locations. To learn more, visit

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Mimi’s Cafe, the French-inspired concept restaurant in Chesterfield, will change its name to Mimi’s Bistro & Bakery. After 41 years in business, the brand is modernizing its restaurants, menus and approach. The transition is expected to be complete by fall.

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Fallon’s Irish Bar & Grill opened at 15850 Manchester Road in Ellisville. The new location serves brunch, offers catering and a banquet room for private events. It is also the second St. Louis location.


Netzach Award winner Dr. Robert Lefton [third from left] with [from left] son Brad, daughter Cindy, son Jeff, granddaughter Jessica and daughter-in-law Bry.

The families of Dr. Robert Lefton and Morris Lefton were recently honored with the 2019 Netzach Award by the American Jewish Committee St. Louis, which is the local chapter of the leading global Jewish advocacy organization. The prestigious award recognizes the engagement and leadership by an individual or family in the Jewish community. Robert is the cofounder of Psychological Associates, a consulting company that applies behavioral science to business performance. Robert’s late brother, Morris, was the founder of the Metal Exchange Corporation.


Richard Lazaroff and Vicky Stringer have been elected to The St. Louis Bridge Center board of directors. After three years of pediatric training at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Lazaroff practiced primary care pediatrics for 36 years. Stringer holds a graduate degree in social work from Saint  Louis University. Stringer retired two years ago after working 25 years as a licensed clinical social worker at the Washington University School of Medicine. 

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Oladipupo [Ladi] Adefala, a cyber security expert, and Dr. William A. Gray, DMD, were elected to three-year terms on the board of directors of Delta Dental of Missouri. Adefala holds a master of business administration degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Gray holds a doctorate of dental medicine degree from the University of Florida College of Dentistry.


St. Louis ReCAST [Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma], a $4.7 million, five-year effort to promote community well-being, has kicked off its third year. ReCAST is funded from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration grant that was awarded to the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health in 2016. Partners in the effort include the St. Louis City Department of Health, the Saint Louis Mental Health Board, and over 70 other local agencies, not-for-profits, and municipalities. 


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 walk-ins; walk-ins will not be guaranteed a meal. Register online at 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, Aug. 22 at The Wildwood Hotel, 2801 Fountain Place in Wildwood. 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

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