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Business Briefs: Dec. 11


Just Dancing celebrated its new ownership alongside the West St. Louis County Chamber of Commerce with a ribbon-cutting on Nov. 14. [Photo by Jill Gray of Higher Focus Photography]

Just Dancing celebrated its new ownership with a ribbon-cutting on Nov. 14. Brian and Natalie Ames purchased the long-time studio at 236 Old Meramec Station Road in August and renovated it with a new contemporary feel. The studio teaches ballroom dance with 14 instructors and five studio spaces. Just Dancing has been long recognized for its excellence in instruction. Many of its instructors have been or are currently professional competitors on the national level. Just Dancing caters to individuals of multiple experience levels, from social dancers to national competitions. For more information, visit

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Zips Car Wash celebrated its grand opening in Ellisville last month. Located at 15552 Manchester Road, Zips is an express tunnel wash with locations in 17 states and over 179 customer service centers nationwide. Each location utilizes eco-friendly chemicals and a recycling system that helps saves energy and water with every wash.

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Profile by Sanford opened in Town & Country at 14127 Clayton Road. Profile by Sanford helps individuals accomplish health and wellness goals by providing coaching in personalized nutrition, activity and sustainable lifestyle routines.

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Select Personnel Resources, located at 711 Old Ballas Road in Creve Coeur, recently announced its 25th anniversary. Select Personnel Resources specializes in placing administrative personnel, temp, temp-to-hire and direct placement, with companies throughout the St. Louis area.

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Harbor Freight Tools will celebrate the grand opening of its new store in Manchester on Saturday, Dec. 14. The 15,000-square-foot store, located at 13913 Manchester Road, will stock a full selection of tools and accessories in categories including automotive, air and power tools, storage, outdoor power equipment, generators, welding supplies, shop equipment, hand tools and more. The new Manchester location is the 27th Harbor Freight Tools store in Missouri.



Roman Keselman has joined the TriStar Companies as a senior analyst. In his new position, Keselman will analyze markets across the U.S. and participate in the acquisition and development of institutional grade industrial and multifamily properties. Keselman holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a master’s degree in business administration from Washington University.


Congresswoman Ann Wagner [R-MO-02] with the award-winning Epworth Children & Family Services team. [Epworth Children & Family Services photo]

The Family & Youth Services Bureau [FYSB] named Epworth Children & Family Services as a recipient of three three-year grants totaling $1,605,999. Epworth is the only Missouri agency to receive awards in the 2019 cycle for the FYSB programs of Basic Center, Transitional Living, and Street Outreach services. FYSB, which is part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, supports programs for at-risk youth and their families. Founded in 1864, Epworth Children & Family Services is a multi-service agency that helps children, youth and families move toward self-sufficiency by focusing on health, housing, education and employment opportunities. 

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Operation Food Search, a nonprofit hunger relief organization, raised $81,820 at its 26th annualgolf tournament held at WingHaven Country Club, 7777 Winghaven Blvd. in O’Fallon. All proceeds from the “Swing to Heal Hunger” event will go toward ending childhood hunger and family food insecurity in the St. Louis bi-state area. 


The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce hosts its general membership meeting at noon [doors open at 11:15 a.m.] on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Conference Center, 16625 Swingley Road in Chesterfield. Wrap up the year with the annual holiday party that includes an ugly sweater contest, canned food drive, vendors and lunch with Santa. Admission is $30 for members; $35 for guests. A $5 discount applies for registrations through Dec.13; a $5 surcharge applies to day-of walk-ins; walk-ins will not be guaranteed a meal. Register online at or by calling (636) 532-3399.

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The Town & Country-Frontenac Chamber of Commerce hosts its general membership meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at St. Louis Hilton Frontenac, 1335 S. Lindbergh in Frontenac. The special holiday luncheon includes special pricing for guests. To register, call (314) 223-2237 or visit

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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, Dec. 19 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.

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