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Business Briefs: Jan. 15

Owner Matthew Jadwin and his father, David, recently celebrated the ribbon cutting of The Green Dragon CBD store. [Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce photo]


The Green Dragon CBD, 14856 Clayton Road, opened last month in Chesterfield. The retail store is a family-owned and operated business that carries CBD products for lifestyle changes or to aid with health challenges such as chronic pain, anxiety, depression, and more. The Green Dragon CBD also carries pet products.

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Skyview Pediatric Dentistry, located in the BJC Children’s Specialty Care Center at 13001 N. Outer 40 Road in Town & Country, recently opened. The practice specializes in treating children ages 1-12 as well as medically complex children up to age 18. The office has special tools that are suited to treat smaller mouths.

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The anticipated reopening of Charlie Gitto’s from the Hill in Chesterfield this spring will not happen due to insurance denying the storm damage claim. Charlie Gitto’s closed after suffering rain damage in July 2019. The restaurant worked with its insurance company SECURA Insurance in Appleton, Wisconsin, but negotiations ended just before Christmas. Charlie Gitto’s has two restaurants still in business.

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Sweetie Cup Thai Café opened at 2961 Dougherty Ferry Road in Valley Park. The restaurant serves authentic, traditional street Thai food in a casual setting. After moving to the United States in 1991, owner Saengchan Inthichak continued to cook food in the traditional style of Thailand before opening the restaurant in 2019. Many of the menu items begin with a vegan base and pork, chicken, shrimp and beef can be added as protein. The desserts are vegan and feature coconut or almond milk and cream base.



Alfredo Jacobo has joined Midwest BankCentre as its senior vice president-audit director. Jacobo was formerly supervisor of advisory services for Brown Smith Wallace LLP. Jacobo has a Bachelor of Science in economics from Texas A&M University and a Master of Science degree in accounting from the University of Texas at Dallas.

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Susan Benigas, executive director of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and Town & Country resident, received the inaugural ACLM President’s Award during the Lifestyle Medicine 2019 conference in Orlando, Florida.

Susan Benigas and her husband Jon, a Ward 4 Alderman for Town & Country. [Photo provided]


The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada presented the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award to the city of Chesterfield for its annual budget for the fiscal year beginning Jan. 1, 2019. To receive this award, the city had to meet nationally recognized guidelines designed to assess how well an entity’s budget serves as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide and a communications device. 

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Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital St. Louis, a partnership between St. Louis-based Mercy and Kindred Rehabilitation Services, recently was named a recipient of the Midwest Excellence Institute’s 2019 Missouri Quality Award [MQA], modeled after the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Applicants for the MQA participate in a thorough and objective educational process to learn and apply quality implementation techniques and assessment methods.

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The Rockwood School District has been awarded a $1.2 million federal Pre-Disaster grant by FEMA [Federal Emergency Management Agency] to go toward construction of a tornado-safe storm shelter inside Wildwood Middle. The award will provide $1,218,750 in federal funds. It requires a district match of 25% percent of the project total, which is $406,250 of the total cost of $1,625,000. District funds for construction of the tornado safe room were approved by voters in the 2017 bond issue. Rockwood Facilities Director Chris Freund said the Wildwood Middle tornado-safe room is designed to withstand winds up to 250 mph.  In the event of a tornado, more than 775 students, staff and school visitors can take cover inside. 


The West St. Louis Chamber of Commerce hosts its general membership meeting from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23 at Forest Hills Country Club, 36 Forest Club Drive in Chesterfield. 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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The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce hosts its general membership meeting at noon [doors open at 11:15 a.m.] on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at St. Louis Family Church, 17458 Chesterfield Airport Road in Chesterfield. Guest speakers include Dr. Keith Marty, superintendent of Parkway School District and Dr. Mark Miles, superintendent of Rockwood School District. 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 chesterfieldmochamber.com or by calling (636) 532-3399.

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